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23 Apr 19
AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah conducted a televised speech on Monday in which he touched on a number of topics, including the prospects of war with Israel. While the Hezbollah leader ruled out “the possibility of a renewed Israeli war,” he did say that the “Israeli Air Force can no […]

23 Apr 19
Metro
The number of children and young people who are trying vaping is on the rise, according to latest PHE figures (Picture: PA) Health chiefs have been accused of ignoring growing evidence that shows vaping is harmful to health and has created nicotine addiction in children and young people. Public Health England (PHE) promote e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to smoking while choosing to ignore warnings over the risks, a leading health professor said. Prof Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said there are grounds for ‘serious concern’. ‘The nicotine in e-cigarettes is not a harmless drug and then there all these other things such as flavourings that are inhaled,’ he said. ‘We haven’t had e-cigarettes for long enough to know the true effects. ‘But when we look at the evidence we do have, there’s enough grounds for serious concerns. ‘Given the short-term effects on lung function and cardiovascular effects, there is enough evidence to say we should be very, very careful.’ Health professors argue long-term studies aren’t available as PHE is promoting e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking (Picture: PA) The professor argues the UK is ‘out of step’ with other parts of the world on safety messages surrounding vaping. He said San Francisco had adopted a ‘sensible’ policy to ban e-cigarettes until their health effects are fully evaluated. The US has launched a drive to warn teenagers of the dangers of nicotine addiction from vaping. [metro-zone-post-thumbnail-link] Increasing evidence shows young people are more likely to be targeted by marketing surrounding e-cigarette brands. PHE figures published in February showed the number of UK children and teenagers trying vaping has doubled in recent years. The professor said it was ‘worrying’ that vaping was being ‘pushed very hard to children’ creating the risk of a ‘new generation addicted to nicotine’. One brand, Juul, introduced in the UK last summer, was blamed for a rise in nicotine addiction among children in the US, he said. Professor Aaron Scott found that in the short-term, vaping was harmful (Picture: SWNS) PHE has campaigned for cigarette smokers to switch to e-cigarettes, and has said they are 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco smoking. Prof McKee disputes that figure and argued e-cigarettes cause damage in their own right. Dr Aaron Scott, from the University of Birmingham, completed research that found vaporised e-liquid fluid has a similar effect on the lungs and body as seen in regular cigarette smokers. He told the Press Association: ‘We don’t know what the long-term data is but we have shown that it’s cytotoxic and it’s pro-inflammatory, just like cigarette smoke is over the short-term.’ Long-term studies have been made difficult because PHE is pushing the promotion of e-cigarettes, he said. Prof Scott added: ‘We only have evidence for short-term and in the short-term it’s definitely harmful.’ [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
23 Apr 19
Timothy Sumer

Business News by Timothy Sumer – The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of the resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers would take 7.66 points off the index. RIC Name […]

23 Apr 19
Clarke Associates

Apple founder, Steve Jobs said in 2005, “Podcasting is the next generation of radio and users can now subscribe to more than 3,000 free podcasts and have each new episode automatically delivered over the Internet to their computer and iPod.” Fastforward to the present and now the iTunes store has more than half a million […]

23 Apr 19
Sussex Born & Fed

I’ve had a fantastic break over Easter, especially as The Husband was off work with The Girls for the second week.  So nice to have everyone home; so sad to send them all back today. I hope you had a great Easter too. Any foodie highlights you’d love to share? Why not send me a […]

23 Apr 19
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Bamboo trees can grow up to 40 meters high and the areas where the meter-high plants with their green leaves stand side by side are called bamboo forests. Nevertheless, the bamboo is not a tree but belongs to the genus of grasses. Display There are a total of 116 different bamboo varieties and some of […]

23 Apr 19
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NORTH NAPLES Published: April 22, 2019 10:38 PM EDT Recommended Most of the time, the idea of more beach parking would make a lot of people happy. But at a beach access point in Collier County, talk of additional parking is causing controversy. A conservation organization is fighting against a new proposal in the county. […]

23 Apr 19
Literary Hub

I am the most hated person on our local internet. Most people must have seen my mug by now. Crossed out or smeared with blood, my face is spreading on social media at a pace of ten thousand hates an hour. Not even the most hopeless football game or bruising defeat at hockey can stir […]

23 Apr 19
Russia News Now

Turkey has censured the US for “going too far” in pressing other countries to buy oil from its own Persian Gulf Arab allies after ending waivers for the purchase of Iranian crude, saying such moves pose a risk to regional stability. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday that it is ethically “wrong” for the US to […]

23 Apr 19
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Best Pool Heating Choices According to Climate The environment you live in can significantly modify your pool-heating alternatives. Thinking about your climate and utilizing the pool heating options offered to their finest potential can conserve you time and money. A pool cover can conserve you a fortune, and your heatpump can help keep your costs […]

23 Apr 19
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BEATRICE — There was a time when plows were drawn across the prairie by horses guided by early settlers, starting lives in a new world. The early versions of the plow are long retired, and a very different piece of equipment is being drawn across the prairie at Homestead National Monument of America. It’s called […]

23 Apr 19
Alternative Friday

Plastic Mermaids are a 5-piece experimental & indie synthpop band from the Isle of Wight, comprising of brothers Jamie and Douglas Richards (vocals, synths & samples), Chris Newnham (guitar), Tom Farren (bass), and Chris Jones (drums). They’ve already released a few EPs but their first full LP, the self-produced Suddenly Everyone Explodes, is released on […]

23 Apr 19
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Traveling somewhere new can be a lot of fun, but it also may involve some stress. This advice will help you plan a great trip. It is important to keep a photograph of your child on you, in case they wander away. The idea of losing your child is a terrifying one. Sometimes these kinds […]