Health Care


Climate change 'will make rice less nutritious' Climate change 'will make rice less nutritious'
- May 25, 2018

One of the world's most important food crops may be declining in quality due to greenhouse gas emissions. Rice, the scientists found, contains lower levels of key vitamins when grown amid high concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most common of the greenhouse gases driving climate change . (more...)
People who eat more seafood have more sex, according to science People who eat more seafood have more sex, according to science
- May 25, 2018

In the prospective cohort study, researchers from Harvard followed 500 MI and Texas couples from the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study for one year to determine the relationship between seafood intake and time to pregnancy . (more...)
Cut out alcohol and bacon to slash cancer risk, say researchers Cut out alcohol and bacon to slash cancer risk, say researchers
- May 25, 2018

Avoiding bacon and alcohol could help reduce the risk of cancer up to 40%, experts suggested as they unveiled what has been dubbed the "blueprint" to beat the disease. Read the full report from the WCRF here. With obesity set to overtake smoking as the biggest cause of cancer in the next 20 years, health experts say we are facing a global timebomb. (more...)
Rift Between Pompeo And Bolton At Heart Of North Korea Summit Failure Rift Between Pompeo And Bolton At Heart Of North Korea Summit Failure
- May 25, 2018

It could even be the 12th. "They very much want to do it, we'd like to do it", he told reporters. The detonation, which took place in the presence of dozens of worldwide journalists but no independent experts, came after Kim Jong Un pledged to cease all nuclear and long-range missile tests last month. (more...)
After Kerala, Nipah virus sparks fear in Karnataka; 2 cases suspected After Kerala, Nipah virus sparks fear in Karnataka; 2 cases suspected
- May 25, 2018

When the virus infects human beings, it could range from merely being asymptomatic to also developing acute respiratory syndrome to fatal encephalitis. The Kerala Health Ministry on Tuesday said the outbreak of Nipah virus is contained now and there was no need for the residents to worry. The administration in Nahan sub-division of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh has geared up to curb spread of the virus, and a special meeting of officials from different departments were held. (more...)
Deadly drug in teething products forces FDA action Deadly drug in teething products forces FDA action
- May 25, 2018

Companies are being asked to stop marketing and selling these teething products with benzocaine. The agency said it will take action against companies that don't voluntarily remove benzocaine products for young children. The specific problem cited Wednesday is methemoglobinemia, a condition that reduces the blood's oxygen-carrying capacity, potentially to life-threatening levels. (more...)
Lie-ins could cut risk of early death Lie-ins could cut risk of early death
- May 25, 2018

And believe it or not, long sleep (sleeping more than eight hours) wasn't too healthy either. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Torbjorn Akerstedt who led the study, said there was no single factor causing death early. The study, which included nearly 44,000 participants, concluded that "short weekend sleep was associated with an increased mortality in subjects less than 65 years old". (more...)
Nipah virus claims fourth member of Kerala family Nipah virus claims fourth member of Kerala family
- May 25, 2018

There is no vaccine or cure for Nipah infection at present. Here are some answers. The treatment for human cases is supportive and management treatment along with intensive supportive care. The Nipah virus naturally occurs in bats . People who eat fruit that's been in contact with bat secretions can pick up the infection. While 18 people with specific symptoms are admitted at hospitals in Kozhikode, 22 patients with suspected Nipah cases, all from Malappuram district, are admitted at ... (more...)
Olga Tokarczuk Wins Man Booker International Prize for 'Flights' Olga Tokarczuk Wins Man Booker International Prize for 'Flights'
- May 25, 2018

Tokarczuk, 56, was born in Poland . Flights recounts stories including the 19th-century tale of the dead Chopin's heart, accompanied on a covert journey from Paris back to Warsaw by his sister after his death. In contrast, The Book of Jacob focuses on the life of Jacob Frank, an 18th-century Jewish cultist, and presents Poles as a people who can be tolerant at times but also cruel and oppressive, to Jews as well as to serfs and Ukrainians. (more...)
South Korean president 'perplexed' at Trump's decision to cancel North Korea summit South Korean president 'perplexed' at Trump's decision to cancel North Korea summit
- May 25, 2018

Senior North Korean official Choe Son Hui responded, issuing a bellicose statement threatening: "Whether the USA will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear to nuclear showdown is entirely dependent on the decision and behaviour of the United States". (more...)
All this time, Trump was building an unconstitutional wall on Twitter All this time, Trump was building an unconstitutional wall on Twitter
- May 24, 2018

The claimants say the president violated freedom of speech by blocking them followers from his account for posting messages he disliked. What's more, Buchwald said , the space below Trump's tweets that shows the public's replies are a public forum, because it is "generally accessible to the public" and anyone with a Twitter account is able to view those responses, assuming that the user has not been blocked. (more...)
Right to Try bill clears House, headed for Trump signature Right to Try bill clears House, headed for Trump signature
- May 24, 2018

The bill will lift regulations on community and regional banks, while preserving many rules established under the post-financial crisis Dodd-Frank Act. "The bill would take us back to the days when unchecked recklessness on Wall Street ignited a historic financial meltdown". Critics say that would make it easier for banks to discriminate against minorities seeking home mortgages and go undetected. (more...)
White House visit not mandatory for Eagles players White House visit not mandatory for Eagles players
- May 24, 2018

Worrilow collided with linebacker Corey Nelson while covering running back Donnel Pumphrey. "I think it's just a cool way to receive the honor nationally and be recognized". Mills cautioned not to read too much into that, however. "We're just out there competing right now". Pederson said that running back Darren Sproles and new defensive end Michael Bennett are the only players not attending the first session of OTAs. (more...)
Blogger and gov't critic Wael Abbas latest to be arrested in Egypt Blogger and gov't critic Wael Abbas latest to be arrested in Egypt
- May 23, 2018

Abbas was banned from Twitter a year ago, which Egyptian official newspaper al-Ahram reported was for "intention to incite violence", while his YouTube account was taken down in 2007. In December 2017, Twitter faced sharp criticism after the account of Abbas was suspended . His Youtube, Yahoo and Twitter accounts were closed. Abbas has always been vocal about the political situation in Egypt both before and after the uprising of 2011, regularly campaigning against torture and ... (more...)
Iran to keep forces in Syria upon Assad's request Iran to keep forces in Syria upon Assad's request
- May 22, 2018

Iran will stay in Syria as long as it is needed, the Islamic Republic's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said. The Israeli military last February accused Iranian-backed militias of, from where it said an Iranian drone, that was shot down over northern Israel, had been launched. (more...)
Oil returns to multi-year highs on Venezuela concerns Oil returns to multi-year highs on Venezuela concerns
- May 22, 2018

Mr Patrick Pouyanne, chairman and CEO of French oil major Total, said that the potential loss of 1 million barrels of Iranian crude from the world market and the ongoing decline of Venezuela's oil sector could push oil prices beyond United States dollars 100 per barrel. (more...)
Ryanair's profit to drop after five years of growth Ryanair's profit to drop after five years of growth
- May 22, 2018

That increase was stimulated by lower fares, it said , with Germany, Italy and Spain the three largest growth markets. Ryanair's Full Year profits rose 10% to €1.45 billion from €1.32 billion a year earlier. Ryanair added that it expects a shortage of experienced pilots in Europe to persist. " Ryanair Rooms penetration is rising steadily, albeit from a low base", O'Leary said. (more...)
Funeral held for Santa Fe HS Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh Funeral held for Santa Fe HS Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh
- May 22, 2018

At least 10 people were injured in the attack. The gunman has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis , a 17-year-old student who is alleged to have used his father's shotgun and revolver to kill fellow classmates and two teachers. He said Barnes was in stable condition. She was to return to Pakistan next month to celebrate Eid festival with her family in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal area'. (more...)
GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec
- May 22, 2018

The parent had been shopping the unit since November, when GE Chairman and CEO John L. Flannery, stung by the company's poor financial performance and confronting a top-heavy organization, vowed to streamline the Boston-based colossus. GE was among Monday's top performers on the Dow Jones industrial average . As for other rail equipment makers, Trinity Industries (TRN) advanced 0.1% Monday, and Greenbrier (GBX) jumped 2.35%. (more...)
Ossic shuts down despite its crowdfunded 3D headphones raising millions Ossic shuts down despite its crowdfunded 3D headphones raising millions
- May 22, 2018

While we secured $130,000 in commitments, which the company claimed was not enough interest for it to be able to move forward into production and so it ended the campaign without taking the funds. The success of the campaign was a resounding "YES" that has had a ripple in the audio industry. The OSSIC team went on to note that they will forever be grateful to backers and the team members, investors, and business partners who believed in them and helped give the headphone's dream a "fighting ... (more...)
Stephen Curry scores 35 points for Golden State Warriors vs Houston Stephen Curry scores 35 points for Golden State Warriors vs Houston
- May 22, 2018

When we defend at that level and take care of the ball, we're usually in pretty good shape". The mind games never stop in the National Basketball Association. He said the moment got the best of him. "You can analyse him all you want, but at the end of the day, he's still a pretty good basketball player". Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night against Houston. (more...)
Pakistan PM Abbasi visits kin of exchange student killed in United States Pakistan PM Abbasi visits kin of exchange student killed in United States
- May 21, 2018

It was only when he got in touch with the exchange program that he realized the bad news. The family of 18-year-old Sabika Sheikh , an exchange student from Pakistan who was killed in the Santa Fe high-school shooting on Friday, said they believed she would be safe in the US. (more...)
CDC Suggests Staying Out Of Hotel Pools When You Have Diarrhea CDC Suggests Staying Out Of Hotel Pools When You Have Diarrhea
- May 18, 2018

The culprits: parasites and bacteria. Of all the total number of outbreaks, 58% cases of illnesses took placed because of the Cryptosporidium parasite which causes gastrointestinal diseases. If levels are unsafe, as indicated on the CDC website, don't swim. More than half of the outbreaks started in the summer months, the peak season for swimming. (more...)
Bill Gates: Trump Asked Me The Difference Between HIV And HPV Bill Gates: Trump Asked Me The Difference Between HIV And HPV
- May 18, 2018

During MSNBC " s " All In with Chris Hayes' show, aired Thursday, the Microsoft founder revealed recent conversations he has had with the president, before and after his election to power. Those plans that have since stalled-also thanks to Gates, who said he told Trump "No, that's a dead end, don't do that". HIV is the virus that causes the disease known as AIDS. (more...)
FDA approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines FDA approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines
- May 18, 2018

It's the first in an entirely new class of drugs created to block the activity of a specific peptide known to activate migraines that has been cleared for public use by the agency. The Food and Drug Administration's action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) for sale. The condition is three times more common among women than men. (more...)