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Tuesday June 19th, 2018 evening edition

image for Women taking lithium for bipolar disorder during pregnancy increase risk of birth defects by more than 50 per cent, suggests study

Lowering the dose, or halting it to restart later in pregnancy or after birth, should therefore be a considered clinical decision.

For this study, the largest ever of the effects of lithium on birth defects, data from six countries – including the UK – of 2,200 pregnancies was used.

Newborns exposed to lithium in pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to be readmitted to hospital within 28 days of birth as well.

Rex Features 12/50 7 June 2018 Brexit Secretary David Davis, right, and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox leave 10 Downing Street.

Prime Minister Theresa May held an emergency Brexit cabinet meeting in an attempt to resolve tensions over the UK's Irish border plan.

Getty 13/50 6 June 2018 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Downing Street.

By combining six major trials on lithium exposure run on similar lines, instead of multiple smaller studies the authors argue they can provide more robust data on birth defects. »

Senate rejects Trump’s rescue of Chinese firm ZTE

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| Getty Senate rejects Trump’s rescue of Chinese firm ZTE.

The Senate voted Monday to reimpose the U.S. ban on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, in a rebuke to President Donald Trump and his efforts to keep the company in business.

The provision targeting ZTE was part of the National Defense Authorization Act, a must-pass defense spending bill that cleared the Senate by a vote of 85-10. »

Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: study

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world's firearms, a new study said Monday.

Americans have access to powerful firearms that are not available in many other countries due to tighter legislation.

Only 28 countries released information on their military stockpiles while 28 nations offered information the firearms owned by law enforcement agencies. »

The Pros to Being a Psychopath

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Try it for yourself at “Psychopath” is a term that gets thrown about a lot in our culture.

Psychopaths don’t take things personally; they don’t beat themselves up if things go wrong, even if they’re to blame.

Those kinds of characteristics aren’t just important in the business arena, but also in everyday life. »

Analyst: 66% of console players still prefer physical games over digital

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Overall, 66 percent of console users preferred physical games, compared to just 29 percent of PC players.

Meanwhile, only 34 percent would rather pick up a digital game on console while a whopping 71 of PC users prefer digital copies over physical.

On both console and PC, players that prefer digital tend to spend more time per week playing games, with digital console players averaging 6.4 hours and digital PC players averaging 7.6 hours. »