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Bill Gates pledges $50M for Alzheimer's disease fund


Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in 2016. But Alzheimer's disease , which is the most common form of dementia that progressively affects memory and other brain functions, is the first noncommunicable disease he's fighting. Read More »

Saad Hariri says he will return to Lebanon 'very soon'


The race turned into a political rally, with numerous runners calling for the return of Hariri, who has not publicly spoken since unexpectedly announcing his resignation. A White House statement on Saturday described Hariri as "a trusted partner of the United States in strengthening Lebanese institutions, fighting terrorism, and protecting refugees". Read More »

Carbon Emissions Set to Rise in 2017


The CO2 resurgence was caused mostly by China , which saw a rise in coal , oil, and gas use this year. The report comes as 197 nations are meeting in Bonn in Germany for the annual United Nations climate negotiations, this one being COP-23. Read More »

Don't worry, sex is unlikely to trigger cardiac arrest


Heart-stopping sex is rare, but when it occurs it usually happens to a man, says one of the first large studies to examine sudden cardiac arrest during or just after sex. But 94% of those victims had a history of heart disease, NBC News reports . Individuals who had cardiac arrest during or straight after sex only received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from their partner in a third of all cases, despite the fact that it can be life-saving . Read More »

Utah's Rudy Gobert Thinks Dion Waiters Targeted His Knee on objective


He missed the following game, however, a 114-106 Utah win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday before being ruled out for an extended time. "I was feeling a little sore". He tweeted, "Dove for the ball right ..." accompanied by video of the play. "Kind of like the same thing that happened before on my MCL so my knee just went inside and kind of popped inside and back out", an irate Gobert is quoted as saying by Desert News . Read More »

Felipe Massa: Brazil send-off felt like a win


Williams driver Felipe Massa , of Brazil, waves to towards the grand stand at the end of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. "I did everything in a ideal way from the beginning to the end, fighting with a guy that I was fighting a lot in my career", said an emotional Massa afterwards. Read More »

No. 17 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech: 3 keys for the Hokies


After finally winning a close one, the Jackets are one win from bowl eligibility. Georgia Tech was able to control it despite completing just one pass - a 60-yard touchdown - through three quarters. "We're trying to stay on the number", Fuente said. Georgia Tech appeared to be driving for a clinching touchdown late in the third quarter. Trailing 7-3 in the second quarter, the Virginia Tech made a decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 at the 8, instead of taking a chip-shot field. Read More »

Delhi Smog: AAP Punjab blames industrial and vehicular pollution


Singh even called Kejriwal a "peculiar person with views on everything but no understanding". Responding to Kejriwal's letter, Amarinder ruled out a meeting, saying any discussion among the chief ministers would serve no meaningful objective because only the Centre was equipped to address this grave issue with inter-state implications. Read More »

Karan Higdon pulled, others injured in Michigan's win at Maryland


MI will be the strongly favored side, but they'll need to keep building on the successes of the past two weeks if they hope to come out victorious this weekend. Cornerback Lavert Hill was diagnosed with a concussion at halftime and did not play in the second half. "Take no chances with that", Harbaugh said. Read More »

Does 'due diligence' mean Red Sox are in on Giancarlo Stanton?


Given the Red Sox' need for at least one more slugger, it would amount to professional malpractice for Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski not to perform due diligence for the Red Sox and explore the trade fully. Stanton still has 11 years, $295 million remaining on his contract. The Red Sox have other options than Stanton. Stanton led the majors with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs during 2017 while the Red Sox ranked last in the American League with 168 home runs. Read More »

Disneyland shuts down cooling towers following Legionnaire's cases among guests


Three of the patients did not visit Disneyland, but did live or travel in Anaheim, Good said. The two water cooling towers are located in a backstage area near the New Orleans Square Train Station, more than 100 feet from public areas. Twelve cases of the disease were reported in Anaheim in September, the Register reports, but it's not confirmed how many cases came from Disneyland. Read More »

Chicago to host 2020 NBA All-Star Game


It will be the first All-Star Game played in Chicago since 1988 and the first time it's ever been held at the United Center . Chicago first hosted All-Star Weekend in 1973. All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago. It is just the latest in a string of high-profile sporting events to take place in Chicago in recent years. Los Angeles will host the event in 2018 and Charlotte will host in 2019, after the league found the city's partial bathroom legislation repeal to be sufficient enough. Read More »

OJ Simpson kicked out of hotel after drunken disturbance


Simpson has remained in Las Vegas after being released from Lovelock Correctional Facility in October, and has reportedly spent a lot of his time on the Las Vegas strip. The 70-year-old former National Football League player is no stranger to trouble inside Las Vegas hotels. Simpson's camp has not released a statement related to the most recent alleged disturbance as of the latest reports available. Read More »

Evans 'gutted' after 'disgraceful' penalty in Northern Ireland defeat


Evans was close to the Stoke playmaker and had his arms tucked in as he turned his back, with replays inconclusive over whether it even struck his arm. He was six yards from the incident, he has no one in his line of sight. "A penalty given in those circumstances, VAR would have cleared it up and said it's clearly not a pen". Read More »

Women who use IUDs may have lower risk of cervical cancer

After analyzing the results, they found that the rate of cervical cancer was one-third lower in women who used IUDs compared to those who did not. "[The study] is unlikely to change clinical practice and women's opinions regarding IUD". "That's why we want 11- and 12-year-olds to be vaccinated, so they have time to be fully vaccinated and have a robust immune response before" first exposure. Read More »

Breast cancer can return 20 years after the all-clear

Patients in the study all received endocrine therapy - such as tamoxifen which is the standard of care to cut the risk of cancer recurrence - for five years and were free of cancer when they stopped therapy. BREAST cancer can return 20 years after a woman is given the all-clear, a study reveals. Specifically, larger cancers and those that affected four or more lymph nodes carried the greatest long-term risks. Read More »

One killed, 13 injured on Yamuna Expressway


Road, rail and air traffic was thrown out of gear as visibility was reduced to nearly zero in the morning. There are approximately 10-20 vehicles that rammed into each other at the Yamuna Expressway between Agra and Mathura. The Yamuna Expressway, which connects Delhi with Agra, becomes an accident-prone zone during winters due to low visibility. The fog that hits the region also hits the road, rail and air travel as flights are diverted or cancelled and train schedules disrupted. Read More »

Kejriwal urges Punjab and Haryana CMs to find solution on crop burning


As per reports, the air quality index has dangerously crossed the 448 points which is very alarming. In view of "life-threatening" pollution levels in the Delhi NCR region, the National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC ) on Thursday sent notices to the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana . Read More »

United States joins Saudi in accusing Iran over Yemen moves


A local source has told Sputnik that the Saudi-led coalition had removed the blockade of the major Yemeni port of Aden, which will now be able to resume receiving humanitarian aid. The U.N. humanitarian chief warns that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face "the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims". Read More »

Woman accused of killing ferret by placing it in hot oven

Murray added Clifford fleeing the building and the area after the smoke alarm going off. After having spoken with the owners of the ferret , the officers had "gathered enough probable cause to arrest Clifford who was charged with one count animal cruelty ", police said . Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: Kane to be fit for derby


Pochettino, meanwhile, previously indicated that he would be willing to sign a 15-year contract at Tottenham, but when asked whether he envisaged matching the 20-year managerial tenure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, the Argentinean was more circumspect. Read More »

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy


People with the condition are sometimes called "butterfly children" because their skin is as fragile as the insect's wings. And even bumps and bruises healed normally. "He went back to normal life, including school and sports". His new skin is fully functional. Though they are few in number, the stem cells continue to replicate and produce new cells that become part of the skin's upper layer. Read More »

Over-the-Counter Pain Pills Just as Potent as Opioids in ER Patients

More health coverage See more coverage of health-related issues, health care, fitness, and how to live a healthy and active life on the LJWorld Health homepage . The findings have implications for countering the growing problem of opioid dependence and abuse, said principal investigator Andrew Chang, MD, of Albany Medical College in NY. Read More »

Australian jockey Caboche suspended for punching horse


The jockey in question is Dylan Caboche , who has ridden 40 winners in the past year and was involved in an incident with his horse She's Reneldasgirl . "You don't get to punch a horse and get away with it", Young said. "If jockeys can't control their tempers, they don't deserve to be on the racetrack". Read More »

Mikel Agu ruled out Algeria, Argentina games

The Bursaspor midfielder played 46 minutes in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Kasimpasa and was one of the early arrivals in the Super Eagles camp in Rabat. The Super Eagles will miss the services of some regular players in the forthcoming games against Algeria and Argentina, but the Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, sees the development as an opportunity for other players. Read More »

United States approves lab-grown insects to kill mosquitoes

The hope is the males mate with female Asian tiger mosquitoes, which do bite humans, and are carriers of unsafe viral diseases, such as yellow fever and Zika . MosquitoMate plans to begin selling its mosquitoes locally, in Lexington, and will expand from there to nearby cities such as Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Read More »

Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets key faces of J&K politics


Omar wrote in a tweet. An alliance of key separatist leaders has termed Sharma's appoint as "nothing more than a tactic to buy time" and refused to meet him. However, the tourism industry kept away, even after a formal invite was sent to them. Abdullah said the two nuclear powers could not afford to go for a military solution to the Kashmir issue."Therefore, the two (divided) parts of the state should be granted maximum autonomy", he asserted.The NC leader said the intermittent skirmishes on ... Read More »

Michigan Rep places top aide on leave for sexual harassment allegations


And I'm not going to go off into another area if you're calling me about something else'. Marshall, the sources said, would talk openly to female staffers about their romantic relationships and his own, telling one woman that the man she was dating was beneath her and that they should meet to discuss it. Read More »

Sam Bradford had knee surgery Tuesday as team mulls IR decision


Bradford was held out of the Vikings' next three games with the sore knee, but he returned to action in Week 5 versus the Chicago Bears . Bridgewater, who hasn't played since suffering a torn ACL in August 2016, was elevated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on the last day the Vikings could do so. Read More »

'Cruel' court ruling risks refugee tragedy on Manus Island


At the time of going to press, more than 600 refugees had barricaded themselves in the mothballed detention centre, which closed on October 31. The men have repeatedly said they would not move to the transit camps because they feared PNG residents on the island may attack, or that the will be resettled elsewhere in PNG or another developing nation. Read More »

United Nations calls on Myanmar to end excessive military force in Rakhine state


The Security Council also asked Myanmar's government to implement measures in line with a 2013 resolution from the global body to help "prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence". In addition, Resolution 13055 calls on Myanmar to abide by its obligations and commitments to human rights, implement the Kofi Annan Commission's recommendations and provide full access to relief agencies. Read More »