• OxyContin maker to stop promoting opioids
OxyContin maker to stop promoting opioids

As reported by the Wall Street Journal , Purdue will continue selling the drug, but will no longer send salespeople to doctors' offices to promote it. It will now have about 200 sales representatives, Purdue said. The FDA approved OxyContin in 1995, and the drug was hailed as a medical breakthrough because of its ability to help patients sufferi...

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  • Irish finance minister expects United Kingdom to honour December #Brexit deal
Irish finance minister expects United Kingdom to honour December #Brexit deal

Leaks from the Department for Exiting the EU (Dexeu) papers indicate Scottish economic growth would be cut under all three scenarios modelled. They are still keeping no deal on the table despite how crippling it would be to the regional economy.

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  • FDA Analysis Finds Evidence of Kratom's Opioid Properties
FDA Analysis Finds Evidence of Kratom's Opioid Properties

The scientific data and adverse event reports have "clearly revealed" that compounds in kratom render it more unsafe than "just a plant", he said . Still, concern about kratom is mounting, especially because some people appear to be using the supplement as a way to step down from opioid painkillers like heroin and morphine.

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  • E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says
E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says

PHE has published a review of the evidence, which states e-cigarettes are helping tens of thousands of smokers quit. It also called on Britain's National Health Service to ensure e-cigarettes are available in hospital shops along with other nicotine replacement products such as gum and lozenges.

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  • Jordan Hugill: the imposing target man in talks with West Ham United
Jordan Hugill: the imposing target man in talks with West Ham United

However, another London club have swooped in for Hugill and according to the BBC, West Ham have thrashed out a fee for the striker with the Championship club. I'm going to give absolutely everything for this club and for my team-mates. This will be a blow to Palace who thought that this would be a sure thing in the morning but it will be a bo...

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  • Scientists discover oldest known modern human fossil outside of Africa
Scientists discover oldest known modern human fossil outside of Africa

The technique involves chipping away at fragments of stone to form tools, and has been documented in early human specimens found in Africa. But last year archaeologists revealed that a fossil in Morocco shows our ancestors were around at least 300,000 years ago.

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  • Swatting away a mosquito prevents bites - even if you miss
Swatting away a mosquito prevents bites - even if you miss

The researchers fitted the mosquitoes with a helmet so they can observe the reactions of the insects when exposed to various smells, including human body odors. Riffell and his colleagues wanted to find out more about how learning might influence mosquitoes' biting preferences. The mosquitoes were again tested 24 hours later in a custom 3D-printe...

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  • Casino magnate Steve Wynn reportedly perpetrated 'decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct'
Casino magnate Steve Wynn reportedly perpetrated 'decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct'

In a lengthy statement , Wynn and his company both attributed the allegations to a campaign led by Wynn's ex-wife, Elaine Wynn . The manicurist says Wynn , 75, repeatedly asked her to take her clothes off and lie naked on a massage table that Wynn perennially kept in his office.

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  • Dog nearly dies of allergic reaction after owners dye her fur purple
Dog nearly dies of allergic reaction after owners dye her fur purple

She was limp and listless, with eyes swollen shut and deep painful burns across her tiny body. She was immediately given fluids, pain medication and bandages, but those at the shelter didn't think she'd survive. Rescuers feared that she may go blind but months after her ordeal Violet is recovering and has a new home . "And if we ever get an owne...

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  • Tom Brady, Gronk begin Super Bowl bye week on mend from injuries
Tom Brady, Gronk begin Super Bowl bye week on mend from injuries

This season Gronkowski had 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns playing in 14 games. All 32 National Football League teams end their season each year in defeat except for one. All-time, NY has played the Patriots just 12 times since 1970. Last week against the NFL's best statistical defense, the Minnesota Vikings, Foles threw for 352...

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  • Nigeria send Libya tumbling back to earth
Nigeria send Libya tumbling back to earth

A win for Libya would have been enough to secure a quarter-final spot but they struggled to create many chances as Nigeria had the better of it in Tangier. But Shooting Stars forward, Faleye became the hero of the day when he slammed the ball past the Libyan keeper from close range off Emeka Atuloma's flick from Okoro's corner in the 79th minute.

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  • Sushi-loving man pulls 5-foot tapeworm from body, visits ER later
Sushi-loving man pulls 5-foot tapeworm from body, visits ER later

Apparently, the patient had discovered the worm after experiencing bloody diarrhea accompanied by the unusual sensation that something else was exiting his body. A mystery solved for the patient, who quickly swore he would not touch the fish again. Next time you head out for sushi, it can't hurt to ask the restaurant about their fish-freezing p...

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  • Russia Offers to Host Talks Between Govt and Taliban
Russia Offers to Host Talks Between Govt and Taliban

In August, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his strategy for ending the almost two-decade-long war in Afghanistan. It includes sending up to 3,900 more USA troops on top of the 8,400 Americans that former President Barack Obama left in Afghanistan.

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  • Africa needs AfDB to mobilise resources, says Nigeria's finance minister
Africa needs AfDB to mobilise resources, says Nigeria's finance minister

He said the country would be strong and committed partner which it has already demonstrated by supporting the establishment of the $500 million Nigeria trust fund in 1976. Meanwhile, AfDB has condemned what it referred to as ' an unacceptably' high level of poverty in Nigeria saying most of the country's population now live below $2 a day as povert...

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  • Gang Members Tried Smuggling 1600 Lbs. of Cocaine Into Spain Using Pineapples
Gang Members Tried Smuggling 1600 Lbs. of Cocaine Into Spain Using Pineapples

The raid was the result of a joint investigation dating back to April 2017, police revealed. Police say the gang stored their cocaine in Terrasa, Barcelona, before transporting it to their Madrid laboratories every 15-20 days. The cocaine would then be shipped from Panama to Lisbon before ending up in laboratories near Madrid. Authorities repor...

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  • Walmart Offering Free Opioid Disposal
Walmart Offering Free Opioid Disposal

Walmart says patients will receive a free DisposeRx packet and opioid safety information brochure whenever filling and picking up any new Class II opioid prescription at Walmart pharmacies. The tribe, which says it is prepared to seek damages against the companies in state court, notes in its suit that from 2003 to 2014, more than 350 deaths ...

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  • IL: State Warns of Potential Measles Exposure at O'Hare
IL: State Warns of Potential Measles Exposure at O'Hare

An infected passenger arrived at the airport's Terminal 5 on Wednesday morning and departed aboard a domestic flight from Terminal 1. On Jan. 2, an worldwide traveler with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal C at the airport and departed for Indianapolis from a domestic terminal.

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  • Woman Dies from Injuries After Fire Engulfs Casino Shuttle Boat
Woman Dies from Injuries After Fire Engulfs Casino Shuttle Boat

Fifty people, including the boat's crew, had jumped overboard after the fire. The boat's captain turned the vessel round as soon as the fire become evident - and this no doubt saved the lives of many passengers, ensuring the shore was within swimming distance and giving rescuers a chance to get to victims quickly.

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  • GKN rejects takeover from Melrose, to split in two
GKN rejects takeover from Melrose, to split in two

GKN says Melrose's "preliminary and unsolicited" offer to purchase the entire shareholding was "entirely opportunistic", and that the terms "fundamentally undervalue the company and its prospects". Hyett said: "A takeover offer, subsequent rejection, new CEO, transformation strategy, trading update and planned separation of the business all in one...

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  • Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating
Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating

It also warns not to purchase packaged, loose or mixed salads that may have romaine lettuce . In the USA, the FDA, which had not posted any public information about the outbreak until today, is assisting the CDC, but has virtually nothing to report.

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  • 21-year-old aspiring-personal trainer dies from flu complications
21-year-old aspiring-personal trainer dies from flu complications

And with this flu season in particular, some experts say the flu shot might be only 10 per cent effective against the most predominant strain . Kyler's mother says the official cause of death is organ failure due to septic shock caused by influenza.

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  • Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers
Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers

The researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that roughly 61 percent of people develop a daily habit of smoking after trying their first cigarette . The study was concentrated on revealing just how addictive smoking can be, and how it can turn into a habit even for those people who only smoke occasionally or just once.

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  • Ibuprofen and Infertility in Men Linked by Study
Ibuprofen and Infertility in Men Linked by Study

It didn't take long - just two weeks - for the drug to disrupt the hormonal balance and rate of testosterone production of these men. The researchers found that prolonged ibuprofen use suppressed "important aspects of testicular function, including testosterone production".

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  • Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN
Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN

Even though we're in a new year, health officials say the flu is still taking its toll on Oklahomans. The Ohio Department of Health says more than 2,000 flu hospitalizations have been reported during this flu season. "Thirty percent protection is still better than zero". Flu is a serious illness, so it is very important for those in "at risk" g...

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  • The World Health Organisation is considering adding ''gaming disorder'' as an addiction
The World Health Organisation is considering adding ''gaming disorder'' as an addiction

Maybe your child or your family member has been more down lately, sad or anxious and relying on video games as a way to cope and find supports. It's worth pointing out that, at least for now, the recent classification of "gaming disorder" is just part of the first draft of the WHO's revision of its International Compendium of Diseases.

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  • Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991
Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991

Among cancer patients and survivors who used paid leave, 80 percent said it helped with finishing treatment , 70 percent said they coped better with symptoms and side effects and 64 percent reported being able to afford treatments, according to an ACS CAN release.

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  • New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism: PM Modi
New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism: PM Modi

The guiding force of this New India, he said, will be "Peace, Unity and Goodwill". Modi said, "Many good wishes to all of you for the new year 2018". "First of all I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for mentioning me in today's " Mann Ki Baat ".

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  • Liverpool's Rhian Brewster calls for action after suffering racist abuse
Liverpool's Rhian Brewster calls for action after suffering racist abuse

The striker - just 17 - recalled at least seven incidents of racist abuse during his career, five of them in the a year ago, including one targeted at Wolves starlet Gibbs-White, who used to attend Thomas Telford school. As Morgan was running away, he [a Spain player] has called him a monkey. "It was a goal-kick and I was getting into position". Th...

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  • Greenville police respond to two armed robberies Thursday
Greenville police respond to two armed robberies Thursday

Officers made contact with the victims who state that they were robbed at gunpoint by two men. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and ran. The clerk told police he was mopping the floor when the suspect entered. He was wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt and black trousers.

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  • Alabama issues flu warning as reports increase across the state
Alabama issues flu warning as reports increase across the state

Each year from October to mid-May, Georgia's Department of Public Health tracks flu activity throughout the state and reports the findings in the Georgia Weekly Influenza Report. Because it's a virus, antibiotics will not help, officials say. People at highest risk for severe complications from influenza infection include adults 65 years of age...

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  • Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?
Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?

In other words, receiving the shot will not guarantee you have a flu-free season. On its web site, the department reported that the robust flu "resulted in a lot of people taking time off work and a significant burden on hospitals, with more than twice the number of people with influenza being admitted than is typical".

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  • Study Say Maximum US Pregnant Women Smoking Pot
Study Say Maximum US Pregnant Women Smoking Pot

Meanwhile, pregnant women aged 18 to 24 who smoked weed increased from 9.8% to 19%. Some soon-to-be-moms are turning to marijuana to quell the uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy such as morning sickness. Medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996, and doctors say some patients use marijuana to self-treat the nausea and vomit...

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  • Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers

The incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani on Tuesday was once again sworn in as the Gujarat CM for a fresh term, along with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who took the oath as deputy CM again. Sources said that senior party leaders met Amit Shah to finalise the names of the ministers in Rupani's cabinet. Those who have withstood...

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  • Winter Weather Advisory for Southeast NY & Northern Fairfield County
Winter Weather Advisory for Southeast NY & Northern Fairfield County

In its outlook, the weather service said light to moderate snow will spread east into Central Illinois late tonight and continue through Sunday , before diminishing or ending during late Sunday afternoon. Our wind will be out of the north at around 10-15mph, so we will have a chilly breeze all day long. The snow Monday likely brings a plowab...

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  • White House denies report that Trump made offensive remarks about immigrants
White House denies report that Trump made offensive remarks about immigrants

The Times report said Kelly and Tillerson tried to respond by saying numerous visas were for short-term travelers, but that as Trump continued, Kelly and Miller "turned their ire" against Tillerson, who threw his arms up and retorted that perhaps he should stop issuing visas altogether.

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  • Technically, Florida State shouldn't be playing in a bowl game this year
Technically, Florida State shouldn't be playing in a bowl game this year

Here's to saying the program will celebrate its second-ever postseason tilt by winning in its first-ever bowl game. "We are continuing preparations for our game between Southern Miss and Florida State", Walk-on's Independence Bowl spokesman Stefan Nolet told The Associated Press in an email.

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  • Green, leafy vegetables 'may slow memory decline'
Green, leafy vegetables 'may slow memory decline'

People who ate leafy veg showed a slower rate of decline on tests of memory or thinking than people who never ate them, the study found. According to the findings of a recent study, consuming green, leafy vegetables just might make your mind 11 years younger and reduce the chances of developing dementia.

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  • City and United granted extra time to explain derby fracas
City and United granted extra time to explain derby fracas

Manchester United remains second in the Premier League following a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Juan Mata supplied a sublime cross, straight on Lukaku's head who headed home in the first half. Just that and nothing more than that. But Anthony Martial missed a glorious chance to find the target, while Marcus Ra...

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  • ICRA expects WPI inflation to rise above 4.0% in December
ICRA expects WPI inflation to rise above 4.0% in December

The official WPI for all commodities (Base: 2011-12 = 100) for the month of November 2017 rose by 0.7 per cent to 116.3 from 115.5 for the previous month, according to the provisional data released by the Office of the Economic Adviser, ministry of commerce and industry.

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  • Health Officials Say 6000 Flu Hospitalizations Could Have Been Prevented
Health Officials Say 6000 Flu Hospitalizations Could Have Been Prevented

Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asian countries had slightly lower but still high rates of flu-associated respiratory deaths. There have been 612 flu-related hospitalizations reported and no pediatric deaths. He predicts the peak of flu season will hit sometime between late December and early March 2018. "Right now we still need to encourage ...

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  • Merriam-Webster Expertly Sums Up 2017 With Its Word Of The Year
Merriam-Webster Expertly Sums Up 2017 With Its Word Of The Year

Feminism is the word of the year , Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday, a fitting one considering women spent 2017 marching around the globe for rights to reproductive health, equal pay and economic security and an environment free from sexual harassment.

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  • Is 'Man Flu' Real? Men Suffer More When Sick, Study Suggests
Is 'Man Flu' Real? Men Suffer More When Sick, Study Suggests

Bad news ladies - apparently the men in your lives are not overreacting when they whinge about coming down with the " man flu ". Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that men suffer from more respiratory illnesses than women because they have less robust immune systems.

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  • First CT flu death of the season confirmed
First CT flu death of the season confirmed

Flu began picking up last month. Shelton noted flu and ILI seem especially prevalent in Northern Virginia now, but she and MSHA officials urged everyone to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting a flu vaccine and using common-sense preventative measures such as hand washing and covering coughs.

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  • Third day of protests hit West Bank, Gaza after US' Jerusalem decision
Third day of protests hit West Bank, Gaza after US' Jerusalem decision

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard sustained a serious wound to his upper body and the attacker was apprehended. Four Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in violence following the USA announcement. Pre-dawn Israeli air strikes on Saturday killed two Palestinian gunmen after militants fired rockets from the enclave into Is...

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  • Health officials: 135 people hospitalized with the flu this season
Health officials: 135 people hospitalized with the flu this season

In 2014, 147 children died of flu - a lot of them from a particular strain, H3N2. Although it is relatively early in this flu season, influenza activity in SC at this point has been higher than normal. The immunization rate for health care employees is about 90 percent, Francis said, and hospitals require vaccines so patients are protected agains...

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  • Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uttarakhand, Tremors Felt Across North India Including Delhi
Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uttarakhand, Tremors Felt Across North India Including Delhi

There were no reports of loss of life or property. The hill state, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. So far there were no reports of any damage or loss of lives in the natural disaster. Some people shared their experiences on social media. The epicentre of the quake was at 30 km depth, and the tremor is considered...

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  • Final thoughts, score predictions ahead of SEC Championship
Final thoughts, score predictions ahead of SEC Championship

The No. 2 Auburn Tigers and the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs will meet up in Atlanta for the 2017 SEC Championship, with the victor nearly certainly advancing to the College Football Playoff. But, of course, the game is not being played at Jordan-Hare, but at a neutral site - one which might tilt towards the Bulldogs. Managers of Mercedes-Benz ...

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  • England land Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in 2018 World Cup draw
England land Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in 2018 World Cup draw

But who are England most likely to face in today's draw based on 20.000.000 simulation? "Belgium are ranked fifth in the world (rankings) - and are one of the great nations in the world, not only in Europe". "Because we are second seeds, we have to have two games where we will be favourites and we have got to handle that". Southgate pointed t...

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