Health Care


Flooding from heavy rain, melting snow hits state Flooding from heavy rain, melting snow hits state
- February 24, 2018

A one-year-old girl died when she wandered into standing water in a backyard in Central Michigan and a 52-year-old woman was found dead in her auto that was submerged in a ditch in IL, local media reported. Flood advisories were in effect until at least Sunday for low-lying parts of eastern Texas northeast across the region into southern OH and in Michigan, Indiana and IL, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Tamil Nadu govt launches clinic offering breast reconstruction surgery for free Tamil Nadu govt launches clinic offering breast reconstruction surgery for free
- February 23, 2018

Baskar told TOI , " Why should beauty treatment not be available to the poor? ". "Their career, (their) marriage are derailed because they are taunted and their confidence is shattered", she said, adding that the clinic expects up to 150 women a month to take up the offer. (more...)
Supreme Court Issues Notice To Delhi Police — Sunanda Pushkar Case Supreme Court Issues Notice To Delhi Police — Sunanda Pushkar Case
- February 23, 2018

Kanwilkar while issuing notice made it clear that the question of maintainability will be decided first before taking up the issue on merits. The Delhi high court had on October 26 past year rejected Dr Swami's plea for a court-monitored SIT probe into Pushkar's death. (more...)
Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad
- February 23, 2018

Iowa has had at least 115 confirmed or probable cases of salmonella poisoning linked to chicken salad sold at Fareway between January 1 and February 9, when Fareway pulled the product from its shelves. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Fareway has not sold the product since Friday, February 9, 2018. (more...)
Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (PAG) Increases Dividend to $0.34 Per Share
- February 23, 2018

About 413,879 shares traded or 19.12% up from the average. It has outperformed by 45.93% the S&P500. Stevens Capital LP has 0.02% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc . The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company 's holdings in Penske Automotive Group were worth $110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:PAG) has risen 20.45% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. (more...)
Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt
- February 23, 2018

The research , which involved two systematic reviews - one on the incidence and prevalence of medication errors and one on the costs of health burden associated with the errors - highlighted an estimated 712 deaths result from avoidable ADRs per year and that avoidable ADRs have potentially significant cost implications, at £98.5 million per year - although this could be higher. (more...)
European Union rejects three-pronged British approach to new ties after Brexit
- February 23, 2018

Nigel Evans, Tory MP for Ribble Valley and executive secretary of the 1922. The proposed changes, which are supported by five Tories including Nicky Morgan, Sarah Wollaston and Stephen Hammond, would force the government to take "all necessary steps" to secure a trade agreement which "enables the United Kingdom to participate after exit day in a customs union with the EU". (more...)
E-cigarette vapors contain toxic chemicals, study finds E-cigarette vapors contain toxic chemicals, study finds
- February 23, 2018

Chromium, nickel, and cadmium all exhibited higher emission rates that traditional cigarettes, while the concentration of lead in some of the e-cigarette aerosol samples was found to be similar to levels seen in cigarettes. VAPERS could be inhaling harmful levels of toxic metals linked to brain and heart damage, experts have warned. It is suspected that blame lies with e-cigarette heating coils that are contaminating the aerosols generated by the device. (more...)
Kite, Sangamo Launch Up-to-$3B+ Cancer Cell Therapy Partnership Kite, Sangamo Launch Up-to-$3B+ Cancer Cell Therapy Partnership
- February 23, 2018

Sangamo would also be eligible to receive tiered royalties from Kite on sales of potential future products resulting from the collaboration. " Gilead Sciences and Kite have allied with Sangamo Therapeutics to create next-generation ex vivo cell therapies in oncology ". (more...)
Drought ends: American women beat Canada 3-2 for gold Drought ends: American women beat Canada 3-2 for gold
- February 23, 2018

Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta on her second try of Thursday's shootout to clinch it. Rooney stopped 29 shots in regulation and the 20-minute overtime. Changing of the guard: Mikaela Shiffrin bested Lindsey Vonn to nab silver. "But I know he's watching, and I know that he's going to help me and I'm going to win for him". (more...)
For the first time in 25 years South Africa increases Value-Added Tax For the first time in 25 years South Africa increases Value-Added Tax
- February 23, 2018

The South African president has been Obamaesque during his appearances in Parliament - serious and determined, yet personable and warm. "These sorts of interventions could help us to dramatically improve the success and survival rate of South Africa's small and start-up businesses". (more...)
SC sees another clash of judges, this time over land acquisition case SC sees another clash of judges, this time over land acquisition case
- February 23, 2018

Lokur , Kurian Joseph and Deepak Gupta on Wednesday asking two-judge benches to defer hearing land acquisition matters that had been listed on Thursday and Friday. It had further said compensation not availed within a stipulated five-year period would not be a ground for cancellation of land acquisition. They said the three-judge bench of Justice Arun Mishra should have referred the 2014 judgement to a larger bench if it did not agree with it. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn fails to finish final race of her Olympic career Lindsey Vonn fails to finish final race of her Olympic career
- February 23, 2018

A source with knowledge of Vonn's thinking said that her use of such language was no accident. Struggling to regain her balance, she missed a gate. Sofia Goggia shed the chaotic "crazy horse" of her reputation and embraced her inner Samurai to give Italy its first women's Olympic downhill champion yesterday. (more...)
Google AI Assesses Heart Disease Risk with Eye Scan Google AI Assesses Heart Disease Risk with Eye Scan
- February 23, 2018

The tech giant says its method is as reliable as a doctor conducting a blood test, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering . Unlike prevalent preventive tests involving various blood reports , the new method uses a simple eye-scan to determine the patient's underlying heart conditions. (more...)
Another Version Of The Flu Vaccine Might Return Next Season Another Version Of The Flu Vaccine Might Return Next Season
- February 23, 2018

In 2014, the ACIP made a rare "preferred recommendation " that FluMist be used for children aged 2 to 8, because it was easier to distribute in schools than the typical shots. But others said they were equally anxious that kids are not being vaccinated against flu because the needle-free option is not available, and they noted that FluMist is clearly better than not getting vaccinated at all. (more...)
Maldives SC approves extension of emergency for 30 days Maldives SC approves extension of emergency for 30 days
- February 22, 2018

Maldives government, in the face of mounting worldwide pressure made a fresh attempt to start the failed all political party talks last week in a desperate bid to resolve the crisis. The government had not rejected any such notion. The statement said that the government would work closely with "the worldwide community, including India" and "address the concerns they might have". (more...)
Counting calories not key to weight loss, study finds Counting calories not key to weight loss, study finds
- February 22, 2018

The answer, in both cases, was no. "It's because we're all very different, and we're just starting to understand the reasons for this diversity". Those who were chosen to forgo fat in their diet lost slightly less, on average dropping 11.7 pounds. (more...)
Texas Permanent School Fund Sells 2736 Shares of Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC)
- February 22, 2018

First Tru Advsrs Lp accumulated 289,346 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The institutional investor held 794,314 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.00M, up from 765,682 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Oklahoma health officials say the flu death toll reaches 173 Oklahoma health officials say the flu death toll reaches 173
- February 22, 2018

The number of deaths and hospitalizations since the flu season began September 1 surpass any flu season since the department began tracking the illness in 2009. Its impact can be severe in some cases, especially among seniors, young children, pregnant women and people with underlying medical conditions, according to the CDC. (more...)
Rúben Semedo arrested over alleged aggravated burglary Rúben Semedo arrested over alleged aggravated burglary
- February 22, 2018

Valencia newspaper Las Provincias reported that a complaint was made against Semedo by the alleged victim on February 12 following a "violent incident". Semedo was arrested on Tuesday morning and police carried out a search of his home. While the report claims that one of Semedo or his two associates shot a gun twice in order to intimidate the victim, although neither of the bullets hit him. (more...)
Mercedes optimistic of new £120m Lewis Hamilton deal in coming weeks Mercedes optimistic of new £120m Lewis Hamilton deal in coming weeks
- February 22, 2018

Hamilton will get his first taste of the new Mercedes W09 on Thursday afternoon as he takes the 2018 challenger out for another shakdown run at Silverstone . Wolff is also confident his star driver will not be distracted by the furore over his social media profiles. But the British driver appeared in a buoyant mood here ahead of a campaign which could see him join Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers in the sport's history to have won the championship on more than ... (more...)
Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favours case Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favours case
- February 22, 2018

Authorities said the FBI investigated Boeckmann for similar crimes twice in the 1990s when he was a deputy prosecutor. Federal prosecutors decided against charging him after he agreed to give up his post in 1998. Boeckmann says he made a "serious mistake of judgment in this situation" -he "tried to convince himself he wasn't doing anything wrong" and inappropriately "mixed his professional position and his personal way of life". (more...)
Gallagher pays tribute to Manchester Attack victims at Brit Awards Gallagher pays tribute to Manchester Attack victims at Brit Awards
- February 22, 2018

Liam Gallagher led a Brit Awards tribute to the victims of the terror attack at Manchester Arena previous year (17). Suicide bomber Salman Abedi , 22, blew himself up in the foyer of Manchester Arena following the concert in May previous year. (more...)
Healthy Diet Promotes Weight Loss Rather the Genetics of Person Healthy Diet Promotes Weight Loss Rather the Genetics of Person
- February 22, 2018

The participants followed either a healthy low-fat (305 participants) diet or a healthy low-carbohydrate (304 participants) diet. This trial had the participants visit a dietitian every two weeks and they had twelve random, unannounced "dietary recalls" to keep them in line. (more...)
Red Cross in need of blood donations Red Cross in need of blood donations
- February 22, 2018

The Red Cross told WAAY 31 Monday, they're looking for all types of blood but O+ and O- are needed the most. So far in 2018, severe winter weather has forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. (more...)