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Previously, one in three (32 per cent) had the condition, which is the second leading cause of preventable heart disease and stroke, after cigarette smoking. The blood pressure categories have changed under the new guidelines. But only a small percentage of those patients will be prescribed anti-hypertensive medication, the association said.
  • Hurricane Maria weakens further as it batters Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria weakens further as it batters Puerto Rico

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    The center said it was expected to remain an "extremely dangerous" category 4 or 5 hurricane when it passes near or over the Virgin Islands overnight, and Puerto Rico on Wednesday . Judi Buckley, former senator for St Croix Island , traveled to St John from her SC home to help with the Irma relief effort - only to get caught up in Maria .
  • Parliamentarians demand withdrawal of presidential medal given to Suu Kyi

    Parliamentarians demand withdrawal of presidential medal given to Suu Kyi

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    Prime Minister Modi also announced gratis visas for people of Myanmar and promised to release the 40 Myanmarese citizens, lodged in Indian jails. The Myanmar's president Htin Kyaw and Suu Kyi had visited India previous year. Speaking on private broadcaster ATV, Çavuşoğlu confirmed that the first lady will have "close contact" with Rohingya Muslims who had escaped from Myanmar.
  • Insipred by Hope, Windies level series with stunning win

    Insipred by Hope, Windies level series with stunning win

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    Blackwood also got a life when Stokes dropped him in the deep but with just six runs needed off nearly as many overs at the time and while Blackwood fell with victory in sight, England's fate was already sealed. In a match where dropped catches had cost Windies 238 runs, there was further drama when the normally reliable Alastair Cook at first slip floored Brathwaite, yet to add to his overnight four, off Stuart Broad.
  • More Voters Trust Media Over Trump

    More Voters Trust Media Over Trump

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    Trump, on Tuesday during his campaign-style rally in Phoenix, slammed the "fake news" media and defended his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. "It's hard to say how mind-bogglingly rare it is to see a number like 3% in a poll question like this", CNN's Ryan Struyk observed. Just under 60% of respondents said President Trump's decisions and behaviour have encouraged white supremacist groups.
  • Netanyahu says meeting with Kushner 'helpful, meaningful'

    Netanyahu says meeting with Kushner 'helpful, meaningful'

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    Her comments came as Palestinians have increasingly complained over the White House's refusal to endorse the two-state solution, breaking with longstanding USA policy and an global consensus. president himself visited Israel and the Palestinian territories in May. He also accompanied Trump to Jerusalem during the president's first trip in May.
  • Vitamin B Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer, Especially Among Men

    Vitamin B Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer, Especially Among Men

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    Taking B6 at this dose increased the lung cancer risk by three times and taking B12 at this dose increased it by four times. It's also possible that this action from the B vitamins simply hastens the development of an underlying lung tumor already caused by smoking, Brasky says.
  • Tom Brady's Reaction To Roger Goodell Contract Report Shouldn't Surprise You

    Tom Brady's Reaction To Roger Goodell Contract Report Shouldn't Surprise You

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    The former PR man earned $32M in fiscal 2015 and more than $210M during his 10 years as commissioner. The contract negotiations were first reported by Sports Business Journal . 7 when he visits Gillette Stadium for the season opener. Since the agreement was signed, the players union has clashed with Goodell and the league in notable cases such as Ezekiel Elliott's suspension for alleged domestic violence, Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension and Adrian Peterson's suspension for child abuse.
  • 9/11 victim identified 16 years after terror attack in New York City

    9/11 victim identified 16 years after terror attack in New York City

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    Sixteen years after the attack, the New York City Medical Examiner's Office said it identified one of the victims. The last positive ID came two years ago in March of 2015. In some cases, scientists have gone back to the same bone fragment 10 or more times , hoping new technology will provide answers. The remains were very hard to analyse as they were affected by extreme factors such as heat from the jet fuel, and the chemicals involved in the resulting explosion and collapse of the ...
  • Human embryo edited for first time in U.S., pushes limits

    Human embryo edited for first time in U.S., pushes limits

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    In a step that some of the nation's leading scientists have long warned against and that has never before been accomplished, biologists in OR have edited the DNA of viable human embryos efficiently and apparently with few mistakes, according to a report in Technology Review .
  • E-cigarettes linked to helping people quit smoking

    E-cigarettes linked to helping people quit smoking

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    The findings were published in the journal BMJ . The merits of e-cigarrettes need to be considered in tobacco control interventions, as smokers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to quit smoking successfully than those who don't, a study has recommended.
  • HIV Drug Resistance Could Undermine AIDS Fight

    HIV Drug Resistance Could Undermine AIDS Fight

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    This is up substantially from 2005, when only 7% of those living with HIV received antiretroviral therapy , according to the World Health Organization . And among the most significant impacts of a vast scale-up of HIV testing, treatment and prevention programs, has been in the reduction of AIDS-related deaths, which have dropped by nearly half since 2005.
  • Saudi-led coalition blocks United Nations aid flight carrying journalists to Yemen

    Saudi-led coalition blocks United Nations aid flight carrying journalists to Yemen

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    At least seven women and four children were among those killed , they said. Local sources say that Tuesday's attack targeted an area west of the city of Taiz, where a number of displaced families have sought safety. Separately, UN officials said the coalition barred one of its flights to Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital, Sana'a. The three BBC reporters were on the flight to cover the United Nations humanitarian operation, but Saudi Arabia warned the plane against taking off from ...
  • British baby Charlie Gard to be evaluated by USA doctor

    British baby Charlie Gard to be evaluated by USA doctor

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    He further noted that the small number of people with Charlie's rare genetic condition, mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, would make robust clinical trials hard. The hospital says Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity. The case attracted global attention after Pope Francis and President Donald Trump weighed in.
  • Conor McGregor gives Rob Kardashian a VERY public shout-out

    Conor McGregor gives Rob Kardashian a VERY public shout-out

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    He also hit out at "Money" and the lack of it amid tax fraud allegations with the IRS. McGregor , who seemed out of his element in Los Angeles kicked the door in as he sent a tirade aimed directly at Mayweather and Showtime. UFC president Dana White and the 28-year-old McGregor were the first to enter the stage. "He has to realize, I've been here before", Mayweather said.
  • Tour de France partners with Dimension Data to leverage machine learning, analytics

    Tour de France partners with Dimension Data to leverage machine learning, analytics

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    The Tour travels well, but it does not leave France without an eye to the bottom line. It's expected that over three billion data points will be created and analysed over the 21 stages of the Tour, up from 128 billion past year. You have to go back to 2011 for the last time the Slovakian failed to finish top of the pile - but then he did not make his debut in the race until the following year.
  • "Enhanced" risk of severe storms posted for Northwest Arkansas

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    The first round of storms will push out by mid-morning. This still could change but I would recommend start thinking about a Plan B for those grilling, boating, fireworks plans if the model indicating storms all day and evening pans out. Winds will stay strong out of the south at 20 to 30 miles per hour. Hazards with any storms today will be damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall.
  • FDA wants to yank an opioid painkiller over concerns about abuse

    FDA wants to yank an opioid painkiller over concerns about abuse

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    Increased needle-sharing of the drug has since been linked to serious blood disorder cases in Tennessee in 2012 and a 2015 outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C in IN, officials said. The FDA indicated that if Endo declines to remove Opana ER voluntarily, the agency would withdraw approval for the opioid. "When we determined that the product had risky and unintended consequences, we made a decision to request its withdrawal from the market", Woodcock said.
  • Indian Fans In Jubilant Mood After Team's Win Over Pakistan

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    Kohli's master-class from 68 balls helped India post 3-319 in their 48 overs, after their innings had desperately needed a spark. But there was no denying the way India rose to the occasion in front of a capacity crowd as they recorded their seventh straight win over Pakistan at an International Cricket Council global event.
  • Texas Tech tops Sam Houston 6-0, reaches final of regional

    Texas Tech tops Sam Houston 6-0, reaches final of regional

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    Arizona head coach Jay Johnson (2) argues a call with the plate umpire in the Wildcats' 5-4 loss to Sam Houston State on Friday. Despite getting runners on base in all but one inning, Arizona was unable to put hits together and stay alive in the regional.
  • Pop star Ariana Grande visits fans at Manchester hospital

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    Proceeds from the show will benefit the " We Love Manchester Emergency Fund ", in partnership with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council. He posted photos of Grande and Jaden on Facebook and wrote: "This means more to us than all the wonderful things people have done this week". "So happy she came i could burst!", he wrote.
  • Jorge Sampaoli: Paulo Dybala can complement Lionel Messi

    Jorge Sampaoli: Paulo Dybala can complement Lionel Messi

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    At a press conference at the Argentinean Football Association (AFA) building in Buenos Aires on Thursday, Sampaoli said he had "100 players under observation", reports Xinhua news agency. Argentina had been without a manager since they dismissed Edgardo Bauza on April 10 while holding the job for just eight months. "I spoke with Leo and we're both excited", said Sampaoli.