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Warning to Men Who Take Excessive Vitamin B

Warning to Men Who Take Excessive Vitamin B

Why B vitamins influence cancer risk is not known for sure, but some believe that it is related to how B vitamins interact with the so-called one-carbon-metabolism pathway. However, one of the latest investigations found a 21 percent increase in overall cancer risk with supplementation of B-12 and B-9. "These are doses that can only be obtained from taking high-dose B vitamin supplements, and these supplements are many times the U.S. Read More

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Talc Case

Johnson & Johnson Faces Talc Case

According to the plaintiff's attorney, she said she isn't doing it for herself and that she doesn't need sympathy, because she knows that she will pass away soon, but wants to raise awareness and do good for women before then. Besides that case, three other trials in St. Louis had similar outcomes previous year with juries awarding damages of $72 million, $70.1 million and $55 million, for a combined total of $307.6 million. Read More

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Several Feared Killed As Boko Haram Strikes Konduga

Several Feared Killed As Boko Haram Strikes Konduga

They detonated their explosives nearly simultaneously, Lawan Kalli said. At least 30 people have been killed and some 80 more wounded in a bombing attack in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno. The Islamist group faced several reversals previous year, losing large swathes of territory to the Nigerian military. At least 37 people, including members of the team, died when rescuers from the military and vigilantes attempted to free them. Read More

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USA warship sails close to South China Sea island, China 'displeased'

USA warship sails close to South China Sea island, China 'displeased'

The Chinese military is firmly opposed to the China-related contents in Japan's Defence White Paper and has lodged stern representations to Tokyo, Chinese Defence Ministry's spokesman Wu Qian said on Tuesday (Aug 8) night. and other Western governments from intervening, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Japan's new top diplomat, Taro Kono, expressed concern over aggressive actions in the waters. Read More

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Moscow mule copper mugs may be toxic, officials say

Moscow mule copper mugs may be toxic, officials say

When the copper or copper alloys come into contact with food or liquid with a pH below 6, the copper can leach into it. Examples of these acidic foods include fruit juice, wine, vinegar - and Moscow Mules. A different interior should line the inside of the cup, such as stainless steel and nickel. The copper metal of the mug can leech into the cocktail and cause copper poisoning . Read More

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Company can manufacture medical marijuana in Ulster County, state says

Company can manufacture medical marijuana in Ulster County, state says

The New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association, acting on behalf of four of the five original medical marijuana companies, sued the state in April to try to stop it from issuing new licenses. As of Tuesday, there were 25,736 certified patients and 1,139 registered practitioners participating in New York's Medical Marijuana Program, according to the Department of Health. Read More

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Scientists corrects disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos

Scientists corrects disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos

An worldwide team of scientists has successfully edited of the genes of a viable human embryo , correcting a mutation that can cause the heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . In the remaining 27.6% embryos, the cellular cut-repairing mechanism introduced some unwanted insertions or deletions near the cut. The technique could be used through in vitro fertilization to cure thousands of diseases caused by mutations in single genes. Read More

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Cop who shot Justine must give statement

Cop who shot Justine must give statement

The teacher was then shot by a police officer - but body cameras and a squad camera are not believed to have captured the incident. "It's not second nature for officers to put those cameras on yet". Nearly 300 people gathered for the memorial. Ms Damond called her American fiance Don Damond several times alarmed by the sounds and a decision was made to call the police, the lawyer said. Read More

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Huge iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

Huge iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

A vast iceberg with twice the volume of Lake Erie has broken off from a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica , scientists said Wednesday July 12, 2017. The Larsen Ice Shelf is actually a series of shelves that's been breaking up since the 1990s. "If large portions of an ice shelf are removed by calving, the inflow of glaciers can speed up and contribute to sea-level rise". Read More

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2 die in Indian firing on Kashmir border

2 die in Indian firing on Kashmir border

The martyred jawan had come home on leave. Pakistan army responded to Indian firing effectively, the ISPR added in a statement. Asked whether the administration has prepared any evacuation plan, he said the evacuation plan is ready but border people are not willing to relocate as they have got their farms and livelihood in the area. Read More

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Opioid prescriptions dropped but remain high, CDC says

Opioid prescriptions dropped but remain high, CDC says

Anne Schuchat , acting director of the CDC. But Schuchat cautioned that as fewer people are receiving short-term prescriptions , those who take opioids for years for chronic pain may have skewed the average. CDC officials urge states and counties to use the findings in this report to educate physicians on the appropriate use of opioid painkillers and to help people get better access to treatments for opioid addiction . Read More

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Root: Ballance looks a completely different player

Root: Ballance looks a completely different player

New England Test captain Joe Root says Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson will play against South Africa in the first Test at Lord's, starting on Thursday. "Liam is going to play", Root said on Wednesday ahead of his first test since he succeeded Alastair Cook as England captain in February. When asked if his batting would be a boost for England Dawson replied: "The way England have played in the last few years you know they have batted deep and obviously that helps ... Read More

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Keep consumers interest foremost during consultation on GST: J&K Governor to Congress

Keep consumers interest foremost during consultation on GST: J&K Governor to Congress

Attacking Congress for not taking any reform agenda seriously during their regime, Jaitley said that since 2004 to 2014 no major reforms were initiated. The government, apparently in its quest to roll out GST without any further impediments, agreed to a tax rate of 3% on gold under GST, which is lower than the lowest tax slab of 5%, and is closer to the current tax incidence of about 2%. Read More

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Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon

Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon

Both have enjoyed success at Wimbledon , with Jamie winning the mixed doubles back in 2007 and Andy a two-time victor in the singles. He was the overwhelming favourite to win Queen's following his run to the French Open semi-finals only to lose to Jordan Thompson, who was only drafted in three hours before the match following the late injury withdrawal of Aljaz Bedene. Read More

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Don't dismiss effect of marijuana on Colorado drivers

Insurance claims data show that Colorado, Washington and OR all experienced an increase in auto accident claims after retail marijuana sales became legal, according to research by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). Previous studies, even one from the federal government, have been unable to find anything conclusive. As of writing, eight states have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana . Read More

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Cooler for Wednesday, with spotty rain possible

Cooler for Wednesday, with spotty rain possible

Stormy weather - including rain and thunder - is expected Tuesday afternoon along the Front Range, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Partly cloudy skies will follow into tonight , along with patchy fog after 3 a.m. Wednesday . Sunny, with a high near 81. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies with mild and muggy conditions develop with a low of 69 degrees. Read More

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Acting President hails Cross River Industrial Park

Acting President hails Cross River Industrial Park

Our correspondent who was on the entourage of the Acting President reports that from the Margret Ekpo International Airport through IBB Way to the Palace of the Obong of Calabar, residents came out in their numbers to welcome Prof. Osinbajo also said that the federal government would work with all stakeholders to ensure that the displaced people of Bakassi were adequately taken care of. Read More

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Judge overturns life sentences for 'Washington sniper'

Judge overturns life sentences for 'Washington sniper'

And so even though Malvo pleaded guilty in Spotsylvania County and agreed to serve two life sentences without parole, in addition to being convicted by a jury and sentenced to two life sentences in Fairfax County, U.S. Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh, who helped prosecute Malvo in 2003, said the Virginia attorney general can appeal Jackson's ruling. Read More

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Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

The Justice Department on Friday issued a transcript of Rosenstein's remarks. Comey has now agreed to testify before the senate intelligence committee, sometime after Memorial Day. Rosenstein underscored that the memo he wrote was "not a legal brief" and was "not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination.[and] not a survey of FBI morale or performance" but instead "a candid internal memorandum about the FBI Director's public statements concerning a high-profile criminal ... Read More

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Beauty Sleep Is NOT A Myth

Beauty Sleep Is NOT A Myth

In a scientific study published by Royal Society Open Science journal and funded by Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, researchers photographed 25 participants after days of both restricted and normal sleep. This makes a lot of sense in evolutionary terms. The strangers also said they would be less likely to socialise with the sleepy participants because they looked unhealthy. Read More

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