New study links smoking to an increased risk of hearing loss

If nicotine levels in cigarettes are reduced to minimal or non-addictive levels, it could help about five million adult smokers to quit within one year. Those alternative nicotine-delivery products include e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapies. "Our plan demonstrates a greater awareness that nicotine, while highly addictive, is delivered through products on a continuum of risk", Gottlieb said in a statement .

Nigeria static on Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Bafana's highest placement in recent years was back in 2010 when they were part of the top 50, although that year also saw their lowest placement when they were - at one point - in 90th place. At the continental level, the Atlas Lions, qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, still rank 4th, behind Tunisia (23rd), Senegal (27th) and DR Congo (39th).

Tiger comes up short, finishes 2nd at Valspar

Casey rallied from five shots behind. Although he admitted to getting "bitten" in the Snake Pit on Saturday, where he was twice in the water, the Englishman avoided any such issues when it matter in the final round to claim victory, a shot ahead of Woods and Patrick Reed .

Karnataka State Flag Design Ready, Awaits Clearance From MHA

In the tweet, Siddaramaiah thanked Kannada organizations, leading Kannada writers and intellectuals for gracefully agreeing with the flag design. The new flag is a tricolour - yellow, white and red. The saffron party had strongly opposed the state flag idea when it was in power in Karnataka, saying it would be against the unity and integrity of the country.

Shami quashes wife Hasin Jahan's adultery charge

It is important to recall that the pacer's wife had taken to Facebook to share her side of the story and posted a series of screenshots to verify her claims of cricketer's extramarital affairs. Meanwhile, actor Ajaz Khan has come out in the open in his support for Shami. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough.

Two dozen arrested in brawl ahead of Richard Spencer speech

All it took was one lunge and white nationalist supporters of Spencer and Antifa protesters went at each other. "What happened outside was really worrisome and heinous", Spencer said. MSU Police Capt. Doug Monette confirmed several arrests were made but didn't provide a total number, Michigan Live reported . Spencer's group sued and both sides agreed to let Spencer speak inside the pavilion after being ordered to mediation by a federal judge.

Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO

The big question is whether the company will achieve the $10 billion valuation it raised in the private markets. As tech publication GeekWire notes , the data center move help saved Dropbox about $75 million over a two-year period. In its IPO filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Dropbox said it has 11 million paying subscribers out of 500 million total registered users in 180 countries.

Study reveals a significant link between heavy alcohol use and dementia

The study used data from the French National Hospital Discharge database, which holds details on all hospital admissions, including patient demographics, reasons for hospital stay, and treatments received. "Before our study ... alcohol was not even listed among the most important risk factors for dementia". What they found was the 57 per cent of these cases were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Kratom Likely Responsible for 28 Salmonella Infections in 20 States, CDC Says

Last month, the CDC sent out a warning about raw sprouts . The CDC's announcement comes two weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released detailed information about 36 people who died after taking kratom and declared that the product likely contains opioids.

Snow melt, rain forecast leads to flood watch

Long range models show that seven day rainfall totals could climb to the five to ten inch range over NE TX, SE OK and SW AR. Heavy rain will continue through midday. With the forecast, meteorologists advise that flash flooding and river flooding are of potential concern. A Flood Watch has been issued for most of Arkansas.

Natural disaster felt across Shropshire

Port Talbot is more than 15 miles from the epicentre near the Swansea Valley village of Cwmllynfell , but tremors were felt as far afield as Liverpool and the English Midlands. Play had to be stopped, with the club's Twitter account reporting: 'Temporary stop in play. A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham.

Oxfam unveils action plan after stain of sexual abuse scandal

She urged all victims of abuse to come forward. Ms Mordaunt said: "We have been very clear that we will not work with any organisation that does not live up to the high standards on safeguarding and protection that we require". It accused the United Kingdom -based charity of covering up an internal inquiry finding that the country director for Chad, Roland van Hauwermeiren , and members of his staff had paid prostitutes for sex in the African country.

North Korea earned $200 million from banned exports, United Nations report finds

North Korea "continued to export almost all the commodities prohibited in the resolutions, generating nearly US$200 million in revenue between January and September 2017", said the report also seen by Agence France-Presse. CNN has obtained key sections of the report from a United Nations diplomat who is not authorized to speak publicly. It confirmed that Myanmar and Syria were cooperating with North Korea's main arms-exporter Komid.

Supreme Court stays execution of Alabama man in judicial override case

The state has asked the court to let the execution proceed Thursday. The court delayed the Thursday execution that had been scheduled as it decides whether to review claims that strokes have left Madison incompetent and that his sentence was unconstitutional.

Earliest human fossil outside of Africa found in Israel cave

And the teeth look surprisingly modern for their age, Bailey observes. "Our research makes sense of many recent anthropological and genetic finds ", he added. In the last decade alone major discoveries have been made in Jebel Irhoud Morroco & Daoxian China that contest the oldest know Homo Sapien and the furthest known migration of our earliest ancestors to the Far East.

K'taka bandh: Schools, colleges in Ballari to stay shut tomorrow

The impact of the bandh was mainly experienced in the northern districts of the southern state as public services remained completely shut. The BJP has alleged that Congress government has a role to play in the selection of dates as they are coinciding with the visits of Shah and Modi.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his cognitive health

By Sunday, Perdue and Cotton were flatly denying Trump used the vulgarities. There appears to be little difference in meaning between the two words. "Lindsey - he meant well - but I said, 'Well, how many Republicans agree with this?'" Trump said.

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh and Myanmar recently discussed and finalised the text (of the agreement) to facilitate the return of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh", he said. The military denies ethnic cleansing, saying its security forces had mounted legitimate counter-insurgency clearance operations. Myint Kyaing, permanent secretary at Myanmar's Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, told Reuters earlier this month Myanmar would be ready to begin processing least 150 people a day through each of the ...

Flu virus to blame for deaths of 45 Oklahomans

So far, officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health say that 45 people have died from the virus since September. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season nationwide is far worse than what they saw past year at this time.

What goes around… 'S***hole' emblazoned onto Trump's DC hotel

What was going on in his mind when US President Donald Trump reportedly called African nations and Haiti "sh*thole" countries at a meeting to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, only he may know. Trump asked why the U.S. should accept immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa, rather than places like Norway. Understandably, Trump has taken a lot of criticism for the remark.

Millie Bobby Brown Is Set To Play Sherlock Holmes' Sister Enola Holmes

The films will be based on USA author Nancy Springer's popular Enola Holmes Mysteries , with the British actress set to star as Enola, Sherlock Holmes's younger sister. The series covers six novels, and has been nominated for an Edgar Award . Strangers Things standout Millie Bobby Brown has a new role on her agenda.

Gaming to be recognised as mental Health disorder by WHO in 2018

The symptoms of " gaming disorder " are actually not all that different from a more traditional substance abuse disorder, save for the hangovers and physical withdrawals. This isn't a particularly new realization, as there have been rehab centers for gaming addiction founded in the past. By adding "gaming disorder" to the ICD, WHO will make the health condition an official diagnosis that can be used by health care workers, including doctors, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told CNN .

Soaring overdose deaths cut USA life expectancy for 2nd year

Fatal overdoses that involved fentanyl and fentanyl-like drugs doubled in one year, to more than 19,000, mostly from illegally made pills or powder, which is often mixed with heroin or other drugs. Some states have been hit worse than others; in OH, morgues are running out of space, and West Virginia spent $1 million last fiscal year transporting corpses.

Verify: If The Flu Shot Is 10% Effective, Should You Get It?

Federal flu forecaster Dave Osthus at the Los Alamos National Laboratory told Business Insider that flu levels are looking a little higher than average for this time of year, but they're still within a normal range. Saul said he's seen only a few flu cases at Bridgeport Hospital so far this season, but expects it to pick up soon. But the reason the 2017 shot isn't preventing as many cases of the H3N2 strain is that while scientists were growing the virus in chicken eggs, that strain mutated.

Will County Health Department: 2017-2018 flu season

Prior to that, the county had logged 34 cases in the entire nine weeks of this year's flu season . When more people are infected with the flu, there's more of a chance that these kids will become infected. "We're expecting a fairly severe flu season", said Swift. "Generally, we do know that influenza and other illnesses are more common in those who are school age and people who are out and about more ".

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign

The House Ethics Committee later announced that is had opened an investigation of allegations Mr. Franks "engaged in conducted that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment". Franks has served in the House since 2003 and is known as a fierce opponent of legal abortion, recently sponsoring a bill banning abortions after 20-week gestation that passed the House.

City saw sharp rise in juvenile crimes in 2016: NCRB report

The data released by the NCRB only reflects the number of cases that have been registered with the police. While 9.5% of all Indian Penal Code crimes were reported from Uttar Pradesh , Delhi and Kerala recorded crime rates substantially higher than the national average of 233 per lakh population.

NC Police: Missing three-year-old girl is believed to be dead

Authorities arrested a North Carolina man in connection to the disappearance of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter . Investigators believe, due to evidence gathered, that Mariah is deceased. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Earl Kimrey is being held on more than $1 million bond in the Onslow County Detention Center on charges that include concealing a death and obstruction of justice.

Iceland eyes 'romantic' World Cup debut against Messi

Iceland is not a pushover, and many in the soccer world feel that Argentina , a two-time World Cup victor, drew one of the toughest groups in the tournament. "I hope that Icelandic fans will come to Russian Federation and stay at least for the three first games, and then I don't know how long they will stay, but hopefully they will see us through to the end of the tournament".

This Japanese firm rewards non-smoker employees to promote productive work culture

Representative ImageThis is exactly what a Tokyo-based company Piala Inc. did when they received a complaint from their suggestion box saying that smoking was affecting the quality of work. The move is aimed at enhancing employees' health by preventing their exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, scientifically confirmed as causing health risks.