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The new numbers show fentanyl has been detected in about 83 per cent of fatal overdoses this year, up 147 per cent over the same period in 2016. Drug overdose deaths continue to be the most common cause of unnatural deaths in the province.
  • Will 'Tiger Zinda Hai' be released in Pakistan?

    Will 'Tiger Zinda Hai' be released in Pakistan?

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    Talks on the same were in the last stages. " Tiger Zinda Hai " draws inspiration from the extraordinary incident of a group of 46 Indian nurses cheating death while being held hostage by militants in battle-torn Iraq. The crew had chose to shelve the Hindi Take Off after reports that Tiger Zinda Hai narrated a story in a similar context. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, " Tiger Zinda Hai " is a sequel to the 2012 film " Ek Tha Tiger ", which was banned in Pakistan for portraying their ...
  • IUDs may prevent cervical cancer risk

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    But the findings are striking, Cortessis told Live Science . Cervical cancer is highly preventable particularly in Western countries where screening tests and a vaccine to prevent HPV infections are available. "If we can demonstrate that the body mounts an immune response to having an IUD placed, for example, then we could begin investigating whether an IUD can clear a persistent HPV infection in a clinical trial", said co-author Laila Muderspach, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the ...
  • Lockheed to develop fighter jet laser cannon

    Lockheed to develop fighter jet laser cannon

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    AFRL plans to test the laser system on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The order of 26.3 billion. The new contract is part of the LANCE program, or Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments, which seeks to develop a high-power laser that can disable military targets without weighing down the plane carrying the weapon.
  • Over-the-Counter Pain Pills Just as Potent as Opioids in ER Patients

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    The article also highlights the opioid epidemic , noting a 200 percent increase in opioid-related overdose deaths nationwide from 2000 to 2014, and that long-term opioid use often begins with the treatment of pain. Patients received one of four drug combinations for pain treatment: 400 milligrams of ibuprofen and 1000 milligrams of acetaminophen; 5 milligrams of oxycodone and 325 milligrams of acetaminophen; 5 milligrams of hydrocodone and 300 milligrams of acetaminophen; or 30 milligrams of ...
  • Kansas ranked as 15th fattest state in America

    Kansas ranked as 15th fattest state in America

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    That annual "State of Obesity" report ranked the state 12th in adult obesity levels. More than seven in 10 USA adults who are 20 years or older are overweight or obese, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • EPA approves 'good guy' mosquitoes to battle Zika

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    The weapon? Mosquitoes. As Gizmodo explains, a company out of Kentucky called MosquitoMate will sell male mosquitoes infected with a bacterium to businesses and homeowners in 20 states still to be named, along with DC. The biggest hurdles are breeding the millions of bugs needed to make a dent in native populations, as well as separating the harmless-to-humans males from the blood-sucking females inside the lab, which workers now do mainly by hand.
  • Run commercial bank seen as option for California marijuana industry

    Run commercial bank seen as option for California marijuana industry

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    It's estimated, according to the treasurer's report , that the industry will generate $7 billion sales exceeding $7 billion and $1 billion a year in tax revenues. Last month, cannabis businesses and insurance company reps testified at a public hearing, revealing a coverage gap for the marijuana industry - specifically that commercial carriers were not providing insurance.
  • Harry Potter AR game coming in 2018 from Pokémon GO's Niantic Labs

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    Warner Bros. and Niantic themselves are yet to confirm the app, although a similar rumour did the rounds past year which was later debunked . Interactive and its brand new sub-brand Portkey Games. It's likely to prove extremely popular when it comes out, just as Pokemon Go did a year ago. According to TechCrunch , The title is expected to be released sometime in 2018, co-developed by Warner Bros.
  • Alcohol Linked to Several Types of Cancer — ASCO

    Alcohol Linked to Several Types of Cancer — ASCO

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    The organization is particularly concerned because 70 percent of Americans don't recognize alcoholic consumption as a cancer risk factor, based on the National Cancer Opinion Survey , which the ASCO conducted earlier in 2017. "However, the link between increased alcohol consumption and cancer has been firmly established and gives the medical community guidance on how to help their patients reduce their risk of cancer".
  • Saudi Arabia arrests princes and top officials over corruption charges

    Saudi Arabia arrests princes and top officials over corruption charges

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    Yemenis rely on imported food and fuel, and the closure of Yemen's border, its airports and seaports has halted the flow of humanitarian relief aid. In reaction to the missile, the Saudi-led military coalition said on Monday it would close all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula country.
  • Manus refugees quit detention centre

    Manus refugees quit detention centre

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    This is a desperate situation on the brink of a catastrophe. The UN makes it clear that the plight of the men on Manus remains Australia's responsibility, since it sent them there and financed the detention centre. "They are people, they have minds (of their own) - this is their decision". "We urge the Australian Government to transfer the men to mainland Australia where their claims can be properly processed", UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch said in Geneva.
  • Dhoni should realise his role in the team: Sehwag

    Dhoni should realise his role in the team: Sehwag

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    The pitch which hasn't seen the face of sunlight, looked pretty damp and batting wasn't easy on it. Boult rocked the host team's top-order in Rajkot, getting Rohit Sharma and Dhawan cheaply, which proved vital in the final analysis. The match is important from New Zealand's perspective as upon winning, they will again become the top-ranked side in the format. "They saved the best for the last, the electricity was there".
  • UN Security Council condemns violence in Myanmar

    UN Security Council condemns violence in Myanmar

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    In a statement read out by Sebastiano Cardi of Italy, the President of the Security Council for the month of November, the 15-member body also called on the Myanmar Government "to restore civilian administration and apply the rule of law, and to take immediate steps in accordance with the Government's obligations and commitments to respect human rights, including the rights of women, children, and persons belonging to vulnerable groups, without discrimination and regardless of ethnicity, ...
  • Santa Claus actor arrested for drug paraphernalia

    Santa Claus actor arrested for drug paraphernalia

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    A volunteer Santa Claus just landed himself on the "naughty" list in New Jersey - for getting busted with a crack pipe. A 66-year-old man who plays Santa Claus has been arrested after cops discovered a crack pipe, empty bags of crack and heroin and a hypodermic needle in his auto during a traffic stop.
  • More Than 40M Fire Extinguishers That May Not Work Recalled

    More Than 40M Fire Extinguishers That May Not Work Recalled

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    So if you're in the market for a new fire extinguisher, Consumer Reports says you should take this chance to familiarize yourself with it, and how to use it. Kidde can be reached at (855) 271-0773 or at www.kidde.com. Look at the pressure gauge to make sure the fire extinguisher is fully charged. The company also makes smoke detectors and other fire safety products.
  • Taiwan's APEC summit envoy arrives in Vietnam, without key adviser

    Taiwan's APEC summit envoy arrives in Vietnam, without key adviser

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    It is also the first overseas summit for Mr Xi after last month's Chinese Communist Party congress, and for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after his recent sweeping election victory. Two, promote trade and investment liberalization and strengthen regional connectivity. At a palace briefing in Malacañang on Monday, Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary Leo Herrera-Lim said both Duterte and Trump would first meet during the welcome dinner for APEC leaders on November 8.
  • To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'

    To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'

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    The scientists focused particularly on the temporal lobe - the region of the brain which regulates visual perception and memory. "Performing this task is hard when we're exhausted and especially after pulling an all-nighter", noted Nir. It can even go as far as turning parts of your brain off to rest causing temporary lapses in memory and vision. The study's findings raise questions about how society views sleep deprivation .
  • Greeting cards being sent to sick boy who may not see Christmas

    Greeting cards being sent to sick boy who may not see Christmas

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    The cancer had spread to Jacob's brain and is incurable. On Nov. 1, Jacob's mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, shared on Facebook that the first card had arrived from a friend named Nolan. "He read it to us and had a big smile on his face and his nose scrunched", Jacob's dad tells CNN . Little Jacob has received cards from all over the world, including notable figures and famous celebrities.
  • Texas Church Shootings: Brady Campaign President on the 'New Normal'

    Texas Church Shootings: Brady Campaign President on the 'New Normal'

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    According to the Gun Violence Archive , as of November 6 - the 310th day of 2017 - there have been 307 mass shootings. The Atlantic's David Frum and journalist Jamil Smith have suggested that there should be laws making it illegal for those who commit domestic violence to own or purchase firearms.
  • Nigerian community leader urges militants to cease attacks

    Nigerian community leader urges militants to cease attacks

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    Meanwhile the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has appealed to the Avengers to desist from their planned attack. Ibas said this during the annual inspection exercise at the NNS Delta Command in Warri , Logistics Headquarters command in Oghara and the Engineering College Sapele, Delta State.
  • Flipkart launches grocery delivery service 'Supermart' in Bengaluru

    Flipkart launches grocery delivery service 'Supermart' in Bengaluru

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    Flipkart's second try for grocery is called " Supermart " and is available on its mobile app for Bangalore users. Amazon plans to invest around U.S. To further lure consumers, the company is experimenting with options such as "open-box delivery" to verify products before acceptance and "doorstep returns" if the customer faces any issue with the product.