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V.A. Recruits Millionth Veteran for Million Veteran Program Genetic Database
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V.A. Recruits Millionth Veteran for Million Veteran Program Genetic Database

A Moment That Sums It Up: 3:46 p.m.The millionth vet joined the database on the afternoon of Nov. 11. Employees who had waited a dozen years for this moment wept.As the goal approached, the department had started an intensive email campaign, encouraging vets to sign up online or at V.A. medical centers. In the few weeks building up to the millionth vet, what had been a few hundred enrollees a day turned into thousands. The department created a ticker, which it posted online, showing the numbers.“This is a gift to the world,” said Denis McDonough, secretary of veterans affairs.The V.A. will continue to enroll more vets to the database, but this was a symbolic moment.Why It Matters: A diverse database yields disease insights.For years, researchers have been building large databases for genet...
Surrogate mother for LGBTQ+ Couples, if you live in Visakhapatnam3 (India)
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Surrogate mother for LGBTQ+ Couples, if you live in Visakhapatnam3 (India)

The traditional family has been established for centuries around the world as the primary method of raising children. However, in today's multicultural context, people have expanded their ways of relating and choosing how to build their families and have children. It is now common to see single parents raising children or same-sex couples seeking to build families through alternative methods, as they may be unable to conceive naturally. Fortunately, modernity provides tools that have opened new possibilities for people, allowing them to pursue their family goals without facing barriers or discrimination. Gestational Surrogacy for men and quality service if you live in Visakhapatnam3 (India) Family Aims is a surrogacy agency that aims to fulfill parenthood dreams through gestation...
U.S. and China Agree to Displace Fossil Fuels by Ramping Up Renewables
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U.S. and China Agree to Displace Fossil Fuels by Ramping Up Renewables

The United States and China, the world’s two largest climate polluters, have agreed to jointly tackle global warming by ramping up wind, solar and other renewable energy with the goal of displacing fossil fuels, the State Department said Tuesday.The announcement comes as President Biden prepares to meet Wednesday with President Xi Jinping of China for their first face-to-face discussion in a year. The climate agreement could emerge as a bright spot in talks that are likely to focus on sensitive topics including Taiwan, the war in Ukraine and the war between Israel and Hamas.The statements of cooperation released separately by the United States and China do not include a promise by China to phase out its heavy use of coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel, or to stop permitting and building new coa...
As Robert Saleh holds firm on Jets’ offense, players speak up: ‘We gotta do something’
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As Robert Saleh holds firm on Jets’ offense, players speak up: ‘We gotta do something’

LAS VEGAS — The New York Jets’ season has turned into a game of Mad Libs. Change a few nouns or adjectives here and there, maybe, but at the end, the story is still the same.The defense plays well. The offense can’t finish drives. The offense doesn’t get into the end zone. Zach Wilson makes some confounding decisions. Greg Zuerlein has a busy day, kicking field goals, the only source of offense. Thomas Morstead has a busy day, punting, because the offense can’t consistently move the ball. Penalties kill drives. The defense does its job. The Jets are still in the game at the end. Then it’s over.Robert Saleh calls out the self-inflicted wounds in his postgame news conference, but feels the Jets are close. He won’t blame the quarterback or the offensive coordinator. The defensive players bite...
An ‘Unsettling’ Drop in Life Expectancy for Men
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An ‘Unsettling’ Drop in Life Expectancy for Men

Background: The life expectancy gap has substantially widened — and shrunk — before.At the turn of the 20th century, women had a life expectancy just two years higher than men, Dr. Yan said. But over the next 75 years, that gap began to widen, largely because more men smoked and developed cardiovascular disease or lung cancer.As smoking rates declined, excess deaths reduced among men, in particular.But in 2010, that gender gap began to widen yet again, this time driven by opioid overdose death rates, which are more than twice as high for men. That year, the life expectancy for men was 76.3 years, while for women it was 78.1.Men had a greater risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, and also faced higher rates of homicide and suicide.The Findings: Covid caused huge drops in life expec...
UK Cabinet Reshuffle: Live News and Latest Updates
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UK Cabinet Reshuffle: Live News and Latest Updates

Suella Braverman is no stranger to moments of controversy and polarization as a member of the Conservative government.A hard-right, divisive politician, Ms. Braverman has now been fired from the home secretary’s position twice, once on Monday by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and once by his predecessor, Liz Truss. The home secretary is responsible for law enforcement, immigration and national security, but Ms. Braverman’s hard-line stance on those issues has often stoked divisive cultural debates in Britain because of her inflammatory rhetoric.Her staunch policies on immigration, including plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, have been denounced by rights groups, criticized by opposition politicians, and challenged in the country’s highest courts.Here’s a look at some of Ms. Braverman’s ...
Innovative and Resilient: Luis Atala’s Leadership Ensures Ficohsa’s Growth
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Innovative and Resilient: Luis Atala’s Leadership Ensures Ficohsa’s Growth

Ficohsa has stood out as an example to follow in the highly competitive financial arena in Central America. Under the leadership of Luis Atala, its vice president, the company has achieved first place for its excellent management and innovation. The corporation provides a range of monetary services and has gained recognition for its dependability, robustness, and excellent customer support. Its dedication to advancement and its capacity to meet market requirements have established it as an exemplar in the sector. Luis Atala's trajectory as vice president of Ficohsa The company has grown and succeeded thanks to Luis Atala's essential role. With a strategy and focus on sustainability, he has promoted important projects that have consolidated Ficohsa's leadership. His management has been...
2023-24 NBA City Edition Jerseys: Every Nike uniform ranked from worst to first
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2023-24 NBA City Edition Jerseys: Every Nike uniform ranked from worst to first

The 2023-24 Nike NBA City Edition uniforms were unveiled last Thursday. NBA fans will be treated to another season where alternate uniforms, according to Nike, continue to “represent the stories, history and heritage that make each franchise unique.”The uniforms are now in their seventh season with the NBA, and they have been a big hit in the past. Home teams will wear the uniforms throughout the NBA In-Season Tournament, which tipped off last Friday and will run until Dec. 9.The big question: How does this year’s collection of uniforms look? The 30 Nike NBA City Edition jerseys for the 2023-24 season.The unveiling gave The Athletic’s team of Jason Jones, James Edwards III and Kelly Iko an opportunity to discuss the jerseys in depth. The trio conferred about all 30 City Editio...
The Bodily Indignities of the Space Life
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The Bodily Indignities of the Space Life

While that collective experience is enough to have taught us how the body responds when gravity’s pull is substantially reduced, the magnetosphere still shields the I.S.S., and only the 24 astronauts who flew in the Apollo program have gone beyond it. (The moon orbits an average of more than 238,000 miles away.) Though these two dozen astronauts spent little more than a week at a time without its protection, they have died of cardiovascular disease at a rate four to five times as high as that of their counterparts who stayed in low Earth orbit or never entered orbit at all, which suggests that exposure to cosmic radiation might have damaged their arteries, veins and capillaries.We can’t send people to Mars, or to live on the moon, until we can be reasonably confident that they’ll survive g...
Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital Struggles as Fighting Continues: Israel-Hamas War News
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Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital Struggles as Fighting Continues: Israel-Hamas War News

For years, Mohammad Matar worked on constructing pipelines that moved water across the Gaza Strip — from northern Beit Lahia to southern Rafah. Now, he can barely get access to water himself.Mr. Matar, a 35-year-old civil engineer, was reached by phone on Thursday evening in Gaza City, where he and his family have remained even as Israeli ground forces continue their relentless assault on Hamas.In a city increasingly cut off from the rest of the world, Mr. Matar described days full of desperation and fear.“I have watched a lot of horror movies, but I have never watched a horror movie like this one,” he said. “I am certain that what you see on the TV is not even 5 percent of what we are experiencing.”Mr. Matar says that his family, like many in Gaza, is coping with food shortages. They have...