Medical


BRCA mutations don't hurt breast cancer survival BRCA mutations don't hurt breast cancer survival
- January 12, 2018

This UK study findings suggest mastectomies and other invasive preventive surgery may not be necessary soon after diagnosis, as has been the norm. Women who have had breast cancer are also more likely to be diagnosed with the disease a second time if they carry these genetic faults, which is why some choose to have risk-reducing surgery such as removing the breasts. (more...)
NHS had to pay £1000000000 because of missed appointments past year NHS had to pay £1000000000 because of missed appointments past year
- January 12, 2018

Non-urgent treatments had already been cancelled until mid-January, but NHS England said on Tuesday that would now be extended to the end of the month. "It is completely unacceptable that the 85% bed occupancy target for general and acute hospital services has been missed every quarter for more than seven years, resulting in patient safety being compromised on a regular basis". (more...)
Another possible hepatitis A exposure in Spanish Fork: Tabitha's Way Food Pantry Another possible hepatitis A exposure in Spanish Fork: Tabitha's Way Food Pantry
- January 12, 2018

The outbreak can be traced to transient camps and illicit drug users in San Diego , officials say. Consumers who visited two restaurants in Spanish Fork , Utah last month may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus, according to the Utah Department of Health . (more...)
Pinal County officials: 8 have died from flu, more than 1000 cases Pinal County officials: 8 have died from flu, more than 1000 cases
- January 12, 2018

So far this season, there have been 1029 lab-confirmed cases. "And so for patients that have milder to more moderate symptoms, we strongly encourage them to see a primary care physician, go to an urgent care clinic, even a free-standing emergency room". (more...)
Teens eat laundry detergent in new social media 'challenge' Teens eat laundry detergent in new social media 'challenge'
- January 12, 2018

But that doesn't mean teens are safe. The American Association of Poison Control Centers says that in 2017 there were a reported 10,570 cases of laundry detergent poisonings, but that data does not include teenagers and is only for kids 5 and younger. (more...)
FDA Puts New Limits on Opioids in Kids' Cough Meds
- January 12, 2018

These changes include limiting the use of these agents to adults ≥18 years old, as well as the addition of new safety information regarding the risks of slowed or hard breathing, misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death to the Boxed Warning . (more...)
Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled
- January 11, 2018

The Government order states: "Aquatic species must always be kept in their natural environment". More "humane" methods chefs must now use include freezing lobsters to stun them, driving the tip of a knife through their heads, or electric shock before boiling. (more...)
Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF
- January 11, 2018

The study has been published in this week in journal The New England Journal of Medicine . However, many women going in for in vitro fertilization (IVF) are rather wary about the success of frozen embryos in the process as compared to the transfer of fresh embryos. (more...)
US Officials Not Ready to Blame E. coli Outbreak on Lettuce US Officials Not Ready to Blame E. coli Outbreak on Lettuce
- January 11, 2018

Illnesses started on dates from November 15 through December 12, 2017. This is about the same timing of an outbreak of E. coli in Canada, which health officials declared over on Wednesday . The difference in the US, though, some of the sickened individuals have said they did not eat romaine lettuce prior to falling ill. It's too early to say that romaine lettuce is the source of an E. (more...)
Top Oxford hospital cuts cancer care due to lack of staff Top Oxford hospital cuts cancer care due to lack of staff
- January 10, 2018

In addition to insurance status, socioeconomic factors strongly associated with overall survival rates, and treatment at a non-academic center was also tied to poorer outcomes. "Receiving appropriate, evidence-based therapies for limited-stage SCLC is critical, and our findings underscore the need for patients to personally advocate for the standard-of-care treatment for their cancer ", Stephen G. (more...)
A 21-Year-Old Bodybuilder Suddenly Died From Flu Complications A 21-Year-Old Bodybuilder Suddenly Died From Flu Complications
- January 10, 2018

The day after Christmas, Kyler Baughman went back to work - he earned a living moving furniture at a local furniture store and unloading goods at Walmart, according to his social media accounts. Moore says the most important way to prevent getting the flu is getting the flu vaccine. The flu costs an average of more than ten billion dollars in medical care each year and more than 16 billion dollars in lost earnings. (more...)
Gov. Wolf to declare opioid epidemic statewide emergency Gov. Wolf to declare opioid epidemic statewide emergency
- January 10, 2018

Wolf tweeted his announcement at 8 a.m. Wednesday. His office says seven other states have taken similar actions to address the problem. A command center is to be set up at the state's emergency management headquarters in Harrisburg. It also will let emergency responders to dispense the overdose antidote naloxone when responding to a call for help. It comes as Pennsylvania deals with one of the nation's highest rates of overdose deaths, and as the state's rate of increases has gone up ... (more...)
Days of Fuel Scarcity Are Over - NNPC Assures Nigerians Days of Fuel Scarcity Are Over - NNPC Assures Nigerians
- January 10, 2018

Addressing the prospecting off-takers before the commencement of the bid exercise, Dr Maikanti Baru, group managing director of NNPC, said that the exercise aims to promote greater participation of Nigerian enterprise, while preserving worldwide standards. (more...)
Myanmar: Soldiers, villagers killed Rohingya in mass grave Myanmar: Soldiers, villagers killed Rohingya in mass grave
- January 10, 2018

The statement is the army's public acknowledgement of wrongdoing since it launched "clearance operations" against ethnic Rohingya in August, prompting more than 650,000 to flee into neighbouring Bangladesh in what the United Nations (UN) has called "ethnic cleansing". (more...)
Kwara United players, officials involved in auto crash Kwara United players, officials involved in auto crash
- January 10, 2018

In the statement, the club signified intention to discontinue. He said: "The driver was avoiding hitting the vehicle, and lost control". Nigeria Professional Football League club, Kwara United FC , involved in auto accident. Some of the players sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment. The incident occurred this morning, no life was lost in the incident but three people were injured while the team bus was badly damaged. (more...)
Hot Stock to Watch: Fitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT)
- January 10, 2018

The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. Hot Stocks Point (HSP) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your ... (more...)
James Damore Sues Google for Discriminating Against White Men James Damore Sues Google for Discriminating Against White Men
- January 10, 2018

That message clearly didn't sink in, though, because Damore and another engineer, David Gudeman (who was sacked after making a comment about a Muslim colleague possibly being a terrorist), have filed a lawsuit against Google. An engineer fired from Google last summer over a controversial memo is suing the company for discrimination. Damore and Gudeman also claim Google shames hiring managers who fail to meet illegal diversity quotas in place, and that male and white candidates are ... (more...)
Analyst Earnings Forecast Scan: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
- January 10, 2018

The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $59.18. Valley National Advisers Inc. grew its stake in shares of Starbucks by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, December 16 report. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) on Friday, March 24 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Elland Road set to host England World Cup warm-up friendly Elland Road set to host England World Cup warm-up friendly
- January 10, 2018

Gareth Southgate's side will take on Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and then Costa Rica at Elland Road five days later, before heading off for the tournament in Russian Federation. Southgate's team, who made it to the finals with an unbeaten record during the qualifying campaign, are due to play the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 27 before facing fellow World Cup absentees Italy at Wembley four days later. (more...)
Yemen's Hadi will not engage the Houthis Yemen's Hadi will not engage the Houthis
- January 10, 2018

The rebel officials, cited by Al-Masirah, did not provide more details on the missile. But Saudi state news agency SPA reported the fighter jet had suffered a "technical fault" while conducting military operations. In December, the United States said it has "undeniable" evidence that Tehran is violating worldwide law. Multiple Saudi and Emirati fighter jets have crashed over Yemen, killing the pilots on board, in the almost three years since the kingdom launched a war against the rebels. (more...)
State Street (STT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group
- January 10, 2018

Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 4,470,723 shares of the asset manager's stock valued at $427,133,000 after buying an additional 1,383,249 shares in the last quarter. Citigroup reissued a "neutral" rating and issued a $102.00 price target (up from $88.00) on shares of State Street in a report on Monday, October 9th. (more...)
First pediatric flu death of season reported in Ohio First pediatric flu death of season reported in Ohio
- January 10, 2018

There have been a total of 3,854 total flu-associated hospitalizations in OH since the season began in October. But the state does track flu-associated hospitalizations, and those numbers are rising. "Flu vaccination also can reduce the severity of illness if you do get sick". In Dayton Children's emergency department last week, there were 220 positive tests for the flu, which was 30 percent of those tested. (more...)
Man accused of killing wife after changing TV channel from football game Man accused of killing wife after changing TV channel from football game
- January 10, 2018

Investigators say he admitted he killed his wife during an argument after she switched the TV channel in November. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that, according to the affidavit, Thomas blacked out and came to while standing over the woman with a knife in his hands. (more...)
Arkansas names John Chavis as defensive coordinator Arkansas names John Chavis as defensive coordinator
- January 10, 2018

Chavis, 61, has spent the last 23 years as a defensive coordinator in the SEC, starting at Tennessee - where he was a part of the Volunteers national championship in 1998. (more...)
Watching the Tape Move -0.54% for Alaska Air Group (ALK)
- January 10, 2018

In other Alaska Air Group news, CEO David L. Campbell sold 4,934 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The companyÂ's restaurants provide Mexican and Tex Mex inspired food. As of February 28, 2017, it owned and operated 82 full-service restaurants in 16 states. (more...)
Meridian Wealth Management LLC Sells 4391 Shares of AbbVie Inc (ABBV)
- January 10, 2018

The company's market cap is $160.08 Billion, and the average volume is $5.2 Million. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $168.37. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP reported 1.17M shares. (NYSE:ABBV). Park Avenue Securities Ltd Llc invested in 0.12% or 4,423 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.1% invested in Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (more...)
'Dangerous' neo-nazi bomb maker jailed five years 'Dangerous' neo-nazi bomb maker jailed five years
- January 10, 2018

Brandon Russell, 22, pleaded guilty to the charges in September. This was his first arrest, something the judge took into account during sentencing. Police encountered Russell the day of the murders when he took several people hostage at a local shop, where he was hysterically crying and confessing to the murders. (more...)
Hrithik Roshan gets 'Krrish 4' as birthday gift from daddy Rakesh Roshan Hrithik Roshan gets 'Krrish 4' as birthday gift from daddy Rakesh Roshan
- January 10, 2018

As Hrithik Roshan turns a year older, fans of the actor have taken over Twitter to celebrate his birthday with a must watch video . Happy birthday Hrithik , 'Rakesh Roshan tweeted. Krrish 3 was directed by Rakesh Roshan and starred Hrithik Roshan , Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut. According to reports, Hrithik is keeping the end of 2018 free for his father's " Krrish 4 ". (more...)
12-year-old California girl dies from infection doctors misdiagnosed as flu 12-year-old California girl dies from infection doctors misdiagnosed as flu
- January 10, 2018

Alyssa Alcaraz, of Visalia, died December 17 of cardiac arrest, which was brought on by septic shock from a strep infection in her blood, KFSN in Fresno reported . The day after her passing, her father asked for prayers. A celebration of Alcaraz's life was held December 29, 2017, at the Tulare Community Church, a GoFundMe for her family raised more than $4,500 for her funeral costs. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt Keeps Job As Health Secretary In Theresa May's Cabinet Reshuffle
- January 10, 2018

In statement, DUP leader Arlene Foster said Brokenshire had "immersed himself fully in the role [of Northern Ireland secretary] by dedicating long hours to trying to make progress". The prime minister's decision comes amid severe winter pressures on the NHS which have seen thousands of operations postponed. Greening had reigned in Tory expectations on the introduction of more selective education policies with more grammar school places - reportedly making her unpopular with a number of ... (more...)