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Opioid overdoses spike 30 percent across nation — CDC report

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First - news about opioid overdoses. The Midwest has been the hardest hit, with an overall 70 percent increase in overdose treatment rates in emergency rooms, the data showed. "There's been a lot of talk from Congress and from the administration and a recognition that we need to do something about this problem. Be that as it may, nothing yet has happened". Read More »

Food Lover's Market group recalls products after listeriosis announcement

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The Food Lover's Market group says it has initiated an immediate nationwide recall of all Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken processed meats, following the announcement on the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi had said on Sunday the outbreak had been traced to a Tiger Brands factory in the northern city of Polokwane. "The food served to over nine million learners daily as part of the NSNP is safe and excludes these types of meat products", the ... Read More »

Study Identifies Five Types of Diabetes, Not Just Two

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Specialists said the study was a messenger without bounds of diabetes mind yet changes to treatment would not be quick. Severe Autoimmune Diabetes largely overlapped with the current Type 1 diagnosis. This is a valuable study that suggests the diagnosis of diabetes may not be as simple as just types 1 and 2. Stemming from the All New Diabetics in Scania cohort, 8,980 Swedish patients newly diagnosed with diabetes were included in the hierarchical clustering. Read More »

China delays USA bid to blacklist ships, firms over N Korea

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State media has also hit back at Washington , reiterating the North's long-held assertion that the USA used biological and chemical weapons against civilians during the Korean War. During the closing ceremony for the recently concluded Olympics in South Korea, the office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced that a North Korean delegate to the Olympics said his country is willing to hold talks with the U.S. Read More »

North Korea arming Syria with chemical weapons

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William Newcomb, chairman of the United Nations panel of experts on North Korea from 2011 to 2014, said the report was "an important breakthrough". North Korean scientists visited Syria in 2016 and 2017, after the chemical weapons supplies had been sent to the war-torn country. A United Nations chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of ... Read More »

Texas transgender wrestler competes in state tournament

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However, he completes in the girl's division because Texas public high schools require athletes to go by the sex on their birth certificate. A lawsuit was filed against the University Interscholastic League to keep him from competing in the girls' division, but it was unsuccessful. Read More »

Transgender boy wins girls' state wrestling title for second time

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Mack Beggs , 18, points to his chest after defeating Chelsea Sanchez during the Texas girls 6A wrestling championship in the 110-pound weight class on February 24. Many parents have been outraged to see their daughters wrestling someone who, effectively, has the strength of a young man. "It's a statement to other kids that you can do this, and that you can do anything you want to do", she said. Read More »

Marcus Peters requested trade after playoff loss

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Details of the trade, which won't be processed until the start of the new league year on March 14, have yet to be disclosed. Peters, a two-time Pro Bowler who was named first-team All-Pro in 2016, has compiled an NFL-leading 19 interceptions since being drafted 18th overall three years ago. Read More »

Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians

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Members of the American delegation were visiting a Palestinian Authority polling firm Thursday, AFP reported , when anti-US protesters gathered outside. "We will present it when it is done and the time is right". Abbas said the principle of two-states living side-by-side with full sovereignty must be preserved, but he said the USA has not clarified whether it is for a two-state or a one-state solution. Read More »

Louisville must vacate title, wins; pay fine

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University of Louisville interim President Dr. Greg Postel speaks to the media during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. We brought in some of the best legal minds in the country, including the nation's top litigator, who helped develop and argue our case. "The pain this decision has created for our fans and our players were not involved in the events in question is perhaps the most regretful result of this determination", Postel said. Read More »

Asian herb kratom suspected as source of salmonella outbreak

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Kratom is an unregulated supplement that people use as an opioid substitute and a stimulant. The kratom plant's leaves can be made into a tea, chewed, smoked or ingested in pill form. No manufacturer, brand or supplier of kratom-containing products has been named in relation to this outbreak as of yet, but the FDA and CDC are working to identify the source. Read More »

Best moments from the 2018 Olympics

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It's a long way from where they were four years ago. "But it was something not meant to be". "I have kind of spoken out a lot, and I'd like to do something positive and not just stay at home". The other jumps require only three revolutions. American figure skater Mirai Nagasu just made Winter Olympics history with what was, technically speaking, one of the coolest tricks we've seen at the Games in over a decade. Read More »

Warnings still in effect for Fiji after Gita

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The Category 4 tropical storm struck the country overnight, lifting roofs off homes and knocking down power lines and trees. "I could see the people across the road, their roof was flapping around the house, it was trying to disintegrate". Read More »

Massachusetts confirms first child death from flu this year

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Nationally, 10 more flu-related deaths were reported in children as of that week, bringing the total number of kids who have died of flu-related causes to 63 for the season, which began in October. "Everyone has to do their part", Sini said. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. You just don't want to go unprotected. Panelist Yonatan Grad, MD, also of Harvard, said that a flu vaccine that can "elicit strong immune responses" continues to be one of the challenges. Read More »

T20 tri-series 4th Match: Williamson, Guptill take down England in Wellington

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With today's 82-run partnership, the duo of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson have scored a total partnership runs of 1,129, the second most by any pair in the T20 format. The leg-spinner's next delivery accounted for Colin de Grandhomme, but this time he had Chris Jordan's flawless fielding to thank rather than mere good fortune. Read More »

Fake doctor in India may have infected 21 people with HIV

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The committee held screening camps in which it was discovered that in the name of cheap treatment, a person had used a common syringe. A criminal case was filed against the quack, identified as Rajendra Kumar, on Tuesday. "So we're mapping truck drivers who come there and offer treatment to them", Sidharth Nath Singh told ANI. The therapy involves a combination of anti-retroviral drugs to suppress HIV and stop its progression. Read More »

John Mahoney, who played Frasier's Martin Crane, dies aged 77

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Tributes have begun rolling in across various social media platforms from fellow actors and film industry titans, remembering his great work in television, cinema and theatre. In 1986, Mahoney won a Tony Award for Best Actor in " The House of Blue Leaves ". He served in the USA army for three years before becoming a citizen and receiving a bachelor's degree from Quincy College in IL. Read More »

Leicester players will welcome Mahrez

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They are no longer afraid to spend a substantial amount of cash on players who have the calibre to enhance the quality of their squad. "And, at the moment, they haven't got their player as he's decided he doesn't want to be part of things for the meantime". Read More »