Medicine


Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say
- February 08, 2018

For getting rid of opioid addiction, some people use kratom supplement as home remedy, while others just use for fun. The FDA has submitted its review to the Drug Enforcement Administration , which is considering whether to place kratom in the same category of illegal drugs as heroin and LSD. (more...)
Tourism Australia: Dundee Super Bowl Ad by Droga5 Tourism Australia: Dundee Super Bowl Ad by Droga5
- February 06, 2018

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Elneny praises Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, confirms Özil contract extension Elneny praises Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, confirms Özil contract extension
- February 05, 2018

Arsenal will be hoping that the striker is focussed while in their famous shirt, and that he can help them can get back into the UEFA Champions League . Surprisingly, for the first time in over two decades, Arsenal faithful are optimistic about our top 4 challenge owing to the change of approach of the club's hierarchy, who suddenly woke up from their slumber and realized that Arsene Wenger can not continue to hold all the cards with regards to who comes in or goes out. (more...)
North Korea is skirting sanctions — United Nations consultants North Korea is skirting sanctions — United Nations consultants
- February 05, 2018

Concerning North Korea's weapons provision to Myanmar , the report cited an anonymous country as saying it has evidence of the transactions, and that in addition to ballistic missiles Pyongyang also supplied conventional weapons, including multiple rocket launchers and surface-to-air missiles. (more...)
Fujifilm nears deal with Xerox Fujifilm nears deal with Xerox
- February 01, 2018

The new company , which will have a combined revenue of $18 billion, will keep the dual moniker as well as its pair of corporate headquarters in both Tokyo and CT. Just ahead of this announcement, Fujifilm announced that it will fire about 10,000 of the 47,000 employees now employed at Fuji Xerox, a move the company estimates will cut costs by about $450 million annually. (more...)
Need women centric policy with feminisation of agri-sector: Eco survey Need women centric policy with feminisation of agri-sector: Eco survey
- January 31, 2018

The Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) endorsed the pick-up in growth highlighted in the survey, but was of the view that in 2018-19 the real GDP growth rate is likely to be closer to 7.5 per cent rather than 7 per cent. (more...)
The Cleveland Indians will finally abandon their racist logo after this season The Cleveland Indians will finally abandon their racist logo after this season
- January 30, 2018

Manfred acknowledged the logo's deeply problematic nature in April 2017, when the league awarded the 2019 All-Star Game to the Cleveland baseball team, and in related meetings pressured the team to "transition away from the Chief Wahoo logo", MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said. (more...)
Alabama set to execute inmate in '85 police officer killing Alabama set to execute inmate in '85 police officer killing
- January 28, 2018

Vernon Madison, 66, was convicted for the April 1985 murder of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte. Prosecutors have said that Madison crept up and shot Schulte in the back of the head as he sat in his police vehicle. Courts have been divided over Madison's case . The Alabama attorney general's office told justices in a filing Monday that the state's high court past year ruled the execution could proceed and should do so again. (more...)
Jaw unearthed in Israeli cave redefines understanding of how humans left Africa Jaw unearthed in Israeli cave redefines understanding of how humans left Africa
- January 28, 2018

Prof Chris Stringer of London's Natural History Museum , who was not involved in the study, said: "The find breaks the long-established 130,000-year-old limit on modern humans outside of Africa ". Longtime readers of Dead Things who know how obsessed I am with the fossils found at Dmanisi in the Republic of Georgia may be wondering why the Misliya jawbone, at less than 200,000 years, is considered the oldest human fossil outside Africa. (more...)
Billionaire casino owner and collector Steve Wynn accused of pervasive sexual misconduct Billionaire casino owner and collector Steve Wynn accused of pervasive sexual misconduct
- January 27, 2018

One former massage therapist claims Wynn pressured her into giving him months of happy endings several years ago - and then tried to escalate to oral sex. Wynn said in a written statement to the Journal that "the idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous". "It is deplorable for anyone to find themselves in this situation", Wynn's statement said. (more...)
Dog nearly dies of allergic reaction after owners dye her fur purple Dog nearly dies of allergic reaction after owners dye her fur purple
- January 27, 2018

The PCAS team went on to describe Violet's "arduous" road to recovery which started with the staff having to shave her hair off to measure the damage that was caused. It received pain medications, scab removals, IV fluids, honey treatments, and antibiotics. "When the final bandages came off we breathed a collective sigh of relief - Violet was handsome", animal services said. (more...)
DoJ: Trump Administration to Appeal Court Order on DACA DoJ: Trump Administration to Appeal Court Order on DACA
- January 19, 2018

Because the Trump administration changed its stance on the SEC's judges in November, the Supreme Court will likely appoint an outside lawyer to defend the ruling from the lower court, according to the news service. "The CJI made an effort to mingle with the judges and was seen talking to the three seniormost judges who had held the press conference led by Justice Chelameswar ", a source said . (more...)
10-year-old CT hockey player dies from sudden illness 10-year-old CT hockey player dies from sudden illness
- January 18, 2018

Mallozzi, a hockey player, began feeling ill last week before a tournament in NY but wanted to be with the team, . The Connecticut Roughriders hockey club posted a bulletin to its website this week warning parents about the dangers of influenza. (more...)
'This place is a shithole' projection seems on Donald Trump's DC resort 'This place is a shithole' projection seems on Donald Trump's DC resort
- January 17, 2018

Video footage posted on Twitter shows the word "SH*THOLE" and poop emoji's projected on the wall of the hotel. "This is not normal", a segment of the display read, along with messages to "stay vigilant" and "#resist". ― which he asked after lawmakers suggested granting visas to individuals from Haiti, El Salvador and multiple African nations during a meeting about immigration reform. (more...)
Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages
- January 17, 2018

Fugu fish or puffer fish is Japan's one of the most expensive winter delicacies, but it can turn deadly if not eaten with caution. The health ministry ordered the store to recall all the blowfish packages and suspend their sale, but the store told officials that it will no longer sell blowfish, Ohashi said. (more...)
Chicago O'Hare airport travelers may have been exposed to measles Chicago O'Hare airport travelers may have been exposed to measles
- January 16, 2018

The passenger in question landed in Terminal 5 (the worldwide terminal) then transferred to a domestic flight in Terminal 1. The Illinois Department of Public Health said those who were at the airport between 6:30 a.m. "We urge everyone to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations", said Chief Medical Officer Dr. (more...)
Dozens rescued after casino boat catches fire Dozens rescued after casino boat catches fire
- January 16, 2018

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported there were 50 people on board when it happened , but said all passengers were able to make it ashore. Early media reports suggested one person was missing, but it was later revealed all 50 passengers made it to shore. (more...)
GKN propels FTSE to new high on bid rejection GKN propels FTSE to new high on bid rejection
- January 15, 2018

At the same time, having undertaken an intensive analysis of the economic benefits and costs involved, GKN said it intends to separate its automotive and aerospace businesses, saying the move recognises "the strategic optionality for shareholders in having separate companies with distinct investment profiles and capital allocation policies". (more...)
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine appears to be over E. coli outbreak linked to romaine appears to be over
- January 12, 2018

In Canada, health officials said romaine lettuce is now safe to eat. CDC and FDA will continue to update the public as more information on the outbreak source is uncovered. In a media statement , Halloran urged the CDC and Canadian officials to share their raw data on the outbreak and called on the FDA to request and review internal bacterial testing data from producers of romaine lettuce in order to pinpoint the source of the E. (more...)
2017-18 flu season expected to be one of worst in years 2017-18 flu season expected to be one of worst in years
- January 11, 2018

The most recent update to the Walgreen's Flu Index finds Kentucky ranking at No. 14 for states with the heaviest cases of diagnosed influenza. H3N2 has been responsible for some of the worst flu seasons in the United States of America in recent years, including the 2006-2007, 2012-2013, and 2014-2015 bouts. (more...)
Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says
- January 11, 2018

They said that the study, published in the journal Nicotine And Tobacco Research , provides support for reducing cigarette experimentation among teenagers. They say that as the surveys used different methods, there was quite a wide margin of error and the "conversion" rate could be anywhere between 60.9% and 76.9%. (more...)
Tamil Nadu bus strike: 10 key points Tamil Nadu bus strike: 10 key points
- January 08, 2018

He had exuded confidence that more employees will return to work and operations would resume across the state on Sunday. High court first bench headed by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee said workers could not resort to such flash strikes without any prior intimation, causing trouble to public. (more...)
Free flu shots available at Metro, 89 county health departments Free flu shots available at Metro, 89 county health departments
- January 07, 2018

The Ohio Department of Health reports that there were more than 900 influenza-related hospitalizations during the last week of 2017 alone, with 122 of those in central Ohio. "Washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and get your flu shot", Maynard said. Hospitals and clinics typically see a jump in flu cases around this time of year, according to health department statistics - but not this many. (more...)
Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO
- January 06, 2018

It's likely that there still hasn't been enough research conducted into games being actually addictive (and under the current diagnosis the World Health Organization has proposed it looks like I was definitely suffering gaming disorder for about three weeks after I broke up with my boyfriend at uni), but this combined with the wider public uproar over loot crates a year ago could prompt some increased scrutiny. (more...)
USA cancer death rate goes down, find out why USA cancer death rate goes down, find out why
- January 06, 2018

In both men and women in the United States, the cancer death rate declined by about 1.5% annually from 2006 to 2015, according to a study published online January 4 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians . In relation to breast cancer, the death rate gets fall to 39 percent from 1989 to 2015. On the other hand, lack of insurance among younger black Americans may contribute to their higher mortality rate compared to whites. (more...)
New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism: PM Modi New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism: PM Modi
- January 02, 2018

In October, it was announced that Indian women over the age of 45 and travelling in groups of four will be able to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms. He also said that a cleanliness survey will be conducted from 4 January to 10 march to evaluate achievements in the cleanliness of urban areas. It was way back in 1990's when militants burned down Anjum Bashir's ancestral house in Surankote, Poonch which forced the ... (more...)
Baltimore County sets new rules for Christmas tree disposal Baltimore County sets new rules for Christmas tree disposal
- December 31, 2017

Right now, both Whole Foods locations are taking Christmas trees for free until Tuesday, Jan. 2. Green trees will be collected curbside in unincorporated areas, as well as the municipalities of Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, Lafitte and Westwego. (more...)
Springfield hospitals restricting child visitors because of jump in flu cases Springfield hospitals restricting child visitors because of jump in flu cases
- December 30, 2017

The news comes as Monterey County announced its first flu-related death of the season on Thursday; the county did not identify the deceased, but said the flu victim was an adult younger than 65. "This is particularly important for pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions", said DPH Medical Director Dr. Awele Maduka-Ezeh. The agency also urges people to stay at home when sick, cover mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, and washing hands frequently. (more...)
'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call 'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call
- December 29, 2017

Two New York City Police officers have been suspended on suspicion of failing to perform a welfare check on a 22-year-old pregnant woman who was later found dead in her Brooklyn home - and now her husband has been arrested in her death. On Thursday, police said Wells' husband was a person of interest, and was in custody and being questioned. Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North, told reporters that Wells' death was deemed suspicious. (more...)
More Pregnant Mothers in California Are Using Pot More Pregnant Mothers in California Are Using Pot
- December 28, 2017

Over that same period, the extent of pregnant ladies matured 18 to 24 utilizing cannabis ascended from 10 percent to 19 percent. There was one important caveat to the survey: Urine samples were taken at eight weeks of gestation, so pot use might have occurred before numerous women realized they were pregnant. (more...)
Free agent James Harrison visiting team Free agent James Harrison visiting team
- December 27, 2017

He played a backup role at outside linebacker this season. However, it might be hard to compete with the Patriots who have a number of Super Bowl trophies at which they can point for proof positive that Harrison's likely goal of another championship is best pursued in Foxborough. (more...)
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM: Full list of ministers Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM: Full list of ministers
- December 27, 2017

Ranchodbhai Chanabhai Faldu, who was an MLA of BJP in 1998-2002, 2002-2007 and was also state BJP president, was the first to be sworn in as cabinet Minister . Deputy CM Nitin Patel also took oath at the event. "With the party's prominent Dalit, tribal and OBC leaders losing, Rupani is facing a challenge to build a new leadership for these sections in his government", said a senior BJP leader. (more...)
Calm Christmas Eve Before More Winter Weather Calm Christmas Eve Before More Winter Weather
- December 27, 2017

Wind chills stay in the upper teens and very low 20s. It was the first white Christmas on record for northeastern Florida to North Carolina-and traffic accidents on icy roads caused several fatalities. Rain will mix with snow overnight into early this morning. There will be several hours of steady snowfall in the northern half of the state. Hastings, Nebraska recorded over 9 inches at a weather service office that year, breaking the previous record from 1945. (more...)
Technically, Florida State shouldn't be playing in a bowl game this year Technically, Florida State shouldn't be playing in a bowl game this year
- December 23, 2017

But a possible administrative error, apparently discovered by a user of the website Reddit , is calling into question whether the Seminoles' victory against Delaware State should count toward the NCAA's bowl-eligibility requirement. Florida State notably had to scramble to get to bowl eligibility this year. College football insider Brett McMurphy was able to later confirm the report, with Florida State's inclusion in a bowl game being called a "monumental oversight" that should have been ... (more...)
Egyptian singer Shyma jailed for 'immoral' banana video Egyptian singer Shyma jailed for 'immoral' banana video
- December 14, 2017

In 2015, a court jailed a female dancer to a year in prison for "inciting debauchery " in a raunchy music video for a song called " Let Go of My Hand ". " I didn't imagine all this would happen and that I would be subjected to such a strong attack from everyone , as a young singer ... who has dreamt from a young age of being a singer", she wrote. (more...)
Western Digital, Toshiba settle fight over chip unit sale Western Digital, Toshiba settle fight over chip unit sale
- December 14, 2017

As part of the deal, Western Digital will instead be allowed to partner with Toshiba on a new production line that will manufacture advanced memory chips. Under that deal, Toshiba plans to cede a majority stake in the chip subsidiary to a group of investors led by the investment firm Bain Capital. An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays. (more...)
Canadian doctor says there's evidence the 'man flu' is actually real Canadian doctor says there's evidence the 'man flu' is actually real
- December 13, 2017

And then this: "In an unscientific survey, men suffering from a flu reported taking more time off from work than women". Lead researcher Dr Kyle Sue from the Memorial University of Newfoundland found fellas have weaker immune systems when it comes to dealing with chest, cold and flu bugs. (more...)
New Drug Offers Hope For Treating Huntington's Disease New Drug Offers Hope For Treating Huntington's Disease
- December 12, 2017

The trial began in the last months of 2015 and was led by Professor Sarah Tabrizi UCL Institute of Neurology , Director of the UCL Huntington's Disease Centre and IONIS-HTTRx Global Chief Investigator. 'For the first time a drug has lowered the level of the toxic disease-causing protein in the nervous system, and the drug was safe and well-tolerated. (more...)
First 2 flu-related deaths of season in Washoe County First 2 flu-related deaths of season in Washoe County
- December 08, 2017

Dr. Allison McGeer, director of infection control at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, said lab testing in Ontario is turning up "quite a lot of B isolates, almost as many Bs as H3N2". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say you should be vigilant with washing your hands, avoid touching your eyes and mouth, get plenty of sleep and eat healthy to help give your immune system a boost. (more...)
Missing Florida teen found with soccer coach in Syracuse Missing Florida teen found with soccer coach in Syracuse
- December 03, 2017

The officer stopped the vehicle in Syracuse, New York. Frisina took $200 out of an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia, on Sunday morning, and was later that day seen with Rodriguez on surveillance video at a Pilot gas station in St. It wasnt immediately clear if Rodriguez has a lawyer. The 17-year-old climbed out her bedroom window on Saturday night and left behind her cell phone, which had been wiped clean of data. (more...)