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WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks

The WHO said there was increasing evidence that taxes and subsidies influence what people buy. While private critics and the beverage industry say higher taxes have not proven effective in many cases, the United Nations agency said there was "strong evidence" that taxes can be a "very important tool" in the fight to reduce the consumption of "sugar-sweetened beverages". Read More »

400000 children to be offered flu vaccination in Yorkshire and Humber

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Parents of two and three-year-olds are urged to visit their GP surgery for the vaccine , while children in reception and years one, two, and three will receive the spray in school. During a seven-year study , British researchers looked at a group of almost 125,000 people with type 2 diabetes-people who have a higher risk of cardiovascular problems. Read More »

Can real doctors match online diagnosis?

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And their findings suggest the answer is "not quite". The findings show that physicians' performance is vastly superior and that doctors make a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used symptom-checker apps. They were asked to rank diagnoses for each case. BAD BLOOD Do you have a high blood pressure? Doctors made the correct call among their top three picks 84 percent of the time, while the symptom checkers did so just 51 percent of the time. Read More »

High blood pressure may hike dementia risk

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He is a professor of neurology and neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. In particular, studies have suggested high blood pressure is a risk factor for vascular cognitive impairment , or vascular dementia - defined as a decline in brain function as a result of impaired blood flow to the brain. Read More »

Man Stabbed, Vikings Display Slashed In Southern Wisconsin

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Moschel told WISC-TV that he went outside to find a 21-year-old rascal in the process of slashing his inflatable Viking man. Moschel tells Channel 3000 he rushed outside to confront the guy, who immediately decided he'd rather stab a Vikings fan than a Vikings inflatable. Read More »

Penguins star Sidney Crosby diagnosed with concussion

Crosby was the MVP of the summer hockey tournament as he led Canada to a tournament victory. It doesn't seem like four months have passed since the Pittsburgh Penguins last took to the ice. A broken jaw also ended Crosby's lockout-shortened 2013 season. Sidney Crosby , coming off Stanley Cup and World Cup of Hockey titles, has to top any list of NHL players to watch this season. Read More »

Tunnel scene in 'The Girl on the Train' most challenging: Emily Blunt

Personally, for instance, I much preferred the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl to its novel origins, but that's generally not the case. Its story is based on an individual who has succumbed to melancholy and has found her solace in alcohol, seeking happiness in fantasizing about the flawless life of a couple from her former husband's neighbourhood. Read More »

Health alert as 1.6m children start secondary school overweight

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Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the North-East, said the figures were "concerning" and called on the government to introduce tougher measures to combat the problem. When the Government first announced its intention to publish a childhood obesity strategy, it was hoped by many that we would finally get a clear roadmap to help the next generation avoid a lifetime of poor health outcomes. Read More »

Pennsylvania's Turkey Hill recalls some mislabeled ice cream

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Turkey Hill said that customers who are not allergic to either almonds or eggs need not worry. Stores that sell the product have been told to take it off the shelves. The product is still safe for those without allergies to almonds or eggs. "We apologize for this breakdown in our commitment to producing quality, wholesome products", the company wrote in its post announcing the recall. Read More »

Brady White will start for ASU vs. UCLA

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After a dreadfully slow start last week against Arizona, the Bruins vowed to get off to a better start this week. They can not slowly build momentum and have a fourth quarter comeback. If the Sun Devils hope to win over the Bruins, they'll need to do it by forcing some turnovers. "You have to win at home; you better win them all if you want to compete in this league", Arizona State coach Todd Graham said. Read More »

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado thanks people for support in Trump row

On Saturday night in Manheim, Pennsylvania , Trump launched personal attacks against Clinton , mocking her recent bout with pneumonia, saying she should be in prison and questioning her loyalty to her husband. His campaign said that he had paid "hundreds of millions" of dollars in other kinds of taxes over the years. Later on Friday, BuzzFeed said Trump made an appearance in a Playboy softcore pornographic movie from 2000 that it said it had obtained from an online adult ... Read More »

Donald Trump's debate preparation

The second of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begins Sunday at 9 p.m. Trump has faced repeated criticism for his comments about women, most recently involving his attacks on a former beauty queen with a vague and unsubstantiated allegation about a sex tape in predawn Twitter posts that prompted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to denounce him as "unhinged". Read More »

Porter Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With Pink Epaulets

Weber said she was brought to tears when she first learned of the pink cruiser, stating it's just another way for Salem police to serve its community. According to Cancer.org, more than 2,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016. Businesses will sometimes place pink ribbons on their doors, women who have been affected by breast cancer (or those that support them) will wear pink. Read More »

Fuel the Fight kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It is the Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation. While much progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, its impact is still overwhelming. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, and second leading cause of cancer death. In fact, the survival rate in cases where the cancer is detected early is 98 percent. Read More »

Florida-LSU game postponed: what it means for the Vols

None of those options appeared to be good enough for Florida or the SEC office, and now they have forced their hand in waiting too long to make a decision and have chose to postpone the game . It is hoped that any pointed criticism leveled at " Florida " here is exclusively aimed at the university and it's leadership. If the stadium isn't ready in two weeks it might well not be in three, so the two schools would be venue-shopping anyway; in that event there would be no real difference ... Read More »

Federal government: Mylan has been overcharging for EpiPens

Overall, CMS laid out nearly $1.3 billion on EpiPens for Medicare and Medicaid patients from 2011 to 2015, the agency said. "The rule establishes a new process for pharmaceutical companies to follow if they have products, like EpiPen®, approved under a what the FDA calls a "new drug application" that they believe should continue to be treated as a non-innovator drug", Mylan tells TheDCNF. Read More »

Judges ask tough questions in pipeline appeal

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Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, said in a video taken at the roadblock and posted to the group's Facebook page that Dakota Access had stopped construction for at least 15 miles to the west because of the demonstration. Read More »

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan in an operation targeting ISIS

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The death occurred in Achin district, which is a few miles from the Pakistan border and considered the Islamic State's base of operations in Afghanistan. "This highlights the risk our service members are taking every single day, in Afghanistan and elsewhere", Cook said. The soldier, whom the Pentagon did not name pending notification of their family, was on patrol in the eastern Nangarhar province when his patrol hit an IED while out on a mission against a group that calls itself the ... Read More »

Bill Clinton bashes Obamacare as 'crazy system'

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Bill Clinton criticized Obamacare on Monday, saying the health-care law screws over middle-class Americans and small business owners. Often, people experience a lapse in insurance coverage when their policy changes. "From our state's current fiscal status to just how insurance operates, there is a lot that would need to be fleshed out for this to be workable", Schwimmer said . Read More »

Jayalalithaa's health 'continues to improve', says Apollo Hospital

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Adding that a team of doctors is collectively monitoring her treatment, the bulletin states that the CM has been advised further stay in the hospital. The 68-year old AIADMK supremo was admitted to the hospital after she complained of fever and dehydration. On Saturday, Tamil Nadu governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao visited Jayalalithaa in the hospital and was briefed by Pratap C. Read More »

Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

The bill passed the Senate 72-26 and then the House 342-85. "Quite frankly, had we not all stuck together yesterday, we wouldn't be here today talking about a House bill passing with language dealing with Flint", Peters said . The bill also includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus and $500 million for flood relief in Louisiana and other states. The delay came from Republican leaders like Sen. Read More »

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

Among U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase added 74 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $66.39 and Citigroup gained 93 cents, or 2 percent, to $46.73. French news agency AFP reported that Deutsche Bank was nearing a $5.4 billion settlement with US officials over charges related to selling toxic mortgage bonds . Read More »

Donald Trump: It's fine to describe ex-Miss Universe as 'Miss Piggy'

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It's all "with the goal of intimidating me", the former Miss Universe wrote in Spanish. Machado, who is now a telenovela actress, burst into political headlines during Monday's presidential debate , when Hillary Clinton described the way Trump had criticized the beauty contestant years ago for gaining weight after the pageant. Read More »

Mike Tolbert Pays Car Shop $3900 In Coins

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He also accused the owner of charging him more, "because I'm a millionaire". "They got what they asked for", Tolbert said. The shop owner instead gave Tolbert the option to pay with cash or a cashier's check. "They wanted to get rude and disrespectful". They said they won't take my check, it wasn't going to clear the bank. You're probably wondering how he's done that, and whether he'll be allowed back to the business at which he paid a bill that big in only coins . Read More »

Police and Fire Departments Raising Money To Fight Breast Cancer

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Also in Danbury, Western Connecticut Health Network is teaming up with Star 99.9 to present a month of events, activities, workshops to raise awareness and help prevent breast cancer. In New York state, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, accounting for almost 2,700 lives lost each year. If you would like to purchase a "Heroes in Pink" breast cancer awareness shirt, they are available for $15 at the Mobile Police Department Headquarters. Read More »

Centre not trying to resolve Cauvery dispute, says Kharge

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Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on sharing of Cauvery water on Friday, Karn.ataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Thursday said the state can not spare any quantum of water for Tamil Nadu as it will be detrimental to drinking water requirements of its people. Read More »

Administration touts paid sick leave for govt contractors

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All employees who regularly work in the County for eight hours a week or more are entitled to sick leave under the new law. Similarly, many workers of color aren't paid equally for the same work that others do, the White House said. While that has risen to 80 cents, it is still too little, the White House said. There is a long history of presidents using federal contracting power to improve working conditions, stretching back to at least the New Deal. Read More »

Pakistan captures Indian soldier along disputed border in Kashmir

The cross-border skirmishes come as tensions are rising in Indian-administered Kashmir as security forces struggle to contain widening unrest among the Muslim-majority population that has left almost 80 civilians dead. "One reason for them to shift their focus back to the LoC is perhaps the thin population on both sides". 6 If indeed Susan Rice's telephone call to Ajit Doval was the result of the Indian strikes, the U.S. Read More »

Son strikes again to give Tottenham 1-0 win in Moscow

This past week has seen the young central midfielder earn a couple of firsts: his first start for Tottenham (September 21st against Gillingham), his second Premier League appearance (September 24th against Middlesbrough ) and his first Champions League appearance (September 27th against CSKA Moscow). Read More »

No evidence of transmitting Zika virus from your pets

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Miami-Dade County reported the most travel-related cases at 223. All confirmed Zika cases in California have involved people who contracted the virus while traveling outside the United Staes or through sexual conduct with an infected traveler, according to the state Department of Public Health. Read More »