• Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

They are Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach and Windy Newton, 45, of Shallotte, N.C., according to the coroner, Jerry Richardson. Both Richardson and Thompson stressed that the women were not restrained. The sheriff's deputies survived after rescue teams arrived on the scene and brought them to safety. Thompson said it took rescue crews abo...

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  • Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds
Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

McNeil and colleagues noted that adherence to the assigned treatment was 62.1% and 64.1% among aspirin and placebo recipients, respectively, during the final year of trial participation. "The increase in cancer deaths in study participants in the aspirin group was surprising, given prior studies suggesting aspirin use improved cancer outcomes", Dr.

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  • U.S. senator John McCain dies after battle with brain cancer
U.S. senator John McCain dies after battle with brain cancer

His family had announced that Mr McCain, who left Washington in December, had chose to stop treatment on Friday. "In the year since (his diagnosis), John has surpassed expectations for his survival", the family said Friday . McCain found Putin's growing influence on the world stage particularly worrisome. Hillary Clinton said of the late senat...

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  • Former Plano councilman says West Nile almost killed him
Former Plano councilman says West Nile almost killed him

An infected mosquito bite sent healthcare executive Ben Harris to Medical City Plano past year. In a two-page press release, Interior Health said two dead ravens from the Kimberley area tested positive for West Nile. A key step in the prevention of West Nile is reduction of mosquito breeding grounds. Install screens on windows . Avoid acti...

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  • Dwayne Johnson serenades Stephen Colbert with sweet Samoan song
Dwayne Johnson serenades Stephen Colbert with sweet Samoan song

Earlier this week, Johnson told The Associated Press he hopes " Skyscraper " will honor the amputee community. "I was honoured to play an amputee, and to make sure that I did right by them", Johnson said on the red carpet for the film's United States premiere Tuesday night.

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  • Amazon buys prescription delivery startup PillPack
Amazon buys prescription delivery startup PillPack

Amazon is buying online pharmacy PillPack , and the main pharmacy stocks are getting whacked . The purchase follows the announcement in January that Amazon , Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co were forming a joint venture to tackle rising US health care costs.

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  • Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election
Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election

The unusual acknowledgement came with a plea from the premier to ask voters to elect enough of her Liberal candidates to ensure a minority NDP or Progressive Conservative government. Her faith in the Liberals was shaken and her vote will go to the NDP, she said. "It is a logical next step", she said. There are serious decisions that voters in...

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  • Tobacco use a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases in Jamaica
Tobacco use a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases in Jamaica

In 2017, there were 12.2 million smokers . Indonesia has the highest proportion of smokers at 76 percent of men aged over 15. A country-by-country analysis warns that "the smoking epidemic is being exported from the rich world to low-income and middle-income countries".

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  • E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce killed 5, sickened 197

Some affected people did not report eating romaine lettuce, but had contact with those who fell ill after consuming the popular salad plant, the CDC said. After the initial outbreak, the CDC issued a warning on romaine lettuce. Eighty-nine people have been hospitalized, and 26 of them developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syn...

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  • FDA warns some teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves
FDA warns some teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

New Jersey-based manufacturer Church and Dwight Co. The FDA advised that consumers should refer to the OTC Drug Facts Label to check if the oral health drug product they are buying uses benzocaine as an active ingredient. Over-the-counter medicines that contain benzocaine include the brand names Anbesol , Baby Orajel , Cepacol , Chlorase...

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  • Britain's M&S targets rapid change after latest profit drop
Britain's M&S targets rapid change after latest profit drop

On an adjusted basis, with costs stripped out, pre-tax profit fell 5.4% to £580.9 million. In a section entitled "Facing Facts", M&S CEO Steve Rowe said: "At our half year results we set out a hard-headed diagnosis of the headwinds faced by M&S and the change which is needed".

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