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Preventable Cancers Will Kill 5.5 Million Women Each Year By 2030, Review Predicts

A new survey has predicted that by the year 2030, as many as 5.5 million women worldwide will die each year from largely preventable cancers.

Andy Cohen Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis On 'Live With Kelly'

Kelly Ripa urged the "Watch What Happens Live" host to get a spot on his lip checked out.<p>Andy Cohen appeared alongside Kelly Ripa on “Live with Kelly” Friday morning and made a startling revelation about his health. The 48-year-old “Watch What Happens Live” host revealed that he was recently …

Cancer

Huge study finds a billion people suffer from high blood pressure

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said on Wednesday, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor.<p>In the largest study of its kind analysing blood pressure in every nation …

High Blood Pressure

75-year-old man with cancer completes 100th marathon

Health & Wellness<p>In 2003, Don Wright, now 75, completed his first, and what he thought would be his <i>last</i> marathon. A few weeks after the race, he went to see his physician about what he thought was benign back pain. It turned out to be something much more serious.<p>His doctors diagnosed him with a …

Marathons

7 Doctor-Approved Ways to Boost Your Immunity Right Now

Your immune system: It keeps you well — except when it utterly fails you at the moment you can least afford to get sick. This winter, spare yourself …

Immune System

An electric shock therapy stops self-harm among the autistic, but at what cost?

<b>Michael Shields, 51, sits quietly</b> eating lunch with his parents, James, 83, and Phyllis, 85, who have come for their monthly visit. Michael has been a resident at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, a school for mentally disabled and autistic children and adults in a quiet Boston suburb, for 25 …

Autism

The IRS could instantly help 387,000 disabled Americans. What's it waiting for?

Thus far the IRS has been silent, even though Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tried to poke it awake last month with a stern letter. Time may be …

Politics

Shingles vaccination not at goal levels for U.S. seniors

(Reuters Health) – Just one in five people over age 60 in the U.S. have been vaccinated against a painful eruption of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, despite recommendations that all of them should get the shot.<p>Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, which remains dormant in the …

Health

Baby's reaction to seeing snow for the first time will melt your heart

Parents<p>A baby who doctors once thought wouldn't survive recently watched her first snowfall, and photos of her adorable reaction are guaranteed to make your day.<p>Johanna and Craig Morton's 5-month old daughter, Clara Ray, has various birth defects, including congenital heart disease (CHD) and …

Babies

Multiple Genetic Risk Factors May Contribute to Schizophrenia By Damaging Neurons

Science

‘Old age and disability is not a curse’

View Comments<p>While the government has invested much in improving the education sector in the country, a report “Hear my voice: Old age and disability …

Kids with disabilities become pilots

KILLEEN - The Flying Vikings are a nonprofit that was founded by a pilot who wanted to help kids.<p>The group lets kids with disabilities fly airplanes, …

NORD News for October - The Voice of the Community

<b>NORD Staff Members Join Running for Rare Team in Raising Funds for Undiagnosed Patients</b><p>Three members of the NORD staff and the son of a staff member …

Mainer living with rare muscular disease celebrates 31st birthday

Adam MacDonald is probably the oldest Mainer living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and he’s part of a younger generation finding new ways to keep …

Greenwich family searches for cure to rare disease

GREENWICH — Neimann-Pick Type C likely is a name you have never heard before.<p>The metabolic disorder is so rare that as of 2010, only 200 people had …

How the Nation's Oldest Medical Marijuana Law Could Be Affected by Proposition 64

If Proposition 64 passes this November, California will bid <i>adieu</i> to the nation’s oldest medical marijuana law. Enacted in 1996, Proposition 215, or …

Huge deal with hospitals could put Rutgers in 'big 10' for medical research

<b>WEST ORANGE</b> — New Jersey's largest hospital chain intends to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to help catapult Rutgers University's medical …

Tuberculosis Cases Under-Reported In India: World Health Organization

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Global Tuberculosis Report - 2016 released by the World Health Organisation highlights the problem in India's battle with the disease. …

Hoffarth on the media: Holly Rowe’s WNBA support group helps her pull through cancer battle

Holly Rowe interviews Sparks coach Brian Agler during Game 2 of the WNBA Finals last Tuesday.<p>With all the grace and elegance she could muster, Holly …

Less Than 10% of Bovine <i>E. coli</i> Strains Affect Human Health

Using software to compare genetic information in bacterial isolates from animals and people, researchers have predicted that less than 10% of</i> …

Doctor is not in

DNA database could help predict your disease — then get you fired

Relatively little attention was paid last year when President Obama called for creation of a database containing the DNA of a million volunteers as part of moves toward “precision medicine,” or tailoring healthcare to people’s individual needs.<p>But to many in the healthcare field, Obama’s embrace of …

DNA

Bella Hadid Reveals How Her Lyme Disease Affects Her Modeling: ‘I Still Shake When I Do Red Carpets’

Making it work. <b>Bella Hadid</b> opened up about how her battle with Lyme disease affects her career while attending the Global Lyme Alliance’s second …

Coronary artery disease tests steer patients toward healthier habits

But a new UCLA-led study shows that people adopt these healthier habits at different rates depending on what type of test they undergo.

Medicine

Plant worker diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease

<i>Detroit</i> — Fiat Chrysler says an employee at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.<p>The automaker …

New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

Researchers have developed a blood test that may help detect heart disease in asymptomatic individuals by measuring the immune system’s response to inflammation, a symptom tied to various age-related diseases like dementia and arthritis. In a nine-year-long study of 90 people without heart disease, …

Diarrheal disease quadruples among North Korean children after flood

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The number of children in North Korea suffering from diarrheal diseases has quadrupled since floods swept through the …

Teens with celiac disease may be smaller than peers

Girls diagnosed with celiac disease tend to be slightly shorter than their peers and boys to be underweight, but the size differences are not significant or concerning, Israeli researchers say.<p>The study of more than 2 million teens who underwent medical exams over nearly two decades also found that …