• USA 'asks Saudi Arabia' to ease Yemen blockade
USA 'asks Saudi Arabia' to ease Yemen blockade

The coalition had previously imposed a total blockade of Yemen's ports and airports days after a missile was sacked into Saudi Arabia on November 4. It added the decision would take effect from November 23, Reuters reported. The UN has listed Yemen as the world's number one humanitarian crisis, with 17 million people in need of food, seven millio...

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  • Theresa May's statement on Robert Mugabe's resignation
Theresa May's statement on Robert Mugabe's resignation

Mugabe resigned Tuesday following military takeover of government and protests by Zimbabweans for him to resign. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Robert Mugabe was "a despot who impoverished his country" and his exit is a "moment of joy" for Zimbabwe.

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  • Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike
Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

Comments can be submitted on the National Park Service website . Motorcycle fees would rise to $50, while individual person/bike passes would rise to $30. "Targeted fee increases at some of our most-visited parks will help ensure that they are protected and preserved in perpetuity and that visitors enjoy a world-class experience that mirror...

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  • Coffee health benefits: Drinking THIS much could protect you from killer illnesses
Coffee health benefits: Drinking THIS much could protect you from killer illnesses

People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday. "Mothers-to-be need not panic but might want to limit their coffee consumption to two cups per day in line with the recent European ...

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  • Christmas Tree Shortage Could Mean Fewer Choices, Higher Prices
Christmas Tree Shortage Could Mean Fewer Choices, Higher Prices

According to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture , numerous state's approximately 500 Christmas tree growers will open up Thanksgiving week. "The prices are up but that is due to significant higher labor and other costs of doing business such as high insurance costs", Thomas, owner of Winter Tree Farms and president of the Maryland Christm...

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  • 'Trouble in Toyland': Advocacy Group Warns of Dangerous Toys
'Trouble in Toyland': Advocacy Group Warns of Dangerous Toys

PIRG. These toys could become a choking hazard for small children. NBC reached out for a comment from Genesis Toys, which manufactures the doll, but had not yet received a response. "My Friend Kayla" is part of a growing number of toys tied to the Internet that pose privacy concerns. Foundation's survey says it found "fidget spinners full of l...

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  • Dogs May Lower Your Heart Disease Risk
Dogs May Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

The Swedish study, which tracked more than 3.4 million people, as Time reported , found that folks who have dogs reduce their risk of death by 11% and cut their chances of cardiovascular death by 15%. Single dog owners were 33% less likely to die during the follow-up period of the study, and 11% less likely to suffer a heart attack , than single ...

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  • Fiji down Kiwis despite dodgy call
Fiji down Kiwis despite dodgy call

New Zealand have been dumped out of the World Cup by Fiji in one of the biggest worldwide upsets in recent memory. The Bati kicked a penalty in each half, with Apisai Koroisau and Taane Milne both converting from close range, and survived off the back of some spirited goal-line defence which repelled a flurry of late raids from New Zealand.

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  • At the winter Olympics will be the first time to play Nigeria
At the winter Olympics will be the first time to play Nigeria

The team is the first African team to qualify in the bobsled category. "We are so proud of our Women's Bobsled team being eligible to qualify for the Winter Olympic Games", it added after they completed their last qualifying run in Calgary on Thursday.

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  • First Warning Forecast: Warming Again With Rain
First Warning Forecast: Warming Again With Rain

Still gusty to wrap up your weekend with cloudy skies Sunday night , the low dropping to a bitter 26 degrees with the overnight wind chill around 19 degrees. Showers stick around for much of the afternoon. A cold front makes temperatures tumble. The one exception is south and east of the I-95 corridor towards the shore, where some steadier light r...

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  • Adoption Day: Wichita County families made whole
Adoption Day: Wichita County families made whole

According to the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange there are over 3,000 children in Michigan "waiting for permanent, loving homes to call their own each year". Further, being present with other adoptive families and sharing in that joy together makes the experience even more meaningful. Last month, Family Equality Council staff met a young tr...

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  • New research shows that owning a dog could save your life
New research shows that owning a dog could save your life

For starters, we do know that having a dog means (well, requires) a higher level of physical activity - basically acting as a furry personal trainer that ensures you get your steps in taking it on walks and refilling its food and water bowl.

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  • Quit the Habit: Great American Smokeout Campaign
Quit the Habit: Great American Smokeout Campaign

Each year. "The Great American Smoke Out is actually a program, or initiative, by the American Cancer Society that began in the early 1970's". This means smoking causes about 1 out of 5 deaths in the USA annually. "We've seen, just in the pasy year alone, we've seen a decrease in e-cigarette smoking because of the national campaign last year", ...

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  • Karnataka: Private Doctors in Bengaluru calls off strike
Karnataka: Private Doctors in Bengaluru calls off strike

The strike was supported by more than 20 associations of private doctors are supporting this strike and doctor's have said strike will not be called of till Karnataka government withdraws this bill. The state government had included stringent provisions in the amendment bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals, including their costs ...

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  • Incidence of diabetes higher among women in AP
Incidence of diabetes higher among women in AP

It's the largest campaign in the world to raise awareness about diabetes . The key message is that all women with diabetes require affordable and equitable access to care and education to better manage the illness and improve their health outcomes.

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  • Is your blood pressure too high?
Is your blood pressure too high?

One was tasked with lowering their systolic pressure (the first number, which measures the blood pressure when your heart pulses) to below 120, the other, to below 140. Bill Farrell said. Millions more Americans will be classified as having high blood pressure, but this doesn't necessarily mean more people will be put on medication.

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  • Antibiotic awareness week celebrated
Antibiotic awareness week celebrated

World Health Organization ( WHO ) has called on farmers and the food industry to help promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals by halting the routine use of antibiotics. Simply relying on the use of antibiotics from your GP or other health provider is not the best solution. Medically important antimicrobials that are not now used i...

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  • FDA approves first 'trackable' pill Abilify
FDA approves first 'trackable' pill Abilify

This patch then transmits the information to a mobile app, so that a doctor and up to four caregivers, friends or family members can see the information through a web-based portal. Abilify MyCite's future isn't certain, however. This medication is described as a 'digital pill, ' one that features both the medicine and an embedded sensor.

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  • Will Sex Kill You? Scientists Probe Link Between Sexual Activity, Cardiac Arrest
Will Sex Kill You? Scientists Probe Link Between Sexual Activity, Cardiac Arrest

A 2011 study by researchers at Harvard found that sex is easier than working out on a treadmill - and the heart rates of the men in the study rarely rose above 130 beats a minute. Goldberg suggested that "doctors really should be discussing this information with their patients to allay their fears they may have after a cardiac diagnosis, that mos...

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  • Washington Upset by Bryce Love, Stanford; Huskies' Playoff Hopes Take Major Hit
Washington Upset by Bryce Love, Stanford; Huskies' Playoff Hopes Take Major Hit

The second half was all Stanford - and a whole lotta Bryce Love . Thanks to Friday night's win over Washington , the Cardinal are on the doorstep of another Pac-12 North title. No. 9 Washington falls to Stanford 30-22 on the road. Regarding offense, Washington has a star running back of their own in Myles Gaskin, who ran for 123 yar...

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