Medicine


Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax
- October 12, 2018

Chuck Grassley does not expect the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation to detract from the collegial workings of the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs. "Far be it from me to complain about obstruction, I've done my share of it". For Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., who is perhaps the Democrat in the most vulnerable position with the midterms only a few weeks away, there is no question of where she is focusing her time. (more...)
The power of support for mental health The power of support for mental health
- October 12, 2018

Paul Avis, marketing director of Canada Life Group Insurance, said: "Mental health issues can be a vicious cycle for employees, fuelled by persistent presenteeism and the need to be "always on". The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per ... (more...)
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo
- October 05, 2018

They established a new way to fight the disease. In 2016, after being treated with a drug inspired by Prof Honjo's research, he announced that he no longer needed treatment. That role partly falls to a white blood cell known as a "T cell". Working separately, Honjo discovered another protein, called PD-1, that also hampers T cells' ability to attack cancer, but in a somewhat different way. (more...)
Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods
- September 21, 2018

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said the bodies of 45-year-old Windy Newton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green were recovered from the van Wednesday evening. The two deaths will push Florence's toll across three states to almost 40 victims. Cooper warned that the flooding is far from over and will get worse in places. (more...)
Supermarkets cited in crackdown on e-cigarettes Supermarkets cited in crackdown on e-cigarettes
- September 14, 2018

Flavored e-cigarettes are said to be a tool that helps adults quit smoking traditional cigarettes, the main example of a plus the product can claim. "We are committed to preventing underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people", the company said in a statement . (more...)
Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing
- August 30, 2018

The air around the Arizona State Capitol was heavy as McCain's body moved from the A.L. Moore Grimshaw-Mortuary Wednesday morning. "I want them to witness what a real hero is and show them what freedom means", Morales said, noting that she already visited the mortuary that was holding McCain's casket over the weekend to lay flowers and a flag. (more...)
State raises West Nile virus warning level State raises West Nile virus warning level
- August 26, 2018

The symptoms may develop two to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The health department says the increased risk for human disease will continue until the first hard frost. For prevention, Brown suggests people use a mosquito spray, avoid being outside during dusk and dawn, dump out any standing water around homes, and fix holes in any screen windows and doors. (more...)
New York University offers free tuition to all medical students New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
- August 18, 2018

The yearly tuition costs covered by the scholarship are $55,018. Those who do graduate, saddled with thousands in debt, are often drawn to more lucrative specialties, creating a shortage of professionals in lower-paying fields like primary care and pediatrics. (more...)
West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming
- August 11, 2018

In Windham County, there are mosquito traps in Brattleboro, Putney, Westminster, Whitingham, Rockingham and Londonderry that are meant to capture the types of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Do not apply insect repellent onto a child's hands, eyes, mouth, or on cut or irritated skin. Try to avoid outdoor activities during these times. They are monitoring and treating standing water in public areas as part of a pest management program. (more...)
Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser
- August 10, 2018

In the wake of leaked audio of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) admitting that the House has to keep its Republican majority to block Donald Trump's impeachment , CNN counterintelligence analyst Phil Mudd exploded with criticism of the California Republican. (more...)
Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide
- August 02, 2018

Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the USA due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. The smoking ban is drawing a mixed reaction. "I'm doing my best to quit, but I don't want to lose my house", a tenant said. "Residents have been required to sign new leases acknowledging the new policy and staff will continue to provide smoking cessation program information to residents as requested", Lemons said. (more...)
In the Netherlands during the experiment with viagra died 11 babies In the Netherlands during the experiment with viagra died 11 babies
- July 28, 2018

It was hoped the drug would increase the size of the placenta and encourage their development. 'All participants were approached personally and nearly everyone was informed and know by now whether they have taken the drug or the placebo'. (more...)
Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County
- July 21, 2018

Vibrio vulnificus is sometimes referred to as a " flesh-eating bacteria " but health officials say that label is misleading because it can not attack healthy skin. In rare cases, the bacteria can become "flesh eating disease". Of the 80,000 illnesses caused by vibriosis each year, about 52,000 of them were a result of eating contaminated food, according to the CDC . (more...)
National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals
- July 19, 2018

On Wednesday, customers at Love's Travel Stops can get a free hot dog or roller grill item by showing a barcode at the register. The obvious way to celebrate the big holiday is ... Those in Bethesda can grab a free dog by simply downloading the Dog Haus app. Portillo's : Through Sunday, get two Portillo's hot dogs for $5. (more...)
What they're saying in Maryland about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh What they're saying in Maryland about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
- July 11, 2018

Like Trump's first nominee past year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. (more...)
Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement
- July 10, 2018

Trump consulted with the Federalist Society and The Heritage Foundation to create a list of 25 judges to fill future vacancies on the highest court . Trump nominates. Trump's selection will set up a confirmation showdown in the U.S. Senate, where his fellow Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes. (more...)
Health- Get glowing skin with potatoes
- July 04, 2018

If you follow the below steps religiously, your skin texture will improve within a few weeks. This will also save you money which you can you use at casino destinations such as South Africa's yebocasino to play real money casino games which offer millions in prize money. (more...)
The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace
- June 22, 2018

He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was Yoga. In Mumbai for the Yoga Day celebrations, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said that he want it to become a people's movement because it is not political or religious. Several Saudi, Arab and other nationals, as well as volunteers belonging to Saudi and Arab Yoga Foundation participated in the event by performing yoga asanas (postures). (more...)
How to have tough conversations about mental health How to have tough conversations about mental health
- June 11, 2018

In 2016, 745 suicides were reported in Minnesota. Suicide prevention largely focuses on addressing mental health treatment, the CDC found, suggesting that a wider variety of preventive measures could be taken. While she says she's troubled by the recent high profile suicides, she is thrilled that people are now talking about the problem. "We know for a fact that suicide hits close to home". (more...)
Kate Spade's family release statement after her tragic passing Kate Spade's family release statement after her tragic passing
- June 08, 2018

Kate's body was discovered by a housekeeper at her Upper East Side apartment, a source previously told Fox News. She launched Kate Spade with her husband in 1993, and it has since grown into a global fashion and lifestyle brand. It is thought that the 55-year-old took her own life. Then, it was sold again in 2017 to Coach's Tapestry Inc. for $2.4 billion. "We are all devastated by today's tragedy", Spade's family said in a statement to the New York Daily News. (more...)
Experimental immunotherapy treatment used to fight breast cancer Experimental immunotherapy treatment used to fight breast cancer
- June 07, 2018

He said: This is a remarkable and extremely promising result, but we need to see this effect repeated in other patients before giving hope of a new immunotherapy for incurable metastatic breast cancer . Thirty percent of the women in the trial did have evidence of cancer hiding in their bodies. "Oncologists have been getting much smarter about dialing back treatment so that it doesn't do more harm than good", Steven Katz, a University of MI researcher who examines medical ... (more...)
This US postal stamp helped fund key breast cancer study
- June 05, 2018

The study, published June 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine , finds that most patients with an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can skip chemotherapy treatment without affecting their chances of surviving the disease. The patients then went on to receive either hormonal therapy alone or the combo of hormonal therapy plus chemotherapy. The study used a gene test done on tumors to help decide whether a woman would benefit from chemo or if they could receive hormone therapy. (more...)
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...)

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