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What does it mean to be human? Philosophers, theologians, sociologists and psychologists have attempted to understand the nature of mankind for ages. Their conclusions often contradict each other which lead to confusion rather than clarification. Clearly Man is a very complicated social being. The Bible tells us that man is “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
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U.S. May turkey slaughter drops as bird flu decimates flocks: USDA

‎25 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎10:07:33 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - The U.S. turkey slaughter in May tumbled 12 percent from the prior month, government data on Thursday showed, as the country's worst-ever case of bird flu decimated flocks in top producer Minnesota and surrounding states. The 17.758 million turkeys slaughtered nationwide last month was 8 percent fewer than May 2014, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department's monthly poultry slaughter report. It was also the lightest slaughter for the month of May since 1987, USDA data showed.

As factions fight, Yemenis suffer hunger, disease, fear

‎24 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎10:59:25 PMGo to full article
Rajeh lies on a hospital bed while being treated for injuries he suffered from a Saudi-led air strike near SanaaBy Mohammed Ghobari and Noah Browning SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight-year-old Abdullah Ali lay screaming in pain in a Sanaa hospital on Wednesday as a doctor cleaned his torn face, the victim of a worsening war that threatens millions of Yemenis with starvation and homelessness. "We were at home when air strikes hit the missile base on the mountain near our house," Abdullah's father Musleh said by his bedside, describing an air raid on an arms depot a month ago that sent missiles raining across part of Yemen's capital. Cut off from the world, living under bombardment from a Saudi-led coalition and beset by fighting between multiple battalions and militias, Yemen's 25 million people are prey to hunger, disease and an ever-present fear of death.

Protein may yield early detection of pancreatic cancer

‎24 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎09:25:35 PMGo to full article
Scientists say they identified a marker in blood for pancreatic cancer, raising hopes for a test that would allow earlier diagnosis of this deadly diseaseScientists said Wednesday they had identified a marker in blood for pancreatic cancer, raising hopes for a test that would allow earlier diagnosis of this deadly disease. A research team from the United States and Europe said people with cancer of the pancreas had a protein called glypican-1 (GPC1) in their blood. Exosomes from healthy cells were not found to contain GPC1.

My Depression Is Not an Accessory

‎24 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎07:53:57 PMGo to full article
My Depression Is Not an AccessoryLargely among teens and young adults, there seems to be this false idea of what depression actually is. I've often heard the narrative of depression being embodied by two rebellious, black-clad lovers curled up on the hood of a car, cigarette smoke trailing figures around them. The pair whisper to each other, "I'm depressed," which is somehow...

At least 18 people die of cholera in South Sudan in three weeks

‎24 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎04:28:04 PMGo to full article
(This version of the story corrects Tuesday story to remove reference to a death at U.N. facility) JUBA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 18 people in Juba, capital of South Sudan, in the last three weeks and the government will step up measures to counter the spread of the disease, the health minister Riek Gai Kok said on Tuesday. Juba has seen more than 171 suspected cholera cases so far in this outbreak, the health ministry said. Last year, 167 people died in South Sudan in a cholera outbreak, the health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) have said.

Study shows drug combination can treat bipolar depression

‎24 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎04:10:16 PMGo to full article
NeuroRx Inc said initial results of a small study show a combination of several drugs can reduce symptoms of depression and suicidal tendencies in patients with bipolar disorder and maintain that effect over time. The peer-reviewed study of eight patients, elements of which were published on Wednesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, showed a 50 percent reduction in symptoms of depression and a 75 percent reduction in suicidal tendencies in people with treatment-resistant bipolar depression. The patients were treated intravenously with Ketamine followed by a combination of D-cycloserine, a treatment for tuberculosis, and mood stabilizer Lurasidone to maintain the Ketamine effect. The combination is trademarked Cyclurad.

Ebola epidemic was disaster for malaria control: study

‎24 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎01:26:23 AMGo to full article
Guinean Red Cross workers prepare to carry the corpse of a victim of Ebola in Macenta on November 21, 2014Untreated malaria in Guinea surged as a result of the Ebola scare and probably caused far more deaths than the dreaded haemorrhagic fever itself, doctors reported Wednesday. Tens of thousands shunned seeking help for malaria, fearing infection from people with Ebola or confinement if they showed feverish symptoms, the experts said. Researchers led by Mateusz Plucinski from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at figures from 120 clinics in December 2014, when the Ebola outbreak in Guinea was at its peak.

Study links erectile dysfunction drug with skin cancer

‎23 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎06:12:35 PMGo to full article
Study links erectile dysfunction drug with skin cancerA class of erectile dysfunction drugs that includes Viagra has been linked to a slight increase in the risk of the skin cancer melanoma, according to a study Tuesday. While the research in the Journal of the American Medical Association stops short of proving that the drugs cause melanoma, researchers said their findings warrant a closer look at medications known as PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitors. Of those patients, 11 percent had filled at least one prescription for a PDE5 inhibitor to treat erectile dysfunction.

Medical marijuana: good evidence for some diseases, weak for others

‎23 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎06:12:07 PMGo to full article
A jar of medical marijuana is displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los AngelesBy Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Moderate- or high-quality evidence supports the use of marijuana for some medical conditions, but not for others, according to a fresh review of past research. After reviewing 80 randomized trials that included nearly 6,500 people, researchers found moderate support for using marijuana to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms and involuntary movements. The evidence wasn't as strong to support marijuana's use for nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, sleep disorders, HIV-related weight loss and Tourette syndrome.

WHO agency says insecticides lindane and DDT linked to cancer

‎23 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎11:51:59 AMGo to full article
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The insecticide lindane, once widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) also said that DDT, or dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, probably causes cancer, with scientific evidence linking it to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), testicular cancer and liver cancer.

In twist, scientists join tobacco companies to fight cancer

‎23 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎10:56:01 AMGo to full article
File picture shows an attendee adding vape juice to his electronic cigarette at the Vape Summit III in Las Vegas, NevadaBy Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists who have devoted years developing medicines to cure disease are now working for tobacco companies to make e-cigarettes.     Philip Morris International Inc has hired more than 400 scientists and technical staff at its research facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland, including toxicologists, chemists, biologists, biostatisticians and regulatory affairs experts.     Altria Group Inc, makers of Marlboro, has recruited dozens of scientific and healthcare experts, as have independent e-cigarette companies such as NJOY. "If you have a product that prevents cancer in the first place you can have a much bigger impact on public health."    The goal is to improve the current generation of e-cigarettes and, where possible, provide evidence that they reduce the risk of disease.

WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

‎23 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎01:05:34 AMGo to full article
A widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined. The classification of the weed killer, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC said it reviewed the latest scientific literature and decided to classify 2,4-D as "possibly carcinogenic to humans," a step below the more definitive "probably carcinogenic" category but two steps above the "probably not carcinogenic" category.

Maryland Governor Hogan diagnosed with an aggressive cancer

‎23 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎12:40:53 AMGo to full article
Maryland governor Larry Hogan speaks during a press conference in Baltimore MarylandMaryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan said on Monday he has an aggressive cancer of the lymph nodes but will continue to work during months of grueling chemotherapy. Hogan, 59, told a news conference in the capital, Annapolis, that he had been diagnosed with stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Hogan, who took office in January, called the cancer "very advanced and very aggressive" but said it was one that responded well to chemotherapy.

In old age, current and former smokers face early lung disease

‎22 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎11:46:42 PMGo to full article
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - There may be 35 million older Americans with undiagnosed lung disease due to cigarette smoking, a new study suggests. "We think we can increase their quality of life by treating them before they get worse," said Dr. James Crapo, the study's senior author from National Jewish Health in Denver. Currently, about half of U.S. residents age 49 and older are current or former cigarette smokers, the researchers write.

Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

‎22 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎09:57:15 PMGo to full article
More than half of current and former smokers who can pass basic lung function tests may suffer from lung diseases that have gone undiagnosed, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showsMore than half of current and former smokers who can pass basic lung function tests may suffer from lung diseases that have gone undiagnosed, researchers said Monday. The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine included nearly 9,000 people, aged 45-80, who had smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 10 years. About half of those in the study "were considered disease-free based on their lung-function tests," said the JAMA article.

Many with early breast cancer have too many imaging tests

‎22 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎08:55:31 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Nearly nine in 10 women with early breast cancer have imaging exams to see if the cancer has spread, despite official recommendations against such tests, a new study suggests. The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommend against looking for metastatic cancer in women with stage I or II breast cancer. “The extensive evidence tells us that for women with asymptotic early stage breast cancer, the chance of seeing metastases is so low that the risk of harm is far greater,” said senior author Dr. Mark Clemons, an oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa in Ontario.

Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs

‎22 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎07:06:06 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. A leading doctor group, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, announced on Monday, June 22, 2015, that they are proposing a tool to help patients decide how much a drug will cost and how much good it is likely to do. The move is the latest of several recent efforts to focus on value in cancer care. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.

Senator Angus King says to be treated for prostate cancer

‎22 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎06:20:33 PMGo to full article
Former Maine Governor Angus King is pictured in undated photographU.S. Senator Angus King of Maine said on Monday that he intends to undergo surgery on Friday for treatment of prostate cancer, but he hopes to return to work soon after the Senate's July recess. King, one of only two Independent senators, said his doctors detected the cancer during an annual check-up in April. "And no, this does not my affect my intention to run for re-election, except my poor little prostate won’t be along for the ride," King said in a press release.

Vitamin D deficiency not the cause of heart disease: study

‎22 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎05:50:30 PMGo to full article
Not getting enough sunshine might not cause heart disease, as previously thought.The belief that Vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of sunshine provokes heart disease and winter deaths has been challenged by researchers in Scotland. Vitamin D levels, says the research team hailing from the University of Dundee, are not a key factor in cardiovascular disease and winter deaths. In 1981 the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee was founded to uncover what causes the excess of heart disease in Scotland, and the ongoing Scottish Heart Health Study -- of which the current study is a chapter -- began.

Kite, Bluebird partner for new cancer therapies

‎22 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎03:54:27 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Cancer drug developers Kite Pharma Inc and Bluebird Bio Inc said they would partner to develop and market a new class of T-cell therapies for HPV-associated cancers. T-cell receptors (TCRs) are a class of compounds that make it easier for the body's immune cells to mainly identify and then destroy cancer cells. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract, believed to cause 70 percent of cervical cancers as well as other urogenital cancers.

Conquering Cancer: Personalized Medicine Is the Future

‎19 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎10:32:28 PMGo to full article
Conquering Cancer: Personalized Medicine Is the FuturePersonalization is threaded into the social fabric of America. Innovation is rooted in customizing and personalizing even the smallest parts of our lives, stemming from technology and retail to travel, media and wellness. The future continues to promise even smarter applications where personalization fits, but what about our health? Enter,...

Many psoriasis patients have undiagnosed arthritis

‎19 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎09:32:11 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Up to 15 percent of people with psoriasis have undiagnosed arthritis that’s related to the chronic itchy skin condition, according to a new review. “The important takeaway point for a lay audience would be that further education is needed for patients with psoriasis about the potential that they may develop psoriatic arthritis,” said Dr. Abby Van Voorhees, director of the Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Van Voorhees was not part of the new review.

Maggie's Center: architectural design for cancer patients

‎19 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎03:01:04 PMGo to full article
Maggie's Yorkshire by Thomas Heatherwick.Maggie's Centers were conceived as welcoming places for people with cancer, primarily in the UK, and are all associated with national hospitals. In addition, they were all designed by some of the biggest names in international architecture, and just a few days ago, Thomas Heatherwick, responsible for the new design of London's double decker buses, unveiled the first images of the center in Yorkshire, scheduled to open in 2017.

Amgen's cancer drug meets main goal in late-stage study

‎19 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎12:00:17 AMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said its drug met the main goal of improving overall survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients who have not responded to chemotherapy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vectibix in 2006 as a standalone treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. In 2014, the drug was approved to be used, along with chemotherapy drug Folfox, as a first-line treatment for a form of metastatic colorectal cancer .

In utero DDT exposure tied to increased breast cancer risk

‎18 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎10:42:15 PMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Adult daughters of women exposed to the once-common pesticide DDT during pregnancy may have an increased risk for developing breast cancer, a study suggests. Researchers followed 9,300 women born from 1959 to 1967, when DDT use was widespread, and found that even after taking their mothers' history of tumors and other factors into account, the daughters had a four-fold increased risk for breast cancer if they were exposed to one form of the insecticide in utero. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women.

Pfizer's Ibrance drug slows progression of breast cancer

‎30 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎07:17:18 PMGo to full article
By Deena Beasley CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Phase III trial of Pfizer Inc's Ibrance showed that, in combination with hormone therapy, the drug more than doubled the duration of disease control for women with the most common type of breast cancer. At the time of an interim analysis, patients given Ibrance and AstraZeneca Plc's Faslodex (fulvestrant), a widely used treatment to block estrogen, lived an average of 9.2 months before their cancer worsened. The trial, presented in Chicago at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, enrolled 521 patients whose breast cancer was classified as estrogen-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative.

Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery

‎30 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎06:54:25 PMGo to full article
CHICAGO (AP) — Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States alone each year.

New treatments may prolong health after breast cancer

‎30 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎05:59:49 PMGo to full article
"This relatively easy-to-take new drug can substantially delay the point when women need to start chemotherapy, making this an exciting new approach for women", according to experts.Promising advances in research could mean longer, healthier lives for women with breast cancer, the number one cancer in women worldwide, experts said Saturday at a major US cancer conference. A new targeted therapy that appears to double the amount of time cancer can be held in check, a drug that offers more women a chance at healthy lives post-diagnosis and a surgical option to remove extra tissue in order to reduce the likelihood of cancer's return were among the findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago. The targeted drug, palbociclib, is made by Pfizer and was granted accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for use in women with the most common form of advanced breast cancer, known as estrogen receptor positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-).

Drug boosts long-term survival after breast cancer: study

‎30 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎04:24:45 PMGo to full article
A targeted drug, palbociclib, was granted accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for use in women with the most common form of advanced breast cancerAfter a diagnosis of localized breast cancer, women are often prescribed tamoxifen for five years to help prevent a recurrence, but researchers said Saturday another drug, anastrazole, may work better. The federally funded phase III study involved more than 3,100 postmenopausal women with a kind of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ, which was treated by removing the cancerous lump followed by a radiation regimen. Some women were then randomly assigned to receive tamoxifen and others anastrazole.

Genetic glitch can predict response to new class of cancer drugs

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎11:59:22 PMGo to full article
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Patients with colon and other cancers who have a specific defect in genes needed for DNA repair are far more likely to respond to a new class of drugs such as Merck & Co's Keytruda, which enlist the immune system to attack tumors, a new study has shown. The small study, financed not by Big Pharma but by swimmers who raised charitable donations, tested Keytruda in patients with advanced colon and rectal cancers and found 92 percent of patients with the genetic defect had their disease controlled compared with 16 percent who did not carry the defect. The findings, announced on Friday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago, point to a new way to predict who will respond to the treatments, which are known as PD-1 inhibitors and can cost $150,000 a year.

U.S. bird flu outbreak in poultry

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎11:51:32 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - The United States is dealing with its worst outbreak of bird flu on record. More than 44 million chickens, turkeys and other birds have been culled since last December. This is not the same avian influenza virus that has caused human infections in Africa, Asia and Europe. Migrating birds are believed to be responsible for some of the virus' spread and researchers are still studying how it is reaching poultry farms. In the current outbreak, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed bird flu in commercial and backyard flocks in 16 states so far. ...

Bristol's Opdivo cuts risk of lung cancer death for some

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:39:35 PMGo to full article
By Deena Beasley Chicago (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's drug, Opdivo, improved survival in a trial of patients with the most common form of lung cancer, but it did not work in patients who tested negative for a specific protein in their tumors, leading to a nearly 7 percent sell-off in the company's shares on Friday. The Phase III trial found that Opdivo, part of a new class of drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer, reduced by 27 percent the risk of death from advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), compared with chemotherapy.

More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:21:03 PMGo to full article
John Ryan poses for a photo in his office at his house in Aldie, Va., Friday, May 29, 2015. For the first time, a major study has shown that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. Ryan was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer two years ago. Standard cancer medicine left him exhausted, prone to infections and did little to shrink the tumor. In October 2013 he joined the immunotherapy study and was randomly assigned to get Opdivo. Three months later his tumor had been reduced by 65 percent and he felt well enough to help his son cut down a large tree for firewood. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer.

Agribusiness nervous as WHO cancer unit analyzes popular pesticide

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎09:37:57 PMGo to full article
The World Health Organization is set to examine a widely used pesticide and agribusiness is bracing for bad news, less than three months after the group classified another popular herbicide as "probably" cancer-causing. Twenty-four scientists representing WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will analyze scientific findings regarding links between cancer in humans and the herbicide known as 2,4-D at a June 2-9 meeting in Lyon, France. A separate group of IARC scientists in March unanimously decided to classify glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup weedkiller, as "probably carcinogenic to humans." The designation prompted outrage and calls for a retraction from Monsanto, and demands by some public officials and consumers for bans on the pesticide.

Some older breast cancer patients may skip invasive biopsy

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎08:42:17 PMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Older women with early-stage breast cancer might be able to skip a lymph node biopsy without changing their survival odds, a small study suggests. “For women this age with early breast cancer, a biopsy may not affect the treatment or the outcome,” said senior study author Dr. Armando Giuliano, head of surgical oncology at Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women.

Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer-study

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎08:36:56 PMGo to full article
Branch of drugs and chemicals group Merck is pictured in central German city of DarmstadtA Merck & Co drug that helps the immune system fight cancer was about twice as effective as the current standard therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced head and neck cancers, according to study data released on Friday. Advanced head and neck cancer is currently treated with Eli Lilly's Erbitux, known chemically as cetuximab, which typically has a response rate of 10 percent to 13 percent. "The only thing that works is cetuximab and this looks at least twice as good," said Seiwert, who was presenting the Keytruda data at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.

Haiti struggles to stem cholera as rains come early

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎07:03:55 PMGo to full article
By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of Haitians infected by cholera has risen more than 300 percent in the past year as early rains, poor sanitation, and a lack of funding means the impoverished Caribbean nation struggles to stem the disease, the United Nations said. From January to April this year, 14,226 Haitians were infected with cholera, a 306 percent increase from the same period last year, with the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince hardest hit. "An upsurge in the last quarter of 2014 continues to affect Port-au-Prince's metropolitan area, illustrating the shift of the epidemic from rural to urban areas," said the latest U.N. humanitarian agency (OCHA) report on Haiti.

A vegan diet may help with diabetes pain

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎06:53:01 PMGo to full article
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - A low-fat vegan diet may help people with type 2 diabetes reduce physical pain related to the condition, suggests a small new study. “This new study gives a ray of hope for a condition where there are no other good treatments,” said Dr. Neal Barnard, the study's lead author and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a non-profit organization that promotes a vegan diet, preventive medicine, and alternatives to animal research. Most people with type 2 diabetes will develop peripheral diabetic neuropathy, the researchers write in Nutrition and Diabetes.

USDA seeks more contractors to aid efforts in bird flu outbreak

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎03:54:49 PMGo to full article
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it is seeking to hire more federal contractors to help with the government's response to the domestic bird flu outbreak, which has resulted in more than 43 million birds being culled so far. The agency said it has existing contracts in place with many vendors, but "is seeking additional support due to the size and scope" of the outbreak and response needs. USDA officials have faced mounting criticism in the Midwest over the pace of disposing of the birds and other issues. ...

AstraZeneca and Lilly to test new cancer drug combination

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎08:41:46 AMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldAstraZeneca and Eli Lilly are to combine two of their cancer drugs in a new clinical trial against solid tumors in the latest sign that such cocktails may be the way forward in fighting the disease. AstraZeneca’s experimental anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy drug MEDI4736 will be tested alongside Lilly's approved medicine Cyramza, or ramucirumab, the two companies said on Friday. The early-stage Phase I trial will be run by Lilly but additional details of the collaboration, including tumor types to be studied and financial terms, were not disclosed.

Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

‎29 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎12:06:34 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2015, file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch at RocNation Offices in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lovato is sharing her personal story and encouraging others to do the same through Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health, an initiative launched Thursday, May 28, 2015, by a pharmaceutical company, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other mental-health advocacy groups. Its aim is to improve treatment options at all levels and erase the stigma around mental illnesses. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved.

FDA approves Pfizer drug to treat very rare lung disease

‎28 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎11:03:36 PMGo to full article
By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first drug to treat a rare, progressive lung disease that mainly affects women of childbearing age. The drug, Rapamune, known chemically as sirolimus, is made by Pfizer Inc and is designed to treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a disease that causes lung damage and affects only two to five women per million worldwide. It was reviewed under the FDA's "breakthrough therapy" program, which helps speed products for unmet needs through the development and regulatory process.

Ivory Coast confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak: OIE

‎28 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎07:33:59 PMGo to full article
Ivory Coast has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu last month among backyard birds in the central town of Bouake, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The outbreak started on April 9 and was confirmed in positive laboratory test results last week, the Paris-based OIE said in a statement, citing information received from the government's veterinary services in Ivory Coast. The outbreak affected 98 out of 138 susceptible birds at the location and caused the death of 93, it said.

Czech teacher battles bee-killing disease with hot hive

‎28 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎07:21:34 PMGo to full article
Beekeper Roman Linhart checks a honeycomb from a thermosolar hive in ChrudimBy Robert Muller CHRUDIM, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Scientists battling a bee-killing disease are about to start testing a new weapon -- a sun-heated hive designed by a Czech high school teacher. Roman Linhart told Reuters he had secured a patent for his invention after 10 years of research into ways of wiping out varroosis disease, which has been destroying bee colonies across the world. The teacher at Chrudim's Secondary School of Agriculture, 120 km (75 miles) east from Prague, joins a line-up of experts who have been trying to find an efficient way to tackle the condition for decades.

Male babies slightly raise gestational diabetes risk

‎28 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎04:57:17 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - For pregnant women, carrying a boy brings with it a slight increase in the risk of developing diabetes before giving birth, according to a new study. The findings aren’t something that women need to be concerned about, because the absolute increase in risk is small, said coauthor Dr. Baiju Shah, senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto, in a phone interview. Women who do not have diabetes before getting pregnant may develop a gestational form of the condition, which can often be managed with diet and exercise and will go away soon after delivery, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New drugs from Bristol, Merck at forefront of cancer meeting

‎28 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎01:16:14 PMGo to full article
New data to be released this weekend should help deepen the understanding of how broadly new drugs that unleash the body's immune system to fight cancer can be used. Results from key clinical trials will be presented starting Friday in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. "It's going to be an important meeting to get some more (details) on the PD-1 and PD-L1 drugs," said Morningstar analyst Damien Conover.     Bristol's Opdivo, or nivolumab, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December to treat advanced melanoma.

Mexico working hard to prevent new outbreaks of bird flu: official

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎11:46:36 PMGo to full article
Mexico is working hard to prevent outbreaks of a bird flu epidemic that has stricken the U.S. poultry and egg industry in recent months, a senior Mexican agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was responding to comments on Tuesday by a world health official who said that Mexico was particularly vulnerable. Bernard Vallat, director-general of the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), said there is a high risk that bird flu strains could spread within the American continent, mainly to Mexico.

US to review pilot mental health issues after Germanwings crash

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:41:41 PMGo to full article
US aviation regulators announced on Wednesday a study of the mental health of US airline pilots in the wake of the Germanwings and Malaysia Airlines disastersThe Federal Aviation Administration said the study's findings could result in changes to the way pilots are evaluated for fitness to fly. The crash of a Germanwings flight in France in late March, killing all 150 people aboard, apparently was deliberately caused by a co-pilot who had a history of severe depression. A Malaysia Airlines flight inexplicably went missing in a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014.

U.S. to review pilot mental health after Germanwings crash

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:13:23 PMGo to full article
By Jeffrey Dastin and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel of experts from government and industry will review how the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration monitors the mental health of commercial pilots and will make recommendations within six months, the agency said Wednesday. Formation of the Pilot Fitness Aviation Rulemaking Committee was announced two months after a Germanwings flight crashed in the French Alps. The committee of U.S. and international experts will examine methods used to evaluate pilots' emotional health as well as the barriers to reporting any issues, the FAA said.

Aging demographic to push up Canada cancer rate 40%

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎09:17:05 PMGo to full article
Aging demographic to push up Canada cancer rate 40%Canada must boost its capacity to treat cancers as new cases among its aging and growing population are set to soar, the Canadian Cancer Society said Wednesday. The agency released a report in collaboration with Statistics Canada and the nation's public health agency predicting a 40 percent rise in new cancer cases in the next 15 years. The study estimates that 227,000 people a year will be diagnosed with cancer by 2030, amid an upsurge in prostate and colorectal cancer cases.

Post Holdings says 35 percent of egg supply now affected by bird flu

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎09:02:35 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Post Holdings Inc said a third company-owned chicken flock in Nebraska had tested positive for avian flu, bringing total affected egg supply to about 35 percent of commitments. The company, best known for its breakfast cereals including Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats, said the financial impact from the latest outbreak was still being assessed. Post said earlier this month that avian flu constituted a "force majeure event" for its Michael Foods egg business.

Researchers oppose unvalidated gene panel tests for cancer links

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎02:17:18 PMGo to full article
A monitor shows the image of a breast cancer at a centre run by the "Reto" Group for Full Recovery of Breast Cancer in Mexico CityBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of international researchers is making the case that genetic tests that look for multiple hereditary genes suspected of being linked to breast cancer should not be offered until they are proven to be valid and useful in clinical practice. What the researchers are concerned about are lesser-known genes included in the tests.

Trial shows virus treatment effective against skin cancer

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:30:01 AMGo to full article
Trial shows virus treatment effective against skin cancerA genetically modified herpes virus was effective in fighting skin cancer by infecting and destroying cancer cells as well as triggering an immune response, according to results of a clinical trial released Tuesday. In the study, more than 16 percent of those treated with the drug had a treatment response lasting longer than six months, compared with two percent in the control groups. Results were more pronounced in patients with less advanced skin cancer and in those who had no prior treatment, indicating T-VEC could be a first-line treatment.

Family history may not impact breast cancer survival odds

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎01:44:38 AMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - In younger women with breast cancer, having a family history of the disease may not worsen their survival odds, a new study suggests. “They should not be concerned that their family history alone will affect the chance of a successful outcome,” Cutress said. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women.

U.S. bird flu virus seen under control within a few months

‎27 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎12:42:26 AMGo to full article
By Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) - An epidemic of bird flu that has devastated U.S. poultry flocks this year is likely to be under control within a few months as the United States steps up measures to contain the virus and the summer weather weakens it, senior officials said on Tuesday. There is, however, a high risk that bird flu strains could spread within the American continent, mainly Mexico, the head of the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, calling on farmers and authorities to boost biosecurity measures. No new U.S. cases of the disease were confirmed on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a daily notice.

Doctors’ lapse may explain some minority lag in colon cancer screens

‎26 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:41:51 PMGo to full article
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - - Racial minorities may be more likely to forego colon cancer screening than whites because their healthcare providers don’t recommend the potentially life-saving tests, a new study in California suggests. “We can do all the public policy we want, but we need to make it very clear to providers that they should emphasize colon cancer screening and more importantly recommend colon cancer screening to patients of all ethnic backgrounds,” May said. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 49% of African Americans, 37% of Latinos and 48% of Asian Americans over age 50 were screened in 2008, compared to 56% of whites.

Younger cancer patients more open to alternative therapies

‎26 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:19:10 PMGo to full article
Staff members of a government-run pharmaceutical college light candles arranged in the formation of a ribbon to promote cancer awareness and mark World Cancer Day, in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, formerly known as BangaloreBy Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Cancer patients under age 65 are much more likely than older people to explore alternative and complementary medicine for easing their symptoms and side effects of treatment, a new study suggests. “We found that the baby boomers are much more likely to use complimentary and alternative therapies than their parents in part due to a social change in the U.S. in the 60s and 70s with a big social movement toward things like a macrobiotic diet and yoga that made these things more mainstream,” said senior study author Dr. Jun Mao, director of integrated oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Mao and colleagues surveyed adults with breast, lung and gastrointestinal tumors who were treated at the cancer center between June 2010 and September 2011.

USDA chief vet says bird flu cases waning, sees end by July

‎26 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎10:09:18 PMGo to full article
The number of cases of bird flu in the United States has started to decline and the epidemic is likely to be over within a couple of months, helped by warm weather in the summer, the U.S. chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday. "We believe the worst is behind us, which doesn't mean that we still won't see additional cases but we know we see a decline in cases," John Clifford, Chief Veterinary Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told Reuters. The U.S. poultry industry is confronting its biggest outbreak of bird flu on record, which has led to the death or culling of 40 million birds after confirmation on commercial farms and backyard flocks in 16 U.S. states and in Canada.

Soy supplements do not help asthma sufferers

‎26 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎06:46:19 PMGo to full article
Soy supplements do not help asthma sufferersThe randomized double blind study found that soy supplements did not improve lung function and highlights the importance of focusing on overall health as a way of managing the condition. "You are what you eat, but that's a whole constellation of foods, not just a single food or a single component of a food," said first author Dr. Lewis Smith, professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Actor Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer's: agent

‎26 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎04:30:43 PMGo to full article
Actor Sharif poses for photographers during "Al Mosafer" photocall during the 66th Venice Film FestivalBy Edward Baran LONDON (Reuters) - Acting legend Omar Sharif, best known for his title role as Doctor Zhivago in the Oscar-winning film, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said on Tuesday. The 83-year-old Sharif, whose films also include "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Funny Girl" opposite Barbra Streisand, is being cared for by his son. "Omar is suffering from Alzheimer's. I don't know much else," said Steven Kenis, the actor's agent.

Newton, Nutrition, and the Tweets of Doom

‎26 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎03:24:26 PMGo to full article
Newton, Nutrition, and the Tweets of DoomFor all his contributions to science, controversial and otherwise, in modern context Sir Isaac Newton is most indelibly associated with one rather succinct assertion of physical truth: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Were the governance of this third law of thermodynamics limited to the domain of physics, as was...

Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

‎26 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎12:41:43 AMGo to full article
Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age, according to research published MondayTeenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age, according to research published Monday. At the time of conscription, around 12 percent of the men were underweight, more than 80 percent were of normal weight and five percent were moderately overweight. Of the remainder, 1.5 percent were very overweight -- with a body mass index of between 27 and nearly 30 -- and one percent were obese, with a BMI of more than 30.

U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

‎23 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎03:17:31 PMGo to full article
FILE - This Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, shows eggs for sale in a Des Moines, Iowa, grocery store. Egg prices reached record levels on Friday, May 22, 2015, after a bird flu outbreak decimated a flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)By P.J. Huffstutter and Bill Berkrot CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswoman for Archer Daniels Midland Co said that as egg supplies tighten and prices rise, the food processing and commodities company has received numerous inquiries from manufacturers about the plant-based egg substitutes it makes. With a strong dollar bolstering the buying power of U.S. importers, some companies are scouting for egg supplies abroad.

How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks

‎23 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎03:17:41 AMGo to full article
How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past OutbreaksAn now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl. But this outbreak is different from previous outbreaks, some of which have led to human infections in other parts of the globe, experts said. There are multiple strains of the virus in the H5 family affecting birds -- nearly all of them in the H5N2 strain, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Smokers more likely to think cancer is a death sentence

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎11:08:57 PMGo to full article
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new survey from the UK. Smokers are less likely to engage in cancer screening programs and are less engaged with health services overall, senior author Jane Wardle told Reuters Health in an email. “We wanted to investigate why, by exploring whether this could be partly due to excessively negative beliefs about cancer,” said Wardle, the director of the Health Behavior Research Center at University College London.

Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎07:46:22 PMGo to full article
A Burundian refugee child sleeps as she receives treatment at a makeshift clinic at the Lake Tanganyika stadium in Kigoma western TanzaniaBy Stephanie Nebehay and Goran Tomasevic GENEVA/BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa's Great Lakes. Up to 400 new cases of the deadly disease were emerging every day, the U.N.'s refugee agency UNHCR said, mainly in Tanzania's Kagunga peninsula where tens of thousands of Burundians have taken refuge, often in squalid conditions. Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision last month to stand for a third term has triggered protests, a failed coup and sent refugees, many from Burundi's Tutsi minority, into Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fast heart rate could point to diabetes risk

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎06:05:35 PMGo to full article
Researchers have identified a fast heart rate as a possible risk factor for diabetes.Researchers from the US and China have found an association between resting heart rate and diabetes that could help identify those with a higher future risk for the disease. In a study of 73,357 Chinese adults, they found that faster heart rates were associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, as well as impaired fasting glucose levels.

How and Why Everyone Needs to Support LGBTQQ Young Adults Who Are Living with Cancer

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎05:47:51 PMGo to full article
There are many sociological factors that influence the health of populations in North America. These include, but are not limited to: education, physical environment, income, social support, employment, gender, culture and healthy child development. In Canada, we are fortunate to have a universal healthcare system. However, despite this, we see...

Common cleaning products can trigger asthma symptoms

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎04:35:56 PMGo to full article
A customer shops along the cleaning product aisle at a Sam's Club store in BentonvilleBy Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Fumes from cleaning products used at work can make existing asthma worse, according to a new study of professional cleaning service employees. Products such as bleach, glass cleaner, detergents and air fresheners exacerbated asthma-related symptoms for the women, and their reduced lung function lasted until the morning after exposure, in some cases getting worse with time. "These results support the importance of developing workplace health and safety practices designed to limit exposures to irritant chemicals in cleaning products," the study team writes in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Simplicity Works in Cancer Prevention -- For You and Your Kids

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎04:34:10 PMGo to full article
Simplicity Works in Cancer Prevention -- For You and Your KidsIt's easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to making healthy choices in your life. Every day, it seems, new studies come out that tout increasingly complicated regimens to follow: eat these three things, avoid these five things, get these tests and do these activities -- but only in this specific way. Then, tomorrow, newer new studies come...

U.S. bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measures

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎02:03:54 PMGo to full article
Safeway brand Lucerne eggs are seen at the store in Wheaton MarylandBy P.J. Huffstutter and Bill Berkrot CHICAGO and NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswoman for grain giant Archer Daniels Midland Co said that, as egg supplies have tightened and prices risen, the company has received numerous inquiries from manufacturers about the plant-based egg substitutes it makes. "The U.S. has never imported any significant amount of eggs, because we've always been a very low-cost producer," said Tom Elam of FarmEcon, an agricultural consulting company.

Merck follows Bristol with EU green light for immune cancer drug

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎01:28:50 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - European regulators have recommended approval of Merck & Co Inc's immune system-boosting cancer drug Keytruda, following a similar green light last month for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's rival product Opdivo. Merck's drug, also known as pembrolizumab, was endorsed on Friday by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of melanoma. The EMA said Keytruda was recommended for use on its own for the treatment of advanced melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer, in both first-line and previously treated patients.

Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO

‎22 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎12:23:32 AMGo to full article
A woman looks at her sick child laying under a mosquito net in a hospital on April 24, 2015 in AbidjanCountries have agreed to rid the world of malaria almost completely over the next 15 years, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Diplomats gathered in Geneva for the UN health body's annual decision-making assembly agreed late Wednesday to a plan to cut malaria cases by 40 percent by 2020 and by 90 percent by 2030, WHO said. The plan also calls for completely eliminating malaria in at least 35 new countries over the next 15 years.

Rembrandt Enterprises to temporarily cut Minn. staff due to bird flu

‎21 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎11:32:12 PMGo to full article
Rembrandt Enterprises, one of the top U.S. egg producers, said on Thursday it would temporarily cut 39 full-time employees, after the company's poultry facilities in Renville, Minnesota, tested positive for the fast-spreading avian influenza virus. Rembrandt's Renville plant has been quarantined by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, the company said in a statement. All birds at the facility are expected to be culled, and the company said it expects the layoffs to happen on June 1.

Exclusive: Iowa bird-flu farms fall short on containment measures

‎21 ‎May ‎2015, ‏‎11:31:42 PMGo to full article
A sign warning of a Biosecure Area at a chicken farm in HarrisBy Tom Polansek and P.J. Huffstutter IRETON, IOWA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, potentially increasing the risks that the disease could spread further, spot checks by Reuters show. In visits to six affected sites in Iowa last week, a Reuters reporter found procedures at three in Sioux County did not comply with USDA or state protocols for restricting access to infected sites, providing protective gear to workers and cleaning the wheels of vehicles leaving the sites.     Burke Healey, the USDA's national incident commander coordinating response to the bird flu, said he was concerned about the findings of lax biosecurity in Iowa after hearing about them from Reuters.




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