Medicine


Latest Study Shows e-cigarette vapor contains toxic metals too Latest Study Shows e-cigarette vapor contains toxic metals too
- February 26, 2018

A "significant" number of devices produced aerosols with potentially risky levels of lead, chromium, manganese and/or nickel, the researchers found. Aerosol metal concentrations were highest for e-cigarette users with more frequently changed coils. (more...)
Mercedes release visor-cam Halo footage from Bottas shakedown Mercedes release visor-cam Halo footage from Bottas shakedown
- February 23, 2018

Monger was extracted from the vehicle after 90 minutes before being airlifted to Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he spent three days in a coma while his legs were amputated. "To stand here now is very special for all of us", said Vettel at Ferrari's launch of the SF-71H in Maranello. "Hopefully we will have something done by the first race but we are in no rush". (more...)
Chronic Drinking is Biggest Avoidable Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Shows Chronic Drinking is Biggest Avoidable Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Shows
- February 23, 2018

Image for representational purposes only. Alcohol use disorders were also linked to other independent risk factors for dementia onset, like high blood pressure , tobacco smoking, depression , lower education, diabetes, and hearing loss, among modifiable risk factors. (more...)
Latvian central bank boss released on bail Latvian central bank boss released on bail
- February 22, 2018

The defense ministry said it believes that "there is a high probability that a large-scale information attack on Latvia is being organized from the outside". Ilmars Rimšēvičs, who has led Latvia's central bank for 16 years and sits on the governing council of the ECB, was detained on Saturday. Kucinskis said he could not rule out that the bribery allegations against Rimsevics, no details of which have been given by enforcement authorities, were an attempt to damage Latvia's reputation. (more...)
Drought-stricken Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' again Drought-stricken Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' again
- February 22, 2018

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA. He said that Safa could not cancel matches or furtherreduce its water consumption: "We have made sacrifices and to be honest with you, it doesn't look like the City (of Cape Town) has a plan in place". "We anticipate that Day Zero could move back into June again once the Groenland transfer has been completed, unless we are able to meet the 450 MLD (million litres per day) collective water usage target". (more...)
Spanish police clear West Brom four of taxi theft Spanish police clear West Brom four of taxi theft
- February 22, 2018

But a court in the area has shelved its investigation because of a "lack of proof". The local judge had been asked to consider whether there was enough evidence to bring charges of "theft and vehicle theft". Ahead of confirmation of today's court decision, it had been thought the players could receive a community service order lasting 31 to 90 days or a fine under Spanish law . (more...)
Measles cases increase by 400 percent in Europe Measles cases increase by 400 percent in Europe
- February 21, 2018

The best way to protect yourself from measles is to get the MMR vaccine. The large-scale outbreaks occurred in countries where vaccine uptake was low or vaccine supplies were interrupted, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO ). (more...)
Almost 80 flu deaths in Georgia reported this year Almost 80 flu deaths in Georgia reported this year
- February 21, 2018

The season began on October 1st. In order to protect the family's privacy, the child's name and other details are being withheld. Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has described the United States as having "a very hard season" marked by deaths and hospitalizations nationwide. (more...)
FDA Adds to Kratom Safety Concerns Linking Multistate Salmonella Outbreak FDA Adds to Kratom Safety Concerns Linking Multistate Salmonella Outbreak
- February 21, 2018

Three people in California have been sickened; the other affected states, including Utah, Oregon, Ohio and Pennsylvania, have had one or two cases. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) officials said that kratom contains the same addictive, potentially unsafe chemicals found in opioids, and submitted a review to that effect to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). (more...)
Quake fails to trigger Mexico cat bond Quake fails to trigger Mexico cat bond
- February 21, 2018

The tremor was strong enough to trigger quake alarms in Mexico City , more than 200 miles (320 km) away, but was shorter and less intense than one of Friday in the same area that damaged about 1,000 houses. No one was killed by the seismic event but a helicopter carrying politicians to near the epicenter later crashed, killing 14 people on the ground. Friday's tremors caused tall buildings in Mexico's capital to sway for over two minutes and revived memories of two earthquakes in ... (more...)
Cleaning Products Chemicals Are As Dangerous As Smoking Cleaning Products Chemicals Are As Dangerous As Smoking
- February 19, 2018

Researchers speculate that the decline in lung function is attributed to the irritation most cleaning chemicals cause on the mucous membranes lining the airways . While previous studies have looked at how cleaning chemicals affect people's health in the short-term, this is one of the first to explore their long-term impact. (more...)
School shooting survivor to lawmakers you need to take some action School shooting survivor to lawmakers you need to take some action
- February 18, 2018

Trump did not respond when asked at the hospital whether more gun laws were needed to prevent school shootings . It was not clear if Trump planned to meet with the families of any of those killed. After Leonard told of the arrest, Trump joked: "That was so modest". Yet this troubled teenager, whose behaviour had already raised a number of red flags, was able to go into a gun shop and buy a powerful assault rifle, the AR-15, which is the most commonly used weapon in U.S. (more...)
'My house shook!' - residents in shock as quake hits region 'My house shook!' - residents in shock as quake hits region
- February 18, 2018

The BGS said an event of this magnitude only occurs once every two to three years in the UK. The most serious tremors are believed to have been felt in South Wales area. The quake happened just after 2.30pm on Saturday. The British Geological Survey , on its website , says: "Between 200 and 300 earthquakes are detected and located in the United Kingdom , by the British Geological Survey annually". (more...)
Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer's in mice giving hope to human trials Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer's in mice giving hope to human trials
- February 17, 2018

That is now in phase 3 clinical trials. The discovery means drugs targeting this enzyme could be effective in reversing the effects of Alzheimer's , although at present, drugs doing this could have serious side-effects, as APP is not the only protein that would be inhibited. (more...)
Paper Clip: Hunt for new antibiotics hits pay dirt Paper Clip: Hunt for new antibiotics hits pay dirt
- February 17, 2018

The antibiotics' unique approach to killing pathogens targets bacteria's cell walls, which did not cause drug resistance in the laboratory, a USA study found. Soil is thought to be a good source of antibiotics as its low-nutrient content forces different bacteria species to fight against each other for survival, making them "stronger". (more...)
Oxfam admits 'serious error' after re-hiring man sacked over Haiti misconduct Oxfam admits 'serious error' after re-hiring man sacked over Haiti misconduct
- February 17, 2018

She admitted she could not guarantee there were not sex offenders now working at the organisation but vowed Oxfam would "build a new culture that doesn't tolerate that behaviour". She added: "In light of these allegations, we will be reviewing our association with Oxfam as a participant volunteering provider". In further developments, the charity said it also sacked its Haiti country director previous year following allegations of "mismanagement" and "inappropriate behaviour". (more...)
Florida Commissioner: FBI Needs to 'Do a Better Job' Florida Commissioner: FBI Needs to 'Do a Better Job'
- February 16, 2018

Authorities said 19-year-old saying Mr Cruz was a former student who had been expelled for bad behaviour. People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (more...)
Free Suffolk County flu shot clinic in Riverhead Tuesday Free Suffolk County flu shot clinic in Riverhead Tuesday
- February 15, 2018

Biology professor Dr. Benjamin Christmann said it is largely thanks to how the prevalent strain has changed beyond the vaccine. The report shows that to date, 140 influenza-related deaths have been reported in Arkansas this flu season , 137 among adult persons and 3 pediatric deaths. (more...)
Wanted Indian mujahideen terrorist, Ariz Khan alias Junaid arrested by Delhi Police Wanted Indian mujahideen terrorist, Ariz Khan alias Junaid arrested by Delhi Police
- February 15, 2018

He was involved in many bombing incidents including 2008 Delhi serial blasts, 165 people died in incidents he was involved in. It was then Khan and his associate moved in and out in buses across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. (more...)
Eating slowly may actually help you lose weight Eating slowly may actually help you lose weight
- February 14, 2018

The results reveal that 21.5% of the slow-eating group was obese, compared to nearly 30% of the normal-speed group and 45% of the fast-eating group. The figure was even higher for slow eaters, sitting at 42 per cent. That's the outcome of a study in the journal BMJ Open , which scrutinised the health insurance data of almost 60,000 Japanese people who were quizzed about their health and lifestyle habits over a six-year period. (more...)
OxyContin Maker to Stop Marketing Opioid Products to Physicians OxyContin Maker to Stop Marketing Opioid Products to Physicians
- February 12, 2018

Instead, the company said it will direct prescribers to materials published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the office of the USA surgeon general. Purdue's decision to entirely stop marketing the drug in the USA comes amid a new wave of legal action, reminiscent of the legal campaign against tobacco companies in the 1990s. (more...)
Huge Breakthrough In Fertility Research Huge Breakthrough In Fertility Research
- February 10, 2018

Human eggs have been grown to maturity outside the body in a breakthrough that ultimately could help preserve the fertility of girls undergoing cancer treatment, or offer an alternative to IVF. The researchers then moved the follicles containing eggs through three more culture steps, adding several different chemicals that encourage development. (more...)
Policies minimize impact of flu on Peninsula-area college campuses Policies minimize impact of flu on Peninsula-area college campuses
- February 09, 2018

Officials told KVUE that those who attend the event do not have to be Hays County residents to be eligible to receive the free vaccine , either. Flu Bites, Oregon's weekly report on flu and respiratory illnesses, reported 5 percent of emergency room visits were for influenza-like illness throughout the state, down from 5.3 percent the previous week. (more...)
Women's Health: Avoid These Foods and Discourage The Spread of Breast Cancer Women's Health: Avoid These Foods and Discourage The Spread of Breast Cancer
- February 09, 2018

This migration of cancer cells to nearby healthy tissue is called metastasis, and researchers estimate 90 percent of breast cancer deaths are due to it. Alex Berezow, senior fellow of biomedical science for the American Council on Science and Healthy said in the Baltimore Sun . And perhaps for people with this type of resistant breast cancer, changing their diet could make a difference. (more...)
And the new 'spokesbaby' is… And the new 'spokesbaby' is…
- February 09, 2018

His mom posted an adorable photo of him on Instagram, using the contest's hashtag. The president and CEO of Gerber said in a statement , "Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby and this year, Lucas is the ideal fit". (more...)