Medicine


Male birth control pill shows early promise, but will it work? Male birth control pill shows early promise, but will it work?
- March 21, 2018

In a preliminary study , researchers found that when men took an experimental pill every day for a month, the drug appeared to act in ways that could potentially block sperm production , and it seemed to be safe. Other forms of the male pill have entered testing phases before, but with failures, according to the study, which was presented Sunday at ENDO 2018 , the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting. (more...)
Warren Gatland calls Ireland best in northern hemisphere Warren Gatland calls Ireland best in northern hemisphere
- March 19, 2018

The visitors also had the opportunity to finish second with a win in Cardiff, but instead ended up fourth. However, the French claimed the victory in last year's corresponding fixture, winning 20-18 at the Stade de France after an extraordinary period of more than 20 minutes of added time. (more...)
Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis
- March 19, 2018

The ministry said it was also closing the British consulate in Saint Petersburg and withdrawing the right of the British Council, a body that promotes British culture and language, to operate in Russian Federation. The British Council said it was profoundly disappointed by Russia's decision and remained committed to developing long-term people-to-people links with Russian Federation despite the closure. (more...)
Carlos Carvalhal: 'Tottenham Hotspur deserved to beat Swansea City' Carlos Carvalhal: 'Tottenham Hotspur deserved to beat Swansea City'
- March 18, 2018

A good performance from the midfielder will be required if they are to upset the odds and make it to the next round of the competition. The victory raised Tottenham's hopes of a first trophy since they won the League Cup in 2008. The controversy came on 23 minutes when Son Heung-min went clean through and crashed the ball home off the underside of the crossbar, only to be denied by the assistant referee's flag. (more...)
San Antonio medical students learn their futures on 'Match Day' San Antonio medical students learn their futures on 'Match Day'
- March 18, 2018

Floore Country Store in Helotes, said Dr. Robert Hromas, dean of UT Health San Antonio's Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. At the end of February, students submit lists of their top residency programs, and residency programs make lists of their top students. (more...)
How healthy is Ohio? County health rankings for U.S. released How healthy is Ohio? County health rankings for U.S. released
- March 17, 2018

Population Health Institute Director Sheri Johnson says poverty rates for white children in Wisconsin counties range from 5 to 20 percent, while poverty rates for Native American children are between 11 to 44 percent. Montgomery County Health Department Administrator Amber Reed said she was drinking her first cup of coffee at home when she checked on the new rankings . (more...)
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal must improve defensively' Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal must improve defensively'
- March 17, 2018

Arsenal's progression into the last eight was assured when Granit Xhaka's tame effort somehow beat Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Milan goal. Welbeck then nodded home late on following a smart cross from Wilshere, who celebrated his own England recall with a man of the match display. (more...)
Two UN officials cricitised Facebook for allowing anti-Rohingya messages online Two UN officials cricitised Facebook for allowing anti-Rohingya messages online
- March 15, 2018

The refugees are fleeing a military operation in which security forces and Buddhist mobs have killed men, women and children, looted homes and torched Rohingya villages. "Out of 8,032, we verified 374". "They can come back when it's convenient for them". Multiple deadlines to begin the repatriation process have passed without any movement. (more...)
J&K minister Haseeb Drabu sacked for calling Kashmir problem `a social issue' J&K minister Haseeb Drabu sacked for calling Kashmir problem `a social issue'
- March 15, 2018

Three years later on Monday he was sacked from the J&K cabinet for referring to Kashmir as "social issue". Drabu refused to comment on his unceremonious exit. That did little to calm tempers in the PDP. The chief minister has sent a letter to Governor NN Vohra informing him that she had chose to remove Drabu, reported IANS. (more...)
Lead exposure may be more deadly than previously thought Lead exposure may be more deadly than previously thought
- March 14, 2018

An increase of lead concentration in the participants' blood from 1 µg/dL to 6.7 µg/dL, was linked to ischemic heart disease mortality (HR = 2.08; 95% CI, 1.52-2.85, or 185,000 deaths a year); CVD mortality (HR = 1.7; 95% CI, 1.3-2.22, or 256,000 deaths a year); and all-cause mortality (HR = 1.37; 95% CI, 1.17-1.6). (more...)
Trade war could derail global economic recovery, warns OECD Trade war could derail global economic recovery, warns OECD
- March 14, 2018

The OECD expects world economic growth to accelerate to 3.9 percent this year and next, from 3.7 percent in 2017. Releasing the interim report in Paris on Tuesday, the OECD said a key factor behind its upward revision reflects tax reductions and public spending increases in the United States since its previous forecasts made in November. (more...)
Failures put fertility centers in the spotlight Failures put fertility centers in the spotlight
- March 13, 2018

The clinic has reported the incident to the College of American Pathologists, which regulates labs, and the overseers of California's tissue banks, Herbert said. In addition, we have completed a physical inspection of all of the lab equipment and have also thoroughly reviewed all cryo-preservation protocols with staff. (more...)
Canadian Economy Adds Jobs in February, but Full-Time Positions Shrink Canadian Economy Adds Jobs in February, but Full-Time Positions Shrink
- March 10, 2018

London's jobless rate was 5.9%, down from 6% posted a month ago. Advertisment Canada's job market added about 15,000 jobs in February, less than expected but enough to nudge the unemployment rate down one-10th of a percentage point to 5.8%. (more...)
US Secretary Tillerson warns African countries against Chinese loans US Secretary Tillerson warns African countries against Chinese loans
- March 10, 2018

Tillerson arrived in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation, on Wednesday on the first leg of his African visit. "The United States and the AU share a commitment to combat corruption, which in turn improves the conditions for free and fair trade, enables an open environment for business, and sets the stage for good governance, the readout said". (more...)
Utah Police Say Teen Who Attempted to Detonate Explosive Device Researched ISIS Utah Police Say Teen Who Attempted to Detonate Explosive Device Researched ISIS
- March 09, 2018

The bomb was found in the student's backpack, emitting smoke and prompting an evacuation. "From that initial investigation, it was determined that a homemade explosive device was inside the backpack". Authorities also said the teen is a suspect in the raising of the Islamic State group's flag on a pole at another Utah high school last month just after the Florida mass school shooting that was followed by numerous other threats to schools around the US. (more...)
Officials say 16 more flu deaths reported in SC Officials say 16 more flu deaths reported in SC
- March 08, 2018

Since early January, cases of influenza A have been declining, while cases of influenza B have been rising, which often happens in the tail end of the flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Deaths of children were tracked through pediatrics. "We could have six more weeks of flu". According to CDC, 9 percent of deaths in the USA were caused by diseases such as pneumonia and flu. (more...)
Four Reasons Why the Opioid Epidemic Is Getting Worse, Not Better Four Reasons Why the Opioid Epidemic Is Getting Worse, Not Better
- March 08, 2018

The greatest increases were noted in states in the Midwest region, including Wisconsin (109%), IL (66%), in (35%), OH (28%), and Missouri (21%). That's not to say they're the sole region affected by the opioid epidemic . Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. Per quarter, this rate increased on average by 5.6%. "It's the scariest thing I've ever seen in my career", Eiseman said. (more...)
Louisville leaps FSU, draws Virginia in ACC quarterfinals Louisville leaps FSU, draws Virginia in ACC quarterfinals
- March 08, 2018

In the first game, a 74-64 win for UVA on January 31, Louisville shot 60 percent in the second half, went 9-for-10 from the floor in one second-half stretch, and still lost ground as Virginia shot 53.7 percent and had a 22-6 advantage in points off turnovers. (more...)
A study shows opioid-related hospitalizations among children hav A study shows opioid-related hospitalizations among children hav
- March 07, 2018

Researchers found that between 2004 and 2015, the number of children and teens admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit for an opioid overdose almost doubled. "We will use whatever tools we have to hold people accountable for breaking our laws", said Sessions. Close to 2 percent of children who overdosed ultimately died. (more...)
Motsoaledi urges public to remove Enterprise cold meat products from fridges Motsoaledi urges public to remove Enterprise cold meat products from fridges
- March 05, 2018

More than 16 environmental samples from the Enterprise Polokwane factory tested positive for the listeriosis monocytogenes strain ST 6. "In our constant search for the source of the outbreak and the treatment of people who are affected, a team from NICD ( National Institute for Communicable Diseases ) has interviewed 109 ill people to obtain details about foods they had eaten in the month before falling ill", Motsoaledi said Sunday. (more...)
Tiger Woods will play extra tournament before Masters Tiger Woods will play extra tournament before Masters
- March 04, 2018

Mickelson, now 47, has four top-10s in seven events on the PGA Tour this season, and in his last three starts at Phoenix, Pebble Beach and Riviera has finished T5, T2 and T6, respectively. It was a few months into his pro career. Rory McIroy will play in the tournament for the first time. Woods , 42, showed more than a few glimpses of his vintage best at last week's Honda Classic where, despite playing on one of the most hard courses on the PGA Tour, he entered the weekend only four shots ... (more...)
Doctors perform brain surgery on wrong patient Doctors perform brain surgery on wrong patient
- March 03, 2018

One required surgery to remove a blood clot to his brain, while the other needed only medication for a swollen head. But Koros herself was also forced to take a leave of absence while the matter was investigated. But according to The Star , the doctor's colleagues had protested the suspension, saying that the nurses who prepared the patient for surgery were the ones at fault for wrongly labelling the two patients. (more...)
Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Pressuring Iran Over Yemen Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Pressuring Iran Over Yemen
- March 02, 2018

The vote in the Security Council was 11 in favor, Russian Federation and Bolivia opposed, and China and Kazakhstan abstaining. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said this week he opposed the draft, saying it should be about renewing the work of experts monitoring sanctions against Yemen, not condemning Iran . (more...)
DVT More Likely With Varicose Veins DVT More Likely With Varicose Veins
- March 02, 2018

Researchers found people with varicose veins were at a five times increased risk of developing DVT - a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death. In any case, they trust irritation in the veins are presumably included, whichever the reason. The researchers also discovered 16,615 cases of peripheral artery disease among the varicose-vein group, compared with 9,709 cases for the adults without gnarled veins. (more...)
Man used hunting knife in brutal slaying at MA library, authorities say Man used hunting knife in brutal slaying at MA library, authorities say
- March 01, 2018

More library patrons approached Yao and separated him from Stryker, who fell to the floor with the knife in her neck, police said. "I suffered a wound on my arm approximately five inches long and at the deepest a half inch", Taber told WBZ-TV. (more...)