• Number of Infections Due to Romaine Lettuce Is On the Rise
Number of Infections Due to Romaine Lettuce Is On the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the tally Friday, more than two months after the first illnesses occurred in mid-March. Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.

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  • New Research Shows Experimental Treatment Working For Advanced Cancer Cases
New Research Shows Experimental Treatment Working For Advanced Cancer Cases

The extensive study revealed that approximately 70 percent of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer might not benefit from a treatment protocol that includes chemotherapy . A high recurrence score, above 25, means chemo is advised to ward off a recurrence, while a low score, below 10, means it is not. Roughly 7,000 women with an inter...

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  • Miss America scraps swimsuit competition in wake of MeToo
Miss America scraps swimsuit competition in wake of MeToo

The former Fox News host, 51, said the evening gown portion will also be revamped. " Miss America getting rid of its swimsuit competition is like Playboy no longer doing nudes". Carlson noted that the changes aim to foster a more "inclusive" and "transparent" environment within the competition, and hopefully be more appealing to a younger audi...

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  • New study says women with early stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy
New study says women with early stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy

The findings, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine , showed that 70 per cent of women diagnosed with the common cancer that has not spread to the lymph nodes can forgo chemotherapy without risking their chance of recurrence or ability to be cured, said Loyola Medicine oncologist Dr Kathy Albain , a co-author of the study and ...

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  • Ohio announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold
Ohio announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold

Overall, there were 376 applications for the medical marijuana dispensaries. All provisional license holders now have six months to demonstrate compliance by completing a successful on-site inspection by Board of Pharmacy agents. They may sell only to patients with recommendations from state-certified physicians. The medical marijuana can only ...

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  • Chemo 'not needed' by 70pc of women with breast cancer
Chemo 'not needed' by 70pc of women with breast cancer

Lucie, Fla. Previous studies demonstrated that patients with scores of 10 or less did not need chemotherapy , while women with scores above 25 did benefit from it.The new study examined the majority of women who fall in the intermediate range of 11 to 25.

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  • When will Doug Ford come clean on his plan for cuts?
When will Doug Ford come clean on his plan for cuts?

Horwath said. "And I'm okay with that", Wynne said. Because, as I've said, it's not about me. In a remarkable twist, just five days before the provincial election on June 7, the leader of the governing Liberal Party has essentially conceded the election, saying in a press conference acknowledging that "I will not be the premier after June 7th".

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  • New Fairfield Relay for Life Raises over $85K and still counting
New Fairfield Relay for Life Raises over $85K and still counting

Cancer-free for 40 years, Ely now tries to give other cancer patients the same support she received after her diagnosis. "There was a moment of shock where your mind just kind of goes blank and you wonder if you really heard what you just heard", she said.

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  • 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

Numerous new cases were people who became ill two to three weeks ago, when contaminated lettuce was still being sold. The Food and Drug Administration , which is investigating the outbreak with the CDC, has said it believes it can be traced to romaine lettuce sourced from the Yuma growing region in Arizona.

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  • Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50
Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

The new guidelines came after research showed a 51 percent increase in colorectal cancer among people under 50 since 1994, and an accompanying rise in death rates. As the ACS researchers explained in the paper announcing the new screening guidelines, the rise in cases of colon and rectal cancers can not simply be explained by the fact that more ca...

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  • This Test Uses Blood To Find Cancer Before Any Symptoms
This Test Uses Blood To Find Cancer Before Any Symptoms

However, much more research is needed before doctors will be able to use the test on their patients, experts say. Dr Eric Klein, lead author, of the Cleveland Clinic in OH, told the Daily Telegraph: "This is potentially the holy grail of cancer research, to find cancers that are now hard to cure at an earlier stage when they are easier to cure, a...

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  • Nipah virus: Toll 16, scientists also find cases of Japanese Encephalitis
Nipah virus: Toll 16, scientists also find cases of Japanese Encephalitis

Bats "may only be infectious for a week or two, and then they clear the virus and they're no longer infectious", said Jonathan Epstein, a veterinarian and epidemiologist at EcoHealth Alliance, New York, who's an expert on Nipah outbreaks, a report published in The Wire said.

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  • High-protein diet increase risk of heart failure in men
High-protein diet increase risk of heart failure in men

At the beginning of for several days they record what foods you consume. (The men in the study were not told to follow any particular diet.) Then, the men were divided into four groups based on how much protein they ate, with the lowest group consuming about 78 grams a day, on average, and the highest group consuming 109 grams a day.

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  • Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed
Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed

Since mid-May, "four more deaths were reported, bringing the total to five deaths from Arkansas (1), California (1), Minnesota (2), and NY (1)", the CDC said in a statement. On Friday, health officials said they had learned of four more - one in Arkansas, one in NY, and two in Minnesota. Young children and adults have a greater risk of developing a...

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  • Gridlock Over: Virginia Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion
Gridlock Over: Virginia Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion

This is the third time this year the Virginia House has passed a state budget that would expand Medicaid, but the Republicans in the Senate previously blocked the attempts in February and April. "I came to the conclusion that no just wasn't the answer anymore", Chafin said. But several Republican senators remained strongly opposed, saying Medicai...

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  • Smoking harming vision? Top 5 tips to prevent vision loss
Smoking harming vision? Top 5 tips to prevent vision loss

In Songkhla province, Islamic organisations also launched a campaign to declare mosques "smoke-free zones". The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. "Due to the presence of nicotine and other chemicals, prolonged use of SLT causes serious health issues such as cancer and heart disease". The report show...

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  • Protect horses from West Nile - Weekly Dose
Protect horses from West Nile - Weekly Dose

Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported so far this year. Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk , when mosquitoes are most active. Less than 1% of people infected with the virus get seriously ill with symptoms that include high fever, muscle weakness, stiff neck,...

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  • Study finds that people who wear glasses actually are smarter Read more
Study finds that people who wear glasses actually are smarter Read more

They also found that people who are more intelligent tend to be almost 30 percent more likely to have genes that require them to use reading glasses compared with individuals who were considered to be less smart. While the study identified trends, it did not investigate why these correlations exist, or what future implications could be. As ...

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  • 4 more deaths linked to romaine lettuce, 2 in Minnesota
4 more deaths linked to romaine lettuce, 2 in Minnesota

While almost 90 percent of those who fell ill reported eating romaine lettuce in the week before they were sickened, some told the CDC that they did not personally eat the lettuce but were in close contact with somebody who did. In a June 1 advisory, the agency said that four additional deaths were reported in Arkansas, North Carolina and NY in add...

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  • Camden ready for Relay for Life
Camden ready for Relay for Life

Between 4-5 p.m., elementary students were invited to participate as part of a "mini-relay". Luminaries will be displayed throughout the evening. Dee said her members are motivated by the fact the money they raise will fund research. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., with the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. and the closing ceremony at 10:45 p.m. ...

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