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Medicine Soy may improve survival rates in some breast cancer patients
Author: 0 Soy may improve survival rates in some breast cancer patients

A Mediterranean diet can help reduce the risk of one of the worst types of breast cancer by 40 per cent, an extensive study has suggested. Risk factors for breast cancer include having a family history of breast cancer , being overweight, having a late menopause, or never giving birth.

Author: 0 Pediatricians Raise Warning Regarding Marijuana Use for Teens

California and 28 other states allow medical or recreational use of marijuana for adults over 21 and doctors are anxious many parents who use the drug may think it's okay for kids, CBS2's Chris Martinez reported. Dr. Seth Ammerman, one of the report's co-authors, says parents should know that the brain continues to develop until the early 20s, raising potential short-and long-term effects of a mind-altering drug.

Medicine Lost Labour seat to heap more pressure on Corbyn
Author: 0 Lost Labour seat to heap more pressure on Corbyn

Smith won the bell-weather marginal seat of Basildon in Essex in 1997 as part of Tony Blair's general election landslide. "I think he'll be gone in a year", said one senior union official. But in practice, the two, both widely respected, left because they could not see a future for their party under Mr Corbyn. He said: "Labour's victory in Stoke is a decisive rejection of Ukip's politics of division and dishonesty".

Medicine Rate of fatal drug overdoses doubles since 1999, CDC finds
Author: 0 Rate of fatal drug overdoses doubles since 1999, CDC finds

Researchers acknowledged that several factors could affect death rate measurement, including but not limited to the fact that drug overdose deaths can involve multiple drugs. "The rates are still going up", said Dr. Holly Hedegaard, a coauthor of the report and a medical epidemiologist at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

Author: 0 Penn State confirms multiple mumps cases at main campus

TPH said those who have symptoms or who have been in contact with someone who has mumps to contact their doctor and inform them before going to their office so they can prepare and protect other patients. Students and staff with symptoms are encouraged to stay home and call the IU Health Center at 812-855-5002 or 855-303-2631 after hours. But while there are questions about how long immunity provided by two doses of the vaccine can last, Wilson emphasized that just getting the two shots is ...

Author: 0 South African decision to leave ICC ruled unconstitutional

South Africa's recent decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional, a court in the country's administrative capital Pretoria ruled Wednesday, ordering the government to revoke it. As one of the original supporters of the court, its announcement of withdrawal last October was a major blow to the future of the Netherlands-based court that prosecutes war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Author: 0 Americans killed in Australian plane crash were avid golfers

Australia's ABC News has identified the pilot as 63-year-old Max Quartermain, the co-owner of the company that operated the plane. "But certainly if we look at the circumstances, we've been very lucky depending on the time of day and who was around", said Stephen Leane, Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police .

Author: 0 Renault confident of moving up a gear with new auto

Ahead of his second season in F1 Jolyon Palmer is excited. and not only at the fact he can now eat more. Palmer settled in well in 2016, delivering a point for the team in his rookie year, and team principal Cyril Abiteboul is confident that the young Briton will continue to improve with Hulkenberg keeping him on his toes.

Medicine King of Spain's brother-in-law found guilty in corruption scandal, princess absolved
Author: 0 King of Spain's brother-in-law found guilty in corruption scandal, princess absolved

Despite being cleared, Cristina has been ordered to pay a €265,000 fine (nearly £230,000) as the court believed she had indirectly benefited, albeit unknowingly, from her husband's fraud. Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball player, has been cut off from the royal family since 2014; King Felipe has also recently cut public ties with his sister "as part of efforts to fight corruption, increase transparency and improve the tainted image of the monarchy", the publication reports.

Medicine CDC: Flu Vaccine 48-Percent Effective This Season
Author: 0 CDC: Flu Vaccine 48-Percent Effective This Season

The CDC could not estimate vaccine effectiveness for the influenza A H1N1 component of the vaccine because those viruses haven't played much of a role so far this winter. 'Still, we can do a lot of good with a pretty good vaccine available today'. Dr. Bryson Bowman with Star ER said he noticed an uptick starting about a month ago and diagnosis of the flu have only continued to increase.

Author: 0 Americans Are Still Stressed About the Election

According to a new study from the American Psychological Association , the stress levels of Americans are on the rise due to the current political climate. Thirty-four percent of Americans claimed to be significantly stressed over personal safety this January, compared with 29 percent in August 2016. Diaz-Granados advised consuming a nutritious diet, too, because during times of high stress, people may turn to alcohol or fatty foods to help cope.

Author: 0 FDA Approves Emflaza for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

It can be imported for approximately $1,200 annually. Like other pharmaceutical companies who have high list prices for their drugs, Marathon's CFO Babar Ghias told the Washington Post that the list price is not what a patient will pay.

Medicine Facebook Launches New Weather Forecast Section in Mobile App
Author: 0 Facebook Launches New Weather Forecast Section in Mobile App

You may have spotted limited weather data in other sections on Facebook, such as places and events pages, but this info is restricted to the temperature and a one-word forecast summary (i.e. Recently, Facebook introduced a new tool to help people connect and help each other during natural disasters. If you have Facebook on your iOS or Android device, you should notice the weather feature available now.

Medicine Many teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping' liquid nicotine
Author: 0 Many teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping' liquid nicotine

Big U.S. tobacco companies are all developing e-cigarettes, battery-powered gadgets with a heating element that turns liquid nicotine and flavorings into a cloud of vapor that users inhale. They did not ask whether the students added nicotine to e-liquids for dripping , or how often the devices were used for dripping . Krishnan-Sarin said a variety of vapor patterns can be produced with thicker clouds, such as "tornadoes and rings".

Author: 0 Tehran Vows 'Reciprocal Action' After US Imposes Fresh Sanctions Over Missile Test

Treasury said support a trade network run by an Iranian businessman, Abdollah Asgharzadeh. Some of those affected are based in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China. On Saturday, Iran announced that it will take "reciprocal action" against US individuals and companies. Ryan said the nuclear deal should be enforced, while Iran could be subject to other sanctions for non-nuclear missile testing and terrorist activity.

Author: 0 Trump blasted by Dems, GOP for putting Bannon on NSC

The changes were meant to "modernize the National Security Council so that it is less bureaucratic and more focused on providing the president with the intelligence he needs", Spicer said . Explaining Bannon's appointment to the council, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said his qualification is that "he's a former naval officer".

Author: 0 Patrice Evra completes Marseille move from Juventus

Evra has since signed an 18-month contract with Marseille , confirmed by Juventus on Thursday, alongside a touching tribute to the 35-year-old. The left-back started his professional career at Italian minnows Marsala after coming through the ranks at Paris Saint-Germain and also had spells with Monza, Nice, Monaco and United before eventually joining Juventus in 2014.

Author: 0 Bold procedure saves Burlington woman's life

The procedure was carried out by an operating team of 13 people - including three thoracic surgeons - over nine hours. A Canadian woman may be the first person in the world to have lived without her lungs for six days as doctors fought to save her life from a deadly bacterial infection.

Medicine Overall rate of death from cancer decreases in US
Author: 0 Overall rate of death from cancer decreases in US

Between 1980 and 2014, the overall cancer death rate in Cook County dropped by about 24 percent, compared with a national decrease of about 20 percent, according to the study published this week online in The Journal of the American Medical Association .

Medicine Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories Issued
Author: 0 Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories Issued

East Idaho is bracing for the arrival of a major winter storm that is forecast to dump a foot or more of snow on much of the region Sunday morning through Monday night. Central Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro will also see snow Tuesday . The storm is expected to cause other issues in the NY city area and Long Island with rainy, windy conditions during that time.

Medicine Markeith Loyd defiant in court -- again
Author: 0 Markeith Loyd defiant in court -- again

Deputy Norman Lewis also died over the course of the manhunt for Loyd in a motorcycle accident. Loyd did not enter a plea. Loyd is accused of fatally shooting Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton , who reportedly confronted him on January 9. In his initial hearing on Thursday, Loyd declared that numerous accusations against him are "made up" and complained that he was roughed up by arresting officers.

Medicine CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen
Author: 0 CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen

Also on Thursday, CVS Health reported that it would sell the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick , a less-prescribed alternative to the EpiPen . Shares of most drugmakers sank nearly immediately and are still under pressure today, though the decline in Mylan's stock outpaced most. Shares of the British company were down 2.3% around 9 a.m.

Author: 0 Grayson Allen back in Duke lineup after one-game suspension

To the surprise of many, Duke guard Grayson Allen returned to the starting lineup in Wednesday's 110-57 win over Georgia Tech - after missing only one game for his indefinite suspension that was announced on December 22. Krzyzewski also started freshman forward Harry Giles , the No. 1-ranked player in the 2016 ESPN 100, who missed the first 11 games while rehabilitating a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in high school.

Medicine DeLeo concurs with Rosenberg's six-month timeline for pot law rewrite
Author: 0 DeLeo concurs with Rosenberg's six-month timeline for pot law rewrite

The vote sets the stage to delay the establishment of state-licensed marijuana retail facilities from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018. The ballot initiative that allows adults 21 and over to possess and use limited amounts of recreational marijuana and grow as many as a dozen pot plants in their homes was approved by 53.7 percent of voters on November 8 and took effect on December 15.

Author: 0 Picture 'confirms' romance between JLo, Drake

Many media officials are calling the two a couple. The photo was not accompanied by a caption. Lopez is seen sitting, but leaning over Drake to lay across him, while Drake puts his arms over her and draws her towards him. It doesn't seem so far-fetched that Drake and J. Lo would be acquaintances throughout all of their years dominating the music world. Drake has announced a new project named More Life and has released four new songs from it called "Fake Love", "Sneakin'", ...

Medicine 'Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys - 12/26/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction'
Author: 0 'Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys - 12/26/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction'

He completed 24 of 39 passes for 273 yards with an interception in NY but couldn't get his team in the end zone. He broke the rookie rushing record and has bailed out Prescott a couple of times when he's struggled. Golden Tate is the best of the offensive threats that Matthew Stafford has to choose from in this first year after the retirement of Calvin Johnson.

Author: 0 Don't want to die before your time? Get a female doctor

They adjusted the data for patient and physician characteristics and hospital fixed effects, effectively comparing female and male physicians within the same hospital. But the authors say those differences shouldn't be construed as explaining the disparities in readmission and mortality rates by physician gender, and the study does not identify causes.

Author: 0 Heavy rains lash parts of Andhra due to cyclone

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed to undertake rescue and relief works.Municipal Administration Minister P. Narayana was camping at district collectorate's office in Nellore to monitor the situation. A total of 260 trees and 37 electricity poles had fallen in Chennai . Many fell on the roads, blocking traffic. The state government has reportedly evacuated at least 7,357 people to 54 relief centres.

Medicine ECB Adds Half a Trillion Euros in Stimulus
Author: 0 ECB Adds Half a Trillion Euros in Stimulus

The euro was last down 1.3 percent at $1.0614 after surging to $1.0875 after the ECB's statement. But much of its firepower is exhausted and Germany is growing increasingly frustrated with its unprecedented stimulus, so the bank has been under pressure to make at least a token nod to the haws, signaling that quantitative easing can not go on forever.

Author: 0 Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe's Sky

Having circled Sky for years, 21st Century Fox has finally pounced. The independent directors are recommending the deal to Sky shareholders, subject to final terms being reached. "It would also enhance Sky's leading position in entertainment and sport, and reinforce the U.K.'s standing as a top global hub for content generation and technological innovation".

Author: 0 Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Labor

President-elect Donald Trump has named fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder as his secretary of labor. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr., Hardee's and other chains. Both have expressed interest in repealing and replacing the plan. To build on his dystopian hypothetical: If Andy makes 291 times more than Sally - let's call it $4.458 million in 2012 - what thread count must his sheets be for him to be able to sleep at night knowing that Suzie's out of a ...

Medicine Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia surgery
Author: 0 Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia surgery

New York's revamped defense has had a major impact on the team's improvement in 2016, as the Giants have already won two more games (8-4) than they did a year ago. After missing the first half of last season following a Fourth of July fireworks accident that cost him his right index finger and parts of several others, Pierre-Paul has started all 12 Giants games this season.

Medicine Even Smoking Just One Cigarette a Day Can Kill You, Study Warns
Author: 0 Even Smoking Just One Cigarette a Day Can Kill You, Study Warns

Hazard ratios for consistent smokers of fewer than one and one to 10 cigarettes per day who quit at age 50 years or older were 1.44 (95% CI, 1.12-1.85) and 1.42 (95% CI, 1.27-1.59), respectively. The study found that smoking one cigarette per day exposes people to higher mortality risks than those who had never smoke. The research team monitored 290,000 adults between the ages of 59 to 82, including over 22,000 current smokers and over 156,000 former smokers .

Author: 0 Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

Several Republicans, who believe President Barack Obama has been an unassertive United States leader warmly praised Trump's call with Tsai. "The US dares to recognise Taiwan independence", one user said on Weibo, China's version of Twitter .

Medicine Large fire burns several Cambridge buildings
Author: 0 Large fire burns several Cambridge buildings

The blaze near Berkshire and Vandine streets burned at least eight buildings and damaged up to 11 in total, as well as several cars parked along the street. According to WCVB , the building that collapsed was under construction, and officials believe the fire started in that structure. "In minutes the whole house caught on fire".

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