• World first as scientists develop vaccine that reduces chance of catching gonorrhea
World first as scientists develop vaccine that reduces chance of catching gonorrhea

For the first time ever scientists have found a vaccine that protects against gonorrhoea . The disease causes around 78 million new cases globally each year. The study could be a game-changer against gonorrhoea. Petousis-Harris and her colleagues looked later to see if gonorrhea rates had changed after that meningococcal vaccination campaign.

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  • Bonfils asking for donations with blood supply dangerously low
Bonfils asking for donations with blood supply dangerously low

O-negative blood donors are especially needed because O-negative is a "universal" blood type, meaning it can be transfused into any recipient. The current O-negative blood supply sits at an approximate two-day supply, which is half of the ideal quantity needed to support patient needs.

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  • Brooklyn Nets trade for DeMarre Carroll, draft picks
Brooklyn Nets trade for DeMarre Carroll, draft picks

In exchange for Nets' center Justin Hamilton , the Raptors are sending Carroll , a 2018 lottery-protected first-round draft choice and a 2018 second-round pick to Brooklyn. If you keep up with all things Nets on Elite Sports NY, you know that the Nets desperately need a starting small forward. In conjunction with shedding Joseph's contract,...

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  • Stripe adds global support for WeChat and Alipay
Stripe adds global support for WeChat and Alipay

Alipay, part of Ant Financial, an Alibaba Group Holding Inc. affiliate, and Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s WeChat Pay, dominate the mobile-payments market in China with a combined 90 percent share. Souheil Badran, President of Alipay for North America said: "In our aim to get to a global cashless society, Alipay has evolved from a digital wallet into ...

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  • The Vatican Says Gluten-Free Wafers Can't Be Used for Communion
The Vatican Says Gluten-Free Wafers Can't Be Used for Communion

In a letter sent to the bishops, the Pope explicitly forbade the use of gluten-free alternatives. The letter was signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah, congregation prefect, and Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary. At this rate, there are probably a few to several people in each parish who suffer from this ailment. But even this small amount can be risk...

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  • Ailing China dissident Liu seriously ill, Germany upset at filming
Ailing China dissident Liu seriously ill, Germany upset at filming

The evacuation "would have to take place as quickly as possible", they added. The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes for a "signal of humanity" toward imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his family, which hopes he will be allowed to receive treatment for advanced liver cancer overseas.

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  • James Comey Memos Contained 'Secret' or 'Confidential' Information
James Comey Memos Contained 'Secret' or 'Confidential' Information

In a Congressional testimony last month, Comey said he considered those as his personal documents. Contrary to the president's assertions, however, nothing in the report stated that any of the classified information contained within the Comey memos leaked out to the press.

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  • Chelsea Set To Make A Bumper Offer For Real's James Rodriguez
Chelsea Set To Make A Bumper Offer For Real's James Rodriguez

The Colombia worldwide is said to be desperate to leave the Bernabeu this summer after having been restricted to just 13 La Liga starts last term. "He belongs to Madrid and Madrid players do not leave when they want to or their parents wants them to".

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  • 2 civilians killed in Pak firing along LoC
2 civilians killed in Pak firing along LoC

A couple was killed as Pakistan fired heavily in forward villages and Indian posts on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir . Earlier, Pakistan accused India of violating the ceasefire along the LoC in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in which two persons were killed and three others injured, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson s...

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  • Chelsea expect Diego Costa back for start of pre-season on Monday
Chelsea expect Diego Costa back for start of pre-season on Monday

Costa was a prolific scorer for Atleti netting 43 goals in 94 appearances, and could very well be on his way back to Spain as manager Diego Simeone focuses on new recruitment's after their league and Champions League disappointment. But with Atletico not able to make any transfer this summer due to the transfer ban, Costa will have to wait till Jan...

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  • Opioid painkiller prescribing declines in USA, yet remains too high
Opioid painkiller prescribing declines in USA, yet remains too high

Gene M. Ransom III, CEO of MedChi, the state medical society, said most doctors had signed up, as well as many other medical professionals who can write prescriptions , but they need to get used to using the system. Even the jurisdictions ranked No. 2 (Norton, Va.) and 3 (Campbell County, Tenn.), on the CDC's list trailed by comfortable margins ...

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  • Drug-resistant gonorrhea on the rise as 'smart' bacteria outpaces treatments
Drug-resistant gonorrhea on the rise as 'smart' bacteria outpaces treatments

The group analysed data from 77 countries, and found there is increasing resistance to all the drugs now used to treat gonorrhoea - to both the first-choice antibiotic, and to the second-choice antibiotic used when the first one fails. Caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus, the disease can be transmitted during unprotec...

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  • Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, steps down
Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, steps down

His resignation will be effective as of Wednesday, July 19th. Even if the intention of Trump and his family is not to profit from their work inside the White House - which is already in doubt - just the perception of it is bad enough, and Trump is doing nothing to tamp down those concerns.

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  • US Nuclear Power Stations Targeted By Hackers, Government Report Says
US Nuclear Power Stations Targeted By Hackers, Government Report Says

Reuters said that the DHS and FBI's warning noted that hackers were sending phishing e-mails to plant employees in an attempt to " harvest credentials " that could be used to access their company's computer networks. The targets included the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, according to several reports. The agencies said on Thursday that ...

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  • Nawaz matches steps with Tiger in the latest track of Munna Michael
Nawaz matches steps with Tiger in the latest track of Munna Michael

The filmmakers on Wednesday released the much-awaited " Swag " song online and, daymn, it is interesting. In the 2 minutes long video, we can see Mahinder Fauji (Siddiqui) trying to showcase his dancing skills before Munna agrees to teach him how to tap feet.

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  • Disrupted sleep may predict Alzheimer's risk
Disrupted sleep may predict Alzheimer's risk

Future studies may require people to attend sleep laboratories so their bedtime habits can be monitored, according to the researchers. These issues include insomnia, daytime sleepiness, and nighttime wandering, but also more serious issues such as Lewy body dementia and frontal lobe dementia.

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  • AB de Villiers' absence will hurt South Africa in Tests: Nasser
AB de Villiers' absence will hurt South Africa in Tests: Nasser

After suffering a heel injury during his county match against Leicestershire, Broad's participation in the first Test was in doubt. England skipper Joe Root has revealed that Hampshire spinner Liam Dawson will play his second Test for his country.

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  • UK PM May backs hospital caring for critically ill Charlie Gard
UK PM May backs hospital caring for critically ill Charlie Gard

The baby's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, made an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to overturn the ruling and allow them to take the baby to the US for an experimental treatment, but it refused to intervene. Pope Francis has also used his Twitter account on Friday, the day the infant was supposed to be taken off life support,...

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  • American Red Cross reports donation shortage
American Red Cross reports donation shortage

The summer months are among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations because regular donors delay giving while they vacation and participate in summer activities. Brittany Scalise donating platelets with the American Red Cross . "And I've probably given about 20 gallons of blood over time". All those who come to ...

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  • Hundreds flee Mosul's Old City as Iraqi forces close in
Hundreds flee Mosul's Old City as Iraqi forces close in

Some simply advocate the group's extreme interpretation of Islam and support it with money, he said. ISIS militants made swift advances in northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing swaths of northern Syria. Fleeing civilians arrive at a processing centre before being transferred to refugee camps in western Mosul . ...

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