Medical


Google discovers 'serious' flaws in Intel and other chips Google discovers 'serious' flaws in Intel and other chips
- January 05, 2018

Per Intel: " The security researchers presented their findings in confidence, and we and other companies worked together to verify their results, develop and validate firmware and operating system updates for impacted technologies, and make them widely available as rapidly as possible ". (more...)
'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut 'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut
- January 05, 2018

One part of the packet that caused Crohn's-like symptoms. The woman thought she had an intestinal bowel disorder but it turned packets of ketchup in her gut is causing her stomach pain. It was a ketchup packet. The woman's health scare was the first case a synthetic plastic packaging was mimicking symptoms of Crohn's disease . The woman could not recall when she had ingested the plastic ketchup packets. (more...)
Capital International Investors Decreases Holdings in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)
- January 05, 2018

The institutional investor held 207,674 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.58 billion, up from 142,975 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vantage Inv Advsrs Llc holds 10,775 shares. Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp . Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Las Vegas Sands , 3 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". (more...)
CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak
- January 05, 2018

Canada had 41 cases. While washing any greens may help avoid some illnesses, Consumer Reports warns that it may not get rid of all E. Coli bacteria present. In the USA, 17 cases are being investigated as part of the outbreak. We will update this post as more information on the outbreaks becomes available. (more...)
Chocolate Could Become Extinct As Soon As 2050! Chocolate Could Become Extinct As Soon As 2050!
- January 05, 2018

Now, the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI ), an academic research partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, has announced it is working on disease resistant cocoa trees - with support from MARS Inc, the world's highest grossing confectionary company. (more...)
Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic
- January 05, 2018

Experiments with humanised mice showed that metabolism of dietary trehalose made RT027 C. difficile infections worse. "Dietary trehalose enhances virulence of epidemic Clostridium difficile ". It is now widely used in countries around the world, in foods like pasta, ice cream, and even ground beef. And they both grow very well in the presence of trehalose. (more...)
Avoid eating romaine lettuce after E. Coli outbreak in US, Canada
- January 05, 2018

Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California (3), CT (2), IL (1), IN (1), MI (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), NY (1), OH (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Vermont (1) and Washington (1). As of December 28, 2017, Canadian health officials have reported 41 cases of the strain and linked the infections to romaine lettuce. However, there are certain strains of E. (more...)
Look smiles better! Facial yoga knocks years off you Look smiles better! Facial yoga knocks years off you
- January 05, 2018

For the first eight weeks, they did the exercises daily for 30 minutes . For the first eight weeks, the subjects exercised daily for 30 minutes , and then performed the same exercises on alternate days for the remainder of the trial. A standardized facial aging scale assessed photos of the women to assess any changes in perceived age. Lastly they asked how happy participants were with the results. (more...)
Three more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas Three more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas
- January 05, 2018

In the last week of December, the county had 150 confirmed cases and 190 confirmed cases of influenza the week before. Washoe County Health District officials announced today that there were more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the flu in the past two weeks. (more...)
ESA speaks out against World Health Organization's 'gaming disorder' proposal ESA speaks out against World Health Organization's 'gaming disorder' proposal
- January 05, 2018

The recognised pyschologists' reference volume, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM ), lists internet gaming disorder as a "condition for further study", meaning it is not officially recognised. "We strongly encourage the World Health Organization to reverse direction on its proposed action". Or are just asked to stop playing because dinner is ready. (more...)
NHS says 16900 people forced to wait outside A&E over Christmas NHS says 16900 people forced to wait outside A&E over Christmas
- January 05, 2018

And even when an ambulance gets a patient to a hospital, paramedics can wait hours to get the patient into the building. Prime Minister Theresa May apologized Thursday for mounting problems in Britain's National Health Service (NHS). Bed occupancy also rose again to worryingly high levels after it had dropped in the run-up to Christmas, when some patients were discharged so they could be at home. (more...)
Why the DASH, Mediterranean diets are the best ways to eat Why the DASH, Mediterranean diets are the best ways to eat
- January 05, 2018

It's been used as an approach to prevent seizures in children with epilepsy for decades. According to the doctors, restricting carbs can lead to a process called ketosis. While Mediterranean, DASH, and Flexitarian claim the top marks in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, it's No. 4 ranked Weight Watchers that pulls in the most star power. (more...)
The Cancer Death Rate Continues To Drop In The US The Cancer Death Rate Continues To Drop In The US
- January 05, 2018

The decrease in cancer death rates started in 1991, and since that time it has dropped by 26 percent, the investigation found. According to the report, men a slightly more likely to develop a form - most commonly, prostate, lung and colorectal - of cancer than women. (more...)
Veneto woman becomes the first Italian to be fitted with bionic hand Veneto woman becomes the first Italian to be fitted with bionic hand
- January 05, 2018

However, during that time, the equipment that was necessary to support it was so large that the prosthetic limb could not leave the laboratory. A woman who lost a hand nearly 25 years ago has "felt" with her missing limb again, thanks to a prosthetic that mimics a sense of touch. (more...)
Mass overdose after backpackers snorted unidentified powder Mass overdose after backpackers snorted unidentified powder
- January 05, 2018

The people who took the drugs - seven men and two women - were rushed to three Perth hospitals about midnight on Tuesday after a triple-zero call was made from a house in Colombo Street, Victoria Park. The alarm was raised when another resident returned to the property late on Tuesday night to find the nine backpackers in unconscious or semi-conscious states. (more...)
Perfectionism among young people significantly increased since 1980s, study finds Perfectionism among young people significantly increased since 1980s, study finds
- January 05, 2018

Hill in " Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time ", published December 28 in the American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin . The strain of these high (and often unrealistic) expectations we yoke ourselves with might have very damaging consequences for our health and well-being in the long term. (more...)
Drinking alcohol can cause cancer by damaging DNA, finds study Drinking alcohol can cause cancer by damaging DNA, finds study
- January 05, 2018

As a result, Cancer Research UK urged consumers to reduce their alcohol intake. Researchers found acetaldehyde snaps stem cell DNA, permanently altering the genetic code and triggering cancer. In the study, scientists from the United Kingdom found that alcohol damages DNA in blood-forming stem cells, a major culprit of cancer in alcoholics. (more...)
People Are Now Drinking 'Raw Water' People Are Now Drinking 'Raw Water'
- January 05, 2018

The company behind the water says there has been a surge in demand . Its exact steps vary from town to town (since they get water from different sources), but all are created to eradicate the 90 most common contaminants from water. Live Water did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The blue-green algae called cyanobacteria can cause severe allergic reactions when someone bathes in the contaminated water or drinks it, with different types of the bacteria causing different ... (more...)
Laredo Health Department sees a rise in flu cases Laredo Health Department sees a rise in flu cases
- January 05, 2018

In all, the CDC says that anywhere between 12,000 to 56,000 people have died from the illness annually since 2010 with another 140,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations. Han. "Other actions that can be taken to prevent getting and spreading the flu are frequent hand washing, keeping hands away from one's face and staying away from sick people". (more...)
Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises
- January 05, 2018

In the USA, 17 illnesses across 13 states have been associated with the outbreak . While washing any greens may help avoid some illnesses, Consumer Reports warns that it may not get rid of all E. "Interviews of ill people haven't identified a likely source for the USA illnesses". It's unusual for Consumer Reports to issue a food warning when the CDC and FDA haven't issued a recall, Halloran said. (more...)
New Beauty Trend? Penis Whitening Procedure Becomes a Huge Hit in Thailand New Beauty Trend? Penis Whitening Procedure Becomes a Huge Hit in Thailand
- January 05, 2018

The Lelux Hospital in Bangkok has been offering the treatment, which uses a laser, for the past six months and is now seeing three or four clients every day. In any case, experts in Thailand have communicated worry-as indicated by Thai broadsheet The Nation , delegate chief general Dr. Thongchai Keeratihuttayakorn of the Health Service Support Department stated, "The skin of the private parts is delicate. (more...)
Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays
- January 03, 2018

Therefore 58% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. (NYSE:NWL). Pinnacle Associate holds 0.12% or 150,766 shares in its portfolio. Comm Bancshares has invested 0.87% in Newell Brands Inc. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. (more...)
8-foot great white shark pings off Cape Canaveral coast 8-foot great white shark pings off Cape Canaveral coast
- January 03, 2018

A ping is determined when the tagged shark's dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water and transmits a signal to a satellite. The transmission then sends back an estimated geo-location, according to the OCEARCH website. She continued to track near Tampa waters around 9 a.m. Since then, she's traveled more than 5,600 miles. Several days earlier on Christmas, she pinged off the coast of Key West. (more...)
Bank of England May Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency Bank of England May Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency
- January 03, 2018

According to reports in the local media the bank has a research wing that is specifically looking at cryptocurrencies since 2015 and is now working on a report that could lead to the bank issuing its own cryptocurrency. "The ‎underlying technology is actually of a fair bit of interest". Carney said that BoE's research had been led by its own "fintech accelerator", which was examining both the potential of digital currency as well as the underlying blockchain technology. (more...)
Arun Jaitley announces contours of electoral bonds for political funding Arun Jaitley announces contours of electoral bonds for political funding
- January 02, 2018

In line with its promise to clean up the political funding system, the Centre on Tuesday unveiled the contours of the "Electoral Bonds" scheme, which seeks to ensure the flow of clean money to political parties, without revealing the donors' names. (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), US Bancorp (USB) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), US Bancorp (USB)
- January 02, 2018

Trust Division decreased Bristol (BMY) stake by 65.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported 1.81M shares. Hikari Ltd holds 84,800 shares or 0.7% of its portfolio. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Wednesday, October 25. The company has the Market capitalization of $101.1 Billion. (NASDAQ:HDS) rating on Thursday, September 10. (more...)
Hyderabad: Singer arrested for sexually harassing radio jockey Hyderabad: Singer arrested for sexually harassing radio jockey
- January 02, 2018

Following the complaint, the police conducted an initial investigation and arrested Ghazal Srinivas. Further details are awaited. Srinivas said that the woman had volunteered to help him in the absence of a woman therapist. Speaking to the media, the singer maintained that he had no such bad intention towards her. Srinivas found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records after becoming the first person to sing a song in most languages. (more...)
Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 Will Return in March! Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 Will Return in March!
- January 02, 2018

A hit with fans, the series stars Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris , the story recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. (more...)
FY2017 EPS Estimates for Ctrip.Com International Ltd (CTRP) Decreased by Oppenheimer
- January 02, 2018

Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ctrip.Com International in the third quarter worth $111,000. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $31.59. lowered Ctrip.Com International from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $45.00 price objective on the stock.in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. (more...)
Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal bids for David Luiz and Thomas Lemar Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal bids for David Luiz and Thomas Lemar
- January 02, 2018

Asked whether the 29-year-old would be fit for the clash with the Blues, Wenger said: 'Little chance, yes. "We are open in any position for the exceptional player who can give us a plus", Wenger told a news conference on Tuesday. However, the 68-year-old Frenchman refuted suggestions he was targeting Chelsea's Brazil centre-back David Luiz or French global midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco. (more...)