Archives for the month of: February, 2013

FDA approves new egg-free flu vaccine

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The Food and Drug Administration rapidly approved a new flu vaccine Wednesday called Flublok, which is manufactured in a way that bypasses the need for the virus to be grown in chicken eggs, the New York Times reported.  However, the FDA maintained the timing of the decision is not related to the current flu season. Developed by a company called Protein Sciences, representatives say the vaccine could be available within the coming weeks, to better aid those during the current flu pandemic. “This approval represents a technological advance in the manufacturing of an influenza vaccine,” Dr. Karen Midthun, a senior official at the FDA, said in a statement. According to the New York Times, Protein Sciences could have around 150,000 doses of Flublok ready in the next couple of weeks, which could help those who were unable to get flu shots due to egg allergies.

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The Food and Drug Administration rapidly approved a new flu vaccine Wednesday called Flublok, which is manufactured in a way that bypasses the need for the virus to be grown in chicken eggs

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Copying old information common in electronic medical records, study finds

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Most doctors copy and paste old, potentially out-of-date information into patients’ electronic records, according to a U.S. study looking at a shortcut that some experts fear could lead to miscommunication and medical errors. “The electronic medical record was meant to make the process of documentation easier, but I think it’s perpetuated copying,” said lead author Daryl Thornton, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Electronic health records have been touted as having the potential to transform patient data from indecipherable scribbles into easy-to-read, searchable standardized documents that could be shared among hospital staffers and a patient’s various other health care providers. Many electronic record keeping systems allow text to be copied and pasted from previous notes and other documents, a shortcut that could help time-crunched doctors but that could also cause mistakes to be passed along or medical records to become indecipherable, critics argue.

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Most doctors copy and paste old, potentially out-of-date information into patients’ electronic records, according to a U.S. study looking at a shortcut that some experts fear could lead to miscommunication and medical errors

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NFL great Junior Seau had brain disease CTE when he committed suicide

University of Miami head football coach Howard Schnellenberger, right, posing with Don Works and the school mascot for group portrait: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

University of Miami head football coach Howard Schnellenberger, right, posing with Don Works and the school mascot for group portrait: Fort Lauderdale, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida
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FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2010, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) warms up on the field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. Star linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday Jan. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)The Associated Press Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday. Results of an NIH study of Seau’s brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NIH, based in Bethesda, Maryland, conducted a study of three unidentified brains, one of which was Seau’s.

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-0.198437 “I was not surprised after learning a little about CTE that he had it,” Seau’s 23-year-old son, Tyler, said. …
-0.142835 “I was not surprised after learning a little about CTE that he had it,” Seau’s 23-year-old son, Tyler, said. “He did play so many years at that level. I was more just kind of angry I didn’t do something more and have the awareness to help him more, and now it is too late. “I don’t think any of us were aware of the side effects that could be going on with head trauma until he passed away. We didn’t know his behavior was from head trauma.”
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NFL great Junior Seau had brain disease CTE when he committed suicide

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Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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NYC’s Bellevue Hospital Set to Evacuate

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Suffrage tug, Jersey City (LOC) by The Library of Congress
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New York City’s Bellevue Hospital and its continuing to be 700 clients have struggled along in the aftermath of Sandy– with failing power, partially lighted halls, no computers, making it tough to locate clients within the facility, hospital staff informed ABC News today. When Sandy struck the New York area Monday night, Bellevue practically lost its generators. At least one got maintained just in time to stave off an evacuation, but it’s been a battle to keep the hospital going. Now an evacuation is anticipated — making Bellevue the second of the city’s public %%PRO11%%s to be removed line because of perilous and failing conditions that could possibly endanger patient wellness. “It’s Katrina-esque in there,” one registered nurse informed ABC News. Bellevue is perhaps the very best known of the 11 %%PRO11%%s that comprise New York City’s public hospital system.

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New York City’s Bellevue Hospital and its remaining 700 patients have struggled along in the aftermath of Sandy — with failing power, partially lighted halls, no computers and an inability to locate patients in the facility, according to staff who spoke to ABC.

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NYC’s Bellevue Hospital Set to Evacuate

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Obesity gene may shield against depression

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Possibly there is a little truth to the stereotype about being fat and happy — new study finds that individuals who have a gene related to obesity may have a somewhat lower risk of depression. People who had a variation of a gene called the FTO gene were 8 percent less most likely to have depression, analysts discovered. In 2007, experts uncovered this version of the FTO gene was a major factor to genetic obesity among individuals of European descent. The finding “suggests that the FTO gene may have a broader role than initially thought, with an effect on depression and other common psychiatric disorders,” the analysts wrote in their study published today (Nov. 20) in the diary Molecular Psychiatry. The analysts stated the findings challenge the idea that obesity and depression are typically linked.

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Obesity gene may shield against depression

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Perhaps there is a bit of truth to the stereotype about being fat and happy — new research finds that people who have a gene linked with obesity may have a slightly lower risk of depression

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Deaf Belgian twins, 45, win right to die after losing sight

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a very European Christmas by arripay
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Identical Belgian twin brothers, born deaf, becoming blind and unable to bear not being able to see and hear each other, had their wish to die granted in a case testing the boundaries of legal euthanasia. Doctors gave the 45-year-old twins lethal injections after they had had a cup of coffee together and said goodbye to each other, a spokesman at the UZ Brussel hospital said on Monday. “It’s not simply that they were deaf and blind that they were granted the right to euthanasia. It is that they could no longer bear being unable to hear or see the other,” he said. Belgium is one of few countries where euthanasia is legal. A patient must be an adult, capable of making a judgment, and the wish to die must be voluntary, overwhelming and repeated.

Deaf Belgian twins, 45, win right to die after losing sight

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Deaf Belgian twins, 45, win right to die after losing sight

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Identical Belgian twin brothers, born deaf, becoming blind and unable to bear not being able to see and hear each other, had their wish to die granted in a case testing the boundaries of legal euthanasia

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Worries over Nelson Mandela’s health bring up aging questions

Nelson Mandela's prison cell, Robben Island, South Africa

Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, Robben Island, South Africa by Paul Mannix
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One of the greatest, most influential men of the 20th century, South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela was hospitalized Saturday, according to Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj. As a political refugee myself, I have always admired Mandela’s dedication to human liberties and the betterment of mankind, which is why I was so sad to hear this news, but I keep praying that he will do well and be released soon. According to multiple published reports, Mandela was hospitalized Saturday for medical tests and care that was consistent with his age. At this point, very little information about his condition has been released, but age is a major factor in our overall health. We know that the former South African president has a history of tuberculosis, which he acquired during his time as a political prisoner, and that he has been treated in the past for prostate cancer.

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One of the greatest, most influential men of the 20th century, South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela was hospitalized Saturday, according to multiple published reports. Not much is known about his condition, but considering his age and what he means to the world, many people are growing concerned

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CDC says new norovirus strain caused 140 outbreaks since September

The ship Atlantis in Wellington Harbour, 1951

The ship Atlantis in Wellington Harbour, 1951 by National Library NZ on The Commons
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A recent norovirus outbreak on the cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, sickened 204 passengers and 16 crew members. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified a new strain of norovirus behind those illnesses, and about 140 other recent outbreaks.  / AP A new strain of the norovirus stomach bug that has been sweeping the globe is taking over the United States, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. More than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new “GII 4 Sydney” strain of norovirus since September. The new strain may not be unusually dangerous; some scientists don’t think it is. But it is different, and many people might not be able to fight off its gut-wrenching effects.

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CDC says new norovirus strain caused 140 outbreaks since September

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New strain was blamed for a recent outbreak on the Queen Mary 2 where 204 passengers were sickened

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Researchers tapping citizen-scientists for a novel gut check

Immune response to disease-causing microorganisms

Immune response to disease-causing microorganisms by Ephemeral Scraps
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WASHINGTON –  The bacterial zoo inside your gut could look very different if you’re a vegetarian or an Atkins dieter, a couch potato or an athlete, fat or thin. Now for a fee — $69 and up — and a stool sample, the curious can find out just what’s living in their intestines and take part in one of the hottest new fields in science. Wait a minute: How many average Joes really want to pay for the privilege of mailing such, er, intimate samples to scientists? A lot, hope the researchers running two novel citizen-science projects. One, the American Gut Project, aims to enroll 10,000 people — and a bunch of their dogs and cats too — from around the country. The other, uBiome, separately aims to enroll nearly 2,000 people from anywhere in the world.

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0 “We sleep with them, play with them, they often eat our food,” said American Gut co-founder Jeff Leach, …
0 “a huge teachable moment” about how we interact with microbes, Leach said. …
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Organization: American Gut Project

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 For a fee and a stool sample, the curious can find out just what’s living in their intestines and take part in one of the hottest new fields in science.

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Researchers tapping citizen-scientists for a novel gut check

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  • bacteria
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Stripper Lauren Block who fell from balcony during lap dance dies

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The 22-year-old stripper who fell from a balcony on Jan. 2 while giving a client a lap dance has passed away, according to FOX 8 Cleveland. Lauren Block’s household launched a declaration with the MetroHealth Medical Center, confirming the information and keeping in mind that Block’s organs will be contributed. “We would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support and prayers for Lauren. She has passed away but is an organ donor, and we hope this will enable her to save many lives and live on through others,” the statement read. “We know that she’s in God’s hands.”. Block was in crucial condition after she fell over a railing at Christie’s Cabaret and plunged 15 feet to the flooring.

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Lauren Block

Overall Sentiment: -0.059564

Relevance: 0.840504

Lauren

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-0.0970782 “It is really a traumatic event,” she said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0970782
  • Mean: -0.0970782
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

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TelevisionStation: FOX

Overall Sentiment: -0.203605

Relevance: 0.549972

Organization: MetroHealth Medical Center

Overall Sentiment: -0.241813

Relevance: 0.327521

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Stripper Lauren Block who fell from balcony during lap dance dies

Site Provided Keywords:

  • critical condition
  • health
  • medical center
  • news
  • occupational safety and health
  • occupational safety and health administration
  • organ donor
  • traumatic event

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Lauren Block’s organs will be donated, according to her family. 

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