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In Canada, a program that provides safe opioids to drug addicts is saving lives. The London, Ont.-based program provided clients with a daily dose of prescription opioid tablets, along with basic health care, counseling and social services. Read more

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As opioid overdose deaths continue to rise, a Canadian program points to a way to save lives: provide “safer” opioids to people at high risk of overdose.

The drug may be an effective new way to relieve eczema in young children. The monoclonal antibody dupilumab is both effective and safe for children as young as 6 months old, according to a new study. This has already prompted the US Food and Drug Administration to expand the approved age range for the drug. Read more

'Changing life': New drug relieves severe eczema in young children

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Sonia Dhaliwal knows exactly how serious childhood eczema can be.

Do you suffer from sleep apnea and heart disease?  CPAP can prevent you from going to the hospital

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with heart disease should be screened for sleep apnea, authors of a new study suggest. They found that constant use of a CPAP machine reduced the chances of ending up in the hospital for heart problems.

STD cases soar in US amid calls for better prevention efforts

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Rising cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have prompted U.S. public health experts to call for more prevention and treatment.

Certain illnesses can prevent obtaining a green card https://heiki.org/certain-illnesses-can-prevent-obtaining-a-green-card/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 17:58:00 +0000 https://heiki.org/certain-illnesses-can-prevent-obtaining-a-green-card/

Q. Will testing positive for Hepatitis B prevent me from obtaining a visa to work in the United States? I am healthy. My hepatitis is inactive, but it will show up in a blood test. I’m a nurse and I found an American sponsor.

Anonymous, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A. You can get a temporary or permanent visa (green card) even if you test positive for hepatitis. If you come on a temporary work visa, you do not need to submit a medical examination during your interview. If you come on an immigrant visa, you must undergo a medical examination, but hepatitis B is not on the list of diseases that would prevent you from obtaining a visa. This list includes only diseases that the US Department of Health and Human Services determines to be communicable diseases of public health significance.

On the HHS list are chancroid, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale, infectious leprosy, lymphogranuloma venereum, infectious syphilis and active tuberculosis. Note that HIV status is no longer listed.

Applicants for permanent residence must submit a medical exam to show that they do not have a condition on the HHS list. Candidates who have a disease on the list may benefit from a waiver of inadmissibility. To qualify for a waiver, an applicant must be the spouse, parent, or unmarried son or daughter of a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, or a parent of a U.S. citizen or of a son or daughter. a permanent resident daughter, or a person to whom a consul abroad has issued an immigrant visa. Applicants with treatable conditions such as tuberculosis or syphilis can become permanent residents once they are no longer contagious.

Q. My brother left the United States in 2014 to study in our home country. Now that he has graduated, he wants to return to the United States and regain his green card status. When he first got his green card, his mother was a permanent resident. Now she is an American citizen.

Angelica Carmilema, NY

A. Your mother must file US Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for your brother. After so many years abroad, the alternative — to prove that he has not abandoned his residence in the United States — would be difficult.

Allan Wernick is an attorney and senior legal counsel for Citizenship Now! from the City University of New York! project. Questions and comments by email: questions@allanwernick.com. Follow him on Twitter: @awernick.

Improve patient education on PrEP therapies https://heiki.org/improve-patient-education-on-prep-therapies/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:30:39 +0000 https://heiki.org/improve-patient-education-on-prep-therapies/

Frank J. Palella Jr, MD: The steps we take to positively reinforce a patient’s decision to enter therapy, to retain them in care, to ensure follow-up, include that village of health care providers that I talked about: not just physicians, nurse practitioners [nurse practitioners]and PA [physician assistants] but also nurses, pharmacists, receptionists, planners, social workers and social workers. It has everything to do with creating an environment in which patients feel they are doing something important in maintaining their health and preventing disease. That they are taken seriously by other people in a welcoming environment where they feel listened to and respected, and that they can feel comfortable disclosing the most intimate details of their lives and that they will receive a positive response. Should difficulties arise, including financial difficulties regarding access to medicines, they would be resolved in resourceful and innovative ways. It is about the provision of health care, just like the provision of health care for other conditions.

However, we have the additional social components of lifestyle, and unfortunately, we still have the potential stigma and discrimination that can arise for many people who are at greatest risk of contracting HIV and who need PrEP the most. . [pre-exposure prophylaxis]. Like our patients who are already on treatment for HIV, aspects of social status and management of the social determinants of health, including the ability to address or refer to resources for things like mental health, addiction, stigma, poverty, housing and safety and others are very important. You’ll get a very similar response from most providers who care for patients in this space.

We also need to be aware that some of the traditional risk groups we talk about as being eligible to receive PrEP are not always so inclusive. For example, it’s only recently that we’ve started talking about cisgender women — especially those who live in communities with the highest HIV prevalence and incidence, even in the United States — as a target. important and a priority for PrEP awareness, PrEP initiation and PrEP maintenance in care.

Access to injectable PrEP is improving in individual clinics, along with systems to streamline the process of scheduling patients, getting them in for their injection, and managing drug acquisition, including pharmacists and social workers to access healthcare or pharmaceutical benefits through third-party payers. It is important to be comfortable within the health care delivery system regarding the simplified approach to seeing people every 2 months, reminding them of their visits and undertaking an STD [sexually transmitted disease] screening at the time of these visits for other STDs unrelated to HIV, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Access is becoming easier as more PrEP recipients and more clinics take up long-acting PrEP. Long-acting PrEP is here to stay. We will see more patients and providers opting for long-acting PrEP as the first line for their PrEP-eligible patients.

Lynne H. Milgram, MD, MBA, CPE: We have no barriers to treatment. We also have specialized clinics. We have areas that we believe are safe and protected with very competent service providers, including navigators. But as a healthcare system, where we do such a good job of coordinating so many disease states, we just don’t do it here. We have case managers for actual AIDS patients, but we don’t have case managers or care coordinators who deal with PrEP. We leave it to the providers, and they’re specialized, but I don’t think we have good systems, electronic or otherwise, that track these patients. Some are lost sight of. Unfortunately, this is not an area that we have started to focus on.

Transcript edited for clarity.

Can you get pregnant from anal? 3 ways it could happen https://heiki.org/can-you-get-pregnant-from-anal-3-ways-it-could-happen/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 17:12:06 +0000 https://heiki.org/can-you-get-pregnant-from-anal-3-ways-it-could-happen/
  • Getting pregnant from anal sex is extremely rare, but it is still possible in certain scenarios.
  • For example, semen might leak out of your anus and onto your labia if you lie on your stomach after anal.
  • Semen can also be transferred from the anus to the vagina through oral sex or fingering.

If you think anal sex is a surefire way to 100% avoid pregnancy, you might want to think again.

When it comes to getting pregnant from anal intercourse, “this event is extremely rare, but not impossible,” says Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, OB-GYN and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale School of Medicine.

Anal sex by itself doesn’t lead to conception, Minkin says. However, a few behaviors related to anal sex might.

Here are three scenarios where anal sex could lead to pregnancy.

1. If semen escapes from the anus

If someone ejaculates inside your butt there is a risk of leakage.

Leaking semen into your vagina this way is “possible — although highly unlikely,” says Robin Watkins, women’s health nurse practitioner and senior director of healthcare at Power to Decide.

This is more likely to happen if you lie on your stomach, letting it drip directly onto your lips. For example, if you sleep on your stomach and fall asleep after anal sex.

2. Post-anal fingering or oral

If your partner ejaculates in your anus but you continue to have sex, it could get messy and introduce semen into your vagina.

The distance between anus and vagina is about 10mm, which is a little shorter than the length of a lip balm tube. Since these two openings are so close to each other, liquid from one could easily enter the other.

Activities like frothing or oral sex could accidentally cause semen to smear where it shouldn’t be. It can get messy there, especially when it’s dark and you can’t see what you’re doing.

3. Having penis-in-the-vagina (PIV) sex before or after anal

Whenever vaginal intercourse is involved with a fertile person, there is a chance of conception – even if you ejaculate in the anus and not the vagina. Here’s why:

  • If you have PIV sex as an anal warm up, there is a chance that pre-cum will get you pregnant. Pre-cum is a clear liquid produced by the penis before ejaculation that may contain semen. In fact, a small study from 2013 found that around 40% of pre-cum samples contained some amount of active sperm.
  • If you have PIV sex after your partner has ejaculated in your anus, then the penis can transfer semen from the anus into the vagina. It can also cause other health problems related to the spread of bacteria, such as a urinary tract infection.

How to avoid pregnancy with anal sex

The risk of getting pregnant from anal sex is very low, but it can happen in rare cases.

But since the odds are already slim, doing things like washing up after anal sex won’t make a huge difference, says Watkins.

The best thing you can do is to use birth control even when you have anal sex. While the pill and IUDs are great for preventing pregnancy, a condom might be your best bet.

With anal sex, Minkin says the risk of transmitting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is much more likely than an unplanned pregnancy.

Since the lining of the anus is delicate, you have a higher risk of contracting an STI like HPV, gonorrhea or HIV, Minkin says. Using a condom is the only way to reduce both the risk of STIs and pregnancy.

Insider’s Takeaways

Even though anal sex alone does not result in conception, if you have sex with a penis in your vagina before or after anal sex, it can cause pregnancy.

Also, if semen leaks out of your butt and back into your vagina, it could get you pregnant, although the chances of that happening are very slim.

If you don’t want to get pregnant, it’s best to use a method of birth control, whether it’s a barrier method or hormonal birth control, to reduce your chances.

Remember that hormonal contraceptives alone will not prevent STIs, so if you want to avoid these infections, use a condom.

Douglas County Health Department offers STI clinics and home testing https://heiki.org/douglas-county-health-department-offers-sti-clinics-and-home-testing/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:49:00 +0000 https://heiki.org/douglas-county-health-department-offers-sti-clinics-and-home-testing/

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Douglas County Health Department is offering free STI clinics for people 24 and under.

According to the Douglas County Health Department, STI clinics will be held throughout the week at the Douglas County Midtown Campus at the southeast corner of 41st and Pacific Streets.

Clinic services are free for people 24 and under and $15 for people over 25. Payments can only be made in cash or by check.

Appointments are required.

Anyone aged 13 and over can receive ITS services. Children will not be admitted to the clinic.

Attendees are asked to bring identification, a snack, and water in case treatment is needed. According to the Ministry of Health, depending on the crowd, those present could wait at least an hour.

Services offered at the test site include:

  • Screening/treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia
  • Walk-in HIV testing/HIV referral
  • Trichomonas test (women only)
  • Express test for gonorrhea, chlamydia (no exam needed)
  • Examinations by licensed healthcare providers are required for the diagnosis/treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Confidential counseling (risk reduction; partner notification; disease information)
  • Vaccinations are available for adults who meet the qualifications
  • Free distribution of condoms/education
  • Accelerated partner therapy
  • Herpes test is not provided

Clinics will be held at various times from Monday, September 12 through Saturday, September 17.

Free home STI testing is also offered by the Department of Health. The service provides express testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Home testing requires a brief form and a urine sample. The form and sample can then be taken to one of 12 outreach sites around Omaha. The results will be given approximately one week later.

Free HIV home testing kits can also be requested by calling the Department of Health at (402) 444-7750.

The Monkeypox vaccine offered on the peninsula https://heiki.org/the-monkeypox-vaccine-offered-on-the-peninsula/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://heiki.org/the-monkeypox-vaccine-offered-on-the-peninsula/

The Jynneos MPV vaccine, also known as monkeypox, is available for people at high risk of contracting the disease in the Northern Olympic Peninsula.

“We have an adequate supply of vaccines right now,” said Clallam and Jefferson county health officer Dr. Allison Berry.

“We encourage people who may not quite meet the criteria to join waitlists, as we often go through our waitlists.”

Eligibility for the Jynneos vaccine includes people who have had significant exposure to MPV, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who meet one of the following criteria:

• Having had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the past three months.

• Having attended a bathhouse, circuit party or public sex venue within the past three months.

• Have had syphilis or gonorrhea in the past year.

• Have exchanged sex for drugs or money in the past three months.

• Have been homeless or incarcerated in the past three months.

• Have used methamphetamine in the last three months.

• Belong to a historically marginalized racial minority.

Berry said health services are “also starting to expand our criteria now, to be available to anyone who has had multiple partners in the last few months, regardless of sexuality and gender identity and anyone who has had an STI in the past few months. .”

Clallam County residents at high risk for infection with MPV, known as monkeypox, can now register for the Jynneos vaccine list using an online form at tinyurl.com/MPVClallam or by calling 360-417-2274.

People interested in the vaccine but not currently eligible can also fill out the form and ask to be placed on a waiting list.

Health officials will offer the vaccine during Wednesday clinics at the Port Angeles office. A public health nurse will contact those currently eligible.

Jefferson County residents can sign up for the Jynneos vaccine list using an online form at https://tinyurl.com/mpvvaccine jeffco or by calling 360-385-9400.

The vaccine is being offered through Jefferson County Public Health as it becomes available and a public health official will contact those who are currently eligible.

More information about the Jynneos vaccine is available at cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/interim-considerations/jynneos-vaccine.html.

Clallam County offers Monkeypox vaccine https://heiki.org/clallam-county-offers-monkeypox-vaccine/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://heiki.org/clallam-county-offers-monkeypox-vaccine/

Clallam County offers Monkeypox vaccine

Clallam County residents at high risk for MPV (Monkeypox) infection can now enroll in the JYNNEOS vaccine list using an online form at tinyurl.com/MPVClallam or by calling 360-417-2274 .

People interested in the vaccine but not currently eligible can also fill out the form and ask to be placed on a waiting list.

Clallam County Public Health’s JYNNEOS vaccine eligibility includes people who have had significant exposure to MPV, as well as gay, bisexual, and other men and transgender men who have had sex with men who meet one of the following criteria:

• Having had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the past three months

• Attended a bathhouse, circuit party, or public sex venue in the past three months

• Have had syphilis or gonorrhea within the last year

• Have exchanged sex for drugs or money in the last three months

• Have been homeless or incarcerated in the last three months

• Have used methamphetamine in the previous three months

• Belong to a historically marginalized racial minority.

County health officials will offer the JYNNEOS vaccine during Wednesday immunization clinics at the Port Angeles office. A public health nurse will contact those currently eligible.

Get more information about the JYNNEOS vaccine at cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/interim-considerations/jynneos-vaccine.html.

Global Glycomics Market Report 2022: Rising Glycomics Research and Expanding R&D Investments in Driving Sector – ResearchAndMarkets.com https://heiki.org/global-glycomics-market-report-2022-rising-glycomics-research-and-expanding-rd-investments-in-driving-sector-researchandmarkets-com/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:40:00 +0000 https://heiki.org/global-glycomics-market-report-2022-rising-glycomics-research-and-expanding-rd-investments-in-driving-sector-researchandmarkets-com/

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The report “Glycomics Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product; Application; End User and Geography” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The Glycomics Market is expected to grow from US$1,340.80 Million in 2021 to US$3,223.30 Million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2022 to 2028.

The report highlights the prevailing market trends and factors driving the glycomics market. The glycomics market is driven by increased glycomics research, increased R&D investments, and the use of glycomics to treat various diseases, leading to the development of new treatment methods.

Additionally, new research tools for glycomics are expected to emerge as an important future trend in the market over the forecast period. However, high equipment costs and shortage of skilled professionals are hampering the overall market growth.

As scientists focused their efforts in the area of ​​glycomics, they began to learn important details about the functions of glycans and glycosylation in the body, including cellular communication and what these factors might reveal about the body. disease development and diagnosis.

The largest and fastest growing application category is drug discovery and development, primarily due to increased R&D by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and expansion of drug discovery research in academic research institutes.

For example, in April 2020, to commercialize a cutting-edge cancer detection tool, researchers from the Institute for Glycomics and the University of Adelaide signed an exclusive license agreement with Sienna Cancer Diagnostics Ltd. These researchers created a special protein called SubB2M, which attaches exclusively to a sugar molecule, which is found only in cancer cells. This protein could revolutionize cancer detection. Additionally, in January 2022, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded Institute of Glycomics researchers grants totaling more than US$1,100,000 million to help them create new medicines to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea infections.

Thus, these advances show that glycomics has the potential to provide rapid and accurate diagnostic methods that transcend various clinical indications and complex conditions. Hence, the use in the development of drugs for diseases across the globe is a key factor driving the glycomics market. These advances show that glycomics has the potential to provide rapid and accurate diagnostic methods that transcend diverse clinical indications and complex conditions. Hence, the use in the development of drugs for diseases across the globe is acting as a key factor driving the glycomics market.

Based on product, the glycomics market is segmented into enzymes, instruments, kits, and reagents. The enzymes segment would hold the largest market share in 2021, and the same segment is expected to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period.

On the basis of application, the glycomics market is segmented into drug discovery and development, diagnostics, immunology, cancer, and others. The drug discovery and development segment held the largest market share. However, the diagnostics segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Based on end-user, the market is segmented into pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academic and research institutes, and contract research organizations. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies segment held the largest market share, and the same segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Market dynamics

Market factors

  • Increase in glycomics research and expansion of R&D investments

  • Growing use of glycomics in various diseases leading to the development of new treatment methods

Market constraints

  • High cost of equipment and shortage of skilled professionals

Market opportunities

  • Wide Applications of Glycomics

Future trends

  • New Glycomics Research Tools

Main topics covered:

1. Introduction

2. Glycomics Market – Key Takeaways

3. Research methodology

4. Global Glycomics Market – Market Landscape

5. Glycomics Market – Key Market Dynamics

6. Glycomics Market – Global Analysis

7. Glycomics Market Analysis and Forecast to 2028 – By Product

8. Glycomics Market Analysis and Forecast to 2028 – By Application

9. Global Glycomics Market Analysis – By End User

10. Glycomics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 – Geographical Analysis

12. Glycomics Market Industry Landscape

13. Business Profiles

14. Appendix

Companies cited

  • Merck KGaA

  • Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • New England Biolabs

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

  • water company

  • Glycomic Asparia

  • Bruker Corporation

  • Takara Bio Inc.

  • S-BIO

  • Shimadzu Company.

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/vc0n0c

]]> As monkeypox vaccine eligibility expands, Colorado officials report ‘encouraging trends’ | Health https://heiki.org/as-monkeypox-vaccine-eligibility-expands-colorado-officials-report-encouraging-trends-health/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://heiki.org/as-monkeypox-vaccine-eligibility-expands-colorado-officials-report-encouraging-trends-health/

Health officials in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States are reporting encouraging trends in the ongoing monkeypox outbreak as vaccination eligibility expands.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that the global epidemic “could take a turn”, with infections in some European countries and major US hotspots declining. In Colorado, early data indicates cases in the last week of August also fell, although a state official warned the data is still considered preliminary.

State health officials are “beginning to see encouraging trends in recent monkeypox data,” a spokesperson for the state Department of Public Health and Environment said in a statement. email this week. More vaccines have arrived from the federal government, and increased awareness of the virus and how it spreads can also help.

As of Friday morning, 235 people tested positive for monkeypox in Colorado, according to state data. The bulk of those cases were identified in August, but preliminary data suggests infections may be declining. In mid-August, 43 cases were reported in one week. In the last week of the month, only 17 cases were reported, matching national trends.

Although anyone can catch monkeypox through close physical contact, its spread has mainly been among men who have sex with men. The state has partnered with LGBTQ organizations and health centers to target at-risk Coloradans, and limited vaccine eligibility has largely been retained for people in this group.

But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded eligibility this week. Anyone, regardless of sexual preference, can be vaccinated against monkeypox if, within the past two weeks, they have been exposed to a confirmed case of monkeypox; had multiple or anonymous sexual partners; or were in a place where group or casual sex took place. People are also eligible if they have been diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia within the past three months, are taking medication to prevent HIV infection, or engage in transactional sex.

Blacks and Latinos made up disproportionate shares of those infected with monkeypox, both nationally and in Colorado, the data shows. To address this disparity, federal authorities have targeted at-risk people of color in an effort to remove barriers to vaccines.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

September 2: Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic https://heiki.org/september-2-monkeypox-vaccination-clinic/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 06:31:57 +0000 https://heiki.org/september-2-monkeypox-vaccination-clinic/

Appointments are required.

The JYYNEOS vaccine has been approved for the prevention of monkeypox in people at high risk of monkeypox infection.


Due to the limited supply of vaccines, only people who meet the following criteria can register for an appointment.

  • Gay, bisexual, or other born male who had sexual contact with another born male in the past 3 months, OR Trans or non-cisgender people (regardless of birth sex) who have sex with people who identify as gay, bi, or otherwise MSM in the past 3 months,
  • AND at least one of the following risk criteria*:
    • Multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the past 3 months
    • History of early syphilis or gonorrhea within the previous year
    • Methamphetamine use in the past 3 months
    • Attendance at a public bath, public sex venue, or group sex (sex involving >3 people at the same time) in the past 3 months
    • Being homeless/unstable (including living in a shelter, car or gathering place; living with friends or relatives; couch surfing) in the past 3 months
    • Be incarcerated currently or within the past 3 months
    • Exchanging sex for money, drugs, or other purposes in the past 3 months
    • Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI), Asian, Native, or Native American/Alaska Native

These criteria may change in the future as vaccine availability fluctuates or as we learn more about populations at risk for monkeypox virus infection.

*If you have any questions about vaccine eligibility, please call 509-324-1442