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Home Health Care Spending Rose Modestly in 2016

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Retail prescription drugs Retail prescription drug spending increased just 1.3% a year ago, following much stronger growth rates in 2014 (12.4%) and 2015 (8.9%). The total out-of-pocket health care spending in 2016 increased by 3.9%, a one percent increase from 2015's out-of-pocket rate of 2.8%. Growth in US health spending slowed considerably in 2016, rising by 4.3 percent, after two years of higher spending growth spurred by Obamacare and prescription drugs. Read More »

Boko Haram war: Army removes commander

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Recall that Major General Lucky Irabor is now the Force Commander of the Multi-national Joint Taskforce fighting to clear Boko Haram, cross border bandits and other criminal elements in the Lake Chad Basin Commission countries. Mr. Ibrahim had a closed door session with the defence chief. He has been replaced with another general, Nicholas Rogers, who led a special military and police force to tackle ethnic clashes in the volatile central region. Read More »

Robbie Brady set to miss rest of the season with knee injury

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Speaking on the Burnley official website , Dyche said: "The surgeon, who has done most of our players, was very happy with the work that was done". "I spoke to (Brady) briefly and he understands, he's been talked through the plan of attack from now until when he's fit". Read More »

Facebook launched messenger for kids

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This is why Facebook and many other social media companies prohibit younger kids from joining. Just as vocal are parents such as Parker Thompson of Alameda, California, who said children's adoption of technology is an inevitability and who appreciated Facebook's approach with the new app. Read More »

Health officials: Time to get your flu shot

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Flu season is underway and it's already widespread in four states, including Georgia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several strains of influenza virus are in circulation. People with diabetes or cardiovascular diseases have a higher risk of developing serious complications when they contract the flu , CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞) said. Read More »

Eating cheese every day may help to protect heart health

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It may very well be that the people who ate cheese and had lower risks of heart disease may have been doing something else to make sure they were healthy, such as exercising. The analysis revealed that people who regularly consumed cheese were up to 18 percent less likely to develop CVD, up to 14 percent less likely to develop CHD, and up to 10 percent less likely to have a stroke, compared with those who had a low cheese intake . Read More »

Your health: Birth control pills still raise breast cancer risk

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Despite the risk, women will continue to use the pharmaceuticals, Morch said. "The risk increases with increasing duration of use and persists for more than five years, if used for longer than five years", said study author Lina Morch , a senior epidemiologist with the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Read More »

TVS Apache RR310 launched in India at Rs2.05 lakh

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Radhakrishnan said that adding that the new bike "is a testimony to our racing DNA and R&D (research and development) capabilities". The company is hoping to sell 10,000 TVS Apache RR 310 bikes in the first year. The engine delivers a peak output of 33.5 BHP @ 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm of torque @ 7,700 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. It also shares alloy wheels with its BMW badged sibling, which come shod with wide tubeless tires (110/70 front and 150/60 raise). Read More »

Osmania University Students Protest After Student Hangs Himself in Hostel

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Condemning the lathicharge on students in the early hours of Monday, the OUTA alleged that instead of convincing protesting students about the suicide, the police beat them up resulting in injuries and damage of furniture in the hostel. Reports add that Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao assured that the state government would provide a relief of Rs 5 lakh to Murali's mother. Read More »

Pollution wipes out the benefits of exercise, study suggests

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Nevertheless, our studies found that even these relatively low levels were associated with increased risk of adverse adult lung health outcomes such as asthma and poor lung function. The team took physical measurements from the participants before and after the walks and collected data on pollution levels to measure participants' exposure. Read More »

Pollution can permanently damage a child's brain

The united Nations is calling on governments to intensify the fight against pollution as well as to strengthen the protection of children, including through the use of facial masks and filtration systems of the air. UNICEF has suggested that immediate action must be taken to reduce air pollution amid emerging evidence. These include investing in renewable sources of energy to cut air pollution, increasing the amount of green spaces in urban areas, and improving both knowledge and monitoring ... Read More »

Quake measuring 5.5 hits Rudraprayag, tremors in north India

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Tremors were also felt in Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. There were no reports of loss of property or life. However, reports are coming that the impact of the quake was not so remarkable even many have not felt it. According to the News Agency ANI , the center of the quake was in the depth of 30 kilometers. Severe tremors of natural disaster were felt in all the districts of Uttarakhand including Chamoli, Uttarkashi, New Tehri, Dehradun and Haridwar. Read More »

B'luru: Ola driver harasses woman, child locks cab; suspended

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The driver took her to a deserted spot on the Ring Road in south east Bengaluru and suddenly stopped, the woman said. The woman was travelling alone from Indiranagar to BTM Layout in an Ola cab. The cabbie identified as Rajshekhar Reddy made several calls to the woman, threatening her with dire consequences if she complained against him. The driver, however, kept on approaching her. Read More »

N'Zonzi Revealed As Allardyce's First Everton Target

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The 28-year-old fell out out with Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo when he was substituted at half-time against Liverpool last month when Sevilla were down 3-0. N'Zonzi won his first two caps for France last month and appears to be in Didier Deschamps' thinking ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation. Liverpool are expected to struggle to hold on to their defensive midfield Emre Can in January, and N'Zonzi could prove an ideal replacement should the German worldwide chose to ... Read More »

Flu Season off to a fast start

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On average, more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year for illnesses associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. The Northern Kentucky Health Department is tracking flu cases. Plus, it helps protect people and babies who can't the flu shot. Many physicians, pharmacies, employers, schools, colleges and universities also offer flu vaccines. Read More »

Myanmar's Rohingya Actions May Be Genocide, UN Official Says

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Prosecutions for the violence and rapes against Rohingya "appear extremely rare", Zeid said. "Given all of this, can anyone, can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?" asked Zeid. Witnesses reported acts of appalling barbarity committed against the Rohingyas, including deliberately burning people to death inside their homes; murders of children and adults; indiscriminate shooting of fleeing civilians; widespread rapes of women and girls; and the burning and destruction ... Read More »

Atiku meets Makarfi at PDP secretariat

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The Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, said the board had no anointed aspirant for the office of national chairman and urged party members to desist from acts capable of jeopardising the convention. The Waziri of Adamawa who earlier in the week announced his return to the PDP, came on a courtesy call to the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi. Read More »

Listeria outbreak kills 36 people in South Africa

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At a press briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday, Motsoaledi announced that there is an outbreak of Listeriosis which is a bacterium disease found in soil, water and vegetation, which contaminates food sources such as animal products and fresh produce. Read More »

World Health Organization backs Philippines suspension of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

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In the meantime, WHO supports the Philippines Department of Health's (DOH) decision to suspend the ongoing vaccination programme until more information is available. The developments have left families of children that been given the vaccine extremely concerned. The Department of Health has recommended that she be moved to a Manila hospital for closer monitoring, but Bayugo said she had shown signs of improvement with her platelet count recovering. Read More »

Pope Francis says "Rohingya" on last day in Bangladesh

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Francis said he chose instead to speak in general terms about human rights in public so that he could engage more frankly in private about what the United Nations has said is a textbook campaign of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar's Muslim minority. Read More »

Clemson Will Meet Alabama In The Sugar Bowl

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Alabama won the National title two years ago, then Clemson avenged it last season to capture the college football championship. Cubelic said nationally, the odds will be 50/50 on whether Alabama or Clemson takes home the title, but. Defensively, Clemson football yields 3.0 points and 120.0 total yards (1.0 in passing and 119.0 in rushing) per game. It seems like a unusual statement to make given that the Tigers just two months before claimed their first national championship in 35 years, ... Read More »

Biocon surges 14% on USFDA approval for biosimilar of cancer drug Herceptin

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The FDA has approved a biosimilar to Herceptin , termed Ogivri, which is utilized for the treatment of breast and stomach cancers that overexpress the HER2 gene. The labeling for trastuzumab-dkst carries a boxed warning alerting health care professionals and patients to increased risks of heart disease (cardiomyopathy), infusions reactions, lung damage (pulmonary toxicity), and harm to a developing fetus (embryo-fetal toxicity). Read More »

Bohemian Rhapsody: Bryan Singer's health delays film

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As for the aforementioned clash between Singer and Malek, the tension came to a confrontation that didn't escalate to becoming physical, but did result in Singer throwing an unidentified object. Singer's prolonged absence was the final straw, and so the studio made a decision to terminate him under his pay-or-play contract. Bryan Singer has been fired from the Queen biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Read More »

How eating cheese daily can actually improve your health

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Soochow University has now found that cheese raises levels of so-called "good" cholesterol while reducing levels of "bad" cholesterol. Additionally, it also contains an acid that helps prevent clogging of the arteries. According to official guidelines, an adult should get at least 2.5 serves of dairy every day, with one serve being 40 grams of cheese. Dr Givens has said public health warnings have seen people shun full-fat versions of cheese, milk or yoghurt, in the mistaken belief that they ... Read More »

Storms possible this afternoon; fire weather concerns, also

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But according to the National Weather Service at State College, cold air is on the way by midweek, and there is a chance of some light snow by next weekend. A large area of low pressure will sweep across the country late on Wednesday and into Thursday bringing with it strong winds and heavy rain. Met Éireann has predicted that there will be snowfall in some parts of the country later this week as freezing temperature are expected to hit. Read More »

Health officials: Flu shot may only be 10% effective this season

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Anthony Fauci told WTOP . If so, it would extend a run of bad luck that began in 2014, when the available flu vaccines proved to be a poor match for the most common viruses in circulation. AHS's statistics also indicate influenza has been somewhat more active earlier in the season than a year ago. "Preventing the flu in as many people as possible is our first priority", says Dr. Read More »

New Study Finds Dogs Are Brainier Than Cats

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What the researchers did is take brain matter and essentially turn it into soup. By counting the number of neurons, scientists came to the conclusion that cats are smarter than dogs, as dogs of neurons around 530 million, and cats only 250 million. Read More »

Windies collapse hands New Zealand innings victory

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Kraigg Brathwaite anchored West Indies' improved second innings with 91, but when he was trapped in front at 231 for three by Mitchell Santner just before the second new ball was taken, their resistance crumbled. The bowlers backed up that batting effort on Monday, thriving with the new ball. Hetmyer's entertaining knock eventually came to an end when he edged a Henry delivery to Jeet Raval, West Indies reduced to 166-2. Read More »

Dengue fever vaccine scare after warnings

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According to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, those behind the program will be held responsible and that the Department of Health (DOH) is now closely monitoring those who have received the vaccine. But Sanofi had said it could take around five years for such severe dengue cases to become evident, Mr Tayag added. The virus kills about 20,000 people a year and infects hundreds of millions. Read More »

Trump plan on Utah monuments draws 5000 protesters

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The Utah Highway Patrol estimated the crowd to be about 5,000 people, the Salt Lake Tribune reported . Two senior Senate Democrats want President Trump to explain why he's poised to remove protections for U.S. Bears Ears was designated a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama. Grand Staircase-Escalante was created by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Read More »

Pentagon scraps plan to end use of older cluster bombs

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Cluster munitions are bombs that can be fired from the ground or air and typically open mid-air scattering smaller bombs over a wide distance. The U.S. Defense Department spokesman Tom Crosson said in a statement that the decision "was a hard choice, not one the Department made lightly". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Read More »

Lane Kiffin 'Would Love to Play Bama' After Conference USA Championship Win

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The game marked the first-ever Conference USA title game appearance for both football programs and, thus, the Owls first-ever league title. FAU started quickly and never looked back. FAU led 27-0 at halftime and 34-0 in the middle of the third quarter before UNT mounted what turned out to be an incomplete mini-comeback. Problem was, the end zone was 68 yards from scrimmage. Read More »

RSNA 2017: Smartphone addiction causes imbalance in brain chemistry

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Twelve of the group received cognitive behavioral therapy, based on a similar program created to help people addicted to video games. MRS exams were performed on the addicted teenagers both prior to and following behavioral therapy, while for control patients, a single MRS study was carried out in order to measure the levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter in the brain that slows and inhibits signals, and glutamate-glutamine (Glx), a neurotransmitter that causes ... Read More »

Life for Florida man who shot officer while child was in vehicle

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The young gunman was shot in the torso leg and hand as cops swarmed the property to apprehend him. "I brought a little gift for you", the officer said. "When I see the vehicle door opening, I start to look behind me to go open my door", the officer testified. He finished by adding to Rojas: "When I returned fire, and I brought the fight back, you started to run like a coward. Read More »

Maina: Interior acted without my approval - Oyo-Ita

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Yesterday at the continuation of a hearing by a House ad-hoc committee investigating the matter, Mrs. Oyo-Ita said the ministry acted without her approval. The ministry reportedly acted on the correspondence without the consent of the Head of Service (HoS), a clear breach of civil service procedure. "For the permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji , to claim that the directive to reinstate Maina came from my office is limited in facts", Mrs. Read More »

Malayalam mimicry artist Abi passes away

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Kochi: Popular Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Abhi died on Thursday. 'He was brought dead to the hospital at 10.20. At that time, mimicry casettes were all the craze in Kerala, and a young team of mimicry astistes like Dileep, Nadirshah, Harishri Ashokan and Abi became popular quickly. Read More »

Japan's Emperor Akihito to step down in April 2019

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Japan's Emperor Akihito will abdicate his throne on 30 April 2019, according to an announcement made on Friday (1 December) by the 10-member Imperial House Council in Tokyo. 1, 2017. "We would like everyone to celebrate an abdication of the emperor and succession of the crown prince", he said. Akihito was 56-years-old when he ascended the throne following the death of his father, Emperor Hirohito. Read More »

Congress hates Gujarat, poor and me, says PM Modi

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Referring to demonetisation , he said it had brought about a "behavioural change" in the country. "I may have to pay a political price for the path I have taken but I'm ready for it". The Prime Minister said the information the clampdown on cash had unearthed on the black economy was a treasure trove that would help India in its war against corruption. Read More »

More than half USA toddlers face obesity

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Chan School of Public Health estimated that a majority of today's youth (57 percent) will be clinically obese by the age of 35 years, and approximately " half will develop [obesity] as children ". In children with severe obesity - the number of 4.5 million in the United States at present - the risks are even greater in adulthood. The likelihood is even higher for children with severe obesity, a condition that now affects 4.5 million children, the university said in a statement. Read More »

Malcolm Jenkins to no longer protest after National Football League pledge

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Jenkins has raised a fist during the anthem ever since Week 2 of last season, but is content with the sort of effort the league has promised to put forth in order to help alleviate some of the perceived injustices in the country. The organization reportedly agreed to give almost $100 million over the next seven years to social justice causes. "They understood the entire scope of the plan". Read More »

West Virginia health officials urge flu vaccinations

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OSDH said it takes about two weeks after getting a flu shot for a person's immune system to respond and provide defenses against influenza viruses. In the land down under, where the 2017 flu season is now a wrap, public health officials reported record-high rates of flu, as well as above-average numbers of hospitalizations and deaths. Read More »

Pitino files lawsuit against athletic board over firing

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Pitino was sacked October 16, less than three weeks after federal investigators tied the U of L program to a scheme to pay recruits. Federal prosecutors in NY in September unveiled charges against assistant coaches, managers, financial advisers and sportswear company executives as part of a wide-ranging corruption probe into college athletics, including the Louisville basketball program. Read More »

Tiger Woods shoots 3-under 69 in return at Hero World Challenge

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Woods' back problems over recent years have been well documented, but the 14-time major champion is returning to the PGA Tour after a fourth surgery last April. Woods reached 4 under and was one off the lead after back-to-back birdies at Nos. But it was his 15-foot par save on the following hole that prompted his vintage fist pump, after he had caught his chip heavy. Read More »

61974 cases of riots, group clashes in 2016; highest in Bihar: NCRB

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Earlier, according to Centre's response to Parliament, Uttar Pradesh had topped the list of communal violence incidents in 2016 with 162 incidents reported in which 29 people were killed and 488 injured. The eastern state of West Bengal, meanwhile, topped for the chart with the most cruel husbands. In 2015, the number of total cognisable crimes reported was 47,10,676, nationally. Read More »