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Powell River teen with special needs desperately awaits medivac to Vancouver

A Powell River mother is speaking out as her son desperately awaits transfer to hospital in Vancouver. Shawna Lamden Bennett’s 14-year-old son Isaac has been under heavy sedation at Powell River General Hospital since Sunday. Isaac has severe autism, and about 10 days ago his school placed him in a bathroom. He had a strong reaction, and for several minutes […]

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Eye Condition Keratoconus: Unstable Cornea

Distorted world – The cornea is unstable, schwäthe cht visual performance massively. Health insurance companies pay for SURGERY now Optical KohäRenz tomography: A Krümmungsbild shows the state of the cornea Again with the glasses is too weak. It was adjusted only three weeks ago, new – for the third Time this year. "If the lens of the values in a […]

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Toronto council approves allowing cannabis retail stores to operate in city

Toronto residents and visitors will be able to buy cannabis in the city at retail stores in 2019. In a 20-to-four vote on Thursday, Toronto council approved allowing privately run businesses to operate in the city’s borders under a provincial licensing regime. Municipal staff said in a report permitting the stores to open would crack down on the illegal cannabis […]

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WWD Beauty Inc. Honors the Industry

For Ulta Beauty, making an impact starts with maintaining a human connection both with its customers and with its team of sales associates, which spans roughly 40,000 employees nationwide. While accepting the second annual Pete Born Impact Award for the retailer, chief merchandising and marketing officer, Dave Kimbell, shared a touching anecdote about one of their male sales associates, Casey. […]

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Brain activity shows development of visual sensitivity in autism

Research investigating how the brain responds to visual patterns in people with autism has shown that sensory responses change between childhood and adulthood. The differences observed between adult and young people mimicked those seen in a strain of fruit flies that had a genetic change associated with autism and other developmental conditions. This demonstrates that sensory issues in autism can […]

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Eczema Can Be Itchy, Painful, and Embarrassing—and It Was Just Linked to Suicidal Thoughts

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 18 million adults (and lots of children, as well) in the United States. Ask anyone who suffers from the itchy, chronic condition and they’ll tell you it can be unpleasant at best, and debilitating at worst. Now, research published in JAMA Dermatology highlights just how much of a […]

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Washington University will open second proton center for cancer treatment as others shut down

Proton beam therapy, which has struggled to live up to its promise for treating cancer, is poised for a resurgence in St. Louis. As several other proton centers across the country shut down or file for bankruptcy, Siteman Cancer Center has doubled down on the technology. Its second machine is set to open in 2020. Mercy Hospital St. Louis has […]

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Law professor suggests a way to validate and integrate deep learning medical systems

University of Michigan professor W. Nicholson Price, who also has affiliations with Harvard Law School and the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, suggests in a Focus piece published in Science Translational Medicine, that the time has come to set up a way to validate and integrate deep learning medical systems. He claims that the medical community is already facing […]

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Boy to celebrate his last Christmas after he is given 6 months to live

Schoolboy, 11, to celebrate his last Christmas after he is given six months to live following inoperable brain tumour diagnosis just two weeks ago Reece Probert, from Staffordshire, seemed perfectly healthy just last month His mother took him to his GP when he developed a limp and then a slur  Scans two weeks ago revealed he has a rare aggressive […]

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