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Hrithik Roshan rides bicycle helmet-less, while shooting own video; Gets trolled Hrithik Roshan rides bicycle helmet-less, while shooting own video; Gets trolled
- May 27, 2018

He captioned the video as: "This initiative makes me so proud!" In addition to that, the actor urged everyone to walk, cycle and feel India in order to get fit. PM Modi took to his official Twitter handle to counter to Kohli's challenge, writing, "Challenge accepted, Virat!" Soon enough, the chain of challenging fitness idols started on Twitter, and celebrities like Virat Kohli , Anushka Sharma , Suresh Raina, Kidambi Srikanth, Mithali Raj and Randeep Hooda joined the fitness bandwagon. (more...)
Keep Ticks Away By Wearing Clothes Doused With Bug Spray Permethrin Keep Ticks Away By Wearing Clothes Doused With Bug Spray Permethrin
- May 27, 2018

At this point, 70 percent of people with Lyme disease are diagnosed late when it's much harder to treat, Johnson said , and it has "this profound impact on people's lives in terms of productivity, quality of life, and the ability to be present with the family and to participate in the things that make life worth living". (more...)
Two Ebola Patients Slip out of Congo Hospital Two Ebola Patients Slip out of Congo Hospital
- May 27, 2018

More than 11,300 people died in an Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone between 2013 and 2016. But in the past few weeks, as Congo faces an Ebola outbreak, there seems to be a new refrain - "Not this time" - as local and worldwide responders scramble to apply lessons learned from the West African epidemic. (more...)
Sleeping In On Weekends May Help You Live Longer Sleeping In On Weekends May Help You Live Longer
- May 27, 2018

Researchers from the USA and Sweden analyzed combinations of number of hours of sleep and found that people who get between six and seven hours of sleep consistently throughout the week were not associated with having higher mortality. (more...)
N.J. men snared in big Neb. Fentanyl bust N.J. men snared in big Neb. Fentanyl bust
- May 27, 2018

The troopers became suspicious because the truck was empty, there was no electronic log, the driver was nervous and visibly shaking, and the driver and passenger had different stories about why they were in California for 10 days, according to the probable cause affidavit. (more...)
Antidepressants linked to weight gain in second year Antidepressants linked to weight gain in second year
- May 26, 2018

Participants were grouped according to their BMI (from normal weight to severely obese) and whether or not they had been prescribed an antidepressant in a given year. During the second year of treatment, the risk of gaining at least 5 percent weight was 46 percent higher than in the general population, but no association was found during the first 12 months of treatment. (more...)
Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero
- May 26, 2018

Two more people who have tested positive for the virus are critically ill, and some 40 people are in quarantine. With panic setting in, several families in Kozhikode district have evacuated their homes in the last four days, some Indian media reports said. (more...)
Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead
- May 26, 2018

The report also pointed out that though the DRC situation isn't as dire as West Africa in 2014, the U.S. government hasn't designated a leader for its worldwide outbreak response activities. Congo's health ministry said there are now 28 confirmed Ebola cases, 21 probable ones and two suspected. "In previous outbreaks in DRC, community communication has proven to be crucial in terms of the effectiveness of the response to Ebola", said Yves Willemot, a UNICEF spokesman. (more...)
Telangana sends blood samples of two to Pune for Nipah virus test Telangana sends blood samples of two to Pune for Nipah virus test
- May 26, 2018

Since fruit bats from the Henipavirus genus of Paramyxoviridae family are natural hosts of NiV, from whom the virus jumps to other animals and humans, fluid and blood samples from the bats were sent to India's apex animal testing laboratory in Bhopal for testing. (more...)
An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims
- May 26, 2018

The researchers, from Peking University Health Science Centre, examined data from 416,213 participants in China. Participants in the study were monitored over a period of nine years. When the egg industry wanted to rerun the adverts a decade ago, watchdogs refused on the grounds it did not promote good health. "It is important to stress that this does not prove that eating eggs protects against these diseases, as there may be other differences between the people eating more eggs that ... (more...)
What to eat to prevent cancer: new report
- May 26, 2018

Kate Allen, WCRF executive director of science and public affairs, said in a blog post. This is despite the fact that no link was found between BMI and the likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer. The fund also recommends avoiding sugary drinks and limiting fast and processed foods. To assess the impact of this intervention on cancer outcomes, investigators merged the data from the Oslo study with data from the Cancer Registry of Norway and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry from ... (more...)
Seattle Mussels Test Positive for Opioid Seattle Mussels Test Positive for Opioid
- May 26, 2018

The west coast of the United States -and other communities across the country- continue to struggle with the devastating impact of opioid addiction , with the problem so bad the region's mussel population is now testing positive for the substance. (more...)
Lung Cancer Affecting More American Women Ever Than Men Lung Cancer Affecting More American Women Ever Than Men
- May 26, 2018

There's some proof with African-Americans who smoke less cigarettes daily yet have greater lung cancer rates than other groups, he stated . "We really don't know why this is and we are going to do further research.", said Dr. "We do not believe sex differences in smoking behavior explain our finding of a gender crossover". The lead author of the study, Ahmedin Jemal, Ph.D., stated that the 85% of lung cancer cases are related to smoking but men still smoke than women per day. (more...)
Paying smokers to quit seems to work - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona Paying smokers to quit seems to work - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
- May 26, 2018

He's an associate professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. In fact, as other studies have shown , they may be doing more harm than good by introducing teens who have never smoked to cigarettes. (more...)
Qualifier 2 match - Summary Qualifier 2 match - Summary
- May 25, 2018

Sunrisers faced Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier in which they lost by 2 wickets as the yellow brigade chased down 140 thanks to Faf du Plessis' unbeaten 67. Bowling-wise, both teams prefer to field five frontline practitioners. MS Dhoni's men are still awaiting the victor of Friday's tie but a promotional video for the IPL final featuring CSK and KKR players reportedly released on Hotstar, the video streaming portal of the cash-rich league's official broadcaster Star Sports, ... (more...)
As CO2 Is Rising Rice Loses B Vitamins As CO2 Is Rising Rice Loses B Vitamins
- May 25, 2018

It is somewhere signaling bad news for the about two billion people whose primary food source is rice. "We have some rice varieties that show a stronger response to Carbon dioxide and they are able to convert more of that Carbon dioxide into seed, which can be good", said senior study author Lewis Ziska, a scientist with the Department of Agriculture. (more...)
Nipah: Travellers asked to avoid 4 Kerala districts Nipah: Travellers asked to avoid 4 Kerala districts
- May 25, 2018

Infected people initially develop influenza-like symptoms of fever, headaches, myalgia (muscle pain), vomiting and sore throat. In the Mangaluru cases, both patients are from Kerala and they had met Nipah virus infected people while in hospital. (more...)
Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns
- May 25, 2018

In addition to our letters to companies who make these products, we urge parents, caregivers and retailers who sell them to heed our warnings and not use over-the-counter products containing benzocaine for teething pain. Instead, the academy suggests trying teething rings made of firm rubber or massaging a child's gums. It also repeated a previous warning to avoid homeopathic teething products , which may have a variety of possible side effects. (more...)
Sleeping in may help you live longer Sleeping in may help you live longer
- May 25, 2018

The groups were then subdivided based on how their weekday sleep habits compared with their weekend habits. The opposite side of the sleep scale is also unsafe, the study found. When people got enough sleep, it was found that their mortality risk is no higher than the ones who sleep for seven hours a day. That was true only for those under 65; the mortality difference disappeared for people who were older. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein To Surrender Following Sexual Assault Charges Harvey Weinstein To Surrender Following Sexual Assault Charges
- May 25, 2018

Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, declined to comment. We believe that they are constitutionally flawed. More than 90 women have alleged harassment and sexual assault by Weinstein, who has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex. (more...)
Polish author wins Booker International Prize Polish author wins Booker International Prize
- May 25, 2018

Ms. Tokarczuk's novel combines tales of modern-day travel with the story of a 17th century anatomist who dissected his own amputated leg and the journey of composer Frederic Chopin's heart from Paris to Warsaw after his death. Tokarczuk, who is a huge literary name in her native Poland was described by The Bookseller a year ago (17) as "probably one of the greatest living writers you have never heard of". (more...)
United States president cancels summit with North Korean leader United States president cancels summit with North Korean leader
- May 25, 2018

Now the North Koreans brought a small group of media there for a very specific goal. "I am struck by how, when we get close to where it looks like the North Koreans are about to take yes for an answer, they back off", Cha said. would use the " Libyan model " to approach North Korean disarmament. After Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi gave up his nuclear weapons program in 2003, an armed revolution aided by a US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military intervention ousted him in 2011. (more...)
Judge: Trump can't block Twitter users over political beliefs Judge: Trump can't block Twitter users over political beliefs
- May 24, 2018

Eugene Gu, School of Medicine '15 and a prominent figure on Twitter whom Trump blocked, won a federal lawsuit Wednesday along with six co-plaintiffs that ruled Trump can not block users based on their expressed views. One way to look at this is that Trump is deliberately creating a public forum each time he writes a new tweet. The Justice Department , which defended Mr. (more...)
Sen. Johnson gets his Right to Try bill passed in the House Sen. Johnson gets his Right to Try bill passed in the House
- May 24, 2018

Rather, the regulators would be steady in changing the rules for these institutions. "I think I hit the panic button in April", the Iowa Republican, who criticized the U.S. NPR's Chris Arnold reports. Another would allow more companies to file confidential initial public offerings without divulging all their sensitive financial information right away. (more...)
Carson Wentz participates in Eagles practice during OTAs Carson Wentz participates in Eagles practice during OTAs
- May 24, 2018

Carson Wentz spoke to the media on Tuesday, prior to participating with the Eagles in their OTAs. I don't view it as a political thing whatsoever. It's a great honor. Wentz, who had surgery to fix a torn ACL in December, participated in several drills Tuesday in the Eagles' first organized team activities practice. (more...)
Egypt: Prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained by authorities Egypt: Prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained by authorities
- May 23, 2018

Egyptian security officials have confirmed his arrest, adding that Abbas was detained on accusations of disseminating false news and joining an outlawed group. Thousands of people have been jailed, unauthorized protests have been banned and hundreds of websites, including many run by independent journalists and rights activists, have been blocked. (more...)
The dynamics of the Israeli-American-Russian triangle The dynamics of the Israeli-American-Russian triangle
- May 22, 2018

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced later that his country had destroyed nearly all of Iran's significant military infrastructure in Syria. The successful strategic dialogue between Israel and Russia has enabled Jerusalem to maintain its interests in Syria and Lebanon in recent years while avoiding friction with Moscow and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Oil prices fall but US-China trade truce caps losses Oil prices fall but US-China trade truce caps losses
- May 22, 2018

On the other hand, upstream oil exploration companies would benefit from higher oil prices . The behaviour of many oil producers and consumers exhibits a strong backward-looking component, so decisions tend to be based on where prices have been recently rather than where they are likely to go. (more...)
Ryanair: rising number of bags at gate may prompt review of rules Ryanair: rising number of bags at gate may prompt review of rules
- May 22, 2018

Low-priced carrier Ryanair has reported soaring annual profits this morning, but has warned its earnings will fall back in the next year due to higher costs and flat fares. Ryanair ( RYA .I) expects annual profits to fall for the first time in five years due to higher fuel and staffing costs and flat fares, Europe's biggest low-priced airline said on Monday. (more...)
Pakistan PM Abbasi visits kin of exchange student killed in United States Pakistan PM Abbasi visits kin of exchange student killed in United States
- May 22, 2018

Sheikh was studying in the USA through an exchange program facilitated by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme. The father of a Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the Santa Fe, Texas high school shooting said he hopes his daughter's death leads to gun reform in the U.S. (more...)