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Federal appeals court rules for fired transgender funeral director

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Stephens, a transgender woman who formerly worked for a funeral home in Detroit, was unlawfully discriminated against based on her gender, the court ruled. "That could be a religious belief that someone has, but at this same time most people understand that it's wrong to decriminalize, and it's wrong to fire someone from their job that they're doing perfectly well just because they're transgender". Read More »

Babies who look like their dads end up healthier

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Researchers at Binghamton University in NY found that fathers are more likely to spend more time with their newborns if they look like them, and that attention from dads, specifically, can have long-term benefits. "Fathers are important in raising a child, and it manifests itself in the health of the child", co-author and State University of NY professor Solomon Polachek told the Wall Street Journal . Read More »

12 more flu deaths reported bringing season's total to 276

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And the proportion of outpatient visits for flu-like illness in Georgia during the same period dipped to 6.5 percent, from 11.9 percent. DHEC says the flu shot is the best protection against the flu. The flu season typically peaks around the end of one calendar year and the beginning of the next, Cabaj said. Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and Southeastern Regional Hospital restricted visitors in late January because of the flu. Read More »

Countries to Sign Trans Pacific Trade Deal in Chile

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The People's Democratic Movement party of Chile said via Twitter the trade deal will be disastrous for small and medium-sized businesses and will give disproportionate power to multinational corporations that can, under the soon to be signed accord, sue individual member states in global courts. Read More »

SLO County school districts prepare for student walkouts to protest gun violence

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For school administrators, they say their chief concern is the safety and security of their students at the event, and politics aside it's what the students can learn. "It's a really political issue and we as students are willing to take on the challenge ourselves and as long as the administration isn't overly punitive, we are fine with them staying neutral". Read More »

Senate receives report to grant Nigerian Financial Intelligence

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Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Crimes, Mr. Oladele Kayode, said that the powers of the EFCC would be whittled down when the NFIU law becomes operational. "It is important that we consider the report tomorrow so that Nigeria will be out of the suspension and be counted among the comity of nations in the EGMONT Group, " he added. Read More »

Wasted: Truck driver spills 60000 bottles of beer in Florida

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There were plenty of open containers on a Florida interstate highway Wednesday morning. A semi spilling 60,000 pounds of cans onto a Florida highway prompted a hilarious tweet by Busch beer. Powell was cited for careless driving . Powell walked away with minor injuries, but the beer he was delivering won't be making it to its intended destination. Read More »

Guns have no place in schools

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Because the Senate amended the bill, it now goes back to the House for approval. The issue of arming teachers has been a major point of contention in debate over the bill. Scott also opposes arming teachers. "Obviously, this amendment (to exclude some staff members from being allowed to be armed) is a step in the right direction", she said. Read More »

Pa. says its bad flu-season has 'peaked'

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Simpson said cases of the "bad" flu - the Influenza A virus subtype H3N2 - are decreasing but cases of Influenza B are on the rise, accounting for approximately 60 percent of all cases statewide. Deaths from the flu or pneumonia are going down, too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of Americans with influenza-like illness dropped from 7.4 percent in early February to 5 percent. Read More »

ER visits for opioid overdose up 30%, CDC study finds

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New federal data show that IL emergency rooms saw a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits past year. That's not to say they're the sole region affected by the opioid epidemic. "It does not respect state or county lines and is still increasing in every region in the United States". The next most afflicted region is the West (40%), followed by the Northeast (21%), Southwest (20%) and Southeast (14%). Read More »

Tiger Brands amplify testing for #Listeria

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This enables bodies such as the National Consumer Commission and the departments of Health, Trade and Industry and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to take action against Tiger Brands. Rhodes Food, RCL Foods and Astral Foods each have less than five per cent. Lawrence McDougall, the CEO of Tiger Brands, said there was no direct link between the deaths and its cold meat products. Read More »

This Player's NFL Draft Stock Is Tanking

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Bryan blazed a 1.68 10-yard split. Mata'afa managed only 31.5 inches in the vertical, 9 feet in the broad jump and 7.24 in the three-cone - not bad numbers, but not what evaluators were hoping for. Nickerson came up lame after his forty and that is truly a shame. I believe in that. Many can say the same for Isiah Oliver (Colorado). His stock is on the rise after an impressive Combine where he measured in at 6-feet tall and clocked a time of 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Read More »

Opioid Overdose Patients Causing Spike In ER Visits

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The American opioid epidemic claimed more than 64,000 lives in 2016 alone. On the other side of the debate, the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a position paper (. Half of the 16 states saw "significant" increases - of 25 percent or greater - overdose visits during that time period. The CDC also used a second data set, the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), which covers 60% of emergency departments in 45 states, to look at regional changes. Read More »

US Secretary of State to make first tour to five African nations

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In particular, he plans to discuss ways that the United State and Africa can work to counter terrorism, advance peace and security, promote good governance, and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment. Similarly, a development economist, Odilim Enwegbara, stated that although Nigeria's debt to Gross Domestic Product ratio was better than those of peer African countries, the country's problem was in the utilisation of the proceeds of debt. Read More »

Man in Hyderabad slashes wrist of son addicted to mobile

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Mohammed Qayyum Qureshi (45) is an electrician by profession and lives with his wife and four children. Khalid reportedly revolted against his father and even bitten his hand. "The victim, who works for a cable operator, had recently bought a smart phone and continuously watched films on it despite his father warning him against it". Read More »

Britain needs to go on a diet, health officials warn

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We also need clear guidance from government on what will happen if the food industry fails to comply, as it is vital that the industry is given a level-playing field and all companies, both retail and out of home, fully co-operate. The programme "challenges" manufacturers to cut calories in products that contribute significantly to children's intake of calories. "They are also more likely to become overweight or obese adults, increasing their risk of type 2 diabetes , heart disease , ... Read More »

Nirav Modi's firm moves Delhi HC against ED proceedings

On the NSE, the stock fell to a 52-week low of Rs 18.30. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had later filed an FIR on complaint from the private sector bank. Our intention is to get the information from these two banks. The judge, while remanding them in judicial custody, said they should be provided necessary medical help. Read More »

127 million year old baby bird fossil sheds light on avian evolution

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Composed of an nearly complete skeleton, the specimen is one of the smallest Mesozoic avian fossils ever discovered. A almost complete skeleton of a baby bird that died shortly after birth shows scientists the nuances of millions of years of evolution during the Mesozoic era, according to a new paper in Nature Communications . Read More »

Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Exposed To Toxic Chemicals

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Mark Rubinstein, the lead author of the study, said "the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is not harmless water vapor, but actually contains some of the same toxic chemicals found in smoke from traditional cigarettes". The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health grant numbers R21DA040718, P50 CA180890, P30 DA012393, S10 RR026437 and TRDRP 24XT-0007. Test analysing the teens' pee and spit samples revealed traces of several chemicals linked to cancer , including acrylamide - found ... Read More »

Netflix Bulks Up Parental Controls With New Features

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While it's nice to see improved parental controls, The Verge notes that this announcement may be coming because Disney is expected to launch its own streaming service, likely with strong parental controls to fit the brand. Furthermore, Netflix will also "begin displaying more prominently" the maturity level rating for a given piece of content, allowing parents and kids alike to quickly determine whether or not the show or movie will be appropriate before it begins. Read More »

Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more kids to hospitals

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Kane wrote. The youngest kids typically found parents' medications or illicit drugs and used them out of curiosity, said Dr. Jason Kane , the lead author and an associate pediatrics professor at the University of Chicago and Comer Children's Hospital. Read More »

Jacinda Ardern arrives in Niue to family welcome

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Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa is sick of answering questions about China's growing influence in his country and says there's no hidden strings or agendas. "In some respects, I don't care whether you're skeptical or not". Niue had done very well out of tourism because of that investment, he said. "The impact of Cyclone Gita has been felt across the region, including in New Zealand, and the government is committed to helping communities at home and in the Pacific recover as quickly as ... Read More »

The Oscars Finally Had Its #MeToo & Time's Up Moment

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While there wasn't an unofficial all-black dress code like there was at the Golden Globes, the Oscars had no shortage of celebrities speaking out in favor of the Time's Up movement that has swept Hollywood. The reactions on Twitter show how crucial the moment was. Judd's accusations against the Hollywood mogul helped form the basis for The New York Times' bombshell investigation into the decades of alleged sexual harassment against Weinstein. Read More »