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International Yoga Day 2018

International Yoga Day 2018 It is hard to say just how many people practise yoga around the world today, although some estimate it could be up to around 200 to 300 million. Initiated with a proposition by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , June 21 was proclaimed International Yoga Day by the United Nations on December 11, 2014. [Full Article...]

Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border

Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border The Trump administration earlier this year began enforcing a policy that separated members of families that cross United States borders illegally. Videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children had sparked anger in the United States from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation from overseas, including Pope Francis. [Full Article...]

California ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended

California ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended Samuel Bardwell , a 20-year-old student at West Valley College in Saratoga , made a trip to the El Camino Hospital Los Gatos after passing out during a basketball practice on June 11, The Mercury News reported . Please know that we take this matter very seriously and the contracted physician involved has been removed from the work schedule, pending further investigation". [Full Article...]

'Gaming disorder' diagnosed as mental health condition

'Gaming disorder' diagnosed as mental health condition The statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing too many young video players. Others welcomed WHO's new classification, saying it was critical to identify people hooked on video games quickly because they are usually teenagers or young adults who don't seek help themselves. [Full Article...]

Charity, in the name of Kate Spade

Charity, in the name of Kate Spade Mary and Vic Ojakian - CaliforniaMary and Vic Ojakian are regular attendees of their chapter's campus and community walks and the California State Capitol Day, have testified on several legislative bills supported by AFSP, and were key contributors to the K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention. [Full Article...]

Trump administration will not defend sections of Affordable Care Act

Trump administration will not defend sections of Affordable Care Act Besides urging nullification of the insurance-buying mandate itself, the new government position argued that two of the most popular features of the ACA must fall along with it: the requirement that insurance companies can not deny health insurance to individuals because of existing or pre-existing medical conditions, and the requirement that they can not charge higher insurance premiums bas... [Full Article...]

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI IDPH is urging people not to eat pre-cut melon purchased from any Walmart store in IL, or any of the other affected states, at this time. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. If you have eaten a contaminated pre-cut melon and experience diarrhea, fever and cramps go see a doctor immediately. The CDC says Walmart has already removed linked p... [Full Article...]

Awesome breakthrough as doctors ‘cure’ woman with advanced breast cancer

Awesome breakthrough as doctors ‘cure’ woman with advanced breast cancer Over the years, the Cancer Institute has used its $59.8 million in proceeds for studies trying to improve early detection and to determine which cancers are most unsafe and need heaviest treatment and which are less so. But until this new research, patients and doctors didn't have all of the information they needed to recommend treatment based on a patient's particular results. [Full Article...]

Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial

Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial More than a third of men with a very advanced form of the cancer were still alive, and one in 10 had not seen the cancer grow, after a year on the drug pembrolizumab, the study found. All participants had metastatic, recurrent prostate cancer and were treated with the anti-hormone therapy abiraterone and the steroid prednisone. The trial had 258 men with prostate cancer getting immunotherapy. [Full Article...]

Experimental breast cancer treatment allows Florida woman to return to normal life

Kathy Albain , chair of oncology research at Loyola University School of Medicine and lead researcher of the study , said. Adjuvant chemotherapy guided by a 21-gene expression assay in breast cancer [published online June 3, 2018]. It took about eight weeks to craft the therapy for the breast-cancer patient. The 67 percent of women who were at intermediate risk all had surgery and hormone th... [Full Article...]

Blood test could detect cancer years before patient falls ill

Blood test could detect cancer years before patient falls ill Eric Klein of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. Scientists in the U.S. have found a simple test can pick up early signs of cancers including breast, ovarian, bowel and lung cancer . Head and neck cancer was detected in 56% of patients. The test uses whole genome sequencing. However, it was less effective at detecting stomach, uterine and early-stage prostate cancer, the authors ... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 5 in US tainted lettuce outbreak

Nationally, five people have died from E. coli poisoning from the tainted leafy greens; no deaths have been recorded in Texas. According to the latest CDC update, there have been a total of 197 illnesses, 89 hospitalizations and five deaths in 35 states. [Full Article...]

Tobacco usage triggers heart disease deaths

Tobacco usage triggers heart disease deaths The other area of awareness is the feasible actions that governments and the public can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco. The Directorate of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation disclosed tobacco can harm the smoker as well as those around him/her referred to as passive or second hand smokers , adding that worldwide there around 890,000 d... [Full Article...]

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives . But the four capsules without hormones were placed in the pack first, for the first four days of therapy, in place of the active capsules. [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life, new study finds

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life, new study finds The research found that individuals who managed just a few hours' sleep each day during the week but then had a long snooze at weekends had no raised mortality risk, compared with those who consistently stuck to six or seven hours a night. [Full Article...]

Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero

Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero The Nipah virus mystery deepened on Saturday as the samples collected from bats in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, where 13 people have died of the infection, have tested negative for the virus. In Bangladesh in 2004, humans were infected with Nipah virus after consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats . The virus is spread through bodily f... [Full Article...]

No trace of Nipah virus in Himachal clarifies officer

No trace of Nipah virus in Himachal clarifies officer Health authorities in Telangana have isolated two patients suspected to be affected by Nipah virus and sent their blood samples to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing. Although there has been not a single case of Nipah virus registered in the state till date, but health department needs to remain extra cautious on the issue, Gupta said. [Full Article...]

Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting

Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting Ebola, a virus-caused haemorrhagic fever that spreads through contact with bodily fluids , is both highly infectious and extremely lethal. The World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Congo , Yokouide Allarangar, said one was found dead and another was sent back to the hospital and died shortly afterwards. [Full Article...]

Pusha T Delivers With New Kanye West-Produced Album 'DAYTONA'

Pusha T Delivers With New Kanye West-Produced Album 'DAYTONA' Kanye West and Pusha T attend the "MNIMN" listening event at Industria Superstudio on September 11, 2013 in NY. "1 a.m., my phone rings, no caller-ID". The snap, which was taken in 2006 by a member of Houston's family, shows drug paraphernalia scattered about the place as the singer battled with addiction. [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, charged with first-degree rape

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, charged with first-degree rape The allegations, first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker previous year, gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment. A court complaint says Weinstein confined her in a Manhattan hotel room and raped her in 2013. "It's both", she said. "I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do ... [Full Article...]


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