• Henry Bolton ousted as UKIP leader
Henry Bolton ousted as UKIP leader

Members ballotted today and reached the decision of making Gerard Batten temporary head of the UKIP party. Paul Oakley said "Henry will be out after the local elections if he isn't out today" as the party was not prepared for May's contests.

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  • EXTRA TIME: Gervinho celebrates 2018 Chinese New Year
EXTRA TIME: Gervinho celebrates 2018 Chinese New Year

Taiwanese marked the start of the new year with a mad rush to be the first to plant a stick of incense in a temple censor, with the victor receiving a prize and blessings for a prosperous 2018. "We wish all Angelenos good fortune and good luck this Lunar New Year". 2018 is the Year of the Dog . The Lunar New Year is a holiday celebrated at the...

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  • Japan's Hanyu sets Olympic record in short program
Japan's Hanyu sets Olympic record in short program

Fernandez's bronze is the first in figure skating for Spain the country's history, and just the fourth Winter Olympic medal in its history, two days after Regino Hernandez won bronze in men's snowboard cross. Chen skated to music from " Mao's Last Dancer ", a film based on the autobiography of professional dancer Li Cunxin, who defected to the ...

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  • Blood test detects concussions without X-rays
Blood test detects concussions without X-rays

A patient who has a suspected head injury is typically assessed using a neurological scale-called the 15-point Glasgow Coma Scale-and then followed up with a CT scan of the head to look for intracranial lesions that might require any type of treatment.

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  • In first, transgender woman able to breastfeed
In first, transgender woman able to breastfeed

In a report titled "Induced Lactation in a Transgender Woman", the study's authors detailed the story of a transgender woman's visit to Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in NY. By the end of the first month, she was able to express droplets of milk and her dosage of hormonal drugs was increased. The woman obtained do...

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  • Almost 30 Flu-Related Iowa Deaths Reported Last Week
Almost 30 Flu-Related Iowa Deaths Reported Last Week

Last week marked the first decline in flu deaths since the week ending February 3, when there were 39 confirmed fatalities, the deadliest week of the state's current flu season. It can also make the illness milder in the event someone who was vaccinated does get the flu. "Flu season runs through May, so it is important to have protection as soon as...

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  • Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil
Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil

They report that the antibiotics completely eliminated the bacteria. The team's research has been published in Nature Microbiology . A newly discovered family of dirt-dwelling antibiotics could be our best weapon against treatment-resistant "superbugs".

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  • Former Oxfam official hits out at 'lies and exaggerations'
Former Oxfam official hits out at 'lies and exaggerations'

Britain's development minister, Penny Mordaunt, said on Wednesday that Britain would stop funding overseas aid agencies if they failed to learn from Oxfam's sex abuse scandal. Van Hauwermeiren, who has taken part in an internal enquiry at the British charity, said he told Oxfam that he had "had intimate relations some three times at (his) house".

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  • MA confirms first death of child from flu-related illness
MA confirms first death of child from flu-related illness

There were two flu-related pediatric deaths in MA during the 2016-2017 flu season. The new year has certainly had a rough start - in addition to natural disaster and political turmoil, 2018 has also become host to a severe flu season. According to nationalgeographic.com , a similar strain called H1N1 was responsible for the 1918 flu pandemic, an...

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  • Faith brought Olympic figure skater Alexa Scimeca Knierim 'back on the ice'
Faith brought Olympic figure skater Alexa Scimeca Knierim 'back on the ice'

She was soon diagnosed with a rare gastrointestinal condition that required 3 surgeries to cure. Two people who met through sports, fell in love and were married, then overcame heartbreak and a life-threatening illness, will compete - together, as a pair - on Valentine's Day? Already slight and petite, her weight plummeted to just over 80 pound...

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  • Children, 1 Pregnant Woman Die From Flu In Tennessee
Children, 1 Pregnant Woman Die From Flu In Tennessee

This week, 372 lab-confirmed cases and 18,000 positive rapid flu detection tests were reported by public health and clinical labs bringing the season totals to 2,384 and 97,407 respectively. According to the report , out of the 3,400 hospitalizations, over 1,800 were seniors over the age of 65 and over 400 were minors. The influenza virus causes...

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  • Flu claims first child death in SC, outbreak expected to continue
Flu claims first child death in SC, outbreak expected to continue

The new study , done by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , appeared yesterday in an early online edition of Pediatrics . They found that bacterial infections with Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus were most commonly seen in these flu infection victims, especially those who did not have another underl...

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  • Rohingya must be allowed to return to their homes, warns Boris Johnson
Rohingya must be allowed to return to their homes, warns Boris Johnson

Fresh reports of mass graves and the arrest of two Reuters journalists investigating massacres have piled more pressure on Ms Suu Kyi to condemn the army, who she is in a delicate power sharing arrangement with. Johnson, who later flew to Rakhine state, wrote on Twitter that he raised the "importance of [Myanmar] authorities in carrying out full ...

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  • January saw the worst A&E performance in NHS history
January saw the worst A&E performance in NHS history

He said: "When they signed up to go into medicine they knew there would be pressurised moments". But Mr Hunt did say sorry to patients, telling ITV News: "I take responsibility for everything that happens in the NHS ". January's figure was even worse than December's - which broke records. A&E at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham in Janua...

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  • Human eggs fully grown in laboratory for the first time
Human eggs fully grown in laboratory for the first time

Women who go through chemotherapy or radiation for cancer often have fertility problems because the treatments damage eggs, reports Nicola Davis for The Guardian . The team explained that each of the underdeveloped eggs in the ovary eventually breaks into two, with the chromosomes or genetic material halved in the final egg.

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  • Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says
Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

The latest statistics showed that the share of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness - defined as fever of 100 degrees or higher coupled with a cough, sore throat, or both - was 7.65 percent for the week ending February 3. "Vaccination is our best way to protect our community from the flu virus". The picture in MA is similarly bleak. "Fa...

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  • Metastatic Breast Cancer cured in Future
Metastatic Breast Cancer cured in Future

If further research confirms these findings in human cells, limits on the asparagine consumption of cancer patients could reinforce existing therapies and help prevent the spread of breast cancer . Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK's head nurse, also stresses it is important for cancer patients to speak to their doctors before making any dietar...

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  • High Flu Activity Means Visitor Restrictions Continue At Hospitals
High Flu Activity Means Visitor Restrictions Continue At Hospitals

Among the 48 states for which information was available, Arkansas' percentage was the fifth-highest, behind Kentucky, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana. Infants and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the flu. There are signs Pennsylvania's 2017-2018 flu season, which began in October, may be nearing a peak, as the number of new reported cases de...

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  • Child Killed By Flu For First Time This Season
Child Killed By Flu For First Time This Season

The death of a 47-year-old Rotterdam man whose obituary indicates he died Friday, a day after being diagnosed with influenza B, highlights the deadly nature of the highly contagious illness this season. There were more than 160 confirmed cases of flu in Virginia reported last month and the Commonwealth may be on track to top the 200 cases in a ...

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  • Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers
Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers

Drinkers of hot tea do not face an increased risk of esophageal cancer , but those who also consume excessive alcohol and smoke have five times higher risk than people who have none of the three habits. A total of 1,731 esophageal cancer cases were documented in the study. The Chinese scientists the link was "biologically plausible" as thermal...

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