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Firearms were the most commonly reported method of suicides (48.5%), though decedents with known mental health conditions were less likely to die by firearm (40.6%) and more likely to use strangulation (31.3%) or poisoning (19.8%) than those without (26.9% and 10.4%, respectively). [Full Article...]

Broccocino, anyone? Aussies create broccoli coffee to improve health

Broccocino, anyone? Aussies create broccoli coffee to improve health The product, developed by Hort Innovation and CSIRO , Australia's national science agency, packs a healthy punch with about one serve of broccoli in every two tablespoons of powder. The CSIRO's lead researcher on the broccoli powder project, Mary Ann Augustin , said the next step is to develop the powder further and test it among a wider group of consumers. [Full Article...]

Doctor spots cancer lump on NC woman on HGTV

Voigt instead turned to social media in an attempt to find the mystery woman, asking his Facebook friends if anyone knew her. "Her doctors had never noticed it". Nicole McGuinness was talking on the USA programme "Beachfront Discount Hunt" when Physician Erich Voigt seen the asymmetrical bump. "I can't express how grateful I am". [Full Article...]

Kate Spade's husband says she suffered from depression

Kate Spade's husband says she suffered from depression And following speculation, it's now been confirmed that the renowned fashion genius - who leaves behind husband of 24 years, Andy Spade , and their 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix - died from suicide. The entrepreneur was spotted with his daughter on the day of her mother 's passing at her school, where he arrived with a police officer to pick her up and tell her the news, a source to... [Full Article...]

Major study finds many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy

Major study finds many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital. The usual treatment is surgery followed by years of a hormone-blocking drug. In contrast, for patients with a low recurrence score (0-10), the benefits of chemotherapy are unlikely to outweigh the risks and toxicity. [Full Article...]

Hospira/Pfizer recalls overdose antidote Naloxone "Narcan"

Hospira/Pfizer recalls overdose antidote Naloxone Kiessling Jr. said Tuesday. A Rockford firefighter displays a dose of Naloxone which the department carries on their ambulances to treat opioid drug overdoses on July 14, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois. Patients who come into contact with the particulate matter may suffer from the following local irritation, allergic reactions, phlebitis, end-organ granuloma, tissue ischemia, pulmonary emboli, pulmo... [Full Article...]

Social Security has 16 years left before benefit cuts begin, report says

Meanwhile, higher benefit payouts mean Social Security will have to dip into its almost $3 trillion trust fund for the first time since 1982 - and trustees warned the program would be insolvent by 2034. Government economic experts who briefed reporters Tuesday said the tax bill and other recent legislative changes from Congress on balance worsened the condition of both programs. [Full Article...]

Prostate cancer drug extends the lifespan of cancer patients

Prostate cancer drug extends the lifespan of cancer patients Data from some other cancer types, such as bowel, has similarly shown tumours with defects in DNA fix mutations are more susceptible to immunotherapy. Black patients experienced higher rates of several hormonal-based toxicities, such as hyperglycemia, hypokalemia, and hot flashes, "suggesting perhaps a greater exposure risk to this medicine", George said. [Full Article...]

More Deaths Reported From E. Coli Outbreak

More Deaths Reported From E. Coli Outbreak The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now reports that nearly 200 people have gotten sick in 35 different states. Five people have died and almost 200 infected in the worst outbreak of E coli the USA has seen in more than 10 years. [Full Article...]

Chemo not needed for early stage breast cancer, study says

Chemo not needed for early stage breast cancer, study says Figueredo explained the 9 year-long study like this: Researchers took more than 10,000 women with the most common type of breast cancer that's node-negative estrogen sensitive cancer. Roughly 7,000 women with an intermediate risk participated, some receiving chemo while others didn't. "Two people said she should get chemotherapy while two others said she should not". [Full Article...]

Miss America Axes Swimsuit Competition, Won’t Judge Women on ‘Outward Physical Appearance’

Miss America Axes Swimsuit Competition, Won’t Judge Women on ‘Outward Physical Appearance’ Carlson explained that most viewers tune in to watch the talent section of the show, which will remain unaltered. 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. [Full Article...]

State board approves licenses for 56 medical marijuana dispensaries

State board approves licenses for 56 medical marijuana dispensaries Overall, there were 376 applications for the medical marijuana dispensaries. The three that were granted licenses are GTI Ohio LLC of 1920 Cooper Foster Park Road in Lorain, NMB Ohio LLC of 709 Sugar Lane in Elyria, and AFS Cultivation LLC of 603 Cleveland St., Elyria. [Full Article...]

Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says

Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says It found that Merck pharmaceutical's drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) - which famously helped former USA president Jimmy Carter stave off advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain - helped lung cancer patients live four to eight months longer than chemo. [Full Article...]

Breast cancer treatment: More women may avoid chemotherapy thanks to breakthrough research

A new study reveals that 70 per cent of women diagnosed with a common type of early stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy in their treatment. The nine-year-survival-rate was 93.9 percent without chemotherapy and 93.8 percent with chemotherapy. Oncotype DX first hit the market in 2004. Those who score 26 or higher on the scale do benefit and now receive chemotherapy. [Full Article...]

Ontario tech companies: CCI releases Ontario election primer

Ontario tech companies: CCI releases Ontario election primer Horwath said. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at a townhall meeting in Windsor, February 15, 2018. She has got guts to show her face on TV and say she is proud of what the Liberals have accomplished, knowing she has dug a financial hole so deep our great-grandchildren won't be able to get out of it. [Full Article...]

60 learn mental health first aid

60 learn mental health first aid The Bill also allows people to provide advance directions on the kind of treatment that they prefer in case of being diagnosed with mental illness in future. The negative effects of consistent and systematic discrimination and marginalization mean that those in the LGTBQ+ community are more likely to suffer from Anxiety, Depression, and Stress, as well as being more likely to experience general il... [Full Article...]

Relay for Life event in Ludlow raises money for cancer research

Relay for Life event in Ludlow raises money for cancer research Amber St. Hilaire who holds many jobs including Social Media/Publicity Chair stated, " Relay for Life of New Fairfield is a family, coming together to celebrate life and support one another". "And we've been blessed to have been able to give back to the community". " Our lives were shattered the day we were told Clodagh had cancer and too find it was quiet an aggressive form of cancer was jus... [Full Article...]

5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. Two of the six people who became sick reported travelling to the USA before they became ill, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Most E. coli bacteria are not harmful, but one type known as E. coli O157: H7 produces a toxin called Shiga , which destroys red blood cells, causes kidney ... [Full Article...]

Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Start at 45, Guidelines Say

Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Start at 45, Guidelines Say Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. "With any screening there also comes risks". Lari Johnston suspects she may not be alive today if she'd had her first colon cancer screening at age 50. There are other screening options but colonoscopy remains the best screening options for the cancer. Unlike classic optical colonoscopy, no sedation is needed, so virtual CT colon cancer screening ... [Full Article...]

Doctors welcome possible 'holy grail of cancer research'

Doctors welcome possible 'holy grail of cancer research' In a study of more than 1,400 people, the triple test achieved up to 90 per cent accuracy. The test was administered on 749 cancer-free patients and 878 with newly diagnosed but untreated cancer. Klein and his fellow researchers plan on presenting their findings to the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. Test results can be expected in about two weeks fro... [Full Article...]


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