• Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing
Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing

The researchers only identified two other experimental studies, both of which only addressed Facebook use. According to those who conducted the research, users could have used social media more than the allotted time on their desktops- times which would not have been accounted for in the study.

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  • WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics
WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

The WHO has repeatedly warned the world is running out of effective antibiotics, and past year urged governments and big pharma to create a new generation of drugs to fight ultra-resistant supergerms. Widespread use of antibiotics for these illnesses is an example of how overuse of antibiotics can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance. ...

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  • Women who wake up early
Women who wake up early "at lower risk of developing breast cancer"

Those who took part in the study included more than 180,000 women in the UK Biobank project , which holds medical research data on 500,000 people. "What we would like to look at next is the interplay between our innate preference, to being a morning person or an evening person, and our actual behavior", lead researcher Dr.

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  • In Congo, Ebola outbreak and war spread fear to neighboring nations
In Congo, Ebola outbreak and war spread fear to neighboring nations

A World Health Organization assessment of the situation in DRC released on 22 October, warned of the potential for the virus to spread into Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi, as well as Uganda, and called on these countries to step up readiness efforts.

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  • FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis
FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis

The study demonstrated that patients receiving the drug experienced significantly greater pain reduction versus placebo over the first 12 hours post-treatment. Alan says the concern around the drug is "valid given the potential for abuse". A 2016 survey conducted by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that ...

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  • Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins this week
Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins this week

A deductible is the amount of money you have to pay out of pocket until your insurance company starts picking up the claims. Gavin Southwell, the CEO of AgileHealthInsurance.com 's parent company, HIIQ , commented, "For consumers in need of health insurance , the elimination of the tax penalty and broadening of the maximum duration of short te...

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  • Free flu shot drive-thru clinics planned in Douglas County
Free flu shot drive-thru clinics planned in Douglas County

Last year saw the highest overall influenza rates and the greatest number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities and hospitals in the last 15 years, according to VCH medical health officer Dr. As it does every year, the flu has arrived in Texas. Antibiotics don't work against viruses. You may experience a few mild symptoms after getting a flu ...

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  • Spinal electrical implants helps three paralyzed men walk
Spinal electrical implants helps three paralyzed men walk

Stimulation of the spinal cord using implanted pulse generator has allowed three men to regain control of their leg muscles and walk again with some assistance. Bloch compared the targeted stimulation to the precision of a Swiss watch. But that did not take long. Within one week of starting the study, all the participants could walk using body weig...

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  • Budget 2018: New 'Digital Services Tax' could hit Wiggle-CRC
Budget 2018: New 'Digital Services Tax' could hit Wiggle-CRC

While the details of the new tax will be out after the government consults experts in the field the tax will be created to ensure it is established tech giants - rather than local tech start-ups shoulder the burden of this new tax. "At some point, we will need to pay more tax if we are to continue to increase spending on the NHS like this", M...

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  • Lewisville nurse, a breast cancer survivor, shares his story
Lewisville nurse, a breast cancer survivor, shares his story

That's advice she has for other people going through breast cancer treatment. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, undergoing treatment and eventually living cancer free for 4.5 years, the unthinkable happened - her breast cancer had returned and metastasized (or spread), to her pancreas, liver and right lung.

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  • 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

The new diagnosis brings the total number of cases at the facility to 25. Twenty-five children have been sickened in the outbreak, as has one staff member at the facility. At the hospital, the state health department earlier said it found four Acinetobacter baumannii cases since October 1. The CDC is also investigating the outbreak.

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  • Sacramento Kings Bring Breast Cancer Awareness to the Court
Sacramento Kings Bring Breast Cancer Awareness to the Court

Almost 60 per cent patients with breast cancers are diagnosed in advanced stages. "You have breast cancer". In addition to the contribution, BMT will offer informational brochures at all their banking locations. "We were able to freeze embryos before I started chemotherapy", she says. "It was hard to lose my hair", she said. For this reason the...

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  • Eating Organic Foods Can Help Cut Cancer Risk, New Study Finds
Eating Organic Foods Can Help Cut Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

By the follow-up, 1,340 cancers had developed, including the following, which were the most prevalent: 459 breast cancers , 180 prostate cancers , 135 skin cancers, 99 colorectal cancers, 47 non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and 15 other lymphomas.

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  • 5th suspected case of rare muscle-weakening illness being investigated in MA
5th suspected case of rare muscle-weakening illness being investigated in MA

So far, cases have been confirmed across 22 states. The average age of patients confirmed to have the condition is just 4 years old, and more than 90% of cases overall occur in children 18 and younger, according to Dr. Sunita Venkateswaran, a pediatric neurogologist with the children's hospital. But there are many enteroviruses, and they usually...

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  • 6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

The strain afflicting the children is usually associated with acute respiratory illness, according to the CDC , which on its website instructs health workers to report unusual clusters to state or local health departments. The Health Department didn't release the ages of the victims or address the severity of the illness in the other dozen cases. ...

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  • Rochdale Borough Council wears it pink for breast cancer
Rochdale Borough Council wears it pink for breast cancer

It is also alarming to know that the Philippines has the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia with three out of 100 Filipino women are at risk of getting it in their lifetime. Organizations like Planned Parenthood Federation of America offer a variety of health services that are easily accessible and affordable. "For a very long time, our...

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  • Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Democrats 'too extreme'
Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Democrats 'too extreme'

Shalala is running against Republican and journalist Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida's 27th congressional district in the 2018 midterm elections - and Shalala now takes a 7-point average lead . He won Nevada in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the state by 2 percentage points over Trump in 2016. The president w...

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  • Novartis to buy cancer drug firm Endocyte for $2.1bn
Novartis to buy cancer drug firm Endocyte for $2.1bn

The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors of Endocyte, but it is still subject to Endocyte stockholder and regulatory approvals. Separately, Novartis raised the lower end of its forecast for sales growth for the year, saying that annual sales will rise by a mid-single-digit percentage.

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  • Flu jab should be mandatory for frontline health staff
Flu jab should be mandatory for frontline health staff

According to National Public Radio (NPR), "every year, about 1 in 4 college students get the flu". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to remind you that 80,000 people died from influenza a year ago. Of the few influenza A samples that were subtyped, 22.2% were H3N2 and 75% were 2009 H1N1. Scientists found no loss in the amount of...

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  • Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken
Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken

The outbreak strain has been identified in samples taken from raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products, and live chickens. The CDC said the outbreak started in January, and more people have tested positive for this strain through September.

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