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He reaffirmed that Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on February 16, 2019; Governorship/ state Assembly/ FCT Area Council elections are slated March 2, 2019. He also announced November 17 as the last date for the withdrawal or replacement of candidate (s) for president and NASS elections, and December 1 for governorship and state house of assembly elections.
  • 2017/2018 flu season strongest since 2009 — CDC

    2017/2018 flu season strongest since 2009 — CDC

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    The extra influenza B strain as well as the aggressive A strain, H3N2, (dubbed "Aussie flu ") are behind the rise in flu cases this winter. According to Health Canada, influenza (the flu) is among the leading causes of death in Canada, causing more than 12,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths annually.
  • This common painkiller could be negatively affecting male fertility

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    Each dose was 600mg, equivalent to three over-the-counter pills. A study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular ibuprofen use may lead to compensated hypogonadism , a condition that can lead to infertility, erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of bone and muscle mass, among other symptoms.
  • Widespread Flu Hits Earlier This Season

    Widespread Flu Hits Earlier This Season

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    In the metro area, flu numbers are up. "There are early indicators that this influenza season is a little bit more severe compared to prior influenza seasons". Hundreds of thousands have been forced to miss school and work due to the outbreak. Current levels are higher than most flu seasons since 2009-2010, according to state records.
  • Middle-aged couch potatoes can reverse heart damage with regular exercise, study shows

    Middle-aged couch potatoes can reverse heart damage with regular exercise, study shows

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    The study, published in the journal Circulation , analysed the hearts of 53 adults aged 45-64 who were healthy but had no history of exercising regularly. Even for people who may not be able to stick to the complete regimen, some exercise is better than none, and physical activity comes with a variety of benefits for the whole body, not just for the heart-like lowering disease-causing inflammation, for example, and improving blood pressure and blood sugar readings.
  • Delta Polls: PDP Wins 23 LGAs, DSIEC Orders Rerun In Two Councils

    Delta Polls: PDP Wins 23 LGAs, DSIEC Orders Rerun In Two Councils

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    The main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress won in only ward 02 of Aniocha North Local Government Area. "For example, a DSIEC returning officer at Ozoro in Isoko North Local Government Area was arrested at a hotel annex in Ozoro facilitating illegal thumb-printing of votes, and was handed over to the Nigeria Police at Ozoro", he stated.
  • Playing of national anthem in cinema halls not mandatory

    Playing of national anthem in cinema halls not mandatory

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    The affidavit said that the Inter-Ministerial Committee, which will be headed by the Additional Secretary (Border Management) in the Ministry of Home Affairs, has been set up by an order on December 5. The court's order came on a public interest litigation (PIL) by Shayam Narayan Chouksey seeking framing of guidelines on the playing of the national anthem.
  • AP Top 25 men's basketball: Villanova regains top spot

    AP Top 25 men's basketball: Villanova regains top spot

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    The USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll was released on Monday, with four Big Ten teams ranked or receiving votes among the top 25 in the ballot. The Wildcats received 52 of the 65 first-place votes, easily finding a spot ahead of No. 2 West Virginia . Considering the 'Cats had just fallen out of the top spot by losing the previous weekend, it was possible that West Virginia , which beat No.
  • Google Doodle pays tribute to Har Gobind Khorana on his 96th birthday

    Google Doodle pays tribute to Har Gobind Khorana on his 96th birthday

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    In 1960, Dr. Khorana shifted to the Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin. After less than five years, Khorana again made a scientific breakthrough by constructing the first synthetic gene. Khorana died November 9, 2011, at the age of 89. The tiny engineered organism was a massive leap forward, helping launch the biotechnology sector and blazing a trail for scientists looking to manipulate life at its most fundamental levels, including recent work on editing genomes ...
  • Three AAP candidates elected to RS

    Three AAP candidates elected to RS

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    Following Maken's claim, the returning officer made a decision to conduct a fresh review of the application on Monday, January 8. Confirming the media reports, Delhi's deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, on Wednesday said that three names put forward by the party for the Rajya Sabha seats were Sanjay Singh, Narayan Gupta and Sushil Gupta.
  • Mt. Washington tied for second coldest place on Earth Saturday

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    Washington Observatory, told the Times , "We basically just start saying it's stupid cold outside". The ambient air temperature on the summit Saturday morning was -38 degrees with a wind chill making it feel like 97 below. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is "home of the world's worst weather", as it is celebrated by the observatory, a non-profit organization. This is a great time to mention that climate change is happening folks, and these kinds of weird weather phenomenons are only ...