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  • Tobacco control plan for England published

    July 21, 2017 11:50 AM 3

    The plan aims to create a "smokefree generation" by reducing smoking rates through prevention and helping smokers to quit. While welcoming the plan's publication and aims, campaigners were quick to point out a lack of clear targets and issues around funding. "Cuts to public health budgets have left local authorities in a very difficult position and struggling

  • Cagayan de Oro City hospital to add new wing

    July 19, 2017 8:01 PM 5

    THE city-run JR Borja General Hospital will be adding another hospital wing to better serve the increasing number of patients. The Cagayan de Oro City Government and Department of Health (DOH) officials Wednesday, July 19, led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P70.5 million North Wing Building funded by the Health Facilities Enhancement Program of the DOH. The new building

  • Smokers targeted in HUGE Govt crackdown on cigarettes

    July 18, 2017 10:15 AM 6

    SMOKERS are set to be hit by an even bigger crackdown by the Government as it announced plans to get 1.5million Brits to quit in five years. The Government has announced plans to cut smoking rates to 12%, about 6 million of the UK population, by 2022 as part of its Tobacco Control Plan. At present, the proportion of smokers stands at 15.5%, around 7.5 million

  • Traces of West Nile Virus found in Aurora, Stouffville and Markham

    July 15, 2017 3:10 PM 5

    The wet weather in 2017 has made for ideal conditions for mosquitoes. Those pesky creatures aren’t harmless. Three mosquito traps in The Regional Municipality of York have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The traps were located in Aurora: near Yonge Street and Murray Drive, Markham: near McCowan Road and Hwy. 7 and Whitchurch-Stouffville close

  • Mysterious disease kills 9 children in Bangladesh

    July 13, 2017 8:19 AM 2

    DHAKA — At least nine children from an ethnic minority community have died of a mysterious disease in Bangladesh with doctors struggling to diagnose the cause of the deaths. Forty-six others were being treated at a specialized hospital in southeastern Bangladesh. All the children, who have died in four days, belong to the Tripura tribe. “The children

  • Loblaw recalls chicken nuggets over salmonella concern

    July 13, 2017 3:34 AM 2

    The grocery chain says some packages of President’s Choice pub recipe chicken nuggets may expose consumers to salmonella. BRAMPTON, ONT.—Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it is recalling select packages of chicken nuggets out of what “an abundance of caution.” The grocery chain says some packages of President’s Choice pub recipe chicken nuggets may expose consumers

  • 'Living Drug' That Fights Cancer By Harnessing The Immune System Clears Key Hurdle

    July 12, 2017 10:08 PM 6

    'Living Drug' That Fights Cancer By Harnessing The Immune System Clears Key Hurdle Image of a CAR-T cell (reddish) attacking a leukemia cell (green). These CAR-T lymphocytes are used for immunotherapy against cancer (CAR stands for chimeric antigen receptor). After the proliferation of the CAR-expressing T cells, they are transfused back into the patient

  • Do coffee drinkers live longer?

    July 12, 2017 3:01 PM 16

    I’ve got good news for coffee lovers. Two new published studies that included more than 700,000 people in America and 10 European countries linked coffee to a longer lifespan. In the European study, heavier coffee drinkers had a 7 to 12 percent lower risk of dying prematurely, particular from digestives diseases and stroke. In the American study, those

  • Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away — studies

    July 10, 2017 11:56 PM 25

    MIAMI, United States — Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major international studies Monday. Experts cautioned, however, that the US and European reports, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, failed to show that coffee was truly

  • CPR Training Will Be Held In Putnam

    July 10, 2017 5:16 PM 23

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services will offer a CPR/AED training course for the public on Wednesday, July 26, in Patterson. The training course, which is open to all, will provide training in both adult and pediatric CPR, choking management and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The course, which