Medical


Overdose crisis in BC not slowing down Overdose crisis in BC not slowing down
- August 04, 2017

In June, Island Health was the only health authority in the province to not have a decline in deaths. "While it's a relief to see the lowest number of deaths for any month to date in 2017, we are still seeing a significant increase in illicit drug overdose deaths compared even with this time previous year and are continuing to lose loved and valued members of our communities at a tragic rate", said chief coroner Lisa Lapointe in a statement. (more...)
Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) Reviewed By Analysts Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) Reviewed By Analysts
- August 04, 2017

Two Brokerage firms have recommended the share with a sell recommendation and around three have published a hold recommendation to the firms shares. Shares of Kemper Corporation closed the previous trading session at 47.10 up +2.60 5.84% with 393,217 shares trading hands. (more...)
Nigeria's state oil company signs deals with Chevron, Shell Nigeria's state oil company signs deals with Chevron, Shell
- August 04, 2017

The first of the deals, with U.S. major Chevron Corp., is for development of two offshore oil blocks OMLs 91 and 91 and is expected to add 211 million barrels of oil and 1.9 Tcf of gas to Nigerian reserves, and potential output of 30,000 b/d of oil equivalent, the NNPC added. (more...)
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO) Position Boosted by Credit Agricole SA Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO) Position Boosted by Credit Agricole SA
- August 04, 2017

Dow Chemical Company now has $78.23B valuation. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 528,598 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $81,194,000 after buying an additional 433,898 shares during the period. $498,667 worth of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) rating on Tuesday, October 6. Jefferies maintained Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) rating on Thursday, July 13. (more...)
FDA Approves Mavyret to Treat All Major Hepatitis C Genotypes FDA Approves Mavyret to Treat All Major Hepatitis C Genotypes
- August 04, 2017

It is manufactured by AbbVie . The drug, called Mavyret , is set to treat hepatitis C genotypes 1 through 6 in adults who have not undergone any previous treatments, with or without mild cirrhosis, a kind of liver disease, Reuters reports . (more...)
Illness count now 109 in outbreak linked to papayas Illness count now 109 in outbreak linked to papayas
- August 04, 2017

Since 2009, Durham residents have been able to raise chickens in their backyards, but a recent Centers for Disease Control report linking a Salmonella outbreak to backyard chickens suggests the need for caution. Among 74 people with available information, 50, or 68 percent, are of Hispanic ethnicity. These fruits were distributed July 10 to July 19. This takes an average of two to four weeks, according to the CDC. (more...)
United States pressing Asean to curb exchanges with North Korea United States pressing Asean to curb exchanges with North Korea
- August 04, 2017

Like ASEAN, the ARF decides by consensus, meaning any initiative can be rejected by just one opposing member, a principle that can possibly hamper any USA move against North Korea if the latter would be backed up by countries like China. Members will tell North Korea face to face about their "grave concern", according to a draft copy of the chairman's statement. They asked the delegation why North Korea staged an intercontinental ballistic missile test last week, days before the ARF meeting, ... (more...)
Grand jury will not indict officer involved in deadly shooting in Hudson Grand jury will not indict officer involved in deadly shooting in Hudson
- August 04, 2017

Investigators have said he was not armed. Now a grand jury has decided not to indict the officer. Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, said attorneys from her office presented evidence to a Summit County grand jury for the past two days regarding the December 4, 2016, shooting death of Saif Alameri. (more...)
2 killed, dozens injured in munitions depot blast in Georgia 2 killed, dozens injured in munitions depot blast in Georgia
- August 04, 2017

Abkhazia's de facto interior minister, Aslan Kobakhia, said on August 3 that around 60 people, including 35 Russian tourists, were injured by the explosions at a military arsenal in the village of Primorskoye near the Black Sea. About 50 people were injured, 27 of whom were hospitalized. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. Abkhazia is a partially recognised state on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the south-western flank of the Caucasus Mountains, south of Russian ... (more...)
Diabetes drug may stop Parkinsons progression Diabetes drug may stop Parkinsons progression
- August 04, 2017

Existing drugs can help manage the symptoms of the disorders, but do not prevent brain cells from dying. "This is the strongest evidence we have so far that a drug could do more than provide symptom relief for Parkinson's disease ", said Professor Foltynie. (more...)
Cancer Society: Pa., NJ fall short on tobacco control Cancer Society: Pa., NJ fall short on tobacco control
- August 04, 2017

So is an increased cost of cigarettes and an imposed tax on smokeless tobacco, both of which were imposed by the General Assembly previous year. McHale says this is especially troubling because tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the state. (more...)
DOJ launches pilot program to crackdown on illegal opioid prescriptions
- August 04, 2017

Data will include information about prescription opioid use, such as which physicians' offices are writing prescriptions at a high rate, how numerous physicians' patients died within 60 days of a prescription, the average of patients receiving prescriptions, pharmacies that are dispensing disproportionately large amounts of opioids, and regional hot spots for opioid issues. (more...)
Men's sexist attitudes 'shaped by first exposure to pornography — BBCI Men's sexist attitudes 'shaped by first exposure to pornography — BBCI
- August 04, 2017

Another study presented at the 111th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association a year ago found that married people who watched porn at the start of their marriage were more likely to get divorced. More men indicated their first exposure was accidental (43,5%) than intentional (33,4%) or forced (17,2%). The authors believe their findings may be affected by unexamined variables including negative sexual experiences and whether their first experience to pornography was ... (more...)
Artificial Skin Transplants can Have Used to Treat Diabetes Artificial Skin Transplants can Have Used to Treat Diabetes
- August 04, 2017

These mice went on to gain around half as much weight as those not given grafts, and developed less resistance to insulin . It could be a step toward creating a much safer and cheaper form of gene therapy than now common techniques. In a new study, researchers at the University of Chicago have provided proof of concept for a new form of gene therapy that is administered via a skin transplant. (more...)
2 fall into Amboli valley, video goes viral 2 fall into Amboli valley, video goes viral
- August 04, 2017

According to police, the incident took place at Kawale Saad Point in Amboli Ghat, located almost 500 km from Mumbai and a popular picnic point, on August 1. Police has also roped in Hill Riders from Sangli and Summit Adventures from Kolhapur to carry out the search operation. The police and hikers still trying to locate the bodies, one of which could be seen amid boulders 700 feet below, but heavy rain and fog made it hard to reach the spot. (more...)
Sessions launches opioid abuse task unit at OH event
- August 04, 2017

Speaking in opioid-ravaged Ohio, Sessions unveiled a new analytics program to track drug prescriptions and sales, with a dozen prosecutors poised to lower the legal boom on offenders. we are coming after you", Sessions declared. Panelists discussed the value of therapy over treating addiction as a crime. Such prescription opioids are behind the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in USA history . (more...)
IITian arrested in Aadhaar data leak case IITian arrested in Aadhaar data leak case
- August 04, 2017

An IIT Kharagpur graduate, Abhinav Srivastava, who allegedly hacked Aadhaar data has been arrested by Bengaluru Police. Though Srivastav reportedly went underground, the police were able to locate and arrest him. The UIDAI system gave permission to access because the authentication requests were coming from the e-hospital system. As per the complaint, "Aadhar related information, which is legally housed by the NIC server was illegally and unauthorized accessed and used to support this ... (more...)
Earnings On Deck For OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.
- August 04, 2017

FIL Ltd raised its stake in XL Group by 89.9% in the first quarter. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of XL. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in White Mountains Insurance Group by 9.2% in the first quarter. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra wanted to be a maid Priyanka Chopra wanted to be a maid
- August 04, 2017

On the work front, she has two Hollywood projects in her kitty now, namely "A Kid Like Jake" which also stars Jim Parsons, Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer and " Isn't It Romantic " which starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth . (more...)
'Partial radiotherapy better for breast cancer patients' 'Partial radiotherapy better for breast cancer patients'
- August 04, 2017

After presenting the results to colleagues, this method has been chosen to be considered for selected patients by the UK Royal College of Radiologists 2016 breast radiotherapy consensus and the Danish Breast Cancer Apology Group. There is evidence that breast cancer can be treated by using less radiotherapy in some patients. Hilary Stobart was a participant on the trial. "If you're between the ages of 35 and 75 and you've had a mammogram that showed dense breast tissue, then because ... (more...)
Man charged for rape at Queens park in 2013, NYPD says
- August 04, 2017

She pulled a beer bottle from his pocket and threw it away, police said. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says the package , which was in the shape of an oatmeal container, had been left on his doorstep and was rigged to detonate when opened. (more...)
Erm, what? La Liga refuses to accept PSG cash for Neymar Erm, what? La Liga refuses to accept PSG cash for Neymar
- August 04, 2017

Sky Sports News understands Neymar has agreed a five-year deal with the French club and is due in Paris on Thursday or Friday to finalise a record £198m move. Andres Iniesta previously told the club he believed keeping the former Santos striker was more useful than the €222m his sale would bring in. The league has also refused to act as an intermediary for the player, an official on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press news agency. (more...)
Liberum Capital Reaffirms Buy Rating for Kier Group plc (KIE) Liberum Capital Reaffirms Buy Rating for Kier Group plc (KIE)
- August 04, 2017

The company has market cap of $7.22 billion. The property division encompasses property development and structured finance, and operates across various sectors with a focus on industrial, commercial, retail, leisure sectors and public sectors. (more...)
Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson has sentence increased Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson has sentence increased
- August 04, 2017

A breast surgeon jailed for carrying out needless operations on patients he had wrongly told were suffering from cancer has had his 15-year sentence increased to 20 years. His actions between 1997 and 2011 at Little Aston and Parkway hospitals in the West Midlands have been described as "serious" and "intentionally harmful". (more...)
TJ Hammonds out for the rest of fall camp TJ Hammonds out for the rest of fall camp
- August 04, 2017

This go around, he's expected to miss around four weeks. Hammonds, who has been running with the first team at slot receiver and doing spot duty in the tailback rotation, suffered an injury similar to the torn meniscus he had last summer and which required surgery. (more...)
Victoria's first supervised drug consumption site gets green light Victoria's first supervised drug consumption site gets green light
- August 04, 2017

Once it's operational the site will provide supervised injection services along with additional harm reduction and counselling services. The Government of Canada is taking action to address the public health crisis related to opioid overdoses and deaths across the country. (more...)
Eagles Agree to 1-year Contract With Veteran DB Corey Graham Eagles Agree to 1-year Contract With Veteran DB Corey Graham
- August 04, 2017

Graham began his career as a cornerback but transitioned into a safety over the last two years. He started 10 games and played in 77 with Chicago. Schwartz has talked a lot recently about the need for versatile players to combat, among other things, the "proliferation of the wide receiver tight end". (more...)
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) Reviewed By Analysts Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) Reviewed By Analysts
- August 04, 2017

It has underperformed by 6.07% the S&P500. Given Capital Senior Living Corporation's higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Capital Senior Living Corporation is more favorable than Omnicare. Natixis Asset Management has 1.36M shares. (NYSE:BKD). Ubs Asset Management Americas Incorporated, a Illinois-based fund reported 123,270 shares. Clearline Capital Limited Partnership owns 193,052 shares. (more...)
Crown Resorts profits hit by VIP revenue fall after China arrests Crown Resorts profits hit by VIP revenue fall after China arrests
- August 04, 2017

Normalised EBITDA of $833.7 million, down 10.7%. James Packer's Crown Resorts has been hit by a fall in VIP gambling revenue, suffering double-digit profit and revenue falls for the 2017 financial year. The casino operator, which completed a $500 million on-market share buy-back in June, on Friday said it plans to undertake a further share buy-back of up to 29.3 million shares. (more...)
First Nations people more likely to die of drug overdose First Nations people more likely to die of drug overdose
- August 04, 2017

Experts says 10 per cent of all overdose deaths in BC involve a First Nations person and unlike the general population, men and women within First Nations groups experience overdose events at roughly the same rate. That's far above the 3.4 per cent of the population they make up. Perry Kendall said a province-wide public health emergency declared in April 2016 gave the province jurisdiction to access data that wouldn't otherwise be available - including emergency room information and ... (more...)