Posts tagged as: Disease

NYC officials: 1 person dies, 2 ill from rat-related disease

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health department officials are targeting a Bronx neighborhood after one person died and two others became severely ill from contracting a rare disease transmitted by rats. Health News Headlines – Yahoo News

South Korea raises foot-and-mouth disease alert status to highest level

South Korea raised the country's foot-and-mouth disease alert status to the highest level as a second strain of the disease was confirmed at a dairy farm, its agriculture ministry said on Thursday. "We are raising the alert level as foot-and-mouth cases occurred at different parts of the country and a second type of the disease […]

South Korea on high alert as second strain of foot-and-mouth disease confirmed

By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea raised the country's foot-and-mouth disease alert status to the highest level as a second strain of the disease was confirmed three days after a first outbreak was reported, Seoul's agriculture ministry said on Thursday. Reacting shortly after an outbreak of the O-type strain was confirmed in southeast […]

Having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for both parents

New research suggests that having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for not only mothers but also fathers too. According to Professor Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology "management of CVD During Pregnancy" guidelines task force, two recent studies suggest that the risk of cardiovascular disease in women could […]

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Toronto-based Meta, which uses AI to quickly read and comprehend scientific papers and […]

Psoriasis with arthritis linked to heart disease risk

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Arthritis that accompanies the skin condition psoriasis may also come with a higher risk of heart problems, according to a Hong Kong study. In particular, patients with so-called psoriatic arthritis may have a three- to four-fold higher prevalence of plaque in their coronary arteries, which leads to a higher […]

How do higher deductibles impact care for chronic disease?

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Out-of-pocket costs with high deductible health plans may discourage some poor and chronically ill patients from getting needed care, a U.S. study of diabetics suggests. Researchers examined data on about 12,000 people with diabetes who enrolled for one year in health insurance plans with annual deductibles of no more […]

Verily and Nikon join forces to fight eye disease

The former Google Life Sciences division Verily and the technology manufacturer Nikon are working together to improve methods of detecting diabetes-related eye diseases. Diabetic retinopathy and macular edema are two of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Verily and Nikon have entered into a partnership to improve the screening processes for these diseases and help early […]

Blood test to detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease could be in the pipeline

Researchers in the US have developed a potential means of detecting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease — commonly known as "mad cow disease" — a fatal neurodegenerative disease that can affect a wide variety of mammals and which can be passed to humans. The scientists' findings could lead to the development of a blood test to detect the […]

Britain agrees to license three-parent IVF babies to prevent disease

By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday became the first country to formally license an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment designed to create babies from three people. Critics of the treatment say it is a dangerous step that will lead to the creation of genetically modified “designer babies”. In a long-awaited decision, Britain’s Human […]

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