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Sex rarely makes heart stop beating

Sex rarely makes heart stop beating

Patients who experienced sudden cardiac arrest linked to sexual activity had higher rates of ventricular fibrillation - a serious cardiac rhythm disturbance - and tachycardia, a higher-than-normal heart rate. The investigation additionally discovered CPR was performed in just a single third of the cases, regardless of them being seen by an accomplice. Despite another partner being present in all sex-linked SCAs, just one-third of those patients received immediate CPR. Read More

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Michigan State's last-second field goal sinks Penn State's playoff hopes

Michigan State's last-second field goal sinks Penn State's playoff hopes

No team that needs help from other teams to get in the College Football Playoff is promised anything. The Nittany Lions get the win, and in spectacular fashion - they've got a point to prove after all. The offenses were moving easily suddenly, but teams traded interceptions on the next two possessions. Ultimately, not even Mother Nature could save the Nittany Lions from the tail end of a three-game East Division maelstrom. Read More

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Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge against Kevin Spacey

Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge against Kevin Spacey

Spacey , who plays the show's male lead, Frank Underwood - a role that won him a Golden Globe in 2015 - has been at the center of a sexual abuse controversy that erupted in recent weeks. Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey at the bar of London's Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey was artistic director from 2004-15, and the actor tried to fondle him against his will. Read More

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College Football Playoff National Championship Game Sites For 2021-2024 Announced

College Football Playoff National Championship Game Sites For 2021-2024 Announced

College Football Playoff officials have awarded the 2023 national championship game to the $2.6-billion stadium that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood. The BCS National Championship Game was played in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl Stadium in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Los Angeles has a long history of hosting college football national championship games under the old Bowl Championship Series format. Read More

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Fewer hospitals in MI have 'A' grades for safety

Maryland hospitals - which previously had been the only hospitals exempt from public reporting at the national level due to a federal waiver - performed poorly in their first grading, ranking Maryland among the bottom 10 states. "This "A" rating for our hospital from The Leapfrog Group is a confirmation of the steadfast commitment to enhancing patient safety by HSHS St. Anthony's colleagues and medical staff", said Theresa Rutherford, President and CEO of HSHS St. Read More

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What President Trump's Public Health Emergency Declaration Means for the Opioid Crisis

What President Trump's Public Health Emergency Declaration Means for the Opioid Crisis

Trump said his plan would include a requirement that federally employed prescribers be trained in safe practices for opioid prescriptions, and a new federal initiative to develop nonaddictive painkillers, as well as intensified efforts to block shipments of fentanyl, a cheap and extremely potent synthetic opioid manufactured in China, into the United States. Read More

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Regular marijuana users have more sex

Regular marijuana users have more sex

The survey explicitly queries respondents on how many times they have had intercourse with a member of the opposite sex in the past four weeks, and how frequently they have smoked marijuana over the past 12 months. "If anything, it's associated with increased coital frequency", he said. The study is the first to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States. Read More

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Local police departments host prescription drug take-back day

Local police departments host prescription drug take-back day

This weekend, local law enforcement is providing three sites in Pulaski County for residents to turn in their unused or unwanted prescription medications so they don't end up in the wrong hands. According to DHEC, the DEA can only accept pills or patches, not accept liquids, needles, or sharps. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Read More

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SC asks govt to take call on national anthem in cinema halls

SC asks govt to take call on national anthem in cinema halls

The bench responded: "Not singing the national anthem in movie halls is not a sign of being anti-national". The cinema halls are places of entertainment. "Needless to say that the discretion to regulate would also include not to regulate also, if the Centre so wishes", the court said. "Are we [Supreme Court] supposed to enforce all this?" "What stops you from exercising your power". Read More

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In Germany, flying insects are disappearing at a rapid rate

In Germany, flying insects are disappearing at a rapid rate

The long-term study used Malaise traps - a sophisticated kind of insect net which catches a wide variety of insects - set up in 63 German nature protection areas over the course of 27 years. According to Caspar Hallmann (Radboud University), who performed the statistical analyses, "All these areas are protected and a lot of them are managed nature reserves". Read More

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India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a media statement. The report comes as similar attacks occurred in Paktia and Ghazni provinces on Thursday which left more than 69 people killed or injured. Standing at a post overlooking Afghan villages across the border, Zakaria said troops and paramilitary forces had defeated militants by launching several operations in the troubled region, which was a longtime stronghold for al-Qaida and the Taliban, as well as criminal gangs. Read More

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Overreactions from Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin

Overreactions from Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin

What Taylor did was all too familiar for the Cornhuskers . In 2014 Gordon ran for a then-NCAA record 408 yards against the Huskers. Lee added two carries for five yards in the game, as Nebraska managed 110 rushing yards on the night after Patrick O'Brien was sacked for a seven-yard loss on the Huskers' final drive of the game. Read More

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NRL grand final: What you need to know

NRL grand final: What you need to know

Michael Morgan has been the A through to Z factor in attack, but Jake Granville is the player who could really explode in the decider. "This Sunday's grand final will be the first grand final in history where not one New South Wales Origin player will step foot on the field". Read More

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World's heaviest 500-kg lady passes away in Abu Dhabi

World's heaviest 500-kg lady passes away in Abu Dhabi

Doctors described her death as being due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction. When she left, she weighed around 176 kg. Her sister started a campaign online to help raise awareness about her plight. "We never thought something like this will happen to her". Following a meeting with doctors, it was decided Eman would be flown to the United Arab Emirates to continue her treatment. Read More

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Pennsylvania Receives Long-Awaited Credit Downgrade

Pennsylvania Receives Long-Awaited Credit Downgrade

Instead, year after year, budgets passed with Republican majorities have been balanced with one-year revenues, phantom funds, and other budgetary gimmicks. But spending has declined as share of state GDP for the last five years, and the main reason for our structural deficit is cuts to corporate taxes and our upside-down tax system. Read More

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Tim Cook reckons $999 is a value price for the iPhone X

Tim Cook reckons $999 is a value price for the iPhone X

This is not the first time that Tim Cook has defended the price of the iPhone but it looks like the CEO of Apple might have gone a little too far when he claimed that the iPhone X's $999 price tag is considered a " Value Price ". If you add these costs, Apple's profit margins on the iPhone X aren't going to be that high. Chris Velazco noted that the glass exterior of the iPhone 8 has kept his handset free of nicks and scratches, in addition to enabling wireless charging. Read More

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Meteorologists had a major clue that Hurricane Maria would be devastating

Officials have urged residents to seek shelter and warned that the category 4 storm's powerful winds would be life-threatening. The eye of the storm can be clearly seen in the video, with swirling cloud surrounding it. Men remove boats from the water ahead of Hurricane Maria in the Galbas area of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe . A Hurricane watch is in effect for Puerto Rico. Read More

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India Seeks Deportation of Rohingya for Security Reasons

India Seeks Deportation of Rohingya for Security Reasons

It says the Rohingya can not use the 1951 Refugee Convention or the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees since India was not a signatory to either. Last October, following attacks on border posts in Rakhine's Maungdaw district, security forces launched a five-month crackdown in which, according to Rohingya groups, around 400 people were killed. Read More

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One dead, others wounded in Washington state school shooting

One dead, others wounded in Washington state school shooting

Kids and teachers huddled in locked-down classrooms, while parents rushed to school in an agonizing wait for news. He was stopped by a member of the school's faculty. "They just sounded like popping", the student said. Describing the carnage, a witness was quoted in the media as saying, "I was putting my backpack away and I heard a loud pop, and I turned around". Read More

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Modi stands by Suu Kyi

Modi stands by Suu Kyi

Around 40,000 Rohingyas are said to be staying illegally in India. India estimates almost 40,000 Rohingya Muslims have already made India their home over the last five years and has announced plans to deport the illegal immigrants back to Myanmar . Read More

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'Mind-boggling': Only 3 percent of voters think Trump discouraged white supremacists

'Mind-boggling': Only 3 percent of voters think Trump discouraged white supremacists

Republicans, white voters with no college and white men approve of the job of the president. Just under 60% of respondents said President Trump's decisions and behaviour have encouraged white supremacist groups. "Elected on his strength as a deal-maker, but now overwhelmingly considered a divider, President Donald Trump has a big negative job approval rating and low scores on handling issues", Malloy said Wednesday. Read More

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