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Prenatal tobacco exposure may raise risk for pediatric psoriasis

Prenatal tobacco exposure is associated with an increased risk for pediatric psoriasis, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Jonathan Groot, M.Sc.P.H., from Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues collected data at approximately gestational week 12 and …

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Russia says Israel nearly shot down a passenger plane in Syria

Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday that Israeli air forces nearly shot down a passenger jetliner in Syria during a missile strike on the suburbs of Damascus a day earlier. The allegation comes as tensions run high in Syria, where fighting has escalated in the northern province of Idlib. Syrian …

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Death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak rises to 723

The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak climbed to 723, reported Anadolu Agency, quoting the country’s National Health Commission (NHC) Saturday. Authorities said 34,546 confirmed cases have been reported and 86 people have died and more than 3,000 new cases have been detected in the last 24 …

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Boeing’s Starliner problems may be worse than we thought

On Friday, officials from NASA and Boeing held a teleconference with reporters to discuss issues related to the Starliner spacecraft’s performance during an orbital test flight in December. Although an independent review team remains in the midst of an investigation that will not conclude until the end of February, NASA …

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Trump Confirms Death of Qaeda Leader in Yemen

President Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday the death of Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in a US counter-terrorism operation in Yemen. “Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States …

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Best foods to eat to improve your mood

You are what you eat. On depressing days, it’s easier to resort to sugary and high-calorie foods that cause other health conditions while they appear to immediately stimulate energy levels. In the long term, this has negative consequences. While stress, genetics, environmental factors and poor sleep could be the larger …

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Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

Scientists in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak have applied to patent a drug made by U.S. company Gilead Science Inc. to treat the disease, possibly fueling conflict over technology policy that helped trigger Washington’s tariff war with Beijing. The government-run Wuhan Institute of Virology said this …

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Astronomers spot dead ‘monster’ galaxy lurking in deep space

Over the years, scientists studying space have spotted countless galaxies in all different phases of their lives. From newborn galaxies churning out new stars to ancient clouds of stars that aren’t doing much of anything. As astronomers from the University of California, Riverside, describe in a new paper in The …

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