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Medical New study shows most people who try cigarettes become regular smokers
Author: 0 New study shows most people who try cigarettes become regular smokers

The researchers found that more than half of the respondents (60%) had tried a cigarette and 69% of these people went on to smoking daily for some time. Of the responses, just over 60 percent had ever tried a cigarette , and among those, nearly 69 percent reported that they had gone on to become daily smokers.

Medical Craig McLachlan Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Author: 0 Craig McLachlan Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Angela Scundi , who was an understudy to the role of Colombia in the production, told the ABC that GFO had been informed of the allegations. Australian actor and musician Craig McLachlan has denied claims of indecent assault, sexual assault, exposing himself and bullying female colleagues.

Medical Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors
Author: 0 Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors

Extreme winter weather, seasonal illnesses and the busy holiday season contributed to more than 28,000 fewer #blood donations in Nov. & Dec. The Red Cross says there's an urgent need now for blood and platelets of all types, although platelets and type O, B and AB blood are at more of a critical juncture.

Medical 4 powerlifters killed in accident
Author: 0 4 powerlifters killed in accident

Yadav, along with five other powerlifters, were travelling from Panipat towards Delhi in their Swift Dzire vehicle, when the auto hit a road divider. DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said the deceased have been identified as Tikamchand alias Tinka (27), Saurabh (18), Yogesh (24) and Harish Roy (20).

Medical On Marijuana Law, No Politician Is a True Federalist
Author: 0 On Marijuana Law, No Politician Is a True Federalist

That statement includes rescission of the Cole Memo , issued in 2013 and long regarded as providing a safe haven by cannabis entrepreneurs. Bob Troyer's office released a statement Thursday after Sessions rescinded the Obama-era policy that had helped legalized marijuana to flourish in Colorado and other states.

Medical Winks wants Spurs to end decade-long trophy wait in FA Cup
Author: 0 Winks wants Spurs to end decade-long trophy wait in FA Cup

With Manchester City out of sight at the top of the Premier League and a fearsome Juventus to face in the Champions League next month, Tottenham can ill-afford any complacency this weekend. Ziege said : " Obviously, he's scoring goals for fun ". Before that, the pattern of the game had quickly been set, with Spurs camped in Wimbledon's half as they attempted to break the visitors down.

Medical USA east coast braces for deep freeze
Author: 0 USA east coast braces for deep freeze

Utility companies across the East worked to fix downed power lines early on Friday as about 21,000 customers remained without electricity, down from nearly 80,000 the day before, and issued warnings that temperatures may become dangerously low.

Medical Woman tattoos voicemail of late grandmother to hear her voice again
Author: 0 Woman tattoos voicemail of late grandmother to hear her voice again

Sakyrah said she made a decision to get the tattoo after keeping hold of the voicemail for almost three years, following her grandmother's death. Sharing incredible footage of her unique tattoo in action on Instagram she explained: "As some of you may know, my grandma meant the world to me".

Medical Saudi-led coalition intercepted ballistic missile from Yemen
Author: 0 Saudi-led coalition intercepted ballistic missile from Yemen

Al Masirah television, controlled by the Houthis, said the second missile was launched against forces loyal to President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi along the western coast of Yemen. Last December, the group said it had targeted a palace used by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. A spokesman for the Saudi-led military alliance fighting the Huthis in Yemen did not immediately respond to a request for further details.

Medical Gaming addiction listed as mental health disorder by WHO
Author: 0 Gaming addiction listed as mental health disorder by WHO

The guide contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms and is used by doctors and researchers to track and diagnose disease. They also include the counting of deaths as well as diseases, injuries, symptoms, reasons for encounter, factors that influence health status, and external causes of disease.

Author: 0 CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak in Canada. Whole genome sequencing is being performed on samples of bacteria making people sick in the United States to give us information about whether these illnesses are related to the illnesses in Canada.

Medical Flu cases on the rise in Southwest Florida
Author: 0 Flu cases on the rise in Southwest Florida

A map showing flu hotspots, including the potentially Aussie flu strain which has arrived in the United Kingdom, has shown Sunderland and Durham are among the areas with the highest cases reported. Alfred DeMaria Jr. The last week in December saw 220 confirmed cases of influenza A across the commonwealth - a 44 percent increase - bringing the flu season total to 502, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Medical Twins born minutes apart, but have birthdays in different years
Author: 0 Twins born minutes apart, but have birthdays in different years

The twins' mother, Maria Esperanza Flores Rios, had a due date of January 27 but was scheduled for a C-section January 10 due to her high-risk pregnancy. Her original due date was scheduled for January 27. "The whole family feels humbled and blessed and excited", the spokesman shared. The twins actually weren't due for another three weeks.

Medical Chocolate Could Go Extinct by 2050 Due to Climate Change
Author: 0 Chocolate Could Go Extinct by 2050 Due to Climate Change

Apparently, cacao plants are especially sensitive to climate changes-most of the crops can only be grown in two small countries in Africa, currently-and with the ever-increasing temperatures, the plants are now on track for total extinction as early as 2050 (which, heads up, is only 32 measly years from now).

Medical Cumbria braces for 80mph winds as Storm Eleanor heads for the UK
Author: 0 Cumbria braces for 80mph winds as Storm Eleanor heads for the UK

According to Met Eireann, winds of mean speeds 55 to 65 km/h., gusting 90 to 110 km/h., will develop later this afternoon and evening and will continue overnight and through Wednesday, and these will affect the entire country. The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for Sheffield on Wednesday and warned that commuters could face travel disruption. The forecaster said wind gusts of up to 80mph were possible in the most exposed coastal areas.

Medical 'Left shaking' Conor McGregor and family struck down with Aussie flu
Author: 0 'Left shaking' Conor McGregor and family struck down with Aussie flu

The MMA fighter and boxer said that he had been left shaken by the illness, which has affected many people in Ireland this festive season. 'One of the most intense few days I've gone thru. Doctors in the United Kingdom have warned that it could be the worst outbreak of the bug in 50 years, as official figures revealed cases more than doubled in just one week.

Medical Dense fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, visibility zero
Author: 0 Dense fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, visibility zero

On Saturday, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 7.2 degree Celsius; the maximum temperature was recorded at 22.6 degree Celsius. This is also an improvement, as RVR was in the range of 50-100 metres in the last two days. 15 have been cancelled, the Northern Railways said. Tuesday began on a very cold note for Delhi-NCR people with a dense fog covering the sky in the entire region.

Medical South Africa get Morris back from injury for India test
Author: 0 South Africa get Morris back from injury for India test

The curator is still hopeful that he can prepare a hard bouncy track. "We just want to prepare our best, that's all we want", he added. "AB is a great friend of mine, I respect the way he plays the game and I've always respected him as a person as well", Kohli said at India's arrival press conference.

Medical Trump 'fires every member of his Aids council'
Author: 0 Trump 'fires every member of his Aids council'

He added that he planned to publish an open letter about the firings today. Schoettes went on to say that Trump was "executing a purge" by many of his actions, including those unrelated to HIV . He also wants more than $1 billion in cuts from worldwide programs like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Maldonado said he represented a younger demographic on PACHA as the only member under the age of 30, which he said is where the majority of new HIV infections are ...

Medical Why you're more likely to get the flu this year
Author: 0 Why you're more likely to get the flu this year

The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued a warning about flu activity, saying reports and activity levels are up across the state. MINNEAPOLIS - 'Tis the season for getting sick and health officials say it's definitely making the rounds.

Medical Canadian Blood Services says 1200 donations needed over holidays
Author: 0 Canadian Blood Services says 1200 donations needed over holidays

Canadian Blood Services is urging people to donate blood over the holidays, as blood reserves dip dangerously low in B.C. The critical status of blood donations is especially worrisome for patients like 16-year-old Lilly Hall, who was diagnosed with two brain tumours and a spine tumour at 13, and has relied on blood donations to keep her alive.

Medical The WHO may add video games to its list of recognized addictions
Author: 0 The WHO may add video games to its list of recognized addictions

The report indicates the problematic behavior is normally present for 12 months for a diagnosis to be made, "although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe". It does not recommend a specific treatment either. In the 2013 edition of the DSM-5, it was only noted that the internet gaming disorder was a condition for further study.

Medical This holiday, make gift returns stress
Author: 0 This holiday, make gift returns stress

Retailers are gearing for the post-holiday rush. Nordstrom doesn't really have a return policy . If you have no gift receipt, Jenna suggests going to the store where you know it was purchased and ask to speak to a manager. Walmart says the window for items with 15-day or 30-day return policies won't start until December 26. Some merchants charge a restocking fee for electronics, items ordered online and large-ticket items.

Medical Marijuana Use By Pregnant Women On The Rise
Author: 0 Marijuana Use By Pregnant Women On The Rise

The proportion of women there who used marijuana in some form while they were pregnant almost doubled between 2009 and 2016. For pregnant teens under 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent. A new study reveals that more pregnant woman are turning to the use of marijuana. According to the Centers for Disease Control, doctors caution that marijuana's effects on a fetus aren't clear, but could include low birth weight and developmental problems.

Medical Israeli chess players denied visas for major tournament in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Israeli chess players denied visas for major tournament in Saudi Arabia

Lior Aizenberg, spokesman of the Israeli Chess Federation, told The Washington Post that his organization had been in touch with the Saudi Chess Federation who were, he said, "extremely positive that we would get visas to attend". "Literally everything involving Saudi Arabia's hosting of a chess tournament is political", he wrote in an analysis of the tournament. "Just because I decided not to go to Saudi Arabia".

Medical Storm brings record snow to Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Storm brings record snow to Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service office in Cleveland said Monday's storm brought 34ins of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. It's headed for the East Coast Sunday night to dump more through midday on Christmas. At Toledo Express Airport, departures and arrivals were delayed during the late afternoon and early evening. A 73 miles per hour wind gust was reported in Falmouth and a 66 miles per hour gust was felt on Nantucket.

Author: 0 'Hazardous' gaming habits could soon be labeled as health problem

For the first time, World Health Organization is thinking of adding gaming disorder to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the New Scientist reported, earlier last week. Adding Gaming Disorder to the list means that it will be recognized by doctors and insurance companies. Further, in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, the behaviour of addiction to games should be evident over a period of at least 12 months.

Medical 'Thanks for your patience' - Buhari breaks silence on fuel scarcity
Author: 0 'Thanks for your patience' - Buhari breaks silence on fuel scarcity

Interacting with his visitors Buhari said, "I am very grateful (to you ) for taking time out on a very important day to come out and spend it with us". The only understanding after series of meetings and consultations is for fuel to immediately return to the filling stations and let us end this suffering and pains caused by the ineptitude of one man who is abusing his rights and privileges.

Medical India's SA ODI squad announced: Jadhav, Thakur in; Umesh, Rahul out
Author: 0 India's SA ODI squad announced: Jadhav, Thakur in; Umesh, Rahul out

Tamil Nadu off-spinner Washington Sundar, who had replaced him, is out. Kohli will return to lead the side after his break from cricket, with the Test series being his first assignment after marriage. We wanted to increase spin bench strength and today we have 5-6 quality spin bowlers. India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav , Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep ...

Medical Elderly couple told cops 60 pounds of marijuana was for 'Christmas presents'
Author: 0 Elderly couple told cops 60 pounds of marijuana was for 'Christmas presents'

The York News-Times reports the couple were arrested Tuesday by the York County Sheriff's Department after they were stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 80 near the town of Bradshaw. Jiron was taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and having no drug tax stamp. Her husband Patrick was booked into the jail on charges but has since posted 10 percent of his $100,000 bond and has also been released.

Medical Australia win toss and bat first in Boxing Day test against England
Author: 0 Australia win toss and bat first in Boxing Day test against England

Warner, who had been marooned in the 90s for over 40 minutes, looked poised on 99 to bring up his century as he faced the last ball of debutant Tom Curran's fifth over. Or will England finally fire a shot? Warner faced 151 balls and hit 13 fours and a six off Moeen Ali in the over before lunch. He celebrated with his customary leap and fist-pump but Anderson mercifully cut short Curran's agony with a fine delivery that jagged back off the seam to catch the edge on the way through to ...

Medical One million suspected cholera cases in Yemen, Red Cross says
Author: 0 One million suspected cholera cases in Yemen, Red Cross says

Elsewhere, in Sana'a Province's Sanhan District, aerial attacks wounded two children and a woman. Witnesses and a security sources said other coalition air raids targeted a rebel camp south of Sanaa and a second camp to the west. The coalition said it wanted to halt the smuggling of weapons to the rebels by Iran - an accusation that officials in Tehran denied - but the United Nations said the restrictions could trigger "the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades".

Author: 0 Newcastle end four-match losing streak with win at West Ham

Sometimes when you are in a bad run, things go against you. Despite Marko Arnautovic firing West Ham into the lead on six minutes following a bad mistake by Henri Saivet , the north east club showed all their fighting spirit to secure their first three points in nine Premier League games and ease their relegation worries.

Medical Two tomatoes a day may keep lung disease at bay
Author: 0 Two tomatoes a day may keep lung disease at bay

Processed food that included fruits and vegetables like tomato sauce did not appear to have the same benefits as normal tomatoes , especially in terms of lung health. In the test, one measure how much air a person can exhale in a second and in another test how much air can a person inhale in 6 seconds. The study controlled for factors such as age, height, sex, body mass index (an indicator of obesity), socio-economic status, physical activity and total energy intake.

Medical Google mastermind Eric Schmidt to step down from role in JANUARY
Author: 0 Google mastermind Eric Schmidt to step down from role in JANUARY

Schmidt has many years working alongside founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to make Google the tech giant that it is now. Alphabet feels he has done a great job at helping them transition into the parent company that Google needed, and this move will enable Schmidt to focus his time and energy on his other passions while still being beneficial to Alphabet.

Medical Jonghyun's SHINee bandmates lay him to rest in funeral service
Author: 0 Jonghyun's SHINee bandmates lay him to rest in funeral service

Kim, known to fans as Jonghyun , was the leader of band SHINee and died on Monday after committing suicide . Jonghyun was a founding member of SHINee when the band formed in 2008 and went onto become one of the most popular and enduring artists in K Pop , known particularly because he stood out from numerous mass-produced singers in the idol industry: writing, organising and composing music himself and developing his own signature style.