• Air pollution levels still exceed healthy limits in Europe
Air pollution levels still exceed healthy limits in Europe

In India, the deaths of about 61,000 children below the age of five could be attributed to ambient levels of PM2.5, while another about 67,000 deaths were caused by household air pollution , due to the burning of fuels like kerosene for cooking , heating and lighting.

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  • Trump Says Goal Of New Proposal Is To Lower Drug Prices
Trump Says Goal Of New Proposal Is To Lower Drug Prices

Rather than "divine the value" of a drug, the proposal "respects the fact that pharma voluntarily agreed to sell drugs at discounts elsewhere and we're saying 'give us some of that, '" Azar said at a briefing with reporters after Trump's speech.

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  • Breast Cancer awareness walk
Breast Cancer awareness walk

The team which developed the guidelines specifically investigated metaplastic breast carcinomas (MBC), a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer, said the university's Amy McCart Reed. New York State has one of the highest breast cancer incidence rates in the country in New York City alone, there are approximately 6,000 new cases of breast canc...

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  • N.J. Health Dept.: 6 Children Dead Due To Outbreak Of Adenovirus
N.J. Health Dept.: 6 Children Dead Due To Outbreak Of Adenovirus

The outbreak has left six children dead and 12 others sick. Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said these kinds of fatalities are not common, but they're known to happen. Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell was ordered to stop admitting new patients until the outbre...

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  • Breast cancer survival could be extended with two new drug combinations
Breast cancer survival could be extended with two new drug combinations

Fibrous connective tissues also get affected or the fatty tissues of the breasts can also develop cancer. "But about 4 or 5 years ago, sequencing technology changed dramatically, so now we're able to do these gene panels and check many genes at a time".

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  • Trump Approval Up, Republicans Leading On Most 'Important' Issue
Trump Approval Up, Republicans Leading On Most 'Important' Issue

Another boon for Republicans is that the Democrats' lead on the midterms narrows in battleground districts. Trump was in rural Elko, Nevada, for a rally a short time after Biden appeared hundreds of mile south in Las Vegas. But Heller has since become an ally of the president, who has made two fundraising stops for him in Nevada this year alr...

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  • Get immune from the flu this season
Get immune from the flu this season

In Saskatchewan, only two thirds of people 65 and older get the flu vaccine. Flu vaccine will be offered by the Putnam County Department of Health in all school districts this fall for students and staff. During this time, your body is developing antibodies to protect you against the virus. These side effects are much milder than the actual f...

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  • 2 cases of polio-like illness confirmed in Wisconsin
2 cases of polio-like illness confirmed in Wisconsin

While the symptoms are scary for parents, it's not likely your child will get it, Kerkering said the odds are less than 1 in a million. But officials haven't been able to find a single agent that would explain the clusters of cases that occur around the same time.

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  • U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Although it is too early to understand how the current season compares to previous ones, she noted, the nation is "on track with what was seen in 2014 and 2016" and will probably have the same number of cases.

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  • Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing
Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing

The CDC says pediatric acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, is now affecting young children in 22 states following a recent spike in Minnesota. A sharp spike in cases of pediatric acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, is raising red flags with health officials, who despite concerted efforts, haven't identified a cause.

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  • When to Get Checked for Breast Cancer - NJ Docs Weigh In
When to Get Checked for Breast Cancer - NJ Docs Weigh In

So experts recommend women 20 and older perform monthly breast self-examinations the day after their period ends. Holland says part of the funding is used to pay for mammograms for women in need. A handful of women interviewed by The News Journal only knew of a couple of other DE women who have metastatic breast cancer. Montefiore is a huge s...

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  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Missoula
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Missoula

A walkathon was held in Chennai on Saturday. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Forestville Lady Hornets volleyball team will once again host its annual "Spike Out Cancer" volleyball experience. Oh, here's a video too so you can see how to do self-exams properly. "Do this in a circular motion down to the lower part of the breast and...

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  • Ten suspected cases of rare nervous system disease in northern IL children
Ten suspected cases of rare nervous system disease in northern IL children

A rare condition that can cause muscle weakness and trouble breathing has been reported in Kansas City. The disease is not new but the cause remains unknown. Since then, at least 362 cases have been reported across the country, according to the federal agency. All told, 16 states have confirmed a total of 38 cases of acute flaccid myelitis in...

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  • United Nations chief calls for more attention to mental health
United Nations chief calls for more attention to mental health

Commenting on general mental health awareness, Love said: "While there is no definitive guide for mental health in the workplace, supporting your employees' well-being should remain a top-level consideration". As a result, it affects the mental health of them. "Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health ...

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  • UPMC confirms 3 suspected cases of rare disease that paralyzes children
UPMC confirms 3 suspected cases of rare disease that paralyzes children

At Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, physicians are treating some of the six Minnesota cases. The condition targets the spinal cord area that directly affects a person's muscles. The doctor says there is no need to panic and there's no vaccine for the disease. At this point, doctors aren't required to report cases to the...

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  • GOP ramps up election-season warning of 'toxic' Dem tactics
GOP ramps up election-season warning of 'toxic' Dem tactics

The Kavanaugh confirmation process is believed by many to have been the most contentious for a nominee to the high court in modern history. "We won't know until things happen", he told TIME . Several justices asked whether pinching amounts to violence and Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared to playfully pinch Gorsuch. Roberts explained in the ...

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  • Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder
Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

Their impeachment of Clinton was less popular among the public than they hoped. People who were chosen to participate either had to have voted for both republican and democratic presidential candidates in the last three elections or if they've only voted Republican in presidential elections, needed to have expressed support for Manchin himsel...

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  • Rare Polio-Like Illness Strikes 6 Minnesota Children
Rare Polio-Like Illness Strikes 6 Minnesota Children

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), which publishes CIDRAP News, said today on a WCCO radio show that so far there's no clear picture of what's causing the periodic rises in AFM cases, which has mostly occurred in children.

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  • Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice
Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice

Because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government. In an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, McConnell said any replacement to Sessions is "not going to come from our caucus, I can tell you that".

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  • County health unit seeing steady declines in flu shot numbers
County health unit seeing steady declines in flu shot numbers

Only about one in three upstate NY adults receives an annual flu vaccine, according to a review of NY state health data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The 2017-18 influenza season was a particularly unsafe flu season. Wilson had pushed for the laws to silence critics of his administration and its plans to enter World War I.

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  • Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench
Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

As Kavanaugh won't vote in any cases prior to his tenure, these votes could end in a 4-4 tie, leading to either a reinstatement of the lower court ruling or a retrial with Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh's elevation to the high court had been considered safe until California university professor Christine Blasey Ford went public with explosive allegations t...

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  • OUR TURN: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
OUR TURN: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The National Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1994, and has since invested more than $160 million in more than 500 research projects investigating the disease. "Overall, patients are experiencing better outcomes as a result of state-of-the-art treatment options and less extensive surgery", she added. Self-examination- In order to red...

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  • 'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice
'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice

Three days after being confirmed to the US Supreme Court despite being accused of sexual assault, Justice Brett Kavanaugh took his seat on the bench on Tuesday alongside his eight new colleagues, cementing a conservative majority for years to come.

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  • Using vitamin D supplements ‘does not prevent fractures or falls’
Using vitamin D supplements ‘does not prevent fractures or falls’

The authors say that clinical guidelines that continue to recommend vitamin D supplementation for bone health should be changed to reflect the best available evidence. The pros and cons of vitamin D supplements have always been debated, with some worrying about the consequences if people with deficiencies stopped taking them.

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  • More Than a Third of American Adults Eat Fast Food Daily
More Than a Third of American Adults Eat Fast Food Daily

Among middle-income families (whose income was between 130% and 350% of the poverty line), 36.4% ate fast food on a typical day. After the age of 40, Americans' fast food consumption steadily declines, the study showed. For instance, 44.9% of adults ages 20 to 39 said that they consumed fast food on a given day, compared with 37.7% of adults 40 t...

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  • GE Abruptly Fires CEO John Flannery, Appoints Lawrence Culp as Chief Executive
GE Abruptly Fires CEO John Flannery, Appoints Lawrence Culp as Chief Executive

With a market capitalization below US$100 billion as of Friday, GE was worth less than a fifth of its peak value a generation ago. GE now expects to miss its 2018 earnings forecast and take an impairment charge for nearly all of the US$23 billion of goodwill associated with its power segment.

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  • MD Anderson professor talks about Nobel Prize win
MD Anderson professor talks about Nobel Prize win

A former UC Berkeley cancer researcher has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking work that began on the Berkeley campus and continued when he moved on to University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center .

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  • Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally
Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally

His daughters who are handsome, incredible young kids - they destroy people, they want to destroy people. Clune said he is concerned that the bureau "is not conducting - or not being permitted to conduct - a serious investigation". because of her fear of flying. Harvard Law School representatives did not immediately return a request for comment...

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  • Waco wave pool closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'
Waco wave pool closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

According to the CDC , Naegleria fowleri infections are rare, with just 34 reported between 2008 and 2017. The amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri , is typically seen in fresh water. Naegleria fowleri can not be contracted by swallowing contaminated water, according to the CDC. The investigation follows the tragic death of New Jersey surfer F...

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  • World's First Human Case Of Rat Disease Found
World's First Human Case Of Rat Disease Found

Experts at the University of Hong Kong found the unnamed 56-year-old man's home had signs of being infested with the rodents. The human-specific version of hepatitis E, which is caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV), is rare in Australia , but it's quite common in many parts of the world, according to the US Centres for Disease Control.

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