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There is No Difference Between Low-fat and Low-carb Diets

There is No Difference Between Low-fat and Low-carb Diets

Still, despite these varied results, searchers found no link between one diet and weight loss, over another. That's similar to what other studies have found, but there's an interesting wrinkle. The academics believe this is because some are more suited to different types of diet as their bodies are better at burning off carbs or fat. Rather than leave the results to chance, the researchers tested the participants for genetic differences that might influence whether their weight was ... Read More

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Haiti's President condemns Oxfam over sex scandal

Haiti's President condemns Oxfam over sex scandal

Beyond the damage to Oxfam as an organization, it is unclear if those involved in prostitution or sexual crimes on their missions will face consequences. "Following concerns raised in this article, the staff member has been put on leave while we examine the issues raised and follow our Code of Behavior protocol to determine next steps", Bain said. Read More

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Indian Mujahideen terrorist Arij Khan arrested by Delhi Police

Indian Mujahideen terrorist Arij Khan arrested by Delhi Police

Two Indian Mujahideen terrorists had been killed in the encounter then and as many were arrested. The accused has been identified as a native of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. Based on Tauqeer's interrogation, along with a tip-off provided by the intelligence agencies, police found out that Khan is hiding in Nepal and that he would be coming to Uttar Pradesh near the Banbasa border to meet an associate. Read More

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Slow eating key to weight loss

Slow eating key to weight loss

What did the research involve? The study's overall subjects were 59,717 individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes - a chronic condition that affects those in adulthood who are overweight. The research also points out that avoiding after-dinner snacks and not eating within two hours of going to bed can also help when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight . Read More

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Children Die in NYC's First Pediatric Flu Deaths of Season

Children Die in NYC's First Pediatric Flu Deaths of Season

Businesses "legally have to provide sick leave", she said. Over the past 14 years, between zero and eight such deaths are reported to the city's health department each flu season. In a press conference , NY officials said they did not yet have information on adult flu-related deaths. "New Yorkers don't have to choose between their paycheck and caring for themselves or their loved ones if they have the flu - they have the right to sick leave", said Salas. Read More

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FDA calls for packaging change to opioid antidiarrheal to limit overdose risk

FDA calls for packaging change to opioid antidiarrheal to limit overdose risk

But in large quantities, the agency warned, they can cause unsafe, irregular heartbeats and other problems potentially resulting in death. It's been called the "poor man's methadone " because it can act like an opiate in high doses. Gottlieb said. It's another item you can pick up at the drug store that's being used for all the wrong reasons. The FDA is also asking online retailers which sell loperamide to take voluntary steps to address the issue . Read More

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Xerox shares open higher amid news of Fujifilm takeover deal

Xerox shares open higher amid news of Fujifilm takeover deal

In a major shake-up, Fujifilm also announced it would be combining Fuji Xerox with U.S. giant Xerox, bringing both companies under its umbrella to create what it said was the world's largest "document solutions company" by revenue. According to the BBC , Fujifilm will also need to cut costs by axing 10,000 jobs globally by 2020. The two companies noted that the combined entity will be a global leader in innovative print technologies and intelligent work solutions, with annual ... Read More

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Swatting Mosquitoes Teaches Them To Avoid You

Swatting Mosquitoes Teaches Them To Avoid You

Mosquitoes can distinguish the scent of hosts that exhibit defensive behaviors such as swatting. A bit like Pavlov's dogs, mosquitoes appear to avoid the smells that they associate with having to dodge blows. However, they did not learn to veer away from chickens, and researchers believe it's because the insects learned to avoid specific scents that are in mammals, but apparently not in birds. Read More

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Nigeria's economy to grow at 2.1 percent - AfDB

Nigeria's economy to grow at 2.1 percent - AfDB

Nigeria remains the largest shareholder of the Bank since its inception. The bank in its 2018 African Economic Outlook projected that Nigeria's economy would grow at 2.1 per cent in 2018 and 2.5 per cent in 2019. "We think that being the largest shareholder of the bank since inception and the country with one of the largest portfolios of its projects, Abuja, Nigeria is the natural and logical place for the bank's regional hub". Read More

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Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Pineapples In Portugal

Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Pineapples In Portugal

It said that the investigation into the group began in Spain in April past year. The cocaine was being transported from storage facilities in Barcelona to these labs every 15-20 days. Aside from the 745 kg (1,642 pounds) of cocaine seized and the arrests, police also dismantled a laboratory where the drug was cut with additives. The Spanish Interior Ministry said the National Police Corps, working together with the Portuguese Judicial Police, found the approximately 1,640 pounds of ... Read More

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Bangladesh, Myanmar to complete return of Rohingyas in two years

Bangladesh, Myanmar to complete return of Rohingyas in two years

The pact, which was decided during meetings between Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary Mohammad Shahidul Haque and Myanmar Permanent Secretary Myint Thu in Naypyidaw on Monday and Tuesday, will come into effect from January 23. The military, however, denies it was involved in any sexual assaults. He and his wife are now seeking refuge in Bangladesh's Kutupalong refugee camp . Read More

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Widespread Flu Hits Earlier This Season

Widespread Flu Hits Earlier This Season

Experts warn this year's flu season could be worst than other years and with school back in session, it means its open season for the flu virus to spread. This year there seems to be a 50-50 split. Dr. Basye said even though the flu shot is not at peak effectiveness, it is still better to get the vaccine than going without it, especially those with weaker immune systems like young children and the elderly. Read More

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Texas woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria vibriosis after eating raw oysters

Texas woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria vibriosis after eating raw oysters

Thirty-six hours after eating the raw oysters , LeBlanc experienced symptoms of allergic reaction like difficulty in breathing and rashes on her legs that looked like severe wounds. Typically, infections happen from May through October when water is warm. Bergquist now plans to raise awareness about vibrio . " If we had known that the risk was so high, I think she would've stopped eating oysters ", Bergquist told KLFY . Read More

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Elizabeth Warren Says Trump Is Guilty Of 'Slut' Shaming

Elizabeth Warren Says Trump Is Guilty Of 'Slut' Shaming

Trump responded Tuesday, tweeting Gillibrand used to "come to [his] office "begging" for campaign contributions", alleging she "would do anything for them". Trump donated $4,800 to Gillibrand's Senate campaign in 2010, according to federal campaign finance records. "He is an admitted sexual predator and the only thing that will stop him is his resignation", Hirono said. Read More

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Quake hits Rudraprayag, tremors in north India

Quake hits Rudraprayag, tremors in north India

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that the moderate intensity quake struck at 8:49 pm on Wednesday. There were no reports of loss of property or life. So far there were no reports of any damage or loss of lives in the natural disaster. It falls in the Himalayan region. The natural disaster struck at 8:49 pm, at a depth of 30 kilometres, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. Read More

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