Health Care


Ocado's Alexa skill lets you call out your shopping list Ocado's Alexa skill lets you call out your shopping list
- August 29, 2017

Using the new skill, you will be able to add items to a now existing basket, find out which products are in season and get inspiration for how to best use them in recipes, check if a product is already in your basket, and track an order. The council will work with care technology partner PA Consulting Group to develop a range of "skills' to connect Alexa to other technology in people's homes". (more...)
Six Family Members Swept Away in Van Feared Dead
- August 29, 2017

He was able to crawl out of the vehicle and grab onto a tree limb. The driver reportedly called out to them to try to get out through the back door, but they were unable to escape. The driver of the vehicle, the children's great-uncle, managed to escape before the van was submerged. Witnesses say there were first responders in the area, but there was not enough time to perform a viable rescue operation. (more...)
Police Deny Corruption Allegations, Say Misau Has No Police Deny Corruption Allegations, Say Misau Has No "Tangible Evidence"
- August 29, 2017

Sundiata Post recalls that one of the online dailies (not Sundiata Post) has it that Senator Isah Hamma Misau had accused the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris of extorting money, ranging from N10m to N15m, from Commissioners of Police, State Mobile Commanders and Special Protection Units (SPU) Commanders, for favourable postings. (more...)
Sindh govt rejects initial census results Sindh govt rejects initial census results
- August 29, 2017

Provisional results of the census released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) showed that Karachi's total population is 14.91 million, a 62 per cent increase from the 1998 figure of 9.339 million. PPP leader Manzoor Wassan, too, expressed his reservations regarding the census data and threatened to hold protests. "We will not let the federal government treat the province unfairly and we will take what is rightfully ours", said Khuhro. (more...)
AIIMS doctors attempt to separate conjoined twins at head AIIMS doctors attempt to separate conjoined twins at head
- August 29, 2017

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today enquired about the health condition of conjoined twins from Kandhamal district, who underwent first phase of operation at the AIIMS, New Delhi for separation of their heads. "We are thankful that our state government came forward to help". They were earlier named as Honey and Singh but were renamed as Jaga and Balia by the doctors at AIIMS. (more...)
Siem de Jong leaves Newcastle for Ajax return Siem de Jong leaves Newcastle for Ajax return
- August 29, 2017

Developments have been made on Siem de Jong to Ajax , reports De Telegraaf's Mike Verweij. In 2014, Newcastle paid £6 million to bring the Dutchman to St. Promoted Newcastle scored their first goals and recorded their first points of the Premier League season with an impressive 3-0 win over a struggling West Ham side. (more...)
Nigeria seizes $21m linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke Nigeria seizes $21m linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke
- August 29, 2017

Nigeria's anti-graft Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ), which accuses Alison-Madueke of corruption, argued in court that she had illicitly laundered the funds with the help of top oil officials. On August 7, 2017, Justice Obiozor ordered the permanent forfeiture to the Federal Government of a $37.5million Banana Island property allegedly bought in 2013 by Mrs. (more...)
Anambra Guber Poll: Obaze Oseloka emerges PDP candidate Anambra Guber Poll: Obaze Oseloka emerges PDP candidate
- August 29, 2017

Meanwhile, Obaze won the PDP ticket 24 hours after Tony Nwoye emerged victor of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. This he said made it hard for the candidates to campaign to the delegates. He also noted that he and some of the candidates who withdrew have already instituted a case in the court to challenge the primaries because of the massive irregularities. (more...)
India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to clinch series 3-0 India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to clinch series 3-0
- August 29, 2017

After the win, both match winners sat down for a chat about the game. At the end of the interview, Rohit suddenly asked Bumrah: "So, who is your favourite actress?" 12 - Number of times out of 16 Sri Lanka's top-order batsmen (No. Though there was no rain around when the toss was conducted, there is a chance showers may interrupt play, as they did in the second ODI. Ducking the question with much ease, the 23-year-old replied with a smile, "I don't see this question relevant to the ... (more...)
Aetna just exposed thousands of HIV positive customers with this letter Aetna just exposed thousands of HIV positive customers with this letter
- August 29, 2017

The legal organizations and eight others are representing customers who were devastated after family, friends and even neighbors saw the envelopes and learned their status, the firms said in a press release . Customers' private information was made visible through a window on the envelopes. "Although medical advances have transformed HIV into a chronic yet manageable condition, widespread stigma still exists against people living with HIV, leading to everything from employment, housing and ... (more...)
FDA announces crackdown on FDA announces crackdown on "unscrupulous" stem cell clinics
- August 29, 2017

According to the FDA, clinics were using the product by injecting it directly into patents' tumors. The clinic in March was the subject of a New England Journal of Medicine article that said that three women with age-related macular degeneration were blinded or had their vision badly impaired after undergoing procedures at the clinic. (more...)
Ex-Royal and BJP MLA from Rajasthan dies of swine flu Ex-Royal and BJP MLA from Rajasthan dies of swine flu
- August 28, 2017

Summary: Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari, who succumbed to swine flu on Monday, had been careless about getting tested. Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Mandalgarh in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district, Kirti Kumari, died of swine flu here on Monday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital. (more...)
Pontiff prays for flood victims, Rohingya Muslims Pontiff prays for flood victims, Rohingya Muslims
- August 28, 2017

This would make this the first papal visit to Myanmar. The pontiff said Sunday there was "sad news about the persecution of the religious minority of our Rohingya brothers". Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement, said on Saturday that 4,000 "ethnic villagers" who had fled their homes had been evacuated, referring to non-Muslim residents of the area. (more...)
Increased Coffee Consumption with Aging Tied to Reduced Mortality, Study Finds Increased Coffee Consumption with Aging Tied to Reduced Mortality, Study Finds
- August 28, 2017

The objective of this study was to examine the association between coffee consumption and the risk of mortality in a middle-aged Mediterranean cohort. The study, from Spain, suggests that four cups per day could be beneficial to your health. Coffee contains a number of compounds, including caffeine, diterpenes and antioxidants that scientists believe contribute to benefit the body. (more...)
Abilene blood center needs donors for Hurricane Harvey victims Abilene blood center needs donors for Hurricane Harvey victims
- August 28, 2017

The Blood Bank of Delmarva is asking local residents to help meet an urgent request for over 2,000-units of blood from blood banks in Texas. Tony Wonters is a regular donor at the Blood Center of Wisconsin. If donations are negatively impacted, the long-term needs of patients could be affected. Officials also added that there's no deadline to become a blood donor to help Texas. (more...)
No problems with Alonso's Spa power unit — Honda No problems with Alonso's Spa power unit — Honda
- August 28, 2017

The 36-year-old also questioned if there was any rain scheduled to arrive at the track during the race in a sign of his frustration, given he did not believe the vehicle was capable of competing with the rest of the grid in dry conditions. He qualified 11th, while his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne was thrown to the back of the grid following a series of engine penalties. "For sure, it's not easy to race like this, as you can not have any good wheel-to-wheel battles", he said. (more...)
Local schools taking precautions against West Nile virus Local schools taking precautions against West Nile virus
- August 28, 2017

He said they sprayed for precautionary reasons. "There is no cure for West Nile virus ". WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. Less than 1 percent of people who are infected will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis (inflammation of the brain or surrounding tissues). (more...)
Scientists discover drug that can slash cancer, heart attack risk by half Scientists discover drug that can slash cancer, heart attack risk by half
- August 28, 2017

The Canakinumab Anti-inflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes study, or CANTOS, showed a 15% reduction in the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and cancer deaths cut in half, the hospital where one of the lead authors is based said. Deaths from infection in the study appeared to match lives saved by the drug, so there was no difference in overall mortality between the groups that got the drug and the placebo. (more...)
Aspirants jostle for Anambra APC governorship ticket Aspirants jostle for Anambra APC governorship ticket
- August 28, 2017

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has assured candidates in the 2017 Anambra Governorship race of fair play stating that the party's leader, President Muhammadu Buhari does not have an anointed candidate. However, screening of delegates started at about 12.20pm amidst tight security, as every security agency providing security at Ekwueme square venue of the primary. (more...)
Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea
- August 28, 2017

One of the three missiles blew up "almost immediately", with none of the weapons posing a threat to either North America or the USA territory of Guam, the spokesman said. In an editorial, the official North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun said the Australian involvement was "a suicidal act of inviting disaster". (more...)
Cyber attack: Health chief sorry after appointments cancelled by malware hit Cyber attack: Health chief sorry after appointments cancelled by malware hit
- August 28, 2017

Now patients have been warned there could be longer than usual hospital or out-of-hours delays throughout the rest of the weekend. It's unclear whether NHS Lanarkshire has been directly targeted. Calum Campbell, chief executive, said: "We have detected some incidences of malware and took immediate action to prevent this spreading while we carried out further investigations". (more...)
Red Cross sending volunteers & vehicles from SC to TX Red Cross sending volunteers & vehicles from SC to TX
- August 28, 2017

She's been assisting with relief efforts in Houston, TX since Friday. Hundreds of calls were made into the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday as people became stranded on their rooftops due to flooding. About 10 IL volunteers have so far been deployed to provide assistance in the Houston area and the Texas coast. "We're all here to do the job, and we're anxious to get to work", said Connelly, 78, of Lincolnwood. (more...)
CT state parks closed due to high bacteria CT state parks closed due to high bacteria
- August 28, 2017

The continued closure was announced in Thursday's weekly water quality report, which is published by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Those swim area will remain off-limits until the algae subsides, the DEEP said. Toxic blue green algae remains a problem at Indian Well and Kettletown. (more...)
Un homme neutralisé après avoir attaqué au couteau deux militaires — Bruxelles Un homme neutralisé après avoir attaqué au couteau deux militaires — Bruxelles
- August 28, 2017

Tous ont été tués par la police. L'assaillant, un ancien militaire de 43 ans, a été inculpé de " tentative d'assassinat dans un contexte terroriste " et de "participation aux activités d'un groupe terroriste ". Les autorités belges sont sur le qui-vive depuis l'attentat du 22 mars 2016, où des kamikazes avaient fait 32 morts dans le métro et un aéroport de Bruxelles . (more...)
Here's how to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Here's how to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
- August 28, 2017

So far, at least two people have died and several others are injured because of the storm. The National Weather Service is calling the event "unprecedented", noting 15 to 25 inches of rainfall, with some areas of Southeastern Texas potentially receiving as much as 50 inches. (more...)