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  • Mom shares harrowing picture of hospitalized daughter to warn others on ecstasy

    January 9, 2017 1:46 PM 19

    A mother has pleaded with youngsters to avoid taking Ecstasy – after posting pictures of her teenage daughter in a coma after she popped a pill. Devastated Kerry Robinson took to Facebook to reveal the shocking dangers of taking the class-A drug. She added to her warning by showing her 16 year-old daughter Leah in a hospital coma after taking Ecstasy

  • UPDATE 1-Mars to buy pet health care provider VCA for $7.7 bln

    January 9, 2017 1:45 PM 19

    Jan 9 Mars Inc said it would buy VCA Inc for $7.7 billion, cementing the Whiskas and Pedigree pet food maker's position as the largest operator of pet hospitals in the United States. Candy maker Mars, also the largest pet food manufacturer in the world, said it would offer $93 for every share, a premium of 31.4 percent to VCA's Friday closing price

  • Mars to buy pet health care provider VCA for $7.7 billion

    January 9, 2017 1:16 PM 20

    Candy and pet food maker Mars Inc said it would buy VCA Inc (WOOF.O), which runs hospitals for animals, for $7.7 billion. Mars, the maker of Whiskas and Pedigree pet products, will pay $93 per share, a premium of 31.4 percent to VCA's Friday closing price. The enterprise value of the deal is $9.1 billion including $1.4 billion in debt, the companies

  • Thailand's PTT sees little impact on fuel demand from flooding

    January 9, 2017 10:47 AM 16

    BANGKOK Jan 9 Thailand's PTT Pcl sees no big impact on fuel demand from flooding in the country's south, said a senior executive on Monday. "There is no expected impact on overall sales in the market," a senior executive in the company told Reuters, adding that the flooding will recede after three to five days. Almost all of PTT's fuel stations in the south

  • A long-lasting flu shot may emerge – but not this year

    January 7, 2017 3:10 PM 13

    The most vexing thing about the annual flu vaccination is that it’s annual. You have to get it every year, and many people don’t do so. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that only 2 out of 5 Americans have received the shot so far this flu season. Wouldn’t it be easier if a flu shot were a once-in-a-lifetime event

  • Angst grows in GOP over ObamaCare repeal plan

    January 7, 2017 11:01 AM 22

    Concerns are growing among Republicans about moving forward with their plan to repeal ObamaCare without putting forward a replacement at the same time. Republican congressional leaders are moving quickly to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill, but want to delay when it takes effect. That would give them time to develop a new healthcare plan that could be presented

  • 1 month ago, she had a headache. Now, Florida girl fighting cancer and requesting get-well cards

    January 6, 2017 7:05 PM 17

    A Florida family facing a long road to recovery as their 5-year-old receives cancer treatment is asking well-wishers to send cards to lift her spirit. Rylee Bernosky, of Volusia County, complained of a headache last month and was taken to the hospital. Doctors discovered a malignant tumor on her brain stem. Medulloblastoma are fast-growing, high-grade

  • Puppy Bowl 2017 will feature 3 pups with special needs

    January 6, 2017 2:18 PM 22

    Animal enthusiasts will get a special treat on Feb. 5— not when they tune into the Super Bowl, but to the annual Puppy Bowl, where they’ll watch team Ruff square off against team Fluff. Counting among the 78 puppies on this year’s roster are three puppies with special needs. Lucky, a Terrier mix with three legs, will join Winston, an Australian Shepherd

  • Lightning strike cures woman of her 'super-senses'

    January 6, 2017 1:21 PM 19

    A woman who could taste words and smell sounds was cured after being struck by lightning— only for it to return. Synaesthesia is the ability to taste words, hear colors and sense auras around people. It’s not fully understood why some people are born with the strange talent. But thanks to researchers at Trinity College Dublin, one woman’s case has come to light

  • Seven Resolutions for Colorado Politicians in 2017

    January 6, 2017 1:01 PM 23

    The national elections of 2016 taught us two very stark lessons: People will vote against their own interests and their own espoused values if they feel desperate enough, and politicians are the most reviled people in the country. Part of the promise of marijuana tax dollars was that some of the money was going to go toward education — and for the love of Welcome