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Pollution killed 2.5 million people in India in 2015

Philip Landrigan, a professor at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, who jointly led the worldwide research, said: "Pollution is much more than an environmental challenge - it is a profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing".

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Four Britons Kidnapped By Gunmen In Nigeria, State Police Report

Over a two-year period leading up to 2008 they carried out 500 cataract operations, treated more than 16,000 patients, vaccinated more than 4,000 children and installed rain harvesting systems in eight villages. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on October 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state police.

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FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy

To address the risk of CRS and neurologic toxicities, which 28% of patients experienced, the FDA approved axi-cel with a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS), which includes elements to assure safe use (ETASU). FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, noted: "This approval demonstrates the continued momentum of this promising new area of medicine and we're committed to supporting and helping expedite the development of these products".

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Annual Breast Cancer Walk and Health Fair October 28

According to the latest stats, it is estimated that 26,000 women and 230 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5,000 women and 43 men will die from the disease in 2017. However, screening tests such as monthly self-examinations, clinical breast exams and mammograms are available that can often detect breast cancer early.

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Photo Of Roofers Standing For Anthem Goes Viral

Three Maine roofers stand for the playing of the national anthem . Instead the trio of laborers placed their hands over their hearts and stood as "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played at Waterville High School's game against Old Town on Saturday, the station said.

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Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

Last year, ISIS named Hapilon as its "emir" for the region of Southeast Asia. The Philippine government had offered a 10m Philippines peso bounty for Hapilon on top of the $5m reward offered by the US. The Maute and Abu Sayyaf militants laid siege to the Philippine Islamic city on May 23. More than 350,000 people from Marawi and its nearby towns have been displaced by the fighting.