• Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

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    Connected to factors like substance use, joblessness and loneliness but harder to grasp than the lack of adequate health care, the loss of the middle class, and regional pockets of grim economic hardship, despair is hardly tangible. During Governor Bill Haslam's administration, he and his team dedicated funding to the Office of the Deputy Medical Examiner to enable Medical Examiners in Tennessee to utilize updated reporting technologies as well as receive more information of suicide and ...
  • Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

    Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

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    Energy and protein bars can also contain a lot of sugar, and it's also found in the condiments we add to foods: each tablespoon of ketchup contains one teaspoon of sugar. The study is limited in some ways because sugar consumption was measured based on parent's memory of what their child ate during a short period of time.
  • "Missing Letters" Encourage Blood Donation

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    A new American Red Cross survey shows that widespread misconceptions about blood donation could be contributing to a shrinking blood donor population. The service has specifically asked for people who are O positive, O negative, A positive and B negative to donate. "Each day blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients".
  • Are you really you when you're hungry?

    Are you really you when you're hungry?

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    The research team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ran two online experiments with about 400 participants. The team ran an online experiment to how emotional cues can prime you to become hangry, exposing hundreds of participants to images created to induce either positive, negative or neutral feelings.
  • KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a nearly $10B deal | AP business

    KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a nearly $10B deal | AP business

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    SunTrust maintained it with "Buy" rating and $40.0 target in Wednesday, December 20 report. Including debt, the deal is worth $9.9 billion. Envision is based in Nashville, according to Monday's stories. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $41.10. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EVHC.
  • Polio is making a comeback in Venezuela

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    Symptoms include high temperature, sore throats, headaches, migraines, and vomiting. It is suspected that these are cases of circulating polio virus (cVDPV) but it has yet to be confirmed. Maduro's government blames U.S. sanctions for the woes. "This situation is unfortunate but we saw it coming, because we've been denouncing for years that there are not enough vaccines", Manuela Bolivar of Venezuela's opposition party said, via The Telegraph .
  • Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

    Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

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    After finding a tick in her daughter's hair, the mother said she rushed her little girl to the hospital. Griffin later shared another photo of her daughter leaving the hospital. The little girl made a full recovery in hospital. The paralysis is more common in animals, which are unable to check themselves for the ticks. Some cases in livestock have been caused by the American dog tick, found east of Saskatchewan.
  • PM Modi posts exercise video after Kohlis challenge, nominates Kumaraswamy

    PM Modi posts exercise video after Kohlis challenge, nominates Kumaraswamy

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    This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. Keeping up the trend of nomination, the PM was "delighted to nominate" newly elected Karnataka CM H. D. The prime is seen walking, stretching and doing breathing exercise on a Panchtatvas track in his garden. Rathore had urged Indians to shoot a video of their "fitness mantra" and share it on social media to raise awareness.
  • Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

    Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

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    The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight USA states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella. Kroger Co. said customers who purchased the melon from the company's IN and MI store locations should not consume them and return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.
  • Your kitchen towels could hold bacteria that cause food poisoning, study suggests

    Your kitchen towels could hold bacteria that cause food poisoning, study suggests

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    Biranjia-Hurdoyal, senior lecturer from the Department of Health Sciences at the university. Repeated use of kitchen towels can attract pathogens and put the households at a risk of food poisoning , says a new study . Out of the remaining towels that tested positive for bacterial presence, 36.7 percent towels contained coliform bacteria while the rest 36.7 percent contained enterococcus spp and remaining 14.3 contained staphylococcus aureus .
  • Ebola outbreak may open door to finding drugs that work

    Ebola outbreak may open door to finding drugs that work

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    Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. Msgr. Bomengola told CNS Ebola had "made everything more hard for the population", adding that there were fears the disease could spread down the Congo River from the trading hub of Mbandaka to Kinshasa , a city of 10 million.
  • Trump administration won't defend ACA in case brought by GOP states

    Trump administration won't defend ACA in case brought by GOP states

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    A group of 20 USA states sued the federal government in February, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after last year's repeal of that penalty that individuals had to pay for not having insurance. The Democrats further raised concerns that even if the Justice Department's arguments are unsuccessful, the administration's move could still "raise the cost of health care for most Americans, undermine the economy and weaken our democracy for years to come".
  • New Blood Test May Help Predict Due Dates For Pregnant Women

    New Blood Test May Help Predict Due Dates For Pregnant Women

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    Recent research from the U.S. has shown that the number of premature births climbed to 9.93pc in 2017, up from 9.86 in 2016, making it the third consecutive annual increase after steady declines over the previous seven years. He said the findings affirmed the existence of a "transcriptomic clock of pregnancy" that could serve as a new way to access the gestational age of a foetus.
  • Overnight Relay for Life aims to raise $80K locally for cancer fight

    Overnight Relay for Life aims to raise $80K locally for cancer fight

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    Wellington first got involved in 2006 through her job at Lambton Public Health, where she worked to prevent tobacco use among youth. Michelle Hart is no stranger to Relay for Life . "Last year was the fifth year and we have raised over $80,000". The first lap was walked by cancer survivors. It's always been very emotional to watch that survivor lap.
  • Buffett, Dimon Say Quarterly Profit Forecasts Harming Economy

    Buffett, Dimon Say Quarterly Profit Forecasts Harming Economy

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    Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon have teamed up to once again call for the end to quarterly earnings guidance by companies. Buffett , who runs Berkshire Hathaway Inc ., and Dimon , CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., said in a joint Wall Street Journal editorial that they are encouraging all public companies to consider moving away the practice, arguing that it can stifle long-term investments.
  • President Trump signs VA Mission Act

    President Trump signs VA Mission Act

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    A sweeping reform of the VA system, that creates new care coordination and health IT improvements, could address some of the problems that have historically plagued the VA and veterans' access to benefits . Many veterans have moved from the Northeast to other parts of the country. Congress approved the CHOICE act as an emergency measure to begin the process of improving the services to veterans, including allowing veterans to use medical providers outside of the VA.
  • Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart, Kroger

    Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart, Kroger

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    The Illinois Department of Public Health is urging people not to eat any pre-cut melons or fruit salads purchased from any Walmart stores. Of the 60 cases of reported salmonella infection, 31 have resulted in hospitalization. Of the 124 cases, 21 people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. Other states also have reported illnesses - including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and OH - with 28 sickened outside of MI.
  • CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

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    The rate was the highest in Montana with an increase of 38 percent between 1999 and 2016. Across the board in the USA, suicide rates were up 25.4 percent in that 17-year period. If you believe a loved one is considering suicide, do not leave him or her alone and try to get the person to seek help from a doctor or the nearest hospital emergency department or dial 911.
  • Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Sets 1-Year High on Jun, 6

    Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Sets 1-Year High on Jun, 6

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    Ser Automobile Association stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in athenahealth, Inc . Wellington Mgmt Gp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.11% or 3.53 million shs in its capital. They set a "neutral" rating and a $147.00 price target for the company . KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained athenahealth, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATHN) rating on Thursday, May 24.
  • Terminal breast cancer beaten by remarkable therapy?

    Terminal breast cancer beaten by remarkable therapy?

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    The study looked at data from the Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment (TAILORx), a long-term (it followed women for nine years), extensive trial ( more than 10,000 participants at 1,182 sites). Today, she said, she has a "few spots" in her left lung that Rosenberg believes may be scar tissue. "My brother was so sick that he'd be saying, 'I can't do this anymore, ' and it was the same thing with my sister".
  • Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar

    Google’s doodle remembers Apgar Score and its creator Virginia Apgar

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    Severe medical problems in her family led her to develop an interest in science and medicine. However, the number of infant deaths within the first 24 hours after birth stayed constant. Dr Virginia Apgar developed the score in 1952 to quantify the effect of obstetric anaesthesia on babies. Apgar even linked the scores to infant mortality ; the lowest-scoring babies had a mortality rate of 14%, compared to 0.13% for the highest-scoring babies.
  • Virginia Apgar, Honored by Today's Google Doodle, Saved Countless Lives

    Virginia Apgar, Honored by Today's Google Doodle, Saved Countless Lives

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    The Google Doodle honoured the pioneering USA clinician who is known for developing the "Apgar score". In 1952, she created a life-saving test. She devised a test for evaluating the health of newborns, focusing on five factors with the helpful mnemonic device of the first letters of each factor spelling her last name: appearance , pulse , grimace , activity , and respiration .
  • Dating apps blamed for rise in syphilis

    Dating apps blamed for rise in syphilis

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    Local STI services can be located online via NHS Choices . Public Health England (PHE) data revealed that 422,147 new diagnoses were made at sexual health services in 2017 and although that was about the same number as in 2016, STIs were found to have increased, with 7,137 diagnoses of syphilis reported - a 20% increase on 2016 and 148% increase relative to 2008.
  • It shows the growing severity of the issue

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    Suicide prevention largely focuses on addressing mental health treatment, the CDC found, suggesting that a wider variety of preventive measures could be taken. An increase of greater than 30 percent in suicides was observed in 25 states. In half of the states, suicide among people age 10 and older increased more than 30 percent.
  • How about starting your day with a cup of broccoli coffee?

    How about starting your day with a cup of broccoli coffee?

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    Incorporating more vegetables into the diet can be hard, especially for children, but a new powdered broccoli that can be stirred into other foods and drinks may be the answer. As part of a research project that aims to reduce vegetable waste, they made a decision to grind unused broccoli at grocery stores into powder. The lead researcher, CSIRO's Mary Ann Augustin , said the broccoli was high in protein and fibre, and health-promoting bioactive phytochemicals, making it an ideal candidate ...
  • Alert doctor spots cancer in TV contestant, tracks her down through Facebook

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    During an episode of the HGTV show, Beachfront Bargain Hunt , a woman who appeared on the show got the shock of her life when a viewer happened to notice something about her that was not right. When McGuinness visited a specialist for a consult after hearing Voigt's recommendation, she was told that she does have thyroid cancer in its early stages.
  • Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, confirms landmark study

    Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, confirms landmark study

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    For a while, doctors have suspected that not all patients needed to undergo chemotherapy treatments, but they were lacking the evidence to back up their claims. However, it is unclear if this benefit is due to the effect of chemotherapy or to endocrine suppression caused by chemotherapy-induced menopause. The test allows clinicians to assign a patient a recurrence score from 0 to 100.
  • Doctor Who Decapitated Baby During Birth Cleared To Return To Work

    Doctor Who Decapitated Baby During Birth Cleared To Return To Work

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    The tribunal on Tuesday cleared Dr Laxman of serious misconduct and said her fitness to practise was not impaired, The Independent said in its online report from the Press Association. The baby's head became trapped during the birth and while the doctor tried to free him, the head was removed from the body. "The tribunal is satisfied that Dr Vilvanathan Laxman has expressed genuine and appropriate remorse for what happened, and she candidly accepted responsibility as the consultant in ...
  • Naloxone recalled due to particulate matter

    Naloxone recalled due to particulate matter

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    Two lots of the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone have been voluntarily recalled by its maker Hospira, Inc ., according to an announcement issued by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. The drug is known to restore the respiration to a person who stops breathing due to the overdose. Hospira has notified retailers, hospitals and distributors of the recall to arrange for returns and exchanges on any impacted product.
  • Apple Opens Health Records API to Developers

    Apple Opens Health Records API to Developers

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    Disease Management: A diabetes app could access a patient's lab results from their Health Records as well as their diet and exercise details through the existing iOS HealthKit integration, allowing for a more complete picture of the consumer and the best ways to encourage them to stay on track.
  • Court sets June 11 deadline for LePage to implement Medicaid expansion

    Court sets June 11 deadline for LePage to implement Medicaid expansion

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    The judge ordered the administration to submit a plan by June 11 updating the terms of its Medicaid program, which was supposed to offer coverage to new enrollees July 2. The governor said he wouldn't move ahead until state lawmakers found a way to fund the state's share of the cost - it will reach 10 percent in 2020 and beyond - without raising taxes on families or businesses, using one-time budget "gimmicks" or raiding a budget-stabilization fund.
  • Social Security says system's costs will exceed income this year

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

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    At the same time, it said , outlays from Medicare's hospital trust fund "are expected to be higher than last year's estimates due to higher-than-anticipated spending in 2017, legislation that increases hospital spending", and higher payments to private Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Suspect connected to recent Valley murders identified

    Suspect connected to recent Valley murders identified

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    Police surround a hotel where a suspect wanted in multiple killings was staying Monday, June 4, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz . By the time suspected murderer Dwight Jones was confronted at a Scottsdale hotel Monday, police say he had already killed six people .
  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

    Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

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    The Social Security program's costs are expected to exceed its income this year, marking the first time that has happened since 1982 and forcing the US government to dip into the retirement system's trust fund to pay benefits to participants.