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Annual mammograms key to early breast cancer detection

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Breast cancer in men is usually detected as a hard lump underneath the nipple and areola. After putting off an appointment to her doctor, she went in for her physical exam. "Just to have Tanya Snyder, just to come out and be a part of this with us is fantastic and it's awesome", Elaine Robinson, a two-time survivor, said". Read More »

Hundreds Walk & Run for Breast Cancer

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Indeed, fewer than 5 percent of women under 40 are diagnosed yearly with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Montefiore is a huge supporter of the non-competitive Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which takes place all over the country, mostly on Sunday, October 21. Read More »

DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

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As the case of the accused Golden State Killer brilliantly highlights, long-range familial searches are an incredible tool for law enforcement. A similar cross-referencing technique was recently used to break the long-cold case of the Golden State Killer after a relative's DNA popped up on a genetic testing site. Read More »

C-section use nearly doubled globally since 2000: Lancet study

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The Lancet researchers point to several possible reasons for the rise: Younger doctors who perform C-sections may lose confidence in completing vaginal deliveries, driving up the surgery rate over time. Sandall also said there were often "financial incentives for both doctor and hospital" to perform the procedure. In China , C-section rates diverged from 4 per cent to 62 per cent in India the range was 7-49 per cent. Read More »

Breast Cancer is a Leading Cause of Deaths Among Women

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The improvement in survival statistics is thought to be due to increased funding into research and greater awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer through events such as National No Bra Day . It is generally used in addition to mammography because MRI may miss some cancers that mammography picks up. "They can detect small masses before you feel anything". Read More »

Verma Touts 1.5% Drop in Benchmark Premiums for 2019

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The decline is a significant departure from steep increases in 2017 and 2018. After two years of double-digit price hikes, the average premium for individual health coverage on the federal health law's insurance marketplace will drop by 1.5 percent for 2019, the Trump administration said Thursday. Read More »

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

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All the recent cases in Minnesota were in children under the age of 10. They had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week before developing symptoms of AFM. "Illinois has monitored this syndrome since 2014 when it was first described by CDC". She is now one of 38 children to develop partial paralysis from acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 16 USA states so far this year. Read More »

CVS Health-Aetna merger wins federal approval

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The Justice Department mandated that the companies divest Aetna's Medicare Part D prescription drug plan for individuals to WellCare Health Plans, saying that allowing CVS and Aetna to combine without imposing this condition would have led to poor service and higher prices in 22 states. Read More »

Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030

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The Commission also recommended a "wholesale shift to community-based care" for the mentally ill. Dr Appau appealed to the media to intensify advocacy, public education and awareness to help eliminate the stigma and discrimination against persons with mental health challenges. Read More »

Village asks for help to prevent spread of West Nile virus

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Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes in these areas on Thursday, Oct. Almost half have been in Cook County, but a few other East Central Illinois counties - Coles, Edgar and Ford - have each had one human case this season, too, according to IDPH. Read More »

Study examines how climate change puts Americans' mental health at risk

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The survey involved an assessment of the participants' mental health over the course of 10 years (from 2002 to 2012). "There are many other place-specific factors that may moderate the effect". Researchers say they noticed an increase of "problems with emotions" during 30-day periods that had temperatures averaging over 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More »

5 storm deaths reported in Virginia, raising Michael-related toll to 11

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A spokeswoman said that one man was killed when a tree crashed through the roof of his home in Greensboro. "It was scary, but it could have been a lot worse". With winds surging to 155 miles per hour (250 kph), Michael wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle, leaving a devastating trail of destruction along the Gulf coast before it was downgraded to a tropical storm in the evening as it moved further inland. Read More »

Democrats Agree To Confirm More Of Trump's Judicial Nominees - Again

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The confrontational style harkened back to protests by the conservative tea party, which included angry face-offs with lawmakers and a massive Capitol demonstration far larger than last week's rallies. While numerous judges were approved with bipartisan support, nearly half were confirmed on mostly party-line votes. "You know they're up 40-50 percent in 401ks". Read More »

Children having inadequate sleep risk mental illness - Psychiatrist

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But on Tuesday, Gaga took her advocacy work to another level when she wrote an op-ed for The Guardian to bring attention and awareness to the global mental health crisis. Both these initiatives have been entitled "Equally Well", emphasising the right of people living with mental health issues to experience equity in access to, and quality of, health care. Read More »

Cute flaccid myelitis: Three new cases of rare polio-like illness emerge

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Read on for a look at the illness and what you should know about it. Although acute flaccid myelitis is terrifying, Adalja says parents should not stay awake at night worrying about it. The type of viruses found in 12 of the Colorado cases, enterovirus, typically increases in summer and fall and is common, the state department of health said. Read More »

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

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President Barack Obama's health care law, which Trump and Republicans have weakened but failed to repeal, created more limited versions of those plans, lasting up to just three months. The spectacle, in which more accusers and corroborators came forward, nearly derailed Kavanaugh's nomination. New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in for a second time on Monday night during a ceremony televised on primetime television, and Jimmy Kimmel had a few words to say about it ... Read More »

Minnesota Children Diagnosed With Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness

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Possible causes may include viruses, such as the poliovirus, West Nile virus, and adenoviruses , as well as environmental toxins or genetic factors. Messacar said it's important is for parents to seek immediate medical help if their child shows symptoms of weakness in the muscles of the face or throat. Read More »

Kate Middleton Rewears Gorgeous Lilac Dress From Last Year

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And so did William's jokes. However, both royals added a brushstroke to the piece, titled " Someone To Turn To ", which was inspired by the summit. The royal couple arrived to attend multiple presentations on case studies of active mental health programs and also met with young people to speak about their experiences with mental health. Read More »

Independents Disapprove of Dems' Treatment of Kavanaugh — CNN Poll

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In April, the committee voted to approve bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired in the midst of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Two other women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s. Kavanaugh emphatically denied the allegations. " Seriously, Hillary? " was the reaction of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, who was seriously wounded previous year when a shooter - who was a registered ... Read More »

County health unit seeing steady declines in flu shot numbers

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It turned out that even though the normal vaccine is made in an egg-based culture, people who are allergic to eggs aren't allergic to the vaccine, she said. Flu viruses are rapidly changing, and it's tough to make a highly effective vaccine against it. The CDC recommends flu vaccinations for everyone aged 6 months or older, and especially for people with health complications, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and obesity, who are more susceptible to health complications arising from a ... Read More »

Lancet report flags mental health "crisis", failure to address it

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Nearly 1 in 2 Australians will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime. Jerry Brown. The Maternal Mental Health bill requires doctors working with pregnant women and new moms to screen these patients for postpartum depression and other mental health conditions. Read More »

CrossFit fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Foxborough

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Lilly adds that she has personally had family members suffer from breast cancer. Angela Culhane, Chief Executive at Prostate Cancer UK said: "It's fantastic to be embarking on this journey with easyJet and Breast Cancer Now ". Monaco has one of the best breast cancer screening results in the world. It optimises early detection of breast cancer and reduces the amount of radiation necessary for diagnosis. Read More »

Young people and mental health in a changing world

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First organized by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, the event is now held globally and sees thousands of advocates and volunteers engage the public about mental health awareness and the impact of mental illnesses in people's daily lives. Read More »

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns

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Trump at one point said Haley would be welcome back to the administration any time - a remark that caused her to break into good-natured laughter. "I want to thank Ambassador Haley for her willingness to express moral clarity to the world and to President Trump , and promote American values and leadership on the global stage, even when she lacked the backing of the White House or State Department. Read More »