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Yemeni rebels slam United States charges that Iran is arming Houthis

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United Nations officials who examined debris from the missiles said they could not conclude that they came from an Iranian supplier. "Ambassador Haley was revealing evidence - physical evidence, debris - that we got our hands on that shows they have been providing ballistic missiles to the Huthis", the USA defense minister said. Read More »

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

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And the country's strident ban on abortion has had some considerable consequences for women who suffer miscarriages, like Teodora del Carmen Vásquez. "I never realised I had my baby, I was waiting for help, I didn't even know I was losing so much blood", she said. Read More »

'Fetus', 'transgender' banned in CDC budget

She didn't know why the words were forbidden and said she was merely relaying information , the Post reported . CDC officials could not think of another time when particular words were banned from use, and they were "incredulous", according to one analyst. Read More »

Analysts See Allergan plc (AGN) Rising 24.8%

Pathstone Family Office LLC grew its holdings in shares of Allergan by 3,327.3% during the second quarter. NYSE: AGN Future Profit Dec 13th 17 Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Read More »

Vaping, Marijuana Use On The Rise Amongst Teens

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The survey found that 2 percent of seniors, 1.5 percent of sophomores and 0.7 percent of eighth-graders abused the combination hydrocodone-acetaminophen drug in the previous year. The rise of nicotine vaping has caused concerns amongst health advocates. "Vaping has progressed well beyond a cigarette alternative", Richard Miech, a senior investigator on the Monitoring the Future project, said in a statement. Read More »

Oregon's Royce Freeman To Skip Las Vegas Bowl

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The Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year in 2010 compiled a 27-47 in six seasons at Florida International (2007-12) in his only previous head-coaching stint, when he also became the first Cuban-American head coach in Division 1-A. Freeman is expected to be an early round NFL Draft pick and that has a lot to do with him sitting out this game. Freeman also finished with 16 touchdowns. Read More »

France Announces Winners of "Make Our Planet Great Again" Grants

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The European commission has announced funding of €9bn (£8bn) for action on climate change, one of a flurry of measures from governments, businesses and investors aimed at achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement . Bloomberg emphasized the business incentives behind addressing climate change. But there wasn't a lot of talk of governments ceasing their support and reliance upon fossil fuels, a point highlighted by grassroots climate movement 350.org Senior Finance Campaigner, Brett ... Read More »

Baby born with heart outside her body survives

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Vanellope Hope was supposed to be born on Christmas Eve to her parents Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins. In a medical feat that could be considered as one of the most incredible in the history of medical science, a baby was born with her heart outside her body and the doctors were successful in inserting the heart back into her body. Read More »

WPI inflation touches 8-month high

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Calculated on Wholesale Price Index (WPI), the inflation was 3.59 per cent in October this year, and 1.82 per cent in November last year. The index for "Manufacture of Wearing Apparel" sub-group rose by 0.3 per cent to 137.5 in November 2017 from 137.1 for the previous month due to higher price of manufacture of knitted and crocheted apparel (1 per cent). Read More »

Christmas bird count takes flight

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Starting on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, anxious about declining bird populations in part due to Christmas bird hunting, proposed the "Christmas Bird Census" to count birds instead of hunt them, according to the National Audubon Society. Read More »

"Man Flu" is Apparently Real According to one Researcher

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For instance, he cites epidemiological data from Hong Kong showing that men were more likely than women to be admitted to a hospital for any reason between 2004 and 2010, and a USA study that found higher rates of flu-related deaths for men than for women between1997 and 2007. Read More »

Health risks due to e-waste widespread

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There's also an economic loss from dumping e-waste. When you compare that to China, who produces around 16 percent of the world's waste and recycles about 18 percent of it this is quite astonishing considering that the USA has around 325 million people to China's roughly 1.4 billion. Read More »

Mom charged after healthy son had 13 major surgeries

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A report via NBC Dallas Fort-Worth told of Bowen having taken her son Christopher , now eight, on 323 hospital visits since his birth, and lying to doctors that the child had a milk allergy and needed a lung transplant due to the severe side effects. Read More »

Bigger wine glasses mean more boozing

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Scientists have found that the capacity of wine glasses has ballooned almost seven-fold over the past 300 years, rising most sharply in the last two decades in line with a surge in wine consumption, a study has revealed. Just one large glass, by contrast, represents one-fifth of "the weekly recommended intake for low-risk drinking", the report said. Historically, the removal of some taxes on glassware in the mid-19th century, coupled with more sophisticated, automated glass production could ... Read More »

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops

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It can also be used to mark areas due to be worked on. It is not believed to have been harmful to the organs. In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Dr Bramhall wrote his initials on the livers of the two patients without their consent and for no clinical reason while working as a liver transplant surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Read More »

New Research Highlights Strengths & Weaknesses of the Flu Shot

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Another study published in the summer of 2016 showed that people 50 years and older who got a flu vaccine reduced their risk of getting hospitalized from flu by 57 percent. Abilene pharmacist James McCoy said he hasn't seen a large number of people coming in with flu so far, but he similarly advocated shots for those who haven't had them. Read More »

Open Enrollment for Healthcare Marketplace Closes Friday

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That is when open enrollment to purchase a plan through HealthCare.Gov ends. Those special enrollment periods generally last at least 60 days. It's estimated that 9 to 10 million people now have coverage through the ACA's marketplaces. Coverage for 2018 takes effect January 1. They recruited the help of a handful of other Obama administration officials in the hope of filling what they see as an advertising and outreach void left by the Trump administration. Read More »

Merriam-Webster Reveals Its Top 10 Words of the Year

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The roots of the word feminism date back to 14th century English and the first actual dictionary reference was made by founder Noah Webster in 1841. The word also saw an increase due to female-heavy casts and storylines of women's empowerment in entertainment. Searches for the term also soared when Hulu released the television show The Handmaid's Tale and when the movie Wonder Woman became a hit at the box office. Read More »

Egyptian Singer Sentenced To Prison For "Inciting Debauchery, Harming Public Morality"

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Shyma , a competitor on hit TV show Arab Idol , appeared in court yesterday wearing a niqab covering her face and was seen reading the Quran waiting for the sentence to be issued. "Drinking from the Nile will get me schistosomiasis", the singer, Sherine Abdel Wahab, said on video after a concertgoer asked her to sing "Mashrebtesh Men Nilha" (Have You Drunk from the Nile?). Read More »

These are the healthiest and least healthy states in America

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In the past five years, MA saw a 69 percent increase in drug deaths, or an addition of 8-plus deaths per 100,000 people. In the past five years, some of the healthiest states by overall rank have experienced large increases in drug death rates, including New Hampshire (a 118 percent increase, with an additional 13-plus deaths per 100,000 people), Rhode Island (a 56 percent increase, with an additional 8-plus deaths per 100,000 people) and MA (a 69 percent increase, with an additional 8-plus ... Read More »

Man flu may be real, study suggests

Dr. Sue discovered that adult men had a higher risk of hospital admission in Hong Kong for seasonal influenza from 2004 to 2010, and that from 1997 to 2007 men had higher rates of influenza-associated deaths compared with women in the same age groups. Read More »

Hike in Christmas tree prices due to tree shortage

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Lisa Walters of Hartford said she put up artificial trees the past few years, but changed her mind this year at the urging of her son. The tradition began for Amy Vinson when she and her family moved to Silver City when she was 13. My love for all things wild made me feel a stronger connection to both nature and Christmas. My boyfriend got this on video, me saying repeatedly, "what a workout!" "They're all going to die eventually but we can cut them, so they can get some water", he said. Read More »

Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies aged 74 after collapsing in prison

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He had been serving an eight-year sentence for historical sex offences. Clifford's daughter Louise told the Mail on Sunday that her father first collapsed in his cell while he was trying to clean it on Thursday. Various women came forward separately to claim they were abused between. It is not known if the case will be allowed to continue after his death. Among his clients during his long career in public relations were Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker, Don Partridge, Marvin Gaye, Muhammad Ali, ... Read More »

Gas prices nearly back to pre-Harvey levels

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Of the 10 Kansas cities regularly highlighted by AAA Kansas (see chart above), all saw gas price declines this week, with the largest drops being Hays (-12 cents), Garden City (-9), and Emporia, Kansas City, Kan. Florida prices have declined non-stop for the past month. It fell 4 cents in Jacksonville to $2.33 in the past seven days. According to the Energy Information Agency, U.S. Read More »

Atiku Abubakar arrives PDP convention in Abuja

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His words: "There is nothing to be jittery about the outcome of the PDP's convention". Following their withdrawal, the race was open to four aspirants, including Raymond Dokpesi, Uche Secondus, Tunde Adeniran and Aderemi Olusegun. "Those who will win the election today must carry the losers along". He claimed that the governor might now be working as an agent of the PDP in the ruling APC, stressing "believe me, I don't think I can trust the governor of Adamawa State in APC again". Read More »

Telugu comedian Vijay Sai found dead

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Personalities in the Telugu film industry expressed shock over the untimely demise of the actor. Vijay is learned to have shot a video before ending his life. He had affairs and used to beat me even while traveling in the auto. She has been staying at her parents' residence along with her daughter for several months. Read More »

Flu season expected to be extra bad this year

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The CDC estimates that the flu virus has caused between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses in the USA each year since 2010. DPH reports 18 of the cases were Type A H3N2. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reporting the first influenza-related death in Indiana of the 2017-2018 flu season . Dr. Borchers also noted it's still not too late to get the vaccine, but it's important to know that the flu shot does not cover your basic stomach flu or cold. Read More »

Dilip Kumar: A few lesser known facts about the ultimate method actor

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With an outstanding career spanning six decades, Dilip Kumar has inspired several generations of actors . Veteran actor Dilip Kumar will be playing on his 95th birthday today. Banu is also planning to buy the actor a new pair of shirts and pants. He likes cotton shirts and pants and matching shoes and socks. Spilling the beans about the best gift she could give her husband, Banu said, "Every year I order things of his choice. Read More »

Explosion Reported at Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, Suspect Held

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According to reports, the USA police has taken a man into custody, who they believe was carrying an explosive material that went off. It is not yet known if anyone else was hurt. No injuries other than suspect at this time. Avoid the area. Subways bypassing #PortAuthority and Times Square Stations. The blast happened during the rush hour and that area is very busy with commuters. Read More »

Storm Caroline latest: Some homes 'to be without power all night'

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Stay with us for the latest updates. The storm is mainly hitting Scotland, and parts of England and Northern Ireland . A North Sea platform shut down production due to safety fears over weather conditions caused by Storm Caroline. This image shows the temperature across the country as well as the wind speed, precipitation and air pressure as Storm Caroline sweeps across the UK. Read More »