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This was true even without other heart risk factors such as high blood pressure , high cholesterol or a history of smoking . Now, researchers claim that impotence is a better indicator of the world's leading killer than other risk factors, such as high cholesterol or blood pressure.
  • Fitness Challenge: Kumaraswamy thanks PM Modi; says more concerned about Karnataka’s fitness

    Fitness Challenge: Kumaraswamy thanks PM Modi; says more concerned about Karnataka’s fitness

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    Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime. He added that although he supported the cause, he was more concerned about the fitness of his state as far as development was concerned and sought the Prime Minister's support on the same. As Modi rightly described in his tweet, it was "extremely refreshing and rejuvenating" to see the head of the country doing some breathing exercises amid greenery and chirping birds in an exquisitely shot video.
  • Pre-cut melon recalled after multi-state salmonella outbreak — CDC

    Pre-cut melon recalled after multi-state salmonella outbreak — CDC

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    At least 60 people have been sickened and dozens have been hospitalized with salmonella after tainted pre-cut melons were distributed to stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Whole Foods in several states, federal officials said . Along with these stores, in other states, retailers include Jay C., Kroger, Payless and Owen's. No deaths have been reported so far. "The potential that these products are contaminated with salmonella was discovered through analyzing reports made by state ...
  • Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law

    Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law

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    The Trump administration's stance is a rare departure from the Justice Department's practice of defending federal laws in court. What it means: If successful, the states' lawsuit would allow insurers to charge much higher rates to people with pre-existing conditions, or deny them coverage altogether, effectively ending the ACA's promise of providing health care for all Americans.
  • Congo Ebola Outbreak: WHO records 62 cases, 27 deaths

    Congo Ebola Outbreak: WHO records 62 cases, 27 deaths

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    Over the past month, 27 of these individuals have died. The forested terrain is so rough that even four-wheel-drive vehicles can't reach the area, which has no electricity, WHO's emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters in Geneva.
  • Justice Department won't defend Affordable Care Act provisions in court

    Justice Department won't defend Affordable Care Act provisions in court

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    The states also called for the entire law and all of its mandates to be eliminated, while the Justice Department argued some portions of the law could remain in place. The state has been at the forefront in resisting many Trump Administration policies, including on health care and immigration. "Because the mandate is unconstitutional, those.
  • Cheap blood test could predict premature baby’s birth date

    Cheap blood test could predict premature baby’s birth date

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    Recent research from the USA 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. To figure out how to predict preterm birth, the researchers used blood samples from 38 American women who were at risk for premature delivery because they had already had early contractions or had given birth to a preterm baby before.
  • Relay for Life of Greater Utica

    Relay for Life of Greater Utica

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    From the moment of diagnosis, an individual is considered to be a cancer survivor, so anyone from those recently diagnosed to those whose cancer experience is years or decades past is invited. because of everything that is going on with my family. The Sydney Relay for Life event is in its 16th year. On June 8 starting at 4 p.m., the Relay for Life 2018 events will kick-off at Minot State University.
  • Broccoli coffee is coming to a café near you

    Broccoli coffee is coming to a café near you

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    It's hard to argue that the Australia-based Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization ( CSIRO ) isn't on the bleeding edge of innovation. "The CSIRO team and Hort Innovation are discussing potential commercial applications with produce growers and grower groups across Australia who are interested in getting the powder on the market", says Dr Augustin.
  • Buffett, Dimon Say Quarterly Profit Forecasts Harming Economy

    Buffett, Dimon Say Quarterly Profit Forecasts Harming Economy

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    The pressure to meet short-term estimates has contributed to a fall in the number of USA public companies, wrote Buffett , chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), and Dimon , who is also the chairman of top executives' lobbying group Business Roundtable , in an article on Wednesday.
  • Trump admin: We won't defend Obamacare

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    Removing certain provisions tied to the Affordable Care Act , former U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, could strike out important consumer protections and potentially harm millions of Americans, a trade association that represents U.S.
  • Salmonella outbreak linked to cut melon at Walmart, Kroger

    Salmonella outbreak linked to cut melon at Walmart, Kroger

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    The CDC has also issued a warning about a salmonella risk from pre-cut melon purchased at Kroger, Jay C and Payless stories in IN and MI. The CDC said it is working to identify a common supplier that might be the original source. Consumers who have purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart or Kroger, including fruit salad mixes with melon, are urged not to eat it and throw it away.
  • CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

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    According to a study of trends in suicide rates among individuals ten years of age and older, between 1999-2016, suicide rates rose significantly in 44 states. And on Friday, "Kitchen Confidential" author Bourdain, 61, was found dead in his French hotel room, which CNN confirmed was also a suicide. Suicide rates varied from 6.9 per 100,000 residents a year in the District of Columbia to 29.2 per 100,000 in Montana.
  • Arxis Securities LLC Purchase New Holding in athenahealth, Inc (ATHN)

    Arxis Securities LLC Purchase New Holding in athenahealth, Inc (ATHN)

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    Proshare Advsrs Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in athenahealth , Inc. Goldman Sachs Gp Inc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in athenahealth, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATHN ) for 4,846 shares. Baird. (NASDAQ:ATHN) rating on Thursday, January 11. J.P. Morgan initiated it with "Hold" rating and $15900 target in Tuesday, April 24 report. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained athenahealth, Inc .
  • It shows the growing severity of the issue

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    After those states passed "red-flag" gun laws, which enable police to seize firearms from people who are a risk to themselves or others, firearm suicide rates fell significantly, a recent study found. Nevada was the only state that saw no increase, and DE saw the smallest increase which was 5.9 percent. Among middle-aged people across the country, marriage rates have declined, and social isolation has increased.
  • 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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    Google doodle today remembers Dr Apgar on what would have been her 109th birthday . Countries across the world were quick to adopt the test and the Apgar Score is being used even today by obstetricians. She received a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 1959, and was a director at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which is know known as the March of Dimes .
  • Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases have spiked in England

    Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases have spiked in England

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    Condom and barrier-based safe sex practices have become less common as people's fear of HIV declines, resulting in an increase in other STIs. In March, the first super-gonorrhoea case was detected in the United Kingdom, where a man is said to have contracted the infection after having intercourse in South East Asia.
  • Woman Diagnosed with Cancer After Doctor Notices Lump on HGTV

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    A biopsy later confirmed that she has thyroid cancer , and McGuiness says she's working with a team of doctors to get the treatment she needs. Signs of the disease include swelling, changes to one's voice and lumps like the one that Dr Voigt noticed on Nicole's throat.
  • Kate Spade's cause of death confirmed amid rumors of alcohol abuse

    Kate Spade's cause of death confirmed amid rumors of alcohol abuse

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    Long after Ms. Spade and her husband left their company to devote themselves to other projects, they launched a new venture in 2016, an accessories label called Frances Valentine. Kate Spade took her own life, a coroner has ruled. "But we certainly miss our bright, sun-shiney little person". Federal health officials said on Thursday that United States suicides had risen by 30% since 1999, and presents a "growing public health problem".
  • Many Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

    Many Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

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    Dr Epstein, a clinical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in NY, said the two studies show "the anti-inflammatory benefits of a relatively cheap, well-tolerated supplement". The money was used to pay for the gene test, which costs more than $4,000 per person. "For women over 50, we can feel quite confident that using the data in this trial to prevent the use of chemotherapy for women with those scores".
  • Hospira recalls opioid overdose antidote

    Hospira recalls opioid overdose antidote

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Hospira has recalled its opioid overdose antidote. Any product-related adverse events may be reported on FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Users can inspect the Naloxone before it is administered to a person by looking for particulate matter near the syringe and looking for discoloration before it is administered.
  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

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    In addition to demonstrating that "there is sufficient revenue to pay for all benefits until 2034" even if Congress does nothing, Social Security Works president Nancy Altman said the Trustees' report clearly demonstrates that an ambitious expansion of Social Security benefits is also both affordable and desirable.
  • Blacks With Prostate Cancer May Fare Better Than Whites

    Blacks With Prostate Cancer May Fare Better Than Whites

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    Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London gave 258 men with the otherwise untreatable cancer the immunotherapy agent Keytruda (pembrolizumab). While just 5 percent men who were a part of the trail actually saw their cancer to shrink or disappear after receiving the treatment, many of those had heavily mutated cancers.
  • More Deaths Tied To E. Coli Outbreak From Tainted Yuma Lettuce

    More Deaths Tied To E. Coli Outbreak From Tainted Yuma Lettuce

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    Health experts have noted that the growing season in the Yuma region ended several weeks ago, so it is unlikely any romaine lettuce now in people's homes is contaminated. "So any immediate risk is gone", FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Stephen Ostroff, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, wrote in a statement .
  • OH to announce sites for medical marijuana dispensaries

    OH to announce sites for medical marijuana dispensaries

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    Overall, almost 20 applications were turned in from sites asking to operate a dispensary in Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana county. "The Board of Pharmacy engaged in a thorough, fair and transparent evaluation process for selecting provisional licensees", said State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Steven W.
  • Miss America to Scrap Swimsuit, Evening Gown Competitions

    Miss America to Scrap Swimsuit, Evening Gown Competitions

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    Carlson, a former Miss America herself, also revealed that the swimsuit portion of the long-running contest would be omitted going forward. The contestants will be asked to display passion, smarts, and an in-depth understanding of the responsibilities of Miss America .
  • Women with Common Form of Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemotherapy

    Women with Common Form of Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemotherapy

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    Fewer than 8 percent of either group had breast cancer reoccur. All of the participants underwent surgery and hormonal therapy and half of them got chemotherapy. The results "should have a huge impact on doctors and patients", Albain said. The clinical trial, which is still ongoing, used modified T-cells - which make up part the body's immune response - to tackle the patient's tumours.
  • Ontario election agenda: What you need to know for June 3

    Ontario election agenda: What you need to know for June 3

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    This time, she said she planned to cast her ballot on June 7 for the NDP to try to keep Ford out of the premier's office. "She will no longer be premier", said Festeryga. "It is hard to hear that", said Ottawa-Centre candidate Yasir Naqvi, who heard about the comments on a conference call only a short time before Wynne went public.
  • Ellis County Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society

    Ellis County Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society

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    Ivan Labelle, a three-time cancer survivor, served as community champion/honorary cancer survivor for the relay, and he was serving as master of ceremonies again, after months of behind-the-scenes work helping St-Jean to organize the event, to perhaps have it back on the road to someday being one of the biggest in the province.
  • Schools, barring those in Nipah-hit districts, re-open in Kerala

    Schools, barring those in Nipah-hit districts, re-open in Kerala

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    Earlier samples of cattle, goats, pigs, insect bats were also tested negative. "Almost 2,000 people have been reported to have come in contact with the affected and this figure might go up". He died at the Kozhikode Medical College and Hospital on Friday. The number of suspected cases is 11. 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.
  • 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak Johnson City Press

    5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak Johnson City Press

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    The other person who died lives in California. As of today, there are 197 cases in 35 states: Alaska (8), Arkansas (1), Arizona (9), California (45), Colorado (3), CT (2), Florida (1), Georgia (5), Idaho (11), IL (2), Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), MA (4), MI (5), Minnesota (12), MS (1), Missouri (1), Montana (9), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (8), NY (10), North Carolina (1), North Dakota (3), OH (7), Oklahoma (1), OR (1), Pennsylvania (24), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (3), Texas (3), ...
  • Cancer group recommends new screening age

    Cancer group recommends new screening age

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    Some experts have anxious about pre-50 risks of colon cancer in some racial and ethnic groups, and at least one specialty society for gastroenterologists has urged screening of black adults starting at age 45. That's because most screening studies have included only adults 50 and older. Researchers with the cancer society found a 51 percent increase in colorectal cancer among those under the age of 50 since 1994.
  • Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

    Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

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    More than 360,000 people in the United Kingdom are diagnosed with cancer each year, meaning that one person is told they have the disease every two minutes. The blood test they were given is expected in the real world to deliver a result in one to two weeks. The test is called liquid biopsy and it's being hailed as the "holy grail of cancer research".
  • Virginia General Assembly passes budget, OKs Medicaid expansion

    Virginia General Assembly passes budget, OKs Medicaid expansion

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    The expansion will provide coverage to almost 400,000 more Virginians, but will include Republican-backed stipulations such as work requirements and premium payments for Medicaid enrollees living above the federal poverty line. "I came to the conclusion that "no" just wasn't an answer anymore", he said. Several state Republicans dropped their opposition this year, saying the state would be better off with increased federal funding for the program.
  • Does Higher Protein Intake Increase Heart Failure Risk in Men?

    Does Higher Protein Intake Increase Heart Failure Risk in Men?

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    Higher intake of protein from most dietary sources was associated with slightly higher risk, the researchers said, adding that only proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study. That's pretty hard to visualize, but protein should only really make up around 10 percent of your daily calorie intake. If you're an athlete or a bodybuilder you'll have a high protein requirement (up to 1.6g protein per kilo of bodyweight per day - an 80g man ...
  • Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce

    Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce

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    Five people have now died in a major E. coli outbreak in the U.S. involving romaine lettuce, with 197 cases reported across 35 states. The last harvest was collected on April 16, and because the lettuce only has a 21-day shelf life, it is highly unlikely that any lettuce covered by the advisory is still available.
  • Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs

    Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs

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    The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Try not to criticise them if they do end up slipping up and having a cigarette, and instead celebrate their small successes - such as having a day, or even a few hours, without smoking .
  • Wearing Glasses May Really Be A Sign Of Intelligence

    Wearing Glasses May Really Be A Sign Of Intelligence

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    They found that, overall, those who were more intelligent were almost 30 per cent more likely to have genes indicating they require reading glasses than those who scored poorly. As per the study, those people who have a higher cognitive function have a better cardiovascular health, and reduced risk of lung cancer and better mental health.