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Europe's drug agency urges OK for dengue vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths.

Religion calendar, Oct. 19-26, 2018

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Rivals ready to Paint the Field Pink

OAKWOOD — While Oakwood and Salt Fork will battle it out on the football field Friday, the two communities are coming together to fight a much bigger cause.

Vermilion officials set adult mental-health first-aid training

DANVILLE — Vermilion County mental-health officials are launching a new series of mental-health first-aid training sessions for the public.

The Health Reporter Is In, Oct. 18, 2018

Q: Is tinnitus really as debilitating and extreme as it was in the character played by Bradley Cooper in the film "A Star is Born"?

A: Millions of people suffer from tinnitus, and many of them don't have a mental disorder along with it. But research has suggested an association between anxiety and depression and tinnitus in some people.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

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Carle cancels NICU reunion in wake of Legionnaires' disease cases

CHAMPAIGN — A day after state health officials identified First Christian Church as one of the sites under investigation in connection with six Legionnaires' disease cases in Champaign County, Carle canceled a neonatal-intensive-care reunion that was to be held there this weekend.

Doctor who dispensed drugs for sex gets 12 years

CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois physician who pleaded guilty last year to charges of illegally dispensing opioids and other prescription medications in exchange for money or sex has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.

Mysterious paralyzing illness found in kids in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.

Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

MONTREAL (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it.

Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in St. John's, Newfoundland.