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“The cave of the lion: Can convince the healthy effervescent “water drop?

The idea to “water drop” had the Austrians Martin Murray: He wanted to create a healthy micro drink, of pleasure in the Drink. Cube-Shaped Effervescent Tablets In the case of the micro drinks are small cube-shaped effervescent tablets, the fruit and plant extracts contain, and boring water-a tasty drink to make. Under the Slogan “cross-pollinated your water” is to help […]

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Cancer patients who need tumours removed face delays getting into crowded hospitals

Some cancer patients who need tumours removed cannot be admitted to hospital on time because of a lack of beds, a doctors’ conference has been warned. Dr Clive Kilgallen, a consultant in Sligo, said cancellations due to overcrowding were not just for patients suffering with conditions like a hernia. In some cases, scheduled admission of waiting list patients had ground […]

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Skip the dispensary? Vancouver company offers illegal marijuana delivery service

A Vancouver company is offering “premium marijuana” delivery right to your door — and breaking the province’s cannabis laws while doing so. Pot Dash says it can deliver several different strains of cannabis within city limits in an hour or less to those who simply place a phone call and share two pieces of ID. An operator contacted by Global […]

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Antibiotics: How much is too much?

New research has, for the first time, provided guidance on the amount of antibiotics that can safely be prescribed without generating resistant superbugs. The study, led by NHS Grampian in collaboration with Professor Ian Gould, Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen uses data modelling to calculate the risk/benefit ratio for several different types of antibiotics. Antibiotics play a crucial […]

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Boil water notice, water quality advisory issued for Sage Mesa water system in South Okanagan

A permanent boil water notice has been issued for part of the Sage Mesa water system just northwest of Penticton. The notice was issued Wednesday by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and specifically targets the lower zone of Sage Mesa. All properties on Sage Mesa Drive, Ladera Place, Pine Hills Drive, Solana Crescent and Verano Place are affected by the […]

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Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix and Midwestern University have published an article to bring to light the important role dentists can play in identifying domestic violence victims. Published April 11 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, the article reports that as much as 75 percent of head and neck trauma associated with domestic violence […]

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Blood cancer’s Achilles’ heel opens door for new treatments

New findings about a fatal form of blood cancer could aid the development of new drugs with significantly less harmful side effects than existing chemotherapy. The discovery could lead to novel treatments that efficiently eliminate blood cancer cells in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), without harming healthy blood cells. Researchers have discovered how a protein in the body plays a key […]

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Analyzing colon cancer proteins and genes uncovers new potential treatments

Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies. This multidisciplinary and multi-institutional study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and published in the journal Cell, strongly […]

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Poll: Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed many people also fault doctors who prescribed opioid pain pills and government officials who haven’t done enough to expand addiction treatment and arrest […]

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‘This is the face of the health-care crisis’: N.S. woman with cancer challenges premier on doctor shortage

A Nova Scotia mother who says she waited two years for her cancer diagnosis is calling out the premier for not declaring a health-care crisis in the province. “To the premier of Nova Scotia, I dare you to take a meeting with me … and tell me there is no health-care crisis,” Inez Rudderham said in a viral Facebook video […]

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