Category: Health

Dec 02 2018

List of blood pressure drugs (amlodipine and valsartan) under recall added November 2018: Mylan, Teva – OregonLive

By The Oregonian/OregonLive | Posted December 01, 2018 at 10:49 AM In November, two more pharmaceutical companies joined a voluntary recall of several drug products containing valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The Federal Drug Administration reports the recall is because of an impurity, N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDEA), found in the […]

Dec 01 2018

‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa – The New York Times

Supported by Global health ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa Already used in Western countries, hydroxyurea eased painful episodes in African children with the condition. It also reduced the risk of malaria infection. ImageA doctor evaluating a young patient with sickle-cell disease at a clinic in Kinshasa, Democratic […]

Dec 01 2018

The Ebola outbreak in DRC is now the second largest in history – Vox

GENEVA — An Ebola epidemic that experts are calling “exceptionally dangerous” is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, there have been more than 420 cases and 240 deaths, which makes it the largest outbreak of Ebola since the 2014-2016 West Africa outbreak, which killed 11,000. It’s also the second-largest Ebola outbreak on […]

Dec 01 2018

Sudden death of baby elephant leaves Oregon Zoo staff heartbroken – Fox News

FILE: A baby Asian elephant is seen in Myanmar in an undated photo. Lily, a baby Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, died Thursday night.  (U.S. Fish and Wildlife) The Oregon Zoo in Portland was closed Friday following the unexpected death Thursday night of Lily, a 6-year-old Asian elephant who was considered “the darling of […]

Dec 01 2018

Invasive tick species spreads to 9 states, raises potential health concerns, CDC says – Fox News

Asian longhorned ticks were first discovered in the U.S. in August 2017. (CDC) A species of tick native to the Asia-Pacific region that potentially poses a disease threat to humans is now located in nine different states, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week. The species — which is reportedly the first new […]

Nov 30 2018

CDC warns of Asian longhorned tick infestation – New York Post

An invasive tick that’s native to Asia has popped up in New York and eight other states — and health officials are warning it could spread dangerous diseases to humans and animals. The Asian longhorned tick popped up first in New Jersey in August 2017 but has since been reported in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, North […]

Nov 30 2018

Your daily 6: Face transplant patient's big reveal, massive Marriott data breach, 9-year-old's plea to Steph Curry's sole –

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Your daily 6: Face transplant patient’s big reveal, massive Marriott data breach, 9-year-old’s plea to Steph Curry’s sole Face Transplant Patient Reveals New Look 10 Months After Surgery  Geek Cameron Underwood, face transplant patient, reveals his incredible transformation  WPVI-TV 26-year-old face transplant patient reveals new face  CNN Cameron Underwood: Face transplant means I […]

Nov 30 2018

Cameron Underwood: Face transplant means I can smile again – BBC News

Cameron Underwood says he doesn’t get as many “stares or questions from strangers” since his face transplant. “I have a nose, and a mouth so I’m able to smile, to speak and eat solid foods again,” he says. Cameron was speaking two years after shooting himself in a suicide attempt in 2016. He lost his […]

Nov 30 2018

'Extremely abominable': Chinese gene-editing scientist faces law – Al Jazeera English

Shenzhen, China – China has suspended He Jiankui – the scientist who claims to have produced the world’s first gene-edited babies, and he now looks set to face punishment after publicly revealing research many in the scientific community condemned as irresponsible. His work was “extremely abominable in nature”, Xi Nanping, vice minister of the Ministry […]

Nov 30 2018

American life expectancy has dropped again. Here’s why – PBS NewsHour

If life expectancy gives us “a snapshot of the nation’s overall health,” then new federal numbers released Thursday “are a wakeup call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable,” says Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the […]