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United States opioid crisis: Mussels off Seattle found with oxycodone in their system

United States opioid crisis: Mussels off Seattle found with oxycodone in their system

Melphalan was present at "levels where we might want to look at biological impacts", scientist Andy James of the Puget Sound Institute said in a statement. "It's likely coming from wastewater treatm...

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Sleeping In On The Weekend Is Good For Your Health, Study Says

Sleeping In On The Weekend Is Good For Your Health, Study Says

In the study data from 38,000 adults was used from a lifestyle and medical survey in 1997, whose fates were followed up in 2010 on a national death register. That, Åkerstedt said, was perhaps because ...

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Lung cancer hits young US women harder than men

Lung cancer hits young US women harder than men

But the risk for adenocarcinoma, a common type of the disease, drops more slowly than that for other types of lung cancer . In fact, up to 20 percent of women who get lung cancer are non-smokers an...

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Smoking can be unsafe for your leg muscles: study suggests

Smoking can be unsafe for your leg muscles: study suggests

This is why a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have made a decision to test some of these smoking cessation methods and see which one actually works. Although there are many m...

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Trump leaves open possibility of Jun 12 Singapore summit with North Korea

Trump leaves open possibility of Jun 12 Singapore summit with North Korea

In a letter for Kim Jong Un , Trump wrote: "I was very much looking forward to being there with you". The White House even unveiled a commemorative coin with the profiles of Trump and Kim to herald t...

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Increased carbon dioxide may make rice less nutritious

Increased carbon dioxide may make rice less nutritious

A study published this week in the journal Science Advances specifically focuses on rice , which under higher carbon dioxide concentrations experiences a reduction in iron, zinc, protein, and v...

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Couples who eat seafood have more sex and get pregnant faster

Couples who eat seafood have more sex and get pregnant faster

Participants recorded their seafood intake and sexual activity in daily journals. By the end of the year, 92 per cent of those who ate more than two portions of seafood a week had achieved a pregna...

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No amount of bacon, alcohol is safe, World Cancer Research Fund finds

No amount of bacon, alcohol is safe, World Cancer Research Fund finds

Caroline Cerny, the lead of the Obesity Health Alliance comprised of over 40 health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups, said carrying excess weight cannot only raise the risk of cancer,...

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North Korea talks off as Kim Jong Un shows true colors

North Korea talks off as Kim Jong Un shows true colors

USA president Donald Trump called-off the much-anticipated summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday citing "anger and open hostility". "It appears that (the North) remains ho...

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Nipah virus: Dont travel to Kozhikode, Kannur; TN, Kerala govt on alert

Nipah virus: Dont travel to Kozhikode, Kannur; TN, Kerala govt on alert

Indian health officials were checking on Wednesday if a rare, brain-damaging virus had spread to a second state after two suspected cases reported in southern Karnataka, as the death toll in adjacen...

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Teething gels pose 'serious risk' to babies, FDA warns

Teething gels pose 'serious risk' to babies, FDA warns

In addition to warning consumers this week, the FDA sent a letter (pdf) to companies that sell these products, request that they discontinue any lines marketed for teething relief. According to th...

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How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

In fact, the study proved that even those who did not really get their daily quota of sleep could regain all the benefits of sleep with extended shut eye in the weekend, up to eight hours or more....

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Hang Kang Fails to Win 2nd Man Booker Prize

Hang Kang Fails to Win 2nd Man Booker Prize

Her novel is a combination of tales of modern day travel with the story of a 17 century anatomist who performed dissection on his amputated leg. Olga Tokarczuk , one of Poland's best-known authors ...

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The US-North Korea summit falls victim to bipolar rhetoric

The US-North Korea summit falls victim to bipolar rhetoric

For a good analysis of just how complicated the Korean security situation can be, there's " A comprehensive history of North Korea's nuclear program ", just published by Siegfried Hecker, Robert Carli...

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President Trump can't block critics on Twitter, federal judge rules

President Trump can't block critics on Twitter, federal judge rules

A uniquely 21st-century constitutional question received a satisfying answer today from a federal judge: President Trump can not block people on Twitter , as it constitutes a violation of the...

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Contentious 'Right to Try' bill heads to Trump's desk for signature

Contentious 'Right to Try' bill heads to Trump's desk for signature

The House had in March written its own version of the bill, which would have required a fresh vote in the Senate . The Senate Democrats forced the Judiciary committee to vote on the Extreme Risk Pr...

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Eagles: Attending White House Visit Will Be an 'Individual Decision'

Eagles: Attending White House Visit Will Be an 'Individual Decision'

I feel that I've made really good strides both mentally and physically. "It's a great honor", Pederson said. "We're still working through some logistics right now, so we don't have all the details t...

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Egypt continues to crack down on journalists and bloggers in 2018

Egypt continues to crack down on journalists and bloggers in 2018

In December, he wrote on Facebook that Twitter had suspended his account without providing an explanation. Abbas' Twitter account was suspended previous year as President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi's...

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Explosions Heard Near Iranian Facility South of Damascus in Syria

Explosions Heard Near Iranian Facility South of Damascus in Syria

The Russian envoy said: "This is a very complex matter, because these measures must be implemented collectively, and start in parallel with a stabilizing process, because the military part is nearing ...

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Oil reclaims new multiyear highs as USA adds to sanctions on Venezuela

Oil reclaims new multiyear highs as USA adds to sanctions on Venezuela

The US also toughened its stance on Iran and made a list of sweeping demands that could further curb the country's crude oil exports and boost oil prices . While other large importers are all adv...

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Ryanair annual profits soar 10% despite €50m pilot rota blunder

Ryanair annual profits soar 10% despite €50m pilot rota blunder

Ryanair has since started work on union recognition for the first time in its history - agreeing deals with pilots' unions in the United Kingdom and Italy - and has agreed new five-year pay dea...

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Substitute teacher with 'lust for life' among Texas school shooting victims

Substitute teacher with 'lust for life' among Texas school shooting victims

Her host mother Joleen Cogburn said, "On Mother's Day, Sabika gave me this prayer shawl and the people of Pakistan hand made it for me for Mother's Day just to show how much they love us". He adde...

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GE to Merge Rail Division With Wabtec in $11 Billion Deal

GE to Merge Rail Division With Wabtec in $11 Billion Deal

A deal that values the combined entity at over $20 billion could be announced early this week, said sources, asking to remain unidentified due to the negotiations being confidential. The deal structur...

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Crowdfunded 3D headphone startup Ossic closes its doors

Crowdfunded 3D headphone startup Ossic closes its doors

It promised to do for audio what VR is doing for visuals. The Ossic X headphones were created to offer a 360-degree sound space that accounts for the listener's anatomy and head position to mimic ...

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Steph Curry's Mom Puts Him On Blast After His In-Game Profanity

Steph Curry's Mom Puts Him On Blast After His In-Game Profanity

He said the moment got the best of him. 'All it takes is one, ' Kerr said. Even with the July 2016 arrival of Kevin Durant , Curry's long-distance shooting has been the signature of this hugely s...

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Funeral for first shooting victim held

Funeral for first shooting victim held

Pakistani ambassador to the US, Aizaz Chaudhry expressed his heartfelt condolences for the victims of the tragic incident. It was the latest school shooting to rock the U.S., and came just three mon...

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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle They Got Hitched and it was Awesome!!!

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle They Got Hitched and it was Awesome!!!

Meghan changed into a Stella McCartney dress for her wedding reception at Frogmore House. Harry and Meghan's lemon elderflower wedding cake, which was made by London's Violet Bakery's Claire Ptak ,...

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Chris Evans Was Almost in 'Deadpool 2' Post-Credits Scene

Chris Evans Was Almost in 'Deadpool 2' Post-Credits Scene

Paul added: "There's even a draft of that scene where we back it up even more where he's standing over baby Hitler and says, 'God, that is a toughie.' He finds a Sharpie and draws a moustache on the ...

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

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

MSNBC's " All in With Chris Hayes " aired footage Thursday night of the Microsoft founder speaking at a Gates Foundation event, telling the crowd about two meetings he had with Trump, one at Tr...

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USA approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

USA approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

Developed by Novartis and Amgen, Aimovig will go on sale in the United States within a week at a cost of $575 for a once-a-month self-administered injection, according to one of the companies. After s...

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Fears mount as Ebola reported in DR Congo city

Fears mount as Ebola reported in DR Congo city

Until now, the cases and deaths were reported from the rural Bikoro health zone, almost 150 kilometers from Mbandaka, allowing authorities to attempt ring-fencing vaccinations in the the affected area...

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CDC warns about parasite in hotel pools

CDC warns about parasite in hotel pools

The leading pathogens in these reported cases were Cryptosporidium , Legionella , and Pseudomonas . Cryptosporidium (also known as "Crypto"), Pseudomonas , and Legionella caused most of the...

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Delhi cops to quiz CM Kejriwal in assault case

Delhi cops to quiz CM Kejriwal in assault case

However, he requested a change in time pertaining to prior commitments. "In the event such timing is not convenient to you due to official exigencies, kindly intimate an alternate time". Kejriwal, h...

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Tick season arrives in Manitoba, officials warn

Tick season arrives in Manitoba, officials warn

Early symptoms usually occur within the first 30 days of being bitten, which include fever, chills, headache, stiff neck, fatigue, muscle and joint pains and a circular rash, known as a bull's eye. If...

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FDA approves first nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

FDA approves first nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

Opioid withdrawal incorporates indications for example - uneasiness, unsettling, rest issues, muscle hurts, runny nose, sweating, sickness, spewing, loose bowels and medication wanting - that happens ...

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The Lizards With Lime-Green Blood

The Lizards With Lime-Green Blood

But in a new Science Advances study , a team of biologists reveal that they've uncovered the evolutionary history of the skinks' green blood, which may offer some clues into how we can use it too...

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Cognitive decline in dementia is not reduced by high-intensity exercise

Cognitive decline in dementia is not reduced by high-intensity exercise

Prof Martin Rossor, professor of clinical neurology at University College London , said the evidence showed that exercise for people living with well-established dementia may be of limited value. The...

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Meghan Markle As Popular As Prince Charles (ie Not Very)

Meghan Markle As Popular As Prince Charles (ie Not Very)

There's also Florence van Cutsem , another of Harry's goddaughters, who is three years old. She's the daughter of Alice van Cutsem and Major Nicholas van Cutsem . "Harry spent a lot of time with...

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More than 1/3 of Portuguese have high blood pressure

More than 1/3 of Portuguese have high blood pressure

At the same time, because, hypertension that can pose a noteworthy risk of heart disease and stroke, which can be, although, controlled. When you have high blood pressure, you are likely to get effe...

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Nigeria remains 47th in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Nigeria remains 47th in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

This month's rankings were revealed on Thursday, with virtually no global action having taken place over the last four weeks. The world ranking is still topped by Germany, the 2017 "Team of the Year...

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