Health Care

Salmonella warning for pre-cut melons bought at Kroger, Walmart

Salmonella warning for pre-cut melons bought at Kroger, Walmart The CDC said Walmart and Kroger stores in the affected states had removed pre-cut melon linked to the outbreak from their shelves. The departments are urging anyone who purchased pre-cut melon at either Walmart or Kroger to throw it away. [Full Article...]

Virginia Apgar: Google Doodle celebrates doctor who PIONEERED life-saving treatment

Virginia Apgar: Google Doodle celebrates doctor who PIONEERED life-saving treatment Apgar was encouraged to study anesthesiology and became interested in the field of obstetrical anesthesia where she would make her greatest contributions. A= Appearance (skin colour), P= Pulse (heart rate), G= Grimace (reflex irritability), A=Activity (muscle tone), and R=Respiration. As an obstetric anesthesiologist, she was able to document trends that could distinguish healthy infants fro... [Full Article...]

It shows the growing severity of the issue

It shows the growing severity of the issue Though more than half of people who died of suicide had no diagnosis, only 16 percent of those were women. Moffett leaves Omaha for Washington, D.C. Crisis hotlines can save lives; so can psychiatric treatment. But suicide is such an unpredictable, often impulsive act that no single intervention has proved sufficient. [Full Article...]

Chemoradiotherapy before surgery may extend lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Chemoradiotherapy before surgery may extend lives of pancreatic cancer patients Allen Mask. Dr Epstein, a clinical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in NY, said the two studies show "the anti-inflammatory benefits of a relatively cheap, well-tolerated supplement". There was no significant difference in the number of serious side effects experienced between the two groups of patients, the researchers said. The results of the trial suggest that up to 85 p... [Full Article...]

Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 - three years sooner than expected

The program is now expected to deplete its funds by 2026, down from last year's estimate of 2029. Don't worry, that doesn't mean that Mom and Dad won't have any Social Security to rely on after 2034. Mnuchin said in a statement following the release of the trustees' report . About 23 percent of older married couples rely on Social Security as their main source of income, according to the pr... [Full Article...]

Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer Well, a groundbreaking new study says that doesn't need to be the case. An experimental therapy that extracts and multiplies powerful immune-system cells from inside tumors eradicated a patient's breast cancer, a scientific first that could lead to new ways of treating malignancies that have resisted all other efforts. [Full Article...]

Breakthrough in breast cancer research

Breakthrough in breast cancer research Certain women 50 or younger did benefit from chemo; slightly fewer cases of cancer spreading far beyond the breast occurred among some of them given chemo, depending on their risk scores on the gene test. "It means that people who are estrogen positive and early stage, often don't have to" said Dr. Maryland Raymond, Medical Director at Good Samaritan's Medical Center Breast Cancer Center. [Full Article...]

Regional Kathleen Wynne Concedes Defeat News Centre News

Regional Kathleen Wynne Concedes Defeat News Centre News Now, he is as bad as the others, just trying to buy votes. Here in Ontario, we live in the best place in the world. I would dearly love to know Andrea Horwath's true colours. "It doesn't mean that they hate gays". Wynne, who has been making her own last-ditch appeal to both Liberal and NDP voters to go with her as the voice of pragmatic experience, has also tried to frame the election as bet... [Full Article...]

India health minister reviews situation, Kerala Gov’t issues health advisory

India health minister reviews situation, Kerala Gov’t issues health advisory Kozhikode: With two more deaths in the past two days in this Kerala district, the death toll from Nipah virus has risen to 16 as state Health Minister K.K. According to World Health Organisation, Nipah virus has a mortality rate of up to 70 percent and can cause encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain as well as severe respiratory symptoms. [Full Article...]

Ovarian cancer drug approved for use UK News

Ovarian cancer drug approved for use UK News Scientists from the Stanford University, who also contributed to the study, attended the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists in Chicago . "In stage I disease, surgical interventions are most likely to remove all a patient's cancer and result in a cure - this data is no yet available", Abbosh said. [Full Article...]

Five Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened in Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

Five Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened in Romaine Lettuce Outbreak 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. Romaine lettuce grown in the Arizona region was last harvested in mid-April. "Any contaminated product from the Yuma growing region has already worked its way through the food supply and is no longer available for consumption", said F... [Full Article...]

Six million people die from smoking globally every year

Six million people die from smoking globally every year Here are some facts and figures ahead of the UN's World No Tobacco Day Thursday. As the country joined the worldwide community to mark the 2018 world no tobacco day , we focus on enforcement of the National tobacco control act 2015. The new clip also comes after health officials in the United Kingdom claimed last summer the end of smoking is finally "in sight" following a stream of quitters... [Full Article...]

American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening

American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening Richard Wender of the ACS told NPR , noting a sharp increase in deaths from colon and rectal cancers among men and women under age 50. The change comes in response to a 51 percent rise in colon and rectal cancers since 1994 in adults younger than 50. [Full Article...]

Mysterious brain-damaging virus kills 13 in India

Mysterious brain-damaging virus kills 13 in India Rajo said there were social media reports to the effect that some cases of Nipah had been detected in Meghalaya, but officials in the state denied any confirmed case. His remarks on Congress chief have come at a time when the deadly Nipah virus has claimed at least 14 lives in Kerala alone. Doctors have not yet been able to cure the disease, caution is the only the biggest treatment to cure ... [Full Article...]

Packaging error leads to nationwide birth control pill recall

Packaging error leads to nationwide birth control pill recall Some birth control pills are being recalled over a packaging error. Allergan said a physician accidentally placed four placebo capsules in the wrong order in place of active capsules in their Taytulla packs. The side-by-side photo shows incorrectly and correctly packaged Taytulla birth control pills. "The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of t... [Full Article...]

New Zealand to cull 126,000 cows to eradicate disease

New Zealand to cull 126,000 cows to eradicate disease Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have made it clear the aim of the slaughter is to protect New Zealand's economy, which reportedly relies heavily on the animals' deaths and exploitation. 1 NEWS visited a Canterbury farmer hugely affected by the cattle cull, announced by the government yesterday. "Newly appointed science adviser Dr John Roche has been tasked with researching new tools for the figh... [Full Article...]

Thunderstorms likely on Memorial Day

Thunderstorms likely on Memorial Day Federal officials with the Gulf Islands National Seashore - a group of barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico - say that ahead of Alberto's arrival, "All Florida areas remain closed, including Hwy". In some cases, rainfall could top 10 inches in pockets across the state. In addition to parts of the southeastern US, the heavy rains and storm conditions could produce "life-threatening flash flo... [Full Article...]

Temps predicted to reach mid-90s for Memorial Day in Chicago

Temps predicted to reach mid-90s for Memorial Day in Chicago Temperatures will drop for the start of the week, but the humidity remains high. "Watching for isolated to scattered thunderstorms across most of Central New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania Monday afternoon", the weather service reported. [Full Article...]

Here's a good reason for you to sleep in this weekend

Here's a good reason for you to sleep in this weekend Weekend snoozers, the data showed, live just as long as those who slept enough during the week. The study followed the sleep habits of 43,880 subjects over the course of 13 years. "It's a requirement", said Grandner, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. [Full Article...]

Mussels off Washington coast of test positive for traces of opioids

Mussels off Washington coast of test positive for traces of opioids While the amount of oxycodone found in the mussels are thousands of times lower than a human dose, it's still a worrying development due to the drugs' potential effects on local fish. "A lot of the pharmaceuticals are probably coming out of our wastewater treatment plants", Lanksbury says in CNN . "Hopefully our data shows what's out there and can get the process started for cleaning up our... [Full Article...]


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