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Here's when the best chance of severe weather will be on Sunday Here's when the best chance of severe weather will be on Sunday
- April 16, 2018

Any storms we see, do have the potential to be strong to severe. "A Flash Flood Watch has already been issued for the entire area from 1 am Saturday morning to 1 am Sunday morning as we are expecting 2-4" + across the area. Cooler and more tranquil weather will arrive for Monday . Tuesday's forecast calls for a high of 84 with a low of 61. YOUR FREE WECT MOBILE WEATHER APP: During an overnight storm risk, your First Alert weather app can keep you one step ahead of the storm, and ... (more...)
Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds
- April 15, 2018

The large-scale study analysed the drinking habits of people in 19 countries, and calculated how much lifespan a person might expect to lose if they maintained the same drinking habits from age 40 onwards. But recent research has suggested that Americans need to reassess how much they drink. Tim Chico, is professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield. (more...)
UN Chief Urges Member States to Avoid Escalation of Situation in Syria UN Chief Urges Member States to Avoid Escalation of Situation in Syria
- April 14, 2018

She acknowledged that some commentators have asked why the United States has not made its "intelligence information" public if it has any, but said "a lot of this stuff is classified right now". After warning in a belligerent tweet earlier this week that "missiles are coming", Trump has backed off from talk of imminent action and is meeting with military commanders to look at options. (more...)
Bafana up 4 spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings Bafana up 4 spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
- April 13, 2018

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who gained approval a year ago to increase the number of teams from 32 to 48 from the 2026 tournament, received the request from CONMEBOL to hasten the expansion while attending the confederation's congress. (more...)
A Traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia by 24 percent A Traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia by 24 percent
- April 12, 2018

It does confirm earlier reports that people who have had brain injuries are at a slightly increased risk of developing the condition, but head injury is still a much smaller contributory factor for developing dementia than smoking, or a sedentary lifestyle - risk factors that are much easier for all of us to do something about. (more...)
Apple forced to pay troll Apple forced to pay troll
- April 12, 2018

According to a new report from Bloomberg , an Eastern Texas court has ruled that Apple infringes on four VirnetX patents and must pay $502.6 million in damages... Apple has been targeted by this twice over the last several years. The Federal Circuit, which handles all patent appeals, declined to put this trial on hold, saying it was so far along that a verdict would come before a final validity decision. (more...)
Another death from synthetic pot outbreak in IL Another death from synthetic pot outbreak in IL
- April 11, 2018

Those who have been affected by the synthetic marijuana with brodifacoum have coughed up blood, experienced blood in the urine, and other reported symptoms include a severe bloody nose, bleeding gums and internal bleeding . OLPD said anyone who has used synthetic marijuana should seek medical attention, as it can take days or weeks for symptoms to appear. Illinois' synthetic pot death toll is up to three. (more...)
Student alleging assault sues Michigan St. Student alleging assault sues Michigan St.
- April 11, 2018

Michigan State is now the subject of multiple investigations into its handling of sexual abuse claims against Larry Nassar , a former doctor at the university and for USA Gymnastics. The room then went dark and she was allegedly thrown face down on the bed and held in place, unable to move. She was "was crying, she could not move, nor could she speak". (more...)
Impressive Blitzboks unbeaten in Hong Kong Impressive Blitzboks unbeaten in Hong Kong
- April 09, 2018

The 2019 Sevens Collection will contain Japan after Damian Karauna's facet beat Germany 19-14 within the annual world collection qualifier in Hong Kong. Former All Black Roger Randle takes over as coach in Hong Kong and has named a squad featuring six players uncapped at world series level. Their third win of the season means they are also now just three points behind overall reigning champions South Africa in the World Rugby Sevens Series leaderboard. (more...)
Softball falls in title game, baseball advances to championship Softball falls in title game, baseball advances to championship
- April 08, 2018

Unfortunately the Eagles (9-12) were unable to complete the doubleheader sweep, but they forced extra innings before dropping the 4-3 decision on a walk-off two-run home run. "With four kids like that you'd like them to lead the younger kids and they've done a great job of that so far", Belcher said. Mason Rynearson had three hits and three RBIs. (more...)
Yankees' home opener against Rays called off because of snow Yankees' home opener against Rays called off because of snow
- April 03, 2018

Smoak connected against reliever Tommy Kahnle in the seventh, then brought the crowd of 29,091 to its feet with his second career slam, a drive off Robertson (0-1). Toronto Blue Jays' center (or centre, depending on your side of the border) fielder Kevin Pillar did just that Saturday against the New York Yankees, though, stealing second, third and home in the same inning . (more...)
Scientists Discover a New Human Organ Called the 'Interstitium' Scientists Discover a New Human Organ Called the 'Interstitium'
- March 29, 2018

But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues and other organs do their jobs, as well as in some diseases like cancer . David Carr-Locke and Petros Benias made the discovery while investigating a patients bile duct for cancer. As part of the study, researchers collected tissue from 12 cancer patients when they removed the pancreas and the bile duct. (more...)
IGP Idris Recants Statement About Leah Sharibu, Says He Was 'Misunderstood' IGP Idris Recants Statement About Leah Sharibu, Says He Was 'Misunderstood'
- March 27, 2018

Some of the newly-released Dapchi schoolgirls are pictured in Jumbam village, Yobe State, Nigeria March 21, 2018. Just one day ago, Aisha Wakil, commonly referred to as Mama Boko Haram , had revealed that Miss Sharibu would be released soon. (more...)
Crowdfunding campaign to save Toys Crowdfunding campaign to save Toys "R" Us doesn't include Canadian stores
- March 26, 2018

Toys R Us has not confirmed whether all 735 of its stores are beginning sales . "There have been many sad moments for Toys "R" Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today's news about the passing of our beloved founder, Charles Lazarus, after a period of declining health", the company said in a statement. (more...)
Cure for Alzheimer's disease remains elusive Cure for Alzheimer's disease remains elusive
- March 22, 2018

At present a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 65 seconds, the report says. Alzheimer's disease also denoted to be the sixth leading cause of deaths in the U.S which needs to gets restricted anyhow. The report by the Chicago-based Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.5 million Americans age 65 and older are now living with the disease, 220,000 of them in IL alone. (more...)
Military alerted of Boko Haram presence several times before #DapchiGirls abduction Military alerted of Boko Haram presence several times before #DapchiGirls abduction
- March 21, 2018

Despite being repeatedly told that Boko Haram fighters were heading to Dapchi , it appears that the police and military did nothing to avert the abduction. According to a statement issued jointly signed by its convener and registrar, Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji and Atani John respectively, "Nigerian Security Forces ignored warnings about Boko Haram attack on Dapchi" as totally undeserving and a joke taken too far by Amnesty International, at the expense of Nigeria's Internal Security and ... (more...)
Travel disruption and events cancelled as snow falls in Wales Travel disruption and events cancelled as snow falls in Wales
- March 19, 2018

There were a small number of cancellations at Edinburgh Airport today after snow affected flights elsewhere in the UK. Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning of ice for the North West heading into Monday morning. "Make sure you keep your distance and reduce your speed if you need to travel, because, even in conditions that seem normal and when the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed or where fresh salt has not been worked into the carriageway". (more...)
Butler rides defense to survive hard-charging Arkansas Butler rides defense to survive hard-charging Arkansas
- March 19, 2018

Butler (21-13) will face No. 2-seeded Purdue (29-6) on Sunday in the second round. He carved out a crucial role on a 23-12 team led by five key seniors. "They are a talented team, they come from a great conference and as soon as we saw the match-up it's like 'OK, let's get it going'". The Razorbacks made 4 of 18 3-point shots. (more...)
Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russia, exit poll shows Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russia, exit poll shows
- March 19, 2018

Health authorities were also offering free cancer screenings at selected polling stations in exchange for voting. Navalny, who is overseeing a campaign for a vote boycott and sent over 33,000 observers across the country with manual counters to see how official turnout figures differ from those of monitors, said there had been "unprecedented violations". (more...)
Telangana youth among three militants shot dead in Kashmir Telangana youth among three militants shot dead in Kashmir
- March 16, 2018

The police are verifying the details of Taufeeq and his alleged links with the terror outfit. The police said Toufeeq left home in Manuguru sub-division about a year ago to join Ansar ul Gazwat ul Hind, the Al-Qaida affiliate operating in Jammu and Kashmir, reports said. (more...)
Lancaster holds steady in top ranks of annual county health ranking Lancaster holds steady in top ranks of annual county health ranking
- March 15, 2018

This is the first time since the annual County Health Rankings and Roadmap report was first published nine years ago that the county has not been included in the top 10. "We can see there are meaningful gaps that exist not only by place but also by race", said Karen Odegaard, community coach with the county rankings team. (more...)
Trump's ex-aide Bannon to address National Front congress in France Trump's ex-aide Bannon to address National Front congress in France
- March 11, 2018

But the pair had a bitter public falling out and Bannon was sacked by the White House last August, though he continued to speak with Trump and tried to promote the president's agenda. Further humiliation is in store for the 89-year-old Jean-Marie Le Pen when the party votes to strip him of his role as honorary president, severing his last formal link to the movement he co-founded and led for almost four decades. (more...)
Riyad Mahrez Looks to Secure Summer Exit to Serie A Riyad Mahrez Looks to Secure Summer Exit to Serie A
- March 09, 2018

Like I said, when my teammates and the club was behind me it was very easy to come back. "To be honest, I don't want to talk about (the summer window)". So my mind and my focus is on Leicester. He has scored nine goals and added seven assists in only 25 games, but recent reports indicated that he wanted to hang up his boots. (more...)
Cavaliers' Kevin Love comes forward about his battles with mental health Cavaliers' Kevin Love comes forward about his battles with mental health
- March 08, 2018

I've played against DeMar for years, but I never could've guessed that he was struggling with anything. " I didn't even know if they were real", Love wrote. As I wait for my duty as Daddy, my thumb moves up and down searching for a tweet that catches my eye. "So if you're reading this and you're having a hard time, no matter how big or small it seems to you, I want to remind you that you're not weird or different for sharing what you're going through", he wrote. (more...)
FDA gives nod to 23andMe for no-prescription breast cancer gene testing FDA gives nod to 23andMe for no-prescription breast cancer gene testing
- March 08, 2018

The approval is specifically for the Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) Report for the BRCA1/BRCA2 test revealing breast , prostate, and ovarian cancer risk . Pierre said. The company submitted data on user comprehension studies, using representative GHR test reports, that showed instructions and reports were generally easy to follow and understood by a consumer. (more...)
Kate Middleton Goes Solo For Latest Engagement Weeks Before Baby Is Due Kate Middleton Goes Solo For Latest Engagement Weeks Before Baby Is Due
- March 08, 2018

Photographs taken of the pregnant mother-of-two indicate that, unusually, the central three fingers of her hands are nearly the same length, the Daily Mail reported . The Duchess met with parents of the school as well as a lively first graders, where she proceeded to take part in a roundtable discussion. The wife of Prince William has certainly had a busy week. (more...)
E-cigarettes deliver cancer-causing chemicals E-cigarettes deliver cancer-causing chemicals
- March 07, 2018

The researchers also told,"The presence of harmful ingredients in e-cigarette vapor has been established‍; we can now say that these chemicals are found in the body of human adolescents who use these products ". "Teenagers should be inhaling air, not products with toxins in them". Other teams have found other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarette vapor , including diacetyl, the chemical blamed for causing " Popcorn lung " in workers at microwave popcorn packaging ... (more...)
PA opioid overdose emergency room visits spiked 81 percent PA opioid overdose emergency room visits spiked 81 percent
- March 07, 2018

Schuchat called the report "very, very concerning" and said it served as a "wake-up call about the need to improve what happens when a patient leaves the emergency department". "I never imagined that overdose deaths would exceed vehicle accidents, gun violence - it's become the number one cause of accidental death", Aks said. (more...)
SA Reacts To Worst Listeriosis Outbreak Yet SA Reacts To Worst Listeriosis Outbreak Yet
- March 06, 2018

MacDougall told reporters that Tiger Brands exceeded the DoH request and recalled all of its products, "in the interest and safety of the consumer", however, he said that Tiger Brands can not take responsibility for the deaths of the 180 people, until such time that a direct link is confirmed. (more...)
Researchers propose 5 distinct types of adult-onset diabetes Researchers propose 5 distinct types of adult-onset diabetes
- March 04, 2018

Currently, the medical community broadly recognizes two types of diabetes , which is a disease that impairs the body's ability to properly produce or regulate blood sugar. The team, from Lund University and the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Helsinki, examined data from 14,625 patients in five cohorts between January 2008 and November 2016. (more...)
The Dropbox IPO filing is here The Dropbox IPO filing is here
- February 25, 2018

Dropbox, which was valued at $10 billion in its 2014 funding round, would be one of the biggest US enterprise technology companies to list domestically in several years. Dropbox has demonstrated impressive growth since 2015, roughly doubling the number of paying users and revenue. It says it plans to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker "DBX". (more...)
Rams agree to trade for CB Peters Rams agree to trade for CB Peters
- February 25, 2018

With the added players in the secondary on their way, the Chiefs may have felt they had enough depth to trade Peters. The trade will not be made "official" until the new league year starts on March 14. Whatever the case may be, Peters will be going to the Rams among potential suitors, which means he'll be much closer to his hometown of Oakland, California, than Kansas City-for better or for worse. (more...)
CT Joins Regional Gun-Control Coalition CT Joins Regional Gun-Control Coalition
- February 25, 2018

The plan also calls for the creation of a cross-state task force to combat illegal gun trafficking and a new research consortium to examine gun violence. Murphy hopes to get universities involved in creating the nation's first regional gun violence consortium to collect data and make recommendations on how to stem the slaughter. (more...)
Abbas leaves USA hospital and is fine, official says Abbas leaves USA hospital and is fine, official says
- February 23, 2018

She said the us will not change its decision on December 6 to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem, a move that has frozen U.S. It calls for mutual recognition by the states of Israel and Palestine based on 1967 borders, and formation of "an global multilateral mechanism" to assist the two parties in resolving all final status issues and implementing them "within a set time frame". (more...)
If You Want to Live a Long Life, Start Drinking! If You Want to Live a Long Life, Start Drinking!
- February 22, 2018

But you shouldn't give up your workouts just yet. According to the study, people who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained and people who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did. (more...)
Flu deaths go up in Fayette County Flu deaths go up in Fayette County
- February 22, 2018

Last year, the panel did not recommend FluMist because it lacked effectiveness. "This is not an easy decision". This latest information comes on the heels of a study last month that says people are six times more likely to have a heart attack within a week of catching the flu. (more...)
Michigan Basketball: Should Wolverines claim 2013 national title? Michigan Basketball: Should Wolverines claim 2013 national title?
- February 22, 2018

Now that the NCAA has ruled on this appeal, it would be ideal for everyone at Louisville to move on and begin the necessary work to fix the damage done to the program itself. ESPN also shared this picture of Pitino . It also must forfeit about $600,000 in tournament payouts from those seasons. Beilein told reporters in Ann Arbor on Tuesday that he doesn't consider MI the rightful 2013 national champions even though the Louisville team that defeated the Wolverines in the title game ... (more...)
'Greatness can come from the simplest of houses,' Haasan 'Greatness can come from the simplest of houses,' Haasan
- February 21, 2018

People who are going to join us are coming tomorrow. "I am going to hoist our party flag at 6 PM at Othakadai grounds in Madurai ", he added. Haasan had earlier said that he would start touring Tamil Nadu , beginning with his hometown in Ramanathapuram , on February 21. (more...)
Weather for the week ahead: lots of rain with flooding possible
- February 21, 2018

We'll have rain much of the day Tuesday and off and on Wednesday . Fort Wayne and other portions of northern IN, southwest MI and northwest OH are under a weather service flood watch through tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures in the 50s and low 60s this evening will go into a steepening decline overnight , ultimately settling into the middle and upper 30s by daybreak. (more...)
Tremors felt across United Kingdom after 4.4 earthquakes hits Tremors felt across United Kingdom after 4.4 earthquakes hits
- February 18, 2018

The School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University Tweeted: "Bangor region of north Wales just experienced an earth tremor". Early data from British Geological Survey (BGS) measured the quake to be 4. Steven Clathworthy, from Blackmill, near Bridgend, said: "I heard a bang and felt a tremor and the settee moved". The tremor struck at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Oxfam chief: Sex abuse claims a 'stain' on the organisation Oxfam chief: Sex abuse claims a 'stain' on the organisation
- February 18, 2018

At home and overseas, we will not stand for any kind of harassment of staff, partners, volunteers or those we serve and we are doubling the number of people who work on safeguarding to make sure we are living up to our responsibility to protect them. (more...)
Influenza B Making a Surge in the United States Influenza B Making a Surge in the United States
- February 17, 2018

Scott Hensley, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania who studies flu vaccines, said this year's vaccine is about as effective against H3N2 as last year's was, but it's still valuable to get the shot. The CDC called this flu season the worst in years, adding that any degree of protection with a vaccine is better than none. Hensley also recommends seeing a doctor very soon after your symptoms begin. (more...)
Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods and cancer Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods and cancer
- February 16, 2018

The results showed that a 10 percent increase in the amount of "ultra-processed foods" in the participants' diets was linked to a 12 percent increase in the risk of overall cancer - and an 11 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer . (more...)
Pain Pill Giant Purdue to Stop Promotion of Opioids to Doctors Pain Pill Giant Purdue to Stop Promotion of Opioids to Doctors
- February 12, 2018

The unexpected shift in policy from Purdue Pharma is likely a concession to the demands of dozens of states and localities suing the drug maker, along with other manufacturers of opioid painkillers , for igniting the addiction crisis through deceptive marketing practices that downplayed the risks of their drugs. (more...)
Firmino, Salah help Liverpool heap more misery on Southampton Firmino, Salah help Liverpool heap more misery on Southampton
- February 12, 2018

Lovren has started on 18 occasions in the Premier League this season and the Croatian global played alongside van Dijk against Spurs in the dramatic 2-2 draw at Anfield. I'm not bothered. What's important is what the manager says because he is the man in charge of me. The Saints , as mentioned, go into the game unbeaten in over a month and have shown some serious signs of improvements as of late. (more...)
Frasier Actor John Mahoney Has Died At The Age Of 77… Frasier Actor John Mahoney Has Died At The Age Of 77…
- February 07, 2018

While " Frasier " was his most important TV appearance, earning him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, he has also appeared in " 3rd Rock from the Sun ", "ER", "In Treatment ", "Hot in Cleveland " and most recently " Foyle's War ". Mahoney had been in hospice care, with an undisclosed illness. Frasier Casting Director Jeff Greenberg wrote the following of the actor:'I've not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor. (more...)
Polar bears are starving as Arctic ice melts, warns U.S. study Polar bears are starving as Arctic ice melts, warns U.S. study
- February 04, 2018

For their research, the scientists spied on the polar bears by equipping nine female white giants with tracking collars that had video cameras and the bear equivalent of a Fitbit during three recent springs. "Global warming is melting the ice so it has a chain reaction on how polar bears can survive". They also injected the bears with water labelled with stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen. (more...)
Breast cancer treatment increase heart disease risks Breast cancer treatment increase heart disease risks
- February 02, 2018

Prompting attention to the fact that during treatment not only one's breast health but also general health, including that of the heart, should be considered, the researchers suggested. Nearly 48 million women in the United States have some kind of heart disease, compared with 3.3 million women with breast cancer, the AHA said. Adherence to a number of ideal heart health behaviours including being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight could help. (more...)
National Wear Red Day raises awareness for heart disease National Wear Red Day raises awareness for heart disease
- February 02, 2018

You can also shop at Macy's and pick up a Red Dress pin. Because Friday is National Wear Red Day and here's everything you need to know about the event. Help the American Heart Association meet their fundraising goal of $2 million by donating at. More than 800,000 people in the US die from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases each year. (more...)
E-cigarettes may harm DNA and cause cancer E-cigarettes may harm DNA and cause cancer
- January 31, 2018

However, the results of this study may take several years to determine. Vaping May help adults quit smoking but may entice young people to smoke conventional tobacco . Natural DNA fix mechanisms were also suppressed in the mice exposed to the smoke. Another experiment found the exact same pattern in human lung and bladder cells exposed to nicotine and a chemical it gets broken down into, nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone. (more...)

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