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Pacific Rim countries sign sweeping free trade agreement

But import tariffs will fall for all goods traded among members with more than 90% being eliminated immediately when ratified. A laconic summary given before ...


Trump tariffs exempt Canada and Mexico

It's not like American producers will keep prices where they are and simply manufacture more steel to make up for the lost imports. " We just want fairness "....


Frozen Eggs, Embryos No Longer Viable After Hospital Mishap?

The temperature of the tissue storage bank, where eggs and embryos are housed in liquid nitrogen, unexpectedly fluctuated, the hospital system said on Thursda...


A New Study Shows ER Visits for Overdoses Are Skyrocketing

In the first nine months of 2017, the state had 609 opioid deaths, a 5 percent decrease from the same period in 2016. "Our results through September 2017 show...


CDC: ED opioid overdoses rise 30%

Eight states from three US regions reporting substantial increases-25 percent or greater-in the rate of opioid overdose ED visits. The exact number was not rele...


Within 17 days, Black Panther exceeds $500m mark in theatres

The domestic gross of " Black Panther " is more than that of the next 10 movies on the top grossing list of 2018 combined. Two new titles opened with moderate...


Defending champions South Africa win twice at USA Sevens

That moved SA to 92 on the standings and extended their lead to 10 points over New Zealand‚ who could only end fifth in Las Vegas. "Ja again when we review ou...


There are five types of diabetes not two, say scientists

Finally, the Malmö Diet and Cancer CardioVascular Arm (MDC-CVA) study included 3,330 people randomly selected from the larger Malmö Diet and Cancer study. The...


Amid grim flu season, scientists work to find "holy grail" vaccine

That's down 18,250 from the week before. Flu season in North Carolina runs into May, according to state health officials. Like Pino, Dr. Richard Martinello,...


Russian Federation vetoes anti-Iran UNSC resolution

China and Kazakhstan abstained, while Bolivia also voted against the measure. Negotiations were continuing on Sunday. According to the report, a missile fired...


Trump Says Chief of Staff Will Decide on Kushner's Security Clearance

Some officials are expected to leave their posts as a result, while others will continue working with reduced - or no - access to classified information. The ne...


Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

Of the 158 cases in P.A. and area this season, 30 led to hospitalization. Three people have died from the flu in Avery County. Of all the zones in the provi...


Major study backs efficacy of antidepressants

Crucially, Kirsch's 2008 meta-analysis showing antidepressants are no more effective than placebo included data sent by pharmaceutical companies to the ...


Measles cases surge 400% across Europe due to 'vaccine supply issues'

Vaccination rates in Romania, for example, declined almost 20 percent in the last 10 years. Most of the American measles cases can be linked, in one way or an...


Flu Vax Efficacy 25% Against Predominant H3N2 Strain So Far

Edward Belongia, who leads vaccine effectiveness research at Marshfield Clinic in north-central Wisconsin. In addition to H3N2, influenza B-type viruses are...


Year-old child dies from the flu, officials say

In Rhode Island, 24 people have died of flu-related illness so far this flu season. A different CDC team looked at wider reports and found that only about a ...


Publix to cover HIV prevention drug after backlash

It is usually prescribed to people at higher risk of infection. But while PrEP is "critically important", it was not the solution and only one part of many ...


More Flu-Related Deaths Were Recorded In The US

Nebraska, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing a severe flu season, and Perkins County is not immune. Aaron died that night, making him one of m...


Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans, new research says

And so far, we have not seen a higher cancer risk in people. In real life, humans are exposed to cellphone radiation at a rate that is "very, very, very much ...


No cost flu vaccines available at parish health units

In a statement from Mayo Clinic Health System the hospital says while there are no extra restrictions for visitors at this time patients are always asked to wea...


Breast cancer treatments increase the risk of heart disease, warns the AHA

The statement is an outline of what is presently known about risk elements customary to both heart disease and breast cancer , the probable heart damage ...


Groundhog Predicts Six More Weeks

How old is groundhog Phil? As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on February 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If it's cloudy whe...


Cullman Regional Employees "Go Red" on National Wear Red Day

Health officials also add that the more a woman knows about heart disease the better chance she has of beating it. "I was a lot more exhausted than what I, us...


Don't be flu-clueless; listen to this nurse

In the video, Ms. Lockler highlights the severity of this year's flu season and encourages people to take special precautions when visiting a hospital, includ...


Join WQAD News 8 and Go RED this Friday!

Volunteers with the organization say their ultimate goal is to let people know about the silent killer. With two-thirds of clinical research focused on men, h...


Myanmar terminates Bill Richardson's participation in advisory board on Rakhine state

The war of words has heaped embarrassment on Aung San Suu Kyi , whose star as a rights defender continues to plummet over her failure to speak out for the Rohi...


Rough sleeping 'tragedy' persists as figures rise for seventh year

These numbers are snapshot counts and estimates but the most accurate we have to work with to inform local and national action. He continued: "The number of p...


North Yorkshire A level and GCSE students perform well above national average

She said the statistics were skewed by the way they were calculated. "They've clearly made the most of the opportunities they've had, and so much of that is d...


Not too late for flu shots

Warner said people should consider seeking emergency care if they experience flu-like symptoms and have a serious underlying medical condition, shortness of bre...


Djokovic sails into Australian Open pre quarters, Sharapova out

Sharapova, who split meetings with the sticky, tricky Sevastova a year ago, their previous encounter going over three hours, appeared to be running away with it...


State Dept. of Health: Flu Deaths Statewide 50 as of Jan

She adds that severe dehydration is the most common complication risk associated with this type of illness. Health officials say that to make matters worse, t...


Tiny Dinosaur May Have Dazzled Mates with Rainbow Ruff, Bony Crest

These miniscule organelles are responsible for pigmentation, and their shape determines color. The vibrantly coloured feathers are believed to be over the hea...


Senate Dems Have 50 Votes To Override FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

As of now, the resolution has support of all 49 Democratic senators along with the support of one Republican: Susan Collins of Maine. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), wou...


Trump Delivers Promise To Farmers For New Farm Bill

Bob Corker (R- Tenn.), Trump signed a pair of executive orders aimed at encouraging private companies to expand broadband access to rural communities by e...


Gov. Wolf issues disaster declaration against heroin and opioid addiction

Jennifer Smith, the acting secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, said the governor's order will allow the state to temporarily freeze regula...