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Economy set for slowdown as govt pegs growth for FY18 at 6.5%

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However, what might bring some relief to Indian economy is a report by Reuters that quoted sources saying that China would keep its target for economic growth at "around 6.5 per cent in 2018, unchanged from a year ago". "Given the momentum seen in the core sector growth, PMI indices and developed world economies, the optimism may not be belied". Electricity and trade, hotels sectors are the only sectors that will grow at a faster rate of 7.5% and 8.7% in FY18 than in FY17. Read More »

4 powerlifters killed in auto accident in outer Delhi

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Two other players in the auto, including a world champion who bagged the title for India in Moscow in 2017, were seriously injured. The force of the impact was so high that the auto rolled over several times and its roof got completely blown off, before the vehicle hit the pole, police said. Read More »

Frozen iguanas falling from trees in United States cold snap

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Maple advised people to put stiffened iguanas aside and in the sun to let them thaw. Residents of South Florida reported on Thursday that frozen iguanas were falling from trees all over the usually-temperate Florida landscape. If the temperature is below 45 degrees for more than two days, then the reptiles will likely die, mainly from pneumonia. According to the Sentinel , iguanas arrived in Florida first as pets and, once they escaped or were freed by their owners, they first moved ... Read More »

Safety Experts Say Avoid Romaine Lettuce If You're Not Into E. Coli

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There are 41 cases of E-coli under investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador as of December 28. Morrison said it is hard to know why no one on P.E.I. got sick from eating romaine lettuce when people in other provinces did. Remember that romaine may also be lurking in bags of mixed greens. Read More »

Pennsylvania cases linked to E. coli outbreak

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A deadly outbreak of E.coli has made at least 60 people sick in more than a dozen states, including IL. On 4 January 2018, the web site Food Safety News reported that romaine lettuce has been linked to multiple illnesses and at least one death in a winter 2017 E. Read More »

Troops rescue another Chibok girl

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Troops of operation Lafiya Dole have continued the onslaught on Boko Haram terrorists enclaves in the Lake Chad region where a factional leader of the group Mamman Nur has suffered grave injury, while one of his wives has been killed in the battle. Read More »

CDC To Teach The Public How To Prepare For A Nuclear Explosion

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In the event of a nuclear incident, the agency said the results would be devastating and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps. On Thursday, American reporters challenged Trump's " mental fitness " after his " bigger button " boasts , questioning if his " taunting " tweets might provoke a nuclear strike from Kim . Read More »

Facial yoga makes women look younger, new study claims

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The Cheek Lifter: Open your mouth to form an "O", and position your upper lip over teeth. You repeat this for a minute by lowering and lifting the cheeks. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow have reportedly gotten ready for their close-ups by following the practice. As the face ages the skin loses its elasticity and fat pads between the muscle and skin become thinner. Read More »

USA cancer death rates are dropping

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Still, it's better than it's been in the past. However, he noted that "tobacco remains by far the leading cause of cancer deaths today, responsible for almost three in 10 cancer deaths". Among men, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers account for 42 percent of cases. In 2015, the cancer death rate was 14 percent higher in non-Hispanic blacks than in non-Hispanic whites, down from a peak of 33 percent higher in 1993. Read More »

CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections

The consumer advocacy group believes US health officials should be sending a stronger message to stay away from the popular salad green as they investigate the string of illnesses. Following on from the news of the connection between romaine lettuce and the E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are presently investigating the cause of the infection in 13 states. Read More »

Alcohol damage to DNA is cause of cancer

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The scientists used blood stem cells for their study because although alcohol is not thought to cause blood cancers, these stem cells offered a more convenient way for scientists to investigate what happened to the DNA inside. Blood stem cells, found in blood and bone marrow, are immature blood cells that can develop into any type of blood cell, including white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells. Read More »

Penis whitening is apparently now a trend in Thailand

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A clinic in Bangkok has been offering penis whitening treatment to hundreds of men each month, and the trend seems to be gaining popularity. A Facebook post written by a worker of Bangkok's Lelux Hospital advancing the strategy has gotten about 20,000 offers and more than 10,000 remarks, generally astounded or bewildered, regularly labeling someone else. Read More »

Millennials Increasingly Strive for Perfection

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Dubbed a cultural phenomenon, the study says this has multiple factors involved, such as self-oriented perfectionism . The increase in perfectionism may in part be affecting the psychological health of students, said study co-author Andrew Hill of York St John University in England. Read More »

Recent E. Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

As of December 28, 2017, Canadian health officials have reported 41 cases of the strain and linked the infections to romaine lettuce. In the United States, infections have been seen in thirteen states since last November, including Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont. Read More »

2 child flu deaths reported in East Tennessee, 3 statewide

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An abnormal number of cases of influenza are causing health officials to issue warnings about an above-normal flu season. People who work with people who are at a higher risk of infection - like health workers and teachers - are also eligible for a free vaccine. Read More »

There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma

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There have been 967 confirmed cases in Pima County this season, compared to 79 this time past year, according to state statistics. At least four people have been treated for flu complications in local hospital intensive care units. UFC fighter Conor McGregor reportedly cancelled his New Year's Eve party after he was struck down by "Australian flu". The season officially began October 1 and lasts through March 31, although some seasons begin early and can linger into May. Read More »

Stay away from romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports advises

Another patient reportedly died of the illness in Canada , where the source of the bacteria was tracked down to the leafy greens. But U.S. public health officials are still interviewing "unrelated sick people" to determine when, where and what they ate before becoming ill. Read More »

World Health Organization to classify excessive video gaming as mental disorder

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Additionally, video games are known to relieve stress, connect people and finally, help them to live out fantasies. The Entertainment Software Association has issued a statement in response to the World Health Organization's recent move to include "gaming disorder" and " hazardous gaming " in its upcoming International Compendium of Diseases revision. Read More »

The world is going to run out of chocolate

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Well, the cacao plants needed to make our favourite treats can only grow within approximately 20 degrees north and south of the Equator, but are struggling to survive as the climate warms up. Barry Parkin, Mars' chief sustainability officer, told Business Insider: "We're trying to go all in here..." The real danger, scientists say, is a lack of humidity, which cacao plants need. Read More »

TVS Motor reports 39% growth in sales growth in December 2017

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Two-wheeler exports grew by 52.7% increasing from 26,095 units in December 2016 to 39,852 units in December 2017. Tata Motors Ltd. key Products/Revenue Segments include Vehicle Mounting which contributed Rs 48018.52 Crore to Sales Value (97.79 % of Total Sales), Other Operating Revenue which contributed Rs 711.92 Crore to Sales Value (1.44 % of Total Sales), Sale of services which contributed Rs 368.03 Crore to Sales Value (0.74 % of Total Sales) and Income from Vehicle Financing which ... Read More »

Dave Chappelle mocks Hollywood sexual harassment victims in new Netflix comedy special

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U.S. stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle has sparked outrage after making a joke about one of the victims of Louis CK , who was accused of harassment and inappropriate sexual behaviour by five women in November 2017. had masturbated in front of civil-rights icon Martin Luther King, he doubts that King would have dropped his "dream". Chappelle raised a few laughs at the cost of the #MeToo movement, that had women coming forward saying they had been sexually harassed. Read More »

Twins born in different years in California

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Maria Ontiveros was due January 27, 2018, but went into labor around 7 p.m. December 31. Joaquin and Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros were supposed to be born on January 27, 2018, but their mother went into labour prematurely on the New Years Eve. Read More »

Childhood obesity epidemic fueled by sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks, campaigners warn

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Instead they should choose two low-sugar low-calorie snacks such as small pots of yoghurt, kid-sized malt loaf, crackers or rice cakes. In addition, selected supermarkets are supporting the campaign. Children between the ages of four and 10 consumed 51.2% of their sugar from unhealthy snacks, including biscuits, cakes, pastries, buns, candies and fizzy and juice drinks, PHE's National Diet and Nutritional Survey found. Read More »

Diabetes Drug Reverses Memory Loss in Mice with Alzheimer's

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A recent study also found that diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 65 percent, which is why blood glucose levels need to be managed within a healthy range. According to researchers, this is the first time that a triple receptor drug has been used. Treated mice also had lower levels of proteins which clump together and form plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, inhibiting nerve cells' ability to communicate and causing them to die. Read More »

Haathi Mere Saathi first look: Rana Daggubati is intense, fierce as Bandev

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Now, post the Baahubali series, Rana has come up with the patriotic "Ghazi", that startled both the movie maniacs and critics. The movie is going to be released in Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada languages. In the first look, the actor looks rugged and intense and in the background, we see a majestic elephant with its trunk resting on Rana's shoulders. Read More »

Woman Battling Breast Cancer Dies Just Hours After Her Hospital Wedding

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Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, just a few days before Christmas , according to the news station. "We were just kind of inseparable after that", David said. "We had the toughest year of our life". And while it wasn't expected for Heather to make it past October, her fighting spirit had other ideas. "Anyone else would have given up a long time ago". Read More »

Season's worst fog hits over 200 IGIA flights

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Visibility level fell below the minimum required affecting over 100 flights on Sunday. With around 1,100 flight movements per day, the IGIA is the busiest airport in the country. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the fog condition today is expected to remain dense and continue till tomorrow. 36 trains are delayed, two have been rescheduled and 13 have been cancelled due to low visibility and operational reasons. Read More »

Team India practices indoors due wet outfield in Cape Town; See pics

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Kohli also said at the interaction with reporters: "Everyone wants to be the standout player in the series and make contributions towards the team winning the series. "For us, every game is a home game. We have that opportunity and we sense it", he said. "We were surprised seeing the ball move so much, and we didn't assess the conditions". Read More »

Bringing in the new year with a cold blast

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By the start of 2018, the ArkLaTex could be renamed the ArcticTex. The temperatures are going to drop into the mid to upper 20's on both Monday and Tuesday night. High temperatures will be in the low 20s with brisk northwest winds around 20mph which will make temperatures feel like its in the single digits despite the sunshine. Read More »

DR Congo government cuts internet ahead of anti-Kabila protest

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Catholic activists had called for protests after Sunday mass, one year after Kabila committed to holding an election to choose his successor by the end of 2017 - an election that has now been delayed until December 2018. Kabila has been in power since 2001. There was a large police and military presence around churches throughout the night. The police had banned the demonstrations and said that all gatherings of more than five people would be dispersed to ensure public order. Read More »

Meghan Markle's sister responds to Harry's family comments

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Her annual resolutions to run a marathon and hire a tutor to "nail the language j'adore" after learning French in high school were falling by the wayside too. However, the actress' budding relationship with Prince Harry is apparently what put an end to her chances, as producers thought she would be unable to continue acting should things get series. Read More »