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Breast cancer treatments may increase heart disease risk: USA doctors

Breast cancer treatments may increase heart disease risk: USA doctors In many ways, the AHA statement is trying to change the mindset of women diagnosed with breast cancer who consider it the biggest threat to their health. "I don't want those patients to think they should not do chemo, because then they will be more likely to die of disease", she said. As women get older, their risk for breast cancer increases. [Full Article...]

Flu deaths in Alberta catching up to last season's total

Flu deaths in Alberta catching up to last season's total Denise Johnson, medical director, said Wednesday. Amid a busy flu season for 49 states, 9News spoke with Baton Rouge doctors about what to do and what not do when treating the flu. The influenza outbreak is worse than in past years due to the virus's ability to change composition. Look for cough, muscle aches and fatigue and sometimes but not always a fever. [Full Article...]

Coffee might get cancer warnings in California

Coffee might get cancer warnings in California Coffee contains traces of acrylamide , a chemical formed during the roasting process that CERT believes is cancerous. Coffee companies argue the level of that chemical should be considered safe when compared to the health benefits of coffee and that the lawsuit has no grounds. [Full Article...]

Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop

Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop The test predicted which individuals were at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease due to the abnormal protein build-up in their brains with an accuracy greater than 90 per cent, the researchers reported in Nature on Thursday . There is no treatment available for Alzheimer's disease, but early detection can speed access to therapy. Current drugs can do no more than ease some of the symptoms. [Full Article...]

Pizza for Breakfast Is Healthier Than Cereal, Says Dietitian

Pizza for Breakfast Is Healthier Than Cereal, Says Dietitian The Daily Meal spoke a dietitian Chelsey Amer, who said: "You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain almost the same amount of calories". Recent analysis by researchers from China and the Netherlands revealed that eating small amounts of cheese daily reduces the risk of developing a coronary heart disease . [Full Article...]

New York State Prisoners to Receive Free Tablet Computers

New York State Prisoners to Receive Free Tablet Computers DOC Acting Commissioner Anthony Annucci called the tablet plan "groundbreaking". No state funds will go toward the tablets. The tablets will not be able to connect to the internet, but inmates will be able to use the tablets to purchase music, e-books, videos, and other entertainment. [Full Article...]

'Wear Red Day' slated for Friday

'Wear Red Day' slated for Friday All proceeds from Go Red for Women activities and "FUNraisers" go towards supporting awareness, research, education, and community programming to benefit women. Heart disease unnecessarily claims the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds. Friday, February 2 is National Wear Red Day , a day recognizing cardiovascular disease in the United States. [Full Article...]

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigns

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigns Frieden said Fitzgerald "understands that any affiliation between the tobacco industry & public health is unacceptable, & that when she learned of it she directed that it be sold". Fitzgerald tendered, and the Secretary accepted, her resignation. Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the C... [Full Article...]

Flu Season Grows Worse in Oklahoma

Flu Season Grows Worse in Oklahoma Hardin Memorial Health saw the number of influenza cases jump in January. The flu is now widespread in 49 states, CBS News reports, and doctors across the country continue to see more cases, more hospitalizations, and more deaths from influenza infections. [Full Article...]

Gallup: Trump Has 31 Percent Approval Rating In Connecticut

Gallup: Trump Has 31 Percent Approval Rating In Connecticut A new poll suggests Rhode Island is among the states that were most unhappy with President Trump during his first year in office. Trump particularly saw improvement in Americans' views of his influence on lawmakers. Democratic overperformance in special elections, the of promising candidates, and a wave of retirements among congressional Republicans in the last few months has played into a nar... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launch Of Falcon Rocket With GovSat Payload

SpaceX Launch Of Falcon Rocket With GovSat Payload However, even after the company had resigned itself to losing a booster, a surprise twist happened. In a tweet, Elon Musk posted a photo of the booster resting on its side in the ocean with one of its landing legs popping out of the water. [Full Article...]

Watch out for what Trump's address didn't say about your money

President Trump challenged Democrats on Tuesday night to join him in overhauling immigration policies and in rebuilding the nation's infrastructure in his first State of the Union address. Republicans led multiple rounds of enthusiastic applause during the speech, but for the opposition party it was a more somber affair. Democrats, whether progressives or centrists, universally despise Trump and ... [Full Article...]

Super Eagles Qualify For CHAN 2018 Final After Defeating Sudan

Super Eagles Qualify For CHAN 2018 Final After Defeating Sudan Ezenwa, however, had to pay the price for his daring moves when he was injured in the seventh minute while trying to thwart an onrushing Mohamed Idris. Sudan tried to take advantage of their numerical advantage but they met Ajiboye in inspired form. Awaiting them in Sunday's final at the tournament for players in their own domestic leagues are the hosts, who earlier needed extra time to beat Li... [Full Article...]

New study shows what the most nutritious plant-based milk is

New study shows what the most nutritious plant-based milk is While cow's milk holds the most nutritional value, researchers say that soy milk is the most nutritional when pitted against other plant-based milks. "Milk products also contain dietary cholesterol". Because it's lactose free, it is an alternative for people who have allergy issues with soybeans and almonds. [Full Article...]

Smucker, Toomey react to Trump's first State of the Union speech

Smucker, Toomey react to Trump's first State of the Union speech On Tuesday, President Trump honored them during his State of the Union speech in Washington as the couple sat next to first lady Melania Trump . Vinny Spotleson, program director for the Nevada Conservation League, notes that Trump brought up Americans' resilience after Hurricane Harvey's floods and the wildfires in California, but didn't acknowledge what many scientists consider a majo... [Full Article...]

Super blue moon in the Netherlands

Super blue moon in the Netherlands As a result, NASA says, the moon is about 14 percent brighter than usual and the sky, 30 percent brighter . "During a total lunar eclipse , the moon takes on a reddish, copper color". The super blue blood moon has wowed stargazers in Perth, with clear skies giving a good view of the once-in-a-lifetime lunar triple treat. The moon will begin emerging from the Earth's shadow at 6:07 a.m., with... [Full Article...]

Body clock disruptions may indicate early-stage Alzheimer's

Body clock disruptions may indicate early-stage Alzheimer's The study could help doctors identify people at risk of Alzheimer's earlier than possible. Symptoms of Alzheimer's include memory loss, repetition, feeling more withdrawn, and difficulty finding the right words. Currently, only expensive and invasive tests can reliably detect the early build-up of amyloid beta, the defective protein molecules in the brain that are a major hallmark of Alzheim... [Full Article...]

Mike Fisher Ending Retirement, Returning to Nashville Predators

Mike Fisher Ending Retirement, Returning to Nashville Predators Underwood responded to a tweet the Predators sent out announcing Fisher's return, with the country star sharing her excitement with fans. "I didn't decide till recently, but I thought about the opportunity and how good this team is...and what could be". [Full Article...]

Brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's helps gives life back to patients

Brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's helps gives life back to patients Participants periodically completed a test meant to measure aspects of cognitive function that are affected by Alzheimer's disease, including executive functioning and the ability to carry out basic daily activities. These were attached to a battery inserted in a patient's chest. Independent researchers stressed that the results here are too small to confirm that the treatment is causing this ef... [Full Article...]

One dead after train carrying Republican politicians hits lorry

One dead after train carrying Republican politicians hits lorry The White House reports one person is dead. This is the second deadly incident involving GOP lawmakers in less than a year. "Congressional officials, including the United States Capitol Police, are on the scene and are working closely with partner law enforcement agencies in response to the incident", Capitol Police Director Eva Malecki said. [Full Article...]


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