Health Care

Wellness Center raises breast cancer awareness

Wellness Center raises breast cancer awareness About 10 percent of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. Early cancer detection can be the separator between life and death. The study authors did note, however, that the absolute risk of these women getting breast cancer was still low: Just 5 of every 1,000 women with non-dense breasts got cancer, and 13 of every 1,000 women wi... [Full Article...]

Things to Know About Breast Cancer

Things to Know About Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity for our newspapers to share the stories of how local communities come together to battle breast cancer, and herald those suffering for the spirit needed to fight this disease during their hard journey to good health. [Full Article...]

'Polio-like' illness cases flaring up: Should you be concerned?

While there is no cure for the virus, neurologists can recommend treatments. For example, in Minnesota , cases of AFM were generally stagnant at about one case per year, but now six children have been confirmed to have AFM in 2018 alone. [Full Article...]

McConnell: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

McConnell: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps At the mention of Feinstein, who is the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and the lawmaker whom Trump has accused of leaking to the media Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, the crowd here chanted "lock her up!" - a phrase that previously had been reserved for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton . [Full Article...]

Flu Shot Clinic at El Camino

Flu Shot Clinic at El Camino Dr. Horne says flu season usually lasts from October or November to March or April each year. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women. "But, you might develop flu-like symptoms - despite getting a flu vaccine - for a variety of [other] reasons". According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 80,000 Americ... [Full Article...]

Flu Shot: Where To Get The Vaccine In Michigan

Flu Shot: Where To Get The Vaccine In Michigan As always, vaccinations are free for staff, faculty and retirees (don't forget to bring your Cornell ID card). The best way to stay out of such statistics, the CDC says, is for everyone who is eligible and at least 6 months old to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Florence dumps metres of rain on Carolinas

Tropical storm Florence dumps metres of rain on Carolinas In New Bern, a riverfront city near North Carolina's coast, the storm tore away porch steps, splintered balconies and sent a yacht plowing into a garage that shattered like kindling. Areas like New Bern also could see an additional 3 to 5 feet of storm surge as high tide combines with the seawater still being pushed ashore by Florence, Graham said. [Full Article...]

FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’ According to the FDA, e-cigarettes have become the most common tobacco product used by teens in the past two years. Gottlieb says the five largest e-cigarette manufacturers will have 60 days to produce plans to immediately reverse underage use of their products. [Full Article...]

Final farewells to John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Final farewells to John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol McCain had been an infuriating foil in a long-running feud over style and policy that did not end with the senator's illness and death. The episode highlighted the outsider president's impulse to harbour personal resentments regardless of political repercussions. [Full Article...]

2017 set record for STD cases — CDC

2017 set record for STD cases — CDC Almost 2.3 million STDs were diagnosed past year, which is a record number. Experts say there are a number of factors that have caused the spike in STD cases, but many experts point to less frequent condom use as one of the main reasons. In the previous year, cases of primary and secondary syphilis grew more than 10%. For the fourth year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting... [Full Article...]

There are elections in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma today

There are elections in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma today Now McSally will face Democrat Kyrsten Sinema , a fellow USA representative who easily won her primary, in the race to fill the seat being vacated by Senator Jeff Flake . Martha McSally is the Washington establishment's favorite, with a resume that includes time as an Air Force colonel. The last time Florida Democrats won the state's governorship was in 1994. [Full Article...]

Is coconut oil a superfood or dietary scourge?

Dr. Michaels claims that coconut oil is even worse than lard (fat rendered from hog fat), once a hit among Housewives of the 1950-ies. Distribution of coconut oil began in the early 2000s after two research scientists at Columbia University have shown beneficial effects of fatty acids contained in the coconut. [Full Article...]

Monroe County's first West Nile case of 2018 confirmed

Monroe County's first West Nile case of 2018 confirmed MS has reported 25 total cases. Dr. Monica Bharel, the state public health commissioner, says conditions are ideal for mosquito species carrying the virus to breed because of the hot and humid weather and frequent heavy rainfall. The NWHC recommends that individuals take precautions to minimize their exposure to mosquitoes which can transmit the virus between infected birds and people and other ... [Full Article...]

Heavy smoke remains in Yakima Valley, air quality "hazardous"

Heavy smoke remains in Yakima Valley, air quality Current air quality levels in Darrington are UNHEALTHY for everyone. Western Montana is now monitoring where wildfire smoke from California , Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Canada ends up. "Purple is very unhealthy and purple is hazardous". Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Check the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's website for the most recent conditions. [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is 'pure poison' that increases cholesterol, says Harvard professor

Coconut oil is 'pure poison' that increases cholesterol, says Harvard professor A lecture by a Harvard professor calling coconut oil " pure poison " has gone viral on YouTube , nearing 1 million views on Wednesday. In her talk, Michels dispels the myth that coconut oil is healthy by explaining that the oil poses a greater risk to heart health than lard, as it contains high levels of saturated fatty acids - a type of acid which can clog arteries. [Full Article...]

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Maryland, 20 Other States

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Maryland, 20 Other States It was 86 in 2016 and 188 cases were reported in 2015. It spread mostly through infants too young to be vaccinated at a day care in Johnson County. But that is no longer the case, which is why the state is urging people to stay up-to-date on the recommended vaccines. [Full Article...]

NYU medical school to offer free tuition to all students

NYU medical school to offer free tuition to all students Other schools, including Columbia, are making efforts to ease the tuition burden on medical students. Additionally, students who are not saddled with six-figure debt after graduation can pursue fields that may not be as high-paying but still important, such as pediatrics and obstetrics, NYU said in a press release. [Full Article...]

1st human West Nile cases of season confirmed in CT

1st human West Nile cases of season confirmed in CT The sample was confirmed to be West Nile Virus positive by the lab at the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services in Helena. There have been five reported human West Nile virus cases in the province, two of which were travel related. [Full Article...]

Ebola returns to Congo only days after previous outbreak was declared over

Ebola returns to Congo only days after previous outbreak was declared over Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, regional director for Africa, says the proximity to a city of more than 230,000 people and an global border also complicates the response. The ministry says four of six samples sent to the capital for analysis came back positive for Ebola . "This is an active conflict zone". "This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were op... [Full Article...]

Man loses limbs after contracting an infection from a dog lick

Man loses limbs after contracting an infection from a dog lick Greg Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisc., landed in the emergency room last month with what he thought was the flu, Fox 6 Now reported . Within hours of arriving in the hospital, his body went into septic shock. "Sometimes it decreases so much that the arms and legs just die", said Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, an infectious disease specialist at the Medical College of Wisconsin. [Full Article...]


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