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Autism test could unlock much earlier diagnosis

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about one in 68 children in the U.S. are affected by autism - which is more than four times more common among boys. They also confirmed the previously held belief that mutations of amino acid transporters are a genetic variant associated with ASD. In the United States, more than 3.5 million individuals live with ASD, as indicated by Autism Society and this cutoff points 35 percent of youthful grown-ups with the ... Read More »

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

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Nevertheless, given Trump's proclivity toward changing his mind, bet on the NRA to ask for some face time at the White House this week. Wednesday's rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, Florida has ignited protests by students who survived the onslaught and renewed calls for changes in US gun laws. Read More »

Kibbles 'n Bits, other dog food brands recalled after euthanasia drug discovered

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The withdrawal is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ). Dr. Byron Maas with the Bend Veterinary Clinic said Monday if your animal is drowsy, weak, nauseous, staggering, or its eyes are twitching and it has consumed the recalled dog food, it could have been exposed and needs to be brought to a vet as soon as possible, so they can treat it. Read More »

Alphabet's Verily analyzing retinas w/ machine learning to predict heart disease

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Right: attention map indicating areas that support the prediction for high systolic blood pressure in green, which overlap with the retinal blood vessels. In addition to predicting the various risk factors from retinal images, Google's algorithm could also predict the risk of a CV event directly, and which was more or less fairly accurate. Read More »

Kirk makes charge at Australian Open golf

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Ko has become the first player in 67 years to win her first tournament as an LPGA member. She was then asked: "What about player of the year?" "I thought I could do it but I felt I had to play my game and enjoy the game", said Ko. Down the 18 fairway with the whole throbbing Kooyonga crowd to watch her, she made jokes with Australian caddie Dean Herden, who has been with her for two years. Read More »

FDA approves new treatment for prostate cancer with metastasis-free survival endpoint

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Erleada (apalutamide) is an androgen receptor inhibitor that works by blocking androgens, which can promote tumour growth. "Almost 90 percent of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer will eventually develop bone metastases, at which point the prognosis sharply worsens", Mathai Mammen, MD, PhD, global head of Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Research & Development, said in a press release . Read More »

APC Governors Converge In Daura To Meet Buhari

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Most of the governors, along with their aides, came into the state in four chartered flights through the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport and proceeded to Daura by road, a journey of over 70 kilometres, for the meeting, which commenced about 2.30pm and lasted for about one hour. Read More »

Plans for school walkouts, sit-ins after Florida shooting

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Petersburg, 250 miles (400 kilometers) northwest, to demand action on gun-control legislation. Cruz , then 18, was listed as an "alleged victim" of medical neglect and inadequate supervision; his adoptive mother, then-68-year-old Lynda Cruz, the "alleged perpetrator". Read More »

No end in sight for worst flu season in recent memory

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William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University vaccine expert. Flu has killed 22 more children , the most reported since the respiratory virus began slamming the country in the fall, according to a government report released Friday. The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. By comparison, only 31 states/jurisdictions experienced high illness in a single week during the two previous seasons known to be ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi chairs first meeting of Congress Steering Committee

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The schedule of the plenary session is likely to be discussed in the meeting. In an announcement made by Rahul Gandhi yesterday, it has been stated that the party's Working Committee, the highest policy-making body comprising veteran leaders such as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , P. Read More »

Swiss Olympic skiers cleared of norovirus

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After the dominant performance on Day 1, Yun would need to falter badly over his final two runs to lose gold , and even more so to fall out of medal position. Yun Sungbin left no doubt. "I'm very proud to see our South Korean athlete excelling at skeleton". South Korean President Moon Jae-in sent a congratulatory message to Yun via his office's Twitter account, using one of the athlete's nicknames, the "skeleton emperor". Read More »

Trump cites mental health in Florida shooting, no mention of guns

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During his visit, the 71-year-old also offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring "the job they've done is incredible". Kurth is a pro-gun voter who picked Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but she said: "Please stop making it a mental illness issue and acknowledge the fact that it is both a gun and mental illness issue". Read More »

Former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely comes back in Congress

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While Lovely himself had praised both Modi and Shah for working tirelessly to deliver honest governance, BJP's east Delhi MP, Maheish Girri, had compared the incident to Vibhishan's desertion of Ravan's Lanka to join Rama. "He has realised that in the end, our own home is the best, Dikshit told news agency ANI ". He has served as General Secretary for All India NSUI, Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress, Delhi Pardesh Congress (I) and as President for East District Congress Committee. Read More »

Chemical Cleaning Product Use Linked To Lung Function Decline Among Women

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Meanwhile, "cleaning was not significantly associated with lung function decline in men". A study publishing in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (catchy name, lads) looked at data from more than 6,200 participants, tracking their health over the course of 20 years. Read More »

Scientists reverse effects of Alzheimer's disease for the first time

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A new study from UT Southwestern has found that getting adequate amounts of exercise can help improve brain health and prevent conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's disease. However, electrophysiological recordings of neurons from these animals showed that depletion of BACE1 only partially restored synaptic function, suggesting that BACE1 may be required for optimal synaptic activity and cognition, Yan said. Read More »

Deadly Flu Season In Full Swing, Up To 4000 Weekly Deaths Recorded

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They say they haven't seen numbers this high since 2009, the year of the swine flu pandemic. CDC acting director Dr. Anne Schuchat said this flu season is likely to break new records. The virus causing the most illness has been around for decades. There are early indications, including data from Australia and Canada, that vaccination against H3N2 was less effective than usual this year, in the range of 10% to 17%, instead of the usual 30% or so. Read More »

Knife-wielding attacker kills 1, injures 12 in Beijing shopping mall

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Three men and 10 women were sent to hospital after the attack and one woman died of her injuries, police said. The police caught a "suspect" who went on the stabbing spree, injuring unknown number of people at a shopping mall in downtown, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying. Read More »

Wenger understands players better than Mourinho — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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However, Arsenal's new No. 7 endured a tough afternoon at Wembley and was substituted by Arsene Wenger on 65 minutes for Alexandre Lacazette . But yesterday he had a good session. Their rocky patch at the end of previous year appears to be fully behind the club and Mauricio Pochettino's side come into this game unbeaten in 11 games, most recently seeing off Manchester United 2-0 before drawing 2-2 with Liverpool and overcoming Newport County 2-0 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay. Read More »

Huddersfield boss Wagner delighted with 'huge win' over Bournemouth

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Aaron Mooy was the provider for Mounie's goals - a header from a free kick in the 27th minute and a steered finish in the 66th - but his game ended early when he was carried off the field on a stretcher with a left knee injury. It was a fine goal. Huddersfield might have been expected to wilt first, given the energy expended, but on 67 minutes Pritchard led from the front again, closing down Nathan Ake. Read More »

Wisconsin men's basketball: Badgers look to start winning streak against MI

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Robinson was 5 of 9 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3, in his first start since January 9 against Purdue. Robson made 61 saves on 64 shots in the series. Michigan: The Wolverines reached the 20-win plateau for the eighth time in John Beilein's 11 seasons as coach. Eight players scored in the first half for MI, led by Robinson's 14 points. Read More »

Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Afrin

The state-run Anadolu agency, citing the Turkish army, said the ATAK aircraft crashed at around 1pm local time (10:00 GMT). "A little while ago, one of our helicopters was downed", Erdogan said. Calling for "urgent worldwide action" to protect civilians, Zeid also slammed what he called an "epic failure of global diplomacy" to end the seven-year-old war. Read More »

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Ticket Prices Have Been Increased

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Beginning on Sunday, Magic Kingdom "value" days will cost $109 for an adult and $103 for children. Disney has also announced they will sell "date-specific multi-date tickets" sometime soon. "Attendance at our domestic parks was up 6% in the quarter", said Christine M. McCarthy, chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Co. on the company's Q1 earnings call Feb.6, noting that "operating income was up 18%" over the prior year for its USA operations. Read More »

OxyContin maker Purdue cuts sales team, won't market opioids

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Opioids, though, were involved in more than 42,000 overdose deaths in 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , and the most recent figures suggest that 145 Americans now die every day from overdoses. Purdue's sales representatives will now focus on the Symproic drug created to treat opioid-induced constipation, and other non-opioid products. The restructuring comes amid lawsuits filed by Ohio, Alabama and Washington attorneys general who allege Purdue has ... Read More »

Las Vegas concert shooter's autopsy released

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The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history was found to have had anti-anxiety medication in his system, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a newly obtained autopsy report. Read More »

Number Of Children Killed By Massive Flu Outbreak Rises To 63

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A strain of influenza A called H3N2 was causing most of the illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. But its long-lasting intensity has surprised experts, who are still sorting out why it's been so bad. They have gone as high as about 170 in a season. "The flu is more than just 'a bad cold.' It's a serious respiratory illness that's easily spread from person to person, usually when the person with the flu coughs or sneezes", Dr. Read More »

When will USOC really address the Larry Nassar case?

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International Olympic Committee executive board member Anita DeFrantz echoed Probst's support of Blackmun. "I don't know what the investigation will show. I have read and listened to the impact statements of the fearless young women who stood up at his recent sentencing hearings to tell their shocking stories and how the system failed to protect them. Read More »

US Senate passes critical funding bill as govt tumbles towards shutdown

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But the Kentucky Republican senator showed no signs of backing down, warning his colleagues that he would keep them in through early Friday morning. Hoyer's overture comes as Republican Sen. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) departs after a briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the ongoing fight against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington , August 2, 2017. Read More »

Public health: one child - possibly two - dead from flu

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Public health officials are confirming there has been at least one flu-related death in the region recently. They say the flu season isn't over and the respiratory infection could still strike at any time. Christopher Beveridge, the health protection director for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, said there have been "quite a few" institutional out breaks this flu season. Read More »

United States flu outbreak worsens, likely to linger for weeks: CDC

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That's higher than last week, when the rate was 51 per every 100,000, and also higher than during the fifth week of the 2014-15 season, which recorded about 44 people hospitalized per 100,000. "I wish there were better news this week, but nearly everything we're looking at is bad news", Schuchat said. "We could potentially see several more weeks of increased flu activity". Read More »

Fayose Visits Benue State Over The Recent Killings By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen

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The lawmaker faulted claims by the IGP on the arrest of some persons connected with the killings, pointing out that "As we speak, people are being killed in Benue, Nasarawa, Zamfara, Taraba states". Ortom thanked Rivers state for the solidarity as a demonstration of true brotherhood, revealing that the graveyard for the 73persons was set up as a memorial for those killed by Fulani herdsmen. Read More »

Michael Kors (KORS) Announces Earnings Results

The firm has fifty days moving average percentage of -5.23% to its latest price change. (BANC) has risen 6.54% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. 126.63 million shares or 2.37% more from 123.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Principal Fincl Grp reported 632,951 shares. American Century Companies Inc. Read More »