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Five Die While Using Obesity Devices, FDA Says

Five Die While Using Obesity Devices, FDA Says

The procedure, which is FDA-approved, involves inserting one or two silicone balloons into the stomach through the mouth and filling them with liquid until they are about the size of a grapefruit . The use of the balloon is complemented with counseling and nutritional support or advice. In the product's package insert, there have been 21 deaths in ORBERA patients in the period from January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2017, out of more than 277K devices distributed during the same period, ... Read More

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A 9/11 Victim Has Been Identified 16 Years After the Attacks

A 9/11 Victim Has Been Identified 16 Years After the Attacks

The medical examiner's office identified the remains through DNA testing . Many of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Centre in 2001 have not been identified. New, more delicate DNA innovation was sent not long ago and helped make the most recent recognizable proof after prior testing created no outcomes, the restorative analyst's office said. Read More

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Drinking red wine regularly reduces risk of diabetes

Drinking red wine regularly reduces risk of diabetes

Scientists studied data on 70,551 men and women who took part in a Danish survey. Many of us drink the occasional glass of wine to disconnect our brain at the end of the day. "Therefore the relationship between red wine and health can be explained by a healthier life style of people who drink in a disciplined manner, by unhealthy effects of non-alcoholic beverages such as soda or juices, or both". Read More

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E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims

E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims

Steven Schroeder, a physician and tobacco researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. The rate of people quitting smoking in the USA has remained steady at about 4.5 per cent for years. A parliamentary inquiry aimed at reducing red-tape is expected later this year to deliver a report which will deal with the issue of electronic cigarettes and the sale of nicotine liquids. Read More

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On the fightback against Aids

On the fightback against Aids

Overall in East and Southern Africa, 76% of people living with HIV know their status, 79% have access to treatment, and 83% have undetectable levels of HIV. As a result, more people in what had been some of the worst affected countries, are now living longer. Once a threshold of 10 percent is reached, the World Health Organization recommends countries urgently review their HIV treatment programs and switch to different drug regimens to limit the spread of resistance. Read More

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At least 20 Yemeni civilians killed in airstrike, UN says

At least 20 Yemeni civilians killed in airstrike, UN says

The Saudi-led coalition, which is backing Yemen government forces fighting the Iran-allied Houthi rebels, prevented the United Nations flight from departing Djibouti on Tuesday because the journalists were due to travel. Dr Abdullah al-Rabeeah, a former Saudi minister and now head of the country's state aid agency, told The Independent "there is no intention whatsoever to bombard or kill civilians". Read More

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Storms to begin, end your Thursday

Storms to begin, end your Thursday

The Omaha area now is at a slight risk for severe weather tonight, she said. A few storms are possible in northwestern Oklahoma late this afternoon and evening. Scattered storms should form by mid-afternoon across these areas, with large-scale lift aided by an approaching mid-level trough over Montana. Temperatures Thursday will rise into the low- to mid-80s, but high humidity values will make it feel more like it's in the low-90s. Read More

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Arizona avoids elimination with 6-5 win over Delaware in 12

Arizona avoids elimination with 6-5 win over Delaware in 12

Sunday. A day after both of their college teams fell to lower seeds, they bounced back in their respective NCAA Division I tourney regionals. Coming into the game, Garnder only had two home runs on the season. An RBI single from Fregia in the first inning scored Riley McKnight and gave the Bearkats an early 1-0 lead, but it was the second inning when Sam Houston really took control. Read More

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Ariana Grande visits injured fans in Manchester ahead of charity concert

Worldwide has confirmed that audiences in countries including Ireland, Australia, China, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Italy and New Zealand will be able to tune into the star-studded charity event thanks to the global simulcast. According to Deadline , BBC One is airing the event in the United Kingdom and deals are being made in over 50 countries, including Brazil, Germany, China, Australia, Italy, Mexico and Sweden, to transmit the concert. Read More

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Getting best out of Messi is Sampaoli's job

Getting best out of Messi is Sampaoli's job

Rumours had swirled that Sampaoli would be taking the job after Edgardo Bauza was sacked in April with less than a year in the role. The manager has coached several teams in Ecuador, Peru and Chile, but never a top-league Argentine side. Barcelona star Messi remains Argentina's star man but Dybala, who has produced some excellent performances for Juventus this season, is widely expected to succeed the 29-year-old to become his country's leading player. Read More

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Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abuse

Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abuse

Over a breakfast with journalists on Monday, Archbishop Richard Smith said he has advised the pope to consider Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's request for the Vatican to issue a formal apology to Canada's Indigenous peoples. Perry Bellegarde, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, agreed that it would mean a lot to residential school survivors to hear an apology from the head of the Catholic church, especially if it was offered Canada. Read More

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CBSE XII results: Some elated, a few disappointed

CBSE XII results: Some elated, a few disappointed

Most schools recorded a pass percentage of around 99 per cent, well above the national figure of 82 per cent, which has dropped a notch since past year. The CBSE UGC NET Results 2017 have been delayed by around three months this year. In the 2nd phase 65 principals, trained counsellors, special educators from CBSE affiliated government and private schools and few psychologists will be available for tele-counselling. Read More

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Judge tosses life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Judge tosses life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

In October 2002, 10 people were killed and three others shot in incidents around the Washington region attributed to Malvo and his older accomplice and mentor, John Allen Muhammad . Prosecutors sought the death penalty for Malvo as well, for the slaying in Fairfax of Linda Franklin outside a Home Depot in the Falls Church area. Read More

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Purr-Fect Job For Cat Lovers Is Available

Purr-Fect Job For Cat Lovers Is Available

Does cattitude come naturally to you? If you're looking to change careers, like cats and aren't averse to moving to Ireland - who'd be averse to moving to Ireland? - have we got a job opportunity for you. But if you're still dying to cuddle cats and kittens, you're in luck. Oh, and you'll also need a qualification recognised by the veterinary council of Ireland . Read More

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