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Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year

The report by the trustees stressed that they've said before that the fund in trouble is not adequately financed over the next 10 years. The total annual cost of the OASDI program is projected to exceed total annual income in 2018 for the first time since 1982 and to remain higher throughout the 75-year projection period. Read More »

Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug

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The new study involved trial of 258 men, and the trial was conducted jointly by the Institute of Cancer Research , London, and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. "Our examine has discovered that immunotherapy can profit a subset of males with superior, in any other case untreatable prostate most cancers, and these are most definitely to incorporate sufferers who've particular DNA restore mutations inside their tumours". Read More »

Miss America Pageant Ends Swimsuit Competition

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Carlson, a former Fox News host who won Miss America in 1989, has become a prominent advocate against sexual harassment since settling a lawsuit against executives at the cable news giant in 2016. Contestants now will be judged on "who you are as a person from the inside of your soul", according to reports. Carlson added, "That's what we're judging them on now". Read More »

Chemotherapy can be avoided with common breast cancer

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Now, the choice is getting easier for some patients. The study, earmarked as Trial Assigning Individualised Options for Treatment ( Tailorx ), was published in the New England Journal of Medicine . Twenty-five percent of those patients won't qualify for chemotherapy because of age or medical problems. "The impact is tremendous", study leader, Dr. Read More »

More deaths, illnesses linked to E.coli outbreak from Arizona-grown lettuce

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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , the last shipments of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region were harvested on April 16, 2018, and the harvest season is over. "Trucks all across the country were dumping romaine", Drew McDonald, vice president of quality and food safety at Taylor Farms, told the WSJ . Romaine lettuce from this area is no longer available in stores or restaurants, according to the FDA. Read More »

Relay for Life in Clear Lake

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Thirteen teams gathered together at the Frank Mangano Memorial Field in East Liverpool for the Columbiana County Relay for Life Friday evening. The Canadian Cancer Society states survival rates have increased seven per cent since 1993 just from Relay for Life . Read More »

DAHE alerts Bhutanese students in India on Nipah virus

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The virus has so far claimed 16 lives in Kerala's northern districts. Several staffers, including nurses and four doctors, of the Balussery taluk hospital in Kozhikode district were asked to go on leave on Friday. The health minister, however, said that the situation didn't warrant the shutting down of the court, and people who were in contact with the victims are under surveillance. Read More »

New blood test could be the ‘holy grail of cancer research’

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Professor Nicholas Turner, from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, described the findings as ‘really exciting' and said that they could potentially be used for ‘universal screening'. Eric Klein of the Cleveland Clinic said, via Tech Times . So far, the test has specifically good results in detecting ovarian and pancreatic cancers . Read More »

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

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Doctors should discourage anyone over age 85 from screening, the cancer society said. "In people born more recently, they're at four times the risk for rectal cancer than people born in the '50s (at the same age), for example, and double the risk of colon cancer", he said. Read More »

Scientists print first 3D Human Corneas 30 May 2018

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As documented in the journal Experimental Eye Research , the team used a low-priced 3D printer to craft these artificial corneas . According to the World Health Organisation , corneal blindness is the fourth leading cause of blindness globally, so it's pretty worrying to note there's now a transplant shortage in the UK . Read More »

XGR-Medicaid Expansion story

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The Senate votes culminate a five-year effort to expand health coverage to hundreds of thousands of uninsured Virginians under the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, who opposed Medicaid expansion, called the budget "a ticking time bomb" and said lawmakers are spending money like they're "drunk in New Orleans". Read More »

Four more people dead from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

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At least 89 people were hospitalized. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the last shipment of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region was harvested on April 26, and the season there is over. The outbreak was first reported on March 13, reports CNN. Symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting and severe stomach cramps. As of May 30 the investigation figures show 197 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. Read More »

Are e-cigarettes a safe way to quit?

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Family members, mainly children are getting affected with the passive smoking and usage of smokeless tobacco increased in residences as per the survey, he added. For this year, the slogan chosen was " Tobacco and heart disease " and focuses on the negative impact of this practice on people's cardiovascular health. Read More »

Taytulla birth control pills recalled; packaging error could lead to unintended pregnancy

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A physician report revealed the first four days of Taytulla's 6x28 physician sample packs featured four maroon placebo pills instead of pink active capsules, according to Allegran . Food and Drug Administration pushing out its own warning shortly after the news hit. "The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the capsules out of order". Read More »

Cockroach Milk Could Be The Latest Milk Trend

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According to 2016 research, milk found from the Australian native Pacific beetle cockroach was found to contain protein sequences packed with essential amino acids, proteins, fats, and sugars. According to the before-mentioned study, the Pacific beetle cockroach is the best source for this milky substance that surpasses the regular milk in terms of nutritional value. Read More »

Subtropical Storm Alberto Turns North-Northwest, No Change In Strength

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In that forecast , Alberto's center has moved ashore into the Southeast U.S., and the tail has swung back over land - meaning persistent rain, heavy at times with gusty winds in South Florida. Some tourists said the rainy weather would not dampen their vacations. The weather service lists the rain chances as 100 percent Tuesday and 80 percent Tuesday night. Read More »

Memorial Day weather forecast: Warm, muggy day with an uncertain afternoon

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It is going to be another hot and humid day with highs in the upper 80s. For Memorial Day , clouds will gradually decrease with more sunshine for the afternoon. That ridge will shift to the east Monday , allowing a slightly better chance of showers and thunderstorms for Memorial Day , but it is more likely that the holiday will be dry. Read More »

Sleep in this weekend

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The study followed the sleep habits of 43,880 subjects over the course of 13 years. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society recommends adults ages 18 to 60 sleep about seven hours per night. 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. Read More »

Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

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The first death in West Virginia related to an outbreak of hepatitis A has occurred in Kanawha County, health officials said Thursday, May 24. The cases are in eight different counties. Kentucky usually sees about 20 cases of Hepatitis A each year. Those counties include Boyd, Bullitt, Carter, Greenup, Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken, Meade, Montgomery and Warren. Read More »

Seafood-lovers have more sex and take less time to get pregnant

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The findings stress the importance of both the woman's and the man's diet in the time it takes them to conceive, and suggest that both partners should incorporate more seafood into their diets for maximum fertility benefits, lead author Audrey Gaskins , a nutrition researcher at the Harvard T.H. Read More »

Sleeping In On The Weekends Can Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

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Torbjörn Åkerstedt , first author of the study, at the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, said: "Sleep duration is important for longevity". Sleep experts have long preached the importance of a sleep routine . Shouldn't you be out doing more with your weekend? "The sleep guru", hypnotherapist Anandi suggests lying on your back and putting your legs up a wall to help you drift off. Read More »

Nipah alert in Bihar

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Now areas around Kozhikode and Mallapuram district in Kerala is undergoing Nipah virus outbreak . Officials of Medical and Health Department also said that they were advising people not to visit Kerala at least till the situation comes under control. Read More »

Seattle Mussels Test Positive for OPIOIDS

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These mussels, however, were never meant to end up on the dinner table. The shellfish are filter feeders who gain nourishment from their surroundings, while simultaneously absorbing whatever contaminants are also in the water - making them an ideal barometer for environmental scientists to test water pollution in a given area. Read More »