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Regulators Pull Plan To Test Truckers, Train Operators For Apnea Regulators Pull Plan To Test Truckers, Train Operators For Apnea
- August 10, 2017

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are no longer pursuing the regulation, which would require all rail and trucking companies to test drivers for the disorder, which has been blamed for deadly crashes in the United States. (more...)
No-cost or lower-cost Naloxone to be offered statewide starting Wednesday No-cost or lower-cost Naloxone to be offered statewide starting Wednesday
- August 10, 2017

A first-of-its-kind initiative, called the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program, or N-CAP, started Wednesday. Individuals with prescription health insurance coverage will receive up to $40 in co-payment assistance beginning August 9 toward the purchase of naloxone at pharmacies. (more...)
Exercise mimicking protein may aid heart failure patients Exercise mimicking protein may aid heart failure patients
- August 10, 2017

Lynn Megeney, senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital and professor at the University of Ottawa. It occurs when the heart can not pump enough blood around the body, often a result of a heart attack damaging muscle tissue. It can be caused by a heart attack that damages muscles in the left side of the organ, or by pulmonary hypertension, whereby high blood pressure in the lungs damages the right side. (more...)
New Hampshire sues Purdue Pharma New Hampshire sues Purdue Pharma
- August 10, 2017

In a almost 100-page complaint filed Tuesday, the state argues Purdue Pharma "engaged in a long-running campaign of deception to create and sustain a market for its opioids". The state's lawsuit comes after it was reported President Donald Trump said he won New Hampshire in the 2016 election because it is a "drug-infested den", which prompted state lawmakers to lash out . (more...)
Medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Hawaii Medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Hawaii
- August 10, 2017

Gregory Park, who co-founded the dispensary at the Maui Lani Village Center at 44 Paa St.in Kahului, in a news release. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis Tuesday. "Getting to this day required hard work, cooperation and patience, but it's worth it to be able to bring this alternative therapy to our Maui community". (more...)
PKL: Bengaluru Bulls beat Bengal Warriors PKL: Bengaluru Bulls beat Bengal Warriors
- August 10, 2017

The 24-year-old Pardeep Narwal, one of the bigger stars of the kabaddi league , showed why he is rated so highly, as he single-handedly powered the Pirates to victory. At the end of the first half game, Bangalore were trailing by 10 points as the score was 18-8 in UP's favour. With the score at 9-9, Bengaluru pulled off a super tackle. (more...)
Marijuana users face higher risk of death from high blood pressure Marijuana users face higher risk of death from high blood pressure
- August 09, 2017

The study now published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology looks at the marijuana consumption of USA adults and whether there is a link between their use of the drug and cardiovascular mortality. In 2005-2006, they were asked if they had ever used marijuana. Among a total of 1213 participants, 34% used neither marijuana nor cigarettes, 21% used only marijuana, 20% used marijuana and smoked cigarettes, 16% used marijuana and were past-smokers, 5% were past-smokers, and 4% only ... (more...)
West Nile Virus Found in New Hampshire Mosquitos West Nile Virus Found in New Hampshire Mosquitos
- August 09, 2017

The case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins. " The release advised for horse vaccinations and said horses that have been vaccinated in past years need their annual booster shots". For information about West Nile virus , visit the CDC website here. " West Nile activity has ramped up significantly during the last few weeks, so people are strongly encouraged to fight the bite of mosquitoes to protect themselves and their families", ... (more...)
Lemmy Gets an Evil Crocodile Lemmy Gets an Evil Crocodile
- August 09, 2017

Naturally, you name it after the Prince of Darkness. Named Lemmysuchus - a direct translation of 'Lemmy's crocodile, ' the 5.8 meter long beast was a sea-going member of a group of teleosaurs which were common during the Jurassic Period and is distantly related to today's crocs. (more...)
Death toll rises to three, 13 new cases today Death toll rises to three, 13 new cases today
- August 09, 2017

The number of people affected by the Dengue in the district has risen to 12. Which clearly point out lack of system in place to check the patients admitted in other hospitals. The Odisha government has earlier issued guidelines for hospitals to tackle swine flu. Fuur samples were tested at Kalinga Hospital, two each at Kar Clinic and AMRI Hospital, one each at Apollo Hospital, Care Hospital, and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Bhubaneswar , while one sample was tested at ... (more...)
Duterte: ₱2M each for cops in cahoots with Parojinogs Duterte: ₱2M each for cops in cahoots with Parojinogs
- August 09, 2017

Duterte announced the bounty during the 116th PNP Service Awards, and said all 190,000 officers of the Philippine National Police should also heed the warning. Jovie Espenido, who was among the awardees for his anti-drug campaign, said he would look for the policemen involved in the alleged illegal activities of the Parojinogs. (more...)
Nine Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy Nine Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy
- August 09, 2017

Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 49 fishermen from Tamil Nadu yesterday and detained their twelve fishing boats. At least 53 Indian fishermen from Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram districts of Tami Nadu were apprehended and 13 of their fishing boats seized by Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday when they were fishing in Lankan waters. (more...)
Professor's plan to let students grade themselves gets an F Professor's plan to let students grade themselves gets an F
- August 09, 2017

A Georgia professor's " stress reduction policy " apparently allows students to select their own grade if the one they received does not sit well with them, according to the instructor's online syllabus . Watson acknowledged his policies might "hinder the development of group skills and mastery of the class material", but wrote that he would "provide every opportunity" for students who wanted to gain a better understanding of the course material. (more...)
Quarterly Earnings Drove Fitbit Stock Down Last Week Quarterly Earnings Drove Fitbit Stock Down Last Week
- August 09, 2017

Amerigo Asset Management purchased a new stake in Fitbit during the first quarter worth approximately $13,983,000. A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in FIT . Shares of Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) now have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 2, number of Recs in ABR is 6 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 265. (more...)
Number of athletes struck down with vomiting bug Number of athletes struck down with vomiting bug
- August 09, 2017

I feel like it is sabotage. They said 'no, you can't run because you are sick.' Sometimes I think maybe this is sabotage. The South African defended his IAAF World Championships title after winning in Beijing in 2015. " Those affected have been supported by both team and LOC medical staff". Isaac was in the tent. We're into the fifth day of the action at the London Stadium , and it's a quiet one for Team GB. (more...)
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) Lowered to Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) Lowered to "Buy" at BidaskClub
- August 09, 2017

News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their target price on Esperion Therapeutics from $22.00 to $50.00 in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. Citigroup maintained LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII) on Friday, May 20 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Study finds more young, white people developing and dying from colorectal cancer Study finds more young, white people developing and dying from colorectal cancer
- August 09, 2017

The relative five-year survival rate is calculated by dividing the percentage of people diagnosed with cancer who are still alive after five years by the percentage of other ordinary Japanese who are still alive then, so as to exclude deaths from illnesses other than cancer and accidents, and provide a more accurate picture of the effectiveness of treatment. (more...)
Pimple terror: How popping a zit nearly left woman blind Pimple terror: How popping a zit nearly left woman blind
- August 09, 2017

Katie Wright, from Austin Texas, was treated for cellulitis after popping what she believed was a pimple above her eyebrow. "It felt like something was going to burst out of my skin". Doctor's at St. David's North Medical Centre feared that the infection could damage her eyesight and even spread to her brain. She says on the account: "Unfortunately, this was not a cheap lesson to learn". (more...)
Fayose to declare presidency as S/West PDP disowns Kashamu Fayose to declare presidency as S/West PDP disowns Kashamu
- August 09, 2017

Ayodele Fayose, and demand that he should be called to order before he sounds the death knell of the party in the South West". The South-west leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. On Governor Fayose's issue, Ogundipe explained that what his leadership was insisting on was that the Ekiti helmsman should be called to order by the Makarfi leadership and not to be expelled from the party. (more...)
Kieran Trippier to miss start of Tottenham's season with ankle injury
- August 09, 2017

Fans are desperate to see some new faces at White Hart Lane, with Everton playmaker Ross Barkley a potential arrival. The dig is that Tottenham are over-celebrating falling short, when they should be more upset in the old adage "second is nowhere". (more...)
Fired Google memo writer draws jeers, cheers and a job offer Fired Google memo writer draws jeers, cheers and a job offer
- August 09, 2017

Written by a male engineer at the tech company and made public over the weekend, the memo mused that women aren't suited for tech jobs due to "biological" reasons. not recorded, totally secretive". "Despite the broad official push for diversity from tech companies, there's still a big chunk of the employee base that holds such views and wishes they could air them more freely". (more...)
Seahawks DE McDowell sustained 'multiple injuries,' concussion in accident Seahawks DE McDowell sustained 'multiple injuries,' concussion in accident
- August 09, 2017

But Carroll also said Clark is dealing with "a little knee thing he's working on to make sure he's okay". The Seahawks held a mock game Monday at training camp in front of 2,500 plus fans at the VMAC in Renton. "He had multiple injuries", Carroll told reporters ( via the Seattle Times ). Carroll didn't elaborate any further on McDowell's injuries, saying that his family has made requests about how the information is being handled. (more...)
Mountain lion crosses Los Angeles freeway Mountain lion crosses Los Angeles freeway
- August 09, 2017

Male mountain lions need vast territories but the fragmented wilderness of the Santa Monica Mountains and the massive barrier of the 101 is a significant hindrance to dispersal. With fewer options in the mating pool, the mountain lions in the area could eventually be at risk of endangerment or extinction due to a lack of genetic diversity. (more...)
Al-Qaeda bomber kills 3 Yemen soldiers Al-Qaeda bomber kills 3 Yemen soldiers
- August 09, 2017

The Yemeni army has been preparing to deploy across Abyan to try to drive al-Qaida militants out of the province, local officials have said. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is aid to have been defeated by a major operation in Shabwa province by U.S. (more...)
Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Sell"
- August 09, 2017

Credit Suisse AG cut its stake in shares of Array BioPharma Inc . Swiss National Bank now owns 250,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $2,235,000 after buying an additional 8,200 shares during the last quarter. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ARRY in report on Monday, September 26 with "Overweight" rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 30 by Leerink Swann. (more...)
CDC Warns of Increase in Cyclospora cayetanensis Infections in United States CDC Warns of Increase in Cyclospora cayetanensis Infections in United States
- August 09, 2017

The CDC reported 206 cases of cyclospora infections from May 1 to August 1, according to CNN , compared with 88 cases during the same period past year. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis begin two days to more than two weeks after ingestion of the parasite. However, some may not experience any symptoms even after getting infected. (more...)
Acuna tabbed for MAC Hermann Watch List Acuna tabbed for MAC Hermann Watch List
- August 09, 2017

On the women's side, the Pac-12 has the most representatives of any conference with seven student-athletes appearing on the watch list. The MAC Hermann Trophy is described as the Heisman of college soccer. Canadian worldwide Jessie Fleming has been named to the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy watch lists. A dual citizen, Bunbury plays internationally for the U.S. (more...)
Huge fentnyl and heroin bust in Manhattan Huge fentnyl and heroin bust in Manhattan
- August 09, 2017

Almost 20 pounds of suspected heroin and fentanyl was seized from a Central Park West apartment that was uncovered as a drug packaging mill last week, officials said Monday. They then went on to raid the apartment on the sixth floor of the building where the heroin and fentanyl were uncovered, along with a loaded gun, $30,000 cash and the various packaging materials. (more...)
For guide dogs, 'tough love' is best, even as puppies For guide dogs, 'tough love' is best, even as puppies
- August 09, 2017

The study highlights the profound effect of the mother's nursing style on the puppies. When dog moms allowed their puppies to learn on their own in their first five weeks of life, without coddling them too much, their puppies grew up to be better guide dogs, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . (more...)
Women's Brains More Active Than Men's in 2 Key Areas Women's Brains More Active Than Men's in 2 Key Areas
- August 09, 2017

So, the American psychiatric society published a report, which says that the technology of neuroimaging is not suitable for a precise definition of mental disorders. Better understanding how men and women think differently puts scientists one step closer to treating neurological diseases - and hopefully preventing them altogether. (more...)