Health Care


Largest wildfire on record in California, that killed 18, finally contained Largest wildfire on record in California, that killed 18, finally contained
- January 14, 2018

At least five people were killed , including in Montecito where mudflows trapped people in vehicles and their homes. Some areas of Los Padres National Forest remain closed to the public until authorities determine it is safe to enter. The fire killed at least: Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula and Cory Iverson, 32, a firefighter from San Diego. Four other members of his team managed to escape. (more...)
CT health officials: Deadly flu season is intensifying CT health officials: Deadly flu season is intensifying
- January 14, 2018

Seven children died from the flu last week, bringing the total paediatric flu deaths reported to the CDC this season up to 20. Officials said that this flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years. "This year's flu virus appears to be affecting older persons especially hard", said DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino. While the flu vaccine is the recommended precautionary measure, Echols said county residents should wash their hands often, refrain from touching your ... (more...)
Trump declared in 'excellent health' after first medical checkup as president
- January 13, 2018

Trump said this during a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers in his Oval Office. He did not address the reports that he disparaged African nations and ignored questions about the comments from reporters. Haiti's Ambassador Paul Getty Altidor, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who previously served as vice president of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund in Washington , said his government in Port-au-Prince had summoned the chargé d'affaires from the United States to explain the ... (more...)
CDC: Number of flu-related pediatric deaths rises to 20 CDC: Number of flu-related pediatric deaths rises to 20
- January 13, 2018

In addition, the rate at which Americans are being hospitalized for the flu nearly doubled in the last week, to 22.7 for every 100,000 hospitalizations, according to the CDC. There are indications that the H1N1 virus, which caused the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic but is now a regular human flu virus, is also starting to show up, Jernigan said. (more...)
Twins agree to terms with free-agent reliever Addison Reed Twins agree to terms with free-agent reliever Addison Reed
- January 13, 2018

Reed, who played his college baseball at San Diego State University, was originally selected by the Chicago White Sox in the third round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. Over the past 3 seasons, Reed has a 2.66 ERA in 209 2/3 innings split between the Diamondbacks, Mets and Red Sox. The AL average a year ago was 1.31, but not surprisingly, relievers were quite a bit lower (1.17) than starters (1.4). (more...)
EMLS: Competitive gaming comes to MLS EMLS: Competitive gaming comes to MLS
- January 13, 2018

The Portland Timbers will be among 19 MLS teams competing in Major League Soccer's new eMLS competition. The victor will be given a spot in the Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 Global Series playoffs, which will lead into the Federation Internationale de Football Association eWorld Cup in August. (more...)
Rep. John Lewis Says Racism is in Trump's 'Makeup' Rep. John Lewis Says Racism is in Trump's 'Makeup'
- January 13, 2018

He name-calls. He basically disparaged a United States congresswoman and basically said that she would do anything for a contribution. "I can not in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans", Lewis said on MSNBC Friday. (more...)
Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) - Important Technical Indicators to Consider
- January 13, 2018

Its up 535.71% from 1,400 shares previously. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $12.82. About 731,281 shares traded. Ashfield Capital Prtn Ltd Company, California-based fund reported 9,473 shares. According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 2.85 percent, SMA50 is 2.45 percent, while SMA200 is 12.56 percent. (more...)
CBSE rules out changing date-sheet CBSE rules out changing date-sheet
- January 13, 2018

The frustration in students is evident in the online petition started by Prakhar Bhasin, which says "The board examination date sheet 2018 is out and it is very, very inconsiderate". The students have said that they need more gaps between subjects. The CBSE class X examinations, in which 16,38,552 students are expected to appear, would end on April 4. (more...)
Is Golar LNG Partners LP (NasdaqGS:GMLP) Undervalued?
- January 13, 2018

Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its position in shares of Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) by 4.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 666,827 shares of the shipping company's stock valued at $15,110,000 after acquiring an additional 181,868 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Low turnout of voters in Anambra senatorial election Low turnout of voters in Anambra senatorial election
- January 13, 2018

Obiora Okonkwo as the lawful candidate for the vacant Anambra Central Senatorial seat at the National Assembly. It will be recalled that the judge had on December 13, 2017, ordered that Okonkwo be sworn-in as a senator representing Anambra central senatorial district and also ordered INEC to issue him a certificate of return. (more...)
Revenue Estimates Analysis The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK)
- January 13, 2018

Fincl Bank Of Mellon holds 0% or 21,344 shares. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BK. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Friday, January 22 report. (more...)
FAMU celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with convocation FAMU celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with convocation
- January 13, 2018

Day, will have special activities with Indiana State University students and the ISU men's basketball team in the morning and Bricks 4 Kidz in the afternoon. Day of Service welcomes city residents to emulate Dr. King's leadership and compassion for others by volunteering in their communities. On Friday night's episode of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon once again tackled President Trump's "shithole" remark. (more...)
Thomas Fire, once largest in California history, is now 100% contained Thomas Fire, once largest in California history, is now 100% contained
- January 13, 2018

That size is the equivalent of more than Dallas and Miami combined. In addition to causing massive destruction, the fire also contributed to earlier this week. Los Padres National Forest officials flew over the scorched land Thursday and determined that it was fully contained. The Thomas Fire is the largest wildfire in California's history. (more...)
'Arrogant' surgeon burned his initials onto patients' livers during transplants 'Arrogant' surgeon burned his initials onto patients' livers during transplants
- January 13, 2018

According to reports , a court heard Simon Bramhall , 53, used an argon beam to mark two patients' livers with "SB" in a "naive and foolhardy" attempt to relieve tension in the operating theatre. "I accept that you didn't intend or foresee anything but the most trivial of harm would be caused". "Why did he think that it was appropriate to do this to me?" But the donor liver failed around a week later - for reasons unconnected to its implantation - and another surgeon spotted Bramhall's ... (more...)
2018 flu season appears to hit deadly peak
- January 13, 2018

And states across the country are reporting higher-than-average flu-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits. During the last week of 2017, "influenza activity increased sharply in the United States", according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
'Thanks, but no thanks': Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer
- January 13, 2018

Trump reportedly demanded to know why the US allows so much immigration from the aforementioned "shithole countries" in a meeting with lawmakers about immigration policy on Thursday. The ambassador said he doesn't believe Trump's remark reflects the views of the American public and that he has been "bombarded by emails from the American public apologizing" for their president's "regrettable" comment. (more...)
What is raw water and should we be anxious about it? What is raw water and should we be anxious about it?
- January 13, 2018

In fact, raw water is incredibly unsafe. Companies have started making new types of water bottles that are more eco-friendly, too. And, Live Water's founder, who changed his name from Christopher Sanborn to Mukande Singh, per Fortune , claimed that public tap water is "toilet water with birth control drugs in it", which is spreading risky misinformation to the public. (more...)
Butterflies origin pushed back in time, says Study Butterflies origin pushed back in time, says Study
- January 13, 2018

But van Eldijk was surprised to discover that other scales were hollow-a feature only seen among moths and butterflies with proboscises. Butterfly and moth wings are covered in tiny scales that overlap like shingles on a roof. Researchers aren't exactly sure why insects would have developed proboscises without flowers. Conifer cones have indentations to catch male pollen. Maybe there is a missing record of Triassic or early Jurassic flowers. (more...)
Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled
- January 13, 2018

Robert Elwood , an ecology professor at Queen's University Belfast, has studied crustaceans for decades and has explored whether the animals do in fact feel pain-a belief that's often debated. The new animal protection law requires that the animals are knocked out before being cooked . Now the Swiss government has made the culinary tradition illegal, requiring that lobsters be either rendered unconscious or quickly killed before being placed in a pot of boiling water. (more...)
This may be a bad flu season, especially around the holidays This may be a bad flu season, especially around the holidays
- January 13, 2018

Figures released by the CDC Friday show the state is one of 35 in the US where the flu is now considered to be "widespread", meaning there are active outbreaks in all regions. Obviously, try to avoid close contact with those who are sick. "The influenza vaccine is still proven to be the best protection we have against the flu and I urge everyone six months and older to get a flu shot now". (more...)
Carrie Underwood and Ludacris score a touchdown with Super Bowl song Carrie Underwood and Ludacris score a touchdown with Super Bowl song
- January 13, 2018

Country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song, " The Champion ", which will open the Super Bowl on February 4 airing on NBC. Most surprising for Underwood fans, though, is that " The Champion " is completely stripped of 34-year-old's signature country sound. "It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song", the rapper says. (more...)
Quarterback position at MSU, Alabama will be worth watching — Smith on Sports Quarterback position at MSU, Alabama will be worth watching — Smith on Sports
- January 13, 2018

When Tua signed to play in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, last year, his family moved with him from Hawaii. If you stayed up late to see Alabama win 26-23 in overtime, bully (or "Dilly dilly!") for you. Tagovailoa is a true freshman. During the 2011 season, the Crimson Tide stifled LSU 21-0 with one of the great defensive performances in college football history. (more...)
Meryl Streep Got Medical Marijuana For Christmas Meryl Streep Got Medical Marijuana For Christmas
- January 13, 2018

The script includes plenty of pointed, on-the-nose dialogue about the importance of journalism-"We have to be the check on their power", etc. -but The Post is considerably more entertaining simply observing as Bradlee and his staff fumble through the disorganized stack of documents, or when Bradlee sends an intern to spy on the Times to figure out what they've got, or even respecting the hard work of everyone from typesetters to workers on the loading docks who get the paper out into the ... (more...)
Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA
- January 13, 2018

Both are opioids , meaning they're either derived from an opiate or they are synthetic, and are part of a family of narcotic drugs that are highly addictive. The changes in the labeling requirements were decided upon after extensive research on the topic and the safety risks, including advice from experts, said the release from the FDA. (more...)