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UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak

UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak Indian health officials have so far not found the source of the outbreak but are testing on fruit bats from Perambra, the suspected epicenter of the infection. According to the World Health Organisation the virus previously spread when victims ate contaminated pork, or palm sap that had been tainted by fruit bats. [Full Article...]

Popular birth control pills being recalled across US

Popular birth control pills being recalled across US The pills have been in circulation since August, according to the company's statement . Allergan said four maroon placebo capsules were placed out of order in the sample blister packs of 28 pills handed out by doctors. The recall involves lot 5620706, which expires in May 2019. Allegan is notifying customers by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled sample pack product with t... [Full Article...]

People cut dairy and turn to cockroach milk

Yes, you read that correctly. This means that cockroach milk is the next superfood trend, scientists say. The cockroach milk is made up of nutrient-rich crystals reported to have three times the energy of the equivalent mass of normal dairy milk. [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life Short sleepers under age 65 who slept for an average of five hours or fewer during the week and then slept for at least eight hours on the weekend did not have an increased risk of death compared to the adults who slept six to seven hours per night, researchers found. [Full Article...]

Mussels in Seattle's Puget Sound test positive for opioids

Mussels in Seattle's Puget Sound test positive for opioids James said that the mussels were found in highly urbanized areas, not commercial shellfish beds, and that seafood from the Puget Sound was safe to eat. Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2016 projected that almost 300 lbs of the pharmaceuticals, industrial compo... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 12 in Nipah virus outbreak

Death toll rises to 12 in Nipah virus outbreak The WHO describes the virus as "newly emerging" with the potential to cause "severe disease in both animals and humans". Ensuring better coordination among various departments in containing the Nipah virus outbreak and to tackle rumour-mongering via social media, the state government has constituted a crisis management group. [Full Article...]

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says Researchers from the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University examined over 38,000 people from 1997 to 2010. Their findings stated that those under the age of 65 who had five hours sleep or less at the weekends had a 52 per cent higher mortality rate than those who had six or seven hours sleep. [Full Article...]

Another victim of Nipah Virus found in Kozhikode, Kerela

Another victim of Nipah Virus found in Kozhikode, Kerela Telangana Director of Medical Education K. Ramesh Reddy, however, said there was no need for panic as the state had not recorded any confirmed case of Nipah virus . The teams will disseminate awareness material about the virus at primary health centres, community health centres, and taluks and district hospitals. [Full Article...]

Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead

Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead The vaccine, provided by US company Merck, is still in the test stages but it was effective toward the end of the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia from 2014 to 2016. "The quicker patients are admitted, the greater their chance of survival and the greater the chance of limiting the spread of Ebola". "This is not mass immunization", he noted. [Full Article...]

Actor Morgan Freeman apologises after sexual harassment allegations surface

Actor Morgan Freeman apologises after sexual harassment allegations surface Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior on movie sets by as many as eight women. The outlet spoke with 16 people for the piece: eight women who said they were subjected to such behavior from Freeman and eight who said they witnessed it. [Full Article...]

Brainstorm Health: FDA Benzocaine Warning, Wearable Sleep Tracking, Women and Lung Cancer

Brainstorm Health: FDA Benzocaine Warning, Wearable Sleep Tracking, Women and Lung Cancer FDA is asking manufacturers to stop selling products for young children containing the medication. Benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those two-years-old and younger. The agency said parents of teething children should follow advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics . Regulators have warned about the dangers of benzocaine in the past, AP said. [Full Article...]

Sleeping Late During Weekends May Help People Live Longer, A Study Revealed

Sleeping Late During Weekends May Help People Live Longer, A Study Revealed Results of the study show that adults of 65 years old and under that age that slept 5 hours a night or less in the week had a 65% increased risk of early death than those that added 2-3 more hours of sleep per night. And Michael Grandner , who heads the University of Arizona's Sleep and Health Research Program, told The Washington Post that it's wrong to believe a long sleep on the weekend can co... [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender, to be charged with rape

Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender, to be charged with rape After keeping a low profile for months following a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and assault, Harvey turned himself into authorities in the city, and is expected to be charged with a sex crime. Weinstein is expected to put up $1 million in cash for bail and wear a monitoring device, according to the Times . He'll be required to wear a GPS monitoring system and is only allowed to trav... [Full Article...]

English translation of Polish novel 'Flights' wins Man Booker Prize

English translation of Polish novel 'Flights' wins Man Booker Prize Prior to 2016, the prize was awarded biennially to a body of work. The book combines tales of modern-day travel with the story of a 17th-century anatomist who dissected his own amputated leg and the journey of composer Frederic Chopin's heart from Paris to Warsaw after his death. [Full Article...]

Trump Can't Block Critics on Twitter, Judge Rules

Trump Can't Block Critics on Twitter, Judge Rules The suit argued that the president's Twitter account is a "public forum" under the Constitution and that blocking users was a violation of their First Amendment rights. Trump could face legal action if he did not comply with the ruling and unblock his critics. The block button is a key weapon in Twitter's war against trolling and harassment, and Trump has used it since long before h... [Full Article...]

Punggye-ri nuclear test site

Punggye-ri nuclear test site New cell phone policy at Pentagon Doubts grow over Trump-Kim summit MORE , are saying all the right things and acknowledging that the United States can not rely on economic strangulation and political pressure alone. "There are certain conditions that we want, and I think we'll get those conditions", Trump told reporters at the White House ahead of a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae... [Full Article...]

Interview Magazine Shutting Down, Heads for Liquidation

Interview Magazine Shutting Down, Heads for Liquidation The editorial director, Fabien Baron, and his wife, the stylist Ludivine Poiblanc, then sued Interview's parent company, Brant Publications , claiming they were owed more than $600,000 for consulting and styling work. Recent examples of this include Seth Rogen's conversation with rapper 21 Savage, Janet Mock's freewheeling interview with Kim Kardashian and a chat with the choreographer of ... [Full Article...]

Any Israeli attack on Syria an act of "aggression": Envoy to Russian Federation

Any Israeli attack on Syria an act of Speculation is that the cargo was destroyed only a few hours after the plane had taken off back to Iran. The U.S. exit from the nuclear deal appears to have prompted Tehran to finally authorize a direct retaliatory attack on Israel-even if it was an ineffective one. [Full Article...]

Ryanair posts record profit, pessimistic on year ahead

Ryanair posts record profit, pessimistic on year ahead Ryanair ( RYA .I) expects annual profits to fall for the first time in five years due to higher fuel and staffing costs and flat fares, Europe's biggest low-priced airline said on Monday. Commenting on the results, Fiona Cincotta, senior market analyst at City Index, said: "This pessimistic outlook statement contrasts markedly with more upbeat guidance on profits and fares provided by com... [Full Article...]

Moments of Silence for Victims and Families of School Shooting

Moments of Silence for Victims and Families of School Shooting As an exchange student, Sabika was a youth ambassador, a bridge between our people and cultures. The father of the teen accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school last week says his son was a "good boy" who was a victim of bullying. [Full Article...]


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