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Rob Ford Diagnosed With ‘Aggressive’ Abdominal Cancer

The Toronto mayor has severe health problems. He was diagnosed with a form of cancer called pleomorphic liposarcoma and a “rare” and “difficult” tumor in his abdomen. Cohen said that the tumor, which measures 12 by 12 centimeters, is not affecting any of Ford’s major organs, the Globe and Mail reports. Doctors also found a second [...]

This would be the first blood test that could detect clinical detection. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed the first blood test that analyzes levels of nine blood biomarkers associated with adult clinical depression. The results of their study were published Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The test looks at levels of nine RNA [...]

The National Football League says a quarter of its players eventually get dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or other cognitive disabilities. The report said 28 percent of the “overall player population” and a third of the 5,000 plaintiffs who sued the league, will be diagnosed with cognitive impairment during their lifetime, according to the court filings. [...]

Mindfulness-based stress reduction could reduce the intensity and duration of migraines in adults. Researchers at Harvard and Wake Forest knew that MBSR had been shown to treat other forms of recurring pain, yet had never been tested on migraines. They conducted a preliminary experiment featuring 19 migraineurs: nine received normal treatment, ten were prescribed MBSR. [...]

A new estimate from U.S. scientists strikes me as the most realistic one yet. The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping [...]

Here is a statement from Humber River Hospital. Earlier today Mayor Rob Ford attended Humber River Hospital’s Church Street Emergency Department, complaining of abdominal pains that have persisted for at least three months and have become worse in the last 24 hours. Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor. The [...]

When Joan Rivers went for a routine endoscopy August 28 a doctor noticed “something” on her vocal chords. Another doctor who arrived with her entourage offered to perform a biopsy which, according to the New York Daily News, caused her air supply to be cut off. Such a procedure is not supposed to be performed [...]

The New York City Health Department wants to know the circumstances that led to Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest when she was undergoing an outpatient procedure. Spokesman James O’Hare said Thursday that the department is looking into “the whole matter.” He declined to discuss specifics. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator was hospitalized last week [...]

Melissa Rivers says her mom is now in a private room at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Rivers said in a statement on Wednesday that “my mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support.” Rivers was taken [...]

Joan Rivers is being brought out of her medically-induced coma. Her family is considering a lawsuit over the procedure that was taking place when she stopped breathing. “The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday,” a source close to the family told the Daily News. “There is real concern that the part of [...]

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