Medical


Far-UVC Light Takes Out Airborne Flu Viruses Far-UVC Light Takes Out Airborne Flu Viruses
- February 11, 2018

The results suggest that far-UVC light could be used in hospitals, doctor's offices, schools, airports, airplanes and other public spaces to check on seasonal influenza epidemics and influenza pandemics. By contrast, we have previously shown that far-UVC light (207-222nm) efficiently inactivates bacteria without harm to exposed mammalian skin. "Continuous very low dose-rate far-UVC light in indoor public locations is a promising, safe and affordable tool to reduce the spread of ... (more...)
Notley announces new task force for pipeline battle Notley announces new task force for pipeline battle
- February 11, 2018

The B.C. government said last week that it's considering restrictions on diluted bitumen shipments from Alberta to the coast until more environmental response studies are conducted to assess the impact of spills. But on January 30, B.C. said it planned to ban increased shipments of diluted bitumen off its coast until the province can better understand the ability to mitigate spills. (more...)
Flu season still getting worse Flu season still getting worse
- February 10, 2018

This flu season is now as bad as that one , and public health officials in the United States don't know if we've seen the worst yet. "The overall hospitalization rate is higher than the overall hospitalization rate reported for the same week during the 2014-2015 season; the most severe season in recent years". (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic nears return as Manchester United vow to keep fighting Zlatan Ibrahimovic nears return as Manchester United vow to keep fighting
- February 10, 2018

The Red Devils remain the closest challengers to Premier League leaders Manchester City but with the gap at 13 points with 10 games remaining, the Portuguese has already conceded second is the best United can hope for this season . Pogba has scored three goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season , contributing nine assists, and Mourinho rejected suggestions the France global should be offering more to the team due to his EUR105million transfer fee. (more...)
Exxon Mobil (XOM) Given a $90.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley Exxon Mobil (XOM) Given a $90.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley
- February 10, 2018

Sol Capital Management Co who had been investing in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.94 billion market cap company. The rating was initiated by Hilliard Lyons with "Long-Term Buy" on Wednesday, June 7. Argus Research has "Buy" rating and $120 target. (NASDAQ:RARE). (more...)
Shahid Afridi Wins Hearts With Respectful Gesture Towards Indian Flag Shahid Afridi Wins Hearts With Respectful Gesture Towards Indian Flag
- February 10, 2018

The champion, yesterday, played ice cricket in St Moritz where his team Royals defeated Virender Sehwag's Badrutt's Palace Diamonds in the second and final T20 encounter by eight wickets. The maverick all-rounder seemed to be impressed with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli . "He (Kohli) is a doing brilliant job and I have no problem with his aggression if it is under control". (more...)
Spinners strike as Sri Lanka begin victory push Spinners strike as Sri Lanka begin victory push
- February 10, 2018

Bangladesh suffered another collapse as Sri Lanka won the second Test on Saturday, sealing the series 1-0. Roshen Silva remained unbeaten on 70, adding 48 runs with fellow overnight batsman Suranga Lakmal for the ninth wicket to extend their lead on a hard pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. (more...)
Congress votes to reopen government, passes massive budget deal Congress votes to reopen government, passes massive budget deal
- February 10, 2018

While some Democrats are planning to vote for the deal just to keep the government funded, among other reasons, it is unknown if there are enough Democratic votes to keep Ryan from trying to appeal to the House Freedom Caucus and those voting with them. (more...)
Winter Storm Forecast Improving; Nearly 7 Inches Today, 10+ By Sunday Winter Storm Forecast Improving; Nearly 7 Inches Today, 10+ By Sunday
- February 10, 2018

The snow that began falling late on Thursday afternoon is expected to continue throughout Friday as the storm moves east. City officials say they're expecting another round of snow later Friday, one overnight and then a final round Saturday night into Sunday. (more...)
Norovirus Cases at Olympics More Than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff Norovirus Cases at Olympics More Than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff
- February 10, 2018

Despite unpleasant symptoms, the norovirus doesn't require special medical treatment. Hong Jeong-ik from South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that the new cases included staff members of the Pyeongchang Olympics Organizing Committee, venue personnel and even cafeteria workers - a sign that the highly contagious virus had spread beyond the security personnel who were the first to test positive. (more...)
Tim Tebow Night To Shine Event Tim Tebow Night To Shine Event
- February 10, 2018

Night to Shine is being celebrated worldwide on Friday, with 500 events held throughout all 50 states and 16 countries around the globe. It's a night of the year for you, hopefully. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a dinner, karaoke, prom favors, a respite room for parents and caretakers and a dance floor. (more...)
Downing Road insists NHS `not on the market´ after Might… Downing Road insists NHS `not on the market´ after Might…
- February 10, 2018

But, in her reply, during Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons, Mrs May said it was too early to judge what " requirements " the USA would have in those post-Brexit trade talks. Labour MP Peter Kyle, backer of the anti-Brexit Open Britain campaign, said: " Theresa May just gave Donald Trump the green light to get his hands on our National Health Service ". (more...)
Wyoming Child Dies of the Flu Wyoming Child Dies of the Flu
- February 10, 2018

Mercer said the past week alone has brought the highest number of cases for the area this year so far. Overall, 10 people have died after being diagnosed with the flu in Houston and surrounding counties this season. By comparison, there are six confirmed victims of flu between the ages of 50 and 64, three between the ages of 25 and 49, one between the ages of 19 and 24, and one between the ages of 5 and 17. (more...)
(OXY) Stake Boosted by California Public Employees Retirement System
- February 09, 2018

Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 412,999 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $30,422,000 after acquiring an additional 1,948 shares during the period. Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $7.43 million activity. BK share have plunged by -1.06% in percentage terms since the start of the year - and retreated -4.09% in the last month. (more...)
U.S. flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu — CDC U.S. flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu — CDC
- February 09, 2018

Anne Schuchat, the CDC's acting director, told reporters. The report is for the week ending January 27. CDC efforts to monitor and arrange supplies of the flu vaccine and antivirals were also discussed, according to the release. She said the flu remains widespread in almost all states, except for OR and Hawaii. Another measure is the percentage of deaths attributed to flu or pneumonia, which often accompanies influenza. (more...)
SA 'not panicking' yet ahead of another Kuldeep-Chahal test SA 'not panicking' yet ahead of another Kuldeep-Chahal test
- February 09, 2018

They have fiddled around with little success against the trickery of the Indian wrist spinners, who have picked up 21 of the 28 South African wickets to fall in the three ODIs thus far. Even in the momentum One Day Cup, South Africa's domestic 50-over competition, the leading wicket-taker this season has been a wrist spinner - Shamsi with 26 scalps in nine matches. (more...)
APC Tackles Wike for Donating N200m to Benue IDPs APC Tackles Wike for Donating N200m to Benue IDPs
- February 09, 2018

The Senate on Wednesday rejected the report of its Joint Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence on the killing of 73 indigenes in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. THE House of Representatives on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris and replace him with a more competent person. (more...)
SpiceJet passengers have narrow escape as flight tyre bursts in Chennai SpiceJet passengers have narrow escape as flight tyre bursts in Chennai
- February 09, 2018

The crew made a decision to turn back and landed safety at Chennai . Two flights were diverted to Bengaluru and another to Tuticorin, they added. "On inspection, it was found to be tyre pieces and the SpiceJet flight was called back", Chennai Airport Director G. (more...)
Scientists successfully grow human eggs in lab Scientists successfully grow human eggs in lab
- February 09, 2018

The research could be particularly relevant for girls who have not gone through puberty. Writing in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction , researchers from Edinburgh and NY describe how they took ovarian tissue from 10 women in their late twenties and thirties and, over four steps involving different cocktails of nutrients, encouraged the eggs to develop from their earliest form to maturity. (more...)
If you have acne, you're more likely to have depression, too If you have acne, you're more likely to have depression, too
- February 09, 2018

The researchers analysed data from The Health Improvement Network (THIN). Canadian investigators have found that the risk for major depression is greatest within a year of acne diagnosis. "This study highlights an important link between skin disease and mental illness", the paper's lead author, Dr. Isabelle Vallerand, told Science Daily . (more...)
Weekly flu cases decrease for first time this season Weekly flu cases decrease for first time this season
- February 09, 2018

Nationally, flu season has arrived stronger than projected, according to federal health officials. "As long as there are active cases of the flu in the community which there definitely still are right now, it's recommended to go ahead and still get the flu shot", said Dr. (more...)
Here's Where Lawmakers Are As The Shutdown Deadline Approaches Here's Where Lawmakers Are As The Shutdown Deadline Approaches
- February 09, 2018

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., called the spending bill "a debt junkie's dream", adding, "I'm not only a no". Hoyer's overture comes as Republican Sen. Hopes for a midafternoon Senate vote were dashed by Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was holding the measure up - for now - in hopes of winning a vote to reverse its spending increases. (more...)
Waiting times at major A&E departments at worst ever level Waiting times at major A&E departments at worst ever level
- February 09, 2018

Doctors "knew there was going to be pressurised moments" when they went into medicine, but the current situation is "not sustainable", the health secretary has said. Figures also released by Public Health England (PHE) on Thursday show there have been 215 confirmed flu-related deaths so far this winter. Type 1 departments see close to 70% of patients and include most large hospital emergency departments where the most seriously ill patients are taken. (more...)
Woman's Facebook post will put you off using hand dryers Woman's Facebook post will put you off using hand dryers
- February 09, 2018

She then let the dish sit for three days and what grew in it was alarming. It's unclear what Ward's scientific background is. She went on to explain that the dish has "several strains of possible pathogenic fungi and bacteria " which end up on the hands of people who use enclosed hand dryers. (more...)
Sublime Virat Kohli guides India to crushing win against South Africa
- February 09, 2018

Shikar Dhawan gave Kohli good company with a score of 76 runs. Put in to bat, India were immediately on the backfoot with opener Rohit Sharma (0) continuing his struggle at the top of the order, before Kohli and Dhawan joined forces to take the attack to the opposition. (more...)
Kansas flu deaths include a former police chief and two Wichita children Kansas flu deaths include a former police chief and two Wichita children
- February 09, 2018

Kevin Baynes, 7, passed away on January 29 just two days after being diagnosed with influenza , and Michael Messenger, a 12-year-old MI boy died of the flu on January 11 after testing negative for influenza. "There's some talk of the vaccine being less effective this year". The three types of flu viruses: influenza A, B, and C, all cause illness in humans. (more...)
Despite the Thriller in Minny, Super Bowl Ratings Take a Tumble
- February 08, 2018

The show was seen by just under 27 million people, its largest audience ever and the highest for any show with the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot in six years. That number is expected to swell further once the out-of-home ratings are added to the linear and streaming stats. Fox was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.3 million. (more...)
Durham University student Olivia Burt dies outside nightclub Durham University student Olivia Burt dies outside nightclub
- February 08, 2018

They said a joint investigation with Durham City Council would look to establish the circumstances surrounding Mrs Burt's death outside the Missoula nightclub. 'CPR was in progress and we sent three resources, including our HART team, as well as on officer, and sadly the patient died at the scene'. A post-mortem examination confirmed the first-year natural sciences student died as a result of head injuries. (more...)
Gerber Baby 2018: First Child With Down Syndrome to Win Annual Contest Gerber Baby 2018: First Child With Down Syndrome to Win Annual Contest
- February 08, 2018

As a result, his parents will receive a grand cash prize of $50,000. Bill Partyka, CEO and President of Gerber said that it was Lucas's smile and happy expression that captured his team's heart and to bestow the honor on him. Baby Lucas from Dalton, Georgia "won the judges over with his glowing and giggly smile and was chosen among more than 140,000 entries", according to a press release from the company. (more...)
Help sought for Filipino children given dengue vaccine Help sought for Filipino children given dengue vaccine
- February 08, 2018

The 14 children were among the 830,000 who got the vaccine as part of the world's first public dengue immunization program in 2016 and 2017. "We are anxious with this insistence of trying to link some deaths of children with the vaccine, something we have absolutely no evidence of", he said. (more...)