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´The man with three faces´ has second transplant


April 17, 2018

PARIS: Jerome Hamon is getting used to his new soubriquet “the man with three faces”. He remains in a Paris hospital, three months after undergoing his second face transplant, but has quickly accepted his new “identity”. His new face remains smooth and motionless, with his skull, skin and features yet to be fully aligned, a gradual process reliant on immunosuppressant …

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NEPRA to take legal action against K-electric over unannounced power cuts


April 17, 2018

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday is mulling to take legal action against K-electric over traumatizing load shedding and unannounced power cuts in Karachi; the economic hub of Pakistan. On the other hand, SUI Northern Gas has also halted supply of gas till payment of pending bills. NEPRA stated that Bin Qasim Power Station-I was not run at …

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Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in seniors


April 17, 2018

TAMPA: Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, US guidelines said Tuesday. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory group was favorable to taking …

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Israel’s Together signs deal to grow cannabis in foreign country


April 17, 2018

JERUSALEM: Israel’s Together said on Tuesday it plans to grow up to 25 acres (10 hectares) of medical cannabis in a foreign country in a deal that could bring annual sales of $75-$300 million, depending on the size of each harvest. Together did not name the country or the local company with whom its subsidiary, Globus Pharma, signed the deal. …

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Toyota promotes talking vehicle technology


April 17, 2018

(AFP) – A big part of vehicles becoming truly driverless is them eventually having the capability to communicate with other vehicles in the vicinity and various elements of infrastructure. Toyota is therefore looking to start selling models in 2021 that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology, which could potentially prevent thousands of accidents each year. The Japanese …

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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?


April 17, 2018

(Online) – People who sleep with their eyes open may wake up feeling their eyes are dry and grainy. Some may think this habit is odd, but it is quite common. A person who sleeps with their eyes open regularly could end up with severe eye problems, however. The medical term for sleeping with the eyes open is nocturnal lagophthalmos. …

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SpaceX postpones launch of NASA’s planet-hunter spacecraft


April 17, 2018

TAMPA (AFP) – SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA’s new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket’s navigation systems, the California-based company said. The next opportunity to blast off the $337 million satellite — which aims to advance the search for extraterrestrial life by scanning the skies for nearby, Earth-like planets — will be Wednesday. The …

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Facebook hit with class action suit over facial recognition tool


April 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A US federal judge in California ruled Monday that Facebook will have to face a class action suit over allegations it violated users’ privacy by using a facial recognition tool on their photos without their explicit consent. The ruling comes as the social network is snared in a scandal over the mishandling of 87 million users’ …

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Arifa Siddiqui likely to make a comeback soon


April 17, 2018

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Renowned actress and singer Arifa Siddiqui has given a green signal to make a comeback in showbiz industry. According to details, Arifa is planning to enter the music industry again. She has reportedly geared up preparations for the purpose. Arifa had bid adieu to the industry after her marriage to Ustad Nazar Hssain. She tied the …

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Zenith Irfan talks ‘Motorcycle Girl’, staring culture and future plans


April 17, 2018

The real-life motorcycle girl, Zenith Irfan, sat down with Geo Pakistan on Tuesday to talk about the film adaptation of her life, the staring culture in Pakistan and the fulfillment of her late father’s dream. Motorcycle Girl starring Sohai Ali Abro tells the story of Irfan — the first female biker to take a solo journey across Pakistan’s northern areas. …

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