• Australian Senate extends My Health Record opt-out period
Australian Senate extends My Health Record opt-out period

Australians now have another two months to opt out of the controversial My Health Record system after the government caved to mounting pressure. Hearing reports of people having trouble opting out of #MyHealthRecord today as the website keeps crashing and the phones have a recorded message that they are too busy.

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  • The federal government is begging everyone to move more
The federal government is begging everyone to move more

According to the guidelines, these low levels of physical activity among Americans have health and economic consequences for the nation, with almost $117 billion dollars in annual healthcare costs and 10 percent of all premature mortality attributable to failure to meet levels of aerobic physical activity recommended in the guidelines.

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  • Study finds limiting social media usage to 30 min can reduce depression
Study finds limiting social media usage to 30 min can reduce depression

Few prior studies have attempted to show that social-media use harms users' well-being. Despite those caveats, and although the study didn't determine the optimal time users should spend on these platforms or the best way to use them, Hunt says the findings do offer two related conclusions it couldn't hurt any social-media user to follow.

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  • Pfizer to help prevent global public health threat of antimicrobial resistance
Pfizer to help prevent global public health threat of antimicrobial resistance

However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of AMR, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria , become resistant to the drugs used to treat them. "However, we know that antibiotic resistance is rising because common bacteria which cause urinary tract infections,...

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  • Morning people 'less likely to develop breast cancer'
Morning people 'less likely to develop breast cancer'

Dr. Rebecca Richmond, a research fellow in the Cancer Research UK Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Program and the Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol , said in a presentation about the study reported by CNN: "We know that sleep is important generally for health".

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  • Ebola: 300 People Infected In Eastern DR Congo
Ebola: 300 People Infected In Eastern DR Congo

This precaution is being taken because the health care officials are anxious that the infection would spread into the country from the borders shared with Democratic Republic of Congo. The current Ebola outbreak is going on its fourth month, totaling 300 cases and 186 deaths as of November 4. These could have been saved had a vaccine been availab...

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  • FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl
FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl

The group noted that Dsuvia is five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl and 1,000 times more potent than morphine. "The agency is taking new steps to more actively confront this crisis , while also paying careful attention to the needs of patients and physicians managing pain", he said.

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  • Man Who Fell Into Coma After Eating Slug Dies
Man Who Fell Into Coma After Eating Slug Dies

An Australian man has died eight years after eating a garden slug on a dare left him paralysed. He ended up falling into a coma for more than a year, and the reason was stunning: He'd been infected with rat lungworm , a parasite usually found in rodents, but which can occasionally end up in snails and slugs if they eat rat excrement.

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  • SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes
SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes

The agency also says anyone contacting Virginia residents regarding selling health insurance plans through an enrollment period outside of the open enrollment period is not selling an ACA-compliant policy. Average rates for the 2019 lowest-cost silver and gold plans decreased from past year for the first time, while the lowest-cost bronze pla...

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  • Theresa May: Budget is not paving the way for a general election
Theresa May: Budget is not paving the way for a general election

Hammond was keen to stress the tax would be on "tech giants" and not smaller start-ups, meaning it would only apply to companies that generate at least £ 500m revenue per year. British MPs have previously criticised tech companies' tax arrangements as "immoral" . The growth of the digital economy, in which it becomes less important where a comp...

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  • Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy
Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy

In such instances, cancer may already have spread to other parts of their bodies, or metastasized, before they are even diagnosed, greatly reducing their likelihood of surviving the disease. Ms. Anita Amarh, a participant who travelled from Axim to undergo the screening, told the GNA that though she was experiencing piercing pain around the nipple ...

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  • 9th child dies after virus outbreak at New Jersey facility
9th child dies after virus outbreak at New Jersey facility

The Health Department says an inspection team found "minor handwashing deficiencies", and they continue to work closely with the nursing and rehab center on infection control issues. The child had become ill before October 22, according to officials. The strain of adenovirus is associated with communal living arrangements, it said.

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  • Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan
Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

The world reaps the benefits of American genius and innovation, while Americans pick up the tab, President Donald Trump said Thursday as he announced new measures to lower the drug prices in the country, which he said are higher in the U.S.

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  • CDC Investigates 4 Possible Cases Of Rare, Polio-like Illness In Michigan
CDC Investigates 4 Possible Cases Of Rare, Polio-like Illness In Michigan

It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. The CDC does not fully understand long-term consequences or why some patients recover quickly while others continue to experience paralysis and weakness.

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  • Cavs’ Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot
Cavs’ Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot

Boston hit seven of its first 10 3-pointers in the third quarter to trim Oklahoma City's lead to 70-64. Cavaliers guards clearly made an effort to be more aggressive in attacking the basket early, something that Lue emphasized prior to the game.

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  • Good vaccine match, average flu season expected
Good vaccine match, average flu season expected

In addition to those who are most at risk of serious illness from the flu, some people are unable to get the vaccine , like infants younger than 6 months, those with vaccine allergies and those with some serious complications. "The way the vaccine works, you get about six months of protection, and flu season pretty much runs from starting in O...

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  • Organic Food Can Reduce Cancer Risk
Organic Food Can Reduce Cancer Risk

Those who reported eating the least amount of organic produce were found to develop 15 new cases of National Hockey League and 69 new cases of postmenopausal breast cancer , while those who reported eating the most amount of organic produce developed two new cases of National Hockey League and 50 new cases of postmenopausal breast cancer.

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  • Sacramento Kings Bring Breast Cancer Awareness to the Court
Sacramento Kings Bring Breast Cancer Awareness to the Court

After the routine mammogram that led to her diagnosis, she received a needle biopsy to examine the affected area. "It was hard to lose my hair", she said. During the follow-up visit, the doctor informed her that she had a rare form of cancer, stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. "We were able to freeze embryos before I started chemotherapy", she sa...

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  • 155 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says
155 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the CDC. Palacios said her daughter wants to get up and play, but gets frustrated and doesn't understand why she can't. "Even with the spike of cases that we have at the moment, it's still an incr...

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  • Scientists find microplastics in human stool for first time
Scientists find microplastics in human stool for first time

Researchers suggested the plastic could come from the packaging the food is contained in, or the techniques used to process or manufacture it. Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic less than 5 millimetres in size that occur when plastic products break down.

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