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In a first, Tamil Nadu government has chose to offer publicly-funded breast implants and reconstruction surgery for poor women. While the facility has always provided reconstructive surgery for cancer patients, the service has now been extended to those who wish to change their breasts for cosmetic or other health reasons.
  • United Kingdom driving licences may be rejected by the European Union after Brexit

    United Kingdom driving licences may be rejected by the European Union after Brexit

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    The move presents an increased danger to the Prime Minister because Labour's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said the opposition now backed a customs union that would look "pretty much like" the current one after withdrawal. Hunt favour a "hard" Brexit and a complete break with the European Union , others such as Chancellor Philip Hammond believe a preferable option would be maintain much of the existing relationship.
  • Lead, Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette 'Vapors'

    Lead, Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette 'Vapors'

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    While vaping devices are a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, they still come with their own health risks. Consistent with prior studies, they found minimal amounts of metals in the e-liquids within refilling dispensers, but much larger amounts of some metals in the e-liquids that had been exposed to the heating coils within e-cigarette tanks.
  • Google: Heart risk detected in artificial intelligence eye scan

    Google: Heart risk detected in artificial intelligence eye scan

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    Microscopic scans can reveal the amount of blood vessels in the back of a person's eye which can help to give an insight into their general health. Neural networks were used to mine the data for patterns and associate telltale signs in the eye scans with the metrics needed to predict cardiovascular risk.
  • Land cases go to CJI Dipak Misra after faceoff

    Land cases go to CJI Dipak Misra after faceoff

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    Lawyers appearing before the bench of Justices Roy and Mishra - they were hearing a case in which the February 8 decision could have had an impact - brought to their notice the previous day's order of the bench led by Justice Lokur. After the happenings in court room 4 of Supreme Court yesterday which was followed by an order requesting other Benches to defer hearing in cases related to Section 24 of the Land Acquisition Act, two Benches seem to have already taken note of the same.
  • Trying To Lose Weight? Stop Counting Calories, Says Study

    Trying To Lose Weight? Stop Counting Calories, Says Study

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    Past research has shown that a range of factors, including genetics, insulin levels (which helps regulate glucose in the body) and the microbiome, might tip the scales when it comes to weight loss . Major classifications are as follows: Meal Replacements, Low-calorie Sweeteners, Low-calorie Food, Organic Food, Diet Soft Drinks, Herbal Tea, Slimming Water, Others.
  • Lindsey Vonn's emotional day; USA men's hockey suffers setback

    Lindsey Vonn's emotional day; USA men's hockey suffers setback

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    Both times are combined to determine the victor. Vonn's run of 1 minute 39.37 seconds was 0.74 seconds faster than Mowinckel, another speed specialist. Anna Veith and Tina Weirather, who won silver and bronze in the super-G, decided not to take advantage of the final training run to rest up for Wednesday's race.
  • NCDHHS: 27 more flu deaths, 200 so far this season

    NCDHHS: 27 more flu deaths, 200 so far this season

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    Health officials said Thursday that five people have died in the state and 300 have been hospitalized with the flu since February 14. Of the 97 who have died, 78 were over the age of 65. The flu season typically ends March 31, but has been known to linger several weeks into April. Sellars says it's not too late to get a shot. "I continue to encourage everyone to take all precautions to prevent contracting or spreading the flu - cover your cough and sneeze, wash your hands frequently, ...
  • Nigerian official says abducted schoolgirls were not rescued after all

    Nigerian official says abducted schoolgirls were not rescued after all

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    The announcement came after government officials in Yobe state acknowledged that some 50 young women remained unaccounted for in the Monday evening attack on the village of Dapchi. The Minister also said the attack on the school by the insurgents is just to embarrass government and attract attention across the world, stressing that "with the determination of the gallant soldiers the days of Boko haram is over".
  • Trump considers pulling ICE out of California to let the state learn

    Trump considers pulling ICE out of California to let the state learn

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    President Donald Trump declared on Thursday he was considering withdrawing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from California as punishment for what he claimed was a "lousy management job" in patrolling illegal immigration . The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's statement. In his state of the state address late last month, Brown issued a strong rebuke to Trump's previous threats over how California deals with immigration.
  • ACIP Votes in Favor of Intransal Flu Vaccine Flumist Quadrivalent

    ACIP Votes in Favor of Intransal Flu Vaccine Flumist Quadrivalent

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    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said 84 children have died since October when the current flu season began. Flu-linked hospitalization rates continued to rise -from 59.9 per 100,000 people for the week ending February 3rd, to 67.9 per 100,000 people for the week ending February 10th, the findings showed.
  • CNN Denies School Shooting Survivor's Claim It Scripted Town Hall Question

    CNN Denies School Shooting Survivor's Claim It Scripted Town Hall Question

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    He attended the town hall but said that he was given a scripted question and not able to ask what he wanted. Colton Haab , a JROTC enlistee who has previously spoken with media outlets about how he helped his peers seek shelter during the shooting, did not take part in Wednesday's event on the grounds that CNN attempted to plant "scripted" questions for him to ask.
  • Polyphenols In Red Wine May Help Fight Tooth Decay And Gum Diseases

    Polyphenols In Red Wine May Help Fight Tooth Decay And Gum Diseases

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    Scientists from the Institute of Food Science Research in Madrid, Spain, found that most red wines contain certain chemicals that have the potential to fight tooth and gum disease . There are plenty other "Polyphenols" rich food you may consume if you really are interested in living healthy. Sure enough, the compounds did make it harder for the bacteria to stick to the cells of model gum tissue, although interestingly, they were better at it on their own than when mixed with the rest of the ...
  • Ariana Grande Has Reportedly Pulled Out Of Tonight's BRIT Awards

    Ariana Grande Has Reportedly Pulled Out Of Tonight's BRIT Awards

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    He appeared on Wednesday night after Ariana Grande , who performed at the Arena the night it was targeted, was forced to pull out. Ahead of the ceremony a show insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper that her cancellation had initially thrown plans for a tribute into "chaos", adding Liam was the " perfect choice" to step in.
  • Doctors in Mumbai remove biggest brain tumour weighing 1.9 kg

    Doctors in Mumbai remove biggest brain tumour weighing 1.9 kg

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    The patient, Santlal Pal , 31, hailing from Pali village in Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh, had been admitted with progressive swelling of his scalp, heaviness, constant headaches and loss of vision in both eyes for the past one year. "Such large tumours are rare and a surgical challenge", Nadkarni said. They also had to make an opening in the skull to remove the tumor within. Mr Pal needed a transfusion of 11 units of blood and then spent three days on life support afterwards but has since made ...
  • In Top Court, Government opposes Independent Probe in PNB Fraud

    In Top Court, Government opposes Independent Probe in PNB Fraud

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    Dhanda said: "What he is opposing - let him state in an affidavit". At the outset attorney general K K Venugopal , representing the government, said, We are opposing the petition. "This is a case in which FIRs have been filed, the investigation is on". The bench also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said, if the government does not do things that are required, then the petitioner can approach the court.
  • More people need anti-depressants, study finds

    More people need anti-depressants, study finds

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    In general, newer antidepressants tended to be better tolerated due to fewer side effects, while the most effective drug in terms of reducing depressive symptoms was amitriptyline - a drug first discovered in the 1950s. "Eighty per cent of people stop anti-depressants within a month", he said, when effects normally took at least two months, he said. New treatments are badly needed, the experts say.