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Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, not 50

Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. "If you're at greater risk for colon cancer , talk to your provider about being screened at an earlier age", conti...


Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author

However, you will also have to keep yourself protected in order to keep your family and your pets (if you have any) safe from the ticks. Most ticks are found in...


Drivers killed in crashes test positive for opioids and/or pot

The findings show that in 2016 at least 44 percent of drivers that were killed in vehicle crashes were found to have drugs in their system, a number that has ri...


Researchers say too much protein could increase heart failure risk in men

Researchers from the University of Finland conducted a study with 2,441 men aged 42 to 60 years, for 22 years to understand the link between protein consu...


Four more people dead from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

According to the latest statement from the CDC , numerous people affected took ill two to three weeks ago, when the contaminated lettuce was still on shop sh...


Simple blood test heralds new era in cancer care

It works by picking up fragments of DNA released into the blood by fast-growing cancer cells, the Daily Mail reports. For blood cancers lymphoma and myeloma...


Virginia lawmakers set to expand Medicaid

The Affordable Care Act calls for the program's benefits to be available to anyone earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level , or about $16,000 fo...


WHO joins hands with WHF for World No Tobacco Day

We're building our future on smoke-free products that are a much better choice than continuing to smoke cigarettes. He named Ireland and Uruguay as countries ...


What Is West Nile Virus?

IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., said "Although we see West Nile virus in IL every year, don't become complacent". That year there were 90 reported huma...


New genes linked to intelligence | Ireland

If you wear glasses (or contact lenses), it could be a sign that you're more intelligent than your pals with 20/20 vision. "This study, the largest genetic ...


Kozhikode: Two more die due to Nipah, toll rises to 16

New dates will be announced later. A soldier has died here of suspected Nipah virus infection, a Defence spokesman said here on Wednesday. Since there is a ...


APEX Analytix Top Contributor at Guilford County 2018 Relay for Life…

Just three years later Catherine's life was touched by cancer again when her sister Susan McGoldrick was diagnosed with stage 4A cervical cancer. The 21st ann...


5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

Signs of one such complication, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue and irritability, unexplained bruises or...


Former drug company sales rep admits bribing NJ doctors

As part of Breitenbach plea agreement, she had to admit that the phony speaker fees were in reality, bribes. Last year, the New Jersey Attorney General's Offi...


Soldier from Kerala dies, Nipah virus suspected

NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. Asymptoma...


ACS Lowers Recommended Colon Cancer Screening Age To 45

Colorectal cancer is the fourth-most commonly diagnosed cancer among adults and the second-leading cause of cancer death, in the United States. Race known to ...


Local health organization aims to bring awareness to mental health first aid

Clinical Depression takes hold of a person's mind and renders them unable to function or care for themselves. "We don't talk about it". Few companies extend s...


WellCare to buy Meridian health plans, PBM for $2.5B

Meridian consists of Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Inc., Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc., and MeridianRx, a pharmacy benefit manager. Victory Capital ...


3D Printer Creates Human Corneas That Can Treat Blindness

The new technique described in the journal Experimental Eye Research , doesn't completely eliminate a need for cornea donations. "The cornea acts as a barr...


Obesity hits one in 25 primary school children

More than 22,000 kids in England and Wales aged 10 and 11 are severely obese when they leave primary school, a report by the Local Government Association (LG...


Hepatitis A Outbreak In Nashville: Symptoms, Risk Factors To Watch Out For

The health department recommends patrons who consumed food or drinks at the restaurant monitor for hepatitis A symptoms, such as abdominal pain, dark urine, f...


Tobacco Still Number One Cause of Preventable Death in NL: ACT

Cardiovascular diseases kill 18 million people each year - with smoking responsible for some three million of these deaths. "Although often associated with il...


Origins of an epidemic: Purdue pharma knew its opioids were widely abused

They based this determination on their findings that internal company documents and emails indicated they knew addicts were stealing OxyContin from pharmacies, ...


Called the unexpected benefits of chewing gum

The seemingly effortless combination of walking while chewing gum may help those looking to dodge conventional methods to lose weight , a new study by Japane...


Atkins diet may cause heart failure, major new protein study finds

However, older adults typically eat less protein than younger adults, despite the fact that they should be eating more. To compensate for the loss of muscles ...


Cockroach milk can be the next superfood trend: Scientists informs

Nevertheless, the liquid secretion, which we'll just call milk for the sake of simplification, is super nutritious, being rich in proteins, fats, and sugars. Be...


Was ABC Right to Cancel 'Roseanne'? How to Have Your Voice Heard

Trump tweeted on Wednesday . According to Variety , executive producer Tom Werner, co-star and producer Sara Gilbert, and showrunner Bruce Helford are in p...


Medicaid expansion set for Virginia as Senate approves state budget

The Virginia Senate on Wednesday passed a state budget that includes Medicaid expansion. Expanding Medicaid was a key provision of then-President Barack Obama's...


Vitamin, mineral supplements 'provide no benefit'

Lead author Dr. David Jenkins reveals that the team was surprised to learn that there were very scarce positive effects that can be attributed to common supp...


Study reveals chewing gum while walking burns more calories

Chewing gum . Whether you munch on it because you're bored or restless, because you simply enjoy the taste, or as a quick fix after a very umami meal, you've pr...


1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

The statement received from the health ministry also said that the province also has four new suspected cases of Ebola. The other patient was taken home, where ...


Nipah claims two more lives in Kerala, toll touches 16

Prasad was admitted to the Command Hospital on May 20 and passed away on May 25, the Defence spokesman said. One more person today succumbed to Nipah virus ...


After Years of Trying, Virginia Finally Will Expand Medicaid

Virginia Republicans had long opposed accepting federal funding to expand the Medicaid program over fears that the federal government would repeal the program a...


Start colon cancer screening at 45, not 50, ACS urges

The group was influenced by its study, published past year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Getting screened f...


A million French smokers quit in 2017 thanks to anti-smoking campaigns

Smoking is also responsible for causing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, stroke , asthma, diabetes, premature underweight babies, macul...