Medical


Boko Haram: Nigeria's Army launches strike forces in North East theatre Boko Haram: Nigeria's Army launches strike forces in North East theatre
- August 16, 2017

The injured have been rushed to the hospital in Maiduguri . Scores of people were feared killed by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers at a market in Nigeria's Borno State , media reports said. At least 37 people, including members of the team, died when rescuers from the military and vigilantes attempted to free them. Leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, must be apprehended either dead or alive, Nigeria Army told 2000 men it commissioned on Tuesday to hunt the Nigeria terrorist ... (more...)
China protests U.S. 'freedom of navigation' China protests U.S. 'freedom of navigation'
- August 13, 2017

Anonymous US officials told Reuters that the destroyer USS John S. McCain sailed close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, where China has a territorial dispute with its neighbours. Lorenzana did mention that his office would also ask the Department of Foreign Affairs headed by Sec. " Freedom of navigation is guaranteed and anyone can do it so we just need to monitor", Padilla said in the same Palace press briefing. (more...)
Iowa officials warning bartenders to not serve Moscow Mules in copper mugs Iowa officials warning bartenders to not serve Moscow Mules in copper mugs
- August 10, 2017

The copper metal of the mug can leech into the cocktail and cause copper poisoning. There may be no other alcoholic cocktail as immediately recognizable as a Moscow mule. Food experts have long known not to use copper, or copper-related pots and pans for cooking acidic recipes such as tomato sauce. Symptoms of copper poisoning include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice, according to the U.S. (more...)
Amazon Acquires Rights to Lucille Ball Biopic; Cate Blanchett Tapped to Star Amazon Acquires Rights to Lucille Ball Biopic; Cate Blanchett Tapped to Star
- August 09, 2017

The project attracted Blanchett and Sorkin two years ago. Lucie Arnaz, 66, and her 64-year-old brother Desi Arnaz , Jr. are set to produce the film, along with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch from the Escape Artists production company. (more...)
State green-lights LI med-marijuana dispensaries State green-lights LI med-marijuana dispensaries
- August 04, 2017

The five new companies that have been licensed are Citify Medical; Ferrell Pharmaceuticals; New York Canna (a/a/a Torridly New York); Palliated NY and Valley Agriceuticals. Howard Zucker in a statement. The firm's dispensaries will be located in Monroe, Nassau, New York and Saratoga counties. Valley Agriceuticals, which will manufacture in Orange County and operate dispensaries in Suffolk, Oneida and Dutchess counties, as well as Brooklyn. (more...)
Heart disease flaw removed from human embryos Heart disease flaw removed from human embryos
- August 04, 2017

For the first time, researchers in the US have safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos , targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes - a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases. While scientists have always been able to find defective genes, fixing them has been so cumbersome that it's slowed development of genetic therapies. (more...)
In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos
- July 28, 2017

China, in particular, hasn't been holding back when it comes to CRISPR experimentation. The fear is that it can lead to manipulating the human genome at will-not only to correct genetic defects, but to enhance certain human characteristics, such as athleticism and intelligence, and remove those viewed as undesirable. (more...)
Charlie Gard's parents upset by 'backlash' over Great Ormond Street death threats Charlie Gard's parents upset by 'backlash' over Great Ormond Street death threats
- July 24, 2017

GOSH chairwoman Mary MacLeod said that Doctors and nurses have been subjected to abuse in the street and received thousands of threatening messages in recent weeks. 'We are extremely upset by the backlash we've received after Great Ormond Street Hospital put out their statement last night, ' the couple said. The court is expected to rule next week whether or not 11-month old Charlie can be taken to the USA for experimental treatment. (more...)
Women's Rights Advocates Question Police Response to Damond's 911 Calls Women's Rights Advocates Question Police Response to Damond's 911 Calls
- July 22, 2017

Minneapolis locals chanted "No justice, no peace, prosecute the police", and marched in the street outside her home on Thursday evening according to the Star Tribune . As well as Castile in 2016, Jamar Clark was shot by police in 2015, also in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. All wanted answers from the officer involved and Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, but none were forthcoming. (more...)
HIV Drug Resistance Could Undermine AIDS Fight HIV Drug Resistance Could Undermine AIDS Fight
- July 22, 2017

The bad news is that the majority of the cases - almost 95 per cent of the cases in 2016 - were concentrated in just 10 countries, India being one of them. Unaids is concerned that in contrast to the explosion of the epidemic in eastern Europe and central Asia: the number of deaths has climbed by 27% in six years and the number of new infections has soared by 60%. (more...)
Two civilians killed in Indian forces' firing across LoC Two civilians killed in Indian forces' firing across LoC
- July 09, 2017

The couple's three daughters, Zaida Kouser (6), Robina Kouser (12) and Nazia Bi, and another person were injured. 35-year-old army jawan Showkat, who had come on a leave to spend time with family, and his 3-year-old wife Safiya were killed after sustaining critical splinter injuries of mortar shell, the official said. (more...)
Opioid Prescriptions Have Tripled Since 1999 Opioid Prescriptions Have Tripled Since 1999
- July 08, 2017

Despite statewide efforts to curb opioid use and abuse, Oklahoma continues to see high rates of painkillers prescribed in a third of the counties in the state, according to a federal report released Thursday. Attempts to restrict opioid prescribing have upset many patients with chronic pain who say their needs are being ignored in the rush to stamp out the addiction epidemic. (more...)
Dawson in Lord's Test XI Dawson in Lord's Test XI
- July 06, 2017

The first of four Tests between England and South Africa gets underway Thursday July 6th with Dawson preferred over paceman Toby Roland-Jones. After suffering a heel injury during his county match against Leicestershire, Broad's participation in the first Test was in doubt. (more...)
Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon
- June 28, 2017

Jamie Murray has told younger brother Andy he will have to wait his turn if wants to team up at Wimbledon after Jamie won the Aegon Championships doubles title with Bruno Soares . He was the overwhelming favourite to win Queen's following his run to the French Open semi-finals only to lose to Jordan Thompson, who was only drafted in three hours before the match following the late injury withdrawal of Aljaz Bedene. (more...)
Federal government backs Texas in lawsuit over sanctuary cities law Federal government backs Texas in lawsuit over sanctuary cities law
- June 27, 2017

On Friday, The Trump administration filed court papers to support the Texas state law and is seeking to argue in court hearings in favor of the legislation it says will help keep America safe. Some cities in Texas say the law, if upheld, could prompt sports organizations and others to boycott the state, similar to the effect of a controversial bathroom bill in North Carolina. (more...)
A sticky situation: Legal weed linked to increased collisions
- June 26, 2017

In the study conducted by HLDI, researchers found that between January 2012 and October 2016, accident claims increased by 4.5 percent in OR, 16 percent in Colorado, and 6.2 percent in Washington. Data spanned collision claims filed between January 2012 and October 2016 for 1981 to 2017 model vehicles. The Institute's Moore defended its approach, saying, "We looked at the correlation of states with similar insurance claim frequencies, and the states we chose had the highest correlation". (more...)
Chinese airline among world's top ten in 2017 Chinese airline among world's top ten in 2017
- June 22, 2017

The airline was also named as having the world's best business class cabins. Maintaining the same momentum in 2013, 2014, and 2016, Turkish Airlines continued to be recognized as the "Best Business Class Onboard Catering" with its seamless inflight catering service. (more...)
Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food
- June 19, 2017

A new report released by the Environmental Defense Fund found that a surprising amount of baby food samples had detectable levels of lead . The samples studied were not identified by brand, and the levels of lead are thought to be relatively low. (more...)
Senate Republicans Homing in on Final Health Bill Senate Republicans Homing in on Final Health Bill
- June 08, 2017

Asked more broadly about the challenges posed by the president going off-message on Twitter, Short countered that the president usually helps advance the White House agenda. Several senators have spoken of having a "softer landing period" than the House bill, which rolls back the eligibility criteria starting in 2020. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released new statistics Tuesday that showed the House bill would shift costs to states which expanded Medicaid under the ACA. (more...)
Late afternoon rain and thunderstorms likely Tuesday in Denver metro area Late afternoon rain and thunderstorms likely Tuesday in Denver metro area
- June 07, 2017

Humidity, rain chances, and temperatures will decrease. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. According to the National Weather Service , rain is likely in the Bridgeport region after 2 p.m. Mostly fair skies are expected for Tuesday night . The low will be around 50. Many of us are looking at partly cloudy skies Tuesday with highs in the low to mid 80s. (more...)
Obong of Calabar confers chieftaincy title on Osinbajo Obong of Calabar confers chieftaincy title on Osinbajo
- June 03, 2017

On arrival at the airport, Acting President Osinbajo had inspected the guard of honour mounted by troops of the Army, Navy and Air Force before proceeding to the Palace of the Obong of Calabar for a brief interaction. "It tells us of what the future holds for the people of this state". When people speak of Nigeria, it is because of its diversity. He said the diversity of the country was the reason why other countries have respect for Nigeria. (more...)
Judge overturns life sentences for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Judge overturns life sentences for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo
- May 27, 2017

Now, Malvo's case has been remanded back to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to issue a new sentence. "The Supreme Court has decided that the Miller rule is a substantive rule of constitutional law that is so fundamental that it requires retroactive application", Jackson concluded. (more...)
Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds
- May 26, 2017

The recalled medication included Tylenol, Motrin , Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Sudafed, Pepcid, Mylanta, Rolaids, Zyrtec, and Zyrtec Eye Drops-several of which are indicated for pediatric use. The states' settlement resolves claims that McNeil unlawfully promoted its over-the-counter drugs as compliant with federal good manufacturing practices, a system that ensures products are consistently produced and meet quality standards. (more...)
Trump campaign and Russian officials had several undisclosed contacts, sources say
- May 23, 2017

The cuts would drive millions of people off food stamps through changes in eligibility guidelines and the implementation of additional work requirements, according to The AP. Investigators are reportedly interested in people who had influence in the Trump campaign and the administration but are now absent, such as former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. (more...)
Why looking tired could kill your social appeal Why looking tired could kill your social appeal
- May 20, 2017

The researchers then showed these photos to 122 strangers and asked them to rate the people in the photos in terms of attractiveness, sleepiness, trustworthiness, health, and how approachable they were. Findings published on Wednesday indicated people are less likely to avoid eye contact with those who show signs of sleep deprivation. Furthermore, the study found that people's willingness to socialize with sleep-deprived people was only 2.1 percent less than their willingness to do so with ... (more...)
Blue Jays place LHP Liriano on DL because of sore shoulder Blue Jays place LHP Liriano on DL because of sore shoulder
- May 17, 2017

Smoak believes a big key is being sprung from the platoon at first becoming mostly an every-day starter. Dyson replied in the next inning with a solo shot off Leone to tie it 2-2 and set up Pillar's heroics two innings later. "I felt if I went out there thinking about that, I was already defeated". Tigers 7, Angels 1: Justin Upton hit a three-run homer, and Michael Fulmer pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in Detroit's win. (more...)
Person dies of Ebola virus in Congo - Health Ministry
- May 13, 2017

After the 2014-15 epidemic, the World Health Organization response team concluded that the risk of human infection remained unpredictable, meaning that future outbreaks were possible, but that large epidemics could be prevented with a rapid response. (more...)
Jolt for AAP as Ghuggi quits party Jolt for AAP as Ghuggi quits party
- May 12, 2017

Without naming Kejriwal, Waraich said that the AAP leadership's problems with him had begun when he told them during the election campaign that that there have been have been major complaints against the observers sent from Delhi and they should be recalled. (more...)
Minnesota Vikings take chance on Michael Floyd Minnesota Vikings take chance on Michael Floyd
- May 12, 2017

He is now on house arrest, but wide receiver Michael Floyd is ready to contribute in 2017 after signing Wednesday with the Minnesota Vikings. Floyd became an unrestricted in March and likely will face a league suspension of at least two games as a result of his guilty plea. (more...)
Mets says Harvey will return to mound Friday at Milwaukee
- May 10, 2017

Show up. Grow up. Harvey did go to the park on Sunday when he was scheduled to pitch, but was advised of the suspension at that time. According to the sports site, Harvey didn't go to the ballpark Saturday, which is seemingly why he was suspended even though the Mets are keeping a tight lid on the details. (more...)

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