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Flashback Friday: The 20th anniversary of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

Flashback Friday: The 20th anniversary of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

Buffy's influence on television and indeed movies is immeasurable at this stage - it was the show that literally launched a thousand teen dramas, it forced feminism up a gear or two by showing the world that a female superhero doesn't need to save the world in a scantily clad number, it wasn't afraid to take on long story arcs in a TV landscape that was largely episodic while still keeping up with the "monster-of-the-week", it took on homosexuality in a subtle heartfelt way leading to one ... Read More

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Impact of Brokerage Rating on Philip Morris International Inc (PM)

The forecast of 8 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. As concerns of stock price volatility, it was 0.99% for a week and 1.70% for a month. The company had revenue of $7 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.68 billion. On average, analysts expect that Philip Morris International will post $4.83 earnings per share for the current year. Read More

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Worst month on record for A&E waiting times

Worst month on record for A&E waiting times

It is the highest figure on record for so-called "trolley waits", according to the latest data NHS England. While further delays to cancer treatment are being recorded and ambulance response times continue to miss targets. The dramatic reduction - equivalent to closing 24 hospitals - amounts to a 10 per cent fall in NHS beds at a time when the health service is under unprecedented pressure. Read More

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Badrinath Ki Dulhania 1st Day Collection And Occupancy Report

Badrinath Ki Dulhania 1st Day Collection And Occupancy Report

The movie was released in over 1,700 cinemas with 10,000 shows per day in India on March 10. The Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer is set to be the third biggest opener of 2017. Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva composed the music of Badrinath Ki Dulhania movie . Varun Dhawan has penned two screenplays and they have both been trashed by his filmmaker father and brother, David and Rohit Dhawan. Read More

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Mike Glennon To Sign With Chicago Bears

Mike Glennon To Sign With Chicago Bears

But his last starts were in the 2014 season. Glennon spent four seasons in Tampa. Cutler was acquired by the Bears in 2009 and started 102 games for the team, posting a 51-51 record. MORE: NFL rumors: Which quarterbacks will move? First off, he's made 20 starts since 2015, compared to Glennon's number of zero. Cutler leaves Chicago as the team's all-time passing leader, but he'll mostly be remembered for tenure there that's best described as complicated. Read More

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Exit polls predict BJP win in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa

Exit polls predict BJP win in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa

That raises the pertinent question: Are the regional parties losing their magic? BJP might retain Goa with three exit polls giving it 15-22 seats in the 40-member Goa assembly. In Manipur, it predicted a close fight between the ruling Congress and the BJP with the former getting 26 and the latter 24 in the 60-member Assembly. Read More

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India court convicts 31 over 2012 riot at Maruti Suzuki plant

India court convicts 31 over 2012 riot at Maruti Suzuki plant

The judgment was passed by the Gurugram District court on Friday. Eight workers are still in jail while others were released on bail in different hearings. The violence in 2012 had broken out after workers at the factory had been struggling to form a Union. In a display of solidarity, workers at all Maruti Suzuki factories boycotted the company lunch on Thursday and asked the management to secure the release of all workers. Read More

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Nepali national killed in SSB firing

Nepali national killed in SSB firing

Chandra Mani Gaire, secretary of the Culvert Construction Consumers' Committee, said SSB personnel verbally abused him and threatened to beat him up if they ever saw him in Indian territories. Residents on the Nepalese side the situation became tense on Thursday after SSB personnel, accompanied by people from the Indian border town of Basahi, allegedly fired in the air. Read More

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Obesity main cause of kidney failure

Obesity main cause of kidney failure

The theme for this year's World Kidney Day (March 9) is "Obesity and Kidney disease: Healthy lifestyle for healthy kidneys". In India too, there is a significant burden of kidney disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD) in particular. "Otherwise permanent kidney damage occurs that can prove fatal for the patient", he stated. Kidney disease can vary in severity which means not everyone suffering will reach the stage in which they experience kidney failure and need dialysis, and only a small ... Read More

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Vermont insurer, hospitals oppose Obamacare replacement bill

While that would help insurers, Laszewski, who is critical of the ACA, said it wouldn't be enough to cover insurers' needs. "This is a huge leap forward from before the ACA when we had 89 percent insured". "The folks that are on Medicaid, they're people with significant disabilities, children and pregnant women and older Kansans who all want health care, and the state has a basic consensus that they deserve it, that they have that right", said Sean Gatewood, co-administrator of the KanCare ... Read More

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Women need Planned Parenthood

Women need Planned Parenthood

She said 10,000 people in Louisiana benefit from a menu of health services provided by Planned Parenthood . Do we not have more pressing problems in Maryland that could use this money? "They are focused on abortion and that needs to get out to the American people". Read More

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Death Caused By Heart Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes LinkeTo Diet

Death Caused By Heart Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes LinkeTo Diet

Of these, an estimated 45 per cent due to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes were associated with "suboptimal" intakes of 10 dietary factors, the study found. "The highest proportions of cardiometabolic deaths were estimated to be related to excess sodium intake, insufficient intake of nuts/seeds, high intake of processed meats, and low intake of seafood omega-3 fats", the report reads. Read More

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Show organisers furious at Bipasha Basu and hubby

Show organisers furious at Bipasha Basu and hubby

However, Mumbai Mirror reports that she backed out of her commitment in the eleventh hour and threw tantrums in the hotel she was lodged at. After accusing BipashaBasu and her husband Karan Singh Grover for unprofessional behaviour, Ronita Sharma Rekhi , an official of India Pakistan London fashion show is planning to call a press conference to "expose her". Read More

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Try This Ancient Method to Develop a Super Memory

Try This Ancient Method to Develop a Super Memory

The differences they detected were in the connectivity patterns spread across the 2500 different connectors in the brain. He found there was no difference in brain anatomy between memory champions and normal people. Before doing this, the researchers took fMRI scans of all the memory athletes, while telling all of them to relax and let their minds wander. Brain scans of this group also showed changes in brain connectivity, which researchers hypothesize could be the basis of increased memory. Read More

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Soy products safe for cancer patients

Soy products safe for cancer patients

The researchers specified that these notable results were only observed in women with hormone-receptor-negative tumors and those who were not treated with endocrine therapy. Dr. Kim Dittus at the UVM Cancer Center says, she's not surprised by the news. Although the research provides with positive results pertaining to consumption of soy-based products by breast cancer patients, Kathy Chapman, chair at Cancer Council Australia warned women to be cautious as the "jury is still out". Read More

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Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil, Is The US At Risk?

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil, Is The US At Risk?

While yellow fever is quite rare in North America, two American health experts recently published their concerns about the possible spread of the virus across the US borders in the New England Journal of Medicine . "The yellow fever outbreak in Brazil is yet another reminder of the dangers posed by mosquito-borne diseases around the world", said Erin Staples, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC . Read More

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Jamaal Charles Worth a Gamble for the Seattle Seahawks

Jamaal Charles Worth a Gamble for the Seattle Seahawks

If the Seahawks and Charles reach a deal, it's likely Charles would be given a legitimate opportunity to compete with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise for the starting spot. Overall, the likelihood of Charles returning to his previous form is low. "It made sense to do it so I could just heal up and go out there feeling the same way in both knees, just completely ready". Read More

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FDA investigating after two deaths linked to listeria in cheese

FDA investigating after two deaths linked to listeria in cheese

Two people have died and four others have fallen sick in a recent regional listeria outbreak, possibly from eating bad cheese, health officials said Thursday. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms including fever, severe headache, nausea, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but the infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection. Read More

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PM's roadshows in UP last effort to take BJP closer to majority

PM's roadshows in UP last effort to take BJP closer to majority

Counting of votes in all the five states will be taken up on March 11 and all the results are expected by late evening that day. The polling on March 8 will draw the curtain on not just the elections in Uttar Pradesh, but also the. Tight security has been put in place in these seven districts. The BJP contested 32 seats and its allies - the Apna Dal and the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party - fought in four seats each. Read More

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Advanced Colorectal Cancer Seen Locally, Screenings Recommended

Advanced Colorectal Cancer Seen Locally, Screenings Recommended

Kinney recommends that people at average risk for colorectal cancer should start screening at age 50 while those with a higher risk should start screening at younger ages. It is among the most preventable cancers, says Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, the project director at the Cancer Center. In most cases, colon cancer begins as benign or precancerous clumps of cells called polyps, and over time, those polyps can become cancerous. Read More

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UP elections: Polling begins for 7th phase

UP elections: Polling begins for 7th phase

Manipur will see polling in 22 seats across five districts in its second and final phase, where the fate of nearly all the big names in the north east state's politics-including Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Deputy CM Gaikhangam and human rights activist-turned-politician Irom Chanu Sharmila- will be decided. Read More

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Ten Percent of US Seniors Now Living With Alzheimer's

Ten Percent of US Seniors Now Living With Alzheimer's

That amounts to 1 in 5 Medicare-Medicaid dollars being funneled toward those costs. By 2050, as the number of Americans with Alzheimer's doubles, the cost is expected to rise to $1.1 trillion . While it takes a toll on the patient themselves, Alzheimer's can also affect the health of caregivers. Still, the report was not entirely bleak, spotlighting growing efforts to identify telltale signs of developing disease. Read More

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One in Four US Adults Have Arthritis — CDC

One in Four US Adults Have Arthritis — CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The report found prevalence of arthritis among adults with pre-existing conditions, such as heart disease and obesity, is high. Despite the proven health benefits of physical activity for arthritis symptoms, about 1 in 3 adults with arthritis in the USA self-reports being physically inactive. Read More

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Health care reform mustn't leave patients worse off

Health care reform mustn't leave patients worse off

Even those with a passionate hatred of Obamacare can find something to hate in the GOP replacement plan. It would also change the funding formula now used for the Medicaid expansion "much to West Virginia's detriment", Pore said. "The problem is, when they set that amount they usually tie it to CPI, the current [rate of] inflation", said Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Read More

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100 kgs down, Eman Ahmed undergoes first surgery

100 kgs down, Eman Ahmed undergoes first surgery

The Egyptian woman, estimated to be the heaviest globally, underwent her first bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai in a process termed laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. A spokesman for Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who is leading Ms Abd El Aty's treatment, said the 37-year-old Egyptian's weight had been brought to below 400kg since she arrived in Mumbai in early February. Read More

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