Health Care


Boko Haram: Nigeria's Army launches strike forces in North East theatre Boko Haram: Nigeria's Army launches strike forces in North East theatre
- August 16, 2017

But correspondents say that the army is failing to stop the attacks, and people have continued to flee their homes in Borno State and poured into camps. It launched an insurgency in 2009 that has killed about 20,000 people and displaced around 2.6 million others, creating one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises. (more...)
Still Building: Think Tank Says Beijing Continuing South China Sea Construction Still Building: Think Tank Says Beijing Continuing South China Sea Construction
- August 13, 2017

The U.S.is reportedly concerned that China's construction of artificial islands and build-up of military facilities in the South China Sea are meant to restrict nautical movement in the area. "Under the pretext of "navigation freedom", the U.S. side once again sent a military vessel into China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands without China's approval". (more...)
Why health officials are anxious about Moscow Mule mugs Why health officials are anxious about Moscow Mule mugs
- August 10, 2017

Iowa follows the Food and Drug Administration's code that prohibits copper from coming into direct contact with acidic foods with a pH below 6.0, including Moscow Mules . Copper is commonly used for kitchenware like pots and pans, but it can be unsafe. According to health officials the acid in the cocktail can leech out the copper metal and once it's swallowed it can cause stomach pains unpleasant trips to the bathroom, or worse. (more...)
Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Drama Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Drama
- August 09, 2017

Cate Blanchett is all set to live the life of the comedienne Lucille Ball . A resident of Jamestown, New York, her legacy was the inspiration for the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center comedy museum and the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, both of which take place in her hometown. (more...)
Headline: Gene 'Correction' for Cardiomyopathy Achieved through CRISPR Headline: Gene 'Correction' for Cardiomyopathy Achieved through CRISPR
- August 04, 2017

In order to show this, the researchers created human embryos designed to have a specific genetic mutation responsible for a type of heart disease known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . To increase the success rate, his team introduced the genome editing components along with sperm from a male with the targeted gene defect during the in vitro fertilization process. (more...)
Researchers Use Gene Editing in Human Embryos to Correct Disease Researchers Use Gene Editing in Human Embryos to Correct Disease
- July 28, 2017

According to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), adjustment of genes in a human embryo has been used for the first time in the United States. According to the Technology Review , past efforts by us scientists to use CRISPR have been inconsistent and resulted in "editing errors" that gave weight to arguments the technique "would be an unsafe way to create a person". (more...)
Charlie Gard protesters rally as hospital reports threats Charlie Gard protesters rally as hospital reports threats
- July 24, 2017

His parents are fighting to get him more medical care but Great Ormond Street Hospital officials say the experimental treatment won't work and will just cause the 11-month-old more suffering. Mr Gard added: "We have always acted in Charlie's best interests and we have never slated gosh publicly, in fact we have been grateful to the staff for their care despite some conflicting issues". (more...)
Transcript Of Woman Killed By Minneapolis Police Made Public Transcript Of Woman Killed By Minneapolis Police Made Public
- July 22, 2017

Noor has declined to be interviewed. Attorney Bob Bennett is the same lawyer who represented the family of Philando Castile . The head of the Minneapolis Police Department has made a surprising admission about the affect of the police shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond on the city. (more...)
United Nations warns of growing resistance to AIDS drugs United Nations warns of growing resistance to AIDS drugs
- July 22, 2017

The report "Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 targets" says that of the 36.7 million people with HIV, 19.5 million had access to treatment previous year. By the same time, 90 percent of all people diagnosed with HIV will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. (more...)
After India's Retaliatory Response, Pakistan Complains About Border Firing After India's Retaliatory Response, Pakistan Complains About Border Firing
- July 09, 2017

The Pakistan army is firing and shelling heavily from eight different posts on villages and forward posts along the LoC. The Foreign Office said in a statement that Director General Mohammad Faisal (South Asia and Saarc Desk), summoned Deputy High Commissioner J.P. (more...)
CDC says fewer doctor are issuing opioid prescriptions CDC says fewer doctor are issuing opioid prescriptions
- July 08, 2017

However, the amount of opioids prescribed in 2015 remains more than three times higher than in 1999 and is almost four times higher than in Europe in 2015. Likewise, in OH and Kentucky, where providers are required to review a database of prescription information by way of monitoring, 85% and 62% of counties reported decreases in prescription practices. (more...)
England to play 2 spinners, Ballance in 1st test vs SAfrica England to play 2 spinners, Ballance in 1st test vs SAfrica
- July 06, 2017

Stuart Broad, who had some injury concern in the build-up to the first Test has been declared fit, following his part in Nottinghamshire's victorious Royal London One-Day Cup squad that beat Surrey at Lord's on Saturday. Fever-Tree introduces Perfect Pairings, a new video series created to explore great partnerships in the game, with the first being contemporary England duo Alastair Cook and Joe Root . (more...)
Murray withdraws from exhibition match because of sore hip Murray withdraws from exhibition match because of sore hip
- June 28, 2017

Murray and Soares, who also won in Stuttgart earlier this month, beat France's Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2 6-3 to claim their sixth tour title together on Sunday. Both have enjoyed success at Wimbledon, with Jamie winning the mixed doubles back in 2007 and Andy a two-time victor in the singles. Jamie's victory - his first title at Queen's Club in 11 attempts - came on the same day that his mother, Judy, revealed that she believes her two sons will one day team up to ... (more...)
DOJ files brief supporting SB4, Texas' sanctuary cities ban DOJ files brief supporting SB4, Texas' sanctuary cities ban
- June 27, 2017

But the Texas law has become a prominent test of whether courts will approve strong-arm tactics endorsed by President Donald Trump to pressure local jurisdictions into complying with federal deportation efforts. Hundreds of local jurisdictions, from county sheriffs to major cities such as NY, have adopted sanctuary policies that limit their cooperation with ICE, the agency that detains and deports immigrants. (more...)
Vehicle crashes leap in states with legalized marijuana
- June 26, 2017

Buried in the reporting was this key caveat: "Researchers haven't been able to definitively connect marijuana use with more frequent real-world crashes". " Marijuana just layers on top of other impairments like alcohol". Image credit: Digital Trends " It would appear, probably not to anyone's surprise, that the use of marijuana contributes to crashes", said Kenton Brine, president of the industry group Northwest Insurance Council, which represents companies in Washington , Oregon, ... (more...)
Qatar Airways Named Best Airline in the World Qatar Airways Named Best Airline in the World
- June 22, 2017

As the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, Skytrax evaluates traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators. As reported by The Irish Independent , out of the 320 airlines surveyed for the awards, Aer Lingus was ranked as the world's 38th best, moving up 11 places after being assigned the 49th spot past year. (more...)
US Catholic bishops' committee dismayed over Trump's new direction on Cuba US Catholic bishops' committee dismayed over Trump's new direction on Cuba
- June 21, 2017

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lent his voice to the debate surrounding United States President Trump's recent decision to discontinue what he claimed was a "one-sided" policy with Cuba . President Barack Obama eased travel and business restrictions. No more self-guided tours-but visitors can still bring back rum and cigars. "It is important to continue to promote dialogue and encounter between our neighboring nations and peoples". (more...)
Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food
- June 19, 2017

Oddly, the presence of lead was more common in baby foods than in the same foods marketed for adults. Numerous samples tested by FDA are already either lead-free (according to the limits of detection in the analyses used) or have low lead content. (more...)
Sen. Graham on Healthcare Bill: 'We're Stuck' Sen. Graham on Healthcare Bill: 'We're Stuck'
- June 08, 2017

At this rate, the prospects of passage in the upper chamber appear slim at best. The issue splits the 20 Republican senators who come from states that expanded Medicaid and the 32 that do not. Most members wouldn't get into details about what actually is on the table, but they were honest that there are still sticking points here that have to be resolved. (more...)
Lynch says pending Raiders move was catalyst for return Lynch says pending Raiders move was catalyst for return
- June 08, 2017

Lynch asked about team, playing w/ Carr and Mack: "I got the whole town riding w/ me". This time, though, the hole feels deeper mostly because Kevin Durant is now leading a team seeking revenge after blowing a 3-1 lead to Cleveland in last years Finals. (more...)
Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed election system
- June 08, 2017

Sanders said two state agencies offered to assist with any future services should any gaps be found in the county's security systems, which she said was reassuring. Hall said systems could be vulnerable because localities that manage elections rely on private software sellers that may lack resources against a well-funded cyber adversary. (more...)
Severe thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon, evening Severe thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon, evening
- June 07, 2017

South wind of 5 to 10 miles per hour. For Monday , expect mostly cloudy skies as well as a chance (about 50 percent) of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Friday . A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. There will likely be enough lingering moisture for a few rain showers. (more...)
Osinbajo To Sign Nigeria's 2017 Budget On Thursday, June 1st Osinbajo To Sign Nigeria's 2017 Budget On Thursday, June 1st
- June 03, 2017

He said the diversity of the country was the reason why other countries have respect for Nigeria. We are greater together than apart. According to him, the Federal Government was doing everything possible to accommodate every Nigerian, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari's government will continue to work assiduously for the interest and development of all sections of the country. (more...)
G7 leaders search for consensus on Russian Federation sanctions, protectionism G7 leaders search for consensus on Russian Federation sanctions, protectionism
- May 30, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron praised President Donald Trump's "capacity to listen" and his "intention to progress with us". The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the USA economy. (more...)
India qualifies for knockout stage of Sudirman Cup Gold Coast India qualifies for knockout stage of Sudirman Cup Gold Coast
- May 28, 2017

Pusarla Sindhu, who took home silver at Rio previous year, showed her class as she swept aside Line Kjaersfeldt in the women's singles to earn a consolation for India , while women's doubles runners-up Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl had to come from behind to beat Ponnappa and N. (more...)
Judge Throws Out DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's Life Sentence Judge Throws Out DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's Life Sentence
- May 27, 2017

Jackson vacated Malvo's sentenced and remanded the case to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court for appropriate sentencing. In 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled such sentences unconstitutional for juveniles and later found that the ruling should be applied retroactively. (more...)
Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made
- May 25, 2017

Scott to steadfastly oppose any forthcoming special-session legislation that would cause harm to Vermont's children and adolescents", the group said in a statement . During the press conference, Gov. Scott said he has never smoked marijuana, but has several friends that do, noting that they have told him they would continue to buy marijuana on the black market if it was taxed too much in the state. (more...)
Trump asked top intel officials to defend him on Russian Federation claims Trump asked top intel officials to defend him on Russian Federation claims
- May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump asked two of the government's top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election, multiple current and former USA officials confirmed to CNN Monday. (more...)
Get your beauty sleep or lose your friends Get your beauty sleep or lose your friends
- May 20, 2017

They were then required to answer the question, 'How much would you like to socialise with this person in the picture?' "This study indicates that restricted sleep affects facial appearance negatively and decreases others' willingness to socialize with the sleep-restricted person". (more...)
Supreme Court reserves verdict over Triple Talaq Supreme Court reserves verdict over Triple Talaq
- May 18, 2017

But the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board that represents the interests of women from the community has argued that it wasn't fundamental to Islamic tenets. Even Article 25 [freedom of religion] is subject to fundamental rights", Mr. Rohatgi responded. Justice Rohinton Nariman referred to the government's dare that it would bring in a new Muslim divorce law if the Supreme Court first struck down all three forms of triple talaq as unconstitutional. (more...)
Ransomware attack: Infrastructure agencies asked to step up cyber vigil Ransomware attack: Infrastructure agencies asked to step up cyber vigil
- May 18, 2017

The original attack lost momentum late on Friday after a security researcher took control of a server connected to the outbreak, which crippled a feature that caused the malware to rapidly spread across infected networks. Wainwright said Europol did not know the motive. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, at a meeting of world leaders in Italy, said the attack was a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity. (more...)
Zidane hails ´fundamental´ Navas as Madrid see off Sevilla Zidane hails ´fundamental´ Navas as Madrid see off Sevilla
- May 15, 2017

However, there were nervous moments around the Santiago Bernabeu when Stefan Jovetic brought Sevilla back into the game after Nacho's quickly taken free-kick and Ronaldo's 400th goal for Madrid had given the hosts' a 2-0 half-time lead. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes are rising to challenge posed by Ferrari
- May 13, 2017

Ferrari and Mercedes may be the front-runners again, but Red Bull expect to be close in pursuit with a heavily-updated auto while local hero Fernando Alonso has more modest hopes. But by the end of turn two, the first proper corner on the track, it was Bottas who led the race after a flying start saw him overtake both Ferraris. (more...)
Gurpreet Ghuggi Quits AAP, Questions Mann's Appointment as Party's Punjab Chief Gurpreet Ghuggi Quits AAP, Questions Mann's Appointment as Party's Punjab Chief
- May 12, 2017

AAP's most prominent faces in Punjab, both popular stand-up comics, are engaged in a less-than-funny war of words fueled by the party's crash in the recent state election. "I had asked why Arvind Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak could not come to Punjab after losing the elections to boost the morale of the workers". (more...)
Mets says Harvey will return to mound Friday at Milwaukee
- May 10, 2017

Everything about the Mets feels out of control today, with the rash of injuries, the Nationals breaking away in the East and now the swift and stunning suspension of Matt Harvey, the franchise's onetime prince gone rogue. Keep an eye on this developing situation going forward. There really might be only one logical solution. Sunday's development continues just a roller coaster of events that have happened this season, let alone last couple weeks. (more...)
Bagel chain offering caffeinated bagels Bagel chain offering caffeinated bagels
- May 06, 2017

The bagel is the brainchild of Kerry Coyne, senior vice president and head of marketing and research and development at Einstein Bros. The bagel's caffeine comes from both espresso and coffee cherry flour, and apparently, the result really does give you a buzz. (more...)
Wellness and Prevention: May is Mental Health Awareness Month Wellness and Prevention: May is Mental Health Awareness Month
- May 04, 2017

Providing free prescription medications for youth 24 years of age and younger through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare - the first universal drug program of its kind in Canada. As a mental health provider, it never ceases to amaze me how differently mental illness is treated compared to a physical illness. "The Government hasn't listened to people who have tried to access mental health services in New Zealand nor those who work on the frontline of delivering those services". (more...)
Hooghly: Boat capsizes near Bhadreswar, 3 dead, around 70 missing Hooghly: Boat capsizes near Bhadreswar, 3 dead, around 70 missing
- April 30, 2017

Too many pilgrims reportedly rushed to board a vessel that was ferrying people to the mainland. Further details are awaited. After this incident state government has assured to give compensation of Rs. Currently, all jetty operations have been suspended in the area. A local resident, Rakesh Gupta, told the media that despite repeated appeals, the administration did not care to fix the jetty for a long time. (more...)
Early Morning Shower, With Temperatures In The 80s Early Morning Shower, With Temperatures In The 80s
- April 30, 2017

The chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected to stick around the Wyoming Valley through the weekend . Look for increasing clouds Thursday night . Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming light and variable. Tuesday - A chance of showers. Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66. (more...)
Artificial womb-like environment helps premature lambs mature for 4 weeks
- April 28, 2017

But researchers have shown it's possible to nurture and protect lambs in late stages of gestation inside an artificial womb; technology which could become a lifesaver for many premature human babies in just a few years. Ultimately, an infant is considered premature when they are born before 37 weeks of development. [T] he point of developing an external womb - which [researchers] calls the Biobag - is to give infants born months too early a more natural, uterus-like environment to ... (more...)

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