• African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy
African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy

However, more than a third of those men who have been treated with a new drug, could stop the proliferation of malignant cells. Prostate cancer patients with weeks or months to live could survive longer after undergoing immunotherapy treatment, a major trial has shown.

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  • Five now dead in romaine E. coli outbreak
Five now dead in romaine E. coli outbreak

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now reports that nearly 200 people have gotten sick in 35 different states. An additional 25 people have become ill from eating lettuce contaminated with E. At least 89 people were hospitalized. The FDA said that the immediate risk was now gone. Because majority of the illnesses came from prepa...

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  • Medical marijuana can be sold in Wickliffe, Painesville Township
Medical marijuana can be sold in Wickliffe, Painesville Township

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy granted permits Monday to locations in Hamilton and surrounding counties where the drug would be available. Hanging Gardens OH LLC at 3134 South Ave.in Youngstown scored the highest among any company in that region, but was disqualified.

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  • New Research Could Help Breast Cancer Sufferers Avoid Chemotherapy
New Research Could Help Breast Cancer Sufferers Avoid Chemotherapy

The first patient to undergo the treatment, Judy Perkins, was diagnosed with incurable stage 4 breast cancer in 2013, ten years after undergoing a mastectomy for an earlier bout with the disease. Women younger than 50 still saw some benefit from chemotherapy, especially with scores between 21-25. In this latest study, researchers focused on the...

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  • Miss America drops swimsuit portion and won't judge on looks
Miss America drops swimsuit portion and won't judge on looks

The Miss America Organization announced Tuesday that it'll no longer be judging contestants in part on the how they look in a swimsuit, as has been done since the pageant began almost a century ago in Atlantic City. " Miss America to ditch the swimsuit & evening gown competitions & will no longer judge based on appearance". And Carlson was Mi...

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  • Women with Common Breast Cancer can Skip Chemo
Women with Common Breast Cancer can Skip Chemo

More specifically, in women over 50 years (whose risk of recurrence is lower), chemotherapy is useless for a score between 0 and 25. In addition, a recent study says chemo does not improve survival, that most women can be safely treated with just surgery and hormone blockers.

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  • Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election
Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election

Horwath said. True progressives must unite around the New Democrats this Thursday and I am disappointed that Wynne is trying to set herself up as the power behind the throne in a minority government. Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford says his alternative climate change policy for Ontario as part of a sharply reduced environmental budget i...

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  • Pirate-themed Highlands Relay looks to give cancer the heave-ho
Pirate-themed Highlands Relay looks to give cancer the heave-ho

Almost one in two Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. "These people are our family, our friends, our colleagues, our co-workers, neighbours", said Dashnay. One of those survivors was Irene Rousselle, who works at École élémentaire catholique L'Envol. "I feel like it's very important to put as much ...

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  • Five dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
Five dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

Eating the contaminated lettuce may cause diarrhea, vomiting and even kidney failure in severe cases. Of those, 89 people have been hospitalized, and 26 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. "So any immediate risk is gone", FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Stephen Ostroff, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine...

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  • American Cancer Society updates colorectal cancer screening guideline
American Cancer Society updates colorectal cancer screening guideline

Kuppuswamy said. The cancer society says that lowering the age of screening to 45 should help the populations that are at higher than normal risk as well as others of average risk. "However, if one day getting screened saves my life, I'll do it - once a year, every year if I have to". The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a volunteer panel o...

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  • Nipah virus: Kozhikode church to stop giving holy communion on tongue
Nipah virus: Kozhikode church to stop giving holy communion on tongue

His body fluids have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune which is the only agency in the country to certify whether it was a case of Nipah virus or not. Experts suggest it's hard to find the infected fruit bats as they recover after a week or two but, in the meantime, they may infect people. The report was being finalised,...

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  • Nipah virus: Kozhikode church to stop giving holy communion on tongue
Nipah virus: Kozhikode church to stop giving holy communion on tongue

His body fluids have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune which is the only agency in the country to certify whether it was a case of Nipah virus or not. Experts suggest it's hard to find the infected fruit bats as they recover after a week or two but, in the meantime, they may infect people. The report was being finalised,...

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  • Blood test offers hope of detecting cancers before symptoms develop
Blood test offers hope of detecting cancers before symptoms develop

The findings will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago this weekend. The results to be presented at the U.S. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said such advances in medicine could "dramatically transform" the tools doctors use to screen cancer.

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  • Virginia Senate Backs Medicaid Expansion, Promising Health Coverage To Almost 400,000
Virginia Senate Backs Medicaid Expansion, Promising Health Coverage To Almost 400,000

It also includes a trio of amendments committee members proposed to prevent any state funding of abortions and to give big pay hikes to state troopers, who got one a year ago, and general district court clerks. Republicans had previously blocked past expansion efforts, saying the long-term costs were unsustainable. Sen. Ben Chafin, a Republican l...

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  • High protein diet slightly increases heart failure risk in middle-aged men
High protein diet slightly increases heart failure risk in middle-aged men

Virtanen is an adjunct professor of nutritional epidemiology at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, Finland. He added that earlier studies have linked diets high in protein - especially from animal sources - with increased risks of Type 2 diabetes and even death.

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  • Arkansas Death in Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Arkansas Death in Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

While most people recover within a week, some illnesses can last longer and be more severe, the CDC cautioned. Health officials say it's unlikely that any contaminated lettuce is still in circulation due to its 21-day shelf life. Numerous new cases were people who became ill two to three weeks ago, when contaminated lettuce was still being sold. ...

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  • Health minister open to warnings on cigarettes as feds outline tobacco strategy
Health minister open to warnings on cigarettes as feds outline tobacco strategy

A shocking video has revealed the full extent of the damage caused to the heart by smoking . "It's bad for the lungs, heart and blood vessels", he said . Whether it is smoked, swallowed, or chewed, tobacco poses multiple health risks , including lung disease, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer , and many more.

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  • Those who wear glasses are smarter
Those who wear glasses are smarter

The study is said to be the largest genetic study of cognitive function and as a result, they have identified some genetic variations between the persons who wear glasses and un-wearers on the thinking capacity. Scientists said the results could help understanding of the declines in cognitive function that happen with illness and as people age....

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  • E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197

In an update Friday, health officials said 25 more cases raised the total to 197 illnesses in 35 states. Canadian health officials also recently identified E. "Most of the newly reported cases are people who became sick two to three weeks ago, still within the window when contaminated romaine was available for sale", said the CDC statement.

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  • Two 'Relay for Life' events coming up in June
Two 'Relay for Life' events coming up in June

Wellington has worked in health promotion at Lambton Public Health since 2006, and for the YMCA for 25 years before that. "It's unbelievable", she said. "Don't take it lightly". The next several weeks in the Red River Valley are dedicated to honoring cancer survivors and remembering lives lost. Relay For Life started in May 1985 when Dr.

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  • Nipah virus: Two new deaths in India from incurable ebola-like disease
Nipah virus: Two new deaths in India from incurable ebola-like disease

NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. First, it was Malaysia, and now it's India which is reeling under the effects of the deadly virus that has reportedly killed around 15 people in Kerala and one in Kolkata .

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  • Updated Colorectal Cancer Screenings Guideline Lowers Age
Updated Colorectal Cancer Screenings Guideline Lowers Age

Cologuard is now approved for use in people with an average risk of colorectal cancer between the ages of 50 and 84. When the cancer society started to update its recommendations, it initially focused on racial groups that have higher death rates from the disease, primarily African Americans.

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  • 3D printed artificial cornea might help people see
3D printed artificial cornea might help people see

That said , it's an incredible first step towards a solution, and could eventually give us an unlimited supply of corneas for transplant, anywhere in the world. Professor Che Connon and Dr. Steve Swioklo created the very first 3D human corneas for a study that was published in Experimental Eye Research .

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  • 22,000 kids in England, Wales severely obese when they leave primary school
22,000 kids in England, Wales severely obese when they leave primary school

The UK is already the most obese nation in western Europe, with one in three 10 and 11-year-olds and one in five four and five-year-olds classed as overweight or obese, respectively. We want to see a whole systems approach and for local authorities to be given the powers they need to reduce childhood obesity in their communities.

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  • Most vitamin and mineral supplements are useless, new study suggests
Most vitamin and mineral supplements are useless, new study suggests

Of the four most commonly used supplements - multivitamins , vitamin D , calcium, and vitamin C - none had a significant effect in regards heart health , either in preventing heart attacks or strokes , or in preventing death. This time frame includes papers published before and after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued guidelines...

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