Notable News for the Week: June 8th, 2018
New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors in Woman with Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer: https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2018/06/04/new-immunotherapy-treatment-removes-all-tumors-in-woman-with-advanced-metastatic-breast-cancer/#5f0740561005
New immunotherapy treatment caused woman’s cancer to go into remission; she is still in remission 22 months later.
CDC: Suicide Rates Rising Across U.S.: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20180607/cdc-suicide-rates-rising-across-us
CDC reports that suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
Oldest Bubonic Plague Genome Decoded: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180608085625.htm
Two 3,800-year-old genomes suggest a Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague.
Opioid Antidote Naloxone Recalled: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/news/20180606/opioid-antidote-naloxone-recalled
The Food and Drug Administration states the recall was triggered by the possibility of loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger, which could pose health risks.
Scientists ID Source of Damaging Inflammation After Heart Attack: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180607120721.htm
Scientists have found a type of immune cell that spurs damaging inflammation to the heart following a heart attack.
New Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood in Missouri Alarm Health Care Advocates: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/07/planned-parenthood-defunded-healthcare-providers/680472002/
The proposed budget, which restricts funding to any facility that offers abortion services, is currently under review and awaiting comments and amendments.