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Cavaliers' Kevin Love (foot) questionable for Saturday

Cavaliers' Kevin Love (foot) questionable for Saturday The Cleveland Cavaliers going 0-5 to start the year is still hard to believe, considering the team isn't quite as talent-deprived as it was back when the first time LeBron James left, as we've mentioned throughout the last few months. CAVALIERS: Cleveland's starting backcourt of George Hill and Rodney Hood had no assists Wednesday against Brooklyn. James got Staples Center rocking on a ... [Full Article...]

Vikings to ease DE Griffen in, unsure if he plays vs. Saints

Vikings to ease DE Griffen in, unsure if he plays vs. Saints He was scheduled to speak with reporters afterward. He went through an afternoon practice session, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it's too early to determine if he will play Sunday against New Orleans at U.S. "I'm sure some people in this room have dealt with some of these things". "It was awesome, man", Griffen said. "This is an illness", Zimmer said, "and he's done a good job of helping ... [Full Article...]

Health experts: Get your flu shot now

Health experts: Get your flu shot now CDC said 80 percent of the children who died last flu season did not receive a flu vaccination."One is too many", Melanie Gardiner, community health nurse program supervisor at the Charles County Health Department, said by phone last week. "It makes sense that last year a lot of people infected with H3N2 would have built up immunity, but that won't necessarily be helpful if this year the dominant ... [Full Article...]

Tall people are at a greater risk of cancer, new research says

Tall people are at a greater risk of cancer, new research says And the risk of thyroid cancer with every extra 10 cm increased by 40% in women and nearly 20% in men. Dr John O'Neill, research group leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), said: 'If you have more cells, you have a greater risk of cancer . [Full Article...]

Suspected cases of polio-like illnesses increase to 155

Suspected cases of polio-like illnesses increase to 155 Though it's still rare, there are now 62 cases within 22 states. "The Center for disease Control does not know what causes it", Dr. Vogel said. The Department of Public Health officials said that AFM has been spreading since 2014. Some experts believe AFM is being caused by a summertime virus because of the timing of the outbreaks. It will likely be several weeks before it's known if the cas... [Full Article...]

This FDA-approved flu treatment is the first in almost 20 years

This FDA-approved flu treatment is the first in almost 20 years Roche has said it will launch Xofluza in the USA at a price of $150 per dose, which is roughly the same as a five-day supply of generic oseltamivir. Share on PinterestThe development of the anti-flu drug Xofluza was announced earlier this year in Japan. [Full Article...]

13th annual Strides against Breast Cancer Walk

13th annual Strides against Breast Cancer Walk October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the disease. Ellyn Davidson, a marketing executive and president of Brogan & Partners in Birmingham, was 36 and the mother of three young children when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. [Full Article...]

Plastic in everyone's body? Experts say study premature

Plastic in everyone's body? Experts say study premature Kenneth Spaeth, chief of occupational and environmental medicine at Northwell Health in Great Neck, N.Y. Recent studies have identified microplastics in them all. Global plastic production has grown rapidly since the 1950s and now is more than 400 million tons per year. The research found that significant amounts of plastics have been detected in prawns, lobster and tuna due to some two-to-f... [Full Article...]

Connecticut has had its first flu death of the season

Connecticut has had its first flu death of the season That is why you need a new vaccine every year. He says that getting vaccinated is important, especially for people like the elderly and young children who are more susceptible to complications. People are advised to be prepared to wait roughly 15 minutes after receiving their vaccination. The first death from the flu this season has been reported in CT. [Full Article...]

CDC investigating 155 cases of rare, polio-like neurological condition

CDC investigating 155 cases of rare, polio-like neurological condition The most severe symptom is breathing trouble. According to CDC data, there were 120 confirmed cases of AFM in 34 states from August to December 2014, 22 confirmed AFM cases in 17 states in 2015, 149 cases in 39 states in 2016 , and 33 cases in 16 states in 2017. [Full Article...]

Does Eating More Organic Foods Cut the Risk of Cancer?

Does Eating More Organic Foods Cut the Risk of Cancer? About 40 pesticides now approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in conventional (non-organic) food production are classified as possible or probable carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. "For example, foods may be labeled 'USDA organic certified, ' 'organic, ' 'natural, ' 'made with organic ingredients, ' 'no drugs or hormones used, ' or 'sustainably harve... [Full Article...]

Six children die in adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey medical centre

An outbreak of a viral illness has killed six pediatric patients and sickened 12 others at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility as health officials continue to investigate the cause. Nicole Kirgan, a spokeswoman for the health department, told Daily Mail Online in a statement that the outbreak was caused by adenovirus type 7. The health facility in Haskell is privately owned. [Full Article...]

Not exercising can be worse for you than smoking

Not exercising can be worse for you than smoking Wael Jaber told CNN . Jaber called the results "extremely surprising". The study measured all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of fitness and exercise. The risks, he said, became more shocking when comparing those who don't exercise much. Most fit individuals did the best in this study; once individuals are cleared by their physicians they should not be anxious or afraid of exercise i... [Full Article...]

Picture special from Wellingborough service for anyone affected by breast cancer

Picture special from Wellingborough service for anyone affected by breast cancer This is why Professionals have established a long-standing relationship with NBCF, and are hoping with their support the fight can continue to change breast cancer outcomes for patients and their families. Founder and CEO of Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation (UBF), Dr P Raghuram points out that experts in public health and other stakeholder institutions in the industry should strive to come out... [Full Article...]

MI pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug no longer works at Meijer

MI pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug no longer works at Meijer She says he also refused to have another pharmacist fill the prescription and would not arrange for a different pharmacy to give her the medicine, contrary to Meijer policy . But the Meijer pharmacist on duty refused to fill her prescription, saying that "as a good Catholic male", he could not "in good conscience fill the prescription" because he believed it was her intention to use it to end a p... [Full Article...]

Women urged to get tested for breast cancer

Women urged to get tested for breast cancer A dozen dogs donned pink jumpers and sauntered alongside volunteers during a charity walk to raise money for breast cancer. The Women's Only race isn't the only way to support the women of our community, your donations can directly affect the lives of many all year long. [Full Article...]

Global longevity rankings to change by 2040, says study

Global longevity rankings to change by 2040, says study The study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projects that Singaporeans can live up to an average of 85.4 years in 2040, up 2.1 years from the average of 83.3 years in 2016. "Lifestyle diseases" are the biggest factors affecting average lifespans, say the researchers; for example obesity , high blood pressure , smoking and high blood sugar. [Full Article...]

West Lafayette-Based Endocyte Aquired For $2.1 Billion By Pharma Giant Novartis

West Lafayette-Based Endocyte Aquired For $2.1 Billion By Pharma Giant Novartis Endocyte Inc . ( NASDAQ: ECYT ) shares were up sharply on Thursday after it was announced that Novartis A.G. "We are thrilled that Novartis recognizes the potential for Lu-PSMA-617 to change the treatment landscape for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), as well as the broader role that RLTs may potentially play in the treatment of cancer", said Mike Sherman... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo Steffen explained that PHEICs must meet three criteria: they must be extraordinary, pose a risk of worldwide border spread, and require an global response. The DRC's health ministry reported 4 new cases, 3 of which are in the latest epicenter of Beni. The agency has estimated that more than 1 million refugees and internally displaced people are in North Kivu and Ituri, and their movement through a... [Full Article...]

New York Hunter Contracted Rare and Fatal Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains

New York Hunter Contracted Rare and Fatal Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains An MRI of the man's head revealed a striking finding: The brain scan looked similar to those seen in people with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD ), a fatal brain condition caused by infectious proteins called prions. It can also be acquired by eating infected tissue - which is what scientists believe happened when the man ingested the squirrel brains. It is a sister disease of CJD, a si... [Full Article...]


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