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'Screen For Life' campaign to mark breast cancer awareness month

'Screen For Life' campaign to mark breast cancer awareness month Centra Cups Against Breast Cancer coffee mornings and Pink Walks will also be taking place nationwide throughout October. On Oct. 10, the hospital will put together pink goodie bags with breakfast items and hand them out at the Teton Cancer Institute. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

Brett Kavanaugh takes his place on bench He tried to distinguish between President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh this year and his own decision not to have the GOP-run Senate consider President Barack Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016. Kavanaugh's critics, unhappy with the Senate process, Kavanaugh's record and the way sexual assault allegations were handled, still plan to continue their protests against h... [Full Article...]

Vitamin D not effective at reducing falls or fracture risk 0 Comments

Vitamin D not effective at reducing falls or fracture risk 0 Comments There was reliable evidence that vitamin D does not reduce total fractures, hip fractures, or falls by 15 percent, a clinically meaningful threshold. Most studies included women over the age of 65. The pros and cons of vitamin D supplements have always been debated, with some worrying about the consequences if people with deficiencies stopped taking them. [Full Article...]

Here’s how much fast food Americans are eating

Here’s how much fast food Americans are eating The CDC used the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to collect their results. The overall percentage of adults who consumed fast food decreased with age, increased with income, and was higher among non-Hispanic black persons compared with other race and Hispanic-origin groups. [Full Article...]

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for cancer research

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for cancer research Honjo discovered the protein, PD-1, that acts as a brake on the immune system in 1992. In a statement released on Monday , the Nobel Assembly said the seminal discoveries of the Japanese and American scientists "constitute a landmark in our fight against cancer". [Full Article...]

Flake calls Trump's comments on Ford 'appalling'

Trump, while making his case that Kavanaugh deserves a spot on the Supreme Court , told the rally crowd in MS, "I don't even know him. I respect her position very much", Trump said to reporters on Monday. I have it myself all the time . "We simply can't", Flake said at an event sponsored by The Atlantic magazine. "Your vote in this election will decide which party controls the United States ... [Full Article...]

Texas Surf Resort Temporarily Closes After Man Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba

Texas Surf Resort Temporarily Closes After Man Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba The move came following the death of New Jersey surfer Fabrizio "Fab" Stabile , who had reportedly been in the wave pool prior to his death from the disease earlier this month at the age of 29. Naegleria fowleri infections are not all that common, but with a fatality rate over 97%, Naegleria fowleri survivors are extremely rare. Results from the investigation are expected to be ready next w... [Full Article...]

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba' Fabrizio "Fab" Stabile , 29, of Ventnor, N.J., died September 21 - five days after complaining of a severe, sudden headache . Stabile was remembered as an avid outdoors lover who loved to surf and snowboard. Infection typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. CDC spokesperson Candice Burns Hoffmann said that preliminary test results s... [Full Article...]

Immune System Cancer Researchers Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Immune System Cancer Researchers Win Nobel Prize in Medicine James Allison and Tasuku Honjo will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£780,000) prize, announced by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He said Allison's work a decade ago "really opened up immunotherapy" as a fifth pillar of cancer treatments, after surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and precision therapy. [Full Article...]

CDC notes flu vaccine uptake down a bit in young kids

CDC notes flu vaccine uptake down a bit in young kids It cannot. It's a killed virus that just stimulates your immune system to make its own flu virus attack cells. "We make sure we have enough vaccines to get us through the end of the season", she said. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated against the flu. "The last season was especially devastating, and we want to... [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

Christine Blasey Ford remembers Other people on Twitter said the force of Kavanaugh's opening statement would have been taken differently if Ford had done the same. She said she was "100 percent" positive that Kavanaugh was the person who sexually assaulted her 36 years ago and displayed her credentials as a psychology professor when describing her trauma . [Full Article...]

Everson Griffen barred from Minnesota Vikings, ordered to undergo mental health evaluation

Everson Griffen barred from Minnesota Vikings, ordered to undergo mental health evaluation Coach Mike Zimmer said Griffen wasn't on the sideline for the game because he was dealing with a "personal matter" but wouldn't elaborate. Employees told police that despite his warnings of armed violence, Griffen did not display a gun. [Full Article...]

Flu Shot: Where To Get The Vaccine In Michigan

Flu Shot: Where To Get The Vaccine In Michigan Bigelow Apothecaries pharmacist, tells Bustle. The CDC said it's key to get a flu vaccine before influenza starts spreading in your community, recommending getting the shot if it's available now between the end of October. "The flu should not be taken lightly", said Dirk Haselow, MD, State Epidemiologist at ADH. "We also have the high-dose influenza vaccine, which is more effective for persons... [Full Article...]

Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson stated in a Friday news release, "Tonight's incident is a tragedy". According to the Marion County Coroner, the deceased individuals are Windy Newton, 45, of Shallotte, NC and Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach. [Full Article...]

Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding

Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding Florence has already set a North Carolina record for rainfall totals, exceeding that of Hurricane Floyd, which struck in 1999 and caused 56 deaths. "It has already dumped 20 to 30 inches of rain on parts of the Carolinas with more to come", he said. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus death toll rises to 22

West Nile virus death toll rises to 22 The first and second cases were diagnosed in August, and occurred in a 3-year-old Standardbred mare residing in Kent County with unknown vaccination status and a 2-year-old thoroughbred mare also in Kent County that was not up-to-date on its WNV vaccine. [Full Article...]

Killer storm Florence dumping 'epic amounts of rainfall' on Carolinas

As of Saturday, about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in SC. Duke Energy, which provides electricity to customers in eastern North Carolina, has roughly 380,000 customers without power. [Full Article...]

Meet the FDA-Approved Apple Watch Series 4 and its Latest Features

Meet the FDA-Approved Apple Watch Series 4 and its Latest Features Two years later, Apple called its watch "the ultimate device for a healthy life", emphasizing water resistance for swimmers and built-in Global Positioning System for tracking runs or cycling workouts. Both the version of Apple Watch 3 have got a price drop in India . Keep an eye on IGN for all the latest breaking news from this Apple Special Event, including bombshell iPhone announce... [Full Article...]

Know the differences between iPhone XS and iPhone XR

Know the differences between iPhone XS and iPhone XR Apple also launched an identical looking bigger model, the 6.5-inch OLED screen iPhone XS Max , and the slightly cheaper iPhone XR with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. Apple will likely hold another event later this year where it will announce a MacBook Air overhaul with a new design and higher-resolution display, a new MacBook Mini for professional users, and new iPad Pro models with FaceID and smaller... [Full Article...]

Theranos is finally shutting down after investors lost almost $1 billion

Theranos is finally shutting down after investors lost almost $1 billion Back in June, Elizabeth Holmes , Theranos founder and the company's former president, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, were indicted by a federal grand jury in California on charges of wire fraud . The once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is shutting down, according to a media report. Holmes was subsequently banned from running a blood-testing lab, then from running a public company or servin... [Full Article...]


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