Medicine


Search Resumes For Plane Carrying 6 That Vanished Over Lake Erie
- January 08, 2017

They say the search is slow-going because conditions along the bottom of the lake are limiting visibility to a few inches. Officials said the remains are being analyzed by a Medical Examiner to determine if they are in fact human. That plane was carrying six people when it disappeared near Cleveland over a week ago. The families had gone to a Cleveland Cavaliers game and were returning home. (more...)
New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Released New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Released
- January 08, 2017

The prevalence of peanut allergies specifically rose more than three-fold to 1.4 percent of children in 2010, from 0.4 percent in 1997, according to a study from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The guidelines don't call for babies to be given peanuts or peanut butter because they are choking hazards. After solid food has been introduced into the diet, at around 4-6 months of age, peanuts can slowly be introduced into the food. (more...)
Gartner to Acquire Major HR Consulting Firm Gartner to Acquire Major HR Consulting Firm
- January 07, 2017

In a move created to expand the company's global reach, Gartner will acquire all CBE shares in cash and stock. CEB's annual revenue was about $952 million past year. Under the terms of the deal CEB has 35 days to look for competing offers, and CEB is to continue operating under its own brand under the new ownership. (more...)
GDP growth expected to slip to 3-year low of 7.1%
- January 07, 2017

The estimate further added that the per capita income is likely to attain a level of Rs 81,805 this year as compared to Rs 77,435 in last year.In percentage term, it will decline to 5.6 per cent as compared to 6.2 per cent. Some experts have warned the rate may drop below 7 percent, even to 6.5 percent, when full-year GDP estimates are released. Reserve Bank of India too had, last month, lowered its GDP growth estimates for the current fiscal year to 7.1% from 7.6%. (more...)
Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Former WWE Star Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Former WWE Star Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka
- January 06, 2017

According to WFMZ , Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach made a decision to drop the charges against 73-year-old Snuka during an unscheduled hearing because the former wrestler's medical condition has not improved since he was previously found incompetent to stand trial . (more...)
Stop cleaning your ears, doctors say Stop cleaning your ears, doctors say
- January 05, 2017

Your biggest takeaway should be that the earwax belongs inside your ears, and if you do end up with earwax impaction, call your doctor who can remove the wax manually. "Anything that fits in the ear could cause serious harm to the ear drum and canal with the potential for temporary or even permanent damage", Schwartz warned. (more...)
Children of Obese Parents at Risk of Developmental Delays, Study Says
- January 04, 2017

The findings showed that apart from health related issues, children of obese mothers were almost 70 per cent more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill - the ability to control movement of small muscles, such as those in the fingers and hands - by age 3, when compared to children of normal-weight mothers. (more...)
A man lives with a scissors inside the stomach for 18 years A man lives with a scissors inside the stomach for 18 years
- January 04, 2017

He had noticed nothing since that time apart from some recent stomach pain, which did not respond to painkillers. An X-ray of Ma Van Nhat's stomach show where the scissors have been hiding for years. The facility's director, Trinh Thi Luong, said she is trying to determine which doctors were involved in the 1998 procedure. "He is recovering well", Thang told AFP Tuesday. (more...)
WaPo Corrects Story About Russian Hackers Infiltrating American Power Grid WaPo Corrects Story About Russian Hackers Infiltrating American Power Grid
- January 03, 2017

The Post story was titled , "Russian hackers penetrated USA electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say". It said it scanned its computer network and found the malware after the U.S. The code was not used to disrupt the utility operations and a source familiar with the matter said the malware could have been the result of visiting a questionable website, suggesting Russian hackers may not have been directly involved at all. (more...)
Indians Among 39 Killed In Terror Attack In Turkey's Istanbul
- January 02, 2017

Among the deceased were three French nationals, two persons from Tunisia, three persons from Jordan and a woman from Israel. Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul. We r organising their visa. The Ministry of External Affairs said that the Ambassador to Turkey is in touch with the authorities in Istanbul and with the family of victims. (more...)
Texas judge blocks federal transgender and abortion 'protections,' preserving religious freedom instead Texas judge blocks federal transgender and abortion 'protections,' preserving religious freedom instead
- January 02, 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Marjorie Connolly told Buzzfeed , "We are disappointed by the court's decision to preliminarily enjoin certain important protections against unlawful sex discrimination in our health care system". (more...)
Volvo integrates Skype for Business in its 90 series vehicles
- January 02, 2017

The audio from the call will come through the car's speakers, we assume, but the driver won't be included in the video chat. Volvo announced on Thursday that it's new Volvo S90, which we had a chance to drive earlier this year, XC90 and V90 Cross Country now support Skype for Business. (more...)
Canadian police: Sunwing Airlines pilot found drunk, passed out in cockpit
- January 02, 2017

The 37-year-old pilot has not yet been identified, but Stacey said he is a Slovakian foreign national in the country on a work visa. A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit has been arrested shortly before take-off in Canada . A Sunwing spokesperson thanked the crew for their efficient handling of a "very unfortunate matter" and the flight, with another pilot at the controls, eventually took off shortly afterwards. (more...)
Small plane headed to Columbus after Cavs game disappears
- January 01, 2017

Officials said the city plans to launch immediate recovery efforts from a unified command center at Burke Lakefront Airport . Captain Michael Mullen, the chief of response for the Ninth Coast Guard District, told a morning news conference they are in search and rescue mode, not recovery. (more...)
Twitter's Periscope adds 360-degree live videos Twitter's Periscope adds 360-degree live videos
- January 01, 2017

The post continued, "With 360 video on Periscope, you can experience moments with the broadcaster and take a look around - it's one step closer to actually being there". Facebook Live has been a successful addition to Facebook's catalog because it allows anyone to broadcast live video from anywhere with an internet connection. (more...)
Young playmakers help Florida State edge MI in Orange Bowl Young playmakers help Florida State edge MI in Orange Bowl
- January 01, 2017

Florida State (10-3) completed a touchdown pass with 36 seconds left, over U-M's All-America cornerback Jourdan Lewis , to take the 33-30 lead. At the time, Florida State trailed 30-27 with just 1:21 remaining in the contest. The spark for MI came on a pick six by Mike McCray, the team's first touchdown of the game that narrowed the deficit to just five despite the complete ineffectiveness of the Wolverines' offense. (more...)
MA pot shop delay confirmed: governor signs disputed bill MA pot shop delay confirmed: governor signs disputed bill
- January 01, 2017

The move pushes the timeline back for marijuana shops to open from the anticipated January 1, 2018 to July 2018 - and likely even longer for the Berkshires. The move replicates what has been done in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington already. In a notice posted to the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition's website, the group says the delay "not only flies in the face of the will of the voters who voted for the January 2018 deadline, it shows contempt for the legislature itself". (more...)
Motorist fighting DUI charges after testing positive for caffeine Motorist fighting DUI charges after testing positive for caffeine
- December 31, 2016

KNTV reports 36-year-old Joseph Schwab was pulled over in Fairfield 16 months ago after an Alcohol Beverage Control agent witnessed him weaving in and out of traffic. "I believe that we can not proceed without a reasonable doubt on that specific charge", said Abrams. California vehicle code defines a "drug" as any substance besides alcohol that could affect a person in a manner that would "impair, to an appreciable degree" his ability to drive normally. (more...)
Off-kilter Foundation: Clarify Trump's conflicts before closing Off-kilter Foundation: Clarify Trump's conflicts before closing
- December 30, 2016

In a series of tweets Monday evening, Trump claimed that he had given "millions" to the foundation he began in 1987 and that all of the money raised went to "wonderful charities". Another unusual feature: One of the foundation's most consistent causes was Trump himself. There is no need to recap why Trump's two tweets on this subject are filled with lies that have been fact-checked to death. (more...)
Charlie Sheen tweets for God to 'take' Trump next Charlie Sheen tweets for God to 'take' Trump next
- December 30, 2016

His comments had come in response to a statement by Owen Wilson about the difference between Trump and mainstream politicians, suggesting watching Trump was like watching Sheen. Of course, the internet had a lot to say about Sheen's post. Tweeting his hope that Trump will die earned Sheen immediate backlash, with Twitter lighting up about his "low" and "highly offensive" opinion. (more...)
Flu 'widespread' in New York State, health officials say Flu 'widespread' in New York State, health officials say
- December 30, 2016

While most flu deaths and hospitalizations are people aged 65 and older, the virus poses a significant threat to babies and those suffering from heart disease, lung disease and illnesses suppressing the immune system. A resident in Buncombe County has died from the flu, according to the Buncombe County Health and Human Services. Delaware County has seen 12. There are four so far in Tioga County. (more...)
Kerry's Speech on Israel 'Missed the Mark'
- December 29, 2016

This provoked a furious response from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who accused the U.S. of covertly engineering the vote and it has led to a clash between the outgoing and incoming United States administrations. Kerry also had harsh words for the Palestinians, condemning their incitement to violence and glorification of terrorists, for whom public squares and schools are sometimes named. (more...)
Recycling center accepting live Christmas trees Recycling center accepting live Christmas trees
- December 28, 2016

As you take down the tinsel and lights, you might want to try a new way of disposing your Christmas tree. The dumping of wire-frame wreaths, yard debris and household trash at the site is prohibited. Mondays through Fridays through February 3, and from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Lafayette Service Center, 1700 Avalon Ave. Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. (more...)
Gas prices up 17 cents in area counties
- December 28, 2016

Gas prices in MI jumped about 14 cents in the past week. A remarkable exception to higher prices has been California, where the statewide average is13 cents lower than past year at the same point. Pittsburgh-area pump prices are up 9 cents in the last month and 30 cents over the past year, according to the price-tracking website . "Oil prices spiked after OPEC's production cut agreement was announced, pushing gasoline prices higher in 41 states". (more...)
Cardiac deaths rise over Christmas period Cardiac deaths rise over Christmas period
- December 27, 2016

Now researchers in New Zealand say they can cross off one possible reason: the weather. The lesser number of staff at medical facilities and changes in the physical environment due to people travelling during the holidays to visit relatives are also potential factors that can explain the spike in cardiac-related deaths. (more...)