Medical


American Airlines Resumes Passenger Flights to Puerto Rico, Helps With Relief
- October 05, 2017

Playa Lucia, a beach on the island commonly known as "Dead Dog Beach", homes dozens of abandoned dogs (though not hundreds, as previous reports claimed). "They got it. They understand what life is all about'". "After what they have been through, what they have witnessed, we never want them to suffer again". (more...)
Arrests made in Saudi Arabia following moves against critics of crown prince Arrests made in Saudi Arabia following moves against critics of crown prince
- October 05, 2017

Their motives and links are being verified. The first 24 arrests took place following protests in front of the headquarters of the governorate in the Hail region, according to an Interior Ministry statement carried by Saudi Press Agency . (more...)
NNPC saga: Senator Maeba 'attacks' Kachikwu over Baru NNPC saga: Senator Maeba 'attacks' Kachikwu over Baru
- October 05, 2017

The resolution followed the unanimous adoption of a motion entitled "Allegation of corruption against NNPC Trading: Time to conduct a holistic investigation" raised by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Imo East). The statement also referred to allegations that Duke Oil had received favourable treatment that gave it an advantage over competitors. " Will it be considered a 'hate speech ' if we say the money being stolen by President Buhari's men are being kept aside into a special pool for the ... (more...)
Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 30 Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 30
- October 05, 2017

While plague strikes Madagascar annually, what makes this outbreak unique is that it is hitting large urban areas and is striking in greater numbers than expected for this time of year. It plans to appeal for $1.5 million to fully respond to the needs. Plague is commonly associated with poverty, as it is effectively able to spread in densely-populated areas with poor sanitary conditions and health services. (more...)
McDavid nets hat trick, Oilers blank Flames 3-0 in opener McDavid nets hat trick, Oilers blank Flames 3-0 in opener
- October 05, 2017

They made plays. They threw pucks to the net. The last line of defense is in capable hands - netminder Cam Talbot appeared in an NHL-high 73 games last season and tied for the league lead with 42 victories. Outshot 45-26, and Corsi'ed into the ice, the only man that stood between a 3-0 game and a 6-0 game was Smith, who was spectacular. The two teams will face off five times this season... (more...)
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT)
- October 05, 2017

BidaskClub raised Sarepta Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded Sarepta Therapeutics from a neutral rating to a buy rating and raised their price target for the company from $27.43 to $65.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. (more...)
Drinking Black Tea Regularly Can Improve Weight Loss Efforts Drinking Black Tea Regularly Can Improve Weight Loss Efforts
- October 05, 2017

A new animal study was conducted by researchers at the UCLA to look for changes in intestinal bacteria of mice after giving them black or green tea. While it increases the bacteria make body lean. However, the polyphenols in black tea are way more helpful if you are willing to lose some weight, Whereas green tea contains the polyphenols which are better for overall health benefits. (more...)
What is Zakia Jafri's case against PM Narendra Modi? What is Zakia Jafri's case against PM Narendra Modi?
- October 05, 2017

An Indian high court on Thursday upheld a probe clearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top officials of complicity over 2002 riots which led to over 1,000 deaths, majority minority Muslims. The court while rejecting Jafri's allegation of a larger conspiracy, however, allowed her to challenge the lower court's decision that said it had no power to direct the SIT to further probe the matter. (more...)
A better way to donate blood in a tragedy A better way to donate blood in a tragedy
- October 05, 2017

Since the Las Vegas shooting, the MVRBC has seen an increase in donors, but spokesman Kirby Winn said that this is a reminder for people to continue to donate year-round. "It is times like this that people need blood the most". “With so many disasters happening back-to-back, we always need more volunteers, ” Ochsner said. (more...)
Canada August trade deficit widens to C$3.4 bln on lower exports Canada August trade deficit widens to C$3.4 bln on lower exports
- October 05, 2017

Economists had expected the trade deficit to narrow to $42.7 billion from the $43.7 billion originally reported for the previous month. Exports to the United States, which accounted for 74.8 percent of Canadian goods exports in August, fell by 1.8 percent, while imports rose by 0.9 percent. (more...)
Why you should wait until closer to the holidays to donate blood Why you should wait until closer to the holidays to donate blood
- October 05, 2017

The Red Cross has responded by providing more than 250 blood products to hospitals in the Las Vegas area. Since then, blood donation centers in the city have seen people waiting for hours to give blood. The Red Cross says the tragedy illustrates the fact that it's blood that's already on the shelves that saves lives during emergencies. The campaign titled " LAS VEGAS VICTIMS' FUND " raised more than $4 million in one day, exceeding its goals of $1 million, $2 million, $2.5 mill and ... (more...)
Rested players back for All Blacks to face Springboks
- October 05, 2017

Despite Springbok coach Allister Coetzee publicly writing off his side's chances, Hansen believes that behind the scenes they will be seething over their 57-0 humiliation when they played the All Blacks in New Zealand last month. Hansen says it was simply the turns of Lienert-Brown and Perenara to be rested. The majority of the squad arrived on Monday after a long trip from Buenos Aires where they beat Argentina 36-10 on Sunday to secure the annual southern hemisphere competition's title ... (more...)
Patrick Marleau scores first two goals with Toronto Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau scores first two goals with Toronto Maple Leafs
- October 05, 2017

As luck would have it, they also found their hands. Denis and Jeannette Marleau drove 10 hours from Aneroid, Saskatchewan, to watch son Patrick's first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs . That prompted Jets head coach Paul Maurice to get out the hook, sending in Connor Hellebuyck to mop up. "Just play good", was Babcock's message to the final cuts. (more...)
A man breaks an bad record with his latest drunk driving arrest A man breaks an bad record with his latest drunk driving arrest
- October 05, 2017

An off-duty sheriff's deputy was in the VFW and saw Bettcher drinking. Thinking that Bettcher appeared drunk, knowing his extensive history and fearing he would drive, the deputy called authorities who were on-duty. The officer turned on his car's lights and sirens, but Bettcher kept driving for 200 yards until finally stopping. He initially refused to roll down the window and get out of the auto and then berated the arresting officer. (more...)
74-year-old Natarajan to get 2 organs from donor 74-year-old Natarajan to get 2 organs from donor
- October 05, 2017

Activists also questioned the source of funding for the air lifting of the patient, who is said to belong to a very poor family, from Tiruchy to the Global Hospital. According to a press release issued by hospital on Monday, "Currently, he is admitted at the Liver Intensive Care Unit, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai , under the team headed by Professor Mohamed Rela, with worsening liver failure, kidney failure and lung congestion and his condition remains critical". (more...)
CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (CTMX) Earns "Hold" Rating from Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc
- October 05, 2017

The company had a rise in short interest of 5.18% between August 15, 2017 and August 31, 2017. BidaskClub upgraded shares of CytomX Therapeutics from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CTMX ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. Director Frederick W. Gluck disclosed the sale of 5,000 shares of ( CTMX ). (more...)
Delhi govt moves resolution in House against metro fare hike Delhi govt moves resolution in House against metro fare hike
- October 04, 2017

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty, who is a member of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC ) Board, to convene an emergency meeting of the body over the proposed metro fare hike . The DMRC's own data shows that the fare hike in May resulted in a decrease in ridership by 5 per cent in June; while in the same month in the past two years the ridership had gone up by 8 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively. (more...)
Bill to regularise 15000 guest teachers in Delhi passed Bill to regularise 15000 guest teachers in Delhi passed
- October 04, 2017

Alleging a nexus between the LG and the bureaucracy Kejriwal said, "Hum Delhi ke maalik hai (we are Delhi's masters), not the bureaucracy". "Seeing no scope for meaningful discussion, the opposition had no choice but to walk out of the house in protest", Gupta later said in a statement. (more...)
Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of asthma exacerbations Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of asthma exacerbations
- October 04, 2017

Response: Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide and is estimated to cause nearly 400,000 deaths annually. "Most people understand that vitamin D is critical for bone and muscle health", said Carlos Camargo of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the study's senior author. (more...)
Business in the Community calls for workplace mental health training Business in the Community calls for workplace mental health training
- October 04, 2017

Although 53% of people feel comfortable talking about mental health at work, a significant percentage of employees risk serious repercussions for disclosing a mental health issue. "We want employers to recognise that in protecting and promoting mental health and wellness of workers, in the long run we all benefit", she said. Cllr Mark Rowley, Kettering Council's portfolio holder for housing, communications and youth, said: "World Mental Health Awareness Day is hugely beneficial for those ... (more...)
Here's How Many Lives Have Been Spared From Breast Cancer Since 1989 Here's How Many Lives Have Been Spared From Breast Cancer Since 1989
- October 04, 2017

B-You Fitness is partnering with the nonprofit Twisted Pink, which provides a focus on stage 4 or metastatic breast cancer. The colored newspaper also serves as a reminder from the Breast Center at Floyd Medical Center, which seeks to educate and empower cancer patients. (more...)
Pesto 'saltier than seawater', claim health campaigners Pesto 'saltier than seawater', claim health campaigners
- October 04, 2017

Both products were found by CASH, at 3.30g of salt per 100g, to be 30 per cent saltier than seawater and contain 2.5 times more salt than salted peanuts. Pesto is also high in saturated fats, with nearly half of those surveyed (44%) potentially receiving a red label for saturates on front of pack labelling. (more...)
Obesity-Related Cancers Rising, as Other Cancers Fall Obesity-Related Cancers Rising, as Other Cancers Fall
- October 04, 2017

In 2014, overweight- and obesity-related cancers accounted for up to 40 percent of all cancer diagnoses in the US -roughly 630,000 diagnoses in one year. The trends we are reporting today are concerning - Schuchat said. Many people are not aware that being overweight and having obesity are associated with some cancers. (more...)
Metro Detroit mom jailed for not vaccinating son: 'I'm a passionate mother' Metro Detroit mom jailed for not vaccinating son: 'I'm a passionate mother'
- October 04, 2017

A MI mother was told she'd face jail time if she didn't get her son vaccinated. Bredow had a week to have the child brought up to date on his vaccines, according to the judge's court order. She says vaccinations go against her beliefs and she should have raised her objections sooner. While Bredow has been vocal about refusing to vaccinate her son, Bredow and her ex-husband had previously agreed in November 2016 to vaccinate their boy, with the shots being spaced out over time. (more...)
Analytical Report on Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC)
- October 04, 2017

Under the terms of the acquisition contract, the Company's shareholders will receive $21.50 in cash for each CCC share they own. The 1-year high was reported on Oct, 3 by Barchart.com. Oppenheimer initiated Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) on Wednesday, June 1 with "Outperform" rating. St Germain D J reported 464,639 shares. WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of Calgon Carbon Corp. (more...)
ACLU sues to challenge FDA limits on access to abortion pill ACLU sues to challenge FDA limits on access to abortion pill
- October 04, 2017

ACLU filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Hawaii to challenge FDA restrictions that limit the dispensing of the drug, mifepristone (Mifeprex-Danco Labs), to clinics, medical offices, or hospitals rather than community pharmacies. "This case is about where a woman is standing when the pill is handed to her", says Kaye. "It allows them to pass the pregnancy in the privacy and comfort of their homes surrounded by their loved ones", Kaye said . (more...)
World reacts with shock to Vegas shooting World reacts with shock to Vegas shooting
- October 04, 2017

This world makes me sad". Praying and thinking of all the souls lost in Las Vegas and continued prayers for all the injured as well. "May God be with you through this tragic time". The Padres also tweeted their thoughts on the baseball team's official account: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the awful tragedy in Las Vegas". (more...)
Bajaj Auto gains after good sales in September Bajaj Auto gains after good sales in September
- October 04, 2017

Exports rose 21% to 1.46 lakh units in September 2017 over September 2016. Bajaj Auto's total domestic sales last month stood at 281,779 units - up 10 percent - from 255,592 units sold during the like month of a year ago. The automaker had sold 376,765 units in the same month a year ago, according to a statement released by Bajaj Auto . Commercial vehicles too recorded an eight per cent drop in volumes with 137,285 units sold. (more...)
Nigeria's 2017 capex to hit 440.9BN naira next week Nigeria's 2017 capex to hit 440.9BN naira next week
- October 04, 2017

She was accompanied by the Minister for Budget and National Planning, Sen. Since then, we've released over N300 billion for capital projects. The minister stated that there would be more releases before the end of this year, adding, "By the time we release N100bn this week, we would have spent N440.9bn on capital projects". (more...)
Prince Charles, Camilla to visit Malaysia next month Prince Charles, Camilla to visit Malaysia next month
- October 04, 2017

The prince of Wales and the duchess of Cornwall will make their first official visit to Malaysia next month, celebrating the United Kingdom's partnership with the country on shared priorities ahead of the Commonwealth Summit in April 2018. (more...)