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Speaking to Dave McIntyre on tonight's Off the Ball ahead of France hosting Ireland on Saturday, the 69-times capped winger expressed his belief that Ireland's provincial system has helped them improve in recent years, and he's hopeful that reforms made to French rugby will enable them to re-climb the ladder.
  • Dogs more likely to bite people who are 'anxious'

    Dogs more likely to bite people who are 'anxious'

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    They found that people who were more secure and less neurotic were least likely to be bitten by a dog . Most studies on dog bites focus on more serious attacks that require hospital treatment, but researchers in the United Kingdom wanted to get a better look at typical bites, including frequency and what makes dogs turn against their supposed best friends.
  • Obasanjo's letter, should have been discussed privately - Tinubu

    Obasanjo's letter, should have been discussed privately - Tinubu

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    The areas Obasanjo would like the country's leadership to give priority attention include nation building, saying "we seem to have taken nation building for granted". "It is evident what I said, that the President has performed good enough in some areas, and in other areas, not good". "In other words, all the other allegations took place under President Obasanjo and in fact, he institutionalised the culture of impunity under the democratic dispensation in Nigeria.
  • US Study on Cellphone Radiation Won't Settle Debate

    US Study on Cellphone Radiation Won't Settle Debate

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    And Justin Cole, assistant vice president of public affairs for CTIA, a trade group for the wireless industry, pointed out that numerous organizations including the FDA, the American Cancer Society, and the Federal Communications Commission have long concluded that there is no proven health risk associated with radiation emitted by cell phones.
  • 'It is a cesspool of funky flu'

    'It is a cesspool of funky flu'

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    One Florida emergency room nurse, Katherine Lockler, was feeling particularly frustrated after a 12-hour night shift. She told the Pensacola News Journal that the video was meant to send a message from a health care professional's perspective.
  • Dr Brenda Fitzgerald resigns as CDC Director

    Dr Brenda Fitzgerald resigns as CDC Director

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    Politico reported Tuesday that Fitzgerald purchased between $1,000 and $15,000 of Japan Tobacco , one of the largest tobacco companies in the world, on August 8. - after she began her leadership at the agency. In December, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) wrote to Fitzgerald asking her to resolve all of her conflict of interest problems.
  • New Blood Test Detects Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

    New Blood Test Detects Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

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    Current tests for beta-amyloid are expensive, invasive and include brain scans with radioactive tracers, or analysing spinal fluid taken via a lumbar puncture. So Katsuhiko Yanagisawa, a molecular biologist at the Center for Development of Advanced Medicine for Dementia in Japan, and colleagues set out to test whether the same information could be obtained from a blood sample.
  • Fed maintains rates, sees inflation rising this year

    Fed maintains rates, sees inflation rising this year

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    At yesterday's final FOMC meeting chaired by Ms Yellen minutes were positive: "Gains in employment, household spending, and business fixed investment have been solid, and the unemployment rate stayed low" while inflation is expected to inch up to the 2 per cent target and then stay there.
  • 'Vaccine' Developed That Could Eliminate All Traces of Cancer

    'Vaccine' Developed That Could Eliminate All Traces of Cancer

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    Although the researchers are optimistic of using this approach to treat all kinds of cancer where T cells have infiltrated the tumor, Levy tells us they will start with lymphoma because "it is the cancer of the immune system and most likely to respond to this maneuver".
  • Police investigating factory for 3 missing children last seen in 1966

    Police investigating factory for 3 missing children last seen in 1966

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    The author said the Beaumont children mystery was a rare case and the Australian public "turned on them" when there were no easy answers to explain the disappearance . Phipps died in 2004, but is still regarded by police as a person of interest in the Beaumont investigation . Former policeman Bill Hayes said that in the years following their disappearance he spoke with the son of prime suspect - and former owner of the factory - Harry Phipps.
  • President Trump gives green light to controversial Republican memo

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    Why Does It Matter , and What Are the Major Arguments? The president, who has previously expressed support for publication of the memo, read the four-page document on Wednesday, the sources said. Trump has been telling confidants in recent days that he believes the document will validate his concerns that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department conspired against him, according to one outside adviser familiar with those conversations but not authorized to speak publicly ...
  • Hours: Natalie Wood's Death Reopened, Robert Wagner A 'Person

    Hours: Natalie Wood's Death Reopened, Robert Wagner A 'Person

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    The probe was reopened in 2011 after the captain said he had heard the couple arguing that night. "Person of interest " is a term used by USA law enforcement in referring to someone believed to possess information that would help investigators but has not been arrested or formally charged with a crime, and is not necessarily a suspect.
  • AHA: Managing Breast CA Patients CVD Risk Requires Comprehensive Care

    AHA: Managing Breast CA Patients CVD Risk Requires Comprehensive Care

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    One man now dies from the disease every 45 minutes, Prostate Cancer UK said. Identifying at-risk patients is crucial. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013 found that exposing the heart to radiation during radiotherapy could increase the rate of heart disease among breast cancer patients later in life.
  • Harry Kane: 'Tottenham Hotspur deserved bigger win over Manchester United'

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    Second mistake. We don't win the ball on the ground. "Better in points, position, goals scored, goals conceded, so we have to try to stay there and it's not easy because there are very good teams". We are going for a home win as our prediction. Liverpool are a very strong team, especially at home when they are on the attack. "He did give everything, so it was a good effort and this is a good feeling for me to know that the player is available with that spirit".
  • Health officials: 7 people have died from flu in Tennessee this season

    Health officials: 7 people have died from flu in Tennessee this season

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    This, as we enter the seventh week of a widespread flu outbreak in the state . Palmetto Health hospitals, its outpatient facilities and emergency rooms last week began restricting visitors in hopes of curbing the spread of the flu. "We are slowly decreasing", said Mary Roth, Communicable Disease nurse. That doesn't mean stay away. Take flu antiviral drugs if prescribed by a doctor.
  • Go Red For Women

    Go Red For Women

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    The non-profit organization is not only asking men and women to wear red, but they're also reminding people to know the signs of a heart attack . That's more than all cancers combined. Have a heart - go red for a woman you love. . Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the US, according to the American Heart Association .
  • Hyderabad shocker | Facebook friend rapes teenager inside movie hall during Padmaavat show

    Hyderabad shocker | Facebook friend rapes teenager inside movie hall during Padmaavat show

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    In a shocking incident being reported from Hyderabad , a 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside a cinema hall in Telangana. In the complaint filed the victim alleged that the accused raped her on the pretext of marriage. The accused was arrested on January 31 and sent to judicial custody the following day. They then went to Bhikshapathi's sister's place located in Jagadgirigutta area.
  • Fidel Castro's eldest son kills himself

    Fidel Castro's eldest son kills himself

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    Fidelito , who had the highest public profile of all Castro's children, was born in 1949 out of his brief marriage to Mirta Diaz-Balart before he went on to topple a USA -backed dictator and build a communist-run state on the doorstep of the United States during the Cold War.
  • Lawsuit targets coffee companies for alleged cancer-causing ingredient

    Lawsuit targets coffee companies for alleged cancer-causing ingredient

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    The lawsuit was originally filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010, according to the Metzger Law Group, which represents the non-profit. The US Government's own Dietary Guidelines state that coffee can be part of a healthy lifestyle. Protein-rich foods also have less of the chemical. The company has since reduced the levels of acrylamide in their products.
  • Curiosity Mars rover snaps a selfie

    Curiosity Mars rover snaps a selfie

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    Curiosity has had quite a journey since it touched down on Mars in August 2012, and now the little rover that could has taken a moment to look back. "The scene spans from southwest on the left to northeast on the right, combining 16 side-by-side images taken by the left-eye, wider-angle-lens camera of Curiosity's Mast Camera ( Mastcam )".
  • Flu related deaths have increased across state and county

    Flu related deaths have increased across state and county

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    Danuta Skowronski, an infectious diseases expert at the BC Centre for Disease Control. It's also common for other varieties of virus, such as influenza B, to emerge late in flu season, and the vaccine usually provides better coverage for these other strains.
  • Obasanjo Registers As Member Of Coalition For Nigeria Movement

    Obasanjo Registers As Member Of Coalition For Nigeria Movement

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    The Buhari Support group who had earlier encouraged the President to see Obasanjo's letter as a friendly message begged Nigerians to give the President "10 months Period of grace" to retrace his steps. He also weighed in on ex-president Obasanjo's letter to Buhari, adding that Obasanjo was not in any position to give advice. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Sabo Odeh, the national president of the group said the authentic Coalition for Nigeria has noble intentions centred ...
  • Wolf, secretaries of state jockey over redistricting

    Wolf, secretaries of state jockey over redistricting

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    Senate Republican leaders introduced a bill on January 29 that could become legislation to replace the 18-district map ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court last week, but they say a lack of guidance from the justices is a problem. However, the partisan overreach and cavalier attitude with which maps are drawn in states where the legislature has the final say places us here. This comes back to the core issue that needs to be addressed by the General Assembly - who should draw the maps? ...
  • Go Red for Women Day

    Go Red for Women Day

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    This quick, safe and painless exam assesses your risk of heart disease and stroke by measuring the amount of calcium in the walls of arteries that supply the heart with blood. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. The program aims to raise awareness about heart health and congenital heart defects.
  • SEC: Adeosun's Panel Wants Gwarzo Sacked

    SEC: Adeosun's Panel Wants Gwarzo Sacked

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    It was observed that the suspended SEC DG was also seated, but Adeosun is yet to arrive the venue. It recommended that Mr. Gwarzo be discharged on allegation that he awarded contracts to Medusa Investments Limited and other companies to which no relationship was sufficiently established linking him.
  • Apple responds to USgovernment probe into iPhone speed throttling

    Apple responds to USgovernment probe into iPhone speed throttling

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    While it's true that the slowdown has angered consumers, United States investigators are more concerned that the company could have misled investors about the performance of older phones . In order to temper the situation, Apple had to publish an apology letter on their website and cut the prices of replacement batteries for old iPhones from 79 dollars to 29 dollars.
  • Overdose deaths in BC at all time high, again

    Overdose deaths in BC at all time high, again

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    Dr. Patricia Daly, head of the B.C. Overdose Emergency Response Centre, said while the numbers are "sobering", the rate of increase from 2016 to 2017 is not as large as from 2015 to 2016 when illicit overdose deaths almost doubled. Coroners Service. The province also began distributing free kits containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone through pharmacies in December in an effort to curb the deadly crisis.
  • FY2018 EPS Estimates for Goldman Sachs Group Inc Lowered by Oppenheimer (GS)

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    Presently, Goldman Sachs Group (GS) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 107.98. Shares of GS moved upward with change of 6.54% to its 50-day Moving average. (NYSE:GS) were released by: Forbes.com and their article: "Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Goldman Sachs On Wednesday" published on January 13, 2018 as well as Bloomberg.com's news article titled: "Goldman Sachs Plans Geneva Reopening in Swiss Push" with publication date: January 23, 2018.
  • West Ham defeats Liverpool

    West Ham defeats Liverpool

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    A few minutes later, Liverpool were awarded a penalty after VAR spotted Jake Livermore impeding Mohamed Salah in the box. In response to Klopp's claims BT Sport , who televised the match which kicked off at 7.45pm on Saturday, released a statement in which they said: "As broadcaster we have nothing to do with the decision that the referee makes about the amount of added time that is played in a game".
  • Drug Distributors Flooded Small West Virginia Town With 20.8 Million Opioid Painkillers

    Drug Distributors Flooded Small West Virginia Town With 20.8 Million Opioid Painkillers

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    Walden is chairman of the committee, and Pallone is the ranking Democrat. The panel is centered around two drug wholesalers who provided drugs to the pharmacies, Ohio-based Miami-Luken and Illinois- based H.D. Smith only supplied that pharmacy with 57,000 pills. One of the drug companies mentioned by the committee has actually been in trouble for their business in West Virginia before.
  • Many Vikings fans rooting for the Patriots to win the Super Bowl

    Many Vikings fans rooting for the Patriots to win the Super Bowl

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    The Patriots will release the first injury report of Super Bowl week on Wednesday, and Gronkowski's status will be a solid indication of how he's progressing. I got a ton of respect for him. It's awesome how one play can change a football game. He's a hell of a player. I asked him what was the toughest town in which to work.
  • Cancer survival rates improve worldwide, but slower in poorer countries

    Cancer survival rates improve worldwide, but slower in poorer countries

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    The most common cancers in Finland during this period include prostate cancer, with a 93 percent five-year survival rate, and colorectal cancer, at 65 percent. Five-year survival for liver cancer rose more than 10 percentage points in Korea (11 percent to 27 percent), Sweden (5 percent to 17 percent), Portugal (8 percent to 19 percent), and Norway (6 percent to 19 percent).
  • Rob Gronkowski expects to play in Super Bowl

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    Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson on Wednesday donned masks that resembled the ones WWE star Rey Mysterio and other luchadores wear in the ring. More than experience on either side, linebacker Elandon Roberts said the biggest challenge is not getting caught up in the emotions that come with playing in a Super Bowl .
  • I see a 'super blue blood moon' rising

    I see a 'super blue blood moon' rising

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    It's what some are calling a super blue blood moon eclipse . He's deputy project scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, circling the moon since 2009. January's first full moon occurred Jan. 1. The moon will go through three specific phenomena. Across the globe in the US, Drew Carlisle drove 45 minutes to North Carolina to the top of a ramp, where he took this timelapse of the super moon rising behind the Bank of America tower.
  • Common medication must be repackaged to help tackle opioid epidemic, FDA says

    Common medication must be repackaged to help tackle opioid epidemic, FDA says

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    Jeffrey Reynolds, of the Family and Children's Association, told CBS New York at the time that study was published . RECOMMENDATION: Patients and consumers should only take the dose of loperamide directed by your health care professionals or according to the OTC Drug Facts label, as taking more than prescribed or listed on the label can cause severe heart rhythm problems or death.
  • Yusuf Faces Selection Headaches As Eagles Battle Sudan for Final Ticket

    Yusuf Faces Selection Headaches As Eagles Battle Sudan for Final Ticket

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    Yusuf and assistants Imama Amapakabo and Alloy Agu have toiled day and night to take Nigeria to only her second CHAN semi final in history. Amuneke, who is now working in Sudan and has previously been assistant coach of the Super Eagles , told SCORENigeria Sudan top striker Saifeldin Malik Bakhit Maki, who was match victor against favourites Zambia, will be the man to watch tonight.