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Africa's Famous Trees Dying, Including Some of Oldest Baobabs

Africa's Famous Trees Dying, Including Some of Oldest Baobabs Some of the oldest and largest baobabs in South Africa‚ Zimbabwe‚ Namibia‚ Botswana‚ and Zambia have abruptly died in the past decade‚ say a team of global researchers. The baobab “is famous because it is the biggest angiosperm , and it is the most iconic tree of Africa, ” Patrut said. The tree serves as a massive store of water, and bears fruit that feeds animals and humans. [Full Article...]

Mom warns parents of tick dangers after daughter left paralyzed

Mom warns parents of tick dangers after daughter left paralyzed The La Grande, Oregon, woman posted a video on Facebook, hoping family members or friends could help figure out what was causing the girl's sudden unusual ailment. She had gathered Kailyn's hair to put it in a ponytail when she spotted the insect, embedded in the girl's scalp, swelled with the girl's blood. Paralysis begins in the legs, then spreads to the upper extremities. [Full Article...]

Salmonella has been found in pre-cut melons across supermarkets in Georgia

Salmonella has been found in pre-cut melons across supermarkets in Georgia The melon was distributed to Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois and Kentucky. Officials urging people to throw out pre-cut melon sold within in recalled area. The CDC said that Caito Foods LLC recalled a selection of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, a fruit medley on June 8. Consumers who do not remember where their pre-cut melon came from should also di... [Full Article...]

Kitchen towels could be behind food poisoning

Kitchen towels could be behind food poisoning Out of these 49 per cent had bacterial growth which increased in number with extended family, presence on children and increasing family size. All of the bugs can cause food poisoning, with E.coli most likely to cause tummy pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea. [Full Article...]

The 'Biggest Health Care News of the Year'

The 'Biggest Health Care News of the Year' Texas and other Republican-led states, including Utah, sued in February to strike down the entire law because Congress recently repealed a provision that people without health insurance must pay a fine. This policy change would jeopardize coverage not just for consumers in the individual market, but also people with preexisting conditions who have employer-sponsored coverage. [Full Article...]

Trump administration will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court

Trump administration will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court The states argue that now that Congress repealed the penalty for not having coverage in the tax bill a year ago, ObamaCare's individual mandate can no longer be upheld as a tax, and that it therefore should be invalidated. Mark Showalter, chairman of the Department of Economics at BYU, contended that although protections for people with pre-existing conditions is a well-liked part of the law and t... [Full Article...]

Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans

Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. "I was honored to attend this bipartisan bill signing ceremony with President Trump , Vice President Pence, and congressional leaders", said Speaker Cox via a press release . [Full Article...]

Sexually transmitted infections in county go up

Sexually transmitted infections in county go up However, while there is alarm that some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise, a look at the overall figures reveal diagnoses of STIs in England remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016. In December 2017, PHE created a sexual health campaign, called Protect Against STIs, that urged young adults to practice safe sex and use condoms. [Full Article...]

Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Midwest

Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Midwest Of the 60 cases of reported salmonella infection, 31 have resulted in hospitalization. According to Food Safety News, there are 32 cases reported in MI, 11 in IN, 10 in Missouri, six in IL and one in Ohio. The outbreak has been connected to pre-cut melon purchased at any Illinois Walmart. The Star left a message with Walmart Friday and is awaiting a response. [Full Article...]

It shows the growing severity of the issue

Twenty-five states saw percentage rate increases of more than 30 percent over the 17 years. There were 44,965 suicide deaths in 2016, according to CDC data. Among women, 45- to 64-year-olds have the highest rate. Overall, the rate rose to 15.4 per 100,000 in 2014-2016 from 12.3 per 100,000 in 1999-2001. [Full Article...]

Google Honors Doctor Who Created Life-Saving APGAR Test

Google Honors Doctor Who Created Life-Saving APGAR Test Dr Apgar developed the score in 1952 to quantify the effect of obstetric anaesthesia on babies. The US clinician was born in 1909 in Westfield, New Jersey to a musical family. Apgar's work on prevention of infant mortality was eventually recognised as she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in the US. In 1949, Virginia Apgar became the first the professor of anesthesiology at... [Full Article...]

Major study finds many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy

Major study finds many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy However an estimated 25% of patients stop within two years because they can not endure the side effects, lead author Dr Sherry Shen, of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, said. "However, this is a small study so more research is needed before we have clear-cut answers on the benefits of fish oil for easing pain from breast cancer treatment". [Full Article...]

FDA issues recall on opioid overdose antidote Naloxone

FDA issues recall on opioid overdose antidote Naloxone The product, a syringe injection, was distributed to hospitals and institutions across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam between February 2017 to February 2018. Below are the two lots that have been recalled. It has asked distributors and retailers to stop using the recalled Naloxone. Anyone who experiences a related adverse event should report it to the FDA. [Full Article...]

Brad Goreski Pays Tribute to Kate Spade After Her Death

Brad Goreski Pays Tribute to Kate Spade After Her Death First daughter Ivanka Trump , a fellow New Yorker with a clothing and accessories line, wrote on Twitter that Spade's death was "a painful reminder that we never truly know another's pain or the burden they carry". Spade also referenced media reports of a suicide note that had been reportedly left by his late wife. In addition, a spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner con... [Full Article...]

2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security

2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security The main trust fund behind Medicare , the USA health-care program for the elderly and disabled, will be exhausted in 2026, three years earlier than was projected a year ago, the government said Tuesday. Social Security covers 62 million people, split among retired workers and their dependents, survivors of workers who've died and disabled people. Democrats want to expand the safety net by spend... [Full Article...]

Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer Could Have Spectacular Results

Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer Could Have Spectacular Results The results will bring hope to men such as BBC presenter Bill Turnbull, 62, who in March revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer which had spread "to the bone". Two years ago, he was given the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab . "This is important as although immunotherapy is exciting, it can have severe side effects". [Full Article...]

ACT immunotherapy cures terminal breast cancer patient

ACT immunotherapy cures terminal breast cancer patient That comprises about 85 percent of women with breast cancer in this age group, the researchers noted. Nina Barough, the founder and chief executive of Walk the Walk - the breast cancer charity behind the coming Moonwalk Scotland event - said: "I had my cancer 20 years ago and, at that time, scientists knew chemotherapy wasn't suitable for everybody, but what they couldn't tell is who it was ... [Full Article...]

New study reveals women with breast cancer can skip Chemotherapy

Women 50 or younger can avoid chemo if their scores are lower than 16, said lead author Joseph Sparano , associate director for clinical research at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center in NY. The treatment can cause unpleasant side effects, some of which can put a woman's life at risk. This study supports sparing thousands of women from the sometimes nasty side effects of chemotherapy , but we... [Full Article...]

Doug Ford won't say if he will march in annual Pride parade

Doug Ford won't say if he will march in annual Pride parade The latest polls show Ford tracking toward a majority government, although the Ontario NDP under Andrea Horwath have a slightly larger share of the popular vote and momentum. Horwath says she gets a sense from her team "on the ground" that people want change, and after Thursday's election the government will look different than it has in the past two decades. [Full Article...]

Mother marches son at Relay for Life

Mother marches son at Relay for Life All the profits go to the American Cancer Society to be used in research. She has now been given a clean bill of health and stands proudly with fellow cancer survivors as they walk tall along the Relay for Life pathway. Residents, community organizations and businesses create teams to raise funds in various ways. Amy was supported by the Irish Cancer Society during her treatment and as a r... [Full Article...]


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