Sunday, November 18, 2018

The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

Thanks to nonmedical exemptions, vaccination rates are falling in some states. Zodiacphoto/shutterstock.comAs a pediatrician-scientist who develops new vaccines for neglected diseases, I spent most of my career in the Boston-Washington, D.C. corridor.While working in the Northeast, I had heard a few things about the anti-vaccine movement. As both a vaccine scientist and a father of…

Suffering from diabetes? Keep your heart health in check

New Delhi: With an estimated 72 million people suffering from diabetes in the country, India is the diabetic capital of the world. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that can lead to complications over time. Cardiovascular diseases are majorly associated with diabetes and are the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes. More…

Obesity may cause depression even in absence of health issues

  Wed, Nov 14 2018 09:33:38 AM London, Nov 13 (IANS): Overweight and obese people may be at increased risk of depression, even in the absence of other health problems, warns new research.The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, showed that the psychological impact of being overweight causes depression, rather than associated illnesses…

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

CHICAGO (AP) - Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped…

Half of the Responders to Our Poll Agree With the Approval...

November 13, 2018 Participate in our survey! Following the approval by the Food and Drug Administration of Dsuvia (sufentanil) sublingual tablets for the management of acute pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic in adult patients treated in a certified medically supervised healthcare setting, Clinical Pain Advisor sought feedback from its advisory board member, David Rosenblum, MD, director…

I am a 73-year-old diabetic man. I have not had a...

Your Question has been posted successfully. It will show up once it has been answered by our expert.Sorry, your question was not submittedI am a 73-year-old diabetic man. I have not had a proper erection for about two years and am unable to satisfy my wife. What I should do?I am a 73-year-old diabetic man.…

Men, here are some symptoms to watch for

What you need to know about testicular and prostate cancerTesticular Cancer Testicular cancer is unusual: while the majority of cancers are most common in men in their 60s and 70s, the average age of diagnosis for testicular cancer is much younger. Each year, thousands of men are diagnosed with testicular cancer in every country, but…

Dengue cases rise to 1875 in Delhi

Nearly 280 fresh cases of dengue have been reported over the last one week in the national capital, taking the total number of people diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season to 1,875, a municipal report released Monday said. According to the report, there has been one death due to dengue this year till November…

LETTER: Antibiotics have their limits, says Sault doc

SooToday received the following letter to the editor from Dr. Lucas Castellani, an infectious diseases physician in Sault Ste. Marie, regarding Global Antibiotic Awareness Week:   Antibiotics are one of the best medical inventions of all time. Their discovery has saved countless lives over the past century. If it wasn’t for antibiotics we probably would…

Antibiotic resistance – bacteria are fighting back

A growing list of infections such as pneumonia, TB, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea are becoming harder to treat as antibiotics become less effective because of overuse. If a bacterium carries several resistance genes, it is called multiresistant or a superbug. New resistance mechanisms in bacteria are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat…

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