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Canakinumab May Reduce The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Canakinumab May Reduce The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease And Novartis, which makes the drug, said it would ask the Food and Drug Administration for permission to market the drug as a way to prevent heart attacks and would start further tests on its effect in lung cancer. At the lowest dose, lung cancer rates dropped 26 percent, Stat reported. There are many other anti-inflammatory activities going on in our body, not just the one that's tackled by... [Full Article...]

How to help Texans affected by catastrophic flooding

How to help Texans affected by catastrophic flooding The task force isn't the only support heading to Texas from Nevada. The task force's primary mission is to provide advanced technical search and rescue capabilities to victims trapped or entombed in structurally collapsed buildings. More Hawaii volunteers are on standby to possibly deploy. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Below is Tim Cook's tweet on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts , while ... [Full Article...]

D'Tigress beat Mali to qualify for 2018 FIBA W'Cup

D'Tigress beat Mali to qualify for 2018 FIBA W'Cup The News agency of Nigeria reports that in the competition's final played in Bamako, Mali, the D'Tigress walloped their Senegalese counterparts 65-48 points to beat them a second time in the championship. It also made partial amends for a one point defeat in the 2015 semi-final - 71-70 to previous hosts and eventual silver medallists Cameroon. Ezinne Kalu led the floor with 17 points, 3 rebounds... [Full Article...]

By-election results LIVE:Congress loses lead to AAP, TDP leads in Nandyal

By-election results LIVE:Congress loses lead to AAP, TDP leads in Nandyal With Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) managing to retain the Bawana seat in the recently concluded bypoll was a fillip to Arvind Kejriwal's leadership, according to media reports on Monday. The Bawana bypoll , which went to polls last week, saw the poll percentage fall significantly to 45 per cent from 61.83 per cent in 2015. The BJP's Ved Prakash is at the third place with 26,406 votes, the Delhi... [Full Article...]

Apple is collecting donations for Harvey storm relief through iTunes

Apple is collecting donations for Harvey storm relief through iTunes The hospital transported many of its patients out of harm's way, but will likely sustain damage during the storm and will need funds to fix. "Our disaster volunteers will help ensure evacuees receive meals, water, hygiene items, health services and comfort during this hard time", said Gary Strong, Regional CEO. [Full Article...]

Forecasters watching for development of storm off SE coast

Forecasters watching for development of storm off SE coast Regardless of how the system develops, the low was expected to cause increased winds and rough surf along the Georgia, North and SC coasts on Sunday and through mid-week. That rainfall could contribute to localized flooding from a tropical moisture surge associated with this system. As of Sunday evening, the forecast track puts coastal communities at the greatest risk for heavy rain and gu... [Full Article...]

Dear yoga lovers, beware! Chemicals in yoga mats may affect your fertility

Dear yoga lovers, beware! Chemicals in yoga mats may affect your fertility The study, which involved researchers from Harvard University and the University of MI, took a look at 211 women who had checked into the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center for in vitro fertilization screening. Senior author Prof Russ Hauser added: "Couples undergoing IVF and trying to improve their chances of success by reducing their exposure to environmental chemicals may want ... [Full Article...]

Google is offering a test for depression

Google is offering a test for depression For many, Google has become the go-to search engine for anything and everything. Various tests of the tool have shown it to be concise and effective, accurately detecting the symptoms of clinical depression . The information collected will not be saved as Google recognises that it is "sensitive and private". The PHQ-9 is made up of nine questions asking whether a person has "little intere... [Full Article...]

Punjab CM blames Haryana Govt. for large scale violence

Punjab CM blames Haryana Govt. for large scale violence But the CM said he will bill the damages and submit the list in the Punjab and Haryana high court, which has told the dera to pay for the vandalism. Asserting that he would not allow any dera to create trouble in Punjab , Amarinder opined that the way things were going, it did not seem likely that political parties would support the Deras in the future. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court declares triple talaq 'void', 'invalid'

Supreme Court declares triple talaq 'void', 'invalid' The Supreme Court, while striking down instant triple talaq , indicated that two other contentious issues - nikah halala and polygamy - were still under challenge in court. The members believed that there was apprehension after the SC verdict and they sought to make it clear that they will never compromise on these grounds. [Full Article...]

Patriots' Julian Edelman limps off field with apparent knee injury

Patriots' Julian Edelman limps off field with apparent knee injury The Lions have won their first two exhibition games and will finish the preseason in Buffalo against the Bills next Thursday. Edelman caught a pass early in the game but came up lame after taking an awkward step in an attempt to gain yards after the reception. [Full Article...]

Local Environmentalists React To RGGI States' Proposal To Cut Carbon Emissions

Local Environmentalists React To RGGI States' Proposal To Cut Carbon Emissions The new RGGI emissions limits are not yet in place. As of 2014, the state had reduced emissions by 21.3 percent from 1990s levels, according to the most recent data available from DEP. Other RGGI states include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Zack Dufresne, director of communications and membership at the Alliance for Clean Ene... [Full Article...]

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) - BMO Capital Maintains Rating And Lowers Price Target

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) - BMO Capital Maintains Rating And Lowers Price Target Stephens upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, November 25 report. The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright on Thursday, June 29 with "Buy". Los Angeles Mngmt Equity reported 26,385 shares stake. State Street, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 42.89M shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 84,060 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. [Full Article...]

Watch the 'Black Mirror' Season 4 Trailer

Watch the 'Black Mirror' Season 4 Trailer One series doing its best to keep the old-school style of anthology programming alive is Netflix's Black Mirror , which tells a new story with new characters in each new episode , although little connections between stories suggest that all of them might take place within the same (often dystopian) universe. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania family saw Jesus in ultrasound, then received a miracle

Pennsylvania family saw Jesus in ultrasound, then received a miracle That's exactly what Alicia Zeek and her fiancé, Zac Smith, think they saw in their unborn child's prenatal picture. "When they gave it to us. umm, to me, it's Jesus". Her first child, a daughter, was born with two thumbs on one hand and her second, a son, had a cleft palate. Do you see Jesus in this sonogram? The couple spoke from their hospital room, one day after Zeek gave birth to a healt... [Full Article...]

Aetna sends mailing with clear address windows, reveals patients' HIV status

Aetna sends mailing with clear address windows, reveals patients' HIV status The company's letters had instructions on how to fill prescriptions and were sent out to customers who were already taking HIV medications, and pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, which helps prevent HIV. "This type of mistake is unacceptable", Aetna said in a statement, according to Bloomberg. The letters came in envelopes with large, clear windows, allowing some of the information to be read w... [Full Article...]

Your High School Friendships Are Still Affecting Your Mental Health

Your High School Friendships Are Still Affecting Your Mental Health And friendships in general are good for your health: Studies indicate they reduce stress, help you cope with trauma and encourage you make better lifestyle choices. The authors also interviewed the participants' close friends on how they viewed their bonds with the study volunteers. Because of the results of the study, researchers believe that perhaps the reason for the healthy mental and ... [Full Article...]

'Blacks For Trump' Leader Is A Former Cult Member

'Blacks For Trump' Leader Is A Former Cult Member The brother of Michael the Black Man, Ricardo Woodside, who had also been in the cult but exited the group, claimed that his brother had helped beat a man who argued with the leader of the cult. "And the Cherokee Indians had money and they were the only ones able to even really afford slaves, and nearly all of them were the ones that had slaves, and all the slave states were states where reservati... [Full Article...]

McDonald's vows to serve more antibiotic-free meat

McDonald's vows to serve more antibiotic-free meat McDonald's committed itself today to prohibiting a group of the most valuable antibiotics used in human medicine in the production of chicken sold at its restaurants worldwide. Per the story, it plans to initially focus on beef sourced from ten countries, which account for about 85 percent of its supply. McDonald's, in making its commitment, said that while it would work to stop routine use of the... [Full Article...]

JAMB Crashes Cut-Off Marks Into Varsities, Others

JAMB Crashes Cut-Off Marks Into Varsities, Others It explained that institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB. "Knowledge acquisition is a function of determination and hard work and so if over the years, students were able to work hard to meet cut off points, it doesn't make any logical sense to now to lower the standard and insist that the inability of any student to meet th... [Full Article...]


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