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Clinical Trial For Laser-Activated Technique Left No Sign Of Prostate Cancer

Half of prostate cancer patients who were given a new kind of laser therapy have been declared free of the disease - a breakthrough hailed last night as a huge leap forward. The trial involved 47 treatment centers from ten different European countries, and the European Medicines Agency is now reviewing it (EMA). That's why men with low-risk prostate cancer are encouraged to adopt a wait-and-see approach where symptoms are monitored and surgery is only recommended if the disease becomes ...

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17-year-old girl shot dead in Merc near her house

Officials said his family is absconding too. "Yogesh stayed back in the vehicle, while the other two spent almost an hour at the mall shopping", said the officer. Her mother rushed her to Ayushman Hospital where she was declared brought dead. "We have recorded the statements of Yogesh, Nitin and the victim's mother and have registered the case at the Najafgarh police station.

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Texas is kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state's Medicaid program

Several other socially conservative governors did the same in 2015 when an anti-abortion group claimed it had secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials selling fetal tissue for medical research. Texas officials warned at the time that a "final notice of termination" was impending. The Texas Tribune , which obtained the statement, reports that funding is due to be shut off in 30 days.

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Attorney General Bill Schuette announces more charges in Flint Water Crisis

The charges center on city employees Daugherty Johnson , a utilities manager, and Howard Croft , a public works superintendent, as well as emergency managers Gerald Ambrose and Darnell Earley , who was in control when the city began using the Flint River for its water supply, while the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline was being constructed.

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BC overdoses hit new record at end of November

Last August, 49 people died of illicit drug-overdoses across B.C. Then 57 in September, 63 in October, and now 128 last month. The unsafe synthetic opioid fentanyl has been detected in more than 60 percent of 2016 deaths. Coroners Service found that at least one other substance - mostly cocaine - was present in 96 per cent of the cases. Last week, the federal government announced it was overhauling a Harper government bill that made it hard, if not impossible, for cities to open supervised ...

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Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of Heimlich maneuver, dies at 96

He also invented a chest drain valve widely used in emergency rooms and by soldiers in the Vietnam War, and in 1955 "gained notoriety with an operation that replaces a patient's severely damaged esophagus or one that has been removed", WCPO wrote.