Medicine


NYU makes tuition free for all medical students NYU makes tuition free for all medical students
- August 19, 2018

Fresne also emphasized that although medical school is expensive, the federal government offers financial loans to cover the full cost of tuition and repayment plans take into consideration income. Few medical schools have managed to cover tuition for a wide swath of students . Three out of four medical students who graduated in 2017 were in debt, usually around $200,000. (more...)
CDC studying measles outbreak in NC, other states CDC studying measles outbreak in NC, other states
- August 18, 2018

Last year, 118 people from 15 states were reported to have measles . the United States experienced a record number of cases in 2014 with 667 cases. In Michigan, four cases have been reported this year. In all, 527 people at CRMC were at risk of contracting measles. It causes fever, dry coughs, sore throats, and a skin rash. While the state does require children that enroll in child care facilities and public schools to have their measles vaccination, but children can be exempted either ... (more...)
Vaping warning: E-cigarettes ‘may be more harmful than we think’ Vaping warning: E-cigarettes ‘may be more harmful than we think’
- August 17, 2018

It is a popular belief as is purported by the e-cigarette makers that they are safer than traditional cigarettes. It also impaired the function of certain cells that remove bad things like dust, bacteria and allergens called alveolar macrophages. (more...)
Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year
- August 10, 2018

DCHHS did not disclose any additional details in order to protect the person's privacy. The CDC says that most people infected with West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms. It's now been detected in Ada County. They are most active at dawn and dusk and will bite humans as well as other mammals and birds. Last year, 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County. (more...)
Florida Man Dies After Consuming Oyster With Flesh-Eating Bacteria Florida Man Dies After Consuming Oyster With Flesh-Eating Bacteria
- July 21, 2018

Though sometimes labeled a "flesh-eating" bacteria , Vibrio vulnificus can not attack healthy skin, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The Florida Department of Health reports that in 2017 there have been 49 cases of Vibrio Vulnificus and caused 11 deaths in Florida . (more...)
National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies
- July 19, 2018

Once customers have the barcode, they can redeem one item per person per transaction. On July 18, get 14-ounce Ball Park Angus Franks for $1.99 each and eight-pack hot dog buns for $0.99 . There are several restaurants offering freebies and other deals today, and these are the five best places to take advantage of the unofficial holiday. (more...)
Trump admin opposed resolution that promotes breastfeeding Trump admin opposed resolution that promotes breastfeeding
- July 13, 2018

In 1981, following controversy over Nestlé's aggressive marketing of infant formula, the World Health Assembly adopted the "International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes" aimed at limiting the inappropriate marketing or promotion of breast milk substitutes, which health officials fear are an inadequate replacement for breast milk and can serve to encourage mothers to stop breastfeeding. (more...)
Here Are Trump’s Reported ‘Final Four’ Picks for Supreme Court Justice Here Are Trump’s Reported ‘Final Four’ Picks for Supreme Court Justice
- July 10, 2018

President Donald Trump is set to announce his nomination for the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States , to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy when he announced his retirement on the last day of the Supreme Court session on June 28th. (more...)
Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs
- July 06, 2018

Baton Rouge held a hot dog eating contest Wednesday, and no, the contestants weren't exactly pros. The annual Coney Island competition has become a phenomenon over the years. Ten-time victor Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will confront 20 other men during the men's competition later Wednesday for the coveted Mustard Belt. And the men's event will be re-aired on ESPN2 at both 4:00 p.m. (more...)
Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks
- June 22, 2018

On December 11, 2014, India's representative to the United Nations , Asoke Mukherji, introduced a resolution to declare June 21, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and a day of special significance in many cultures throughout the world, as International Yoga Day . (more...)
How to have tough conversations about mental health How to have tough conversations about mental health
- June 11, 2018

Researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a diagnosed mental health condition . "It's usually a confluence of factors", said Jerry Reed, a member of the executive committee of the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. (more...)
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio Report Salmonella Cases Linked to Cantaloupe Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio Report Salmonella Cases Linked to Cantaloupe
- June 10, 2018

Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons from their shelves, according to IDPH. A new salmonella outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons sold at Illinois Walmart stores. Salmonellosis is caused by the salmonella bacteria. Other states included in this outbreak include Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. The CDC says this particular salmonella outbreak could mean more hospitalized people than usual. (more...)
In a remarkable first, woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated In a remarkable first, woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated
- June 07, 2018

The TAILORx trial used the Oncotype DX test, now available on the NHS, which allows doctors to predict the likelihood of the breast cancer coming back. "Moving forward, when women are making this decision, this study will help us put it into perspective and give them better advice next week than we were able to give them last week", Jennifer Litton, an associate professor and oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, explained to USA Today . (more...)
Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life
- May 29, 2018

The study followed the sleep habits of 43,880 subjects over the course of 13 years. But people who managed less than five hours each day for a week, then around six to seven hours at the weekend were no more likely to die than those who consistently slept six to seven hours a day over the same period. (more...)
Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread
- May 28, 2018

The natural host of the virus is fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus . Considering a high floating population between Kerala and Telangana, the state government of Telangana is taking special measures and setting up special wards in all major hospitals to deal with the deadly virus. (more...)
Nipah Virus: Death toll rises to 14, two more cases confirmed Nipah Virus: Death toll rises to 14, two more cases confirmed
- May 28, 2018

The Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala where it has sparked widespread panic. The latest victim to the outbreak was 22-year-old Abin who was being treated at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city. On that occasion, pigs were the virus hosts but they are believed to have caught it from bats. Sabith's death was not confirmed of Nipah. He said as the weather in Goa is hot at the moment, people are preferring to travel to Malaysia and Singapore whose packages are nearly similar to ... (more...)
Donald Trump cannot block, but he can mute, Twitter users, says judge Donald Trump cannot block, but he can mute, Twitter users, says judge
- May 25, 2018

She says that because Twitter essentially acts as a "public forum" (the 21st-century equivalent of a town hall meeting), by blocking Twitter users, Trump is shutting down their free speech. "If all goes well, Hollywood will immortalize him as an evildoer who got his comeuppance". She also rejected the suggestion that since Twitter is a private company it is beyond the reach of First Amendment forum rules. (more...)
Texas considers how to prevent school shootings Texas considers how to prevent school shootings
- May 25, 2018

The governor's office said he would hold roundtable discussions from Tuesday to focus on the best options. Meanwhile, hundreds of people attended a service held by Houston's Muslim community for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old exchange student from Pakistan, who had talked about one day becoming a diplomat. (more...)
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano: Power plant wells plugged, blue flames in suburban street Hawaii's Kilauea volcano: Power plant wells plugged, blue flames in suburban street
- May 24, 2018

The volcanic eruptions have been escalating for about two weeks, severely damaging nearby residential neighborhoods. The public "should feel pretty comfortable that there should be no untoward events from Puna Geothermal Venture ". Doctors at Hilo Medical Center, where Clinton remains under medical care, were able to save the injured leg, KHON 2 reports - which makes him lucky. (more...)
Scientists Made Snails Remember Something That Never Happened to Them Scientists Made Snails Remember Something That Never Happened to Them
- May 17, 2018

If transferring memories from a snail to another sounds weird, that's because it's the first experiment of its kind. The study also provides understanding about the ways in which the brain stores memories and could be the next big thing in memory loss, dementia and related diseases. (more...)
The Swedish Academy and the Illusions of the Nobel Prize in Literature The Swedish Academy and the Illusions of the Nobel Prize in Literature
- May 14, 2018

This year's literature laureate will be announced in 2019, the academy said. On May 4, the Stockholm-based organization that hands out the prize said its 2018 victor will be announced next year along with the 2019 victor. The prize has been postponed or cancelled only a handful of times , for instance during World War Two. The academy is involved only in the literature award, so other Nobel Prizes are not affected. (more...)
Oil touches 3½-year high after U.S. quits Iran deal Oil touches 3½-year high after U.S. quits Iran deal
- May 12, 2018

In a research note, Gregory Daco of analyst firm Oxford Economics pointed out that Iran's oil production has grown around 1 million barrels per day to 3.8 million barrels per day since US sanctions were lifted a year ago. Beijing has opposed the USA move and many Chinese companies may continue to buy Iranian crude, analysts say. Iranian crude oil shipments to Japan and South Korea have fallen by half from their post-sanction peak in March 2017, hitting just over 300,000 bpd in April, ... (more...)
Southampton write one-star review for hotel which cancelled booking before Swansea game Southampton write one-star review for hotel which cancelled booking before Swansea game
- May 11, 2018

The game was a feisty affair, and Manolo Gabbiadini's scrappy victor was enough to earn an absolutely massive three points for the Saints. The Swans have just two games to rescue their season after dropping into the relegation zone, and face a must win game against Southampton on Tuesday night. (more...)
Voters Support Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Open Internet Voters Support Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Open Internet
- May 11, 2018

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) treat all content equally and not give preference to some digital content providers. We're pitching in by sharing on Twitter information on six big parts of all our lives that will suck if net neutrality goes away. Rather than playing policy games, open internet supporters should urge Congress to develop comprehensive national legislation that permanently enshrines net neutrality protections for future generations. (more...)
Amid Sonam Kapoor's wedding rumours, her home gets decked up. See pics Amid Sonam Kapoor's wedding rumours, her home gets decked up. See pics
- April 29, 2018

Wow! It seems that our celebs are hell-bent on a spree of environmental conservation. Don't worry, we have you covered. PS: Sonam and Anand will be tying the knot on May 8. "Within a week of her marriage, Sonam will be walking the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival". Sumeet Vyas in a statement said, "I would like to put an end to all the rumours and speculation around my engagement to the actress, Ekta Kaul". (more...)
Here's when the best chance of severe weather will be on Sunday Here's when the best chance of severe weather will be on Sunday
- April 16, 2018

Any storms we see, do have the potential to be strong to severe. "A Flash Flood Watch has already been issued for the entire area from 1 am Saturday morning to 1 am Sunday morning as we are expecting 2-4" + across the area. Cooler and more tranquil weather will arrive for Monday . Tuesday's forecast calls for a high of 84 with a low of 61. YOUR FREE WECT MOBILE WEATHER APP: During an overnight storm risk, your First Alert weather app can keep you one step ahead of the storm, and ... (more...)
Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds
- April 15, 2018

The large-scale study analysed the drinking habits of people in 19 countries, and calculated how much lifespan a person might expect to lose if they maintained the same drinking habits from age 40 onwards. But recent research has suggested that Americans need to reassess how much they drink. Tim Chico, is professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield. (more...)
UN Chief Urges Member States to Avoid Escalation of Situation in Syria UN Chief Urges Member States to Avoid Escalation of Situation in Syria
- April 14, 2018

She acknowledged that some commentators have asked why the United States has not made its "intelligence information" public if it has any, but said "a lot of this stuff is classified right now". After warning in a belligerent tweet earlier this week that "missiles are coming", Trump has backed off from talk of imminent action and is meeting with military commanders to look at options. (more...)
Bafana up 4 spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings Bafana up 4 spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
- April 13, 2018

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who gained approval a year ago to increase the number of teams from 32 to 48 from the 2026 tournament, received the request from CONMEBOL to hasten the expansion while attending the confederation's congress. (more...)
A Traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia by 24 percent A Traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia by 24 percent
- April 12, 2018

It does confirm earlier reports that people who have had brain injuries are at a slightly increased risk of developing the condition, but head injury is still a much smaller contributory factor for developing dementia than smoking, or a sedentary lifestyle - risk factors that are much easier for all of us to do something about. (more...)
Apple forced to pay troll Apple forced to pay troll
- April 12, 2018

According to a new report from Bloomberg , an Eastern Texas court has ruled that Apple infringes on four VirnetX patents and must pay $502.6 million in damages... Apple has been targeted by this twice over the last several years. The Federal Circuit, which handles all patent appeals, declined to put this trial on hold, saying it was so far along that a verdict would come before a final validity decision. (more...)
Another death from synthetic pot outbreak in IL Another death from synthetic pot outbreak in IL
- April 11, 2018

Those who have been affected by the synthetic marijuana with brodifacoum have coughed up blood, experienced blood in the urine, and other reported symptoms include a severe bloody nose, bleeding gums and internal bleeding . OLPD said anyone who has used synthetic marijuana should seek medical attention, as it can take days or weeks for symptoms to appear. Illinois' synthetic pot death toll is up to three. (more...)
Student alleging assault sues Michigan St. Student alleging assault sues Michigan St.
- April 11, 2018

Michigan State is now the subject of multiple investigations into its handling of sexual abuse claims against Larry Nassar , a former doctor at the university and for USA Gymnastics. The room then went dark and she was allegedly thrown face down on the bed and held in place, unable to move. She was "was crying, she could not move, nor could she speak". (more...)
Impressive Blitzboks unbeaten in Hong Kong Impressive Blitzboks unbeaten in Hong Kong
- April 09, 2018

The 2019 Sevens Collection will contain Japan after Damian Karauna's facet beat Germany 19-14 within the annual world collection qualifier in Hong Kong. Former All Black Roger Randle takes over as coach in Hong Kong and has named a squad featuring six players uncapped at world series level. Their third win of the season means they are also now just three points behind overall reigning champions South Africa in the World Rugby Sevens Series leaderboard. (more...)
Softball falls in title game, baseball advances to championship Softball falls in title game, baseball advances to championship
- April 08, 2018

Unfortunately the Eagles (9-12) were unable to complete the doubleheader sweep, but they forced extra innings before dropping the 4-3 decision on a walk-off two-run home run. "With four kids like that you'd like them to lead the younger kids and they've done a great job of that so far", Belcher said. Mason Rynearson had three hits and three RBIs. (more...)
Yankees' home opener against Rays called off because of snow Yankees' home opener against Rays called off because of snow
- April 03, 2018

Smoak connected against reliever Tommy Kahnle in the seventh, then brought the crowd of 29,091 to its feet with his second career slam, a drive off Robertson (0-1). Toronto Blue Jays' center (or centre, depending on your side of the border) fielder Kevin Pillar did just that Saturday against the New York Yankees, though, stealing second, third and home in the same inning . (more...)
Scientists Discover a New Human Organ Called the 'Interstitium' Scientists Discover a New Human Organ Called the 'Interstitium'
- March 29, 2018

But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues and other organs do their jobs, as well as in some diseases like cancer . David Carr-Locke and Petros Benias made the discovery while investigating a patients bile duct for cancer. As part of the study, researchers collected tissue from 12 cancer patients when they removed the pancreas and the bile duct. (more...)
IGP Idris Recants Statement About Leah Sharibu, Says He Was 'Misunderstood' IGP Idris Recants Statement About Leah Sharibu, Says He Was 'Misunderstood'
- March 27, 2018

Some of the newly-released Dapchi schoolgirls are pictured in Jumbam village, Yobe State, Nigeria March 21, 2018. Just one day ago, Aisha Wakil, commonly referred to as Mama Boko Haram , had revealed that Miss Sharibu would be released soon. (more...)
Crowdfunding campaign to save Toys Crowdfunding campaign to save Toys "R" Us doesn't include Canadian stores
- March 26, 2018

Toys R Us has not confirmed whether all 735 of its stores are beginning sales . "There have been many sad moments for Toys "R" Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today's news about the passing of our beloved founder, Charles Lazarus, after a period of declining health", the company said in a statement. (more...)
Cure for Alzheimer's disease remains elusive Cure for Alzheimer's disease remains elusive
- March 22, 2018

At present a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 65 seconds, the report says. Alzheimer's disease also denoted to be the sixth leading cause of deaths in the U.S which needs to gets restricted anyhow. The report by the Chicago-based Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.5 million Americans age 65 and older are now living with the disease, 220,000 of them in IL alone. (more...)
Military alerted of Boko Haram presence several times before #DapchiGirls abduction Military alerted of Boko Haram presence several times before #DapchiGirls abduction
- March 21, 2018

Despite being repeatedly told that Boko Haram fighters were heading to Dapchi , it appears that the police and military did nothing to avert the abduction. According to a statement issued jointly signed by its convener and registrar, Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji and Atani John respectively, "Nigerian Security Forces ignored warnings about Boko Haram attack on Dapchi" as totally undeserving and a joke taken too far by Amnesty International, at the expense of Nigeria's Internal Security and ... (more...)
Travel disruption and events cancelled as snow falls in Wales Travel disruption and events cancelled as snow falls in Wales
- March 19, 2018

There were a small number of cancellations at Edinburgh Airport today after snow affected flights elsewhere in the UK. Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning of ice for the North West heading into Monday morning. "Make sure you keep your distance and reduce your speed if you need to travel, because, even in conditions that seem normal and when the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed or where fresh salt has not been worked into the carriageway". (more...)
Butler rides defense to survive hard-charging Arkansas Butler rides defense to survive hard-charging Arkansas
- March 19, 2018

Butler (21-13) will face No. 2-seeded Purdue (29-6) on Sunday in the second round. He carved out a crucial role on a 23-12 team led by five key seniors. "They are a talented team, they come from a great conference and as soon as we saw the match-up it's like 'OK, let's get it going'". The Razorbacks made 4 of 18 3-point shots. (more...)
Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russia, exit poll shows Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russia, exit poll shows
- March 19, 2018

Health authorities were also offering free cancer screenings at selected polling stations in exchange for voting. Navalny, who is overseeing a campaign for a vote boycott and sent over 33,000 observers across the country with manual counters to see how official turnout figures differ from those of monitors, said there had been "unprecedented violations". (more...)
Telangana youth among three militants shot dead in Kashmir Telangana youth among three militants shot dead in Kashmir
- March 16, 2018

The police are verifying the details of Taufeeq and his alleged links with the terror outfit. The police said Toufeeq left home in Manuguru sub-division about a year ago to join Ansar ul Gazwat ul Hind, the Al-Qaida affiliate operating in Jammu and Kashmir, reports said. (more...)
Lancaster holds steady in top ranks of annual county health ranking Lancaster holds steady in top ranks of annual county health ranking
- March 15, 2018

This is the first time since the annual County Health Rankings and Roadmap report was first published nine years ago that the county has not been included in the top 10. "We can see there are meaningful gaps that exist not only by place but also by race", said Karen Odegaard, community coach with the county rankings team. (more...)
Trump's ex-aide Bannon to address National Front congress in France Trump's ex-aide Bannon to address National Front congress in France
- March 11, 2018

But the pair had a bitter public falling out and Bannon was sacked by the White House last August, though he continued to speak with Trump and tried to promote the president's agenda. Further humiliation is in store for the 89-year-old Jean-Marie Le Pen when the party votes to strip him of his role as honorary president, severing his last formal link to the movement he co-founded and led for almost four decades. (more...)
Riyad Mahrez Looks to Secure Summer Exit to Serie A Riyad Mahrez Looks to Secure Summer Exit to Serie A
- March 09, 2018

Like I said, when my teammates and the club was behind me it was very easy to come back. "To be honest, I don't want to talk about (the summer window)". So my mind and my focus is on Leicester. He has scored nine goals and added seven assists in only 25 games, but recent reports indicated that he wanted to hang up his boots. (more...)
Cavaliers' Kevin Love comes forward about his battles with mental health Cavaliers' Kevin Love comes forward about his battles with mental health
- March 08, 2018

I've played against DeMar for years, but I never could've guessed that he was struggling with anything. " I didn't even know if they were real", Love wrote. As I wait for my duty as Daddy, my thumb moves up and down searching for a tweet that catches my eye. "So if you're reading this and you're having a hard time, no matter how big or small it seems to you, I want to remind you that you're not weird or different for sharing what you're going through", he wrote. (more...)
FDA gives nod to 23andMe for no-prescription breast cancer gene testing FDA gives nod to 23andMe for no-prescription breast cancer gene testing
- March 08, 2018

The approval is specifically for the Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) Report for the BRCA1/BRCA2 test revealing breast , prostate, and ovarian cancer risk . Pierre said. The company submitted data on user comprehension studies, using representative GHR test reports, that showed instructions and reports were generally easy to follow and understood by a consumer. (more...)

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