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Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy The study found that all women over 50 with this type of breast cancer could skip chemotherapy, a group that represented 85% of the study's population. Jane Murphy, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Care, said: "It's really interesting to see different avenues are being explored to help women adapt to life after breast cancer, which can be incredibly daunting and hard". [Full Article...]

Certain lots of opiate antidote Naloxone recalled

Certain lots of opiate antidote Naloxone recalled The recalled lots were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, distributors, and hospitals in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam from February 2017 to February 2018. The maker of anti-overdose drug Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is recalling deliveries of the medicine. When it is used, it is able to restore normal breathing in someone who stopped breathing due to using opioids. [Full Article...]

Medicare to Become Insolvent In 8 Years, Social Security in 16

But when interest income is excluded from the equation, program costs exceed income throughout the 75-year projection period. The program provides health insurance to some 60 million people, most of whom are over 65 years old. 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 incr... [Full Article...]

African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy

African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy However, numerous men who were at death's door have been on the drug for more than 18 months and show no signs of the disease'. Professor Johann de Bono, director of the drug development unit, said that the results of the trail are a "big deal" and "spectacular" as the men who were a part of the study had gone through all possible treatments and were dying, with just a few weeks or months to... [Full Article...]

Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now reports that nearly 200 people have gotten sick in 35 different states. This is the worst outbreak since 2006, when 205 people became ill and five died after contracting E. They are still, however, looking for the precise source of how the E. coli bacteria got into the lettuce in the first place . Because majority of the illnesses came fro... [Full Article...]

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, study finds

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, study finds The TAILORx trial results were presented at the American Association of Clinical Oncologists in Chicago which is the world's largest cancer conference. "The study should have a huge impact on doctors and patients", Albain said. Dr. Lisa Carey, a breast specialist at the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said she would be very comfortable advising patients... [Full Article...]

Miss America Axes Swimsuit Competition

Miss America Axes Swimsuit Competition Contestants will also no longer be required to wear an evening gown. Miss Texas Margana Wood reacts after advancing from the swimsuit component of the Miss America competition in Atlantic City. Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993, supported the dropping of the swimsuit competition. The organization says the contestants will highlight their achievements and goals in life and how they'll use... [Full Article...]

FULL LIST: Ohio announces sites for medical marijuana dispensaries

FULL LIST: Ohio announces sites for medical marijuana dispensaries Three of 31 geographic districts won't have dispensaries. OH officials announced where the state's 56 medical marijuana dispensaries will be located. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy didn't give an explanation as to why the company was disqualified. On the other hand, Sean Nestor, co-chairman of the Lucas County Green Party, who was involved in organizing the 2015 ballot initiative that abolished ... [Full Article...]

Most Women With Breast Cancer Can 'Safely Avoid Chemotherapy'

Most Women With Breast Cancer Can 'Safely Avoid Chemotherapy' Judy Perkins from Florida had been given three months to live by her doctors, but two years later there is no sign of cancer in her body. Most breast cancers have receptors for the hormones estrogen or progesterone. Then researchers screen the patient's white blood cells and extract those cells which are capable of attacking the cancer. About 17 percent of women had high-risk scores and were a... [Full Article...]

Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says

Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says According to first author Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY, "any woman with early-stage breast cancer 75 or younger should have the test and discuss the results" with her doctor. Oncotype DX has spurred the trend , and is likely to accelerate it. However, the results of the TAILORx trial show only 30 per cent of women with this particular form of early-stage breast cancer ... [Full Article...]

Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election

Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election The Liberals under Wynne won a majority in 2014. Paul's, and her own riding of Don Valley West. "She's always been somebody who's very honest and a woman of integrity". "It's a realization that the Kathleen Wynne brand might be more detrimental than the Liberal party brand", she said. "Over the past year, I have met with 37 governors, I have met with senators, I've met with congresspeople, I'v... [Full Article...]

Relay For Life set-up

Relay For Life set-up Palcisko also raised money through her position as a manager at Craggy's Bogland's Pub in Willoughby, initiating monthly fundraisers for the cause. She said she knew her customers, who knew of her family's ordeal, would come through. "It is also a time to celebrate the ones who are fighting, who have won the battle and remember those who have lost the battle". "My life just turned upside dow... [Full Article...]

Four more die in romaine E. coli outbreak

Four more die in romaine E. coli outbreak Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted Arizona-grown romaine lettuce, bringing the total to five. The E. coli lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections and have recovered over $650 million for clients. [Full Article...]

Early Screening For Colon Cancer Could Save Lives

Early Screening For Colon Cancer Could Save Lives They are recommending screenings at 45 years old instead of 50 years old, following some alarming research, showing colorectal cancer rates on the rise for those born in the 80's and 90's. A colonoscopy is not the only effective screening tool. That produced a result that showed the lifesaving potential of earlier screening, the group said. [Full Article...]

Fruit bats don't carry Nipah virus. Then who does?

Fruit bats don't carry Nipah virus. Then who does? A fever outpatient ward has been set up just outside the room and the patients are not allowed to mix with other people, he said. State Transport Minister A.K. The step has been taken as a precautionary measure after the death of these two patients. The Kerala government on Friday stepped up vigil against the Nipah virus that has claimed 16 lives in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, even... [Full Article...]

Fruit bats don't carry Nipah virus. Then who does?

Fruit bats don't carry Nipah virus. Then who does? A fever outpatient ward has been set up just outside the room and the patients are not allowed to mix with other people, he said. State Transport Minister A.K. The step has been taken as a precautionary measure after the death of these two patients. The Kerala government on Friday stepped up vigil against the Nipah virus that has claimed 16 lives in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, even... [Full Article...]

'Breakthrough' blood test could detect cancer years before you fall ill

'Breakthrough' blood test could detect cancer years before you fall ill Anne-Renee Hartman, vice president of clinical development at Grail, said in a telephone interview. The findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ACSO) in Chicago this weekend. But they did a better job of detecting later-stage cancers, which shed more DNA fragments, than early-stage cancers, the company's ultimate goal. For example, although ... [Full Article...]

Imposed Work Requirements Taint Medicaid Expansion Victory in Virginia

Imposed Work Requirements Taint Medicaid Expansion Victory in Virginia In an odd twist, it was the Virginia Senate - traditionally the more moderate chamber and the one that had backed expansion in previous years with help from two now-retired moderate Republicans - that remained dug in. Republicans in Virginia's General Assembly have resisted Medicaid expansion for years, despite the fact that 61 percent of residents supported it as early as September 2014 . [Full Article...]

Does Higher Protein Intake Up Heart Failure Risk in Men?

Does Higher Protein Intake Up Heart Failure Risk in Men? To such conclusion the Finnish scientists. The findings were reported in Circulation: Heart Failure. The research investigated the association between protein intake and survival in 2,281 patients, with an average age of 68 years, and who were all diagnosed with heart failure. [Full Article...]

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197 An update from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on a multistate outbreak of E. coli shows there has been one death in Arkansas. But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in. Still, the CDC warns that iIllnesses that occurred after May 6, 2018 might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness ... [Full Article...]


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