Health Care


CancerSEEK: A blood test that can screen eight cancer types CancerSEEK: A blood test that can screen eight cancer types
- January 20, 2018

Professor Richard Marais, a researcher at the Cancer Research UK, also relayed his opinion on CancerSEEK, "Detecting cancer early, before the disease has spread, is one of the most powerful ways to improve cancer survival and this interesting research is a step towards being able to do this earlier than is now possible". (more...)
India beat Pakistan to win Blind Cricket World Cup India beat Pakistan to win Blind Cricket World Cup
- January 20, 2018

Munir scored a half-century, while Riyasat and Ali ended up scoring 48 and 47 runs respectively. However, after the fall of first wicket in form of Venkatesh for 35, India lost two more wickets in quick session. India reached the final of the tournament after defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets, while Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 156 runs to book a place in the final. (more...)
House of Representatives Lingers While Shutdown Looms House of Representatives Lingers While Shutdown Looms
- January 20, 2018

The leading Democrat huddled with the President and senior advisors just moments before the federal government grinds to a halt as Congressional lawmakers struggle to find a compromise on DACA and funding for border security. The shutdown is the 18th since Congress overhauled the budget process and procedure, with the longest lasting 21 days during the presidency of Bill Clinton. (more...)
A Blood Test For Common Cancers Could Be In The Works A Blood Test For Common Cancers Could Be In The Works
- January 20, 2018

It is unclear how well this test works on people without any prior diagnosis. Other groups, among them startups with more than $1 billion in funding, are already pursuing that prospect. In some cases, the test was 99% specific, meaning that the likelihood of a healthy individual receiving a false positive result was extremely low. Known as CancerSEEK, the test is a liquid biopsy of sorts that has the potential to detect eight different types of cancer that are known to become risky and kill ... (more...)
Not just Not just "girthers": Doctors question Trump's health report
- January 20, 2018

He said Mr. Trump, 71, has remarkably good cardiac health, probably because he does not smoke or drink alcohol. According to the CDC, a BMI of over 30 indicates obesity. The test is known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and is created to highlight cognitive issues such as Alzheimer's disease. " Guardians of the Galaxy " director James Gunn has pledged to give $100,000 to charity if Trump will step on an accurate scale to verify the 239 pounds his medical exam found he weighed. (more...)
Manchester City's odds halved in EPL futures after first loss Manchester City's odds halved in EPL futures after first loss
- January 20, 2018

But they have a great chance to return to winning ways and extend their 12-point lead at the top against a Newcastle side struggling at the wrong end of the table. They are without Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Brighton following their red cards against Norwich and need the likes of Eden Hazard and Willian to step up. (more...)
Myanmar And Bangladesh Agree To 2-Year Timeframe For Rohingya Return Myanmar And Bangladesh Agree To 2-Year Timeframe For Rohingya Return
- January 20, 2018

A statement issued Thursday by almost two dozen Rohingya organizations around the world demanded security guarantees for the refugees and their property before they return, the AP report said. The Associated Press could not independently verify those allegations. Myint Kyaing, permanent secretary at Myanmar's Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, told Reuters this month Myanmar would begin processing at least 150 people a day through each of the two camps by January 23. (more...)
Olympian To Dr. Larry Nassar Olympian To Dr. Larry Nassar
- January 20, 2018

Raisman had tweeted that she wouldn't attend the sentencing the other day but said in court that once she started listening to the impact statements, she changed her mind. She "cringed", she said, to think that his influence remains in gymnastics, and vowed to eliminate his input forever. "I'm an Olympian", Wieber said. (more...)
5 ill after eating sprouts at Wisconsin Jimmy John's 5 ill after eating sprouts at Wisconsin Jimmy John's
- January 20, 2018

It was not immediately clear how many people have become ill nationwide. To reduce the risk to additional customers, IDPH has requested that all Jimmy John's restaurants in IL remove sprouts from their menus until the investigation is complete. (more...)
Nigeria and Rwanda earn narrow wins at African Nations Championship Nigeria and Rwanda earn narrow wins at African Nations Championship
- January 20, 2018

The home-based Super Eagles who started with a disappointing barren draw against Rwanda on Monday, are now group C leaders with 4 points, Libya following closely with 3 points. Nigeria's forward play lacked any sharpness while Libya offered next to nothing despite winning myriad of set pieces in risky positions. The second match of this group between Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea will be played later today at the same venue. (more...)
Flu Can Be Transmitted By Just Breathing, New Study Says Flu Can Be Transmitted By Just Breathing, New Study Says
- January 20, 2018

The study's findings could prompt health officials to consider new ways to combat the spread of the flu, Dr. Ronn Berrol of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland told NBC. The study found men generated viral shedding from coughing far more than women. New study suggests flu may be spread just by breathingThe California Department of Public Health said the reported deaths reflected those who were younger than 65 years old. (more...)
Catherine Pugh, Baltimore mayor, replaces Kevin Davis, police commissioner Catherine Pugh, Baltimore mayor, replaces Kevin Davis, police commissioner
- January 20, 2018

In a news conference shortly after the statement was released, Ms. "I'm looking for new and creative, innovative ways to change what we're seeing here every day". He appears to have the backing of the City Council and a number of Baltimore's activists. As reported by CNN , this decision came after Pugh worked "hand-in-hand" with the now-former commissioner, Kevin Davis , for 13 months before announcing he will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. (more...)
ICICI Bank Target of Unusually High Options Trading (IBN)
- January 19, 2018

The Relative Strength Index (RSI ) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of stock price movements. The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. (more...)
Senate Pushes Shutdown Fight to Final Day
- January 19, 2018

McConnell is likely to repeatedly call up the funding bill and make Democrats vote it down, provided the House passes its bill on Thursday. If the Senate can't pass the bill on January 19, there will be very little time left on the shutdown clock to even entertain the option of a two-day stopgap. (more...)
Adolescence Should Now Be From 10 To 24 Years Old Adolescence Should Now Be From 10 To 24 Years Old
- January 19, 2018

The average age of the onset of puberty has been steadily dropping in the developed world for decades, due to improvements in health and nutrition. Many people's wisdom teeth don't come through until the age of 25. He supports extending the definition to cover adolescence up until the age of 24 and says a number of United Kingdom services already take this into account. (more...)
Bed Bath & Beyond recalling 175000 comforters Bed Bath & Beyond recalling 175000 comforters
- January 19, 2018

Consumer Product Safety Commission. "The determination to recall the product at the retail level was made after a few mild spores were detected on a minimal number of units", UGG said. Consumers may call Bed Bath & Beyond at 800-462-3966. Customers should stop using the products and return them to any Bed Bath & Beyond location for a full refund. (more...)
5-foot tapeworm wiggled out of sushi lover's intestines, doctor says 5-foot tapeworm wiggled out of sushi lover's intestines, doctor says
- January 19, 2018

The self-diagnosis seemed a little suspicious to Banh - until the man opened a grocery bag he had with him. Speaking on his podcast This Won't Hurt A Bit , Dr Kenny Bahn said: 'I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it of course is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm '. (more...)
African Economic Outlook shows economies resilient to negative shocks African Economic Outlook shows economies resilient to negative shocks
- January 19, 2018

President Buhari thanked President and Board of Directors of AfDB for their support to Nigeria at a very hard time during the 2015/16 economic recession. "The first tranche of USA $600 million has been fully disbursed and utilized, and, in my discussions with the President of the Bank, we will be getting the remainder in the form of sector loans, so we are looking forward to the remaining United States $400 million", he said. (more...)
United States lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal United States lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal
- January 19, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal. Trump wants it strengthened with a separate agreement within 120 days. The legislation "will ensure that sanctions on Iran will only be relaxed if Iran meets these crucial requirements", said Cheney, criticizing the current agreement for allegedly delivering "sanctions relief and cash payments to the Iranian regime in exchange for unverifiable promises". (more...)
Emanuel, Rauner Discuss Chicago Making Amazon's Top 20 HQ2 List Emanuel, Rauner Discuss Chicago Making Amazon's Top 20 HQ2 List
- January 19, 2018

Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert , tapped by Duggan to lead Detroit's pitch committee, put together a solid application, and many other political and business leaders in the area got involved. The new list included Washington - where Bezos has a residence and owns the Washington Post newspaper - but also the suburban areas of " northern Virginia " and Montgomery County, Maryland. (more...)
Bikram hot yoga not better than regular yoga Bikram hot yoga not better than regular yoga
- January 19, 2018

Bikram yoga is popular worldwide and involves 26 poses performed in a room heated to 40°C. Yoga is an ancient Indian practice dating back thousands of years. Instead, the same effects were also seen at room temperature, the researchers said. The 12-week study split previously sedentary group of 52 people into three groups: a group of 19 who did no exercise, and two groups of 19 and 14 who each took three identical yoga classes a week with the former group practising under heated conditions, ... (more...)
U.S. shutdown would idle vast workforce but not military or Mueller probe U.S. shutdown would idle vast workforce but not military or Mueller probe
- January 19, 2018

Although the government won't actually close if Congress can't pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight, there's plenty that won't get done should hundreds of thousands of federal employees be barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan. (more...)
Mouni Roy to play a negative role in 'Brahmastra'? Mouni Roy to play a negative role in 'Brahmastra'?
- January 19, 2018

According to a report in After Hrs, Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles will have Mouni essaying a negative character. Alia and Ranbir's characters will be romantically linked while Mouni will have "shades of grey" suggests a DNA report. (more...)
Timberlake on 2004 Super Bowl incident Timberlake on 2004 Super Bowl incident
- January 19, 2018

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform at half-time at Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium, 01 February 2004 in Houston, TX. The scandal has since become known as " Nipplegate ", and Justin admits he had to give his word to National Football League bosses not to stage a similar controversy during negotiations for the big gig. (more...)
NHL: Fleury, Golden Knights thump Lightning 4-1 NHL: Fleury, Golden Knights thump Lightning 4-1
- January 19, 2018

Lightning forward Ondrej Palat responded on the power play midway through the second period to cut the lead in half, but David Perron answered late in the second and William Karlsson scored his team-high 24th goal of the season in the third to seal Vegas' historic win. (more...)