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Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine in NY and Arizona State University in Tempe conducted RNA sequencing on data from 3 brain banks to evaluate differential viral abundance in AD. The study also fits with mounting evidence that how aggressively the brain's immune system defends itself against viruses or other germs may be riskier than an actual infection, said Alzheimer's specialist Dr.
  • Trump administration's latest attack on Obamacare would gut protections for the sick

    Trump administration's latest attack on Obamacare would gut protections for the sick

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    It also said that provisions shielding people with medical conditions from being denied coverage or charged higher premiums and limiting how much insurers can charge older Americans should fall as well. "The decision by the Department of Justice to abandon critical patient protections is devastating for the millions of Americans who suffer from serious illnesses or have pre-existing conditions and rely on those protections under current law to obtain life-saving health care", wrote a ...
  • Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

    Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

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    While both deaths leave permanent holes in USA - and global - culture, they are an opportunity for a much-needed discussion on suicide prevention. Dr. The report shows the highest contributing factors being relationship problems, an immediate crisis or problematic substance abuse, but experts along with the CDC say most commonly it is a result of a combination of factors.
  • Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Includes Illinois

    Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Includes Illinois

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    Currently, the outbreak is limited to five states in the Midwest, with 32 of the 60 cases in MI. If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. The FDA is working to identify a supplier of pre-cut melon to stores connected to the outbreak. Symptoms of a salmonella infection can appear within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed.
  • Kate Spade’s husband says she suffered from depression

    Kate Spade’s husband says she suffered from depression

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    Andy Spade said he had conversed with his wife the night before she was found dead in her Manhattan apartment and she "sounded happy". "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he adds. "Although Kate has not been affiliated with the brand for more than a decade, she and her husband and creative partner, Andy, were the founders of our beloved brand", it said.
  • Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug

    Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug

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    As a result, the stimulated immune system recognizes and fights the cancer cells present in the body. Pembrolizumab is a humanized antibody used in cancer immunotherapy. Speaking with The Independent about the study, lead researcher Professor Johan de Bono explains: "In the last few years immunotherapy has changed the way we treat many advanced cancers - but up to now no one had demonstrated a benefit in men with prostate cancer".
  • Thousands of breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy

    Thousands of breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy

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    Otis Brawley, MACP, FASCO, FACE, chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society, told Healthline. Until now, women have faced considerable uncertainty about whether to add chemo to hormone therapy after a diagnosis with hormone-receptor positive, HER-2 negative breast cancer when found at an early stage, before it has spread to the lymph nodes.
  • Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

    Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer

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    About 70 percent of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might not need chemotherapy as part of treatment, according to the results of a long-awaited study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago Sunday.
  • NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

    NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

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    On the first day of Toronto's Pride Month, and with just six days left in the provincial election, Doug Ford refused to say Friday whether he would march in the Pride Parade. Wynne told reporters she is "150 per cent committed" to Trudeau's response. Former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin, campaigning with Wynne in Waterloo, Ont., on Friday afternoon, applauded the federal government's "very strong" stance on USA tariffs.
  • Kathleen Wynne concedes as Ontario Liberals trail NDP, PCs in polls

    Kathleen Wynne concedes as Ontario Liberals trail NDP, PCs in polls

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    As for regrets, Wynne said: "I wish I could have figured out how to make it clearer to people that I do care, that I want their lives to be better - because I think part of the antipathy, part of the reason that people don't like me - those who don't like me - is that they don't know that I actually do care about them".
  • Kildare cancer survivors rally the troops for Relay for Life

    Kildare cancer survivors rally the troops for Relay for Life

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    Such events are the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society . A cancer survivor herself, she is now one of the core members of the committee that organises the Kildare Relay for Life every year. In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Riverbend is supported by many local businesses and organizations. "It can happen to anybody", she said.
  • Kerala getting ready for 2nd wave of Nipah outbreak

    Kerala getting ready for 2nd wave of Nipah outbreak

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    The confirmation on whether fruit-eating Bats are the carriers of the Nipah Virus will hopefully be known today. Till now, 16 of the 18 people have been tested positive for Nipah virus and have died in a short span of time. With the spread of Nipah virus in the District, very few people are stepping out in public areas despite the busy Ramadan month. To find out the source of the virus, a number of samples from a particular variety of bats were taken, but they turned out to be negative.
  • Blood test offers hope of detecting cancers before symptoms develop

    Blood test offers hope of detecting cancers before symptoms develop

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    Eric Klein of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. Among four cancer-free people who tested positive, the United States authors say two women were diagnosed with ovarian and endometrial cancer just months later. At the heart of the research is the hope that the test could become a "universal screening" that could be used to detect cancer in patients. Ovarian cancer patient Jane Howarth, 54, from Manchester, has been taking niraparib for nine months.
  • American Cancer Society Lowers Age for Colon Cancer Screening to 45

    American Cancer Society Lowers Age for Colon Cancer Screening to 45

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    Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. The American Cancer Society has lowered the age to start screening for colon cancer. "If we find it in later stages, survival is less than 20%", McFadden explained. For colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Society didn't push one screening option over another but listed various options: High-sensitivity stool tests, created to detect blood in feces, which need to be administered every year; a DNA stool test, sold under the brand name ...
  • Virginia lawmakers vote to expand Medicaid

    Virginia lawmakers vote to expand Medicaid

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    While the budget bill is a big deal for progressive advocates, there's a catch. Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, who opposed Medicaid expansion, called the budget "a ticking time bomb" and said lawmakers are spending money like they're "drunk in New Orleans".
  • 5 dead, nearly 200 sick in romaine E. coli outbreak

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    That brings the total death count from the recent E. coli outbreak to five. "Most of the people who recently became ill ate romaine lettuce when lettuce from the Yuma [Arizona] growing region was likely still available in stores, restaurants, or in peoples' homes", the report said.
  • Annual World No Tobacco Day encourages folks to kick the butts

    Annual World No Tobacco Day encourages folks to kick the butts

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    In Africa alone, some 146,000 adults aged 30 years and more die every year from tobacco-related diseases. The World Health Organisation (WHO ) latest data says that smoking is responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year with numerous deaths occurring prematurely.
  • Study finds wearing glasses actually makes you smarter

    Study finds wearing glasses actually makes you smarter

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    The participants from the existing studies were all of European descent between the ages of 16 and 102, and those who exhibited higher intelligence were 28% more likely to need glasses and 32% more likely to be shortsighted. In addition to this, the study identified better health factors and less susceptibility to the most common health risks like hypertension, heart attack, depression and more thus having the ability to live longer .
  • Hancock County Relay for Life to be held Saturday

    Hancock County Relay for Life to be held Saturday

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    Their last trip for treatment cost about $6,000. One member of the relay team is encouraged to be walking at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps, and neither do they. This year's superhero-themed event will include live music, a DJ, an obstacle course, games at different campsites, a food truck, prizes, raffles and more.
  • One more case of Nipah confirmed

    One more case of Nipah confirmed

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    Birdi on Wednesday. NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. A similar note of caution has also been issued by the Himachal Pradesh health ministry on Thursday after over 18 dead bats were discovered a day prior to that in the premises of a government school in Nahan, triggering a panic among locals.
  • New Age Recommendations for Colonoscopies

    New Age Recommendations for Colonoscopies

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    A study published today the journal Cancer ads this new data to the model used as a basis for the ACS guidelines, showing what it calls a "favorable balance between screening benefits and burden" with screening starting at age 45, five years younger than now recommended for both men and women of all races and ethnicities.
  • Newcastle University scientists use 3D printer to create artificial corneas

    Newcastle University scientists use 3D printer to create artificial corneas

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    According to their scientific paper , it took under 10 minutes to print their proof-of-concept cornea . The technique demonstrated in the research could potentially be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. As documented in the journal Experimental Eye Research , the team used a low-priced 3D printer to craft these artificial corneas. Because the methodology relies on corneal cells instead of an entire cornea, one donor can help multiple patients.
  • Multivitamins and supplements don't provide health benefits

    Multivitamins and supplements don't provide health benefits

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    A new study has shown how vitamin supplements are mostly useless. Of the four most commonly used supplements - multivitamins , vitamin D , calcium, and vitamin C - none had a significant effect in regards heart health , either in preventing heart attacks or strokes , or in preventing death.
  • Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

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    Yesterday, Madhusudhanan (55) of Nellikode in the district, who was undergoing treatment in a private hospital here also breathed his last. He was admitted to the Command Hospital on 20 May and passed away on 25 May, the spokesman said. He was working as a Senior superintendent in the Kozhikode District Court. According to a report by PTI, the ministry said a circular has been issued to the concerned local authorities including the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and the municipalities of ...