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Gardner and his colleagues designed the study to compare how overweight and obese people would fare on low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets. Researchers also homed in on genetics to discover if biology would encourage an individual's body to favor a low-carbohydrate diet or a low-fat diet, but they found no associations between gene patterns and a propensity to succeed on either diet.
  • Polar Bears Suffering From 'High-Energy, High-Fat Lifestyle' Amid Changing Climate

    Polar Bears Suffering From 'High-Energy, High-Fat Lifestyle' Amid Changing Climate

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    That could explain the 40% decline in polar bear population in the southern Beaufort Sea between 2001 and 2010 as noted by an earlier study. Pinning down that figure is an important step in understanding what is happening to polar bears now and in the future with climate change , said polar ecologist John P Whiteman of the University of New Mexico.
  • County to celebrate Heart Month

    County to celebrate Heart Month

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    Carolinas Hospital System in Florence will raise awareness for American Heart Month today by giving out more than 150 red carnations to all female patients and distributing information about women and heart disease . Cardiovascular diseases in the US kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. A group of almost 500 women and some courageous men joined a sea of red to " Go Red for Women ".
  • Prostate cancer now third biggest cancer killer in the UK

    Prostate cancer now third biggest cancer killer in the UK

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    The researchers enrolled 537 patients with newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer on the study. Most women fear breast cancer more than any other health problem, but heart disease is by far the No. Dolly Brenneman, a 65-year-old executive and life coach, was one of Gilchrist's patients. Beginning in the 1980s and 1990s, most children with the blood cancer were cured by aggressive treatment that involved chemo and sometimes radiation.
  • Creative Ways to Wear Red on National Wear Red Day

    Creative Ways to Wear Red on National Wear Red Day

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    The Senate formally adopted a resolution that proclaims February 2018 as American Heart Month and February 2nd 2018 as "Go Red for Women Day". National Wear Red Day was born in 2003 as a proactive way to bring national attention to the disease that affects almost 500,000 American women each year.
  • Vaping Could Cause Cancer and Heart Disease, New Study Suggests

    Vaping Could Cause Cancer and Heart Disease, New Study Suggests

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    The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States, just as MPs in the United Kingdom are holding an inquiry into the health effects of e-cigarettes to address gaps in research . NRT has always been known as a much safer alternative to smoking'. To begin the study, the researchers tested how known cancer-causing chemicals found in regular cigarettes damaged a DNA sample.
  • Notorious gangsters Vicky Goundar, Lahoria killed in encounter in Rajasthan

    Notorious gangsters Vicky Goundar, Lahoria killed in encounter in Rajasthan

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    He continued to taunt Punjab Police with regular Facebook updates while on the run. The Punjab Police said it managed to trace gangster Vicky Gounder , wanted in 10 cases of murder and gang-war, after a year-long manhunt. "When had information but who were staying (in Dhani) we were not sure about it", said Chauhan. Gounder and Lahoria died, Sukhpreet Singh is now admitted to the Civil Hospital in Abohar.
  • Karnataka bandh on Jan 25 'politically motivated', says BJP

    Karnataka bandh on Jan 25 'politically motivated', says BJP

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    Several private schools and state government offices are likely to remain closed on Thursday. "Directions have been issued to police in all 30 districts to maintain law and order", the state's HM had told the media. However, the move was opposed by then Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar , who claimed that the proposal could be ecologically disastrous for the Western Ghats of the coastal state.
  • It's not too late to get a flu shot

    It's not too late to get a flu shot

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    The state received reports of roughly 400 lab confirmed cases during the week ending January 20, only about a third as many as during the previous week. Public health officials track influenza deaths only for those 18 and younger, and Katie O'Donnell, spokeswoman for the Larimer County Health Department, said her agency was alerted Friday of a possible pediatric flu death.
  • Yellowstone visitors speak out as federal government shuts down

    Yellowstone visitors speak out as federal government shuts down

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    At Valley Forge National Historic Park in King of Prussia, a message says that all park buildings, including the visitor center and all rest rooms, are closed. Yellowstone is not the only national park to have experienced illegal activities since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke directed his deputies to make public lands as accessible as possible during the partial shutdown .
  • Scientists now say adolescence lasts until 24

    Scientists now say adolescence lasts until 24

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    The new age of adolescence is turning out to be 10 years to 24 years. There are also biological factors to consider, including the fact that the brain and body both continue to develop after 18. By changing the definition, we could potentially risk, "pathologizing their desire for independence", she said. Half of all females start experiencing puberty by 12 or 13 years of age.
  • USA government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

    USA government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

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    The Obama administration had bolstered civil rights protections in health care, including barring medical providers as well as insurers from discriminating, based on gender identity, in services or access to coverage. James Blumstein, a professor at Vanderbilt Law School in Tennessee, said the administration's plan could remedy what he described as years of overreach by the federal government fighting discrimination against patients at the expense of the religious freedom of healthcare ...
  • Bangladesh, Myanmar plan Rohingya repatriation in 2 years

    Bangladesh, Myanmar plan Rohingya repatriation in 2 years

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    Burma and Bangladesh signed an agreement in November to repatriate Rohingya and set up a working group last month to oversee the repatriation of people who had fled violence in the northern part of Rakhine state in the west of Burma. The group, however, appreciated Bangladesh for hosting over 655,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar although the country does not recognise a lot of them as refugees.
  • NHS Forth Valley

    NHS Forth Valley "sorry" patients have experienced longer waits in A&E

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    The figures also showed that a further 30 patients needed intensive care. She added: "Nevertheless, Scotland's NHS remains the best-performing NHS anywhere in the United Kingdom". Numerous trusts we work in are in similar positions. However analysis by the BBC showed that A&E waiting time performance in December continued to be better in Scotland than in England, where senior doctors have warned that patients are "dying in hospital corridors" .
  • More cases in E. coli outbreak

    More cases in E. coli outbreak

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    Nine of those people have been hospitalized, two of whom are suffering from a form of kidney failure. The last reported illness in the United States was on December 12, suggesting that the risk of buying food contaminated in the current outbreak had passed.
  • American Red Cross In Need Of Blood Donors, Officials Say

    American Red Cross In Need Of Blood Donors, Officials Say

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    Local blood supplies could be shifted to other parts of the country in response to shortages, she said. The Red Cross is desperate to find 10 whole blood donors and five plasma donors who can give blood at the Ipswich donor centre as soon as possible.
  • OR responds to end of Obama-era pot policy

    OR responds to end of Obama-era pot policy

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    The conflict between state and federal law has been a hot issue at least since 2012, when Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational use of marijuana. "You need to double down on compliance, be a good neighbor, pay your taxes, and that should keep you out of the crosshairs with the federal government", he says .
  • Tottenham Hotspur manager hits back at FA Cup claims

    Tottenham Hotspur manager hits back at FA Cup claims

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    Kane's double was crucial as Spurs saw off AFC Wimbledon 3-0 in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. "I think Harry is special". United have been linked with Kane constantly in recent years and they are one of the few clubs who could realistically afford him if Tottenham ever made a decision to cash-in.
  • Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

    Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

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    With the variation in cancer death rate, the lifetime probability is still higher in men than women. More than one-third of all men and women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes, but not every cancer diagnosis is an immediate death sentence.
  • Mental Disorder Associated With Video Gaming?

    Mental Disorder Associated With Video Gaming?

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    That includes personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other areas. Another sign to look for is that when someone is choosing games over other interests in life and keeps playing despite negative consequences. According to CBS , Husack "says the designation is long overdue and that addiction to video games is a hidden but widespread problem". If you know of someone with gaming disorder, experts advise contacting a licensed mental health professional.
  • More Pregnant Mothers in California Are Using Pot

    More Pregnant Mothers in California Are Using Pot

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    Researchers observed a sample of pregnant women in California and saw a 3-percent increase in use form 2009 through 2016. The letter said, "use among females younger than 18 years to age 24 years of age increased the most, from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent for those younger than 18 years, and from 9.8 percent to 19 percent for those aged 18 to 24".
  • What's for Christmas? $300k in marijuana, says elderly couple

    What's for Christmas? $300k in marijuana, says elderly couple

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    According to York County officials, the Jirons claimed they meant to give the bags of marijuana to family and friends for Christmas this year. Patrick Jiron then admitted there was "contraband" in the vehicle, the sheriff's department said, and allowed the deputies to search the truck.
  • Papa John's Is Losing Its Papa

    Papa John's Is Losing Its Papa

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    The move comes after Schnatter publicly criticized NFL leadership over players who protested injustice by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. On Nov. 14, the company sent out an I'm-sorry tweet: "The statements made on our earnings call were describing the factors that impact our business and we sincerely apologize to anyone that thought they were divisive".