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The American College of Physicians recommends A1C levels between 7 to 8 percent: shots

A large medical association has today suggested that doctors who treat people with type 2 diabetes can put less aggressive blood sugar goals. But medical groups specializing in diabetes are harshly opposed. Half a dozen medical groups have carefully studied the best treatment guidelines for the 29 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes and found slightly different guidelines. The …

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Kansas officials worried about youth mental health

Kansas officials worried about youth mental health care 5. March 2018 Updated: March 5, 2018 10:54 HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – Kansas officials handling adolescents in the district court After a drastic change last year in the state juvenile justice laws, authorities are concerned about trends in mental health care. The Hutchinson News reports that officials often have months of waiting …

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A surgeon was suspended for having operated on the wrong patient – and his colleagues went on strike

Hundreds of doctors protest against the suspension of a colleague accused of having brain surgery on the wrong patient at a hospital in Kenya. A neurosurgeon and medical team at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi – a major referral hospital for The Department of Health reportedly opened the wrong patient's skull last month to remove a blood clot after the …

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South Africa: meat producer Eskort calls for calm as Listeriosis source was identified

KwaZulu-Natal's Processed Meat Producer Eskort has calmed down under the announcement of Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi that processed meat was the source of South Africa's most recent and worst listeriosis outbreak. As of Sunday, the listeriosis outbreak claimed 180 lives and hospital stays of another 1 000. The polkwane holdings of Enterprise Flakes' Enterprise Foods of Tiger Brands were identified …

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Capture brain signals with soft electronics

PHOTO: Klas Tybrandt, LOE, has developed a new technology for long-term stable neural recording. It is based on a novel elastic material that is biocompatible and retains high electrical conductivity, even when … view more Photo credit: Thor Balkhed Klas Tybrandt, Project Leader at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University, has developed a new technology for long-term stable …

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Health Tip: Your teeth are tough

(HealthDay News) – Your teeth are incredibly strong, and with proper care and regular dental visits, you can keep them that way. The American Dental Association offers these "dental truths": Tooth Enamel, which is 96 percent mineral, is the hardest substance in the body. Your teeth can exert an average of 200 pounds of pressure while biting. Teeth can last …

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Motsoaledi says answer team ready to deal with the effects of # ListerioseOutbreak

Johannesburg – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says a multisectoral response team has been set up to address the impact of the listeriosis outbreak that has hit the country. Motsoaledi warned against putting the blame on his department as food production and consumption fell into the hands of various departments such as agriculture, commerce and industry, communities and health. The panic …

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