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Camden ready for Relay for Life

Camden ready for Relay for Life It's that time of year again, when people will pitch tents and take turns walking a track for 24 hours, all while dressing up in various themes, carrying a baton and rallying together against cancer. "It's wonderful when you see everybody in the survivor lap walk together and we have signs saying how many years you've been a survivor and you have the first year ones". [Full Article...]

Soldier from Kerala dies, Nipah virus suspected

Soldier from Kerala dies, Nipah virus suspected His body was cremated in Kolkata and his fluids were sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for further examination. The NiV is related to the Hendra Virus and is caused by an RNA virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus. [Full Article...]

Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, American Cancer Society says

Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, American Cancer Society says Colorectal cancer incidence has declined steadily over the past two decades in people 55 and over, according to the society, but the incidence in those under the age of 50 has increased by about 50 percent since 1994. "While we commend the ACS for its forward thinking. we do not believe this will necessarily be a big driver of Cologuard volume upside for Exact Sciences in the near term", William B... [Full Article...]

Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas

Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas The cornea also acts as a shield to the eye, as it protects it from incoming particles. Because Connon's 3D-printed corneas utilize stem cells , corneal replicas could potentially provide a limitless supply of much-needed transplants. "That's partly due to the increasing use of refractive [laser eye] surgery and eyes that have undergone refractive surgery now can not be used for transplantati... [Full Article...]

Councils 'need greater tools to tackle childhood obesity'

Councils 'need greater tools to tackle childhood obesity' The Local Government Association, which analysed data from the National Child Measurement Programme, said that severe child obesity rates were "contributing to a multibillion-pound ill-health time bomb". The government produced a childhood obesity plan in 2016 . At the time campaigners criticised the lack of curbs on junk-food advertising in it. The report asked for the reduction in public h... [Full Article...]

OxyContin Maker Kept a Dark Secret: Confidential Report

OxyContin Maker Kept a Dark Secret: Confidential Report The pharmaceutical company had already received reports that the Oxycontin was being crushed and snorted, that it was being stolen, and that doctors were selling prescriptions for the drug. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that the value accounts for costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. [Full Article...]

Combining Exercise And Gum Chewing May Help You Lose Extra Calories

Combining Exercise And Gum Chewing May Help You Lose Extra Calories The volunteers in the study walked for 15 minutes in two trials. The researchers found that when people combined walking and chewing gum, their heart rates were higher, they used more energy. Obesity has become a global scourge. And of course, 46 is hardly a big sample size. The gum-chewing participants in that age group saw walking distance, walking speeds, steps and energy all increase, acc... [Full Article...]

Would You Drink Cockroach 'Milk' - And Should You?

Would You Drink Cockroach 'Milk' - And Should You? This particular kind of cockroach , which is usually found on Pacific islands like Hawaii, is the only known cockroach that gives birth to their babies, as opposed to laying eggs. Leonard Chavas, another co-author of the study published in the Journal of the International Union of Crystallography told science publication Inverse that ten cockroaches produce about half a millilitre of produ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump makes Roseanne firing all about himself

Donald Trump makes Roseanne firing all about himself She was born in Iran to African-American parents. "She made a joke in poor taste move on". In response, Barr shot back : "i created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. "When I read her social media in the very beginning, and I saw how she was so into the conspiracy stuff with Donald Trump and so how far gone she was, and the "pizzagate" and Hillary is a pedophile and Obama wasn'... [Full Article...]

Popular vitamin, mineral pills provide no health benefit

Popular vitamin, mineral pills provide no health benefit They don't prevent cardiovascular disease , heart attack , stroke or early death. The joint study from St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto , Canada, looked at health data from previous studies of patients that were given several different supplements, including vitamins A, B, and C, as well as calcium , iron, beta-carotene, and selenium. [Full Article...]

Chewing gum while walking may help you burn more calories, study finds

Researchers studied 46 men and women (ages from 21 to 69) with a body mass index (BMI) between 22 and 30. This was a small study so, don't go buying boxes of gum just yet. Both male and female participants in the gum trial had a significantly higher mean heart rate while walking and change in heart rate, however in males there was also a significant increase in the distance walked and mean walki... [Full Article...]

Nipah claims two more lives in Kerala, toll touches 16

Meanwhile, a soldier died in Kolkata of suspected Nipah virus infection , a Defence spokesman said on Wednesday. Prasad, who was from Kerala's Palakkad, died five days after he was admitted to Alipore's Command hospital on May 20. "There are 1,353 people in the expanded list and we are closely monitoring the conditions of each person in the list", Dr Saritha said. "Till a report from th... [Full Article...]

Virginia set to expand Medicaid in policy win for Democrats

The Senate overcame five years of Republican resistance and narrowly passed the budget earlier on Wednesday, setting the stage for the House vote. The Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday approved expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal program for the low income. [Full Article...]

Don't Wait Till 50 for Your Colon Cancer Screening

The models show that starting a colonoscopy earlier, at the age of 45, increased life-years by 6.2 percent compared to beginning at 50, as we do now. Those at a higher risk, including African Americans and Alaska natives, should get screened even earlier. Experts aren't sure why there has been a 50 percent increase in cases in younger adults since 1994. [Full Article...]

1 million French smokers kick habit in just 1 year

1 million French smokers kick habit in just 1 year World No Tobacco Day was established by WHO in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. Use of tobacco is considered to be an important risk factor when it comes to developing coronary heart diseases, peripheral vascular disease and stroke . [Full Article...]

Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Doctors

Researchers from Germany , the U.S. and France trained a deep learning convolutional neural network ( CNN ) to identify skin cancer by showing it over 100,000 images of malignant melanomas and benign moles . More than 76,600 people in the USA are diagnosed with melanoma each year, and more than 9,300 die from it, early detection is key for successful treatment. [Full Article...]

Artificial Intelligence Better Than Dermatologists At Diagnosing Skin Cancer

The CNN has the ability to learn fast by seeing images and teaching itself in order to improve its performance considering what it has learned (a process is known as machine learning). Although machines doctors are still a thing of science-fiction, a team of medical researchers from Germany proved that artificial intelligence could outperform human diagnosticians. [Full Article...]

No Nipah cases in Tamil Nadu: Health minister

No Nipah cases in Tamil Nadu: Health minister A recent outbreak in South India has renewed interest in Nipah virus , a disease with no vaccine or cure that generally spreads from bats or pigs to humans and kills almost three-quarters of those infected. According to World Health Organisation , the virus in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis. [Full Article...]

Taytulla birth control pills handed out at doctors’ offices recalled

Taytulla birth control pills handed out at doctors’ offices recalled The FDA's statement said that Allergan had identified the packaging mistake through a physician report. Each Taytulla pack has 28 pills, 24 of which are active capsules with hormones. The voluntary recall, issued late Tuesday, affects packages of Allergan's Taytulla contraceptive pills. May 2019. Consumers who have the sample pack product with the associated lot number should notify their physi... [Full Article...]

Many vitamin and mineral supplements show no benefits for health

But niacin and antioxidants were linked to a very small risk of all-cause mortality: the term used to describe all of the deaths that occur in a group of people, regardless of the cause. Speaking of what the limitations of the study were, the team led by Dr David Jenkins of the University of Toronto said that it did consider data from cohort studies, which are longer and more representative of t... [Full Article...]


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