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Should children with type 2 diabetes be offered a gastric band?

  • gastric: Should children with type 2 diabetes be offered a gastric band?
  • gastric: Image caption Arleth Avila has been earmarked for gastric surgery in Colorado.
  • ache: I just felt like I had stomach ache," she says.
  • necessitate: In the long term it can lead to heart disease and stroke, nerve damage, foot sores that can necessitate amputation, vision loss, miscarriage and kidney problems.
  • obese: She is still considered clinically obese, with a body mass index of 45.7 but staff think she may have turned a corner.

Who Are the Kurds in Middle East?

  • mountainous: Iraqi Kurds, estimated to make up 15 to 20 percent of Iraq's population of 38 million people, populate a mountainous region in northern Iraq and enjoy more national rights than Kurds in the neighboring three countries.
  • reign: The relationship between the Kurds and the Iraqi government, however, has a history of bloody confrontations and often brutal crackdowns by the central government, particularly during Hussein's reign.
  • systematic: Rights organizations, such as Human Rights Watch, said the Anfal campaign was a systematic ethnic-cleansing program that amounted to genocide.
  • crush: In March 1991, after their uprising was crushed by the Iraq government, about 1.5 million Iraqi Kurds fled into Iran and Turkey, leading to a refugee crisis.
  • dispute: The Kurds announced they had no intention of withdrawing from these areas, which the Iraqi constitution labels as disputed territories between the Kurdistan Region and the Central Government, and requires a referendum vote on their status.

Universities 'oblivious' to campus racial abuse

  • oblivious: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities can be oblivious to racial harassment, a report says.
  • occurrence: Racial harassment is " a common occurrence" for many students in England, Scotland and Wales, Britain's equalities watchdog says.
  • boil: I wish I could boil my skin off or bleach it entirely," said an international student at university in England.
  • discrepancy: The EHRC found a large discrepancy between the proportion of students reporting racial incidents during its research and the number recorded by universities.
  • oblivious: "Our report reveals that not only are universities out of touch with the extent that this is occurring on their campuses, some are also completely oblivious to the issue.

Poor toilet hygiene behind E. coli superbug spread

  • hygiene: Public Health England said hand-washing and good hygiene were key to preventing the spread of infections.
  • enzyme: Strains which have 'Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESB L s)- enzymes that destroy penicillin and another antibiotic, cephalosporin- are causing particular concern.
  • hygiene: He said maintaining food hygiene was still important- people should handle raw meat carefully, not least because there are other strains of food-poisoning bacteria that come through the food chain.

Babies born at 22 weeks 'can now survive'

  • intestine: Eight days after delivery, Ruben had a lifesaving operation when his intestines failed but battled through despite the low survival rate.
  • transfusion: The twins had to have 20 blood transfusions, eye injections and laser surgery to prevent blindness and survived both blood poisoning and pneumonia.
  • pneumonia: The twins had to have 20 blood transfusions, eye injections and laser surgery to prevent blindness and survived both blood poisoning and pneumonia.

Katie Price, Lauren Goodger and Georgia Harrison Instagram posts banned

  • craving: BoomBod claims its " 10-calorie shots" stop people from snacking or overeating, while Protein Revolution says its V24 gummies keep cravings at bay thanks to a vegetable extract.
  • diet: One fitness expert told the BBC that dieting product companies often rely on health and wellness themes to market their goods.
  • craving: They're delicious and when taken with water they suppress your hunger cravings," she posted.

Slow progress for fracking as opposition grows

  • forecast: In 2016, the government forecast up to 20 wells would be fracked by mid-2020, but only three have been so far.
  • uncommon: It is not uncommon to see delays in the energy sector, as experienced in the development of the North Sea oilfields, onshore wind industry and new nuclear," said chief executive Ken Cronin.
  • stringent: The industry told the NAO that slow progress on fracking was partly due to " stringent" UK rules to protect against the risk of earthquakes, which were stricter than international ones.
  • tremor: Operators need to halt fracking activity if there is a tremor greater than 0.5 on the Richter scale.
  • tremor: In August, a tremor with a magnitude of 2.9 was recorded near the UK's only active shale gas site in Lancashire.

US Ambassador to Ukraine Confirms Quid Pro Quo with Trump

  • triple: Today was just more triple hearsay and selective leaks from the Democrats ' politically motivated closed-door secretive hearings.
  • hearsay: Today was just more triple hearsay and selective leaks from the Democrats ' politically motivated closed-door secretive hearings.
  • secretive: Today was just more triple hearsay and selective leaks from the Democrats ' politically motivated closed-door secretive hearings.
  • abhorrent: Biden said, "Our country has a dark, shameful, history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent.

The Latest: White House slams testimony as 'triple hearsay'

  • triple: The White House is slamming testimony from former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor as part of the House impeachment inquiry" triple hearsay" and insisting that President Donald Trump " has done nothing wrong.
  • hearsay: The White House is slamming testimony from former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor as part of the House impeachment inquiry" triple hearsay" and insisting that President Donald Trump " has done nothing wrong.
  • triple: She says, " Today was just more triple hearsay and selective leaks from the Democrats ' politically-motivated, closed door, secretive hearings.
  • hearsay: She says, " Today was just more triple hearsay and selective leaks from the Democrats ' politically-motivated, closed door, secretive hearings.
  • excerpt: In excerpts of text messages released by impeachment investigators in Congress, Taylor wrote: " I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.

This 1 Invention Made Swedish Submarines Among the Best

  • discrete: For decades, submarines came in two discrete flav o rs: traditional diesel-electric submarines that need to surface every day or two to recharge their noisy, air-breathing diesel engines, and nuclear-powered submarines that could quietly hum along under the sea at relatively high speeds for months at a time thanks to their nuclear reactors.
  • propulsion: The downside to the nuclear-powered variety, of course, is that they cost many times the price of a comparable diesel submarines and require nuclear propulsion technology, which may not be worth the trouble for a country only interested in defending its coastal waters.
  • simulate: More recently, Russia has run an exercise simulating a nuclear attack on Sweden and likely infiltrated Swedish territorial waters with least one submarine in 2014.

The Crown 3 trailer: Olivia Colman's Queen faces a crisis of confidence

  • prime: As the Queen gets all togged up and primed for the cameras to mark the Silver Jubilee, we hear a newsreader commentating:" This is Jubilee day, a day as gruelling as the Queen's coronation 25 years ago ".
  • coronation: As the Queen gets all togged up and primed for the cameras to mark the Silver Jubilee, we hear a newsreader commentating:" This is Jubilee day, a day as gruelling as the Queen's coronation 25 years ago ".
  • coronation: However, her coronation was a year later, on 2 June, 1953.
  • choral: The trailer's background music- a choral version of Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin'- is enough to drive it home.

Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

  • ascension: Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Naruhito formally declared his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne as the nation's 126th emperor.
  • autumn: As a driving autumn rain briefly gave way to sunshine and 2,000 guests looked on, Naruhito pledged at an elaborate, ritual-laden ceremony to serve as a symbol of the state for his people.
  • elaborate: As a driving autumn rain briefly gave way to sunshine and 2,000 guests looked on, Naruhito pledged at an elaborate, ritual-laden ceremony to serve as a symbol of the state for his people.
  • ceremony: As a driving autumn rain briefly gave way to sunshine and 2,000 guests looked on, Naruhito pledged at an elaborate, ritual-laden ceremony to serve as a symbol of the state for his people.
  • congratulate: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated him and led the cheers of " Banzai," which traditionally means " 10,000 years.

Five reasons why Lonely Planet loves England

  • serene: The quaint country village, with its cobbled streets and stone, thatched houses astride serene streams and babbling brooks, is a staple of England.
  • brook: The quaint country village, with its cobbled streets and stone, thatched houses astride serene streams and babbling brooks, is a staple of England.
  • lonely: Lonely Planet said the addition of new stretches of the almost 3,000 mile-long England Coast Path in 2020 would allow visitors to " explore beaches and foreshores right up to the water's edge ".
  • foreshore: Lonely Planet said the addition of new stretches of the almost 3,000 mile-long England Coast Path in 2020 would allow visitors to " explore beaches and foreshores right up to the water's edge ".
  • undulate: Image caption England has plenty of undulating hills such as those found in the Peak District.

Fears Are Growing Among Mainland Chinese Living in Hong Kong

  • abdomen: A 22-year-old mainland visitor accused of slashing a teenage Hong Kong protester in the abdomen surrendered to police this week.
  • uproot: At the same time, several mainlanders interviewed said they were reluctant to uproot the lives they built in Hong Kong over many years: landing coveted jobs at international companies, getting their children into international schools and buying homes.
  • covet: At the same time, several mainlanders interviewed said they were reluctant to uproot the lives they built in Hong Kong over many years: landing coveted jobs at international companies, getting their children into international schools and buying homes.
  • overpower: Their local colleague quickly raised the volume on a nearby TV, overpowering the conversation with the sound of a show-- in Cantonese.

Stop fearmongering about 'Medicare for All.' Most families would pay less for better care.

  • modernize: Done right, it would lower costs, a lot, while letting us leverage health care dollars to respond to public health crises like the opioid epidemic, invest in disease prevention and modernize care delivery with telemedicine.
  • sidestep: Some candidates have attempted to sidestep the cost debate by promising to spend less and accomplish the same goals.
  • revert: Faced with these facts, opponents of Medicare for All too often revert to myths instead.
  • straight: Health care costs are crushing the middle class, taking more and more money straight from the wallets of workers and families.

Northern Ireland abortion and and same-sex marriage law change deadline passes

  • ultimatum: Image caption Stormont assembly members were given an ultimatum to restore power-sharing by midnight, or new laws on abortion and same-sex marriage would come into effect.
  • termination: The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)- and some politicians from other unionist parties- triggered a recall of the Northern Ireland Assembly in an attempt to block the lifting of a near-ban on terminations.
  • termination: It recommended terminations should be permitted in cases of rape or incest.
  • termination: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charges can no longer be brought against those who have an abortion or against health workers who provide terminations.
  • compulsory: A further series of recommendations included providing access to " high quality abortion and post-abortion care in all public health facilities ", and making " age-appropriate, comprehensive and scientifically accurate education" on " sex ual and reproductive health and rights " a compulsory part of the curriculum.

Trump, Republicans and impeachment: This time feels different, but maybe it's not

  • sting: This announcement carries a special sting given that Rooney is on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has been privy to some of the closed-door impeachment testimony.
  • privy: This announcement carries a special sting given that Rooney is on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has been privy to some of the closed-door impeachment testimony.
  • plank: The line connecting Trump to TV images of dead Americans could be one of the few planks his base refuses to walk.

Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking

  • subsume: At the time, this area would have been part of Doggerland, a landmass that is now subsumed under the North Sea.
  • steppe: In steppe tundra conditions that's not easy to collect, because you only have dwarf birch trees," Dr Niekus told BBC News.
  • dwarf: In steppe tundra conditions that's not easy to collect, because you only have dwarf birch trees," Dr Niekus told BBC News.
  • distill: The important aspect of our find is that we can show that out of the different known methods to distill the pitch from birch bark, Neanderthals used the more complex ones," said co-author Dr Gerrit Dusseldorp from the University of Leiden.
  • distillation: These are more efficient, and the distribution of contaminants in the tar that we can see on CT-scans is similar to that in complex distillation methods.

Pompeo says Trump is ‘fully prepared’ to take military action against Turkey if necessary, which wou...

  • protocol: In a break from protocol, Trump seemed to confirm the existence of these weapons last week.
  • deliberate: American forces in Syria also came under fire by Turkish artillery two days after the invasion, and some US officials believe this was deliberate.
  • surrender: The so-called ceasefire, a characterization Turkey promptly rejected, effectively involved the US negotiating the surrender of the Kurds.
  • cessation: Following the announcement of the deal, which involved a cessation of hostilities for five days to allow the Kurds to withdraw from the area, there have been reports of ongoing violence in the region that suggest the ceasefire has not been upheld.

Cracks in Republican dam as frustration with Trump mounts

  • catalyst: Democrats are readying articles of impeachment, the catalyst being Trump's July phone call to his Ukrainian counterpart in which he urged the European ally to investigate his political rivals.
  • exasperate: I think we are getting to that point" where an increasing number of Republicans could support impeachment, retired GOP congressman Charlie Dent told CNN Monday, adding he has spoken with current lawmakers in his party who are " exasperated" by Trump.
  • infuriate: Mulvaney walked back his quid pro quo comments amid an angry backlash, but his announcement of Trump National Doral as the G7 site infuriated several Republicans.
  • dissident: If Trump gets impeached by simple majority in the House-- and Dent said he believes he will-- the process shifts to a trial in the Senate, where the party's current leading dissident, Senator Mitt Rom ney, could have some sway.

'Lost' Road Built by Christ's Executioner Unearthed

  • unearth: Archaeologists have unearthed a " lost" road in Jerusalem that was likely constructed by Pontius Pilate, the Roman who presided over the trial and execution of Jesus Christ.
  • unearth: Archaeologists have unearthed a road that was likely built in 31 AD by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect who oversaw the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
  • thoroughfare: The complex and artfully detailed design of the road suggests it was an important thoroughfare between the two spots.
  • excavate: Over the course of six years, scientists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University excavated the site and found over 100 coins beneath the road dating between 17 AD and 31 AD..

The FBI says at least 3 American tourists died of natural causes in the Dominican Republic, not tain...

  • pulmonary: Authorities said the couple died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, an abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs.
  • abnormal: Authorities said the couple died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, an abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs.
  • hospitality: Read more: The Dominican Republic's tourism minister and hospitality execs lashed out at 'fake news ' over 'erroneous' coverage of tourist deaths this summer.
  • erroneous: Read more: The Dominican Republic's tourism minister and hospitality execs lashed out at 'fake news ' over 'erroneous' coverage of tourist deaths this summer.
  • consort: The king of Thailand abruptly stripped all royal titles from his 34-year-old consort, who is accused of plotting against the queen to take her place.

WikiLeaks founder Assange appears confused at extradition hearing

  • anger: WikiLeaks later angered the United States by publishing caches of leaked military documents and diplomatic cables.
  • avow: This is part of a concerted and avowed war against whistleblowers including investigative journalists and publishers," Summers said.
  • champion: Admirers have hailed Assange as a hero for exposing what they describe as abuse of power by modern states and for championing free speech.

Free-climber who scaled The Shard detained

  • climb: Image copyright PA Media Image caption King-Thompson was given a police caution but not arrested at the time of the climb.
  • climb: David Forsdick QC, representing The Shard's owners Teighmore Limited, earlier told the court that King-Thompson had been planning the climb for about eight months, including moving to east London and visiting the building up to 200 times" specifically to prepare" for it.
  • notoriety: Image caption King-Thompson, seen here during a previous climb, had not been seeking" fame or notoriety ", the court heard.
  • notoriety: He explained that the free-climber had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and had not been seeking" fame or notoriety ", but had " laudable aims " to" inspire others ".
  • laudable: He explained that the free-climber had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and had not been seeking" fame or notoriety ", but had " laudable aims " to" inspire others ".

Car park row death: Driver 'swerved into Christopher Gadd'

  • swerve: Car park row death: Driver 'swerved into Christopher Gadd '- BBC News.
  • swerve: Car park row death: Driver 'swerved into Christopher Gadd '.
  • swerve: A learner driver swerved into a man and killed him after he got annoyed about being blocked into a supermarket car parking space, a court has heard.
  • swerve: Mr Gadd, 48, was hit after Mr Higgins swerved his car towards him, Cardiff Crown Court heard.
  • swerve: Image caption Timothy Higgins initially denied swerving his car in police interviews.

Artist sues over Missouri's 'Indian-made' law

  • counterfeit: States first passed laws limiting who can market their goods as American Indian-made in the 1970s after art in native styles experienced an uptick in popularity and counterfeit goods flooded the market.
  • arduous: Fontenot said that, prior to the 1990 federal legislation, she undertook the arduous process of tracing her genealogy back to the 1500s.
  • genealogy: Fontenot said that, prior to the 1990 federal legislation, she undertook the arduous process of tracing her genealogy back to the 1500s.
  • disconcert: It's disconcerting that when I accomplished what they asked me to accomplish, laws like the Oklahoma law and the Missouri law are attempting to do away with that," Fontenot said.

Cameroon Separatist Fighter Names Himself 'King' of Southwest District

  • enthrone: YAOUNDE- There is outrage in Cameroon after a separatist fighter who chased several traditional rulers from the English-speaking Lebialem district enthroned himself as king.
  • regalia: Heavily guarded by his fighters and accompanied by several women he said are his wives, Lekeahka Oliver, dressed in local traditional regalia, announces that he is the only king of Lebialem.
  • resolute: This is to send some warning waves to the mind of soldiers, but we stay resolute as far as our duties are concerned irrespective of all the atrocities we have," he said.

It’s Not Just Ronan Farrow: NBC News Killed My Rape-Allegation Story Too

  • abdicate: When NBC chose to quash my story, it not only abdicated its obligation to report news; it provided cover for a man who would later be accused of serial rape and sexual assault when my story was eventually published by The Hollywood Reporter the following summer.
  • diligence: Oppenheim and Lack continue to make the rounds internally and externally claiming innocence and due diligence.
  • arbiter: These are the people at NBC who are the arbiters of justice and injustice.

Chinese Communist Party newspaper attacks Hong Kong schools 'liberal studies'

  • inculcate: BEIJING, Oct 21 (Reuters)- Hong Kong's education system was described by the Chinese Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper as a " disease" that must be treated, in an editorial that blamed schools for inculcating students with values that led to illegal behaviour.
  • akin: The classes in liberal studies, which started in 2009, are taken by high school students and are akin to a civics course.
  • tenet: "One of the basic tenets of this class is to teach critical thinking," said Tin Fong Chak, the vice president of the Hong Kong professional Teachers ' Union.
  • exemplary: Last week, the Ministry of Education unveiled new guidelines to remove and punish " unqualified political teachers," while promoting those deemed exemplary.
  • permeate: It followed reforms in August directed at the curriculum for a mandatory political education course that " must continue to march in step with the Party's new ideology, to comprehensively push Xi Jinping's New Era of Socialism with Chinese characteristics into the students ' heads and to allow the socialist core values to permeate through our national education system.

Trump Cheated (Shocker!) on Property Tax; But Will Anyone Go to Jail?

  • mendacity: Is this just the usual Trump mendacity, or can prosecutors see this as part of a patte rn?
  • defraud: Accountant work papers have been found to be beneficial when uncovering evidence of intent to defraud in case after case of white-collar fraud, specifically tax fraud.
  • defraud: Evidence of corrupt intent to defraud either a financial institution or a public tax authority is critical to a successful criminal prosecution.
  • triple: The use of a double or triple set of books and records by company officials for fraudulent purposes is a terrific example of overt acts of corrupt intent.
  • chemistry: Further forensic analysis of the documents, for example fingerprint analysis, ink chemistry analysis and handwriting analysis are investigative tools available to the prosecutors to tighten the vise and provide the links in the chain of potential targets.

The lost river: Mexicans fight for mighty waterway taken by the US

  • stagnant: The pair run down the river bank and cheerfully splash through stagnant puddles dotted about the riverbed.
  • render: Water in particular has emerged as a flash point as global heating renders vast swaths of the planet ever drier.
  • dam: At the Morelos dam, located between Los Algodones, Baja California, and Yuma, Arizona, the river is diverted to a complex system of irrigation canals which nourish fields of cotton, wheat, alfalfa, asparagus, watermelons and date palms in the vast surrounding desert valley.
  • corpse: The sound of gunfire in one wide, dusty section led to a couple from San Diego hunting wild pigeons, and a bucketful of feathered corpses.
  • dwindle: Groundwater reserves are dwindling, pollution goes unchecked, and urban neighborhoods face shortages.

'Crazy' and a 'hand grenade': Here's how House impeachment witnesses describe el...

  • delegate: The U.S. ambassador to Europe voiced disappointment after learning May 23 that the president delegated Ukraine policy to his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, rather than rely on professionals at the State Department.
  • astronaut: NASA: Trump calls NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch to congratulate them on first all-female spacewalk.
  • congratulate: NASA: Trump calls NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch to congratulate them on first all-female spacewalk.
  • phenomenal: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called Mulvaney's admission " a phenomenal breach of the president's duty to defend our national securit y.
  • deposition: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., joins Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, at a news conference as House Democrats move on depositions in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Oct. 2, 2019.

Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco's remains on Thursday

  • mausoleum: MADRID (Reuters)- Spain will on Thursday remove the 1.5-tonne slab which has covered the tomb of dictator Francisco Franco for the past 44 years and fly his remains by helicopter away from a state mausoleum, government sources told reporters on Monday.
  • exhume: The ruling Socialists have long sought to exhume Franco's remains and turn the Valley of the Fallen complex near the capital Madrid into a memorial to the 500,000 people who were killed during the 1936-39 civil war he unleashed.
  • mausoleum: The Valley of the Fallen mausoleum holds the bodies of 34,000 Spaniards who died during the war, including many from the losing Republican side whose bodies were moved there during Franco's rule without the permission of their families.
  • mausoleum: Spain is facing its fourth election in four years in November and moving Franco's remains from the state mausoleum had long been a Socialist pledge.