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Overdose Deaths Drive Down US Life Expectancy-Again

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On average, the overall life expectancy, for someone born in 2015, fell from 78.9 years to 78.8 years. Between 2015 and 2016, death rates dropped 0.5% for 65-74 year-olds, 2.3% for 74-85 year-olds, and 2.1% for people over 85, according to a the US Centers for Disease Control. Read More »

Delhi Ashram row: Five more 'minor' girls rescued

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They kept telling us we would not survive..."The baba had told me that I was one of his 16,000 ranis.He raped me on several occasions", the woman told the newspaper. The team further said that it appeared that psychologically ill girls from Vijay Vihar Ashram were often shifted here. "We have identified eight more ashrams of this baba in Delhi ". Read More »

Fewer people are taking flu vaccine — TEXAS VIEW

The number of flu-related deaths continues to creep up in the province, with Alberta Health Services reporting 19 deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations. He doesn't know why, but it seems to him that fewer people are getting flu vaccinations this year. Vaccination is more important for people with weakened immune systems, as well as those who are pregnant, elderly or live with or care for others at high risk. Read More »

What Do Analysts Suggest For Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO)

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of gas and oil primarily in the United States. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 54.55 % EPS growth. Since August 14, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $3.70 million activity. Read More »

Royal Philharmonic cuts ties with Charles Dutoit over assault allegations

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The symphony said in a statement that the "serious nature" of the allegations as well as the symphony's "strong commitment to a zero tolerance policy" for sexual harassment in the workplace contributed to its decision. The orchestra also says it has ended its affiliation with Dutoit, its chief conductor from 2008-12. The reaction to the graphic sexual assault accusations made by the four women has been swift in the classical music world, accompanied by assertions about Dutoit's ... Read More »

Congress passes bill to continue CHIP funding through March

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CHIP is a decades-old, federally funded program that makes health insurance available to families whose incomes are modest, but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Georgetown researchers report that another 1 million children are at risk of losing their coverage by the end of February. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been giving states unused funds to help them keep their CHIP programs afloat. Read More »

Eating fish might make you smarter, new study suggests

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The team analysed 541 children aged nine to 11 in China. "What what we document here is that it's the better sleep that explains the relationship", says Adrian Raine, one of the paper's authors and a professor of criminology, psychiatry and psychology at Penn. Read More »

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Analysts See $1.45 EPS

Baker Avenue Asset Management Lp decreased Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd Sponsored Ads ( BABA ) stake by 20.74% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Winslow Capital Management LLC now owns 3,378,676 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $364,323,000 after buying an additional 669,433 shares during the period. Read More »

Trump, Saudi King blame Iran for missile attack on Saudi palace

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She asked people to imagine if the missile was launched at a major USA airport, such as JFK or Dulles, or at global targets in London or Paris. Later, the United States permanent representative to the UN said the missile "bears all the hallmarks of previous attacks using Iranian-provided weapons". Read More »

'Pill mill' doctor who prescribed millions of opioids released on bail

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Many of Kraynak's patients were from Northumberland and Schuylkill counties, but some from outside the immediate area would go to his practice seeking opioid prescriptions , Freed said . Carmel and Shamokin. "Our greatest concern is for Dr. Kraynak's patients who still need treatment, they need care". The indictment further alleges that multiple times between 2005 and 2016, Kraynak prescribed the drugs without giving the patients a proper medical exam. Read More »

One million cases in Yemen cholera crisis

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Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi armed movement, aligned with Iran, and a US -backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia. Dr. David Sack of Johns Hopkins University said, "A patient with cholera should never die". Washington, D.C. (U.S.), Dec 22 (ANI): The United States has welcomed an announcement by a Saudi-led coalition to keep the Hodeidah port in Yemen open for a month and allow humanitarian aid to flow through. Read More »

Eating Tomatoes and Apples May Help Keep Your Lungs Healthy

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Eating three apples a day slows down the natural aging of the lungs and repairs damage caused by smoking , a study concludes. However, people who ate an average of more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit a day, especially apples , had a slower decline in lung function than those who ate less than one tomato or less than one portion of fruit a day, the researchers reported. Read More »

Arsenal legend Bergkamp sacked as Ajax assistant by former Gunners teammate

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Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has been relieved of his duties as assistant coach at Ajax by a the club's committee with Marc Overmars a member in favour of the sacking. Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar told the club's official website: "We had a bad summer and a messy start to the season". Ajax made the announcement Thursday, a day after the team was eliminated from the Dutch Cup. Read More »

Opioid overdoses on the rise: CDC

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Chile, Guam, Cuba, Czech Republic, and Lebanon are among other countries that beat out the USA for average life expectancy as of 2015, the most recent year for which the World Bank has data for those countries. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl - but not including methadone - are increasingly deadly, the new numbers show. "What we're seeing now is the second wave of this epidemic", said Anna Lembke, a behavioral sciences professor at Stanford University and an addiction expert. Read More »

Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger

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The study enrolled 960 participants with a median age of 81 who had no dementia , and were followed for an average of 4.7 years. As per the findings of the study, eating about one serving of green and leafy vegetables per day is associated to a slower rate of brain aging. Read More »

Keep chocolates away from dogs as Christmas season sets in

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With all the festive chocolate around, vets warn that the holiday season could result in theobromine poisoning in dogs. Although dogs can survive some chocolate consumption, it's best to keep chocolate treats locked away or completely out of reach so curious pooches don't get themselves into trouble. Read More »

United States to accuse N Korea of cyber attack

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Bossert said the allegation was based on evidence, and that other governments and private companies agreed. Hacking attacks targeting digital currencies are only the latest in the long list of alleged online financial heists by the North. Read More »

5th Person Dies in San Diego County's Flu Season

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According to data from the week ending last Friday, Dec. 15, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is reporting "widespread" influenza activity to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The vaccine is safe and effective. "We just need to remind people to stay home if they are sick, get a flu vaccine if you have not had one and just try to limit the spread of this in any way we can", said Davis. Read More »

Coast Guard rescues sea turtle stuck in web of cocaine bales

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The agency says a crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis spotted the bundle of drugs floating in global waters in the pacific ocean on November 19. Fourteen countries are part of the operation. It's all part of Operation Martillo , an worldwide operation that includes 18 countries. "Western Hemisphere and European partner nation efforts aim to shift maritime illicit trafficking away from the Central American littorals while also maximizing interdiction efforts in a resource-constrained ... Read More »

U.S. lifts ban on funding risky virus research

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While the research offers insights into the spread and mutation of viruses, experts say that it risks triggering a pandemic. The ban covered federal funding for any new so-called "gain-of-function" experiments that enhance pathogens such as Avian influenza , SARS and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS viruses. Read More »

Homeopathic Drugs: FDA's New Risk-Based Enforcement

The homeopathic drug market grew "exponentially" over the past decade into a almost $3 billion industry, the FDA said , resulting in a flood of products manufactured without the agency's approval. The other is that these substances are most potent when delivered in a highly diluted form. Homeopathy is based on an 18th-century idea and into a almost $3 billion industry its drug market grew "rapidly" over the past decade. Read More »

Abortion Restrictions Vetoed by Pennsylvania Governor

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Pennsylvania's current limit is 24 weeks. Wolf repeatedly said he would veto the legislation, and he made several visits to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities throughout the state in recent months. There were 1,588 dilation-and-evacuation abortions in Pennsylvania in 2015, according to state statistics. Nineteen states have a similar ban, according to the nonprofit research group Guttmacher Institute. Read More »

Year Old Woman Delivers Baby Girl Who Was Frozen Embryo 24 Years

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The research staff at the University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library reports that baby Emma now holds the all-time record for the longest-frozen embryo to result in a birth. Jeffrey Keenan performed the frozen embryo transfer two days later. About 49% of the transfers result in a birth. Her mother said she wasn't focused on breaking a record. Read More »

Lookout for Price Target? Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

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SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has declined 24.40% since December 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.19% the S&P500. The North Carolina-based Carroll Assoc has invested 0.04% in General Mills, Inc . The rating was downgraded by Bernstein on Tuesday, March 21 to "Underperform". The stock has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6. Read More »

Lawyer Was Paying Inmates for Sex, Filming It

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Andrew Spark , 54, has been charged with soliciting for prostitution, exposure of sexual organs and possession of contraband in a county detention facility, according to WFTS. " Spark would begin his interview by filming Napolitano in her jail uniform and ask her to narrate sexual fantasies before filming her performing sexual acts". Read More »

Penn National buys Pinnacle for $2.8B

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The offer represents a premium of 36 percent for Pinnacle shareholders based on the closing price of the two stocks on October 4, a day before the Wall Street Journal first reported that the companies were in merger talks. Pinnacle Chairman and CEO Anthony Sanfilippo said the two companies have similar business philosophies. The merger will create a larger-scale gaming platform. Read More »

Canadian Blood Services hopes to fill 35000 appointments over the holidays

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All blood types are needed. Platelets, the tiny cells that form clots and help stop bleeding, must be transfused within just five days. Kelly Ellison certainly knows that. A brief time spent donating blood can give a patient a lifetime of possibilities for those who need it. Appointments can be made by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733- 2767. Read More »

Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Gets FDA Clearance

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Gene therapy in general aims to treat disease by manipulating genes at a cellular level. As LNP reported in October , one Lancaster County family has two daughters with the disease and said they can't wait to try it. Kymriah's technology was developed at Penn and CHOP. Analysts expect it to cost around $1 million. The treatment has potential side effects, including macular thinning, ocular pressure, cataracts, retinal tears, and eye inflammation. Read More »

Flu widespread in OH, hospitalizations reported in Clark County

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CT is one of 12 states where flu activity is now widespread, the DPH said in its report, which was released on Thursday. Clark County has seen about 10 hospitalizations for Influenza A since September 9, including seven between December 12 and 19, Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to Build Children's Hospital in Chile by 2020

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So after all the jubiliation of the Club World Cup and a fifth trophy of the year, next Saturday's Clasico will hand Madrid a dose of realism and the game at home to Barca is now a must-win affair for Los Blancos. Recently, the Real Madrid and Portugal football star made headlines by winning his fifth Ballon D'Or award, a feat that helped him equal Lionel Messi's record. Read More »

Don't lose equipment, territory to Boko Haram, Nicholas charges troops

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In November this year, the Senate called on President Muhammadu Buhari to abolish the Excess Crude Account, after declaring it alien to the 1999 constitution and, therefore, illegal. Throwing his weight behind Fayose, the lawmaker representing Surulere Federal Constituency said Governor Fayose has the right to kick against the move. Read More »

BJP MLA questions patriotism of Indian captain Virat Kohli

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Now they expect to come back soon. Of course, it is impossible to respond to millions of messages and wishes but Virat and Anushka made sure that they respond to people close to them. A BJP legislator in Madhya Pradesh created a storm on Tuesday by terming Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma "unpatriotic" for getting married overseas. Read More »

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) EPS Estimated At $5.17

It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500. Horan Securities Inc. now owns 936 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $144,000 after acquiring an additional 837 shares during the period. Rfg Advisory Gp Lc reported 0.45% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ). Ariel Invs Ltd reported 46,987 shares. Inverness Counsel Ltd Llc New York stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ). Read More »

Health experts urge flu vaccinations to prevent infection, spread

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CDC says that despite the benefits of flu vaccination, roughly three out of five people in the USA have not been vaccinated this flu season and roughly two out of three pregnant women have not received a flu vaccine yet this year. The age recommendation for "Flulaval Quadrivalent" has been changed from 3 years old and older to 6 months and older to be consistent with FDA-approved labeling. Read More »

Hardik Patel wishes Rahul Gandhi for becoming Congress President

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Hardik Patel said that the Congress party should also think about the EVM tampering as the numbers are so close and no one doubts EVM tampering. According to News 18, the BJP was ahead in 92 seats in Gujarat at 09:26 IST, slightly better than the Congress, which was ahead in 83 seats. Read More »

Funeral Procession Begins for San Diego Firefighter

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A procession was held on Sunday, Dec. 17 for a San Diego fire engineer killed in the Thomas Fire . An autopsy found Cory Iverson died from burns and smoke inhalation. Fire personnel and others in the first-responder community will escort his body from Ventura to San Diego County. A memorial service for Iverson is planned for 10 a.m. Read More »

Apotex billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey found dead

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Mr. Sherman, 75, founded the privately held Apotex in 1974, growing it by introducing large numbers of low-priced generic drugs that took market share from brand pharmaceuticals. The statement went on to call for a "thorough, intensive and objective criminal investigation" and for the media to stop reporting on the cause of the deaths until the investigation was finished. Read More »

Japanese snow monkeys are having sex with sika deer

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In the latest study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior , Gunst-Leca and colleagues describe how they sought to unpick whether the intentions were indeed carnal. Leca said it's not clear yet why the monkeys started exhibiting this behaviour. The researchers say there are a couple reasons why the monkeys might be pursuing the deer. Read More »

Packers hoping return of Rodgers boosts playoff chances

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The 2015 NFL MVP threw for 242 yards and four scores with 60 yards on his 13 carries. He outplayed Rodgers, who was picked off three times and sacked three times in his first game back. The other two interceptions were brought down by cornerbacks Bradberry and Daryl Worley - the second week in a row both players had picks. At just 7-6, many would think the Packers wouldn't stand a chance against Carolina given how Green Bay has played in recent weeks. Read More »

Deadline for linking Aadhar with mobile number extended until 31st March

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There's only temporary relief in the deadline extended to March 31, 2018 to link Aadhaar with various services, including mobile connections, that will be another enormous exercise given the number of SIM cards in use. However, there is no mention about the extension of the mobile SIM card to the base from February 6, 2018. Pointing the importance of the issues raised by the petitioner which led to the top court's nine judges bench ruling holding that the right to privacy was a fundamental ... Read More »

Death toll of building that collapsed at Zaveri Bazaar rises to four

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Labourers were repairing the bathroom when the accident took place. In 2016, MHADA had issued an order to do repairs of the building but residents were not ready to vacate the building. TOI has learned that the dilapidated building, Chhipi Chawl , had been served two eviction notices by the BMC, with the latest one as recently as in September. Read More »

Simon apologizes to Nassar victims, insists there was no cover-up at MSU

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Sterling Riethman - Kalamazoo, Michigan, former competitive gymnast and diver treated by Nassar at MSU. He was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison last week on charges of possession of child pornography. In Fitzgerald's response, he said he did not believe anyone at Michigan State believed Nassar's actions were crimes before he was publicly accused in 2016. Read More »