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Ukip members vote to oust party leader Henry Bolton

Ukip members vote to oust party leader Henry Bolton Mr Bolton, who lives in Folkestone, faced criticism over the relationship which attracted even more attention when it emerged she had posted racist comments and said the Royal Family would be tainted by Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle . [Full Article...]

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism Unlike Western astrology, each sign lasts for a whole year and each year takes the name of an animal whose characteristics color and influence everything that happens for the next 12 months. Due to the fact that the Chinese New Year is being celebrated according to the lunar calendar, it doesn't have a fixed date, so this year it fell on the new moon on February 16. [Full Article...]

PyeongChang 2018: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu sins second Olympic gold

PyeongChang 2018: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu sins second Olympic gold Just think about skating all day, all week, every day. An artistic sequence near the end of the long program of Yuzuru Hanyu, who won the gold medal for Japan on Saturday, as he had in Sochi in 2014. My legs were shaky. American Nathan Chen surged from a fiasco of a short program, when he was 17th, by winning the free skate to wind up fifth. He nearly had six , but had a slight touch down... [Full Article...]

This experimental treatment reversed Alzheimer's disease in mice, study says

This experimental treatment reversed Alzheimer's disease in mice, study says They were then bred with mice that start to develop beta-amyloid plaques and Alzheimer's disease at 75 days old. Lead writer Riqiang Yan worked with colleagues to breed mice that would gradually lose the BACE1 enzyme as they aged. By 10 months old, the mice had no amyloid plaques at all in their brains, the investigators found. Findings from the new study were published recently in the Jour... [Full Article...]

Researchers discover new antibiotic in dirt

Researchers discover new antibiotic in dirt Antibiotics found in these samples killed a variety of multi drug-resistant, disease causing bacteria. This led to them finding an entire gene cluster associated with the gene variant of interest that encoded for a new calcium-dependent antibiotic peptide family. [Full Article...]

Nobel winner Tutu says no longer an Oxfam global ambassador

Nobel winner Tutu says no longer an Oxfam global ambassador But I also read a lot of lies and exaggerations. "Parties every week? Fancy villas?" Oxfam has neither confirmed nor denied the accounts reported in the media but has said an internal investigation in 2011 confirmed sexual misconduct occurred and it has apologised. [Full Article...]

First Pediatric Flu Death reported in OK; Free Flu Shots are available

First Pediatric Flu Death reported in OK; Free Flu Shots are available Three more children have died in Minnesota from influenza, according to the latest figures provided by the state Department of Health. At Carolinas Healthcare Center and Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, children 12 and under are restricted from visiting patients to prevent the spread of the flu. [Full Article...]

McDonald's removing cheeseburgers from US Happy Meal menus

McDonald's removing cheeseburgers from US Happy Meal menus Among the changes McDonald's is implementing are making cheeseburgers available in Happy Meals only if customers request them, reducing the size of the fries order that comes with the six-piece Chicken McNuggets, cutting the amount of added sugar in chocolate milk and adding bottled water as a featured beverage choice on Happy Meal menu boards. [Full Article...]

Flu Cases Continue to Rise in Maine

Flu Cases Continue to Rise in Maine In a statement , DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay called this most recent flu death a "solemn and stark reminder" that the flu can be fatal to people who are otherwise considered healthy. Health experts recommend that you stay home, rest and get plenty of fluids if you have flu-like symptoms, generally a fever combined with a cough or a sore throat. [Full Article...]

Olympic Figure Skaters Credit God In Unlikely Return To Ice

Olympic Figure Skaters Credit God In Unlikely Return To Ice It's Valentine's Day so perhaps it should come as no surprise that a real-life figure skating couple coasted onto the 2018 Winter Olympics rink to turn it into their own little love fest. "It's been the hardest two years of our lives together", Alexa Knierim said. I told Chris today he'd need to be so much stronger than me. For Scimeca Knierim, the Olympics are an opportunity to "glorify God... [Full Article...]

CDC unsure if flu season has peaked

CDC unsure if flu season has peaked Specifically, he cited "a more scientific process" for choosing the strains in the vaccine, including "understanding the evolution of the virus and using computational tools to predict what flu strains are coming". However, even if there is a "bad" match, the vaccine can still provide some protection. The hot soup can helps break up the congestion associated with both colds and the flu. [Full Article...]

Arizona woman wakes up with British accent

Arizona woman wakes up with British accent FAS is known to cause a person to speak with foreign intonation while still speaking their native language. Myers said the accent lasted about a week, but about three years later the same thing happened again and she woke with an Australian accent, which also lasted about a week. [Full Article...]

OxyContin Maker Cuts Half Of Sales Staff, Stops Promoting Painkillers To Doctors

OxyContin Maker Cuts Half Of Sales Staff, Stops Promoting Painkillers To Doctors Figures from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that one in four people who received prescriptions to opioid drugs such as Oxycontin struggle with addiction. The decision by Purdue Pharma comes as the industry battles an avalanche of lawsuits across the nation related to an epidemic of opioid abuse. A surge in prescriptions of opioids followed the 1995 release of the drug ... [Full Article...]

Ice and snow threat tomorrow morning

Ice and snow threat tomorrow morning A weather warning has been issued for snow and ice across Dundee, Tayside and Fife. Friday morning will begin with a frosty start, leading to a bright and cold day with wintry showers fading out as the day goes on. 'Ice is expected to form as skies clear. "Above around 200 metres, 2-5 cm of snow may accumulate although there is a small chance of 5-10 cm falling over the Southern Uplands". [Full Article...]

Indian PM, Jordan king discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Indian PM, Jordan king discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict Though India has shied away from becoming a party in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, the Palestinian leader on several occasions has stressed on a possible role for New Delhi in the Middle East peace process. We enjoy vibrant multi-dimensional ties with the countries there. India is also the first non-Arab nation to recognise Palestine and maintains diplomatic relationships with them. [Full Article...]

Flu season in "second wave"

Flu season in Schuchat made the remarks during a media briefing this morning. Clinics in Minnesota have reported for the past two weeks that 5.2 percent of their patients are coming in with flu-like symptoms. The hospitalization rate for those 65 and older was 263.6 per 100,000 population; the previous week's rate was 226.8 per 100,000 population. The other person who died was between 50 to 64 years old. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom analysis shows big economic hit from Brexit

United Kingdom analysis shows big economic hit from Brexit The report shows the north-east would lose 16% of regional economic growth, the West Midlands 13%, and the north-west and Northern Ireland 12%. "We are not into talks about trade yet, because we think it's important that we prioritise the withdrawal agreement and transition phase and make sure what was agreed in December is written into the legal text of that agreement", he added. [Full Article...]

Thousands of laptops recalled due to potential fire hazard

Thousands of laptops recalled due to potential fire hazard There's a website where ThinkPad X1 Carbon owners can go to enter their serial number and machine type and see whether their device is affected. Lenovo has also noted that users being effected by the issue should stop using the device immediately and need to visit the nearest authorized fix center for inspection. [Full Article...]

Public Health: Normal flu season for Guam

Public Health: Normal flu season for Guam The Middlesex-London Health Unit says four people died from the flu last week. Among the 48 states for which information was available, Arkansas' percentage was the fifth-highest, behind Kentucky, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana. The CDC recommends a flu shot each year for nearly everyone age 6 months and older. "It's been proven again and again, that the shot makes the flu milder if you get it a... [Full Article...]

Florida Department of Health: Flu activity remains high throughout Hillsborough County

Florida Department of Health: Flu activity remains high throughout Hillsborough County While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, flu activity is usually highest between December and February, and can last through the spring. Medical professionals say it's not too late to get a flu shot to help reduce the severity of the flu. As for how long the misery will continue, that is up in the air. [Full Article...]


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