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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta are among the leaders in attendance. China on Tuesday said it was up to India to join the Belt and Road project, but the doors for New Delhi "will always remain open".
  • FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

    FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

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    The FDA believes the issue may date back to 2014, when Magellan first received complaints from customers. However, lead testing using blood taken from a vein is not widespread. FDA spokesperson Deborah Kotz said not everyone who got a lead test needs to worry immediately. The CDC on Wednesday recommended retesting children younger than six years if their test was conducted using blood drawn from a vein using any Magellan tests and received a result of less than 10 micrograms per deciliter ...
  • Workplace drug testing finds cocaine, marijuana use at 12-year high

    Workplace drug testing finds cocaine, marijuana use at 12-year high

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    The positivity rate for cocaine via urine testing increased for the fourth consecutive year among the general United States workforce and the second straight year for the so-called federally-mandated, safety-sensitive workforce. For an interactive map that shows urine drug test positivity by 3-digit zip code in the United States, visit http://www.QuestDiagnostics.com/DrugMap .
  • Arctic Council Pressures Tillerson To Take Action On Climate Change

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    President Trump promised in his election campaign to withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord, which commits nearly 200 nations to reducing emissions that lead to climate change. In addition, the group notes "the entry into force of the Paris agreement on climate change" and reaffirms "need for global action to reduce both long-lived greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants".
  • 3-D printed ovaries may restore fertility in cancer survivors

    3-D printed ovaries may restore fertility in cancer survivors

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    It gives hope to women cancer patients who became sterile after receiving treatment for cancer, said reproductive scientist Teresa Woodruff , who is head of the Institute. Shah is hoping to refine the work, beginning with the pores themselves. This is so it can house follicles that are at different maturity stages. While some follicles are instructed to ovulate, others receive signals from the ovary to stay dormant or to mature.
  • How lawmakers get their health care

    How lawmakers get their health care

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    First, states can change the requirement that health insurance plans charge seniors premiums no more than three times greater than the premiums charged to younger enrollees. Many states will probably not seek a waiver. My guess is that this is a very small group. Overall, 500,000 more New Jerseyans would be without health insurance than under current law.
  • EU offers

    EU offers "fairness" to Britain in Brexit talks

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    Mr Juncker reportedly commented that he was "10 times more sceptical" of the likelihood of a successful Brexit after the Downing Street meeting with the Prime Minister. "Three times in a row now the nationalists and the populists have been beaten: in Austria, in the Netherlands and in France", he said. " I tell you something ", Farage continued, pointing at Juncker, " your attempt to bully the Brits through this negotiation is not working ".
  • Australian Treasurer Unveils Near Universally Popular Budget Measure

    Australian Treasurer Unveils Near Universally Popular Budget Measure

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    The levy will raise $1.2 billion over the next four years. "Banks will also be held to account if they try and hide misconduct by executives with new mandatory reporting requirements". Taxpayers will be hit with a rise in the Medicare levy and the big banks face a new tax in a budget that pitches to win back disillusioned voters and to reassure the rating agencies.
  • Israel seeks to contain fallout from Trump intel sharing

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    The threat related to laptops carried on airplanes, according to a senior US official. Other countries might have better connections on the ground (particularly in countries hostile to the U.S.) or a stronger cultural understanding of the country in question.
  • UK: 'Worst over' in cyber-attack

    UK: 'Worst over' in cyber-attack

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    A cyber virus which caused turmoil within the NHS could have been much worse, a computer expert at the University of Sheffield has claimed. We simply don't have enough trained security folks scanning systems, doing threat intelligence research or responding to incidents when they occur.