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January was the second-worst month for A&E — NHS crisis

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Jeremy Hunt refused to apologise to NHS staff for the winter crisis saying "they knew what they signed up to". The figure is well short of the target of dealing with 95% of patients within that timeframe, but a slight improvement on the December figure of 85.1%, which was the joint-worst on record. Read More »

IAF Group Captain charged under Official Secrets Act

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Marwaha is charged under the Official Secrets Act and could be jailed for up to 7 years. The officer shared them regularly on WhatsApp in return for obscene photos, according to sources. "We also found he shared documents of Gagan Shakti, an exercise", the officer added. The police are also investigating if he had any accomplices. His arrest came after 10 days of IAF Intelligence Wing caught him red-handed with his cell phone when he entered the headquarters. Read More »

Human eggs fully grown in lab for first time ever

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It is not clear how healthy the final eggs produced are as the speed of maturation in the lab was significantly faster than it would occur in the human body. It's hoped the experiment could mark a breakthrough in improving fertility treatment. He said: 'This study demonstrates that there is much laboratory research to be undertaken before we can be encouraged to believe that we will achieve healthy normal eggs for clinical purposes in vitro developed follicles derived from human ovarian ... Read More »

Seattle Moves To Dismiss Marijuana Misdemeanors

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It said from 2001 to 2010, police in Washington arrested young African-Americans and Latinos 2.9 and 1.6 times the rate of whites, respectively, even though those groups used marijuana at lower rates than young whites. The City of Spokane said there have been more than 1800 misdemeanor marijuana convictions since 1997. Holmes will be asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for marijuana possession prosecuted by the city. Read More »

Breakthrough in budget negotiations could raise spending for science

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The New York Times also reported the budget cap for military spending would be raised by about $80 billion in FY 2018 and $85 billion in FY 2019. The agreement covers a broad range, including increasing military and domestic spending, raising the debt ceiling and providing expanded disaster relief funding. Read More »

MI reports first flu-related child death of season

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Charles Barbera, chairman of Reading Hospital's emergency department. The current season may be of epidemic proportions, but it is certainly not a pandemic, he said. "It's the prevalence ... and we gauge that based on the history for each ZIP code and metro area", as well as by the percentage sickened, said Dan Shaw, president of the association that operates doctorreports.com. Read More »

Boy with Down's Syndrome becomes face of USA baby food giant Gerber

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Courtney Warren, Lucas' mom, said that's she happy that Lucas has this platform to spread joy. - After a nationwide search, Gerber has found this year's Gerber Spokesbaby, 18-month-old Lucas Warren from Dalton, Ga. As the Grand Prize victor, Lucas's family will receive $50,000, and Lucas will be given the coveted title of 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby. His parents hope that Lucas will help people realize that those with special needs are really no different from other children, and that ... Read More »

Positive Thinking about Aging May Protect Against Dementia, Study Finds

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A 4 year U.S. study found the protective effect of being positive about growing older was even found in adults with the APOE4 gene which increases their chances of developing dementia symptoms . Among other things, they were asked to count backward from 20, to name the president and vice president and to recall a list of 10 items. Despite presence of this gene, only 47 percent actually go on to develop dementia, they write. Read More »

Police Arrest 'Fake' Doctor Accused Of Infecting 46 Indians With HIV

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Several teams were deployed to catch Rajendra Kumar and he was arrested on Wednesday, Kotwali Police Station in-charge Arun Pratap Singh said . A case has been registered against him on the directive of District Magistrate Ravi Kumar NG. "He would stay there for two-three hours". For Rs.10, he would provide both medicine and injections to the patients. According to 2017 data from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), India has 2.1 million people living with HIV. Read More »

McConnell tees up budget deal

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The package would boost USA government spending on national defense and domestic programs by $300 billion over a two-year period, ending years of mandatory budget caps Republicans argued were hollowing out America's military and Democrats said were harming the needy. Read More »

Flu Season 2018: How to Identify Flu from Colds

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Eden Wells, the state's chief medical executive, said in a Wednesday statement. It has been worse than usual, with elevated hospitalizations and more than 50 influenza-related child deaths across the country. In New York, the CDC confirmed yesterday that flu made two new victims. So far, 35,200 influenza diagnostic tests have been reported with 6,466 being positive since October 1. Read More »

FDA Analysis Finds Evidence of Kratom's Opioid Properties

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A scientific analysis found stronger evidence that compounds in kratom have opioid properties, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, who added that the agency has now received 44 reports of deaths linked to the Asian plant. Dr. Gottlieb concluded that there is no evidence to support kratom's safety or efficacy in any medical use. The FDA provided that evaluation late past year. Read More »

Scientists Thwart Cancer-spreading Compound, In Mice

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When scientists reduced asparagine in animals with breast cancer, they found that the number of secondary tumours in other tissues fell dramatically. Asparagine, an amino acid also found in dairy and poultry, somehow helps cancerous cells to move from the breast into the bloodstream and colonise other areas of the body, Cambridge researchers found. Read More »

Statewide graduation rates show upward trend; Buffalo's rate increase

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Schenectady schools, which already lag state and regional graduation rate averages, fell further behind the state last year, when rates began to slip after a gradual improvement that culminated in a 10-year high in 2016. While Asian students had the lowest dropout rate at 4 percent and the highest graduation rate at 87.5 percent. And though graduation rates improved for all ethnic groups, there is still a sizable gap. Read More »

4 more die in the Tri-Cities' worst flu season in years

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Health officials are strongly recommending that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. In Atlanta, there were 15,000 hospitalizations due to the flu virus which means nearly 2 times more than in the past years' flu outbreaks, according to the local CDC office. Read More »

Mom storms off after elite prospect chooses Florida

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As a top-100 recruit, he should shine in Florida. While his signing day itself was awkward, he has a tremendous future ahead of him. He was getting set to announce his college decision on Wednesday afternoon between Tennessee, Alabama and Florida with his mom, to his right, decked out in Crimson Tide and Volunteer gear. Read More »

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) Price And Consensus

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Moglia Joseph H has sold 10,000 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD ) in trading session dated January 25, 2018. Read More »

'We don't have a flu season,' Texas televangelist Gloria Copeland says

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To Copeland, the wife of self-proclaimed billionaire televangelist Kenneth Copeland , "the flu is not a season we have around here because Jesus bore all our sickness on the cross". "Go do it, go do it, you know, go do it and go in faith". She once bragged during a conference that she and her husband did not need prescription drugs because the lord heals all illnesses, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen Cast in Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle

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In addition, THR reports that Selena Gomez ( Monte Carlo , Hotel Transylvania ) has joined the cast. The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle may even launch a brand-new franchise for the star who's already headed two as Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man , as part of Marvel's world-conquering Cinematic Universe . Read More »

Cancer vaccine successfully eliminates tumors in mice

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The researchers saw similar results in mice bearing breast, colon and melanoma tumours. However, the cancer did recur in three of the animals, but the tumours later relapsed after another round of immune treatment. Similarly, recently approved cancer treatments, like vehicle T-cell therapy-while proven to be successful-comes with difficult-to-handle side effects as well as an extremely high cost. Read More »

What you need to know about the United States market open

A correction is a 10% decline in stocks from a recent high. The Dow has lost about 10 percent since reaching a record high of 26,616 on January 26, 2018 - putting it in correction territory. Europe's main markets started down as much as 3 percent and shares tumbled in Asia after a wild day for US markets. Stocks were down about 2% in Britain, Germany and France. Read More »

Pakistan seeks details to prove Kulbhushan Jadhav a naval officer when captured

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He said only the spying case against Jadhav has been concluded out of the multiple cases against him. Kulbushan Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016 from the outskirts of Balochistan. The rest of the officials on the list are intelligence operatives, bank officials and passport officials, they added. The video came right after India expressed its displeasure over the way Pak had treated Jadhav's family and breaching the understandings that had been reached. Read More »

Business owners reflect on Super Bowl economic impact

However, it must be noted that Super Bowl 2018's ratings hit a 10-year low . Fans ripped out a number of seats after the final Vikings game at the Metrodome in 2013. Advertisers including Anheuser Busch InBev, Amazon.com Inc and Toyota Motor Corp spent more than $5 million on average for each 30-second commercial spot during Sunday's game. Read More »

Kristaps Porzingis' injury more heartbreak for troubled franchise

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He had to be helped off the court, and was immediately taken for an MRI. Averaging 22.9 points thus far this season, the 22-year-old Porzingis has become a brand in the big apple. Porzingis is one of the brightest young stars in the National Basketball Association and the game is just not quite as good without him. Knicks: New York has dropped 10 of its last 13 against the Bucks. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Areas East Of Pittsburgh

Whatever light snow we may get Tuesday night will taper off by late Wednesday morning or early afternoon, leaving behind a few inches of accumulation. High near 45. South wind around 7 miles per hour. Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy, cold . School activities for several school districts were canceled Monday because of the weather, including activities at Woodstock School District 200, Harvard School District 50, McHenry High School District 156 and Parkland School in McHenry ... Read More »

Due to Public Outcry, Publix Will Offer PrEP Coverage to Employees

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The agency estimates about 4000 people at high risk of contracting HIV will be eligible for the treatment, which has the potential to nearly completely eliminate the risk of infection. The agency has been working on the proposal with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation since previous year. As an economical alternative, many users have been forced to import generic versions of the drug from overseas pharmacies at a personal cost of around $50 per month, it said. Read More »

Kittery woman finds unexpected ingredient in her lettuce

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Although the bag of lettuce was see-through, she thinks the dead lizard may have been tucked in between the folds of the produce, making it unnoticeable. A representative from the NHDHHS forwarded Carr's complaint to the FDA as the lettuce was packaged and shipped out of state in California. But according to SeaCoastOnline.com, a representative for the federal agency said it had also received the complaint, and an investigation is now underway. Read More »

British hacking suspect will not face extradition to US

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While online hacktivist solidarity networks, like #FreeAnons, have pushed a far-reaching social media campaign to raise support for #TrialAtHome , organizations like campaign group Liberty and the Courage Foundation have supported Love legally and financially throughout the lengthy trial and appeals process. Read More »

Railways grants Rs 6000 cr for suburban project in Bengaluru

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The tweet of Railway Ministry says 36 ongoing projects costing Rs 43,751 crore for 4,750 km in length are already under execution in Odisha. "No new project has been announced for Odisha". 67-crore proposal for Phase I being forwarded to the Railway Board for inclusion in Works Programme 2018-19. Bandhamunda - Manoharpur railway line got Rs 100 crore. Read More »

Delhi: Businessman shot dead for complaining over rash driving

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According to the probing officials, there were four men inside the vehicle which repeatedly overtook Mehra's auto, The Hindu reported. According to police sources, Vinod Mehra (43), a businessman of Geeta Colony, was returning from a wedding in the early hours of Tuesday with his teenage nephew, when another auto overtook him. Read More »

Wall Street bounces back in busy trade

The market mood turned decidedly fearful on Monday (Tuesday NZT) when the Dow Jones industrial average posted its biggest percentage decline since August 2011 , driven by fears the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates faster than expected due to a pick-up in wages. Read More »

Super Bowl viewership smallest since 2009

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On the other hand, it was down only 3 percent from a year ago and did not dip at the same rate as the regular season and the rest of the playoffs. Third best was the Tide commercials, making fun of Super Bowl spots. Paul (54.9) and Pittsburgh (54.9). The Sunday night championship, in which the Philadelphia Eagles toppled the New England Patriots 41-33, attracted an overnight rating of 47.4 on NBC, according to preliminary data from the network, down about 3 percent from past year. Read More »