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Highlights of Daytona 500 week

Highlights of Daytona 500 week

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick win qualifying races at the Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2019 in Daytona, Fla. NASCAR's main event is set for February 17. Sports News - UPI.com
Shark on UK plates highlights trade in endangered species

Shark on UK plates highlights trade in endangered species

Science
Meat from endangered sharks is finding its way on to the British menu, according to a study. DNA tests show that shark products destined for restaurants include two species vulnerable to extinction. Consumers may be unaware what shark they are eating - and whether it is from a sustainable population, British scientists say.The UK is playing a continuing role in the "damaging trade in endangered shark species", they say. One of the two threatened sharks identified - the scalloped hammerhead - is subject to international restrictions. University of Exeter researchers say, despite the small number of samples studied, they have demonstrated the sale of threatened sharks, highlighting the global nature of the damaging trade in endange...
One woman's knee replacement surgery highlights its risks and limitations

One woman's knee replacement surgery highlights its risks and limitations

Health
This is a Kaiser Health News story. Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees persisted. A sexual assault two years ago left Lake with physical and psychological trauma. She damaged her knees while fighting off her attacker, who had broken into her home. Although she managed to escape, her knees never recovered. At times, the sharp pain drove her to the emergency room. Lake’s job, which involved loading luggage onto airplanes, often left her in misery. When a doctor said that knee replacement would reduce her arthritis pain by 75 percent, Lake was overjoyed. &l...
Michelle Obama's memoir highlights long-time scars of miscarriage

Michelle Obama's memoir highlights long-time scars of miscarriage

Health
This is a Kaiser Health News story. Miscarriage is “lonely, painful, and demoralizing,” Michelle Obama writes in her new memoir. Yet, by some estimates, it ends as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies before the 20-week mark. The former first lady’s disclosure that she and former President Barack Obama suffered from fertility issues, including losing a pregnancy, has sparked conversations about miscarriage, a common but also commonly misunderstood loss. Psychologists say that ignorance can contribute to the emotional and psychological toll of losing a pregnancy, isolating women and their partners and leaving loved ones uncertain of how to comfort them. Nearly five years later, Becky Shaw of Woodbridge, Va., still remembers texting her friend after her miscarriage, just asking i...
Catalans Dragons make history with Challenge Cup win – report & highlights

Catalans Dragons make history with Challenge Cup win – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final: Catalans Dragons v Warrington WolvesCatalans Dragons (14) 20Tries: Tierney, Garcia, Wiliame Goals: Drinkwater 4Warrington Wolves (6) 14Tries: Murdoch-Masila, King Goals: Roberts 3Catalans Dragons pulled off one of Wembley's biggest upsets as the unfancied French side beat Warrington to win their first Challenge Cup.No team from outside England had ever won the trophy in its 122-year history.But from the moment that Lewis Tierney went over in the second minute, the Dragons looked capable of defying the odds. ...