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Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as USA health secretary

Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as USA health secretary Democrats and other critics are likely to raise questions about the administration's seriousness about lowering drug prices with a former industry executive leading such a charge. Today President Donald Trump nominated Alex Azar to be the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Patient advocacy organization Public Citizen said Azar has made it clear he is opposed to measure... [Full Article...]

Jack Sock ends U.S. drought with ATP Finals win vs. Marin Cilic

Jack Sock ends U.S. drought with ATP Finals win vs. Marin Cilic Cilic, playing in his third ATP Finals, made the first breakthrough in the decider to help the Croatian move to a 3-0 lead but Sock recovered his composure to claim three games on the bounce, including a fourth break of Cilic's serve. The 36-year-old six-times champion may have been giving away 16 years to the man tipped to be the next superstar of the game but Federer proved in a dominant third s... [Full Article...]

FDA Warns About Dangers Of 'Natural' Opioid Kratom

He said that calls to US poison control centers involving kratom increased 10-fold between 2010 and 2015, and that the herb is associated with side effects including seizures, liver damage and withdrawal symptoms. But the FDA said Tuesday that kratom carries similar risks, including addiction and death, and the agency is working to block shipments. The FDA says that review is underway. [Full Article...]

Fire breaks out at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad

Fire breaks out at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad When there is no guarantee of life itself, we need not worry about the set. As per reports, no one has harmed in this fire breakdown at Annapurna Studios, Banjara Hills. He mentioned that this particular set was treasured as one of the last memories of his father late Sri Akkineni Nageswara Rao . It mainly produces and distributes Telugu films and also provides production facilities, includ... [Full Article...]

The sweet story behind Taylor Swift's 'surprise' tribute to Jimmy Fallon's mother

Suddenly she sings the line, 'Squeeze my hand 3 times in the back of the taxi.' I almost gasped. "She was the best audience", he told his " Tonight Show " audience on Monday, getting choked up in the process. At the start of the show, Fallon told a touching story from his childhood, in which his mother squeezed his hand three times to say I love you. He concluded the monologue by saying that he ... [Full Article...]

Nets' D'Angelo Russell likely to miss several games with knee injury

The replay didn't look that bad, but Russell immediately hobbled to the bench, and looked to be in real pain. Jeremy Lin's season-ending patella tendon injury , however, already put a strain on the Nets' backcourt depth. Spencer Dinwiddie , now second on the point guard depth chart after Lin's injury, is also dealing with a wonky hamstring, which could force Brooklyn to get creative moving fo... [Full Article...]

Bengaluru girl urges Modi to declare chronic type 1 diabetes a disability

Bengaluru girl urges Modi to declare chronic type 1 diabetes a disability But, it is more advisable to have fresh fruits as they contain more fibers and also easy to consume more glasses of juice tan eating whole fruits, that further leads to keep sugar in check. More than anything else we as a people are put to ease with the thought that no single disease is being given precedence over the other and all are being tackled with the same amount of effort to promote educat... [Full Article...]

Stubble burning: This formula could have saved Delhi its smog menace

Earlier, Khattar shared on his Twitter handle a letter he had written to Kejriwal on November 10 in which he had expressed his willingness to meet the Delhi Chief Minister, and also blamed Kejriwal for his "inability to rise above short-term electoral interests". [Full Article...]

Two killed in shooting at Cousin Stizz concert in Atlanta

Two killed in shooting at Cousin Stizz concert in Atlanta Two people were killed Sunday at a concert in Atlanta featuring Dorchester rapper Cousin Stizz , police said. One died at the scene, the other at Grady Memorial Hospital. I'm in shock and at a loss of words and senseless violence. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families", he wrote . After shooting sprees that went down in Sutherland Springs, Texas and, perhaps most ho... [Full Article...]

Stormzy got stuck in the toilet at MTV EMA 2017

Stormzy got stuck in the toilet at MTV EMA 2017 Other highlights included Travis Scott rapping "Butterfly Effect" on top of an animatronic bird, United Kingdom hip-hop star Stormzy's "Big for Your Boots", and a new U2 song - "Get Out Of Your Own Way" - performed by Bono and company from Trafalgar Square. [Full Article...]

NZ in global antibiotic awareness battle

NZ in global antibiotic awareness battle And, on February 27, 2017, WHO published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" - a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that WHO claims pose the greatest threat to human health. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. The session will be held outside of the hospital's cafeteria on Tuesday, November 14th from... [Full Article...]

High blood pressure re-defined, 130/80 now considered high

High blood pressure re-defined, 130/80 now considered high The nation's heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of USA adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they and their doctors will address the deadly condition sooner. [Full Article...]

UA Quarterback Kelley Suspended Indefinitely

UA Quarterback Kelley Suspended Indefinitely Bielema said he sent Kelley in because the offense was looking for a "spark" in hopes of rallying from what was a 26-10 deficit. "Social media and everything else around, he's going to be held to a higher standard". He completed 19 of 30 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns in that game, and was named SEC Freshman of the Week for his effort. Police reports indicate that Kelley was pulled o... [Full Article...]

Bill Gates Wants To Find A Cure For Alzheimer's

Bill Gates Wants To Find A Cure For Alzheimer's Gates' investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund will help support startups as it explores "less mainstream approaches to treating dementia", he explained. Dementia, of which Alzheimer's is the most common form, affects close to 50 million people worldwide and is expected to affect more than 131 million by 2050, according to the non-profit campaign group Alzheimer's Disease International. [Full Article...]

GQ: Colin Kaepernick is 'citizen of the year'

The cover of the magazine released on Monday shows the former 49ers quarterback with a big Afro and a black leather jacket. Kneeling during the anthem changed everything, the magazine writes. He's made headlines this past year, as he started a silent protest by taking a knee during the national anthem. Kaepernick recently filed a grievance against NFL owners, accusing them of colluding to keep h... [Full Article...]

Global carbon emissions to rise 2% in 2017: scientists

Global carbon emissions to rise 2% in 2017: scientists These are continuing to rise as a outcome of warming driven by ever higher greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, in response to the profligate global consumption of fossil fuels. USA emissions are projected to decline by 0.4% this year, more slowly than the decline of 1.2% per year averaged over the last decade because of a return to growth in coal use. [Full Article...]

Sex can rarely trigger Cardiac Arrest: Recent Report

Sex can rarely trigger Cardiac Arrest: Recent Report But it can't give a more detailed risk analysis on how likely sex is to trigger a heart attack compared with resting or other activity without knowing how frequently these people were having sex. That equated to 1 per cent of all male cases and 0.1 per cent... More than 4,500 cases since 2002 were examined as part of the study, and only 34 cases occurred during or within an hour of engaging in sex... [Full Article...]

Felipe Massa: Brazil send-off felt like a win

Felipe Massa: Brazil send-off felt like a win Wherever you go I will support you. Awesome start, then managed to overtake a few cars after the Safety Car. During that spell, one of the most memorable moments of the season occurred, as the voice of Massa's young son Felipinho delivered a tear-jerking message to his father: "Daddy, I'm so proud of you". [Full Article...]

Disneyland Shuts Down 2 Cooling Towers After Legionnaires' Disease Sickens Park Visitors

Disneyland Shuts Down 2 Cooling Towers After Legionnaires' Disease Sickens Park Visitors The 12 cases of the bacteria-caused illness were discovered about three weeks ago and included nine people who had visited Disneyland Park in September before developing the illness, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. There haven't been any new cases linked to Anaheim since September, the agency said. According to a LA Times report , Disney reported on November 3 that routine te... [Full Article...]

Philadelphia Eagles sign DT Tim Jernigan to four-year extension

Philadelphia Eagles sign DT Tim Jernigan to four-year extension The Eagles acquired him from the Ravens in early April. Fewer chances on third down mean fewer sacks. Paired with Pro Bowler Fletcher Cox in the Eagles' trenches, where Philadelphia ranks No. Cox, another great run defender, missed two games and much of a third game, but the Eagles' defense didn't miss a beat when Jernigan moved into Cox's three-technique position. [Full Article...]


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