Florida boy, 5, battling aggressive brain cancer gets to patrol with Coast Guard, police

17 October 2019 @ 2:22 am A 5-year-old Florida boy who is battling aggressive brain cancer got to live his dream last week when the Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and several local law enforcement teams joined forces to make his wish come true -- become an honorary marine officer and go on a ride with the Coast Guard. Read More

Florida boy, 12, with failing heart scores touchdown: 'This was so much bigger than football'

16 October 2019 @ 6:10 pm Austin's mom said that her son wakes up every day not knowing how much time he has left. Read More

Pediatric cancer community rattled by shortage of staple drug

16 October 2019 @ 3:50 pm The drug has been considered a staple in treating childhood cancers. Read More

Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to North Carolina state fair kills 3rd person: officials

16 October 2019 @ 3:26 pm A third person has died following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina.  Read More

Photo of emotional nurse after 'particularly hard day' goes viral

16 October 2019 @ 2:17 pm Her sister revealed that she had just wrapped up four days worth of work that included assisting in the delivery of a stillborn baby. Read More

Mom feels like 'Walking Dead' extra after losing part of eye in freak accident, she says

16 October 2019 @ 2:06 pm A 45-year-old United Kingdom woman lost part of her right eye after perforating her cornea while drying her face with a towel, she claims.  Read More

Woman diagnosed with rare cancer after pain was allegedly dismissed as 'hormones'

16 October 2019 @ 1:05 pm She had been complaining of pain since September, but she said she wasn't taken seriously until a photo got their attention in April. Read More

Rare EEE virus kills 5th Michigan resident, officials say

16 October 2019 @ 1:03 pm A fifth person in Michigan has died of the rare but dangerous mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), state health officials announced this week.  Read More

Michigan teen declared brain-dead after asthma attack, taken off life support

15 October 2019 @ 8:41 pm Despite impassioned objections from the boy’s family, 14-year-old Bobby Reyes was declared brain dead and removed from life support at a Michigan hospital Tuesday. Read More

Boy, 11, with terminal brain cancer asks for 'patches and prayers' from military, law enforcement, fire communities

15 October 2019 @ 6:27 pm The family of a young boy from New York who was diagnosed earlier this year with a rare and terminal brain cancer is asking members of the military, law enforcement, EMS and firefighting communities to send along “patches and prayers” as he continues his difficult battle.  Read More

Tyson Foods bans growth drug from U.S. hog supply as meat firms chase China demand

17 October 2019 @ 11:13 am Tyson Foods Inc in February will stop buying U.S. hogs raised with a growth drug banned by China, the company said on Thursday, as global meat suppliers seek an edge in boosting sales to Chinese buyers facing a huge pork shortage due to an outbreak of a fatal pig disease.
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China's pig herd to recover in 2020 after African swine fever devastation: official

17 October 2019 @ 8:46 am China's hog production capacity should bottom out this year after outbreaks of African swine fever decimated the world's biggest pig herd, an official said on Thursday, forecasting a return to usual pig numbers in 2020.
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AstraZeneca breast cancer treatment gets FDA priority review

17 October 2019 @ 7:20 am AstraZeneca Plc said on Thursday that the U.S. drug regulator will give a speedy review to its experimental breast cancer treatment, which could put the British drugmaker in direct competition with bigger rival Roche Holding AG.
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Vietnam says African swine fever outbreak slows, urges farmers to rebuild herds

17 October 2019 @ 6:56 am Vietnam has urged farmers to restore pig herds battered by an outbreak of African swine fever as the spread of the disease has shown signs of slowing, officials said on Thursday, to prepare for a surge in demand expected for Lunar New Year in January.
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As 'Cannabis 2.0' kicks off in Canada, industry strangled by limited retail outlets

17 October 2019 @ 5:09 am A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the launch of higher-margin pot-infused drinks and other products will quickly lift shares may be in for a bumpy ride.
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Drug firms offer to settle U.S. opioid suits with $50 billion package: sources

17 October 2019 @ 2:53 am Five drugmakers and distributors are offering $22 billion in cash as well as drugs and services they value at $28 billion to resolve lawsuits alleging the industry fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

17 October 2019 @ 2:42 am Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how the world's deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans - giving insight into the origins of one of human history's biggest killers.
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Bayer expects significant surge in number of U.S. glyphosate cases

17 October 2019 @ 1:29 am Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third quarter, as the German drugs and pesticides maker tries to reach a settlement after earlier court rulings against it.
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Many gun injuries involving the eyes strike U.S. children and teens

16 October 2019 @ 9:45 pm (Reuters Health) - More than one in five victims hospitalized for gun-related injuries to the eyes are under 21 years old, a U.S. study suggests.
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E-cigarette, tobacco, cannabis 'litter' studied at Bay-area high schools

16 October 2019 @ 9:16 pm (Reuters Health) - High schools in the San Francisco Bay area are being littered with disposable pods and other trash from e-cigarettes, cannabis products, cigarettes and cigarillos, according to a new study.
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