Bird Flu Hits British Turkey Farm

Britain on Friday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a turkey farm, and sought to allay fears the outbreak could affect the traditional Christmas meal. The H5N8 strain of avian flu was detected at a farm near Louth, a town in northeast England, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said. All of the more than 5,000 birds at the farm that have not died from the disease will be culled, Defra said. The government also announced it was restricting the movement…

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US Smoking Hits Record Low, But Cancer Deaths Still High

The number of Americans who smoke has dropped to a record low, but 40 per cent of cancer cases in the country are still linked to tobacco use, a US government report has found. A report released this week by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that each year between 2009 and 2013, about 660,000 people in the US were diagnosed with, and about 343,000 people died from a cancer related to tobacco use, Xinhua news agency reported. The agency noted that smoking does not just…

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Bird Flu Hits Europe, France Raises Checks to Counter Virus

Several European countries have reported outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu, the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Thursday, while France raised safety checks to counter the virus which can have a major impact on farmers. The World Health Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said Germany, Austria, Croatia and Switzerland had all officially reported the outbreaks, which concerned a particularly virulent strain affecting wild birds. France’s Agriculture Ministry added in a statement that the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus had been found in wild birds in Hungary, Poland,…

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Life Expectancy in Australia Hits New High: Report

Life expectancy in Australia has hit a new high, with babies born in 2015 expected to live two years longer than those born in 2005, according to a report issued on Friday. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report showed that life expectancy had hit 84.5 years for females and 80.4 years for males, but demographics expert Peter McDonald of the University of Melbourne said that the statistics assume no improvements in healthcare and were therefore conservative estimates. “They are not any individual’s lifetime; they are just telling you the…

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Organ donation hits rejection hurdle

Failure shouldn’t send a wrong message: Doctors When family of Sovona Sarkar donated the 71-year old’s organs in June, her kidneys gave new life to two young renal-failure patients. A month and-a-half later, the body of one of the recipients rejected the donated kidney. The other’s condition is also a cause for concern, but doctors at SSKM Hospital have not yet given up hope. Experts though, stressed that one rejection, or even two, should not mean the end of the road for cadaver organ donation. “Any transplant operation always carries…

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Xiaomi Mi Max Allegedly Hits Certiwi-fication site With snap shots, wireless

beforehand of the may also 10 occasion wherein Xiaomi is anticipated to reveal the Mi Max alongside the MIUI eight ROM, the smartphone seems to have passed Tenaa, the chinese telecommunications certiwirelesscation authority, revealing purported wi-fi and its design. As per the list of the Mi Max, the phone looks very much like the Mi observe telephone that released remaining yr. It has no physical button as rumoured previously. instead, the handset capabilities a wi-fingerprint scanner on the lower back. one of the pix noticed at Tenaa additionally recommend the…

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LG G5 ‘Lite’ Variant Hits Certification Site With Images, Specifications

LG G5, the South Korean tech giant’s flagship modular smartphone, might soon have a less-powerful variant entering the market. Tipped as the LG G5 Lite, the handset has passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority, revealing partial specifications and its design. As per the listing (via 9to5Google) of the LG H848 (speculated to be called the LG G5 Lite), the smartphone looks very similar to the LG G5. It has the same dual rear cameras along with a fingerprint sensor and a modular design. It is likely that the device…

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Oil Jumps As Yuan Hits 2016 High; Investors Put Fresh Cash Into Oil

Singapore: Oil prices jumped on Friday supported by fresh investment and a weaker dollar, which makes fuel cheaper for importers using other currencies, but analysts warned that a stronger price rally was premature as a global glut remained in place. U.S. crude futures were trading at $38.64 a barrel at 0749 GMT, up 80 cents and over 2 percent from their last close. Traders said reports that commodity merchant Gunvor was the latest company to export U.S. sweet crude also supported WTI prices. Brent crude futures were at $40.70 a…

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Gold Hits 13-month Top On Firm Euro As ECB Signals Rate Cut End

Manila: Gold climbed to a 13-month high on Friday before pulling back slightly, as the euro hovered near a three-week peak against the dollar after the European Central Bank signalled it was done reducing interest rates for now. After rolling out bold measures to boost the euro zone economies, including increased asset buying and a deeper cut to deposit rates, ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday signalled there would be no further rate cuts. Spot gold rose as far as $1,282.51 an ounce, its strongest since Feb. 3, 2015, and…

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