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  • Mental Health Week conclusion celebration a hit

    October 17, 2017 2:43 AM 32

    In a bid to encourage positive and wholesome mental health, Headspace Bunbury held a walk for mental health on Friday to conclude Mental Health Week. Held on a day usually synonymous with unfortunate circumstances, the Friday 13 event reminded community members the importance of nurturing good mental health especially on tough days. Headspace community

  • WATCH: Hundreds of children learn CPR in Restart a Heart Day

    October 16, 2017 6:41 PM 35

    Scores of local schoolchildren and members of the wider public were taught CPR yesterday. The tuition came as part of the European Restart a Heart Day – an initiative created to raise awareness of what to do if someone has collapsed, is not breathing or is potentially in cardiac arrest. To mark the day, South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS)

  • Research suggests link between hair dye and breast cancer

    October 15, 2017 11:31 PM 28

    Women should limit dying their hair to five times a year to reduce the risk of breast cancer, a surgeon and professor has urged. Professor Kefah Mokbel conducted a review of research that found women who use hair dye have a 14 percent greater risk of breast cancer, The Sunday Times reports. The surgeon, from London's Princess Grace Hospital, said further

  • A pink tide in Ocean City raises hope for breast cancer cure

    October 15, 2017 7:03 PM 36

    OCEAN CITY — Sharon Bell, 61, and Atiya Bell, 30, stepped off a bus near Ninth Street on Sunday afternoon, wearing pink and ready to walk in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K. The Atlantic City residents were there in memory of Sharon Bell’s mom, who had breast cancer a generation ago. They were part of a pink tide of thousands

  • Researchers find link between hair dye and breast cancer

    October 15, 2017 12:18 PM 25

    Women should dye their hair only two to five times a year and use products with more natural ingredients, such as beetroot, to reduce the risk of cancer, a breast surgeon has advised. Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast cancer surgeon at the Princess Grace Hospital in central London, reviewed studies of whether women who dyed their hair had a greater risk of breast

  • After defeating breast cancer, Charles Pelkey informs men it’s not only a women’s disease

    October 15, 2017 11:02 AM 22

    When Rep. Charles Pelkey’s, D-Laramie, uncle died in 1994, it was a devastating loss that likely saved Pelkey’s life, he said. Despite breast cancer awareness increasing across the nation, the disease is viewed as gender-specific. While women account for 99 percent of breast cancer diagnoses, the American Cancer Society estimates about 2,470 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed

  • Broccoli, sprouts reduce risk of arthritis, heart diseases: Study

    October 15, 2017 4:46 AM 32

    You may need to include broccoli, cauliflower and sprouts in your diet daily, as it can help in prevention from arthritis to heart disease by keeping the gut healthy, suggests a recent study. Maintaining a healthy intestinal lining could prevent leaky gut syndrome, which exposes the body to toxins and pathogens, the study added. According to researchers

  • Mind-altering mushrooms can 'reboot' brain to treat depression

    October 14, 2017 1:58 AM 32

    The patients reported an immediate mood improvement described as an "afterglow effect" that lasted up to five weeks. Brain scans indicated the drug had reset the activity of key neural circuits known to play a role in depression. Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research at Imperial College London, said: "Several of our patients described

  • In a breast-obsessed world, more women 'go flat' after mastectomy

    October 13, 2017 8:08 PM 55

    PHILADELPHIA - When Laura Tuzio Ross told her plastic surgeon that she preferred not to reconstruct her breast after cancer surgery, he warned her she would regret it. "He said, 'You're only 41. You have the rest of your life ahead. Women wake up, and they're devastated,' " recalled Ross, now 47, of Northeast Philadelphia. "He said, 'You're tiny, and we could

  • Porter hospital takes aim at breast cancer

    October 13, 2017 5:37 PM 30

    Standing on the steps in the lobby of Porter Regional Hospital and addressing dozens of fellow employees Oct. 11, she said she was a one-year breast cancer survivor. When the hospital had its annual "Blow Away Breast Cancer" event last year to raise awareness about early detection and treatment for the disease, the oncology nurse navigator had just undergone