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Tilray Q4 sales double, with net loss of $31 million

Tilray Inc. shares traded higher Monday after the Canadian cannabis group posted a wider-than-expected fourth quarter loss, but with the caveat that sales nearly tripled in a growing global market for medical marijuana.

Addiction Policy Forum CEO talks addiction prevention, telehealth Special

Jessica Hulsey Nickel, the founder, president and CEO of Addiction Policy Forum, chatted with Digital Journal about her national nonprofit organization, which raises awareness on addiction, prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention

Paris - A far cry from the 1990s "ABC" campaign promoting abstinence and monogamy as HIV protection, scientists reported on new approaches Tuesday allowing people to have all the safe sex they want.

Food-borne illness — new rules are supposed to help (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on food-borne illness, we looked at where contaminants entered the food production chain. Today we will look at the rules the FDA is implementing to prevent food-borne illness outbreaks.

Norovirus infections — Preventing food-borne illnesses (Part 2)

Norovirus is one of the most prevalent "stomach bugs" around, and it is often difficult to prevent. We have learned that people come into contact with the virus through contaminated food, water and from infected individuals who handle our food.

Belgian scheme tries to nip radicalisation in the bud

Molenbeek - In the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek, politician Sarah Turine is on the frontline of her own war to stop the sons of Belgian families going off to Syria to join Islamic State fighters.

Google Maps to warn drivers of approaching railway crossings

Google has entered a new partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration that will see its Maps software alerting drivers when they approach a rail crossing. The aim is to ensure that people are aware that they may have to stop ahead.

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to donate his wealth to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he plans to give much of his vast fortune away to charity in the near future, joining a list of tech executives including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg who enjoy sharing their wealth with others.

Spaniards up in arms about book 'to stop kids from being gay'

A controversy, which started several years ago over a book which purported to "cure homosexuality," has reared its ugly head yet again, as the same author has published yet another book to "prevent children from becoming gay," which is now on sale.

AIDS prevention and treatment compliance: Is there new hope?

Several factors contribute to the persistence of the AIDS or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Highest among them are lack of compliance and lack of prevention.

New analysis shows life-saving benefit of lung cancer scans Special

A non-invasive process that makes 3D pictures of the lungs could reduce lung cancer deaths by 35 percent for relatively low cost per life saved.

Aspirin may help reduce some cancer risks

Oxford - Aspirin, that old medicine cabinet standby, may just be the right tool to prevent and treat some forms of cancer, say British researchers.

Study: Non-fried fish consumption can ward off Alzheimer's

A recent study suggests that eating fish that is baked or broiled (not fried) at least once every week can prevent the advent of Alzheimer's Disease later in life.

Fire Prevention Week officials offer advice on smoke alarms

Halifax - This week is Fire Prevention Week in Canada which runs until Sunday October 10. This year's theme is Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.

Study: Fruits and vegetables may help prevent lung cancer

Studies show that some vegetables and fruits may help prevent lung cancer in smokers and non-smokers. The researchers discovered that smokers with a fruit and veggie diet had a 27 percent decreased risk for developing lung cancer.

Anti-rape female condom makes its debut at World Cup

It's a condom with "teeth" that South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers is distributing at the World Cup games. It's called Rape-aXe and it leaves the rapist in pain.

Big business in swine flu prevention among disinfectant providers

Companies in the viral disinfectant game may very well be counting their blessings on the emergence of the H1N1 swine flu bug.

School District Adopts Hands-Off Policy in H1N1 Prevention

With the fear of swine flu cases mounting as children prepare to head back to classrooms, one New York school district is taking a rather extreme step to limit exposure to the potentially deadly H1N1 virus.

It's Trauma Season In The ER

The sun is shining, the weather's warm and your local trauma center is gearing up for their high season of preventable accidents.

How Women Can Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

There's one birth defect that is 100 per cent preventable: fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The only way to prevent this detect though is to not drink a drop of alcohol while you are pregnant.

April is awareness month for Child Abuse Prevention Special

Due to the rise in the number of children who die each year from abuse and neglect, the need for awareness and prevention is more important now than ever. April is the official month where communities ban together to provide just that.

Op-Ed: Coyotes are Getting More 'Wile E', Alarming Hillside Dwellers

Residents of the Santa Monica Mountain foothills that separate the Los Angeles basin from the San Fernando Valley are having to become more wily than the “Wile E” coyotes that are becoming more brazen in foraging for easy meals.

Study: Getting 8 hours of sleep prevents common cold

Not looking to live your life in a bubble or wearing a medical mask in order to prevent illness? A new study says if you get your sleep, you lower your risk of the common cold. Immunity impacts health, sleep impacts immunity and now there is proof.

Retired Surgeon's Invention Could Prevent Blindness

A 74 year old retired surgeon has invented an inexpensive device that could prevent people from becoming blind. The device is made from wood and plastic.

The Miseries of Allergies Just May Help Prevent Some Cancers

There may be a silver lining to the miserable cloud of allergy symptoms: Sneezing, coughing, tearing and itching just may help prevent cancer, particularly colon, skin, bladder, mouth, throat, uterus and cervix, lung and gastrointestinal tract cancer.

Study finds Possible Means to Prevent Cancer

A research group of the University of Granada has found out that maslinic acid, a compound present in the leaf and the olive skin wax extracted from alpeorujo (crushed olive pulp), has the capacity of preventing cancer as well as regulating apoptosis

Stopping the spread of cancer: new protein and method found

The ability of cancer to spread is its most effective weapon. For decades, I’ve seen sufferers fighting this damn disease, getting rid of it only to have it show up again somewhere else. Now, a relatively simple thing like a protein might stop it cold.

New study: Vitamin D big factor in preventing cancer

A new study about to be released shows that women who take vitamin D regularly had a 60% lower chance of getting cancer.

Fade To Black: Saving A Life That Doesn't Want To Be Saved

Suicide touched my life for the fourth time last night. I'd like to try and help keep it from touching yours.

Tips for Preventing Identity Theft

It’s no small deal to have your identity stolen, and it can cause you years of credit problems if it happens to you. Knowing some of the things that are considered private information can help you to keep your identity safe.
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