Health – Navva https://navva.org Navva Trending News Thu, 23 May 2019 23:44:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 https://navva.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cropped-if_099310-feedburner-logo_55985-32x32.png Health – Navva https://navva.org 32 32 China orders research into the world's first gene-crafted baby & # 39; s & # 39; World news https://navva.org/canada/health/china-orders-research-into-the-worlds-first-gene-crafted-baby-39-s-39-world-news/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:28:53 +0000 https://navva.org/canada/canada/china-orders-research-into-the-worlds-first-gene-crafted-baby-39-s-39-world-news/

Beijing has commissioned research into claims by a Chinese scientist to have made the world's first genetically engineered babies, a step that would be a pioneering medical scoop but that generated a barrage of criticism .

A video posted on YouTube by college professor He Jiankui said twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had changed their DNA to prevent them from incurring HIV, causing a heated debate within the scientific community.

While experts doubted the claimed breakthrough and others rejected it as a modern form of eugenics, China's National Health Commission ordered an "immediate investigation" into the case, the official Xinhua news agency reported early Tuesday, referring to a statement on the NHC website.

The professor, trained at Stanford University in the US and working from a laboratory in the South China city of Shenzhen, said that the DNA of the twins has been adapted using CRISPR, a technique that allows scientists to to be removed and replaced with the utmost precision.

The development emerged on Sunday in an article published by the journal MIT Technology Review, which referred to medical documents that were placed online by He's research team to recruit couples for the experiments.

He said that the baby's, known as "Lulu" and "Nana", although they are not their real name, were born through regular IVF but using an egg that was specially adapted before it was inserted into the womb .

"Immediately after her husband's sperm was sent into her egg, an embryologist also sent CRISPR / Cas9 proteins and instructions to perform a gene operation designed to protect the girls from future HIV infections," he said.

Editing genes is a possible solution to hereditary diseases, but it is extremely controversial because the changes are passed on to future generations and can ultimately affect the entire gene pool.

The MIT Technology Review warned "the technology is ethically charged".

The claims are coming this week at a conference of world experts in Hong Kong. He expected to speak Wednesday and Thursday.

But there is as yet no independent verification of his claims, which have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal – an omission that has taken the critics of the scientist.

The research has been strongly criticized by Chinese scientists and institutions. The university where he works said that he has had unpaid leave since February and that his research is a "serious violation of academic ethics and standards."

"This research was conducted by Professor He Jiankui outside the school," said the Southern University of Science and Technology in a statement Monday.

Rice University in the United States said it will investigate the involvement of Professor of Physics Michael Deem. This type of gene processing is banned in the US, although Deem said he was working with him on the project in China.

"Regardless of where it was carried out, this work as described in press releases violates the guidelines for scientific behavior and is not in line with the ethical standards of the scientific community and the Rice University," the school said in a statement.

And a joint statement by a group of 100 scientists in China criticized the findings and called for better state legislation.

"It is a big blow for the worldwide reputation and development of biomedical research in China," said the statement on the social media platform Weibo.

"It is extremely unfair to the vast majority of Chinese scientists who are diligent in scientific research and innovation."

Other scientists around the world were also critical, some said that a YouTube video was an inadequate way to announce scientific findings, and others warned that exposing healthy embryos and children to gene processing was irresponsible.

Professor Joyce Harper, professor of genetics and human embryology at the UCL in London, said: "Today's report on genomic human embryos against HIV resistance is premature, dangerous and irresponsible."

One independent expert even wondered whether the claim could be a fraud. Deem, the rice scientist who says he participated in the work, called it ridiculous.

"Of course the work has happened," Deem said. "I met the parents, I was there for the informed consent of the parents. & # 39;

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Study sugges ADHD is genetic, can help lead to new treatments https://navva.org/india/health/study-sugges-adhd-is-genetic-can-help-lead-to-new-treatments/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:54:54 +0000 https://navva.org/india/india/study-sugges-adhd-is-genetic-can-help-lead-to-new-treatments/

MONDAY, November 26, 2018 – Millions of American children with ADHD, an attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 55,000 people and identified 12 gene regions related to ADHD. These regions are likely to affect the central nervous system, according to the authors of the study. The discovery could help scientists develop new treatments for ADHD affecting more than 9 percent of American children.

"We all carry genetic risk variants for ADHD," explained researcher Anders Borglum, a professor of biomedicine at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. "The more we have, the greater our risk of developing ADHD."

Those same genetic areas share a connection with 200 other diseases and properties, he said. The researchers also discovered that 44 gene variants involved in ADHD are related to depression, anorexia and insomnia.

"We now understand better why some people develop ADHD and start to understand the underlying biology, paving the way for a new and better treatment of ADHD," added Borglum.

The genetic areas that his team exposed show that this is mainly a brain disorder, Borglum said.

The researchers also found that genes that are linked to ADHD play a role in the interaction of brain cells and also influence the development of speech, the learning and regulation of dopamine, a chemical messenger that carries signals between brain cells.

Yet the vast majority of ADHD genetics are still undiscovered and larger studies will be needed, Borglum said.

Study author Stephen Faraone noted that the team "found 12 of the very many – we do not know how many – probably thousands of genes related to ADHD." Pharaone is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.

The researchers do not expect to discover one, two or even ten genes that each have a dramatic effect on causing ADHD and can be used to diagnose the disorder or to quickly develop a treatment, he said. Most likely, a combination of genes and environmental factors causes ADHD, according to the authors of the study.

Environmental factors may be: being born prematurely and having too little or having to deal with developmental problems, such as fetal alcohol syndrome, Faraone said.

Interestingly enough, he added that, although medications work in the treatment of ADHD, they are not focused on the genes that, according to the researchers, were linked to the disorder. None of the genes affected by the drugs appeared in their analysis of genes that are bound to ADHD, Faraone said.

The report was published online on November 26 in the journal Nature Genetics.

Ronald Brown, dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, said: "This is a promising study because it provides further evidence that ADHD is likely to be a hereditary condition." Brown was not involved in the study, but was familiar with the findings.

It has been clear for years that ADHD works in families, he said. These findings are also important because they suggest that certain therapies that are effective for a family member are likely to be effective for other family members who have diagnosed ADHD, he added.

This study is also important because it shows that different mental disorders are probably linked to these genes, although no cause-effect relationship has been demonstrated in the study. This information could help families with prevention and early intervention efforts, Brown said.

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CSU is considering the implementation of meningitis vaccine requirement for all students – The Daily Aztec https://navva.org/uk/health/csu-is-considering-the-implementation-of-meningitis-vaccine-requirement-for-all-students-the-daily-aztec/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:47:39 +0000 https://navva.org/uk/uk/csu-is-considering-the-implementation-of-meningitis-vaccine-requirement-for-all-students-the-daily-aztec/

by Shauny Silas, Staff Writer

After an outbreak of campus meningitis earlier in the semester, San Diego State is considering to require all students to receive the vaccine against Meningitis-B by the fall of 2019.

Three reported cases of meningococcal meningitis since June 2018 prompted the Department of Health and Human Services in San Diego to report an outbreak in September. There were three reported cases during the school year 2017-18 and a student died in 2014 of the disease.

Nevertheless, the meningitis B vaccine is currently not required by the system-wide policy of California State University. The spokesman for the university, Cory Marshall, said that discussions are currently under way on changing this policy, although they are only provisional.

"After ongoing discussions with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and as part of our collaboration with HHSA, San Diego State University is at first discussions within the university about the possibility of adding the meningococcal B vaccine to the set of required vaccinations for incoming students, "said the e-mail.

Since the outbreak, the university has encouraged all undergraduates younger than 23 to receive the vaccine if they have not already. In an e-mail dated November 21 to members of the SDSU community, Cynthia Cornelius, medical director for student health, told students that they would be encouraged to be vaccinated, to enter their immunization records if they had already been vaccinated or sign a declination form indicating that they understand the risks of meningitis, but still have no intentions to be vaccinated.

Marshall said many students have already received the Menveo or Menactra vaccination as teenagers who protect against meningococcal diseases A, C, W and Y.

The university has engaged in numerous efforts on campus to increase the number of vaccinated students. Two clinics were held in October in Viejas arena for students to get the first vaccine in the series of two that are needed. However, approximately 350 of the administered vaccines were later found to be defective due to a Walgreens temperature problem.

Grower, film and new media first-year Cassidy Stahl said she believes that the meningitis B vaccine should be needed for all incoming students, especially after the problems she went through this semester after they had to take the preventive pill when the outbreak for the first was declared.

"It was so & # 39; n pain," Stahl said. "I waited at least one hour for the preventive pill and then had to go to the Viejas arena to get the first vaccine, and I get my second home doctor's second when I go home, so it will be easier."

Senior Jessica Michael, social worker, said she has not received the vaccine against meningitis B and has no plans to get one in the future.

"I do not know if it should be mandatory, it should be your choice if you want to receive the vaccine," said Michael. "I absolutely believe that the university should concentrate on the education and awareness of the disease for incoming students."

Student Health Services offers free after-hours clinics to students from 4.30 pm. until 6 pm, from Monday to Thursday until November 29. Students can also make an appointment during the regular hours to receive the vaccination.

Meningococcal disease is spread through contact such as kissing, sharing cups, coughing and prolonged contact, such as living in close circles. Symptoms of the disease are fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting and confusion.

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Top News in Pediatrics November 26, 2018 (9 of 10) https://navva.org/ireland/health/top-news-in-pediatrics-november-26-2018-9-of-10/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:50:52 +0000 https://navva.org/ireland/ireland/top-news-in-pediatrics-november-26-2018-9-of-10/

"Not for the children." It is a centuries-old plea for parents to prevent conflicts and strong negative emotions around their children.

But new research by a Washington-based scientist does not agree with this, showing that it is better to express negative emotions in a healthy way than to top them up.

Sara Waters, an assistant professor at the Department of Human Development at the WSU Vancouver campus, and co-authors from the University of California, Berkley and the University of California, San Francisco, write about their findings in the journal Emotion.

"We wanted to look at how we suppress emotions and how that changes the way parents and children interact," Waters said. "Children get oppressed, but it's something that many parents think it's good to do."

The study was conducted on 109 mothers or fathers with their children in San Francisco. The sample was divided almost equally between mothers and fathers, because the scientists wanted to see if there were differences in the results between genders.

First, the researchers gave the parent a stressful task: speaking in public with negative feedback from the audience. Then the parents got an activity to complete with their children, some being told randomly to suppress their emotions. The others were told that they had to act naturally.

The activity was the same for all couples and worked together to put together a Lego project. However, the children of 7-11 years old received the paper instructions, but were not allowed to touch the Legos. The parents had to put together the project, but could not view the instructions. This forced them to work closely together to succeed.

"We were interested in behavior," Waters said. "We looked at the responsiveness, the heat, the quality of the interactions, how the parent advised the child."

Waters and her co-authors showed a team of undergraduate research assistants from WSU Vancouver to view all 109 video's of the interactions to highlight each case of warmth, guidance and other emotions.

Both the parent and the child were also connected to a variety of sensors, to measure heart rate, stress levels, etc. The authors of the research combined that data with the coding made by the assistants to get their results.

"The action to suppress their stress made parents less positive partners during the Lego task," said Waters. "They offered less guidance, but it was not only the parents who responded, those children were less responsive and positive for their parents, it is almost as if the parents were transferring these emotions."

Gender differences

Because the team did so much effort to get an equal mother / father distribution, they were able to make further discoveries. It turns out that emotional oppression made children more sensitive to their mothers. The children showed less change in their reactions when a father suppressed his emotions, Waters said.

For now there are insufficient data about fathers and their children in emotion studies to be able to say why.

"We simply do not have much research on fathers, because it is very difficult to let fathers participate in research projects," said Waters. "It took a lot of work to get enough fathers in this study."

Earlier research has shown that men are generally more inclined to suppress their emotions. Waters suspects that it is possible that a father suppresses his emotions is not unusual, so it did not have much impact on the children in this study.

Children pick up emotional remnants

Waters said there are dozens of studies showing that children are good at picking up & # 39; emotional residue & # 39; from their parents.

"Children are good at picking up subtle signals of emotions," she said. "If they feel that something negative has happened, and the parents do normally and not to the address, that is confusing for them, these are two contradictory messages that are sent."

Instead of suppressing emotions for your children, Waters suggests that the best way is to show children a healthy conflict, from start to finish.

"Show them the whole process," she said. "That helps children to learn how to regulate their own emotions and solve problems, they see that problems can be solved." It is best to let the children know that you are angry and tell them what you are going to do about it. situation. "

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Chinese gene-edit baby claim arouses indignation https://navva.org/singapore/health/chinese-gene-edit-baby-claim-arouses-indignation/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:37:51 +0000 https://navva.org/singapore/singapore/chinese-gene-edit-baby-claim-arouses-indignation/

Scientists and bioethics experts responded with alarm, anger and alarm to the claim of a Chinese researcher that he helped to make the world the first genetically modified babies in the world.

He Jiankui from the Southern University of Science and Technology in China said he has modified the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to resist possible future infections with the AIDS virus – a questionable goal ethical and scientific.

There is no independent confirmation of what He says he did, and it is not published in a journal where other experts can assess it.

He unveiled it on Monday in Hong Kong, where a gene editing conference is underway, and earlier in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press.

Response to the claim was fast and hard.

More than 100 scientists have signed a petition calling for a better overview of experiments for gene processing.

The university where he is based said that it hires experts to investigate, and says that the work is "seriously inconsistent with academic ethics and standards & # 39;

A spokesperson for He said he has been on leave since the beginning of this year, but he stays at the faculty and has a lab at the university.

Authorities in Shenzhen, the city where the He laboratory is located, have also initiated an investigation.

Gene editing is a way to rewrite DNA, the code of life, to try to deliver a missing gene that is needed or to eliminate a problem that causes problems. It has only recently been tried in adults to treat serious diseases.

Editing eggs, semen, or embryos is different because it makes permanent changes that can be passed on to future generations. The risks of it are unknown and leading scientists have requested a moratorium on their use, except in laboratory studies, until more has been learned.

Concerns have been expressed about how he says he went further and whether the participants really understood the potential risks and benefits before they signed up to try pregnancy with embryo embryos.

He says he started work in 2017, but he announced it earlier this month on a Chinese register of clinical trials alone.

The concerns about the secret have been exacerbated by the lack of evidence for his claims. He said that the parents involved refused to be identified or interviewed, and he would not say where they live or where the work was done.

Other experts even wonder whether the claim can be a fraud.


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Measles outbreak affects ultra-orthodox areas more difficult https://navva.org/israel/health/measles-outbreak-affects-ultra-orthodox-areas-more-difficult/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:11:01 +0000 https://navva.org/israel/israel/measles-outbreak-affects-ultra-orthodox-areas-more-difficult/

Jerusalem, Safed and Bnei Brak, all cities with substantially large ultra-orthodox populations, suffer the most cases of measles.

Nine months after the outbreak of the measles epidemic in Israel, the Ministry of Health published data on the epidemic per site. The figures show that of the 2040 cases reported so far, the highest number was registered in Jerusalem – 874 patients, in Beit Shemesh, 266 and in Safed 149 patients. 97 cases were reported in Bnei Brak and 95 people received measles in Beitar Ilit.

Measles vaccine (photo: Shutterstock)

Measles vaccine (Photo: Shutterstock)

The data also shows that Tel Aviv, the second most populous city in Israel, recorded 52 cases of measles, while small communities such as Or HaGanuz, a religious community of only 600 inhabitants in the north, 22 patients and in Kiryat Ye & # 39; arim an ultra-orthodox city near Jerusalem with fewer than 5000 inhabitants, 19 people suffer from measles.

The data from the Ministry of Health indicate that places with a high incidence of measles are at the top of the list with a large religious and ultra-orthodox population.

The total number of immunizations in Israel is over 97%, which explains that in large places only one or two people have contracted the disease. In Haifa, the third largest city, two patients were registered and in Rishon LeZion, the fourth largest city with a quarter of a million inhabitants, there were only four cases of measles.

In an attempt to stop the spread of the outbreak in Jerusalem, the clinics of cities have expanded their opening hours in recent weeks to enable parents to vaccinate their children. In addition, special ambulances were sent to the ultra-orthodox neighborhoods to vaccinate residents on the orders of Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman.

Even rabbis, led by the Sephardic chief rabbi, took part in the appeal of Litzman and the Ministry of Health and published Halchic statements demanding that the public be vaccinated. In addition, more nurse internships have been added in the Jerusalem District and the access of non-vaccinated visitors to sensitive hospital departments is limited.

Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman (Photo: Effi Sharir)

Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman (Photo: Effi Sharir)

On Sunday morning, the State Control Committee of the Knesset held a discussion on the preparedness of the Ministry of Health to stop the measles epidemic. "We have increased the immunization of measles in all relevant communities," said Deputy Minister Litzman. "I am pleased with the dramatic increase in public awareness of the importance of immunization, thanks to the intensive work of our medical teams, and there is still room for additional improvement, and I urge the entire population to be vaccinated to avoid that an outbreak of the disease. "

The "Midaat" organization, which is committed to awareness of health issues, explains that vaccinations also protect individuals in the population who have not been immunized, a phenomenon that & # 39; herd immunity & # 39; is called. Thus, infants who have not yet been vaccinated, people with a poor immune system, elderly people whose immune system is weakened, and even people who deliberately choose not to be vaccinated, are protected against disease by the "protective barrier" around them.

The higher the number of people who have not been immunized, from laziness or ideological resistance, the more cracks in the protective barrier. That is how the number of infected people increases.

Data from the Ministry of Health indicate that the age group with the highest incidence of measles is between one and four years old – 614 patients. Between the ages of 5-9, 399 patients were reported, and among the age group 10-19, 265 patients were affected by the disease. 358 children under the age of one year received measles.

Last weekend, the youngest patient who received measles in Israel, a three-week-old baby was admitted to the Mayanei Hayeshua hospital in Bnei Brak. The baby had the illness of his mother, who had not been vaccinated and herself became ill when he was only a week old. The mother was apparently infected by another family member. The condition of the baby is stable.

"Measles at such a young age are rare", says Prof. Eli Somech, director of the children's department of the hospital and specialist in infectious diseases. "In the medical literature there are only a few reports of morbidity at this age, because most babies are protected by antibodies that have been transmitted by the mother before birth, and are also not exposed to the environment in general. "


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A mother reminds people to vaccinate their children after her cancer-struck daughter has contracted measles https://navva.org/malaysia/health/a-mother-reminds-people-to-vaccinate-their-children-after-her-cancer-struck-daughter-has-contracted-measles/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:06:52 +0000 https://navva.org/malaysia/others/a-mother-reminds-people-to-vaccinate-their-children-after-her-cancer-struck-daughter-has-contracted-measles/


Nicole Stellon O & # 39; Donnell contacted Twitter last week to remind followers of the importance of vaccines after her cancer-struck daughter had contracted measles.

In her thread, O & # 39; Donnell explained that her daughter could not be vaccinated herself because chemotherapy left her with a weakened immune system. She wrote that too the examination room of her daughter needed a "final cleaning" that disrupted other treatments for cancer patients. O & # 39; Donnell also mentioned other potential risks of not vaccinating children, such as other children with immunocompromation who need painful shots to increase their number of white blood cells.

O & # 39; Donnell & # 39; s thread illustrated what can happen if people skip vaccinations

Vaccinating children with a healthy immune system prevents situations such as O & # 39; s Donnell has gone through because these vaccines stop the spread of measles, polio and other potentially fatal diseases, according to the Mayo Clinic. These vaccines become especially important for children who can not be vaccinated because of compromised immune systems or allergies to components of the vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


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Vaccines contain dead or weakened strains of the respective disease that protects each vaccine against, according to Nemours, a health system for non-profit children. When a person is vaccinated, the body makes antibodies that protect against the strain, so if a living version would enter the body, a person would be better prepared to fight the contracted disease. The CDC currently advises the measles vaccine for children aged 12 months and older.

In addition to providing protection for yourself, vaccines can protect an entire community thanks to a concept known as "herd immunity," meaning that the more people are vaccinated, the less likely a disease spreads, according to the US Department of Health and Human Health Services (HHS). When the immunity of the herd comes into effect, even those who can not get vaccines will have a lower chance of getting a life-threatening illness. If you stay on top of your vaccinations, this has far-reaching benefits for people with reduced immunity, whether it is a person with HIV / AIDS, type 1 diabetes or cancer like the daughter of O & # 39; Donnell.

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Woman dies from rare dementia, contracted from baby during pregnancy https://navva.org/newzealand/health/woman-dies-from-rare-dementia-contracted-from-baby-during-pregnancy/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:04:38 +0000 https://navva.org/newzealand/newzealand/woman-dies-from-rare-dementia-contracted-from-baby-during-pregnancy/

A woman has died from a rare form of dementia, decades after it is suspected that she has contracted her own baby's illness during her pregnancy.

Her husband died two decades ago from the sporadic disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob, but her own genes appeared to be free of the responsible mutation, reports the Daily Mail.

The unidentified woman from Denmark, however, died of the same crippling disease as her late husband when she was in the seventies.

Her son, whose identity is also withheld, but is known to be 53 and a father himself, is now exhibiting symptoms & # 39; of sporadic CJD.

Doctors now believe that the son inherited the mutated gene responsible for the disease from his father before returning it to his mother in the womb.

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Cells of the fetus containing the toxic proteins are assumed to have traveled through the placenta in its bloodstream before they are absorbed into the brain.

The fatal condition causes irreversible brain damage caused by abnormal proteins called prions and which gradually destroy brain cells.

The rare case was discovered by a team of doctors at the Danish reference center for prion diseases in the University Hospital of Copenhagen.

The woman was diagnosed with sporadic CJD before the disorder was linked to her deceased husband or husband.

CJD occurs because of abnormal proteins called prions and which cause nerve cell damage.

Prions can occur spontaneously, be inherited or transferred to infected surgical equipment.

There is no medicine.

The treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and making patients comfortable through painkillers and antidepressants.

Ausrine Areskeviciute, one of the doctors who came across the case, told The Times that it is a very sad story. is.

She said: "We already know that when a woman is pregnant, cells of the baby travel through the placenta and move around her body, stay in different organs.

"However, in this case, the fetus carried the mutation for the misfolded proteins, and its cells may also have misfolded proteins when they entered the mother's body."

Mrs Areskeviciute added that she might have started the process years later that led to her death.

The case of CJD, which is considered a form of dementia, was published in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology.

CJD, of which there are four main types, is a prion disease, which derives its name from "protein" and "contagious".

It is defined by proteins in the nervous system that take on an unusual form, which then spreads in a domino-like effect to cause lesions in the brain.

Approximately 85 percent of cases occur randomly, while 10-15 percent are inherited. CJD is taken over in less than one percent of the incidents.

Gecko cows disease is also a prion disorder, which occurs when a person eats meat from cattle that has been affected by a similar disease.

Sporadic form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob only affects one in a million people a year in Great Britain, according to NHS figures.

This comes after research released earlier this year, suggesting that prion diseases can be spread during operations via poorly cleaned surgical equipment.

What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, fatal condition that causes irreversible brain damage.

Symptoms, which deteriorate rapidly over time, include:

Loss of intellect and memory
Personality changes
Loss of balance and coordination
Unclear speech
Vision problems and blindness
Abnormal jerky movements
Loss of mobility

Most patients die within a year of the onset of symptoms, usually as a result of an infection caused by immobility.


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Manitoba paramedics to give olanzapine to meth users https://navva.org/canada/health/manitoba-paramedics-to-give-olanzapine-to-meth-users/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:42:53 +0000 https://navva.org/canada/canada/manitoba-paramedics-to-give-olanzapine-to-meth-users/

Manitoba becomes the first province in Canada that allows paramedics to give olanzapine to people on methamphetamine with an antipsychotic.

The Government of Manitoba announced Monday a new protocol to allow paramedics to administer the drug to agitated meth users who are at risk of psychosis.

"Paramedics have seen firsthand how a person's behavior can change quickly when they use meth," said Health Minister, Senior and Activing Living Cameron Friesen in a press release.

"By giving paramedics the ability to administer olanzapine, we provide them with another tool to protect their patients, themselves and others."

The drug, which reduces or prevents the symptoms of psychosis, is currently used in a number of clinical settings.

The paramedics of Manitoba must consult a supervisor before they can give the oral disintegrating tablets to consenting patients.

"We are pleased to see that paramedics throughout the county can administer olanzapine in cases of known or suspected methamphetamine use," said Brent Bekiaris, president of the Paramedic Association of Manitoba, in a press release.

"These patients can quickly develop paranoia and show violent behavior, even when assessed, so additional treatment options are needed."

The protocol will take effect in early December.


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Estudio demuestra que el cerebro puede predecir el futuro https://navva.org/argentina/health/estudio-demuestra-que-el-cerebro-puede-predecir-el-futuro/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:07:53 +0000 https://navva.org/argentina/argentina/estudio-demuestra-que-el-cerebro-puede-predecir-el-futuro/

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(Caracas, 26 de noviembre – Noticias24) .- Se ha descubierto que el cerebro puede realizar predicciones temporales que están and diferentes partes de ese órgano por in the middle of the dos 'relojes'.

El estudio fue realizado por Cientificos de la Universidad de California and Berkeley (Estados Unidos) sugiere que "hay dos formas distintas" and que esos sistemas cerebrales "nos permit no solo existir", sino también "anticipar de manera assets el futuro", explicó el especialista que ha liderado esta investigación, Assaf Breska, informó el portal Science Daily.

El sistema basado and el ritmo "es sensible a eventos periódicos, como lo que es innato al habla y la música". Por otra parte, "el sistema de intervalos proporciona una capacidad de anticipación más general, sensible a read regularidades temporales incluso and ausencia de una señal rítmica ".

Un de la primera situación sería mover el cuerpo antes de que suen la primera note de la música que esperamos, mientras que la segunda se ilustraría con el hecho de pisar el pedal del acelerador una fracción de segundo antes de que cambie la luz del semforo .

Este descubrimiento desafía la idea de que un solo sistema cerebral maneja todas nuestras necesidades temporales, sino que contamos con otro respaldo.

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