• The Public Pulse: Republicans now own health care mess
The Public Pulse: Republicans now own health care mess

House Speaker Paul Ryan is aiming for a full House vote later next week on the legislation. The GOP's American Health Care Act "provides nearly no new flexibility for states, does not ensure the resources necessary to make sure no one is left out, and shifts significant new costs to states", the governors wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Le...

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  • Somali regional police threaten to use force to free hijacked tanker
Somali regional police threaten to use force to free hijacked tanker

The development came after negotiations between local elders and the gang that had seized the vessel on Monday. Four people were wounded in the encounter, the BBC reported . The European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday that the armed men were holding the crew captive and demanding a ransom for the ship's release.

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  • Budapest Airport awarded Skytrax title for
Budapest Airport awarded Skytrax title for "Best Airport in the Region"

Billy Bishop Airport was also ranked ninth best airport globally in the under five million passenger category. In the overall best airport category, HKIA, while still the world's most profitable, finished fifth - identical to last year - while Singapore's Changi Airport retained top honours for the fourth straight year, finishing ahead of Tokyo H...

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  • Eman Ahmed's weight loss surgery successful: Know her current diet chart
Eman Ahmed's weight loss surgery successful: Know her current diet chart

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kilos, had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving in Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is used as a last resort to treat people who are dangerously obese and carrying an excessive amount of body fat.

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  • 31 convicted for 2012 violence at Maruti's Manesar plant
31 convicted for 2012 violence at Maruti's Manesar plant

Additional District and Sessions Judge R.P. Goel was expected to decide later on the quantum of punishment to the guilty - put in two categories as per the charges proved against them. More than 30,000 workers boycotted their meals on Thursday and warned of "further action" if their colleagues "did not get justice". The men have not been sentence...

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  • WikiLeaks will share Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools with tech companies - says Assange
WikiLeaks will share Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools with tech companies - says Assange

The whistle-blowing website published thousands of documents it claims reveal the various hacking tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency in the USA, including techniques which target various consumer software including Windows, Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

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  • Lincoln County Chickens Infected With Avian Flu
Lincoln County Chickens Infected With Avian Flu

The statement said all Tyson poultry operations in the US are operating under heightened biosecurity as a result of avian flu outbreaks in this country in 2015. The H7 avian influenza can be deadly to chickens and turkeys. Samples from the affected flock, which experienced increased mortality, were tested at Tennessee's Kord Animal Health Dia...

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  • Study links soy consumption to breast cancer survival
Study links soy consumption to breast cancer survival

The latest study, based on 62,573 women aged between 55 and 69, found that those who stuck to a Mediterranean diet most closely could significantly reduce their risk of developing the oestrogen-receptor negative (ER-negative) subtype of breast cancer.

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  • Sunday night takeaway: Spurs cut Chelsea's lead to seven points
Sunday night takeaway: Spurs cut Chelsea's lead to seven points

The start of the game was very even as both sides weren't giving each other much time on the ball to get their passing games going. "I think Tottenham is really strong". Sane doubled their lead just before the hour to keep Pep Guardiola's side in touch and keep alive their outside title chances. On striker Harry Kane, Pochettino added: "He's at...

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  • Medical group warns against teen use of marijuana
Medical group warns against teen use of marijuana

Ryan, lead author of the report and chairperson of the AAP Committee on Substance Use and Prevention. This clinical report offers guidance to the practicing pediatrician based on existing evidence and expert opinion/consensus of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding anticipatory guidance and counseling to teenagers and their parents abou...

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  • Reality Check: Has a governing party won a by-election since 1878?
Reality Check: Has a governing party won a by-election since 1878?

Voters also swung slightly to the Tories in yesterday's other by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central - a seat which is strongly pro-Brexit but has traditionally been Labour heartland. The jubilant Prime Minister insisted the winning of the seat from Labour, and her party nearly taking second place in Stoke Central, showed the Conservatives were now ...

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  • ADPH investigating 3 student cases of mumps at the University of Alabama
ADPH investigating 3 student cases of mumps at the University of Alabama

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CBC News reports said. Mumps spreads through saliva and mucus from the mouth, nose or throat. You might be wondering how someone gets the mumps. The health department won't release details because of confidentiality rules, but Penn State says the first confirmed case was reported January 29.

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  • Dramatic Increase in Drug Overdoses in the US
Dramatic Increase in Drug Overdoses in the US

In recent years, the percentage of drug overdose deaths involving heroin underwent a sharp rise. Heroin accounted for one-quarter of overdose deaths in 2015 - triple the rate in 2010, said report author Dr. In 2015, adults aged 45-54 had the highest death rate from drug overdose at 30 deaths per 100,000. People between the ages of 54 to 65 saw ...

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  • Government to study ICC ruling
Government to study ICC ruling

South Africa, however, remains the heavyweight in the African mutiny against the ICC. "We have been vindicated by the court", he said . The country had earlier in 2015 announced its intention to leave after the ICC criticised it for disregarding an ICC order to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide and war c...

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  • Here's Renault Sport F1's New Race Car For 2017
Here's Renault Sport F1's New Race Car For 2017

Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer will drive the yellow and black RS17. Palmer settled in well in 2016, delivering a point for the team in his rookie year, and team principal Cyril Abiteboul is confident that the young Briton will continue to improve with Hulkenberg keeping him on his toes.

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  • Princess Cristina of Spain Found Not Guilty of Tax Fraud
Princess Cristina of Spain Found Not Guilty of Tax Fraud

Urdangarin and his business partners-there were 18 defendants in total-were accused of embezzling about 6 million euros ($6.4 million) that had been distributed by regional officials for organizing sporting events. On Friday Spain's royal household made no direct comment on the verdicts, simply stating its "absolute respect for the independence of ...

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  • U.S. flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far
U.S. flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far

Indications are that infections are still rising in certain regions of the country, like the Midwest, but declining in others, like the Northwest. He did not have exact numbers on flu cases Banner already has seen this season. "Antivirals are especially important for those at increased risk of complications from influenza, including pregnant women ...

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  • Politics Causes Major Spike In Stress Among Americans
Politics Causes Major Spike In Stress Among Americans

Stress rates have spiked since previous year (wonder why?). Our nation is more stressed now than we have been in the past decade, according to a poll released Wednesday. In January alone, 80 percent of people experienced tension headaches, depression, or feelings of being overwhelmed. 76% of them said that they fear for their future.

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  • Postpartum Depression Signs: Factors That Make New Dads Feel Depression
Postpartum Depression Signs: Factors That Make New Dads Feel Depression

Elevated postnatal depression symptoms were found in 153 individuals or 4.3 per cent of the participants. Overall 8.3 per cent of men reported a history of depression compared with 17.9 per cent of women. Research fellow and the study's author Lisa Underwood of Auckland University said there should be a focus on both the mother and father's ment...

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  • A Cheap Muscular Dystrophy Drug Will Cost US Patients $89000
A Cheap Muscular Dystrophy Drug Will Cost US Patients $89000

The efficacy of Emflaza was demonstrated in a clinical study (n=196) of male patients aged 5-15 years at the start of the trial with documented mutation of the dystrophin gene and onset of weakness before age 5. Patients who get immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids should not be given live or live attenuated vaccines, the FDA warned. FD...

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