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Yemi Raji, a consultant Nephrologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCHI), says untreated medical condition peculiar to women is the leading cause of increased Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Nigeria. Encouraging systematic screening of people who are diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure - basically, those who are more prone to CKD. When your kidneys start to fail, they stop producing erythropoietin (EPO) hormone, which is responsible for oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
  • Don't make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolling NEET candidates, SC tells CBSE

    Don't make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolling NEET candidates, SC tells CBSE

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    The UIDAIs remarks came on a plea challenging the decision of CBSE seeking the Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrolment number mandatorily from students who are aspiring to take up the NEET 2018 examination. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal initially tried to reason that the Supreme Court orders on the voluntary nature of Aadhaar preceded the Aadhaar Act of 2016.
  • For Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Works as Well as Opioids

    For Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Works as Well as Opioids

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    This isn't the first study to throw shade at long-term opioid use: just past year, a thorough research found that a cocktail of two over-the-counter drugs (ibuprofen and acetaminophen, commonly known as Advil and Tylenol) are more effective than heavy opioids in dealing with pain than heavy opioids.
  • (AAPL) Position Reduced by Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC

    (AAPL) Position Reduced by Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC

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    It is down 0.00% since March 7, 2017 and is. The institutional investor held 228,905 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.11M, up from 224,481 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) for 3.90 million shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, Texas-based fund reported 16.44M shares. Marietta Investment Prtn Ltd reported 1.87% stake.
  • Gautam Gambhir appointed captain of Delhi Daredevils for upcoming IPL season

    Gautam Gambhir appointed captain of Delhi Daredevils for upcoming IPL season

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    The 36-year-old has played in every Ranji Trophy match this season, and was one of the main factors behind Delhi's march into the final. "Though I am the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders , and would want them to win it for the third time, but since I'm a Delhi boy too, I obviously want Delhi Daredevils to do well as well", Gambhir said.
  • CBI moves court seeking to conduct narco analysis test on Karti Chidambaram

    CBI moves court seeking to conduct narco analysis test on Karti Chidambaram

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    While in the apex court, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that its order would not come in the way of proceedings being conducted before any other court, in the trial court, judge Rana said custodial interrogation of Karti was necessary to "speed up" and "maintain continuity" in the probe to secure evidence to arrive at the truth.
  • Tata Steel Europe: Europe Needs Appropriate Measures Against Steel Tariffs

    Tata Steel Europe: Europe Needs Appropriate Measures Against Steel Tariffs

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    In a sign of growing global alarm at the possible consequences of Trump's protectionist measures, Roberto Azevedo, the WTO's director general, said "in the light of recent announcements on trade policy measures, it is clear we now see a much higher and real risk of triggering an escalation of trade barriers around the world".
  • USA emergency rooms see 30% jump in opioid overdoses as crisis worsens

    USA emergency rooms see 30% jump in opioid overdoses as crisis worsens

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that from July 2016 to September 2017, a total of 142,557 emergency room visits were due to suspected opioid overdoses. "People who have had an overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in the ED is an opportunity for action", the report said. "We think that the number of people addicted to opioids is relatively stable".
  • CDC officials say flu season has finally peaked

    CDC officials say flu season has finally peaked

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    Karyl Rattay in a written announcement of the deaths. The 893 new cases bring the season total to 6,674 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases for the 2017-2018 season in DE, the highest number of confirmed cases since record-keeping began in the 2004-2005 season.
  • PDP Slams President Buhari's Planned Visit To Violence Ravaged States

    PDP Slams President Buhari's Planned Visit To Violence Ravaged States

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    The President is to depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend the country's 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6. Since January 1 when suspected herdsmen killed 73 persons in Benue, the herdsmen-farmers clashes have continued to generate headlines and debates. The president arrived in the state on Monday, March 5, and was received by the governor of the state, Darius Ishaku.
  • Cynthia Nixon One Step Closer To New York Governor Run

    Cynthia Nixon One Step Closer To New York Governor Run

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    Cynthia Nixon , second from right, starred on " Sex and the City " from 1998 to 2004. She is looking at assembling a campaign team, including hiring strategists Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers , two veterans of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first campaign for mayor, according to a report from NY1, which first reported the news.
  • FDA Approves 1st Home Test for Breast Cancer Genes

    FDA Approves 1st Home Test for Breast Cancer Genes

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    The three gene mutations are most common in people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent, but are not the most common BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations in the general population. For all of these reasons, it is important for patients to consult their health care professional who can help them understand how these factors impact their individual cancer risk and what they can do to modify that risk.
  • CDC reports rising opioid-related emergency room visits

    CDC reports rising opioid-related emergency room visits

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    But when a person dies and a drug overdose is suspected, medical examiners and coroners launch investigations that sometimes take weeks, if not months, to complete. The opioid crisis seemed to be worsening most quickly in Wisconsin, where 109 percent more people went to the emergency room for an overdose in September 2017 than did in July 2016.
  • Barkley, Griffin shined at National Football League combine

    Barkley, Griffin shined at National Football League combine

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    Why? While some prospects saw their stock rise in Indianapolis , others fell victim to poor workouts and saw theirs fall. The Penn State back, who has racked up over 5,000 scrimmage yards and 51 touchdowns the last 3 seasons combined, is regarded as one of the top 2 or 3 players available in the upcoming NFL Draft following his performance at the Combine in Indianapolis last week.
  • United States speaks on Nigeria's 2019 elections, reveals plans

    United States speaks on Nigeria's 2019 elections, reveals plans

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    He said the goal of the country's current borrowings was good on paper but regretted that the budgetary process had been frustrating the roll out of infrastructure for which the government had been taking loans. The two countries were reiterated their commitment to reinforce partnership in various areas, during the visit of Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu to the USA few weeks ago.
  • New government calorie reduction campaign to help tackle obesity

    New government calorie reduction campaign to help tackle obesity

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    Girls in the same weight category overconsume by 290 calories per day. One You urges people to eat 400 calories for breakfast, and 600 for lunch and dinner. "To get traction on this, the big-selling things need to change", she said . After the engagement exercise, what companies do in response to the guidance will be closely monitored.
  • Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Exposed To Toxic Chemicals

    Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Exposed To Toxic Chemicals

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    In 2016, the CDC reported that 11 percent of US high schoolers had vaped in the past 30 days. Among e-cigarette-users, the levels of acrylonitrile were higher in those who preferred fruit flavors - compared to candy, tobacco or menthol flavors.
  • Kenya: Registrars Strike at KNH After Botched Brain Surgery

    Kenya: Registrars Strike at KNH After Botched Brain Surgery

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    The registrars held a meeting with officials of the Kenya Medical Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) in the morning. A day before, on Thursday evening, Ms Koros suspended four medical staff, including a surgeon who performed a head operation on a wrong patient .
  • Veteran actress Shammi passes away

    Veteran actress Shammi passes away

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    Shammi Aunty bids good bye". Prolific actress, years of contribution to the industry, dear family friend.passes away.! A long suffered illness, age. The actress was last seen in the 2013 movie Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi . "Be in peace with your friends", Priya Dutt tweeted. He took to Instagram today morning to make the announcement by sharing a picture of the star along with the caption, "we will miss you #you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 ...
  • Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more US kids to hospitals

    Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more US kids to hospitals

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    Researchers also noted that some of the cases could be resulting after the children found their parents' medication and took it without knowing. Kane, an associate pediatrics professor with the University of Chicago, said adult health providers need to do more to educate their patients about the potential dangers to children of having opioid medications in their home and the need to take the necessary safeguards.
  • Netflix adding more granularity and transparency to its parental controls

    Netflix adding more granularity and transparency to its parental controls

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    Netflix is adding more parental controls to its platform, just to make sure your children do not accidentally start watching Daredevil without a parents' approval. These maturity ratings can be accessed elsewhere during the steam as well but the idea behind this new rating is to ensure that members are fully aware of this information before they start watching.
  • Alan Pardew accepts he could lose West Brom job after…

    Alan Pardew accepts he could lose West Brom job after…

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    We are growing as a defensive unit and I can see that continuing this weekend. Despite more upheaval at Vicarage Road this season, Watford remain on course to maintain their Premier League status for a third successive year. "Our fans were brilliant today, and I think if they're honest, they've seen a committed performance today". Whilst we failed to pick up any points from our last game against Huddersfield, results elsewhere weren't too bad.
  • Time's Up - And Inclusion - Gets Its Oscar Moment

    Time's Up - And Inclusion - Gets Its Oscar Moment

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    Judd, Sciorra and Hayek Pinault are among the more than 80 actresses and entertainment personnel who've accused Weinstein of sexual harassment , assault or rape in the a year ago. The video that followed began with an interview with Weinstein accuser Mira Sorvino , who said, "Everyone is getting a voice to express something that has been happening forever, not only in Hollywood, but in every walk of life".
  • Why you won't see attendees wearing black on the Oscars red carpet

    Why you won't see attendees wearing black on the Oscars red carpet

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    The frontrunners for the cause, which sprung up past year in response to numerous sexual assault allegations in Hollywood, met on Thursday (Mar. 1) to confirm that both the message and the legal defense fund would have screen time . Within this larger group there also exist smaller factions that oversee more specific projects. "There is no invitation process to Time's Up ", said Rhimes, equating it to other civil-rights activism.
  • Metro Detroit gas prices see slight rise this week

    Metro Detroit gas prices see slight rise this week

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    The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.53 per gallon. According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on March 5 in NY have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.43 per gallon in 2017, $1.93 per gallon in 2016, $2.60 per gallon in 2015, $3.72 per gallon in 2014 and $3.98 per gallon in 2013.
  • Listeriosis outbreak: What you need to know

    Listeriosis outbreak: What you need to know

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    Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi warned people to "avoid all processed meat products that are sold as ready to eat". Motsoaledi said although RCL Foods had not been identified as a source of the outbreak, a facility owned by the firm was under investigation.
  • The Emoji Movie named year's worst film at the Razzie awards

    The Emoji Movie named year's worst film at the Razzie awards

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    On Oscar's Eve, the Razzies publically announce their "Academy's" top picks for the worst blockbuster flops of the year. Cruise won worst actor for his leading role as a US Army sergeant who accidentally unleashes mayhem by disturbing an ancient grave in the much-maligned action reboot The Mummy .
  • Liverpool beat Newcastle to climb second

    Liverpool beat Newcastle to climb second

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    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels star forward Mohamed Salah would be a deserving victor of the Player of the Year award after netting his 24th league goal . While he was beaten far too easily by DeAndre Yedlin at times, the Scot maintained composure throughout the game, while also providing some vital attacking contributions.
  • 'Listeriosis brands' to be removed from shelves

    'Listeriosis brands' to be removed from shelves

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    Its own tests had found "low detection of a strain of listeria in some products" Tiger Brands said. but had not yet confirmed the ST6 strain. The cause of the outbreak strain ST6 was confirmed in 16 environmental samples collected from the Enterprise facility.
  • MI smothers Nebraska to reach Big Ten Tournament semifinals

    MI smothers Nebraska to reach Big Ten Tournament semifinals

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    What: A best-of-three Big Ten Conference first-round playoff series. Jim Delany couldn't have scripted it any better: One of his best rivalries is on the big stage. Rutgers gave Purdue everything they could handle for forty minutes, but in the end, Purdue was able to clinch their third victory over Rutgers this season, 82-75.
  • Rain, strong winds to pummel central Pa.

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    The front edge of the storm expected to pound the East Coast dropped as much as a foot of snow on parts of northeast OH, with heavy winds leading to power outages and school closings. High wind warnings were in effect along nearly the entire Interstate 95 urban corridor from Boston to Washington D.C., bringing the threat of wind gusts to 60 miles per hour.
  • Karthik to lead Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL

    Karthik to lead Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL

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    Karthik, 32, has been part of the IPL since its inception in 2008, and he has played for five different teams - Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and most recently Gujarat Lions. After the official announcement of his name, Dinesh Karthik posted a video on social media site Twitter to thank team management and fans for showing faith in him.
  • Rockmelons pulled from Aussie supermarket shelves as third person dies

    Rockmelons pulled from Aussie supermarket shelves as third person dies

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    Many more cases are expected. Listeria is a commonly found bacteria, and although most people do not fall ill after eating contaminated foods, it poses a serious threat to the vulnerable. "People vulnerable to listeriosis should discard any rockmelon purchased before 1 March", Sheppeard said. Now, Australian Melon Association industry development manager Dianne Fullelove said she would be meeting with Australian supermarkets today to discuss the best way to move forward.
  • Actor David Ogden Stiers Dies At Age 75

    Actor David Ogden Stiers Dies At Age 75

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    He was 75 and died at home, according to his agent, Mitchell Stubbs. Stiers earned a third Emmy nomination in 1984 for his portrayal of William Milligan Stone, founder of the U.S. On " M*A*S*H ", Stiers' Major Winchester was witty where his predecessor, Frank Burns had been vapid - with his Harvard education, a match for Alan Alda's Hawkeye in the operating room where the surgeons routinely performed what they often called "meatball surgery".
  • Flu is getting worse, killed more than 110 children

    Flu is getting worse, killed more than 110 children

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    The cumulative rate hospitalization rate rose to about 82 people out of every 100,000, an increase from about 75 out of every 100,000 last week, according to CDC estimates. Gratefully, the B strain is included in the vaccine, but Morrow says don't wait to get the vaccine. "That particular strain, the Singapore strain, does seem to do a better job of covering circulating viruses than the one we have this year", Webby said.
  • Whole of Cumbria covered by new snow warning from Met Office

    Whole of Cumbria covered by new snow warning from Met Office

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    And hundreds of schools have been closed across the United Kingdom, including more than 200 in Wales, 131 in Kent and 62 in East Sussex. Hundreds of motorists on the M80 near Glasgow reported being stuck for up to 13 hours, with some spending the night in their cars, and others abandoning their vehicles on the motorway.
  • Conway discusses White House opioid summit

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    She said that she is proud of the accomplishments the administration has made on the issue, but also that there is more work to be done. Trump declared the opioid epidemic a "health emergency" in October, but cities overwhelmed by the crisis have complained that there has been little action or money from Washington in the months since.
  • Governor Bello's Double Registration Case Still Pending - INEC Insists

    Governor Bello's Double Registration Case Still Pending - INEC Insists

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    He hinted that the Commission would display the register of citizens who recently registered in the ongoing exercise between the 26th and the 30th of March 2018, for registrants to check for corrections at all registration centres nationwide and called on the NIS to deploy its personnel to assist in identifying aliens on the list.
  • Second Amendment should not extend to assault weapons

    Second Amendment should not extend to assault weapons

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    But very importantly, the Supreme Court emphasized that the Second Amendment is not an absolute right. "The Supreme Court said, you know, you could have restrictions on guns that were unusually risky or that were in the hands of the wrong people, whether it's the mentally ill who shouldn't have guns or something else", he continued.