Medicine


Democratic Republic of the Congo hit by Ebola outbreak
- May 13, 2017

Dr. Allarangar Yokouide, the World Health Organization representative in Congo , said the first teams of specialists should arrive in the affected area of Likati on Friday or Saturday. The DRC was not one of the main three African countries hit by the 2014 epidemic, but the toll on the country was significant. May 12, 2017 The outbreak has been identified in the Likati health district (Aketi, Bas-Uélé province). (more...)
Mental Health Awareness Week - Combatting stress in the workplace
- May 13, 2017

The "Open Shutters Project" aims to produce a collection of portraits of men and women for whom mental health has been a challenge, but who can also identify some positives that their difficulties have brought to their lives. Coming Sunday: Accessing and financing treatment. "The wait to see a psychiatrist is often several months long, it's hard to find one that is contracted with your insurance, there aren't enough inpatient beds for patients in crisis, and people just don't know where to ... (more...)
Ex-convener of AAP Punjab quits Ex-convener of AAP Punjab quits
- May 12, 2017

Ghuggi, the former convener of the AAP's Punjab unit today resigned from the party's primary membership and termed the process under which Mann was appointed the party's state chief a "farce". Summary: Dhaliwal claimed that AAP's centre leadership had adopted a democratic way before finalising the name of Mann. Meanwhile, Kejriwal is reportedly finding hard to explain the source of party funding. (more...)
Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 5/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 5/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- May 12, 2017

His three goals and two assists in Game 6 were a coming-out party for the emerging National Hockey League star who now sits with six goals and 10 assists. Then the Oiler scored 4 more goals. Those who live downtown need not tune in on TV to know the outcome of the game - a silent, solemn march out of the arena will follow a loss and a cacophony of horns, chanting and shouts will follow a win. (more...)
Side effects emerge after approval for many US drugs Side effects emerge after approval for many US drugs
- May 11, 2017

CHICAGO — Almost one-third of new drugs approved by USA regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. "The fact that the FDA is issuing safety communications means it is doing a good job of following newly approved drugs and evaluating their safety up in the post-market period", Ross noted. (more...)
Warmer Wednesday, cold front Friday Warmer Wednesday, cold front Friday
- May 11, 2017

Southern Wisconsin has a chance for thunderstorms, some possibly severe, later Wednesday , according to forecasters. FIRST ALERT: Friday looks fairly wet, but I'm not expecting severe weather with the setup. Winds: E 5-15 miles per hour. The weather service reports a 30 percent chance of precipitation in the early afternoon around Boston and a slight chance of showers - around 20 percent - in Western Massachusetts. (more...)
Tillerson meets ASEAN ministers to seek support on North Korea
- May 10, 2017

Murphy stressed ties with Pyongyang are a sovereign matter for ASEAN states, but confirmed that Tillerson had urged them to review their positions. Tillerson's meeting with foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Washington came barely a week after the 10-nation bloc issued a heavily watered down final statement, which omitted concerns on the sea row. (more...)
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK
- May 10, 2017

More than half of the van drivers with poor mental health said that increased time pressures (52%) and increased workload (50%) are factors affecting their mental health, with one in three believing that job uncertainty is contributing to their poor mental health and 17% of delivery drivers adding that road congestion is impacting on their state of mind. (more...)
Woman killed by lightning strike while riding horse Woman killed by lightning strike while riding horse
- May 09, 2017

Officials responded to 7014 W Rainbow Creek Road in Sedalia after receiving for reports that two people had been struck by lightning. The woman killed in a lightning strike while horseback riding on Sunday was identified Monday. A third rider, the mother of the 37-year-old woman, was far enough away at the time and uninjured. Susan Buchanan, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service , confirmed to The Post that Miller's death was the first lightning-related death in the United ... (more...)
Powerball tickets sold in Pittsburgh each hit for $150000 Powerball tickets sold in Pittsburgh each hit for $150000
- May 09, 2017

The retailer that sold the Garden State ticket will be announced later Monday by state lottery officials. It was one of four tickets sold across the country for the $147 million drawing to match five numbers but not the Powerball. The odds of winning the $50,000 third prize in Powerball are 1:913,129. Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game now offered by 44 state lotteries, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. (more...)
Immigration advocates protest at border patrol headquarters Immigration advocates protest at border patrol headquarters
- May 09, 2017

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. The woman's identity wasn't released. On Tuesday, an Arizona woman, 47, was caught while smuggling almost three pounds of heroin taped to her buttocks across the border from Mexico at a crossing point in southern Arizona. (more...)
Benitez: I am not making demands over Newcastle future Benitez: I am not making demands over Newcastle future
- May 09, 2017

Benitez was frustrated when he wasn't given any money to spend during the January transfer window and he won't put up with a similar situation in the summer - especially if he doesn't have full control of which players the club is signing. We have to wait and have the meeting and see where we are. RB: "We have to be ready, prepare properly and I'm sure the atmosphere will be fantastic". (more...)
Swearing improves muscle strength and stamina, study suggests Swearing improves muscle strength and stamina, study suggests
- May 06, 2017

The research found that swearing out loud can actually make you stronger, adding to the many surprising benefits of this offensive behavior. This trick was recently uncovered by Keele University psychologists whose experiments suggest that swearing might make people stronger-at least for tasks requiring short and intense bursts of power. (more...)
Jury awards record-setting $110.5M in baby powder lawsuit Jury awards record-setting $110.5M in baby powder lawsuit
- May 06, 2017

The jury awarded $5.4 million in compensation with $105 million to be paid as punitive damages, saying J&J was 99 percent at fault while Imerys was just one percent responsible. The company faces trial in another talc claim in St. Louis city court next month, brought by the family of a former competitive figure skater who died of ovarian cancer . (more...)
Bitcoin soars above $1400 to all-time high Bitcoin soars above $1400 to all-time high
- May 04, 2017

It's hard to tell if the long term value of these currencies will continue to rise, or if the market is experiencing an unprecedented peak. Chris Dannen, founder of New York-based cryptoasset fund Iterative Instinct, said the growing adoption of so-called alt-coins-a category that includes every cryptocurrency aside from bitcoin-has in turn benefited bitcoin. (more...)
Heslam: A new generation at Fox
- May 03, 2017

Shine was not accused of any direct wrongdoing. Shine's departure from Fox is the latest controversy at the news organization plagued by recent sexual harassment allegations. Jay Wallace will do the same thing on the news side as president of news. Suzanne Scott will take over Shine's spot as President of Programming. "Suzanne and Jay are recognised industry leaders". (more...)
Netflix responds to '13 Reasons' critics with more warnings
- May 03, 2017

Warburton says the show isn't realistic, and focused too much on revenge. A Greenwood County elementary student fell from a moving school bus on the way home from school, and the whole thing was caught on camera. News, Gomez spoke of the series' success and also shared the reason why she made a decision to be involved in developing " 13 Reasons Why " and why she thought it was necessary to depict how Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) committed suicide. (more...)
Hollywood writers' guild deadline passes; no word on deal Hollywood writers' guild deadline passes; no word on deal
- May 03, 2017

It is reported that the Hollywood writers reached a tentative deal on a new contract which would include agreements for provisions for shorter television seasons and a 15-percent increase in pay television residuals. But sources on both sides said they were close on a new agreement, with the continuing talks proving "constructive". Over 90 percent of its members were ready to go on strike. (more...)
Antonio Conte: I've got great men and fantastic players at Chelsea Antonio Conte: I've got great men and fantastic players at Chelsea
- May 02, 2017

The Chelsea manager says their selfless attitude has contributed to the team spirit which has helped take them to the brink of the title. The Italian celebrated on the pitch with his players at full-time at Goodison Park, after goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian. (more...)
Trump administration relaxing Obama-era school lunch standards Trump administration relaxing Obama-era school lunch standards
- May 02, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., hosted a question-and-answer session with students in FFA chapters from Indiana, Iowa, Virginia, Delaware, Wisconsin and Colorado. "I wouldn't be as big as I am today without flavored milk ", Perdue said in his remarks to reporters. "SNA commends USDA in supporting practical flexibility to benefit school meal programs and students". (more...)
Chipotle Customers, Your Bank Account Might Be Hacked Chipotle Customers, Your Bank Account Might Be Hacked
- April 30, 2017

Hartung said the company immediately began an investigation into the activity and believes those actions - which included working with cyber security firms, law enforcement, and the payment processor - stopped the activity. They recommend consumers closely monitor payment card statements. Chipotle said the investigation is still ongoing but it does plan to notify affected customers. (more...)
Ontario returns to budget balance, unveils drug plan for youth Ontario returns to budget balance, unveils drug plan for youth
- April 30, 2017

While the 2017 Ontario Budget includes numerous highway infrastructure plans from last year's budget like the 10-year infrastructure plan, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced plans to create a long-term infrastructure plan by the end of 2017 that would detail the province's existing infrastructure portfolio, outlining anticipated needs and proposes strategies for all of Ontario infrastructure plans. (more...)
FDA Approves Expanded Use for Regorafinib to Treat Liver Cancer FDA Approves Expanded Use for Regorafinib to Treat Liver Cancer
- April 30, 2017

The phase 3 RESORCE study randomized 573 patients with HCC in a 2:1 ratio to receive best supportive care plus either Stivarga (n = 379) or placebo (n = 194). Common side effects of Stivarga include gastrointestinal and abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, hand-foot skin reaction, decreased appetite, high blood pressure, infection, dysphonia (difficulty speaking), high levels of bilirubin in the blood, weight loss, fever, mucositis, rash, and nausea. (more...)
'Stealthing' Trend: Men Encourage Other Men To Take Off Condoms During Sex 'Stealthing' Trend: Men Encourage Other Men To Take Off Condoms During Sex
- April 28, 2017

Brodsky's study makes the point that this lack of language makes it incredibly hard for women who've survived stealthing to recognize it for what it really is - widespread assault and gender violence. "One can note", Brodsky writes, "that proponents of " stealthing' root their support in an ideology of male supremacy in which violence is a man's natural right". (more...)
Will GOP fund Planned Parenthood but not the border wall? Will GOP fund Planned Parenthood but not the border wall?
- April 28, 2017

He then left the hearing. According to contracts and invoices, the real-life fetal organ and tissue wholesaler companies Novogenix, StemExpress and Advanced Bioscience Resources all made monthly payments to Planned Parenthood based on the number of resalable fetal specimens the wholesalers' workers could harvest inside the abortion clinics. (more...)