Medicine

Medicare trust funds will be insolvent starting 2026

Medicare trust funds will be insolvent starting 2026 Nancy Berryhill, the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, acknowledged that while the projected depletion date of the combined Social Security Trust Funds has not changed, "The fact remains that Congress can keep Social Security strong by taking action to ensure the future of the program". [Full Article...]

Medicare and Social Security Finances Worsened Last Year

The report said the total annual cost of Social Security is projected to exceed total annual income in 2018 for the first time since the Reagan era, meaning the program will have to tap into reserves. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise not to cut Social Security or Medicare, but he hasn't offered a blueprint for either program. " Poll after poll shows that the American people overwh... [Full Article...]

Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug

Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug In many of them, the cancer had spread to their bones, usually a sign there is no more hope. And one in ten were still actively benefiting from treatment. "One of the major challenges with immunotherapy is that we don't have many reliable tests to pick out who will benefit", Workman said. According to ASCO expert Dr. [Full Article...]

Fewer Women with Breast Cancer Will Be Getting Chemotherapy

Fewer Women with Breast Cancer Will Be Getting Chemotherapy More than 60,000 women a year in the US could be affected, according to a lead researcher Dr. Joseph A. Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY, and 70 percent of patients who would be potential candidates for chemo could be spared. The second study tested a form of immunotherapy against chemo, in the most common lung cancer worldwide, known as non-small-cell lung cancer. "If confirmed in a ... [Full Article...]

Miss America competition is getting a major makeover

Miss America competition is getting a major makeover Carlson explained that most viewers tune in to watch the talent section of the show, which will remain unaltered. The Miss America beauty pageant has announced it is dropping its swimsuit round and will no longer judge participants based on their appearance. [Full Article...]

Many breast cancer patients can now skip chemo, groundbreaking study finds

Many breast cancer patients can now skip chemo, groundbreaking study finds Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY. Since 2006, the trial has enrolled more than 10,000 women in the United States and five other countries diagnosed with early breast cancer and followed their progress through post-surgery treatment. [Full Article...]

Jackson County, Ohio included in sites for medical marijuana dispensaries

Jackson County, Ohio included in sites for medical marijuana dispensaries Columbiana county's dispensary has been licensed on Dresden Avenue in East Liverpool to a group called FARMACEUTICALRX LLC. "Ohio is a highly regulated market and Lucas County issued only two licenses - so entering Toledo is fully aligned with our business model", Linda Marsicano, GTI vice president of communications, wrote in an email. [Full Article...]

In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More

Researchers studied their outcomes, including whether or not cancer recurred, and their overall survival. A high recurrence score, above 25, means chemo is necessary to ward off a recurrence while a low score, below 10, means it is not. Nell Barrie from Cancer Research UK, said: "It's exciting to see this cutting-edge science at work". Once a tumor is removed, 21 genes are analyzed and patie... [Full Article...]

'Consider joining us': Andrea Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

'Consider joining us': Andrea Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters Doug Ford is applying for the job of Premier of Ontario, but yesterday team Ford revealed they won't share any details of what he would actually do as Premier. The NDP would also ask Elections Ontario to call for independent experts to make recommendations on how the agency could introduce rules to oversee the nomination of candidates by the province's political parties. [Full Article...]

New mental health awareness program

The Act also outlines the responsibilities of other agencies such as the police with respect to people with mental illness. When the president of India cleared the mental Healthcare Bill in 2017, the health ministry formed an expert committee of mental healthcare professionals to frame the rules and regulations as is the standard protocol. [Full Article...]

Ontario premier concedes defeat ahead of next week's polls

Ontario premier concedes defeat ahead of next week's polls For Wynne and her team to tell Ontario voters that a vote for the Liberals is a vote to keep Ford honest is dishonest. She would not say what her political future will be or whether she will remain as party leader after the election. "I can be counted on to fight for and protect the people of Sudbury". The first-time candidate says a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders, now that the ... [Full Article...]

Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed

Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed Canadian health officials also recently identified E. coli cases in several provinces that could potentially be linked to the outbreak in the United States. Among those who fell ill, 89 people were hospitalized. This takes an average of two to three weeks. "However, the FDA is committed to investigating the source of the outbreak and working with industry to help prevent similar events in the fu... [Full Article...]

Warren County's 23rd Relay for Life celebrates survivors

Warren County's 23rd Relay for Life celebrates survivors The event is at the St. Joseph County 4H grounds, where folks are taking their laps to raise money to fight cancer. "She's been gone for it's gonna be 23 years in July". "I've known Katelyn a long time, I knew her mom, so we wanted to do more, personally". "The whole Relay event has a patriotic theme this year, with Flag Day the day before and Fourth of July soon following". [Full Article...]

New blood diopsy test could herald new age in cancer treatment

New blood diopsy test could herald new age in cancer treatment The findings were presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. The test was administered on 749 cancer-free patients and 878 with newly diagnosed but untreated cancer. For example, although the test detected ovarian cancer with 90% accuracy, only 10 ovarian cancers in total were detected. So far, it has proven particularly capable of detecting ova... [Full Article...]

Gridlock Over: Virginia Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion

Gridlock Over: Virginia Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion Virginia is poised to expand Medicaid after a hard-fought legislative battle , making it one of a growing number of states where there is interest in expanding the program after Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act a year ago. [Full Article...]

CDC confirms five deaths connected to E. coli-tainted lettuce

While they have traced the toxic E. coli strain to the Yuma growing region, they are still looking for the precise source - whether it originated in the water supply, harvesting equipment, a processing plant in the area or somewhere else. [Full Article...]

Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala

Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala The Kozhikode district collector has filed a report before the Kerala High Court on the situation in the district following the virus outbreak. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus. The condition of the other two patients is stable. Don't consume raw date palm sap. Don't go for self-medication and visit a doctor. Wash hands with soap p... [Full Article...]

World No Tobacco Day offers chance to win a personal CO monitor

World No Tobacco Day offers chance to win a personal CO monitor Globally, tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year, which is one death every five seconds. Meanwhile, other non-communicable diseases linked to smoking which are also top causes of deaths and diseases among Filipinos are: cancer, stroke, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and other heart diseases, said Duque. [Full Article...]

High protein diet slightly increases heart failure risk in middle-aged men

High protein diet slightly increases heart failure risk in middle-aged men Higher intake of protein from most dietary sources was associated with slightly higher risk, the researchers said, adding that only proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study. In spite of the prevalence of high protein diet , there is little research about how less intake of carbs with high protein may affect men's heart failure chance. [Full Article...]

Five dead in E coli outbreak linked to Arizona romaine lettuce

Five dead in E coli outbreak linked to Arizona romaine lettuce However, the lettuce from that region is past its shelf life and is likely no longer being sold in stores or served in restaurants, the FDA said. While they have traced the toxic E. Numerous new cases were people who became ill two to three weeks ago, when contaminated lettuce was still being sold. Symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting and severe stomach cramps. [Full Article...]


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