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Global TB-diabetes epidemic looms, experts warn

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:04
Paris (AFP) - A report warned Wednesday of a looming tuberculosis-diabetes epidemic as the two diseases intertwine in many countries, driven in part by a rise in unhealthy lifestyles. Having diabetes triples a person's risk of contracting TB, which killed about 1.5 million people last year, said the report compiled by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the World Diabetes Foundation. A growing link has been observed between diabetes -- a disease…
Vanished Broncos fan found safe
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 23:58
Paul Kitterman, the 53-year-old father who went missing during halftime at Thursday's Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game, has been found safe, police said tonight. Denver police made the announcement on their Twitter account: "DPD confirming that Paul Kitterman has been located and is safe after going missing from the Bronco Game." Later they added: "Paul Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colorado. Again, he is unharmed. All questions should be directed to the family." Pueblo is…
Unmanned U.S. supply rocket explodes on liftoff
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 23:58
By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m.
Major Islamic State battle taking shape
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:47
Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) - Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters set off from their base in northern Iraq Tuesday to support militia forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobane from the Islamic State group. Military trucks loaded with weapons departed from the base northeast of the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Arbil bound for the besieged town on the Turkish frontier, an AFP correspondent said. More than three dozen vehicles carrying 80 fighters, machineguns and artillery…
Former officials: White House did little to stop Islamic State's ascent
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:43
President Obama’s former ambassador to Iraq says in a new interview that his administration “did almost nothing” in response to intelligence warnings earlier this year that Islamic State radicals were gaining ground in Iraq and threatening the country’s stability. “The administration not only was warned by everybody back in January, it actually announced that it was going to intensify support against ISIS with the Iraqi armed forces. And it did almost nothing,” says James Jeffrey,…
As 'Hunt for Reds in October' fails, new Russia military threat seen
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:42
Ebola-free nurse to leave Atlanta hospital
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 06:39
View gallery.Amber Vinson photographed in her Atlanta hospital room last week. (AP/Amber Vinson) DALLAS – Amber Vinson, one of two Texas nurses to contract Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, will be released Tuesday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, officials said. Vinson, 29, was admitted to the hospital’s Serious Communicable Disease Unit on Oct. 15 and was declared free of the deadly virus last week.
Kim Jong-Un's absence explained?
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 06:39
South Korea's spy agency believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who recently dropped out of public view for nearly six weeks, had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday. In a briefing for legislators, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said it also had information that Kim had demoted around 200 military officers and that 50 executions had been carried out in the North so far this year.
Yahoo News Midterm Elections Digital Event
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 06:39
Katie Couric, Yahoo Global News Anchor will lead special midterm election reaction beginning at 11pmET on November 4th. The Midterm Mixer will stream on Yahoo.com from Washington D.C’s Capitol Lounge bar. In front of a live audience, Katie will be joined by special guests including Grover Norquist, Politico’s Mike Allen, CPAC’s Neera Tanden, strategist Jamal Simmons, David Swerdlick from The Root, and members of Yahoo New’s political team including columnist Matt Bai and White House…
Federal health official says states have options
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 05:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn't forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers. A hodgepodge of state policies, some of which directly contradict Obama's recommendations, has sowed confusion about what's really needed to stop Ebola from spreading in the United States. While public health advocates denounce state quarantines as draconian and…

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