On Tuesday, Jolie announced that she’d had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after a recent blood test turned up possible early signs of cancer. “I only hope this brings more education and light to ovarian cancer,” one local surgeon says. Her previous surgery to avoid breast cancer set off a wave of responses here and around the world.
The 27 were among 304 students and staff members the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment tested last week after a student was diagnosed earlier this month with an active case of TB. Only people with active TB can infect others. So far none of the 27 has shown any symptoms of active disease.
If a column in honor of heart health suggests a can of Coke as a snack, you might want to read the fine print. Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest beverage maker. is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke as a snack idea. The mentions – which appeared on nutrition blogs and other sites including those of major newspapers – show the many ways food companies work behind the scenes to cast their products in a positive light, often with the help of third parties who are seen as trusted authorities.
The world we live in now, with its changing climate, burgeoning population and constant travel, is introducing us to all kinds of viruses that once hid in animals inhabiting the world’s obscure corners, scientists say. Meanwhile, new laboratory technologies have made it possible to quickly and easily identify old viruses that may have gone incognito for hundreds or thousands of years while afflicting untold generations of people.
Officials have not released the names of the five patients at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis who developed listeriosis after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham, Texas. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the five individuals were older adults and three of them were women.
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The three adults were among five people in Kansas who became ill with listeriosis, a serious infection, between January 2014 and January 2015 after being hospitalized for unrelated reasons at one hospital.
Spray deodorants fell of favor in the U.S. in the 1970s and ’80s. But like other totems of that time — bangs and baby-doll dresses, say — they are starting to reappear, a resurgence spurred by their popularity in the rest of the world.
Some groups are fighting to have the federal government ease its standards on the dietary value of school lunches. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is the new head of the Senate Agriculture Committee and an ally of those fighting to tone down the requirements.
As many as 300 students and staff members will have to be screened for the disease, health officials said. Tuberculosis is spread through the air. It cannot be spread by a handshake or a drinking glass, desk or other surfaces.
Dozens of Kansas City institutions — including courts and cops, schools and mental health providers — say programs that address a child’s or adult’s traumatic past could help create a better future. Trauma-informed care focuses on the notion that a traumatic event in childhood, either experienced or witnessed, can alter the biology of the brain.
The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama’s overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.
Researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital say the extra carbon dioxide we’re putting into the air, combined with warmer temperatures, have ragweed pumping out enormous amounts of pollen. Daily pollen counts in Kansas City show ragweed totals running two to three times higher in recent years than in the late 1990s.
Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday.
Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.
In a state legislative session preoccupied with gambling, guns, booze and tax cuts, the Children's Movement of Florida is pushing a cause that gets little attention: health care and early education for children from poor families.