By Jared Ferried
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has ordered Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to halt all its work in the country, leaving tens of thousands of people without vital care, the medical aid group said on Friday.
MSF did not give a reason for the suspension, but local media…
Source:Myanmar orders aid group to stop work, patients at risk: MSF
Central Florida authorities are reporting a rare death from a spider bite.
Polk County Medical Examiner Stephen Nelson tells The Ledger that Ronald Reese of Lakeland died Feb. 16 from complications of a spider bite.
Nelson said the bite became infected and developed into an abscess on the back…
Source:Florida man dies from spider bite
FRIDAY Feb. 28, 2014, 2014 — High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk that children in low- and middle-income families will be overweight, according to a new study.
That’s because when the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables rise, families with less money may…
Source:Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity
FRIDAY Feb. 28, 2014, 2014 — Black Americans respond better to the rubella vaccine, which prevents German measles, than whites or Hispanics, according to a new study.
Researchers said their findings could lead to more effective vaccines that target specific groups or individuals.
Source:Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
FRIDAY Feb. 28, 2014, 2014 — Overweight or obese pregnant women who believe they are “eating for two” are more likely to gain too much weight, a new study shows.
Researchers cautioned that gaining too much weight during pregnancy could lead to long-term weight problems, as well…
Source:‘Eating for Two’ During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
One of the world’s largest clinical cell therapy trials has begun to enroll 3,000 heart attack patients, some of whom will have bone marrow cells extracted with a needle from their hip and fed into their heart using a catheter in their coronary arteries.
Source: Does cell therapy treatment prolong the lives of heart attack patients?
(HealthDay)—One in five U.S. health care facilities does not make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available everywhere it’s needed, new research shows.
Source: Hand hygiene lacking in many U.S. health care facilities: study
Many children are admitted to general acute wards with mental health problems mistaken for physical disease.
Source: Mental health problems mistaken for physical illness in children
We have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD.
Source: Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD?
(HealthDay)—Source of funding for spinal research is significantly associated with study outcome and level of evidence (LOE), according to a review published in the Feb. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.
Source: Funding tied to spinal study outcomes, levels of evidence
(HealthDay)—Medicines commonly used to control asthma may increase the risk of a potentially serious sleep problem in some people, a small, early study suggests.
Source: Common asthma meds may raise sleep apnea risk, study says
(HealthDay)—Functional decline and physical disability may increase the subsequent risk of diabetes in older adults, according to research published online Feb. 18 in Diabetes Care.
Source: Becoming disabled may up risk of developing diabetes
Three very different people gathered recently at University of Colorado Hospital. They were linked by leukemia.
Source: Breakthrough drug on fast-track to help leukemia patients
Research on a deadly form of brain cancer co-authored by a physician at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The three-year research project led locally by…
Source: Study reveal unexpected findings
Although seemingly destructive, wildfires help to maintain biodiversity and are an important element of many ecosystems throughout the world. Not only do fires discourage non-native and invasive species from becoming established, but the quick release…
Source: Smoke in the water: Understanding the effects of smoke compounds on seed germination
Royal Free Hospital in London uses the hotel to reduce pressure on beds
In 2010 it spent £40,000 paying for 262 patients to stay in the hotel
In 2012 and 2013 it paid £500,000 for 1,900 patients to have a bed there
The hotel says the rooms used for patients have no special equipment
Source:Hospital spends £500,000 putting 2,000 sick patients up in a PREMIER INN
Barbara Short, 32, lost her first set of twins, Ava and Alfie Wallace, when they were born at just 23 weeks, each weighing about 1lb
Two months later she learned she was pregnant with twins again
Frankie and Lilly, now seven months, were born healthy in July
Vaccine will help immune system fight any remaining cells before they spread
Will be given after surgery, which 20 per cent of patients are eligible for
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A vaccine that fights…
Source:Hope for pancreatic cancer patients as jab that kills rogue cancer cells is developed
‘He loved the NHS, but it let him down’: Councillor, 78, died after waiting 15 months for triple bypass and a new heart valve
Ron Jones had heart disease and was told in May 2012 he needed surgery
In autumn 2012 he had an angiogram but his GP was furious he did not have stents put in – she said this would have improved his quality of life
His operation was scheduled for July 2013 but he died before it took…
Source:‘He loved the NHS, but it let him down’: Councillor, 78, died after waiting 15 months for triple bypass and a new heart valve