Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

May 28, 2017

… risks became more widespread in the 1950s. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco Trevor Palethorpe, from John Pye Auctions, said the “rare paintings” had only been seen by a small number of people and had never been on public display. He added that the collection included an “eclectic range of pieces that have a strong history attached to them”. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPixal App Yearly Adsviser 2.0 Full …

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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

May 24, 2017

… replace Obamacare, they were asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russias meddling in the presidential campaign. But even with some of the pressure off, they appear to have made only a little headway enough to identify the key issues dividing them but not to make much progress on resolving those differences. A substantial number of Senate Republicans have made it clear they for the House bill, which would reduce regulations on health insurance, …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

… of deportation. Fadia Najib Thabet is a Yemeni woman who worked with the United Nations to reduce the number of child soldiers fighting for al Qaeda. The Trump administration has threatened to cut off funding to the United Nations. She also works on behalf of child refugees that, had Trump gotten his travel ban enacted, would have been been barred from the U.S. Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh works with women in Syria displaced by the conflict. Trumps aforementioned travel ban would make life more …

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General election 2017: New warning over social care plans – BBC News

May 22, 2017

The Conservatives’ plan would extend this right to those receiving care in their own homes, who would have to pay until they were down to their last 100,000. BBC Election Live: Rolling text and video updates Reality check: Who could social care changes affect? Tory opposition to social care plans But Sir Steve, who is now policy director for pensions specialist Royal London, said Freedom of Information responses showed a wide variation in the number of deferred payment arrangements …

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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

May 20, 2017

… disease. “But there was this liver disease that was a different yellow. “When they had repeated exposure to TNT, it attacked the liver. It was a poison and caused anaemia and jaundice.” Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Working in the factories was seen by some as a “patriotic act” About a million women worked at thousands of Ministry of Munitions sites during both world wars. But the number of those killed or seriously injured in the line of duty …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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Tesla reportedly treats factory workers like many successful start-ups: Like afterthoughts

May 20, 2017

… herniated neck discs after he spent years on the assembly line with his arms raised above his head to reach cars hanging in the air. Workers believe those injuries and conditions are the result of grueling forced overtime in an unsafe environment, conditions employees believe are the result of managers trying to speed up production so Tesla can hit CEO Elon Musk’s goal of rolling out 500,000 new cars in 2018, which would be close to a 500 percent increase on the number produced in 2016. …

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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

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‘Heart attack risk’ for common Nsaid painkillers – BBC News

May 10, 2017

… there are a number of factors that make it difficult to be absolutely certain of the link. Image copyright iStock What about over-the-counter use? This paper looks at patients prescribed painkillers rather than people buying them in a shop or taking them without medical advice. But Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard said the study should also raise awareness among patients who self-medicated with Nsaids to treat their pain. According to NHS advice, people should generally take the lowest dose …

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Lena Dunham had the perfect response to this magazine’s ‘diet tips’

May 10, 2017

… even more trying to understand if the conflict was resolved) 16. bladder spasms, urinary frequency and urgency * 17. having your phone number leaked and violent images texted to your phone by randos under names like VERYFATCHUCKYBOY@creepz.com 18. keeping your back arched against the wind 19. um, who the fuck cares? 20. I have no tips I give no tips I don’t want to be on this cover cuz it’s diametrically opposed to everything I’ve fought my whole career for and it’s not a …

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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” Women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 29, 2017

… in the same way that we have in the games community,” Pollack said. “There are a number of VR events being produced around the world right now a lot of summits and expos and demos but none with a specific focus about how VR can be applied to social change across different sectors.” SEE ALSO: How virtual reality is helping patients alleviate their pain Erik Martin, former policy adviser at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration, …

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United Airlines had the most animal deaths of all U.S. airlines two years in a row

April 28, 2017

… transports. The top animal deaths by airline for 2016 are as follows: United Airlines: 9 deaths, 14 injuries Delta Airlines: 5 deaths, 5 injuries American Airlines: 4 deaths, 1 injury Hawaiian Airlines: 3 deaths, 0 injuries Alaska Airlines: 2 deaths, 1 injury Skywest Airlines: 2 deaths, 1 injury ExpressJet: 1 death, 0 injuries In 2015, United Airlines once again had the highest number of animal deaths with 14 animals dying during transportation and eight sustaining injuries. …

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An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

April 28, 2017

(CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands …

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Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK’ – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… research on smoking in Australia after packaging rules were changed. They said the following changes could occur over the next year in the UK: no change in the number of cigarettes smoked by those continuing to smoke a 6% increase in people trying to give up smoking an increase in calls to quit smoking helplines Prof Ann McNeill, lead review author from King’s College London, said there was evidence that standardised packaging made people less likely to be motivated to smoke and reduced …

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 25, 2017

But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on women. Women in this country already face a …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… have a place to realize these dreams, find stability, make lifelong friends, and discover the strength they have inside to be whoever they want to be,” Van Bramer said in a statement. Burgess said, “It is not easy what we are going through. Some of the girls don’t have the opportunity to get out of their rooms and build those relationships. Having a troop here where there are plenty of girls to support each other is important.” And their troop number, 6000, is one they …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 23, 2017

… of the best ways to bring people together Barker says: “Music is probably the number one way to touch someone. It’s nostalgic, it speaks to both the past and the future. The sounds resonate with in ways that are special.” 5. Humor is a powerful way to disarm people and help them see your point Barker says: “[Humor] is probably one of the most powerful tools we have. One of the most important things in life is having a giggle. We don’t do it often enough. Having a …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

… had given up on dating apps,” Lebbate said. “I couldn’t find anyone who also smoked weed. It’s something that’s part of me. I use medical marijuana for health ailments, and a lot of people aren’t cool with that.” Will recreational marijuana soon be legal nationwide? A large number of High There users are between the ages of 22 and 40. “We have a significant amount of members who are older, whether they are veterans (battling …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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New Study Suggests U.S. Has A Lot Of ‘Closet’ Atheists

April 19, 2017

But the percentage may actually be much higher, because the stigma surrounding disbelief in God likely prevents people from honestly answering pollsters questions about their beliefs, according to a newreport by University of Kentucky psychologists Will Gervais and Maxine Najle. Gervais and Najles report, to be published in the next issue of the journalSocial Psychological and Personality Science, concluded the true number of American atheists may be as high as 26 percent of the population. …

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ ditches the Season Pass (maybe) and its fractured community

April 16, 2017

… and fewer returned for the new content drops, a shrinking number of people had access to absolutely everything. That, in turn, made it more difficult to find matches or even play with friends who hadn’t kept on top of add-ons. While the details of Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s post-release life remain vague, we can confirm one major change: the Season Pass which amounts to a discounted DLC pre-purchase is no more. Bernd Diemer, DICE’s Battlefront II creative director, confirmed …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… baby’s health and her own. But Consolata’s district, with a population of 500,000 people, has only three ambulances. Getting to a doctor in time seemed impossible. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South Sudan So she took out her mobile phone and dialed a special hotline number to get an “ambulance taxi” a revolutionary aspect of the Vodafone Foundation’s maternal health program in Tanzania’s rural Lake Zone. …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York Times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant lead. And the lack of party registration in Georgia makes …

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Vending machines dispensing clean needles are coming to Las Vegas

April 15, 2017

… offer such a service. SEE ALSO: Rejoice: champagne vending machines are finally here The machines will soon pop up around Las Vegas, but anyone who wants to use them will first have to register to get a card they can swipe, according to theLas Vegas Review-Journal. The cards will have an ID number that allows each user to get up to two packs of needles per week, but those who want to register won’t have to give up personal information to do so. The machines will dole out packages of 10 …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… all children get the help and support they need. “We are strengthening the links between schools and NHS mental health staff and later this year will publish proposals for further improving services and preventative work. “Schools can teach about mental health in a number of ways and we have funded the PSHE Association to provide guidance for teachers on how to do this. “We have already announced plans for every secondary school in the country to be offered mental health …

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