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Antibiotics in comparison to surgery is a cheaper and effective alternative, finds study

Antibiotics in comparison to surgery is a cheaper and effective alternative, finds study

Treatment historically for appendicitis has remained surgery, but a new study has unveiled antibiotics can be as good as surgery and may be even better than it in many cases among children. Children who were treated with antibiotics rather than surgery in which appendix is removed produced slightly better outcomes.

The researchers said that in around 75% of the cases in which child having appendicitis treated with antibiotics rather than surgery, a year later, the children recover and never required to undergo surgery to remove their appendix.

Amid E. coli outbreak, Chipotle Withdraws Its 2016 Comp Guidance

Amid E. coli outbreak, Chipotle Withdraws Its 2016 Comp Guidance

Chipotle Mexican Grill after being badly hit by E. coli outbreak has presented bleak Q4 earnings. The company even withdrew its 2016 comp guidance after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said new cases of E. coli infections have been linked to the restaurant.

Chipotle in a statement said on Friday, “They have taken aggressive actions to implement industry-leading food safety and food handling practices in all of its restaurants and throughout its supply chain”.

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Trader Joe's issues Recall on Triple Ginger Brew after reports of Exploding

Trader Joe's issues Recall on Triple Ginger Brew after reports of Exploding

Chain of specialty grocery stores, Trader Joe's, has made an announcement to recall its Triple Ginger Brew beverage on a national scale after people claimed that many unopened bottles are exploding and shattering on shelves.

Monrovia headquartered Trader Joe's said in a statement that people who have bought its Triple Ginger Brew should handle the bottles with care. They should dispose of bottles right after in a container, the company added.

Girls born conjoined at skull and membrane revisit hospital that separated them 13 years back

Girls born conjoined at skull and membrane revisit hospital that separated them 13 years back

Over 13 years after getting separate, formerly conjoined twin sisters Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Alvarez, also known as the ‘Las Dos Marias’, gave a visit at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. They brought cheer to the doctors and nurses who were behind their separation.

As per the UCLA website, the identical twin sisters were just a year old when they went under a complicate, complex and draining 23-hour long surgery for separation. They were born conjoined at the skull and membrane that shields and protects the brain.

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70% to 90% of cancers are due to external risk factors: Study

70% to 90% of cancers are due to external risk factors: Study

A new study has cancelled ‘bad luck hypothesis’ in cancer occurrence by unveiling that outside influences play a far greater role. Nine out of 10 cancers take place due to environmental and external factors like smoking, drinking, and sun exposure and air pollution.

It means that there are many cancers that may be preventable than previously thought. The researchers have suggested that people should be introduced healthy lifestyle changes in order to reduce their risk of getting diagnosed with cancer.

Elderly ESRD patients have 50% less chances of getting infected with shingles after taking shingles vaccine

1A--Elderly ESRD patients have 50% less chances of getting infected with shingles after taking shingles vaccine

According to a latest study, elderly patients suffering from end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, who get the shingles vaccine, were 50% less likely to be get shingles infection. Shingles itself is risky for people above 65 years.

A separate research recently discovered that shingles patients were over twice as likely as other people above age 65 to suffer a stroke and almost double as likely to suffer a heart attack during first 7 days post diagnosis.

Study Links Exposure to Secondhand Smoke with Infertility in Women

Study Links Exposure to Secondhand Smoke with Infertility in Women

Researchers through a recently conducted study have found that exposure to secondhand smoke can cause infertility in women. It can even result in early menopause, warned researchers.

The study researchers compared their findings with lifetime non-smoking women who are not at all exposed to passive smoking.

Researchers for their study involved over 93,000 women who took part in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI OS) between 1993 and 1998. They analyzed the data on natural menopause age fertility issues and smoking habits.

With arrival of peak flu season, medical officials urging people to get flu shots

With arrival of peak flu season, medical officials urging people to get flu shots

As the Tri-state is heading into peak flu season, local medical officials have recommended people to get their flu shots. Monique Murphy-Mijares, Valley View Medical Center spokeswoman, has suggested everybody to ‘get vaccinated’.

Murphy-Mijares added that this was the best accessible kind of protection from the virus. She mentioned that though there are still chances of contracting the flu after getting a vaccination, they are quite low.

Every year, on average, 5 to 20% Arizona population contracts the flu, and over 4,000 people were hospitalized from flu complications.

Drug developer Advaxis Inc’s shares up as much as 38%

Drug developer Advaxis Inc’s shares up as much as 38%

On Wednesday, drug developer Advaxis Inc said that the US Food and Drug Administration had lifted a clinical ban on its three experimental cancer therapies. The move has sent the shares of the company up by as much as 38%.

In October, the US health regulator had put the mid-stage trials of the lead therapy of the company, axalimogene filolisbac, on hold following the death of a patient.

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FDA gives green-signal to Basaglar, cost-effective version to Lantus, to treat diabetes

FDA gives green-signal to Basaglar, cost-effective version to Lantus, to treat diabetes

Basaglar, a cheaper alternative to the drug Lantus from Sanofi AG, to treat diabetes has received a go-ahead by FDA. The diabetes drug by Eli Lilly & Co. is the first ‘follow-on’ insulin glargine product meant to improve glycemic control in adult and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults having type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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