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Lung Cancer Cases Rising Among Women

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For example, while smoking prevalence among Hispanic women is much less than among their male counterparts, their lung cancer rate is higher. Cigarettes are reportedly behind 90 percent of the lung cancer fatalities in the United States. Read More »

Research Shows Smoking Affects Leg Muscles

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Urine and blood samples collected at one, three and six months were used to confirm abstinence from cigarettes. Only 1,191 participants - less than 20 percent - remained engaged with the study (that is, they logged onto the trial website at least once). Read More »

Health officials warn of teething gel side effects

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It's better to give your child a rubber teething ring or a gentle finger massage (frozen toys have been known to also cause oral injuries). Benzocaine is the active ingredient in several over-the-counter teething medications, including Anbesol, Orajel , Cepacol, Chloraseptic, Hurricaine, Orabase, and Topex. Read More »

Having a weekend lie-in could help you avoid an early death

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But the restorative properties of having a longer sleep only worked up to a point, according to the findings. "Sleep duration is important for longevity", said Torbjörn Åkerstedt , first author of the study, at the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, and Karolinska Institute, also in the Swedish capital. Read More »

Harvey Weinstein timeline: Key moments in Hollywood scandal

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Neither victims were named. I stand with my fellow survivors. Friday could mark the first time he faces criminal charges . In a press conference on the steps of the courthouse, Brafman said they are planning to enter a not guilty plea. Since that time , more than 100 women - A-list stars, aspiring actresses, filmmakers, models, massage therapists and more - have accused Weinstein of everything from questionable comments to assault and rape. Read More »

USA police chief apologizes for arrest of National Basketball Association player

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Barely a minute has passed when the officer calls for an extra squad vehicle. The conversation is hard to decipher. Brown, 22 at the time, had his hands in his pockets. The officer was later acquitted. But even without the transcription, Kleefisch says "it seemed alarming to me". "When I took office I vowed to rebuild trust between the Milwaukee police department and the community". Read More »

Ukraine adds Russian tycoons and news agency RIA to sanctions list

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Ukraine has put Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska , whose company Rusal owns a large alumina plant in the country, and other prominent Russians on an expanded sanctions list, a document on the president's website showed on Thursday. The plan aims to reduce Deripaska's shareholding in EN+ to below 50 percent, and appoint a majority new board of independent directors. The Russian aluminium giant also signalled that turmoil could return to metals markets if the sanctions aren't removed by ... Read More »

Texas round table to include both sides of gun debate

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Some gun rights proponents in Texas have embraced the idea of arming teachers, a strategy advocated by the National Rifle Association and U.S. President Donald Trump . The meetings were prompted by the slaying of 10 people last week at Santa Fe High School . A 17-year-old student is being held on capital murder charges. Read More »

Unai Emery says Arsenal must return to Champions League

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Arsenal have made a habit of appointing managers out of left-field - Bertie Mee was a former physiotherapist, former Arsenal star George Graham came from second-tier Millwall and Wenger was greeted with "Arsene Who?" headlines following his move from Japan's Nagoya Grampus 8 in 1996. Read More »

Civil rights groups criticize Amazon's facial recognition system

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In a written statement , the Orlando Police Department called the Amazon facial recognition system a "pilot program" and said it "will be used in accordance with current and applicable law". The company has a policy to use the technology only to identify a suspect in a criminal investigation, he said , and has no plans to use it with footage from body cameras or real-time surveillance systems. Read More »

R. Kelly Faces Lawsuit Alleging He Gave A Woman Herpes

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They began to message each other frequently until R. Kelly flew her to one of his shows in NY. Moreover, Rodgers says that R. Kelly would lock her in rooms as "punishment for failing to please him sexually". She also claims she caught herpes from the singer. Rodgers says a few months later, in May, she was given travel arrangements go to NYC and meet up with Kelly after a concert. Read More »

Bill Gates: Trump's Knowledge Of Daughter Jennifer's Appearance Disliked By Wife Melinda

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The tech icon told the audience that his first encounter with the sitting president took place in NY in December 2016, and then they met again in March 2017 at the White House. The business mogul mentioned that Trump's extent of knowledge about his daughter's appearance was disliked by Gates' wife. "So clearly he had been driven away, and he wanted to make a grand entrance on a helicopter". Read More »

Congo Ebola outbreak: World Health Organization in emergency talks as cases spread

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The worst-ever Ebola outbreak started in December 2013 in southern Guinea before spreading to neighbouring west African countries Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 11,300 people out of almost 29,000 registered cases. It can spread rapidly through contact with small amounts of bodily fluid, and its early flu-like symptoms are not always obvious. "The potential for an explosive increase in cases is now there", he said. Read More »

Delhi to overtake Tokyo as world's most populated city in 10 years

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The Guardian reports that while Tokyo is the world's largest city as of now with a population of 37 million people, Delhi follows behind with 29 million residents. Asia, despite its relatively lower level of urbanization, is home to 54% of the world's urban population, followed by Europe and Africa with 13% each. Read More »

High-intensity exercise doesn't ease the symptoms of dementia

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Those in the exercise program (329 people) took part in 60- to 90-minute group sessions twice a week for four months. People with dementia are now forced to rely on services so starved of funding that they're unable to protect them from harm and the doors of A&E, let alone provide specialist care and support. Read More »

FDA says harvest season over for E. coli-linked romaine lettuce

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Newly reported cases are people who became sick two to three weeks ago, still within the window when contaminated romaine was available for sale. You might be seeing romaine lettuce back on the store shelves. Most of the illnesses in the outbreak are not linked to the romaine lettuce grown at that farm. One death has been reported. In scale, this outbreak is approaching that of the 2006 baby spinach E. Read More »

Petrol, diesel prices touch new high in two days

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The petrol prices are Rs77.79 in Kolkata , Rs82.94 in Mumbai and Rs77.93 in Chennai , respectively. Diesel prices are now Rs66.57 in New Delhi , Rs69.11 in Kolkata , Rs70.88 in Mumbai and Rs70.25 in Chennai today. "The recent trend of consistent depreciation in Indian rupee against USA dollar, if continued, may further elongate the period or require sharp hikes to bring retail fuel prices at market-determined level" said Bhatia. Read More »

Your Body Clock is Associated With Mood Disorders

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The scientists found that people who experienced more circadian disruption were between 6% and 10% more likely to have been diagnosed with a mood disorder than people who had more typical sleep cycles. Regarding the research, he told: "The next step will be to identify the mechanisms by which genetic and environmental causes of circadian disruption interact to increase an individual's risk of depression and bipolar disorder ". Read More »

Flood warning, watches in Racine County

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It urged poeple to "seek higher ground now". Lowland and agricultural land throughout the county also experienced flooding. As of 10:30 p.m., the weather service said heavy rain in the county caused flooding, with reports of up to 6 inches of rain in some areas. Read More »

Senate Urges Quick Measures to Prevent Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria

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Isaac Adewole, to ensure alertness to combat whatever cases that might arise and get Ebola vaccines ready for any emergency situation. Specifically, it charged the Minister of Health, Prof. Health workers have recorded two confirmed cases, 22 probable cases and 17 suspected cases of Ebola in three health zones of Congo's Equateur province, and identified 432 people who may have had contact with the disease. Read More »