Health Care


World Health Organization at Odds with DEA Over CBD World Health Organization at Odds with DEA Over CBD
- December 16, 2017

Based on its research, the committee concluded that current information does not call for scheduling of the drug. The ECDD postponed a wider review of cannabidiol for May 2018, when the committee will create a comprehensive review of cannabis and cannabis-related substances. (more...)
Surgeon who etched his initials on patients' livers is convicted of assault Surgeon who etched his initials on patients' livers is convicted of assault
- December 16, 2017

Mr Badenoch said it had been a "highly unusual and complex case, both within the expert medical testimony served by both sides and in law". The doctor has been identified as Simon Bramhall , who is accused of burning his initials "SB" onto the livers of two of his patients. (more...)
Drinking Tea May Bring Down Glaucoma Risk Drinking Tea May Bring Down Glaucoma Risk
- December 16, 2017

Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the pressure of fluids inside the eye damages the optic nerve - and can lead to blindness if left undetected. Writing in the British Journal of Ophthalmology , researchers in the United States describe the association between consumption of coffee, tea or soft drinks and this condition, which affects over 2.7 million people in America alone, and nearly 60 million worldwide . (more...)
Teen Drug Use Is Down Nationally And In Indiana Teen Drug Use Is Down Nationally And In Indiana
- December 15, 2017

Researchers only have three years of data on how many teens use the electronic devices, but the latest Monitoring the Future study found vaping is already widespread among high school students. But teens are dipping into prescription pain medications much less often. The percentage of high school seniors who said they misused OxyContin in the past year fell to 2.7 percent, less than half the number from 2005. (more...)
Half the world can't get basic health help Half the world can't get basic health help
- December 15, 2017

The report's findings on SA challenge the Department of Health's rhetoric on National Health Insurance, an ambitious set of health reforms that it says are meant to provide universal health coverage. According to Japanese government officials, the forum is aimed at strengthening the political commitment to universal health coverage and turning it into a global movement. (more...)
Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal
- December 15, 2017

When President Trump announced that the United States would drop out of the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron launched a campaign called " Make Our Planet Great Again ", a riff on Trump's campaign slogan. The report also points to how the risk of extreme events is heightened from climate change, saying the prospect of dry conditions in western North America rose five-fold, which exacerbated wildfires during 2016; while extreme rains are 10 times more ... (more...)
Baby born with heart outside her body expected to survive Baby born with heart outside her body expected to survive
- December 15, 2017

The mother of Vanellope said she "burst into tears" when doctors informed her about her daughter's condition. In a press release , the University Hospitals of Leicester narrated the events surrounding Vanellope Hope, the baby that was born with her heart outside her body. (more...)
School bus, train crash in southern France School bus, train crash in southern France
- December 15, 2017

The train was traveling at around 50 miles per hour when it collided with the bus, according to an official. The dead and critically injured were all travelling in the bus. Rescue and the state's services are fully mobilized. Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne described the crash as a "terrible accident" and said on Twitter that she was heading immediately to the scene, more than 850 kilometres from Paris. (more...)
McCarthy: Rodgers is prepping for match-up against Carolina McCarthy: Rodgers is prepping for match-up against Carolina
- December 15, 2017

We clearly understand what's on the line here. Rodgers is going to be under a lot of pressure right from the start. From the first time he was seen doing some drills off to the side a month ago to his first public throwing session before the November 26 game in Pittsburgh to running the scout team in practice last week, Rodgers has impressed his coaches and teammates along the way. (more...)
Global e-waste: Untapped raw materials worth billions of dollars Global e-waste: Untapped raw materials worth billions of dollars
- December 15, 2017

In 2016, 44.7m metric tonnes of e-waste were generated, an increase of 3.3m metric tonnes, or 8pc, from 2014. Only 20 per cent of 2016's e-waste is documented to have been collected and recycled despite rich deposits of gold, silver, copper, platinum, palladium and other high value recoverable materials. (more...)
WPI Inflation Touches 8 Months High Of 3.93% In November WPI Inflation Touches 8 Months High Of 3.93% In November
- December 15, 2017

Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index, hit a 15-month high of 4.88 per cent in November, as per the data released last week. "While vegetable prices may ease on a month-on-month basis going forward, primary food inflation on a year-on-year basis is nevertheless expected to rise further in the next two months, on account of the base effect related to the drop in vegetable prices from December 2016-February 2017", Nayar said. (more...)
Christmas Bird Count is Saturday Christmas Bird Count is Saturday
- December 14, 2017

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Gasp! 'Man flu' may be a real thing Gasp! 'Man flu' may be a real thing
- December 14, 2017

With that being said, there has been a long standing debate as to whether men actually get hit harder with the flu than women. "They stimulate the immune system", he told CBC News . "Is it that women are more resilient, that they are able to juggle more when they are ill, or is it that they don't have as severe symptoms?" And Sue added that if the underpinnings of " man flu " are real, it could mean that flu treatment may have to be tailored to address gender differences. (more...)
Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 major surgeries Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 major surgeries
- December 14, 2017

Christopher has had 13 major surgeries for the alleged ailments, prosecutors said , many of which took place at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas , the MailOnline reported. "She claimed he had issues drinking milk". 'I was horrified because from what I knew, my son was fine. "He just needed - not even extra care - he was fine", the dad added. (more...)
Scientists develop plants that glow Scientists develop plants that glow
- December 14, 2017

According to the researchers behind the study, the technology could be used to provide low-intensity indoor lighting. A study detailing the research appeared this week in Nano Letters . The light generated by one 10-centimeter watercress seedling is now about one-thousandth of the amount needed to read by, but the researchers believe they can boost the light emitted, as well as the duration of light, by further optimizing the concentration and release rates of the components. (more...)
Former NFL RB, Heisman finalist Larry Johnson believes he's living with CTE Former NFL RB, Heisman finalist Larry Johnson believes he's living with CTE
- December 14, 2017

He calls the unsafe impulses he has " demons ", which sometimes urge him to harm others and sometimes goad him to jump off a building to his death. Now, Johnson says his focus is to shield his daughter from the violent impulses that still bubble up from time to time, leaving the room or sending her away when he feels a sharp headache or urge coming. (more...)
Surgeon admits assault after carving initials into patients' livers during operations Surgeon admits assault after carving initials into patients' livers during operations
- December 14, 2017

Though the surgeon pled guilty to charges of assault, he denied the more serious charge of assault occasioning bodily harm. He was suspended when the branding was discovered by another surgeon. Describing the carvings as an abuse of position, Badenoch said Bramhall carried them out with a disregard for the feelings of his unconscious patients. (more...)
Large Wildfires Are Now Ravaging Southern California Large Wildfires Are Now Ravaging Southern California
- December 14, 2017

Kevin Donoghue tells The Associated Press that the woman's body was found Wednesday night at the scene of a crash in the Wheeler Canyon area of Santa Paula. "This morning there was a wall of fire back right over here", he said. "I didn't know if we'd make it". In Los Angeles County firefighters are watching for flare-ups as they try to contain three major blazes that have destroyed homes and sent thousands fleeing. (more...)
Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges
- December 14, 2017

A Reuters spokesperson told dpa reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been missing since Tuesday night, but did not confirm the arrests. The U.S. State Deparment also expressed concern, tweeting that "freedom of the press if the cornerstone of democracy". (more...)
New Castle County man first flu death of Delaware's 2017-2018 season New Castle County man first flu death of Delaware's 2017-2018 season
- December 14, 2017

Likewise, the 257 hospitalizations since the recognized start of the flu season mark a significant increase over the 83 to this point a year ago. News reports that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective, may have you thinking why even bother getting the shot. (more...)
Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG)
- December 13, 2017

The companyƂ's stores also provide merchandise locator services; a preferred customer program; co-branded and private label credit card programs; and electronic gift cards. It dropped, as 50 investors sold VLO shares while 274 reduced holdings. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) for 150 shares. 81,085 are owned by Cbre Clarion Limited Co. (more...)
Indian footballer Nitisha Negi, part of SGFI team, drowns in Australia Indian footballer Nitisha Negi, part of SGFI team, drowns in Australia
- December 13, 2017

Confirming her death, SGFI secretary Rajesh Mishra said the body of the girl, Nitisha Negi, has been recovered by the local authorities and would be sent back to India soon. Of the four survivors, one was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition while the other three were taken to other hospitals. Four of them were rescued by the lifesavers stationed at the beach, with the help of around 40 Indian players and coaches. (more...)
Baby born with heart outside body survives in UK Baby born with heart outside body survives in UK
- December 13, 2017

The couple opted for the risky surgery after paying for a blood test to check the risk levels of the three most serious chromosomal problems associated with the condition. "These past eight months have been disgusting". According to doctors the first 10 minutes after the birth were crucial. According to the Independent , consultant neonatologist Jonathan Cusack said: "At around 50 minutes of age, it was felt that Vanellope was stable enough to be transferred back to the main theatre ... (more...)
Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery
- December 13, 2017

It has since been taken down, but clips still exist on YouTube of the singer suggestively eating a banana and apple in front of a classroom of men as well as dancing in her underwear. In a Facebook post at the time, Shyma apologised for the video and said she had not anticipated the backlash. Both defendants were accused of inciting debauchery and producing a video harming public morality. (more...)
Buy or Sell? What Analysts Recommends: Deere & Company (DE), AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)
- December 13, 2017

At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $68.23 but has recovered 51.6% since then. ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) has risen 26.04% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. This represents an increase of 20% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt more pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. (more...)