Scientists 3D Print Mini Human Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA and Israel , and heart transplants are often only afforded to those with end-stage heart failure, but the lengthy wait (up to six months) for a suitable donor can often prove fatal. To print t... More..

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Lawyer: Challenge to NYC’s vaccination order in the works
by | Sunday, April 14, 2019

Lawyer: Challenge to NYC’s vaccination order in the works

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said people in affected areas will face fines of up to $1,000 if they fail to get vaccinated or vaccinate their children. Some public health experts say the issue highlig...More..

White House steps up attacks as Mueller report release nears
by | Sunday, April 14, 2019

White House steps up attacks as Mueller report release nears

In the Republican-controlled Senate, the threat of a subpoena is significantly lower for Barr, but he'll still have to face off with Democratic senators who are likely to push him on the report redactions as we...More..

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Mandatory Measles Vaccination Order Will Face Legal Challenge
by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Mandatory Measles Vaccination Order Will Face Legal Challenge

Opponents of New York City's emergency declaration ordering everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood to be vaccinated for measles will file a lawsuit this week, a lawyer working with the group said...More..

Excessive Calcium Might Affect Your Health
by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Excessive Calcium Might Affect Your Health

According to a report in PTI , the research found that supplemental doses of calcium exceeding 1,000 milligrams per day were associated with a lower risk of death, while adequate intakes of vitamin A , vit...More..

Barr to testify before Senate as release of Mueller report looms
by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Barr to testify before Senate as release of Mueller report looms

President Trump has called the special counsel investigation a "witch hunt", and he tweeted in May 2018 that he was demanding the "Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or sur...More..

New York measles emergency declared in Brooklyn
by | Thursday, April 11, 2019

New York measles emergency declared in Brooklyn

To date, 285 cases have been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak in October, with numerous new cases being confirmed in the last two months. The outbreak has been predominately among ultra Orthodo...More..

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles
by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles

County Executive Ed Day, a Republican, said Tuesday that Rockland planned to appeal and is crafting a new order created to isolate people exposed to measles . "We can not allow this risky disease to make a com...More..

by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Williamsburg residents could face 'forcible vaccinations' amid measles outbreak

This order affects residents of the following zip codes: 11205, 11206, 11221 and 11249. "This will mandate vaccines for people living in the affected area", de Blasio said. Outbreaks nationwide have forced st...More..

by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

NYC health officials warn against 'measles parties' amid biggest outbreak in decades

One school that violated the mandate has been linked to more than 40 cases, the health department said. The New York City declaration requires all unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to the viru...More..

US Measles Tally Hits 465, With Most Illnesses In Kids
by | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

US Measles Tally Hits 465, With Most Illnesses In Kids

In the letter, Dahlman wrote there is no treatment for the highly contagious disease, and once your child shows early symptoms it is too late to intervene. The vaccine is effective within 72 hours of exposure...More..

by | Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Measles outbreak: NYC threatens fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents

As part of the declaration, people living in select zip codes of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood who have not been vaccinated against measles and may have been exposed to the virus will now be required to ...More..

Deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading through hospitals — CDC
by | Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Deadly, drug-resistant fungus spreading through hospitals — CDC

According to the Times , people with compromised or weakened immune systems - including elderly people, people who are already sick, and newborns - are the most vulnerable. As a result, just like many others ...More..

Study challenges moderate drinking benefit
by | Sunday, April 07, 2019

Study challenges moderate drinking benefit

Sadly, new research has now challenged that, showing that just one or two alcoholic drinks a night significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke in later life. The authors highlight that it would b...More..

Poor diet linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally
by | Sunday, April 07, 2019

Poor diet linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally

According to a huge study that involved more than 130 scientists across 40 countries, poor diets were responsible for 22% of all adult deaths in 2017. For instance, on average, the world only ate 12% of the r...More..

A bad diet is worse for you than smoking, study finds
by | Sunday, April 07, 2019

A bad diet is worse for you than smoking, study finds

The trends in consumption of 15 dietary factors were tracked in roughly 195 countries from 1990 to 2017 during the study. But as cuisine and culinary attiudes vary across the world, different countries have d...More..

Woman treated for cervical cancer welcomes HPV vaccine success
by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

Woman treated for cervical cancer welcomes HPV vaccine success

Most types cause no symptoms at all, while some can cause annoying but harmless warts on our hands, feet, or genitals, depending on where they like to call home. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control an...More..

by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

Hey Alexa, make me a doctor's appointment and don't violate HIPAA

Less than two months after MedCity speculated whether Amazon would release a HIPAA-compliant Echo device , the tech giant announced that select skills for Alexa - the voice-activated personal assistant s...More..

NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station
by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

The ministry of external affairs too has said the test was done in the lower atmosphere to ensure that there is no space debris. Sanahan said that the threat the debris might pose to satellites in space is ...More..

Mozambique: Mass vaccination campaign launched amid rise in cholera cases
by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

Mozambique: Mass vaccination campaign launched amid rise in cholera cases

The disease is spreading rapidly, Unicef said. "The important thing is to get sick people into treatment as soon as possible". The burden of cholera is disproportionately carried by children and vulnerable ...More..

Measles case identified in Michiana; officials list locations of exposure
by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

Measles case identified in Michiana; officials list locations of exposure

Home-grown cases of measles were eradicated in Canada in 1998, but the city does see about five travel-related cases of the virus every year. The second dose follows at least 28 days later, but usually between ...More..

The country where most people die because of an unhealthy diet
by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

The country where most people die because of an unhealthy diet

The countries with the lowest rates of diet-related deaths included Israel , France, Spain, Japan, and Andorra. An analysis found that an estimated 11 million deaths were attributable to unhealthy diets in 2...More..

by | Friday, April 05, 2019

Cigna-Express Scripts cap out-of-pocket 30-day insulin costs at $25

Express Scripts has announced a plan to cut patient co-pays for insulin products at $25 a month ahead of a pricing showdown with U.S. politicians next week. More than 1.2 million Americans live with Type 1 di...More..

Mozambique cholera cases rise above 1,400
by | Friday, April 05, 2019

Mozambique cholera cases rise above 1,400

She added that cases of cholera "have been increasing every day" and that it was necessary "to create more treatment centres where people should go as soon as they start feeling symptoms, to avoid the disease...More..

FDA investigates reports of seizures after vaping
by | Friday, April 05, 2019

FDA investigates reports of seizures after vaping

The US Food and Drug Administration warned that there have been reports of teens experiencing seizures after vaping . The agency stressed that it has not determined a definitive link between vaping and seizu...More..

Trump tells House GOP to be more 'paranoid' about vote counts
by | Friday, April 05, 2019

Trump tells House GOP to be more 'paranoid' about vote counts

This will put millions of Americans at risk of losing their health insurance , including the thousands of West Virginians who gained health insurance through the Medicaid expansion, and thousands more who gain...More..

Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery this week, reports say
by | Thursday, April 04, 2019

Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery this week, reports say

U.S. website The Drudge Report said the 75-year-old singer would be replacing a heart valve, while New York Post's Page Six website said the surgery would involve placing a stent in his heart. "Once again, ...More..

Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report

Attorney General William Barr on Sunday submitted a four-page summary of the special counsel's report to Congress, in which he indicated that the special counsel had not found evidence of criminal collusion...More..

McConnell Throws Cold Water On Trump's Grand O'Care Replacement Plans
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

McConnell Throws Cold Water On Trump's Grand O'Care Replacement Plans

A Quinnipiac University poll last week found 55% of Americans supporting the improvement and not the replacement of the nation's health care system. Republicans , on the other hand, have been eager to run ag...More..

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in NY
by | Sunday, March 31, 2019

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in NY

It has infected over 150 people since last autumn. Measles is a vaccine preventable viral illness that has made a resurgence because of the worldwide anti-vaccination conspiracy theories that have prompted ma...More..

Medicaid work requirements in these 2 states blocked by federal judge
by | Sunday, March 31, 2019

Medicaid work requirements in these 2 states blocked by federal judge

The states had mandated that Medicaid recipients show that they were working, engaging in volunteer activities, or enrolled in educational programs, through online forms filed periodically. Kentucky Gov. Matt B...More..

HIV positive patient donates kidney in first ever such organ transplant
by | Saturday, March 30, 2019

HIV positive patient donates kidney in first ever such organ transplant

Nina Martinez, 36, gave up one of her kidneys to help save the life of a fellow HIV patient. She made a decision to still go ahead with the donation and give her kidney to someone else in need. People living ...More..

Democrats are 'irrational' on health care reform
by | Saturday, March 30, 2019

Democrats are 'irrational' on health care reform

In December, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that after Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax cut package passed by Congress a year ago that eliminated the penalties, the individual mandate could no longer...More..

US to require breast density information after mammograms
by | Saturday, March 30, 2019

US to require breast density information after mammograms

The National Cancer Institute estimates 12.4% of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The rule states these categories "do not account for some important clinical and mammographic sce...More..

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds
by | Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds

In an attempt to make advice simpler, researchers at the University of Southampton calculated that one bottle of wine a week increases a man's lifetime risk of cancer by 1 per cent and a woman's by 1.4 pe...More..