Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Overall, vaccine coverage for children aged 19 to 35 months remained high and stable from 2013 to 2017; however, a small, but growing number of children received no vaccinations, according to research published in the Oct. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality

In NSCLC, Longer Survival With Brigatinib Than Crizotinib

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Among patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not previously received an ALK inhibitor, progression-free survival is significantly longer in those who receive treatment with brigatinib versus crizotinib, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine. D.

Greek-Style Roast Fish Recipe

We all know the traditional Mediterranean-style diet is an incredibly healthy way to eat. So try this Greek-style roast fish recipe from Diabetic Living – delicious and healthy. Ingredients 5 small (400g) Zarella Lower Carb Potatoes, scrubbed, cut into wedges 1 brown onion, halved, sliced 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1/2 tsp dried oregano or

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

For the first time ever, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a protein as a marker that can indicate whether a cancer patient will develop a reoccurrence of lethal, metastatic cancer, according to a clinical study published in Breast Cancer Research in October. The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor

COPD diagnosis: Which tests do doctors use and how are they done?

Symptoms of COPD, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and fatigue, can be similar to the signs of other lung conditions. COPD often gets progressively worse over time. Getting an accurate and early diagnosis allows doctors to develop an effective treatment plan that can help slow the progression of a person’s disease. Doctors begin diagnosing

The man with ‘mushrooms’ in his ear

The man with ‘MUSHROOMS’ in his ear: Patient’s fungal infection causes ‘a forest’ of black blobs of mould to grow inside his ear canal The man in Vietnam reportedly experienced pain and itching in his ear At hospital doctors investigated and found a fungal infection in the ear canal  A UK expert says the fungi

The Only Weight-Loss Apps That Are Worth Your Time TBH

Honestly, is there anything your smartphone can’t do? It’s a navigation system that helps you beat traffic (or helps you navigate a city on foot), a streaming platform for binge-watching, and a high-quality digital camera—all in a tiny rectangle that fits in your palm. So why not enlist it to help you lose weight, too?

Is it safe for pregnant women to fast during Navratri?

Navratri 2018: Pregnant women with diabetes, anaemia or high blood pressure should avoid fasting as it may lead to complications. By Dr Rinku Sengupta With Navratri upon us, some pregnant women may wish to fast because of their religious or personal beliefs. We usually discourage fasting during pregnancy but if you’re keen on keeping fasts,

A new study indicates the possibility to monitor the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by monitoring major brain antioxidant levels using noninvasive techniques

In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione (GSH), which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer’s patients compared to normal subjects. As GSH is a very important anti-oxidant that protects the brain from free radicals, the findings give us another measure to use when diagnosing potential for the

Coconut oil for hair growth: how to use

Nutritious medicinal oils – the best that can be thought up to strengthen curls, the most popular are argan, castor, burdock and olive, as well as coconut Science believes that there is no connection between coconut oil and hair growth. Yes, it has a moisturizing and antimicrobial effect (fights bacteria and fungus), which can be

Vaccines are critical if you have diabetes

(HealthDay)—If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says. Diabetes reduces the immune system’s ability to fight certain infections. This raises the risk for serious complications from diseases that vaccines protect against—including flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus and shingles. “People with diabetes may be at higher risk of

Near-infrared spectroscopy could improve flu vaccine manufacturing

Recent research from North Carolina State University outlines how near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy could be used to make cell-culture-based flu vaccine manufacturing faster and more efficient. The researchers demonstrated the use of a NIR probe to measure the concentration of influenza virus in cells being grown in a bioreactor. “The NIR technique is faster, more accurate