Relay for Life celebrates 25 years in St. Croix County

With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. Rachel Sauvola took a break from her duties as 2018 Relay For Life Honorary Co-Chair to pose for a portrait with (from left) Dean Sauvola, Rachel Sauvola, Sharon Zabel and... More..

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United Kingdom lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

United Kingdom lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

He said he would take "think more carefully" about the cap on the number of skilled workers given visas. The British government will loosen immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the ...More..

Charity, in the name of Kate Spade
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Charity, in the name of Kate Spade

Spade didn't announce this; People magazine confirmed the news via his representative. And remember: If you, or someone you know, are particularly distressed, no one will judge you for seeking help - please r...More..

3 mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Harris Co
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

3 mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Harris Co

There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. Monitoring for WNV in IL includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, ...More..

All those snacks at work aren't helping you eat healthier, study says
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

All those snacks at work aren't helping you eat healthier, study says

It found employees eat more than 1,000 calories a week at work - and most of it is obtained for free. Over 20% of people in the US get food from work at least once a week and the first national study from...More..

In 3 Americans Take Medication With Depression As Potential Side Effect
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

In 3 Americans Take Medication With Depression As Potential Side Effect

Using 10 years of data collected from more than 26,000 Americans, researchers reported a significant link between the use of medications with the potential to cause depression and the chances of becoming de...More..

Idaho boy diagnosed with the PLAGUE, health officials reveal
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Idaho boy diagnosed with the PLAGUE, health officials reveal

There have been two cases of plague in humans in Idaho and eight in OR since 1990, the Statesman said. The child became ill last month, says Christine Myron, a spokeswoman for the Central District Health Depa...More..

Sizing Up Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:EVHC)'s Shares: Quant Signals in Focus
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sizing Up Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:EVHC)'s Shares: Quant Signals in Focus

Technical analysts believe that volume can serve as a warning signal as to whether a stock is on the verge of breaking into upside territory (high volume) or into a downside trend (low volume). Using market ca...More..

by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

Men die by suicide 3.53 x more often than women. Suicide does not discriminate - even for those with wealth, power, success, loving families and a seemingly ideal life. Further triggering, she says, is the cons...More..

Added Sugar Consumption In Toddlers Is On The Rise In The US
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Added Sugar Consumption In Toddlers Is On The Rise In The US

Added sugar is sugar that's put in food during preparation or processing. "Once kids start eating table food, they're often eating the same types of foods that Mom and Dad have in their diet, and other resea...More..

American Red Cross Removes Letters To Promote Blood Donations
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

American Red Cross Removes Letters To Promote Blood Donations

Join the #MissingType movement today-make an appointment to give blood by visiting redcrossblood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). Community Blood Services o...More..

Africa's oldest baobab trees are dying
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Africa's oldest baobab trees are dying

The new research , by Adrian Patrut of Babes-Bolyai University in Romania and an global group of colleagues, finds that in the past 12 years, “9 of the 13 oldest and 5 of the 6 largest individuals have died,...More..

by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Toddlers getting too much sugar in diet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . According to American Heart Association , the children who are below 2 years old should avoid consuming food items which consist of added sugar, including baked...More..

A 5-year-old girl was suddenly paralysed after a tick bite
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A 5-year-old girl was suddenly paralysed after a tick bite

A tick had embedded itself on her daughter's scalp. "After tons of blood work and a CT of the head [doctors have] ruled it as tick paralysis!" She included two photos in her post, which were the tick in Kaily...More..

PM shares his fitness video; nominates IPS officers for Fitness Challenge
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

PM shares his fitness video; nominates IPS officers for Fitness Challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted his #FitnessChallenge video on Twitter on Wednesday. As Modi rightly described in his tweet, it was "extremely refreshing and rejuvenating" to see the head of the country d...More..

Precut melon recalled from Indianapolis-based supplier
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Precut melon recalled from Indianapolis-based supplier

Due to the possibility that products shipped between April 17 and June 7 could still be on store shelves, this recall extends to both retailers and consumers. Whole melon is still OK to eat, the CDC said. The...More..

Tea towels used multiple times put families at risk of food poisoning
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tea towels used multiple times put families at risk of food poisoning

Damp towels had higher concentrations than dry, and towels used for a variety of tasks (drying hands, wiping surfaces, holding hot implements) were more likely to be contaminated than single-use dish cloths. Bu...More..

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

But it did say Thursday that because the individual mandate is unconstitutional, so is another, more popular part of the law: protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Even President Donald Trump ...More..

World Health Organization says Ebola situation in DRC shows promise
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

World Health Organization says Ebola situation in DRC shows promise

The World Health Organization (WHO), which was giving a briefing Friday on the outbreak, has vaccinated more than 1,000 people over the past two weeks, including health workers who are at high risk. "We've re...More..

DOJ Won't Defend Obamacare in Lawsuit Brought by 20 States
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

DOJ Won't Defend Obamacare in Lawsuit Brought by 20 States

The states argue that now that Congress repealed the penalty for not having coverage in the tax bill previous year, ObamaCare's individual mandate can no longer be upheld as a tax, and that it therefore should ...More..

Blood test may help predict pregnancy due date, premature birth
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Blood test may help predict pregnancy due date, premature birth

Provisional data for 2017 from the National Center for Health Statistics show that the preterm birth rate in the USA has reached 9.93%, up from 9.86% in 2016, the third consecutive annual increase after steady ...More..

Relay for Life gears up for June 16 event
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Relay for Life gears up for June 16 event

Visit relayforlife.org/murrayut to get involved. Ms Broomer echoed that sentiment, saying, " Relay for Life is synonymous with community". A community fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, more tha...More..

Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered at Moschino fashion show in California
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered at Moschino fashion show in California

Rocquigny said toxicology tests were being carried on Bourdain's body, including urine tests, to see if the 61-year-old American took any medications or other drugs, in an effort to help his family understa...More..

Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren't made
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren't made

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. The Social Security system will be able to pay full benefits into 203...More..

Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett urge CEOs to end quarterly earnings forecasts
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett urge CEOs to end quarterly earnings forecasts

Companies often hold back spending on technology, hiring, and research and development to meet quarterly earnings guidance that may be affected by factors outside the company's control, the business leaders wro...More..

by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

Three attorneys for the government withdrew from the case just minutes before the Justice Department's filing in federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, which signaled an internal rift within the administration o...More..

Trump, Congressional Leadership Agree VA Expansion Will Be Paid For
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Trump, Congressional Leadership Agree VA Expansion Will Be Paid For

And though Cox isn't the type to brag on it much, it's been noticed: he was one of the people invited to attend when President Donald Trump signed a a new law meant to make it easier for vets to get care in t...More..

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI

CDC's advice to consumers may expand to include other stores where contaminated pre-cut melon was sold. People who reportedly fell ill, obtained their chicks and ducklings from several sources, including feed...More..

Athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Improved in Q1 2018
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Improved in Q1 2018

Walleye Trading Limited Liability Company holds 0% in athenahealth , Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN ). Guggenheim Cap Lc accumulated 2,980 shares or 0% of the stock. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 24 by C...More..

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

Suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and is one of three leading causes that are on the rise, the CDC said . Twenty-five states saw percentage rate increases of more than 30 percent ...More..

Cancer Is Curable With Immune Cells Of Patient's Own Body
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Cancer Is Curable With Immune Cells Of Patient's Own Body

Over the years, the Cancer Institute has used its $59.8 million in proceeds for studies trying to improve early detection and to determine which cancers are most unsafe and need heaviest treatment and which...More..

by | Friday, June 08, 2018

It shows the growing severity of the issue

New federal data shows suicide rates are up by 30 percent across the nation. The rise in suicide rates was highest in the central, northern region of the USA, with North Dakota, for example, seeing a 57.6 p...More..

Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle

But Whipple also recognized that Apgar's skill could further the field of anesthesia, and she spent a year training in it after completing her surgical residency in 1937. She was discouraged from practising s...More..

Syphilis And Gonorrhea Rates Have Risen Within The Past Year In England
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Syphilis And Gonorrhea Rates Have Risen Within The Past Year In England

Men who have sex with men who are having condomless sex with new or casual partners should seek testing every three months. There was a 22 percent rise in cases of gonorrhoea in 2017 compared to 2016 (fro...More..

New study finds many women with early-stage cancer could skip chemotherapy
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

New study finds many women with early-stage cancer could skip chemotherapy

Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY. A gene test called "Oncotype DX" has been guiding doctors for years on whether women need chemo if early stage, estrogen-fueled breast cancer that hasn't spr...More..

Anti-Overdose Drug Naloxone Recalled
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Anti-Overdose Drug Naloxone Recalled

A recall for naloxone was issued by the Food and Drug Administration over fear that products from the company Hospira Inc . contain potentially risky loose particles. Anyone who experiences a side effect rel...More..

by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Medicare to Become Insolvent In 8 Years, Social Security in 16

The Social Security program will pass an ugly milestone this year, as its costs exceed its income, according to its trustees. The DI trust fund, on the other hand, is projected to be exhausted in 2032, extend...More..

Men with untreatable prostate cancer could halt its spread and live longer
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Men with untreatable prostate cancer could halt its spread and live longer

In addition, he said , "This research shows that by providing equal access to treatment, we can reduce racial disparities in outcomes for men with advanced prostate cancer". "Our examine has discovered that ...More..

Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened In Romaine Lettuce Outbreak
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened In Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

According to the CDC, a multistate outbreak of the bacteria is linked to romaine lettuce originating in the Yuma, Arizona, region. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the death ta...More..

Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo

The woman was 49 when she signed up for the clinical trial after several attempts at a cure through conventional treatments had failed, said the study published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine . ...More..

Miss America is getting rid its swimsuit, night gown competitions
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Miss America is getting rid its swimsuit, night gown competitions

The evening gown section is also being axed, with contestants asked to wear something that makes them feel good and expresses their personal style instead. The changes will be in place for the next Miss Americ...More..

OH medical marijuana program to bring $11 million in fees
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

OH medical marijuana program to bring $11 million in fees

A total of 376 applications were received. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded medical-marijuana dispensary licenses to companies based in Youngstown, Warren and East Liverpool. They may sell only to patients ...More..

Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

About 50 percent of all women diagnosed worldwide have hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative, node-negative cancer. The US trial involved almost 10,000 women with a common type of early stage breast cancer...More..

by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Study finds women with early breast cancer may avoid chemotherapy

Because this new approach to immunotherapy is dependent on mutations, not on cancer type, it is, in a sense, a blueprint we can use for the treatment of many types of cancer", said Dr. Oncotype DX first hit t...More..

Essex Liberals React To Wynne Announcement
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Essex Liberals React To Wynne Announcement

Asked for details on how he would combat climate change if elected to head Ontario's next government in the June 7 election, Ford said on Saturday that he would set aside $500 million to deliver clean water and...More..

Ontario premier concedes defeat ahead of next week's polls
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Ontario premier concedes defeat ahead of next week's polls

I'm sure plenty of midnight oil was burnt strategizing on how to salvage what might be left of the Liberal party in Ontario. "She's more interested in holding on to some power herself, but folks have already ...More..

Rockin' Relay: Cancer Society benefit brings hundreds out
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Rockin' Relay: Cancer Society benefit brings hundreds out

The objective of Relay For life to unite cancer survivors and also raise money so that others may also claim victory over the deadly disease. "I took more of an active role, too, when my mom was diagnosed wit...More..

Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread

Talking to G Plus Ganesh Saikia, joint director of health services of Kamrup (Metro) district, said that they have appealed to the people not to panic and maintain calm. The fact that other nations who had expe...More..

4 more deaths linked to romaine lettuce, 2 in Minnesota
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

4 more deaths linked to romaine lettuce, 2 in Minnesota

Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted Arizona-grown romaine lettuce, bringing the total to five. From E. coli in lettuce have died to 5 people . Brendan F...More..

'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show

According to the abstract, the test called CancerSEEK was applied to 1,005 patients with non-metastatic cancers and the sensitivities ranged from 69 to 98 percent for the detection of ovary, liver, stomach, pan...More..