Medical


Slow walkers are twice at risk of heart-related death Slow walkers are twice at risk of heart-related death
- September 01, 2017

The individuals were also surveyed on the speed of their general walk - did they consider themselves walk at a slow pace, a steady/average pace, or a brisk pace? People were selected for the study if they were cancer-free and heart disease-free at the time of collecting their information. (more...)
British life sciences to get £160m funding boost British life sciences to get £160m funding boost
- September 01, 2017

Now UK business secretary Greg Clark and UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt have announced the investment of £160 million of funding to support the industry. The investment will be spread over four years and covers five major projects supporting advanced therapies, advanced medicines and vaccines development and manufacturing. (more...)
Canton First Baptist starts Hurricane Harvey relief effort Canton First Baptist starts Hurricane Harvey relief effort
- September 01, 2017

Officials from the Idaho Diaper Bank say shipping diapers is financially impossible for them, but a monetary donation can be used to purchase pallets of diapers wholesale through their Huggies program, and then be delivered directly to their Texas facility. (more...)
Stem cell treatment for Parkinson's shows promise in trial with monkeys Stem cell treatment for Parkinson's shows promise in trial with monkeys
- September 01, 2017

In addition to boosting dopamine production, the tests showed improved movement in affected monkeys and no tumors in their brains for at least two years. "Each animal received cells prepared from a different iPS cell donor". But the use of foetal tissue is fraught with practical and ethical problems. (more...)
SC Allows Pune-Based Woman To Abort 24-Week Old Foetus SC Allows Pune-Based Woman To Abort 24-Week Old Foetus
- September 01, 2017

Bobde and also comprising Justice L. Nageswar Rao, allowed her plea to abort her fetus. As the court permitted termination of pregnancy, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar informed the court that the Centre has written to all the state governments and the Union Territory administrations to set up permanent medical boards to examine such cases for termination of pregnancy. (more...)
Vincent's Ode to NY Vincent's Ode to NY
- September 01, 2017

Da Corte's video for " New York " looks and feels very much like a Da Corte production, filled with bright primary colors and odd design elements. If you've ever lived in Lower Manhattan, it's pretty much guaranteed you're going to feel some type of way when Clark sings " New York isn't NY without you, love/Too few of our old crew left on Astor" while pushing around the Astor Place Cube. (more...)
Taoiseach insists Public Services Card Taoiseach insists Public Services Card "is not a national ID card"
- September 01, 2017

He said the fears about data privacy surrounding the card are unfounded. He said: "There has been a considerable amount of scaremongering recently which is unjustified". In a statement, the Data Protection Commissioner said: "While a framework to authenticate identity for individuals availing of State services is an entirely legitimate government policy choice, transparency to the public on the underpinning legislative provisions, what data is being collected, for what objective, and with ... (more...)
Mom accused of overdosing while driving toddler to preschool Mom accused of overdosing while driving toddler to preschool
- September 01, 2017

It was the child's fifth birthday. While the girl waited for first responders, she told the dispatcher of how she had lost her tooth recently and received a "lucky penny" from the tooth fairy. The prescription bottle was filled with 30 pills on August 27th, but officers noted only two pills were left. She says she must have blacked out as she had been under a lot of stress. (more...)
Gibson appointed South Africa head coach Gibson appointed South Africa head coach
- September 01, 2017

The news confirms the departure of Russell Domingo who has moved to the role of head coach of the A side. His contract will run from mid-September when he starts preparing the squad for the home series against Bangladesh until the conclusion of the ICC World Cup in mid-2019. (more...)
Miss UK hands back crown after being asked to lose weight Miss UK hands back crown after being asked to lose weight
- September 01, 2017

Just to name a few. She now wants to raise awareness about "rogue" pageants . "Let me tell you something, pageant girls are more than just a number on a clothing tag". "I have had some really wonderful experiences through being in the pageant industry and made some lifelong friends and memories". However, I don't believe anyone should be able to manipulate you and tiresome your sparkle. (more...)
At Least 19 Dead as Condemned Mumbai Building Collapses At Least 19 Dead as Condemned Mumbai Building Collapses
- September 01, 2017

There have been three building collapses in Mumbai over the past two months. The Chief Minister also directed the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner to focus on immediate medical assistance to the injured persons. Among them was Sayed Sabir, who came looking for his sister. The collapsed building had an unstable foundation and was vulnerable to extreme rainfall, India Today reported. (more...)
Is Angoori Bhabhi Aka Shilpa Shinde Too Pricey For Bigg Boss 11? Is Angoori Bhabhi Aka Shilpa Shinde Too Pricey For Bigg Boss 11?
- September 01, 2017

The promo of the show got released last week which gained a lot of attention from the audience. " Bigg Boss makers were keen on having Shilpa Shinde as their celebrity contestant, as she is lovely, talented and short tempered too, which would be all the valid reason for her joining the show". (more...)
Nigerian gov't forces kill top Boko Haram commanders Nigerian gov't forces kill top Boko Haram commanders
- August 31, 2017

Lake Chad surrounded by four countries - Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad - has seen deadly violence by Boko Haram militants since it announced armed struggle against the Nigerian government in 2009 to create an Islamic state. "This will help these people to rebuild their lives in safety therefore, reducing the threat of radicalisation and migration for the United Kingdom at home". (more...)
Texas Will Accept Mexico's Offer for Harvey Relief Texas Will Accept Mexico's Offer for Harvey Relief
- August 31, 2017

The lack of an immediate USA acceptance of the help prompted speculation that the Trump administration was snubbing the neighbor that Trump once accused of sending drugs, criminals and rapists into the U.S. The U.S. hasn't formally responded to the offer to say whether it will accept it. Trump and Mexico's government also remain at odds over his demand that Mexico pay for the border wall that he wants to construct to help keep out those who seek to enter the US illegally. (more...)
Study Finds New Dads in US Are Older Then Ever Study Finds New Dads in US Are Older Then Ever
- August 31, 2017

When seen according to ethnicities, Asian-American dads, especially Japanese- and Vietnamese-American dads were an average of 36 years and over. The study is authored by Yash Khandwala, a medical student at the University of California-San Diego who was a research scholar to Michael Eisenberg , an assistant professor of urology at Stanford. (more...)
Blue Whale Game surfaces in Assam: Affects Boy mentally and physically Blue Whale Game surfaces in Assam: Affects Boy mentally and physically
- August 31, 2017

There was also reportedly a sheet of paper near him on which it was scribbled that 'the blue whale challenge is not a game and is unsafe, once you start you can not escape'. He had confessed in an interview that he incited 17 teenagers for committing suicide . "The Chief Medical Officer is supervising the post-mortem which was being video recorded while police have constituted a special cell under a Superintendent to probe the case", he said. (more...)
Drug overdose awareness day set in Baltimore Drug overdose awareness day set in Baltimore
- August 31, 2017

Drug overdoses are now killing Americans at a faster rate than auto crashes. "There is a lot of shame and stigma around drug-related deaths, it's important that we acknowledge the pain of everyone affected by overdose and support them in their grief". (more...)
What Igbo Governors told Nnamdi Kanu will surprise you What Igbo Governors told Nnamdi Kanu will surprise you
- August 31, 2017

In a statement, the former Kaduna State Governor had said the IPOB leader was not a common criminal and as such arresting him, Kanu, will spell doom for Nigeria . It was the first time the governors are meeting Kanu, who is championing the pro-Biafra agitation in the South-East and parts of the South-South. Our correspondent equally learnt that the governors at the meeting which held behind closed doors, spoke of the need for an "amicable resolution" of issues raised by the pro-Biafra ... (more...)
Harvey kills Houston police officer, 14 others Harvey kills Houston police officer, 14 others
- August 31, 2017

Boulevard in southeast Houston . Four others were arrested late Monday after a deputy constable saw a suspicious pickup outside of a shoe store in a shopping center on Old Spanish Trail, court records show. 9K police and fire working to serve. A small staff of prosecutors with the district attorney's office has been sleeping in shifts to remain at the courthouse to file charges around the clock. (more...)
Gas prices to spike as Harvey takes out refineries Gas prices to spike as Harvey takes out refineries
- August 31, 2017

Prices are hovering near the 10-day moving average at 2.92. "People will see higher prices trickle through, not just higher gas prices but also perhaps higher prices for fruits and vegetables as it costs more to get them to markets, and a higher price for the airline tickets to go visit your mother at Christmas time", says Peter Morci, Economist. (more...)
AAP MLAs reach Baijal's residence AAP MLAs reach Baijal's residence
- August 31, 2017

However, a delegation of almost 45 MLAs assembled in front of Raj Niwas. The MLAs entered the L-G's house at 2:30 pm and came out at around 9 pm on Wednesday, after Baijal chose to meet them, along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the cabinet, at 5 pm on Thursday. (more...)
How to donate after a disaster and avoid scams How to donate after a disaster and avoid scams
- August 31, 2017

The BBB urges donors to be cautious and ask the charity about its transportation and distribution plans, and to be wary of organizations without disaster relief experience. The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group is a south Texas organization that will be assisting in the long-term recovery. Keep in mind that some crowdfunding sites do very little vetting of individuals who decide to post for assistance after a disaster. (more...)
United Nations chief: Trump may incite 'violence against the media United Nations chief: Trump may incite 'violence against the media
- August 31, 2017

A Jordanian prince, al-Hussein said that Trump's repeated criticism of U.S. news outlets such as the New York Times , the Washington Post and CNN was "an incitement for others to attack journalists". Zeid has been an outspoken critic of Trump , despite the USA being the top voluntary contributor to his office. In June, he accused Trump of a "persistent flirtation" with torture. (more...)
Sessions calls for 'a culture that's hostile to drug use' Sessions calls for 'a culture that's hostile to drug use'
- August 31, 2017

Drug overdoses claimed more lives past year than Americans killed in the Vietnam War and 2017 is scheduled to do the same. "That will be the highest drug death toll and the fastest increase in that death toll in American history", Session stated, adding that "this is not a sustainable trend nor an acceptable America". (more...)
Human West Nile Cases In Simcoe Muskoka Human West Nile Cases In Simcoe Muskoka
- August 31, 2017

Before 1999, when it was detected in New York City, West Nile virus was found in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. "The positive bird means that residents of Buffalo County need to be more cautious to prevent mosquito bites", April Loeffler, Health Officer said. (more...)
Juventus Complete Loan Deal For Howedes Juventus Complete Loan Deal For Howedes
- August 31, 2017

The 29-year-old German worldwide, who has spent his entire career with Bundesliga side Schalke, was targeted by the Italian champions to bolster their defence. Hoewedes was one of the few to play every minute of Germany's seven matches on their way to winning the title in Brazil in 2014. The Old Lady have been on the look out for a new defender ever since Leonardo Bonucci completed his stunning switch to AC Milan last month, and Howedes will be his replacement. (more...)
Yemen's Houthi, Saleh forces agree to ease tensions Yemen's Houthi, Saleh forces agree to ease tensions
- August 30, 2017

Saleh's General People's Congress party said in a statement on Sunday that "remaining silent on the incident would open the door to strife that would be hard to contain". On Sunday UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged warring parties in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid into the country, namely by re-opening the worldwide airport in Sanaa and Hodeida port. (more...)
In historic first, FDA approves Novartis CAR-T therapy In historic first, FDA approves Novartis CAR-T therapy
- August 30, 2017

The T-cells are collected then sent to a manufacturing center where they are genetically modified before being infused back into the patient. Novartis did not immediately disclose the therapy's price, but it is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. (more...)
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...)