• Cork-based chefs pay tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain
Cork-based chefs pay tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain

On Friday, CNN's website was draped in black in memory of Anthony Bourdain . On Wednesday, David's brother, Andy, spoke out about his wife's death for the first time , acknowledging in a statement to The New York Times that she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years, but said that she appeared "happy" the night before her...

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  • Medicare Finances Worsen but Social Security Projections Stable
Medicare Finances Worsen but Social Security Projections Stable

And the trustees now say that program is going to be insolvent in 2026 - or roughly the same time as we are from the passage of Obamacare. The House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee plans to hold a hearing Thursday to examine Social Security's solvency, and will focus on findings of the 2018 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of ...

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  • Elliott's Singer agrees with Buffett, Dimon on profit guidance
Elliott's Singer agrees with Buffett, Dimon on profit guidance

That's not too surprising given the Dimon is now the chair of the Business Roundtable . "The three of us and the new CEO, we've basically reached agreement", Berkshire Chief Executive Officer Warren Buffett said Thursday in an interview with CNBC , without naming the individual.

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  • Trump justice department will stop defending key parts of Obamacare
Trump justice department will stop defending key parts of Obamacare

These include a "ban on insurers denying coverage and charging higher rates to people with pre-existing health conditions". The DOJ claimed in court Thursday that the health care law's protections relating to pre-existing conditions are now improper, because the individual mandate was repealed.

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  • Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans
Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans

The US Veterans Administration now serves some nine million veterans across America. The measure builds on legislation passed in 2014 in response to a wait-time scandal at the Phoenix VA medical center, where some veterans died while waiting months for appointments.

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  • MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella
MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning OH residents to not eat pre-cut melon from Walmart after an investigation into 60 salmonella cases in five states. Illnesses were reported from April 30 to May 28, and the people affected range in age from younger than 1 year old to 97 years old. The illness usually lasts four to seven days...

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  • CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

Twenty-five states had suicide-rate increases of more than 30 percent. Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. A number of states have adopted so-called red flag laws that allow courts and the police to temporarily remove guns from individuals who may be a threat to themselves.

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  • Athenahealth CEO steps down; company considers sale
Athenahealth CEO steps down; company considers sale

Jonathan Bush is out of Athenahealth . (NASDAQ:ATHN). Germany-based Deutsche National Bank Ag has invested 0.01% in athenahealth, Inc . ARK Investment Management LLC now owns 379,439 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $50,481,000 after purchasing an additional 135,383 shares in the last quarter.

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  • Terminally Ill Patient Now Cancer Free Thanks to Experimental Treatment
Terminally Ill Patient Now Cancer Free Thanks to Experimental Treatment

The study included more than 10,000 women with the same type of breast cancer: early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer. On the 6th of the month, CBS 6 and VCU Massey Cancer Center remind women to contact their buddy to remind them to conduct a monthly breast self-exam.

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  • Virginia Apgar: Google Doodle celebrates doctor who PIONEERED life-saving treatment
Virginia Apgar: Google Doodle celebrates doctor who PIONEERED life-saving treatment

Depending on the observed condition, each category is scored with 0, 1, or 2. The Apgar score contributed immensely towards reducing infant mortality. She died of liver cirrhosis on August 7, 1974. In 1949, she moved onto neonatal medicine, where she began to dedicate herself to saving the lives of babies.

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  • Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar
Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar

Severe medical problems in her family led her to develop an interest in science and medicine. However, the number of infant deaths within the first 24 hours after birth stayed constant. Dr Virginia Apgar developed the score in 1952 to quantify the effect of obstetric anaesthesia on babies. Apgar even linked the scores to infant mortality ; t...

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  • Syphilis and Gonorrhea Spike by 20 Percent in England
Syphilis and Gonorrhea Spike by 20 Percent in England

A staggering 78 percent of diagnoses of the infection affected queer men. In Australia, syphilis cases increased by 107 percent and gonorrhea increased by 63 percent between 2011 and 2016, CNN reported . Local councils that fund sexual health in the United Kingdom watched their central government funding slashed earlier this year as part of go...

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  • It shows the growing severity of the issue
It shows the growing severity of the issue

In Hawaii, rates went up about 18-percent from 1999 to 2016. Although suicide is often attributed exclusively to mental health conditions, it is rarely caused by a single factor, the researchers said . Shuchat says, "We do see increases in suicides associated with economic downturns and it can take a long time for the recovery to kick in". The...

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  • In Melbourne, Drink Your Vegetables with the Broccoli Latte
In Melbourne, Drink Your Vegetables with the Broccoli Latte

As for the latte, consider it a lesson in what happens when you don't eat your vegetables like you're supposed to. Bunches of broccoli deemed too imperfect in appearance to be stocked in shops have been ground up and turned into a powder by Australian government science agency CSIRO and agriculture group Hort Innovation .

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  • Doctor watching TV spots ominous looking lump on woman's throat
Doctor watching TV spots ominous looking lump on woman's throat

His attention to detail may have just saved her life by tracking her down hundreds of miles away via Facebook, reports New York Post . The power of social media proved to be enough as word eventually reached Nicole McGuinness from Havelock in North Carolina.

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  • Kate Spade's Husband Releases Statement: 'There Was No Indication And No Warning'
Kate Spade's Husband Releases Statement: 'There Was No Indication And No Warning'

She reportedly left a suicide note addressed to her 13-year-old daughter, telling the girl that the decision was not her fault and not to blame herself. Brosnahan told the Star that Spade would be "delighted" if she knew her death inspired a national discussion that might help people struggling with mental illness.

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  • Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy
Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy

Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital. At five years, the overall survival rate was 98.0 percent for those who received hormone therapy alone and 98.1 percent for those who received both therapies, and at nine years the respective overall survival rates were 93.9 percent and 93.8 percent.

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  • Heroin overdose antidote recalled because of 'loose particulate matter'
Heroin overdose antidote recalled because of 'loose particulate matter'

These were sent to wholesalers, distributors, and hospital in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam from February 2017 to February 2018. The company says distributors or retailers with an existing inventory of the lots, which are being recalled, should stop use and distribution and quarantine immediately.

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  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening
Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

Congress has punted on the issue of shoring up the solvency for both entitlement programs for years. The country's main welfare program for retirees, Social Security, also faces an uncertain future. But federal deficits keep rising, and the recent Republican tax-cut bill is only expected to add to the debt. But speaking to reporters on Tuesday,...

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  • Men with untreatable prostate cancer could halt its spread and live longer
Men with untreatable prostate cancer could halt its spread and live longer

Scores of men with the most lethal form of prostate cancer have been "brought back from the brink of death" by a drug found to work where all others have failed in a groundbreaking British-led trial . Previous clinical trials using the immunotherapy approach were unsuccessful proved to be unsuccessful in treating the prostate cancer patients eff...

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