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Air Pollution Kills 6 Million

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About 94 percent of the deaths are caused by non-communicable diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases. James Thornton, chief executive of ClientEarth, a group of lawyers which campaigns on legal issues, said: "While air pollution is mostly invisible, these figures show that many of us living in Britain are breathing in unhealthy levels of it". Read More »

Peres's family summoned to bedside to say goodbye

Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is the elder statesman of Israeli politics, one of the country's most admired leaders and the last surviving link to its founding fathers. In July, he laid the cornerstone for the Israeli Innovation Center at the Peres Peace House in Tel Aviv with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More »

Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

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While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the New England Journal of Medicine have linked the Zika virus to the non-life threatening condition of microcephaly, a recent study of almost 12,000 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika found that none of them had a baby with that condition, casting doubt on the Zika/microcephaly connection. Read More »

Cruise industry leaders set their sights on China at annual CCS show

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Last October, CSSC , State-owned sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp and Carnival Corp formed a $4 billion joint venture to launch a cruise line focused on the fast-growing Chinese market. Looking ahead, CCL forecast Q4 earnings to range from $0.55 to $0.59 per share, which straddles Wall Street's outlook of $0.58 per share for the period. Read More »

Health officials: Multistate E.coli outbreak sickens 7

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The items were shipped to farmers' markets, retailers and restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut and eastern NY, and might have been shipped to neighboring states, the CDC said. A MA slaughterhouse is recalling beef, veal, and bison products because they may be contaminated with E. coli , the Rhode Island Department of Health announced Monday. Read More »

Why there's an upside to morning sickness

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About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. "It started so early and it's prospective", Wu said. Hinkle says her study is the first to obtain "such detailed information" on morning sickness symptoms in these early weeks of pregnancy. Read More »

Israeli consortium signs gas deal with Jordan

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The US and Israeli partners of the Leviathan natural gas field announced on Monday they have agreed to sell a 10 billion US dollar worth of gas to Jordan. Another obstacle was the lack of a government policy regarding the development of Israel's gas reserves. In 2015, former prime minister Abdullah Ensour announced that talks were put on hold "until the United States company settles its ongoing legal dispute with Israel". Read More »

Elizabeth Warren had harsh words for the Wells Fargo CEO

During the financial crisis, the bank trumpeted itself as conservative, in contrast to its rivals. In one tense exchange, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) demanded that Stumpf explain why he had not offered to give up any of his compensation - he made $19 million previous year - or resign in the wake of the scandal . Read More »

Judge: Some St. Louis seat-license holders have rights in LA

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Louis Rams season tickets to buy anymore (see my brief note here), but I never thought they'd actually win . District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. based his ruling on the fact that two different kinds of PSL contracts were issued. The Rams argued that relocation shouldn't technically count as a termination of the agreement. Even though both the FANS and Rams contracts say a PSL holder can not sue for damages over PSLs, the Rams failed to present that as an argument or even mention it in ... Read More »

'Fault in Our Stars' wife dies days after husband

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The couple married in 2011 after falling in love on Facebook . Debbie added, "Dalton was waiting with open arms, as well as both her grandmother's and a host of family and friends that have gone before her". "My breathing is pretty crappy and I see you are in the hospital". But the top of her wish list, a visit from her husband, never happened. The two reportedly FaceTimed in his final moments of life in St. Read More »

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Relaxes its 140 Character Limit

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That change represents a huge step forward: no more using link shorteners or limiting comments to acronyms or emojis. "Say more about what's happening!" All media attachments such as photos, videos, GIF images, polls, quoted and retweeted messages have been taking up the precious space of a tweet up until recently. Read More »

Detroit Lions offense performs admirably sans Calvin Johnson

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LIONS league-worst ground game last season looked vastly improved in Week 1, rushing for 116 yards and a pair of TDs. Defensively, the Lions yielded 450 yards with two sacks. According to ESPN , a whopping 26 of those passes were thrown five yards or less downfield-one reason for his 79.5% completion rate. Matthew Stafford is an under-the-radar quarterback. Read More »

Tottenham a match for anyone in Champions League, insists Alli

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Harry Kane scored in successive Premier League games for the time in six months as Tottenham beat Sunderland 1-0 on Sunday to leave the north-east club with only one point from its first five matches . "If you watch again the game against Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan in pre-season, I think that maybe he deserves to play in the starting 11", Pochettino said of the youngster. Read More »

The Calculated Line (Week 2): Andy Dalton struggles against the Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals insist they're past the meltdown that cost them so dearly in a playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last January. In a close game that will be physical, the game could come down to a field goal. In the two regular-season games last season he had 17 receptions for 250 yards and two touchdowns. This left many to ask why are you paying him seventy-five million dollars if he is not covering the best receiver on the field . Read More »

Legalized Medical Cannabis Links to Opioid Deaths Fall

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Opioid painkillers, like oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (used in Vicodin and Vicoprofen), have been linked to widespread addiction and overdose deaths, according to medical officials. For this group, opioid use did not decrease in those states with operational medical marijuana programs, according to the findings, which were published online today (Sept. Read More »

Prince William rushes to aid of dignitary after stumble

Princess Kate looked on in shock as the scene unfolded. The dignitary appeared unhurt after his fall and said after the royal visit: "I was stepping back and I tripped over a concrete bollard that was behind me, but I'm ok, I'm fine". "All of us who are adults remember how daunting it was, but we sometimes take it for granted that children will be able to cope with the change", William wrote. Read More »

Bayer May Finally Be Buying Monsanto, But The Market Remains Hesitant

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Antitrust reviewers will have to consider not just each deal individually, but how all the deals combined would affect markets, said Elai Katz, an antitrust attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in NY. Investors appear to be fretting about the deal's prospects for approval. However, the announcement failed to convince investors who nudged Monsanto shares 0.5% higher to $106.68 in early deals in NY, remaining well short of the offer price, and implying doubt that the deal will be consummated. Read More »

Bernie Sanders makes his case for voting Clinton on Late Night

Sanders made TPP opposition a central point in his presidential campaign, saying it was damaging to the US economy and the job market. Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president despite their policy differences and concerns he raised during the Democratic primary about her judgement. Read More »

Trump in "excellent" health, according to latest doctor note

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Donald Trump might be 70-years-old but he feels as if he's as young as his good friend Tom Brady. Asked by Oz why he had not released his medical records earlier, Trump said "I didn't think it was really necessary". Donald Trump's latest examination results have been released today , after it was promised to be revealed on the Dr Oz show . The New York businessman had held back on such complaints after Clinton's pneumonia diagnosis, but that ended Wednesday night. Read More »

Chikungunya outbreak: JP Nadda speaks to health ministers of UP, Haryana

The Health Minister further said that the Ministry is working very closely in coordination with the Delhi Government and the Union Health Ministry has already provided all logistical and technical support to the Delhi Government in terms of surveillance and diagnostic kits to strengthen their efforts in addressing Dengue. Read More »

NFL consults with colorblind experts on Color Rush uniforms

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New England will wear the uniform in two weeks, on September 22, when the team gets a visit from former offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and his Houston Texans. Mercifully (at least in the eyes of this writer), it appears that the Packers' classic look will not be significantly affected by the Color Rush program. Read More »

Study reveals sugar industry's attempt to shape science

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When the study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine , however, its industry funding was not disclosed, obscuring significant bias that may have affected the health of millions of Americans since its publication. In return the researchers received a total of $6,500-the 2016 equivalent of $48,900. "This is a very common practice in industry-funded research". The sugar industry "protected their interest for half a century, which points to the importance of truly ... Read More »

Wisconsin Badgers take on Akron Zips in home opener

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Junior wide receiver Jazz Peavy hauled in seven catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns (all career highs and all coming in the first half alone). Of those seven plays, none were completed, two were intercepted (one of those by Tindal) and Tindal almost picked off another before it was kicked out of his hands as he was going to the ground. Read More »

Shah Rukh and Anushka head to Amsterdam for 'The Ring'

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On the professional front, his film, The Ring will be releasing next year during Independence day. So there's also Imtiaz Ali's next that we are very excited about because he plays a womanising guide who meets Anushka Sharma and things change. Read More »

More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread

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Also, she was fed on chicken and goat meat obtained in a live animal market, researchers determined. She later developed fever and bloody diarrhea two days before returning to the U.S. It is feared that by over treating individuals with antibiotics , modern medicine is actually training bacteria to be more resistant to it. Those with compromised immune systems, on the other hand, may become ill, while healthy people may also fall ill if a cut is responsible for introducing the bacteria into ... Read More »

Osweiler solid in debut with Texans in 23-14 win

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The Texans started slow as Chicago used an Osweiler interception to drive 75 yards for a touchdown, a 1-yard run by Jeremy Langford . Fuller, the Texans first round pick out of Notre Dame, snagged five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Read More »

Shop Tommy Hilfiger new collection straight off the runway

Those adorable hugging kittens must have had some magical power that made all the bad blood disappear between Swift and her ex Calvin Harris. Hadid, who was walking for Tommy Hilfiger at the New York Fashion Week last Friday, had mentioned it briefly during an interview. Read More »

Capitol Hill Buzz: Mosquitoes on the House floor

The letter went out Tuesday, the same day U.S. Senate Democrats for the third time blocked a $1.1 billion Zika funding package and an accompanying Veterans Affairs spending bill over restrictions on Planned Parenthood. He added, "Can you imagine, colleagues, the fear and anxiety in this chamber if these hundred mosquitoes were outside this jar not inside this jar?" Democrats have rejected that provision, saying many lower-income women rely on Planned Parenthood for their health-care needs, ... Read More »