Medicine


Half of USA adults have high blood pressure in new rules Half of USA adults have high blood pressure in new rules
- November 15, 2017

Dr. Fabregas says that even if your first blood pressure reading comes back high, you might not be at risk for hypertension . Blood pressure of 120 over 80 is still considered normal, with any systolic pressure reading up to 129 considered "elevated". (more...)
Delhi government seeks exemptions for odd-even this year Delhi government seeks exemptions for odd-even this year
- November 14, 2017

It also seeks an effective implementation of the odd-even auto rationing scheme, which the Delhi government scrapped after the National Green Tribunal asked for the removal of exemptions to two-wheelers, women and VIPs. The Delhi government has also temporarily banned construction work in a bid to improve conditions, and has increased parking fees to discourage people from driving their cars. (more...)
Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Disneyland sickens nine visitors Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Disneyland sickens nine visitors
- November 13, 2017

The towers are near the New Orleans Square Train Station, more than 100 feet away from parts of the theme park accessible to guests, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman said Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported . Legionnaires disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, sometimes found in water systems. Test results for the towers could take up to two weeks. (more...)
Extra Vacation For Nonsmokers Extra Vacation For Nonsmokers
- November 03, 2017

Some nonsmoking employees had complained they were working more than their colleagues who stepped out for a cigarette, according to The Telegraph . Unsurprisingly, staffers who don't smoke have been pleased with the bonus time. One of those new non-smokers, Shun Shinbaba, 25, told CNNMoney he used to smoke a pack of cigarettes every two days, and that he plans to use his newfound vacation time to play tennis. (more...)
Health Officials Stress Importance Of Flu Shots Health Officials Stress Importance Of Flu Shots
- November 01, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that nearly everyone over six months of age should receive the flu vaccine . The flu vaccine can reduce influenza illness , doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to the flu. Uninsured individuals can expect to pay $25 for a regular dose flu shot and $55 for a high dose vaccine for those who are ages 65 or older. The viruses in the flu shot are inactivated (i.e., killed) which means they can not cause infection. (more...)
Puerto Rico's governor: Cancel Whitefish contract Puerto Rico's governor: Cancel Whitefish contract
- October 30, 2017

Whitefish said in a statement it was "disappointed" in the decision, adding that it will "only delay what the people of Puerto Rico want and deserve - to have the power restored quickly in the same manner their fellow citizens on the mainland experience after a natural disaster". (more...)
Area Police Departments Prepare for Saturday's National Prescription Take Back Day Area Police Departments Prepare for Saturday's National Prescription Take Back Day
- October 26, 2017

Iowa City Police Department is doing their part to tackle drug abuse by taking part in Drug Take-Back Day this weekend. As an effort to help prevent opioid abuse and accidental overdose, the Drug Enforcement Administration is organizing a no-questions-asked prescription drug disposal day, October 28. (more...)
Cancerous breast tissue shows elevated bacteria levels, new research shows Cancerous breast tissue shows elevated bacteria levels, new research shows
- October 25, 2017

She hopes the research might lead to less harsh and more effective breast cancer treatments. Researchers collected and analysed data of 275,000 women, half of whom had breast cancer, from around the globe with the aim to evaluate why some women were more at risk than others of developing the disease. (more...)
Saaho first look poster nearly similar to this Hollywood film poster! Saaho first look poster nearly similar to this Hollywood film poster!
- October 24, 2017

On his 38th birthday on Monday, October 23, Baahubali fame Prabhas surprised his fans with the first look poster of his upcoming multi-lingual film Saaho . However, as fans fall in love with Prabhas in the menacing all-black outfit and giving the terrifying look, others can not help but point the similarities between Prabhas' attire and Ryan Gosling's look in Blade Runner 2049 . (more...)
U.S. to Leave UN Body U.S. to Leave UN Body
- October 15, 2017

Israel has been aggrieved by a succession of UNESCO motions condemning its actions in Jerusalem, complaining that the motions did not take into account Jewish links to the city and the disputed holy site known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount. (more...)
Five judges to decide on Hindu women's right to temple Five judges to decide on Hindu women's right to temple
- October 14, 2017

The Supreme Court is hearing a plea challenging the practice of the ban on entry of women by the management of the Sabarimala temple . RP Gupta, the counsel for the petitioners, submitted in court that there is no religious custom or usage in the Hindu religion specially in Pampa river region to disallow women during menstrual period. (more...)
USA bombers, Japanese fighter jets conduct drill over Korean Peninsula USA bombers, Japanese fighter jets conduct drill over Korean Peninsula
- October 12, 2017

Such flights by the powerful aircraft based in Guam incense the North, which claims they are preparation for war; Pyongyang has threatened to send missiles into the waters around Guam. Joined by South Korean F-15K fighters, the B-1Bs simulated air to ground missile firing over the East Sea. However, the South Korean defence ministry has refused to comment about this allegation. (more...)
Renewables now provide a quarter of the world's power Renewables now provide a quarter of the world's power
- October 05, 2017

The US is to be the second-largest growth market for renewables despite uncertainties about the policy. It could potentially increase its renewable capacity as quickly as the US. It was responsible for 41 per cent of global renewable additions. Historically, the IEA has significantly underestimated growth in renewables , notably solar PV and its newly renamed report "Renewables 2017" (formerly titled Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report) is an attempt to redress fundamental failings ... (more...)
President Trump expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious 'sonic attacks' President Trump expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious 'sonic attacks'
- October 05, 2017

Carrasco's visa had been approved prior to the announcement. The reductions are just the latest step in the rapidly unraveling US-Cuban relations that were restored in 2015 by former President Barack Obama . On Tuesday, the Trump administration continued severing diplomatic relations with Cuba when it told 15 diplomats to leave Cuba's embassy in Washington , D.C., within a week. (more...)
Palace confirms Trump's visit to PH for Asean summit in November Palace confirms Trump's visit to PH for Asean summit in November
- October 03, 2017

Duterte challenged Callamard to a public debate past year as a condition for her to be allowed to investigate her allegations in the Philippines - a condition which was rejected by her. Duterte was previously invited by Trump to the White House but the President had to turn down the invitation to focus on the ongoing war in Marawi City. (more...)
Trump is charging Puerto Rican hurricane victims to be evacuated Trump is charging Puerto Rican hurricane victims to be evacuated
- October 03, 2017

They've got the Army Corps of Engineers, that's right. US President Donald Trump has been warned to "quiet down" his Twitter account in the wake of Hurricane Maria's impact on Puerto Rico . But to Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, Trump's tweets were "unspeakable". A few hours after posting her message to Trump, Rihanna called for a "round of applause" for efforts to aid Puerto Rico from former presidents George H.W. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda to Donald Trump: 'You're Going Straight to Hell'
- October 01, 2017

He praised the "fantastic job" of the US Government workers. "Damn it, this is not a good news story ". "The electric power grid in Puerto Rico is totally shot". He responded to the mayor's criticisms by citing her "poor leadership ability ", and also took aim at other officials in the United States territory who he said had not been able to "get their workers to help". (more...)
Sessions says DOJ will increase efforts to protect free speech on campuses Sessions says DOJ will increase efforts to protect free speech on campuses
- September 28, 2017

Some Georgetown community members "took a knee" in nod to National Football League players' protests through the weekend following President Donald Trump's admonition of athletes exercising their free speech rights. But in at least one row, students sat silently in black with duct tape over their mouths. Sessions said Trump was "exactly right" to speak out against the disrespect towards the anthem. (more...)
Myanmar blames Rohingya for blast Myanmar blames Rohingya for blast
- September 27, 2017

BANGKOK-Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Burma's Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that military operations there have ended. (more...)
Storm Norma becomes hurricane in Pacific off Mexico Storm Norma becomes hurricane in Pacific off Mexico
- September 25, 2017

Southeast. Tropical storm Lee is sitting several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands with sustained winds at 40 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression's maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour and it's forecast to strengthen to a tropical storm later in the day or on Saturday. (more...)
Alaves vs Real Madrid: Ceballos double secures victory for La Liga champions
- September 24, 2017

With Toni Kroos injured, Ceballos took the place of regular starter Luka Modric , who Zidane rested ahead of the trip to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. Marco Asensio played in Ceballos, who cleverly cut the ball back before finishing the chance for the lead. Ceballos caught Madrid's eye in the offseason after he was named the best player at the Under-21 European Championship, where he helped Spain reach the final before losing to Germany 1-0. (more...)
CVS is working to combat the opioid crisis CVS is working to combat the opioid crisis
- September 23, 2017

CVS pharmacy announced their new prescription plan will limit new patients to a seven-day supply. CVS manages medications for almost 90M people, or ~28% of the USA population, through its Caremark unit and runs 9,700 retail pharmacies nationwide. (more...)
Utah's Brigham Young University to Sell Caffeinated Drinks Utah's Brigham Young University to Sell Caffeinated Drinks
- September 23, 2017

The faith's reference to "hot drinks" is limited to tea and coffee. Mormon worshippers are still prohibited from consuming alcohol or tobacco, and students at the predominantly Mormon school are famously required to abide by a strict. Law student George Simmons tells member station KUER that the campus is buzzing about the change. It's not clear how the business will be impacted by the dining service change. (more...)
Protest in favor of Catalonia's split from Spain Protest in favor of Catalonia's split from Spain
- September 22, 2017

The raid came as part of an ongoing police and judicial operation by Spanish authorities to try to halt the referendum called by the pro-independence Catalan government. The others work in various Catalan government departments, including its economic and budget affairs departments, a local Guardia Civil spokesman said . (more...)
Your 2017 flu season questions answered Your 2017 flu season questions answered
- September 22, 2017

The CDC notes that risk is much lower than the risk of developing severe flu complications. Under the National Immunisation Program, those eligible for a free flu shot include people aged 65 years and over, most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those who suffer from chronic health conditions. (more...)
Torrential Downpour Floods Temporary Shelters of Conflict-fleeing Rohingya Torrential Downpour Floods Temporary Shelters of Conflict-fleeing Rohingya
- September 22, 2017

Space at established refugee camps in Bangladesh has all but been exhausted, with new arrivals hacking away trees and other vegetation anywhere they can to erect shelters from the monsoon rain. "I think we all appreciate the problems and complex challenges that Myanmar faces", he said. At least 10 people were injured. Pointing that the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar started in 2012-13, the Centre said there was an organised "influx of illegal immigrants from Myanmar through ... (more...)
Sensex flat with positive bias; Nifty trades at 10146 Sensex flat with positive bias; Nifty trades at 10146
- September 22, 2017

HealthCare stocks witnessed hectic buying interest on weak rupee which dropped to over a two-month low against the United States dollar. But it settled at 10,147.55 - down 5.55 points, or 0.05 per cent. Smaller rival Axis Bank fell 1.4%. The pharma counter attracted buying interest as the rupee weakened against the dollar, with most of the earnings denominated in the United States currency. (more...)
Kevin Durant calls Twitter blunder 'childish' and 'idiotic' day after trashing Thunder Kevin Durant calls Twitter blunder 'childish' and 'idiotic' day after trashing Thunder
- September 21, 2017

Although the tweets were quickly deleted, the screen shots were already saved and speculation began regarding KD's use of secret social media accounts to defend himself. In the social media era, that often happens pretty quickly. This tweet from 2009 remains true to this day. On Tuesday, Durant spoke with contrition, particularly in an exclusive interview with USA Today's Sam Amick . (more...)
Arrest made in 25 year old murder case Arrest made in 25 year old murder case
- September 20, 2017

For the last 25 years, a joint investigation into Ziegert's murder has been conducted by the Agawam Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory and the FBI. (more...)
India brandishes 'intelligence report' of Rohingyas' militant links India brandishes 'intelligence report' of Rohingyas' militant links
- September 20, 2017

He said the refugees were entitled to protection of their fundamental rights under Article 12 and 14 of the Indian Constitution. It says the Rohingya can not use the 1951 Refugee Convention or the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees since India was not a signatory to either. (more...)
After A Decade of Improvement, Global Hunger Increases After A Decade of Improvement, Global Hunger Increases
- September 17, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO ) on Saturday rang the alarm bells on the increase of the number of people experiencing hunger worldwide. It is also the UN's first global assessment on food security and nutrition released since countries adopted the agenda for sustainable development , which aims to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030, the World Health Organisation said . (more...)
Cuomo to assess Irma damage in US Virgin Islands
- September 17, 2017

Irma hit the islands on September 6, leaving St. Thomas and St. John heavily damaged. "New Yorkers know first-hand the damage Mother Nature's fury can cause, and we are proud to be providing expertise, equipment, and personnel to support the U.S. (more...)
6th Grader Dragged From Class For Not Standing During Pledge Of Allegiance 6th Grader Dragged From Class For Not Standing During Pledge Of Allegiance
- September 17, 2017

Stone Chaney , a sixth grader, had just started his first week of school and now his family isn't sure if he'll go back, according to WDIV . Stone Chaney had just started his first week of sixth grade, according to WDIV, when, on September 7, the teacher laid hands on him. (more...)
Rohingya crisis remains acute: UN Chief Rohingya crisis remains acute: UN Chief
- September 16, 2017

Guterres said the situation in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine can be described as ethnic cleansing . From Aug. 29 to September 11, a total of 20 boats have capsized and 96 bodies have been recovered, 53 of them children, according to the newspaper. (more...)
Russian Federation launches Zapad war games in Belarus Russian Federation launches Zapad war games in Belarus
- September 15, 2017

Russia's neighbors have gotten the message, and some fear the Russians may have another, more nefarious goal in mind with this year's Zapad (Russian for "West"). Ben Hodges, who leads U.S. Army forces in Europe, told Reuters that "people are anxious this is a Trojan horse". Russian Federation says they will simulate assaults by "extremist groups" trying to carry out "terrorist attacks". (more...)
Hand in Hand: Stars unite for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief Hand in Hand: Stars unite for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief
- September 14, 2017

By the following afternoon that number climbed to north of $ 44 million in contributions. The telecast was conceived as a response to Hurricane Harvey's destruction, though funds will also assist survivors of Hurricane Irma when the need is evaluated. (more...)
Georgia, Carolinas Prepare for Possible Hurricane Irma Coastal Strike Georgia, Carolinas Prepare for Possible Hurricane Irma Coastal Strike
- September 08, 2017

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Irma , Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency for 30 coastal counties. This includes all counties in the evacuation order, among others in southeastern Georgia . Students were evacuated Thursday morning, and the campus will be closed Friday, the report added. (more...)
Sandra Bullock donates $1M for Harvey relief Sandra Bullock donates $1M for Harvey relief
- September 01, 2017

Harvey , which initially battered the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, has become one of the most devastating storms in American history, dumping almost 50 inches of rain in some parts of South Texas and causing widespread flooding throughout Houston. (more...)
Sharjeel Khan banned for five years in PSL spot-fixing case Sharjeel Khan banned for five years in PSL spot-fixing case
- August 31, 2017

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal handed down the punishment following a hearing on Wednesday, but two and a half years of the ban is suspended. Apart from Sharjeel, Khalid Latif had also been suspended and sent back from the PSL tournament. As we understand, those three serious charges have not been proven. (more...)
LA County Issues 2017 West Nile Virus Report LA County Issues 2017 West Nile Virus Report
- August 31, 2017

Checking doors and window screens for holes and gaps, wearing long trousers and long-sleeved shirts, and using mosquito repellent can help prevent against bites as well, they said. Public health officials have warned this could be a bad summer for West Nile virus . To avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, wear a mosquito repellent with DEET. (more...)
Novartis Is First To Finish Line With CAR-T Cancer Drug Nod Novartis Is First To Finish Line With CAR-T Cancer Drug Nod
- August 31, 2017

According to Children's of Alabama , more than 190 children in Alabama are diagnosed with various forms of cancer each year, including ALL. "We've never seen anything like this before and I believe this therapy may become the new standard of care for this patient population", Dr Stephan Grupp of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said in a statement. (more...)
Pet turtles linked to multistate Salmonella Agbeni outbreak Pet turtles linked to multistate Salmonella Agbeni outbreak
- August 31, 2017

Despite the frustration of continued outbreaks, the CDC's Nichols says the number of illnesses we see now is much smaller than it would be if the tiny turtle ban and warnings were not in place. Lab tests from the 37 patients revealed they all tested positive for Salmonella Agbeni, a rare strain of the bacteria that doesn't typically infect humans. (more...)
MEXICO: Country Responds To Trump's Statements On NAFTA And Border Wall MEXICO: Country Responds To Trump's Statements On NAFTA And Border Wall
- August 30, 2017

The US, Mexico and Canada have begun formal negotiations to rework the 23-year-old trade deal that Trump blames for hundreds of thousands of lost US factory jobs. Asked about Mexico paying for the wall, Bossert said the initial effort is on getting an appropriation to build the barrier. Trump is also taking to Twitter to press the need for his promised southern border wall. (more...)
Brazoria County Levee Breaches Following Hurricane Harvey Brazoria County Levee Breaches Following Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

This comes after the Brazos River rose to historic levels on Monday, a development that made it highly likely the levee would hold for the duration of the Harvey flooding. The system will then head north and lose its tropical strength. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for the low-lying Houston suburb of Dickinson, home to 20,000, and questions swirled in Houston itself about why the mayor did not issue a similar evacuation order. (more...)
Coffee Consumption Is Associated With Lower Risk Of Death Coffee Consumption Is Associated With Lower Risk Of Death
- August 29, 2017

The more coffee you drink, the lower your risk of death, according to research presented at the ESC Congress, reports Comunicaffe . And those drinking four cups had a 64 per cent relative drop in death risk, compared with those who never or rarely consumed coffee, meaning they had an absolute death risk of well under 1 per cent. (more...)
Australia not panicking after hard day one - Lyon Australia not panicking after hard day one - Lyon
- August 28, 2017

But any thoughts of a quick run through Bangladesh's middle order were assuaged when Tamim Iqbal sallied forth to hammer Lyon inside out over the cover boundary - an audacious shot to play at 18 for 3. Tamim was the slower of the two, especially in the first session, but even then he attacked Lyon - the main threat as the first-choice off-spinner on a spinning wicket. (more...)
Lanka elect to bat in do-or-die game Lanka elect to bat in do-or-die game
- August 28, 2017

However, he was unable to convert it into a bigger score as he was caught by Rohit Sharma at cover off the bowling of Bumrah for 58, which came off 58 balls and included two boundaries and a six. But Rohit remained defiant even as Lokesh Rahul (17) and Kedar Jadhav (0) fell, the 30-year-old paying fluently and chalking up his century from 118 deliveries. (more...)
Kushner holding peace talks in Middle East Kushner holding peace talks in Middle East
- August 25, 2017

Kushner later traveled to Ramallah where he met with Palestinain President Mahmound Abbas . If Netanyahu wanted to make concessions to the Palestinians as part of a peace process, he would need the support of center and left parties in the Israeli parliament. (more...)
Aaron Ramsey Starts - Arsenal Team vs Stoke City Confirmed Aaron Ramsey Starts - Arsenal Team vs Stoke City Confirmed
- August 20, 2017

Hughes has confirmed that he is available for selection, but I would assume that a role from the bench is the most likely for this game. 'The goal we conceded we were 100% guilty. In the Over/Under 2.5 section, the over is favoured at a price of [1.83]. "When the ball is kicked, Lacazette is not offside", said Wenger. "Our view is that if you are stronger at the end of the window than you were at the start then it is a case of job well done, and in my view we most definitely are". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price leaks, might cost over $1000 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price leaks, might cost over $1000
- August 20, 2017

In related news, it is rumored that USA customers who pre-order the Galaxy Note 8 will get a bundle of extras including a 256 GB microSD card and they will also get to choose between a convertible wireless charger or a 360-degree camera peripheral. (more...)

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