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'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo causes ER ethical dilemma
Doctors faced an ethical dilemma after an elderly man with a "Do Not Resuscitate" tattoo on his chest appeared in their emergency room, unconscious and near death. (University of Miami). Emergency room doctors at a University of Miami hospital faced a ...

Doctors taken aback by unconscious patient's 'do not resuscitate' tattoo
Doctors faced an ethical dilemma after an elderly man with a signed "do not resuscitate" tattoo across his chest appeared in their emergency room, unconscious and near-death. (The University of Miami). University of Miami doctors faced a vexing ethical ...

Most American Kids Today Will Be Obese by Age 35
The U.S.'s obesity problem is set to get much worse, according to new Harvard research that simulates future obesity rates for those Americans who are currently children. While a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ...

Do not give these treats to your pup
With the holiday season here, we all want to give our furry family members treats so they aren't left out. But, the FDA just came out with a report with certain treats you should not give to your dogs. Those treats? Bone treats, which are processed and ...

Man says he contracted eye-eating parasite at Pennsylvania amusement park
A man is suing Pittsburgh's Kennywood amusement park after he says he contracted an eye-eating parasite at the popular Raging Rapids ride. Robert and Krystsina Trostle claim they rode the Raging Rapids ride in Pennsylvania on July 2, 2017, and days ...

World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere realizes right to health, epidemic can be defeated, says UN
HIV positive Monica and her granddaughter sit at home on a bed in their village of Makuzeze, Zimbabwe. Photo: UNICEF/G. Pirozzi. Tweet. Print. 1 December 2017 – The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the ...

FDA approves first-of-a-kind test for cancer gene profiling
U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once using a single tumor sample. This gives a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aids efforts to match treatments ...

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code
If you've taken a science class, you're likely aware that DNA is the body's instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, T, C, and G. Those who paid extra close attention will remember that RNA, the photocopy of the ...

A man collapsed with 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattooed on his chest. Doctors didn't know what to do.
Doctors in Miami faced an unusual ethical dilemma when an unconscious, deteriorating patient was brought into the emergency room with the words “Do Not Resuscitate” across his chest. The 70-year-old man was taken earlier this year to Jackson Memorial ...

Monthly Buprenorphine Shot Clears FDA
WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved a once-monthly injectable depot formulation of buprenorphine (Sublocade) for moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder patients who've been on the sublingual formulation for at least a week, the agency announced. The ...

Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry
It's hard to escape screens; there is a roughly 100 percent chance you are looking at one right now. And though the long-term effects of screen time are still being studied, the effects of excessive internet and smartphone use are well-documented ...

FDA Okays Once-Monthly Buprenorphine Shot for Opioid Use Disorder
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first and only once-monthly injectable buprenorphine formulation for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe opioid use disorder. Buprenorphine extended-release (Sublocade, Indivior PLC ...

What We've Learned Treating People With HIV Can Make Care Better For Us All
A memorial honoring victims of the AIDS epidemic sits across the street from the former St. Vincent's Hospital site in New York City, where many of the early victims of AIDS were diagnosed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption ...

A man's tattoo left doctors debating whether to save his life
(CNN) Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate." What ...

FDA Approves Monthly Dose of Opioid Addiction Treatment
FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A once-monthly injection of the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Millions of Americans are suffering from addiction to opioid drugs, and millions ...

Albuquerque police officer adopts woman's opioid-addicted baby
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police officers will often tell you there's no such thing as a routine call when you're patrolling the streets. But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all ...

Exclusive: First US Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant
For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White, TIME reports exclusively. “We've been ...

AG Shapiro announces drug delivery resulting in death charges against former doctor
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced drug delivery resulting in death charges against a former Westmoreland County doctor who criminally over-prescribed opioids and other drugs to two patients – both of whom later overdosed ...

Trump failing to lead on HIV, advocates say on World AIDS Day
When Will Wilson was diagnosed with AIDS in 2002, he relied on trips to Canada and credit cards to get the life-saving medication he needed. The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, changed his life. Illinois expanded Medicaid under Obamacare in 2013 ...

Maryland medical marijuana FAQ as sales start: Where to buy, products, doctors and more
Maryland medical marijuana sales launched Friday, Dec. 1, after years of delays. Here's what you need to know: Q: Where can I get it? A: So far, 10 out of 102 potential dispensaries are fully licensed. Seven of those are in Montgomery, Frederick and ...

Macomb Co. Sheriff reports 6 heroin overdoses in 5 days
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office was called to six heroin overdoses within the past five days, the office said in a Friday news release. Of the six overdoses, a brother and sister were saved on Monday with Narcan carried by deputies. Four were unable ...

With flu rates higher, did you get a shot? It's not just for you
The western region of New York State is reporting more flu cases this year than at the same time last year, according to Univera Healthcare's review of state health data. As of Nov. 18, the western region – including Western New York and parts of the ...

Minnesota unveils new guidelines on opioid prescribing
In addition to tighter prescribing, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith promoted a "penny-a-pill" fee on certain prescription painkillers to fund prevention and treatment programs. By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune. December 1, 2017 — 6:03pm. itemprop. Star Tribune file A ...

Maryland, after delays, begins the sale of medical marijuana
Louise Fisher and William Askinazi, who are co-owners of a medical marijuana dispensary called Potomac Holistics, stand in the store in Rockville, Md., on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, hours before they were scheduled to receive their first... ROCKVILLE, Md ...

Craft beer lovers enjoying algae-inspired beer
A brewery in Ohio recently treated customers with green beer, but it wasn't for St. Patrick's Day. Advertisement. Dogs vs. cats: Which animal is smarter? Loading more articles... Advertisement. Dogs vs. cats: Which animal is smarter? Share. 29 Shares ...

Salmonella outbreak in Oregon, Washington linked to pre-cut fruit
Eighteen people in Washington and Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating pre-cut fruit purchased from local grocery stores, prompting a review by state and federal health authorities. Officials in both states have traced the outbreak ...

How a botched eye tattoo procedure could change cosmetic laws
FORMER model Cat Gallinger's shocking experience could result in the law being changed to stop it ever happening again. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Vanessa [email protected] · news.com.auNovember 30, 201711:32am. Video; Image. How do tattoos work?1:19 ...

Can we make a flu vaccine that lasts for life?
Sure, it helps protect you and everyone around you. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that flu vaccines prevented 5.1 million cases of the disease during the 2015 to 2016 flu season alone. But few of us actually look forward to the hassle of ...

Pre-cut melon linked to outbreak in the Pacific Northwest
At least 18 people are sick with Salmonella Newport infections linked to pre-cut watermelon and cantaloupe that was sold up to and including today at various grocery stores. State and federal officials are trying to determine what company supplied the ...

First US baby born from uterus transplant in Dallas
The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University ...

This Brazilian Doctor Says Science Has Evolved, but Stigma Against HIV Remains
For the activist public health doctor Carué Contreiras, campaigns need to go beyond prevention and target clarification. Photo: Sham Hardy/Flickr, CC-BY-SA 2.0). From a scientific perspective, the response to the AIDS epidemic can be considered a ...

Washington takes action in bid to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease from Montana
SPOKANE - The discovery of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer in Montana this fall means restrictions for sportsmen who come from CWD-free states to hunt deer, elk or moose there. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has filed an ...

Glitter Ban: Scientists Call For Worldwide Ban On The Use Of Sparkly Microplastics
Environmental scientists are calling for a worldwide ban on the use of glitter and microbeads in cosmetics, body washes, and art supplies. Glitter ban on all cosmetics, body wash and art supplies. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images BuzzWorthy · 0 · 0 · 0 ...

Washington restricts Monana big-game because of CWD
Justin Binfet, regional wildlife coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Casper office, pulls a tooth from an elk taken by a hunter to determine its age after removing a lymph node to test for chronic wasting disease. Christine Peterson ...

Eye Tattoo Gone Wrong Places Model At Risk Of Losing Her Eyeball: Will The Procedure Be Banned?
Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model from Ontario, had an eye tattoo that went horribly wrong. She is now in danger of losing her eyeball, placing the procedure under heavy scrutiny. ( Catt Gallinger | Facebook ). A model is at risk of losing her ...

First baby born from a uterus transplant in the US delivered in Texas
The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University ...

Marijuana goes legal in California on Jan. 1. What you need to know
Move over, 4/20. California has a new pot holiday: Jan. 1, 2018. It's a date that dispensaries and marijuana consumers have had in their sights ever since Proposition 64 designated it as the official opening of the adult-use market in California. After ...

San Diego opens homeless tents to fight hepatitis outbreak
Verna Vasbinder prepares her bunk in the city's new Temporary Bridge Shelter for the homeless as her dog looks on. AP. More On: san diego · Off-duty cop charged with raping woman · Man found burned to death is former prisoner of North Korea · Woman ...

FDA Approves Injectable Opioid To Help Fight America's Drug Crisis
In an effort to fight America's opioid crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new form of a drug that helps patients ease their withdrawal symptoms. The drug—called buprenorphine—was previously approved fifteen years ago, in ...

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the US
For the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant has given birth. The mother, who was born without a uterus, received the transplant from a living donor last year at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and had a baby ...

Police officer adopts homeless mother's opioid-addicted newborn
(CNN) -- Police officers will often tell you there's no such thing as a routine call when you're patrolling the streets. But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all the ...

Flu is spreading fast this year, with a severe season possible
This year's flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season. Four states currently have widespread flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last ...

Doctors hesitate to honor patient's 'do not resuscitate' tattoo
An unconscious 70-year-old man with breathing problems and signs of septic shock was being treated at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital in May 2017 when doctors found a tattoo across his chest reading "Do Not Resuscitate" with a signature underneath ...

A model tattooed her eyeball purple. She now could lose her eye.
A Canadian model who attempted to have her eyeball “tattooed” purple several months ago now says she is at risk of losing her eye entirely, after months of “excruciating” pain and compromised vision. Catt Gallinger was already a fan of extreme body ...

Feral kitten diagnosed with rabies in Delaware
DOVER, Del. — Public health officials say a feral kitten has been diagnosed with rabies in New Castle County. WDEL-FM reports the kitten bit a person Nov. 29. It has since been euthanized but the Delaware Division of Public Health says area residents ...

Sales deplete supply of Montgomery County's first medical marijuana store
Maryland Medical marijuana patients snapped up all the available supply in the first two days of operation at Montgomery County's first dispensary in Rockville. File. (AP Photo/Marina Riker, File). WASHINGTON — Medical marijuana patients in Maryland ...

Diabetes 101: It is not a death sentence!
Although we have called diabetes a 'killer', it does not mean that if you are diagnosed with the disease that you have been given a death sentence. Far from it! Diabetes can be managed, treated, controlled, and in some cases reversed. The goals of ...

Living with HIV for 17 years and coping
THE first thing John does when he opens his eyes in the morning is to thank God for life. “I always did — even before I was diagnosed with HIV,” says the 35-year-old. The St Ann native is even more grateful now, though, because last year around this ...

Massachusetts Medical Society ends opposition to physician-assisted suicide, adopts neutral stance
Dr. Roger Kligler of Falmouth reacted to the vote. Society members viewed a projection of proposed language changes. Kligler, a Falmouth physician suffering from metastatic prostate cancer, supported the resolution. By Laura Crimaldi Globe Staff ...

Experts weigh in on matters of the heart in honour of Chris Barnard
Silicon mannequins representing doctors, nurses, and staff, together with some of the original equipment used in the world's first human-to-human heart transplant on December 3, 1967, are on display at the Heart of Cape Town museum, at Groote Schuur ...

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