Health


Another reason to quit cigarettes on No Smoking Day Another reason to quit cigarettes on No Smoking Day
- March 14, 2018

The findings appear in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. Smoking causes 25 per cent of all cancers in Northern Ireland and is our greatest cause of preventable death and disease, the charity warned. "For example, if smokers who used e-cigarettes to help quit were twice as likely to actually quit compared to smokers who used nicotine-replacement therapy, then the benefits of e-cigarette use would approximately balance the harms of e-cigarette use". (more...)
Milwaukee County health outcomes among worst in the state Milwaukee County health outcomes among worst in the state
- March 14, 2018

Areas where Beaufort County came in worse than the state's average include the percentage of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking (21 percent, compared to the state's 18 percent) and the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance (16 percent compared to the state's 13 percent). (more...)
Nigeria's President Reportedly Negotiates Release Of Abducted Schoolgirls Nigeria's President Reportedly Negotiates Release Of Abducted Schoolgirls
- March 14, 2018

In a statement on Wednesday, the former Special Assistant on New Media to former President Jonathan queried; "Between a President who calls an emergency meeting after Chibok and a President who canceled an important meeting so he could attend an economic conference, who can be described as looking the other way?" We, therefore, have no doubt that the Dapchi girls will be rescued or released. (more...)
US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities' US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'
- March 14, 2018

Among other provisions, the law gives license for Texas law enforcement officers to ask for a suspect's residential status during routine stops. The Texas case is one segment of a national debate over sanctuary cities and immigration. Among those challenging the Texas law were several of the state's largest cities and counties - including Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, as well as El Paso County - and a number of advocacy groups. (more...)
YouTube will augment conspiracy theories with Wikipedia excerpts YouTube will augment conspiracy theories with Wikipedia excerpts
- March 14, 2018

YouTube announced a new measure to combat conspiracy theories by linking directly to third-party sources like Wikipedia a month after its top trending video suggested a Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor was an actor. YouTube says the links will present an alternative viewpoint to videos questioning science or describing conspiracies about events such as the Moon landings. (more...)
Keenum goes to Denver Keenum goes to Denver
- March 14, 2018

He played with Houston in 2014, St. Louis in 2015, Los Angeles in 2016, Minnesota in 2017 and will now head to Denver in 2018. Keenum, Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees are considered the top quarterbacks in free agency, with the Broncos heavily evaluating Cousins and Teddy Bridgewater before deciding Keenum would be their pick. (more...)
Lead's Heart Disease Death Toll 10 Times Higher Than Thought, Study Suggests Lead's Heart Disease Death Toll 10 Times Higher Than Thought, Study Suggests
- March 14, 2018

In what USA Today says is the first study using a nationally representative sample to look at how low-level lead exposure is tied to deaths in the U.S., scientists kept tabs on more than 14,000 adults who took a national health survey between 1988 and 1994, then again in 2011. (more...)
Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Convicted On Corruption Charges Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Convicted On Corruption Charges
- March 14, 2018

Percoco was then expected to help Kelly, 54, land a financing deal for a controversial Hudson Valley power plant worth some $100 million, prosecutors said. Aiello, 59, and Gerardi, 58, were charged with heaping some $35,000 in bribes on Percoco in exchange for favors - such as landing a raise for Aiello's son, a Cuomo staffer. (more...)
CDC releases statement on employee who disappeared a month ago CDC releases statement on employee who disappeared a month ago
- March 14, 2018

Michael O'Connor had previously stated in a news conference last month that Cunningham failed to obtain a promotion to branch manager and met with his supervisor to discuss the issue one week before he went missing. When they arrived at his Atlanta home on February 14, the couple found their son's phone, keys, wallet, vehicle and dog, with no trace of him in sight. (more...)
Gas prices in Meadville area inch lower Gas prices in Meadville area inch lower
- March 14, 2018

Prices in Northeast Ohio range from a low average of $2.33 in the Youngstown-Warren area, $2.34 in Akron, to $2.36 in Canton and $2.39 a gallon in Greater Cleveland, the AAA calculates. At the close of Friday's formal trading session on the NYMEX, West Texas Intermediate, a crude oil benchmark, increased $1.92 to settle at $62.04. Here's the lowest current prices being reported in Roseville. (more...)
Regeneron to Slash Price of Cholesterol Drug After Showing it Saved Lives Regeneron to Slash Price of Cholesterol Drug After Showing it Saved Lives
- March 14, 2018

That group saw a 29 percent reduction in death from any cause after taking the drug for two years. Alirocumab was also associated with a 15 percent reduction in death from any cause, marking the first evidence that this relatively new class of drugs, called PCSK9 inhibitors, may extend lives. (more...)
BJP to boycott all party-meet called by Kejriwal to discuss sealing BJP to boycott all party-meet called by Kejriwal to discuss sealing
- March 13, 2018

VK Jain has resigned from his position after days after he was questioned by Delhi police in relations to the allegations assault with Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. Sisodia said the BJP could resolve the issue "immediately" if it wanted to."The BJP has the government at the Centre". Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Development Minister Gopal Rai, AAP leader Sanjay Singh and MLA Somnath Bharti were among the others who took part in the talks. (more...)
Huskers to Meet Mississippi State Wednesday in NIT First Round Huskers to Meet Mississippi State Wednesday in NIT First Round
- March 13, 2018

NU was seeded fifth and will play at fourth-seeded Mississippi State . The Huskies have already been to Madison Square Garden - the home of the NIT semifinals (March 27) and championship game (March 29) - once this season in November when they played in The 2K Classic. (more...)
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's love story in pictures Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's love story in pictures
- March 13, 2018

Who doesn't remember the aww-worthy images from their dreamy destination wedding glorying our social media feeds? Virat and Anushka tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy and their wedding was a private affair with just family and close friends in attendance. (more...)
Vikings check on free-agent QB Brees Vikings check on free-agent QB Brees
- March 13, 2018

Florio also made a surprise appearance on KFAN Sports Radio on Friday and offered more insight, stating he believes Brees and the Saints are having a "miscommunication" and that it's becoming realistic that Brees could become available. That's how it always has gone with Brees' extensions with the Saints (when he signed days before the franchise-tag deadline in 2012 and days before the regular season started in 2016). (more...)
Second US fertility clinic reports egg storage tank malfunction Second US fertility clinic reports egg storage tank malfunction
- March 13, 2018

The lab then immediately took steps to transfer the eggs and embryos into another tank but at that point, the damage may have already been done. Egg freezing has grown in popularity, with an estimated 20,000 USA women who have had the procedure, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. (more...)
Court to pass order on Kartis case Court to pass order on Kartis case
- March 12, 2018

Karti's plea was that since his father dealt with various stringent penal laws like TADA, MCOCA, UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) and NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Acts and many of these prisoners are facing prosecution under the same laws, he may face a threat from them. (more...)
Myanmar erasing evidence of Rohingya crimes Myanmar erasing evidence of Rohingya crimes
- March 12, 2018

In a new brief entitled " Remaking Rakhine State ", Amnesty analysts found that new military bases, helipads and road networks were being constructed on top of villages that were destroyed during the military's scorched-earth campaign against the Rohingya. (more...)
Scientists put on alert for deadly new pathogen - 'Disease X' Scientists put on alert for deadly new pathogen - 'Disease X'
- March 12, 2018

It is believed that Disease X has the potential to mutate from existing diseases such as HIV or the Spanish Flu, although it isn't yet a disease in its own right. "There is a need to assess the value, where possible, of developing countermeasures for multiple diseases or for families of pathogens", it said. Chemical weapons had already been used in Syria and both the ISIS and al-Qaeda had in the past claimed to have used chemical in some of its terrorist attacks. (more...)
Fiji beat Kenya 31-12 to win Canada Sevens Fiji beat Kenya 31-12 to win Canada Sevens
- March 12, 2018

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team captain Seremaia Tuwai was speechless after winning the Canada 7s. A determined Kenya7s fell at the last hurdle to finish second in the Vancouver leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens at the BC Place Stadium. After the final, Tuwai said he was proud of his young side. Nasilasila also featured in the lead-up to the next try, kicking into open space for Alasi Sovita Naduva, who kicked the ball on and claimed a helpful bounce to score. (more...)

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