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Surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour

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Pal had some swelling under the scalp, headache, heaviness, and complete blindness in his two eyes when he was admitted to the hospital's department of neurosurgery on February 1. "Such tumours are rare and pose quite a challenge due to blood loss". Also, 10 percent of the tumor grew within the man's skull. The tumor was totally excised along with involved skull bone and that which had invaded the brain. Read More »

Supreme Court defers hearing of PIL in PNB case

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At the outset, Attorney General of India (AG) K K Venugopal opposed any court move to entertain these PILs. This is a case in which FIRs have been filed, the investigation is on in the right earnest. Justice Chandrachud reiterated that Dhanda's plea was "a publicity interest litigation" and said: "we must allow the government to investigate... if the government does not do, we can intervene". Read More »

Antidepressants really do work confirms global study

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Antidepressants do help in combating the mental health condition, a new study has found. "It puts to bed the idea that antidepressants don't work - all 21 antidepressants were more effective than placebo at treating depression ". One of the least effective pills was fluoxetine - a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) commonly known as Prozac. The most famous antidepressant of them all, Prozac - now out of patent and known by its generic name, fluoxetine - was one of ... Read More »

Dana Air blames bad weather for aircraft's overshooting Port Harcourt runway

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An aircraft overshoots the runway when it moves past a specified point unintentionally. Responding to the uproar is being generated by concerned Twitter users, the airline noted blamed the incident on bad weather and heavy rain. The statement read in part, "The Consumer Protection Council congratulates relevant airport and aviation authorities as well as the airline for this safe evacuation and management of what could otherwise have been tragic". Read More »

Treating Loya's case as a public cause, says Supreme Court

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He alleged that all the PILs before the apex court were based on the article published by a media house in November past year and "there was something fishy about it". "A member of judicial fraternity has died. That is why we have asked the state to show us all their material on the case", the Chief Justice said. "We give this the highest amount of seriousness. Read More »

Florida Officially Declared Porn A Health Risk Just Because

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In Tuesday's session, the Florida House of Representatives voted 36-71 against passing House Bill 219 in a matter of three minutes. The resolution, approved by a voice vote Tuesday, says the Internet is exposing children to pornography at an alarming rate, which could lead to low self-esteem and deviant sexual behavior. Read More »

Lawyer: Melania Trump's parents are permanent U.S. residents

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The lawyer says Viktor and Amalija Knavs "are both legally admitted to the United States as permanent residents". While the first lady's parents may be beneficiaries of the immigration program, that hasn't stopped President Donald Trump from railing against the program in the past. Read More »

Aimmune's peanut allergy drug meets main goal of key study

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The subjects were given either capsules of peanut or a dummy powder in gradually increasing amounts for six months, then continued on that final level for another six months. "Stomach pains, mouth itching", Dr. Tam said. Can this oral drug cure children who are allergic to nuts? Treatments like this are expected to have better results in children, but the analysis shows the drug might also have potential in adults with the allergy. Read More »

May to meet DUP and Sinn Féin at Westminster

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The devolved government collapsed in a row over a botched green energy scheme . The Agreement, signed on 10 April 1998 , has brought unprecedented peace and relative stability to Northern Ireland . Sinn Féin has consistently said that there was a deal in place before the DUP walked away - a claim that was rejected by DUP leader Arlene Foster who insisted that, "serious and significant gaps remain between ourselves and Sinn Féin especially on the issue of the Irish language". Read More »

Dionne: On gun violence, a failed state

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Gun licenses, background checks and safety courses should also be required, and people with severe mental illnesses should not be allowed to purchase guns. Brooks wrote an opinion piece suggesting gun owners need to be respected following the outrage after the latest high school shooting. It is easier to do so than to engage thorny questions surrounding how and why people use guns. Read More »

Support for stricter gun laws reaches new high

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Another poll released Wednesday showed that 58% of Americans believed stricter gun laws could have prevented last week's mass shooting in Florida. Half of gun owners agreed to stricter gun laws. President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed attorney general Jeff Sessions to draft regulations banning bump stocks - devices that rapidly increase gun firing rates, which have been used in mass shootings including the Las Vegas massacre past year when 58 people were killed and 851 wounded by a lone ... Read More »

GOP Aide Fired for Calling Shooting Survivors 'Actors'

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I asked for more information to back up the claim and was sent another email that linked to a YouTube conspiracy video. "Thank you", Hogg wrote in response. "EXPOSED: School Shooting Survivor Turned Activist David Hoggs Father in FBI, Appears To Have Been Coached On Anti-Trump Lines", read a headline on Gateway Pundit. Read More »

Olympics 2018: What You Missed This Weekend in Figure Skating

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So yes, Nagasu went from ice girl, to ice skater at the Olympics , to making history. The ladies free skate was the only portion of the event Nagasu skated in. Nagasu, whose performance ranked second behind Russian Alina Zagitova, skated to the music of Miss Saigon, and she was congratulated by the musical's Twitter account and its former star, Lea Salonga. Read More »

Woman Ordered Off Plane After Complaining About Period Pain

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Evans, a teaching assistant, said that she had told the cabin crew the pain she felt was "one out of 10" when sitting down, and was happy to stay on the seven-hour flight. "It's embarrassing to have to explain about period pains when it's being overheard", Joshua told The Sun . According to the airline, the decision to request medical support and offload Evans so she could receive assistance came from the plane's captain. Read More »

Students Stage "Lie-In" by White House to Protest Gun Laws

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After reports surfaced previous year that the gunman responsible for the mass shooting in Las Vegas used a bump stock on his semi-automatic rifle, President Trump is now taking action by responding to the plea from many across the USA for something to change. Read More »

Serena Williams says 'almost died' after giving birth

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The tennis sensation hasn't played in a Grand Slam tournament since winning the 2017 Australian Open. "I nearly died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia ", Williams wrote. "When they have complications like mine, there are often no drugs, health facilities or doctors to save them". She started coughing so much from the blood clots that her Cesarean wound popped open . Read More »

Heavy drinking link to early dementia risk

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Of 57,000 people diagnosed before age 65 with early-onset dementia, 39% had alcohol-related dementia by definition, and 18% had an additional diagnosis of alcohol use disorders, reported Michaël Schwarzinger, PhD, of the Translational Health Economics Network (THEN ) in Paris, and colleagues. Read More »

Michigan State clinches tie for Big Ten title

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They failed to capitalize on MSU's mistakes in their first meeting this season. IL is now 11th in the Big Ten standings. Five players are averaging at least 11.6 points per game for MI, they are Miles Bridges (17.0), Nick Ward (13.1), Joshua Langford (12.3), Winston (12.3) and Jaren Jackson Jr. Read More »

3 cadets killed in school shooting awarded medals

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Maxey said a local veteran group read of Wang's dream of attending the academy, and confirmed with a cousin that it was true. Wang's family was slated to receive the medal during his Tuesday memorial service. The JROTC program in the school where these heroes died is one of 28 schools that have an average annual enrollment of 7,650 students. "But above all else, he was my little brother", Duque's brother Miguel wrote on a GoFundMe page to help defray the family's funeral expenses. Read More »

Bodies of twin babies found abandoned in a suitcase

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The suitcase was found by a person hunting rabbits who alerted police. "Whoever did really need to be caught and brought to justice for it", Loenie Harris said. "And I guess, apparently, he opened it, and he's the one that notified the sheriff", he says. It is unclear if the infants died before they were discovered. Read More »

Fergie apologises for National Basketball Association performance

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Former Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal leaped to Fergie's defense, saying: "Fergie, I love you". Throughout Fergie's sultry two-and-a-half-minute version, a "low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out" Staples Center , the Associated Press reported , with some basketball players, including Draymond Green , unable to suppress their laughter during the performance. Read More »

Rohingya repatriation talks on no man's land

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Some, however, became stranded at the Tombru border point after Myanmar reportedly began building bunkers and threatened the refugees to leave and enter Bangladesh, which in turn denied their entry. Kalam said their return must be voluntary under the terms of a November agreement. Bangladesh has provided Myanmar with a list of more than 8,000 mostly Rohingya refugees to have their backgrounds checked prior to their return, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced Saturday, after a almost ... Read More »

Drinking alcohol key to living past 90, study says

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Kawas launched the study 15 years ago in order to understand why some people reach the age of 90, and others don't. They performed various tests, such as cognitive, neuropsychological and physical ones. What Else Will Help People Live Beyond 90 Years Old? In addition, drinking two cups of coffee a day saw a drop in mortality by 10% compared to those who shunned caffeine. Read More »

PM: New scams surfacing every day in Karnataka

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Modi flagged off Humsafar express train from Mysuru to Udaipur in Rajasthan and 140 km long fully electrified Bengaluru-Mysuru rail track in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah. In a stinging attack on the Siddaramaiah government at a public rally in Karnataka on February 4, Modi had accused it of setting new records in corruption and said the countdown for its exit had begun. Read More »

Florida gas prices drop 11 cents in 10 days

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Chattanooga gas prices are still up 2.5 cents from a month ago and are 24.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. Prices at the pump have steadily declined the past two weeks with the national average now at $2.53, according to AAA's latest weekly tally, released Tuesday. Read More »

Insurgents Attack School In Yobe

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SUSPECTED Boko Haram insurgents are alleged to have attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Burasari local government area of Yobe state . One Haruna Yahaya, involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, had 15 years added to his initial 15-year sentence. But while convictions like this offer the hope of justice for Boko Haram's many victims, campaign group Amnesty International has questioned the method of the trial. Read More »

'Protocols Not Followed' After FBI Got Tip Weeks Before School Shooting

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The mass murder in Florida has renewed the gun control debate in the United States as to how Cruz was able to legally obtain an AR-15. Thompson believes those protocols helped save lives. There's nothing that says we have to pick one of those two. And all of the people around America have seen the strength, the courage and the conviction of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Read More »

Michigan's Largest Utility to Stop Burning Coal By 2040

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She's talking about the Consumers Energy's decision to stop burning coal to produce electricity and to get 40% of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2040. Particularly helpful are improvements of systems for storing renewable energy for use when the wind isn't blowing or skies are cloudy, Poppe said. "We can do what's right for the planet and the customers we serve". Read More »

Salmonella Outbreak Possibly Connected to Opioid Substitute

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported February 20, warning people to avoid consuming those items. Eleven people have been hospitalized, and no one has died. The supplement can be found in head shops and gas stations. It has been banned for sale and possession in at least five states and in several cities, including Washington, D.C., and San Diego. Read More »

Low-Fat Diet vs. Low-Carb One: And the Winner Is

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They were put on either a low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet for a year. "I had this whole rationale for why these three [DNA variants] would have an effect", said Stanford's Christopher Gardner , co-author of the $8 million study. 'We made sure to tell everybody, regardless of which diet they were on, to go to the farmer's market, and don't buy processed convenience food crap, ' Dr Gardner said. Read More »

11 die from flu this season in Tenn., including 10 children

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The flu season appears to be winding down for East Tennessee as well as most of the U.S. A month ago, Schwartz and his associates in Canada distributed an examination demonstrating that heart assault chance was six times more noteworthy inside seven days of testing positive for the flu. Read More »

Declining Vaccination Rates Part Of Big Measles Spikes Across Europe

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According to the report, measles killed 35 people out of the 400 percent increase in the number of reported cases in Europe in 2017. Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, described it as "a tragedy we can not accept". Read alsoUkraine parents overcome jab fears amid deadly measles outbreak - media " The surge in measles cases in 2017 included large outbreaks (100 or more cases) in 15 of the 53 countries in the Region. Read More »