Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Ask Well Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps. ByRichard Klasco, M.D. Sept. 21, 2018 Q. Having had all the common childhood illnesses, such as measles and mumps, 70-plus years ago, how much immunity do I still retain? A. You are probably immune to some of these illnesses. But it is difficult to be definitive about the duration of immunity, because definitive studies, known as challenge studies, are rarely conducted. In a challenge study, subjects are intentionally exposed to an infection to which they are thought to be immune. The subjects prove they are immune by not getting sick. Challenge studies have been conducted for some respiratory viruses, such as influenza and the common cold. But for ethical and safety … [Read more...] about How Long Do I Retain Immunity?
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0 Have your say Seventy years ago this week, the NHS was born. As part of The Scotsman’s series celebrating the institution, former prime minister Gordon Brown shares his memories of the service and offers a prescription for healthcare in Scotland. Each of us has a unique and lasting bond with the NHS – infants helped because of the skills of midwives, relatives or close friends suffering previously inoperable or untreatable conditions now restored to good health, or parents and grandparents cared for with dignity in later life.READ MORE: Gordon Brown: NHS would be in trauma if Scotland was independentIn my own case, while still a teenager, I was threatened with blindness because of a rugby injury.At Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, a brilliant young surgeon called Hector Chawla, who had just completed training in retinal surgery, came to my rescue. Then, and later, when I faced further complications, he and the NHS staff around him made sure my sight was saved. The … [Read more...] about Gordon Brown: How much do we want to keep the NHS alive?
Dr. Christian Jacob with Ph.D. student Timothy Davison working with LINDSAY Virtual Human applications on a display wall in the Visualization Studio at the Digital Library, University of Calgary. (University of Calgary) We are on the verge of another revolution in health care: deeply personalized medicine. It’s the next computerized step in tailoring medical treatments and medical drugs to your specific body, your very unique anatomy, the specific ways your body works and doesn’t, and your path to live your life and keep healthy. But we may soon run into problems of ethics and personal privacy that could make the recent furor over Facebook and data mining look small by comparison. Personalized health and wellness comes from the intersection of improved body-worn sensors, data science, computational physiology, individually customized health assistance and — if necessary — highly targeted medical treatment, all coming together at once. This dramatic … [Read more...] about The virtual human is here — how much are you willing to share about yourself with the world?
Published 2:43 pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - For people living with diabetes, the condition is a part of their everyday life and one that impacts many of their decisions, from balancing what they eat to taking care of their health. One area that might not be top of mind for people living with diabetes is life insurance. That’s because many people with diabetes believe they won't be able to get life insurance if they have the condition. Research shows that nearly 50 percent of people with diabetes are worried they will not qualify for a life insurance policy and another 45 percent assume it’s too expensive, according to a recent survey commissioned by John Hancock.1 And it's even higher among younger people, with 68 percent of people ages 25-34 worried they won’t qualify. Dispelling the … [Read more...] about A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes
Published 9:15 am, Monday, November 27, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Buying life insurance can be complicated. But it doesn't need to be 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Getting insurance can be famously complex and time-consuming. Whether it’s life, health, automobile or home, it takes time to understand what coverage you need and how to get it. As a result, it’s easy to put off items that don’t feel truly urgent until it’s too late. Buying life insurance and helping to protect your family in the event of the unexpected is one of the most important purchases you can make. Doing this right requires a clear understanding of how much coverage you need, what a policy actually covers and how much you can reasonably afford. That’s a tall order for anyone. But life insurance doesn’t need to be complicated. Understanding the basics — and taking advantage of the tools out there that can … [Read more...] about Buying life insurance can be complicated. But it doesn’t need to be