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New study suggests lowering colorectal cancer screening age by 5 years


wutwhanfoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Most people are advised to begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, but a new study suggests lowering the age to 45. The authors of the study, published in the journal Cancer, found that while, overall, rates for colorectal cancer are dropping, the same can’t be said for people under 50. In fact, they found that …

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New Jersey pizzeria is using its boxes to help find missing pets

Angelo’s Pizza(NEW YORK) — Forget tacking a “Lost Pet” flyer on your neighborhood lamppost. A New Jersey pizzeria has re-imagined how to help reunite lost animals with their owners. John Sanfratello, owner of Angelo’s Pizza in Matawan, New Jersey, came up with the idea to attach missing animal flyers to the top of their pizza delivery boxes to help make …

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Watchdog: Border protection stored enough fentanyl to kill 794 million, but isn’t doing enough to protect its agents

iStock(NEW YORK) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stored enough fentanyl in the past year to kill an estimated 794 million people, and now a government watchdog office is warning that the agency is “unnecessarily jeopardizing the lives” of its own agents by not sufficiently protecting them from accidental exposure to the lethal synthetic opioid. In a report released …

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EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

iStock(NEW YORK) — The Environmental Protection Agency is not banning a pesticide linked to developmental issues in children, the agency announced this week despite years of calls to pull it from use, saying further study of its effects is needed. Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide used mostly on fruit and other produce. California and some other states have moved to ban …

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Mosquito milestone: use bacteria and radiation to eliminate the bugs

iStockBY: Dr. Laith AlexanderIs repellent just not doing the trick to rid you of mosquitoes this summer? What about a different approach, like infecting the critters with bacteria topped up with a dose of radiation? It’s a serious idea. Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University in China and Michigan State University have used the technique to all but eradicate the world’s …

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Broken heart syndrome found more commonly in people with cancer, study shows

ktsimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — One in six people with broken heart syndrome had cancer, according to an international study across nine countries, including the U.S. The findings were published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Broken heart syndrome, otherwise known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome, is a real phenomenon. Emotional or physical stress causes the heart …

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Florida to require mental health courses in public schools beginning in sixth grade

recep-bg/iStock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Florida public schools will now be required to offer at least five hours of mental health instruction to all students in sixth through 12th grades every year. The state Board of Education unanimously voted on Wednesday to approve the new requirements, which are part of a mental health initiative spearheaded by Florida first lady Casey DeSantis, the …

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How to keep your pets safe and cool in a heat wave

Chalabala/iStock(NEW YORK) — With an extreme heat wave set to bake the U.S. from New York City all the way to Kansas City for the next few days, here are some ways to keep your four-legged and furry family members safe and cool as the temperatures outside soar. The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty released guidelines for …

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Carrie Underwood opens up about her workout routine after giving birth

John Shearer/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Between her family, her music career and her clothing brand, country superstar Carrie Underwood definitely keeps busy. And just months after having her second child, her life is back in full swing. “It takes a while to feel like yourself again,” she told ABC News’ Good Morning America. At the event for her brand CALIA by …

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Feds charge pharma execs, pharmacists with conspiring to distribute controlled substances

Darwin Brandis/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two former pharmaceutical executives and two pharmacists were charged on Thursday by federal prosecutors in Ohio with conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Anthony Rattini, the former president of pharmaceutical distributor Miami-Luken and James Barclay, the former compliance officer of Miami-Luken were charged alongside pharmacists Devonna Miller-West and Samuel “Randy” Ballengee, according to court documents. In one …

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