• FDA Reports That 5 People Have Died After Weight Loss Balloon Treatments
FDA Reports That 5 People Have Died After Weight Loss Balloon Treatments

The balloon is created to stay in place for several months to help the patient lose weight. In three reports , death occurred as soon as one to three days after balloon placement. All five reports indicate that patient deaths occurred within a month or less of balloon placement. Christopher Gostout, Apollo Endosurgery's chief medical officer, ...

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  • Rahul visits flood-hit district of Assam
Rahul visits flood-hit district of Assam

Though the Nehru-Gandhi scion escaped unhurt in the attack in the state's Banaskantha district, a few of the security personnel accompanying him in his sports utility vehicle (SUV) sustained injuries, a senior police official said. The ones who are scared are the ones who do not want to see the truth, or acknowledge it, we are not scared by such ...

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  • Florida identifies 1st case of sexually transmitted Zika for 2017
Florida identifies 1st case of sexually transmitted Zika for 2017

As per reports, the patient and the partner, both have tested positive for the deadly virus . Zika travel - related cases were found mostly in women and for January to July 21 this year of 94 total cases 82 were women and 12 were men while for 2016, of 993 total, 788 were women and 205 were men, according to the Department of Health.

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  • 14 juvenile lifers resentenced in DE cases
14 juvenile lifers resentenced in DE cases

He was given a life sentence for the fatal beating of a man in 1982, when Blizzard was 17 years old. Then a year ago, the court made its ruling retroactive, saying those already serving such sentences must be given a chance to show their crimes did not reflect "irreparable corruption" and, if they did not, have some hope for freedom.

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  • First human embryos genetically modified in US
First human embryos genetically modified in US

An Oregon scientist known for breaking barriers has done it again, successfully modifying DNA in human embryos , according to a report in Technology Review . What we've found out, however, is that it's possible to use CRISPR to edit embryos without causing an error called "mosaicism", Engadget said. The approach holds great potential to avoid...

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  • Centre rushes 12 additional NDRF teams to flood-hit Gujarat
Centre rushes 12 additional NDRF teams to flood-hit Gujarat

Apart from disaster response force teams, authorities have sought help from Indian army and Air Force for relief and rescue in the affected areas of Banaskantha and Patan districts in the north of Gujarat. The state recorded 555.2 millimetres of rainfall, or 68.52 per cent of the average seasonal precipitation. Gujarat Chief Minister has canc...

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

More than two years of war between the Saudi-led coalition and the armed Iran-aligned Houthi group has claimed more than 10,000 lives in Yemen. "Preliminary reports are that the IDP (internally displaced) families were trying to flee hostilities from elsewhere in Taiz", a spokesperson said.

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  • Long-term use of alternative sugar increases risk of obesity, diabetes
Long-term use of alternative sugar increases risk of obesity, diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration has ruled that artificial sweeteners are safe , and sucralose, which was accidentally discovered by United Kingdom scientists while they were developing new insecticides, remains the biggest sugar substitute on the market, according to retail tracking service Infoscan Reviews and Information Resources, Inc.

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  • McCain's surgery puts Obamacare repeal vote in doubt
McCain's surgery puts Obamacare repeal vote in doubt

The vote on a Senate bill that would remake the USA healthcare system has been delayed again , Sen. His office said he would spend next week in Arizona recovering from the surgery, leaving McConnell short of the votes to move forward. "The operation seems to have gone well, but one thing worth noting is that Senator McCain has a history of inv...

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  • Why Pakistan's Maryam Nawaz Sharif could be undone by a font
Why Pakistan's Maryam Nawaz Sharif could be undone by a font

While briefing the cabinet, Sharif said all the allegations made by the JIT in its report were in reference to his family's business dealings. Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has said that there was not a single word on corruption against me in the report submitted by Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Panama Leaks case.

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  • 2nd Circ. Flips Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction
2nd Circ. Flips Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction

Silver's is the first high-profile corruption case affected by McDonnell v. Steven Molo and Joel Cohen, Silver's lawyers, said in a statement , "We are grateful the court saw it our way and reversed the conviction on all counts". Silver, once one of the state's most powerful politicians, was convicted of obtaining almost $4 million in payme...

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  • Andre Ward Doesn't Like Conor McGregor Calling Floyd Mayweather 'Boy'
Andre Ward Doesn't Like Conor McGregor Calling Floyd Mayweather 'Boy'

McGregor wore a white Gucci mink coat and raised a steel chair high over his head during a press conference at Madison Square Garden in November to promote his last UFC fight. Cut my mic off? Prior to a fight against Jose Aldo, McGregor said, "I own Rio de Janeiro". McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, fired one of the loudest shots, though, on soc...

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  • United States has apologised for Taiwan name gaffe: China
United States has apologised for Taiwan name gaffe: China

While no note was made about the correction in the transcript, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference in Beijing on Monday that the USA had admitted to China that it had made a "technical error and had fixed it" after Beijing asked for an explanation.

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  • Charlie Gard: Treatment can prolong life, Dr. Marc Siegel says
Charlie Gard: Treatment can prolong life, Dr. Marc Siegel says

His parents want to bring him overseas for experimental therapy, which they say offers their son a chance of improvement. He told them he wanted to know what had changed with the 11-month-old's condition and said he would make decisions on the basis of clear evidence.

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  • NY commuters endure start of 'summer of hell'
NY commuters endure start of 'summer of hell'

Amtrak is beginning extensive repairs to tracks and signals in Penn Station Monday, prompted by two recent derailments and other problems that spotlighted the station's aging infrastructure. Speaking Monday morning, MTA chairman Joseph Lhota said, so far, "everything has been on time" and "working according to plan". Even so, Amtrak reported ...

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  • N leadership rejects JIT report as 'garbage'
N leadership rejects JIT report as 'garbage'

The report, however, was slammed by the Nawaz Sharif government as "trash" with Sharif's close aide and minister for development Ahsan Iqbal in press conference with other ministers, saying they will challenge the report in the Supreme Court and will "completely expose and unveil its contradictions and falsifications".

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  • Raptors' Carroll traded to Nets
Raptors' Carroll traded to Nets

First, Toronto moved on from veteran forward DeMarre Carroll via a trade with the Brooklyn Nets . The Toronto Raptors have made a pair of deals as they try to avoid significant luxury tax penalties. 1 pick. Not only are the Nets getting draft picks, but Carroll is no scrub. Last season, the starting gig at the 3 went to rookie Caris Le...

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  • Former Real Madrid defender Pepe signs for Besiktas
Former Real Madrid defender Pepe signs for Besiktas

According to reports in the Turkish media, he is set to sign a two-year contract with Beşiktaş . Though Pepe made only 18 appearances for Real Madrid last season due to injuries, he was a key member of the Portuguese national team that won the European Championship title a year ago.

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  • Vatican Children's Hospital Offers to Treat Charlie Gard, Blocked for 'Legal Reasons'
Vatican Children's Hospital Offers to Treat Charlie Gard, Blocked for 'Legal Reasons'

The life support he is receiving at a London hospital soon will be turned off over the objections of his parents, Chris Gard ad Connie Yates, who want to take him to the United States for experimental therapy they believe could prolong his life.

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  • Madigan demands of Rauner signal doom for budget deal
Madigan demands of Rauner signal doom for budget deal

They are leaving behind a state debt burden so high it already works out at $12,000 for every IL citizen. While time is of the essence, the Illinois House has taken a critical step towards ending the budget stalemate. "We are close", Durkin said. Friday's vote on a $36.5 billion budget amendment (about $3 billion less than the state's spending ...

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  • Two wounded after small plane crashes on Southern California freeway
Two wounded after small plane crashes on Southern California freeway

The Cessna 310 aircraft crash-landed just after 9:30 a.m. P.S.T. and burst into flames, reports indicate. California Highway Patrol said that the plane clipped the auto of an off-duty fire captain as it was coming down, though the captain was not injured, KCBS reported.

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  • Trump Says US Will Dominate World Energy Production
Trump Says US Will Dominate World Energy Production

WASHINGTON-U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said his "marching orders" from President Donald Trump aren't merely to push the U.S.to energy independence, but to leverage the nation's resources to advance its interests. The impacts of fracking are getting fresh attention in IL this week, as local activists respond to a permit application that w...

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  • People Legally Died Under California's New End of Life Option Act
People Legally Died Under California's New End of Life Option Act

The law also states that doctors themselves should not prescribe the drug to them until n unless patients demand it. According to data between June 9- December 31 of 2016, 191 people received aid-in-dying drugs under the act and 111 people died after taking the prescribed drugs.

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  • You have to get out now, council boss tells tenants
You have to get out now, council boss tells tenants

May said 151 homes were destroyed in the fire , which includes the 120 flats in the tower as well as some adjacent residences. Police said on Friday that the fire at Grenfell was started by a faulty refrigerator but quickly spread through the building due to the highly-flammable cladding, as well as tiles and insulation that failed safety test...

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  • Celtics positioning themselves to land Paul George, Gordon Hayward
Celtics positioning themselves to land Paul George, Gordon Hayward

A lineup featuring LeBron James , George, Tristan Thompson , and either Iman Shumpert or J.R. Smith (who played some surprisingly excellent defense this postseason) might actually give the Warriors a challenge, or at least slow them down to mortal levels.

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