Day: April 8, 2019

Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up

  NEW YORK  — As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country’s biggest public health successes : curbing cigarette smoking. Though there are notable differences in health research findings on tobacco and marijuana, […]

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds

NEW YORK  — Sniffling, sore-throated kids seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor’s office or clinic, according to a new study. Many of those prescriptions disregarded medical guidelines, raising the risk they could cause side effects […]

Trump choice at Homeland Security focuses on border

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking […]

NGT raps Delhi pollution control panel over air quality

New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) over its failure to control air pollution in the national capital, saying it was avoiding its duties. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed the Delhi chief secretary to look […]

Periyar statue found vandalised in TN

Pudukottai :  A life-size statue of rationalist leader and Dravidian movement founder E V Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was found vandalised at Aranthangi in the district Monday, police said. The statue located near the government hospital was found with the head dislodged and lying on the ground, they […]

Stalin hails HC ruling on Salem-Chennai highway project

Chennai :  Opposition DMK Monday welcomed the Madras High Court order quashing the land acquisition process for the Salem-Chennai green corridor project, saying it has dealt a ‘death blow’ to the K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu. DMK president and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly M K […]

BJP rookie to take on Cong veteran in Bangalore South

Bengaluru :  The stage is set for a high stakes battle in Karnataka’s Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, considered a BJP stronghold, where the saffron party’s Tejasvi Surya, a newcomer, will take on Congress veteran B K Hariprasad. Union minister Ananth Kumar had held the seat since 1996. Kumar […]

Thousands of Sudanese press on with rally outside army HQ

Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign. Chanting “Sudan is rising, the army is rising,” crowds massed outside the Khartoum complex that also […]

UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

The British government said on Monday it will explore making social media executives personally liable for harmful content published on their platforms, in a raft of new online safety proposals. The plans unveiled in a policy paper, which also include creating an independent regulator, aim to tackle all […]

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