Medicine


Government is not Government is not "planning to put the whole country on a diet"
- January 15, 2018

The plan is to combat rising levels of obesity in the United Kingdom, with latest NHS figures showing that more than half of the British population are overweight or obese. KFC is infamous among obesity campaigners for junk food such as its Mighty Bucket for One, which contains 1,235 calories, double what is recommended. (more...)
Anuj may be 'under pressure', says BH Loya's uncle; demands probe Anuj may be 'under pressure', says BH Loya's uncle; demands probe
- January 15, 2018

The press conference comes almost two months after the Caravan published a report on the death of CBI court judge BH Loya in a suspicious manner in Nagpur in 2014. Let it remain the way it is. The Supreme Court on Friday, had asked the Maharashtra government to submit the autopsy report of Loya. The top four judges reportedly voiced their protest before chief justice Deepak Misra. (more...)
Hundreds of O'Hare Airport passengers might have been exposed to measles Hundreds of O'Hare Airport passengers might have been exposed to measles
- January 15, 2018

The passenger was infectious on that day and may have been in multiple areas of the airport between flights. The person, who has not been identified, flew in from another country and landed, then boarded a second flight from Chicago to Little Rock, Arkansas. (more...)
Sullivan County issues health advisory for flu Sullivan County issues health advisory for flu
- January 15, 2018

There has been a jump in hospitalizations in young children and those over 50. The Department of Public Health says this year's flu virus has been particularly severe among people 65 years old or older. "In addition, there are still other strains of influenza yet to show up. We are also seeing H1N1 starting to show up in states that have already had H3 activity". (more...)
Dua Lipa leads nods for Brit Awards; Ed Sheeran also scores Dua Lipa leads nods for Brit Awards; Ed Sheeran also scores
- January 15, 2018

In addition to well-received tracks such as No Lie , featuring dance-hall star Sean Paul, and Hotter than Hell , it was her sixth single New Rules that became a smash hit and catapulted her to becoming the most streamed artist on the music platform Spotify past year. (more...)
Body of MQM-L's Dr Hassan Zafar recovered from vehicle in Karachi Body of MQM-L's Dr Hassan Zafar recovered from vehicle in Karachi
- January 15, 2018

Blood stains were found on the deceased's face as the victim's nose and head were bleeding. "The postmortem has been conducted". According to details, no marks of torture are present on the body which means that the death could be natural. (more...)
Shock horror: Jose Mourinho aims subtle dig at Arsenal Shock horror: Jose Mourinho aims subtle dig at Arsenal
- January 15, 2018

Although the Chilean will be available for free in the summer, Manchester United are trying to lure him to the club by bidding for him now to beat their competitors. "Our plan was not to have new players in January". United were also ready to better City's £275,000-a-week salary terms but Sanchez only wants a move to the Etihad. (more...)
UIDAI to introduce facial recognition for Aadhaar verification UIDAI to introduce facial recognition for Aadhaar verification
- January 15, 2018

Pandey took to Twitter to announce this new step. Also, UIDAI believes that as face photos of Aadhaar holders are already in the UIDAI database, there will be no need to capture new photos again. The new feature will be allowed only when combined with "one more authentication factor", like fingerprint, iris or OTP. The Virtual ID is a 16-digit number generated randomly everytime your Aadhaar has to be authenticated. (more...)
'Baby brain' is real, but no excuse 'Baby brain' is real, but no excuse
- January 15, 2018

The study is claimed to confirm once and for all that baby brain is indeed a genuine ailment, and it is also claimed to be the first to explore how it might affect areas of brain function beyond memory alone. The most notable change researchers observed was the decline in memory performance, particularly during the third trimester. Executive function was also reduced in the final stages of pregnancy. (more...)
Bharat Biotech's typhoid vaccine gets World Health Organization prequalification
- January 15, 2018

In October 2017, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunisation, which advises World Health Organization, recommended TCV for routine use in children over 6 months of age in typhoid endemic countries. While this isn't the first typhoid vaccine, it's the most effective one - and it also works for children. The Sabin Vaccine Institute, which serves as the secretariat of the Coalition against Typhoid, is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally, ... (more...)
Worth Watching Stock Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT)
- January 15, 2018

The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $58.99. Sarepta Therapeutics , Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) has risen 96.82% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) rating on Monday, November 20. The stock of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by Raymond James. (more...)
Coroner identifies body found in South Platte River as Adam Gilbertson Coroner identifies body found in South Platte River as Adam Gilbertson
- January 14, 2018

They met near South Bannock Street and West Alameda and then fanned out to begin searching the area near where Gilbertson was last seen. Officials say the body of a Minnesota native who went missing in Colorado last month has been found. Police said that the body was badly decomposed and an autopsy would be required to confirm the identity of the deceased person. Originally from Minnesota, the 29-year-old was working as a hospice nurse in Denver at the time of his disappearance. (more...)
Coli outbreak possibly, in the US Coli outbreak possibly, in the US
- January 14, 2018

So far 58 people have fallen ill and two have died in an E. coli outbreak in the USA and Canada which the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says started in November. So far, the CDC has not found any food item common to all those who have become ill - including romaine lettuce. The last outbreak was reported on 28th December in which around 17 people got sick in effect to this epidemic. (more...)
Quade Green to miss his second game of the week Quade Green to miss his second game of the week
- January 14, 2018

VU's saving grace was the free-throw line, where it was 12 of 13 in the first half. Vanderbilt led 6-2 after LaChance banked in a floater from the right baseline, but that was erased on an 11-0 United Kingdom run, and the Wildcats never trailed again in the first period. (more...)
Row over Raja's meeting with Chelameswar Row over Raja's meeting with Chelameswar
- January 14, 2018

Explaining the rationale for his visit that raised eyebrows in certain quarters, Mr Raja told media persons that he knew Justice Chelameswar for a long time and thought he should find out what happened, since the judges had gone public with their complaints. (more...)
Teen Murti Chowk renamed as 'Teen Murti Haifa Chowk' Teen Murti Chowk renamed as 'Teen Murti Haifa Chowk'
- January 14, 2018

Modi tweeted that he and Netanyahu "paid tributes to the fearless Indian soldiers who fought at Haifa" and "laid down their lives during the liberation of the city", the third largest in Israel. Demands to rename Teen Murti road and chowk have been made over the past few years by various right wing organisations, including RSS. The war memorial - originally called the Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade Memorial - was unveiled in March 1924 in honour of cavalry troopers of princely states in ... (more...)
Red Cross to extend service center for Thomas Fire relief Red Cross to extend service center for Thomas Fire relief
- January 14, 2018

Heather Allemang, Disaster Program Manager, presented the detailed areas that Disaster Action Teams and the Red Cross respond to, how support is provided and what the jobs of volunteers can be. Specifically, 1,100 emergency shelters were opened to provide 658,000 overnight stays; 13.6 million meals and snacks were served; 7 million relief items were distributed; 267,000 health and mental health consultations were provided; and 624 households were supported with recovery assistance throughout ... (more...)
A Technical Perspective On Opko Health, Inc. (OPK), Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC)
- January 14, 2018

Investors also need to beware of the Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) valuations. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 194.55 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 1.68. It fall, as 33 investors sold CCC shares while 41 reduced holdings. (more...)
Arsenal sits Sanchez amid rampant Manchester trade rumours Arsenal sits Sanchez amid rampant Manchester trade rumours
- January 14, 2018

But now everything has changed and in light of Wenger dropping Sanchez, Ferdinand has given his take on the situation on Twitter. "Yes (it's imminent). "I'm concerned when it matters we are not risky enough". Not sharp enough to create chances. "I feel overall physically it was a tough game for us", said Wenger. (more...)
16-year-old girl stabbed during argument inside Dunkin' Donuts 16-year-old girl stabbed during argument inside Dunkin' Donuts
- January 14, 2018

The victim was 16-year-old junior Valaree Schwab, 16, of new Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Officer Mark McLeroy. Police have identified a suspect and are looking for her. They are believed to all be students at nearby New Rochelle High School , which is about a half mile away. Meanwhile, some New Rochelle High School students say their classmates should be careful who they associate with. (more...)