• Obesity Linked to 8 Cancers in New Scientific Study

    Obesity Linked to 8 Cancers in New Scientific Study

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    The list also includes a form of brain cancer known as meningioma, as well as a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. An global team of researchers have linked excess weight and obesity to 8 additional types of cancer. IARC's latest review examined more than 1,000 studies conducted all over the world, involving both men and women. Scientists from The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC ) studying the impact of body fat on cancer risks have found that a person's ...
  • Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

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    Four other cases of the virus, which is often spread by mosquitoes, were found in Wynwood in Miami, where officials have sprayed pesticides. Meanwhile, in Saint Lucia, the ministry of health is monitoring 26 pregnant women who have tested positive for the zika virus disease.
  • Zika cases in Miami Beach bring new warning for pregnant women

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    People traveling from San Francisco to Florida have a new Zika warning to consider after five people, three of whom were not from the state, were infected with the disease by local mosquitoes. The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials will not be able to spray the South Beach area to prevent Zika as they have in other areas because of high-rise buildings and strong winds.
  • CBC and The Tragically Hip present "The"

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    When Jeff and Jen Malcolm watch the Tragically Hip's big show in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday, it will be more than just a concert. Preparations are under way across the country, including in London, as Canadians come together to watch the Tragically Hip perform their final concert of the Man Machine Poem tour.
  • Saina undergoes knee surgery, likely to be out for 4 months

    Saina undergoes knee surgery, likely to be out for 4 months

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    She will undergo a minimal access corrective surgery-lasting around 90 minutes-at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri (west) on Saturday. She played two matches at the Olympics with a heavily-strapped right knee. 1 Saina Nehwal flew to Mumbai for a knee surgery. "I will be able to talk about it tomorrow, not today". Saina's father informed that He said doctors who performed the procedure, have advised her rest for three to four months.
  • Marijuana still as risky as heroin and ecstasy

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    Substances on the Class I list include, in addition to marijuana, such things as LSD, heroin, peyote and ecstasy. The limitation has translated into limited research on the drug's benefits and consequences. She believes the change could indicate a moment for cannabis research that could lead to marijuana drugs on the market in the next decade. The new DEA policy would have been helpful if it had produced a type of marijuana product that's not now available to researchers to study , like a ...
  • Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Linked to Behavior Problems in Kids

    Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Linked to Behavior Problems in Kids

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    Data from almost 8,000 mothers, along with their children and partners, suggests prenatal use of paracetamol at 18 and 32 weeks of pregnancy increases the risk of conduct problems and hyperactivity symptoms in children. She explained that, as with any medication used by mothers-to-be, it should only be used when necessary. "The study won't make me abandon that - yet".
  • "Phelps on "#PhelpsFace" Leg Tattoo: "'That's Awesome'

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    According to him, he had been inspired by the way he (Michael Phelps) has put himself up to go out and win. "I admire people who aspire to be great", he added. Many assumed it would be Phelps' final Olympic race ever, but as Ryan Lochte has said, we might see Phelps compete at 35 years old in 2020. Now that the image of the tattoo has gone viral, Fung hopes it inspires other people to harness their determination like Phelps, who is set to retire after the 2016 Olympics.
  • Texas resident's Zika case linked to Miami travel

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    The virus circulates in blood, semen and can also be found in saliva and urine. The aegypti is known as the yellow fever mosquito. Florida health officials emphasize that one case does not mean active transmission is occurring in an area.
  • Monroe County health officials confirm Zika virus case

    Monroe County health officials confirm Zika virus case

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    Airlines, hotels and Resorts are in crisis mode. "We are well aware of the importance of determining if there are mosquitoes that have the ability to transmit the Zika virus in our community and are implementing steps to identify them if they are in our community", Monroe County Health Officer Kim Comerzan said.