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More people have come down with the flu locally this year than normal, according to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Visitors with flu symptoms and visitors younger than 12 years of age are prohibited from visiting these high-risk areas: all intensive care units, oncology inpatient floors and pediatric units.
  • Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut

    Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut

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    He had denied her allegation. It seemed like business as usual in the ornate courtroom, three days after Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Republican-led Senate despite being accused of sexual assault by a university professor named Christine Blasey Ford.
  • US Senate braces for key vote on embattled court nominee

    US Senate braces for key vote on embattled court nominee

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    United States President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans gained confidence on Thursday that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could win Senate confirmation after two wavering lawmakers responded positively to an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge.
  • Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to two researchers for key cancer discovery

    Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to two researchers for key cancer discovery

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    In 1992, Honjo discovered a protein on immune cells called PD-1. "Allison and Honjo showed how different strategies for inhibiting the brakes on the immune system can be used in the treatment of cancer", it said . The therapy "has now revolutionized cancer treatment and has fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed", the statement added.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona calls Kavanaugh decision 'a tough call'

    Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona calls Kavanaugh decision 'a tough call'

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    Ford a chance to have her say, and I think it's time to vote". The three women who have accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault had their alleged incidents happen in the early 80's when he was in high school and college. "I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh". But by the time she finished detailing her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, Ford was being widely praised as credible and fearless.
  • 2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

    2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

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    The van was carrying the detainees to a different facility in Darlington, South Carolina when it was overtaken by flood waters on Tuesday. "They got out and tried to open the van to get the ladies out", Thompson told reporters on Wednesday.
  • 'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

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    Among those taking aspirin, 8.6 percent experienced a major bleeding episode versus 6.2 percent of those taking the placebo. Hemorrhagic stroke, bleeding in the brain, gastrointestinal hemorrhages or hemorrhages at other sites that required transfusion or hospitalization occurred in 361 people on aspirin and in 265 taking the placebo.
  • US Senator John McCain is dead

    US Senator John McCain is dead

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    His family had previously said he had ended medical treatment for the condition, revealing that "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict". Senator McCain led a long struggle to remove "earmarks" or pork-barrel amendments from the American legislative process, annoying Republican and Democrats alike.
  • West Nile cases, including 1 death, confirmed in MI

    West Nile cases, including 1 death, confirmed in MI

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    So far, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has detected West Nile virus in the following communities: Bethany, Bridgeport, Chester, Danbury, Darien, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Franklin, Greenwich, Haddam, Hamden, Hartford, Madison, Manchester, Meriden, Middlefield, Milford, Monroe, New Britain, New Canaan, New Haven, Newington, North Branford, Norwalk, Orange, Shelton, South Windsor, Stamford, Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury, Waterford, West Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, ...
  • The Rock's 'Skyscraper' isn't great, but it doesn't need to be

    The Rock's 'Skyscraper' isn't great, but it doesn't need to be

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    Johnson eventually belted out the Samoan track, admitting to Colbert: "I will say for the record, I've never looked a man directly in the eye when I sang that". "People with disabilities are 20 percent of the world's population, and their representation in popular entertainment will help reduce the stigma they face in society", he said.
  • Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

    Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

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    The service is available in 49 states, with its main pharmacy located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Amazon said Thursday that PillPack offers a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology. An aging population means we'll see an increase in health concerns and chronic conditions like heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer that can be costly to manage.
  • Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election

    Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election

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    So, here we are in the 21st century and we are getting ready to vote in a provincial election on June 7. People who told us they planned to vote for the NDP that year divided about half and half between the Liberals and Conservatives as their second choice; Conservative voters gave the Liberals their second choice by a two-to-one margin over the NDP, and Liberal voters gave their second choice to the PCs by about the same margin.
  • Are e-cigarettes a safe way to quit?

    Are e-cigarettes a safe way to quit?

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    According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS India Report 2009-2010) almost 1 million people die in India every year due to tobacco use. "And one of the major factors impeding low- and middle-income countries is that certainly, countries face resistance from the tobacco industry that wishes to replace clients who die by freely marketing their products and keeping prices affordable for young people", says the WHO's Director of the Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, ...
  • Tainted romaine lettuce blamed for four more deaths

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    Two of the victims were from Minnesota, with the other three from Arkansas, California and NY. The recent E. coli outbreak is the most severe to hit the US since 2006, when three people died in an outbreak linked to uncooked spinach. Unlike spinach, which is often cooked, romaine - and lettuce in general - is more common as a culprit in E.coli outbreaks because it's eaten raw. "Some people who became sick did not report eating romaine lettuce, but had close contact with someone else who ...
  • Marks & Spencer share price rallies even as retailer's profits tumble

    Marks & Spencer share price rallies even as retailer's profits tumble

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    Britain's Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) said it needed to modernise urgently to survive after a second straight annual profit fall and a 321 million pound ($429 million) charge for a major store closure programme . This was partially offset by efficiencies and lower incentive costs. Steve Rowe , an M&S lifer who has been CEO for two years, said the firm was taking steps to fix the structural issues.