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The World Is Celebrating International Yoga Day & The Pictures Are Stunning

The World Is Celebrating International Yoga Day & The Pictures Are Stunning Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , whose proposal for the global event won United Nations approval in 2014, will lead the way, performing his asanas with an expected 60,000 others in the northern town of Dehradun . Yoga enthusiasts including Diplomats of other countries, Saudi friends, Indian Community members, School children, Media persons etc. participated in the event. [Full Article...]

There's a theme to Trump's low points as President

There's a theme to Trump's low points as President So, why did Trump sign it? She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be "signing something " shortly. "This is very good compromised legislation that not only solves the child separation issue at the border, it also solves the border, it solves DACA, it solves a lot of our broken immigration parts". [Full Article...]

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service After the worst winter on record for the NHS, the much-loved institution is in dire need of fresh funds but a decade of severe spending restraint means the extra cash will nearly certainly have to be generated by increasing taxes, something the Conservatives have traditionally been reluctant to do, though opposition to the idea appears to be softening. [Full Article...]

Gaming addiction classed as mental disorder

Gaming addiction classed as mental disorder Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports . "We believe that understanding this population and the nature and severity of the problems they experience should be a focus area for future research", reads the abstract of a paper titled 'A weak scientific basis for gaming disorder: Let us err on the side of caution .' "However, moving from research construct to formal disorder requires a much stronge... [Full Article...]

DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional

DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional You may remember that the Obama team was anxious about the interaction between the individual mandate and the popular ACA provisions that say insurance companies can't refuse to cover anybody because of pre-existing conditions and can't charge you more if you are already sick. [Full Article...]

Throw away pre-cut melon, CDC warns in multistate salmonella outbreak

Throw away pre-cut melon, CDC warns in multistate salmonella outbreak This includes pre-cut melon in salad mixes. Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons from their shelves, according to IDPH. For now the agency is recommending that Missourians discard melon and fruit salads that contain it if it came from Walmart or if they don't remember where it came from. [Full Article...]

The latest on breast cancer treatments: A chemotherapy breakthrough

The latest on breast cancer treatments: A chemotherapy breakthrough Without the stamp money, the study may never have been done, he said. In contrast, for patients with a low recurrence score (0-10), the benefits of chemotherapy are unlikely to outweigh the risks and toxicity. "However, this is a small study so more research is needed before we have clear-cut answers on the benefits of fish oil for easing pain from breast cancer treatment". [Full Article...]

Nipah virus claims 2 more lives in Kerala

Nipah virus claims 2 more lives in Kerala All the people put under quarantine are advised to keep a check on their health at all times and inform health officers if any symptom breaks out. "It is expected to reach us by Friday", he said. He is suspected to have contacted it from one of the earlier victims. Both were undergoing treatment at the state-run hospital at Balussery near here. [Full Article...]

Thousands could be spared chemotherapy after landmark breast cancer study

Thousands could be spared chemotherapy after landmark breast cancer study The study was centered on a 21-gene test performed on tumors that has been available for breast cancer patients since the early 2000s. Dr. Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY, lead author of the study says that the impact of this test could spare thousands of women from chemotherapy and for them surgery and hormone therapy could be sufficient. [Full Article...]

Blood Test Detects Cancer Months to Years Before Patients Have Any Symptoms

Blood Test Detects Cancer Months to Years Before Patients Have Any Symptoms Professor Nicolas Turner of the London's Institute of Cancer Research said he was "excited" and the research could reduce diagnosis times. Together, the three tests were able to detect 10 dfferent types of cancer, including colorectal, esophageal, lung, pancreatic, and ovarian. [Full Article...]

More deaths in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

Since mid-May, "four more deaths were reported, bringing the total to five deaths from Arkansas (1), California (1), Minnesota (2), and NY (1)", the CDC said in a statement. Almost half of those who became ill had to be hospitalized. The CDC also noted that some people who became sick had not eaten romaine lettuce, but had close contact with someone else who get sick from eating it. [Full Article...]

One million French smokers have quit in the past year

One million French smokers have quit in the past year And it is the people of these countries that are the targets of intensive tobacco industry marketing. World Health Organization advised countries to also offer help to people who wished to quit tobacco use by covering the cost of their treatments, provide medical care, counselling and toll-free lines. [Full Article...]

Here's why these birth control pills don't work and have been recalled

Here's why these birth control pills don't work and have been recalled The brown placebo pills should be the last four of the pack. The recall involves pills expiring in May 2019. The capsules were placed where the active pills should have been; if taken out of order, the user could experience an unintended pregnancy if other forms of contraception are not used. [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on weekends could save your life

Sleeping in on weekends could save your life Weekend snoozers, the data showed, live just as long as those who slept enough during the week. The study found that people who sleep five hours or less per night including the weekends had higher mortality rates. That was true only for those under 65; the mortality difference disappeared for people who were older. Inadequate sleep has always been proven as a trigger and cause for ment... [Full Article...]

Nipah effect: Travel agents deny bookings for Kerala

Nipah effect: Travel agents deny bookings for Kerala Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala has caused panic among Ludhiana's travel agents, who have started to decline bookings for the southern state in view of the virus attack. "People should avoid going to areas that might have bats". He said as the weather in Goa is hot at the moment, people are preferring to travel to Malaysia and Singapore whose packages are nearly similar to th... [Full Article...]

Understanding Nipah virus & public health outcome

Understanding Nipah virus & public health outcome Nipah Virus is an emerging zoonosis that causes a perilous condition in both animals and humans. Nipah Virus infection ( NiV) has surfaced in the southern belt of India and is doing the talks deeply. Also, humans become infected with Nipah as a result of consuming food products contaminated by secretions of infected fruit bats . Since it's an airborne transmission infection, it is spread... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization warns against outbreak of Nipah virus

World Health Organization warns against outbreak of Nipah virus The number of people confirmed dead due to the Nipah virus infectionin Kerala rose to 11 on Thursday morning, PTI reported. This comes even as the authorities said that the situation was under control. A global coalition set up a year ago to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two US biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that ... [Full Article...]

FDA urges parents to stop using numbing medicines on teething babies' gums

FDA urges parents to stop using numbing medicines on teething babies' gums Benzocaine products are sold as gels, sprays, ointments, solutions and lozenges under brand names Anbesol , Baby Orajel , Cepacol , Chloraseptic , Hurricaine , Orabase , Orajel and Topex and as store brands and generics . Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? The food you may want to eat if you're trying to get pregnant and why some teething products are risky for childr... [Full Article...]

Trump Cannot Block People On Twitter, Judge Rules

Trump Cannot Block People On Twitter, Judge Rules The case was brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven Twitter users whose accounts had been blocked. The president uses his account , which has 37,600 tweets and 52.2 million followers, to "take measures that can only be taken by the president as president", the ruling reads. [Full Article...]

Deadly Texas school shooting gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

Deadly Texas school shooting gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say The killing of eight students and two teachers last week at Santa Fe High School prompted the governor to call a series of roundtable discussions on school safety, starting Tuesday in Austin. The Republican has been a staunch supporter of gun rights and worked to expand them in the state in recent years. In 2017, he bragged about his accuracy with a pistol at a shooting range. [Full Article...]


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