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The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry's chief executive Mike Thompson said the funding announcement for the NHS is "very much welcome". The announcement is timed to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, which delivers free access to care for everyone living in Britain. "The truth is that in spite of this welcome extra investment we will face hard choices and we need an honest debate about what the NHS can and cannot do", he said.
  • Vet 'stitched heroin packets into dogs'

    Vet 'stitched heroin packets into dogs'

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    Authorities said once the animals arrived, the drugs were removed. Elorez fled to Spain after the 2005 and hid there for years until his arrest in 2015. Authorities believe he may have been in the country for as long as eight years. He was arrested a month later. "Over time, drug organizations' unquenchable thirst for profit leads them to do unthinkable crimes like using innocent puppies for drug concealment", James J.
  • Tick, mosquito infections spreading rapidly, CDC finds

    Tick, mosquito infections spreading rapidly, CDC finds

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    There are reasons to think the situation could continue getting worse, CDC director Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters Tuesday. Additionally, about 80 percent of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capacities.
  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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    There were drop off spots across the Coastal Bend. In Johnson City alone, we were told more than 40 people came out to drop off medications. The drugs were then boxed up and taped shut by Portland police officers, who carted them away for safe disposal.
  • Sick British toddler at center of legal battle dies

    Sick British toddler at center of legal battle dies

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    The parents' campaign was backed by the pope and Christian groups, which helped draw worldwide attention to the case. "I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie ", Francis said . "Thank you everyone for all your support", his mother Kate James wrote . "This has been a devastating journey for them", it said. Alfie's case received much attention outside Britain, especially in Catholic countries.
  • €2.5m settlement for terminally-ill woman whose cancer was missed

    €2.5m settlement for terminally-ill woman whose cancer was missed

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    THE HSE HAS issued an apology after a helpline for women to ring who may have concerns about past cervical checks was down for 90 minutes this morning due to a technical issue. "A cancer diagnosis is one of the most, if not the most, hard experiences a person and their family can deal with". The Society has full confidence in the service, which we expect will progress from smear to HPV testing as a first-line test in the near future.
  • Using Anticholinergic Medications over Depression Promotes Higher Dementia Risks

    Using Anticholinergic Medications over Depression Promotes Higher Dementia Risks

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    Anticholinergics are common drugs, CNN said. "Doctors, nurses and pharmacists need to work with older people and their carers to ensure that they only take medication if the benefits clearly outweigh the harms". Prof Chris Fox, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UEA's Norwich Medical School and Consultant Psychiatrist, said: "While the associations are moderate, given the high incidence of dementia, they reflect a potentially important risk to patients".
  • Federal Appeals Court rules that a Monkey can not copyright his own selfies

    Federal Appeals Court rules that a Monkey can not copyright his own selfies

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    Slater and PETA announced in September they reached a settlement , under which Slater agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia . They asked the 9th Circuit to dismiss the case and throw out Orrick's decision. In fact, the court claimed PETA essentially abandoned Naruto. The 9th Circuit also said refusing to dismiss the case "prevents the parties from manipulating" the precedent set by the judge.
  • Drug Take Back Day is Sat., April 28

    Drug Take Back Day is Sat., April 28

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    The event is being run as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take Back Day . During the fall of 2017, the public turned in 456 tons of prescription drugs, at more than 5,300 sites that were operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its local and tribal partners.
  • Progress has stalled in the fight against malaria

    Progress has stalled in the fight against malaria

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    The theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria . These include infants, children under five years of age, pregnant women and patients with HIV/AIDS as well as non-immune migrants and travellers. "Without better vigilance, children receiving transfusions to address malaria's impacts risk exposure to more malaria-causing parasites" Selali Fiamanya, Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance ...
  • Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani defends Myanmar tour

    Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani defends Myanmar tour

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    The Yorkshire team announced the promotional tour on its website earlier in the week. The club will play two friendly matches against an MNL All Star Team and the Myanmar national team next month in Yangon and Mandalay , in a tour sponsored by AYA Bank.
  • George HW Bush Is Reportedly in Intensive Care

    George HW Bush Is Reportedly in Intensive Care

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    Her husband, George H.W. Bush, poses in one with their son, George W. Bush, and two other former presidents - Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Bush's office said he was "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering" after "contracting an infection that spread to his blood".
  • Health Officials Warn 'Throw Romaine Lettuce Away'

    Health Officials Warn 'Throw Romaine Lettuce Away'

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    Yuma County is responsible for 90 percent of all leafy vegetables grown in the USA, from November to March, according to the county's Chamber of Commerce . An earlier warning did not include whole heads or hearts; the latest warning covers everything. "Most people reported eating a salad at a restaurant, and romaine lettuce was the only common ingredient identified among the salads eaten", the CDC said.
  • Wrestling Personalities React to Bruno Sammartino's Death

    Wrestling Personalities React to Bruno Sammartino's Death

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    Speaking virtually no English when he arrived in the United States in 1950, Sammartino put in the work to become a success and prove the American Dream was real. Sammartino, who was 83, began wrestling in the late 1950s and spent more than a decade as the most popular wrestler in the old WWWF. Three years later, he won the WWWF belt in NY with a 48-second defeat of Buddy Rogers.
  • A drink a day could be deadly, study finds

    A drink a day could be deadly, study finds

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    Drinking over this limit can shorten the life expectancy . Current Irish guidelines recommend a limit of 170g pure alcohol (17 standard drinks) per week for men and 110g pure alcohol (11 standard drinks) for women. The findings challenge the widely held belief that moderate drinking is beneficial to cardiovascular health, and support the UK's recently lowered guidelines.
  • Gas prices rising across USA to July 2015 levels

    Gas prices rising across USA to July 2015 levels

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    California's average gas price has jumped to $3.52, compared with $2.99 a year ago. Kern County prices ranged between $3.551 and $3.479 per gallon, according to AAA . In addition, smaller issues driving prices up include refinery maintenance season, which is beginning to wrap up, and the switch-over to summer gasoline, which is also nearing completion.
  • Toy tycoon may submit last-minute $900M bid for Toys R Us

    Toy tycoon may submit last-minute $900M bid for Toys R Us

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    Administrators Moorfields announced on Thursday the Victoria Centre store will close for good on Friday, April 20. The retailer folded earlier this year - with all 100 stores around the country due to be closed down. But it proved only a temporary reprieve with reports of a £15m tax bill looming over the group which eventually saw it collapse into administration in February .
  • Boehner does dramatic about-face on the legalization of marijuana

    Boehner does dramatic about-face on the legalization of marijuana

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    Weld has favored medical cannabis since 1992. Unlike Boehner, Weld has been consistently advocating for medical cannabis since 1992, and supported his home state's legalization of recreational marijuana in 2016. Former Gov. William Weld, (R-Mass.), on why he chose to join the advisory board for Acreage Holdings that operates marijuana dispensaries. Yet the VA does not allow its doctors to recommend its usage.
  • Israel's Labor Party Leader Suspends Ties With Jeremy Corbyn for 'Enabling anti-Semitism'

    Israel's Labor Party Leader Suspends Ties With Jeremy Corbyn for 'Enabling anti-Semitism'

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    Writing to the leaders of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) and of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), Jonathan Arkush and Jonathan Goldstein respectively, Corbyn said he accepted the organizations' agenda for a meeting. Firing live ammunition into crowds of unarmed civilians is illegal and inhumane and can not be tolerated. Corbyn called Hezbollah and Hamas his friends in 2009 and said it was an honor to host representatives from those terrorist groups in parliament.
  • Burma: Reuters journalists to stay in jail

    Burma: Reuters journalists to stay in jail

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    Myanmar has said it has already verified several hundred Rohingya refugees for possible repatriation. Myanmar has rejected accusations of ethnic cleansing in its western state of Rakhine, saying its security forces launched a legitimate counter-insurgency operation on August 25 in response to Rohingya militant attacks.
  • Shujaa brushes aside New Zealand as Fiji awaits in finals

    Shujaa brushes aside New Zealand as Fiji awaits in finals

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    Kenya's Collins Injera and Willy Ambaka have been yellow carded within the first half and the Pacific islanders took full benefit stepping into at halftime 17-Zero forward. In the main men's World Series competition, Fiji got their tournament started with a 31-12 win over Samoa, and New Zealand beat Russian Federation 36-5.
  • Former darts World Champion Eric Bristow dies aged 60

    Former darts World Champion Eric Bristow dies aged 60

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    Bristow , who won a total of 70 career titles overall, will go down in history as one of the sport's greatest, having been inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2005. Bristow eventually moved into broadcasting with Sky Sports, combining commentary duties with work as a spotter, plotting the checkouts for the players that viewers see on their screens.
  • EPA Chief Pruitt Announces Revisions to Fuel Emissions Standards

    EPA Chief Pruitt Announces Revisions to Fuel Emissions Standards

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    A poll commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and released Tuesday shows Curbelo with a narrow 45-40 lead over Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. It is already probing Pruitt's outsized 2017 travel spending, which included extensive use of bodyguards and frequent use of first-class airline tickets.
  • Grindr shares users' HIV status with third-party companies

    Grindr shares users' HIV status with third-party companies

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    Grindr made the decision late Monday after defending its information-sharing practices earlier in the day in response to a barrage of criticism following revelations that sensitive user data like HIV status was being shared. Gay dating app Grindr has admitted to sharing its users' private health data. It also has a app tool that can remind users to get tested every three to six months.