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  • 'I'm still alive': Man who inspired ice bucket challenge dispels death reports from hospital

    July 3, 2017 2:41 PM 19

    BOSTON -- The Massachusetts man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital. A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates asked for prayers Sunday and said he is at Massachusetts General Hospital "and battling this beast

  • Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge is Back in Hospital

    July 3, 2017 11:45 AM 11

    Boston: The Massachusetts man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research is back in the hospital. A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates asked for prayers Sunday and said he is at Massachusetts General Hospital “and battling this beast

  • UN: Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak

    July 2, 2017 1:44 AM 31

    iStock/Thinkstock(SANAA, Yemen) — Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in any part of the world, according to the United Nations. More than 1,300 people — a quarter of them children — have died from the disease. The number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 200,000, according to a statement by UNICEF and the World Health Organization

  • Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak after 4 deaths

    July 1, 2017 2:07 PM 31

    KINSHASA, Congo -- Congo's health minister has declared an end to the country's Ebola outbreak. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement Saturday that Congo has officially gone 42 days with no new recorded cases of the deadly virus. The health minister says the outbreak killed four of the eight people infected. Officials announced the outbreak

  • More than 4 people a day die in B.C. from illicit drugs, coroner says

    June 30, 2017 8:06 PM 17

    'The drug supply is unsafe ... and occasional users are at high risk of overdose' On average, more than four people a day died in May in B.C. from illicit drugs, a death toll the coroner's service says should serve as a warning to people who are not drug-dependent to avoid experimentation. The service says provisional data show 129 people died in May, down slightly

  • Pfizer Reports European Commission's Approval Of BESPONSA

    June 30, 2017 11:44 AM 17

    (RTTNews.com) - Pfizer Inc. ( PFE ) announced the European Commission has approved BESPONSA as monotherapy for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory CD22-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The company said, with the approval, BESPONSA becomes the first and only antibody drug conjugate available for patients with this type of leukemia

  • Martin Shkreli reported too-good-to-be-true returns, investor tells trial

    June 29, 2017 4:47 PM 10

    Shkreli on trial for securities fraud An investor in "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's hedge fund says he wowed her by reporting eye-popping returns that prosecutors say were a lie. Sarah Hassan testified Thursday as the first witness at Shkreli's security fraud trial. She told jurors she invested $300,000 US with Shkreli in 2011 after being told he was "a rising

  • Toronto bar-goers at O'Grady's may have been exposed to hepatitis A

    June 29, 2017 4:07 PM 10

    Toronto Public Health has confirmed a case of hepatitis A at O'Grady's Church Street location Toronto Public Health is advising patrons of O'Grady's at 518 Church St. to be vaccinated for hepatitis A, after a restaurant employee tested positive for the virus. Anyone who consumed food or drinks at the Church Street bar between June 7 and June 23 may have been exposed

  • Aussie woman warns of post-sex headaches after intense orgasm saw her rushed to hospital

    June 27, 2017 1:37 PM 18

    An Aussie couple is warning men and women about one of the hidden dangers of coitus. Tania Escobar, of Darwin, Australia, says she felt an “excruciating” pain recently amid climaxing one morning with her hubby. The 44-year-old’s debilitating headache – felt above her right eye – that resulted from the orgasm caused her so much concern she asked to be rushed

  • Women, Take Note! Eat More Vegetables to Prevent Risk of Early Menopause

    June 27, 2017 11:46 AM 21

    In most cases the condition may seem as an outcome of hormonal imbalance or lifestyle factors. While a host of medical conditions may trigger early menopause, in most cases the condition may seem as an outcome of hormonal imbalance or lifestyle factors. Inadequate diet, lack of proper sleep, sedentary lifestyle, and excessive alcohol consumption along