Medicine

  • A PATIENT GETS THE NEW TRANSGENDER SURGERY SHE HELPED INVENT

    LIKE MANY OTHER surgery patients, Hayley Anthony has a daily physical therapy regimen. But unlike other post-ops, the 30-year-old marketing consultant is recovering from a procedure she helped invent. Five months ago, she became one of the first people in the world to have a piece of tissue incised from...
  • ANTIBIOTIC-BRINED CHICKEN AND OTHER BAD IDEAS FROM US FARMING

    THESE DAYS, THE only thing more American than apple pie is eating an animal raised on antibiotics. Eighty percent of antibiotics sold in the US go not to human patients, but to the nation’s plate-bound pigs, cows, turkeys, and chickens. As these wonder drugs became a mainstay of modern agriculture, factory farms...
  • FDA OKs Tisagenlecleucel in ALL as First Approved CAR T-Cell Therapy

    The FDA issued a historic approval of the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapy, authorizing the use of tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that is refractory or in second or later relapse. The...
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

    ON THIS PAGE      What are human papillomaviruses? Which cancers are caused by HPV? Who gets HPV infections? Can HPV infections be prevented? What HPV vaccines are available? Who should get the HPV vaccines? How do HPV vaccines work? How effective are HPV vaccines? Why are these vaccines...
  • 17 Concise Reasons Why Homeopathy is a Fraud

    One can’t help but be perplexed by the bizarre world of #homeopathy . From miracle cures to snake oil peddling, from deceptive advertising to FDA warnings, from questionable medical claims to rigorous scientific testing, it’s an uncanny circle of health declarations and assertions. Here is hopefully a comprehensive overview...
  • New Brunswick commits to HPV vaccine for boys

    WATCH ABOVE: On Tuesday the New Brunswick’s finance minister tabled the 2017-2018 budget increasing health care spending. The government says that also includes expanding their vaccination program to include HPV vaccinations for grade seven boys. Global’s Adrienne South has the details.   The government of New Brunswick is expanding...
  • Diabetes,what is an artificial pancreas device system?

    The pancreas is an organ in the body that secretes several hormones, including insulin and glucagon, as well as digestive enzymes that help break down food. Insulin helps cells in the body take up glucose (sugar) from the blood to use for energy, which lowers blood glucose levels. Glucagon...
  • To Build A Viable HIV Vaccine, Start from the Molecule Up

    AN HIV DIAGNOSIS is a nightmare, but it is no longer a death sentence. Someday, vaccines might bat the virus out of your system without you ever knowing you’d been exposed. If successful, such a vaccine would effectively cure AIDS. Someday, maybe. So scientists are working on it. Like...
  • FDA approves device to automatically manage diabetes

    Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind “artificial pancreas,” a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. The device from Medtronic was approved Wednesday for patients with Type 1 diabetes, the kind usually diagnosed during childhood....
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