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Virginia Senate Backs Medicaid Expansion, Promising Health Coverage To Almost 400,000

The state House of Delegates, also controlled by Republicans, will have to vote on the measure and is expected to adopt it; every House Democrat and 19 Republicans in the lower chamber passed a different Medicaid expansion bill earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45

New guidelines released Wednesday recommend US adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The new advice was issued by the American Cancer Society on Wednesday. Regular screening should continue until age 75, and "clinicians should discourage individuals over 85 from continuing colorectal cancer screening", because the risk of complications outweighs the benefits a... [Full Article...]

France had a million fewer smokers in 2017: ministry

France had a million fewer smokers in 2017: ministry The annual global event advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme of this year's World No Tobacco Day is " Tobacco and Heart Disease ", with a focus on the link to cardiovascular diseases, and actions that can be taken to reduce the risks to heart health. [Full Article...]

AI better at detecting skin cancer than docs

A team of researchers from the US, Germany and France managed to teach an AI system to distinguish benign skin lesions from risky ones, reported The Guardian . On average, the dermatologists correctly detected around 86.6 percent of melanomas while the CNN identified 95 percent of them. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and is expected to kill an estimated 9,320 people in the U... [Full Article...]

Technology more accurate at detecting skin cancer than humans

A CNN is an artificial neural network inspired by the biological processes that occur when the brain's neurons are connected to each other and respond to what the eye sees. Experts said the computer would not replace medics, but be an extra tool to boost diagnosing. The CNN was trained on over 100,000 dermoscopic images. [Full Article...]

No Nipah virus case in North East

No Nipah virus case in North East The Health Department received the lab report on Tuesday. Haryana Cabinet Minister Anil Vij, who is known for making controversial statements , has now compared Congress president Rahul Gandhi to deadly Nipah virus, which has claimed many lives across the country. [Full Article...]

Birth control pills recalled over packaging mix up

Birth control pills recalled over packaging mix up The company says there's a packaging error with placebos, which increases the chance of unintended pregnancy. The affected Taytulla sample pack has four placebo capsules placed out of order , Allergan said in a statement . The voluntary recall, issued late Tuesday, affects packages of Allergan's Taytulla contraceptive pills. The recall involves pills expiring in May 2019. [Full Article...]

Cockroach milk is the latest health fad taking over the world

According to a report on website Inverse, it's particularly hard to source the miracle crystals, taking around half a day to process the milk of two or three roaches . "We have no evidence that it is actually safe for human consumption", Subramanian Ramaswamy, the lead author of the study , said 2016. The more energy-dense a product, the more calorific it tends to be (a calorie being a unit of ... [Full Article...]

More awareness urged to stem Ebola spread in DR Congo

More awareness urged to stem Ebola spread in DR Congo So the country's health ministry and its worldwide partners, such as the WHO and Oxfam, are conducting awareness campaigns by organizing community dialogues and going door-to-door to advise people on what hygiene precautions to take in times of outbreaks. [Full Article...]

Cockroach Milk Could Be The Latest Milk Trend

Cockroach Milk Could Be The Latest Milk Trend The Pacific beetle cockroach. They use the milk to feed their young. In fact, the Pacific beetle cockroach is very special among its relatives because it is the only cockroach in the world that gives birth to live offsprings. Gourmet Grub, a South African ice cream company, is one of the important companies giving cockroach milk serious consideration. "This is considered to be significantly ... [Full Article...]

High near 90 for Memorial Day

High near 90 for Memorial Day Record heat will continue to sweep across the metro this Memorial Day weekend . - Slow-moving storms will be the primary risk over this Memorial Day . Tuesday: Sunny. High near 83. Scattered thunderstorms and area rain are likely. Akron's record for Monday is 93 degrees set in 1911, according to the National Weather Service. [Full Article...]

Long weekend sleep may compensate for short weekday sleep

Long weekend sleep may compensate for short weekday sleep Inadequate sleep has always been proven as a trigger and cause for mental and physical illnesses and even leading to an early death. "Yes, if you are extremely sleep-deprived during the week, then continuing that over the weekend isn't ideal, and maybe you should think about getting a few more hours". [Full Article...]

Health department recommends vaccines during hepatitis A outbreak

Health department recommends vaccines during hepatitis A outbreak Officials say 629 hepatitis A cases have been reported statewide since August 1, 2017. Amid a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A, the Barren River District Health Department is recommending that Warren County residents over the age of 1 seek vaccines. [Full Article...]

Twitter slams Hrithik Roshan for taking up Centre's fitness challenge

Twitter slams Hrithik Roshan for taking up Centre's fitness challenge Actually, the video showed the actor riding his bicycle without wearing a crash helmet. On the work front, Hrithik Roshan has Anand Kumar biopic and Yash Raj Films' untitled project with Vaani Kapoor and Tiger Shroff. PM Modi launched the Fit India movement in March. Hrithik tweeted saying, "And on that note, I challenge my family @roshanpinkie @RakeshRoshan_N (since it all starts at home)... [Full Article...]

To Repel Ticks, Try Insecticide-Treated Clothes

To Repel Ticks, Try Insecticide-Treated Clothes In this way, the organization is educating both patients and physicians. All of the deer tick nymphs on the untreated fabric remained on the playing cards after 5 minutes, compared with 5% of nymphs on treated material. "We would desperately want to see that tick , so we can update our records". Get the tick repellant and stand by for what could be a rough season for the little blood-sucker... [Full Article...]

Catholic priest ‘infected with Ebola’ in DR Congo

Catholic priest ‘infected with Ebola’ in DR Congo World health officials have identified at least three epicenters of the latest Ebola outbreak and while infections among isolated villages present a low risk to the general population, infections in the city of Mbandaka - where large families live in congested communities with poor sanitation - can make containing the outbreak and keeping up with infected individuals much more hard. [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death

Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death Torbjörn Åkerstedt , a clinical neuroscience professor at Sweden's Karolinska Institute and one of the authors of the paper, said the findings are consistent with previous research into sleep duration's link to mortality. Since the longer you are awake, the more sleep you need-your "sleep debt" needs to be "paid off." Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are ... [Full Article...]

Record US fentanyl bust ‘enough to kill 26 million people’

Record US fentanyl bust ‘enough to kill 26 million people’ The driver, identified by authorities as 46-year-old Felipe Genao-Minaya, appeared nervous and was "shaking visibly in the truck", according the court records. Col. John Bolduc called it "the largest single bust of fentanyl in Nebraska history and one of the largest busts in the country". Do the math - as both the Kansas City Star and USA TODAY have done - and you'll find the Nebraska bust inc... [Full Article...]

Antidepressants can make you gain weight, new research has found

Antidepressants can make you gain weight, new research has found A research team, led by Dr Rafael Gafoor at King's College London , analysed data from 300,000 patients over a 10-year period. Then, the team grouped participants according to their BMI , from normal weight to severely obese, and whether or not they were on antidepressants. [Full Article...]

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak The outbreak is suspected to have been spread by infected fruit bats . "I think I am nearly on my way". I may not be able to see you again. "Sorry. Shylaja told reporters Tuesday that there had been no new cases of Nipah , though it was not immediately clear when the last case was reported. The local administration, with the help of central health ministry team, has set up a task force with a ... [Full Article...]


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