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First day without death after Nipah virus confirmed in Kozhikode

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Infected people initially develop influenza-like symptoms of fever, headaches, myalgia (muscle pain), vomiting and sore throat. To discuss issues relating to outbreak of the virus, an all-party meeting has also been called at the Kozhikode collectorate tomorrow in which representatives of political parties, MPs and MLAs will participate. Read More »

Tourists warned to avoid visiting Kerala after the outbreak of 'Nipah' virus

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The latest death involves one more family member in the original illness cluster, lifting the number of deaths in the outbreak to 12, The Hindu , an English-language newspaper based in India , reported today. Oommen C. Kurian, fellow, public health, Observer Research Foundation, said that the study proves that bats carrying Nipah virus have possibly been around in many states other than West Bengal, where we had known outbreaks. Read More »

Eggs can lower risk of stroke and heart attack, new study finds

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Studies have shown that eating up to 12 eggs per week can reduce cardiovascular risk among patients with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes . "The present study finds that there is an association between moderate level of egg consumption (up to 1 egg/day) and a lower cardiac event rate", lead scientists Professor Liming Li and Canqing Yu wrote in the journal Heart . Read More »

What to eat to prevent cancer: new report

Fiota Mitou, WRCF director of research funding, to The Telegraph. The recommendations included: being a healthy weight; exercising; eating grains, veg, fruit and beans; avoiding high calorie foods; limiting the consumption of red and processed meat and sugar-sweetened drinks, as well as cutting out alcohol. Read More »

Two Ebola patients attended church with 50 people before dying -Doctors

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The WHO and MSF said they could not force patients to stay in hospital but hoped that growing awareness of the disease and its risks would convince people to follow medical advice. One potentially powerful tool for containing the spread of Ebola is an experimental, protective vaccine that was not available during the West African epidemic. Read More »

Even the sealife in the United States is testing positive for opioids now

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When people take drugs like opioids, that's not the end of the story. Oxycodone was detected in mussels from the Seattle and Bremerton harbor areas of the Puget Sound in a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife pollution survey. Small amounts of drugs are deposited in human waste after they're ingested, which wastewater management systems struggle to completely remove, resulting in trace amounts of narcotics being dumped into oceans, according to the outlet. Read More »

Lung cancer hits young US women harder than men

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Lead study author Ahmedin Jemal, PhD tells BuzzFeed News that while lung cancer rates in female non-Hispanic blacks and Asians/Pacific Islanders in the United States aren't higher than their male counterparts yet, the numbers are getting close to crossing over. Read More »

For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement

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Participants were assigned to one of four smoking cessation intervention groups or usual care (consisting of access to information regarding the benefits of quitting smoking and a motivational text-messaging service). Scott Halpern, the lead author of the NEJM study and a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, says the study provides some of the most robust data ever compiled on the ineffectiveness of e-cigarettes. Read More »

Nipah kills one more in Kerala; public meetings banned, exams put off

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Healthcare facilities have been asked to ensure isolation facilities, ventilator support and infection control practices, and coordinate to enhance surveillance for unusual illness and death of animals. Nipah is a emerging zoonotic diseases that affects humans and animals. Health experts say that there is no vaccine yet for the virus, which causes fever and breathlessness in affected patients as initial symptoms , and only intensive care can help an infected patient recover. Read More »

IPL 2018 Qualifier 2: KKR eye home benefit over SRH

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In Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami and Williamson, SRH have a potent and in-form top-order, but the problem begins from No 4 onwards. Chris Lynn known for big hitting's then Shakib is known for providing breakthrough at the crucial stage. Read More »

Some teething medicines unsafe for children

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The agency is also asking companies to stop selling the products and said it will take official action to remove them from stores. "The FDA is committed to protecting the American public from products that pose serious safety risks, especially those with no demonstrated benefit", said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a statement . Read More »

Sleeping In On The Weekend Is Good For Your Health, Study Says

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The Sleep Council, an organisation promoting healthier sleep, says shut-eye is essential to "replenish energy stores" and "make repairs, while our minds organise and store the memories of the day before", on its website. In a previous interview with Business Insider , Elise Facer-Childs, a research fellow at the University of Birmingham, said that the more regular your sleep, the better. Read More »

Harvey Weinstein will be charged with rape, source says

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He did not respond when a woman shouted: "Why are you smiling, Harvey? ". Asked "What can you say?" he mildly shook his head and softly said "No". Weinstein is expected to be charged at least with criminal sexual act, a crime that carries up to 25 years in prison, the officials said. Read More »

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

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Both Kang and Krasznahorkai are previous recipients of the prize. "It isn't a traditional narrative", said chair of judges Lisa Appignanesi, pointing to Tokarczuk's own description of her writing as "constellation novels" to describe an author who throws her stories into orbit, allowing her readers to form meaningful shapes from them. Read More »

President Trump Can't Block Twitter Users, Federal Court Rules

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A March decision from a U.S. District Court Judge in Kentucky ruled Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was OK to block constituents from his Twitter account . Among them was Rebecca Buckwalter, a writer and political consultant who was blocked in June after responding to Trump's tweet that he would have had "ZERO chance winning WH" if he had relied on the "Fake News". Read More »

'Right-to-try' legislation approved by Congress

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ARNOLD: But Barney Frank says the most fundamental parts of his signature Dodd-Frank Act remain intact, its biggest protections for consumers and the whole financial system. With the White House demanding action, House leaders in recent days chose to short-circuit the process by taking up the Senate-passed bill. The bill makes a fivefold increase, to $250 billion, in the level of assets at which banks are deemed to pose a potential threat if they fail. Read More »

Eagles: Attending White House Visit Will Be an 'Individual Decision'

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A handful of Eagles players, namely safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Chris Long , have been vocal opponents of Trump and steered charity work toward social causes. It's one of those things that comes over time. For the first time in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles will head into a new season as defending Super Bowl champions after their epic surprise run previous year. Read More »

N. Korea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

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The journalists from the MBC television network and News1 wire service took a special government flight later on Wednesday to go to the North's northeastern coastal city of Wonsan, according to Seoul's Foreign Ministry. The summit, planned for Singapore on June 12, could offer a historic chance for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime's nuclear test site, a high profile ... Read More »

Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Is No More

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The magazine's closure follows a recent rock patch of multiple lawsuits, including a $600,000 lawsuit from its former editorial director Fabien Baron which followed another multi-million dollar lawsuit from former executive Deborah Blasucci. Read More »

Russian Federation calls for foreign troop pullout from Syria including Iran, Hezbollah

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Heavy explosions were heard Sunday overnight south of Damascus in Syria in an area which holds a security facility used by Iranian forces, Sky News in Arabic reported . Assad announced that he will be listing delegates for the Constitutional Committee that will work on amending the Syrian constitution. Israel has reportedly carried out repeated air strikes against them, hoping to stop the formation of a Lebanese-Syrian front to its north and the transfer of arms to Hezbollah. Read More »

Ryanair posts record profit, pessimistic on year ahead

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Net income could fall as much as 14 percent in the year through March next year, Ryanair said. READ Halved Ryanair check-in times could lead to a big fee . It warned they included a potential € 400m rise in fuel bills as oil prices continue to climb despite it being 90% hedged. That's mainly due to higher staff costs and also, higher oil prices. Read More »

GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec

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Adjusted for a net tax step-up of $1.1 billion, the transaction value is $10 billion and is expected to be tax-free to both companies' shareholders. Synergies of around $250 million are also anticipated by 2022. He added: "We are seeing growth in rail traffic and recent promising orders for new and modernised locomotives from North American Class I, shortlines and global railroads, and are confident in the compelling long-term opportunities and synergies before us". Read More »

Warriors run riot in Game 3

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The reigning defensive player of the year finished the game with 10 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists. "It's a message I've heard before". "He's good, and sooner or later he's going to erupt", D'Antoni said . Golden State began getting the looks it liked after halftime. If you want points, you have to play well. "A lot of it was just [me] talking to myself, nearly like you've got to be your biggest fan sometimes", he said. Read More »

Novartis and Amgen secure FDA approval for migraine drug

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Aimovig is one of a new type of drug that blocks the molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide, which plays a key role in the development of migraines. Sufferers may also become sensitive to light and sound, and experience nausea and vomiting. The FDA noticed that migraine occurs three times more often in women than in men. Read More »

Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'

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The rates of death among the groups were highest in the fall and spring, and lowest in the summer. While the study is limited by a lack of differentiation between encounters for SI and SA and lack of generalizability given completion at only free-standing children's hospitals, the study is notable for its large sample size and does contribute to the pediatric community's understanding of recent longitudinal, demographic, and seasonal trends in SI and SA encounters at children's hospitals. Read More »

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ninth Ebola outbreak in 40 years

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There is no specific treatment for Ebola. The central African country has previously had several Ebola outbreaks. Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. Read More »

Lizards' Green Blood Evolved Four Times

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But how did these lizards evolve to have all this green bile - which is usually toxic at high concentrations - in their systems? The pigment might have caused them to have green blood and green bones, but they became immune to developing adverse reactions to it. Read More »

SA's blood pressure rate is rising

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are often called "silent killers" because most people are not aware they have them. Under new AHA guidelines announced a year ago, the definition of high blood pressure is lower, and the number of adults considered to have high blood pressure has increased - especially among adults under the age of 45. Read More »

Exercise fails to slow dementia brain decline, BMJ finds

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The researchers noted that cognition has declined in both the exercise and non-exercise groups. "The exercise training programme improved physical fitness, but there were no noticeable improvements in other clinical outcomes". In a second study on aging published by the academic journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience , however, USA researcher found improvements in certain complex thinking and memory skills among elderly video-game players. Read More »

Around 2.5 Billion More People Will be Living in Cities by 2050

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While Tokyo has for some time held the rank of the world's biggest city with its 37 million inhabitants, come 2028 New Delhi is set to take the crown, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' report, the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects . Read More »

DR Congo warns of Ebola outbreak in major city of Mbandaka

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Thousands of doses of Ebola vaccine arrived Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo , which is facing an outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said. Before Wednesday's announcement, there had been only two cases of the virus confirmed by lab tests. Health Ministry spokeswoman, Jessica Ilunga said "Five thousand four hundred doses of vaccine arrived from Geneva this morning". Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan Praises Britain As 'Real Friend' During UK Visit

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in phone talks on Thursday the prospects of the Iran nuclear deal in light of the U.S. Ahead of the trip Mr Erdogan said the United Kingdom was a "strategic partner and ally" and he wanted to improve trade relations between the two countries. Read More »

Surgeon General aided traveler with 'medical emergency' during flight

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Surgeon General in September 2017. Adams continued, "Patient doing well and like a good #USPHS officer, I was glad to be able to assist". On Wednesday, Jerome Adams, the US surgeon general, tweeted that Delta staff on his flight to Jackson, Miss., asked if there was a doctor on board to assist in a medical emergency. Read More »

Metro health officials confirm E. coli case linked to lettuce

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As of May 15, 172 people in 32 states had been sickened in the outbreak, an increase of 23 people and three states since the last update a week earlier. Since romaine lettuce has a shelf life of several weeks, it is possible some contaminated lettuce may still be in stores, restaurants, or home refrigerators. Read More »

IPL 2018: Kuldeep Yadav unrecognisable after KKR's customary cake smash

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From being on the verge of elimination, RR too have returned to the reckoning with a hat-trick of wins, thanks to the imperious form shown by Jos Buttler who was adjudged man-of-the-match in all the three victories. And just like that, everything was back to normal in the left-arm spinner's world. The Rajasthan Royals openers had got off to a rollicking start when Russell, given the ball in the fifth over, made an instant impact; he had Rahul Tripathi caught behind the fifth ball, and ... Read More »

IPL: Punjab opt to field vs Mumbai

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Bumrah turned in a match-winning bowling performance with brilliant figures of 3-15 which included the crucial wicket of in-form opener K L Rahul (94 off 60 balls) in the penultimate over when the game was on a knife-edge with Punjab needing 20 off nine balls. Read More »

New study links body clock to mood disorders

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Dr Laura Lyall, lead author, said: "In the largest such study ever conducted, we found a robust association between disruption of circadian rhythms and mood disorders". To address these methodological issues, the researchers analysed activity data in 91,105 participants (aged 37-73) from the UK Biobank general population cohort to obtain an objective measure of patterns of rest and activity rhythms, known as relative amplitude. Read More »

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 48, as he powered RCB to a 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League clash at the Holkar Stadium, Indore last night (May 14). The match completely seemed to be one-sided as RCB easily won the match by 10 wickets. This was Punjab's lowest total at this venue and they now need to play two must win games from here, in order to qualify. Read More »

UEFA prepares to fight Saudi-backed Club World Cup plan

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Ahead of the Europa League final in Lyon, the governing body of European football is holding a meeting of its "Council of UEFA" and FIFA president Gianni Infantino's plans are the main topic on the agenda. It's claimed that Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino is aiming to secure an agreement for the new competition before this summer's World Cup begins next month. Read More »

Confirmed Cases Of Ebola Rise To 42 In Congo -Ministry

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The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau was tasked to take necessary steps to check immigration, while health Minister, Isaac Adewole was urged to ensure alertness to combat disease in whatever cases may rise and get the ebola vaccine ready for an emergency. Read More »

Alfie Evans: parents' legal battle to keep son on life support

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His case drew global attention when it became the centre of a High Court legal battle over his care. A private funeral for toddler Alfie Evans will be held later. Fly high with the angels. His parents had fought a bitter battle with the hospital treating him, and the High Court, to allow them to take him overseas for further medical treatment. Read More »

Soyinka urges EFCC to go after past Nigerian leaders

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Meanwhile, the Commonwealth secretary-general, Patricia Scotland, has revealed that Nigeria recovered over $3 billion in one year through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ). These assets, when repatriated will be put to building our infrastructure. In the same vein, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, admitted that although Buhari is globally acclaimed to corruption-free, he is not the only one free of corruption in Nigeria. Read More »

Netflix to allocate 85% of new spending on original TV shows

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Sarandos estimates 85% of the company's total spending globally is now on new shows and movies, with 470 originals scheduled to premiere by end of the year. But prices do eventually go up, and for a company like Netflix, finding that maximum price customers are willing to pay for something is always a mix of science and guesswork. Read More »

North Carolina AG Joins Other States In Suing Opioid Manufacturer

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Tennessee is joining four other states suing Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin and other drugs, for what the state calls "unlawful marketing and promotion" of the drugs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If necessary, and depending on how the settlement discussions progress, North Dakota will amend its complaint to include additional manufacturers or bring separate suits against other manufacturers or distributors, according to Stenehjem. Read More »