Medical

Nobel prize for pair who took the fight to cancer

Nobel prize for pair who took the fight to cancer But 800 clinical trials were in progress worldwide and more than 30 drugs under development as of June, according to the American Cancer Society. He's anxious about the other patients, whose cancer resisted drug treatment. Allison grew up in a small town in South Texas where his country-doctor father made house calls. Removing these proteins from the equation allows immune cells called T-cells... [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize In Chemistry Honors Work That Demonstrates 'The Power Of Evolution'

Arnold, of the California Institute of Technology, was recognized for performing the first-ever "directed evolution" of enzymes - proteins that catalyze chemical reactions - to see if they could be tailored to work differently, for example in new environments. [Full Article...]

Public Health announces flu shot clinics

Public Health announces flu shot clinics With the government-funded influenza vaccination program set to begin on October 15, the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) yesterday urged people aged 50 and above to get vaccinated. What does the flu shot do? Students can start combating the flu before they even get it. Flu vaccinations are encouraged for everyone ages 6 months and older. [Full Article...]

University of Missouri Scientist shares Nobel Chemistry Prize

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter for research using directed evolution to produce enzymes for new chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Pro-Turkey rebels in north Syria 'begin withdrawing' under deal

Pro-Turkey rebels in north Syria 'begin withdrawing' under deal Turkey and Russian Federation had agreed in mid-September to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Idlib province from which rebels will be required to withdraw by the middle of next month. It is aimed at countering the growing power of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), led by al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate, which controls 60 percent of Idlib . [Full Article...]

Man killed by ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after swimming in Texas wave pool

Man killed by ‘brain-eating amoeba’ after swimming in Texas wave pool A GoFundMe page - set up by Stabile's friends and family to raise awareness about PAM - writes that Stabile's symptoms first appeared on the afternoon of September 16, when he experienced an intense headache that forced him to take pain medication and lie down. [Full Article...]

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids But now, experts warn that American children really are spending too much time in front of their TV, computer, and phone screens. "This study is showing that less than two hours of recreational screen time is beneficial for children". [Full Article...]

Nobel for Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer

Nobel for Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer He performed his prize-winning studies at the University of California Berkeley and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. Allison , professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, studied a protein that functions as a brake on the immune system and realized the potential for unleashing immune cells to attack tumors if the brake could be released. [Full Article...]

CDC investigating 'brain eating amoeba' at surf resort in Waco

CDC is assisting the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District on an investigation into a potential Naegleria fowleri exposure at an aquatic facility. Infection typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM, which is usually fatal. [Full Article...]

World’s first human case of rat disease found

World’s first human case of rat disease found The 56-year-old man received a liver transplant at the University of Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital in May 2017, according to the South China Morning Post . "For these kinds of rare infections, unusual infections, even one case is enough to make public health authorities and researchers very alert about the implications of the disease". [Full Article...]

Flu vaccination at schools

Flu vaccination at schools Federal health officials said it's particularly important for people who are vulnerable to complications, such as children, pregnant women , older adults and people with chronic health conditions. For more information: You can find more information about protecting yourself and your family from the flu at the websites for the MDH and the CDC . [Full Article...]

Get WRAL news and weather on Amazon Echo, Google Home

Get WRAL news and weather on Amazon Echo, Google Home Amazon's Alexa has suffered an outage which has left people unable to use their Amazon Echo devices . As an introductory offer, Amazon is also including a Philip Hue light bulb free of charge, which should get your smart home setup off to a bright start. [Full Article...]

CDC:80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

CDC:80,000 people died of flu last winter in US Estimates for many earlier seasons were not readily available. Additionally, the nation experienced a record-breaking estimated 900,000 hospitalizations last flu season. Health officials say the vaccine protects against four different strains of the flu virus. Private manufacturers, which produce the vaccine, have projected needing between 163 million and 168 million doses of injectable vacci... [Full Article...]

Aetna sells Medicare Part D business to WellCare subsidiary

A subsidiary of Tampa, Fla. -based WellCare Health has agreed to purchase Aetna's Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business which covers approximately 2.2 million members, according to an SEC filing . Aetna said it will continue to administer the impacted plans through 2019, and that members won't see any change throughout that year. Aetna said the WellCare deal, which is conti... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Apologizes To Klobuchar For Asking Her If She's Ever Blacked Out

Kavanaugh Apologizes To Klobuchar For Asking Her If She's Ever Blacked Out Klobuchar added later that she doesn't like "living in an evidence-free zone", without testimony from contemporaries of Kavanaugh and Ford. Klobuchar made the comment on "CBS This Morning", after Kavanaugh in his emotional testimony the day before turned the tables on Klobuchar in an exchange focused on his past drinking habits. [Full Article...]

American Bar Association Seeks Delay in Kavanaugh Nomination

American Bar Association Seeks Delay in Kavanaugh Nomination Republicans say reopening the FBI investigation is unnecessary because committee members have had the opportunity to question both Kavanaugh and Ford and other potential witnesses have submitted sworn statements. Ford or others". "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone", he said in a statement. "Look at me and tell me that it doesn't matter what happened to me", said 23-year-old Mar... [Full Article...]

Limiting children's screen time key to improving brain development, study reveals

Limiting children's screen time key to improving brain development, study reveals Researchers said that parents should try to limit their offspring's recreational screen time , including periods playing video games, using social media and watching television . Nearly 30% of the children didn't meet the recommendations, more than 40% met one, a quarter met two, and only 5% of the children met all three guidelines. [Full Article...]

Lexington health department reports West Nile virus case in human

Lexington health department reports West Nile virus case in human West Nile virus has been an ongoing issue in West Michigan, and in Kent County there have been 11 reported cases . West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. People more than 60 years of age are at the greatest risk for severe disease. Avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh, Trump court nominee, clears first hurdle

Brett Kavanaugh, Trump court nominee, clears first hurdle Jeff Flake - after the panel heard dramatic testimony from the nominee and Christine Blasey Ford , who accuses him of sexually assaulting her in 1982. Trump made his feelings newly clear that he was sticking by his choice. "His testimony was powerful, honest and riveting", he tweeted late Thursday. [Full Article...]

Third monkeypox victim is healthcare worker who treated infected patient

The first cases in humans were found in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like the first, this patient had recently visited Nigeria - they were being treated at a specialist unit at Liverpool University Hospital. Fatality rates are between 1% and 10% and there is no specific treatment or vaccine for the disease. Although it's not a descendent or ancestor of smallpox, it has similar... [Full Article...]


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