U.S. puts Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations

USCIRF had called for it to receive the designation, in part due to an anti-extremism law that has been used to label Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist group, banning them from legally gathering or preaching in the country. "We recognize that sever... More..

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Romaine lettuce linked to E. Coli outbreak in MI

At least one person in Canada has died from the strain. Another patient died of the illness in Canada, where the source of the bacteria was tracked down to the leafy greens. In the USA, 17 cases are being inves...More..

There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma

Nine pediatric flu deaths had been reported this season from other states as of December 16, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As flu is a virus, there is no cure; you can only allevi...More..

Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina

Arizona is one of 21 states in the country reporting a high number of outpatient visits due to flu in the previous week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Nationally, there have been 12 ...More..

'More Than Hangover': Alcohol Damages Stem Cells, Gives Rise to Cancer
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

'More Than Hangover': Alcohol Damages Stem Cells, Gives Rise to Cancer

They found that the chemical gave rise to permanent mutations in the mice's DNA sequences which could lead to various forms of cancers. Patel: This work informs us of how alcohol causes damage to an impor...More..

by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Consumer Reports Says You Should Avoid Romaine Lettuce

In the USA, the infections have occurred in 13 states including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington stat...More..

Twins Born Different Years: One in 2017, One in 2018
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Twins Born Different Years: One in 2017, One in 2018

The first twin, a boy, was born at 11:58 p.m. Sunday; he weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces, and was 18 inches, hospital officials told the station. Her original due date was January 17, with a c-section scheduled for...More..

Chocolate Shortage May Lead To Disappearance Within 40 Years, Scientists Say
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Chocolate Shortage May Lead To Disappearance Within 40 Years, Scientists Say

Chocolate is considered the ultimate comfort food and the best way to beat the stress, but experts have warned that it could go extinct soon. Cacao plants, and the chocolate that is made from their beans, co...More..

Fears rise over 'Aussie Flu' outbreak after deaths recorded in Ireland
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Fears rise over 'Aussie Flu' outbreak after deaths recorded in Ireland

Daily Star Online recently revealed shocking figures that show 1,111 people have been struck down by the flu in the last week - a startling 156% spike. Australia - whose winter occurs during the Irish summer ...More..

Hollywood women launch #TimesUp campaign to end sexual harassment
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hollywood women launch #TimesUp campaign to end sexual harassment

A number of Hollywood big names, including Ava DuVernay, Kathleen Kennedy, Ashley Judd , Eva Longoria , America Ferrera , Constance Wu, Natalie Portman , Emma Stone , Kerry Washington , Shonda Rhimes ,...More..

Thick Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, many trains and flights cancelled
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Thick Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, many trains and flights cancelled

Among the 300 hundred delayed, 265 were domestic flights and the rest global. This year's worst condition of fog has been experienced. All domestic and worldwide flights from the Delhi airport were put on hol...More..

Claire's: Independent testing shows 'asbestos free' children's makeup
by | Sunday, December 31, 2017

Claire's: Independent testing shows 'asbestos free' children's makeup

Claire's, the Hoffman Estates-based accessories retailer, announced that it has pulled some of its makeup products off the shelves after a woman said the she found asbestos in her daughter's makeup. Warner and ...More..

Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council
by | Saturday, December 30, 2017

Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council

The letters reportedly provided no explanation for the members' firing. "I can only speculate", Maldonado told the Blade . "The Obama administration dismissed the George W. It should be noted that, during ...More..

San Diego hospital opens surge tent after area flu cases quadruple
by | Saturday, December 30, 2017

San Diego hospital opens surge tent after area flu cases quadruple

It is also spread by touching objects that have been coughed or sneezed on by someone with the flu. "Be sure to clean high-touch surfaces (exam tables, counter tops, chairs, sinks and faucets, door handles,...More..

Blood shortage in BC highlights urgent need for donations
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Blood shortage in BC highlights urgent need for donations

People interested in giving blood should check the Canadian Blood Services website to determine if they are eligible, and can also book an appointment online. Although the permanent service no longer exists i...More..

WHO Proposes 'Gaming Disorder' as Part of Addiction Diagnosis
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

WHO Proposes 'Gaming Disorder' as Part of Addiction Diagnosis

This does not mean that gaming disorder is a done deal: The caveats note that the draft is not final , is updated on a daily basis, and is not yet approved by WHO. and Canada. "The pattern of gaming behavi...More..

'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call

Less than two hours later, different officers responded to the same home and found Wells dead at the base of a stairwell, authorities said . The officers were called on a report that Wells was "scared" and her...More..

We Could Be In For A Nasty Flu Season — CDC
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

We Could Be In For A Nasty Flu Season — CDC

This season, however, the new report suggests that Australia may not end up being such a flu harbinger. During the 2016-17 flu season, the number of cases in Mohave County spiked from December 18 to Decem...More..

Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Women Rises, Study Says
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Women Rises, Study Says

Cannabis use in pregnant teens under 18 increased from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent, while use in women 18 to 24 increased from 9.8 percent to 19 percent. Whatever the reasons, the findings could be bad news fo...More..

by | Wednesday, December 27, 2017

'Gaming Disorder' to be recognized as mental health condition

Although the ICD-11 has yet to be finalised, the current draft outlines different criteria used to determine whether a person's gaming has become a serious health condition. However, the new "gaming disorder" c...More..

Muslim board must shun negativity on triple talaq
by | Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Muslim board must shun negativity on triple talaq

However, a brief survey of the provisions of the Bill indicate that the end result of this landmark piece of legislation, if passed in its current form, will be the harassment of Muslim men. It is also learnt...More..

United Nations urged to act against Iran over Houthi missiles
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

United Nations urged to act against Iran over Houthi missiles

The Yemeni rebels, known as the Houthis, said they launched a ballistic missile to target Yamama Palace in Riyadh, where King Salman chairs weekly government meetings and receives dignitaries and heads of state...More..

New Zealand makes 325-6 in 2nd ODI vs. West Indies
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

New Zealand makes 325-6 in 2nd ODI vs. West Indies

It marked the first seven-wicket haul by a player in ODIs between New Zealand and West Indies , while Boult took his tally to 101 in the format. While Boult will rightfully get most of plaudits, Lockie F...More..

Fuel scarcity: APC appeals to Nigerians to be patient with FG
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

Fuel scarcity: APC appeals to Nigerians to be patient with FG

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, lightening up Nigerian's Christmas celebration on Sunday said the media team of President Buhari has released a documentary titled "Buhar...More..

California wildfire becomes largest on record in the state
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

California wildfire becomes largest on record in the state

At 273,246 acres, the Cedar fire killed 15 people and burned almost 3,000 structures before officials were able to get a handle on it. A firefighter and a woman fleeing the blaze died. As reported here, earlier...More..

by | Monday, December 25, 2017

PM inaugurates Delhi Metro's Magenta Line

The line connects Botanical Garden in Noida with Kalkaji Mandir in Delhi. Amid heavy security and crowd chanting slogans of 'Modi, Modi' , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off the much-awai...More..

Appeals court rules against Trump travel ban 3.0
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

Appeals court rules against Trump travel ban 3.0

The court ruled that although their decision deemed the travel ban illegal, the ban would remain in force until the Supreme Court makes a final ruling on the matter. appeals court said in its order. It does...More..

Trump might delay tax bill signing, pushing back mandatory Medicare cuts
by | Sunday, December 24, 2017

Trump might delay tax bill signing, pushing back mandatory Medicare cuts

The Senate used a post-midnight vote on Wednesday morning to approve the measure on a party-line 51-48 tally. According to a report in the BBC, the Senate on Tuesday approved the tax cut and reform bill whi...More..

Two tomatoes a day may keep lung disease at bay
by | Sunday, December 24, 2017

Two tomatoes a day may keep lung disease at bay

Following three new studies, scientists said consuming apples and tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking . As per the study, researchers have noted that rate of lung decline decreases au...More..

Eric Schmidt to step down as Alphabet executive chairman
by | Saturday, December 23, 2017

Eric Schmidt to step down as Alphabet executive chairman

Schmidt will remain on Alphabet's board and serve as a technical adviser to the company, whose holdings include Google, YouTube, Nest, and Waymo. Schmidt has served in senior roles at Google since 2001 when...More..