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Senate to vote on FDA head dogged by financial questions

Senate to vote on FDA head dogged by financial questions

Scott Gottlieb's confirmation to the post of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner". Gottlieb is already familiar with the agency he will oversee. He said he would recuse himself for a year from some decisions and resign from several positions. Senator Alexander chaired Dr. Gottlieb's confirmation hearing on April 5, and the HELP committee met on April 27 to approve his nomination. Read More

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Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs

Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs

Among the drugs with added warnings: Humira, used for arthritis and some other illnesses; Abilify, used for depression and other mental illness; and Pradaxa, a blood thinner. The FDA's system for reporting drug- and device-related health problems is voluntary. "This is to be expected", Gortler said. Once the FDA signs off, clinical trials - experiments that use human subjects to see whether a drug is effective and what side effects it may cause - get underway. Read More

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Car bomb in Thailand's Muslim-dominated south wounds over 50

Car bomb in Thailand's Muslim-dominated south wounds over 50

The explosions hit a Big C department store in Pattani, Thailand, today. The shopping centre was also the target of a bomb blast in 2005 and an arson attack in 2012. Near-daily shootings and bomb attacks have claimed more than 6,800 lives since 2004. Footage of the explosion going off shows children crying and people fleeing on foot as the force of the blast knocks the camera to the ground. Read More

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New Dove bodywash ads generate stir on social media

New Dove bodywash ads generate stir on social media

The brand has championed natural beauty in various campaigns over the years, some of which divided public opinion. The company's " Real Beauty " efforts have fought that pressure for more than a decade. The bottles came in tall, short, round, curvy and straight with a slight, curvy shape. The product line, the brainchild of Ogilvy London and now available only in the United Kingdom, is meant to celebrate the "power of body diversity". Read More

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FREE Häagen-Dazs cone TODAY

FREE Häagen-Dazs cone TODAY

Find the nearest location to your free scoop here. Honey bees pollinate one-third of the foods we eat, including numerous ingredients Häagen-Dazs uses to make ice cream flavors like rocky road , vanilla swiss almond and strawberry . As is usually the case with promotions like these, Free Cone Day isn't just about ice cream. Although it won't be a hot day on Tuesday, any day is a good day for FREE ice cream in my world! We'll eat to that. Read More

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St Albans counsellor offering free sessions for Mental Health Awareness Week

St Albans counsellor offering free sessions for Mental Health Awareness Week

A steering committee was formed and a contract was sought with the Ohio Division of Mental Hygiene (now known as the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services). The event is coordinated by the Mental Health Foundation in the United Kingdom, and this year's theme is "Surviving or Thriving", in which the foundation reports that only a small minority of people (13%) report living with high levels of good mental health. Read More

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Clashes erupt on Pakistan-Afghan border, 8 killed

Clashes erupt on Pakistan-Afghan border, 8 killed

Four soldiers were among the wounded in the attack in the border town of Chaman in Baluchistan province, Pakistan army spokesman Maj. But Afghan President Ashraf Ghani turned down their invitation to visit Pakistan, bluntly telling the Pakistanis that he would not come until Pakistan arrested and turned over the perpetrators of several high-profile attacks, including a bombing and armed assault on an elite university in Kabul last August, which Afghanistan blamed on Taliban militants based ... Read More

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Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

The lawsuit said that the order violates federal immigration law and a section of the US Constitution's First Amendment that prohibits government discrimination on the basis of religion. After a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit refused in February to let the travel ban take effect, the administration tweaked the order and issued a new one. Read More

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Plastic bags act as womb for premature lambs

And this week, Philadelphia physicians made significant strides towards a world where synthetic wombs are a reality. Their results, published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications , were encouraging: The lambs were kept in the artificial womb for up to 28 days, and showed normal growth, organ maturation, and lung and brain development. Read More

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2 die in plane crash; 2nd crash in 10 days at Berryessa

2 die in plane crash; 2nd crash in 10 days at Berryessa

Aerial video from the site showed the wreckage of the plane partially in the water. Napa County Sheriff's Department has identified the victims as 55-year-old John Murray Karkow and 41-year-old Cagri Sever. "This was a devastating personal loss for many of us", he said. NTSB investigators say their first priority is to get the ICON A5 to a secure location. Read More

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Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. running for California House seat

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. running for California House seat

The seat is held by Democrat Julia Brownley. Moran said Sabato has always been interested in politics and public policy, but his experiences at the convention prompted him to consider running for office. the Middle East", Sabato added. His strategist, Jeff Corless, said it's "clear the electorate is frustrated with the professional politicians and the failed government bureaucracy". Read More

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Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police say a Palestinian woman pulled out a knife and tried to attack officers on duty, who opened fire and killed her in Jerusalem on Sunday. The footage from April 27 is less clear, as Barghouti closes the door to the stall, but in the segment from Friday afternoon, he can be seen breaking off pieces of the Tortit and moving them toward his mouth. Read More

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U.S. sends "much smaller" team to climate talks in Bonn

The goal is to ensure Mr Trump receives information from both government experts and the private sector before making a decision. President Trump is scheduled to sit down with EPA administer Scott Pruitt, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Ivanka Trump and others to discuss whether or not he will pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Read More

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Woman killed by lightning strike while riding horse

Woman killed by lightning strike while riding horse

Lightning had been visible in the area before the woman was struck, the release said. According to South Metro Fire Rescue , it happened a few hundred yards behind a home on the 7000 block of Rainbow Creek Road on a riding path. They were one their way to meet the woman's mother. Susan Buchanan, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service , confirmed to The Post that Miller's death was the first lightning-related death in the United States this year. Read More

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7000 bodies from mental institution believed buried on MS campus

7000 bodies from mental institution believed buried on MS campus

Welcome to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where everyone knows where all the bodies are buried . Officials previously discovered 66 coffins in 2013 during preparations to build a road on the campus. "It would be a unique resource for Mississippi", Molly Zuckerman, an associate professor at Mississippi State, told the Clarion-Ledger. "It would make MS a national center on historical records relating to health in the pre-modern period, particularly those being ... Read More

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PDP faction condemns swap of insurgents for 82 Chibok girls

PDP faction condemns swap of insurgents for 82 Chibok girls

The statement reads in part: "The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry". "Whether she is among the freed ones or not, I am very happy", she said. Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of the 82 girls, a Nigerian government official said. Cummings was referring to both Saturday's release and a first group of 21 hostages who were set free in October 2016. Read More

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OH gas prices fall 8.3 cents this week

OH gas prices fall 8.3 cents this week

Similar to last week, prices in the Lawrenceville area were the cheapest in Gwinnett as a CITGO station on Grayson Highway posted a $1.99, according to gasbuddy.com. The price is about 4 cents higher than this time past year. The average price of gasoline has dropped more than a nickel in the past two weeks. Increased production in the U.S.to counter a decision last fall by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut output to boost then-sagging oil prices has helped lead to ... Read More

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Gray death: Dangerous opioid combo is latest mixing trend

Gray death is essentially a mixture of a number of opioids that have been linked to four-figure fatal overdoses in the U.S.in the past two decades including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil, which is at times used to tranquilize elephants! " Gray death is one of the scariest combinations that I have ever seen in almost 20 years of forensic chemistry drug analysis", Deneen Kilcrease, manager of the chemistry section at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, told The Associated Press . Read More

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GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits

Experts have cast doubt on such optimism, particularly regarding the impact the bill will have on people with pre-existing conditions . "I think that the Republican Party will be rewarded", said Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff. The Constitution anticipates that the Senate's going to disagree with the House, and they'll have to have a conference. The proposals could, however, exclude 24 million people from insurance coverage over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office has ... Read More

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Theresa May unveils biggest shake-up of mental health policies in 30 years

Theresa May unveils biggest shake-up of mental health policies in 30 years

Peter Dawson, director of the Prison Reform Trust , said: "These grim figures highlight the urgent need for the next government to address the rapid decline in safety and standards in our prisons, and to deliver on the cross-party commitment to provide timely support for people with mental health needs and learning disabilities in contact with criminal justice services, including when appropriate, diversion into healthcare". Read More

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Jammu &Kashmir;: Militants Give Gun Salute to Slain Associate at Funeral

Jammu &Kashmir;: Militants Give Gun Salute to Slain Associate at Funeral

More details are awaited. Police said Ahmad was involved in a fidayeen attack on a BSF convoy at Udhampur two years ago and the NIA had put a reward on his head. Hundreds of people joined Fayaz's funeral while some offered funeral prayers amid anti-India slogans, eyewitnesses said. On the same evening (May 4), security forces launched a combing operation in Khudwani area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district after receiving inputs about presence of two Lashkar militants. Read More

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RI Congressional Delegation Slams The Passage Of Health Care Bill

His praise of the healthcare system in Australia raised a few eyebrows, given that a number of Republicans dislike it, but Trump's people claimed he was not as enamoured of it as he might have sounded. Trump administration officials defended Sunday the president's victory lap over a health care bill far from completion, and the fact that the Rose Garden news conference featured mostly men. Read More

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Colbert rips GOP House members for passage of American Health Care Act

Following the House vote, House Republicans celebrated with a press conference at the White House Rose Garden with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. "Thousands of Americans would die because they would no longer have access to care", said Senator Bernie Sanders. As originally introduced, the GOP bill would leave 24 million fewer people insured by 2026 than under Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act. Read More

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Court Upholds Sentence for New Delhi Men Convicted of Gang Rape

Court Upholds Sentence for New Delhi Men Convicted of Gang Rape

Prosecutors said the four - Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh - took their victim to the back of a private bus in the capital, raping her and causing internal organ damage. Her father, Badri Nath Singh, said it "was a big victory, not just for the family, but for the country". Legal experts have said that the sentences may take anything from several months to years to be carried out. Read More

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French campaign watchdog examines election-eve Macron leak

French voters in overseas territories casted their votes on Saturday, but the results will be only known after all votes are casted on the mainland. Polls close in Burbank at 7 p.m. (Onwards!) confirmed the hack in a statement: "The En Marche!" It recalled similar leaks from Hillary Clinton's USA presidential campaign, which also said that authentic documents were mixed with false ones. Read More

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