Cancer is always a tough word to hear, even tougher when that cancer is affecting kids. One Billings family is celebrating a victory over the disease, while also trying to help fighting the battle.
Some 2,500 people took off their clothes on Saturday to pose for U.S. photographic artist Spencer Tunick at Sydney's Bondi Beach in an effort to raise awareness about skin cancer. Tunick, known for staging mass nude photo shoots at world landmarks, used a megaphone to direct attendees into several poses on the beach before many took a naked dip in the ocean. The New York-based artist collaborated with a charity on the naked art installation in a bid to raise awareness about melanoma, Australia's fourth most common form of cancer.
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An Illinois resident won her case against the company Sterigenics – but other sufferers’ lawsuits hang in the balance
"I feel hugely let down. I can't even watch the show now," Jonnie Irwin said after claiming Channel 4's A Place In the Sun dropped him after revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis
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While the contagion levels of new subvariants give pause for concern, an even more worrisome aspect is BQ.1.1's resistance to our natural antibodies.
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Former surgeon general Jerome Adams and his wife, Lacey, often find themselves talking about what they have named the "Trump Effect." It followed them from Washington to their home in the Indianapolis suburbs. They felt it when he was exploring jobs in academia, where he would receive polite rejections from university officials who worried that someone who served in the administration of the former president would be badly received by their left-leaning student bodies. They felt it when corporat
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"There's really nothing, to me, more fascinating than this nuance of facial expression," said Dr. Patrick Byrne. "It really is what makes us human."
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Medical researchers believe they've finally found the cause of Bruce Lee's mysterious death almost 50 years ago.
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My grandmother and mother died of breast cancer. Despite my history, my doctor insisted I had nothing to worry about.
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The XBB variant has climbed to 3.1% of new COVID cases nationwide, the CDC now estimates.
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'It's tone deaf': Family practice doctors in Ontario baffled by ministry memo asking them to stay open longer
A notice from the Ontario’s Ministry of Health, asking primary care providers to stay open seven days a week in an effort to ease wait times in hospitals, is being met with disbelief by many medical workers.
A high-protein diet, strength-training, and sleeping enough are key when it comes to achieving body recomposition.
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The first drug to reverse dementia will be a wasted opportunity unless Britain dramatically improves diagnosis rates, experts have warned.
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The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network calls it the most severe action it can take against a hospital.
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Migraines are one of the biggest medical mysteries, but researchers observed a common occurrence, happening in the brain of those who suffer from it.
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“Legislators think, women are healthy, they’re going to have a baby, and they can come off Medicaid. They don’t think that other illnesses and disease processes can exist in pregnant women.”
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About 2,500 people were invited to pose naked at Sydney's Bondi Beach. Spencer Tunick's photo shoot was aimed at raising awareness about skin cancer.
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STORY: At a hospital in Kenya's capital Nairobi, surgeons are preparing a patient for reconstructive surgery.She is a survivor of female genital mutilation, or FGM, and requested anonymity."I was nine years old. I did not know about anything, I was just told that I will be taken for a, like something to make me a complete woman."Instead, the police officer says she was left feeling incomplete.That's why she was one of around 60 women who recently came forward for free clitoris reconstruction surgery."This surgery is very important to me because being a woman who has undergone FGM, I basically feel like I am incomplete. There are things that other girls enjoy that I don't. It has really put my esteem so down."FGM is practiced in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.It involves the partial removal of the external or visible part of the clitoris.U.S. surgeon Dr Marci Bowers was brought in by Clitoraid for the two-week surgery initiative.She has operated on hundreds of Kenyan women during two previous visits.She said the clitoris is around 11 centimeters long with much of it inside the body. She described FGM as like "cutting the tip of the iceberg"."But, beneath the surface is the iceberg and so, what we do in our surgeries is bring the 'iceberg' or clitoral body to the surface so that it can be realized and sensate."According to the United Nations, one in five Kenyan women and girls aged between 15 and 49 have undergone FGM.Bowers said her patients most often describe the reconstruction as "life-changing" and say it has given them a chance to reclaim their womanhood.
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Minnesota mom allegedly took son’s blood, forced siblings to dispose of it in scheme to fake illness
A Minnesota woman allegedly stole her son's blood and abused her other two children, authorities said. She now faces charges of child torture, stalking.
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A new study examined whether high-density lipoprotein cholesterol offered health benefits against cardiovascular events. The study compared health records between two race groups.
Cardio or stretching isn't the best way to warm-up for a workout. Here's what you should do instead, according to a personal trainer.
"Movement prep," which can include exercises like deadbugs and glute bridges, better prepares your body for a workout, trainer Luke Worthington said.