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Should NHS hospitals offer e-cigarettes and vaping lounges?

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It wants the NHS to prescribe them due to their success in recent years in helping people to stop using cigarettes. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have found that adolescents who are not susceptible to smoking cigarettes and who thought e-cigarettes were less harmful were more likely to use e-cigarettes. Read More »

'Modicare' to cost about $1.7ba year

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While these concessions are worth Rs. 4,000 crore, the government also extended the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana up to March 2020, which assures an 8% return, and raised the investment cap from Rs. The move is sure to be popular in a country where most people have no health insurance and per capita income is a few dollars a day. They say it hinges on whether the government will be able to implement the schemes. Read More »

Eagles back Meek Mill as battle against judge rages on

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From prison, where many feel he has been unjustly incarcerated, the rapper has sent a message of congratulations to the National Football League champions, along with a wish that he could have shared "this once-in-a-lifetime experience" with his "brothers" on the team and "the other Eagles fans". Read More »

Delhi police foils kidnapping attempt, rescues 5-year-old from Ghaziabad

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The alleged kidnappers, who were on a bike, forcefully opened the doors of the bus near IBHAAS on Mandoli Road and shot at bus driver Naresh Thapa, the official said. A special team of Delhi Police raided the housing society in Sahibabad, near Ghaziabad, early Tuesday morning. "We have sent him to his maternal grandmother's house as we have a lot of people coming to meet us", he added. Read More »

UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV

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He used a single syringe on all of them". The quack, sources said, travelled by cycle and visited people's homes to treat them. According to a health camp report from November previous year at least 40 positive cases have been reported from Unnao . Read More »

Gas Prices Rising, but Lower in Wenatchee than State Average

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AAA Northeast reported Monday that gas prices ticked up 3 cents a gallon over the past week, to $2.53 per gallon. New Hampshire's price increased 1.6 cents, to $2.56 a gallon. Energy Information Administration. "The damage could get even worse as refinery maintenance season and summer gasoline is on the horizon". This was the first measurable growth in US crude supplies in the last 11 weeks, thanks to lower refinery runs, higher crude oil production and imports. Read More »

First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati

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On Monday, the Trumps were spotted leaving the White House for OH on Marine One and Trump can be seen reaching for his wife's right hand-and failing. Melania Trump visited a children's hospital in Cincinnati to hear about the opioid epidemic in Ohio. Ohio Public Radio reports that gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor and her running mate, Nathan Estruth, will also attend the president's event. Read More »

The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

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The California Department of Public Health's Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses Weekly Report for January 7 to 13, 2018 reported that Influenza A (H3N2) viruses are more widespread this season. People can reduce their risk of getting the flu by getting the vaccine, washing their hands thoroughly and often and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces like computer keyboards, the health unit said. Read More »

Drinking piping hot tea may up oesophageal cancer risk

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In the early stages it does not usually cause any symptoms when the tumour is small but when it grows symptoms begin to show. However, later, patients suffering from this cancer may complain of difficulties in swallowing, heartburn, losing appetite and weight loss etc. Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles Beat New England Patriots For First Super Bowl Win

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It was reminiscent of the play cost the Steelers a last-minute touchdown against the Patriots on December 17 at Heinz Field, when a review ruled that Jesse James' touchdown catch did not survive the ground. "The big thing that helped me was knowing I didn't have to go out and be Superman". "Thank you for all your friendship and support", Brady told Gray seated across from him, "and I look forward to doing this [again] shortly". Read More »

Mominul's ton No.2 a first for Bangladesh

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Sri Lanka declared its first innings on 9-713, taking a 200-run first-innings lead over Bangladesh. Squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haque , Imrul Kayes, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Kamrul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Hasan, Tanbir Hayder. Read More »

Dogs More Likely to Bite You if You're Nervous

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A new study indicates that anxious people tend to suffer from more dog bites, but researchers don't know what causes this to occur. People who owned several dogs were more than three times as likely to have been bitten as those who didn't own dogs, and more than half (just under 55%) of respondents said they had been bitten by a dog they didn't know. Read More »

Sunday's Super Bowl was so boring

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But we're probably going to celebrate, have some fun. They may have a dynasty but that's what we are looking to start here in Philly, " Jeffery said at the Mall of America on Wednesday ". "I could never imagine getting the kind of team achievements we've done and had". I was due for a rough week and it came during the Wild Card round where I went 1-3 both ATS and straight up. Read More »

Six Nations Victory For Ireland

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We take a statistical look at the first round of fixtures in the prestigious tournament. "It was so important for us to get a win here, and it means we can refocus on Italy on Monday now". "It's odd to think I have never done a Calcutta Cup game before - when I do Ireland v France that will be my 80th Test match and the Calcutta Cup will be my 81st". Read More »

Congress standing at 'exit gate' in K'taka: PM Modi

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Hitting out at the Congress, he said some people and party seek self welfare and do not want the welfare of citizens. "Perform, reform, transform is the mantra that our government follows", he added. ► With an investment of 17,000 crores, construction work of 160 km long sub-urban railway network will be started in Bengaluru . "15 lakh commuters of the city will be benefited by it", he claimed. Read More »

Special Olympics sets annual Polar Plunge

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The Versailles Polar Plunge will feature a heated festival tent at the park, offering games, live entertainment, a food court, and the always-popular "After Splash Bash" where additional prizes will be awarded as participants warm up with food and beverages. Read More »

Germany 2, Australia 1 after doubles

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Victory for Italy's Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini over Japan's Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama in Morioka gave the Italians a 2-1 lead while in the final World Group tie Hungary's Marton Fucsovics and Attila Balazs held off Belgium's Joris de Loore and Ruben Bemelmans to win 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 4-6, 7-5 in Liege and cut the hosts lead to 2-1. Read More »

CHAN 2018: Morocco and Nigeria prepare to contest final

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The Moroccans boast the tournament's top scorer so far in Ayoub El Kaabi who has grabbed eight of his side's 12 goals so far while the Nigerian's top scorers are Anthony Okpotu and Okechukwu Gabriel with two each from a total of 7. Salisu Yusuf's team showed resilience to come from behind to see off Angola and progress to the semifinal, where a determined display saw them defeat Sudan despite a red card. Read More »

CDC: 16 Children Died Last Week From Flu

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The hospitalization rate is higher than that of any year since 2010, when the CDC began tracking the epidemic using that metric, Schuchat said. Dr. David Hooper, Mass General's chief of infection control, said, "This is the worst flu season I've seen in a number of years". Read More »

Low radiation risk found In cell phone study

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Ionizing radiation can cause DNA damage that can eventually lead to cancer . The findings add to years of research meant to help settle the debate over whether cellphone radiation is harmful. Notably, these studies were done using 2G and 3G frequencies and not the high-speed and advanced 4G and 5G networks. The rodents in the studies were exposed to radiation nine hours a day for two years, more than people experience even with a lot of cellphone use, so the results can not be applied ... Read More »

Want to lose 5 pounds? Try a standing desk-for a year

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Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, the senior author and chair of preventive cardiology at Mayo Clinic, said that sedentary behavior, such as sitting, has contributed to the rising rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes seen across the western world. Read More »

Fidel Castro's son has died after taking his own life

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Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for nearly 50 years before relinquishing power owing to a surgery due to intestinal bleeding. He was 68 years old. After his uncle Raul Castro took over as president of Cuba in 2008, Fidelito was named as his scientific adviser and he began to make public appearances again. Read More »