• Science Finds Wine Can Keep Your Brain From Shrinking
Science Finds Wine Can Keep Your Brain From Shrinking

A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. Researchers backed by Age UK and several government scientific research bodies gathered information on the eating habits of almost 1,000 Scottish 70-year-olds who did not have...

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  • FM Says 'I Don't Know' on 97% Notes Back in Banks
FM Says 'I Don't Know' on 97% Notes Back in Banks

With the deadline now complete, "figures would need to be reconciled with the physical cash balances to eliminate accounting errors/ possible double counts", the RBI said. The Centre had put the value of withdrawn banknotes at ₹15.4 lakh crore. "The Ordinance presumably paves the way for a "special dividend" to the fiscal", it said, adding additi...

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  • Cotton Swabs Are Bad For Earwax
Cotton Swabs Are Bad For Earwax

Sticking a cotton bud into one's ear in an effort to remove earwax is something you've probably done many times in the past, even though cotton bud manufacturers explicitly warn against inserting them into the ear canal and have been doing so for years.

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  • Arvind Kejriwal unruffled by Punjab, Goa date clash
Arvind Kejriwal unruffled by Punjab, Goa date clash

Looking at the grim law and order scenario in Manipur, the commission has chose to hold elections in two phases on March 4 and 8 in the state. The Elections will be held in 690 Assembly constituencies and there will be total 1, 85, 000 polling stations in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur.

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  • First snow survey reveals below-average water content
First snow survey reveals below-average water content

Another storm is forecast for Friday, but like many these last two seasons, it's expected to be a relatively warm storm, with snow only at higher altitudes. "With climate change already creating water supply challenges that will only get worse and [the] state population projected to exceed 40 million by 2020, we all need to become more efficient wi...

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  • Cat food recalled due to low vitamin levels
Cat food recalled due to low vitamin levels

The issue was discovered by the company's quality assurance team during a review of production records at the manufacturing facility. Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks can develop a deficiency that can cause a number of symptoms including vomiting, weight loss and decreased appetite.

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  • Scissors pulled from man's stomach 18 years after surgery
Scissors pulled from man's stomach 18 years after surgery

An ultrasound test then showed there appeared to be a sharp object on the left side of his stomach. N. claimed he had gone under the knife at Bac Kan General Hospital in June 1998 and has never had any more medical operation since. Bac Kan hospital acknowledged the incident on state television, but said it would be hard to identify the medical cr...

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  • U.S. federal judge halts transgender protections
U.S. federal judge halts transgender protections

Under the new rule, Paxton said, a physician who believes certain treatments are not in the best interest of their patient, or can not perform a surgery due to religious or conscientious reasons, may be in violation of federal law. Transgender rights advocates called that a far-fetched hypothetical, saying a person would not approach a doctor who...

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  • Noted city builder killed in Istanbul
Noted city builder killed in Istanbul

Swaraj said in her message. "Indian Ambassador on way to Istanbul". Bollywood Producer Abis Rizvi was amongst the 39 people who lost their lives in the horrific terrorist attack on a nightclub in Turkish capital Istanbul on the NY eve. He also played a prominent role in running Rizvi College located in Bandra. Earlier in 2010, Saquib Rizvi, you...

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  • Volvo Brings Skype Compatibility to 90 Series Cars
Volvo Brings Skype Compatibility to 90 Series Cars

The audio from the call will come through the car's speakers, we assume, but the driver won't be included in the video chat. You either fumble with or drop your phone while trying to connect or you forget the long pin code to join. Volvo and Microsoft are clearly doing everything they can to position this as a distraction reducer, rather than the o...

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  • Canadian budget airline pilot arrested after 'passing out drunk in cockpit'
Canadian budget airline pilot arrested after 'passing out drunk in cockpit'

Police arrested Miroslav Gronych, 37, from Slovakia just before 7 am (14:00 GMT) on New Year's Eve after staff noticed the pilot for Canada's Sunwing Airlines was behaving strangely before passing out in the cockpit. "He was the captain", said Sgt Paul Stacey of the Calgary police. Transport Canada will likely file additional charges, accordin...

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  • R.I.P. Allan Williams, Beatles' first manager, has died at 86
R.I.P. Allan Williams, Beatles' first manager, has died at 86

A spokesman for the venue said: "His memory will live on through every band that plays our famous stage". Allan , you will be missed. "All of our thoughts and wishes go to his family and his wife Beryl". It was such a good time, though, and I've got no regrets - they were exciting days. Williams remained Beatles' booking agent for the beginnin...

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  • Florida State mascot takes a tumble before Orange Bowl vs. MI
Florida State mascot takes a tumble before Orange Bowl vs. MI

After the game, Butt, who made a decision to stay for his senior season instead of going to the draft a year ago, said on Twitter he never considered not playing in the Orange Bowl. The halftime numbers were surprising: Florida State outgained MI 255-83 in total yards, and had a crushing 7.5 to 2.4 advantage in yards per play. Butt, a 206 All-A...

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  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children
Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children

The difference was more pronounced among children of mothers who had low levels of fatty acids called EPA and DHA in their blood: By age 3, 17.5% of children whose mothers took fish oil had developed asthma, while that number was 34.1% among those of mothers who took the placebo.

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  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Delay Recreational Cannabis Retail by Six Months
Massachusetts Lawmakers Delay Recreational Cannabis Retail by Six Months

Informal sessions permit no roll-call votes, meaning that none of the lawmakers present Wednesday are on the record with their objections or support. Among the key deadlines that would be put off six months include the current March 1 deadline for state Treasurer Deb Goldberg to appoint a cannabis control commission to oversee the recreational ma...

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  • Donald Trump's Real Conflicts of Interest Are as risky as Ever
Donald Trump's Real Conflicts of Interest Are as risky as Ever

But Donald Trump's presidency is sure to be hammered by accusations of financial conflicts of interest all the same unless the president-elect takes two further steps. With the investigation underway, Trump made a decision to go on the defense about his foundation and tweet about how "all" of the money it raised has gone to charity.

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  • Carson Wentz buys shotguns for his offensive line
Carson Wentz buys shotguns for his offensive line

The 23-year-old rookie quarterback is a North Dakota native and a hunter . He was lying in a cornfield hunting geese when he got the call that Sam Bradford would be traded and that he would be named the starter. So, he's sent them a text message with a picture of the custom guns attached. "I haven't really held a gun or anything before but I'm mo...

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  • Charlie Sheen hopes Donald Trump is next on God's hit list
Charlie Sheen hopes Donald Trump is next on God's hit list

But Sheen had a different response to the deaths of several celebrities. Reynolds' stunning death came the day after her daughter, "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack, and three days after pop icon George Michael was found dead in home in England on Christmas morning.

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  • Future of two-state solution in Mideast in jeopardy - Kerry
Future of two-state solution in Mideast in jeopardy - Kerry

The President-elect, ignoring transition niceties to lambast the current White House for its attitude to Israel, wrote: "We can not let Israel be treated with such disdain and disrespect". The State Department dismissed the accusation as "just not true". The committee could approve the construction permits at a later date. Palestinian president...

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  • Flu cases have doubled in six days, county says
Flu cases have doubled in six days, county says

Those not especially vulnerable to flu complications who get the vaccine will stop themselves from potentially passing the virus to the very young, old, pregnant or chronically ill. Officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated. Almost 700 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported across New York State so far this flu season.

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