• Pope leads tributes to Charlie Gard and grieving parents
Pope leads tributes to Charlie Gard and grieving parents

AFTER A PROTRACTED, and unsuccessful, legal battle from his parents to bring their son to the U.S. to receive treatment for an extremely rare disease, 11-month-old Charlie Gard died yesterday. "Poor Charlie has died", they wrote. "I do think that in an era of social media, it is possible to rally huge numbers of people to your cause", said Caplan...

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  • Venezuelans defy protest ban before assembly vote
Venezuelans defy protest ban before assembly vote

Opposition leaders urged Venezuelans to demonstrate anyway in an event they billed as the "taking of Caracas ". Maduro have already claimed 113 lives, according to prosecutors - eight of them during a two-day general strike that ended on Thursday.

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  • Type 2 diabetes: Drinking alcohol regularly could REDUCE risk of disease
Type 2 diabetes: Drinking alcohol regularly could REDUCE risk of disease

When assessing the risk between frequency of alcohol drinking and type 2 diabetes incidence, researchers found that only consumption of alcohol 3 to 4 days per week was associated with a reduced risk for developing diabetes , after adjusting for average weekly alcohol amount and other confounders; HR for men was 0.73 (95% CI, 0.59-0.94), and H...

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  • US FDA aims to cut nicotine in cigarettes, ease e-cigarette rules
US FDA aims to cut nicotine in cigarettes, ease e-cigarette rules

Tobacco stocks are under pressure on the heels of an announcement by the FDA that it plans to implement a major initiative aimed at making tobacco products safer. The smoking rate in the U.S.is falling. These conditions also pose an excessive financial burden, with direct health care and lost productivity costs totaling almost $300 billion a year...

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  • Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The data included in the study came from individuals who were smoking 12 months before the interview. "Further research is required to discover how experimentation with e-cigarettes might influence attitudes to smoking in young people traditionally at lower risk of becoming smokers; and importantly how many of this group who do experiment with ...

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  • Scientists genetically a modify human embryo for the first time
Scientists genetically a modify human embryo for the first time

To date, three previous reports of editing human embryos were all published by scientists in China . Shoukhrat Mitalipov from Oregon Health and Science University and his team have reportedly corrected defective genes that cause inherited diseases in "a large number of one-cell embryos" using CRISPR.

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  • Controversial call to scrap 'complete the course' guideline for antibiotics
Controversial call to scrap 'complete the course' guideline for antibiotics

Alexander Fleming's early work showed that sensitive bacteria could be "acclimatized" to penicillin, and in 1945, he spoke about a man who didn't take enough of the drug and passed strep throat-now in a drug-resistant form-onto his wife, who died from the infection.

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  • Parents drop request to bring terminally ill British baby home
Parents drop request to bring terminally ill British baby home

On Wednesday, Mr Justice Francis said Charlie would be moved to a hospice after 12pm on Thursday if there was no agreement. If your dad or grandmother is dying of cancer or lung disease and they are in pain, can not breathe without distress or can not do anything but moan and suffer, then many would say the time has come to stop medical interventio...

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  • Details of deal that's bringing Foxconn to Wisconsin
Details of deal that's bringing Foxconn to Wisconsin

Apple spent $US75 billion with Foxconn in 2016. Earlier this week, Trump revealed Apple CEO Tim Cook's commitment of building three big manufacturing plants in the United States. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000...

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  • Bitcoin 'criminal mastermind' Vinnik arrested, accused of laundering $4bn
Bitcoin 'criminal mastermind' Vinnik arrested, accused of laundering $4bn

Thank you for your patience. This went on for long periods, but also had breaks - a prominent second phase of thefts happened later in 2012 and 2013. The majority of these funds were hurriedly withdrawn by their recipients rather than being reported.

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  • Transgender Air Force veteran criticizes Trump's 'fear mongering'
Transgender Air Force veteran criticizes Trump's 'fear mongering'

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, a veteran of the war in Iraq, called President Donald Trump's announcement via Twiter on Wednesday of a ban on transgender members of the military "embarrassing" and "dumb". She medically retired as a Corporal in 2015. "I began my day today as I often begin my days by checking Donald Trump's Twitter feed to se...

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  • South African nine year old third child 'virtually cured' of HIV
South African nine year old third child 'virtually cured' of HIV

The child has reportedly been living without the aid of drugs for nearly eight and a half years now, without showing any symptoms or signs of active HIV virus. At a Monday presentation during an worldwide AIDS conference in Paris, researchers working on the unique case asserted that the child's ongoing health may signal a shift in the way that ...

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  • Boston's Chris Sale reaches 200 strikeouts in 20th start of season
Boston's Chris Sale reaches 200 strikeouts in 20th start of season

Of course you do not expect a starting pitcher to have an unbelievable start each time, but there is an expectation for them to keep the team in the ball game and put their teammates in a good position to win when the other nine guys swing the bat.

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  • Charlie Gard's parents 'extremely upset' over GOSH death threats backlash
Charlie Gard's parents 'extremely upset' over GOSH death threats backlash

They have been subjected to abuse online, in the street and in the hospital itself, said Great Ormond Street chief Mary MacLeod. 'Many of the messages are menacing, including death threats'. Charlie Gard's parents have said they are "extremely upset" by the backlash they received after GOSH revealed the abuse its staff was suffering. "Despite ...

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  • Braves near deal to trade Garcia
Braves near deal to trade Garcia

He also underwent shoulder surgery to fix labrum and rotator-cuff issues in 2013 while with the St. Louis Cardinals . At this stage in his career, he can definitely make for a useful starter in the back end of a rotation, which is what the Royals were hoping for and something the Twins could definitely use seeing as they are now relying on Ada...

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  • New Yorker dead amid salmonella outbreak linked to papayas
New Yorker dead amid salmonella outbreak linked to papayas

The New York City Health Department , the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration say the infections have been associated with eating Caribena brand yellow Maradol papayas . The illnesses started in May and June, and the CDC found a cluster of infected people in Maryland who all said they ate papa...

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  • A glance at the first round of the British Open
A glance at the first round of the British Open

Spieth was one-over for the day through nine, and looked like he would give one back on No. 10. Many players struggled to cope with the elements and the punishing bunkers. Koepka shot rounds of 67-70-68-67 at the U.S. Open and pulled away over the closing holes to win by four strokes over Hideki Matsuyama and Brian Harman .

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  • Fecal bacteria found in drinks at 3 fast-food chains
Fecal bacteria found in drinks at 3 fast-food chains

A recently aired episode of BBC show Watchdog reveals that several branches of three big fast food chains tested positive for presence of fecal coliforms on drinking water and ice samples used for its beverages. An expert labelled the findings "extremely worrying" as drinking water is unfit for human consumption if it contains any more than z...

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  • Firefighters rescue dog from burning California home
Firefighters rescue dog from burning California home

It has been viewed over 5.5 lakh times in just 24 hours. Then, after being given what officials say is a specialized animal oxygen mask, the dog is appears suddenly awake and panting. Veterinarians say the dog suffered respiratory tract injuries, but is now doing well. But we truly do believe that all lives matter and protecting pets, livestock, ...

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  • Transcript of 911 call in fatal police shooting in Minneapolis is released
Transcript of 911 call in fatal police shooting in Minneapolis is released

Bennett says the Damond family in Minnesota and in Australia will consider filing a civil lawsuit at the conclusion of the criminal investigation. Minutes later, Justine Damond lay dying in her Minneapolis neighborhood, shot in the abdomen by one of the responding officers when she approached their squad vehicle.

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