Medicine


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...)
Tide Pod Challenge could be fatal Tide Pod Challenge could be fatal
- January 17, 2018

The challenge involves teens, especially in the U.S., biting into Tide Pods, which are liquid laundry detergent pods and look like bright sweets or lozenges. Over the last few months, a trend is popping up online of videos showing young people putting laundry detergent pods in their mouths, Today reports . (more...)
Durbin stands by account of Trump profanity Durbin stands by account of Trump profanity
- January 17, 2018

A group of lawmakers are accusing White House staff of sabotaging their immigration deal with the president . The Democrat said she will back a narrower bipartisan House of Representatives bill. After taking part in bipartisan discussions about immigration in the Oval Office last week, Durbin accused Trump of referring to the home nations of many American immigrants, including Haiti and African nations, as " shithole countries". (more...)
Sen. Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' on Trump's Comments Sen. Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' on Trump's Comments
- January 17, 2018

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly used vulgar language during a meeting with lawmakers, in which Sens. "He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". Trump also suggested the White House did not record the conversation. There is no difference in the degree of racism the president's remarks hold. (more...)
Sri Lanka Cabinet to reimpose ban on women buying alcohol Sri Lanka Cabinet to reimpose ban on women buying alcohol
- January 17, 2018

Sri Lankan president re-imposed on women buying liquor, days after finance minister had lifted the restriction. "The Cabinet has made a decision to rescind the gazette notification (on lifting of ban)", Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe told reporters. (more...)
7 held for assaulting bike rider, woman in Bengaluru 7 held for assaulting bike rider, woman in Bengaluru
- January 17, 2018

The gang members immediately launched an attack on the three, including the woman. Bengaluru is fast-losing its tag of one of the safest cities in India and just 16 days into the new year, the IT city has been left horrified with another incident of assault. (more...)
#BREAKING Health alert as measles case confirmed in Limerick #BREAKING Health alert as measles case confirmed in Limerick
- January 17, 2018

Public Health England (PHE) said the current cases are linked to "ongoing large outbreaks" in Europe . 'In addition, national vaccine coverage of the first MMR dose in five year olds has hit the WHO's 95 per cent target. "Measles is highly contagious and is spread easily". The highly infectious viral illness begins with cold-like symptoms around 10 days after becoming infected, followed by the measles rash a few days later. (more...)
Black Death plague was spread by dirty humans, not rats Black Death plague was spread by dirty humans, not rats
- January 17, 2018

So basically, as the rodents carry the bacterium, therefore, rats were accountable for the deaths in Europe , assumptions claims. To find out the exact reason behind the plague, researchers designed models to discover the method by which rats can spread the disease, airborne transmission, and fleas and lice on clothes and humans. (more...)