The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 8th, 2018 night edition

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While 18 is typically the minimum age for marriage in the United States, every state has legal loopholes or exceptions allowing children to wed at a younger age.

This is historic," Fraidy Reiss, founder of Unchained at Last, a non-profit group opposed to child marriage, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Globally 12 million girls are married before 18 every year, according to Girls Not Brides, a partnership of organizations working to end child marriage.

The measure banning marriage for anyone under 18 passed Delaware's Senate unanimously last week after passing the state House of Representatives in April.

Lawmakers in Florida recently considered a bill to ban marriage for anyone under 18 but compromised on a law banning marriage under 17.

A bill to end child marriage in New Jersey is moving through the legislature where it is expected to be approved.

"I'm just hoping that Delaware won't remain the only state to pass this," Rep. Kim Williams, a Democrat who sponsored the legislation, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. »

'Santa Clarita Diet' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

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The streaming giant has renewed zombie-comedy Santa Clarita Diet for a third season.

The full cast, including Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, are set to return for 10 new half-hour episodes in 2019.

The decision to renew Santa Clarita Diet comes as Netflix has been increasingly selective in handing out additional season pickups as the streaming giant refines its approach to scripted originals. »

Eggs not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice

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University of Sydney researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition today, the research extends on a previous study that found similar results over a period of three months.

The same participants then embarked on a weight loss diet for an additional three months, while continuing their high or low egg consumption. »

Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter Confirmed For Threequel ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’; Bloom On Sales, MGM Has U.S. — Cannes

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Twenty-seven years after we last saw the totally radical pairing of Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq., Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are now confirmed to reprise their roles in a third Bill & Ted movie.

Bloom is launching sales in Cannes on the long-gestating time-travel comedy, which is called Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Bloom’s Alex Walton said, “Fans of Bill and Ted have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last Bogus Journey in 1991. »

HKU AIDS Institute Invents Universal Antibody Drug for HIV-1 Prevention and Immunotherapy

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By engineering a tandem bi-specific broadly neutralizing antibody, the team found that this novel antibody drug is universally effective not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-1 strains tested but also promoting the elimination of latently infected cells in a humanized mouse model.

The new findings are now published in the April issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation, one of the world’s leading biomedical journals.

The HKU research team invented a single gene-encoded tandem broadly neutralizing antibody, titled “BiIA-SG”, which “kills two birds with one stone”. »