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This Test Uses Blood To Find Cancer Before Any Symptoms

This Test Uses Blood To Find Cancer Before Any Symptoms One of the biggest issues with cancer is that it is frequently diagnosed far too late. Klein and his research team (Stanford University) have conducted a study, in which they found that the test could detect pancreatic, ovarian, liver, and gallbladder cancers. [Full Article...]

Five Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened in Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

In the past two weeks an additional 25 people have also become ill from eating the contaminated lettuce, the CDC announced. On Friday, health officials said they had learned of four more - one in Arkansas, one in NY, and two in Minnesota. Numerous new cases were people who became ill two to three weeks ago, when contaminated lettuce was still being sold. Unlike spinach, which is often cooked, ... [Full Article...]

'Tobacco Breaks Hearts' main theme for World No Tobacco Day

'Tobacco Breaks Hearts' main theme for World No Tobacco Day Exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco use are the leading causes of cardiovascular disease and are linked to some three million deaths per year. Dr Kyaw Kan Kaung, director of the Department of Public Health for Non-Communicable Diseases, told The Myanmar Times that the government will further intensify measures to control tobacco use and sale. [Full Article...]

American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening

American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening The new ACS guideline here also recommends people, who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years, should continue regular colorectal cancer screening through the age of 75. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published previous year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. [Full Article...]

Nipah Virus: A suspected case found in Goa, patient quarantined

Nipah Virus: A suspected case found in Goa, patient quarantined The state health minister, Vishwajit Rane, said every measure was being taken to ensure that the patient stays in isolation till the test results are received. A person died on May 27 due to the Nipah virus in Kerala's Kozhikode . Consuming fruits which are already bitten by infected bats and contaminated by the body fluids of the infected bats, being direct contact with indirect pigs, contact ... [Full Article...]

Thousands of birth control packs recalled for incorrectly placed placebo pills

Thousands of birth control packs recalled for incorrectly placed placebo pills The pack has 24 pink capsules with "WC" on them to be taken for 24 days, then four maroon capsules (the placebo caps) to be taken for the next four days. If patients have concerns regarding the possibility of an unintended pregnancy they should consult their physician. According to STAT News , this is the only lot of sample packs that have been identified as incorrectly packaged. [Full Article...]

New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows To Protect Economy

New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows To Protect Economy The disease, which is common in many countries, was first detected in New Zealand at a farm in the South Island last July and some 37 properties have now tested positive for the illness. Government and farming sector leaders have agreed to cull 126,000 cows and spend more than NZ$800m ($560m) over 10 years in an attempt to save the national dairy herd and protect the long-term productivity of the ... [Full Article...]

Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida

Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida Florida governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for every county in the state on Saturday telling residents to "prepare for the torrential rain an severe flooding this storm will bring". The National Hurricane Center describes a Storm Surge Watch as: "there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated location... [Full Article...]

Saturday heat sets new record high

Saturday heat sets new record high Rain could be heavy at times, and that heightens flooding concerns. There was relief near Lake Superior, with temperatures at the Duluth harbor only in the mid-50s as of mid-afternoon Saturday; the Grand Marais harbor stayed in the 40s much of the day. [Full Article...]

Sleep deprivation impacts performance even if you don't feel it

Sleep deprivation impacts performance even if you don't feel it But without making up for lost sleep during the week, those only getting five hours of fewer during the week did not live as long as people who consistently slept seven hours each night. Will the findings of this study motivate you to change your sleep habits. Sleeping for less than six hours was found to hinder the ability of study participants to perform simple tasks, regardless of whe... [Full Article...]

Scientists find opioids, antibiotics in Puget Sound mussels

Scientists find opioids, antibiotics in Puget Sound mussels The mussels came from very urban areas and are reportedly not near any commercial shellfish beds where mussels are harvested for food. "It's telling me there's a lot of people taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound area". Scientists have not studied whether mussels are harmed by oxycodone. Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound m... [Full Article...]

No Nipah virus case in Bengal

No Nipah virus case in Bengal According to the medical reports, this virus also damages lungs and kidneys of humans. With test results showing that a particular variety of bats, found in and around Kozhikode and mostly at the worst-affected Perambara town near here, is not carrying the virus, a special team from Pune is arriving to see how best they can take samples from other varieties of bats also found in this distric... [Full Article...]

First day without death after Nipah virus confirmed in Kozhikode

First day without death after Nipah virus confirmed in Kozhikode Kerala Health Minister has stated that "All steps to prevent the spread of the virus have been taken, "she added, urging people not to destroy colonies of fruit bats ". Not a single case of infection has been reported from the pig farms in the state so far, Umap told The Indian Express. Dr PL Natraj, the director of the health department, said he had not received any circular from the Centre... [Full Article...]

Congo Ebola outbreak: 2 more die; 7 new cases confirmed

Congo Ebola outbreak: 2 more die; 7 new cases confirmed Seven new confirmed cases have been registered in Bikoro, the ministry said , bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 28. More than 1 million people live in Mbandaka, which is located along the Congo River - a major transportation route that links the outbreak zone to large cities to the north and south. [Full Article...]

Richie Incognito reportedly placed on psychiatric hold

Richie Incognito reportedly placed on psychiatric hold Incognito had previously retired from the National Football League through a series of unusual tweets, citing health concerns as the main reason for his departure from the game. "I don't know the whole story, but wish him the best and hope he gets everything figured out". Incognito, whose patterns of odd behavior go back to his days at University of Nebraska , was the central figure in the 2... [Full Article...]

Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread

Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread The four districts in Kerala that are affected by the virus are - Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. The outbreak of Nipah virus, which has resulted in the death of ten people in Kerala, is also likely to have an adverse impact on India's fruit exports. [Full Article...]

Teething gels pose 'serious risk' to babies, FDA warns

Teething gels pose 'serious risk' to babies, FDA warns The agency also sent a letter asking manufacturers to stop selling products aimed at babies and toddlers, prompting at least one major company to discontinue its teething products. According to health officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), popular teething remedies for babies may not be free from dangers. The over-the-counter medicines have brand names Anbesol, Baby Orajel, Cepacol... [Full Article...]

US will 'crush' Iran allies, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US will 'crush' Iran allies, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Pompeo said Tehran would be required to halt what the USA government said is intervention in conflicts in the Middle East, such as those in Lebanon and Yemen, adding that the United States will "track down Iranian operatives and their Hezbollah proxies operating around the world and crush them". [Full Article...]

Venezuela accuses USA of sabotaging election with new sanctions

Venezuela accuses USA of sabotaging election with new sanctions Alert with these people, ' Maduro said last night. In April, Vice President Pence announced that the US would give almost $16 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to assist Venezuelans, who have fled to Colombia and Brazil. [Full Article...]

Novartis, Amgen Get FDA Nod for Migraine Drug

Novartis, Amgen Get FDA Nod for Migraine Drug According to Beatings, a large number of people requires new methods to treat migraine headaches , which is a debilitating condition in which significantly reduced human activity. However, earlier this month, Teva informed that it does not expect to get FDA approval for fremanezumab on its PDUFA date in June. During the phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials in patients with chronic and episodic... [Full Article...]


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