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DJ Avicii dead at 28

DJ Avicii dead at 28

He wrote: "WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US". I send my honest condolences to his family, friends, fans and loved ones, and we will forever keep his memory and his music alive and in our hearts. Read More

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Could one drink a day shorten your life?

Could one drink a day shorten your life?

Drinking was also associated with an increased risk of stroke , heart failure , fatal hypertensive disease, and fatal aortic aneurysms but a lowered risk of non-fatal heart attacks . Professor Bu Yeap, a health researcher at the University of WA says that the bottom line from this study is that "less is probably better". The Daily Telegraph wrote: "Six glasses of wine a week is too much despite government guidelines suggesting it is a safe limit". Read More

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Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Houthi Missiles in Riyadh and Southern Cities

Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Houthi Missiles in Riyadh and Southern Cities

Houthi rebels reportedly fired a number of missiles towards a Saudi government building. Wednesday's attacks were claimed by the rebels via their news outlet Al-Masirah. One of the drones was targeting the Abha worldwide airport in Asir province, which led to a temporary suspension of air traffic, and a second was approaching a "civilian object" in Jizan province, he said. Read More

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Call for universal health coverage

Call for universal health coverage

As World Health Day is being celebrated globally, the World Health Organisation has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of exercise so as to live healthy lives. But half the world's population is still unable to obtain the health services they need. Universal Health Coverage will ensure nobody end up broke because they had to pay medical expensesWhat is World Health Day 2018 all about? It also launched a set of six stamps commemorative UN World Health Day stamps to promote worldwide ... Read More

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Yankee Stadium is filled with snow, home opener postponed

Yankee Stadium is filled with snow, home opener postponed

One out later, NY chose to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Smoak, who worked the count full before his shot to center field. Over on the Yankees' side, they're fresh off a set versus Toronto. The game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets has been rescheduled for July 9. Tampa Bay lost three of four to the Boston Red Sox. Read More

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Chinese space station hurtling toward Earth

Chinese space station hurtling toward Earth

The Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbound plunge today Beijing time, China Manned Space said in a statement, an estimate roughly in line with European Space Agency (ESA) projections. Monday (8:15 p.m. ET Sunday) in a fiery fall, China's Manned Space Agency said. The Tiangong-1, whose name translates as " Heavenly Palace 1", had previously docked with Shenzhou-8, Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 spacecraft, and was visited by six astronauts, including two females. Read More

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Man suffers 'severe bleeding,' dies after using synthetic marijuana

Man suffers 'severe bleeding,' dies after using synthetic marijuana

Shah in a statement . While such products have always been considered hazardous, severe bleeding is not a known side effect, tells Melissa Millewich of the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Synthetic cannabinoids are comprised of hundreds of different chemicals, which are called cannabinoids. Often referred to as "fake weed", "K2" or "spice", these synthetic cannabinoids have reportedly been responsible for numerous people in Northeastern Illinois bleeding from their eyes ... Read More

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From Risks to Myths, Here's Everything You Need to Know About TB

From Risks to Myths, Here's Everything You Need to Know About TB

TB test and treatment are free in Nigeria. The varied symptoms make diagnosis hard and other invasive techniques such as Gastric Lavage, GeneXpert are hard to be performed on small children for sample collection, say pulmonologists. As a result only 30 % of the patients complete the treatment . "The treatment is a lengthy one but most patients who take medications in a proper way can beat the disease effectively", said Dr Puneet Khanna, Senior Consultant & Head, Respiratory Medicine ... Read More

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Putin far ahead in fraud-tainted Russian vote

Putin far ahead in fraud-tainted Russian vote

His opponents have called the election a farce, but his millions of fans hail the former KGB officer for restoring Russian greatness and defending their nation from a hostile world. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was barred from running against Putin, said he boycotted the election and had urged supporters not to vote because of the absence of any real competition, despite seven other names on the ballot. Read More

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Nigeria maintain 52nd position on the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Nigeria maintain 52nd position on the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

World champion Germany remains on the top, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, France and Chile. Tunisia remain top of the African list‚ followed by Senegal‚ DR Congo‚ Morocco and Egypt. The team, which did not play any worldwide match in this ranking period, jumped three places to enter the top-100 for the first time this year. The next edition of the rankings will be released on April 12. Read More

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Houston Texans deny claim they won't sign free agents who took knee

Houston Texans deny claim they won't sign free agents who took knee

Two NFL agents told the Houston Chronicle recently that the "word is" that the Texans are not interested in players who participated in pregame kneeling in protest of police brutality. In a statement, the Texans said: "A recent report that suggests the Houston Texans would not sign a player who has protested in support of social justice issues is categorically false and without merit". Read More

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Violent clashes break out before Richard Spencer's speaking engagement at MSU

Violent clashes break out before Richard Spencer's speaking engagement at MSU

Protestors had turned out for what was scheduled to be a speech by white nationalist speaker Richard Spencer . "I don't want to shut the event down, but I want people attending the event and Richard Spencer to know that there are people who are willing to fight for our country and what our country stands for - which is equality, diversity and democracy", he told CBS Detroit. Read More

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Sheriff: Guns taken from Georgia teacher after car set afire

Sheriff: Guns taken from Georgia teacher after car set afire

According to police, the teacher, later identified as Davidson, barricaded himself in a classroom and would not let students inside. "I didn't get the door open very far, but he slammed the door and hollered 'Go away, don't come in here.' He had some nonsensical noises that were made as well", he recalled, adding he returned with a key and tried to unlock the door when Davidson told him he had a gun. Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes resolution blaming Iran for arming Yemen's Houthis

Russian Federation vetoes resolution blaming Iran for arming Yemen's Houthis

Nine votes and no vetoes from the five permanent council members - Britain, France, China, Russia and the United States - are required to adopt resolutions at the Security Council. Russia's veto of a British-drafted resolution renewing sanctions on Yemen is a setback for the U.S. as it pushes the United Nations Security Council to take a stronger stance towards Iran over its role in regional conflicts and missile tests. Read More

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Four Democratic Governors Band Together Against Gun Violence

Four Democratic Governors Band Together Against Gun Violence

And I'm going to be working with my legislature to change that. "We have waited for Washington to do something and of course that never quite happened", Gov. "Concrete action steps. And I'm very pleased to be part of it". Seeley said that the department is conducting an ongoing investigation into a convicted felon who had guns that, by law , he is not allowed to own. Read More

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USA panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

USA panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

As of February 3, 63 infants died this season, the CDC reported earlier, adding outbreaks were likely to linger for several weeks and cause more deaths. She also made sure to differentiate between side effects of the vaccine and actual symptoms of the flu. Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated against these infections during pregnancy. Read More

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Deadly Flu Season Prompts Extra Precautions

Deadly Flu Season Prompts Extra Precautions

That's up from 195 from the previous week . Even though the flu vaccine may not be as effective this year, doctors suggest that you still need it. "Getting the flu shot at any time of the year is highly recommended", he said. If you have flu symptoms, contact your doctor to see if an antiviral medication would be a good choice for you. Read More

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Opioid Maker Says It Won't Market In Doctors' Offices Anymore

Opioid Maker Says It Won't Market In Doctors' Offices Anymore

OxyContin has always been the world's top-selling opioid painkiller, bringing in billions in sales for privately held Purdue, which also sells a newer and longer-lasting opioid drug called Hysingla. USA deaths linked to opioids have quadrupled since 2000 to roughly 42,000 in 2016, or about 115 lives lost per day. Purdue first introduced Oxycontin in 1985. Read More

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