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Battle of the Bald Winner? Cancer Research in Childhood | Local

Thanks to MU medical students, over 40 heads were shaved at Logboat Brewing Co. on Saturday afternoon to raise money for childhood cancer research. The event, led by the volunteer work of MU medical students, is part of the St Baldricks Foundation's Battle of the Bald, a competition between colleges that can raise the most money for childhood cancer research. …

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Georgia Governor asks Piedmont to negotiate Blue Cross

Updated at 12:36, Saturday, April 7, 2018 ATLANTA (AP) – Governor Nathan Deal asks a hospital in Georgia and a popular insurance company to resume contract negotiations after both have not reached a deal. WABE-TV reports that deal entered into a terminated contract dispute left nearly 600,000 residents of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia from the network and Piedmont …

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New Jersey examines E. coli outbreak

Share Share Share Share Email New Jersey officials are investigating several cases of E. coli infections that have taken eight people to hospital. The outbreak is associated with a Panera bread sale in Phillipsburg. The E. coli outbreak is currently occurring in four counties, namely, Warren, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset, Tech Times reports. So far, eight cases have been reported, …

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Muscle building can help to increase the survival rate of breast cancer

Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatments for breast cancer. However, building muscle can also increase your chances of survival, according to a new report. » RELATED: Breast cancer treatment may trigger heart problems, study says Kaiser Permanente researchers recently conducted a study published in JAMA Oncology to determine the association between muscle quality and the disease. To do this, they …

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Increasing the release of drug data could help people in Ohio

Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan is the director of the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition. (Photo: The Enquirer / Liz Dufour) The most dangerous time for Cincinnati heroin addicts is not a typical party time: 3pm. Wednesdays. It is 6 pm for Columbus. Thursdays and in Akron, 7 pm on Tuesdays. In some cities in Ohio, interactive online databases now allow …

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Arkansas Board Approves New Rules for Opioid Prescriptions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas Board has approved guidelines that include additional requirements for physicians who prescribe high doses of opioids. The Arkansas State Medical Board approved the new rules 12-1 Thursday despite complaints of chronic (19659003) "My painkiller has been reduced by 85 percent since last June," said patient James Spencer. Some Board members said doctors appear …

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Employers find profits in offering healthier food;

A – A + Tech start-ups and giants like Google and Facebook are offering their employees all the healthy coconut water and seaweed snacks they can handle, but when their coworkers reach them behind the good stuff and just corn chips and diet coke at their desks all day, everything is not good. Garbage in, garbage out – as the …

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How did gonorrhea become a drug-resistant superbug?

The bacterium that causes the venereal disease gonorrhea is resistant to several standard antibiotics and is now threatening to develop resistance to ceftriaxone, which is on the World Health Organization's list of indispensable medicines and is the last effective antibiotic against the organism. Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified mutations in the bacterium Neisseria gonnorrhoeae that may …

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Do you take too many vitamins?

The World Health Organization refers to micronutrients – which include vitamins – as "magical wands", but it seems that this description has been exaggerated. Dietary supplements are often treated as an immediate solution for almost all -infinite range of problems: aging skin? Take some calcium. Weak or brittle nails? Try a B vitamin. Feeling down? You probably do not get …

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Here are possible ways to combat the opioid crisis – News – The Columbus Dispatch

No single tactic will end the opioid crisis that has intensified over the past decade. The strategies have proven effective in keeping people alive while attacking at least one aspect of the crisis. Some are personal action items, some can be done by organizations, and others require governments to act. And some are unconventional, if not controversial. Emergency Number: Do …

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