Mother had preventative mastectomy but NHS won't test daughters

Cruellest twist of my mastectomy: Mother, 34, had preventative surgery after three women in her family developed cancer – but now she is so low risk the NHS won’t test her daughters Tara Huck, 34, has three daughters: Katie, 13, Tara, Molly, 11, and Emily, 15 Mother died of breast cancer aged 56 and grandmother diagnosed in her 50s Doctors […]

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Interest in CBD products keeps soaring, but health experts wary

(HealthDay)—CBD oil, CBD cookies, even CBD-infused massages: CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be everywhere nowadays, and a new study confirms it’s one the hottest health trends for Americans. The research found that each month, as many as 6.4 million Americans head to Google to learn about or buy CBD—equaling or surpassing interest in almost all other health products or topics. “CBD […]

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US measles cases exceed 1,200 but elimination status maintained

Illustration of the virus which causes measles. Credit: CDC/ Allison M. Maiuri, MPH, CHES More than 1,200 people have been sickened with measles this year, the highest number since 1992, US health authorities said Friday, though the infectious childhood disease officially remains “eliminated” after the worst-hit region contained its outbreak. New York health officials Thursday declared the end of the […]

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US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown

U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. territory. The total number of illnesses is up from 380 a week ago. Seven deaths have been reported. […]

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LOL! Arie Luyendyk Jr. Wants More Kids, But Sean Lowe Advises Against It

Telling it like it is! Sean Lowe didn’t hold back when Arie Luyendyk Jr. said he wanted more kids with Lauren Burnham. “I miss that round belly,” the race car driver, 37, captioned a Tuesday, September 3, Instagram throwback with the then-pregnant star, 27. “Let’s have more.” Lowe commented, “I’d advise against it.” He and his wife, Catherine Giudici, have […]

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Not all lung nodules are cancerous, but follow-up care is important

Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the country, and is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It claims more lives each year than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. With early detection, lung cancer is very treatable, and lung cancer screenings throughout the state have helped detect lung cancer at an early stage […]

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Full-fat milk is OK if you’re healthy, but reduced-fat dairy is still best if you’re not

The Heart Foundation now recommends full-fat milk, cheese and yogurt or reduced-fat options as part of its updated dietary advice released yesterday. This moves away from earlier advice that recommended only reduced-fat dairy when it comes to heart health. So, what’s behind the latest change? And what does this mean for people with high blood pressure or existing heart disease? […]

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I used to think porridge was pure gruel, but here’s the twist …

Until recently I was a terrible bigot: a porridge-bigot. Also known as an oatmealophobe. Also known as a rabid gruel-bashing anti-Uncle-Tobyite. Porridge: What’s not to like? Porridge had always been an abomination to me: mum used to make me eat the stuff when I was a kid and I found the flavour tasteless and the texture vomitous, and it looked […]

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Better human rights protections around the world for people with disabilities, but gaps remain

The first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) stands as one of the most quickly ratified human rights treaties in history. Globally, according to the United Nations (UN), approximately four billion people are affected by disability policy—including one billion persons with disabilities, one billion who are aging and […]

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The hidden but preventable epidemic of lung cancer in women

The use of tobacco products, like smoking cigarettes, is the leading preventable cause of cancer worldwide. And lung cancer is still a leading cause of global deaths. But while the number of men dying from lung cancer is starting to fall, recent figures suggest that the number of women dying from the disease around the world is still increasing. Today, […]

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