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Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn

Reuters Health News - January 19, 2018 - 6:20pm
(Reuters Health) - Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests.
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31 Healthy Sizzling Steak Recipes

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 5:27pm


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Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 4:12pm

BEIRUT (AP) — As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow.


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Confronting China and Russia, not tackling terrorism, is now America's top security priority

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 4:11pm

Countering China and Russia is a bigger focus for US national security than defeating terrorism, the American administration announced yesterday.  Donald Trump’s new national defence strategy named “inter-state strategic competition” as its primary concern rather than jihadist attacks.  It marks a tipping point after almost two decades when the US has focussed on countering terrorism following the September 11 attacks.  China, Russia, North Korea and Iran were all mentioned as powers that were threatening the international order.  The strategy signals a return of a Cold War-style mentality in American foreign policy that will focus on countering rival great powers.  James Mattis,  US Secretary of Defense Credit: EPA/WALLACE WOON James Mattis, the US defence secretary, explained the rationale behind the 11-page national defence strategy in a speech on Friday.  “We will to continue to prosecute the campaign against terrorists that we’re engaged in today, but great-power competition - not terrorism - is now the primary focus of US national security,” he said.  Mr Mattis added: "To those who would threaten America's experiment in democracy: they must know if you challenge us, it will be your longest and worst day." The document itself included a similar message: “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security.” It called out threats posed by rival nations. “China is a strategic competitor using predatory economics to intimidate its neighbours while militarising features in the South China Sea,” it read.  US President Donald Trump, right, and Russia's President Vladimir  Credit: APEC-SUMMIT “Russia has violated the borders of nearby nations and pursues veto power over the economic, diplomatic, and security decisions of its neighbours. “As well, North Korea’s outlaw actions and reckless rhetoric continue despite United Nation’s censure and sanctions. "Iran continues to sow violence and remains the most significant challenge to Middle East stability.” John McCain, the Republican senator of Arizona, welcomed the strategy, saying: “It gets the big decisions right, prioritises the threats we face, and offers clear guidance for making tough choices.” Mr Mattis also called on Democrats to agree new funding ahead of a midnight Friday deadline, warning that the military would suffer if they blocked budget proposals.  Appealing to Congress, he said: "No strategy can survive without predictable funding. As hard as the last 16 years have been, no enemy has harmed the US military more than defence spending caps and sequestration." Mr Trump cancelled his trip to Florida on Friday in an attempt to help avoid a government shutdown as Republicans piled pressure on their political opponents.   The US president was due to fly to his Mar-a-Lago resort but stayed in Washington as scrambled negotiations played out behind the scenes.  A fierce blame game erupted in the American capital as political rivals pointed the finger at each other over who was at fault.  Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, accused Democrats of being unpatriotic by threatening to block a funding extension.   “The American people, the citizens who actually elected us, will be watching," he said.  "They will see which senators make the patriotic decision, stand up for the American people and vote to continue government funding." Chuck Schumer, the most senior Democrat in the Senate, noted that Mr Trump once said that America could use “a good shutdown”.


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Trump may not be able to keep Steve Bannon from telling all to Robert Mueller

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 4:09pm

Steve Bannon may have frustrated Congress by offering few answers about the Trump campaign and Russia, but attorneys say he will not be able to avoid questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Representatives fumed after the former White House strategist’s interview with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, where Mr Bannon refused to answer questions on a wide variety of topics. White House attorneys instructed Mr Bannon during the hearing on what he could and could not say, the Associated Press reported.


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Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus

Reuters Health News - January 19, 2018 - 4:08pm
(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.
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Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Reuters Health News - January 19, 2018 - 3:54pm
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.
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Anti-abortion activists rally in annual 'March for Life' in Washington

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 3:51pm

Thousands of anti-abortion activists from around the U.S. gathered in the capital Washington Friday for the annual "March for Life" -- fired up by the support of Donald Trump, who addressed the crowds via video link.


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Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

Reuters Health News - January 19, 2018 - 3:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.
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Chris Wallace: A government shutdown 'could last a while'

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 3:39pm

'Fox News Sunday' anchor weighs in on the shutdown showdown and latest negotiations to fund the government.


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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Reuters Health News - January 19, 2018 - 3:12pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
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US 'erred' in supporting WTO membership for China, Russia: USTR

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 2:53pm

China and Russia have shown no intention of living up to World Trade Organization rules and Washington should not have supported their membership in the global trade body, the Trump administration said Friday. In strongly worded reports to Congress, the US Trade Representative delivered a laundry list of grievances over unfair trade practices by Beijing and Moscow it says runs counter to global free trade rules. "This practice is incompatible with the market-based approach expressly envisioned by WTO members and contrary to the fundamental principles of the WTO," Lighthizer said in a statement.


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Tick, tick … boom? If the shutdown comes, who will pay the price?

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 2:46pm

With Republicans in control of all three branches of government, a shutdown would do nothing to convince Americans that the GOP can govern effectively.


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The Electrification Era Moves Closer for Cars

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 2:42pm

Automakers are seeing the future, and increasingly it’s more high voltage than high octane. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, just under the sheet metal and hoods ...


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Here's the Latest on Apple's Alexa Competitor, the HomePod

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 2:15pm

Missing in action since June 2017.


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Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First Year

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 2:10pm

Here's a look back at Donald Trump's first-year promises, plus which ones he kept and which he broke


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President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 2:05pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.


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'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 1:48pm

Jeffrey Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.


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Takata Recalls 3.3 Million More Airbags

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 1:47pm

Takata has expanded its already massive recall by an additional 3.3 million airbag inflators over the same concerns that they might explode and spray dangerous metal fragments into the vehicle’s ...


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Takata Airbag Recall - Everything You Need to Know

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 1:45pm

Vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, or both in what NHTSA has called "the largest and most complex saf...


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