Archive for February 11th, 2017

Salt reduction policies cost-effective even without healthcare savings | Reuters

Saturday, February 11th, 2017:

(Reuters Health) – Government policies designed to reduce how much salt people eat may be cost-effective even without considering the potential healthcare savings, a recent study suggests. That’s because efforts to curb salt use through policies like public education and industry agreements would not cost that much relative to their potential to reduce mortality and disability, researchers estimate. “We know that too much salt in the diet causes hundreds of thousands of preventable cardiovascular deaths a year,” said senior study author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston. “The trillion dollar […] Read More →

Shannon Matthews has new identity after kidnap sham

Saturday, February 11th, 2017:

With its chilling details of lies, kidnap and public deceit, the tragic case of Shannon Matthews gripped the nation, becoming one of the most harrowing domestic cases in recent times. But one of the untold tragedies was how, after the dust settled, Shannon – the innocent nine-year-old at the centre of it all – was ripped from her beloved grandparents and sent dozens of miles away to start a new life. With a fresh identity that erased every trace of her past, Shannon was taken away from her council housing estate on the outskirts of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, and placed with […] Read More →

New Year’s nightclub gunman formally arrested in Turkey

Saturday, February 11th, 2017:

ISTANBUL –  Turkey’s state run news agency says the gunman suspected of killing 39 people in a nightclub attack on New Year’s Day has been formally arrested. Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen born in 1983, was caught at a hide-out in Istanbul on Jan. 16 after evading police for more than two weeks. The prosecutor demanded his arrest on charges of attempting to overthrow the constitutional order, being a member of an armed terror organization and murder, the Anadolu news agency reported Saturday. Authorities said the suspect was trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the Islamic State group. […] Read More →

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