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Friday, 18 June 2021

Unmet need for physician care not improving with more insured

Most measures of unmet need for physician services in the United States have not improved since 1998 despite gains in health insurance coverage, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Laura Hawks, M.D., from Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, and colleagues identified changes in unmet…

Mum of girl born with purple birthmarks hid her for SIX weeks

Mother of baby girl born with purple birthmarks covering her body reveals she hid her from strangers for six weeks after she was born over fears she would be called a bad parent Sara Farrow, 27, from Lincoln, was scared of people seeing baby Lacey-Dee Lacey-Dee, nine months, born with…

N.J. lawmakers pass bill to ban flavored vaping products

A bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products was passed Monday by New Jersey lawmakers. The bill—which forbids the sale and distribution of vaping products with a “distinguishable flavor, taste, or aroma” and is meant to protect children—was passed in the Senate and State Assembly. It now…

Older men are main victims of new epidemic say Chinese health chiefs

It came as more cities were locked down and Lunar New Year celebrations cancelled.  The first 17 killed were 13 men and four women, all from central China’s Hubei province. The virus originated in its regional capital, Wuhan.  Last night, it was suspected a new victim was the first from…

Gaining or losing weight can raise the risk of brast cancer returning

Women who lose or gain weight around their middle in the year after breast cancer surgery may double the risk of tumours returning A total of 1,317 women with breast cancer were analysed for weight changes  Those with oestrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer saw their risk go up Tumours…

Genetic test could identify children at high risk of type 2 diabetes

Genetic test could identify children at highest risk of type 2 diabetes years before they develop the disease A study has found markers in DNA that mean certain children have a higher risk The study, called EarlyBird, began in the early 2000s and followed 300 children The University of Plymouth…

The Bundeswehr is to fly out German from Wuhan China a condition

Due to infection with the novel Coronavirus have died in China as early as 80 people. The Virus spreads faster than previously thought. Also in Europe there is now the first cases. All of the new developments to the Virus you find in the News Ticker of FOCUS Online. The…

Should diabetics eat mushrooms?

Mushroom is known to be good for diabetics. Know about its various benefits here. Increased inflammation in the body can lead to many lifestyle conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. This is because abnormal inflammation in the body alters insulin’s action, leading to a person developing such conditions. Which is…

Researchers take step toward automating thyroid cancer triage

According to an article published ahead-of-print in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), a Stanford University team has developed a quantitative framework able to sonographically differentiate between benign and malignant thyroid nodules at a level comparable to that of expert radiologists, which may prove useful for…