Health

Hacienda Healthcare nurse charged with sexually assaulting woman in vegetative state who gave birth

01/24/2019 Health

Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse who was caring for the woman at the Hacienda HealthCare facility, has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, according to court documents from Maricopa County Superior Court. A court order compelled Sutherland to provide a DNA sample to investigators on Tuesday, and crime lab technicians determined his DNA “matched the baby,” Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said. Sutherland was arrested on Tuesday. A judge setRead More

How likely are you to live to 90? Depends on your gender and body size

01/23/2019 Health

The study found women who lived to 90 were, on average, taller and had put on less weight since the age of 20 as compared to women who were shorter and heavier. No such association was seen for men. However, men saw more benefit from physical activity than women. While the study is observational and cannot establish cause, the findings “provide interesting hints that men’s and women’s health might respond differently to BMI, height and exercise,” said epidemiologist David Carslake,Read More

Trump’s drug ad price transparency contains huge loophole, researchers identify

01/23/2019 Health

But the study found that the effect was mitigated when the advertisements included modifiers, such as saying the medication might not cost anything due to insurance coverage or other discounts. Pharmaceutical companies have been pushing for such modifiers to be allowed in the ads. “This regulation has good intentions, but the design of it leaves a huge loophole, and without getting rid of it, this law will have no effect,” said study co-author Ge Bai, an expert on health careRead More

Gene-edited babies were illegal, say Chinese authorities

01/22/2019 Health

In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked international outrage when he announced that twin girls — Lulu and Nana — had been born with modified DNA to make them resistant to HIV. He later claimed a second woman was pregnant as a result of the research. On Monday, Xinhua appeared to confirm the existence of the second pregnancy, but did not give any further details. On Monday, investigators from Guangdong Province Health Commission said that “the case has been initiallyRead More

3-week-old baby in urgent need of new heart dies

01/21/2019 Health

The Facebook group, Find a Heart for Carter, shared a post from his mother Saturday letting followers know that he had died. His parents, Sarah and Chris Cookson, started the social media campaign #findaheartforcarter, hoping to locate the heart that their son needed to survive. “Today he could not fight anymore… at 5.44 pm our brave baby boy Carter John Cookson gained his angel wings and flew into his big brothers arms,” the post said. The Cookson’s first son, Charlie,Read More

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