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Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar

Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar

Countries across the world were quick to adopt the test and the Apgar Score is being used even today by obstetricians. Apgar was born on June 7, 1909 in Westfield, N.J., and died August 7, 1974. Apg...

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Highest surge in syphilis for almost 70 years 'due to government cuts'

Highest surge in syphilis for almost 70 years 'due to government cuts'

Of these, roughly half the diagnoses (21,346) involved men who have sex with men, up from 17,626 in 2016. Health professionals have expressed concern at the rise of gonorrhoea and the threat of supe...

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Doctor Saves Life Of Woman He Saw On HGTV

In a later Fb publish, Dr Voigt described how he lastly discovered who Nicole was by means of "quite a few connections" and advised her in regards to the lump . "She needs a sonogram and fine needle ...

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Kate Spade's Father Breaks Silence on Designer's Tragic Death

Kate Spade's Father Breaks Silence on Designer's Tragic Death

He told the New York Times that Kate Spade suffered from depression and anxiety for many years and she was actively seeking help. Andy Spade said he and his wife had chose to take a break an...

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Many Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

Many Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

An analysis of a 2015 study of 249 patients found Omega-3 helped relieve symptoms among obese women taking the drug, who are more likely to experience joint pain. More studies are still needed to look...

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Hospira Recalls Naloxone Over Particulate Contamination

Hospira Recalls Naloxone Over Particulate Contamination

According to the FDA, the manufacturer of opioid overdose antidote Naloxone, has issued a recall. Hospira Inc ., which is a Pfizer company, said the potential presence of embedded and loos pa...

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Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

The Social Security program's costs are expected to exceed its income this year, marking the first time that has happened since 1982 and forcing the USA government to dip into the retirement system's ...

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Government report says Medicare, Social Security headed for insolvency

The Social Security program's costs are expected to exceed its income this year, marking the first time that has happened since 1982 and forcing the USA government to dip into the retirement system's ...

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Abiraterone May Be More Effective in Black Men With Prostate Cancer

Abiraterone May Be More Effective in Black Men With Prostate Cancer

General, survival is sweet for the most cancers, with 84 per cent nonetheless alive 10 years after first analysis. The recent research focused on the tumor genetics and inferred that a particula...

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Miss America pageant drops swimsuit competition

Miss America pageant drops swimsuit competition

Since its start, almost 100 years ago, the pageant has been known for featuring beauty queens parading around in skimpy bikinis and sparkly gowns. Women's groups and others have also complained that...

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OH to announce sites for medical marijuana dispensaries

OH to announce sites for medical marijuana dispensaries

Statewide, 376 companies submitted dispensary applications and 56 licenses were awarded Monday. Licenses are approved for Lucas County at 3151‐3157 W. They may sell only to patients with recommendat...

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Advanced breast cancer 'eradicated' in world first

Advanced breast cancer 'eradicated' in world first

Trial Assigning IndividuaLized Options for Treatment (Rx), or TAILORx, successfully confirmed the benefit of endocrine therapy alone in patients with early-stage breast cancer who have an Oncotype DX ...

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Wynne admits she won't win provincial election

Wynne admits she won't win provincial election

This is a man who has defended candidates who speak ill of others - who smear people due to their religion or gender or sexual orientation. "We've been talking about our plan every day and it's all ...

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Chemo 'not needed' by 70pc of women with breast cancer

Chemo 'not needed' by 70pc of women with breast cancer

The study's lead author, Dr. Joseph Sparano , the associate director for clinical research at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center in NY, says patients with early stage breast cancer should consider thi...

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New mental health awareness program

Mental health advocates are working together to overcome both the illnesses and the stigmas with hopes of creating acceptance in the communities they live in. "VA is a leader in our nation when it com...

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Breast cancer patients to be spared chemotherapy

Breast cancer patients to be spared chemotherapy

Now, the choice is getting easier for some patients. "[The findings] are both important and significant, and also practice-changing", says, Dr. José Baselga , a medical oncologist and physician in ch...

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Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo

There have been 37 confirmed Ebola cases, including 12 deaths. It is spread via contact with the bodily fluids of those infected, including the dead. The officials were registering a young girl, who...

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Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, study finds

After years of waiting, doctors and patients finally got the answer. The same decade-long study had previously confirmed that patients at low risk , as determined by a genomic test of their tumor...

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In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More

Oncotype DX first hit the market in 2004. A high recurrence score, above 25, means chemo is advised to ward off a recurrence, while a low score, below 10, means it is not. Twenty-five percent of th...

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Active for a cure: Relay for Life kicks off in St

Active for a cure: Relay for Life kicks off in St

Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer. "After the storms and the devastation w...

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2,100-year-old ‘hawk’ mummy a stillborn baby

2,100-year-old ‘hawk’ mummy a stillborn baby

However, the CT scans were lacking enough details, which led Nelson to conduct micro CT-scans in collaboration with Nikon Metrology (UK). They found that it was a male fetus with several congenital ...

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NJ Gov. Murphy signs bill mandating health insurance coverage

NJ Gov. Murphy signs bill mandating health insurance coverage

The plan is similar to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was repealed by the GOP tax law past year. Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to re-nominate Anne Patterson , a Republican appoint...

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Montel Williams hospitalized after workout

Montel Williams hospitalized after workout

Montel Williams just suffered a health scare. Most recently Williams has associated himself with the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) as a spokesperson. Williams recently posted about h...

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At least one dead in Arkansas over romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

At least one dead in Arkansas over romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Restaurants and retailers that were hit by lawsuits related to the romaine lettuce-related E. coli outbreak include Panera Bread , and Walmart's Sam's Club division Taylor Farms . Of these, 89 peo...

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5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

In an update Friday, health officials said 25 more cases raised the total to 197 illnesses in 35 states, including MI. The US Food and Drug Administration, which is investigating the outbreak alongs...

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Khloe Kardashian 'can't stop' talking about daughter

Khloe Kardashian 'can't stop' talking about daughter

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star took to Twitter to gush about her daughter, True . "You enjoy your life and make the choices you know are best for you and your ...

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Salmonella infections linked to Ruby's Pantry Frozen Breaded Chicken

Salmonella infections linked to Ruby's Pantry Frozen Breaded Chicken

Before falling ill, all four patients received frozen breaded chicken products from Ruby's Pantry, a nonprofit group that distributes food donated by grocery stores and restaurants. The products came ...

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ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45

ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45

Bert O'Neil, medical oncologist at IU Health. Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. The American Cancer Society has changed its recommendations for the age when you should start getting col...

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Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author

Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author

Public Health suggests people travelling to those provincial parks should consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and shoes. If you do find one attached, use tweezers to remove it. Their bites us...

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'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show

'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show

The test, referred to as a " liquid biopsy ", looks for small pieces of DNA that are released from cancer cells into the blood. New research on the liquid biopsy will be presented at the annual conf...

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Jump in deadly crashes involving drug use, new report says

Jump in deadly crashes involving drug use, new report says

Close to two-thirds of the drivers who were killed in highway crashes and tested for drugs afterward had opioids, marijuana or some combination of the two in their bodies, according to a new report ...

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Kerala: One more person succumbs to Nipah virus, toll rises to 17

Kerala: One more person succumbs to Nipah virus, toll rises to 17

A person infected with the Nipah Virus can also go in coma. Large-scale awareness campaigns are also being held in the two districts. "The health department had earlier itself evaluated that t...

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Keep protein intake in limit

Keep protein intake in limit

At the beginning of for several days they record what foods you consume. The researchers divided the men into four groups based on their daily protein consumption. But for the average person who...

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Five dead in E coli outbreak linked to Arizona romaine lettuce

Five dead in E coli outbreak linked to Arizona romaine lettuce

In a June 1 advisory, the agency said that four additional deaths were reported in Arkansas, North Carolina and NY in addition to the original death in California. It takes two to three weeks betwee...

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Virginia lawmakers set to expand Medicaid

Virginia lawmakers set to expand Medicaid

Hanger Jr. of Augusta, and all 19 Senate Democrats. Sen. Amanda Chase, who voted against it, said she's most concerned with what happens next. "Doing nothing about the medical conditions, the state ...

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Video reveals what cigarettes really do to your heart

Video reveals what cigarettes really do to your heart

He further said that the government also compromised on tobacco tax this year as well by accommodating the tobacco industry by continuation of the third tier which allows most selling brands with le...

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First West Nile mosquitoes found in Chicago’s north suburbs

First West Nile mosquitoes found in Chicago’s north suburbs

In North America, cases of West Nile virus (WNV) occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall". Unfortunately, there are no vaccines available for WNV yet. The...

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People who need to wear glasses are more intelligent

People who need to wear glasses are more intelligent

The people who showed more of intelligence were the ones who were 28% likely to wear glasses. Previous studies have determined that someone wearing glasses is perceived to be more attractive b...

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5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Numerous new cases were people who became ill two to three weeks ago, when contaminated lettuce was still being sold. The CDC has not pinpointed the exact source of the outbreak, but the lettuce app...

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Support Relay for Life this weekend

Support Relay for Life this weekend

Just three years later Catherine's life was touched by cancer again when her sister Susan McGoldrick was diagnosed with stage 4A cervical cancer. That's the news from the Relay for Life of Adams C...

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