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  • BD, having bought Bard, is hiring 45 workers or more (New York State)

    07/04/2018 10:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | July 3, 2018 | Kathleen Moore
    QUEENSBURY — A medical device company has gone on a hiring spree after buying Bard, which has a well-known local manufacturing plant. BD has put up signs on the bike trail, is passing out flyers and recently changed the sign at Bard on Bay Road as it tries to hire 45 new employees. The company needs engineers, supervisors, workers trained in the “continuous improvement” efficiency system and many other positions. A flyer being circulated around the region says the company is also looking for manufacturing team members, with no previous experience needed. The openings are listed at www.crbard.com/careers. The company...
  • Rubius Therapeutics to build manufacturing facility in R.I. (160 good paying jobs)

    06/30/2018 1:38:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2018 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Rubius Therapeutics, a Cambridge biotech, plans to build a 135,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Smithfield, R.I., after the State of Rhode Island on Thursday approved about $6.4 million in tax credits. The plant is expected to create 160 highly skilled jobs in manufacturing and biotech operations, according to Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Rubius is developing technology intended to turn our own red blood cells into potent new medicines. Rubius plans to invest up to $155 million over about five years to renovate a manufacturing facility in an existing building in Smithfield....
  • Feds charge 601 people in health care fraud, opioid crackdown

    06/29/2018 4:46:08 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 28, 2018 | Linda Trischitta
    Federal authorities have charged 601 people across the country, including 124 in South Florida, in what they called the largest crackdown in history on health care fraud. South Florida retains its notorious ranking of two decades as a leading region for such cases. Prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida filed charges against 20 percent of the total defendants announced and said they were responsible for $337 million in false billings. “The numbers are really staggering,” Benjamin Greenberg, U.S. attorney for the southern district of Florida said Thursday at a Miami press conference. Nationwide, various schemes involved $2 billion in...
  • A Medical Mystery Grows as U.S. Consulate Workers in China Fall Ill

    06/06/2018 6:43:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | By STEVEN LEE MYERS and JANE PERLEZ
    GUANGZHOU, China — A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families — which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China — widened on Wednesday. The State Department evacuated at least two more Americans who fell ill in China after hearing strange noises, officials said. Many other employees at the American Consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and their family members are also being tested by a State Department medical team that has been flown in, officials said. It is unclear how many of them are exhibiting symptoms, but officials expect more American personnel...
  • Stem Cell Therapy for knees

    04/30/2018 5:43:11 PM PDT · by conservativesister · 70 replies
    Does anyone know anything about this, my husband got a card in the mail and went to a presentation. They claim they can get the knee cushion re-grown with a 95% success rate that it works for the people getting the injections. I don't want to throw cold water on his hopes but this is all new to me and I don't know where to start looking. Any info appreciated.
  • Do You Have a DNR? The Wrong Answer Could Kill You

    03/28/2018 2:41:40 PM PDT · by Twotone · 121 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 28, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Patients beware. When you’re admitted to a hospital, you’re routinely encouraged to sign a DNR, short for Do Not Resuscitate order. Don’t assume it will apply only in extreme circumstances. New research shows having those three letters — DNR — on your chart could put you on course to getting less medical and nursing care throughout your stay. Fewer MRIs and CT scans, fewer medications, even fewer bedside visits from doctors. A DNR could cost you your life. They even hesitate to put DNR patients in the ICU when they need intensive care. No wonder patients with DNRs have far...
  • Surgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient (Kenya)

    03/04/2018 8:16:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2018 | David Boroff
    A patient at a hospital in Kenya is "progressing well" after a doctor mistakenly performed brain surgery on him. The neurosurgeon who did the recent procedure and the CEO of the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi were both suspended, according to the Guardian. There was a mix-up between one patient who needed to have a blood clot removed and another who merely needed medication for a swollen head, the newspaper reported. "The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the patient in question," the hospital said in a statement,...
  • Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests

    03/04/2018 6:18:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 March 2018 | James Gallagher
    The results, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, showed the patients could be separated into five distinct clusters. Cluster 1 - severe autoimmune diabetes is broadly the same as the classical type 1 - it hit people when they were young, seemingly healthy and an immune disease left them unable to produce insulin Cluster 2 - severe insulin-deficient diabetes patients initially looked very similar to those in cluster 1 - they were young, had a healthy weight and struggled to make insulin, but the immune system was not at fault Cluster 3 - severe insulin-resistant diabetes patients were generally...
  • Strange symptoms - quack is perplexed

    02/22/2018 5:22:23 PM PST · by wally_bert · 113 replies
    2/22/2018 | Self
    Three times this year I've been hit with a sudden and strong bout of some kind sickness. It's gone like this: Severe chills, extreme drowsiness, weakness to the point being unable to move for about a half a day. Then the chills turn into a higher temp but not feverish, slight nausea, but still so drowsy and weak. Usually by 2 or 3 am I finally throw up and start feeling better. The first time I toughed it out and didn't go to the quack. In a couple of days I was fine. The second time a couple weeks ago...
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • Stephen Hawking Turns 75; And How Has Hawking Survived So Long? (trunc)

    02/18/2018 4:44:51 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 1/7/2017 | Dana Dovey
    January 8 is Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday, an age particularly remarkable for a man living with a form of the motor-neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In celebration of Hawking’s remarkable life achievement despite his severe disability, let’s have a look at the disease that we’ve come to so closely associate with this brilliant mind.
  • Dr. Mark Geier Wins Lawsuit Against Maryland Board of Physicians

    02/08/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 17 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 02/08/18 | Brian Shilhavy
    A Maryland Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Maryland Board of Physicians, which stripped Dr. Mark Geier of his license to practice medicine back in 2011, acted illegally by humiliating Dr. Geier and his family publicly after they removed his medical license. ...the members of the Maryland Board of Physicians, between $10,000 and $200,000 apiece, depending on their net worth.
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminated all tumors in mice, human trials being conducted

    02/07/2018 10:35:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KATU ^ | Monday, February 5th 2018 | Adrian Mojica
    A new approach to fighting cancerous tumors in mice by Stanford University researchers has been found to not only eliminate the tumors they targeted, it eliminated all cancer found in the mice. The researchers used a one-time application of two agents injected directly into a tumor. The agents work by stimulating the immune cells only inside the tumor itself, but doctors found some of the T-cells stimulated kept on working after their initial job was done. Dr. Ronald Levy, senior author of the study published in the journal Science Translation Medicine, says one of the agents (CpG oligonucleotide) works with...
  • Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice

    01/31/2018 8:27:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Stanford University ^ | Jan. 31, 2018 | Not Stated
    Activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant metastases in mice, Stanford researchers found. Lymphoma patients are being recruited to test the technique in a clinical trial. Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found.
  • The Flu Is FAR WORSE Than We’re Being Told: Tens Of Thousands Of Americans Are DYING

    01/27/2018 8:35:55 PM PST · by blam · 248 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 1-27-2018 | Cat Ellis
    We all know that this year’s flu season is bad. I have been pouring over numbers and reports over the past few days, and it’s actually even worse than we’re hearing about. Tens of thousands of Americans are dying. It’s now worse than the 2009 swine flu outbreak and is on track with the 2014-15 strain. And it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Despite this, the media is downplaying the severity of the flu and the government makes the statistics pretty difficult to find. Are they trying to avoid a panic? Do they know something we don’t? Here’s...
  • 11-Year-Old Illinois Girl...Medical Marijuana Case

    01/22/2018 8:36:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/22/2018
    Ashley was a toddler in December 2008, when she was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her doctors gave the little girl several rounds of chemotherapy and spinal injections to fight the cancer. The treatment sent her cancer into remission, but one of the spinal injections triggered seizures. She’s been plagued by debilitating seizures since the age of 2, and remained on a number of medications with several serious side effects.... ... To the Surins, the patch and the oil seemed simple and straight forward. Ashley gets what looks like a small bandage on her foot twice a day. They rub...
  • Flu Season Getting Worse, As Illness Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

    01/21/2018 4:27:01 PM PST · by blam · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-21-2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The flu season that's already been the worst in nearly a decade is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, according to the latest report released Friday from the nation's health protection agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu that is blanketing every state except Hawaii is growing more intense and deadly. So far this season, the flu has claimed the lives of at least 30 children, according to the latest CDC report. "The peak of flu season is in February, so we have about a month for things to get worse," Dr. Manny Alvarez,...
  • Flu May Be Spread Just By Breathing, New Study Says

    01/19/2018 6:43:31 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 1-19-2017 | Tracy Seipel
    Until now, most people thought you caught the flu after being exposed to droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes, or by touching contaminated surfaces. But a study released Thursday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that we may pass the flu to others just by breathing. The study — which included researchers who are now working at San Jose State University and UC Berkeley — offers new evidence on the importance of the flu’s airborne qualities and how it can easily be transmitted to others. Researchers found large quantities of infectious viruses in the...
  • The 80 Questions White House Reporters Asked Dr. Ronny Jackson About Donald Trump’s Health

    01/18/2018 10:03:26 AM PST · by DFG · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/17/2018 | Charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump’s military doctor Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam of the president’s health and although the results were “excellent,” he answered questions about the president’s health at the White House press briefing on Tuesday. Dr. Jackson stood at the podium and answered questions from reporters for over 50 minutes, reassuring them that the president was healthy, he did not wear dentures, he did not have heart disease, and was mentally fit for duty. Here are the 80 questions that were asked.
  • Health sharing ministries - advice?

    01/18/2018 9:05:21 AM PST · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    me | 01/18/2018 | tbw2
    Husband just lost job. We're looking at health sharing ministries as a lower cost way of saving on premiums compared to COBRA. What has been your experience with health sharing ministries? Which one would you recommend? Which ones don't make processing medical bills/claims a hassle? What should I look out for?