Health

Ups the risk of dementia and stroke

Daily consumption of "diet" drinks containing synthetic sweeteners may be linked to an increased risk of stroke or suffering from dementia, according to a U.S. Now, because this was an observational study-meaning it identifies trends over time-it can't definitely prove that artificial sweeteners somehow cause dementia or stroke . [Full Article...]

Cycling to work 'almost halves risk of cancer and heart disease'

Cycling to work 'almost halves risk of cancer and heart disease' Experts behind the research, which studied 264,337 people, are now calling for a "change" in policy, such as building more cycle lanes, to prevent long-term illnesses. We then grouped our commuters into five categories: non-active (car/public transport); walking only; cycling (including some who also walked); mixed-mode walking (walking plus non-active); and mixed-mode cycling (cycling plus non-ac... [Full Article...]

Sign Petition Against Religious-Owned Maternity Hospital

Sign Petition Against Religious-Owned Maternity Hospital Ms Mahony said means contraceptive treatment or abortions when a woman's life is at risk will be carried out at the new campus when it opens in about four or five years time. Almost 40,000 people have signed a petition calling on Simon Harris, the health minister, to prevent a religious order from retaining ownership of a new maternity hospital. [Full Article...]

WestJet pilots seek vote to unionize under the Air Line Pilots Association

WestJet pilots seek vote to unionize under the Air Line Pilots Association Canada remains the only G7 nation without a true ultra-low-cost carrier in operation. WestJet says it will unveil a new, ultra-low-cost carrier later this year that will cater to Canadian flyers looking for cheaper fares with no frills. WestJet pilots filed membership cards today with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to hold an election for representation by the Air Line Pilots Assoc... [Full Article...]

Yeah, the police know what's up on 4/20 - and they're ready!

Yeah, the police know what's up on 4/20 - and they're ready! On Thursday, the police department tweeted a hilarious picture of a row of snacks, video games and soda - with a police officer looming in the background ready with a net. The message quickly lit up Twitter, where it was retweeted more than 29,000 times as of early Thursday afternoon. With that being said, if you need help with substance abuse issues please contact us & we'll find resources. [Full Article...]

De Blasio pushes cigarette price hike

Tobacco products could soon be not only tougher to find in the city, but also more costly. Today de Blasio announced that he wants to make smuggling an even more financially lucrative option by jacking up the taxes on packs of cigarettes. [Full Article...]

86 million people in South-East Asia affected by depression

86 million people in South-East Asia affected by depression He said everyone was at risk of developing the disorder as it affected people of all ages, from all works of life and in all countries, adding that it is now a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. As an employer, you can help facilitate the conversation. This year, the honorary day is focusing on a more silent epidemic-depression. He said depression has a major impact o... [Full Article...]

Gorillaz announce first North American tour in seven years

Gorillaz announce first North American tour in seven years That's the bad news. If you've been keeping up, you know some of the festival stops have already been announced. Tickets for the III Points Festival, returning October 13-15 to Mana Wynwood, will go on sale at midnight Friday, April 21, via IIIPoints.com, and will cost $111 plus taxes for a three-day general admission pass and $245 for VIP. [Full Article...]

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 29

The poster for the Newport Beach Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 29. During the fall event, the DEA and its partner agencies across the nation accepted more than 731,000 pounds of prescription drugs. [Full Article...]

It Looks Like Apple Is Trying to Make a Self-Driving Car

As the state DMV tries to establish a path for the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles in California, the largest and most populous among the 50 states in America, proposed new regulations were published last March 10, to be followed by a public hearing scheduled for April 25 in the state capital of Sacramento. [Full Article...]

No significant chemical discharge from US Steel spill

No significant chemical discharge from US Steel spill The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the company reported Tuesday that it leaked an unknown amount of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium into Burns Waterway in Portage, Indiana, within 100 yards of the lake. Maguire said testing is continuing at the intake and other points on the lake and adjacent areas, but hexavalent chromium from the spill has so far not been found in the lake... [Full Article...]

Lady Gaga, sensual and acrobatic, debuts song at Coachella

Proceeds from audience members' $10 entrance fee will be donated in full to Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, which she launched with her mother in 2011 to combat bullying and promote mental health awareness. Give us your thoughts on the new single and her choice of debut venues (below)! Lady Gaga's visual director has revealed details of her set at Coachella 2017 and promises that it will ... [Full Article...]

Cantu: Mexico the 'home side in many cities' in 2026

US Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati, who announced the bid in NY with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts, insisted they had the full backing of President Donald Trump, despite the US leader's rocky relations with Mexico . Some reports have suggested that Morocco, which failed in bids for four previous World Cups, could team up with Spain and possibly Portugal in a joint bid. [Full Article...]

'Mother of all Bombs' kills 36 ISIS militants, afghan officials say

Nangarhar officials on Saturday revised the death toll in Thursday night's bombing in Achin district in Nangarhar, stating at least 94 militants had been killed in the incident including four of their top commanders . The Pentagon has confirmed that the 21,600lb-bomb, worth $300 million, killed 36 ISIS fighters and destroyed several tunnels and ammunition caches in the area. [Full Article...]

US 'Mother of All Bombs' Strike in Afghanistan Kills Over 80 Militants

Ninety-four Islamic State (IS) rebels also known as Daesh in its Arabic acronym have been killed in Thursday evening bombing of GBU-43/B by USA forces in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Why was the area targeted? Afghanistan officials say the attack on the tunnel complezx left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead. However, former Afghan pr... [Full Article...]

Filipinos re-enact Christ's crucifixion in gory spectacle

Filipinos re-enact Christ's crucifixion in gory spectacle Pastor Chip Steffy of the Rockford United Methodist Church tried something different this year in an attempt to bring a faith-changing experience on Good Friday. Francis Xavier for the entire event. More than 150 church members and others followed the procession. "I think it presents the message of the Gospel", Long said. [Full Article...]

Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth faces B. Sai Praneeth in Singapore Open final

Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth faces B. Sai Praneeth in Singapore Open final He eventually went on to complete the win dropping just four more points to book a place in his first ever Superseries final. Srikanth can not afford to give easy chances to Shi if he is to progress to semi-final as the latter has been in fine form in the recent past. [Full Article...]

IS 'mufti' killed in W. Mosul: Iraqi police official

IS 'mufti' killed in W. Mosul: Iraqi police official USA -led military campaigns implemented against the Islamic State in the region have recently intensified however there have also been an increasing record of both friendly fire and civilian casualties. 19, 2017. "One of the things it's very important to understand is that millions of people have been able to return to their homes because of the rollback of ISIS territorial gains", he said. [Full Article...]

A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds It is also ultra-expensive, at $21,000 a month. Similarly, the five-year survival rate shot up from 5% to 13% for patients treated with the drug combo compared to those treated with temozolomide alone. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved these caps for use in clinical trials while doctors continue testing their effect, but they're far from standard treatment. [Full Article...]

Lotte Championship: Su-Yeon Jang leads by three shots in Hawaii

Lotte Championship: Su-Yeon Jang leads by three shots in Hawaii Kim rolled in nine birdies Thursday and had just one bogey as she rocketed from a tie for 48th after the first round to become the co-leader with Thailand star Ariya Jutanugarn when play was suspended for the day. She was brilliant, and has been in almost every round she's played at Ko Olina the last two years. "Being on the LPGA and having an opportunity to play with these players that I've nev... [Full Article...]


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