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State board approves licenses for 56 medical marijuana dispensaries

State board approves licenses for 56 medical marijuana dispensaries Overall, almost 20 applications were turned in from sites asking to operate a dispensary in Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana county. Dispensary licenses were denied for GTI Ohio LLC in Richmond Heights and 127 OH LLC in Euclid, but five licenses were approved for other dispensaries in Cuyahoga County. [Full Article...]

Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Automatic texting helps ease stress of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients Ten years later it came back and had spread. James Doroshow, director of the division of cancer treatment and diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute , which was the primary sponsor of the study, predicted that the trial would lead to changes in treatment "for a large number of potential patients". [Full Article...]

Cancer Survivors Day Happening Sunday

Cancer Survivors Day Happening Sunday National Cancer Survivors Day is for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring. [Full Article...]

In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More

In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More A woman with late-stage breast cancer that had spread throughout her body is now completely clear of the disease, thanks to a treatment that used her own immune cells to destroy the cancer. Professor Arnie Purushotham, senior clinical advisor at Cancer Research UK , said that by grouping patients based on how likely their cancer is to return, the trial shows great potential to ensure treatment is ... [Full Article...]

Warren County's 23rd Relay for Life celebrates survivors

Warren County's 23rd Relay for Life celebrates survivors Edwards, who's chair of the event leadership team, said she was hoping for 200 walkers this year. "We've been doing this for a long time, probably 20 years", he said. "We're nearly there, and some teams will continue fundraising after tonight". She is now in charge of looking after the survivors at the event and she had received such positive feedback. [Full Article...]

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak kills 4 more people

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak kills 4 more people The four additional deaths were reported from Arkansas, Minnesota and NY. The total number of deaths from the outbreak has reached five. You can not completely protect yourself from E. Officials are saying that it is "unlikely" that any romaine lettuce from Yuma is still in stores or restaurants. The CDC has not pinpointed the exact source of the outbreak, but the lettuce appears to have be... [Full Article...]

New guidelines: Colon cancer screening at 45

New guidelines: Colon cancer screening at 45 For now, the US Preventative Services Task Force recommendations still strongly recommend that people begin screening at age 50. Another option is a multi-target stool DNA test, which is done every three years and also involves collecting a sample at home and sending it in. [Full Article...]

Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread

Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread Mr. Sadanandan said that the isolation room in Government Medical College hospital, Kozhikode , is maintained following the Ebola handling guidelines. Until the Nipah virus is fully under control, the team under the health director, which is monitoring the situation, would be retained. Necessary protective gears, including masks and gloves, have been provided to the hospital staff. [Full Article...]


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