Archive for January, 2020


Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

For over a decade, the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center has delivered hope to thousands of brain tumor patients. Through leadership in the development of novel treatments, investment in technology that improves diagnosis and treatment, and exemplary clinical care and research, this center has established itself as one of the leading facilities in the country. This also includes increased research and clinical focus on defining imaging changes as well as the diagnosis and treatment of the side effects of the treatments themselves including radiation necrosis

Seeing patients from around the world, this Center is recognized as one of the busiest in the country. In addition to offering patients advanced clinical treatment, the unique approach of the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center allows physicians and nurses from all specialties to collaborate on each case, providing customized care for each patient and outcomes that rank among the best in the world.


Cause of 18 Amish child deaths revealed

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
The reason behind the sudden deaths of Amish children has been revealed. Picture: File photo.

FOR years it was known by one Amish family as the “curse of sudden death”

But for medical examiners in the US, the cause behind the death of 18 Amish children was a baffling mystery they spent a decade and a half trying to solve.

After years of research experts finally got an answer last week – and think it could help prevent other sudden, previously unexplainable, deaths.

CNN reports how 15 years ago tragedy struck an Amish family when one of their children died abruptly while running around.

Over eight years, three more of their children died in similar circumstance in what the family began to call the “curse of sudden death” as autopsies offered no clues.


New Virus Related to SARS May Be Behind Mysterious Pneumonia Outbreak in China

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Officials may have found the cause of the mysterious outbreak of pneumonia that has sickened dozens of people in China, according to news reports.

Initial test results point to a new type of coronavirus as the cause of the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses and are named for the crown-like spikes projecting from their surfaces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This family includes the viruses that cause SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), as well as viruses that cause more mild illness, like the common cold.


World’s oldest person confirmed as 116-year-old Kane Tanaka in Japan

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Kane Tanaka from Fukuoka, Japan, has been officially confirmed as the oldest person living at 116 years 66 days old as of 9 March 2019.

The supercentenarian was confirmed as the oldest person alive on 30 January 2019 (when she was 116 years 28 days), and was presented with her certificates for that record and oldest woman living in a ceremony at her home.