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Demi Lovato ‘had three strokes and a heart attack’ after 2018 overdose

Demi Lovato ‘had three strokes and a heart attack’ after 2018 overdose

Entertainment
Getty ImagesDemi Lovato has said she had three strokes and a heart attack after a drug overdose in 2018, and that doctors told her she had been minutes from death.The US pop star, 28, says in a new documentary trailer: "My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes."Lovato also told reporters she had been "left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that".Those effects include blurry vision that means she can't drive and made reading difficult, she revealed.The former child star was taken to hospital in July 2018 after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The overdose, reportedly of opioids laced with fentanyl, came a month after she revealed she had broken six years of sobriety.In the trailer for her new YouTube documentary series Dancing With The Devil, she sa...
Banks’ NPAs decline to Rs 8.08 lakh crore in September 2020 from Rs 10.36 lakh crore in March 2018: Govt

Banks’ NPAs decline to Rs 8.08 lakh crore in September 2020 from Rs 10.36 lakh crore in March 2018: Govt

Finance
New Delhi: Non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans of the banking sector came down from a high of Rs 10.36 lakh crore at the end of March 2018 to Rs 8.08 lakh crore at the end of September 2020 due to various initiative of the government, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. As a result of the Asset Quality Review (AQR) and subsequent transparent recognition by banks, stressed accounts were reclassified as NPAs and expected losses on stressed loans not provided for earlier under flexibility given to restructured loans were provided for, he said in a written reply. Further, he said, all such restructuring stressed loans were withdrawn. Primarily, as a result of transparent recognition of stressed assets as NPAs, gross NPAs of scheduled commerc...

Dollar will lose recent strength and test Feb. 2018 lows, top currency strategist Win Thin predicts

Finance
While the stock market continues to struggle, the dollar is kicking off the week around six-week highs. However, Brown Brothers Harriman's Win Thin warns the greenback won't stay there because the backdrop supports another leg lower.He expects the U.S. Dollar Index  to test Feb. 2018 lows — which would be around the "88 and change" level. The move would imply about a 5% decline from current levels."Since the pandemic really intensified in March, we've seen the dollar gain from bouts of risk-off. But really, those gains have not been long lasting," the firm's global head of global currency strategist told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday. "The headwinds are building on the dollar and the U.S. economy. So, I think the recovery maybe gets pushed out into early 2021."...
Birth rate down 2 percent in 2018, continuing two-decade trend

Birth rate down 2 percent in 2018, continuing two-decade trend

Health
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Birth rates in the United States continued to decline in 2018, particularly for younger mothers, an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed. In its latest National Vital Statistics Report, released Wednesday, the agency reported that fewer than 4 million births were registered across the country in 2018, a 2 percent decline over the prior year. Overall, according to CDC figures, the American birth rate has been in decline since the early 2000s. Among women between 15 and 44 years of age, the general fertility rate also declined by 2 percent from 2017 to 2018, from 60.3 to 59.1 births per 1,000 population. Notably, the birth rate among women between 15 and 19 years of age declined by 7 percent from year to year, while dropping by 4 percent ...
3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

Finance
Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she's getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $ 905,742 and paid total taxes of $ 230,965, according to the return. The couple didn't get a refund. Rather, they owed the IRS $ 24,477 in taxes. They weren't on the hook for underpayment penalties. "...