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They found no evidence that traffic noise was linked to birth weight but "cannot rule out that an association might be seen in a study area with a wider range of noise exposures". Significant differences in arterial stiffness were also observed. In the study, researchers recruited 119 volunteers through the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, who were over the age of 60 and were either healthy, had stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or had stable heart disease.
  • UTMB study: Spanking may worsen behavior problems

    UTMB study: Spanking may worsen behavior problems

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    Temple, along with a team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, has been checking in with a group of almost 800 people every year. The takeaway? It's pretty simple, according to Temple: Spanking has serious, long-lasting consequences. Other researchers have found evidence that corporal punishment can be beneficial, however.
  • NIAID's Zika Vaccine Yields Positive Results in Human Studies

    NIAID's Zika Vaccine Yields Positive Results in Human Studies

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    The researchers, who are affiliated with the National Institutes of Health, injected 45 healthy adults between the ages of 18 to 50 with the vaccine. The investigational Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine was well-tolerated and induced an immune response in participants, according to initial results from three Phase 1 clinical trials.
  • GOP Tax Plan Raises Concerns for Students

    GOP Tax Plan Raises Concerns for Students

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    Graduate students across the country have been protesting the House plan, saying it would radically increase the amount students pay in taxes and jeopardize their ability to conduct research and earn advanced degrees. Graduate and doctorate students are essential to our country's growth. This means that, if a graduate student has $30,000 put toward their tuition of $50,000 a year for their work as a teaching assistant, their taxable income is now $80,000, whereas under the current tax law ...
  • This Flu Season Could Be Much Worse Than Others, Health Officials Warn

    This Flu Season Could Be Much Worse Than Others, Health Officials Warn

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    Four states are reporting widespread outbreaks of the flu. "But this year, all indications are that we are seeing more flu earlier in the year and we anticipate more cases", said Dr. That's more than double what they were at this time previous year. Health officials are recommending that people get the vaccine even though it's not known how effective it will be.
  • Olisa Metuh to appeal court's refusal to adjourn fraud case

    Olisa Metuh to appeal court's refusal to adjourn fraud case

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    Based on that submission, the defence counsel, led by Emeka Etiaba, asked the court to suspend the trial to allow for the expected service of the subpoena on December 11. Subsequently, Mr. Tahir urged the court to set aside the writ of summons and compel the defence to either produce their next witness or close their case.
  • NNPC Reveals Fuel Price Increase Not On The Cards

    NNPC Reveals Fuel Price Increase Not On The Cards

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    The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, appears to have carried out its threat of embarking on strike, as Fuel queues returned yesterday, in major petrol stations in Abuja, Nasarawa state and environs. "Our members are selling petrol at government approved price, but we should also note that not all depot owners that are DAPPMA's member". The DPR and NNPC seems to be helpless in this situation where the private depots sales petrol above.
  • Nigeria Signs Deal With Switzerland To Return $321m Abacha Loot

    Nigeria Signs Deal With Switzerland To Return $321m Abacha Loot

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    Nigeria and Switzerland have sealed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will lead to the return of $321 million in assets seized traced to former Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha. The organizations encouraged the sponsors of the agreement - the governments of the United States and United Kingdom - to follow Switzerland and repatriate looted Nigerian funds stored in their own countries.
  • Confirmed: Celtic lineup v Anderlecht at Celtic Park

    Confirmed: Celtic lineup v Anderlecht at Celtic Park

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    We've recovered well over the weekend and we've prepared properly so we're ready to go. The 29-year-old said: "It will be very hard". "There will be noise as soon as we come on the pitch". "You can say we're going to try to score in the first five minutes - and then you lose a goal in the first five minutes and it will be doubly hard".
  • 21-year-old student kills self at Osmania University, protest erupts

    21-year-old student kills self at Osmania University, protest erupts

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    Murali , the postgraduate student who committed suicide on Sunday. On Monday, the agitated students blocked the way of VC Ramachander Rao, preventing him from visiting the hostel. In the gathering of thousands of youth and students, condolences to Murali were paid. It may be known that this suicide happened less than 24 hours before the Opposition's grand alliance at Saroornagar to mobilize people against the government's alleged failure to provide jobs.
  • Has $5.69 Million Holdings in Philip Morris International Inc (PM)

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    Oarsman Capital invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. ((NYSE:PM)) closed up +0.9 points or 0.87% at $104.61 with 5.13 mln shares exchanging hands. The firm has "Long-Term Buy" rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Hilliard Lyons. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo .
  • Battle Begins: Atiku storms PDP secretariat in Abuja

    Battle Begins: Atiku storms PDP secretariat in Abuja

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    Atiku while giving his speech said there has been speculations in the media that he will return "home" to the PDP and he has finally made the return. "Atiku never asked that we concede anything to him and we never gave him anything. The committee, headed by the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa , also barred the supporters of the presidential ticket contenders from the venue on Saturday.
  • Schumer and Pelosi will meet with Trump after canceling previous meeting

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    The pair's meeting with the Tweeter-in-Chief at the White House is scheduled for December 7, 2017. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are seeking to pass a two-week stop-gap funding bill that grants Congress more time to work out a longer-term funding deal without letting the government's lights shut off - which can lead to some painful consequences , like delayed payments for government employees, the shuttering of national parks and ...
  • Philippines halts sale of dengue vaccine as Sanofi downplays risk

    Philippines halts sale of dengue vaccine as Sanofi downplays risk

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    Sanofi's announcement late Friday that it would shutter its C. difficile vaccine program closed a damaging week for the pharma. They added that Dengvaxia immunized approximately 734,000 children aged 9 years and above in the country. After Sanofi announced these risks are real last week, the Philippine government first suspended and has now stopped the vaccine program. Former Health Secretary Janette Garin, who implemented the program under the administration of then-President Benigno ...
  • Deadly listeria outbreak is food-borne: Motsoaledi

    Deadly listeria outbreak is food-borne: Motsoaledi

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    People with the disease usually suffer from a flu-like illness‚ diarrhoea accompanied by a fever‚ general body pains‚ vomiting and weakness. About 70% of the cases have been confirmed in these groups. Motsoaledi said the cause of the outbreak was now being investigated and urged South Africans to wash their hands and keep food at safe temperatures.