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Double standard for Bill Clinton

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These new allegations hail from the period following his 2001 departure from the White House, when he was working with millionaire playboy Ron Burkle . Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said , "Yes, I think that is the appropriate response". Read More »

Friday Portland Metro Weather: Scattered showers with cloudy skies

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Temperatures will be much warmer though with highs in the mid to high 60s. Warm rain may begin to lightly fall as early as sunrise Saturday morning as temperatures climb from the lower 50s at daybreak to mid-60s by around 1 p.m.as the majority of the system moves from the northwest across the region. Read More »

Unemployment drops in LA and Orange counties

The two counties both had unemployment rates of 7 percent, tying for the state's second-highest rate during the month, according to figures released Friday by the S.C. It was also down from 5.1 percent a year ago. The biggest loss, 3,000 jobs, was in trade, transportation and utilities, which includes retail trade and warehousing. Read More »

High blood pressure minimum redefined in US

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Arizona State Univeristy College of Nursing and Health Innovation Clinical Professor Heather Ross specializes in cardiovascular care; here she provides details on what the change means and things you can do to decrease your risk. Yet, the change in guidelines does not come without a cost. Dr. Ayer said the change comes after years of new research. So, (the new guidelines) also included home monitoring. Read More »

3 more cases of Legionnaire's Disease confirmed in outbreak linked to Disneyland

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The towers reportedly had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria. The disease is a lung infection caused by inhaling air that contains water droplets contaminated with the bacteria. Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by bacteria. Those who are affected might experience symptoms including diarrhea, high fever, cough, chest pain and shortness of breath. Read More »

Caught in multiple CD row, Hardik Patel alleges BJP of defaming him

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Check your room properly before starting your act. Hardik tells his followers if they want to forget all the harassment and again go back to them ( BJP ), it would be a big insult for the Patel community. Yet in practice, especially when there are political gains to be had, the BJP seems to live up to its image of not believe in the fundamental right. "No one has right to breach your privacy". Read More »

'Digital Pill' Tells Doctor When Patient Takes It

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That information produced can also be accessed by caregivers and physicians through a web-based portal so they are able to keep track of the patients as well. Prior to initial patient use of the product, the patient's health care professional should facilitate use of the drug, patch, and app to ensure the patient is capable and willing to use the system. Read More »

Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year

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These hormones may cause resistance to the actions of insulin and lead to higher blood sugar levels in women who have risk factors for diabetes . A pregnant woman with gestational diabetes does not present with any signs, but has high appetite, frequently feels thirsty, especially in the night and passes urine frequently. Read More »

Is your blood pressure too high?

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High blood pressure accounts for the second-largest number of preventable heart disease and stroke deaths in the United States, second only to smoking. Experts expect the new guidelines will greatly impact younger people, with high blood pressure expected to triple among men under 45 and double among women under 45. Read More »

Antibiotic misuse could lead to their ineffectiveness

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Taking antibiotics when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk of developing infections which in turn can not be easily treated with antibiotics. " Antimicrobial veterinary medicines are a crucial tool for animal health and welfare and safe food production, but they are by no means the only tool". Read More »

Men more at risk of rare heart attack after sex

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The study was based on data from the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study , a collection of emergency medical service reports that contain detailed information on the causes and factors of cardiac arrest . Most of the cases were men with a history of heart disease. Even though all the cases of SCA the researchers included were brought on by partnered sex-meaning they were all witnessed by someone-in only one-third of them did that partner attempt CPR. Read More »

Only emergency vehicles to get exemption in odd-even scheme

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With the toxic smog continuing to suffocate people in the Delhi-NCR region, the air quality was back to "severe-plus" or "emergency" category on Monday - for the second time in past six days - even as the Kejriwal government urged the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to allow exemptions for women drivers and two-wheelers for "this year" in implementation of the odd-even traffic restriction scheme. Read More »

Advocacy group: Fidget spinners sold at Target contain high amounts of lead

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The spinners in question are: " Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass ", which tested at 33,000 parts per million of lead in its center circle and 22,000 parts per million in the arm, and the "Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal", which was found to have 1,300 parts per million of lead in its center circle and 520 parts per million in its arm. Read More »

Algeria force Nigeria to draw

Having already sealed their place in Russian Federation next summer, the Eagles played against the Fennecs without pressure and got ahead in the game after John Ogu scored with a superb curler after the break. But the referee pointed to the spot to the surprise of both sets of players and the spectators. The Super Eagles have secured their place in Russian Federation next year after garnering 13 points from five encounters- winning four while drawing just one. Read More »

Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Disease Reported

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After the Orange County Health Care Agency reported an increase of Legionnaires' cases in Anaheim, the park investigated and found two towers had "had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria". The towers underwent more testing and disinfection on November 1 and were running again four days later. Eight were visitors who stayed in Anaheim between September 12 and September 27, one was employed there, two were residents of the city, and one lived in another county but worked in Anaheim. Read More »

Contraceptive helix protects against cervical cancer

According to the study, as of 2014, less than 2% of eligible women in low-resource countries had received one or more of their HPV shots; experts at the World Health Organization expect rates to skyrocket to more than 700,000 new cases per year by 2035. Read More »

Reduced Alcohol Intake May Prevent The Chances of Developing Cancer

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For the statement , ASCO researchers reviewed earlier published studies and concluded that 5.5 percent of all new cancers and 5.8 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide could be attributed to alcohol . Heavy drinking also more than doubles the chance of getting liver and voice box cancer. If people exercise, eat well and don't drink excessively, they shouldn't worry too much, said LoConte, who said she has about two drinks a month. Read More »

Active shooter reported on campus

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The campus was put in lockdown after police responded to a shooting around noon, an apartment complex adjacent to campus, according to Tammy Whaley, a spokesperson for the university. He is described as a black male wearing khaki trousers and a grey hoodie. USC Upstate has lifted the campus lockdown after a shooting near campus Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Industry's favored flu shot production process hurt efficacy past year

It is believed to be the best protection against influenza and the complications that come with it kills about 1,400 people in B.C. each year, Gray said. Last year, the spray's effectiveness was just 3 percent, versus 63 percent for the shot. Flu shots can not give you flu illness. Other strategies include developing vaccines aimed at the virus's protein coat, other proteins that have been found to be identical in multiple flu strains, or the stalk of the hemagglutinin protein rather than its ... Read More »

More Than 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled for Safety Hazard

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There are also two different types of extinguishers. The government says the extinguishers can become clogged and fail to spray when needed. "In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard". Reports show emergency responders were not able to get the fire extinguisher to function. The fire extinguishers were sold at several retailers, including Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart, and at amazon.com, shopkidde.com and other online retailers ... Read More »

Kevin Spacey's future with Netflix just collapsed like a 'House of Cards'

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In the U.S., eight crew members who work on the Netflix series House of Cards have also told reporters that Spacey created a toxic work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment. "It seems the only requirement was to be a male under the age of 30 for Mr Spacey to feel free to touch us", he wrote in a post on Facebook. Since early October close to 100 women have accused the disgraced Hollywood producer of misconduct ranging from harassment to rape, unleashing a torrent of ... Read More »

Guru nanak Dev Jyanti 2017: Know more about Gurupurab in Sikhism

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Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrations glorify the doctrines of Sikhism. Birth Date of Guru Nanak Dev is also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti, Guru Nanak Gurupurab, or Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav. Guru Nanak Birthday or Gurpurab, one of the most important festivals of the Sikh community has arrived and there is a feeling of auspiciousness, positivity amongst the people to mark the occasion and seek blessings of their god. Read More »

Company rewards non-smoking employees for not taking cigarette breaks

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If you've ever glared at the back of a co-worker's head as he or she left the office on a smoke break, wondering why you don't get to just take breaks from work whenever you want, you'll applaud a Japanese company's recent decision. A higher percent of Japanese adults smoke than Americans. The move was aimed to encourage smokers to quit, but it's also about equality. Japan lags behind other developed nations in terms of smoke-free policies and the social pressure to quit is less intense. Read More »

Global gender parity stalls in 2017: WEF report

The Republic was ranked 50th for economic participation and opportunity, down a place since previous year. In conclusion, WEF suggests India may need to employ more women in top elected government positions to maintain its top 20 ranking in 'political empowerment'. Read More »

Gareth Southgate Hands Out Surprising First England Call-Ups To Three Players

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That's pretty special, even if I'd rather that none of them actually play a minute for Gareth Southgate's squad so as not to risk them getting injured and curtailing Tottenham's league ambitions. A recall for Rose might also have implications for Ashley Young, whose renascent form as a left-back for Manchester United has brought him back into contention. Read More »

Health Officials Stress Importance Of Flu Shots

Dr. Quinlisk says the flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. Seasonal influenza vaccine is created to protect against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates are most likely to spread and cause illness among people during the upcoming flu season. Read More »

Several Lehigh Valley hospitals earn top safety grade

Sixty percent of hospitals in the state got A grades from the national health care nonprofit Leapfrog, which studied data from the American Hospital Association and other sources. Today, the Leapfrog Group announced Virginia Mason has again earned an A based on its independent analysis of hospital safety data. A new survey of the nation's hospitals has been released . Read More »