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Also, 45 percent of deaths could be linked to those risk factors, with the top risk being cigarette smoke, asssociated with 19 percent of cancer cases and 29 percent of deaths. On the other hand, cancer cases and deaths linked to excess body weight, alcohol intake, physical inactivityand human papilloma virus (HPV) infection were higher in women.
  • Buncrana Pier Tragedy mother hopes inquest is over soon

    Buncrana Pier Tragedy mother hopes inquest is over soon

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    By the time the RNLI lifesavers reached the scene the Londonderry family's auto had disappeared into Lough Swilly and the victims were floating in the water, Francis Crawford told the inquest. She added that she noticed there were tyre marks on the slipway but she said she could not say if it was from the same jeep. "It was like a wave rushing in...it gushed in", he told Coroner Denis McCauley, in Buncrana.
  • 50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

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    The Minnesota Nurses Association said Monday that it will file grievances in an effort to win back the jobs of any nurses who are fired. Essentia Health announced last month that employees would be required to get vaccinated for influenza unless they received a religious or medical exemption.
  • You are what you drink

    You are what you drink

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    Co-author Professor Mark Bellis , who is also Public Health Wales' director of policy, research and global development, said: "For centuries, the history of rum, gin, vodka and other spirits has been laced with violence". But spirits were more likely to elicit some positive feelings than either beer or wine. This compared to about two per cent of wine drinkers and seven per cent of beer drinkers.
  • Paxton Lynch named starter for Denver Broncos, per reports

    Paxton Lynch named starter for Denver Broncos, per reports

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    After starting the season 3-1 before the bye week, Denver came back to play the winless New York Giants at home in primetime. Osweiler went 0-3 as the starter. He was battling with Siemian for the starting job this summer but injured his shoulder in the preseason. Of the three quarterbacks, Lynch should benefit the most from the offense's simplification.
  • State Sees Record Tourism Numbers Despite Hurricane Irma

    State Sees Record Tourism Numbers Despite Hurricane Irma

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    Despite Hurricane Irma, Florida hit another record high number in tourists visiting the state in the first nine months of this year, according to figures released this week. Local numbers for the first nine months aren't available yet, but the trends so far for the year show visitation to North Florida tourist spots is on the rise.
  • Ikea recalls 29 million chests, dressers after 8 children killed

    Ikea recalls 29 million chests, dressers after 8 children killed

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    IKEA has issued a voluntary recall on chests and dressers that have proven to be unstable if not properly anchored to the wall. There have been eight reports of children dying due to the chest and dressers tipping over, the most recent one being a 2-year-old boy in California who was trapped under an unanchored MALM three-drawer dressed that tipped over.
  • Rita Ora 'auditioned' for The Voice Germany - and nobody recognised her

    Rita Ora 'auditioned' for The Voice Germany - and nobody recognised her

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    The 'Body On Me" singer , stepped up as a surprise contestant during the show's Blind Auditions stage, performing an awesome rendition of her recent single "Your Song'. "It sounded nearly like the original", the first judge responded. Rita had to reveal the prank herself, but they were still a little baffled, with one of them asking whether she was a double.