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Paul LePage must submit expanded Medicaid Obamacare plan, Judge rules


Judge Michaela Murphy ordered the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to submit a plan to the federal government to start the process of expanding the government-funded health care program. The court said the Republican governor's administration has until June 11 to submit Medicaid expansion paperwork to the federal government. Yet fed-up voters demanded it in a ballot measure in November. Read More »

Medicare and Social Security Finances Worsened Last Year


And the trustees now say that program is going to be insolvent in 2026 - or roughly the same time as we are from the passage of Obamacare. Social Security this year will spend more than it takes in, the program's trustees said in a new report Tuesday that signals the official beginning of the program's slide into insolvency. Read More »

Medicare, Social Security running out of money faster than expected

The Social Security Administration's main campus is seen, in January 2013, in Woodlawn, Md. Meanwhile, higher benefit payouts mean Social Security will have to dip into its almost $3 trillion trust fund for the first time since 1982 - and trustees warned the program would be insolvent by 2034. Read More »

Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo, Study Says


Perkins, who lives in Port Lucie, Florida, sent two friends with breast cancer to Rosenberg's lab and both of them died despite the treatment - one of them with severe side-effects from the treatment itself, she said. The findings come from a study published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine . It took about eight weeks to craft the therapy for the breast-cancer patient. Read More »

Miss America Will No Longer Include Swimsuit Competition


The sweeping changes to Miss America aim to help the organization be more inclusive and empowering for all women. Meanwhile, the official Miss America Twitter account , helmed by current Miss America Cara Mund, tweeted "We're changing out of our swimsuits and into a whole new era", and added the hashtag #ByeByeBikini . Read More »

OH announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold


Overall, almost 20 applications were turned in from sites asking to operate a dispensary in Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana county. The three that were granted licenses are GTI Ohio LLC of 1920 Cooper Foster Park Road in Lorain, NMB Ohio LLC of 709 Sugar Lane in Elyria, and AFS Cultivation LLC of 603 Cleveland St., Elyria. Read More »

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not benefit from chemo


The New England Journal of Medicine published a study on Sunday that examined a popular genetic test that estimated cancer risk based on nearly two dozen genes linked with the recurrence of breast cancer, according to CNN . "Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy", reports BBC News. For women under 50 with a score of 0 to 15, chemo could be skipped. Read More »

Spectrum Health celebrates Cancer Survivor Day June 6


Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and follow-up care, there are more than 15 million cancer survivors in the United States, and that number is expected to grow to 20 million in the next few years. "They start off as caterpillars, go into the cocoon, and emerge into a new creature" says Community Cancer Coordinator Naomi Wands. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, Celebration, held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the ... Read More »

Hope for terminal prostate cancer sufferers as drug helps extend their lives


The study will focus on marker identification of those prostate cancer patients whose a tumor may shrink post the immunotherapy treatment. "Their cancers shrunk, disappeared actually, with minimal cancer left on scans". African-American men with advanced prostate cancer might be more responsive than white men to an anti-androgen drug and steroids, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. Read More »

Ford won't say if he'll march in the Pride Parade


President) Donald Trump, despite the chaos, the uncertainty that the Trump administration has caused Ontario", Wynne said. Horwath is making a strong push for Liberal ridings with less than a week left in the campaign. He said they would drive Ontario deeper into debt, but when asked if he had a plan to pay down Ontario's more than $300-billion debt, Ford promised to find efficiencies of four per cent in the provincial budget. Read More »

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo


They also have a score between 11 and 25 on the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test, a test that measures cancer recurrence. The presence of hormone receptors in these tumours means that they respond to hormone therapy. However, the results of the TAILORx trial show that only 30pc of women with this particular form of early-stage breast cancer benefit from the treatment. Read More »

Mental health the topic of Thursday night speaker series

On May 29, the Central government notified the law that was passed nearly a year ago in Parliament. Last year, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said, "The earlier Act focused on regulations, but this new Bill is patient-centric and after wide consultations, we have ensured that the patient's interest is safeguarded". Read More »

3More Ebola cases in DR Congo: authorities


The health ministry late Thursday said almost 500 people have been vaccinated in Mbandaka, the provincial capital of northwest Equateur province, since May 21. Hiller Manzimbo, a hospital director, told The Associated Press. This is Congo's ninth Ebola outbreak since 1976, when the hemorrhagic fever was first identified. Read More »

Gene test shows more breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Breast cancer is also the most common cancer in the UK. The patients' tumors were analyzed using a test called Oncotype DX , which examines the activity of 21 genes to predict the risk of a recurrence over 10 years. "Irish women contributed significantly to this trial and can be rightly proud of their input into improving care for future women who present with breast cancer". Read More »

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy


The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs. The study found that for participants with gene test scores between 11 and 25 - especially among women ages 50 to 75 - there was no significant difference between the chemotherapy and no chemotherapy groups. Read More »

Relay for Life offers hope in battling cancer


Participants raised about $80,000 coming into Friday night's activities. "It's really a tremendous event for families of all ages". The Relay concludes at 2 a.m. Having a support system, a group that comes out and says, 'We're going to fight this together, ' is what means a lot". Omaha native Pam Pochop of Hastings participated in the event from a wheelchair pushed by her husband, Russ. Read More »

Number of Texans sickened by E. coli from romaine lettuce rises


The lettuce was harvested on April 16, 2018 and harvest season is now over. Of 158 patients interviewed by state and local health officials, all but 18 reported eating romaine lettuce in the week before their illness started. Eighty-nine of the cases required hospitalization, 26 of those cases involved a potentially lethal kidney failure, and five cases resulted in death. Read More »

Earlier colorectal screening advised but check insurance


Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. Barfield says colonoscopies are the gold standard of cancer screening because it's also a preventative test. PolypDx™ gives doctors a new tool in the prevention of colorectal cancer. "I wasn't supposed to get colon cancer no one in my family has colon cancer", Kyrkostas said. Read More »

Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author


Their bites usually are just an itchy nuisance, but these ticks can also carry diseases. 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. Wash your hands with soap and water after the tick is removed. Use permethrin-based clothing sprays, unless you have cats, which find it toxic. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. Read More »

Excessive protein consumption increases the risk of heart failure


Generally, there is higher risk of heart failure associated with nearly all protein dietary sources other than proteins from eggs and fish. "More research is also needed in other study populations". Although the Ketogenic and Atkins diets are not exactly high-protein ones, those that partake in them often end up consuming much more protein than they should. Read More »

Five dead, nearly 200 ill in US romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak


That means it is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in people's homes, grocery stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC. Symptoms include diarrhea, which can be bloody, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. Most E. coli bacteria are not harmful, but some produce toxins that can cause severe illness. Read More »

'Holy grail' of blood tests can detect 10 types of cancer


The test was administered on 749 cancer-free patients and 878 with newly diagnosed but untreated cancer. 'This is potentially the holy grail of cancer research, to find cancers that are now hard to cure at an earlier stage when they are easier to cure, ' said Dr Eric Klein, lead author of the research from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Read More »

Virginia legislature sends Medicaid expansion to governor


Once Northam signs the bill , Virginia will join the 32 other states plus D.C. that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), which tracks state actions on the program. "This is raising the cost of health care and will do nothing to help the people of Virginia", said GOP Sen. But it's still very good news for up to 400,000 low-income Virginians who could become eligible for the wide array of services Medicaid provides. Read More »

"No Tobacco Day" focuses on cardiovascular health


He further said that the government also compromised on tobacco tax this year as well by accommodating the tobacco industry by continuation of the third tier which allows most selling brands with least tax. To stop the diseases caused by tobacco use, let us make every day a " World No Tobacco Day ". In Africa alone, some 146,000 adults aged 30 years and more die every year from tobacco-related diseases. Read More »

Mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile virus in IL


Officials are urging residents to take precautions against the virus as mosquito season - May to November - ramps up in North Texas. Unfortunately, there are no vaccines available for WNV yet. IDPH Director Nirav Shah said in the press release the health department expected a rise in WNV infection among the human population as summer progresses. Read More »

Wearing Glasses May Really Be A Sign Of Intelligence


The study, which is the largest genetic study of cognitive function ever conducted, shows that people with higher intelligence are more likely to have poor eyesight. According to lead researcher Ian Deary, "We also need to study our results closely to see what they can tell us about the possibility of understanding the declines in cognitive function that happen with illness and in older age", such as Alzheimer's disease. Read More »

Death toll rises to 5 in USA tainted lettuce outbreak

Canadian health officials also recently identified E. coli cases in several provinces that could potentially be linked to the outbreak in the United States. According to the latest CDC update, there have been a total of 197 illnesses, 89 hospitalizations and five deaths in 35 states. When eaten, it can cause diarrhoea, vomiting and even kidney failure in severe cases. Read More »

Relay for Life at TISS


Get ready to "Paint Our Square Purple" on Friday, June 15, for the 2018 Relay For Life at the Brown County Courthouse square in Hiawatha. 10 on your side Today anchor Katie Collett is hosting the event. Chairman of the Reservoir Hills CANSA Relay for Life Committee, Rama Reddy said this is a pandemic that has gripped the community and is robbing residents of their loved ones. Read More »

Soldier from Kerala dies in Kolkata of suspected Nipah virus infection


The two most affected districts were Kozhikode and Mallapuram. He worked as a mason in Kerala, where he developed an unknown fever. "But there is no reason to panic and the outbreak is well under control as of now". Initially, his family took him to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital for treatment, but later he was referred to Beliaghata ID Hospital. He was admitted to the command hospital on 20 May, where he died five days later, a Defence spokesperson here said. Read More »

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50


The new recommendation is for people at average risk, those who do not have a history of colon or rectal polyps. "While we commend the ACS for its forward thinking ... If you are in your mid-40s and have not been screened for colorectal cancer, it may be time to do so. "We've known for a while that some groups are at a higher risk for colorectal cancer, but what is becoming clear is that the prevalence in the white population is rising". Read More »

May recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month


When Born This Way Foundation about this issue a year ago, we found that about 9 in 10 young people recognize it as a very important priority, but only about half actually talk about it with anyone - friends, healthcare professionals, and even their families. Read More »

Researchers Create First 3-D Printed Human Corneas


The cornea is the outer layer of the human eye and plays a central role in focusing our vision. On top of that figure, around five million people are suffering from complete blindness due to corneal scarring commonly caused by lacerations, burns, diseases, and abrasions. Read More »

Severe obesity rates doubling through primary school


A spokesperson said: "Brent Council and our partners take tackling childhood obesity very seriously, and we are committed to reducing childhood obesity as part of a borough-wide strategy to improve the health and well-being of all children and young people in Brent". Read More »