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Sen. Warren warns health care fight not over after ACHA defeat

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I mean, one of the ways that the system has been stabilized is by requiring people to have health insurance somehow, and that has expanded the pool of people in the system. Vt., called it "a major victory" after House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., announced Friday afternoon that he was pulling the bill, which would have repealed much of President Obama's Affordable Care Act and which failed to garner enough support. Read More »

DNA 'mistakes' cause most cancers

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Copying mistakes were linked to 77 per cent of pancreatic cancers but only 35 per cent of lung cancers, which were mostly triggered by smoking and other environmental factors. "With so numerous mutations caused by R, the internal enemies, one of the best strategies is to nip their attacks in the bud", Vogelstein said during a press conference announcing the results. Read More »

Kansas unemployment rate ticks down to 4.0%

The labor force was also up for the month at 416,384, an increase of 1.6 percent from when it totaled 409,691 a year before. South Carolina's unemployment rate has remained unchanged as the number of people working in the state has risen. Read More »

Second outbreak of bird flu confirmed in Middle Tennessee

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The company operating the Giles County farm is different from the breeder facility located in Lincoln County that was confirmed on Sunday to have the high pathogenic strain of the (H7N9 HPAI) avian flu. The H7 avian influenza found can be deadly to both chickens as well as turkeys. In light of the recent outbreaks, Barron County Emergency Services is urging all poultry owners to increase their biosecurity efforts on their farms, regardless of size. Read More »

Goa Assembly election exit poll results 2017

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While the actual results will not be out till Saturday, the exit polls usually (though not always) can be an indicator of which party will storm to power. India TV-CVoter: BJP likely to finish on top in Manipur . CNN-News18-Gramener projected 25 seats for the BJP and 24 for the Congress. The states' election results are set to be declared tomorrow. Read More »

'Spring Forward': 5 Things to Know About Daylight Saving Time

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It's a practice that has been followed for a long time, but there also is increasing resistance to it. States have the right to opt out of the time change. Filene owned a chain of department stores and hoped that more daylight at the end of the day would encourage shopping. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. Read More »

Residents puzzled to find tap water running pink

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CTV reports that the mayor of the town, which is about an hour northwest of Edmonton, issued a statement in which he blamed the water's reddish hue to potassium permanganate , a chemical disinfectant used to treat wastewater and, among other things, remove hydrogen sulfide, which produces a rotten egg smell. Read More »

North Korea warns forum of 'actual war'

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President Donald Trump reaffirmed USA backing for its military ally Japan in a phone call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a day after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan. South Korea's Lotte Group has come under pressure in China for providing land to host the system. In recent weeks, Beijing has squeezed South Korea, lashing out at Thaad in public statements and - many in South Korea believe - clamping down on South Korean companies doing business in China. Read More »

Extremely Contagious Bird Flu Found On Tennessee Chicken Farm

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Over 73K birds at the farm will be euthanized in order to stop the HPAI bird flu from spreading. The US South-east was largely spared bird flu during the last major US outbreak, which was centred around turkey and egg farms in the Midwest and led to the death of more than 48 million birds until mid-2015 from either infection or culling. Read More »

US EPA withdraws request for methane information from oil, gas companies

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Yesterday the EPA withdrew its request in response to a March 1 letter from nine state attorneys general and the governors of MS and Kentucky. " The burden of the request is disproportionate to its benefit , " the letter reads, citing an estimate from the EPA that put the cost of completing and responding to the survey at $1,100 to $5,800 for each company. Read More »

Strenuous exercise linked to reduced libido in men, study suggests

The team started by developing an online questionnaire for nearly 1,100 participants, most of whom were experienced athletes who had trained hard for years. And exercise, especially weight lifting, has been shown to increase testosterone. In the meantime, he said, men worrying about the effects of their training on sex life should try exercising a little less. Read More »

With Legal Weed on the Rise, Pediatricians Worried About Teen Use

In the USA, legalization and the growing industry for medical and recreational marijuana have paved the way for dramatically more potent pot than the contraband stuff that older generations recall from their youth. Experts say it's critical for parents and pediatricians to discuss the dangers with kids. Dr. Stratyner says marijuana affects short-term memory, especially in young brains that are still developing. Read More »

Ottawa Public Health tracking potential local exposures to mumps

Complications from mumps can include encephalitis, meningitis, painful swelling of the testicles or the ovaries, pancreatitis and hearing loss. The mumps virus is found in saliva and respiratory droplets and is spread through coughing, sneezing and coming into contact with saliva by kissing, sharing drinks, utensils, food or water bottles. Read More »

Jets to release veteran center Nick Mangold after 11 seasons

They selected him out of Ohio State with the 29th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, and he started at center in that year's season opener. (Woody) Johnson and the entire organization for making me a Jet. According to Spotrac , the Jets will save another $9.075 million with the release of Mangold. Mangold was entering the final year of his contract at a non-guaranteed salary of about $6.1 million. Read More »

Cats do not cause mental health problems, study says

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Solmi says you will not go insane. The findings were published February 21 in the journal Psychological Medicine . "Future research should therefore focus on better understanding the mechanisms by which these types of infection might lead to mental illness, and many researchers are now investigating this". Read More »

Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster

A US official told The Associated Press that Flynn was in frequent contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day the Obama administration slapped sanctions on Russian Federation for election-related hacking, as well as at other times during the transition. Read More »

Worst Cities in World for Traffic Congestion

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Unsurprisingly, traffic is at the worst during peak hours, with roads leading into the city-versus roads within the city-getting hit the worst, with 24 percent of drive time on those roads spent in congestion. Britain has the third worst congestion in Europe - behind Russian Federation and Turkey - according to the study by traffic information company Inrix. Read More »

Matt Damon Slams Trump on Mexico: 'I'm Not a Believer in Walls'

The Great Wall, which is a co-production between the US and China, opened in China in December, and while not the box office record breaker it was created to be, it was still a hit. The teaming army along the exaggerated, heightened wall is a vibrant swirl of color and choreography. Direction by Yimou Zhang who brought House of the Flying Daggers to the screen uses numerous ploys that made that film exciting. Read More »

Imaging study suggests possibility of predicting autism by age 1

Schultz, director of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Autism Research , one of the study sites. Researchers at the University of North Carolina have developed a method using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism to correctly predict whether infants would later meet the criteria for autism at two years old. Read More »

Genetic Study Predicts Risks of Getting Bald

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According to the study , for instance, there is "a degree of overlap" between hair and height, with balder men tending toward a shorter stature. "We are still a long way from making an accurate prediction for an individual's hair-loss pattern". Read More »

Leptospirosis kills one and strikes two others in NY

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said: "This illness can be serious but is treatable with readily available antibiotics". Infections commonly occur through exposure to rat urine. The recent cluster of leptospirosis in the Melrose section of the Bronx has many in the area and across the city wondering what exactly the disease is and why they might not have heard of it. Read More »

Teenagers able to register to be organ donors beginning Tuesday

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For a look at the impact an organ donation can have watch the story above with a heart recipient out of Baldwinsville. If a minor dies before they turn 18, their parents or legal guardians have the option to rescind the decision. "This law helps turn tragedy into newfound hope for those needing a donation and I encourage all New Yorkers to take action, and get registered today". Read More »

Sara Lee, Sargento Cheese Recalls: Listeria Fears

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The affected retail products are Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby , 6.84 ounces, UPC 4610000228, with "Sell By" dates of "12APR17B" and "10MAY17B" and Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, 8 ounces, UPC 4610040041, with "Sell By" dates of "H14JUN17" and "H12JUL17". Read More »

This drug just got the FDA's OK -- and an $89K price tag

Critics say that Marathon is simply taking an old drug for a rare disease, and increasing the price for their own gain. The first drug, eteplirsen, developed by Sarepta Therapeutics, gained FDA approval in September. Patients' life expectancy is usually 20 to 30 years. All of the study participants had documented dystrophin gene mutation and had experience muscular weakness before 5 years old. Read More »

Odd orange alligator turns heads in SC

The little gator, reportedly about 4.5 feet long, lives in a pond in Hanahan, South Carolina. " I've never seen anything like it ", said one neighbor. The other theory is that the altered skin colour is due to some sort of environmental factor, possibly algae, or a pollutant. Good news for the alligator as his natural color will more than likely return after he sheds his skin. Read More »

ACA replacement may not come until 2018, Trump says

The statement is contrary to multiple assurances made by Trump and Republican Party members that Congress will repeal and replace the law as soon as possible. Republicans have already begun work to repeal Obamacare . One of the aspects that President Trump plans to work on is minimizing the unwarranted regulatory and economic burdens of the ACA . Read More »

Skoal, Copenhagen products recalled due to metal found in cans

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So far, the complaints were received in Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio. The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has issued a recall. Here's a complete list of recalled products . USSTC is instructing wholesalers and retailers to segregate the recalled products from their inventories. Read More »

Dakota Access firm files motion to halt environmental study

Should the bill pass, Kempenich's mother-in-law could not be prosecuted nor sued. One bill would make it a crime for adults to wear masks. As an example, he cited the woeful tale of his mother-in-law, who was driving around the state when, he claims, a protester jumped out in front of her vehicle and waved a sign at her. Read More »

Evernote backtracks on controversial revised privacy policy

In fact, Evernote promised that "no employees will be reading note content ... unless users opt in" to the machine learning process. The decision comes amid a customer backlash that began Wednesday after Evernote said that in order to better its machine learning capabilities, it would have some of its employees look over customer notes. Read More »

Reliance to Launch Jio Money Merchant Solution on 5 December

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced extension of free voice, data and video for new, as well as existing Jio customers, under its Happy New Year offer till March 31, 2017. However, the daily fair usage limit under this plan (high-speed download) will be restricted to 1GB (against 4 GB in the previous offer) as "abnormally high data usage" is causing congestion in around 8% of towers. Read More »