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Male Birth Control Pill Shown to Be Safe in Early Trials

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The female birth control pill has stood on the market alone for decades. "Women have many options, but many women can not use hormonal and other methods available to them", said Page, who heads the University of Washington's division of metabolism and endocrinology, in Seattle . Read More »

'Mini Beast from the East' to bring temperatures that feel -10C

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Maximum temperature 1 °C. Tomorrow is expected to be a very cold day, with further sleet and snow showers mainly in Leinster, east Munster and east Ulster. The rail operator said: "Snow and cold weather conditions have been forecast on our network this weekend". "There are some very strong winds, meaning it could feel as low as minus 7 or minus 8 for some people". Read More »

Arkansas and Butler primed for NCAA Tournament

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This was the third NCAA Tournament appearance for the Razorbacks in a four-year span. "But they've been pretty good". "That first game, you never know how they're going to come out", Anderson said. Martin and Baldwin scored 32 points in the second half. "It took all of us out there to shrink the court, and that's what we did". A couple of guys have 100-plus assists. Read More »

Anger as Ukraine doesn't allow Russians to vote

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Asked about the percentage of votes he hopes to win, Putin told reporters that he would be satisfied with "any that gives the right to serve as President". There was little fanfare in the campaign period and Russian news was dominated by developments in political crises between Russia and Western powers. Read More »

Ayew brothers to miss Swansea's FA Cup tie with Tottenham

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Swansea City will be without Andre Ayew and his younger brother Jordan Ayew for their FA Cup quarter-finals clash with Tottenham Hotspurs this weekend. But Nordfeldt was arguably at fault as Spurs went 3-0 up; he managed to get a touch to Eriksen's low shot from the edge of the area but could not keep it out. Read More »

Match Day for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Students

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KSAT 12 followed one of the students through the Long School of Medicine's Match Day celebration. It is my honor to share that this year represents the most successful Match Day in the history of our health sciences center. The students opened their envelopes at the same time, revealing where they will pursue their medical residency training. A computer algorithm then makes matches between students and programs. Read More »

Dozens killed in Syria as civilians flee onslaught

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The Turkish army dropped leaflets on northern Syria's Afrin region on Friday, calling on Kurdish fighters to surrender and "trust the justice" of Ankara, the military said, after a night of heavy shelling against the region's biggest town. Read More »

Rohingya hatred spread on Facebook

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Adama Dieng spent a week in Bangladesh to assess the condition of the nearly 700,000 Rohingyas who had fled across the border from Myanmar , and he said during his trip he heard "terrifying stories". "Now, it depends on their sincerity", the newspaper quoted her as saying. With the way things have been developing in Myanmar, how likely is the prospect of Rohingya refugees returning to Rakhine? Neither the United Nations nor the government have discussed the details of the proposal ... Read More »

Norway loses its title as world's 'happiest country to Finland

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The United States landed in 18th place, dropping four spots from previous year. It wasn't a surprise given America's chaotic situation and being governed by a maverick in Donald Trump. The obvious question remains: what makes Finland a happy pace to live, with its cold weather and dark winters. Other factors included income , healthy life expectancy, freedom, trust and generosity. Read More »

Perry says he's had 'no conversation' about taking over VA

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Speaking at a budget hearing, Shulkin expressed regret for "distractions" that have shifted attention from his efforts to fix veterans' health care and pledged to put the government's second largest department back on track. Two people familiar with Trump's thinking tell The Associated Press that Trump has floated the notion of moving Perry to the VA. If Dr. Shulkin is removed, it would be the latest in a series of prominent departures from the Trump administration. Read More »

Westbrook reaches 100 career triple-doubles in Thunder's win over Hawks

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ESPN looked at the stats behind Westbrook's 100 triple-doubles : "Since coming into the league in 2008-09, Westbrook has more than twice as many triple-doubles as any other franchise ". It was missing Steven Adams, who sat out with a left hip contusion. - Unsurprisingly, 82 per cent of the time Westbrook has notched a triple-double, Oklahoma City have won the game. Read More »

Manila slams United Nations rights chief

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Mr Duterte's war on drugs has caused worldwide alarm and fierce criticism from some UN rapporteurs and officials, including UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, who on Friday said Mr Duterte should submit himself for a psychiatric examination. Read More »

Google co-founder Larry Page shows off his autonomous flying taxi

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Kitty Hawk has operated largely in secret until April 2017, led by Sebastian Thrun , who is also a founder of Google's self-driving vehicle program and online education service Udacity. Countries in the Middle East and Africa have been more willing to allow unmanned flights. That had a world class reputation in certification and regulation. Read More »

"Disease X" May cause a Worldwide Epidemic

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For numerous other diseases discussed, including Zika , Rift Valley fever (RVF) and Nipah and henipaviral diseases , the organisation suggested that health experts need to focus on better diagnostics. He added that it may seem unusual to add a Disease X to the list. The mysterious nature of the disease is meant to ensure flexible planning of diagnostics tests and vaccine strategies, so that that they may be applied to a wide range of possible scenarios. Read More »

AB builds first-innings lead for Proteas

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Sunday began with AB de Villiers making a 22nd test century, with his 126 not out helping South Africa to 382 all out and a 139-run first-innings lead. Earlier, Vernon Philander (36) and Maharaj (30) helped De Villiers add 84 for the eighth wicket and 58 for the ninth wicket as South Africa dominated a sunny morning. Read More »

INX media case: Karti's CA's judicial custody extended

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This comes two days after the apex court on Tuesday refused to grant anticipatory bail to the Congress leader. The ED also prompted Karti's lawyers to withdraw the plea from the top court and go to the High Court asking for relief. Ltd., the company which is accused of giving 10 lakh rupees to six FIPB officials for influencing approvals related to INX media. CBI submitted to the court that further custody was required for unearthing the "total conspiracy" hatched in the case and during the ... Read More »

Battle Royale Coming To iOS And Android — Fortnite On Mobile

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The iOS version of Fortnite Battle Royale will be hitting live status on Monday. Earlier this week a mum in the United Kingdom criticised the influence Fortnite: Battle Royale had had on her 10-year-old son, saying that her his obsession with the game had led to changes in his behaviour. Read More »

Ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas continues in Myanmar, says top United Nations official

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A Rakhine leader facing treason charges linked to deadly riots appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday, a case that has aggravated ethnic tensions in Rakhine State. UNHCR is closely following the developments after they were reportedly ordered to vacate the area by the Myanmar authorities. Residents of what is called "no-man's land", as it sits outside Myanmar's border fence but on its side of a creek that separates the two countries, say Myanmar officials have warned them on ... Read More »

Donald Trump praises Xi Jinping for his grip on power in China

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The future of a different kind of great power is an unavoidable cause of concern. State media have been largely muted about the topic, but the official People's Daily sought to reassure the public by saying in a commentary that the move did not signal a return to lifelong rule. Read More »

Test For Breast Cancer Gene Will Be Available In Weeks

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Audio will be available later today . And FDA warned that the tests, which work by analyzing saliva samples, carry significant risks for individuals if they are used without consulting a doctor or genetic counselor. For all of these reasons, it is important for patients to consult their health care professional who can help them understand how these factors impact their individual cancer risk and what they can do to modify that risk. Read More »

CDC: Opioid overdoses kill nearly 5 people every hour in the US

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The researchers also analyzed 45 million emergency department visits that occurred in 16 states during the same period, which included 119,198 suspected opioid overdoses . "We don't have to wait until it's too late", she said at a press briefing. "Yep", he said. "We see a little of everything". Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island also experienced less than 10 percent decreases. Read More »

More kids are ending up in ICUs because of opioids

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Between 2004 and 2015, there were more than 3,600 children and teenagers admitted to the hospital for an opioid overdose - and 43 percent of them had to be taken the ICU. In 2016, an estimate of 64,000 Americans died due to a drug overdose, where a majority of the cases from opioid overdose. "Current efforts to reduce adult opioid use have not curtailed the incidence of pediatric opioid ingestions, and additional efforts are needed to reduce preventable opioid exposure in children", the ... Read More »

SA Reacts To Worst Listeriosis Outbreak Yet

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In a statement, Tiger Brands said "We are all extremely concerned by listeriosis - we all want to find the source or sources of listeriosis, together with government". It is believed to have originated in a factory in the northern city of Polokwane, which makes Enterprise Food products. "To give you some insights, Enterprise foods follow some stringent protocols for the manufacture of quality food products, this includes monitoring and testing for the detection and management of pathogens, ... Read More »

In golf world, Tiger Woods casting a shadow larger than ever

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During his last start, Woods flashed some form as he gained 4.5 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.4 strokes with the putter. While he will make his Valspar debut, he did play the Innisbrook course in a team event in 1996. "And I think he needs to contend again and get into the hunt", said Chamblee."But it will surprise nobody if he's very close to the lead all through that tournament, the Masters ". Read More »

Kenyatta National Hospital boss suspended

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Doctors only realized their mistake two hours into the surgery when they discovered there was no clot in the patient's brain that they were operating on. Panyanko said even though it is the nurse who admitted the patient, the surgeon and anaesthetist ought to have briefed the patient on the surgery. The patient who underwent the brain surgery is recovering. Read More »

UN Resolution Against Iran was Blocked by Russian Federation

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Russian Federation vetoed a British-drafted United Nations resolution on Monday that promised action against violations of a United Nations arms embargo on Yemen and pointed to a report by experts that cited Iran as a violator. The 15-member Security Council has to renew its targeted sanctions on Yemen on Monday. The US immediately lashed out at Moscow for its veto, blaming Russian Federation for shielding a "terrorist-sponsoring" Iran . Read More »

Varicose veins may increase risk of blood clots

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In the United States, almost a quarter (23%) of adults have the condition, which doctors rarely associate with serious health risks. However, Taiwanese researchers say they found that people with varicose veins had a 5.3-fold higher risk of deep vein thrombosis than those without varicose veins. Read More »

No evidence of foul play in CDC doctor's disappearance

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He had previously been deployed for health emergencies such as outbreaks of Ebola or Zika virus. They said he called his mother, who missed the call, and didn't leave a voicemail. "He sounded not like himself", recollected Cunningham's younger sister, who had talked to him over the phone before he went missing . They said it's unusual for him not to contact them. Read More »

Dhoni & Kohli are rested for tri-series

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a decision to rest captain Virat Kohli , wicketkeeper MS Dhoni and pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya for the series. We've kept in mind the workload and upcoming schedule while finalizing the team for Nidahas Trophy. Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed vice-captain. Pandya, whose batting form faded in South Africa, was also given time away from the team. Read More »