Medicine


Minnesota flu season in full swing; 1 child death reported Minnesota flu season in full swing; 1 child death reported
- January 15, 2018

Many health experts are recommending getting a flu shot because even if you do get the flu , it will likely be less severe of a case. In the fall, flu shots were offered at 11 West Ada elementary schools, district spokesman Eric Exline said. (more...)
Trident could be used AGAINST UK in 'devastating' nuclear missile cyber attack Trident could be used AGAINST UK in 'devastating' nuclear missile cyber attack
- January 14, 2018

Now it appears that a new, Pentagon-led Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) will seek to formally shift USA nuclear strategy to align with Trump's more aggressive nuclear notions. Worse still, the new NPR is expected to overturn long-standing USA policy barring the development of new nuclear warheads. In a draft of the Nuclear Posture Review 2018, the Trump administration expresses the intention to go against a decision to retire the nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCM) taken in ... (more...)
Is Katy Perry in Taylor Swift's New 'End Game' Video? Is Katy Perry in Taylor Swift's New 'End Game' Video?
- January 14, 2018

Given that Swift has her own supply of snake-themed jewelry on her official store page, it should come as no surprise that the singer has embraced similar accessories as part of her video wardrobe. Released in the early hours of the morning, the Joseph Kahn directed video reveals Swift living her best life in three different countries with scenes shot in London, Miami, and Tokyo. (more...)
Fed extension gives Mass. CHIP funding through March Fed extension gives Mass. CHIP funding through March
- January 14, 2018

More than 400,000 Texas children get their health insurance through CHIP, but funding for the decades-long program expired in September. By comparison, the tax overhaul passed in December is expected to add $1.8 trillion to the debt over 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . (more...)
48 people have been killed by flu this winter in the UK 48 people have been killed by flu this winter in the UK
- January 14, 2018

However analysis by the BBC showed that A&E waiting time performance in December continued to be better in Scotland than in England, where senior doctors have warned that patients are "dying in hospital corridors" . The consultants spell out a series of problems which are now impacting the NHS, including: thousands of patients waiting in ambulances for hours; more than 120 patients a day managed in corridors, with some dying prematurely; an average wait of 10 to 12 hours for a bed; and ... (more...)
Houston Health Department confirms 2 flu-related deaths Houston Health Department confirms 2 flu-related deaths
- January 12, 2018

On average, the 10- to 12-week flu season generally ends in March, she said. NHS staff are doing a tremendous job at a tough time of year, and we should all do our bit to not add unnecessary pressure on the health service. Dr Cillian de Gascun of the UCD Virus Reference Laboratory as the AH3N2 strain, popularly known as Aussie flu , is proving a threat but the dominant risk is a B strain, not covered by the standard flu vaccine. (more...)
18-month-old in Lucas County dies from flu 18-month-old in Lucas County dies from flu
- January 11, 2018

De Lota also attributed the spike in positive flu cases in Hays County to the overall growth in the area. "The flu strain is different every year", she said. The majority of hospitalizations and deaths due to flu across the country have been among adults aged 65 and older. She's seen a recent spike in cases with 170 reports of influenza in the county through December 23, a 45-percent increase from a year ago. (more...)
Another draw between Chelsea and Arsenal Another draw between Chelsea and Arsenal
- January 11, 2018

Martin Atkinson referred to the video referee four times but only on the last two occasions did I think it was relevant for him to do so. In the fourth round we played Everton, the fifth round was against Bournemouth and now in the semi-final we play Arsenal . (more...)
Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers
- January 11, 2018

The latest research , published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, sought to identify the proportion of smokers' "conversion rate" - how many people start smoking daily after trying cigarettes once. This does not take recall error and personal bias into account, as the study relies on people to provide information about their historical smoking habits. (more...)
Small study suggests ibuprofen alters testosterone metabolism Small study suggests ibuprofen alters testosterone metabolism
- January 10, 2018

The scientist tested aspirin, Tylenol and ibuprofen. The study involved 31 men (ages 18 to 35) who were randomly assigned to take ibuprofen (two doses of 600 mg each) or a placebo every day for six weeks. A new study suggests that some men who regularly take the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen could be doing serious damage to their testicles, or at least the stuff stored inside them, CNN reported Tuesday . (more...)
CAT 2017 results declared: 20 candidates score 100 percentile CAT 2017 results declared: 20 candidates score 100 percentile
- January 09, 2018

He said he is happy three non-engineering students have scored 100 percentile in CAT this time, "taking down the myth that only engineering students score well in the test". In English, he scored 95.69 percentile . But qualifying CAT does not guarantee the applicant admission to the IIM as candidates who clear the percentile criterion set by each IIM will have to appear for a group discussion and personal interview at last stage. (more...)
Pakistan Rejects Trump's Criticism, Says It Can't Be Blamed for 'Collective Failure' Pakistan Rejects Trump's Criticism, Says It Can't Be Blamed for 'Collective Failure'
- January 07, 2018

She told reporters that until Pakistan takes "decisive action" against those groups, security assistance was suspended. "They work with us at times, and they also harbor the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan . Pakistan has cooperated with the US for decades on regional security issues, but Trump is correct that the country does not always follow instructions from the USA when it comes to foreign policy, especially if its own national security is at stake, an expert said. (more...)
Paul Pierce Doesn't Want Isaiah Thomas Tribute Video During Jersey Retirement Paul Pierce Doesn't Want Isaiah Thomas Tribute Video During Jersey Retirement
- January 07, 2018

For his part, Thomas said he understands that February 11 would be Pierce's night, but he didn't see the harm in having a moment set aside so the Celtics could note his contributions, which included setting team records for scoring average and player efficiency rating while nearly always being the smallest player on the court. (more...)
Scores reportedly killed as gunmen attack Rivers community Scores reportedly killed as gunmen attack Rivers community
- January 03, 2018

The president appealed to the communities affected not to embark on reprisal attacks. The incident, which happened in the oil-rich region of Rivers state, has been linked in local media reports to growing tensions between rival gangs. WikipediaRivers State in Nigeria where the incident took place. "People in our communities must learn to live peacefully". He was said to have been be hit by a stray bullet in Abonnema, Akuku Toru LGA of Rivers State. (more...)
New Years twins born in different years New Years twins born in different years
- January 03, 2018

The parents say the babies were about a month early. However, at 7 p.m. EST on New Year's Eve, their mother Maria went into premature labor. But these twins are going to miss out on both as they were born in different years, months and days; even though they are just twenty minutes apart. (more...)
Scientists Say Chocolate May Be Extinct By 2050 Scientists Say Chocolate May Be Extinct By 2050
- January 03, 2018

New technology, known as CRISPR , is being used by UC Berkeley scientists to modify the DNA of the plants. Tiny, green cacao seedlings are being kept in refrigerated greenhouses with the hope they can thrive in dryer, warmer climates. But those areas won't be suitable for chocolate in the next few decades. Mars, Incorporated is well aware of these problems and other related issues that climate change poses. (more...)
Time's up for Hollywood harassment, say leading actors
- January 02, 2018

If you have ever experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct while working in the entertainment industry , we'd like to hear from you. One of Time's Up major aspects is a legal defense fund for which the organization is now soliciting donations via a GoFundMe . (more...)
Dead man makes list of Buhari's new appointment Dead man makes list of Buhari's new appointment
- January 01, 2018

Mr Utov was appointed member of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research and he died in March, 2017. The president approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals, under some Ministries, as well as the appointment of eminently qualified Nigerians to fill the Board positions. (more...)
Arizona Bowl deadlocked at halftime Arizona Bowl deadlocked at halftime
- January 01, 2018

Shortly after Rose got into the end zone, NMSU fans stormed field in celebration. N'Keal Harry made a highlight reel 27-yard catch on Arizona State's responding drive, then caught a six-yard pass for touchdown to pull ASU within 21-10. The aforementioned combine for an average of 62.9 points per game and after the Sun Devils upset No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence in the nonconference slate, the team coined its self as "Guard U". (more...)
Claire's says initial test results found no asbestos in makeup Claire's says initial test results found no asbestos in makeup
- December 31, 2017

Despite decades of evidence that asbestos exposure can cause malignant mesothelioma , lung cancer, and other illnesses, the toxin is still being used in some unexpected and potentially risky ways. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and exposure to it has been linked to life-threatening diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma , according to the CDC . (more...)
Christmas tree recycling gets underway as post-holiday clean-up begins Christmas tree recycling gets underway as post-holiday clean-up begins
- December 31, 2017

Trees can also be placed curbside during brush and bulk trash collection, or call the Dallas Zero Waste hotline at 214-670-4475. When Mr. Ulfelder was young, for example, his grandparents lived in a MA community where old trees were used to rebuild and support sand dunes at local beaches. (more...)
Rate of pregnant women in Cali using pot set to skyrocket Rate of pregnant women in Cali using pot set to skyrocket
- December 30, 2017

The number of pregnant moms younger than 18 using marijuana rose from 12.5 percent to nearly 22 percent. However, marijuana use was reported to have increased among pregnant women in all of the study's age groups from 2009 to 2016. "In California, medical marijuana was legalized in 1996, and prenatal use may further escalate in 2018 when recreational marijuana is available legally", the Kaiser team noted. (more...)
Fast food chain celebrating California's pot legalization with 'Munchie Meal' Fast food chain celebrating California's pot legalization with 'Munchie Meal'
- December 30, 2017

The stoner bundle will be available at select Jack in the Box locations in Long Beach (Snoop's home town) from January 18 to January 25. The combo meal is not a random marketing tactic on Jack in the Box's part. At the beginning of December, Jack in the Box agreed to sell its Qdoba fast-casual Mexican food chain to Apollo Global Management LLC for $305 million in cash. (more...)
With Public's Help, East Haven Police Arrest Woman Accused Of Armed Robbery With Public's Help, East Haven Police Arrest Woman Accused Of Armed Robbery
- December 30, 2017

Police believe the two robberies are connected. Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a robbery Friday at the Wells Fargo Bank, 526 Inman Ave. Officials said the robbery happened at about 5:20 a.m.at the Holiday Inn Express at 45805 Market Place Blvd. near Gratiot Avenue north of Hall Road. (more...)
World Health Organization To Classify Gaming Addiction As A Mental Health Disorder World Health Organization To Classify Gaming Addiction As A Mental Health Disorder
- December 29, 2017

This can be as well a very good way to spend your free time as long as you keep it under control. Compulsive video gaming is a modern-day psychological disorder which the World Health Organization describes as a "persistent or recurrent" behaviour pattern of "sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning". (more...)