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PM's message on World Tuberculosis Day

According to him, the state TB prevalence is 322 per 100,000, in 2017. "In the spirit of this year's World Tuberculosis Day theme of "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world" I urge citizens and organisations to take the lead in the movement to end TB"...

Carter's shot propels Texas A&M women into the Sweet 16

The game is scheduled to get underway at 8:49 p.m. ET on Saturday , March 24, 2018. Apparently Michigan's rust from its 2-week conference tournament layoff was gone Thursday. The Rebels forced their second shutout of the year en route to a game-th...

Grilled Meat may Promote Risk of Developing High Blood Pressure

Based on the findings of this recently published study , eating grilled meat, may it be red or white, could increase the risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure . Previously, studies have linked grilled meat with health conditions such as obes...

Sealed and delivered: Royal wedding invitations dispatched

Meghan Markle may be ready to have children with Prince Harry . The couple toured the campus of Northern Ireland's next-generation science park, where they met a husband-and-wife team who make innovative baby products. The decorative border on ...

Credit Suisse Group Lowers AbbVie (ABBV) Price Target to $98.10

Technical analysts compare a stock's current trading price to its 52-week range to get a broad sense of how the stock is doing, as well as how much the stock's price has fluctuated. Volatility is the degree of variation of a trading price se...

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw resigns, statement on official Facebook page says

Myanmar was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday with the announcement that the country's president, Htin Kyaw , had resigned after two years in office. "We will now start the process for electing the next president within seven working days accord...

Syria's President Assad visits troops on Ghouta's front…

Turkish military and allied Syrian forces marched into the center of the northern Syrian town of Afrin Sunday, raising their flags and shooting in the air in celebration almost two months after launching their offensive on the Kurdish enclave.

Spy poisoning: Experts to test nerve toxin

The British Council agency and a United Kingdom consulate in St Petersburg will also be shut down as part of a tit-for-tat diplomatic row. The UK has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his...

Six Nations: Ireland's Grand Slam homecoming cancelled

The situation is not about to get any easier for Jones either, with the next challenge being a three-match tour of South Africa in June followed by home games against the Springboks and the mighty New Zealand in November. Gael Fickou scored a try f...

Duke rolls into Sweet 16 with romp of Rhode Island

After a big day of upsets on Friday, will No. 2 Duke avoid an upset of its own when it faces No. 7 Rhode Island in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today? Though he winced at least once while trying to set up on the block, when Carter ha...

Warning to drivers as Portsmouth told to expect snow

There is a 95% chance of very heavy snow across London and Kent so it might be time to get the hats and gloves back out. Yellow weather warnings are also in place for the vast majority of the United Kingdom, nearly totally covering the country ...

Augie Garrido, college baseball's winningest coach, dies at 79

When I had the chance to coach against him, for me it was one of those giddy moments. "He was such a great mentor and friend to everyone in the game". Garrido's Titans reached the College World Series seven times, and won national titles in 1979, 198...

Drink Bottled Water? You're Also Drinking Microplastics

The findings suggested that a person who drinks a litre of bottled water a day might be consuming tens of thousands of microplastic particles each year. The World Health Organisation has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in dri...

Major tributes planned to celebrate Stephen Hawking's life

She told Christian Connection in 2015 that she and Hawking "lived in harmony, each respecting the other's point of view". The problem is even more pronounced in the Philippines where we have a president who forces me to mute the TV every time he ...

PDP Axes Drabu For Calling Kashmir Apolitical

Drabu's statement came at a time when the PDP and its coalition partner, the BJP, are at loggerheads over a range of issues, with Mehbooba openly pressing for talks with Pakistan on Kashmir while the saffron party adopting a different line.

How healthy is your county?

This is the first time since the annual County Health Rankings and Roadmap report was first published nine years ago that the county has not been included in the top 10. Lawrence Nycum, the senior vice president of medical affairs for its Winston...

Trade tensions cloud best global growth outlook in 7 years: OECD

It said rebounding business investment was the core reason for the expected acceleration in global growth - with trade rising 5% this year. The OECD is predicting the economy will grow by 1.3 percent this year, up from 1.2 percent in November, and ...

AB de Villiers Delighted With Much-awaited Century, SA Hunt for Win

Khawaja and Mitch Marsh fought back fastidiously during an 87-run stand in Port Elizabeth on Sunday (Monday morning NZ Time), building a small lead as Australia reached 5-180 in their second innings. Rabada followed up South Africa's success wi...

Serena And Venus Williams Meet After 14-Year Tournament Boycott

Serena won the 2017 Australian Open final over Venus while about eight weeks pregnant, and from then on was inactive in singles competition until her opener at Indian Wells . Serena made a decision to return in 2015, whilst Venus came back to India...

China's Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendment Allowing Xi to Remain President Indefinitely

In the run up to the vote, critics on Chinese social media attacked the move and drew parallels to North Korea or suggested a Mao-type cult of personality was forming. "There's no one system that suits all countries". Xi is likely to promote Wang Q...

Chelsea boss Conte on goalscorer Willian: I can't leave him out!

They nearly added a fourth on the stroke of half-time, but Tomkins made a brilliant intervention on the line to deny Giroud at the end of an exceptional move. The Eagles have won back-to-back Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, after failing t...

Schools closed, winter storm warning in effect for west central area

A snow alert has been issued for the five boroughs starting at 10 p.m. Snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible, mostly north and west of New York City . The height of the storm was from about 6 p.m. until about 10 p.m. Crocker said he ...

ISIS-inspired Utah teen tried to blow up high school, police say

The suspect is a juvenile male who was attending Pine View High School and is believed to be inspired by ISIS; he was arrested and placed in juvenile detention, the St. Authorities initially thought the graffiti and flag at the school were pranks...

Australia among 11 countries to sign TPP without US

Japan, as the world's third-largest economic power, is the heavyweight in the group. But the remaining countries regrouped and that culminated in the signing Thursday. That sentiment was echoed just last month by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, wh...

Don't make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolling NEET candidates, SC tells CBSE

The petitioners, who approached the court against the CBSE notification and others who have challenged the Aadhaar scheme, said the government had been issuing several such notifications, which in fact, amounted to contempt of the Supreme Court's ...

San Antonio, Austin ranked among best airports in North America

The MIAL has said that it will not allot anymore slots to aircraft carriers for UDAN flights that connects smaller towns or cities as it carries less passengers and consumes more time and space at the airport. The Hyderabad airport has become numbe...

Bypolls results: A prelude to 2019 general elections as Congress rises again?

The voting was a test for Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old heir to India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, who took over as the main opposition Congress party's president from his mother, Sonia Gandhi, in December. It becomes empirically clear that the ...

Veteran actress Shammi Rabadi passes away at 89

Throughout her career in Bollywood, Shammi featured in supporting roles in films such as Hum Saath Saath Hain , Arth , Hum and The Burning Train . Her last major role was in the Boman Irani and Farah Khan starrer comedy " Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Ni...

Levi levy: European Union threatens 25% tax on iconic United States brands

Such fears have been heightened by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who told the US media that the president has no plan to exempt any countries from the tariffs which are expected to be implemented this week at the earliest, they said.

South African Listeria Linked to Polony from Enterprise

Tiger Brands said it had learned about the presence of listeria in its products on 14 February - 18 days before the government forced it into a recall. Results from the factory tests should have taken just over two weeks but a shortage of solution ...

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Water park closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating' bacteria

He died five days later and tested positive for Naegleria fowleri the day before his death, his family said. BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort is closed while the Centers for Dis...

Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine

He realised the potential of releasing the brake and unleashing our immune cells to attack tumours. Called PD-1, this protein, he found, functions as a T-cell brake but via a diffe...

Tense exchange between Klobuchar, Kavanaugh over drinking questions

He later apologized to Klobuchar. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Thursday appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee featured a display of emotions, with the judge alternati...

Health officials to long-term care workers: Get vaccinated against flu

Most children who die of the flu , they point out, have no underlying medical conditions. But most concerning to officials was the drop in coverage among the youngest children ...

Sen. Jeff Flake Emerges as Key Vote in Kavanaugh Nomination

While careful not to directly attack Blasey, Kavanaugh practically shouted at the senators, calling the confirmation process a "circus" and "national disgrace" and blaming the ques...

Trump shaken by Ford, but backs Kavanaugh after hearing

The hearing will be the first time the world sees and hears from Ms Ford beyond the grainy photo that has appeared in the media in the 10 days since she came forward with her clai...

Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation

Vikings security chief Kim Klawiter told police that Griffen wasn't "acting normal lately" and that "it's nearly like he's having a nervous breakdown". Griffen later left his a...

Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

Experts worry people are being put off seeing a doctor because they're so anxious about how their life will change. Hilary Evans, the chief executive, said: "In the same way med...

Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

In addition to the flu vaccine, other everyday preventive measures include washing your hands, covering your cough and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and objects. Th...

Daily aspirin offers no benefits for over-70s

The clinical trial did not include people who take aspirin for medical reasons as advised by their doctor, including those who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke . EVA...

Special Reports

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

Holden said that deputies tried to get the victims out but couldn't. "Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the d...

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

The study examined more than 19,000 people in the United States and Australia, most of whom were aged older than 70. A new study confirms aspirin does not help prevent a fi...

Alberta study finds household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

Alberta study finds household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

The research can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting childhood obesity by altering the gut bacteria of infants. The study found...

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

The participants took a daily low-dose of aspirin every day for almost five years, with researchers monitoring their health and any occurrences of disease, disability or death. At...

What iPhone XS’ eSIM inclusion means for India

What iPhone XS’ eSIM inclusion means for India

Apple aficionados in the Middle East will not have long to wait before they get their hands on what the company are calling the "most handsome and advanced" iPhones. Apple also sh...

Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

Since 2017, FDA officials have discussed e-cigarettes as a potential tool to ween adult smokers off cigarettes . "These alternative nicotine delivery devices can be important ...

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity

Inactivity raises the risk of a raft of health problems, such as heart disease , type-2 diabetes and some cancers . But the data show that progress towards the global targe...

Powerful magnitude 6.7 natural disaster hits southeast of Sapporo, Japan

Powerful magnitude 6.7 natural disaster hits southeast of Sapporo, Japan

At least 32 people were missing and 120 were injured in Hokkaido after the magnitude 6.7 quake, NHK said. "I thought the house was going to collapse". The magnitude 6.6 temblor str...

Theranos bleeds dry, company to dissolve

The company plans to formally dissolve itself and pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash in coming months, the newspaper reported , citing an email sent to shareholders. For...