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Several countries may be free of cervical cancer by the year 2100

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Several countries across the globe may not have cervical cancer as a key public health issue by the year 2100, says a new study.

HPV (human papillomavirus) virus, which gets transmitted sexually, is the root cause of most cervical cancer cases in women. Around 570,000 cases of cervical cancer were reported in the year 2018 while around 300,000 women lose their lives every year due to the disease.

The researchers of the new study note that over 13 million such cases can be put to a stop in the coming years. They suggest that the use of HPV vaccines could possibly help prevent around 84-90% of cases of cervical cancer.

The researchers suggest that the disease is expected to be banished in nations like Canada and the United States as a key health threat in the next 25-40 years. According to them, increased use of HPV vaccine along with cervical cancer screenings can help eliminate the millions of cervical cancer cases globally. In fact, if the combination of these two preventive measures could be attained in countries worldwide starting the year 2020 then there would be around 13.4 million fewer cases of the disease by the year 2069.

This would imply that on an average, the cases of cervical cancer per year globally may fall down to less than 4 cases in approx 100,000 women by the year 2100. Such a level would no longer make cervical cancer a key health issue, say the study researchers.

If the increased HPV vaccine levels and cervical cancer screenings aren’t attained worldwide then over 44 million cervical cancer cases may potentially get diagnosed in the next fifty years. This would drastically shoot up the cervical cancer cases from 600,000 in the year 2020 to 1.3 million in the year 2069 because of the growth in population as well as aging, revealed the research findings.

Though HPV vaccination and cervical screening can help in global elimination of the disease, there are many teens who don’t receive the HPV vaccine or women who don’t undergo screenings, noted the researchers. Nations with low or middle income, only 19% screening rates were recorded in the year 2008, which is lower than the 63% recorded in nations with high-income.

The US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) presently suggests parents get their kids, aged 11 or 12 years vaccinated to safeguard them from contracting the HPV virus.

The study appears in the journal The Lancet Oncology.

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Talk About Times of Health as FaceApp Makes Wave Amongst Celebrities; Skincare, Hydration and More

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Talk About Times of Health as FaceApp Makes Wave Amongst Celebrities; Skincare, Hydration and More

The FaceApp is making waves again with the recent FaceApp Challenge. Want to meet your future self? The app is used to modify your face from male to female or young to old. It has been in recent news with many celebrities taking the challenge and giving the world a glimpse into what they will look like 50 years from now. From Drake, Kim Kardashian, and the Jonas Brothers to Dwayne Wade and other athletes, it is truly a viral phenomenon. The process is fairly simple, you upload a picture of yourself or take one with the camera on your phone and let the app work its magic.

For those want to age themselves, the app adds grey hair, wrinkles, and some age spots, or it can also instantly help you remove some years. For real-life secrets to keeping your skin hydrated, vibrant and younger here are just some tips:

Of course, it is a filter and not sophisticated aging software, but it is a bit of fun. It is exploding all over social media from Facebook, to Snapchat and Instagram. The trend will likely soon fade, but time will tell if it comes back later on with a different filter or a different challenge. In the meantime, remember to always wear sunscreen and protect your skin from our sun to keep it young and wrinkle-free.

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US Government health spending reaches $3.5 Trillion

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Estimating an average of $10,739 per person residing in the US, the health care department of the US government had decided to make an investment of $3.5 Trillion last year. This hard cash has taken a 3.9percent leap in 2017 following a 4.8 percent increment that took place in 2016. The annual increment has been from 4.3 percent in 2008-2017 which was less than7.3 percent in 1998-2007. The declared amount is quite high as compared to the services. The growth rate is not as high as was expected. This is consecutively the second year that a reduced growth rate in the health care sector has been observed, as is stated by the economists of the federal Health and Human Services department.

Although such a lump sum amount has been sanctioned, the elevated costs of health care services still stick to the country.

Private insurance companies, on the other hand, showed similar reduced growth trends. Even the Medicaid insurance program that claims to extend health services at a very low cost was marked with a lessened extension. When compared overall, the economy of the country rose much higher than health coverage spends.

The expansion in insurance coverage was more under the previous government led by Barack Obama. The surge in drug prescription spending had led to this augmentation. But, there was a dip recorded too. The negligible increase in the drug prescription expenditure accounted for less than half of a percent and has distinctly marked the slowest increment since 2012.

The US health care system would run smoothly if the health care services could make it up to moderate growth. The health care organization can extend its helping hand only after which. Currently, the rate has slowed down the efficiency of the system.

The estimated amenity per person that is$10, 739 is actually an average for the entire population. In reality, the country constitutes a majority of the inhabitants account for health care expenditures and this figure report five percent of the overall number and more than half of the whole layout.

The health care sector accounts for one-fifth part of the economy of the US. The upcoming policy and decisions to handle the expenditure and understand the situation will guide the health person residing system to find a ray of hope for increased growth in their sector. These policies need to aim at sustainable and affordable facilities, as is concluded in the report by the economic experts. The report has been the services of the journal of Health Affairs.

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Health data breach forces Minnesota AG to sue Indiana company

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A lawsuit was filed at U.S. District Court for Northern districts of Indiana on Monday morning accusing several companies of Indiana State for failing to safeguard health information. The company has been sued for a data breach that occurred in the year 2015 that has exposed facts related to over 3.9 million people. This data breach sneaked personal information including telephone numbers, address, and others as well as health data like lab reports, diagnostics, medical conditions, etc. that were linked to the health insurance system. There were about 8000 citizens of Minnesota whose data was thieved from MIE i.e., Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. database. Amongst those 8000 people, 5000 had their Social Security Numbers revealed.

This entire incident is believed to have been carried out for several weeks long when the hackers constantly infiltrated data from the secured computer systems of the companies. The lawsuit acclaimed that the company nurtured a very weak framework that could not protect its data from being leaked. The implemented system was too fragile to even notice any kind of contravention in their set-up.

About a dozen States have faced the same issue for which they have blamed the company and its bad modulus. The lawsuit has about four companies listed together; Swanson is one of the spokespeople has stated that none of the company’s representatives have come up for an answer till now. He spoke to the media that MIE, a company that was found in the year 1995, has records dated back to the day of formation and sells these electronic records utility as well as web-based software to small medical sources and employee assistance programs.

The medical agencies are supposed to be responsible for all kind of information that is provided to them by the people. These matters are extremely sensitive. Any fault may lead to a grave danger serving in for the country or an individual. Such kind of actions is intolerable and the company needs to clarify it. Although the information that has been hacked is being tried to retrieve and the hackers are currently being searched for. But, it is the company mainly, whose easygoing attitude on such a sensitive issue has resulted in a complication.

The actions of the accused party have violated the state’s consumer protection acts and federal HIPAA statutes. Hence, the plaintiffs have initiated the lawsuit in front of the court. Minnesota is demanding a penalty payment for the statutory damage.

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