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With the increase in influenza cases, Piedmont Healthcare officials say they have put safeguards in place to ensure the safety of its patients, visitors and staff and to prevent transmission of the flu . Those who are particularly vulnerable to complications from influenza include children younger than 5, adults older than 65, pregnant women, residents in nursing homes or other care facilities, and those with an underlying illness.
  • Apple Watch’s awesome ECG app has finally arrived

    Apple Watch’s awesome ECG app has finally arrived

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    ECG features are limited to Series 4 Watches, but Apple's irregular heart rhythm notification feature works on Series 1 devices and newer. Per Macrumors , Apple has told store employees to let customers know that the ECG app is "not meant to be a diagnostic device or to replace traditional methods of diagnosis".
  • Gene-editing couples promised 'healthier and smarter babies'

    Gene-editing couples promised 'healthier and smarter babies'

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    The ministry was also quoted by state news agency Xinhua as saying: "The nature of this incident is extremely nasty, and relevant bodies have been ordered to temporarily halt the scientific research activities of relevant personnel". "Scientists who go rogue ... it carries a deep, deep cost to the scientific community", Dr Daley added. American biochemist David Liu, a co-inventor of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology that He said he used to alter the gene , said there was no unmet medical need for ...
  • Claim of gene-edited baby sparks local outrage

    Claim of gene-edited baby sparks local outrage

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    The hospital claimed to have approved Dr. The Shenzhen Health and Family Planning Commission denounced the legitimacy of the hospital ethics committee and the review process that approved the application. "Directly experimenting on human is nothing but insane ... as soon as a living human is produced , no one could predict what kind of impact it will bring, as the modified inheritable substance will inevitably blend into human genome pool", they wrote, adding that the trial is a "huge ...
  • Antibiotics Resistance Poses Serious Threat To Future Health

    Antibiotics Resistance Poses Serious Threat To Future Health

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    They found that the highest amount of antibiotic prescriptions took place at urgent care centers, followed by retail clinics, emergency departments, and then medical offices. Some bacteria even change their outer structure so that the antibiotics can not attach and kill them. WHO has warned on numerous occasions that the number of effective antibiotics in the world is declining, while the superbugs number is increasing.
  • Azar on Open Enrollment: ObamaCare Premiums Are Down Under Trump

    Azar on Open Enrollment: ObamaCare Premiums Are Down Under Trump

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    This means some rules, like protections for people with preexisting conditions, won't be undone any time soon. Some consumers may have heard about the repeal and surmised that the ACA itself is dead; it isn't. But the ACA is still the law of the land and financial assistance is still available for low and middle-income consumers. Nor does ICT recommend these plans.
  • Breast cancer survivor works to let others know of hereditary risk

    Breast cancer survivor works to let others know of hereditary risk

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    One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer . They also recommend that all women to have a risk assessment at the age of 30 to see if screening earlier than the age of 40 is needed. Victoria Sanders hasn't been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she's taking precautions by having a double mastectomy. "The issue is there can be a big delay" in starting treatment of a patient with a very aggressive type of breast cancer, she adds.
  • Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia

    Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia

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    For example, 11 of the Colorado cases of AFM this year have tested positive for EV A71, a rare type of enterovirus not usually seen in the USA, rather in Asia and other parts of the world, according to state epidemiologist Dr. Why is it being described as polio-like? "And, really, polio is the classic thing that does that or did that". Although the condition is very rare , Health & Wellness is advising families to make sure their children's vaccinations are up to date, especially ...
  • Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

    Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

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    She says, "We are working to replace the stigma of mental illness with hope and support and to advocate for care for those who need it". "A healthy mind is every bit as important as a healthy body, but the stigma associated with mental health issues is often a huge factor is preventing those struggling, from seeking the right kind of help and support".
  • Take a jab at flu season

    Take a jab at flu season

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    Most standard-dose shots that people get this year will be quadrivalent, meaning they can protect against four viruses. For most of us, getting the flu shot is just a regular part of fall. "Don't work when you're sick, don't expose people to influenza", Schleiss said. We don't know whether this year will be severe or mild. The CDC and other major medical groups recommend a flu vaccine for anyone six months of age or older, but some patients opt against it because of concerns about ...
  • Justices offer warm welcome as Kavanaugh joins high court

    Justices offer warm welcome as Kavanaugh joins high court

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    Susan Collins , R-Maine, amid a barrage of criticism over her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and a fundraising campaign seeking to oust her in 2020. The cases challenge the types of crimes that qualify as violent felonies under that law and can lead to 15-year mandatory minimum sentences for a defendant.
  • Breast cancer patients urge islanders to get checked

    Breast cancer patients urge islanders to get checked

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    The club also does smaller activities throughout the year to help raise money and bring more attention to cancer . In 2018 alone 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer were found. "There's no better feeling than knowing our restaurants, our people, and our products are making a difference in the lives of others", said Sam Covelli, owner/operator of Covelli Enterprises .
  • MD Anderson professor talks about Nobel Prize win

    MD Anderson professor talks about Nobel Prize win

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    Swedish immunologist and member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine Klas Kaerre gives an explanations on the field of research of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm , Sweden, on October 1, 2018 .
  • US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

    US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

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    GOP senators told reporters that members meeting behind closed doors said the committee vote would happen as previously scheduled Friday morning and that the first procedural vote will take place on the Senate floor Saturday. "So I believe once he gets to the Supreme Court , he will call the balls and strikes fairly", Conway said. "I hope that tomorrow's hearing gives us some guidance on how we are to vote".