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Video: Homegrown Home Cookin’ at Starkville’s Farm to Fork Dinner

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -Folks in Starkville enjoy some homegrown “Home Cookin’ ” Thursday night.  And they get to help keep things fresh. Some of the city’s top chefs came together for the annual “Farm to Fork” fundraiser. Diners enjoyed a 7 course meal made almost entirely from ingredients grown by local producers. The money raised goes to operating costs for ...

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UK cancer fund was poor value and may have caused patient suffering

By Kate Kelland | LONDON A special U.K. Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) set up in 2010 spent over 1.2 billion pounds ($1.55 bln) but failed to deliver value for patients or society and may have caused unnecessary suffering, an analysis has found. Specialists looked at 29 cancer medicines approved for funding by the CDF in January 2015 for 47 specific ...

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Video: Farm to Fork Fundraiser Gets Cooking in Starkville

0SHARESShare STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -Do you know where your fruits and veggies comes from? An event this evening in Starkville encourages people to buy from local growers. WCBI’s Aundrea Self joins us live from the “Farm To Fork” fundraiser. 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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U.S. FDA approves Biomarin's Batten disease drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it had approved Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc’s drug to treat a type of Batten disease, an extremely rare disorder that mainly impacts the nervous system. The drug, Brineura, is an enzyme replacement therapy designed to slow loss of walking ability in patients, three years or older, with CLN2 disease. (bit.ly/2oQ3x55 ) CLN2 ...

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Many exercise options are tied to better brain function

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Older adults who want to get moving to help boost their brain function have a wide variety of workouts to choose from, a research review suggests. Among the many options for working out over 50, tai chi may have the biggest effect on cognitive function, but aerobic and resistance exercises may also have some ...

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Can puppies protect babies from allergies and obesity?

By Lisa Rapaport Reuters Health) – Exposing babies to puppies and other furry pets might help them accumulate two types of bacteria in their gut that are associated with a lower risk of allergies and obesity, a Canadian study suggests. When researchers analyzed fecal samples from 746 babies, they found having dogs and cats in the home during pregnancy and ...

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FDA approves Bayer's Stivarga to treat most common liver cancer

0SHARESShare The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal, Germany February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Taking the stairs may boost energy more than drinking a soda

0SHARESShare By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – For young women running on little sleep, 10 minutes of stair walking increased energy more than the amount of caffeine in a soda or half a cup of coffee, according to a small study. This energy boost is relatively short, and overtired workers may need to do a few bouts of exercise throughout ...

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Going to college may increase risk of marijuana use

0SHARESShare By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say. “We have been expecting marijuana use to increase among young adults,” lead author Richard Miech told Reuters Health in an email. Young adults today as ...

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House Speaker Ryan says no decision on healthcare vote

0SHARESShare House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks with the media following a conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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