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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

World
Turkish TV has aired video from CCTV linked to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October but has not been seen since.The TV also showed what it says are Saudi men connected with his disappearance entering Turkey via Istanbul airport. Turkish security sources say he was killed. Saudi Arabia denies this.What else does the video show?Broadcast by Turkey's TRT World channel and apparently garnered from security camera video, the footage shows vehicles driving up to the consulate, including black vans thought to be central to inquiries.Groups of Saudi men are seen entering Turkey via Istanbul airport, checking in at hotels ...
Pret a Manger investigates second death linked to sandwich

Pret a Manger investigates second death linked to sandwich

Business
A second customer is believed to have died from an allergic reaction to a product bought from Pret a Manger, the chain has said. The person died in 2017 after eating a "super-veg rainbow flatbread" which was supposed to be dairy-free.Sandwich chain Pret said it was mis-sold a guaranteed dairy-free yoghurt, as it contained dairy protein. But the company who sold Pret the yoghurt denied that it is to blame and said the "true cause" is unknown.It comes after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, died after eating a Pret a Manger baguette in 2016. Can lessons be learned from Pret baguette death? 'People can die' - allergy sufferers speak out The second customer died on 27 December last year after buying the sandwich from a store in Stall Stre...
Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Health
The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily -- an amount of screen time associated with inferior cognitive development and academic performance, according to a new study of over 4,500 children between the ages of eight and 11 published yesterday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Canadian researchers, but examined children in the U.S. using the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Those guidelines recommend that children get nine to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep, less than two hours of screen time and at least one hour of physical activity every day. The children who scored best on tests for assessing language abilities, memory, executive function, attention, and proc...
Excessive airway nerves linked to severe asthma in study

Excessive airway nerves linked to severe asthma in study

Health
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Excessive nerves in the airways are a factor in heightened sensitivity and airway constriction in patients with asthma, according to a study. The research is the first study to determine that inflammatory cells can alter nerve structure in the lungs that cause the disease. Scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University published their findings Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Asthma is characterized by airway obstruction, inflammation and hyperresponsiveness. Airway nerves help regulate airway constriction when inhaled particles, such as pollen and smoke, are sensed in the environment. With asthma, these nerves become more sensitive, which causes patients to develop symptoms of wheezing and cough. Although two-thirds of patients with asthma ...
Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of stroke later in life

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of stroke later in life

Health
Stroke is the third-leading cause of death for women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) says breastfeeding may be added to the list of ways to reduce the risk of stroke later in life. Several risk factors (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking) and protective factors (such as controlling blood sugar and blood pressure and exercising), have been identified for stroke by the American Stroke Association. To find this new protective factor, researchers from the University of Kansas looked at data from 80,191 women from The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, which tracked the health habits and medical outcomes for women between 1993 and 1998. At this time, the average age of ...