• Measles Rates Are Rising Because Parents Are Refusing to Vaccinate Their Children
Measles Rates Are Rising Because Parents Are Refusing to Vaccinate Their Children

In 2017, 21,315 people caught the disease in the European region, resulting in 35 deaths. This compares to an incidence rate of 8.4 per million of population in 2016 when 43 cases of measles were recorded. Some 15 European countries experienced serious outbreaks of measles a year ago, but the worst affected were Romania, with 5,562 cases, Italy w...

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  • West Brom four apologise for Spanish taxi theft
West Brom four apologise for Spanish taxi theft

They were interviewed by local police at the time , but the quartet appear set to escape punishment because there is insufficient evidence to continue with the case, which, reports say, has been provisionally dismissed but could be reopened if new evidence comes to light.

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  • Dog food may contain euthanasia drug
Dog food may contain euthanasia drug

Pets that eat pet food with this compound can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and the inability to stand. See the full list of recalled products here. While veterinarians and animal nutrition specialists, as well as the FDA , have confirmed that extre...

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  • Trump Supports Tightening of Background Checks on Gun Buyers
Trump Supports Tightening of Background Checks on Gun Buyers

Mr. Cornyn and Mr. Murphy introduced their bill to improve federal background checks last November, days after a gunman killed more than two dozen people in a church in Texas. Principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said late last week that "mental health and school safety" would be at the forefront of any policy prescriptions the administratio...

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  • P Bahadurabad terms Sattar led intra-party-polls 'illegal'
P Bahadurabad terms Sattar led intra-party-polls 'illegal'

Abdul Waseem, Khawaja Suhail Mansoor, Kamran Tessori, Ali Raza Abdi, Qamar Masoor, Sheikh Salahuddin and Suhail Mashadi were among those who were elected members of the Raabita Committee. Sattar had called a general workers' meeting at PIB to announce dissolving the committee, as well as, calling for holding fresh intra-party polls to determine the...

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  • New blood and urine tests can detect autism in children
New blood and urine tests can detect autism in children

Researchers looked at two groups of children - one that had been diagnosed with ASD, and a separate control group - and discovered chemical differences between the two. However, Dr James Cusack , Director of Science at the United Kingdom autism research charity Autistica, said there had been many previous attempts to find biological tests for auti...

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  • J&J gets first-of-its-kind prostate cancer approval
J&J gets first-of-its-kind prostate cancer approval

The drug, approved ahead of its April user fee action date, will be sold under the trade name Erleada. Patients were randomized 2:1 to receive either Erleada orally at a dose of 240 mg once daily (n=806), or placebo once daily (n=401).4 All patients in the SPARTAN trial received a concomitant gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog or had a bi...

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  • Malan: It's good to have Stokes back
Malan: It's good to have Stokes back

The 26-year-old was seen to embrace team-mates upon arrival at England's hotel in Hamilton. He was placed on unconditional bail. While team officials had hoped for a quiet entry, Stokes has told friends he is desperately excited to be back in the England fold, an excitement which doubtlessly played its part in the accidental publication of his tr...

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  • New Zealand advance to final despite two-run loss to England
New Zealand advance to final despite two-run loss to England

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner rejoins the New Zealand team in place of Ben Wheeler. Having lost all three games in the series so far, England have been boosted by the return of captain Eoin Morgan who has recovered from a groin strain.

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  • Parkland school has link to Virginia Tech 2007 campus shooting
Parkland school has link to Virginia Tech 2007 campus shooting

There were troubling missed signs about the shooter . In this latest incident, the suspected killer has been named as Nikolas Cruz , a 19-year-old former pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Chadwick has since apologized for the language she used and extended an invitation to Trump to discuss gun control during an up...

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  • Modi inaugurates BJP's new headquarters at Delhi's DDU Marg
Modi inaugurates BJP's new headquarters at Delhi's DDU Marg

The PM congratulated the party president and his team for completing the work of the office in stipulated time and for getting a new home to the BJP. "Generations of Karyakartas have given their life for the party", said PM Modi. He also emphasised that existence of several political parties in the nation adds to the beauty of democracy. The foun...

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  • Trump's National Security Adviser Says Proof of Russian Election Meddling Is 'Incontrovertible'
Trump's National Security Adviser Says Proof of Russian Election Meddling Is 'Incontrovertible'

The 37-page indictment , the first charges by Mueller's office accusing Moscow of illegal meddling in the election , says that the Internet Research Agency , a Russian firm known for using troll accounts to post on news sites, orchestrated the interference campaign and that its operatives tried to communicate with at least three unname...

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  • 'Racist' blackface TV sketch draws anger in China
'Racist' blackface TV sketch draws anger in China

The skit then began with a black woman asking the show's host to pose as her husband when meeting her mother in order to avoid being set up on a blind date. The Africa skit was clearly meant to be part of this same vision and is, if nothing else, proof that art is rarely improved by a large dollop of propaganda.

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  • Security must transcend ideology, May to tell EU
Security must transcend ideology, May to tell EU

The British leader warned about the need to prevent that competitiveness among partners and rooted institutional or ideological restrictions hinder cooperation and threaten citizens' security. "There is no legal or operational reason why such an agreement could not be reached in the area of internal security", she said. "A hybrid arrangement of a...

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  • Number of flu deaths reported in Indiana rises to 195
Number of flu deaths reported in Indiana rises to 195

And in the meantime, Dr. Peters said preventative measures are key. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest this year's flu vaccine is 36 percent effective overall, and only 25 percent effective against this season's most dominant strain, Type A H3N2.

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  • Flu season leveling off
Flu season leveling off

The vaccine provided 51 percent protection for children against H3N2, Schuchat noted, and was 59 percent effective against all strains for children. More people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year. "Maybe you've been lucky so far, but if there's still time to get the shot, there's still time to...

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  • Zardari 'regrets' calling Rao Anwar 'brave kid', retracts remarks
Zardari 'regrets' calling Rao Anwar 'brave kid', retracts remarks

Last month, a three-man inquiry committee formed to probe the killing of Naseemullah Mehsud alias Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi had found that former SSP Rao Anwar staged a fake encounter to eliminate the young man. The court issued protective bail to Rao Anwar and ordered him to appear before court on Friday. The court also directed the State Ba...

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  • Key accused former bank employee arrested in India's PNB scam
Key accused former bank employee arrested in India's PNB scam

All three will appear in a Mumbai court later on Saturday, the source said. Investigation in both the cases and examination of others is underway.In ED raids on the premises of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Gems in several locations in the country on Thursday, the probe agency seized valuables worth over Rs 5,100 crore.

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  • How the NBA's Joel Embiid avoids traveling penalties
How the NBA's Joel Embiid avoids traveling penalties

Having previously attended an All-Star Game as an assistant coach, Brown, who celebrates a birthday Friday, knows how intimate and special the weekend can be, particularly for someone like Embiid, who was chosen for the main event. Simmons was the National Basketball Association rookie of the month for October, November and January and is on pace t...

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  • Team World Annihilated Team USA In Rising Stars Challenge
Team World Annihilated Team USA In Rising Stars Challenge

Long considered a playground clash of wills anyway, the NBA All-Star Game will fully embrace its inner schoolyard Sunday at Staples Center with its hand-picked teams captained by two alpha males of the league. Kuzma agreed that he really need a break during the All-Stars week, saying, "I feel like we need to cleanse after winning a lot and taki...

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  • Arvinder came on his own, left on his own: BJP
Arvinder came on his own, left on his own: BJP

Lovely , a confidant of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, had quit the Congress in April past year to join the BJP and a battle of egos between Sheila and city unit chief Ajay Maken had peaked. "Lovely and his family have contributed to the Congress for long". At the time of his switch, Dikshit had blamed Maken. "He realised that at...

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  • APC Govs storm Katsina on four chartered planes ahead meeting with Buhari
APC Govs storm Katsina on four chartered planes ahead meeting with Buhari

Also speaking on the meeting, Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, said the governors were in Daura to sympathise with the President over the involvement of his son, Yusuf, in a motorbike accident and the death of his two relatives. According to the source, which preferred to remain anonymous, the meeting between the president and the APC chie...

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  • Cabbie watched voodoo videos on YouTube before beheading baby
Cabbie watched voodoo videos on YouTube before beheading baby

After the rituals were completed, the accused carried the severed head to the terrace and kept it in the south-west corner under the lunar eclipse moonlight and the rising sun. On February 9, a second clues team visited his single-storey house again and, after hours of search, managed to find a speck of blood on the floor of his bedroom.

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  • Breast cancer vaccine hope thanks to stem cells that kill tumours
Breast cancer vaccine hope thanks to stem cells that kill tumours

Shrinking tumors and improved survival rates meant that introducing the iPS cells taught cancer-killing T cells to find and kill the faulty, diseased cells. Because stem cells have similar aspects with the deadly disease, the team used it to help teach the animal's bodies to recognise and tackle cancer.

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  • AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Stake Boosted by Allen Investment Management LLC
AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Stake Boosted by Allen Investment Management LLC

It was reported on Feb, 16 by Barchart.com. Kempen Capital Management decreased Abbvie Inc Com ( ABBV ) stake by 3.96% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The company reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.04. Its down 0.15, from 1 in 2017Q2. Ffcm LLC increased its holdings in shares of AbbVie by 1...

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