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United States upholds Cuba embargo in United Nations resolution vote

The United States on Wednesday voted against a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for an end to the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, as announced on Tuesday by the U.S. The resolution was overwhelmingly approved in the 193-member General Assembly Wednesday by a vote of 191-2, with Israel joining the U.S.in voting "no".

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AstraZeneca's Calquence Granted FDA Accelerated Approval

When Astrazeneca acquired the treatment from Acerta Pharma in 2015, it forecast sales of more than $5 billion a year. Accelerated approval was granted today by the U.S. It provides an exciting new treatment option for patients with mantle cell lymphoma and marks the first approval of a medicine that will be the cornerstone of our presence in hematology.

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FDA moves to revoke claim that soy protein protects the heart

The FDA has authorized 12 health claims related to packaged foods to date. But the FDA on Monday moved to revoke that soy heart benefit claim-the first time ever that the agency has attempted to nix a previously authorized health claim.

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'Ittefaq' will be loved and appreciated for its content: Shah Rukh Khan

At a press meet held last night to promote their production Ittefaq , starring Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna, the two revealed how they met. Co-producer Shah Rukh Khan has admitted that he wanted to act in his upcoming thriller, Ittefaq , which features Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra as leads, but could not owning to his busy schedule.

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Alzheimer's disease could affect the whole body

Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia, has always been assumed to originate in the brain but new research indicates that it could be triggered by breakdowns elsewhere in the body. Instead, such drugs could target the kidney or liver, ridding the blood of a toxic protein before it ever reaches the brain. Although there was less cognitive decline in people taking the daily drink over two years, the same number of people still went on to develop dementia as those who had a fake drink ...

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Goof-up at 'Virender Sehwag Gate', DDCA messes up Viru's stats

He also hoped that Delhi will produce some cricketing stars in the future. Asked to single out that one moment he wished he was part of in Delhi cricket, Sehwag said it was the Ranji Trophy triumph in 2007-08 when they beat Uttar Pradesh in the final.

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Woman Sues Sephora, Claims Sample Lipstick Gave Her Herpes

According to TMZ , the infection was diagnosed by professionals and the victim has never had herpes or cold sores before her October 2015 visit to the store. Testing makeup at any cosmetics counter is obviously not the most sanitary practice in the world. Customers can use cotton swabs or cotton pads that are usually available at test stations, as refraining from using hands to apply prevents bacteria or viruses from spreading even further.

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BoE warns Brexit may cost Britain 75000 bank jobs

Presently, London dominates global currency trading, and is by far and away Europe's primary finance hub. The numbers are described as a "reasonable scenario", particularly if no specific UK-EU financial services deal is struck, and follows suggestions by BoE Deputy Governor, Sam Woods, to Reuters earlier in October that a figure of 10,000 losses in the sector was a reasonable estimate of the initial impact of leaving the EU.

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Jonathan Seeks N1bn From Metuh To Appear As Witness

Counsel to Metuh, Mr. Emeka Etiaba had in his submission, prayed the court to discountenance the submission of the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir that Dasuki had refused to appear in court. The court subsequently adjourned till yesterday for Jonathan and Dasuki to appear in court. He, however, said that if the application failed, the court would deliver ruling on the application filed by the former president.

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Maryland Falters in State's First Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

About a third of hospitals overall earned an "A" from Leapfrog: 832 of the 2,632 hospitals rated this fall. An annual grading system says Michigan's hospital care rank is dropping. This was done in accordance with the specifications used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for hospitals nationwide, resulting in Maryland Safety Grades being reported this fall.

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Buhari hosts APC Caucus meeting

In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC commended President Buhari and said it believed he "could not have made a better choice."‎. I don't believe in the myth, I believe in confidence building, the trust that we have in the president. He said this in a speech he presented at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday in Abuja .

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Andy Cohen Explains Why He Said He Didn't Know Kathy Griffin

So I failed my Mariah impression'. The 49-year-old Watch What Happens Live host jokingly told paparazzi that he "didn't know" his former Bravo co-worked Kathy when being questioned about replacing her on CNN's New Year's Eve Live .

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National initiative uses teal pumpkins to keep kids safe

Hundreds of households are participating in the national initiative and are sitting teal pumpkins on their doorsteps to let children with food allergies know they have alternative non-food treats for them. Rogers also says it's OK to give out both candy and non-food treats, but reminds parents to not place a "Teal" pumpkin outside, if non-food treats are not available.

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FDA issues black licorice 'overdose' warning before Halloween

Few people, however, are aware that too much black licorice can be unsafe for your health and could even be potentially fatal in some extreme cases. Licorice, or liquorice, is a low-growing shrub mostly grown for commercial use in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. There are also claims that black licorice can treat stomach ulcers, bronchitis, sore throat, cough and some infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis, but the scientific evidence published so far is inconclusive.

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Georgia boy, 2, blocked from getting father's kidney, is rushed to hospital

Dickerson was born without kidneys. Dickerson, who was recently arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon, violating his parole for a previous offence, was due to donate his kidney to AJ via transplant surgery at Emory Hospital on 3 October.

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Long-Term Use of Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD Risk in Study

Curiously, while mothers' use of acetaminophen during pregnancy was linked to higher ADHD rates, use before pregnancy was not. "Long-term" use of the drug - which is the active ingredient in Tylenol - more than doubled the risk of ADHD. Ystrom said that these results should not deter pregnant woman from taking acetaminophen if they have a fever or are experiencing pain. However, some experts believe the data do not support those findings.

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Health Officials Stress Importance Of Flu Shots

The flu shot is either injected or given through the nose. This year's vaccine contains two A strains and a B strain of the virus. The vaccine is also important for caregivers of and people who live with someone in a high-risk population.

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Law enforcement operation takes aim at sex offenders

Sex offenders have special rules they have to follow on the night of October 31. "Once they leave the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, they are required to fill out paperwork", Gordon said. Sanabria recommends FamilyWatchDog.com . The app will prompt you to show your current location or search by street address. To view the full list of Angelina and other county offenders, visit records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffenderRegistry/Search/Default and search for the county of choice.

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How a Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone

Researchers from Butterfly Network, a US based start-up, developed the device that works by shooting sound waves into the body and capturing the echoes. Even at the other end of the spectrum, a second-hand, basic system will set a small medical clinic back $10 to $20,000. Butterfly Network will begin shipping the Butterfly iQ, which is compatible with iPhone models as old as the iPhone SE, in early 2018.

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Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell stuns Lakers' comeback in 96-81 loss

Mitchell, who is 6-foot-3, quite literally rose above Ball - the No. 2 overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft - in the third quarter of Utah's 96-81 win, slamming down a one-handed put-back dunk after a missed three by Alec Burks .

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APC: Babachir's Sack Proves Our Hatred For Corruption

Femi Adesina. Speaking on the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new SGF, the PACAC Chairman said, "Boss Mustapha has a very long history of political activities and my impression on him is that, apart from being a lawyer with a very good reputation in terms of integrity, he has always been a consistent person in whatever course he pursues".

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Leerink Swann Trims Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) Target Price to $69.00

Late Friday afternoon, Merck announced in a brief statement that it would withdraw an application for European approval of Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy as a first-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). ( MRK ) in trading session dated May. The company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.08.

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Civil Aviation Minister asks airline to ban Jet Airways hoax caller

Mumbai-Delhi flight landed at Ahmedabad airport after crew found a written communication near lavatory of explosive and hijackers on board. Security agencies said flight 9W339 was diverted to Ahmedabad after a threatening note was recovered from the toilet.

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Barzani Announces Withdrawal From Presidential Race

The Kurdish referendum on support for independence held in September stoked tensions between Irbil and Baghdad and well as across the region. He told parliament he would remain as a member of the Peshmerga, the Kurdish fighting force alligned to the KRG and the Barzani family.

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Three Eagles that are key to a victory against the 49ers

Quarterback Carson Wentz threw a 1-yard TD to tight end Zach Ertz , then cornerback Jalen Mills returned an interception 37 yards for a TD to help the Eagles take a 17-0 halftime lead over the 49ers. The Eagles couldn't keep the 49ers scoreless in the third quarter. Douzable, 31, who was among the 49ers' final roster cuts, had two sacks in the first half and the 49ers held the NFL's fifth-ranked offense to 119 yards in the first two quarters.

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Hadiya fears she may be killed soon, accuses father of hitting her

My father is getting really angry on me and he is bashing and kicking me. A year ago she had converted to Islam for marrying Shafin Jahan. Hadiya's father Ashokan KM claimed in the court that Shafin Jahan had links with terrorist organisations and he has targeted Hadiya for a reason.

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Taylor fight in doubt

My mind is purely on the fight. The two teams agreed that the fight would go ahead but only Ireland's Taylor, who turned professional just 11 months ago, can secure the title. The latter point may be slightly nullified by Sanchez coming in heavy, but Taylor's manager Brian Peters and promoter Eddie Hearn are concerned only by the weight of expectation on the decorated amateur's shoulders.

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India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: India win by 6 wickets

The visitors need only one more victory to clinch their first-ever series win a bilateral ODI series on Indian soil. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also remained unbeaten at 18. India posted 280 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the first ODI match against New Zealand . In a sting operation done by a leading news production house, Salgaonkar was caught on camera revealing that the pitch will be made according to their ('bookies') demands.

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Viral video shows nurse singing to hospital patient

Margaret Smith, 63, was admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville as her health declined due to liver cancer. "My thoughts and prayers are forever with this awesome family", Neufelder wrote on Facebook , where she also shared the touching clip.

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Teal pumpkins signal allergy friendly trick-or-treating

Referencing the fact that teal may be not be distinguished by some people with color-blindness, Kimmel said: "What about the kids with food allergies that color-blind?" While you may not know which kids have food allergies, there is a way to offer safe treats for all to enjoy.

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AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy"

Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 4,642 shares of the company's stock valued at $302,000 after buying an additional 1,924 shares in the last quarter. The return on assets stands at 10%, Return on Equity now is 119.7% and the Return on Investment value is 18%. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 7.34 Billion and 6.9 Billion respectively.

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Stanford study links pot and sexual activity

There are certainly limitations to this study: as Joseph Palamar , an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at New York University, told CNN, to truly find if marijuana depletes sex drive, you would want to do a larger test when people have smoked within the immediate hours before having sex.

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Infant motion seats recalled by Fisher Price

Fisher-Price is urging consumers to immediately stop using a line of infant motion seat due to potential fire hazard. If you have an baby, listen up: A recall has been issued for about 63,000 Fisher-Price infant motion seats. About 65,000 Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seats and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats have been recalled because the motor can overheat. They also vibrate, play 10 songs and nature sounds, and have an overhead mobile.

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ICICI Bank September Quarter Profit Falls 34%

Net interest income (interest earned less interest expended) was up 39 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) at ₹420 crore. According to 21 Bloomberg analysts, the bank was expected to post a profit of Rs2,570.10 crore. Banks have to refer to the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) for these accounts. Of these loans, 98.7% are classified as NPAs. Loan growth during the quarter was also better as domestic advances increased 13 percent in Q2, with retail loan growth of 19 percent (which ...

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Why Afternoon Open Heart Surgery is Better for Patient Outcomes

They discovered 54 of the 298 afternoon patients had suffered some kind of major cardiac event in the 500 days following surgery, compared to just 28 of the 298 morning surgery receivers. "Scientifically it is not hugely surprising, because just like every other cell in the body, heart cells have circadian rhythms that orchestrate their activity to anticipate the external rhythm of night and day - i.e.