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Mum who lost her tongue to cancer has a new one made with skin from her ARM

A MUM who had to have her tongue removed to fight cancer has told how she got a new one — made from her ARM. Stephanie Wigglesworth, 36, was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma after noticing a tiny ulcer on her tongue which started to tingle before becoming numb. 5 Stephanie Wigglesworth, 36, had a…

Westfield Health Board: Severe Weather, Regulating E-Cigarettes, Healthy Grant Award, More

By LAWRENCE D. BUDNICK, MD, MPH December 8, 2019 at 9:18 AM To the Editor: The Westfield Board of Health meeting scheduled for Dec. 2 was canceled due to the snowstorm. Therefore, the Board’s plan to regulate electronic smoking devices will be delayed, since the proposed ordinance must be reintroduced when the new Board convenes…

Effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care

Washington: A new study explores how the most common non-communicable diseases, Obesity and gum (periodontal) might be related to each other. It also highlights the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care. The study was published in 'British Dental Journal.' The connection between obesity and gum disease isn't as simple as cause-and-effect, said Andres Pinto,…

Study: Hair chemicals, dye tied to higher risk of breast cancer

Posted: Sat 7:16 PM, Dec 07, 2019 (WVLT) -- A new study said there is a potential link between chemicals found in hair products and a heightened risk of breast cancer. NBC News released the report, which was published in the International Journal of Cancer. "Women who reported using permanent hair dye or chemical straighteners…

Study Finds Intermittent Fasting This Way Could Prevent Heart Disease

We’re constantly told that exercising and eating a balanced diet are the best ways to avoid contracting any sort of metabolic diseases. But a new study has found that by simply changing the time you eat, you could reduce your chances of heart disease or diabetes. Researchers from the Salk Institute and the University of…

Permanent hair dyes and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

Using permanent hair dye and/or hair straightening products may increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer, a new study claims. The risk was found to particularly impact black women based on data from more than 46,700 women who participated in the Sister Study. All of the women were likewise at genetic risk of developing breast…

Notes on the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa

PHOTO: ICASA RWANDA Good politics and governance have everything to do with health – President Paul Kagame. The 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs on Africa commenced on Monday, the 2nd of December 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. The official opening ceremony of the biggest conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa was a gathering…

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Unsecured phone lines are ‘so easy to hack it’s scary,’ experts say

President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans on January 26, 2017. White House President Donald Trump reportedly uses unsecured phones for White House business, rather than encrypted phone services intended for top government officials, according…
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Computer game may help to predict reuse of opioids

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. The game, now being developed as an app, tests each patient's comfort with risk-taking, producing mathematical scores called betas long used by economists to measure consumers' willingness…

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer is here and it’s totally ’80s

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Arsenal boss Ljungberg jokes his only suit was at dry cleaners for Norwich game as he hits back at Man Utd hero Scholes

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG was gutted by Anthony Joshua's revelation he thinks Harry Kane would beat the Arsenal striker in a fight. The Gunners forward was reacting to a video online in which the heavyweight was asked who he thought would win fights between some of football's biggest stars. 1 Anthony Joshua thinks Harry Kane would beat…

Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVirginia Giuffre: "I knew I had to keep him happy"A US woman who says she was brought to Britain aged 17 to have sex with Prince Andrew has implored the British public to "stand beside her" and "not accept what has happened to her".Virginia Giuffre, one of…
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Art Basel: Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana eaten by artist

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