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Family history is one of a number of factors which can increase your chances of developing breast cancer. She said everything's going well for her - well enough that she spoke about her fight with breast cancer to a crowd of city officials and downtown merchants at the "Winning Wednesday Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on the steps of City Hall Wednesday evening.
  • Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

    Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

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    The families of two women who died while being transported to a mental health facility during Hurricane Florence are outraged at their deaths. The incident happened in the area of the Little Pee Dee River, which branches off from the Lumber River, in Mullins, South Carolina.
  • Daily aspirin use in older adults can spark adverse outcomes

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    The clinical trial, which ran from 2010 to 2014 and included 19,114 individuals 70 years and older from the US and Australia, found that a low daily dose of aspirin only marginally decreased a patient's risk of cardiovascular disease while significantly increasing the patient's risk of hemorrhage.
  • 'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey

    'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey

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    Twelve people have been infected during a Legionnaires disease outbreak in Hampton Beach, N.H. One of the individuals has died. Officials closed the hot tub spas at the Sands Hotel and the Harris Sea Ranch Motel in Hampton as a precaution because the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' is known to thrive in those environments, the state said.
  • West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth

    West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) made the announcement Thursday, saying all but one of the people diagnosed with the virus have been hospitalized. Health officials say the best ways to prevent West Nile are: using insect repellents containing DEET, emptying standing water from containers around your home, wearing long sleeves and trousers from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active and repairing damaged screens on windows and doors.
  • Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

    Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

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    The deal is expected to close during the second half of 2018. "PillPack's visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology", noted Jeff Wilke , Amazon CEO for worldwide consumer. The company serves patients who take multiple medications, sorting those medications into individual packets, so patients don't have sort the drugs themselves.
  • NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

    NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

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    Kathleen Wynne has come to the realization that the Liberals will not win the June 7th Provincial election. And strong mayors certainly don't guarantee successful government in big American centres, he said, citing New York's crumbling subway system and problems with policing in various locales south of the border.
  • Tobacco and Heart Disease

    Tobacco and Heart Disease

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    In Africa alone, some 146,000 adults aged 30 years and more die every year from tobacco-related diseases. When tobacco users die prematurely in their productive years, families lose loved ones and income, and economic development is negatively affected.
  • Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed

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    Overall, five deaths have been reported in Arkansas, California, Minnesota and NY. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is investigating the outbreak alongside the CDC, believes that the probable link to all these illnesses is romaine lettuce sourced from the winter growing areas in and around the Yuma region in Arizona.
  • What to eat to prevent cancer: new report

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    This is despite the fact that no link was found between BMI and the likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer. The report Diet, Nutrition , Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective examines a decade of research linking cancer prevention to diet and lifestyle, and is the third to address the subject.
  • FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves

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    Benzocaine-containing products sold over the counter to relieve babies' teething pain are too risky and should no longer be sold, the FDA said Wednesday . "Benzocaine, a local anesthetic, can cause a condition in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood is greatly reduced", FDA officials wrote in a drug safety update.
  • M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

    M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

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    These changes come with short term costs which are reflected in today's results", said Steve Rowe , Marks & Spencer CEO in a statement . As of the end of March, the retailer had 1,035 United Kingdom stores, made up of 300 clothing, home and food stores, 696 food-only stores and 39 outlets.