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“That's pretty much when my journey started with cancer.”AdvertisementIn 2021, at the age of 34, 14 years after her abnormal bleeding first started, Grant-Noonan was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer. Eliminating cervical cancer with vaccinesRates of cervical cancer are dropping thanks to the roll-out of vaccines in pre-teens against the human papillomavirus that causes the majority of cases, with the World Health Organization aiming to eliminate the disease by the end of the century. AdvertisementGrant-Noonan had two false negative pap smears before being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Avi-Grant-NoonanSpreading awareness of cervical cancer gives Grant-Noonan a sense of purposeOnce she was diagnosed, Grant-Noonan saw a gynecological oncologist within two weeks. Educating people about cervical cancer and how to prevent it through her involvement with Cervivor , a nonprofit network of cervical cancer survivors, has given Grant-Noonan a sense of purpose, she said.
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“A convoy that had food on it, heading to the northern parts of the Gaza Strip. In the wake of the strike on February 5, UNRWA decided to stop sending convoys to northern Gaza. The UN estimates that 300,000 people are still living in northern Gaza, with very little assistance. “Because of the level of desperation in Gaza, people would see an aid convoy, they would come to the aid convoy, take the stuff from the aid convoy,” Touma told CNN. “By the time we get the approval, the aid convoy is empty.”Other routes are impassable due to debris and craters, satellite imagery reviewed by CNN shows.
Persons: ” Juliette Touma, CNN’s, Al Rashid, ” Touma, Thomas White, Tom White, , ” Janina Dill, it’s, , Philippa Greer, COGAT, Abed Zagout, Israel “, Craig Jones, ” Jones, ” Gianluca Mezzofiore, Jennifer Hansler Organizations: UN, CNN CNN, United Nations, CNN, UNRWA, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, Ministry of Health, Al, X, Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics, Law, US State Department, , Government, Planet Labs, Food, Getty, Palestine Red Crescent Society, Health Organization, International Court of Justice, Newcastle University Locations: Gaza, Israel, Wadi Gaza, Palestinian, “ Israel, Al, Gaza City, Rafah, Egypt, Anadolu, French, Palestine, United Kingdom
Nasser hospital had been the largest functioning hospital in the enclave before Israeli forces raided it last Thursday after days of intense bombardment. Nasser hospital in the city of Khan Younis, Gaza, on December 22, 2020. Dr. Hatem said he was one of the five doctors allowed to return and care for the patients. On Sunday and Monday, 32 patients in critical condition were evacuated from Nasser hospital, OCHA said. On Saturday, a Palestinian surgeon trapped inside Nasser hospital warned that all the ICU patients would die – a grim prospect that Dr. Hatem is anticipating.
Persons: Nasser, ” Dr, Hatem Raba, , Ashraf Al, Qidra, Hatem, , Khan Younis, Abed Zagout, Dr, OCHA Organizations: CNN, Palestinian Ministry of Health, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, Gaza’s Ministry of Health, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Health Ministry, United Nations Office, Humanitarian Affairs, World Health Organization, WHO, Palestine Red Crescent Society, Red Crescent Society Locations: Gaza, Khan, Palestine, Rafah, Nasser, Khan Younis, Palestinian
Israeli forces raided the grounds of the facility — one of the last and largest hospitals still in operation in Gaza — late Thursday. Gaza’s Health Ministry said on Friday that the electric generators powering the hospital had stopped, and that five patients had died as a result. Before the raid, the Israeli military ordered an evacuation of thousands of displaced people who had taken shelter at the hospital. Israel has repeatedly said that Hamas uses hospitals for military activities, a claim Hamas regularly denies. On Friday, the Israeli military said medication bearing the names of Israeli hostages had been discovered during a search.
Persons: Khan Younis, indescribable ”, Israel, , Moshe Tetro, Tetro Organizations: Nasser Medical Center, World Health Organization, Nasser, Health, Ministry, Hamas Locations: Khan Younis, Gaza, Khan, Israel, Qatar
“Our results indicated that there was no difference between the weekend warrior pattern and regularly active pattern in abdominal and general adiposity (fat),” Zhang said in an email. The average weekend warrior workout was of higher intensity and longer duration than weekday workouts by people in the study, Zhang said. In fact, weekend warriors in the study spent 147.6 minutes — almost the entire recommendation for a week — in each exercise session over the two-day period. That perseverance paid off when it came to belly fat, the study found. “On a high level, this study reaffirms the old adage about physical activity and health: any activity is better than no activity, said Tchang, who was not involved in the research.
Persons: , Lihua Zhang, ” Zhang, Zhang, Andrew Freeman, , Freeman, Martin Novak, Beverly Tchang, Tchang Organizations: CNN’s, CNN, World Health Organization, United, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Jewish Health, National Health, Getty, Control, Weill Cornell Medicine Locations: United States, Beijing, Denver , Colorado, New York City
Celal Gunes | Anadolu | Getty ImagesIsraeli strikes across Gaza killed at least 18 people overnight and into Sunday, according to medics and witnesses, as the United States said it would veto another draft U.N. cease-fire resolution. The U.S., Israel's top ally, instead hopes to broker a cease-fire agreement and hostage release between Israel and Hamas, and envisions a wider resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, he said there are still about 200 patients in the hospital, including 20 who need urgent referrals to other hospitals. Israel says it has arrested over 100 suspected militants, including 20 who it says participated in Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel, without providing evidence. He also said Israel has not presented specific evidence for its claims that Hamas is diverting U.N. aid.
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War in Israel and Gaza View All 209 ImagesThe Health Ministry in Gaza said on Friday that five patients at the hospital died in intensive care as a result of power outages and the cessation of oxygen supply. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was trying to reach Nasser Hospital, after the Israeli raid. The Gaza Health Ministry said earlier this week that there were 10,000 people sheltering at the hospital but many had left because they feared the Israeli raid was imminent. Gaza's health authorities said Israel had forced out dozens of staff, patients, displaced people and families of medical staff sheltering in the Nasser hospital. The Gaza health ministry said Israeli forces inside Nasser Hospital forced women and children to go into the maternity department, which it had turned into a military area.
Persons: Nidal, Tarik Jasarevic, Nasser, Israel, Ashraf Al, Rida, Khan Younis, Gabriella Tetrault, Farber, Michael Georgy, Sharon Singleton Organizations: Hamas, Nasser, Health Ministry, World Health Organization, WHO, Nasser Hospital, Gaza Health Ministry, Hospital Locations: CAIRO, Rafah, Israel, Gaza, Iran, Palestinian, Israeli, Beit Hanoun
Israeli special forces were combing southern Gaza’s largest hospital in search of hostages’ remains on Friday, as Gazan officials announced that a power outage at the medical center had caused the deaths of five Palestinians in the critical care unit. Gaza’s Health Ministry said that electric generators had cut out and that all power was lost at the hospital but did not specify the reason. The ministry said on Facebook that the Israeli military was in control of the complex, which it entered early Thursday. The Israeli military said in a statement on Friday that during its search of the hospital, it had detained dozens of people for questioning. It also said its troops had found mortar shells and grenades belonging to Hamas in the area.
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CNN —Amy Schumer is sharing a health update to raise awareness and redirect rude commenters. I’ve enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right, it is puffier than normal right now,” she wrote in an Instagram post. Schumer continued her post, writing, “I also believe a woman doesn’t need any excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation. “Maybe just maybe we can focus on that for a little.”Season 2 of “Life & Beth” is streaming now.
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Paulo Cesar Gomes, a 56-year-old entomologist, found some mosquito larvae swimming in shallow rainwater inside a car bumper. Captured mosquitos and larvae are kept alive and brought to a city laboratory to be tested for dengue. At locations with positive tests, health agents spray the walls with a product that kills mosquitos and then monitor the location for weeks. In Rio, more than 80% of mosquito breeding sites are located in residential properties, health officials say. Health workers and volunteers went door to door, pacing up and down the narrow streets of Rio's Tabajara working-class neighborhood, or favela, to spread the word.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewAmy Schumer has responded to comments speculating on her appearance during recent interviews, explaining that her face is "puffier than normal" due to endometriosis. And you're right it is puffier than normal right now." "There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now, but I'm okay," Schumer added. In September 2021, Schumer underwent surgery to remove her uterus and appendix as a treatment for endometriosis.
Persons: , Amy Schumer, I've, Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Gene David, Chris Fischer Organizations: Service, Business, World Health Organization, WHO, American College of Obstetricians, endometriosis
Omicron subvariant JN.1 is causing nearly all new coronavirus cases in the U.S., according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The strain, which was responsible for just over 3% of infections in mid-November, has virtually taken over the COVID-19 variant scene in the U.S. in recent months. It was responsible for more than 96% of new infections over the past two weeks, according to the estimates . JN.1, which is closely related to BA.2.86, or “pirola,” is also the top variant globally. But the levels, which reflect both symptomatic and asymptomatic infections, are trending downward.
Organizations: subvariant, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, WHO, CDC Locations: U.S
“Troops located weapons inside the hospital and apprehended dozens of terror suspects,” the Israeli military claimed in a statement on Friday. The Israeli military also said it had found weapons inside the facility, including mortar shells and grenades, releasing a low-resolution photograph of the alleged weapons stash. Palestinian patients evacuated from Nasser Hospital have been arriving in Rafah. “The military raid at Nasser Medical Complex and reports emerging from the hospitals are deeply alarming,” World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said in Geneva on Friday. “Patients, health workers, and civilians seeking refuge deserve safety, not peril in places of healing.
Persons: Khan Younis, Nasser, Mohammed Salem, Tarik Jasarevic, , Jasarevic, , Daniel Hagari, hadn’t, ” Hagari, Hagari Organizations: CNN, Nasser Hospital, Ministry of Health, Health of Organization, WHO, Nasser, Israel Defense Forces, “ Troops, IDF, Health Organization, Hamas, MSF Locations: Khan, Gaza, Israel, Nasser, Rafah, Mohammed, Geneva
The latest COVID-19 wave in the U.S. appears to have peaked and started retreating, but concerns over a new variant are always lurking. Data indicates the latest increase in COVID-19 activity was significantly lower – and significantly less dangerous – than the COVID-19 surges the U.S. saw early in the pandemic. There are also concerns beyond just surviving a coronavirus infection, such as long COVID and the risks posed by reinfection . Meanwhile, as is always the case with COVID-19, there’s the possibility a new variant could change everything. Yet despite those changes, existing immunity from vaccines and previous infections still provides good protection,” the CDC said.
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It remains unclear how or when a ground offensive would unfold, and that uncertainty is adding to anxiety among Palestinians in Rafah about where to go and what to do. Israeli military action in Rafah “has already led to and will result in further large scale killing, harm and destruction,” the government said in its request to the World Court. “We cannot afford an Israeli attack on Rafah… We cannot stand by and let this continue,” he said. Palestinians inspect damaged buildings after Israeli airstrikes on Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on February 12, 2024. They told us this area was safe… they told us Rafah was safe.
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Dr. Joseph Maroon is an 83-year-old practicing neurosurgeon and triathlete, who got fit in his 40s. He has made many changes to improve his longevity and health, aside from eating well and exercising. AdvertisementAn 83-year-old doctor and triathlete who got fit and healthy in his 40s told Business Insider what he believes are his longevity secrets, aside from just exercising and eating well. Get enough sleepConsistently getting enough sleep is also important for longevity, Maroon said. AdvertisementQuality sleep is known to have a variety of health health benefits.
Persons: Joseph Maroon, , Maroon, ” Maroon, , Agnes Fenton, BI’s Gabby Landsverk Organizations: Service, Business, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Aviv Clinics, Aging Consortium, Research, World Health Organization, Blood Institute Locations: Aviv
When Covid-19 finally got me, here’s what I did next
  + stars: | 2024-02-12 | by ( Katia Hetter | )   time to read: +9 min
Story highlights Getting a Covid-19 vaccination reduces risk of hospitalization or death All should have a plan in the event of infection, our medical expert advises There are treatments available for patients not eligible for PaxlovidCNN —Covid-19 finally got me. There are more key points I want to emphasize: The Covid-19 vaccine is not going to protect you 100% from contracting the virus. That’s because the viral load may not be high enough initially to trigger a positive test. You should also consider getting tested for the flu, as antiviral treatments are available for influenza, too. Wen: Individuals who test positive should stay home for at least five days and isolate from others, according to CDC guidance.
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(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview aired on Sunday that "enough" of the 132 remaining Israeli hostages held in Gaza are alive to justify Israel's ongoing war in the region. Asked how many of the hostages are still alive, Netanyahu said "enough to warrant the kind of efforts that we're doing. War in Israel and Gaza View All 206 ImagesNetanyahu also said that one Palestinian civilian has been killed for every Hamas fighter killed in Gaza. The World Health Organization has described the Palestinian Health Ministry system for reporting casualties as "very good" and U.N. agencies regularly cite its death toll figures. Hamas gunmen killed 1,200 Israelis and took around 250 hostages back to Gaza in an Oct. 7 assault that triggered the conflict.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Jasper Ward, Leah Douglas, Paul Simao Organizations: Reuters, Health, World Health Organization, Palestinian Health Ministry Locations: Gaza, Israel
Can Vending Machines Help Curb STDs?
  + stars: | 2024-02-07 | by ( Steven Ross Johnson | Feb. | At P.M. | )   time to read: +5 min
Vending machines offering tests for sexually transmitted infections hold promise as a way to reach people with sexual health services, according to a study that comes on the heels of recent increases in STIs in both the U.S. and England. For the study, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, researchers analyzed data associated with nearly a dozen vending machines in two regions of England that were stocked with free kits to help detect chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV. Approximately 6% of the STI tests were positive for chlamydia, while 2.5% tested positive for gonorrhea, according to the study. A total of four samples tested positive for HIV, though they were from people already known to be HIV positive, and three tests came back positive for syphilis antibodies. Previous research suggests vending machines that offer self-tests for HIV can lead to increased uptake in testing among men who have sex with men, and the latest study adds to those findings.
Persons: , what’s, , Aaron Glatt, Glatt Organizations: U.S, World Health Organization, The Washington Post, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Society of America Locations: STIs, England, Black, U.S, Mount Sinai South Nassau, New York
By Ricardo Brito and Anthony BoadleBRASILIA (Reuters) - Dengue fever has surged in Brazil's hot rainy season, forcing health authorities to take emergency measures and start mass vaccination against the mosquito-borne illness. In the first five weeks of this year 364,855 cases of infection have been reported, the Health Ministry said, four times more than dengue cases in the same period of 2023. The rapid spread of dengue has caused 40 confirmed deaths, the ministry said, and a further 265 are being investigated. The Health Ministry has set up an emergency center to coordinate operations against dengue across Brazil. Dengue fever symptoms include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and an itching skin rash.
Persons: Ricardo Brito, Anthony Boadle BRASILIA, Qdenga, Tedros Adhanom, Anthony Boadle, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Reuters, Health Ministry, Federal, Army, Brazilian Air Force, World Health Organization, WHO, El Locations: Brazil, Minas Gerais, Brasilia, Brasilia ., Rio de Janeiro, Europe, America
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro has declared a public health emergency because of an outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever, the city said in its official gazette on Monday, just days before Carnival celebrations kick off across Brazil. Since the beginning of 2024, the municipality has registered more than 10,000 dengue cases. On Monday, the Brazilian air force set up a 60-bed field hospital in the Federal District in Ceilandia that was due to begin treating patients. In such cases, dengue can be fatal. In March 2023, Brazil approved a vaccine against dengue and became the first country in the world to offer a dengue vaccine through the public health system, according to the health ministry.
Persons: Brig, Marcelo Kanitz Damascene, Eduardo Paes, “ cariocas, , ” Paes Organizations: RIO DE, Federal, World Health Organization, WHO, Rio Locations: RIO DE JANEIRO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rio, Minas Gerais, Goias, Federal, Ceilandia
Opinion | The Reasons for Covid Vaccine Hesitancy
  + stars: | 2024-02-04 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
To the Editor:Re “Covid Vaccine Hesitancy Is Getting Worse,” by Danielle Ofri (Opinion guest essay, Jan. 31):Unfortunately, Dr. Ofri’s language here embodies the misguided approach that too many in the medical community have taken during and after the pandemic, severely eroding our patients’ trust in public health. Reasonable people can disagree about the utility of Covid vaccine boosters in otherwise healthy adults. Indeed the World Health Organization is not recommending updated Covid boosters for otherwise healthy adults or children. Thus, the almost 80 percent of American adults who chose not to get boosted this winter are not suffering from the “heebie-jeebies.” They are making a rational decision that is in line with that made by European health agencies that likewise don’t support universal Covid boosters (a policy that, in my mind, is strongly supported by the current scientific evidence). To suggest otherwise is harmful to the trust we physicians are trying to restore with our patients after the pandemic.
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Editor’s Note: Michael Bociurkiw (@WorldAffairsPro) is a global affairs analyst and former UNICEF spokesperson for Gaza and the West Bank. But UNRWA funding differs from other UN agencies such as UNICEF, in that it’s mostly dependent on government funding. And that’s why countries pulling funding — as they have done this past week — is such a potentially fatal blow to its operations. Tiny Jordan already hosts at least 2 million Palestinians, including many from Gaza who arrived decades ago. Note: This op-ed has been updated to reflect the latest number of UNRWA employees Israel alleges were associated with Hamas’ October 7 attack.
Persons: Michael Bociurkiw, Read, Michael Bociurkiw Chrystia Chudczak, Khan Younis, Mohammed Talatene, Israel —, there’s, Abed Zagout, Tiny Jordan, Ashraf Amra Organizations: UNICEF, West Bank, CNN, United Nations, UNICEF —, Toyota, Cruisers, United Nations Relief, Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, Israel Defense Forces, UNRWA, West, UN, Assembly, Palestinian Authority, UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, Getty, World Health Organization Locations: Gaza, East, Children’s, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Philadelphia, City, Canada, Germany, Rafa, Anadolu, Egypt, Qatar, Deir al Balah
Colorectal cancer deaths among younger people in Europe are forecast to rise by around a third in rise by around a third in 2024. Obesity, low levels of physical activity, and alcohol might be partly to blame, scientists say. Cancer researchers from the University of Milan, Italy, predicted that colorectal cancer deaths among people aged 25 to 49 will rise significantly in the EU and the UK this year compared to 2018. AdvertisementAlthough they estimated that deaths from colorectal cancer will fall overall in 2024, this is the first year they have predicted a rise in colorectal cancer deaths among younger people. More people drinking alcohol, which has been linked to early-onset colorectal cancer, and less physical activity could also be factors, the study said.
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Dry January “was the perfect eye-opener.”Now sober, Montejano has adopted several tactics to keep herself on track: talking to a therapist, journaling and drinking nonalcoholic beverages like mocktails. By comparison, a 12-ounce glass of beer contains about 5% alcohol, according to the CDC. “The nonalcoholic beverages have a lot of the cues that are associated with real alcoholic beverages,” she said. “Are you reaching those goals with nonalcoholic beverages?” she said. Ultimately, going sober can have social ramifications, so it’s important to surround yourself with people who can support you.
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