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Trump's canceled North Korea summit could mean pitfalls ahead

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Until this week, however, we had only ever seen the highly secretive location from satellite photos. Traders had already been nervous in recent days after the U.S. "We are talking to them now", Trump said Friday, adding that the summit with Kim may proceed and "it could even be the 12th". "We even inwardly hoped that what is called "Trump formula" would help clear both sides of their worries and comply with the requirements of our side and would be a wise way of substantial effect for ... Read More »

India's fruit exports face a odd threat - Nipah virus

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Jain, and a high-level team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences are camping in Kerala to take stock of the situation. According to World Health Organization, human infections range from asymptomatic infection, acute respiratory infection (mild, severe), and fatal encephalitis. Read More »

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

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Benzocaine is also used in popular over-the-counter products for toothaches and cold sores in adults, including Orajel and Anbesol and dozens of generic drugstore brands. The FDA is requiring manufacturers of all FDA-approved prescription local anesthetics to standardize warning information about the risk of methemoglobinemia in product labeling across this class of products. Read More »

Having a weekend lie-in could help you avoid an early death

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Those who slept a consistent seven hours did the best. The Sleep Council, an organisation promoting healthier sleep, says shut-eye is essential to "replenish energy stores" and "make repairs, while our minds organise and store the memories of the day before", on its website. Read More »

After Kerala and Karnataka, Telangana checks suspect cases of deadly Nipah virus

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In the last few days, the Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry governments have said that there is no need to panic in these states, but officials have been asked to stay on alert in case of any suspected outbreak. Bats shed the virus in their saliva, urine, semen and feces, but they don't have symptoms of the virus. Doctors say the airborne transmission of the virus is not possible hence, those who come in contact with an infected person will catch the virus. Read More »

Poland hails first Polish Man International Booker victor

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The amount of £50,000 (USD 67,000) from the award is divided between the writer and her translator Jennifer Croft. The entries for this year's award received more than a hundred submissions and Tokarczuk's work was contending against two previous winners - South Korea's Han Kang and Hungary's Laszlo Krasznahorkai. Read More »

North Korea Summit Cancelled

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The demolition came as the North lobbed another verbal salvo at Washington, calling Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy" and saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table. "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting", read Trump's letter to Kim, released by the White House. Read More »

United States court bars Donald Trump from blocking critics on Twitter

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Constitution that deals with free speech. She said Trump could "mute" users , meaning he would not see their tweets while they could still respond to his, without violating their free speech rights. The Trump case is a little bit different because Twitter doesn't give anyone the ability to post comments directly on Trump's Twitter page. "The essence of this ruling is that viewpoint discrimination is prohibited", Calvert said. Read More »

Bill That Rolls Back Dodd-Frank Regulations Sent To Trump

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ARNOLD: But Barney Frank says the most fundamental parts of his signature Dodd-Frank Act remain intact, its biggest protections for consumers and the whole financial system. "We must not allow the GOP Congress to drag us back to the same lack of oversight that ignited the Great Recession". The bill also includes a host of other changes ranging from easing some home mortgage rules to weakening reporting requirements created to protect against racial discrimination in lending. Read More »

Blogger and gov't critic Wael Abbas latest to be arrested in Egypt

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Abbas' Twitter account was suspended previous year as President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi's government pressed a crackdown on dissent, which rights groups say is the worst ever in Egypt . In 2007, Wael's YouTube account was also suspended after posting videos demonstrating police brutality in Egypt. His Facebook account, which continues to work until today, has been hacked, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Read More »

Avoiding the Next Direct Confrontation Between Israel and Iran

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Seven years later, Israeli troops entered Lebanon in Operation Peace for Galilee, an effort to tilt the war in the favor of Christian factions in Lebanon. This pressure is likely to increase as the potential of sanctions, combined with confirmation of Iran's regional activities, are used to leverage Iran and those countries advocating remaining in the current agreement. Read More »

Oil rises amid worry that Venezuela's output could fall further

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The two oil benchmarks are further apart than they have been since 2015, before USA crude could be freely exported. This in turn, has worsened the already-tight supply situation from OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and political instability in the South American nation surrounding its national elections is just adding fuel to a rapidly-growing fire. Read More »

Higher fuel and staff costs to weigh on Ryanair profits

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However, Ryanair said it expects prices to be affected by higher oil prices' impact , with fuel costs expected to add more than EUR400 million to the company's fuel bill. The airline believes passenger numbers will grow 7 per cent to 139 million, and that it will fill 95 per cent of the seats on its craft. "In these circumstances, it is likely that our United Kingdom shareholders will be treated as non-EU and this could potentially affect Ryanair's licencing and flight rights. Read More »

Pakistani exchange student among Texas school shooting victims

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Jaelyn told the mourners that she had been homeschooled up until this year and when she enrolled at Santa Fe High School, Sabika, who had yet to move into the Cogburn home, was the first friend she made. "We never know when our death will come", he wrote. "On the second day of Ramadan she called and said Baba (Urdu for papa)". Auzston's mother, Nicole Auzston, described Stone as a part of her family. Read More »

GE merging transportation business with Wabtec in $11.1 billion deal

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GE locomotives undergoing rebuilding and upgrading at GE Transportation's Fort Worth, Tex. plant. Flannery told GE shareholders late previous year he plans to pare GE down to three core businesses: power, aviation and healthcare, a departure from the deal-driven empire building of his predecessors, Jeff Immelt and Jack Welch. Read More »

Headphone startup Ossic goes belly up and backers lose out

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The high-end headphones were designed for use in virtual reality environments and featured head-tracking tech to assist with 3D audio reproduction. The company blamed overwhelming production costs, unexpected delays and cost overruns coupled with the ever-changing VR audio ecosystem. Read More »

Kevin Durant offered his own NSFW endorsement of Steph Curry's cursing

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Game 4 is Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant added a mere 25 points, with the Warriors' starters being able to rest for the majority of the 4th quarter. He said the moment got the best of him. And you've got to - find whatever you want to get going. In that game, Curry exploded for 35 points on 13-for-23 shooting from the field with five makes from the 3-point region. Read More »

These are the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting

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The father of a Pakistani girl killed in a Texas school shooting said on Monday he hoped that the death of his daughter, who wanted to serve her country as a civil servant or diplomat, would help spur gun control in the United States. "She didn't have to do it. She did it because she loved it". With such a young life senselessly cut short, it leaves everyone wondering what awesome bridges she might have built. Read More »

Wawa vs. Sheetz: Who claims the throne for the best bathroom?

The GasBuddy app shows real-time fuel prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia. There was no word which chain came in second either state. While QuikTrip captured the most states, Texas-based Buc-ee's secured the throne as the brand with the highest-rated gas station restrooms in the nation. Read More »

Research Says Some Calories Are Worse Than Others

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The study reads: 'Calories from any food have the potential to increase risk for obesity and cardiometabolic disease because all calories can directly contribute to positive energy balance and fat gain. In a position paper that reviews the significant challenges involved in conducting and interpreting nutrition research, 22 global nutrition scientists agree that sugary drinks and some types of saturated fat play a more sinister role in chronic disease than previously thought. Read More »

Texas doctor bought jet, Maserati with money from fake chemotherapy cases

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Investigators caught hold of the $240 million health care fraud scheme and worldwide money that was run by Zamora and his fellow mates. He can land in prison for decades. It is unclear how many patients could be affected. The Texas doctor and his partners created false patient records and hid thousands of actual medical records in a rundown barn in the Rio Grande Valley. Read More »

Colorado bear killed by officers responsible for attack on girl

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Sunday after staying up late waiting for her father to return home from a trip, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. The mother said she heard screaming and found her daughter being dragged by a large black bear, but the animal dropped the girl and ran off after she shouted at it. Read More »

Few Eligible Smokers Had CT Screen for Lung CA in 2016 — ASCO

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Greater brain volume is linked to better cognitive skills so researchers believe a healthy diet is a good strategy to keep older adults mentally sharp. Most eligible smokers were populated in the South, which had the most accredited screening sites; however, the screening rates in the South were among the lowest (1.6 percent). Read More »

Experimental Ebola vaccine rolled out to battle Congo outbreak

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More than 11,300 people died in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa between 2013 and 2016, according to WHO. One confirmed case of ebola and another suspected in a large port city on the Congo River has deepened fears of an "explosive increase" in the epidemic that could spread across borders. Read More »

Bill Gates says Donald Trump didn't know what HIV was

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In a number of clips played exclusively by MSNBC's " All In with Chris Hayes " founder of Microsoft Bill Gates described meetings with President Donald Trump in the past. Gates is speaking at some sort of event in the video, and the audience bursts into laughter. Bill Gates discloses in newly revealed footage that President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says Federal Bureau of Investigation may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is "nothing illegal about looking for ... Read More »

US approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines

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Significantly, the heavyweight partners - who will share the USA marketing rights - are launching this CGRP pioneer with a list price of $6,900 a year. Aimovig is one of a handful of preventive migraine drugs, with a handful also in front of the FDA for review. And they've got a patient support group - Aimovig Ally - ready to roll. Read More »

CDC Warns of Potentially Bad Tick Season

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The 2018 tick season is one of the worst seen in many years. Of those, three came back positive, meaning they could have transmitted the disease. The most effective way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Kentucky parents concerned about tick-borne diseases can relax a bit, say pediatricians with the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics. Read More »

CDC warns about parasite in hotel pools

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Almost 500 outbreaks associated with treated recreational water led to 27,219 illnesses and eight deaths from 2000 to 2014, the CDC said in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Thursday. The first step to stopping the spread of pathogens and parasites is to treat the pool. "We always have a certified pool operator at the facility, so if your chlorine/pH levels go down, we have someone who can test and add the right chemicals for a balance gain", said Kayla Fauria, pool manager ... Read More »

60 babies a day born in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

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The United Nations children's agency UNICEF on Wednesday said that around 60 babies are born every day in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. "This is far from the best start in life". Many more are yet to be registered. "But it is vital that each and every new and expectant mother and every new-born receive all the help and support they need". Read More »

Cannabidiol Significantly Reduces Seizures in Patients with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

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According to the data, during the 14-week treatment period median reductions in monthly drop seizures were 37.2 percent (10 mg/kg/day dose) and 41.9 percent (20 mg/kg/day), compared with a 17.2 percent reduction for placebo. The number of seizures was monitored beginning four weeks before the study for baseline assessment, then tracked throughout the 14-week study period and afterward for a four-week safety check. Read More »