Medicine


Blood test spots common cancers Blood test spots common cancers
- January 19, 2018

It's not yet ready for the public. With cancer risks spiking from the age of 50, he says the test will be most important to older people, but also for younger people whose family histories might put them in a high risk category. The " liquid biopsy " identifies early-stage tumours from proteins and genetic variations in the blood system. It was able to spot the disease 78 percent of the time in people who had been diagnosed with stage III cancer, 73 percent of the time in people with stage ... (more...)
Samsung to launch Galaxy S9 on February 26 Samsung to launch Galaxy S9 on February 26
- January 19, 2018

Amazon India is giving a cashback of Rs 8,000 on the purchase of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 . Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime features a 5.5 Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D Curved Glass screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. Before I delve into the "Shoot it, Shop it" feature of the Samsung Mall , let's discuss the smartphone's other elements. Based on rumors , the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be available in both 64GB and 128GB storage capacities with 4GB RAM. (more...)
U.S. hospital systems team up to launch generic drugmaker U.S. hospital systems team up to launch generic drugmaker
- January 19, 2018

The United States is now experiencing shortages for almost 150 drugs, including some morphine injections, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. "Research into the actual costs of manufacturing and distributing generic drugs suggests that, in many instances, generic drug prices can be reduced to a fraction of their current costs, saving patients, and the healthcare systems that care for them, hundreds of millions of dollars each year". (more...)
Is New York State Going To Pot? Is New York State Going To Pot?
- January 19, 2018

Neighboring New Jersey's new Governor Murphy has announced his intention to legalize adult use of cannabis there. Gov. Cuomo: "It wouldn't cost Amazon anything". "Some sole proprietors and partnerships would be heavily incentivized to incorporate to achieve the tax savings". He said the challenge for property taxes is more hard, particularly if local governments are given the opportunity to create local charitable organizations. (more...)
Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams to Headline 2018 NBA All-Star Game Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams to Headline 2018 NBA All-Star Game
- January 19, 2018

Hart is now touring the country with his new stand-up act, The Irresponsible Tour . On Saturday, Feb. 17 fans can purchase tickets to watch the entire NBA All-Star squad train for the big game during the NBA All-Star Practice at Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (more...)
Breastfeeding for at least one semester reduces the risk of diabetes Breastfeeding for at least one semester reduces the risk of diabetes
- January 18, 2018

Gunderson, an epidemiologist with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif. The benefits of breastfeeding are already known to lower a mother's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. But now it's been revealed that it could also lower the risk of developing diabetes. "The specific benefits for women's health have been less recognized". (more...)
Second Case Of Measles Confirmed Second Case Of Measles Confirmed
- January 18, 2018

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a second confirmed case of measles. The cases are unrelated, a health department spokeswoman said, and officials maintain that there is not an outbreak of measles at O'Hare. Contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person can also get someone sick. IDPH leaders say most people aren't at risk for measles because they received vaccinations as children. (more...)
Century after deadly pandemic, science takes best shot at flu Century after deadly pandemic, science takes best shot at flu
- January 18, 2018

A doctor with Indiana University Health said why he thinks the flu has been so bad. Officials say visits to LA County emergency rooms for influenza symptoms are more than twice as high as they were at the same time past year. Anne Ernst, school nurse at Malibu High School, wrote in an email to The Malibu Times , "Many, many students and staff have flu symptoms and often they are sick for one to two weeks". (more...)
Administration Creates New Religious Protections for Health Workers Administration Creates New Religious Protections for Health Workers
- January 18, 2018

Just a year prior, Severino had co-written a report objecting to the Obama administration's rules protecting transgender patients from health care discrimination, expressing his concern that medical professionals and organizations would be punished for rejecting the legitimacy of transgender identities. (more...)
Doctor says Donald Trump in 'excellent' health Doctor says Donald Trump in 'excellent' health
- January 18, 2018

The President weighs 239 pounds. That means he's gained three pounds over the a year ago, according to his last official records. Meanwhile, a " girther " conspiracy over the height and weight numbers provided by Jackson about Trump quickly spread online. (more...)
Flu Death Numbers Up To 45 In Oklahoma, OSDH Says Flu Death Numbers Up To 45 In Oklahoma, OSDH Says
- January 18, 2018

Details may change as more information becomes available. There have now been 38 flu related deaths in Dallas County so far this season. Most of the flu hospitalizations and deaths have been in the 65 and older demographic, followed by the 50-64 age group. (more...)
'12 killed, 48 injured' in multiple attacks in Maiduguri '12 killed, 48 injured' in multiple attacks in Maiduguri
- January 18, 2018

This is just as the House of Representatives' Committee on the Army visited the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, to review the efforts on the counter-insurgency and other operations. A Boko Haram faction released a video on Monday showing some of the school girls kidnapped from the town of Chibok nearly four years ago, as well as a downed Nigerian military aircraft and a group of policewomen abducted last year. (more...)
GST Council reduced rates of 29 goods, 54 categories of services GST Council reduced rates of 29 goods, 54 categories of services
- January 18, 2018

Jaitley also said the council would consider including petroleum products under GST in the next meeting, but did not give details. The reduced rate for goods will be applicable from January 25. To curb tax evasion, the government plans to roll out online monitoring of inter-state transport of goods beyond 50,000 rupees from next month. As many as 15 states have chose to implement the provision for intra-state movements as well, he said. (more...)
Donald Trump in excellent health, White House doctor insists Donald Trump in excellent health, White House doctor insists
- January 18, 2018

This exam is conducted in older patients for cognitive disorders like Alzheimer disease. It's created to identify early cognitive decline - not other psychological issues, or personality attributes, such as judgment. Trump is now taking several types of daily medication, Jackson wrote, including aspirin; Rosuvastatin to lower cholesterol; Finasteride to aid in the prevention of male pattern hair loss; Ivermectin to treat rosaccea when needed; and a multivitamin product. (more...)
Mayon volcano MAP: Where are the danger zones around the erupting volcano? Mayon volcano MAP: Where are the danger zones around the erupting volcano?
- January 18, 2018

The province of Albay, where the volcano is located, was put under a state of calamity on January 16 due to the threat of a "hazardous eruption", possible within "weeks or even days". Solidum also said that emergency response officials may have to undertake forced evacuations should the alert level be raised from three. "At the moment, the local government is providing for their needs, pero kung tumagal, we may have to seek help from the national government", said Marbella. (more...)
Sen. Durbin disputes Republicans' account of what Trump said Sen. Durbin disputes Republicans' account of what Trump said
- January 18, 2018

Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was also in the meeting, declined to confirm to a SC newspaper whether Trump used the vulgar expression, even though Graham reportedly told Sen. Other reporters are now confirming Trump may have said "shithouse" not "shithole". "I don't think the president was well served by staff. Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin said. (more...)
Police seek help to identify Camarillo robbery suspect Police seek help to identify Camarillo robbery suspect
- January 18, 2018

Police released photos Wednesday and said that the man, aged 18 to 21, entered a store in the 600 block of Ventura Boulevard just before 5 p.m. on January 10. Montpelier High School and the nearby state Department of Labor were placed on lockdown following the incident, which was reported just after 9:30 a.m. (more...)
UN's Guterres questions Rohingya repatriation UN's Guterres questions Rohingya repatriation
- January 18, 2018

Bangladeshi immigration authorities have registered more than a million Rohingyas - or around 95 per cent of the estimated Muslim minority members living in refugee camps in the country, an official said on Wednesday. "The timeline is less important to us than the ability for people to safely and voluntarily go home when it is safe to do so", State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at a news conference. (more...)
York County Officer Dies at Hospital After Being Shot by Suspect York County Officer Dies at Hospital After Being Shot by Suspect
- January 18, 2018

The wounded also included sheriff's K-9 Deputy Randy Clinton, sheriff's Sgt. Buddy Brown and York Police Sgt. Kyle Cummings. The shootings happened after deputies responded to a domestic violence call late Monday at a home on Farrier Lane, outside the city of York. (more...)
Bengals fans give to Blake Bortles charity for beating Steelers Bengals fans give to Blake Bortles charity for beating Steelers
- January 18, 2018

The Blake Bortles Foundation says more than 100 Bengals fans have combined to contribute almost $5,000 since Jacksonville beat Cincinnati's biggest rival, the Steelers, 45-42 last Sunday. In the past, the charitable group has helped first responders in Florida, and children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (more...)