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FDA Advances Plan To Slash Nicotine In Cigarettes

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement that cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans every single year. The agency is seeking to determine a level of nicotine in cigarettes and other tobacco products that would be minimally addictive or nonaddictive, according to a draft proposal. Read More »

CLEMENCY DENIED: 'Stocking Strangler' convicted serial killer set for execution

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Gary was sentenced to death in 1986 for the rapes and murders of Florence Scheible, Martha Thurmond and Kathleen Woodruff. The 67 year old inmate is scheduled to be put to death Thursday night at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia. That's significant, Gary's lawyers assert, because the woman had dramatically identified Gary as her attacker during his trial, and the prosecution relied heavily on her testimony. Read More »

Ladies, start working out!Physically-fit women are less likely to develop dementia

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Researchers monitored 191 women with an average age of 50 as they pedalled on an exercise bike until they were exhausted. Dr David Reynolds, from Alzheimer's Research UK, said: "While studies like this can't definitively show cause and effect, it adds to research suggesting that middle age is the key time for people to take steps to promote their brain health". Read More »

Why Senators Earn N13.5m Monthly Running Cost - Senate

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In the current edition of The News magazine, Senator Shehu Sani made a disclosure which has serious implications for public accountability in Nigeria. The breakdown of the National Assembly's annual budgets is not made public in spite of Nigerian's demand for transparency. Last year, the legislators also illegally purchased exotic cars of N4.7 billion for themselves when workers were owed arrears of salaries and the masses were groaning under a recession caused by the profligacy and ... Read More »

Upstate woman who gouged out eyes tells magazine 'Life's more handsome now'

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Following the incident, she left school and her job because she felt she was betrayed by the friend who gave her the laced substance. "I'd rather be blind than dependent on drugs", she said. "I don't know how I came to that conclusion, but I felt it was, without doubt, the right, rational thing to do immediately". "Be very, very careful of any (illegal) drug you get because you never know what you're going to get in it", Tompkins said. Read More »

Bafana Have Moved Up In The FIFA Rankings

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Bafana, who are set to play in a four nations tournament in the upcoming worldwide week, have moved up one place on the world rankings into 76th. The list saw a decline for two of Egypt's competitors in the upcoming World Cup as Saudi Arabia fell to 69th position, so did Russian Federation as they went two places down to be in 62nd place, while Uruguay have not moved from the 22nd place. Read More »

Health officials issue measles alert at Newark Liberty Airport

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The individual, a young child, was infectious on that day and may have traveled to other areas of the airport. According to a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services, an individual returned from traveling overseas March 6 and was contagious upon entering MI. Read More »

Rally races back for a fourth instalment

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BigBen Interactive says that V-Rally 4 will remain faithful to the series' identity, and will "strike a flawless balance between sensation, presentation, and simulation", while "offering the best graphics and gameplay the latest technology can support". Read More »

The key drivers behind USA healthcare spending may surprise you

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In 2016, the United States spent almost two times more than other high-income countries on healthcare. While it's been said that Americans use more medical services than peer countries, leading to higher costs, the study found salaries of physicians, as well as higher pharmaceutical prices play a significant roles in health care costs. Read More »

SC throws out all interveners in Ayodhya dispute

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Though the attempt at intervention was rejected, the top court revived Swamy's original petition where he sought his fundamental right to pray at the Ram temple on the disputed site in Ayodhya . The apex court had also directed its registry to provide copies of video cassettes, which were part of HC records, to parties on actual cost. He said that "a mosque remains a mosque" and the land where the structure was there belongs to the "Allah" even after the demolition. Read More »

Global Vials Primary Packaging Market 2018 : Industry Share, Forecast to 2023

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Furthermore, the research study is segmented by Application such as , & Other with historical and projected market share and compounded annual growth rate. Marketing Trader or Distributor Analysis of Flexible Packaging Films Market Report and Forecast to 2022 . - Study about the Packaging and Protective Packaging market strategies by leading Industries. Read More »

House rejects experimental drug bill

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Mike Pence, now vice president, as Pence signed state legislation reducing restrictions. After the vote, Republicans blasted Democrats for preventing the bill from moving forward. But the agency would no longer have a supervisory role over people who use the bill's "alternative pathway" to obtaining the treatments through their doctors and drug companies. Read More »

Annual county health rankings released

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Sherburne County jumped seven spots to 13th from 21st. "In the first years, we have brought the rate to even with the state level, with the program participants being recruited from patients flagged as having risk factors in their health records for preterm delivery". Read More »

Quit smoking to avoid deadly house fires

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They examined the effects of smoking status (current, former and never smokers), the number of cigarettes smoked per day, and the duration of smoking cessation on the extent of hearing loss. "E-cigarettes are also particularly effective when combined with support from pharmacies and people who choose this route have some of the highest quitting success rates". Read More »

YouTube Collaborates With Wikipedia To Combat Fake News

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YouTube will determine what exactly qualifies as a conspiracy, she said , based on a list of conspiracy theories on the Internet, such as arguments that NASA faked the 1969 moon landing. How well YouTube's "information cues" work in practice remains to be seen. Essentially, these "information cues" will be small cards that appear directl below videos in the YouTube app. Read More »

Large gaping hole discovered in Irish man's brain

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Brown also said the condition is found in almost 100 per cent of cases after brain surgery. "He was otherwise fit and well, independent with physical activities of daily living. In the patient's case, the condition was facilitated by an osteotoma, a benign bone tumor, which erodes his sinuses. In this man's case, the air cavity formed in his brain measured 3.5 inches at its longest point, which is enormous. Read More »

Nepal's first female president wins second term

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Nepal held elections for its national parliament and provincial assemblies in November and December past year. The Federal parliament was formed after the completion of House of Representatives and Province Assembly elections in December. President Bhandari, who was involved in politics from her college days, rose to prominence following the death of her husband in a jeep accident in Dasdhunga, Chitwan, in 1993. Read More »

Barbershops a prime location for blood pressure interventions among black men

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By contrast, men who interacted with their barber and a pharmacist saw their systolic blood pressure drop from 153 mm Hg at the start of the study to 126 mm Hg after six months, along with a drop in diastolic blood pressure of 18 mm Hg. Victor et al. noted one of the limitations of their study is pharmacists targeted blood pressure below 130/80 mm Hg, while primary care providers for control-group participants may have used an in-office goal of 140/90. Read More »

Lead exposure increases risk for premature deaths & cardiovascular diseases

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Canadian scientists studied over 14-thousand older adults exposed to lead-based paints or other products before they were banned. Persistent, low-level exposure to lead over decades is statistically linked to some 400,000 premature deaths in the United States each year, far more than previously thought, researchers said Monday. Read More »

CDC says missing worker wasn't passed over for a promotion

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A reward for information on the case increased to $15,000. Police said late last month that Cunningham had been disappointed about being passed over for a promotion. Cunningham is an epidemiologist at the Atlanta-based federal agency. "He tells the supervisor that he's not feeling particularly well", Atlanta police Maj. Read More »

Major markets to remain shut today to protest against sealing drive

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The sealing drive - being carried out by the three BJP-led city municipal corporations under the guidance of the Monitoring Committee - has been launched against the business establishments using residential properties for commercial purposes and the ones which have not paid conversion charges. Read More »

PM sets 2025 deadline for TB-Free India

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The Prime Minister said front-line workers played a crucial role in TB elimination along with the people who had demonstrated great courage in defeating this disease. He criticised the past TB eradication program while saying, "The pace of with which the program to eradicate TB in the nation was moving forward earlier, it would have taken us another 40 years to achieve it". Read More »

Positive hiring climate expected for Windsor area

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IN employers expect to hire at what ManpowerGroup describes as "a confident pace" in April, May and June, according to survey results released today. The strongest labour market is anticipated by Wholesale & Retail Trade sector employers with a Net Employment Outlook of +21%. Meanwhile, the outlook for small employers remains relatively stable, but large employers report a decline of five percentage points. Read More »

Regeneron and Sanofi's Praluent successful in large-scale cardiovascular outcomes study

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Praluent is part of a relatively new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors which can dramatically lower cholesterol, and may work even better than statins, the traditional first line of treatment. "Sanofi and Regeneron have launched a new initiative that will expand access to their drug Praluent in the U.S.". This appears to be the main driver behind their plan to discount the medication for high-risk patients. Read More »

Pressure grows for inquiry into Telford child sex abuse claims

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An investigation by the Sunday Mirror gathered allegations of abuse in the Shropshire town said to include cases involving girls as young as 11 who were drugged, beaten and raped. In 2000, 16-year-old Lucy Lowe was murdered along with her mother and 17-year-old sister. Becky Watson was killed in an unexplained auto accident when she was 13. Read More »

Genes play a role in empathy, says study

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In a new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry , the Cambridge team, working with the genetics company 23andMe and a team of global scientists, report the results of the largest genetic study of empathy using information from more than 46,000 23andMe customers. Read More »

This is what made Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma fall for each other

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The sunkissed picture also spotlights Anushka Sharma's much-talked-about wedding ring . As a proof, the pic shared by Anushka got close to 1.9 Million likes which shows the kind of attention the star couple has gained among netizens. Besides Virushka , cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech's love pad is on the 29th floor of this upscale project. He was quoted as saying, "My wife has been keeping me motivated throughout, and she deserves a lot of credit for this". Read More »

Serena Williams Is Launching a Beauty Line

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So, I'm going to wait and see what happens. However, in the time when play was possible Spaniard Fernando Verdasco used his powerful serve to upset third seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3. "You know, we can always stay in the tournament longer if the both of us are in the tournament", Serena said. The crowd's treatment led to a 14-year boycott by the sisters, which Serena finally ended in 2015. Read More »

The Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Stake Decreased by Covenant Asset Management LLC

First Long Island Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. It has outperformed by 32.09% the S&P500. Torray Llc increased Cisco Systems (CSCO) stake by 2.03% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management Lp increased Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) stake by 16,061 shares to 129,859 valued at $7.04M in 2017Q3. Read More »