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Enjoy afternoon tea at funeral directors and help breast cancer charity

Enjoy afternoon tea at funeral directors and help breast cancer charity

About 30 percent of breast cancer in young women is found a few years after having a child. Uninsured women who need a mammogram can call the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force for help at 312-942-3368. In March 2013, she was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer. Now, at 53, she said that life after cancer is handsome, healthier and more purposeful. Read More

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NJ surfer dies from 'brain eating amoeba' after visiting Texas water park

NJ surfer dies from 'brain eating amoeba' after visiting Texas water park

Once he returned home to New Jersey, Stabile complained of a severe headache on September 16, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to spread awareness about N. The CDC notes that, on average, death occurs within one to 18 days of initial symptoms. Those infected usually die within about five days. Parsons added that his park follows all CDC "guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri ". Read More

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CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Over 20 States, Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Over 20 States, Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Previous year there was a total of 118 cases in just 15 states. The CDC reports that measles often spreads after people who have been traveling return to the US. "One dose of MMR vaccine is 93% effective against measles, 78% effective against mumps, and 97% effective against rubella". Unvaccinated infants are especially vulnerable to complications of measles, so they are best protected by herd immunity, the CDC advises. Read More

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United States tries to bully World Health Organization into dropping breast-feeding resolution

United States tries to bully World Health Organization into dropping breast-feeding resolution

The U.S. then continued around the table, targeting at least a dozen, mostly underdeveloped countries in Latin America and Africa, who backed off fearing retaliation, according to delegates from Mexico, Uruguay and the U.S. "A major risk of formula feeding in low-income settings is that the formula is available without the other safety precautions", Palmquist said. Though high quality, safely prepared substitutes can provide adequate nutrition for infants, emphasis on breastfeeding ... Read More

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Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

The CDC says the fruit was also distributed to stores in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. So far only pre-cut melons have been linked, but it's important to remember food safety measures if you buy whole melons. If you have eaten a contaminated pre-cut melon and experience diarrhea, fever and cramps go see a doctor immediately. It's not just Walmart pre-cut melon. Read More

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Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy

The team at the U.S. National Cancer Institute say that an immunotherapy treatment used on a woman suffering from advanced stage breast cancer with barely months to live, has helped her keep cancer away for two years. Usually, after the removal of the tumor , many women undergo chemotherapy combined with hormonal treatment to prevent any return of the cancer. Read More

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UAE Consulate in Kerala issues advisory over Nipah outbreak

UAE Consulate in Kerala issues advisory over Nipah outbreak

The Ministry had yesterday asked people not to "panic" saying the outbreak was "unlikely" to spread further as early and efficient containment measures were being taken. Today the death toll of the virus - which has no vaccine - rose to 11, with nearly 100 people being treated as potential cases. "Sorry", Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam , the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala . Read More

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FDA Slams Teething Medicines As Unsafe in Latest Consumer Public Health Push

FDA Slams Teething Medicines As Unsafe in Latest Consumer Public Health Push

The FDA added that the agency has been warning against using OTC teething medications for the last decade, however infant deaths linked to benzocaine continue to be reported. In response to the FDA's warning, Church and Dwight Co. Now they want these products completely off the market. At present the package of Baby Orajel says , "Instant relief for teething pain". Read More

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Trump Cannot Block People On Twitter, Judge Rules

Trump Cannot Block People On Twitter, Judge Rules

On Wednesday, a federal judge in NY ruled Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University , which brought the case on behalf of the blocked Verified Liberals, argued that the President had violated the rights of the blocked users by limiting their participation in a public forum. Read More

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Ebola cases on rise, reach 14 in DRC

Ebola cases on rise, reach 14 in DRC

The EU's Copernicus Satellite will also provide emergency mapping services to assess the terrain and transport network in the area around Mbandaka and Bikoro. The Department of Health first reported the outbreak on May 8, the ninth the country has faced in the past four decades. An emergency meeting was held by the World Health Organization on Friday in which it said that Ebola poses a "very high" risk to the Congo public. Read More

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North Carolina files lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer

North Carolina files lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer

Those lawsuits are also vying for drug companies and distributors to reimburse counties and cities for the cost of opioid problems, including treatment, lost productivity, emergency room costs and more. "Needless to say, our country is feeling a lot of pain in the hands of pain pills", Paxton said. "You have to have good education, prevention intervention, and along with that you have to have law enforcement to get the dealers off the streets and the very very important third part of that is ... Read More

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ETA ends armed campaign and political efforts for Basque homeland

ETA ends armed campaign and political efforts for Basque homeland

The director of the Spanish branch of Amnesty International, Esteban Beltran, said ETA's disappearance "does not reduce one bit" the group's responsibility to help clear up its unsolved crimes. Last month, it apologized to its victims and their relatives. The final chapter in the gradual demise of ETA, which was formed in Madrid in 1959 by students angry at the repressive dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, was met with some relief but also resentment. Read More

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Jose Mourinho: 'Marouane Fellaini clearly wants to stay'

Jose Mourinho: 'Marouane Fellaini clearly wants to stay'

Marouane Fellaini glanced in a header in the first minute of stoppage time to earn United a 2-1 win in Wenger's last match at Old Trafford before he leaves Arsenal at the end of the season. "I don't know where I will go from there". "I think the fact they made a few changes didn't help us from the mental point of view". Current United boss Jose Mourinho , who has also had a rocky relationship with the Gunners manager, joined the duo. Read More

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Russia Hints It May Provide Advanced Air Defenses To Syria

Russia Hints It May Provide Advanced Air Defenses To Syria

Transferring upgraded air-defense systems to Syria could be seen as an escalation by neighboring Israel and raises the risk of Israeli attacks. He has discussed such matters with an official of our Defense Ministry from the standpoint of preventing a situation where Syria might turn out insufficiently prepared for aggressive attacks, like the one that occurred on April 14. Read More

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Vikings fans have reason for excitement with National Football League schedule announced Thursday

Vikings fans have reason for excitement with National Football League schedule announced Thursday

ET reveal approaches. According to a report by Jeff Duncan at NOLA.com , the Atlanta Falcons will be visiting their NFC South rivals, the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving in a prime-time game. Worthy of note, the 49ers nearly beat Los Angeles in Week 3, a Thursday Night game that may have been the best of the slate, and was an absolute shoot-out from the opening gun to 00:00 on the clock, resulting in a 41-39 win for LA. Read More

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How Walla Walla Corps of Engineers is helping in Puerto Rico

How Walla Walla Corps of Engineers is helping in Puerto Rico

He said the company hoped to have service restored by midday. Grimm, a civil land and energy contractor based in Conroe, Texas, took down a transmission line while working to restore power to the island on Wednesday. "Puerto Ricans are still dealing with constant setbacks and unreliable power", said Sen. As a result of these donations, today they presented a $4,000 check to Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos (www.casajulia.org), a well-respected institution for abused women in Puerto Rico ... Read More

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