Health Care

Islamic State killed in wars to date

The coalition is backing the Iraqi military as it works to push ISIS out of Mosul, the last major urban center in Iraq still under ISIS control. The equipment would beef up surveillance by Iraqi drones, they said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the air campaign had been the "most pristine" ever in terms of avoiding civilian casualties, with nearly all the bombs dropped so far being smart weapons that can be steered to a precise target. Read More

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Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe's Sky

Fox already owns 39 percent of Sky. Shares in Sky jumped almost 30% to £10.26 on the news. That values the entire broadcaster at 18.5 billion pounds. Sky's shares were up 26 percent at 10 pounds in late trading in London, while Fox's shares were up 4.3 percent. There has always been speculation that another takeover deal was coming after James Murdoch, Rupert's son and the CEO of 21st Century Fox, became chairman of Sky in April. Read More

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Even half a cigarette can be deadly, says new study

Even half a cigarette can be deadly, says new study

Dr Maki Inoue-Choi, from the National Cancer Institute in the United States, and her team focused specifically on people who smoke fewer than one or one to 10 fags a day. The study findings were published November 30 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . The research used information collected by the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study cohort. Read More

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Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

It's amazingly easy for Democrats who have cozied up to some of the most extreme voices on the left to distance themselves when they feel ready to do so. "We must become a community organization, working in our neighborhoods with grassroots activists", said SC party chairman Jaime Harrison . Mr. Buckley suggested an entirely different form of leadership in which he takes on the nuts and bolts of running the party while Ellison or Harrison works as the public face of the party. Read More

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Philip Morris, Largest Tobacco Company To Stop Selling Cigarettes

Philip Morris, Largest Tobacco Company To Stop Selling Cigarettes

For consumers, the purchase of the iQOS unit is an up-front cost, but the HeatSticks retail at prices that are in the ballpark of what one might expect to pay for a regular pack of cigarettes. PMI's solution is much more Silicon Valley. It charges a slim cigarette holder. The company's smokeless tobacco products could someday replace production of traditional cigarettes. Read More

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Toys for Tots teams with local libraries

Toys for Tots teams with local libraries

Items are most needed for: infants and toddlers ages 0-2, boys ages 9-12, and girls ages 7-12. This month's charity is Toys for Tots. Toys for tots has been around for 70 years. "As far as the value goes, we're not value-specific as far as what the price of the toy is", said LeCureux. A toy can make a difference in a child's life this Christmas. Read More

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Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles

Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles

The Green Bay Packers (5-6) defeated the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6), 27-13, in a Monday Night Football showdown at the Lincoln Financial Field . But the Eagles came right back with an impressive drive of their own, led by receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who had four catches for 53 yards in the drive, which nearly matched his season high for an entire game - he had five catches for 55 yards against Dallas in Week 7. Read More

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Ecstasy to treat trauma victims

Ecstasy to treat trauma victims

Two drugs now approved to treat PTSD work only slightly better than placebo in trials , and psychotherapy can take a long time to show results. It can be extremely hard to treat, Dr. Mithoefer, a psychiatrist. FDA spokesperson Sandy Walsh tells Yahoo Beauty that the FDA can't speculate on how likely any product or drug is to be approved by the agency. Read More

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Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth

The report , published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , describes 13 infants in Brazil with congenital Zika virus infection who did not have microcephaly at birth, but later experienced slowed head growth. The impairments resemble characteristics of cerebral palsy and include epileptic seizures, muscle and joint problems and difficulties swallowing food. Read More

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Hummus products recalled over Listeria concerns

Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, and diarrhea. The company said that it was working with relevant authorities in the USA on the recall. They were distributed to retail outlets, food service accounts, and supermarkets across the US and Canada. Unlike most other forms of foodborne bacteria, listeria can grow even in cold temperatures. Read More

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Hamilton 'proud' of how Rosberg has driven

In the build-up to Sunday's season finale at the Yas Marina circuit , Red Bull team boss Christian Horner suggested that the best way for Hamilton to win the World title would be to bring the Red Bull drivers into play. Hamilton said it had been a "pleasure" to partner Rosberg at Mercedes and, in a particularly disarming aside, told reporters that "when stepping aside from our competitive selves, I'm proud of how he has driven this year". Read More

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Zika no longer a global emergency

WHO first declared Zika an worldwide public health emergency in February. The virus had spread to more than 60 countries after it was first detected in Brazil previous year. Zika virus ravages the testes of male mice, sharply reducing sperm counts and fertility, said a study that raises a new specter about its threat to people. Read More

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Mother Sues Her Transgender Teen For Pursuing Gender Reassignment

Mother Sues Her Transgender Teen For Pursuing Gender Reassignment

Anmarie Calgaro announced in a press conference that she filed the lawsuit after learning her 17-year-old was receiving hormone-replacement treatments paid for by medical assistance, NBC News reports . "The news that county agencies and health service providers, the school and other county and state offices were completely bypassing me came as a total shock", said Calgaro, in tears. Read More

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Trump Son-in-Law Has Not Applied for White House Role, Campaign Manager Says

Another option would be for Trump to put Kushner into a paid position on the White House staff, according to several legal experts, who say the federal anti-nepotism law would probably not prevent it. Kushner nearly single-handedly built the campaign infrastructure needed to win the election, they said , designating specific teams to handle social media and advertising, scheduling and budget concerns. Read More

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Trump opts for Washington insider as his White House chief of staff

Bannon's prepared comment notably came first in the statement. Reacting to the appointment, one campaign source told NBC News: "Instead of draining the swamp, we just put in the head alligator". While planning to move forward soon with staff and policy decisions, Trump also said this weekend that his proposed wall along the U.S. He is an unabashed critic of the current immigration system and has repeatedly encouraged Trump to appeal to the party's base in the closing days of the campaign ... Read More

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