Medicine


Nathan Chen Fails to Medal in 2018 Olympic Men's Singles Competition Nathan Chen Fails to Medal in 2018 Olympic Men's Singles Competition
- February 18, 2018

His routine set to Chopin's Ballade No.1 earned him 10 points more than the one he led the short programme with in Russian Federation four years ago. It was almost enough to pull off one of the great comebacks in Winter Games history, from 17 place to the podium, but Chen's incredible climb ended in fifth place Friday night (San Diego time ). (more...)
County reports another 20 flu deaths County reports another 20 flu deaths
- February 17, 2018

Despite the disappointing success rate of the vaccine, it's still the best defense against the flu , McMahon said. To date, there have been 17 influenza-related deaths reported in Allen County in 2018. Influenza B is more common in children than in adults. "Hawaii and OR are still the outliers". The CDC says that 7.7 percent of patient visits were related to flu-like illness during the week ending February 3, up from 7.2 percent of visits the previous week. (more...)
Three Lewis County Deaths Linked to Influenza Three Lewis County Deaths Linked to Influenza
- February 16, 2018

The CDC has rated this year's flu as "widespread" in 49 states, the most prevalent the virus has been in that many states at once in the past ten years. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu illness and serious flu complications, including those that can result in hospitalization. The flu season can peak as late as March. (more...)
Virgil van Dijk faces Southampton for the first time since joining Liverpool Virgil van Dijk faces Southampton for the first time since joining Liverpool
- February 12, 2018

He said: " Southampton's win at West Brom last weekend was big for them because they had waited so long for a Premier League win - 12 games and 10 weeks to be exact - and this game is a hard one to call". A drop-off from a key player in other teams might have devastating consequences, but Firmino and Salah have more than papered over the cracks. In the eyes of some home fans, this game was a free-hit. (more...)
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)
- February 10, 2018

Tompkins Fincl Corp invested in 8,263 shares. Nvidia's CFO added that the strong results could also be attributed to a demand for its GPUs related to mining cryptocurrencies, which had "accounted for a higher percentage of revenue than the previous quarter". (more...)
Girl, 12, arrested after five injured in school shooting Girl, 12, arrested after five injured in school shooting
- February 05, 2018

Another classmate, 12-year-old Jordan Valenzuela told The Associated Press that he made contact with the suspect after the gun went off. A student is accused of shooting 16 people - killing two - on January 23, at western Kentucky's Marshall County High School in Benton. (more...)
Climate change is making polar bears go hungry, study finds Climate change is making polar bears go hungry, study finds
- February 04, 2018

However, the scientists found that the polar bears burned more energy than they were able to take in from their prey. "Unfortunately, with the rapid environmental changes occurring in Arctic sea ice, the specialisation that once allowed polar bears to live in this challenging habitat has painted the animals into a physiological corner and led to devastating consequences". (more...)
AHA: Breast cancer therapies, heart disease linked AHA: Breast cancer therapies, heart disease linked
- February 02, 2018

In most cases, however, the absolute risk is fairly low, said Dr. Laxmi Mehta, director of the Women's Cardiovascular Health Program at Ohio State University and lead author of the AHA's statement , which was published in the journal Circulation . (more...)
National Wear Red Day: Why do we wear red? National Wear Red Day: Why do we wear red?
- February 02, 2018

A sea of red will sweep across the country and into the heartland Friday. It's National Wear Red Day , and it helps kick off the Go Red For Women campaign that KVRR is proud to sponsor. Every Macy's customer will get a second pin for free to give to a friend or family member when they buy one this year. Heart disease causes 1 in 3 deaths. (more...)
E-cigarettes could raise risk of cancer and heart disease, warn scientists E-cigarettes could raise risk of cancer and heart disease, warn scientists
- January 31, 2018

Nicotine inhaled from e-cigarettes could be converted into chemicals that damage DNA in the heart, lungs and bladder, according to the study . Researchers subjected cultured human bladder and lung cells to e-cigarette vapor which is created to avoid the carcinogenic byproducts of tobacco. (more...)
Managed to trace gangster Vicky Gounder after year-long manhunt: Punjab Police Managed to trace gangster Vicky Gounder after year-long manhunt: Punjab Police
- January 28, 2018

A Swift Dzire vehicle with fake number plate was recovered from the house. The encounter by the Punjab police took place on Friday where Nabha jailbreak mastermind Vicky Gounder and one of the aides Prema Lahoria (also involved in the jailbreak incident) were neutralised. (more...)
Karnataka Bandh Over Mahadayi River Dispute, BJP Alleges Political Conspiracy Karnataka Bandh Over Mahadayi River Dispute, BJP Alleges Political Conspiracy
- January 27, 2018

The districts are Belagavi, Bhagalkote, Dharwad and Gadag in the northwest. Schools and offices were shut. In the capital city, state-run buses remained off the road, stranding people from outside the city at the main bus terminal. Karnataka has been asking Goa since 2001 to release 7.6 thousand million cubic feet of the river water to meet the drinking needs of its people in the drought-prone districts and irrigating the farmlands. (more...)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park accessible during shutdown Theodore Roosevelt National Park accessible during shutdown
- January 23, 2018

At one park in Fayette Co., visitors were greeted with confusion followed by disappointment at the Canyon Rim visitor's center at the New River Gorge Bridge, Sunday, when they discovered some of the park's features were closed. The historic park in northwest Wyoming was open under a blanket of fresh snow on Saturday. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) delivered an acrimonious attack directed at the members of the nonpartisan National Park Service Advisory Board (NPSAB) who ... (more...)
Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists
- January 22, 2018

Compared to earlier generations, youth today are staying in school longer, marrying and having kids later, and buying a house later, writes Susan Sawyer , the chair of adolescent health at the University of Melbourne, in an op-ed published today in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health . (more...)
First camp for Rohingya refugees returning to Burma will open next week First camp for Rohingya refugees returning to Burma will open next week
- January 20, 2018

Tuesday's meeting at Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw was the first by a joint working group set up to hammer out the details of the November repatriation agreement. "This is the precursor to establishing any voluntary, safe, and dignified return". "Myanmar has reiterated its commitment to stop outflow of Myanmar residents to Bangladesh", it said. (more...)
Flu Deaths in San Diego County Reach New High Flu Deaths in San Diego County Reach New High
- January 19, 2018

Oakland County has reported almost 1,000 cases of the flu since October 2017. A total of 1,429 people have been hospitalized for the flu, including 338 in Tulsa County, between September 1 and Tuesday, according to the state. Almost 80% of confirmed flu cases are Type A, H3N2, with Type A, H1N1 and Type B, taking 10 percent (each) of the total cases. The Ohio Department of Health said influenza A, or H3N2, is the most common virus this season. (more...)
FEMA: Hawaii didn't need alert cancel approval FEMA: Hawaii didn't need alert cancel approval
- January 18, 2018

The newspaper says he then called his 10-year-old daughter and adult son to say goodbye. They say the U.S.'s relationship with North Korea and the huge military build-up on the island may have led to the practice messaging. Just after 8 a.m. Saturday, smartphones across Hawaii began displaying the message, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII ". NHK and other Japanese media generally alert each missile test, and the government has issued emergency notices when the missiles flew ... (more...)
Trump tweets about DACA amid controversy over vulgarity Trump tweets about DACA amid controversy over vulgarity
- January 15, 2018

Critics accused Trump of racism for using the vulgarity and suggesting the United States should allow immigrants from European countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday. "I can't defend the indefensible", said Mia Love, a Haitian-American congresswoman from Utah who campaigned on Trump's behalf in the country's Haitian community. (more...)
Patients are dying in 'intolerable' NHS crisis, A&E doctors tell Theresa May Patients are dying in 'intolerable' NHS crisis, A&E doctors tell Theresa May
- January 14, 2018

The Prime Minister and Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt last week repeatedly claimed the NHS is better prepared than ever before this winter. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson called for a temporary halt on any planned cuts to hospital bed numbers. The First Minister said: "N evertheless, Scotland's NHS remains the best-performing NHS anywhere in the United Kingdom". (more...)
Florida's Children's Health Insurance Program faces uncertainty Florida's Children's Health Insurance Program faces uncertainty
- January 14, 2018

This appears to be the case even though Congress had been expected to maintain the program's operations until at least the end of March, according to federal health officials. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) tweeted Wednesday. In November, the U.S. House passed a bill that Republican leaders said would provide a five-year extension to the CHIP program. (more...)
Health Department encourages radon testing Health Department encourages radon testing
- January 13, 2018

Long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer and is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. Radon production occurs naturally in soil and rocks. Because radon poses a real health threat to Coloradans, Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety in declaring January as National Radon Action Month for the state. (more...)
Watch Taylor Swift's Music Video For 'End Game' Watch Taylor Swift's Music Video For 'End Game'
- January 13, 2018

WATCH the awesomeness after the jump! Upon release, Reputation sold 1.2 million copies in its first week in the United States, and became the country's best selling album of 2017. The singer has also been selling snake-themed merchandise to promote Reputation . She will also be touring around the world later this year visiting North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand just to name a few. (more...)
E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected
- January 12, 2018

While the outbreak does appear to be associated with leafy greens , according to CDC and FDA statements released yesterday, US health officials have not confirmed a specific type, nor have any food recalls been issued. However, officials indicated the outbreak in the United States may also be over soon. "Without knowing the source, it's hard to know", he said, per NBC News . (more...)
Kane scores twice as Tottenham beat AFC Wimbledon Kane scores twice as Tottenham beat AFC Wimbledon
- January 08, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that despite reports claiming he does not really care about the club winning the FA Cup or the EFL Cup, he does. AFC Wimbledon , founded in 2002 to replace the existing club that became Milton Keynes Dons and who have worked their way back up through the various leagues, came close to scoring in the first half when Jimmy Abdou's shot hit the bar. (more...)
Following criticism, SBI looks at revising minimum balance amount and penalty Following criticism, SBI looks at revising minimum balance amount and penalty
- January 08, 2018

A finance ministry data, released this week, showed that SBI netted a windfall of Rs 1,771.67 crore, more than its second quarter profit, from customers for non-maintenance of monthly average balance in savings accounts in eight months of 2017-18. (more...)
WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018 WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018
- January 06, 2018

Increased availability of technology and broadband internet gets the blame for contributing to gaming addictions, according to the research. But he added that he would have sympathy for those who do not think the condition should be medicalised. (more...)
American Cancer Society Release Projected Cancer Cases, Deaths for 2018 American Cancer Society Release Projected Cancer Cases, Deaths for 2018
- January 06, 2018

Since then, cancer-related deaths have gone down by more than 26-percent. The report estimates that this year there will be 1.7 million new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States. With the variation in cancer death rate, the lifetime probability is still higher in men than women. And while death rates were not statistically significantly different between whites and blacks in 13 states, that did not necessarily mean progress, the authors noted. (more...)
Buhari To Address Nigerians Jan 1 Buhari To Address Nigerians Jan 1
- January 01, 2018

Among the dead persons appointed is Christopher Utov who was appointed a member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. The Presidency maintained that the appearance of dead persons names was a mistake, which would be corrected. (more...)
Monterey County sees first flu death of season Monterey County sees first flu death of season
- December 30, 2017

The victim was an 83-year-old New Castle County woman living in a nursing home. The Centers for Disease Control has a list of symptoms to help you determine if you have the flu or just a cold. Trivedi said everyone should practice good hand washing to avoid the spread of germs and to stay away from people who do become sick. 'As far as past seasons where H3N2 has been predominant, there have been more hospitalizations and complications with it, ' said Texas Health and Human Services ... (more...)
World Health Organization May Recognize World Health Organization May Recognize "Gaming Disorder" in 2018
- December 29, 2017

Manifestations might appear, and these consist in the powerlessness and incapability to show control when it comes to how to play computer games and for how long it takes. For nearly 30 years people's lifestyles have changed and that includes the growth of gaming in most people's lives. The WHO also points out that anyone with gaming disorder can't stop themselves from playing. (more...)
LB Harrison to sign with Patriots LB Harrison to sign with Patriots
- December 27, 2017

Pittsburgh released the 39-year-old Harrison, who had been frustrated with his lack of playing time this season, on Saturday in order to make room for the for the return of right tackle Marcus Gilbert . It's not as though the Steelers have been holding Harrison back; they've clearly figured out that he just wasn't worth putting on the field any longer. (more...)
BJP 's show of Strenght in Gujarat at swearing-in ceremony of CM BJP 's show of Strenght in Gujarat at swearing-in ceremony of CM
- December 27, 2017

The 10-member cabinet headed by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and 10 ministers of state took oath in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah , in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. "With the party's prominent Dalit, tribal and OBC leaders losing, Rupani is facing a challenge to build a new leadership for these sections in his government", said a senior BJP leader. (more...)
Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year
- December 23, 2017

However, few teams in college basketball have a more hard upcoming set of games, as the Seminoles will face the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils on the road, followed by the No. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M prior to the regular season finale against Louisiana-Monroe. The Seminoles will play their second game without Fisher at the Independence Bowl, a bowl bid the team clinched with its regular season finale win over Louisiana Monroe on December 2. (more...)
State Health Officials Say Flu Widespread State Health Officials Say Flu Widespread
- December 22, 2017

Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity. The Director of the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Service, Dr Kevin Kelleher encouraged people to get vaccinated, particularly those over 65, pregnant women and those under 65 with various health conditions. (more...)
France Cautious Over US 'Evidence' On Iran Weaponry In Yemen France Cautious Over US 'Evidence' On Iran Weaponry In Yemen
- December 17, 2017

From missiles to drones to explosive boats, illegal Iranian arms shipments to the Houthis and other proxies are stoking the fires of sectarian violence endangering civilians, noted the statement. The US will now rally other nations to push back on Iran's behavior, she added. The presentation didn't come with any specific evidence that the missile was of Iranian-origin, and indeed Yemen has insisted since the firing, it was a missile of their own design. (more...)
Glaucoma: Tea may help ward off eye disease, study says Glaucoma: Tea may help ward off eye disease, study says
- December 17, 2017

The research, published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology , compared people who consumed tea and those who did not, and noted that those who consumed tea at least once a day had lower risk of Glaucoma than those who did not drink tea. (more...)
Doctors save baby born with heart outside her body Doctors save baby born with heart outside her body
- December 15, 2017

About 50 clinical staffers at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester worked to bring Vanellope into the world, according to a release. In a subsequent operation, her skin was used to cover the hole in her chest. The baby's slow heart rate gave cause for concern and the care team decided a caesarean section delivery would give the best chance of survival . (more...)
Health Officials Say It's Not Too Late For Flu Shots Health Officials Say It's Not Too Late For Flu Shots
- December 14, 2017

While there has been a lot of discussion about vaccine efficiency after an article from Australia reported only 10 percent effectiveness this year, there's more to the story than that, Lantrip said. Zucker described influenza as a serious illness that can lead to hospitalization or death. If you visit the doctor during the flu season, ask whether all of the people in the office have been vaccinated. (more...)
Warning for ice and snow in North and East Yorkshire Warning for ice and snow in North and East Yorkshire
- December 13, 2017

Airports have also been affected across the United Kingdom, with Heathrow warning of delays to more flights on Monday after crews and aircraft were left "out of position". There was also disruption to PO Ferries services, with delays of up to two hours. The Met Office has also warned that rural communities could be cut off as roads become hazardous. (more...)
Lake-effect snow season ramps up over Great Lakes Lake-effect snow season ramps up over Great Lakes
- December 12, 2017

A stronger wave will plow through later Monday evening and early on Tuesday, with maybe an inch or so of snow in the southern counties. East of Lake Ontario, with its broader fetch and more favorable wind direction, higher accumulations are in the cards. (more...)
Tioga County Marks National Influenza Vaccination Week Tioga County Marks National Influenza Vaccination Week
- December 05, 2017

Daniel Jernigan, influenza chief at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , told The Associated Press. And Dr. William Schaffner, who is involved in the CDC's flu surveillance network in Tennessee, has noticed cases of influenza picking up "dramatically" in the last week. (more...)
Missing Florida teen found safe in NY Missing Florida teen found safe in NY
- December 03, 2017

On Friday afternoon, a New York State Police officer in Syracuse spotted the vehicle the two were believed to have fled in, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. But I absolutely believe that she was lied to and totally misled. She had last been seen at her home on Saturday night, authorities said. Rodriguez had been working as a boys' soccer coach at Fort White High School, but was suspended pending the investigation, according to a statement from Lex Carswell, superintendent of Columbia ... (more...)
Missing 3-Year-Old North Carolina Girl Believed Dead; Mother's Boyfriend Arrested Missing 3-Year-Old North Carolina Girl Believed Dead; Mother's Boyfriend Arrested
- December 03, 2017

It has been five days since the little girl vanished from her home in the dead of night. Officials said 730 volunteers participated in a search for Mariah on Friday. The FBI says they have been sending "items of interest" to their lab in Quantico, Virginia, for priority testing in the case. Photos of Mariah Kay Woods. (more...)
England to learn World Cup draw fate England to learn World Cup draw fate
- December 03, 2017

The camera then switches to the TV, and captures the moment the Three Lions are drawn in Group G - alongside Belgium, Panama and Tunisia. If you look at the four different pots, Belgium are one of the six European powerhouses in Pot 1, while England are in Pot 2 with the likes of Spain and Croatia, among others. (more...)
Researchers say coffee could actually benefit you Researchers say coffee could actually benefit you
- November 26, 2017

A review of more than 200 studies on coffee consumption claims a good cup of joe is not only safe, but also has a range of other benefits. Drinking coffee may actually be beneficial to your health , according to a new study. Coffee drinkers also appeared to have lower risks for heart disease. Coffee intake during pregnancy is, in fact, linked to pregnancy loss, preterm birth, and lower birth rates, so pregnant women should steer clear of coffee, irrespective of its benefits to the ... (more...)
Trump To Hit The Links With Tiger After Turkey Call Trump To Hit The Links With Tiger After Turkey Call
- November 26, 2017

It had Donald J. Trump printed on it, over the presidential seal. However, Trump noted that it would be a quick round so he could get back to work on bringing more jobs back to America. Here's a picture of Tiger with the then president-elect on December 23, 2016. In his run for the White House, Trump often railed about USA military commitments in Afghanistan and Iraq. (more...)
Democrats Line Up to Pile on Bill Clinton Democrats Line Up to Pile on Bill Clinton
- November 24, 2017

The women were reportedly Burkle employees at the time. In such a situation, Clinton will be the newest and the most famous addition to the long list of celebrities, including Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein , who have been charged with unwelcome sexual gestures in the recent past. (more...)
Friday forecast: Warm with patchy drizzle this morning Friday forecast: Warm with patchy drizzle this morning
- November 20, 2017

Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Today - Partly sunny, with a high near 44. The main threats are heavy rain and gusty winds! Most of Saturday will be cloudy and dry with temperatures hovering around 60. We see a near-repeat for Friday before our next rain chance heading into Saturday . Northwest wind 13 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 33 miles per hour. (more...)
Disneyland Is Source Of Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Disneyland Is Source Of Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak
- November 13, 2017

The other three are Orange County residents who didn't visit Disneyland but live or travelled to Anaheim, reported Orange County Health Care Agency spokeswoman Jessica Good, Friday night in response to earlier Voice of OC questions. This type of excessive lung infection is caused by inhaling the bacteria and not spread by person-to-person contact. The health agency said there is no ongoing risk to the public and no other cases have been reported, although they cautioned public health ... (more...)
Most unaware of link between alcohol, cancer Most unaware of link between alcohol, cancer
- November 09, 2017

Overall, about 3.5 percent of the 600,000 annual cancer deaths in the US are alcohol-related, the doctors said . The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has never before formally addressed the link between alcohol and cancer , but is now underscoring the importance of controlling "high-risk" alcohol consumption to reducing the risk of cancer. (more...)

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