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Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, report estimates - Dotemirates
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Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, report estimates

(CNN)The number of people around the world who have cancer is "rapidly growing," with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone, researchers estimate in a new report. By the end of the century, cancer will be the No. 1 killer globally and the single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy, according to the report, released Wednesday by the World's Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer. Cancer by the numbersThe researchers used data from 185 countries, looking at all the places in the body cancer can occur and taking a deeper look at 36...


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Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon Valley Union School District in Santa Rosa sought to ban the ointment from school grounds because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana. Authorities argued that allowing Brooke to use the drug at school violated state and federal laws barring medical marijuana on school grounds. Medical marijuana use in private with a doctor's recommendation is...
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Leukaemia patients must be alerted on infections

Hyderabad: Sixty per cent of leukaemia patients with invasive fungal infection which is contracted during chemotherapy treatment for blood cancer cannot be saved. It is for this reason that it is important to have timely diagnosis and proper intervention to reduce the risk, stated oncologists in the city. Headaches, discomfort in the eyes, uneasiness in the chest region after chemotherapy treatment are some of the symptoms which must be told to the doctor to rule out fungal infection after chemotherapy treatment. Experts state that chemotherapy has a range of side-effects and due to low immunity levels, invasive fungal infections are...
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Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before the year started in September. But legislation approved Thursday and backed by Italy's populist government extended that deadline. Italy's health minister, Dr. Giulia Grillo, from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, says she'll have her child vaccinated. But Grillo insists that improved vaccination compliance be achieved by education, not...

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Seasonal plague kills two more in Madagascar

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of pneumonic plague has killed two more people, taking the death toll to four, the health ministry said on Saturday. The latest fatalities were "couple in their 40s, who died on September 18" in the of Miarinarivo. Sixteen cases of suspected have been identified between August 1 and September 20, of which five were confirmed. Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala had on Thursday declared that the outbreak was "under control". The first fatality was recorded in Fiadanana, 300 kilometres north of the capital Antananarivo, while the second was reported in Ambalavao, in the Indian Ocean island's interior. Last...
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Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before the school year started in September. But legislation approved Thursday and backed by Italy's populist government extended that deadline. Italy's health minister, Dr. Giulia Grillo, from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, says she'll have her child vaccinated. But Grillo insists that improved vaccination compliance be achieved by education,...
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UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010. Around a third of alcohol-related deaths...