Medical


App uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer App uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer
- August 30, 2017

This app basically scans the eye for increased levels of bilirubin , which can help in early diagnosis and treatment . The goal of the app is to detect raised bilirubin levels before they're visible to the naked eye. For now, the app relies on a specially designed 3D printed smartphone holder that captures a picture of the patient's eye. but soon enough the developers are confident that Biliscreen would be able to diagnose without the help of any additional accessories. (more...)
HSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake HSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake
- August 30, 2017

We strongly urge all parents, teenagers, and interested parties to visit this trusted source where they will learn about the vaccine, how it saves lives and its excellent safety record. HSE National Director of Health and Wellbeing Dr Stephanie O'Keeffe said the World Health Organisation and every national regulatory body in the world has found that the HPV vaccine does not cause any of the alleged side effects. (more...)
Fitbit launches its first health and fitness smartwatch Fitbit launches its first health and fitness smartwatch
- August 30, 2017

The introduction of a relative SpO2 sensor for estimating blood oxygen levels opens the potential for tracking important new indicators about wearer's health, such as sleep apnea, according to a Fitbit press release. "This allowed Xiaomi to throttle up on its cheap devices within the China market and for Apple to leverage its position as the leading smartwatch provider worldwide. (more...)
Pa., NJ among 13 states hit by illness linked to pet turtles Pa., NJ among 13 states hit by illness linked to pet turtles
- August 30, 2017

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now investing the case of the linkage between the pet turtles with the Salmonella outbreak that has affected many people in U.S. The CDC sequenced the genome of the salmonella bacteria found on turtles collected at a local street vendor and the salmonella found in the sick people, and found that they were closely related. (more...)
Buhari to reward victorious D' Tigresses with N1m each Buhari to reward victorious D' Tigresses with N1m each
- August 30, 2017

In his remarks at the brief ceremony the Minister of Sport, Solomon Dalung said the fortunes of the country in terms of sports have been on the rise since the inception of the Buhari led administration. "We feel overjoyed that the President invited us to come here". The team captain, Aisha Mohammed , had this to say about the cash reward: "that will motivate us to do more by the grace of God". (more...)
Nigerian president chairs first cabinet meeting since return from medical leave Nigerian president chairs first cabinet meeting since return from medical leave
- August 30, 2017

The team members were hosted by the President at the Council Chamber prior to the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The team won the 2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket tournament in Mali and also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup slated for Spain. (more...)
US GDP Growth In Q2 Upwardly Revised By More Than Expected US GDP Growth In Q2 Upwardly Revised By More Than Expected
- August 30, 2017

Growth in the U.S. expanded in the second quarter at a greater pace than previously estimated, as personal consumption and non-residential investment increased by more than forecast in the flash estimate . The more robust GDP reading reflected stronger consumer spending and business investment, offset in part by a steeper pullback in spending by state and local governments. (more...)
The Royals Just Can't Score The Royals Just Can't Score
- August 30, 2017

Cash praised the veteran righty for battling to keep his team close, especially through the fourth inning when he and catcher Wilson Ramos were having issues that led to a run and three wild pitches total, but Cobb took no solace in that. "It came down to one pitch, and I didn't make that pitch". You never know when they could get healthy again. Junis was removed after giving up Evan Longoria's single. (more...)
FDA to patients with St. Jude pacemakers FDA to patients with St. Jude pacemakers
- August 30, 2017

The device will run on backup mode during the process, but all life-sustaining features will still be available. It was the second round of updates for the heart implants that Abbott has announced since buying medical device maker St. Abbott said it would also update the software embedded in pacemakers to reduce the risk of hacking. However, officials warned that there is always a potential issue with reloading previous version if the update is incomplete, a loss of programmed settings, ... (more...)
Critically ill babies evacuated from Texas ahead of Harvey Critically ill babies evacuated from Texas ahead of Harvey
- August 30, 2017

The newborns, some weight less than a pound, will stay at the NICU at Cook's Children's Medical Center. The babies were transported despite their delicate status because of the danger of power loss associated with the storm, said Debbie Boudreaux, the hospital's director of transport. (more...)
Doctors indulge in verbal spat during surgery of pregnant woman Doctors indulge in verbal spat during surgery of pregnant woman
- August 30, 2017

Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Aug 30 ( ANI): In a shocking incident, two doctors forgot their Hippocratic Oath and got indulged in a verbal spat inside the operation theatre during the surgery of a pregnant woman in Rajasthan's Jodhpur. All in all, the team that was inside the operating theatre on that day failed a mother, her child and a patient. While there is no concrete medical evidence at the moment to suggest that the heated exchange resulted in the death of the newborn, experts quoted by ... (more...)
Skeleton reveals unborn baby of a Jurassic 'shark' Skeleton reveals unborn baby of a Jurassic 'shark'
- August 30, 2017

Artistic impression of Ichthyosaurus with embryo. "The preliminary conclusion is that Ichthyosaurus , as a more basal genus, compared with later genera that had higher numbers of embryos, may only have had one embryo", Sachs told Motherboard . (more...)
Ahead Of November Verdict On Aadhaar, Government Extends A Key Deadline Ahead Of November Verdict On Aadhaar, Government Extends A Key Deadline
- August 30, 2017

It was not immediately clear if an extension will also be given for the August 31 deadline for people to link their Aadhaar numbers with their PAN . A window will appear in to the site, assisting you to link your Aadhaar and PAN . However, the SMS facility is only for users whose names are identical on Aadhaar and PAN cards. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey-displaced dogs and cats find a home in Atlanta Hurricane Harvey-displaced dogs and cats find a home in Atlanta
- August 30, 2017

Ideally, she wants dogs and cats in Houston to end up with their owners. "They contacted us and asked if we could take a whole planeload, we reached out to our partners, they said immediately 'yes.' In fact, so many groups have now responded that we may not have that many up for adoption from our program", Cammisa said. (more...)
Tasmanian girl, 11, fighting for life after being shot in face Tasmanian girl, 11, fighting for life after being shot in face
- August 30, 2017

The ABC reported the shooting took place inside a vehicle. Police were called to the Deloraine Medical Centre at about 9pm Tuesday where the girl was undergoing treatment . She was then taken to Launceston General Hospital before she was flown to Melbourne. "Police were everywhere", one said. Police are continuing to interview witnesses and examine the scene. (more...)
Advisory Breaks Up and Sells Following Elliott Campaign Advisory Breaks Up and Sells Following Elliott Campaign
- August 30, 2017

Among 17 analysts covering Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Mngmt Inc invested in 802,391 shares or 2.06% of the stock. (ABCO) announced Tuesday, Aug. 29, that it will split the company and sell the parts to two different buyers. It has outperformed by 46.98% the S&P500. (more...)
Professor Condemns Texans Deserve Hurricane Harvey for Supporting Trump Professor Condemns Texans Deserve Hurricane Harvey for Supporting Trump
- August 29, 2017

Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey posted the tweet and two responses on Sunday before removing the entire thread and his profile photo. "Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesnt care about them" Sunday afternoon. "Yep, those who voted for him [Trump] here deserve it as well", he responded. "I never intended it to be that". The university told WFTS that Storey made these comments on his private account and "they don't represent the university's views". (more...)
Trump Again Threatens NAFTA Exit to Pressure Canada, Mexico Trump Again Threatens NAFTA Exit to Pressure Canada, Mexico
- August 29, 2017

One of the worst trade deals ever signed. NAFTA did away with most barriers, including tariffs, on trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Ignoring Trump's threats, Gutierrez said in a statement that "As we have done in the past, Mexico stands with Texas in this hard moment". (more...)
Criminalizing marital rape may become tool for harassing husbands: Center to HC Criminalizing marital rape may become tool for harassing husbands: Center to HC
- August 29, 2017

According to the affidavit filed in the court, the government said, "Marital rape in India can not be criminalized as India has its own unique set of problems like literacy, lack of financial empowerment of the majority of females, mindset of the society, vast diversity, poverty, etc". (more...)
INVESTOR ALERT: Investigation of Acorda Therapeutics Announced by Holzer & Holzer INVESTOR ALERT: Investigation of Acorda Therapeutics Announced by Holzer & Holzer
- August 29, 2017

The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by Cowen & Co. Acorda Therapeutics said today it will work to address FDA concerns that prompted the agency to send a "Refuse to File" (RTF) letter in response to the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment Inbrija™ (CVT-301). (more...)
Slow and Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race Slow and Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race
- August 29, 2017

Most notably, it is an observational study, and therefore can't prove cause and effect. In order to understand the underlying reasons why some people have decreased success with weight loss programs and determine the predictors that might enhance future treatment outcomes, the team of psychologists enrolled 183 obese or overweighed participants in a one-year weight loss program with a follow up one or two years after the program started. (more...)
Moderate fat consumption may lower risk of death, global study finds Moderate fat consumption may lower risk of death, global study finds
- August 29, 2017

Mente. Study participants had an age range of 35 to 70 and came from 18 low, middle and high income countries. A quarter of the 135,000 subjects - mostly in poorer nations - derived more than 70 percent of their daily calories from carbohydrates , while half had less than seven percent saturated fats in their diet. (more...)
Women dressed as nuns attempt to rob bank Women dressed as nuns attempt to rob bank
- August 29, 2017

The incident occurred at a Citizens Bank near Tannersville, WNEP reported. The women, dressed in habits, carried handbags and one wore a pair of sunglasses. The robbers were described as two Hispanic women, around five-foot-tall with medium build. Authorities warned that the women are armed and risky. (more...)
'Dramatic Flooding' Primary Concern as Harvey Rages On 'Dramatic Flooding' Primary Concern as Harvey Rages On
- August 29, 2017

The scale of such efforts pales in comparison to what Houston would have faced, with the population of the five parishes included in the federal emergency declaration approved on Monday totalling fewer than 340,000 people. Up to 20 more inches of rain could fall in the coming days, on top of the 30 inches some areas have experienced so far. But as the Louisiana parish where he serves as emergency preparedness director faces its own deluge from Tropical Storm Harvey , Gremillion also ... (more...)
Sleeping In Cars, Walking Through Water, Texans Braved Harvey To Find Shelter Sleeping In Cars, Walking Through Water, Texans Braved Harvey To Find Shelter
- August 29, 2017

Since Friday when Harvey reached Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, the storm has affected about 25 percent of the state's population, or 6.8 million people in 18 counties and has been blamed for at least two deaths. He said officials are requesting volunteers and supplies for its emergency efforts. People evacuate a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday. (more...)
LG to make its appliances work with Amazon Echo LG to make its appliances work with Amazon Echo
- August 29, 2017

Long expected and highly anticipated, Amazon today announced that its flagship Echo devices now support synchronized music playback. You might set an Echo and an Echo Dot in your bedroom and an office, for example, and name the group "upstairs". (more...)
U.S. family of 6 presumed dead after van sinks in Harvey floods U.S. family of 6 presumed dead after van sinks in Harvey floods
- August 29, 2017

The children's great-uncle was trying to drive all of them to a safer place when the van nose-dived into the water near Greens Bayou, the relatives said. Authorities did not immediately verify the report, and no bodies have been recovered. Witnesses said first responders were in the area, but were unable to rescue the passengers. (more...)
Ameriprise Financial Inc. Has $242.56 Million Stake in Amgen Inc. (AMGN)
- August 29, 2017

Rothschild Investment Corp increased Amgen Inc ( AMGN ) stake by 8.63% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 71,614 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $11,750,000 after buying an additional 1,301 shares during the period. (more...)
Sindh transgender community rejects census results, announces protest Sindh transgender community rejects census results, announces protest
- August 29, 2017

It said it did not manipulate the results. The Sindh government had rejected the results of the census and chose to call an all parties conference (APC) on this issue. President of the Sindh chapter of the Gender Interactive Alliance (Gia) Bindiya Rana said that they were heartbroken after reviewing the results. He said there is a certain group in the country that doesn't want equal distribution of resources. (more...)
Odisha twins separated partially, shifted to ICU — AIIMS Surgery Odisha twins separated partially, shifted to ICU — AIIMS Surgery
- August 29, 2017

Ashok Mohapatra. In a almost 24-hour surgery, attempted for the first time in India, the surgeons have been able to partially separate the brains of the twins and to create venous bypass, since the two shared veins that return blood to the heart from the brain. (more...)