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Gastonia PD wears pink patches, badges for breast cancer

Gastonia PD wears pink patches, badges for breast cancer The patches are meant to stimulate conversation between DPSST staff and the community and raise awareness. Sgt. Tracey Bess, who recently retired from the department, is now battling breast cancer . "It's not even the whole mammogram so really any dollar amount helps". Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention . [Full Article...]

Hugs Really Do Help After An Argument, Science Says So

Hugs Really Do Help After An Argument, Science Says So They believe this adds weight to other studies showing affectionate human touch has a calming effect on the nerves. Receiving hugs may buffer against deleterious changes in mood associated with interpersonal conflict, according to a study published October 3rd in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Murphy of Carnegie Mellon University , along with co-authors Denise Janicki-Dever... [Full Article...]

Drinking alcohol four times per week increases the risk of early death

Drinking alcohol four times per week increases the risk of early death Sarah Hartz. Some experts said after The Lancet study was released that people shouldn't get too alarmed about the risks posed by light drinking because they are smaller than many other risks in people's lives. Following on from the results of her research, Professor Hartz believes doctors in future will be able to recommend an occasional drink or abstinence based on a family history of hear... [Full Article...]

Australia set to eradicate cervical cancer within two decades

Australia set to eradicate cervical cancer within two decades The recent news has been described in the Lancet Public Health Journal , which established that even though global deaths from the disease still exceed 310,000 every year, Australia is heading on the path where cervical cancer would nearly vanish. [Full Article...]

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh All three spent hours in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol Thursday reviewing the roughly 45 pages of Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted that Kavanaugh's six earlier background checks found no such issues. Republicans and the White House trumpeted the fact that the investigation found no corroborating evidence to Ford's ... [Full Article...]

1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day The survey compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics shows between 2013 and 2016, more than 36 percent of adults - or more than 1 in 3 - consume fast food on a given day. The report also found that a higher percentage of non-Hispanic black adults - 42.4% - said they consumed fast food than non-Hispanic white adults at 37.6%, non-Hispanic Asian adults at 30.6% and Hispanic adults at... [Full Article...]

WCHN, MSK partner in breast cancer clinical trials

WCHN, MSK partner in breast cancer clinical trials Alsheik. Any woman age 40 or older can receive a screening mammogram on the bus. Or as a breast specialist doctor, you think breast cancer is a black women's disease? There is also a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to screening. [Full Article...]

Artificial sweeteners toxic for gut microbes

Artificial sweeteners toxic for gut microbes Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel , and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, analyzed how FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements could affect E. coli bacteria with artificial sweeteners "hundreds of times", Kushmaro concluded the sweeteners had a toxic , stressing effect, making it hard for gut microbes to grow and reproduce. [Full Article...]


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