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Medical McDonald's plays 'hide the cheeseburger' in new Happy Meal health push
Author: 0 McDonald's plays 'hide the cheeseburger' in new Happy Meal health push

Additionally, it wants less than 10% of the meal's calories to come from saturated fat and added sugar-which is why the company made a decision to ban cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its menus. On Thursday, McDonald's announced that it is planning to make Happy Meals more nutritious to market balanced kids meals around the globe. In a report on the restaurant's sales in 13 countries, commissioned by the Alliance a year ago, public policy consulting firm Keybridge found that milk, ...

Medical North country flu cases increase in last two weeks
Author: 0 North country flu cases increase in last two weeks

This week's flu report indicates record-breaking numbers with 3,440 flu-associated hospitalizations, and 153 deaths. Even though flu deaths continue to rise in North Carolina, one doctor says he's seeing the number of cases he's treating going down.

Medical Boston retires Pierce's No. 34 in emotional ceremony
Author: 0 Boston retires Pierce's No. 34 in emotional ceremony

To prove that point, look no further than tonight's jersey retirement of Celtics legend Paul Pierce . "It's my job to as the leader of this team to make sure that I acclimate the new four guys to be around a culture that's built around winning".

Medical Fully Autonomous DNA Nanorobots Target and Starve Tumors in Mice
Author: 0 Fully Autonomous DNA Nanorobots Target and Starve Tumors in Mice

The current methods to destroy malignant cancer tumors are inadequate, as chemotherapy and radiation treatments carry the side effect of also killing a person's healthy cells. Then most of the nanotubes decompose and get rid of the body within another 24 hours. "The nanorobot proved to be safe and immunologically inert for use in normal mice and, also in Bama miniature pigs, showing no detectable changes in normal blood coagulation or cell morphology", said Yuliang Zhao, also a professor ...

Medical Tonga parliament constructing flattened by Cyclone Gita
Author: 0 Tonga parliament constructing flattened by Cyclone Gita

This handout photo taken and received from John Pulu from Tagata Pasifika on February 13, 2018 shows flooding and damage in Tonga's capital of Nuku'alofa after Cyclone Gita hit the country. Some 5,000 people stayed in evacuation centers overnight, according to officials, and an emergency was declared. WeatherWatch.co.nz says there has been little change in the reliable global modelling and private data we trusted from last Thursday when we first mentioned the storm and the potential of it ...

Medical George leads short-handed Thunder over Memphis
Author: 0 George leads short-handed Thunder over Memphis

The result was George setting the tone creatively, and the Thunder following suit with a barrage of 3-pointers. But using Abrines against the Grizzlies, a team which had missed lead guard Tyreke Evans for the games preceding Sunday's, wasn't just about the starters.

Medical Eating slowly may actually help you lose weight
Author: 0 Eating slowly may actually help you lose weight

Slow eating promotes weight loss , according to the new research disclosed by the journal BMJ Open . During their health checks participants were asked about the speed they ate food, fast, normal or slow, and other food habits including whether they snacked after dinner and skipped breakfast .

Medical As severe flu season continues, flu shots getting harder to find
Author: 0 As severe flu season continues, flu shots getting harder to find

Shaffner in an interview with Contagion , noting the case was perhaps just an unusual coincidence. In North Carolina, there have been 140 flu-related deaths, with 108 of them occurring in the last few weeks. The new study , done by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , appeared yesterday in an early online edition of Pediatrics .

Medical Rare Disease Makes Woman Wake Up with Different Accents
Author: 0 Rare Disease Makes Woman Wake Up with Different Accents

The second time was Australian. A 45-YEAR-OLD woman in Arizona, United States, goes to sleep with extreme headaches and wakes up speaking in a foreign accent, according to the Washington Post . Myers suffers from a condition known as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which includes rupturing blood vessels , easy bruising and painful joints. "I realize it's part of me now", the woman told the British tabloid the Sun .

Medical Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders Filipinos back from Kuwait
Author: 0 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders Filipinos back from Kuwait

Villar and Senators Juan Edgardo Angara and Joseph Victor Ejercito backed President Duterte's decision to ban the deployment of Filipino migrant workers to Kuwait due to the rising number of abuse cases. How come my countrymen are now suffering brutality, cruelty, and death? 'How many Filipino teachers, nurses, and other skilled workers are forced to downgrade their skills and degrade their persons by working as service people, a deodorized term for maids and servants?' he asked.

Medical Carlos Carvalhal: Swansea put 'all the meat in the barbecue', says manager
Author: 0 Carlos Carvalhal: Swansea put 'all the meat in the barbecue', says manager

Whilst Ayew is in line to make his first start to begin his second spell with the Swans, midfielder Andy King could make his debut after joining on loan from Leicester City . Burnley are without a Premier League win in nine games (D5 L4), the longest current winless run in the division. Carvalhal was speaking ahead of Swansea's clash with Burnley at the Liberty on Saturday.

Medical WH Refutes Reports That General John Kelly Is Leaving Position
Author: 0 WH Refutes Reports That General John Kelly Is Leaving Position

Trump's comments fly in the face of a national movement that has swept the nation-from Hollywood to corporate America-encouraging women to come forward with their accounts of sexual violence. "He said very strongly yesterday that he's innocent", Trump said. "Meanwhile the incredible cocoon of privilege and ego with which the President envelopes himself blinds him to the sheer horror of his statements in defense of Mr".

Medical Government reviews work with Oxfam over Haiti prostitute claims
Author: 0 Government reviews work with Oxfam over Haiti prostitute claims

Oxfam said some former workers may have falsified references or asked individual staff members to provide references, but said it couldn't prevent such actions. The government's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has also requested a meeting with Oxfam's senior team at the earliest opportunity to discuss the allegations.

Medical Laidlaw leads Scotland fightback to keep title hopes alive
Author: 0 Laidlaw leads Scotland fightback to keep title hopes alive

He's been captain of the side for a couple of seasons. It's going to be a huge battle but I have no doubt that we can compete with them with the players we have in form. To go with this, I was receiving texts from people who had still not got into the stadium by kick-off because of security. That can take a lot out of them, if that's the strategy they want to play.

Medical Disney World and Disneyland Are Raising Prices Once Again
Author: 0 Disney World and Disneyland Are Raising Prices Once Again

Disney World operates under a tiered pricing system, meaning the cost of tickets will depend on when you visit. Value and regular one-day tickets are now $97 and $117, respectively, compared to $97 and $110 previous year. A single-day ticket during peak periods will climb to $135, an $11 increase. In October 2015, the Disneyland introduced flexible pricing at USA parks as an incentive for guests to visit during less busy times.

Medical Eight-try Ireland thrash Italy in Six Nations
Author: 0 Eight-try Ireland thrash Italy in Six Nations

There was no place in the squad for Irish-born flyhalf Ian McKinley , who made his worldwide debut for Italy in November after losing the sight in one eye when hit by a stray boot in a club match in Ireland in 2010. New Zealand-born centre Bundee Aki scored one of the quartet - his first for his adopted country - and set up Keith Earls for the fourth one. She noted all of the changes Ireland had made to the side that had started the game as a potential reason for the score ...

Medical Maker of OxyContin to stop promoting opioids to doctors
Author: 0 Maker of OxyContin to stop promoting opioids to doctors

The company slashed more than half of its current sales force, alerting staff to the changes in a letter earlier this week. Physicians who have opioid-related questions will be directed to Purdue's medical affairs department. Purdue's promotions exaggerated the drug's safety and risks of addiction, leading to lawsuits and federal investigations. Purdue's sales representatives will now focus on the Symproic drug created to treat opioid-induced constipation, and other non-opioid products.

Medical Trump signs bill after brief wait Friday morning
Author: 0 Trump signs bill after brief wait Friday morning

The first is that many Republicans have long since given up the charade of actually caring about deficits outside of scenarios in which 1) a Democrat is in the White House, and 2) there's a chance to slash social services. In the end, 73 Democrats voted in favor of the bill in the House, while 67 Republicans opposed it. Included in the bill was a roughly $300 billion increase in spending for defense and non-defense programs over the next two years, another $90 billion in ...

Medical Text messaging from desktop coming to Android Messages
Author: 0 Text messaging from desktop coming to Android Messages

Google has had a confusing array of its own messaging apps, with Allo and Hangouts , both of which support messaging from browsers.So it would make a lot of sense for Google to finally be implementing a browser-based version of Android Messages.

Medical Dananjaya stars once again as Sri Lanka topple Bangladesh
Author: 0 Dananjaya stars once again as Sri Lanka topple Bangladesh

With his four-wicket haul, 39-year-old Herath (415) passed Wasim Akram (414) for most Test wickets by a left-arm bowler. Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya celebrates with his team captain Dinesh Chandimal and teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Liton Das.

Medical Motorcycle in Canadian Prime Minister's motorcade involved in crash in California
Author: 0 Motorcycle in Canadian Prime Minister's motorcade involved in crash in California

He said he hoped Canada's largest city was the recipient of the expected USA $5 billion project that could result in 50,000 jobs. "That could cause immediate disruption for the tech community" on both sides of the border, said Daniel Ujczo, an global trade lawyer based in Columbus, Ohio, who has been part of the talks, now in their sixth round.

Medical UK Mirror rates Super Eagles' new World Cup kits best
Author: 0 UK Mirror rates Super Eagles' new World Cup kits best

The badge was recolored to honor the 1996 Dream Team and the striped design is an ode to Nigeria's 1994 jersey-the first year they participated in the World Cup, High Snobiety says . "When football is on, everything stops". Out of the 19 kits already revealed, Nike was responsible for six - Nigeria, England, Brazil, Croatia, Portugal, and France.

Medical Human eggs fully grown in laboratory for the first time
Author: 0 Human eggs fully grown in laboratory for the first time

The eggs were grown to the point at which they could be fertilised. UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH , DAVID ALBERTINIFor the first time, scientists have nurtured human eggs from an immature state to the stage where they would be ready to be fertilized by sperm.

Medical Weather warning: Rain, sleet and snow on the cards for the weekend
Author: 0 Weather warning: Rain, sleet and snow on the cards for the weekend

Your journey to work tomorrow morning may be slower than usual with more ice and snow being forecast. Forecasters have warned that the wintry conditions could continue for the rest of the month. "Where skies clear after showers, ice is likely to develop on untreated surfaces later in the night". The forecaster said there would be "scattered snow showers" but accumulations of less than 3cm.

Medical BJP prepares to brand PM Modi a 'global legend'
Author: 0 BJP prepares to brand PM Modi a 'global legend'

India and Jordan enjoy friendly ties since diplomatic relations were established in 1950, Raveesh Kumar, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, said. Modi will also meet the Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and visit a painting exhibition by Ramesh Shukla, Suri said. "India has supported the Palestinian cause throughout the years of conflict, and we rely on the Indian support in order to reach the independence of the Palestinian State", he added.

Medical Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says
Author: 0 Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

The levels of influenza-like illnesses being reported in the United States now are as high as the peak of the swine flu epidemic in 2009, and exceed the last severe seasonal flu outbreak in 2003 when a new strain started circulating. On the subject of vaccines, Schuchat added that the Department of Health and Human Services is "looking at this season's data very carefully" and understands the "need to talk about longer-term approaches to improved flu vaccines".

Medical Foods like asparagus may help breast cancer to spread
Author: 0 Foods like asparagus may help breast cancer to spread

This happens the way that the cancer cells leave the first most tumors and hit bloodstream settling and developing in other surrounding organs. "Our study adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests diet can influence the course of the disease", said lead authpr Simon Knott, Associate Director at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre - a US-based non-profit.

Medical High number of Middle Tennessee Flu Cases
Author: 0 High number of Middle Tennessee Flu Cases

The total number of deaths so far this season is more than than five times the 25 flu-related deaths for a similar period previous year. The total number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma has gone up to 129, according to the state health department's weekly flu summary.

Medical ThinkPad laptops being recalled due to fire hazard
Author: 0 ThinkPad laptops being recalled due to fire hazard

Three customers had reported their laptops overheating, resulting in damage to the products . If you have one of the laptops in question, stop using it and find a repair center to inspect and fix it. The company has also provided details on where to get service along with phone numbers of the technical support representative. This may cause overheating and potentially poses a fire hazard.

Medical Winter storm to wallop Calgary with 25-30 cm of snow
Author: 0 Winter storm to wallop Calgary with 25-30 cm of snow

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for areas near Hagerstown and further west into the afternoon. The warning means significant amounts of ice and snow are likely, which will create major travel disruptions. A foot or more of snow will fall across these areas during this time from around Pulaski to just south of Watertown and out across the Tug Hill Plateau.

Medical Meet Lucas! First Gerber baby with Down syndrome
Author: 0 Meet Lucas! First Gerber baby with Down syndrome

Lucas' contagious smile won over executives at Gerber baby food who have made him their "spokesbaby" this year. "By choosing Lucas, I believe the message is that babies with Down syndrome are no different from typical babies and can be seen as adorably flawless", said Whitten, the mother of a 14-year-old daughter with Down syndrome.

Medical FDA Says Kratom Is An Opioid, Damaging Hopes for Addiction Treatment
Author: 0 FDA Says Kratom Is An Opioid, Damaging Hopes for Addiction Treatment

Based on the information, the FDA said it feels "confident in calling compounds in kratom opioids". That's because "the activity of kratom at opioid receptors indicates there may be similar risks of combining kratom with certain drugs, just as there are with FDA-approved opioids", Gottlieb said.

Medical Rotterdam death tied to influenza
Author: 0 Rotterdam death tied to influenza

Even with a low estimate of this year's vaccine effectiveness, a one-in-ten, or three-in-ten chance of avoiding serious illness is a margin of safety worth having. The death of a 47-year-old Rotterdam man whose obituary indicates he died Friday, a day after being diagnosed with influenza B, highlights the deadly nature of the highly contagious illness this season.

Medical Public Health England review validates smoking cessation benefits of e-cigarettes
Author: 0 Public Health England review validates smoking cessation benefits of e-cigarettes

Now, however, Public Health England, are calling for the e-cigs to actually be available on prescription. The researchers estimate that 20,000 smokers who take up e-cigarettes are quitting the habit each year, Sky News reports. "Youth smoking rates in the United Kingdom continue to decline, regular use is rare and is nearly entirely confined to those who have smoked". 'Health professionals should be positive about e-cigarettes in pregnancy for smokers, but also make clear that there ...

Medical 'Frasier' Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77
Author: 0 'Frasier' Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77

While " Frasier " was his most important TV appearance, earning him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, he has also appeared in " 3rd Rock from the Sun ", "ER", "In Treatment ", "Hot in Cleveland " and most recently " Foyle's War ". Actor Gary Sinise , who co-founded Steppenwolf, said: he remembered "so many wonderful plays together over the years. I didn't for one minute think it was less prestigious or artistic than doing a play".

Medical Hot tea, combined with heavy smoking and alcohol use, increases cancer risk
Author: 0 Hot tea, combined with heavy smoking and alcohol use, increases cancer risk

Although the exact mechanism is not known, research has suggested that frequently consuming scalding liquids may result in long-term injury to the cells lining the oesophagus, said Jun Lv, an epidemiologist at Peking University in China . Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, The Open University, said: "In the United Kingdom most people seem not to drink their tea almost that hot, and it would be hard to get it that hot if you put milk in it, as many people do here".