New USDA Nutrition Guidelines Will Cover Infants

Tweet Katherine Tallmadge, registered dietitian; author, Diet Simple. Angela Amico, senior policy associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest. Mardi Mountford, president, Infant Nutrition Council of America. Kelly Scaggs, parent. U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” “Topics and Questions to be Examined by the Committee.” Gerber: “Nearly One in Five...
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Poor Diet Might Raise Your Cancer Risk

Tweet THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your unhealthy eating habits could increase your risk of cancer as much as drinking alcohol can, new research reports. The Tufts University study found that poor diets cause about the same number of cancer cases as alcohol consumption does in the United States. The researchers said their modeling study estimated that dietary factors may have accounted...
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Many ‘Dehumanize’ People with Obesity

Tweet By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people — including those who are overweight themselves — view people with obesity as less human or less evolved, new research reveals. In four online studies questioning more than 1,500 participants from the United States, the United Kingdom and India, researchers...
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6 Brain Surgeries Later, This Med Student Is Excelling

Tweet SOURCES: Michael Smith, chief medical director, WebMD. ABC 7 Eyewitness News: “’Miracle’ med student survives 6 brain surgeries to become doctor.” National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Chiari Malformation Fact Sheet.” Facebook: Claudia Illissa Martinez. Conquer Chiari: “Shhh Chiari… I’m Too Busy Saving Lives.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20190523/brain-surgery-chiari-malformation?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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That Selfie May Be Epic, But Not Worth Your Life

Tweet Brandi Burgess, bison attack survivor. John Grohol, PsyD, psychologist; founder, editor in chief, and CEO, Psych Central.com. Mark Griffiths, PhD, professor of psychology, Nottingham Trent University. Deepak Ghandi, founder, Selfie to Die For campaign. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction: “An Exploratory Study of “Selfitis” and the Development of the...
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First Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years Approved

Tweet May 24, 2019 — The FDA has approved the first new treatment in 15 years for an aggressive form of lung cancer. The device, the NovoTTF-100L System made by Novocure, uses electric fields to stop solid tumors from mesothelioma from dividing. Mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive cancer strongly associated with asbestos exposure. The new device was approved under the Humanitarian Device Exemption,...
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Study: Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage

Tweet Crohn’s Complications By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The popular weed killer Roundup might be linked to liver disease, a new study suggests. A group of patients suffering from liver disease had elevated urine levels of glyphosate, the primary weed-killing ingredient in Roundup, according to researchers...
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Colon Cancer Screenings Rise When Medicaid Arrives

Tweet FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There were greater increases in colon cancer screening rates in states that expanded Medicaid than in those that did not, a new study finds. It also found that expansion resulted in hundreds of thousands more people getting screened for colon cancer through colonoscopy, stool testing or sigmoidoscopy. “Health insurance is a strong predictor...
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Summer of Mosquito Swarms a Possibility This Year

Tweet NOAA: “National Climate Report – 2019.” CDC: “Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US;” “Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, Other Arthropods;” “West Nile Virus and Other Nationally Notifiable Arboviral Diseases — United States, 2017;” “West Nile Virus: Preliminary Maps and Data for 2019;” “West Nile Virus: West Nile Disease Cases by State...
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Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Available

Tweet A half-price version of Humalog insulin is now available in the United States, Eli Lilly said Wednesday. The company’s generic version of its Humalog U-100 is being sold under the chemical name insulin lispro, the Associated Press reported. It will cost $137.35 per vial, or $265.20 for a package of five easier-to-inject KwikPens, according to Lilly. That’s half the list price the...
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