Marilynn Marchione Associated Press Published 5:46 PM EST Nov 10, 2018 Chicago – Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil slashed heart problems and heart-related deaths among people with high triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, and other risks for heart disease. Doctors cheered the results and said they could suggest a new treatment option for hundreds of thousands of patients like these. Up to 10 percent of U.S. adults take fish oil . Even more take vitamin D , despite no major studies to support the many health claims made for it. “Those who peddle it promote it as good for everything,” but in this definitive test, vitamin D “showed a big nothing,” … [Read more...] about Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
NEW DELHI: The Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) is conducting the HSSC Group D exam 2018 to fill 18,218 vacancies of Group D posts in various departments of Haryana Government. The Haryana SSC Group D examination started on November 10. The exam will be held on November 10, 11, 17 and 18. The admit cards for November 10 and 11 exams were released on November 2, 2018, on the official website of the HSSC - hssc.gov.in. The admit card for the second phase (November 17 and 18) was released on November 7. The Haryana government had released a notification on August 26, 2018 (advertisement number 4/2018) for 18,218 vacancies in the various departments of the state. Check below the exam pattern for reference: HSSC Group D 2018 Exam Pattern: Total marks - 90 Part 1: General Awareness, reasoning, Maths, Science, English, Hindi or concerned or relevant subject as applicable - 75% Part 2: History, Current Affairs, Literature, Geography, Civics, Environment, Culture etc. of Haryana State … [Read more...] about HSSC Group D exam 2018 begins, check details here
Democrats’ takeover of the House of Representatives means Texas Republican Mike Conaway will be ceding chairmanship of the agriculture committee, likely to centrist Collin Peterson of Minnesota. It will be a comeback for Peterson, who chaired the committee from 2007 through 2010. Conaway likely swaps positions with Peterson and becomes ranking member. “Yes, we’re disappointed that we lost a chairman from Texas; he was a good friend of ag,” Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening said. “But we know Congressman Peterson is a good friend of ag as well, and so we look forward to working with him.” The good news for the nation’s farmers and ranchers is that both Peterson and the Midland Republican are wanting to get the farm bill — an $867 billion spending plan for safety nets like crop insurance and subsidies as well as national nutrition programs including food stamps — through Congress before the end of the year rather than wait … [Read more...] about Texas farmers face changing of the guard in D.C.
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: November 9, 2018 at 11:13 am | UPDATED: November 9, 2018 at 11:13 am By John Wagner and Elise Viebeck | Washington Post Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema has taken a narrow lead over Republican opponent Martha McSally in the Arizona Senate race as officials continue to tally mail-in ballots – a change in fortunes that could narrow the size of the GOP majority next year. Sinema now leads McSally, 49.1 percent to 48.6 percent, according to results provided by election officials at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. The two congresswomen were separated by just 9,610 ballots cast statewide, with a Green Party candidate lagging far behind. McSally had consistently led in the count since Tuesday’s midterm elections, but more than 400,000 ballots remained outstanding as of Thursday night, leaving the race in flux in a state where about three-quarters of voters cast ballots by mail. The contest to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, … [Read more...] about Sinema, D, takes small lead in Arizona Senate vote count
The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. This week, the blue wave crashed, sweeping away a few Minnesota Republicans. The midterm elections weren’t a total Democratic romp, and there were positive signs for both parties on display — especially in Minnesota. Trump claimed victory and celebrated by finally firing his emo-as-hell attorney general, Jeff Sessions. This week in Washington Greetings from Washington, which barely had time to process the midterm election results before President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. There’s long been chatter that POTUS would cut loose Sessions, his former flame and current whipping boy — who the president never forgave for recusing himself from the investigation into the campaign’s ties with Russia — after the midterm. But the fact that he did it … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: 725 days until Election Day 2020