Healthy Lifestyle, Regular Screening May Keep Cancer at Bay

Tweet FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A healthy lifestyle might be your best defense against cancer, an expert says. About 42% of cancer cases and 45% of cancer deaths are attributable to modifiable risk factors, according to the American Cancer Society. “Modifiable risk factors are behaviors within one’s control, such as eating right, not smoking, and being physically active,”...
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Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Tweet Dec. 10, 2019 — The man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised awareness about the neurodegenerative disease ALS has died. Peter Frates was 34. His death was confirmed by his family on Monday, NBC News reported. Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. He helped create the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media sensation in which people shared videos of themselves being drenched...
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Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Law

Tweet Dec. 9, 2019 — A Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions was upheld Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The law was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Kentucky’s only remaining abortion clinic, the Associated Press reported. The law was upheld by a federal appeals court in Cincinnati but a court...
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White Castle Frozen Burgers Recalled for Listeria

Tweet Dec. 9, 2019 — Possible listeria contamination has led to recall of certain batches of White Castle frozen hamburger and cheeseburger sliders. The recall is for 6-pack cheeseburgers, 6-pack hamburgers, 6-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16-pack hamburgers, and 16-pack cheeseburgers with best by dates ranging from 04 Aug 2020 to 17 Aug 2020. To date, public health officials have not reported...
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Blood Tests Show Exposure to Ethylene Oxide

Tweet University of Illinois at Chicago, Summary of Blood Testing Results, Dec. 9, 2019 Journal of Occupational Health, Sept. 2006 Susan Buchanan, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, The University of Illinois—Chicago, Chicago, IL Peter Boogaard, PhD, PharmD, Toxicologist, Researcher, The Hague, Netherlands Tea...
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Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Tweet See the Journey of a Migraine Through the Body By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain. The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who...
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Hepatitis A in 6 States Linked to Blackberries

Tweet Dec. 4, 2019 — There have been 16 cases of hepatitis A in six states — Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin — in an outbreak that may be linked to fresh non-organic blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery stores, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an update on Dec. 3. The last person to become sick with the contagious virus...
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Program Gives Uninsured Free HIV Prevention Drugs

Tweet Dec. 4, 2019 — A new program to provide free HIV prevention drugs to people who can’t afford them because they don’t have health insurance was announced Tuesday by the U.S. government. Use of these daily drugs — called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) — significantly reduces the risk that a person who is HIV-free will contract the AIDS-causing virus through sex or...
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African Americans Face Unique Mental Health Risks

Tweet Dec. 4, 2019 — When Demetrius Minor left the Army after 12 years in 2013, he went through a standard medical review. Physically fit and seemingly healthy, he breezed through. Nobody caught that he was depressed. Minor says he “passed through [the mental health system] because I looked healthy. They are looking for broken bones and ask you the easy questions, like, ‘Do you feel like...
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Popular Diabetes Drug May Contain a Carcinogen

Tweet Bloomberg: “Diabetes Drugs Latest to Be Targeted for Carcinogen Scrutiny.” Jeremy Kahn, press officer, FDA. David Light, CEO, Valisure. Mayo Clinic: “Type 2 diabetes.” ClinCalc.com: “Metformin Hydrochloride,” “The Top 200 of 2019.” CDC.gov: “Diabetes Quick Facts.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20191205/popular-diabetes-drug-may-contain-a-carcinogen?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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