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Canadian medical marijuana company OrganiGram set to go public

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By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian medical marijuana producer OrganiGram Inc is set to go public on Monday, its chief executive said, the second such firm to list on the venture exchange next week, highlighting investor appetite for a high-growth industry. OrganiGram and Bedrocan Cannabis...(more) 

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Russia keeps up pressure on McDonald's with new sanitary inspections

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By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities extended their scrutiny of McDonald's to several regions on Friday, carrying out inspections at a number of restaurants run by the U.S. The inspections are viewed by many businessmen as retaliation for Western sanctions against Russia because of...(more) 

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Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Brazilian ticks that carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in as little as 10 minutes if they had recently fed on another animal, a new study found. “The current literature, including medical textbooks...(more) 

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Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

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By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women whose screening mammograms produce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer years later, but the reason remains mysterious, researchers say. An increased risk of breast cancer among women with a “false positive”...(more) 

CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

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NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding. 

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These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

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What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know exactly how that feels. This video from YouTube Nation tells the stories of six young competitors who face...(more) 

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Botswana told to pay for foreign prisoners' HIV treatment

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Botswana's High Court on Friday ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense. Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights. Two Zimbabwean prisoners had sued the government for refusing to...(more) 

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Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June: health authorities

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By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) said the...(more) 

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U.S. moves to ensure birth control access at religious companies

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(Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds to contraception, one of the health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The move follows a Supreme Court ruling in June that...(more) 

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Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap

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A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others were injured when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line when their department doused a university band with water in an "ice bucket" fundraiser. Captain Tony Grider, 41,...(more) 

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Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

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By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even without classic risk factors for type 2 diabetes, people with high-stress, low-control jobs were over 60 percent more likely to develop the disease than unstressed workers in a new German study. “What we first suspected was that...(more) 

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Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

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(Reuters) - (In this July 31st story, corrects paragraph 9 to show there were eight vibrio vulnificus cases and 27 involving all vibrio species) A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on Thursday, just days after a man was released...(more) 

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