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Antibiotics sales for use in US farm animals rose in 2015, FDA reports

LOS ANGELES –  U.S. sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals increased 1 percent from 2014 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Thursday. The report comes as scientists warn that regular use of antibiotics to promote growth and prevent illness in healthy farm animals contributes to the rise of dangerous, antibiotic-resistant “superbug” infections, which kill at least 23,000 Americans each year and pose a significant threat to global health. An estimated 70 percent of antibiotics used to fight human…

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Man who ate potatoes for a year reports dramatic weight loss

 (iStock) A man who set out to eat nothing but potatoes for an entire year has said that in addition to shaving off more than 100 pounds, he’s come off antidepressants and his cholesterol levels have lowered. Andrew Taylor, of Melbourne, Australia, said that while he was criticized for his diet at first, it helped him break his addiction to unhealthy food, News.com.au reported. Taylor, who used to binge on soda and deep-fried food, has posted his journey with potatoes on social media and said that his social life hasn’t…

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Reports Warn of Explosion in Cancer Deaths Among Women

Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 — roughly the population of Denmark. This represented a near 60-percent increase in less than two decades, said an analysis conducted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), released Tuesday at the World Cancer Congress in Paris. As the global population grows and ages, the highest toll will be among women in poor and middle-income countries, it said, and much of it from cancers…

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AIIMS reports 9 dengue deaths, toll 18

The hospital said a total of 96 patients were admitted to AIIMS, of whom 56 have been discharged. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday reported nine deaths of patients suffering from dengue since September 1, taking the toll in the national capital from the mosquito-borne disease to 18 so far. “AIIMS has reported the death of nine patients suffering from dengue since September 1. A total of 96 patients suffering from dengue were admitted in the hospital of whom 56 have been discharged till now,” said a…

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FBI makes a decision Provisionally no longer to proportion iPhone Hack approach: reports

The FBI has provisionally determined no longer to percentage an iPhone unlocking mechanism used by a contractor to open the smartphone of one of the San Bernardino shooters due to the fact the employer does not very own the mechanism, US authorities sources said on Tuesday. The FBI is anticipated within days to jot down to the White residence explaining why the corporation can’t proportion the unlocking mechanism with other authorities businesses, Apple or different 1/3 parties, stated the resources, who asked to remain anonymous. several US government assets said…

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White House Declines to Support Encryption Legislation: Reports

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, sources familiar with the discussions said. The decision all but assures that the years-long political impasse over encryption will continue even in the wake of the high-profile effort by the Department of Justice to force Apple to break into an iPhoneused by a gunman in last December’s shootings in San Bernardino, California. President Obama suggested in remarks last month…

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