Ton-up Root shines bright for England in Windies day/nighter

There is still a series to be won, though, and captain Joe Root is hopeful of making a positive start even if the change in routine to pink-ball cricket has complicated matters ahead of this opening Test at Edgbaston . There has been much talk a... More..

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One of SeaWorld's oldest killer whales dies
by | Friday, August 18, 2017

One of SeaWorld's oldest killer whales dies

In recent days, Kasatka's health and appetite had declined significantly despite specialized treatments, and veterinarians ultimately made the decision to euthanize her to "prevent compromising her quality of...More..

United Nations evaluates Sierra Leone needs after deadly floods
by | Thursday, August 17, 2017

United Nations evaluates Sierra Leone needs after deadly floods

They took his body with the others to I don't know where. Guinean President Alpha Conde visited in solidarity with Sierra Leone on Tuesday and was galvanising aid from west African nations, his aide Naby Yous...More..

Fifty Passengers feared Killed in a Landslide Accident In Himachal
by | Monday, August 14, 2017

Fifty Passengers feared Killed in a Landslide Accident In Himachal

The landslide that occurred in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday morning. In a large-scale search operation by the district administration, which later also called in the Army and National Disast...More..

Rory McIlroy may miss the rest of 2017 due to injury
by | Monday, August 14, 2017

Rory McIlroy may miss the rest of 2017 due to injury

Championship by one shot heading into tomorrow's final round. "You know, I think today, the No. 1 thing for me was, I didn't really hit a lot of great shots but I didn't really hit a lot of really bad shots",...More..

Five People Die After Using Weight Loss Balloons for Obesity
by | Sunday, August 13, 2017

Five People Die After Using Weight Loss Balloons for Obesity

The FDA said it is not clear whether the deaths were caused by the devices - which were approved in 2015 - or the surgical process. The deaths were all linked to Orbera, and Apollo Endo-Surgery reported t...More..

USA dares China, takes naval warships to Chinese waters without permission
by | Sunday, August 13, 2017

USA dares China, takes naval warships to Chinese waters without permission

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen recently after North Korea carried out two nuclear tests past year and two ICBM tests last month, prompting a strong round of United Nations sanctions. "They called...More..

United Kingdom admits to underestimating imports of tainted eggs
by | Friday, August 11, 2017

United Kingdom admits to underestimating imports of tainted eggs

In the Netherlands and Belgium , the countries at the epicentre of the scare, authorities said they carried out coordinated searches at several premises linked to a fraud probe about how fipronil got into ...More..

Dr Ruth Pfau, the leading figure in curing leprosy passed away
by | Friday, August 11, 2017

Dr Ruth Pfau, the leading figure in curing leprosy passed away

DUBAI: Pakistan's answer to Mother Teresa, Ruth Pfau, a doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan died in Karachi on Friday aged 87. In 1996, the World Health Organization decla...More..

Marijuana use triples risk for hypertensive death
by | Friday, August 11, 2017

Marijuana use triples risk for hypertensive death

Barbara Yankey, co-author of the study and a PhD student at Georgia State University, says the decriminalization of marijuana use in many states has been based on incomplete claims that the drug has positive ...More..

Moscow mules could be slowly poisoning you
by | Thursday, August 10, 2017

Moscow mules could be slowly poisoning you

The Food and Drug Administration's Model Food Code prohibits copper from coming into direct contact with foods that have a pH below 6.0.The Moscow mule's pH level is well below that standard which means it ...More..

You Could Be Depressed If You're Posting Dark and Gray Instagram Pics
by | Wednesday, August 09, 2017

You Could Be Depressed If You're Posting Dark and Gray Instagram Pics

He clarifies that it's "not yet a diagnostic test, not by a long shot". "This points toward a new method for early screening of depression", co-lead study author Christopher Danforth, a professor of mathema...More..

After 16 Years, Another 9/11 Victim Identified
by | Wednesday, August 09, 2017

After 16 Years, Another 9/11 Victim Identified

New York City's medical examiner said Monday that the man has been identified as the 1,641st person killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, PIX11 reports. In 2013, authorities sifted through t...More..

Cate Blanchett Will Play Lucille Ball In Aaron Sorkin's New Amazon Series
by | Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Cate Blanchett Will Play Lucille Ball In Aaron Sorkin's New Amazon Series

Deadline reports that the movie, called Lucy and Desi , has been acquired by Amazon Studios , and a search for a star who'll play Ball's husband and I Love Lucy co-star Desi Arnaz is already on. As thei...More..

by | Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Practicing safe viewing for upcoming solar eclipse

Solar eclipses occur more frequently than most people believe, according to NASA . On the other end, the eclipse will start in Columbia, South Carolina at 1:03 p.m. Generators outside of the path of total...More..

Mysterious Flesh-Eating Sea Lice Leave Teen's Legs Covered In Blood
by | Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Mysterious Flesh-Eating Sea Lice Leave Teen's Legs Covered In Blood

Sam Kanizay , 16, told Australian network ABC News that he chose to soak his feet in the water off Dendy Street Beach in Brighton after a soccer match. "We've had a few people just guessing it was sea...More..

by | Monday, August 07, 2017

UN Approves New North Korea Sanctions Over Missile Tests

China's representative to the council said that the Chinese has "always insisted" for denuclearization in the region by "upholding peace" and "seeking a solution through dialogue". China's Foreign Minister Wang...More..

United Nations imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea
by | Monday, August 07, 2017

United Nations imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

The resolution expresses regret at North Korea's "massive diversion of its scarce resources toward its development of nuclear weapons and a number of expensive ballistic missile programmes". "The threat of an...More..

Back to School sales tax holiday begins
by | Saturday, August 05, 2017

Back to School sales tax holiday begins

School supplies , electronics, appliances and most other retail purchases will be subject to reduced sales taxes Friday and Saturday as part of the state's annual sales tax holiday. The state's sales tax is 6 p...More..

Long Island to get 4 new medical marijuana dispensaries
by | Friday, August 04, 2017

Long Island to get 4 new medical marijuana dispensaries

As Fiorella co-CEO Eric Sirota told reporters, "what distinguishes us from the other companies in the market is that all of our facilities will be located in medical buildings, in academic medical settings". A ...More..

Horse tests positive for West Nile Virus in Jackson County
by | Friday, August 04, 2017

Horse tests positive for West Nile Virus in Jackson County

Stay indoors at dawn, dusk, and in the early evening when mosquitoes are most active. No confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans have been reported in MI. Drill holes in the bottom of recycling contain...More..

Scientists Correct Disease-Causing Gene Mutation in Human Embryos
by | Friday, August 04, 2017

Scientists Correct Disease-Causing Gene Mutation in Human Embryos

This is the first time gene editing on human embryos has been conducted in the United States. He wasn't involved in the new research and praised it as "quite remarkable". The scissors cut the defective DNA...More..

Fla. Reports 1st Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus This Year
by | Thursday, August 03, 2017

Fla. Reports 1st Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus This Year

The pair had tested positive for the virus . Health officials also stressed that Zika can be sexually transmitted and precautions should be taken, especially if someone or their partner has traveled to an ...More..

Missouri changes law over juvenile lifers; legal fight looms
by | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Missouri changes law over juvenile lifers; legal fight looms

Last year, the court said the ruling applied to the more than 2,000 inmates already serving such sentences nationwide, and that all but the rare irredeemable juvenile offender should have a chance at parole. "W...More..

Drinking Three to Four Times a Week May Lower Diabetes Risk
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

Drinking Three to Four Times a Week May Lower Diabetes Risk

Wine was found to be particularly good at cutting the diabetes risk, because of the chemical compound polyphenols, which is particularity high in red wine . A spokesman for the British Beer and Pub Associat...More..

FDA considers lowering nicotine in cigarettes below addictive levels
by | Saturday, July 29, 2017

FDA considers lowering nicotine in cigarettes below addictive levels

E-cigarettes allow users to choose the nicotine strength of their product. The agency cannot reduce nicotine levels to zero, nor can it ban cigarettes, but Gottlieb said the FDA would study regulating nicotin...More..

E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims

Aruni Bhatnagar, director of the American Heart Association's Tobacco Research and Addiction Center said: "We just don't know if moving to e-cigarettes is good enough to reduce the harm". "But analysis of the...More..

First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US

They're said to have shown in experiments with " many tens" of human embryos that they can correct genetic mutations that cause disease while avoiding mosaicism and off-target effects. "It's very hard to b...More..

Should we really complete course of antibiotics?
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Should we really complete course of antibiotics?

But Oxford University professor of medicine Tim Peto said: "The current advice is a fallacy". "It went through word of mouth, before the internet", he told The Independent . Patients should be "encouraged to r...More..

Judge sets deadline for moving baby Charlie Gard to hospice
by | Friday, July 28, 2017

Judge sets deadline for moving baby Charlie Gard to hospice

Such means need not be used, but could legitimately be chosen so long as they do not cause or prolong the patient's suffering. Katie Gollop, a lawyer for the hospital, told the court on Tuesday that Great O...More..