Health


Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren’t made

Social Security this year will spend more than it takes in, the program's trustees said in a new report Tuesday that signals the official beginning of the program's slide into insolvency. About 23 percent of older married couples rely on Social Security as their main source of income, according to the program. "The administration's economic agenda - tax cuts, regulatory reform, and improved trade agreements - will generate the long-term growth needed to help secure these programs and lead ...


Miss America eliminates swimsuit competition and won’t judge contestants on physical appearance

Miss America eliminates swimsuit competition and won’t judge contestants on physical appearance

On Tuesday morning, the official twitter account of Cara Mund, Miss America 2018, further underlined these changes by posting a video of a disappearing bikini. The trio takes over for the leaders of the Miss America Organization who resigned in December after the Huffington Post revealed that leaders and employees had sent emails disparaging pageant contestants, including references to their weight and sex lives.


Many women with early breast cancer may not need chemo, study finds

Many women with early breast cancer may not need chemo, study finds

The team of doctors complemented the cell treatment with "a range of new immunotherapy drugs called "checkpoint inhibitors", Sky News reports , "designed to overcome a cancer's ability to shield itself from the immune system". Targeted cancer drugs are formulated to match specific mutations seen in specific cancers. However, these are the results from a single patient and much larger trials will be needed to confirm the findings.


New Therapy Helps Woman Beat Terminal Breast Cancer

New Therapy Helps Woman Beat Terminal Breast Cancer

The study, which has been closely followed by many oncologists worldwide who have been using earlier findings to guide their treatment of patients since the study began in 2006, was praised by cancer research advocates as progress made possible by cutting-edge advances in genomics.


Final weekend of campaigning in Ontario

Final weekend of campaigning in Ontario

Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford was less focused on Wynne's admission. Wynne herself, in a postmortem interview with Cynthia Mulligan of CityNews , said that she would stay on as MPP for her riding of Don Valley West if she wins it. Tory leader Doug Ford had little to say about the announcement, noting only that the election is about change and people are fed up. The move did not sit well with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who accused Wynne of "playing a unsafe game" that could propel the Tories ...


Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread

Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread

Sixteen African green monkeys (AGMs) were injected a lethal dose of the virus and 12 of them were given m102.4 either 1,3 or 5 days after exposure and again after two days. As Nipah virus encephalitis can be transmitted from person to person, standard infection control practices and proper barrier nursing techniques are important in preventing hospital acquired infections.There are no vaccines available at present.