Merriam-Webster's 2017 Word Of The Year: 'Feminism'

Merriam-Webster, a leading dictionary publication since 1828, said feminism was chosen based on a "quantitative measure of interest". The word " feminism " has been part of most conversations this year. The word spiked again in late February, after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told the Conservative Political Action Conference that it was hard for her to call herself a feminist "because it seems to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion in this context".

Trump says senator 'would do anything' for cash

But it's important to note she wasn't the only senator pushing for him to step down. In fact, Gillibrand's acquisition of a mocking nickname might be a sign that Trump views her as a long-term political threat. "He is an admitted sexual predator and the only thing that will stop him is his resignation", Hirono said. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., called it "an ugly and suggestive tweet, and we all know what he was trying to say there, and it is beneath the office of the presidency".

Huntington's Disease might be Cured Permanently Now due to the Discovered Drug

The Swiss pharmaceutical goliath Roche has paid a $45m permit expense to take the medication forward to clinical utilize. They found that IONIS-HTTRx could successfully lower the levels of the mutant huntingtin. "The fact that it does work is really remarkable". The trial involved 46 men and women from the UK, Germany and Canada. This kind of closely matched relationship normally indicates a drug is having a powerful effect.

Flu Vaccine May Only Be 10 Percent Effective This Year

After people receive their flu shot , it is important to take preventative measures to continue staying healthy, health officials said. "We generally start seeing an increase about now, and we'll gradually see more as time goes on". "We're seeing earlier cases, and the predominant strain is H3N2, which is different from prior seasons", he adds. "It doesn't necessarily mean flu shots won't work here, or suggest how intense our flu season will be, but it's a good predictor", Crain stated.

Natural disaster of 5.5 magnitude hits Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand; epicentre East Dehradun

However, no casualties have reported yet; the reports suggested Uttrakhand was the epicentre of the natural disaster. Officials said that no immediate loss of life and property has been reported from across the state. In Dehradun, many people stepped out of their buildings after the tremors, reported news agency ANI . There have been no reports of any damage so far.

UN Political Chief to Visit N. Korea

Dujarric added that Feltman's visit comes in response to an invitation that has been pending for some time, and which aims to maintain a dialogue between Pyongyang and the UN. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, have traded insults and engaged in escalating rhetoric in recent months.

Ex-president of Yemen killed by rebels

The development was confirmed by Saleh's General People's Congress party. He did not mention Mr Saleh's death. "It is not unusual or surprising that Saleh turns back on a partnership he never believed in", the group's political bureau said in a statement.

England should succeed after kind Tunisia group

The Three Lions face Roberto Martinez's much-fancied Belgians in Kaliningrad in their final group game, and will begin their tournament against the Tunisians - just as they did at France 98. Spurs and England frontman Harry Kane also tweeted his reaction to the draw, saying: "Belgium, Tunisia and Panama!" Southgate's under-stated approach will help, however, with the former England midfielder not prone to over-hyping his team.

Five arrested after shootout in Delhi, illegal arms recovered

According to the police, they first went upstairs and told the occupants of Flat Number 204 to surrender. The local district police assisted them in the operation. "Some people inside the building were also firing shots", said Ramesh, who lives near the Dwarka Mor Metro station . A team of Punjab police along was zeroing in on a gang of carjackers who mostly operate in Punjab and South Delhi.

Sex not a risk factor for heart attack

In any case, sex is an uncommon trigger for sudden heart failure. One in 100 cases of cardiac arrest in men was associated with sexual activity , compared with one in 1000 cases in women. Goldberg suggested that "doctors really should be discussing this information with their patients to allay their fears they may have after a cardiac diagnosis, that most people return safely to having sexual activity".

Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires' disease sickens park visitors

Nine of those people had visited Disneyland in September before they developed the illness. Disneyland was informed of the cases October 27, chemically treating and voluntarily shutting down two cooling towers to rid them of the Legionella bacteria, said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chief Medical Officer Pamela Hymel.

New vaccine promises life time protection against flu, says research

Apart from the above target, researchers are using different strategies to create a global flu shot vaccine that could target the stem of the protein which has got less chance of changing seasonally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that past year influenza vaccination prevented approximately 5.1 million influenza illnesses, 2.5 million influenza-associated medical visits and 71,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations.

London drivers face £21.50 daily charge for most toxic vehicles

That's on top of an existing £11.50 ($15) congestion charge collected from drivers in the city center. The new charge applies to most vehicles registered before 2006 that do not meet standards introduced in European Union countries in 2005.

Mattis Denies Report Trump Asked For a Massive Enhancement of Nuclear Arsenal

During the July meeting that led to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling the president a " moron " - another piece of NBC reporting that the White House has ridiculed - Trump was shown a slide presentation that depicted America's nuclear stockpile diminishing during the past five decades.

Puerto Rico bonds sink; White House says no debt bailout

We hope that Trump similarly will come around to a recognition of the need to unite the country after disaster strikes, and that he will make his intentions plain in that regard when he addresses his fellow citizens in Puerto Rico tomorrow.

Knox County kicks off school flu vaccination clinics in October

No child is vaccinated with a completed consent form. (NFID), along with public health and medical organizations, urged the public and healthcare professionals to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that everyone age 6 months and older be vaccinated against influenza each year.

Fugitive former Thai PM Yingluck gets five years' jail in absentia

The judgement today for Yingluck was postponed from August 25 when she did not show up in court but left a note to her lawyer to inform the court that she could not arrive in court because she had a balance disorder in the ears. Yingluck had faced up to 10 years in prison for negligence over the costly scheme that had helped get her elected in 2011. One Pheu Thai leading member said they have met and agreed not to come to court today as she is absent.

Hardik Pandya isn't the solution to India's problems at No.4

After clinching the series, Pandya, in his typical swagger, stated that reading the situation was important. Just when Warner was looking to upped the ante further with a six and a four, he was castled by Hardik Pandya (1-58) in the 14th over, ending 70 run opening stand.

FDA approves ACGT-funded cancer treatment

It is the first gene therapy to be approved by the FDA. 5 years ago, for the first time , he used the CAR-T cell therapy to treat a girl child who was close to death but now she is completely ok. Success with those patients is key to Novartis turning Kymriah into the $1 billion-a-year blockbuster drug the Swiss company predicts it will eventually become, but analysts say it is anyone's guess when it will start covering its costs.

Hope and glory as West Indies stun England

Beginning the evening needing 123 for victory as the floodlights punctured the gloom in West Yorkshire, Shai Hope easily survived a frivilous appeal after being struck on the pad by Broad. Hope took the bulk of the plaudits after becoming the first man ever to make two tons in a first-class game at Headingley. Anderson came within an inch of claiming England's second wicket only for Brathwaite's edge to fall short of Westley at third slip but soon did bag another in the most fortunate of ...

City snatch dramatic win but Sterling dismissal baffles Guardiola

BWP put a header over the bar under pressure from substitute RJ Allen leading to penalty shouts, but with nothing given, NYCFC went down the other end and took the lead against the run of play. The Brazilian striker was on fire against Bournemouth , scoring the first goal and consistently beating defenders with silky skills, holding the ball up and linking up with the rest of City's star players.

Mosquito spraying scheduled in parts of Lexington after West Nile virus confirmed

As of August 21, 10 human West Nile cases have been reported this year in Dallas County, with several in Far North Dallas and one as close as the Vickery Park area. No human cases have been reported locally this year. Although the swarms of mosquitoes that plagued people during the spring have died off, Hunter said the late summer is the most important time for people to protect themselves.

Bird in Vallejo tests positive for West Nile virus

A mosquito trap in Tillsonburg has tested positive for West Nile virus during routine surveillance activities by Oxford County Public Health. Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been found in the Kingston area for the first time since 2013.

Solar eclipse 2017: Where to watch in the DC area

Anyone planning to view the total solar eclipse should get a pair of solar viewing glasses. But viewing an eclipse can be a risky endeavor. The school is working with the Kennedy Space Center for speakers and displays. We don't have a lot of public health issues in ophthalmology where we're really anxious about things that threaten the eye health of the population ...

Unaware of scuffle between PLA, Indian troops in Ladakh: China

The Chinese troops had twice tried to enter the Indian side through two different locations between 6 am and 9 am on Tuesday, but failed in both attempts. "There was an altercation near the Pangong lake", said a police officer in Srinagar , the capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, under which the area falls.

Cuba starts investigation into alleged incidents concerning U.S. diplomats

In the fall of 2016, a series of US diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case... It appeared that she was saying that because some of our diplomats came home, some Cuban diplomats had to leave as a matter of reciprocity. We're taking that situation seriously and it's under investigation right now.

Google Project Gives Away Thousands Of Total Solar Eclipse Glasses

After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter - do not remove it while looking at the sun. Those in the path of the penumbra will see a partial eclipse. The path of totality will also cut across broad swaths of Idaho , Montana, Wyoming , Nebraska , Missouri , Kentucky and Tennessee , along with corners of Kansas, Georgia and North Carolina, and a tiny chip of Iowa.

Utah parents admit to giving newborn narcotics to cover up drug dependency

Family Services took the children into their custody and reported that the two youngest boys tested positive for second-hand methamphetamine smoke. The couple reportedly put the crushed drugs on their fingertips, then spread it over the infant's gums.

Toddler's Brain Damage Reversed through Two-step Oxygen Therapy

But doctors have managed to significantly reverse the trauma against all odds. In addition, Miller said Eden's recovery may have been related to the temperature of the water when she was submerged. This initial treatment, starting 55 days after the incident, involved breathing in 100 percent normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) for 45 minutes twice a day through the nose.

IIFA 2017: Alia and Shahid receive Best Actor Award for Udta Punjab

Riteish Deshmukh, center left, and Manish Paul, center right, appear on stage at the 2017 International Indian Film Academy Festival's IIFA Rocks at MetLife Stadium. On the work front, the actor is gearing up for his next film, "Padmavati" which also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. He treated fans by performing on hit numbers from '90s movie " Judwaa " like "Oonchi hai building" and "Tan tana tan", which are being recreated for his upcoming film " Judwaa 2".

Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said in advance that GST roll-out will be raised during the session since the law in its present form is not the law that was originally drafted by his party, the Congress said on Sunday. To counter the opposition's onslaught, the government is also gearing up. Speculations are rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might come up with a name for Vice-Presidential nominee in the evening.

Donald Trump Is Trying To Reinvent Counting

The only other president to experience similarly low approval ratings during his first six months in office was Gerald Ford, who had 39 percent in February 1975. Also, 55 percent said that he is not making significant progress toward his goals. Sixty per cent also said that Russian Federation tried to influence the presidential election in favour of the Trump campaign, up 4 per cent from a survey conducted in April.

Charlie Gard parents' distraught he can not die at home

His likelihood of survival is slim. A terminally ill British baby will be given "more time" before life support is withdrawn , the 10-month-old boy's parents and a London children's hospital said Friday, days after the family lost a legal battle to take him to the USA for trial therapy.

Google issued with record multibillion dollar fine

As the European Union official in charge of competition policy, commissioner Margrethe Vestager , spelled out the case against Google , she denied accusations that Brussels had a bias against United States firms, claiming the tech giant had been guilty of an "old school" form of illegality.

As Migration Surges, Italy Weighs Barring Some Rescue Boats

Migrants waits to disembark from the Vos Hestia ship as they arrives in the Crotone harbour, Italy , after being rescued by " Save the Children " crew in the Mediterranean sea off the Libya coast, June 21, 2017. Italy's right-wing Forza Italia party has campaigned for the denial of landing rights to ships carrying migrants. "In everything we do, we all have a humanitarian obligation to save lives", European Union commissioner Avramopolous said on Wednesday.

Detroit has the best drivers in America

The website said that the worst drivers in the country are in Sacramento followed by Salt Lake City. That's right, Sacramento: you've earned the dubious honor of being America's worst driving city. Here's what the authors had to say: The Motor City is home to many distinctions, including having the most expensive vehicle insurance rates in the country.

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

Donald Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch after nominating him to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington , January 31, 2017. Don't listen to all the happy talk about how the Chief Justice is going to move to the center to help save the Court's reputation; if he is the "swing" vote the Court is going to "swing" right nearly every time and progressives causes are going to suffer.

Mexico central bank seen raising rates, maybe for last time this year

But the peso has rallied from a record low in January as U.S. President Donald Trump backed away from threats to impose big tariffs on imports from Mexico and toward a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Gasoline, however, remained one of the biggest upward contributors to inflation last month despite the weakened price growth. Consumer prices in B.C.

Deep-rooted conspiracy behind Darjeeling violence: Mamata Banerjee

These were the first deaths since violence started afresh after years in Darjeeling . Coming down heavily on the GJM violence, Banerjee said: "We have come to know from the police that there is a link (of GJM) with terrorists". He said one officer who intervened in an arson attack was "seriously wounded after protesters slashed his throat". A key difference does exist - in Kashmir, the protesters are demanding separation from India while the Darjeeling agitators want a state within ...

Marriott CEO urges Trump to improve ties with Cuba

Surely, after more than five decades we have learned that Cubans, proud of their revolution and their independence, will resist economic or military coercion. On December 17, 2014, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made a surprise simultaneous announcement after months of secret talks to swap prisoners and open a dialogue between the long time Cold War foes.

Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

The Conservatives, who had campaigned for a "Strong and Stable Britain ", will continue to lead the United Kingdom, but can only do so with the support of the DUP, the Democratic Unionist Party , a conservative political party in Northern Ireland which is a traditional supporter of the Tories.

United Kingdom police name third man behind London terror attack

Met Police said Marine Police Unit specialist officers recovered the body Tuesday night near Limehouse, about 2 miles away from London Bridge . His girlfriend was seriously injured in the collision. A spate of terror attacks on British soil has moved security into the spotlight ahead of key parliamentary elections slated for Thursday. The man who was arrested during a search of a property in Ilford, east London , was taken to a south London police station for questioning, ...

IAS officer drowns in pool while saving woman colleague

Police, however, confirmed that there were no CCTV cameras in the pool area of the institute. The police said Dahiya along with some friends from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) had organised the poolside party at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) on Monday night.

US to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

The issue is important in Florida, which has the largest Haitian immigrant population in the USA, and is the state where numerous estimated 58,000 Haitians who are under the temporary protections live. "It can't continue in perpetuity". "The Haitian program is so important", says Stephen Legomsky, a USCIS chief counsel during the Obama administration.

School bus flips in hit-and-run crash; 16 taken to hospital

The escort auto that was leading on oversized load was struck by a passing vehicle that collided with the school bus. A 6-year-old boy is considered a critical patient with serious injuries, officials said. The 16-year-old boy is expected to be released from the hospital later today. The driver left the scene after the crash, police said. It was described as a light colored sedan, possibly newer, with front end damage being driven by a man with short hair east on Route 30, WGAL reported .

UK consumer inflation rises to 3 ½-year high of 2.7 percent

Core inflation, which excludes food and fuel prices, also eased appreciably to an 18-month low of 4.5% in April 2017 from 4.9% in March 2017. This was partially offset by a fall in the cost of fuel between March and April 2017. Since the Brexit vote, inflation has jumped , thanks largely to the fall in the value of the pound since the vote. "A few months ago, many economists were forecasting that inflation would be much closer to 3% by now", he said .

Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

It is alleged that the anti-Balaka were responsible for the death of 19 people including 13 of Fulani ethnicity, and an Imam. Spain condemned the attack on civilians and a soldier of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) contingent on Saturday and offered its condolences to the families of the civilian victims and the deceased Helmet, as well as to the authorities of Morocco and the auto, said a statement from the Spanish Foreign Ministry.

Ransom reportedly demanded in cyberattack on England's health-care system

Ransomware is malware that encrypts important files, essentially locking people out of their computers unless they pay up or have their entire system deleted. The attack came as several companies in Spain were hit by ransomware attacks. Dr Malcolm Murphy, technology director, Western Europe at Infoblox , said that attacks such as this demonstrate the risk to public services.

Crews repairing collapsed nuclear waste tunnel in Washington state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Wednesday said his state would issue an order requiring the federal government to figure out what caused Tuesday's tunnel collapse, which happened near Hanford's uranium extraction plant.I'm glad the #Hanford workers are safe and we've seen no contamination.

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

More than 60 years ago, Mental Health America made a choice to educate people that mental illnesses were as real as other physical illnesses and that they could be treated. Where our mental health is concerned, that means making the choices we need to make to recognize and understand signs and symptoms of mental health concerns, and seeking help as soon as we need it.