Taller people have higher risk of cancer

The data suggests that the only thing to blame is that tall people have more mass, and thereby more tissue that could go rogue. For each 10cm increase in human height over the average utilized in the study of 5ft 7in for men and 5ft 3in for ladie... More..

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Men are also riding the pink wave during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While cancer made up 60% of all CI claims Aegon received in 2017, breast cancer on its own accounted for 26% ...More..

Flu shot program kicks off in Sask.
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Flu shot program kicks off in Sask.

Twenty-two people have been hospitalized in CT with the flu activity so far this season as flu activity has been slowly increasing statewide since the end of August, which is typical for the flu season. That in...More..

by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Rehabilitation Center Leaves 6 Children Dead

Symptoms usually include sore throats, pneumonia, diarrhea and pink eye. The names and ages of the children were not released. Adenoviruses are the cause of everyday infections like the common cold, bronchi...More..

Ferre' Dollar/CNN 155 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ferre' Dollar/CNN 155 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is also reporting cases of the disease. HuffPost Canada has reached out to the Canadian Paediatric Society for comment. It's unclear what's causing the outbreak, whic...More..

Can Eating Organic Prevent Cancer?
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Can Eating Organic Prevent Cancer?

Participants who reported frequently eating organic products - fruit and vegetables, but also foods such as dairy, meat, eggs , grains and legumes - had a lower risk of developing breast cancer , non-Hodgkin ...More..

Millennial Monday: Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Some Cautions for Millennials
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Millennial Monday: Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Some Cautions for Millennials

And the numbers of those who can relate continue to grow. According to doctors, with changing times and a faster lifestyle, younger women are becoming more susceptible to the disease. Somewhere between the mo...More..

Sitting around is worse than smoking
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Sitting around is worse than smoking

The study was published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open . In a new study, researchers found just how important exercise is when it comes to long-term mortality. "If you compare the risk of sitting ve...More..

Thousands participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Thousands participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

It is estimated that one in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. With the middle fingers of your left hand, gently yet firmly press down using small motions to examine the entire r...More..

Pharmacist allegedly denies woman miscarriage medication over religious beliefs
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Pharmacist allegedly denies woman miscarriage medication over religious beliefs

In July, Rachel Peterson's doctor called in a prescription to the Petoskey Meijer pharmacy for medication that would treat her recent miscarriage, according to the ACLU. As it stands, pharmacists refusing to fi...More..

Japan loses title of longest life expectancy
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Japan loses title of longest life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is a handy metric for studying a country's overall health and healthcare system. Beneath Spain in the top 10 will be Japan, with a 2040 life expectancy of 85.7 years, Singapore (85...More..

Novartis to buy cancer drug firm Endocyte for $2.1bn
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Novartis to buy cancer drug firm Endocyte for $2.1bn

Novartis will pay $24 a share for Endocyte , 54% more than its closing price Wednesday of $15.56, the Basel-based company said Thursday. Novartis said that, after completing the deal, it will harness its r...More..

DRC Ebola outbreak not health emergency of int’l concern
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

DRC Ebola outbreak not health emergency of int’l concern

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director-general, said Wednesday that the committee's decision was backed by "good reasons". He also emphasized that the WHO will keep in place 250 health workers now in-...More..

Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine

These groups include children 6-23 months, pregnant women, adults 65 years and older, health care providers, and persons suffering from chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or on t...More..

Zika cases touch 80 in Rajasthan
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Zika cases touch 80 in Rajasthan

Health Minister J P Nadda chaired a high-level meeting to review the activities for prevention and control of Zika virus and stressed the need to undertake exhaustive control measures, including fogging, wh...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Flu jab should be mandatory for frontline health staff

Local doctors are stressing the safety of the flu vaccine after a study found some parents remain skeptical about the shot. You should get a flu shot that is not only for your own health, but for the health of ...More..

Outbreak of mysterious polio-like disease plagues residents in 22 states
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Outbreak of mysterious polio-like disease plagues residents in 22 states

The U.S. has had 386 confirmed cases since August 2014. According to the CDC 127 people are believed to be sick with the illness. This year's numbers are similar to 2016 and 2014. "You see your child, who l...More..

PM open to sending Nauru refugees to NZ
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

PM open to sending Nauru refugees to NZ

Scott Morrison's government is under renewed pressure to remove children from Nauru. The senior medical officer was contracted by the Australian government to look after the health of refugees and asylum seek...More..

Case of 'Mad cow disease' found on Scottish farm
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Case of 'Mad cow disease' found on Scottish farm

The disease was discovered in a routine check on the Aberdeenshire farm, in northeastern Scotland. A spokesman said it was standard procedure for a confirmed case of classical BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encepha...More..

A terrifying number of Americans died from the flu past year
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

A terrifying number of Americans died from the flu past year

Rock says that other good practices to fend off the flu or other viruses is to wash your hands regularly, adding that you can get viruses from grocery stores, and or banks. They polled more than 2,000 people,...More..