Health Care

Moderate to heavy drinking increases risk of cancer

Moderate to heavy drinking increases risk of cancer

It's estimated that, worldwide, about 5 percent of new cancers and 6 percent of cancer deaths each year are directly attributable to alcohol consumption, the ASCO statement said. "It's good to look at where you are with diet and physical activity and look at places where you might improve and just start every day to take some simple steps to decrease your risk and improve your health", Bender said. Read More

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Gurpurab festivities conclude at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

Gurpurab festivities conclude at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

As per the Sikh traditions, the early years of Nanak Dev's life were marked with various events that portrayed that he has been marked by divine grace. On the auspicious day of 548th birthday of Guru Nanak, Amritsar's Golden Temple was spectacularly lit up. Mr Kovind said, Guru Nanak Dev stood against exploitation and atrocity, and dedicated himself to the service and welfare of the underprivileged. Read More

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers

Rights groups and Saudi activists have long campaigned for the ban to be overturned, and some women have been arrested and jailed for defying the prohibition and taking the wheel. - David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 26, 2017Breaking: Saudi Arabia to join the 20th century in June of next year. And we were privileged women who had money and cars for drivers. Read More

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How to Watch Alaves vs. Real Madrid

Madrid's stuttering start to their domestic title defence continued with a 1-0 reverse against Real Betis at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but Zinedine Zidane's side have so far performed better away from home this term and that again proved to be the case in the Basque Country. Read More

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Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm

Hurricane Maria has intensified into an extremely risky Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale and is expected to strengthen further, the US National Hurricane Centre says. Hurricane Maria is the latest powerful storm of the hurricane season. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told NPR that the territory has opened 500 shelter and is expecting "severe devastation". Read More

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European Union court orders Intel antitrust fine to be re-examined

European Union court orders Intel antitrust fine to be re-examined

However, Intel appealed against the General Court's decision to the CJEU. Intel is among the few companies to have continued a battle against a European Commission fine all the way to the top EU court . The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the bloc's highest court, ruled that the General Court, a lower tribunal, should reconsider an appeal by United States microchip maker Intel. Read More

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India signs 8 MoUs with Myanmar

India signs 8 MoUs with Myanmar

State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi said, "There are many areas in which we can cooperate". In a statement after talks with Myanmar's de facto chief Suu Kyi, PM Modi said India understands the problems being faced by Myanmar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian diaspora in Myanmar's Yangon city. India has in the past helped provide humanitarian assistance in refugee camps set up in Rakhine province following earlier clashes - always carefully ensuring that its aid ... Read More

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Spectacular Hope gives Windies historic win

Spectacular Hope gives Windies historic win

Hope, whose average of 18 over his previous 11 tests had never reflected his potential, said he trusted the win would be a stepping stone towards a brighter future for the team. Estwick said by then, the workload had begun to take its toll especially on the Windies seamers and there was little to give as they searched for the important breakthrough. Read More

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Most Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Dividing the Country

Most Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Dividing the Country

The Quinnipiac University Poll reported 62 percent of the voters it surveyed felt that Trump is increasing divisions in the country; 31 percent said they felt the opposite. Some 54% of voters say they trust the media more than Mr Trump " to tell you the truth about important issues". The survey was conducted after Trump vowed North Korea will face "fire, fury and frankly power" should it continue making threats against the United States. Read More

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Vitamin B Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer, Especially Among Men

Vitamin B Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer, Especially Among Men

CNN reports the participants with the highest risk of lung cancer were smokers who use vitamin B supplementation. This finding of increased risk appeared to be specific to men who were current smokers. All participants enrolled in the state of Washington between 2000 and 2002, when they were aged 50 to 76. Furthermore, some public health experts note it's possible that cancer itself can change the vitamin levels in the blood. Read More

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Instagram photos may help predict depression

Instagram photos may help predict depression

Depression is strongly associated with reduced social activity [20, 21]. "Our goal was to successfully identify and predict markers of depression in Instagram users' posted photographs", the researchers stated. In a paper published today (Aug. 8) in the journal EPJ Data Science , a pair of researchers found that an algorithm flagging a few key signs in people's Instagram posts may be able to diagnose depression more effectively than doctors. Read More

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Human embryos reportedly edited for first time in the U.S. using CRISPR

Human embryos reportedly edited for first time in the U.S. using CRISPR

The team didn't allow the embryos to develop for more than a couple of days, and they were never meant to be implanted into a womb. They then modified the mutation using a gene-editing technique , CRISPR. CRISPR-Cas9 is a tool for making precise edits in DNA, discovered in bacteria. Critics worry, however, that gene-editing in embryos opens the floodgates to the creation of " designer babies " in which parents specify traits they want their children to have. Read More

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AIDS death figures dropped by 'almost half' in 11 years

AIDS death figures dropped by 'almost half' in 11 years

However, UNAIDS sounded the alarm over developments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the only world regions where HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are on the rise. In 2016 the figures were 70%, 77% and 82% respectively. East and Southern Africa, Western and Central Europe, North America, and Latin America are all on track to reach the 90-90-90 targets by 2020. Read More

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Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led bombing

Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led bombing

Earlier, the officials said the family was fleeing from the fighting raging in the province. The bombing was part of an air campaign being carried out by the Saudi-led coalition since March 2015. The impoverished Arab country has been devastated by the war, which has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than 3 million. It accuses the rebels of using civilians as human shields. Read More

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Charlie Gard to be examined by United States doctor who created experimental treatment

Charlie Gard to be examined by United States doctor who created experimental treatment

Earlier this month New-York Presybterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center offered to admit Charlie and to provide him with experimental treatment, according to the Washington Post . After receiving the letter, Great Ormond Street asked the High Court for a new hearing on Charlie "in the light of claims concerning possible other treatments". Read More

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4 civilians killed in Indian 'unprovoked' firing along LoC: ISPR

4 civilians killed in Indian 'unprovoked' firing along LoC: ISPR

Some children were also injured during the firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops. The firing is ongoing and the Indian forces are effectively retaliating. However, no arrests were reported during the hour-long operation. An on-leave soldier and his wife were killed today in a cross-border firing from Pakistan on the death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. Read More

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AI will predict key moments at the Tour de France

AI will predict key moments at the Tour de France

The British team were clearly intent on showing a united front to a public which has grown increasingly sceptical of their methods since the last Tour. For Froome's attempt at a fourth Tour to take shape, he needs the bulk of his team-mates to come through unscathed, and his main mountain assistants, Sergio Henao and Mikel Landa, in particular. Read More

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Op Bluestar Anniversary concludes with Khalistan slogans

Op Bluestar Anniversary concludes with Khalistan slogans

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh addresses a prayer session to mark the anniversary of Operation Blue Star at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Golden Temple Complex, in Amritsar Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Dal Khalsa took out a "Genocide Remembrance Parade" in Amritsar with photos of the damaged Akal Takht. However, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex religious body of Sikhs, failed in getting enough support for uninterrupted ceremonial message read out by Akal ... Read More

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Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

Volunteers reported periodically on their drinking habits, and scientists carried out brain tests at regular intervals. At the most recent review, the researchers examined images of the participants' brains - which enabled them to explore correlations between average alcohol use, cognition and brain structure. Read More

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MTV will stream Ariana Grande's UK benefit concert

She quickly headed for a hospital in the northern English city where numerous injured are being treated. One fan was 10-year-old Jaden Farrell-Mann, who suffered fractures to both of her legs and has a number of shrapnel wounds. Police had cordoned off an area around the white Nissan Micra in southern Manchester as they hunted for clues about the movements of the suicide bomber , who set off a bomb that killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others at the end of an Ariana Grande concert ... Read More

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Osinbajo restates FG's commitment to address plight of displaced in Bakassi

Osinbajo restates FG's commitment to address plight of displaced in Bakassi

The acting President was later honoured by the Obong of Calabar with the traditional title of Ada Idagha of Efik Ebrutu Kingdom, in recognition of Prof Osinbajo's contributions to the development of Nigeria and humanity at large. According to him, the Federal Government was doing everything possible to accommodate every Nigerian, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari's government will continue to work assiduously for the interest and development of all sections of the country. Read More

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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Supreme Court has since ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole, without a sentencing hearing . Judge Raymond Jackson based his ruling on a 2012 Supreme Court decision that found juveniles are constitutionally different from adults for the purposes of sentencing because juveniles have diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform. Read More

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Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

As reported , the rule was due to take effect on 9 April, but was delayed in March, a month after the still-new-to-office us president, Donald Trump , called on the Department of Labor to study the rule, to assess whether its implementation would limit investors' access to investment products or advice, cause disruptions in the industry, and/or increase litigation against companies providing such advice and products. Read More

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Ceremony to be held for Peace Officers

The families of Americus Police Officer Nick Smarr and GSW officer Jody Smith made their way to their seats at the 36th Annual National Police Officers Memorial Service. Already this year, he noted 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day "Peace Officer Memorial Day" and the upcoming week "Police Week". Read More

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Australia and NZ largely escape global cyber attack

Krishna Chinthapalli, a doctor at Britain's National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery who wrote a paper on cybersecurity for the British Medical Journal, said many British hospitals still use Windows XP software, introduced in 2001. Robinson, in an interview by e-mail, said he calculated the total based on payments tracked to bitcoin addresses specified in the ransom demands. In a blog post on Saturday, MalwareTech explained he returned from lunch with a friend on Friday and learned ... Read More

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Drug Epidemic Pushing Cases Of Hepatitis C Up

Drug Epidemic Pushing Cases Of Hepatitis C Up

New cases of hepatitis C infections nearly tripled between 2010 and 2015, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ). Jonathan Mermin. Examining annual trends beginning in 2011, reported cases of acute HCV infection increased 44.3% from 2011 to 2012 (1,232 and 1,778 cases, respectively); increased 20.3% to 2,138 cases in 2013; increased 2.6% to 2,194 cases in 2014; and increased 11% to 2,436 cases in 2015. Read More

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Bill Shorten issues stinging budget reply

The government wants to increase the Medicare levy paid by nearly all workers by half a percentage point to 2.5 per cent of taxable income from July 1, 2019, to provide long-term funding for the NDIS. But it was anxious that "the weakness of this government will turn $6 billion tax on the banks into a $6 billion charge on every Australian with a bank account or a mortgage". Read More

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University Says Up to 7000 Bodies are Buried on Campus

University Says Up to 7000 Bodies are Buried on Campus

Exhuming and reburying each body would reportedly cost the medical center almost $21 million in total. The "Insane Asylum" was the state's first and operated until 1935. Mississippi's first mental institution became a reality when reformer Dorothea Dix rallied support among state lawmakers to fund construction of the $175,000 asylum, completed in 1855. Read More

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