Medicine

US FDA pushing to reduce amount of nicotine in cigarettes

US FDA pushing to reduce amount of nicotine in cigarettes As the agency expects the initiative to bring smoking rates down from the current 15% to 1.4%, the world's leading tobacco companies, already facing heightened pressure from business groups, governments, media and consumers at large, could see demand for their flagship product fall further. [Full Article...]

Bottled water fans are ingesting small pieces of plastic, report says

Bottled water fans are ingesting small pieces of plastic, report says The research was commissioned by Orb Media, a nonprofit journalism organization that has launched several investigations into the impact of plastic particles on consumer health and the eco-system. The researchers and Orb Media both say that the health effects of ingesting microscopic pieces of plastic are unknown. "They have been reported in tap water , beer and many other foods, but I think ... [Full Article...]

Senator Ali Wakili is Dead

Senator Ali Wakili is Dead He said: "I received with rude shock the news of the passing on of my friend, brother, colleague and ally, Distinguished Sen". Senator Wakili was reported to have slumped on Saturday morning at his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja, the nation's capital. [Full Article...]

Kevin Pietersen to not play PSL 2018 matches in Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen to not play PSL 2018 matches in Pakistan In a posting on his Instagram account he said: "I'm super proud of everything!" Last month, Pietersen said the current Pakistan Super League ( PSL ) would be his last appearance in a cricket tournament overseas. His worldwide career ended in 2014 when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) sacked him, saying that then captain Alastair Cook had to be able to trust and rely on the support o... [Full Article...]

Bruce Pearl says Auburn won game for Charles Barkley

Bruce Pearl says Auburn won game for Charles Barkley No. 4 Auburn knew it needed its defense to return to form and for role players to be a factor if it was going to make a run in March. Still, despite an 0-for-6 start, Brown made sure to embody the tried-and-true scorer's motto of "shooters shoot". [Full Article...]

Surveillance video released from Marjory Stoneman Douglas school school tragedy

Surveillance video released from Marjory Stoneman Douglas school school tragedy Phil Keating reported the details on "Outnumbered Overtime" Thursday. Meanwhile, three additional Broward deputies did not enter the campus during the shooting but were waiting outside, with guns drawn, when Coral police officers arrived . [Full Article...]

PM Modi to visit Manipur tomorrow

PM Modi to visit Manipur tomorrow Senior officials of the Union and State Government, and scientists from the country and overseas also attended the inaugural function. The projects will take the development in the State in a new level, he added. He said his government was building infrastructure and working on the mantra "Act East and Act Fast for India's East". "I have always maintained that India's growth story shall never be... [Full Article...]

US, France, Germany join United Kingdom in blaming Russian Federation for spy attack

US, France, Germany join United Kingdom in blaming Russian Federation for spy attack Israel's condemnation comes following condemnations from the leaders of the US, France, and Germany, joining Britain on Thursday in blaming Russian Federation for poisoning a former spy with the nerve agent, calling the attack "the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War". [Full Article...]

'Match Day' a right of passage for medical students

'Match Day' a right of passage for medical students Fifty-three students from the Class of 2018 were matched into residency programs in 13 specialties across 17 different states. While match day is filled with emotion cheers and hugs to celebrate a new milestone - these students say it wasn't an easy road to get to this point. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation will expel British diplomats in poisoning standoff

Russian Federation will expel British diplomats in poisoning standoff President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov asked to expect a Russian response "shortly" to Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats and accused Britain of violating global law and "common sense". Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told The Associated Press that the Salisbury attack was a direct challenge to Europe. Russian Federation denies being the source of the nerve agent,... [Full Article...]

PM arrives to inaugurate Indian Science Congress, received by CM, Guv

PM arrives to inaugurate Indian Science Congress, received by CM, Guv For the first time in its history, it was rescheduled to March 16-March 20 and its venue was moved to the Manipur University after the Osmania University administration said it would not be able to host the event fearing agitations on campus. [Full Article...]

England boss Eddie Jones 'very sorry' after slurs at Wales and Ireland

Also in the video, in relation to Japan U20s losing to their Welsh counterparts 125-0 shortly after he took over as head coach of Japan's senior team in 2012, Jones said: " Wales ". "We were able to as we had injury dispensation with a couple of players so we managed to hold back some more numbers which was good for our preparation". [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak linked to plant stimulant kratom hits Spokane

Salmonella outbreak linked to plant stimulant kratom hits Spokane Kratom - also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak - is a plant used as a dietary supplement in the form of pills, powders, capsules and tea made of ground-up leaves from the plant. Three revealed isolates genetically related to an outbreak strain, while 22 were positive for a non-matching Salmonella or Salmonella and further testing is pending. [Full Article...]

England head coach Eddie Jones apologises for "scummy Irish" comment

England head coach Eddie Jones apologises for Ireland have shown confidence in their team, making just one change to the side that beat Scotland . World Rugby chose to bring in Owens after Marius van der Westhuizen, who had been scheduled to be an assistant, officiated an England training session earlier in the week. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka removes restriction on social media

Sri Lanka removes restriction on social media President Maithripala Sirisena ordered the telecom regulator to lift the ban following talks between the government, led by his Secretary and head of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Austin Fernando and Facebook officials here. "Mobile phones, computers, the Internet and social media were created for the benefit of the human kind and utilising these technologies we can get the knowledg... [Full Article...]

Scientific community must extend its research from labs to land: PM Modi

The Prime Minister will deliver the inaugural address at the 105th session of the ISC at Manipur University. The function will kick off with the arrival of dignitaries from 11:00 A.M. They would directly provide job opportunities to about 2,000 youths in the state, he said. While it has been 4 years for the Narendra Modi-led government to be in power at the centre, the government has on several oc... [Full Article...]

Bhubaneswar ahead in urban governance

Bhubaneswar ahead in urban governance Bhubaneswar: The Odisha capital city has added another feather to its cap as it has been ranked 4 position in the best quality of governance in cities, a study done by the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS)-2017. The survey looked at governance in other countries to explain where Indian metros stand when compared with some mega cities elsewhere. The poor rating of the city in t... [Full Article...]

Jay Shah defamation case: SC stalls proceedings against website journo

Jay Shah defamation case: SC stalls proceedings against website journo He said , "A promising day for media freedom, Supreme Court restrains further proceedings in Jay Shah criminal defamation case against The Wire ". What they write sometimes amounts to serious contempt of court. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed the trial court in Ahmedabad - where charges against four of The Wire's editors, its ombudsman and independent reporter Rohini Singh wer... [Full Article...]

Percoco Corruption Trial Spurs Talk Of Reform In Albany

Percoco Corruption Trial Spurs Talk Of Reform In Albany Cuomo used the "third son" as his henchman to strong-arm legislators and businesses into doing whatever he needed, and today's verdict paints that picture clearly". The governor's political opponents scoffed at his explanation. Critics have called for changes, including legislative reform and more oversight by Cuomo. [Full Article...]

Do you live in one of the healthiest Maryland counties?

Do you live in one of the healthiest Maryland counties? The County Health Rankings reveal that 4 percent of children in Carver County live in poverty, with rates are higher among racial and ethnic groups. "I am glad we are heading in the right direction", Reed said. Carver County Public Health supports various initiatives or programs meant to expand health equity, where all persons have the opportunities to reach their full health potential. [Full Article...]


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