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Breast cancer risk may increase for women after recent childbirth, study finds

Donna Reynolds, a member of the task force. Having a first baby in your thirties raises your risk of breast cancer for more than two decades, an overview of research has concluded. In fact, half of women with breast cancer are diagnosed before age 62. Those studies show that breastfeeding lowers the breast cancer risk. The findings are especially pertinent in India , where "breast cancer ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC

Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC

Harmful germs can contaminate grain while it's still in the field or at other steps as flour is produced. The bacteria is killed when food made with flour is cooked. Follow the recipe or package directions for cooking or baking at the proper temperature and for the specified time. Bake or cook raw dough and batter, such as cookie dough and cake mix, before eating. Consulte Mais Informação

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Woman dies from rare brain-eating amoeba after using tap water

Woman dies from rare brain-eating amoeba after using tap water

According to the Seattle Times , after contracting the amoebas, the 69-year-old developed a sore on her nose, which was misdiagnosed as rosacea , a common and treatable skin condition. Since 1993, the CDC says, there have been at least 70 cases in the United States. Doctors believe an amoeba entered in through her upper nasal cavity and got into her bloodstream, eventually reaching her brain. Consulte Mais Informação

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UCHealth Goes the Extra Mile to Protect Patients During Flu Season

UCHealth Goes the Extra Mile to Protect Patients During Flu Season

Most people have likely had the flu at some point - with symptoms such as a constant cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue - yet many myths and misperceptions remain. This article is a condensed version of The Conversation article "Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems'". Over the last two years Kaweah Delta's efforts to help their staff stave off the flu has made them a leader, along with five other hospitals, in the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Man Coughs Up Blood Clot In The Shape Of His Lung

Man Coughs Up Blood Clot In The Shape Of His Lung

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a 36-year-old man with a lengthy medical history experienced increasing respiratory distress before shocking doctors at the University of California at San Francisco . But because these machines can also increase the risk of blood clots, he was prescribed a blood-thinner medication. "It's a curiosity you can't imagine-I mean, this is very, very, very rare". Consulte Mais Informação

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Seattle woman dies from brain-eating amoebas in neti pot

Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center, where the woman was treated, told the Times . "There were these amoeba all over the place just eating brain cells". Although becoming infected is rare, Dr. Cobbs says people should always follow instructions and take precautions when using medical devices. Her doctor told her it was rosacea and prescribed an ointment, according to the report. Consulte Mais Informação

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Doctors Announce First Ever Baby Born From Uterus Transplanted From Dead Body

Doctors Announce First Ever Baby Born From Uterus Transplanted From Dead Body

In this case, reported in The Lancet the womb donor was a mother of three in her mid-40s who died from bleeding on the brain. The womb transplant, lasting over 10 hours, took place in Sao Paolo in Brazil in September 2016. "The use of deceased donors could greatly broaden access to this treatment, and our results provide proof-of-concept for a new option for women with uterine infertility", Ejzenberg said in a journal news release. Consulte Mais Informação

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10 minute cancer test on the horizon

10 minute cancer test on the horizon

Carrascosa says that if proved, their method for detecting cancer could be a boon to providing detection and diagnosis in rural or underdeveloped areas. " Dr. Abu Sina said "The levels and patterns of tiny molecules called methyl groups that decorate DNA are altered dramatically by cancer - these methyl groups are key for cells to control which genes are turned on and off". Consulte Mais Informação

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Apple Watch ECG app launches today with watchOS 5.1.2 update

Apple Watch ECG app launches today with watchOS 5.1.2 update

Using the built-in heart rate monitor, the watch will look for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and alert the wearer if an irregularity is found, with a suggestion of following up with a doctor. "With the release of these heart features, Apple Watch takes the next step in empowering people with more information about their health". It works with a companion iOS ECG app that uses electrodes built into the watch's digital crown as well as a new electrical heart sensor built into the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Health department encourages residents to get vaccinated

Health department encourages residents to get vaccinated

National Influenza Vaccination week is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. "The flu vaccine is the single best way to protect you and your loved ones against the flu", Commissioner of DPH Jeff Howard, M.D. "Flu vaccination can reduce doctor visits, pneumonia, missed work and school due to illness, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations". Consulte Mais Informação

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Fact checkers bust Ocasio-Cortez for false claim about Pentagon spending

Fact checkers bust Ocasio-Cortez for false claim about Pentagon spending

The representative-elect said this money could have been used to fund two thirds of the $32 trillion cost of Medicare for All-an estimate published by the Urban Institute. But, as Rizzo explained, Ocasio-Cortez did not make this distinction, even though The Nation article cited in her tweet did. "It's the sum of all transactions - both inflows and outflows - for which the Defense Department did not have adequate documentation", the fact-checker wrote . Consulte Mais Informação

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World's first baby born using uterus transplant from dead donor

World's first baby born using uterus transplant from dead donor

Ten previous attempts using deceased donors in the Czech Republic, Turkey and the USA have failed. To date, 39 womb transplants from live donors have been performed, resulting in the birth of 11 babies, according to BBC News. The baby was delivered by way of a cesarean section on December 15, 2017 at around 36 weeks into the pregnancy. During the delivery, the transplanted womb was removed and showed no abnormalities. Consulte Mais Informação

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Cancer breakthrough as scientists develop 'game-changing' 10 minute test

Cancer breakthrough as scientists develop 'game-changing' 10 minute test

The difference? Cancer DNA has a rather strong affinity for gold, according to a new study. "If it's very sensitive, we could use it for early diagnosis of cancer ... The team found that in the healthy cells these methyl groups are spread across the genome. The DNA in cancer cells can be riddled with mutations that drive the growth of a specific tumour, but these mutations tend to differ depending on the type of cancer. Consulte Mais Informação

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