• Could kids' thumb-sucking, nail-biting offer benefits?
Could kids' thumb-sucking, nail-biting offer benefits?

Such allergic symptoms as coughing, tears and sneezing in response to dust mites, grass pollen, felines, canines, horses and fungi in the air are drastically reduced in kids engaging in the two so-called bad habits. Children who engaged in both habits had an even lower risk of allergy (31 per cent). "The findings support the " hygiene hypothesis ...

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  • Utah resident is first Zika-related death in continental U.S.
Utah resident is first Zika-related death in continental U.S.

The illness is primarily spread by the same mosquito that spreads dengue and yellow fever, and the types of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus , Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus , are common in Florida, where mosquito season is year-round.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo hails
Cristiano Ronaldo hails "unforgettable" Euro 2016 victory for Portugal

We fought with huge strength, we were incredible. We had to work very hard and be more humble than the other team, that's the only way to win. With three goals and three assists, Ronaldo was expected to be Portugal's only hope of preventing a third European win for the host nation.

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  • Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics to due to concern about Zika
Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics to due to concern about Zika

Like the many superstar golfers who withdrew before him, Johnson cited the Zika virus threat as the primary reason he was taking the Olympics off his schedule. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus which has been linked with various defects in newborn babies and could lead to Guillain-Barre - a rare neurological syndrome - in adults.

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  • UN's Ban tells China civil society, free media are crucial
UN's Ban tells China civil society, free media are crucial

But the Philippines is willing to share natural resources with Beijing in contested South China Sea areas even if it wins a legal challenge next week, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay told AFP Friday. Faced with further escalation from Manila, the paper said China "will fight back". According to him, "the interference, by one or more third par...

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  • UNFPA asks communities to stand up for girls' rights
UNFPA asks communities to stand up for girls' rights

A large number of people participated in the walk organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan), Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club (IDCLC), Islamabad Crescent Lions Club (ICLC), Islamabad City Lions Club, and Islamabad Leo Club to mark the World Population Day.

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  • Deepika Padukone to star in 'Padmavati'
Deepika Padukone to star in 'Padmavati'

The lovely Deepika will work with Ranveer Singh in this magnum opus, marking the hattrick with of the deadly actor-director trio. The upcoming movie with Sanjay Leela is also not yet officially announced by the movie makers. What do you think about Deepika-Ranveer's relationship? Padmavati is a film inspired from the tale of emperor Alauddi...

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  • Clinton, Trump weigh in on national divisions, week of tragedies
Clinton, Trump weigh in on national divisions, week of tragedies

She praised the work of police while calling for criminal justice reform and greater efforts by police and minority communities to listen to each other. 'There is too much violence...too much senseless killing, too many people dead who shouldn't be, ' she said. She says more Americans need to walk in the shoes of black Americans and police office...

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  • Democrats' platform committee shoots down Bernie Sanders' TPP stance
Democrats' platform committee shoots down Bernie Sanders' TPP stance

But it wasn't a lost weekend for Sanders; the party added explicit support for a federal $15-an-hour minimum wage to the platform, expressing support for one of the Vermont senator's signature initiatives. But on the ground, Sanders' most ardent supporters were angered by votes against amendments that would have called for the removal of the cap ...

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  • Red Cross seeks blood donors as supplies run low in summer
Red Cross seeks blood donors as supplies run low in summer

Moss says at some point in their lives everyone will either need blood themselves or know someone who does. "Summer is one of the most challenging seasons to collect enough blood, but patients need blood no matter what time of year it is". "If you've thought about giving blood and helping to save lives, now is the time to do it. It's the blood dona...

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  • 'Walking Dead' Season 7 Promotes Negan, 3 More Characters To Series Regular
'Walking Dead' Season 7 Promotes Negan, 3 More Characters To Series Regular

Offering some hints about the new episodes, Marquand continued: "This season is all about expanding the world of the communities. I absolutely want to explore Negan having that odd respect for someone which I think was the hallmark of that relationship and we'll tell versions of that story".

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  • 'No Risk' To Residents As Zika Confirmed In Bucks County: Health Official
'No Risk' To Residents As Zika Confirmed In Bucks County: Health Official

On Friday, Salt Lake County health officials confirmed that an elderly patient who had Zika died - but were unsure of how Zika contributed to that person's death. Zika is spread primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. The Centers for Disease Control said Thursday that 320 pregnant women acros...

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  • EURO 2016: Portugal to face formidable adversary - Paris, France
EURO 2016: Portugal to face formidable adversary - Paris, France

Santos said he always believed Portugal would win the tournament and he was sticking to his guns, even though he recognised that France were favourites. and years of disappointment could all be forgotten if Portugal defy the odds and lift the trophy. A total of 51 cameras will capture the action around the European Championship final.

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  • NRA shells out $2 million for Trump ad blaming Clinton for Benghazi
NRA shells out $2 million for Trump ad blaming Clinton for Benghazi

At least that's the consensus from reporters who (presumably) read all 800-pages of that committee's report which was released to the public yesterday. "Officials at the State Department, including Secretary Clinton, learned nearly in real time that the attack in Benghazi was a terrorist attack", Jordan and Pompeo wrote.

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  • Gunfire shatters uneasy calm in South Sudan capital
Gunfire shatters uneasy calm in South Sudan capital

South Sudan is "back to war", a spokesman for the vice-president has told the BBC, as rebel factions clash. However, on Sunday, gunfire was heard in the suburbs of Juba. Meanwhile on Friday, President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar had called for calm after shots were fired while they were holding a meeting at the presidential pala...

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  • Lake resident diagnosed with Zika virus
Lake resident diagnosed with Zika virus

Officials discovered the case while reviewing death certificates, and lab tests confirmed their suspicions, said Gary Edwards, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department . We urge everyone to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and to prevent the spread of Zika virus via sex. Utah residents who travel to Brazil, Puert...

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  • Dwyane Wade leaves Miami for Chicago
Dwyane Wade leaves Miami for Chicago

Wade began his National Basketball Association career with Miami after he was drafted by the team as the 5 overall pick in 2003. And Riley said , "Compensation to a player is not just a way to get paid and to live your life". I mean, who wouldn't? And the Heat began dealing with the aftermath of him leaving Miami and deciding to sign with hi...

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  • Tributes pour in from Qatar after death of renowned Pakistani 'saint'
Tributes pour in from Qatar after death of renowned Pakistani 'saint'

Legendary Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi , who had dedicated his life to humanity and serving the poor, has died here from renal failure. Edhi had pledged to donate his body organs. In a country where strong personalities are slain for speaking out against the religious-right, Edhi had no compunctions about criticizing radical Islami...

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  • Florida reports 11 new Zika cases, no local transmissions
Florida reports 11 new Zika cases, no local transmissions

Officials will not release more details about her or her travel history due to health privacy laws. But a 70-year-old man from the San Juan metro area in the USA territory of Puerto Rico died in late February . As of July 7, 2016, no cases of locally transmitted, mosquito-borne Zika have been reported in the continental United States. There ha...

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  • Brexit vote roils London real estate market
Brexit vote roils London real estate market

Real estate has emerged as one of the hardest hit sectors from last month's referendum result on Britain's European Union membership, after warnings before the vote that a "Leave" outcome would spark a property market meltdown. Investors may not be aware of the impact of the June 23 "Brexit" vote on Britain's economy until official data becom...

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