Macron announces changes to France's health care system
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Macron announces changes to France's health care system

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled plans to make France's health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years

Local yoga studios help aging boomers keep active
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Local yoga studios help aging boomers keep active

Hannibal's Twisted Juniper Yoga studio caters largely to baby boomers. Classes like Root, Slow Flow and Senior Stretch appeal to boomers who face declining flexibility and mobility. Studio owner Emily Trevathan said the average age of her students is betw

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Cary Cancer Center hosts free prostate cancer screenings

Free prostate cancer screenings will be available Sept. 24 and 26 at the James E. Cary Cancer Center in Hannibal, Mo.

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Annual Great River Road Run expo to feature kids' bike event

The Great River Road Run is hosting its seventh annual expo from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the parking lot of the Memorial Medical Building on the UnityPoint Health Memorial Hospital campus.

To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it
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To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can detect the presence of a potentially deadly painkiller

Dad riding bike across U.S. to fight rare disease that killed his son
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Dad riding bike across U.S. to fight rare disease that killed his son

QUINCY -- Robb Freed arrived in Quincy Friday afternoon on the return leg of what will be more than an 8,000-mile cycling tour of the nation, raising funds to fight a rare disease that took the life of his son. "EB (epidermolysis bullosa) affects one out o

New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis
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New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

A U.S. government survey shows some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis

Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds
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Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

Scientists say a lab test may help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick

Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban
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Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says teenage use of e-cigarettes has reached "epidemic" levels in the U.S. and called on manufacturers Wednesday to address the problem or have their products pulled off the market

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UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year

The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimates there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than 9 million deaths