Medicine


DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine
- May 15, 2018

Two cases of the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus were confirmed by Congolese authorities on May 8 around Bikoro in the northwestern province of Equateur. Transporting the vaccines to the affected area would be logistically challenging. This is Democratic Republic of Congo's ninth outbreak of Ebola since the discovery of the virus in the country in 1976. (more...)
Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreads to more states Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreads to more states
- May 11, 2018

Genetic testing shows that the E. coli strain involved in the outbreak produces a specific type of "Shiga toxin" that causes more severe illness, Wise explained. Officials say other area farms could also be affected since numerous E. coli poisoning cases can be traced to chopped lettuce sold in bagged form to restaurants that didn't come from that Yuma farm. (more...)
United Kingdom: 450000 women missed out on breast cancer test United Kingdom: 450000 women missed out on breast cancer test
- May 04, 2018

The "serious failure" in the code governing the NHS's national breast screening programme occurred in 2009, but only came to light when Public Health England (PHE) analysed the service earlier this year. "I feel extremely sad for the women affected by this colossal administrative disaster really", she said. "Irrespective of when the incident started, the fact is for many years oversight of our screening programme has not been good enough". (more...)
New test, increased awareness, lead to uptick in Lyme disease cases New test, increased awareness, lead to uptick in Lyme disease cases
- May 03, 2018

In 2016, more than 96,000 were. For example, Aedes aegypti - the mosquito most responsible for transmitting Zika - has now expanded its range into as many as 38 states, the report found. A number of scientists have warned about the impact of climate change on these types of diseases, including Dr. Nitin Damle, the immediate past president of the American College of Physicians. (more...)
Ireland Investigates Cervical Cancer Screening Scandal Ireland Investigates Cervical Cancer Screening Scandal
- May 01, 2018

She also revealed that Minister for Health Simon Harris called her personally to apologise. Under the auspices of this investigation an worldwide peer group will also be established to review root and branch our cervical screening programme in Ireland against best global standards and practices. (more...)
Pelicans clipped by Warriors in Game 1 of Western Conference Semifinals Pelicans clipped by Warriors in Game 1 of Western Conference Semifinals
- April 29, 2018

The Warriors are a dynasty in the making, and they still have the better team. "Very few people saw the Pelicans winning the series, but of all the possible matchups, Portland was about the best they could have gotten". Here are three factors that could help the Pelicans potentially beat a vulnerable Warriors team. The Warriors also dominated the Pelicans in rebounding (14-10), while forcing five turnovers and committing only one. (more...)
Tiger Woods commits to Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Tiger Woods commits to Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow
- April 27, 2018

He's also now No. 12 in strokes gained overall on the entire PGA Tour . Because of a back injury that required several surgeries, the 42-year-old Wood will make his first start in The Players since 2015 when he tied for 69th. In six Charlotte starts, he has finished third (2004), 11th (2005), fourth (2009) and missed the cut in 2010 and 2012. Even before Woods's reported commitment, the Wells Fargo field already had a strong field comprised of big names such as Rory McIlroy, Rickie ... (more...)
NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Are On The Clock NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Are On The Clock
- April 27, 2018

The Browns wisely coughed up two first round picks in trade with the Buffalo Bills to ensure they landed Kosar in the 1985 supplemental draft. In 2018, however, after so many athletes and other celebrities have had old, embarrassing tweets dug up, one wonders how no one suggested to Allen that his old tweets would potentially be looked at by teams, reporters and curious fans. (more...)
New York Giants Draft Saquon Barkley With Number Two Pick New York Giants Draft Saquon Barkley With Number Two Pick
- April 27, 2018

The 230-pound back rushed for 3,843 yards and 43 touchdowns during his three-year collegiate career with an additional 102 catches for 1,195 years and eight touchdowns. So with the opportunity to bring a dynamic playmaker on board that will make an immediate impact as a rookie, it's easy to understand why the Giants felt that Barkley was too good to pass on at No. (more...)
Fresh Attacks: Herdsmen kill undisclosed number of villagers Benue Fresh Attacks: Herdsmen kill undisclosed number of villagers Benue
- April 26, 2018

He said the attack on the church was a new dimension to the farmers/herdsmen crisis and one that needs a determined and appropriate response from the federal government and the security agencies the way insurgency in the North East is being tackled, adding that what they are experiencing today is insurgency. (more...)
Nigeria 'unlikely to eliminate' malaria by 2030 Nigeria 'unlikely to eliminate' malaria by 2030
- April 26, 2018

Ghana is readying itself for the smooth pilot of the world's first malaria vaccine later in the year, officials said here on Wednesday. The World Malaria Day was dedicated by the World Health Organisation and it serves as remembrance of progress and commitments to ensure global targets to eliminate the disease are met. (more...)
FDA cracking down on trendy JUUL e-cigs that appeal to youths FDA cracking down on trendy JUUL e-cigs that appeal to youths
- April 26, 2018

Parents, teachers and principals say they are struggling to control the booming trend. The FDA asked Juul to turn over documents related to its marketing tactics, how its product affects health and any research it's done on use among young people. (more...)
Bayern Munich star was 'a little depressed' after leaving Real on loan Bayern Munich star was 'a little depressed' after leaving Real on loan
- April 25, 2018

I like how Real play under him and how calm he is on the side-lines. James joined Madrid after impressing with Colombia at the 2014 World Cup and he initially adapted well at the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring 13 goals in his first La Liga campaign. (more...)
USA veteran receives 'world's most extensive' penis transplant USA veteran receives 'world's most extensive' penis transplant
- April 24, 2018

The team transplanted an entire penis, a scrotum without testicles and a partial abdominal wall from a deceased donor. "It's a real mind-boggling injury to suffer, it is not an easy one to accept", the patient said in a statement released by the university. (more...)
IPL 2018 Match 22 KXIP vs DD Live Streaming on Hotstar IPL 2018 Match 22 KXIP vs DD Live Streaming on Hotstar
- April 24, 2018

The cutters and the entire repertoire of slower balls became their main weapon on a night crucial to Daredevils' fortunes in the ongoing IPL season. Kings XI, eventually, lost four wickets in their last four overs while scoring just 27 runs. (more...)
India, Sweden ink joint action plan, innovation partnership India, Sweden ink joint action plan, innovation partnership
- April 19, 2018

He also met Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, and discussed the areas of cooperation in trade and investment, shipping and port-development, blue economy, renewable energy, health, IT and green transport solutions. Earlier in the day, Modi called on Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace here and the two leaders exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation. (more...)
Lung cancer survival improves with immunotherapy, according to studies Lung cancer survival improves with immunotherapy, according to studies
- April 18, 2018

In both studies, the positive results were not dependent on cancer cell's levels of PD-L1, a marker of inflammation that has been commonly used with drugs like Keytruda and Opdivo to help predict patient responses, with higher PD-L1 levels believed to lead to greater efficacy. (more...)
Bruins Fall to Maple Leafs 4-2 in Game 3 Bruins Fall to Maple Leafs 4-2 in Game 3
- April 17, 2018

Auston Matthews got the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. As Andersen goes, so do the Leafs. Together Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak logged nine shifts, basically in a matchup against the same Leafs forwards and blue-liners and in total the Bruins' first line managed one shot. (more...)
MYANMAR: Rohingya crisis: Govt says first refugee family returns MYANMAR: Rohingya crisis: Govt says first refugee family returns
- April 17, 2018

A Rohingya community leader confirmed the family's return. The stateless Muslim minority has been massing in squalid refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh since the Myanmar army launched a ruthless campaign against the community in northern Rakhine state last August. (more...)
U.S. says it has 'proof' Syria's Assad used chemical weapons U.S. says it has 'proof' Syria's Assad used chemical weapons
- April 14, 2018

Guterres called on all the United Nations members to " unite " to deter further escalation that might aggravate the suffering that the Syrian people have endured during the conflict. The global chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), has confirmed it will deploy a fact-finding mission to Douma "shortly". (more...)
Over-drinking could take five years off your life, says study Over-drinking could take five years off your life, says study
- April 14, 2018

Analysis shows that approximately half of all drinkers go over the weekly recommended limit in the 19 high-income countries studied, while nearly one-in-ten people drink more than the equivalent of 21 pints of beer a week. "Although non-fatal heart attacks are less likely in people who drink, this benefit is swamped by the increased risk of other forms of heart disease including fatal heart attacks and strokes ". (more...)
Saudi Aramco signs $44B deal to build giant Indian refinery Saudi Aramco signs $44B deal to build giant Indian refinery
- April 12, 2018

The deal comes less than 24 hours after Saudi Aramco signed an agreement with French oil company Total to build a "giant" petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia for about $5 billion. The project includes a 1.2-million-barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery integrated with petrochemical facilities with a total capacity of 18 million tonnes per year, the officials said on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum. (more...)
Yemeni army recaptures city of Midi from Houthi rebels Yemeni army recaptures city of Midi from Houthi rebels
- April 12, 2018

Yemen's Houthi rebels later claimed responsibility for the incident saying they had targeted Saudi Arabia's defence ministry in Riyadh with ballistic missiles. Iran denies arming the rebels. "The air force announced the execution of air strikes with the Qasef-1 aircraft on Aramco in Jizan (province)", the channel said on its Twitter account, referring to a drone the Houthis unveiled a year ago. (more...)
3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot 3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot
- April 11, 2018

As of less than a week ago, the number of known reports was around 70. The people who died were all men, two in their 20s and one in his 40s. The number was 56 cases a week ago. Synthetic marijuana , also known as spice, is causing violent behavior and unsafe overdoses across the country. Illinois' synthetic pot death toll is up to three. (more...)
UFC star's bail set at $50K following bus melee UFC star's bail set at $50K following bus melee
- April 09, 2018

Fellow MMA fighter Cian Cowley, 25, was hit with one count of assault and one count of criminal mischief . McGregor and his entourage of about 20 people were let into the arena through a door during a media-day event by someone affiliated with a credentialed website, UFC president Dana White told the website MMAjunkie . (more...)
From the WWE Rumor Mill: The Undertaker's Status for WrestleMania 34 From the WWE Rumor Mill: The Undertaker's Status for WrestleMania 34
- April 08, 2018

Rousey told WWE .com during an in-depth interview that "the training has been grueling instead of intense" at the Performance Center (h/t Wrestling Inc ), so if nothing else, she is taking this upcoming challenge very seriously. Fans are already expecting one of the best WrestleMania's of all time and having a proper set could be the detail that helps make this 'Mania special. (more...)
Body of missing CDC scientist found in Chattahoochee River, officials say Body of missing CDC scientist found in Chattahoochee River, officials say
- April 06, 2018

Police previously called his disappearance unusual but said there had been no indications of attack on Cunningham. The investigation is still under way, so the manner of death has not been determined, the medical examiner said. He held two degrees from Harvard, and was a graduate of Morehouse College. "None of this makes sense", his brother, Anterio Cunningham, told Atlanta's Fox 5 . (more...)
Easter egg hunts delight area children, families Easter egg hunts delight area children, families
- April 04, 2018

Of the 15,000 eggs, 652 were stamped indicating a $1 prize. Think Easter egg hunts are just for the kids? Lighthouse for the Blind of Tyler hosted its annual event for more than 30 children at the Boys and Girls Club in Tyler on Thursday. (more...)
April storm drops wet, heavy snow on NY and Northeast April storm drops wet, heavy snow on NY and Northeast
- April 03, 2018

At least 20.7 inches of snow fe;; at Lehigh Valley International Airport. After a break this evening, more snow will develop late tonight and continue through Tuesday , mainly south of a line from Morris to Saint Cloud to Rush City, with accumulations heaviest near the Minnesota River. (more...)
Wash. Family May Have Intentionally Driven Off Calif. Cliff Wash. Family May Have Intentionally Driven Off Calif. Cliff
- April 03, 2018

Their other kids, Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, and Sierra, 12, are still missing and feared dead. "This specific location is very hard to search because the ocean currents and tides are strong, it's unpredictable, and the murkiness of the water makes it hard to see", police captain Greg Van Patten said. (more...)
Health Department: Synthetic cannabinoids blamed for bleeding death Health Department: Synthetic cannabinoids blamed for bleeding death
- April 01, 2018

IL bans synthetic marijuana , but some manufacturers have been able to bypass strict laws by making slight modifications to the product to sell them legally. "Despite the perception that synthetic cannabinoids are safe and a legal alternative to marijuana, many are illegal and can cause severe illness", said Nirav D. (more...)
Two criminals involved in abduction case shot at, arrested later Two criminals involved in abduction case shot at, arrested later
- March 30, 2018

Police arrested Brent Hall, 24, of Cut Bank, around midnight Monday at St. James Healthcare, 400 S. Clark St., for misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief. The Trooper (s) involved that fired their service weapon will be placed on mandatory 72-hour administrative leave. Police followed the auto into the parking lot of the Battleground Village shopping center, where two men inside the vehicle tried to flee. (more...)
Steph Curry returns from ankle injury, then sprains left knee Steph Curry returns from ankle injury, then sprains left knee
- March 25, 2018

After New York went ahead 82-77 with 1:36 left in the third quarter on a Hardaway basket, the Wolves went on a 10-0 run to regain control, and they led by as much as 11 in the second half. Golden State began 9 for 35 and fell behind 33-20 before trailing 51-43 at halftime. The Warriors are hobbling as they approach the postseason. (more...)
World TB Day observed across Kashmir World TB Day observed across Kashmir
- March 25, 2018

She noted that young people are also key in ending the epidemic that is the most deadly infectious disease in the globe, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). "We are already aligned with world TB treatment protocols. Having a center near their house will improve access and adherence to treatment", said Dr. (more...)
Amazon Passes Alphabet as Second-Largest US Company Amazon Passes Alphabet as Second-Largest US Company
- March 22, 2018

The stock increased 0.18% or $0.2303 during the last trading session, reaching $125.1403. About 4.58 million shares traded. Inc. grew its position in Amazon.com by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. The firm has "Hold" rating by Roth Capital given on Wednesday, December 6. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) on Tuesday, February 13 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Butler Basketball: Keys for the Bulldogs in their rematch against Purdue Butler Basketball: Keys for the Bulldogs in their rematch against Purdue
- March 19, 2018

That moral victory ideally would not have been Arkansas' bright spot from this NCAA Tournament. "Butler did good tonight by making tough shots, getting rebounds, getting key stops", said Barford, who led Arkansas with 15 points. "It took all of us out there to shrink the court, and that's what we did", Baldwin said. "He's a left-handed kid". Both of those guys have gotten over 100 assists throughout the year. (more...)
Vladimir Putin Wins Landslide Victory For Another 6-Year Term Vladimir Putin Wins Landslide Victory For Another 6-Year Term
- March 19, 2018

Exit polls showed Putin receiving almost 74 percent of votes that secured him another 6 years as Russia's leading man in charge. He is calling for a boycott of the election, saying it is an undemocratic farce, and deploying supporters to collect evidence of anyone rigging the ballot to inflate turnout and support for Putin. (more...)
Eriksen Scores Brace As Spurs Reach Semi Finals Eriksen Scores Brace As Spurs Reach Semi Finals
- March 18, 2018

Lamela, playing behind Son Heung-min, who was given the nod up front ahead of Fernando Llorente , also enjoyed himself as Spurs made the most of the space afforded to them by a severely depleted Swansea side. The South Korean global has emerged as a prominent player under Carlos Carvalhal and he will be important this weekend. "We played against a strong side - I said before the game it was David against Goliath , we know the difference between the teams". (more...)
FIFA Rankings; Find Out Nigeria's Current Position FIFA Rankings; Find Out Nigeria's Current Position
- March 16, 2018

Nigeria, now seventh in Africa and 52nd in the world, are the fifth and final African team to have qualified for the June/July spectacle. Super Eagles are still maintaining their 7th position in Africa as they fell behind Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Congo DR, Senegal and Tunisia. (more...)
Unending Attacks: Plateau Government Imposes Curfew On Bassa LGA Unending Attacks: Plateau Government Imposes Curfew On Bassa LGA
- March 16, 2018

Meantime, the Governor in a broadcast to the citizenry, said, "Let me assure our citizens that some arrests have already been made and the suspects will be arraigned before the relevant authorities in no distant future". 2 other soldiers wounded are receiving medical attention at 3 Division Military Hospital and Medical Services. Meanwhile, seven people were killed and one injured in an attack on Hirshi, a village in Bassa Local Government of Plateau, Maj. (more...)

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