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Health Care Breast Cancer study days some patients may not need chemo
Author: 0 Breast Cancer study days some patients may not need chemo

At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute, some foundations and proceeds from the USA breast cancer postage stamp. Around half of women taking aromatase inhibitors, a common drug for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer, experience joint pain.

Health Care Kate Spade's sister says designer's death 'not unexpected by me'
Author: 0 Kate Spade's sister says designer's death 'not unexpected by me'

More information about Kate Spade's life before her passing has been revealed . In an email statement to the Kansas City Star , Kate's older sister Reta Saffo said that Kate had struggled with depression for years, but suggested Spade did not get the treatment she needed in part because she was concerned about how it would impact her public image and brand.

Health Care Many breast-cancer patients don't need chemotherapy, study confirms
Author: 0 Many breast-cancer patients don't need chemotherapy, study confirms

Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY, told the Associated Press . The test looks at 21 genes and then spits out a score, from zero to 100, that predicts the risk that the breast cancer will return after surgery. CDT in McCormick Place, Poster Hall A. They also have a score between 11 and 25 on the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test, a test that measures cancer recurrence.

Health Care Nipah Virus: Educational institutions in Kozhikode, Wayanad to remain shut
Author: 0 Nipah Virus: Educational institutions in Kozhikode, Wayanad to remain shut

The department asked the doctors and other staff of the Government Taluk Hospital at Blaussery, Kozhikode to go on a week's leave after two persons died there due to infection and a doctor had to undergo treatment with symptoms. While schools and colleges in Kozhikode will remain closed until June 12, schools in Wayanad will stay shut until June 5. Talking to G Plus Ganesh Saikia, joint director of health services of Kamrup (Metro) district, said that they have appealed to the people not ...

Author: 0 CDC confirms five deaths connected to E. coli-tainted lettuce

But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in. The new CDC report announces four more deaths - one in Arkansas, two in Minnesota and one in NY. Numerous new cases were people who became ill two to three weeks ago, when contaminated lettuce was still being sold. "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 FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

Health Care Health minister favours warnings on cigarettes as feds outline tobacco strategy
Author: 0 Health minister favours warnings on cigarettes as feds outline tobacco strategy

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the global tobacco epidemic kills more than seven million people every year, of which almost 900,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Smokeless tobacco users at 19.9 crore are far more than 10 crore smokers , whether cigarettes or bidis. The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products was adopted in November 2012 at the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties in Seoul, South Korea, and is open ...

Health Care Kerala man quarantined in Goa after showing Nipah symptoms
Author: 0 Kerala man quarantined in Goa after showing Nipah symptoms

A 20-year old male from Kerala has been kept in "isolation" at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) as he is suspected to be suffering from the Nipah virus . Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said in Thiruvananthapuram that the government and the department would take the initiative to alleviate the concern among tourists and stakeholders following the outbreak of Nipah.

Health Care New field staff for Mycoplasma bovis eradication
Author: 0 New field staff for Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, said in a statement, "This is a tough call - no one ever wants to see mass culls". The slaughter represents only a fraction of New Zealand stock, a herd of 10 million cattle in more than 20,000 dairy and beef farms.

Health Care Sleeping In On Weekends Might Help You Live Longer
Author: 0 Sleeping In On Weekends Might Help You Live Longer

Also, the point of the study done in Sweden is to point out that it is possible to make up for a sleep deficit, not to lay out the most ideal way to do it. "If you can function on what you get, you are likely getting the right amount of sleep ", Åkerstedt noted. The take home point is that possibly, long weekend sleep may compensate for short weekday sleep .

Health Care UAE issues Kerala travel warning over Nipah virus outbreak
Author: 0 UAE issues Kerala travel warning over Nipah virus outbreak

The global threat that Nipah poses has determined the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) - an worldwide alliance of governmental and non-profit organizations - to act against the deadly virus. The Union wellbeing service has said the infection has not spread past Kerala . The motor vehicles department here has warned bus and autorickshaw owners of strict action if they decline hospital staff a ride fearing Nipah virus.

Health Care Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats
Author: 0 Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats

Blood, urine, and throat swab of patients suspected to have contracted Nipah virus infection would be collected at the District Hospital and the General Hospital and sent to the Virology Institute at Manipal for testing. To discuss issues relating to outbreak of the virus, an all-party meeting has also been called at the Kozhikode collectorate tomorrow in which representatives of political parties, MPs and MLAs will participate.

Health Care Understanding Nipah virus & public health effect
Author: 0 Understanding Nipah virus & public health effect

Officers of the health, animal husbandry and forest departments arrived at the school and took samples of the dead bats. "The virus has spread in only two districts and it is all peaceful and safe elsewhere in the state", says Radhkrishnan, member of Hindu Mitra Mandal, a community organization in the city.

Health Care Some teething medicines unsafe for children
Author: 0 Some teething medicines unsafe for children

Various gels containing the numbing drug benzocaine can cause rare, but potentially fatal side effects in children, especially those younger than 2, according to The Associated Press . Some safe options include rubber teething products, a cold, wet wash cloth, or parents rubbing the baby's gums with a clean finger. In addition to warning consumers this week, the FDA sent a letter (pdf) to companies that sell these products, request that they discontinue any lines marketed for teething ...

Health Care Hawaii volcano overwhelms neighborhood with river of molten misery
Author: 0 Hawaii volcano overwhelms neighborhood with river of molten misery

Darryl Clinton told the Honolulu television station KHON that he was on the roof of a home helping to put out fires from flying rocks when an explosion a couple hundred yards away launched a " lava bomb " his way. Underscoring the eruption's dangers, a Hawaii man was hit by a flying piece of lava over the weekend and said the molten rock almost sheared his leg in half.

Health Care Revolutionary New Migraine-Preventing Drug Wins FDA Approval
Author: 0 Revolutionary New Migraine-Preventing Drug Wins FDA Approval

The drug is expected to be available in the USA within a week, with a list price of $575 for once monthly 70mg or 140mg single-use prefilled SureClick autoinjectors, or $6,900 annually. The effectiveness of Aimovig for the preventive treatment of migraine was evaluated in three clinical trials. The companies expect approval in the European Union in the coming months.

Health Care Ebola spreads to major urban area in Congo
Author: 0 Ebola spreads to major urban area in Congo

The organization is working with health NGO Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other partners to boost the number of special isolation wards to treat patients. Front-line health workers, people who have been in contact with those infected and contacts of those contacts will receive the Ebola vaccine, according to the WHO.

Health Care Healthy romaine lettuce is back on shelves after E. coli outbreak
Author: 0 Healthy romaine lettuce is back on shelves after E. coli outbreak

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's information about the outbreak, there have been 64 hospitalizations and one death during the months of March and April. Of those who became ill, 75 have been hospitalized, including 20 with kidney failure. Those states include Colorado, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South ...

Health Care Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' after urban case
Author: 0 Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' after urban case

Congo's health ministry says 4,000 doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine have arrived in the capital, Kinshasa , amid the latest outbreak of the deadly disease. Ilunga said Congo now is entering an urban phase of the outbreak, with higher spread potential. Health experts are already tracing 500 contacts, he said.

Health Care North Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Purdue Pharma
Author: 0 North Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Purdue Pharma

Laxalt spokeswoman Monica Moazez says similar lawsuits were expected in Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. The attorney general plans to hold Purdue accountable for the alleged crimes. Purdue says it's confidential, but the state has asked a judge to release the information. Purdue Pharma is the same company Shelby County Commissioners are going after.

Health Care Rise in mental health referrals by schools
Author: 0 Rise in mental health referrals by schools

Westwood Behavioral Health Center offers a variety of supportive services including individual and group counseling, case management services, crisis intervention services; addiction treatment programs, children's treatment programming; family and couples counseling, psychiatric services and more! There were 25,140 referrals in 2014-15 and 34,757 in 2017-18 - the equivalent of 183 every school day.

Health Care We need to ban trans fats within the next five years
Author: 0 We need to ban trans fats within the next five years

Natural trans fats are only produced in small quantities in the gut of some animals, while artificial trans fats are much more common and are created through an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid.

Health Care Ex-Malaysian PM Razak, wife banned from leaving country
Author: 0 Ex-Malaysian PM Razak, wife banned from leaving country

Speaking at a news conference, Dr Mahathir said he would announce a 10-member cabinet on Saturday, including ministers for finance, defence and home affairs. "It is a very complex thing because it involves a lot of people, it involves a lot of decisions made, and the money you know has to be investigated as to the money laundering", he said.

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