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Women are better survivors than men

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The fact that women have an edge in infancy, when behavioral differences between the sexes are minimal, supports the idea that the explanation is at least partly biological, the researchers said. Another group of people living in Ireland in the 1840s famously starved when a potato blight caused widespread crop failure. The researchers found that, in all the populations, women had lower mortality across nearly all ages, and with one exception, women lived longer on average than men. Read More »

First pediatric flu death reported in Ohio

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Residents suffering from flu-like symptoms can take solace they're not alone after Hays County officials estimated more than 300 confirmed cases of the virus at the end of December. "But if you do get vaccinated and get influenza, hopefully, your symptoms will be less severe". Vaccine effectiveness against other circulating flu viruses has been about 60 percent for H1N1 viruses, and around 50 percent for influenza B viruses. Read More »

Adequate Sleep Can Help Reduce Sugar Intake

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The randomised controlled trial, which can be published inside the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , seemed over the feasibility of rising sleeping at adults who on average slept less than the recommended minimum for older people of hours. Read More »

Pakistani Journalist working for Indian channel escapes abduction bid in Islamabad

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Renowned journalist Taha Siddiqui, who heads the Pakistan bureau for an Indian news channel, claimed that he was beaten blue and black by the men but he managed to escape. The assault on the reporters followed a crackdown on social media activists earlier in 2017 when five bloggers, who had taken stands against religious intolerance and criticised Pakistan's military, were abducted within days of each other. Read More »

INEC releases Timetabe for 2019 General Election

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Yakubu also announced Saturday, March 2, 2019 as the date for the governorship elections across the 36 states except for Anambra, Bayelsa, Kogi, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun States . He disclosed that 1,558 constituencies elections made up presidential, 29 governorship elections, out of which seven are staggered would be conducted in 2019. Read More »

Just 1 Cigarette can trigger smoking addiction, says study

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They said that the study, published in the journal Nicotine And Tobacco Research , provides support for reducing cigarette experimentation among teenagers. As per the new research, those who consume one cigarette daily can develop a habit of chain smokers, and it can happen with more than two-thirds of people who use one cigarette in a day. Read More »

Krrish 4 to release in Christmas 2020: Rakesh Roshan

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But today, Rakesh Roshan has made a huge announcement that would surely make Hrithik Roshan and Krrish fans happy. Rakesh Roshan locked Christmas 2020 as the release date of Hrithik Roshan's upcoming sci-fi film " Krrish 4 ". After Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai , the turning point in Hrithik Roshan's life was Koi Mil Gaya , which had released in 2003. The Roshans later produced Krrish (2006) and Krrish 3 (2013). Read More »

Arab League Drafts Response To Trump's Jerusalem Decision

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has privately urged Trump not scale back UNRWA's funding, the Times of Israel reported Thursday. His office said he "supports President Trump's critical attitude towards UNRWA and believes practical steps need to be taken in order to change the fact that UNRWA is being used to entrench the Palestinian refugee problem instead of solving it". Read More »

Fulani herdsmen slaughter two mobile policemen in Benue

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Terve Akase, chief press secretary to the governor of Benue state , said the killings occurred between December 31, 2017 and January 6, 2018. More than 40 people have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue in 2018 alone. In a statement, the Nigerian leader said he was prepared to permit every possible step that can lead to the stoppage of the killings. Before the meeting went behind closed doors, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the Federal ... Read More »

Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals

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White juror Barney Gattie said in a sworn affidavit that "a$3 fter studying the Bible, I have wondered if black people even have souls". But, the court continued, the affidavit (which the court described as "remarkable") nonetheless "presents a strong factual basis for the argument that Tharpe's race affected" the juror's vote for the death penalty. Read More »

The Cutest Couples From The 2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet

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Luckily, Meyers has had plenty of experience walking a tricky tightrope as host of NBC's Late Night , where he has to grapple daily with an avalanche of political chaos . Veteran actor Christopher Plummer ("The Sound of Music"), who was brought in as a last-minute replacement when Scott chose to expunge the disgraced Spacey from the movie, won a surprise nomination for best supporting actor. Read More »

Deadly disease at 7 Eleven sends authorities scrambling

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Health officials are issuing a warning after it was discovered an employee who works at a West Jordan 7-Eleven has Hepatitis A. Anyone who used the restroom, purchased a fountain drink, fruit, or any hot food items run a risk for contamination. Read More »

EC Approves ND Gupta's Rajya Sabha Candidature

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The opposition parties did not nominate any candidate for the seat as the AAP enjoys a brute majority in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken said in a tweet. The Congress first stated that he was appointed a Trustee of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) Trust on March 30, 2015. During the hearing of the matter, the returning officer observed that Gupta was chairman of the Trust as per internal arrangement and not as an independent office bearer and hence was not ... Read More »

Kandivali murder: Two arrested in connection with Shiv Sena leader's killing

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He had received a threat call around a year ago and lodged a complaint with the police. The police said that accused on the run are the attackers and the weapon is yet to be recovered. The police is looking into two theories about what might have led to Sawant's murder: a dispute over a cable television business and a slum redevelopment project. Read More »

Flu activity hits Central New York harder than rest of state

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Welch said those who believe they have the flu should not go out in public. Welch said flu sufferers should keep their distance from others until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone, without the help of medication. "Thirty percent (effectiveness) is a lot better than zero". It looks like this year, the Influenza A component of the vaccine is not that effective. Read More »

Rains in Southern California send rivers of mud into homes, trigger fire

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Evacuations also include homes near other burn areas dating to 2016. The first major rainstorm in almost a year moved in Southern California on Monday, bringing light showers that will intensify in the afternoon. Evacuations have been ordered for communities below hillsides charred by California's largest-ever wildfire as the first major winter storm of the season brings rare rain and raises the risk of mudslides. Read More »

Alcohol 'can damage DNA and elevate risk of cancer'

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In the study , when mice lacking the critical ALDH enzyme - ALDH2 - were given alcohol, it resulted in four times as much DNA damage in their cells compared to mice with the fully functioning ALDH2 enzyme. However, it's important to note that the effects of acetaldehyde can be neutralized by two of the body's natural defense mechanisms: the first one fights acetaldehyde and the second one repairs DNA damage. Read More »

Microsoft halts security updates for select AMD devices

If you have already downloaded the updates and are faced with a PC that doesn't boot, Microsoft also provides troubleshooting instructions for Windows 10 , WIndows 8.1 and Windows 7 . Of course, lest we forget, because Microsoft rolls up a lot of its security updates into fun-sized bundles of bork this also means it has had to pull some other stuff from AMD machines as well. Read More »

State's top doc says please get a flu shot

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Michael Ison, a professor of Infectious Disease at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, told NBC News. Symptoms of the flu include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season nationwide is far worse than what they saw past year at this time . As well, not all provinces and territories keep track of hospitalizations due to influenza. Read More »

Google doodles on Har Gobind Khorana's 96th birthday

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He also conducted research at universities in England, Switzerland, and Canada, and it was at the University of Wisconsin that he and two fellow researchers received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968. "He received a host of awards during his lifetime, including the National Medal of Science". Dr. Khorana constructed the world's first artificial gene in the early 1970s, which proved to be one of the greatest milestones of his life. Read More »

California's Flu Season Sees Packed Emergency Rooms, Medicine Shortage

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Amato says flu cases peaked in March past year. He says unless it's an emergency situation, people should either call their doctor or 8-1-1 to get some advice. Flu viruses change from year to year and have to repeated annually to be most effective. Preliminary estimates for the vaccine's effectiveness against influenza A in Australia has been pegged at roughly 10 per cent, according to a recent New England Journal of Medicine article. Read More »

Consumer Reports Issues Warning Against Eating Romaine Lettuce

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People should stay away from romaine lettuce until USA and Canadian health officials get to the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections, Consumer Reports says. coli bacteria is genetically similar to the one causing illnesses in the United States. The toxin produced by E. coli 0157 can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Read More »

It gets worse: Microsoft's Spectre-fixer bricks some AMD PCs

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On Jan. 3, the Google Project Zero team of security researchers published its findings on the two CPU vulnerabilities that collectively affect most modern processors from Intel , Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ) and Arm . The update's appearance still depends on the antivirus program that the user employs to protect the computer. The Verge reports that fixes are also needed in the form of firmware updates from Intel, AMD, or other chip vendors. Read More »

Blood shortage prompts 'urgent' need for donors

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This allows generous donors throughout the country to contribute to the national blood supply and potentially help patients locally and in storm-affected areas. That's why National Blood Donor Month is in January. Individuals who are as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood. Read More »

HP Recalls Laptop Batteries, Here's How To See If You're Affected

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The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or for any of the products listed above. After installing the update, any affected laptop will fully discharge its battery and only function when plugged into the wall until the mode is disabled after a battery replacement. Read More »

Schools closed, delayed, Monday due to icy conditions

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Both Horry and Georgetown county schools closed their doors last week due to Winter Storm Grayson that brought snow and ice to the Grand Strand. It will be an optional two hour delay workday for all employees who can travel safely. In Beaufort County, school administrators say buses will run two hours later than normal, and staff and students will report to school two hours later than normal. Read More »

Four arrested in IoK for honouring Pakistan's national anthem at cricket match

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Sources said the final match of the tournament was played between two local village teams in the grounds of the government school on January 3. The area was a hotbed of militancy in the 1990s. Police have registered an FIR at Bandipore police station. However, he did not inform about the exact number of arrests. Apart from arresting four localities, the police have also registered a case against the two teams for participating in unlawful activities. Read More »

Flu season hits Southern Alberta hard

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which tracks flu across the United States, has also noted widespread flu activity increasing in 36 states, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. "It's just the nature of the influenza virus, this particular virus and the difficulty, the challenges with getting a vaccine to match it", she said. Read More »

Haley's Iran Session at UN Turns Into Defense of Nuclear Deal

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Donald Trump has tweeted his support for the anti-government protesters, warning Iran that the " world is watching ". Seyyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini told Mehr News about the recent UN Security Council session and the USA attempt to bring up the topic of the recent protests in Iran and said "the United States has always interfered in the domestic affairs of other countries". Read More »