Health Care


Iceland Has Near-Perfect Score Of Babies Born Without Down's Syndrome Iceland Has Near-Perfect Score Of Babies Born Without Down's Syndrome
- August 17, 2017

Every pregnant woman in Iceland is given an option of a prenatal test that can detect Down syndrome with 85 percent accuracy. The law in Iceland states that every pregnant woman must be informed about the screening tests which are around 85 per cent accurate. (more...)
SC orders NIA probe into Hadiya case SC orders NIA probe into Hadiya case
- August 16, 2017

On May 25, the Kerala High Court had declared as "null and void" the marriage of 24-year-old Hindu woman, who converted to Islam to marry a Muslim man in December 2016, terming it a "sham" and ordered Hadiya, as she is now known, be placed in her parents' protective custody. (more...)
Market shut as traders clash over Charly Boy Market shut as traders clash over Charly Boy
- August 16, 2017

The attack happened as the musician rode into the market to continue with the protest which is calling for the country's president, Muhammadu Buhari's return from London or resignation from office. Tried to attack us at Unity Fountain with their government sponsored thugs. " Charly Boy's auto was damaged by the thugs". Today is Wuse Market. (more...)
New study links diabetes risk to reduced sleep New study links diabetes risk to reduced sleep
- August 16, 2017

The authors conclude that increasing the mean weekday sleep duration (10.5 hours) by half an hour could be associated with a 0.1 kg/m² lower body mass index and a 0.5 percent reduction in insulin resistance . The researchers also recorded children's body measurements and took their blood samples. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommend 11 to 14 hours of sleep a night for children ages one to two and 10 to 13 hours of sleep for ages three ... (more...)
Why Expensive Wine Tastes Better Why Expensive Wine Tastes Better
- August 16, 2017

Just like placebo medications, it has an effect exclusively because of ascribed properties, 'quality has its price!' . Only then around a milliliter of the respective wine was administrated to the test person via a tube in their mouths. Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, for example, undergo rigorous training to identify many different technical elements in a wine within a system that attempts to calibrate their assessment. (more...)
Being 'fat but fit' still carries health risks Being 'fat but fit' still carries health risks
- August 16, 2017

Camille Lassale, from Imperial's School of Public Health, in a news release . Lassale's team conducted the largest study to date investigating the impact on heart health when people are overweight or obese, as well as when they are "metabolically unhealthy", such as having elevated blood pressure , blood sugar, triglycerides (which store fat in your body) and waist size or having reduced levels of HDL cholesterol, the "good" form, which the body needs. (more...)
Evidence that cannabis use helps pain or PTSD is lacking, say researchers Evidence that cannabis use helps pain or PTSD is lacking, say researchers
- August 16, 2017

But, researchers looked at 27 previously published studies and found that there is little evidence to prove that marijuana helps with pain. They concluded, however, that cannabis could increase users' risk of vehicle accidents, psychotic symptoms and short-term cognitive impairment. (more...)
DJI Develops Option to Fly 'Offline' for 'Sensitive Flights' DJI Develops Option to Fly 'Offline' for 'Sensitive Flights'
- August 16, 2017

In the memo, officials from the US Navy and US Army Research Lab advised the discontinuation of DJI drone use by military personnel. The memo noted that DJI was the most widely off-the-shelf unmanned aircraft system used by the Army, with more than 300 airworthiness releases for DJI items for a variety of missions. (more...)
Lack of nurses blamed for Japan fungus outbreak on wards Lack of nurses blamed for Japan fungus outbreak on wards
- August 16, 2017

No patients have died as a result fungus in the United Kingdom, but worldwide studies showed 60 per cent of those infected with the fungus die. The first case was detected in Britain in 2013. Most worryingly, the fungus is resistant to the most commonly prescribed fungicidal drug, fluconazole, and the species has the ability to rapidly evolve to develop resistance. (more...)
First human West Nile virus case confirmed in Butte County First human West Nile virus case confirmed in Butte County
- August 16, 2017

The agency has not received any reports of any humans in the region contracting the virus this summer. The infection was found when a routine blood donation was screened, a press release from the health department said. About 20 per cent of infected individuals will develop symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or a rash, but most will recover completely. (more...)
Wes Brown signs with Kerala Blasters Wes Brown signs with Kerala Blasters
- August 15, 2017

During his peak, Brown made 23 appearances for England and was included in the squad for the Three Lions' 2002 World Cup campaign, acting as backup to Rio Ferdinand and Sol Campbell alongside Martin Keown and Gareth Southgate. Brown is the latest player with Manchester United links to join the ISL, after Steve Coppell (Jamshedpur head coach), Teddy Sheringham (ATK head coach) and Rene Meulensteen. (more...)
Bodybuilder mom found dead due to excess of proteins and suplement Bodybuilder mom found dead due to excess of proteins and suplement
- August 15, 2017

The 25-year-old was unaware that she suffered from Urea Cycle Disorder - which meant her body could not properly dispose of ammonia, a waste product of protein digestion. "I couldn't believe what the doctors were telling me, she was dying. she didn't look sick , she looked lovely", White said. She found a number of protein supplement containers in her daughter's kitchen as well as a detailed diet plan. (more...)
FIL Ltd Has $77.08 Million Position in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc FIL Ltd Has $77.08 Million Position in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc
- August 15, 2017

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $56.75 on the shares of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. MD raised its position in Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 17th were given a $0.75 dividend. (more...)
Moderate Drinking May Offer Some Protective Health Benefits Moderate Drinking May Offer Some Protective Health Benefits
- August 15, 2017

The UK Chief Medical Officers' guideline says it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis in order to keep health risks to a low level. "Light-to-moderate drinking might be protective, especially for CVD, but heavy or binge drinking has serious health consequences, including death", they wrote. (more...)
Gunmen attack United Nations base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7 Gunmen attack United Nations base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7
- August 15, 2017

According to Reuters , the peacekeeping headquarters had been a frequent target of terrorists in the past. In Monday's attacks on the camps of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (Minusma) in Douenza and Timbuktu in Mali, a UN peacekeeper from Togo, a Malian soldier, a member of the Malian gendarmerie as well as six Malian contractors were killed. (more...)
Wilshere makes Arsenal comeback in U23 win over Derby Wilshere makes Arsenal comeback in U23 win over Derby
- August 15, 2017

However, Arsenal are reported to want their money back on Lucas Perez , who signed for a massive £17million last summer, which could price Newcastle out of a move. The Spaniard is known to be frustrated with Newcastle's lack of business so far, something that has forced club owner Mike Ashley to speak out on. Newcastle put in a tame performance in their opening Premier League clash of the season on Sunday, struggling to test Hugo Lloris in a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at St James' ... (more...)
Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists
- August 15, 2017

Trump denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis by name Monday, declaring racist hate groups "criminals and thugs" and "repugnant to all that we hold dear". Tougher condemnations began Sunday night with Vice President Mike Pence , traveling in South America, declaring that "these risky fringe groups have no place in American public life". (more...)
ASUU Strike : Ebonyi State University ignores industrial action ASUU Strike : Ebonyi State University ignores industrial action
- August 15, 2017

But the chairman of ASUU in the university, Prof. The decision follows its National Executive Council meeting held over the weekend in Abuja. The mail read in part: "We therefore write to inform you that the observance of the strike will include: No teaching, no examination, no supervision, no attendance of the statutory meetings of any kind and other academic matters". (more...)
BP starts at Juniper, Persephone BP starts at Juniper, Persephone
- August 15, 2017

Moreover, the share of natural gas in the global energy mix will grow to 23 per cent by 2030 from 22 per cent past year, driven mainly by growth in China, India and Southeast Asia, according to McKinsey. Gas then flows to the Mahogany B hub via a new 10km flowline. The Persephone project off the coast of Western Australia is operated by Woodside Energy and is part of the North West Shelf Project joint venture. (more...)
Five drugs found in Tiger Woods system from DUI toxicology report Five drugs found in Tiger Woods system from DUI toxicology report
- August 15, 2017

Woods had previously said "I didn't realise the mix of medications affected me so strongly", but he never mentioned weed. I will continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family and friends. The 41-year-old professional golfer was under the influence of a mixture of pain medications, sleeping and mood drugs and marijuana. "I recently completed an out of state private intensive program ", Woods tweeted July 3. (more...)
Clarets defender signs new deal Clarets defender signs new deal
- August 15, 2017

Republic of Ireland global Stephen Ward has signed a new contract with Burnley . "I'm delighted to have signed", he told the club's website. Having made a striding run out of his side's backline deep into the Burnley half, Cahill's heavy touch left him stretching to get a foot on the ball as Clarets midfielder Steven Defour arrived on the scene. (more...)
Public suggest PM to include education, cleanliness, environment for I-Day address Public suggest PM to include education, cleanliness, environment for I-Day address
- August 15, 2017

Mr. Maken said that the oxygen cylinder vendor had written twice to the UP chief minister in recent months, reminding him that the bills were unpaid. 70 years ago on this day ( August 15, 1947 ,) India got freedom from British rule so that this day is declared as a national holiday in India, grand festivities and processions are organised in the capital city and all over the country. (more...)
106-year-old fruitcake found in 'excellent condition' in Antarctica 106-year-old fruitcake found in 'excellent condition' in Antarctica
- August 15, 2017

Although the tin in which the fruitcake was kept had been badly deteriorated, the fruitcake itself was "almost edible", with just a bit of a rancid butter smell, the conservators said, the Times reported. Some of the other artifacts found: tools, clothing and what Ms. Conservators have been conducting their work on the artifacts at the Canterbury Museum lab in Christchurch, New Zealand, since 2016, and the project was about to come to an end. (more...)
Fleas in Arizona test positive for infectious plague Fleas in Arizona test positive for infectious plague
- August 15, 2017

Navajo County public health officials announced Friday that fleas collected near the town of Taylor tested positive for Yersinia pestis , the bacteria that causes the Bubonic plague, the Associated Press reports. "The disease can become septicaemic - spreading throughout the bloodstream - as well as pneumonic - affecting the lungs - but is curable with proper antibiotic therapy if diagnosed and treated early". (more...)
World Health Organization report: Half-million affected by cholera in Yemen World Health Organization report: Half-million affected by cholera in Yemen
- August 15, 2017

Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, said Yemen's health workers are operating in impossible conditions. In his statement, Ghebreyesus said Yemen's lack of a functioning state meant that numerous doctors and nurses needed to rein in the outbreak had not received salaries for almost a year. (more...)