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Sleep deprivation can cause brain to start 'eating' itself

Sleep deprivation can cause brain to start 'eating' itself Researchers have found that persistently poor sleep causes the brain to clear a significant amount of neurons and synaptic connections, and recovering sleep might not be able to reverse the damage. Researchers also looked into microglial cells and their effects which cover 15% of brain cells. The test subjects consisted of well-rested mice, mice that were kept awake eight hours longer than usual, ... [Full Article...]

Zika may be more harmful to unborn babies than thought

Zika may be more harmful to unborn babies than thought Officials have confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus to surface in India, according to WHO. In New York City alone, 402 pregnant moms and 32 babies tested positive for Zika. aegypti mosquitoes - which scientists have shown are capable of transmitting Zika virus and several related viruses - resulted in an increase in local transmission in humans. [Full Article...]

Search underway after small fishing vessel sinks off Dublin coast

Search underway after small fishing vessel sinks off Dublin coast A major search is now underway involving the RNLI, LÉ Orla, LÉ Niamh, Irish Coast Guard and the Air Corp. Onlookers who were enjoying the fine weather in the popular seaside town watched in horror as the boat capsized and went under the water just metres from the RNLI lifeboat station beside the harbour. [Full Article...]

Syria civilians must be protected from airstrikes — United Nations rights chief

Syria civilians must be protected from airstrikes — United Nations rights chief This week, the observatory reported the highest monthly civilian death toll for the coalition's operations in Syria . Most of the victims were reportedly family members of ISIS jihadists. Most of that area is under the control of the Islamic State , also known as ISIS, which captured Mayadin from more moderate Syrian rebel forces in 2014. [Full Article...]

The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind

In states that obtain waivers for essential health benefits and community ratings, premiums would rise over time for those Americans who are less healthy. Those changes would result in significantly lower premiums for those with low expected health care costs and higher nongroup enrollment by those individuals than under current law-and lower average premiums for such people than in states makin... [Full Article...]

Mudslide, floods in Sri Lanka kill 25; 42 missing

Sri Lanka issued an global appeal for help as reports came in from areas which had been inaccessible earlier in the day, with neighbouring India sending two shiploads of emergency relief supplies as well as medical teams. Heavy rains in the southern and western parts of the country have destroyed hundreds of homes and cut off several roads. Leave of government workers has been cancelled, he sai... [Full Article...]

Parents warned about choking hazard associated with hot fidget spinner toys

Parents warned about choking hazard associated with hot fidget spinner toys The CCPC said that products seized did not comply with European law and would be sent back to where they came from or destroyed. The witness who called police about the incident reported seeing about 15 students attacking the boy, although when police arrived they only identified two suspects and some witnesses, according to Sgt. [Full Article...]

Iran's foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

Iran's foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal Trump's willingness to set aside human rights as a principal foreign policy has been one constant in his chaotic administration. Trump did offer a new phrase to describe the stakes. Democratic and Republican administrations have in the past said Jerusalem's status must be solved through US negotiation. "I've never seen anything come together so quickly, and I really have to say that Ivanka's lea... [Full Article...]

Greek govt official describes blast as attack

Greek govt official describes blast as attack Greek media reported that Papademos was sitting at the back of the auto and opened the envelope himself. "His medical condition is progressing well". All were intercepted, although in the case of the package sent to the International Monetary Fund a female employee was wounded as she opened the parcel in March. [Full Article...]

Brother of Manchester terrorist Salmen Abedi 'arresed in Lybia' over Isis links

Brother of Manchester terrorist Salmen Abedi 'arresed in Lybia' over Isis links The sixth arrest was of a female suspect. Another brother, Ismail Abedi, 23, was arrested by counter-terror officers in the U.K. Tuesday. She added that the police were assessing the package the man was carrying. He said the man used to wear traditional white Islamic dress, was aged in his 20s, 1.9m tall and very skinny. Rudd has refused to respond to Collomb's comments that Abedi was beli... [Full Article...]

India's longest bridge over Brahmaputra to bring Assam, Arunachal closer

The bridge - the fourth over Brahmaputra river after Saraighat, Kolia Bhomora and Bogibeel (nearing completion) - is expected to boost communication across the eastern part of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh. which all are very important projects for the region. This will result in saving of petrol and diesel worth Rs 10 Lakh per day. It is to be mentioned at here that the statue of Dr. [Full Article...]

Cramer's 5 RBIs helps West Virginia oust Texas Tech

Cramer's 5 RBIs helps West Virginia oust Texas Tech Every game at the Big 12 Championship will also be available on FOX Sports GO or through the Xfinity app to authenticated subscribers. Mountaineers' starter Alek Manoah went four innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits while walking five and striking out six. [Full Article...]

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories For both heart rate and calorie counting, the researchers were looking for an error rate under 10 percent. Apple Watch had the lowest median heart rate error at 2%, while Samsung Gear had the highest error rate at 6.8%. While some believe that these wearables provide accurate information, a new fitness trackers study reveals otherwise. But the error rates in case of burnt calories were far gre... [Full Article...]

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice The cases include a 37-year-old woman who died of the disease in Essen this month. A kid with measles . Health Minister Hermann Gröhe told German-language daily Bild that "Continuing deaths from measles can not leave anyone indifferent ..." In the USA, prominent reality TV star and one-time Playboy model, Jenny McCarthy , picked up on the controversy of the MMR jab, and popularised the n... [Full Article...]

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo Judge Jackson's case cited Supreme Court precedent that bars punishing juvenile offenders with life without the possibility of parole. In 2016, the high court ruled that the principle could be applied retroactively. Under Virginia law, a capital murder conviction requires either a death sentence or life without parole. Jackson wrote that the Supreme Court's ruling on juveniles grants new right... [Full Article...]

Justice official says he stands by memo on Comey

Justice official says he stands by memo on Comey The rest of the hearing was closed, as it was when Rosenstein briefed the Senate on Thursday. Trump himself had already contradicted that explanation, telling interviewers earlier that he had already chose to dismiss Comey. Sergey Kislyak of his decision to fire Comey. He said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader". [Full Article...]

Presidential candidate must be secular, acceptable to all: Mamata

Presidential candidate must be secular, acceptable to all: Mamata Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will skip the opposition parties meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday over the Presidential elections , a party leader said. "Lagta Hai Ki Unko Prime Minister Ka Bhojan Zyada Tasty Lagta Hai (It seems Nitish finds PM's lunch tastier)", senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh told TOI. [Full Article...]

New outbreak of Ebola declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

New outbreak of Ebola declared in Democratic Republic of Congo At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country's north-east, the World Health Organization says. The zone is some 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) from the capital Kinshasa. At the same time, a separate outbreak killed more than 11,300 people and infected some 28,600 as it swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and caused alarm around the world.In June previous year,... [Full Article...]

Brazil military protects buildings during demos

Brazil military protects buildings during demos Demonstrators take part in a mock funeral for Brazil's President Michel Temer , during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil , Wednesday, May 24, 2017 . Both Speaker Rodrigo Maia and the next in line, Senate President Eunicio Oliveira, already are under investigation in corruption cases and would be disqualified if Brazil's top prosecutor decides to charge them. [Full Article...]

Exit polls show Merkel's CDU wins key German election

She visited North Rhine-Westphalia eight times prior to the vote and has put homeland security at the centre of campaign in a bid to attract public backing as the country faces continued security threats. She resigned as her party's regional leader. The SPD, which has ruled NRW for most of the past half century, fell to around 30 percent from 39.1 percent. [Full Article...]


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