Gastric surgery for morbidly obese on the rise again but experts insist they DO save money in long-run

Surgery to help the morbidly obese lose weight is on the rise again with an average of 19 ­operations every day. Figures obtained by the Mirror show there were 6,876 NHS ­bariatric procedures in 2016-17 – an increase of 14% in two years. But experts say the ops are good value in the long run, saving money on treating associated ...

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UK lawmakers vent anger at PM May's fragile government over welfare reform

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even an outright halt to the ...

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The best phones of 2017 that you can buy right now

We’ve gone through all the new phones released so far in 2017 to pick the ones with the best cameras, battery life, and overall performance. Whether it’s Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy Note8, the Google Pixel, the OnePlus 5, or Andy Rubin’s Essential phone, you can’t go wrong with any of these devices. Here are the best phones you can buy right now. ...

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The incredible life of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who doesn't have a cell phone or use Facebook and once left Jon Stewart speechless

At age 20, she’s already one of the most accomplished and most celebrated people in the world. Yousafzai pictured.Thomson Reuters At age 20, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most accomplished and most celebrated people in the world. Five years ago, she was shot by the Taliban in her native Pakistan for defying the ban against women going to school. Since ...

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Jeff Sessions' Senate hearing goes off the rails after heated battle with Al Franken

Jeff Sessions. Screenshot/Senate Judiciary Committee Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota had a heated exchange during Sessions’ Wednesday hearing. The exchange focused on Sessions’ January answer to the committee regarding his conversations with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, which landed Sessions in hot water. Sessions and Franken spent much of their exchange battling ...

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Jeff Sessions says it would be 'healthy' to have 'more competition' among medical marijuana growers for research

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Judiciary oversight hearing on the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017 REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to expand the supply of medical marijuana grown for research He is wary of expanding the program too much  Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, co-sponsored a bill to ...

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The Fed described how healthcare starts unraveling in one perfect sentence

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book survey observed that healthcare providers are having to make brutal choices as treatment costs go up. One healthcare company told the Fed that it was shifting resources to treatments that make more money.  The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book survey of US industries published a new report on Wednesday, and in one perfect sentence it describes how ...

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Investors say these 8 businesses seem Amazon-proof

Despite its considerable resources, Amazon may have trouble breaking into some industries.Brendan McDermid/ReutersIt’s no secret that Amazon is a major threat to many businesses. From its humble origins as an online bookseller, Amazon has expanded its business into groceries, streaming, cloud computing, advertising, and transportation logistics, to name a few. In the wake of recent rumors that it may be entering the ...

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An Alibaba-backed fintech company founded by a 34-year-old just had an amazing IPO

Kerry Gao Qudian, an online small credit provider, went public on the New York Stock Exchange.  The company, which was founded by 34-year-old Min Luo, is going after a market it says China’s biggest banks can’t serve. Qudian, an online small credit provider, popped more than 43% after going public on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday morning, opening at ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger says the sequel to 'Twins' will begin shooting next year — and star Eddie Murphy

(L-R) Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins.” Universal “Triplets” is a sequel to the hit 1988 comedy “Twins.” Eddie Murphy joins original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Schwarzenegger confirms the movie begins shooting early next year. Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that a sequel to one of his classic movies from the 1980s is very close to getting off ...

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