Medicine


Tremors felt across United Kingdom after 4.4 earthquakes hits Tremors felt across United Kingdom after 4.4 earthquakes hits
- February 18, 2018

The School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University Tweeted: "Bangor region of north Wales just experienced an earth tremor". Early data from British Geological Survey (BGS) measured the quake to be 4. Steven Clathworthy, from Blackmill, near Bridgend, said: "I heard a bang and felt a tremor and the settee moved". The tremor struck at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Oxfam chief: Sex abuse claims a 'stain' on the organisation Oxfam chief: Sex abuse claims a 'stain' on the organisation
- February 18, 2018

At home and overseas, we will not stand for any kind of harassment of staff, partners, volunteers or those we serve and we are doubling the number of people who work on safeguarding to make sure we are living up to our responsibility to protect them. (more...)
Influenza B Making a Surge in the United States Influenza B Making a Surge in the United States
- February 17, 2018

Scott Hensley, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania who studies flu vaccines, said this year's vaccine is about as effective against H3N2 as last year's was, but it's still valuable to get the shot. The CDC called this flu season the worst in years, adding that any degree of protection with a vaccine is better than none. Hensley also recommends seeing a doctor very soon after your symptoms begin. (more...)
Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods and cancer Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods and cancer
- February 16, 2018

The results showed that a 10 percent increase in the amount of "ultra-processed foods" in the participants' diets was linked to a 12 percent increase in the risk of overall cancer - and an 11 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer . (more...)
Pain Pill Giant Purdue to Stop Promotion of Opioids to Doctors Pain Pill Giant Purdue to Stop Promotion of Opioids to Doctors
- February 12, 2018

The unexpected shift in policy from Purdue Pharma is likely a concession to the demands of dozens of states and localities suing the drug maker, along with other manufacturers of opioid painkillers , for igniting the addiction crisis through deceptive marketing practices that downplayed the risks of their drugs. (more...)
Firmino, Salah help Liverpool heap more misery on Southampton Firmino, Salah help Liverpool heap more misery on Southampton
- February 12, 2018

Lovren has started on 18 occasions in the Premier League this season and the Croatian global played alongside van Dijk against Spurs in the dramatic 2-2 draw at Anfield. I'm not bothered. What's important is what the manager says because he is the man in charge of me. The Saints , as mentioned, go into the game unbeaten in over a month and have shown some serious signs of improvements as of late. (more...)
Frasier Actor John Mahoney Has Died At The Age Of 77… Frasier Actor John Mahoney Has Died At The Age Of 77…
- February 07, 2018

While " Frasier " was his most important TV appearance, earning him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, he has also appeared in " 3rd Rock from the Sun ", "ER", "In Treatment ", "Hot in Cleveland " and most recently " Foyle's War ". Mahoney had been in hospice care, with an undisclosed illness. Frasier Casting Director Jeff Greenberg wrote the following of the actor:'I've not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor. (more...)
Polar bears are starving as Arctic ice melts, warns U.S. study Polar bears are starving as Arctic ice melts, warns U.S. study
- February 04, 2018

For their research, the scientists spied on the polar bears by equipping nine female white giants with tracking collars that had video cameras and the bear equivalent of a Fitbit during three recent springs. "Global warming is melting the ice so it has a chain reaction on how polar bears can survive". They also injected the bears with water labelled with stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen. (more...)
Breast cancer treatment increase heart disease risks Breast cancer treatment increase heart disease risks
- February 02, 2018

Prompting attention to the fact that during treatment not only one's breast health but also general health, including that of the heart, should be considered, the researchers suggested. Nearly 48 million women in the United States have some kind of heart disease, compared with 3.3 million women with breast cancer, the AHA said. Adherence to a number of ideal heart health behaviours including being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight could help. (more...)
National Wear Red Day raises awareness for heart disease National Wear Red Day raises awareness for heart disease
- February 02, 2018

You can also shop at Macy's and pick up a Red Dress pin. Because Friday is National Wear Red Day and here's everything you need to know about the event. Help the American Heart Association meet their fundraising goal of $2 million by donating at. More than 800,000 people in the US die from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases each year. (more...)
E-cigarettes may harm DNA and cause cancer E-cigarettes may harm DNA and cause cancer
- January 31, 2018

However, the results of this study may take several years to determine. Vaping May help adults quit smoking but may entice young people to smoke conventional tobacco . Natural DNA fix mechanisms were also suppressed in the mice exposed to the smoke. Another experiment found the exact same pattern in human lung and bladder cells exposed to nicotine and a chemical it gets broken down into, nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone. (more...)
Have formed new STF to tackle gangsters: Punjab DGP Have formed new STF to tackle gangsters: Punjab DGP
- January 28, 2018

He continued to taunt Punjab Police with regular Facebook updates while on the run. The gangsters were in a vehicle when they were chased by the police who had received a tip-off earlier about them hiding in a border village. Both were killed at Hindu Mal Kot area bordering Punjab. The police recovered three weapons from the gangsters including two point 32-bore pistols. (more...)
Bandh over Mhadei disrupts life in K'taka Bandh over Mhadei disrupts life in K'taka
- January 27, 2018

Showing solidarity with Mahadayi agitators, the Kannada movie sector has extended its support so that no movies will be shot in Karnataka that day, nor will there be any movie shows. As the date for assembly elections in Karnataka draws closer, both the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are using state-wide bandhs to settle political scores in the poll-bound state. (more...)
5 people have died from the flu in TN this season 5 people have died from the flu in TN this season
- January 25, 2018

At least 2,872 confirmed cases of influenza have been reported in MA so far, compared with 823 during the entire 2016-17 season, according to the Department of Public Health. It can cause a nasty but relatively mild illness in many people, but more severe illnesses in others. "We might see a higher rate of complications with that flu or it's a little more virulent so it's getting passed around quickly within facilities that house a lot of dogs", Hollander said. (more...)
National Parks to remain partially open during government shutdown National Parks to remain partially open during government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

All the visitor centers are closed down and there will be no facilities maintenance, trash collection, or open restrooms so long as the shutdown remains in effect. All park regulations, including those regarding oversnow travel, still apply. "Additionally, many of our national parks , refuges, and other public lands will still try to allow limited access wherever possible". (more...)
Flu hospitalizations, deaths on the rise during brutal season Flu hospitalizations, deaths on the rise during brutal season
- January 22, 2018

This year's flu season has been brutal on the mainland, and is responsible for dozens of deaths. The Center for Disease Control estimates that at least 30 children died from the flu in the past few months. "Then get down to the basics like eating healthy foods and hydrating to keep your immune system up". Dr. Matthew Warner, chairman of Emergency Medicine at Inspira Health Network, said there has been a significant increase in patients with flu-like symptoms over the past week at ... (more...)
United States warship sails near disputed shoal United States warship sails near disputed shoal
- January 22, 2018

China's navy warned the USA vessel to leave after conducting procedures to identify it, Lu said. "China respects and safeguards the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea for all countries in accordance with worldwide law, but resolutely opposes any country's move to impair China's sovereignty and security interests in the name of freedom of navigation and overflight", the spokesperson said. (more...)
Millennials are stuck in adolescence until the age of 24, experts reveal Millennials are stuck in adolescence until the age of 24, experts reveal
- January 22, 2018

Various biological reasons support the extension. Other arguments for pushing back the years of adolescence are based on biological developments, such as the fact that the brain continues to mature past 20 years old and wisdom teeth come out until around 25 years old. (more...)
Not Afraid of Elections, Says AAP On MLAs Disqualification Row Not Afraid of Elections, Says AAP On MLAs Disqualification Row
- January 21, 2018

Further, Vishwas took a jibe at AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal and said he had given certain suggestions when the cabinet was forming but was told it's the Chief Minister's prerogative to appoint people. The Congress has demanded that the same set of rules be applied by the ECI in BJP ruled Chhattisgarh too and the 11 MLAs be disqualified. "There is a tacit understating between BJP and AAP, which is why EC has delayed the recommendation", he claimed . (more...)
17 dead after blaze engulfs firecracker factory in Bawana 17 dead after blaze engulfs firecracker factory in Bawana
- January 21, 2018

The blaze started in the basement of a three-storey plastic manufacturing facility in the Bawana industrial area on the northern edge of New Delhi , which officials suspect was also used to store fireworks. AAP chief Kejriwal, who visited the site late tonight, said the truth will come out only after the inquiry, which has been ordered by the government. (more...)
Maria Sharapova vs Angelique Kerber, Australian Open third round Maria Sharapova vs Angelique Kerber, Australian Open third round
- January 21, 2018

Maria Sharapova , the 2008 Australian Open victor, hurried through the first set on Rod Laver Arena in 23 minutes before beating No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (4). Kerber, who defeated Donna Vekic 6-4 6-1 in an impressively dominant performance, said: "We both played a lot of good matches in the past". "I'm feeling good, it's good to win today, of course, on my birthday". (more...)
Myanmar Police Shoot Seven Protesters in Rakhine Myanmar Police Shoot Seven Protesters in Rakhine
- January 20, 2018

They should return our land and also rebuild our homes", he said. The UN and various human rights organisations have said there is clear evidence of rights abuses in Myanmar, with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling the Army's operations "ethnic cleansing" and saying there were indications of "genocide". (more...)
Shutdown looms as Trump, Congress bicker on immigration, border wall Shutdown looms as Trump, Congress bicker on immigration, border wall
- January 19, 2018

John Kelly told a private meeting of Hispanic members of Congress that "certain things are said during the campaign that are uninformed". President Donald Trump's very public pushback against his chief of staff's statement that the president's views on a border wall have "evolved" is casting a fresh spotlight on the limits of John Kelly's ability to manage White House tumult, navigate Capitol Hill and keep a demanding, scattershot president on track. (more...)
A&E Consultants say 'patients are dying prematurely' after being nursed in corridors A&E Consultants say 'patients are dying prematurely' after being nursed in corridors
- January 14, 2018

However analysis by the BBC showed that A&E waiting time performance in December continued to be better in Scotland than in England, where senior doctors have warned that patients are "dying in hospital corridors" . They included 18-year-old midwifery student Bethany Walker, from Applecross in Wester Ross, who died in hospital last week after her flu virus developed into pneumonia. (more...)
Texas Sen. John Cornyn confident Congress will pass CHIP funding Texas Sen. John Cornyn confident Congress will pass CHIP funding
- January 14, 2018

But it also expects that extending the CHIP program even further will actually save the government money. After Congress provided short-term funding, CT reopened enrollment in CHIP and indicated coverage would continue through February up until March 1, according to Kaiser. (more...)
Not Too Late to Get a Shot or Get a Jab Not Too Late to Get a Shot or Get a Jab
- January 13, 2018

More than 1,000 cases of flu have been reported in El Paso so far this season -four times more than at this time a year ago, officials said. The county recently moved to an electronic case reporting system, and it has become more common in recent years for doctors to use formal flu tests to confirm the present of the viral illness. (more...)
E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected
- January 12, 2018

CDC continues to work with regulatory partners in several states, at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to identify the source. " Whole genome sequencing is being performed on samples of bacteria making people sick in the United States to give us information about whether these illnesses are related to the illnesses in Canada", the CDC said in a statement. (more...)
Krrish 4 Release Date Announced: To Premiere On Christmas 2020 Krrish 4 Release Date Announced: To Premiere On Christmas 2020
- January 11, 2018

Christmas 2020 it is. As Hrithik Roshan turns a year older, fans of the actor took to Twitter to celebrate his birthday with a special video . Krrish has been the franchise of the Roshans. He played dual role in the previous two instalments as father Rohit Mehra and his son and alter ego, Krishna aka Krrish . While Kangana Ranaut and Vivek Oberoi essayed the role of the villain in Krrish 3, Naseeruddin Shah played the antagonist's role in Krrish . (more...)
Millie Bobby Brown Is Set To Play Sherlock Holmes' Sister Enola Holmes Millie Bobby Brown Is Set To Play Sherlock Holmes' Sister Enola Holmes
- January 11, 2018

Not sure even Eleven could pull that off. Per Deadline , Brown will also produce through her company PCMA Productions. The character of Enola was created by award-nominated author Nancy Springer in 2006. No further casting has been announced at this time. However, watch this space. ABC/Radhika Chalasani (LOS ANGELES) - Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has cracked the case of what she's going to do next in the industry: she's headed to the big screen. (more...)
Red Cross Has Urgent Need For Blood Donors Red Cross Has Urgent Need For Blood Donors
- January 09, 2018

Of course, in the Norfolk and Coastal areas of Virginia, blood drives scheduled for last week had to be cancelled due to the storm, further hampering the donations there. Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most serious situations. (more...)
What Federal Changes Mean for Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program What Federal Changes Mean for Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program
- January 08, 2018

They are surrounded by attorneys who have spent their careers arguing federal cases before judges who can make their displeasure with a USA attorney known in sentencing decisions and in the scheduling of cases. Marijuana has never been legal under federal law, and it still isn't. The marijuana landscape has shifted dramatically since those memos, the latest of which was authored in 2013. (more...)
Pakistan promises 'cold-blooded' response to Trump's abrupt aid cut Pakistan promises 'cold-blooded' response to Trump's abrupt aid cut
- January 07, 2018

It accused the US of scapegoating Pakistan for its own failure to bring peace to Afghanistan . Trump had said Washington had "foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years", but Pakistan had in return given "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help". (more...)
Chocolate Is Going Extinct, According to Scientists Chocolate Is Going Extinct, According to Scientists
- January 03, 2018

FYI, other foods at risk of not surviving climate change include coffee, apples, and potatoes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, by 2050 the rising temperatures will push the chocolate-growing regions of the world more than 1,000 feet uphill into mountainous terrain - much of which is now preserved for wildlife. (more...)
World Health Organization to classify video game addiction as mental illness World Health Organization to classify video game addiction as mental illness
- December 29, 2017

In 2015, a 17-year-old Russian boy was rushed to hospital and died after falling into a coma while playing video games nearly continuously for 22 days, only stopping to sleep and eat. The more recent introduction of online multiplayer titles has arguably led to even more hours being spent gaming, with players building friendships and online communities across the world. (more...)
9th Circuit says Trump's third travel ban is illegal 9th Circuit says Trump's third travel ban is illegal
- December 25, 2017

The nation's high court signaled on December 5 that it may ultimately uphold the restrictions that were issued in September when it allowed them to temporarily take full effect while the litigation play out. Letting the president claim such boundless authority would be a unsafe breach of separation of powers whose implications go far beyond the travel ban. (more...)
Papa John's Has Lost Its Papa Papa John's Has Lost Its Papa
- December 24, 2017

And that brings us to Friday's announcement that Schnatter will step down as the CEO of Papa John's following his remarks about NFL players protesting during the national anthem, as reported by NPR . However, Schnatter will still be chairman of the board and is still the biggest shareholder. Shares of the pizza chain have lost about a third of their value this year, putting them on course for the first annual decline since 2008. (more...)
NY Health Department: Influenza prevalent in the state NY Health Department: Influenza prevalent in the state
- December 14, 2017

The same deadly flu strain that hit Australia is here in Middle Tennessee, and doctors say it's especially a concern for older people. The CDC notes that the 10 percent figure is an Australian interim estimate of the vaccine's benefit against one flu virus - the H3N2 virus - that circulated in Australia during its most recent flu season. (more...)
Apple just bought Shazam. What does it mean for the next iPhone?
- December 12, 2017

Apple has not disclosed the price, but multiple reports suggest that the company has bought the application for $400 million. "Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS", Apple said in a statement released today. (more...)
Flu season off to an early - and nasty - start Flu season off to an early - and nasty - start
- December 12, 2017

However, Dr. Izaddoost said this is "fake news". 'Immunization programs should work with community leaders to promote vaccination, ensure all members have access to flu vaccination, and ensure that all members understand the importance of flu vaccination in preventing disease, ' the authors said. (more...)
Brazos Valley seeing more flu cases this year Brazos Valley seeing more flu cases this year
- December 08, 2017

In the last week, cases in Washington State are also on the rise. "We are using the same vaccine that the Australians used during their flu season and the virus that's circulating here so far seems to be similar to the virus that gave them such problems", Fauci said. (more...)
Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities Delhi most unsafe, tops crime chart among 19 major cities
- December 03, 2017

The state alone recorded for 9.5% of all Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 8.9%, Maharashtra at 8.8% and Kerala at 8.7%. Of the 994 rape cases reported in 2016, in 463 cases, the victims were minors. "Delhi UT reported the highest crime rate (160.4) compared to the national average rate of 55.2", the NCRB report says. (more...)
Arrest made in connection to missing Onslow County girl Arrest made in connection to missing Onslow County girl
- December 03, 2017

Kimrey went before a state magistrate and has been charged with Concealing of Death, Obstruction of Justice , 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny , and Possession of Stolen Property. Her mother told investigators that she last saw Mariah late Sunday night. They were sent straight to the FBI's base in Quantico, Virginia, for testing on Wednesday afternoon. (more...)
Trump responded to the launch of ballistic missiles by Pyongyang Trump responded to the launch of ballistic missiles by Pyongyang
- December 03, 2017

Speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room in the White House after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over the Sea of Japan , Mr Trump said that it would not change the United States strategy towards North Korea . "I don't see a deal!" he said. But on Tuesday, the alliance with "Chuck and Nancy" was no more . On December 8, the USA government will run out of money (though the deadline may be temporarily extended to later in the month). (more...)
How will Nigeria fare in World Cup Group D? How will Nigeria fare in World Cup Group D?
- December 02, 2017

In Group F, world number one team Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in a bid to win their fifth World Cup. Should they finish in the top two, they will meet either the winners or runners-up of Group C, which include 1998 champions France, Denmark and Peru, in the last 16. (more...)
Oklahoma Health Officials Say 2 People Died Due To Influenza Oklahoma Health Officials Say 2 People Died Due To Influenza
- December 01, 2017

That could eliminate the need for people to get new flu shots each year. But that's not the case. "What happened is, in the development of the vaccine , as we grow it in eggs, the virus itself mutated a bit, so that there was nearly an accidental mismatch purely on the basis of the virus trying to adapt itself to growing in eggs", Dr. (more...)
Chinese nationals charged with trade secrets theft in US
- November 29, 2017

The said hackers stole trade secrets and sensitive corporate information from GPS maker Trimble Inc.so that they could use such knowledge on developing a Global Navigation Satellite Systems technology created to improve the accuracy of location data on mobile devices. (more...)
Three Coffees a Day Linked to Good Health Three Coffees a Day Linked to Good Health
- November 26, 2017

The study found that: "high versus low coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, melanoma, oral cancer, leukaemia, non-melanoma skin cancer, and liver cancer". Coffee is the most loved and desired drink consumed throughout the world. Across nearly all health outcomes reviewed, coffee consumption was found to either not increase risk or actually decrease risk to negative health outcomes. (more...)
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...)

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