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FDA Warns About 'Deadly Risks' Of Taking Kratom For Opioid Addiction

Kratom, a plant grown naturally in countries including Thailand and Malaysia, is widely sold in smoke shops and other locations as a powder that can be used in tea to slow the effects of opioid withdrawal. Gottlieb said the FDA is treating kratom as an unapproved drug and also has taken action against kratom-containing dietary supplements. More than 340 million shipments of kratom reach the USA each year, even though the FDA has seized hundreds more. Read More »

Shooting near CA elementary school leaves three dead, sheriff says

Johnston told local media at least three people are dead, but did not elaborate if any students were among the dead. The shooter was shot & killed by police. The six-year-old child reportedly had two gunshot wounds and another child was reportedly shot in the leg. There are over 100 law enforcement officers at the school with up to five crime scenes . Read More »

McLaren's new one-off, gold-covered 720S supercar


Created as an MSO Bespoke commission, the unique 720S features a Zenith Black paint with a satin finish, gold-colored alloy wheels, a 24-karat gold engine heat shield, as well as gold-colored interior components. The rest of the cabin receives black Alcantara and leather trim, along with a regular carbon-fibre interior upgrade pack. Exclusive? You bet - MSO has even added a plaque on the interior declaring the auto to be "1 of 1", in case the buyer forgets. Read More »

Call for knitters to make hats for babies for American Heart Month


CHF also participates in AHA's Support Network and Little Hats, Big Hearts programs. Participating hospitals include Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina in Beaufort County, along with others around SC and the nation. Organizers recommend cotton or acrylic yarn that is medium to heavy weight and machine washable / dryable. Now, however, the campaign has expanded to more than 40 states. Read More »

Credit Suisse Charged by New York State Department


The agreement with the Department of Financial Services (DFS) settles claims relating to Credit Suisse's voice and electronic FX trading business between 2008 and 2015, according to a press release sent on Tuesday night. This charge will be taken in its fourth quarter 2017 financial results, which will be announced on February 14, 2018. In a statement, Credit Suisse said Monday it was pleased to have reached the settlement, though it didn't admit or deny the allegations. Read More »

Vietnam says fundamental deal reached on trade


The compromise was delayed by last-minute disagreements that prevented the TPP leaders from meeting to endorse a plan on Friday. Talks to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact have effectively collapsed after Canada pulled out. Read More »

Four things to watch: Duke vs. Michigan State


The win is Krzyzewski's 1073rd overall, which is the most-ever for a coach in men's Division I college basketball history behind former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim with 1,005 wins. "In our first two games, there was some stuff that we did out on the court that we didn't see in practice; it just kind of developed out there, and it's due to their instincts once they actually get into the game". Read More »

Senate approves Buhari's $5.5bn foreign loan request


Buhari had asked the upper chamber to approve the borrowing of $2.5 billion to finance the 2017 budget. The Debt Management Office, DMO has repeatedly said it will help the Nigerian economy to rebalance the government's borrowing by paying down some of its domestic debt via an external borrowing to reduce the cost of borrowing and also to give the real sector some elbow room to access badly needed capital at home. Read More »

FDA approves pill with sensor to digitally track medication ingestion


USA regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. Although now approved, Abilify MyCite will carry a warning in its labelling stating that the system has not been shown to improve patient compliance and that it "should not be used to track drug ingestion in "real-time" or during an emergency because detection may be delayed ... Read More »

World's Oldest Wine Found In Georgia


During this era, the latter part of which coincided with the Stone Age, people were beginning to farm, domesticate animals, make polished stone tools, crafts and weaving, researchers said. The jars were most likely for storing wine in these areas as they depicted images of grape clusters and a man dancing. Some of these jars were pretty big - a comparable jar uncovered in a nearby site holds 300 litres (79 gallons), which could have held the contents of 400 wine bottles today. Read More »

Not having meat reduces risk of heart disease by half, says study


The study was presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions conference in Anaheim, California. The researchers identified that of the above discussed five dietary patterns, the plant-based dietary pattern was found to be greatly linked to a 42% reduced risk of incident heart failure over the four years of the study after being adjusted for race, sex, age of patients, and other risk factors. Read More »

Focus on women and diabetes


In 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes, with more attributed to high blood glucose. Dr Ifedayo Odeniyi, an Endocrinologist and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, explains that diabetes is a problem with the body's handling of glucose. Read More »

PDP govs' push for Secondus as chair suffers setback


Though the meeting which started at 5.30 p.m. and stretched till midnight had planned to possibly reduce the number of aspirants from eight to possibly two or three, it failed to achieve the objective. He said, "It is not hidden that prior to the emergence of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee, a generally acceptable zoning of national EXCO positions have been reached; where the national chairmanship was zoned to the South, on the understanding that the next ... Read More »

Buhari endorses el-Rufai's plan to sack 21780 teachers


It is a very serious situation when teachers can not pass their exams. It is a very serious situation when teachers can not pass the examination that they are supposed to teach the children. If you did well, they would tell you that you did well. If you did well they will tell you, you did well, if you didn't do well they never spared the rod. Read More »

Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' cases


If that contaminated water is in droplets that are small enough for people to breathe in, like from a shower, hot tub, decorative fountain, or (as what may have occurred in Disneyland ) an air conditioning cooling unit, then they can contract the respiratory disease. Read More »

Stop using antibiotics on healthy animals - World Health Organization weighs in on resistance debate


When a urine culture is performed, it will indicate not only which bacteria is responsible for the infection, but will also determine which antibiotics will be effective. And where "simple" infections, in the chest or skin or kidney for example, could be deadly. Where they can be bought for human or animal use without a prescription, the emergence and spread of resistance is made worse. Read More »

New blood pressure guidelines released


Ravi Dave, Professor of Medicine at UCLA Health. The new definition will increase the rate of Americans with high blood pressure from about 33 percent to nearly 50 percent, according to Keith Ferdinand, a cardiovascular doctor and guidelines reviewer for the report in which the findings were published. Read More »

Firing in Delhi's Rohini court where One Killed and many injured


The Rohini Bar Association criticised the lack of adequate security arrangements in the court premises. The Rohini Court Bar Association (RCBA) said if the pass system is not implemented at the earliest, they would go on an indefinite strike from November 15 and will not participate in any judicial work. Read More »

Major Fire accident in Annapurna Studios today; No loss of life


The attractive house set that was erected for Manam movie has been used for various other movies. Nagarjuna and other's have reached the Annapurna studios. Manam movie set was totally burnt. Annapurna Studios was established in 1975 by the late veteran actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni . The fire spread in no time and short circuit is expected to be the reason for the fire accident. Read More »

Festival Foods hosting Salvation Army Red Kettles


Bell ringers and the familiar red kettles will be posted outside businesses in the metro area. "It's very important to ring because this is the only fundraiser we have for the whole year, and if we don't have ringers at those kettles, we're missing out", said Debbie Floriano, Dickinson County Kettle Coordinator. Read More »

10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A Fourth Grader

Doctors have been left baffled by why he is so huge and his family in Mexico are facing huge medical bills to keep him healthy. One of the main hypotheses is that the boy could have a disease called Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic condition in which children have an insatiable appetite and weak muscle tone. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty plunge amid investor concerns over government finances, retail inflation data


The markets have been downhill since last week, as Sensex lost nearly 1,000 points from the near-34,000 levels it had attained on back of India's impressive ranking in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report. Both the indices lost nearly a per cent. The rupee opened at 65.38 a dollar and touched a one-month low of 65.39. "Domestic investors turned cautious giving more weight to slowdown in IIP to 3.8%, geopolitical tensions in the Middle-East and continued advancement in crude ... Read More »

Bill Gates personally donates $100 million to Alzheimer's research


Gates is dipping into his own pocket to back the DDF, keeping the investment separate from the $40 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is mainly devoted to diseases affecting the developing world such as malaria and polio. DDF is backed by the government, charity Alzheimer's Research UK and several of the big pharmaceutical firms, including GSK, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, with the goal of finding an ambitious cure for dementia by 2025. Read More »

Men more at risk of rare heart attack after sex


Dr Sumeet Chugh, senior study author and associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute said: "Even though SCA during sexual activity was witnessed by a partner, bystander CPR was performed in only one-third of the cases". Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men. African Americans comprised 7.8 percent of the sudden cardiac arrests in the study, but nearly 19 percent of the sexual ... Read More »

India, Aus, Japan and U.S. discuss cooperation in Indo-Pacific


Indicating the simmering regional tension with China and Beijing's assertiveness over the South China Sea issue, a statement from the Australian Foreign Ministry informed that freedom of navigation figured at the 'Quad.' It said, "upholding the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific and respect for worldwide law, freedom of navigation and overflight; increase (d) connectivity; challenges of countering terrorism and upholding maritime security in the Indo-Pacific" were also discussed. Read More »

SARS Personnel Attached to Rotimi Amechi Attack Gov. Wike's Convoy


After the attack, the Rivers State Governor continued with his inspection of Projects . "Prince Princewill also asked why the attempt by Amaechi, who was driving the auto, to navigate his vehicle out of danger was prevented by two security men from Rivers governor's convoy, who pulled their pistols to shoot him, but when Wike's security men realised that the vehicle that the minister was driving was bullet-proofed, they resorted to hitting the jeep with the butts of their guns and in the ... Read More »

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman Out for Year With Ruptured Achilles


Russell Wilson went into the medical tent to be checked for a concussion after taking a hard hit to the chin. Wilson said after the game, "I wasn't concussed or anything like that". After sitting out for one play, Wilson returned to the field for two more plays before the Seahawks were forced to punt. "I was like, 'Ah, man, it's stuck, '" Wilson said. Read More »