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FIFA Planning New 24-Team Club World Cup

FIFA Planning New 24-Team Club World Cup

According to the document, 12 of the 24 teams in the competition would be European, four or five from South America, two each from the rest of the Americas, Asia and Africa, leaving the Oceania to battle for the last place with a South American team.


North Carolina files lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer

North Carolina files lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer

Starting previous year, Paxton and a bipartisan group of 40 other state attorneys general have been conducting an investigation into whether companies that manufacture and distribute prescription opioids engaged in unlawful practices. Lawsuits have already been filed by 16 other USA states and Puerto Rico against Purdue. Stenehjem estimates Purdue has raked in almost 35 billion dollars from opioids over the years that have taken thousands of lives, numbers he calls unconscionable.


World Health Organization plans to eliminate trans-fat from food by 2023

World Health Organization plans to eliminate trans-fat from food by 2023

The determination from the FDA said that removing the trans fats " could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths each year ". The United States Food and Drug Administration set a three-year compliance period in July of 2015 that said companies either had to make their products without partially hydrogenated oils or petition to be allowed to use them.


Drugs ban rules Peru captain Guerrero out of World Cup

Drugs ban rules Peru captain Guerrero out of World Cup

The FPF said in a statement that it "profoundly regrets the lengthening of the ban imposed on our player Paolo Guerrero who has always shown exemplary conduct". However, CAS partially accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which had requested the sanction be increased to between one and two years.


Abdullahi 'honoured' to be listed in prelim World Cup squad

Abdullahi 'honoured' to be listed in prelim World Cup squad

Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa and Crotone attacker, Simeon Nwankwo are the surprise inclusions as Malaga's Brown Ideye was dropped. There were few surprises in the 30-man provisional list submitted by the Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr , in preparation for the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup .


STD Cases Just Reached a Record High in California

STD Cases Just Reached a Record High in California

More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia , gonorrhea , and early syphilis were diagnosed in California in 2017- a 45% increase in just 5 years. In total, there were 75,560 cases in 2017, representing a 16 percent increase from the year before, making the rate 190.5 cases per 100,000 Californians.