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CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016 While the CDC report notes that guns are the most common method for these suicides - accounting for about half of all cases - it fails to underscore the extent to which these alarming rates may be attributable to the country's utter saturation with civilian firearms. [Full Article...]

Athenahealth CEO Bush departs as company will explore sale

Athenahealth CEO Bush departs as company will explore sale Hull Brandon H also sold $107,896 worth of athenahealth, Inc . The company has a current ratio of 2.71, a quick ratio of 2.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. JP Morgan maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $159 target in Tuesday, April 24 report. $64,693 worth of athenahealth, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATHN) shs. On Thursday, February 1 Bush Jonathan sold $613,427 worth of athenahealth, Inc . [Full Article...]

Good News! Not Every Woman With Breast Cancer Needs Chemotherapy

Good News! Not Every Woman With Breast Cancer Needs Chemotherapy Investigators have seen similar results using mutation-targeted TIL treatment for patients in the same trial with other epithelial cancers, including liver cancer and colorectal cancer . Rosenberg believes Perkins' cells are still working to keep her cancer free. Oncotype DX has been available overseas for almost a decade. It was funded by the National Cancer Institute, some foundations and... [Full Article...]

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Despite this, she said there are studies that show a rise in teen suicide during the time the series began streaming. Vermont is home to a high proportion of white people, and whites as a group have higher suicide rates than ethnic groups. [Full Article...]

Virginia Apgar, Honored by Today's Google Doodle, Saved Countless Lives

Virginia Apgar, Honored by Today's Google Doodle, Saved Countless Lives Google doodle today remembers Dr Apgar on what would have been her 109th birthday . Later, Apgar's studies of obstetrical anesthesia led to her creating the Apgar score. And she was a trailblazer in more ways than one: She was one of four women accepted into Columbia's medical school in 1929, and, while she was initially interested in pursuing a surgical residency, the chair of surgery at ... [Full Article...]

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth Shockingly, there were 44,676 diagnoses of the sexually transmitted infection a year ago, a jump of 22 percent from 2016. Of these, roughly half the diagnoses (21,346) involved men who have sex with men, up from 17,626 in 2016. Over the past five years, attendances have jumped 13 percent. Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said t... [Full Article...]

Genetic test could mean many women with breast cancer forgo chemotherapy

Genetic test could mean many women with breast cancer forgo chemotherapy Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, says a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk. "This life-changing breakthrough is absolutely wonderful news as it could liberate thousands of women from the agony of chemotherapy". "So this is actually a huge finding ... [Full Article...]

Opioid Antidote Naloxone Recalled

Opioid Antidote Naloxone Recalled According to the Food and Drug Administration, the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone, or Narcan, has been recalled by its maker. The risk is reduced by the possibility of detection, as the labeling contains a clear statement directing a visual inspection of the product for particulate matter and discoloration. [Full Article...]

Court Rules Maine Must Put Medicaid Expansion in Motion

Court Rules Maine Must Put Medicaid Expansion in Motion LePage's administration in April after it missed a deadline to submit an expansion plan to the federal government. The court said the Republican governor's administration has until June 11 to submit Medicaid expansion paperwork to the federal government. [Full Article...]

Social Security to tap reserves to cover 2018 benefits

Social Security to tap reserves to cover 2018 benefits Meanwhile, Medicare's hospital insurance trust fund is expected to run dry in 2026, three years earlier than what the trustees had predicted in last year's report. The combined Social Security trust funds are slated to run dry in 2034, and that will force benefits to be cut more than 20 percent. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the latest report shows that Social Security and Medicare rema... [Full Article...]

Retired Arizona policeman's hunch leads to suspect in 6 killings

Retired Arizona policeman's hunch leads to suspect in 6 killings A day after Jones' death, police said they did not know why he waited so long to seek vengeance. When Connie and Richard heard psychiatrist, Dr. Steven Pitt , had been killed, it had sparked a red flag for the couple and they contacted police, informing them it may have been Jones, KPHO reported. [Full Article...]

Medicare insolvent in 2026, Social Security by 2034

Challenges for both programs are exacerbated by the aging of the baby boomer population, without an equivalent proportion of workers available to replace them in the workforce. The Congressional Budget Office said in April that federal deficits and debt would soar in the coming decade, following passage of the tax overhaul and legislation to increase military and domestic spending. [Full Article...]

Blacks With Prostate Cancer May Fare Better Than Whites

Blacks With Prostate Cancer May Fare Better Than Whites All participants had metastatic, recurrent prostate cancer and were treated with the anti-hormone therapy abiraterone and the steroid prednisone. He added: "This will be another arrow to the quiver for a subset of prostate cancers and the results are preliminary but very promising". [Full Article...]

Lettuce Death Toll In The US Continues To Rise

Lettuce Death Toll In The US Continues To Rise Symptoms of this syndrome include fever, abdominal pain, fatigue, small unexplained bruises or bleeding, and pallor. Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe. The casualties caused by the E. coli linked to romaine lettuce continue to rise, with almost 200 cases in 35 states of the United States. Some people who became sick did not report eating r... [Full Article...]

Many breast-cancer patients don't need chemotherapy, study confirms

Many breast-cancer patients don't need chemotherapy, study confirms Doctors who cared for the woman at the US National Cancer Institute in Maryland said Perkins's response had been "remarkable": the therapy wiped out cancer cells so effectively that she has now been free of the disease for two years. St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin had the second highest number of participating patients from the 1,182 research units involved. She was shocked in 2010... [Full Article...]

Miss America ditches swimsuit competition in sweeping overhaul of pageant

Miss America ditches swimsuit competition in sweeping overhaul of pageant Contestants will also discuss how they would advance their social-impact initiatives during this part of the contest. Why these sudden changes to the 97-year-old event? There's a big reason. Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993, supports the change, adding the swimsuit competition was something she felt she had to endure. "We're not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interes... [Full Article...]

OH announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold

OH announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold Statewide, 376 companies submitted dispensary applications and 56 licenses were awarded Monday. Cresco Labs Ohio LLC on Main Street in Wintersville in Jefferson County was approved for license. "If it's legal and it's regulated, we'll make sure it conforms to the pharmacy board and local regulations in Toledo". The medical marijuana can only be obtained for 21 medical conditions and obtained fro... [Full Article...]

Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer Some study leaders consult for breast cancer drugmakers or for the company that makes the gene test. "We all don't need cookie cutter medicine for things", said 20-year breast cancer survivor Alesa Garner. Other less common but more serious side effects of chemotherapy include bone loss and osteoporosis, heart and vision problems. The new findings offer reassurance to patients like 61-year-old... [Full Article...]

In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More

In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More Jeffrey Abrams, associate director of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, said in a statement. Now, the choice is getting easier for some patients. "It helps direct patients to the right therapy, so that we're treating the right people with the right therapy at the right time". Data on incidence rates of breast cancer from six major cancer registries of India... [Full Article...]

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election PC Leader Doug Ford was my choice at the beginning but he has changed a lot. "Electing a Doug Ford government will do exactly that". His NDP won just two seats in that election. While the federal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done much of the heavy lifting to protect the industry in Canada, Wynne played up her own efforts. [Full Article...]


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