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The FDA Just Banned the Sale of Antibacterial Soaps

The ban comes more than 40 years after Congress asked the agency to evaluate triclosan and other ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a rule banning antibacterials in soap, which the agency said were no more effective than simple soap and much more harmful for the environment and consumer health.

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Kiss your antibacterial soaps goodbye, because the FDA is banning them

Antibacterial hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizers and other products used in a "healthcare setting" are not covered by the ruling. The agency says manufacturers have not shown that these products are any more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness or stopping the spread of certain infection.

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Father Carries Daughter's Corpse After Ambulance Throws Them Out

The ambulance driver allegedly asked the girl's parents to get down after he came to know that the girl has died on the way to Malkangiri district hospital. While Dinabandhu and his wife were carrying the body of their daughter to their village, some locals spotted them and informed the media. Prime Minister of Baharin Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has reportedly extended financial help to Majhi's family.

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Teddy Bridgewater releases statement: 'My objective will not be denied'

With a little more than a week before the regular season begins, Hill appears to be the Vikings. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, who caught a touchdown pass from Bridgewater in Sunday's preseason victory over San Diego, said he was "devastated" for the quarterback when he saw what happened Tuesday.

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Antibacterial soap no better than washing your hands: FDA

The American Cleaning Institute released a statement in response in which it indicated that the FDA had data showing the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. Research by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group, found companies using triclosan - which is also used as a pesticide - in many soaps and even in toothpaste.

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FDA nixes 19 antibacterial handwash ingredients

Overall, the agency said the 19 substances used in soaps for their antibacterial properties, the most popular of which are triclosan and triclocarban , are not more effective than normal soap. Bottles of antibacterial soap are seen on a grocery store shelf in Miami, Florida. Dr. Michael Doldan with WNY Immediate Care said, "I think the antibacterial soap label catches the eye of some people, and they think that must be better right?" The report also cited potential hormonal effects from ...

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World Health Organization remains concerned about Zika epidemic

They also said residents should visit a doctor if symptoms such as fever and rashes arise. Zika, which is spread mainly by the Aedes mosquito, has been detected in 67 countries and territories including hard-hit Brazil. Almost 80 percent of people infected with the virus will have no symptoms. The United States, Australia and other countries have added Singapore to the growing list of places that pregnant women or those trying to conceive have been warned to avoid.

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Malaysia detects first case of locally transmitted Zika

The study said India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh may be at greatest risk of local outbreaks. On Thursday, Malaysia announced its first imported case of Zika in a 58-year-old woman who had visited Singapore , where the official number of Zika infections had reached 189 on Friday.

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Play called off as rain turns spoilsport; WI clinch series 1-0

India won the toss and opted to field first following which the start of the play was delayed by 40 minutes due to a technical delay. Rohit Sharma (10 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (four not out) then got the India innings off to a solid start, before rain brought proceedings to an early close.

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Modi calls on Vietnamese President

India also offered a $500-million defence credit line part of which will be used for the construction of offshore patrol boats by Liamp;T and the Vietnam Border Guards. "Our common efforts will also contribute to stability, security and prosperity in this region". "Both sides expressed satisfaction at the conclusion of the Programme of Cooperation in UN Peacekeeping Matters", the statement said.

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Singapore on battle mode against Zika

In Singapore , roughly 40 infected people were identified on August 28. The Bangladeshis have mild symptoms, said Mahbub-Uz-Zaman, the high commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore , which is home to some two lakh Bangladeshis majority working in the construction sector.

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Young adults divided on immigration, border control

The meeting will be a round-table discussion. The interview will take place as Trump is ramping up efforts to sway black voters to the Republican Party. I say it again, what do you have to lose? "I think he's saying things in the way to get people talking about the issues", said Stephen McDill, 32, a white customer service representative who lives in a suburb outside Jackson where Trump is popular.

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No Zika cases detected among Olympics participants

The study reported findings that took into account climate conditions, population density and the volume of travelers that would be returning from other areas with known Zika outbreaks. In June, it also noted that the games were being held during Brazil's winter, when the transmission of diseases like Zika are typically lower. A study published Thursday identified eight countries in Asia and Africa that researchers say are at the greatest risk of Zika virus transmission.

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Trumbo hits 41st HR as Orioles breeze past Yankees 8-0

Goody came in and served up a two-run homer by Davis, his 33rd of the year. They got that on Thursday, and then last night proceeded to outdo NY in every phase of the game. He improved to 6-10 with a 3.73 ERA when he pitched seven effective innings in Baltimore's 5-0 win in NY. "I don't take it for granted", Showalter said, pointing out his team is facing the best pitchers in the world.

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Malaysia detects first locally-transmitted Zika case

According to the statement, the man first showed symptoms of a fever on August 27 and sought treatment at local clinic. As he was also suffering from other diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems and chronic kidney disease, his condition was very serious, but not due to Zika infection, said the statement.

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Hearing loss tied to Zika

Professor Hengli Tang, of FSU, said: "We focused on compounds that have the shortest path to clinical use". Experts, including members from the American Red Cross, conducted a research earlier this month and believed that two Zika-positive people got the virus from a blood transfusion.

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"'Moral responsibility" to help Haiti's cholera victims

Ban is "actively working to develop a package that would provide material assistance and support for those Haitians most directly affected by cholera ", a spokesman said, reading a statement from the UN's top diplomat, who has four months left in his term.

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FDA calls for blood banks to screen donations for Zika virus

Florida State University biological science professor Hengli Tang and his team made headlines in the spring. One of the drugs is now used to battle tapeworms, but the group's research has shown so far that the drugs can potentially prevent the damaging birth defects the virus has been causing.

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Notting Hill Carnival police 'used as professional punch bags'

London police have made about 240 arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival as thousands of revelers turned out for one of Europe's largest street parties. Police said they had seized 90 offensive weapons while patrolling the event. "I think many Londoners will wonder whether the significant amount of taxpayers' money spent policing this event is frankly worth it".

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Seller of cancer drug developed at UCLA to be bought over

United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced that it will buy Californian biotechnology company Medivation in a deal valued at $14bn (£10.7bn). Medivation's drugs in development could also complement Pfizer's efforts to develop combinations of cancer agents with so-called immunotherapies , which deploy the immune system in the fight against cancer.

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FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps; no proof they work

The ruling dates back to a proposed rule in 2013 , with the FDA suggesting that long-term exposure to certain active ingredients in the products could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. "Consumer antibacterial soaps and washes continue to be safe and effective products for millions of people every single day". Though Australian manufacturers who don't export to the U.S.

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Theresa May says striking doctors 'playing politics'

The Department of Health accused the BMA of "playing politics in a way that will be immensely damaging for vulnerable patients". He has also called for the BMA to re-enter negotiations rather than striking and commended the hard work junior doctors do for the NHS.

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Vikings Lose Quarterback to Injury

I watched my mom fight and win against breast cancer. We will, as a team, attack my rehab with the same vigor and energy. The injury to one of the team's most popular players left a franchise that entered the season with designs on a Super Bowl run shaken to the core.

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Burmese Citizen Infected With Zika Virus in Singapore

Until the latest outbreak in Singapore, most of the attention has been where Zika's global spread has hit hardest, in the Americas and the Caribbean. Researchers, however, are still unsure which species of mosquitoes spread the virus, and how the virus acts on its victims after being infected.

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Singapore a role model in its handling of Zika

It's caused when the virus attacks the brain cells in a developing fetus, killing them off and stunting the growth of the skull. But an analysis released Wednesday reported that when a Zika outbreak occurs, there will likely be an accompanying increase in cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes temporary paralysis in its victims.

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Massive explosion destroys Space X rocket carrying Facebook satellite

A report from CNBC suggested that the rocket explosion had a negative impact on both Tesla and SolarCity shares. Dark smokefilled the overcast sky. A half-hour later, a black cloud hung low across the eastern horizon. Under its Internet.org initiative, Facebook is trying to bring Internet connectivity to remote and disadvantaged communities using a range of unconventional technologies.

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Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in NW Florida

Hermine's hurricane status isn't expected to last long. Even though the storm called Hermine was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, few people ventured outside in the sustained 50-mph winds . Hermine will continue to move across southeastern Georgia today, move across the coastal Carolinas tonight and move offshore of the North Carolina coast on Saturday.

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2nd challenge filed to Arkansas medical marijuana proposal

Attorney Kara Benca of Little Rock questioned the validity of thousands of signatures that were submitted for the proposal allowing patients with certain medical conditions to buy marijuana. The state Supreme Court on Friday set oral arguments for October 6 in the complaint filed by a campaign group formed by the Arkansas Bar Association to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment.

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Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say

Around the world, about 110 million children and 640 million adults are obese, including a third of children and adults in the United States. There are also carcinogenic substances ranging from chemical-dense food to tobacco smoke which has been linked to lung cancer.

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More strike action looms for Cambridgeshire junior doctors in contract dispute

However, junior doctors dispute this. He added: "The first priority must be to protect patients from harm". Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the BMA council, refused to say how strongly the body had backed the strike. The Government did strike a deal with the BMA but the contract was rejected in a referendum by junior doctors in July. Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary , critized the strike and said it was completly irresponsable motivated by the doctors opposition to a new contract that health ...

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Most Americans view Trump, Clinton unfavorably

Nor does Hillary Clinton's bad news end with her own scandals and dwindling polls . Put the reliably red states in Trump's column and reliably blue in Clinton's. Only 29 percent of Trump supporters and 27 percent of Clinton supporters would feel "excited" if their candidate claims the White House, the survey found .

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Study Suggests Dogs Can Understand Some Human Speech

A new study conducted from scientists at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest has taken some well-trained pooches and put them into an MRI machine to watch their brain activity. The authors speculate that this is because most dogs are raised in an environment where they constantly hear human language. "During speech processing, there is a well-known distribution of labour in the human brain".

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Zika Puts 2 Billion in Africa and Asia at Risk

The Security Bureau website described an "amber" alert as showing signs of threat, while a "red" alert means there is significant threat and travellers should avoid non-essential travel when a "red" alert is raised. One of the most fundamental questions in this current epidemic is why countries such as Brazil, the epicenter of the current epidemic, have reported almost 2,000 cases of microcephaly and other brain abnormalities, while countries such as Colombia, where more than 18,000 pregnant ...

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Tropical Storm Hermine: Here's what to expect

The storm will likely move into Georgia before making its way up the East Coast, said the National Hurricane Center. Hermine was moving north-northeast across south Georgia at 14 miles per hour toward Savannah on the coast. In Florida's capital, toppled trees in Tallahassee also downed power lines and injured people in their homes. The storm is forecast to hit northwest Florida , a region of the state with lower insured property value, Shields wrote in a note to clients Thursday.

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Dogs Consider Both Intonation and Meaning When Processing Human Speech

They then looked at the parts of the dogs' brains that lit up when they heard various words in different intonations. "Here, the only information they had was the speech signal". The language was processed in the left hemisphere, the same as in humans. The left hemisphere of the canine brain processes meaning, while tone of voice is dealt with in the right hemisphere.