• Do nonsmokers deserve extra vacation days?
Do nonsmokers deserve extra vacation days?

Maybe it's once an hour or every couple of hours, but those minutes add up. It depends on your workplace dynamics, of course, but it usually revolves around the number of times smokers duck out of the office for a smoke. On average, Americans would give up smoking for 11 extra vacation days each year. A survey of Americans' attitudes toward smoki...

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  • North Dakota ranks low among states in lung cancer cases
North Dakota ranks low among states in lung cancer cases

That is the conclusion of the American Lung Association. "The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative was created to help defeat lung cancer, and this new report outlines what we need to do to succeed - tackling both the disease and its risk factors as well as supporting access to preventative health services and treatment options".

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  • Dade Superintendent Carvalho turns down NYC schools chancellor position
Dade Superintendent Carvalho turns down NYC schools chancellor position

While a reaction from de Blasio has not been release yet, United Federation of Teachers' president Michael Mulgrew had only one word to say about the situation. Upon making his announcement, Carvalho was greeted with a standing ovation. In Miami , rumors began swirling on Tuesday that Carvalho had been offered the post.

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  • Look past Trump's false choices on gun controls
Look past Trump's false choices on gun controls

I'm going to write the bump stock - essentially write it out. "It doesn't make sense that I have to wait till I'm 21 to get a handgun but I can get this". Cornyn and other Republicans have resisted a comprehensive approach to gun legislation, even as Trump and Democrats say more must be done. Today Walmart, which is the largest retail chain...

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  • Browns GM taking offers on first-overall pick
Browns GM taking offers on first-overall pick

Dorsey, whose team holds the first and fourth overall picks in Round 1, made that clear on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine . "You'll work through the combine, work through the pro days, the private workouts and all those things and we'll get to know them more".

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  • Parts of Southern California face mandatory evacuation amid incoming storm
Parts of Southern California face mandatory evacuation amid incoming storm

Brown said that people in the area will not be forced out of their homes but added that evacuations were "something that has to become part of the new normal for the southern part of Santa Barbara County". A powerful winter storm was bearing down Wednesday on California and forecasters warned of heavy snowfall in the northern mountains while predic...

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  • CDC finds that 1 in 14 United States women smoke cigarettes during pregnancy
CDC finds that 1 in 14 United States women smoke cigarettes during pregnancy

The National Center for Health Statistics , part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , released the report. As per freshly published CDC report , 1 in 14 pregnant women still smoke in the United States. The dangers of pregnant women smoking cannot be overstated enough, with abundant studies on the dangers the habit can wreak on...

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  • Saquon Barkley would love to be drafted by the Cleveland Browns
Saquon Barkley would love to be drafted by the Cleveland Browns

After seldom playing for most of his rookie season, Bradshaw made one of the biggest plays of the season when he scored on an 88-yard touchdown run in the Giants' Week 16 matchup against the Bills that sealed the victory and earned the Giants a playoff berth.

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  • Second child dies in SC from the flu
Second child dies in SC from the flu

By far, the highest number of deaths - 130 - are people age 65 and older. Influenza data gathered by DHHS indicated there was another decline last week in hospital emergency department and provider office visits related to the flu. Other rare complications from the flu that can be fatal include infection of the heart (or myocarditis) which can ca...

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  • 5G Technology in Focus at Mobile Fair in Barcelona
5G Technology in Focus at Mobile Fair in Barcelona

The award recognises individuals, companies and organisations that have contributed in significant ways to the development of the mobile industry and the advancement of mobile communications. Huawei has been innovating and investing in 5G for years. Under the main theme of "Creating a Better Future", mobile operators, vendors and policymakers fro...

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  • Bobby Brown still gunning for Nick Gordon to be jailed
Bobby Brown still gunning for Nick Gordon to be jailed

Bobby says he does not think Houston's death was caused by her drug use. His current wife - and manager - Alicia Etheredge-Brown, was quick to point out that there "were drugs in her system", but Bobby replied: 'Well, I don't think so'. Bobbi's ex-boyfriend, Gordon , was also accused of physically abusing her. That's just how I feel. "He raped ...

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  • Over 54 Nigerians died from Lassa fever outbreak since January - NCDC
Over 54 Nigerians died from Lassa fever outbreak since January - NCDC

The WHO said a total of 2,845 people who have come into contact with patients have been identified and were being monitored. Dr. Ihekweazu also said efforts are now being made to ensure that there is a functional molecular laboratory with the capacity to test for Lassa fever in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country.

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  • Pep: How City Board Treated Me After Trophyless Season
Pep: How City Board Treated Me After Trophyless Season

He mentioned Britain's exit from European Union and said, "You did the Brexit you let the people make an opinion". The City coach has been wearing the ribbon as a means of support for four Catalan politicians who were imprisoned following the controversial Independence Vote past year.

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  • Faith and firearms: Commitment ceremony features a lot of firepower
Faith and firearms: Commitment ceremony features a lot of firepower

At the entrance to the church, an attendant checked each weapon at the door to make sure it was unloaded and secured with a zip tie. Students from an junior school near the church were relocated for the day to distance them from the gun-toting couples at the ceremony, according to the Wallenpaupack School District website.

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  • Ben Davis High School Student Arrested for Making Threat on Social Media
Ben Davis High School Student Arrested for Making Threat on Social Media

The boy was arrested and booked into San Diego Juvenile Hall on a felony charge of making a criminal threat. But unlike numerous threats around the state in recent weeks, this was a verbal threat made during school hours. Regardless of the motivation behind the threats, each one must be taken seriously in this time of school horrendous school viole...

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  • Varicose veins tied to blood clots
Varicose veins tied to blood clots

Doctors in China reported varicose veins may be associated with an increased risk of developing blood clots linked to deep vein thrombosis or DVT . "The inflammatory processes may cause the study outcomes ( DVT , PAD , and PE), of which the pathophysiology may be due to the inflammatory process".

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  • Borick: Redistricting Map Issue Tough Task For High Court
Borick: Redistricting Map Issue Tough Task For High Court

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court rejected the request for an emergency stay by House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati . Dougherty and David N. Wecht - issued their own map. But unless a stay is issued by a state or federal court, the map issued last week by the state Supreme Court will remain ...

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  • Your Health: recommendations on depression; obese children not lightening up
Your Health: recommendations on depression; obese children not lightening up

Dr. Emily Harris who is a pediatrician-psychiatrist for children and teens at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says,"These updated guidelines reinforce the idea that if a pediatrician has some type of way to identify a problem and get the initial stages of treatment going, the outcome is much better".

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  • Pregnant Kate Middleton Steps Out In Matching Blue Jenny Packham Ensemble
Pregnant Kate Middleton Steps Out In Matching Blue Jenny Packham Ensemble

The 37-year-old - who displayed her blossoming bump in a smart blue ensemble - tenderly put an arm around Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, who was equally delighted by the situation. But the Duchess of Cambridge is following in the footsteps of a poignant person with the role - the Queen Mother. When its Royal Charter was awarded in 1947, following del...

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  • Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise: Navy chief Sunil Lanba
Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise: Navy chief Sunil Lanba

The Indian Navy said more than 16 countries have confirmed their participation in the exercise, called Milan. The Milan naval drill, to be hosted by the Andaman and Nicobar Wing of the Indian Navy, will feature the participation of 16 nations, including Australia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Vietnam, Thailand, Tanzania, Sri L...

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  • Kelly Clarkson Shows Love to Fellow 'Voice' Coaches in New Video
Kelly Clarkson Shows Love to Fellow 'Voice' Coaches in New Video

I agreed with (I believe it was) Kelly , who suggested that he sounded like he could be recorded on vinyl. As for the best moments of the Season 14 premiere, there were plenty, but here are our Top 5. "I've got to say your voice and your style kind of reminds me of the Texas red dirt type country music", Shelton said on the show. He had be...

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  • Fruits And Vegetables Help Reduce Risk Of Depression
Fruits And Vegetables Help Reduce Risk Of Depression

The six-and-a-half-year study involved 964 participants with an average age of 81. They monitored them for common symptoms of depression, such as being bothersome by certain things that typically don't affect them and feeling hopeless about their future.

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  • Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Clash in Netflix Comedy
Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Clash in Netflix Comedy

The cast also consists of fellow SNL alumna Rachel Dratch ( Just Go with It ), Rob Morgan ( Stranger Things ), Allison Strong ( The Blacklist ), Roland Buck III ( Chicago Med ) Melanie Nicholls-King ( The Wire ), Scott Cohen ( Allegiance ) and repertory Sandler movie maniac Steve Buscemi is also here...

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  • Apple to launch 'technology enabled' healthcare service
Apple to launch 'technology enabled' healthcare service

They will, the company says, provide a "unique concierge-like healthcare experience" that is "enabled by technology". The report claims that Apple has published a website for a group of health clinics branded as AC Wellness. Santa Clara is the chosen location of the first two clinics, which have been described as "stunning state-of-the-art medi...

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  • CBI books Delhi diamond exporter in fresh bank fraud case
CBI books Delhi diamond exporter in fresh bank fraud case

This is the third major bank fraud case reported in the past fortnight. Bank of Maharashtra lodges FIR with CBI against Delhi-based businessman Amit Singla & others, for a loan default. The OBC alleges that Dwarka Das Seth International took loans by way of letters of credit and other such credit facilities for gold and diamond jewellery export/i...

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