Medical


Lung Cancer Affecting More American Women Ever Than Men Lung Cancer Affecting More American Women Ever Than Men
- May 26, 2018

There's some proof with African-Americans who smoke less cigarettes daily yet have greater lung cancer rates than other groups, he stated . "We really don't know why this is and we are going to do further research.", said Dr. "We do not believe sex differences in smoking behavior explain our finding of a gender crossover". The lead author of the study, Ahmedin Jemal, Ph.D., stated that the 85% of lung cancer cases are related to smoking but men still smoke than women per day. (more...)
Paying smokers to quit seems to work - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona Paying smokers to quit seems to work - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
- May 26, 2018

He's an associate professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. In fact, as other studies have shown , they may be doing more harm than good by introducing teens who have never smoked to cigarettes. (more...)
Qualifier 2 match - Summary Qualifier 2 match - Summary
- May 25, 2018

Sunrisers faced Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier in which they lost by 2 wickets as the yellow brigade chased down 140 thanks to Faf du Plessis' unbeaten 67. Bowling-wise, both teams prefer to field five frontline practitioners. MS Dhoni's men are still awaiting the victor of Friday's tie but a promotional video for the IPL final featuring CSK and KKR players reportedly released on Hotstar, the video streaming portal of the cash-rich league's official broadcaster Star Sports, ... (more...)
As CO2 Is Rising Rice Loses B Vitamins As CO2 Is Rising Rice Loses B Vitamins
- May 25, 2018

It is somewhere signaling bad news for the about two billion people whose primary food source is rice. "We have some rice varieties that show a stronger response to Carbon dioxide and they are able to convert more of that Carbon dioxide into seed, which can be good", said senior study author Lewis Ziska, a scientist with the Department of Agriculture. (more...)
Nipah: Travellers asked to avoid 4 Kerala districts Nipah: Travellers asked to avoid 4 Kerala districts
- May 25, 2018

Infected people initially develop influenza-like symptoms of fever, headaches, myalgia (muscle pain), vomiting and sore throat. In the Mangaluru cases, both patients are from Kerala and they had met Nipah virus infected people while in hospital. (more...)
Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns
- May 25, 2018

In addition to our letters to companies who make these products, we urge parents, caregivers and retailers who sell them to heed our warnings and not use over-the-counter products containing benzocaine for teething pain. Instead, the academy suggests trying teething rings made of firm rubber or massaging a child's gums. It also repeated a previous warning to avoid homeopathic teething products , which may have a variety of possible side effects. (more...)
Sleeping in may help you live longer Sleeping in may help you live longer
- May 25, 2018

The groups were then subdivided based on how their weekday sleep habits compared with their weekend habits. The opposite side of the sleep scale is also unsafe, the study found. When people got enough sleep, it was found that their mortality risk is no higher than the ones who sleep for seven hours a day. That was true only for those under 65; the mortality difference disappeared for people who were older. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein To Surrender Following Sexual Assault Charges Harvey Weinstein To Surrender Following Sexual Assault Charges
- May 25, 2018

Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, declined to comment. We believe that they are constitutionally flawed. More than 90 women have alleged harassment and sexual assault by Weinstein, who has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex. (more...)
Polish author wins Booker International Prize Polish author wins Booker International Prize
- May 25, 2018

Ms. Tokarczuk's novel combines tales of modern-day travel with the story of a 17th century anatomist who dissected his own amputated leg and the journey of composer Frederic Chopin's heart from Paris to Warsaw after his death. Tokarczuk, who is a huge literary name in her native Poland was described by The Bookseller a year ago (17) as "probably one of the greatest living writers you have never heard of". (more...)
United States president cancels summit with North Korean leader United States president cancels summit with North Korean leader
- May 25, 2018

Now the North Koreans brought a small group of media there for a very specific goal. "I am struck by how, when we get close to where it looks like the North Koreans are about to take yes for an answer, they back off", Cha said. would use the " Libyan model " to approach North Korean disarmament. After Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi gave up his nuclear weapons program in 2003, an armed revolution aided by a US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military intervention ousted him in 2011. (more...)
Judge: Trump can't block Twitter users over political beliefs Judge: Trump can't block Twitter users over political beliefs
- May 24, 2018

Eugene Gu, School of Medicine '15 and a prominent figure on Twitter whom Trump blocked, won a federal lawsuit Wednesday along with six co-plaintiffs that ruled Trump can not block users based on their expressed views. One way to look at this is that Trump is deliberately creating a public forum each time he writes a new tweet. The Justice Department , which defended Mr. (more...)
Sen. Johnson gets his Right to Try bill passed in the House Sen. Johnson gets his Right to Try bill passed in the House
- May 24, 2018

Rather, the regulators would be steady in changing the rules for these institutions. "I think I hit the panic button in April", the Iowa Republican, who criticized the U.S. NPR's Chris Arnold reports. Another would allow more companies to file confidential initial public offerings without divulging all their sensitive financial information right away. (more...)
Carson Wentz participates in Eagles practice during OTAs Carson Wentz participates in Eagles practice during OTAs
- May 24, 2018

Carson Wentz spoke to the media on Tuesday, prior to participating with the Eagles in their OTAs. I don't view it as a political thing whatsoever. It's a great honor. Wentz, who had surgery to fix a torn ACL in December, participated in several drills Tuesday in the Eagles' first organized team activities practice. (more...)
Egypt: Prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained by authorities Egypt: Prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained by authorities
- May 23, 2018

Egyptian security officials have confirmed his arrest, adding that Abbas was detained on accusations of disseminating false news and joining an outlawed group. Thousands of people have been jailed, unauthorized protests have been banned and hundreds of websites, including many run by independent journalists and rights activists, have been blocked. (more...)
The dynamics of the Israeli-American-Russian triangle The dynamics of the Israeli-American-Russian triangle
- May 22, 2018

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced later that his country had destroyed nearly all of Iran's significant military infrastructure in Syria. The successful strategic dialogue between Israel and Russia has enabled Jerusalem to maintain its interests in Syria and Lebanon in recent years while avoiding friction with Moscow and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Oil prices fall but US-China trade truce caps losses Oil prices fall but US-China trade truce caps losses
- May 22, 2018

On the other hand, upstream oil exploration companies would benefit from higher oil prices . The behaviour of many oil producers and consumers exhibits a strong backward-looking component, so decisions tend to be based on where prices have been recently rather than where they are likely to go. (more...)
Ryanair: rising number of bags at gate may prompt review of rules Ryanair: rising number of bags at gate may prompt review of rules
- May 22, 2018

Low-priced carrier Ryanair has reported soaring annual profits this morning, but has warned its earnings will fall back in the next year due to higher costs and flat fares. Ryanair ( RYA .I) expects annual profits to fall for the first time in five years due to higher fuel and staffing costs and flat fares, Europe's biggest low-priced airline said on Monday. (more...)
Pakistan PM Abbasi visits kin of exchange student killed in United States Pakistan PM Abbasi visits kin of exchange student killed in United States
- May 22, 2018

Sheikh was studying in the USA through an exchange program facilitated by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme. The father of a Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the Santa Fe, Texas high school shooting said he hopes his daughter's death leads to gun reform in the U.S. (more...)
GE Close to Merging Transportation Division with Wabtec GE Close to Merging Transportation Division with Wabtec
- May 22, 2018

GE shareholders will also receive 50.1% ownership in the combined company. Betler will remain president and CEO of the merged company while its chairman, Albert Neupaver, has been re-appointed executive chairman. The transaction is expected to be tax free to the companies┬┤ respective shareholders. Katie Zoller, a spokeswoman for GE Transportation, said the broad port initiative is not affected by today's deal, and the unit is in discussions with other ports to develop similar programs. (more...)
Crowdfunded '3D' headphones startup Ossic shuts down; backers threaten lawsuit Crowdfunded '3D' headphones startup Ossic shuts down; backers threaten lawsuit
- May 22, 2018

OSSIC also raised substantial Seed Investment from sources other than crowdfunding, even though the funding method represented about half of total funding. OSSIC will shut down immediately, and the employees who have been working for free for the past six months will be let go. Thanks to a combination of a 32-core processor and inertial-measurement units, the headphones would allow you to hear and pinpoint sound in 360 degrees. (more...)
Curry says mom scolded him for Game 3 obscenity Curry says mom scolded him for Game 3 obscenity
- May 22, 2018

I mean, you can't do that with these guys". Then once the dam broke in the third quarter ... fans are just so happy when Steph scores. Curry said he barely remembered the moment afterward because he was in the throes of a heated game, which Golden State won 126-85 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. (more...)
Father of Exchange Student Killed in Santa Fe Shooting Wants Gun Reform Father of Exchange Student Killed in Santa Fe Shooting Wants Gun Reform
- May 21, 2018

Jaelyn Cogburn, 15, said that she had bonded with Sabikah, who lived with her family in Santa Fe, because, like her, she knew few people at Santa Fe High School. The prayer was said for her but also for "everyone suffering", Shaikh said. Pakistani Consulate in Houston organized the funeral service at Sugar Land's Masjid Sabireen. (more...)
'Scary' how much Trump knew about my daughter: Bill Gates 'Scary' how much Trump knew about my daughter: Bill Gates
- May 18, 2018

This wouldn't be the first time Gates spoke publicly about the content of that meeting, either. He was quizzed on the differences between the two conditions during a get-together at Trump Tower, when Mr Gates mentioned that science and innovation were great things. (more...)
US FDA approves Amgen migraine drug, price set at $6900/yr US FDA approves Amgen migraine drug, price set at $6900/yr
- May 18, 2018

Aimovig is produced by Amgen and Novartis, and it's expected to be available within a week, according to The New York Times. "Having a treatment created to specifically address the complex nature of migraine is an important and welcome step forward in headache medicine", said Stewart J. (more...)
First urban case of Ebola in Congo a 'game-changer' First urban case of Ebola in Congo a 'game-changer'
- May 18, 2018

Ebola spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids of infected people. A total of 44 cases of Ebola have been reported in Congo in this outbreak: three confirmed, 20 probable and 21 suspected, according to WHO. The city of nearly 1.2 million is on the Congo River, a busy travel corridor in the vast country and upstream from the capital, Kinshasa, a city of about 10 million. (more...)
Hotel pools a factor in water-related illness outbreaks Hotel pools a factor in water-related illness outbreaks
- May 18, 2018

While most park districts and major water parks adhere to CDC guidelines, Dr. Dorevitch said if you are unsure, ask the pools aquatics director about the protocol to keep the pool clean and safe. If you swallow the water it can cause diarrhea that lasts a week or two. The most important way to prevent these outbreaks is to educate swimmers. And it goes without saying that if you're bleeding or otherwise sick, stay out of the water, for your own sake and everyone else's. (more...)
FDA approves first non-opioid to treat withdrawal symptoms in adults FDA approves first non-opioid to treat withdrawal symptoms in adults
- May 17, 2018

Some patients - or doctors - may prefer an option like Lucemyra to ease withdrawal symptoms, as it the drug does not contain opioids. It is not an addiction treatment but can be part of a longer-term plan. Lucemyra can also effect the heart's electrical activity, which can increase risk of abnormal heart rhythms. The agency added that it's requiring 15 additional studies in both people and animals to evaluate factors such as longer-term use and the drug's effects on the liver. (more...)
The Lizards With Lime-Green Blood The Lizards With Lime-Green Blood
- May 17, 2018

The blood of skinks contains 40 times the lethal concentration found in humans. The green pigment comes from high levels of biliverdin, a "toxic waste product made during the body's normal breakdown of red blood cells", NPR reports. (more...)
'Surprising' study suggests exercise may make dementia worse 'Surprising' study suggests exercise may make dementia worse
- May 17, 2018

Nearly 500 people with dementia took part, with 329 embarking on a special exercise programme and 165 receiving their usual care. Currently, as a dementia therapy that does not involve medication, the NHS recommends group cognitive stimulation therapy classes, where sufferers undertake exercises created to improve their memory, problem-solving skills and language ability. (more...)
Thomas Markle's surgery keeps him away from daughter Meghan's wedding Thomas Markle's surgery keeps him away from daughter Meghan's wedding
- May 17, 2018

The palace says there will be six bridesmaids ranging from two to seven years old and four page boys , ranging from four to seven. Harry's best man will be his brother, Prince William. "The Mulroneys were, I think, quite instrumental in this relationship from the start", Nicholl said. Sounds like Meghan Markle isn't going to invite Samantha Markle to Christmas dinner anytime soon. (more...)