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Depression sufferers out in the cold

Globally, around 350 million people of all ages, from all walks of life, suffer from depression. It causes mental anguish and affects person's ability to carry out every day task, a release from Dr Navin Govind, Deputy Director (HE &FW) said.

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At-home genetic test for 10 diseases gets first FDA approval

The website of the National Institute on Aging notes that genetic testing can not predict a disease with 100 percent accuracy as many other factors also influence the development of diseases. In a historical approval by the U.S. FDA, 23andMe, a personal genomics and biotechnology company based in California, has been allowed to directly market to consumers its Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests for as many as 10 conditions or diseases.

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Inventor of World Wide Web wins computing's 'Nobel Prize'

One of those companies Sir Tim may have been referencing is Google, who just so happens to sponsor the Turing Prize - the award which Sir Tim is set to be handed in June. He is also founding director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the World Wide Web Foundation , and now leads an MIT project called Solid that aims to help people regain control over their online personal data .

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Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 25 Percent of US Men

In the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 43 percent of the total population had HPV between 2013 and 2014. About 4 percent of all adults had an oral infection with a cancer-causing strain of HPV. More than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the US, and more than 4,000 of them will die of it. "These results suggest that this vaccine will also have a significant impact on these cancers in the years ahead".

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Chinese leader arrives for first face-to-face with Trump

Top of the list is North Korea and its repeated missile tests. When China takes on a leadership role, Balding says, it does so out of self-interest. But absent a major diplomatic snafu, experts said President Trump and the White House are likely to promote this as a major opportunity for some much-needed course correction away from the negative headlines consuming Washington.

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Tornado hits Georgia as rain, hail pelts Southeast

Multiple Alabama schools announced they will be closed Wednesday. It was the second suspension of play on Wednesday and also cut short the popular Par 3 Contest. Elementary school classes will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and after-school activities are canceled. If all of the severe weather ingredients come together, there will be the risk of a few strong tornadoes capable of staying on the ground for long periods of time.