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FDA clears Merck's Keytruda for cancers with certain genetic traits

FDA clears Merck's Keytruda for cancers with certain genetic traits

Merck & Co has won an accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its cancer drug Keytruda Tuesday, a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature. Keytruda is administered as an intravenous infusion over 30 minutes every three weeks for the approved indications. In a groundbreaking approval, the FDA has paved the way for the country's first cancer medication that isn't targeted at only one part of the body. Read More

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Newly-freed Chibok girls meet Nigerian president

Newly-freed Chibok girls meet Nigerian president

Mr Buhari said he was joyous that they were free. The personal assistant to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari , Bashir Ahmad, tweeted that "huge numbers" had been released. "We still have 113 out there waiting to be brought back home but right now, we are delighted, its a happy day and we are looking forward to the fact that 82 families would be able to have undiluted joy when they finally are reunited with their daughters". Read More

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USA to ban carry-on laptops on most global flights

Extending the restrictions to Europe would have a much larger impact on the industry than the ban in the Middle East. A French official with direct knowledge about Friday's meeting said France planned to push back against the measure, saying there was no information to suggest a significant increase in the terror threat. Read More

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Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Megan Lestino, vice-president of public policy for the National Adoption Council, said she knows about faith-based adoption agencies across the US that have denied LGBT and other prospective parents. Five other states have passed similar proposals, the AP noted. The bill specifically notes that agencies may not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, or ethnicity, throwing into stark relief the legislature's intent to harm religious minorities, unmarried women, LGBTQ communities, ... Read More

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Right-wing outfit burns effigy of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Right-wing outfit burns effigy of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Opposition parties have questioned PM Modi's silence over the issue. As for Mehbooba reaching out to the PM, the differences between the BJP and PDP remain despite a high-level meeting between her and Modi in New Delhi last month. "He, however, didn't try", she said. She said, "He (former PM Manmohan Singh) had repeatedly said he wants to visit his ancestral home in Lahore". She pointed out that militancy in Kashmir had declined during that period and there was peace on the border. Read More

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May is for mental health awareness

May is for mental health awareness

While the material covered in each course is unique, both certification trainings are 8-hours long and both teach participants how to recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses and substance use disorders, de-escalate crisis situations safely and initiate timely referrals to mental health and substance abuse resources available in the community. Read More

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Medical Pot Laws Seen Boosting Non-Medical Cannabis Use

Medical Pot Laws Seen Boosting Non-Medical Cannabis Use

Then, he said , officials could weigh the health benefits of medical marijuana to people like cancer patients who need the medication against the risks of increased use among the general population. Last November, Nevada, along with California, Maine and MA, voted to join Colorado, Washington, Alaska and OR in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Read More

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Nike's Celebrating Equality on Jackie Robinson Day

The 6-foot-5 tall bronze statue, by Oakland sculptor Branly Cadet, depicts Robinson as a rookie in 1947 sliding into home plate, a nod to his aggressive baserunning. - andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) April 15, 2017 " A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives". Jackie Robinson is immortalized by statues in Canada, Connecticut, Florida and New Jersey, and by two statues in NY. Read More

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IEA says global oil market now close to balance

IEA says global oil market now close to balance

But the organisation predicted supply would grow in coming months, with United States oil-producing firms driving the increase. If OPEC decides to extend the production cut deal a further six months during its meeting on 25 May, this would provide further support to oil prices but imply bigger stock drawdowns, the agency said. Read More

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