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Man wrongfully jailed for 20 years dies

When Sharrif Wilson was released after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than 20 years, he couldn’t wait to have a hot slice of New York pizza. 244 more words

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Flu season peaking; sick should head to bed

TORONTO – It’s official — flu season is in full swing in many parts of Canada.

Health authorities were warning all fall that this could be a bad flu season, because of the type of virus that is most commonly infecting people and the fact that this year’s flu vaccine doesn’t offer optimum protection against it. 1,493 more words

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Welcome to Chicago...14 year-old girl among at least 9 shot on New Years Day

Chicago Sun Times: At least nine people were hurt in city shootings New Year’s Day, including a 14-year-old girl.

Most recently, two males were shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Thursday night. 126 more words

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Compassionate and Career-Driven Oncology Nurse Zebora Perryman, RN, BSN, Selected for Recognition in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

Zebora Perryman, RN, BSN, has been selected by the International Nurses Association to represent the profession in their publication, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. A leader among her peers, Zebora is being recognized for her unwavering dedication and significant professional contributions to the field. 184 more words

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Mount Sinai Hospital Scientist Wins World’s Largest Prize for Diabetes Research

Dr. Daniel Drucker, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, is the recipient of the world’s most valuable award for diabetes research, the 2014 Manpei Suzuki International Prize. 141 more words

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Scientists crack stem cell reprogramming code

WATCH: Dr. Andras Nagy describes the scientific breakthrough he led in solving the mystery of the stem cell reprogramming code.

TORONTO – A Canadian-led international team of researchers has begun solving the mystery of just how a specialized cell taken from a person’s skin is reprogrammed into an embryonic-like stem cell, from which virtually any other cell type in the body can be generated. 720 more words

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