• October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Norfolk construction staff switched their normal hats a high visibility jackets for pink ones to do their bit for Breast Cancer Now. To get screened for breast cancer, you can make an appointment at the Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center, located at 1135 Professional Drive.

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  • Selena Gomez is getting 'stronger every day'
Selena Gomez is getting 'stronger every day'

She was said to be down and emotional over a low white blood cell count after her kidney transplant . The news outlet says the "downward emotional spiral" Gomez experienced now has led her to receive dialectical behavior therapy . The 26-year-old has been vocal about her struggles with mental health and lupus . Gomez has been focused on ...

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  • Women more prone to mental disorders: Doctors
Women more prone to mental disorders: Doctors

Peng had worked as a Chinese teacher for more than 10 years before devoting herself to mental health advocate and educator, providing information to reduce prejudice against mental health and reduce stigma among caregivers. The commission estimates that 13.5 million deaths every year could be averted if the underlying mental ill-health proble...

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  • More cases of rare 'polio-like' illness pop up around the US
More cases of rare 'polio-like' illness pop up around the US

Up through September of this year, 38 cases of AFM have been confirmed in 16 states , according to the CDC , and 362 people have contracted AFM since August 2014. From August 2014 through August 2018, the CDC has been notified of 362 cases of the illness, mostly in children. Kris Ehresmann with the state Health Department advises parents, "...

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  • Mental health awareness programme kicks-off Wednesday
Mental health awareness programme kicks-off Wednesday

Mental Health has always been a topic of low discussion. But that's a fallacy. The new Wellbeing Leave entitlement can cover mental or physical health, medical procedures, when a partner or dependant requires care, or purely timeout for an employee's personal wellbeing.

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  • Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as US Senate nears vote
Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as US Senate nears vote

A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured to clarify her original statement regarding an alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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  • US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy
US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Allison spent 17 years convincing others that this approach could work, leading to approval in 2011 of the drug Yervoy, which showed near-miraculous results for a fraction of patients with a lethal form of skin cancer. Allison, who is the chair of Immunology and executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform , is the first MD Anderson scientis...

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  • Christine Blasey Ford remembers
Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

Finally, Flake answered, "I need to go to the hearing". She accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school. It was not clear, however, if the drama changed the views of any senators. Dr. Ford opened with an emotional, tearful recount of the alleged sexual attack by Kavanaugh. Democrats lauded Ford's testimony as credible, courageous and...

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  • Family Outraged After Women Die Trapped in Flooded Van Driven by Deputies
Family Outraged After Women Die Trapped in Flooded Van Driven by Deputies

The sheriff's office didn't immediately confirm that was the case for that van. The vehicle, staffed by two Horry County Sheriff's Office deputies , was transporting two detainees from Conway to Darlington. "Last year we transported over 1,200 mental patients, this past year and drove about 40,000 miles transporting and never had an incident lik...

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  • Think Twice Before Starting to Take Daily Aspirin
Think Twice Before Starting to Take Daily Aspirin

The study involved over 19,000 people, of which 9,525 received aspirin and 9,589 recruited in placebo group. No detectable benefit seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don't have heart disease, researchers say.For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from c...

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  • Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem
Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem

Benjamin Chan, right, sits as part of a panel of state health officials in Hampton, N.H., in August after the discovery of several cases of Legionnaire's disease . Legionnaires' disease symptoms are very similar to other types of pneumonia and can include a cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, and headaches.

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  • With Donald Trump's support, Republican Ron DeSantis wins primary for Florida governor
With Donald Trump's support, Republican Ron DeSantis wins primary for Florida governor

Later in the hour, the Fox News anchor read the DeSantis camp statement and felt the need to address his remarks, saying "We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified his statement". Gillum also won the support of nationally prominent progressives like NY congressional candidate Alexandria Oc...

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  • PM Modi Condoles US Senator John McCain's Death
PM Modi Condoles US Senator John McCain's Death

McCain ran for president in 2000, but ultimately lost the Republican primary to George W. Bush . I've known great passions, seen incredible wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. He tweeted: 'My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain . The ticket failed to gain lasting traction in the face of an...

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  • Test positive for West Nile virus
Test positive for West Nile virus

Eden Wells, Chief Medical Executive at the MDHHS. People over the age of 50 and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk than the general population. Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn . This is when mosquitoes that can carry the virus are most active. Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside.

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  • Amazon is buying PillPack
Amazon is buying PillPack

The service is available in 49 states, with its main pharmacy located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The firm says it is 'designed to provide the best possible customer experience in the US for people who take multiple daily prescriptions'.

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  • Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election
Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election

True progressives must unite around the New Democrats this Thursday and I am disappointed that Wynne is trying to set herself up as the power behind the throne in a minority government. Ford had little to say about the announcement, noting only that the election is about change and people are fed up. Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne takes her camp...

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  • Tobacco and Heart Disease
Tobacco and Heart Disease

Francois Bourdillon is the director of the public health agency. The WHO said , "The tobacco epidemic was one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than seven million people each year". Developing countries: Over 80% of tobacco smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS). "There is com...

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  • 5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

It takes two to three weeks between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC . Two deaths from the current outbreak occurred in Minnesota, and one each in Arkansas, California, and NY. "It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in stores or restaurants, due t...

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  • Obesity is linked to 12 different cancers
Obesity is linked to 12 different cancers

For cancer prevention, it's best not to drink alcohol. People should limit alcohol consumption, not use supplements for cancer prevention and try to meet nutritional needs through diet alone, the report authors said. The number of new cases of cancer is expected to rise by 58% to 24 million globally by 2035 as more countries adopt "Western" lif...

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  • FDA: Don't use teething products with benzocaine
FDA: Don't use teething products with benzocaine

You repeat all of the above in what seems like an endless loop of desperation as you attempt to soothe your very uncomfortable little one. The over-the-counter benzocaine products is a sample of a product that poses a serious safety risk with not apparent demonstrated benefit.

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