Medicine


The FDA Is Making Major Moves Against the Cigarette Industry The FDA Is Making Major Moves Against the Cigarette Industry
- March 16, 2018

The Dartmouth researchers pulled data from a variety of national surveys of health and tobacco use to calculate how many years of life are gained or lost from e-cigarette use. "We're interested in public input on critical questions such as: what potential maximum nicotine level would be appropriate for the protection of public health?" Matthew Myers , president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, warned of the dangers of taking it too slow. (more...)
Nigeria's ranking improves on United Nations global happiness report Nigeria's ranking improves on United Nations global happiness report
- March 15, 2018

In 2015, more than a million migrants entered Europe, and a few thousand made it to Finland , a relatively homogenous country with about 300,000 foreigners and residents with foreign roots, out of its 5.5 million people. Germany came in 15th place, while the United Kingdom was 19th. "The signs are not good for the U.S. It is getting richer and richer but not getting happier". (more...)
Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists' Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'
- March 11, 2018

A younger leadership circle will likely emerge, but Marine Le Pen , the only candidate for president, will remain. Since taking over the National Front's presidency in 2011, Le Pen has worked to erase the footprint of her father - who has convictions for racism and anti-Semitism - to broaden the party's appeal. (more...)
23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test 23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test
- March 08, 2018

The National Society of Genetic Counselors recommended that people should not take the test without first consulting cancer experts, saying, "Consumers who test positive for these mutations need to be retested in a clinical setting under the supervision of a medical professional before moving forward with any medical decisions". (more...)
Sing to the new baby, Oxford schoolgirl advises Duchess Sing to the new baby, Oxford schoolgirl advises Duchess
- March 08, 2018

The Duchess was greeted by lots of enthusiastic fans who were excited to see her and her growing baby bump . Kate Middleton has shown exactly why she's the Queen of recycling after arriving at an official royal visit dressed in a maternity coat she wore when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte . (more...)
Illinois Sees Steep Increase In Opioid ER Visits Illinois Sees Steep Increase In Opioid ER Visits
- March 08, 2018

Pharmacies in the state dispensed 4.1 million opioid prescriptions in 2017, down 20 percent from 5.1 million in 2015, according a report last week from the Controlled Substances Board. StateImpact's Jackie Fortier reports on new data about drug overdose deaths. Increases were seen in rates across demographic groups and all 5 US regions; the largest increases were seen in the Southwest, Midwest, and West (about 7 to 11% per quarter). (more...)
E-cigarettes aren't a good option after all! E-cigarettes aren't a good option after all!
- March 08, 2018

Sixty-seven used e-cigarettes only, while 17 used both e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes. Study participants who used both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes had significantly higher levels of risky chemicals, including acrylonitrile, acrolein , propylene oxide, acrylamide and crotonaldehyde, the researchers said. (more...)
Black Panther Gets Spotlight At Academy Awards 2018 Opening Monologue Black Panther Gets Spotlight At Academy Awards 2018 Opening Monologue
- March 07, 2018

With Black Panther being out only three weeks at the box office, it's now learned that looks to be the case as Black Panther is only about $100 million shy of the magic billion dollar mark. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Bassett in lead roles, Black Panther is now playing in theaters. He said he's seen families come in and introduce younger kids to not just Black Panther , but other comic books. (more...)
Anxiety as meat poisoning scare hits South Africa Anxiety as meat poisoning scare hits South Africa
- March 06, 2018

Both companies, which say they are cooperating with the authorities, suspended processed meat production at their plants after health authorities ordered a recall of cold meats associated with the outbreak from outlets at home and overseas. (more...)
Diabetes 'consists of 5 distinct types' Diabetes 'consists of 5 distinct types'
- March 04, 2018

Traditionally, diabetes has been understood to have two main forms. The charity has also revealed the number of people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has increased by more than 2,000 in the county since a year ago. (more...)
North Korea threatens to 'counter' United States over military drills with the South North Korea threatens to 'counter' United States over military drills with the South
- March 04, 2018

It also called for the United States to be denounced by the worldwide community, accusing Washington of aiming to " aggravate the situation on the Korean peninsula at any cost ". The North said that as it has declared several times, it will consider any kind of blockade as an act of war. Pyongyang isn't the only side that has slammed the U.S. (more...)
Doctors began brain surgery, then realized they operated on wrong patient Doctors began brain surgery, then realized they operated on wrong patient
- March 03, 2018

The two were shown door to pave way for investigations over the surgery done to a wrong patient. "Hospital staff then closed the patient up and sent him back to the ward", the management said. "We are happy to inform the public that the patient is in recovery and progressing well", she said. It adds that the person who had the blood clot might not need to undergo surgery after all, as his condition has improved significantly. (more...)
Kushner's Israeli business ties examined amid loss of security clearance Kushner's Israeli business ties examined amid loss of security clearance
- March 02, 2018

The Kushner family's real estate firm, Kushner Cos., is struggling to find the means to pay off a debt of that dollar amount due in January 2019, thanks to its ill-advised purchase of the 666 Fifth Ave. The two reportedly spoke about a potential job opportunity at the White House, but the job did not come to fruition. Abbe Lowell, Kushner's attorney, said in a statement that the delay is not uncommon. (more...)
Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing
- February 25, 2018

Or is it more like Atlassian, the successful workplace collaboration company that offers a more friendly point of comparison for Dropbox investors? The IPO, which would provide an exit more than a decade after Dropbox was founded, also could spur other large "unicorns" ranging from Uber Technologies Inc.to Pinterest Inc.to test the waters. (more...)
Phil Murphy joins with other Democratic governors to push gun control Phil Murphy joins with other Democratic governors to push gun control
- February 25, 2018

Gina Raimondo. With the state budget a hot-button issue in the capital, it's unclear how much this new regional coalition will cost CT taxpayers. The governors of New Jersey, New York , Connecticut , and Rhode Island are forming a regional "States for Gun Safety" coalition . (more...)
FluMist may prevent future flu cases FluMist may prevent future flu cases
- February 24, 2018

Coined by the New York Times as the worst flu season in almost a decade, the number of flu-related incidences and hospitalizations continues to increase in the US. H3N2 is the most lethal of the seasonal strains and has been around for 50 years. Hospitals also warn patients that heading to the emergency room should be a last resort rather than a first option. (more...)
State flu deaths climb but season may have peaked State flu deaths climb but season may have peaked
- February 24, 2018

That's up from 195 from the previous week . The type of flu virus that is primarily causing illness in MS and nationwide is the H3N2 flu strain, which especially affects individuals over 65 years of age and young children, increasing their risk of complications and hospitalization. (more...)
Palestine calls for peace; US firm on Jerusalem move Palestine calls for peace; US firm on Jerusalem move
- February 23, 2018

At the same time , Delattre urged the United States to reconsider its recent decision to cut more than $100 million in assistance to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, which provides schooling, food, health care, and other essential services to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees. (more...)
UCF Wikipedia page claims Louisville's vacated 2013 national championship UCF Wikipedia page claims Louisville's vacated 2013 national championship
- February 22, 2018

Louisville becomes the first program in modern NCAA history to vacate a national championship. Though he has been gone for months, the NCAA's decision to uphold the penalties handed down by the committee on infractions comes one step closer to closing the sordid, scandalous chapter that Pitino authored as Louisville basketball coach . (more...)
Heavy Drinking could Increase Dementia Risk Heavy Drinking could Increase Dementia Risk
- February 22, 2018

The study , considered to be the largest in terms of database analyzed, thoroughly looked at the records of more than 30 million people that were admitted to the French National Hospital from the period of 2008 to 2013. Over 6% of men and 1.5% of women discharged from hospital had alcohol use disorders, compared to 16.5 % of men and 4% of women with dementia. What they found was the 57 per cent of these cases were related to chronic heavy drinking . (more...)
Flood warning for Ford and Iroquois counties extended
- February 21, 2018

Periods of steady, heavy rain will continue throughout our Tuesday night as a cold front begins a sluggish approach from the west. The National Weather Service in the Quad-Cities has instituted a flood watch for the Gateway area. Temperatures could reach into the mid-60s Tuesday and Wednesday . As much as six inches of rainfall is expected this week, North Little Rock meteorologist Joe Goudsward said . (more...)
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...)