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Study: Strong connection exists between Parkinson's and melanoma

Study: Strong connection exists between Parkinson's and melanoma

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SATURDAY, July 8, 2017 -- People with Parkinson's disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma skin cancer, and conversely, people with melanoma have a fourfold higher risk of getting Parkinson's, researchers report. Although doctors have known about the connection between these diseases, they still don't know why having one increases the risk of the other."Future research should focus on identifying common genes, immune responses and environmental exposures that may link these two diseases," said study first author Dr. Lauren Dalvin, who's with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn."If we can pinpoint the cause of the association between Parkinson's disease and melanoma, we will be better able to counsel patients and families about their risk of developing one disease in ...
This Caramelized Onion Dip has All the Taste, but Half the Calories

This Caramelized Onion Dip has All the Taste, but Half the Calories

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Tired of busting thousands of calories on regular onion dip? We ditch the sour cream for Greek yogurt all the while maintaining its richness. Sour cream is usually full of calories. So, by using Greek yogurt, we lighten it up. Greek yogurt is a fantastic source of protein, calcium, and probiotic cultures. Caramelized onions are not only delicious, they also have folic acid, a B vitamin that our bodies use to make new cells. And they give your dip a smidge of fiber. The nutmeg provides essential antioxidants and, with only a teaspoon of sugar, this is a healthy condiment fit for any kind of event. Watch this video to learn how to make our caramelized onion dip. Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Mother of organ donor meets recipient at his daughter's wedding

Mother of organ donor meets recipient at his daughter's wedding

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Kellye Pummill will never get to see her deceased daughter, Marissa Pummill, walk down the aisle but she did get to watch the man whose life was saved by one of Marissa Pummill’s organs walk his own daughter down the aisle. “It was bittersweet,” Kellye Pummill, of Mesa, Arizona, said of attending Kiasa VanCleave’s wedding last month in Idaho. “And very emotional.” Kellye Pummill’s daughter took her own life in October 2014 at the age of 21. Just one week after her death, Marissa Pummill’s liver was transplanted into VanCleave’s dad, Troy Westover. “It means that she lives on. She lives on in six other people,” Kellye Pummill said of her daughter, whose organs were donated to six people in total. "Troy would have never been able to walk his daughter down the aisle." Troy Westover, 43,
GOP leader says he'll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

GOP leader says he'll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But he's also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder. "If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur," McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday. It was one of his most explicit concessions that a top priority for President Donald Trump and the entire GOP, erasing much of Obama's landmark 2010 statute, might fall short. He provided no details during remarks he made at a Rotary Club lunch in a deep-red, conservative rural area of southern Kentucky. Previously, other Republicans have said that if their broad drive to d...
Vulnerable 'playing Russian roulette' choosing care

Vulnerable 'playing Russian roulette' choosing care

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Vulnerable people are playing "Russian roulette" when they need care in England, campaigners warn, as a quarter of services are failing on safety.The Care Quality Commission said drug errors, lack of staff and falls were major problems, after inspecting 24,000 services.Nursing homes had the worst problems, with a third falling short on safety.The CQC said the failings across services for the elderly and disabled were "completely unacceptable".The findings mark the completion of the first round of inspections under the "tougher" system launched in 2014 amid concerns problems were going undetected.One million vulnerable people use care services - either getting their fees paid by councils or funding it themselves.More than 200,000 of them live in nursing homes, which had the most serious pro...