Medicine


Flu outbreak closes another school in US Chicago Flu outbreak closes another school in US Chicago
- January 31, 2018

Meanwhile, if you get the flu, you may have trouble tracking down the anti-viral medication Tamiflu. "They can't get well without the medicine", said Tashalina Blackman, whose children came down with the flu. This year, a strong flu strain called H3N2 has been dominant and already spread to all US states except Hawaii, University of California Berkeley said in a statement earlier this month. (more...)
Soy milk the best plant-based dairy drink: McGill study Soy milk the best plant-based dairy drink: McGill study
- January 31, 2018

Soy milk has the best nutritional profile out of the most-commonly consumed dairy-free alternatives, according to researchers from McGill University in Montreal. It's only 45 calories. On the plus side, the report states, drinking this type of beverage has been associated with increases in HDL-or "good"-cholesterol and reductions in LDL cholesterol". (more...)
Folic acid: Government urged to fortify flour to prevent birth defects Folic acid: Government urged to fortify flour to prevent birth defects
- January 31, 2018

However, the experts from Queen Mary and the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, have discovered the conclusions of the USA study were based on error. In those countries the number of neural tube defects has fallen by up to a half and there has been no evidence of any harm from having too much, as feared by the UK Government. (more...)
Eqis Capital Management Inc. Sells 9661 Shares of Corning Incorporated (GLW)
- January 31, 2018

The stock has "Mkt Perform" rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, February 1. Lincluden Management Ltd decreased Corning Inc. Ifc Holdings Incorporated decreased its stake in Corning Inc ( GLW ) by 37.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Former Denver DJ who groped Taylor Swift lands new radio job Former Denver DJ who groped Taylor Swift lands new radio job
- January 31, 2018

The radio DJ found guilty in August of groping Taylor Swift previous year has has landed a new job as a radio host in MS - under the on-air name of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson . Fuss had been trying to find a morning host since the KIX station launched in July, and chose to meet with Mueller when he found out the host was seeking employment. (more...)
White Tennis Player to Black Opponent: 'At Least I Know My Dad' White Tennis Player to Black Opponent: 'At Least I Know My Dad'
- January 31, 2018

Wilson, who is North Carolina A&T's student body president, also tweeted that Brown made additional offensive remarks. Well, Black Twitter and beyond made sure that Appalachian State University heard Wilson's tweet loud and clear. The university said Brown has been suspended indefinitely. According to the report, a press release indicated the student-athlete has been suspended indefinitely from the team for violating the student-athlete discipline policy. (more...)
Flu death count climbs to 94, including 2 children Flu death count climbs to 94, including 2 children
- January 31, 2018

The TN Dept. of Health reports the highest numbers of flu cases in Tennessee are typically recorded in January and February of each year. Furthermore, the proportion of outpatient visits for ILI rose from 6.3% the previous week to 6.6%. (more...)
Alabama officials looking into deaths during raging flu season Alabama officials looking into deaths during raging flu season
- January 31, 2018

Two Tulare County women under the age of 65 have died from influenza A-related infection, according to Tulare County Public Health officials. The prior week ending January 20, there were 15 deaths. The rapid increase in cases has affected all ages, said the CDC's director of the influenza division Daniel Jernigan, MD, MPH, but has been higher in children. (more...)
Alzheimer's brain 'pacemaker' slows decline of disease Alzheimer's brain 'pacemaker' slows decline of disease
- January 31, 2018

The first stages of this disease can be seen as "tangles" in the brain; these are detected in ten percent of people in their 20s, and 50 percent of people in their 50s, some decades before symptoms start becoming obvious. Two of the three, including Lavonne, regressed significantly slower than a typical Alzheimer's patient in a matched comparison group.Three and a half years later she's still able to play her favorite hymns. (more...)
Helicopter crashes into California home, at least 3 dead Helicopter crashes into California home, at least 3 dead
- January 31, 2018

A woman who lives nearby told ABC7 it "sounded like a train coming through". Fire Chief Chip Duncan confirmed the deaths and injuries, but could not say how numerous dead were aboard the aircraft. Chip Duncan said. She said she knows the people who live in the home where the helicopter crash. According to the company's website, Orange County-based Revolution Aviation has been operating since the 1960s, offering pilot training and sightseeing trips. (more...)
Family: Virginia boy, 7, dies from flu Family: Virginia boy, 7, dies from flu
- January 31, 2018

Kevin's cousin, Michelle Pato, told WRIC that a doctor prescribed medication for Kevin and sent him home. "We tried to give him the medication and everything we were supposed to do and he just wasn't getting any better", explained Samantha. (more...)
Jeremy Borash Leaves Impact For WWE Jeremy Borash Leaves Impact For WWE
- January 30, 2018

Word of the hiring got around backstage during Monday Night Raw last night. In his 15 years with the company, Borash did it all and we mean that literally. In addition to working as an on-air talent, he also did a lot of production work for the company and was credited as being the main production force behind the "Broken Universe" featuring Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. (more...)
Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer's Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer's
- January 30, 2018

Currently, the earliest clear signs of Alzheimer's disease - those plaque deposits - can only be detected with sophisticated brain imaging. As part of the "Brain Power" series on TODAY , special anchor Maria Shriver talked to Gates about his mission to solve the medical mystery of the chronic neurodegenerative disease, which causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. (more...)
Flu deaths continue to rise in Georgia Flu deaths continue to rise in Georgia
- January 30, 2018

Compared to the previous week, this is an increase of 3,540 cases - a 34 percent increase. With the start of the spring semester, and faculty, staff and students returning to campus from all over the world - including parts of the USA where flu activity is very high - UB is prepared for a significant flu season. (more...)
North Riverside school closes for remainder of week due to flu outbreak
- January 30, 2018

Columbia Memorial Hospital's director of nursing Kendra Gohl said the incidence of influenza this winter has been higher than in the last couple of years and largely affecting younger populations. Eighty-seven students at Saint Patrick High School, located at 5900 W Belmont Ave, were out sick Monday with the flu. The closure means after-school activities, including home and away sporting events, will be postponed. (more...)
Microbes used to convert human waste into space food Microbes used to convert human waste into space food
- January 30, 2018

Here on Earth, various microbes and insects consume the waste of larger creatures for sustenance only to become food themselves, sometimes for the same type of creatures that fed them earlier. "We used materials from the commercial aquarium industry but adapted them for methane production", says House. Poop recycling, or " biological waste treatment " as the Penn State research team is calling it, converts human waste into a potential food source. (more...)
Chicago Newsman Jim Kirk To Replace LA Times Editor-In-Chief Chicago Newsman Jim Kirk To Replace LA Times Editor-In-Chief
- January 30, 2018

He was named interim editor of The Times on August 21 after a sweeping shake-up of top editors, but Kirk stepped aside after D'Vorkin joined The Times in early November. Traditionally, a virtual wall separates the newsroom from the business executives, including the ad sales team, as a way to protect the journalists and maintain credibility with readers. (more...)
Achmea Investment Management BV Lowers Stake in Celgene Co. (NASDAQ:CELG)
- January 30, 2018

The stock decreased 1.39% or $0.615 during the last trading session, reaching $43.535. About 52.06 million shares traded or 168.98% up from the average. Pax Mngmt Limited Liability stated it has 1.12% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). 9,376 were reported by Winslow Evans Crocker. (more...)
Supreme Court, High Court judges get almost two-fold salary hike Supreme Court, High Court judges get almost two-fold salary hike
- January 30, 2018

The Chief Justice of India has accepted the recommendations of the three-member panel constituted by him in November past year to look into the alleged allegations against Justice Shukla. The investigation agency had sought CJI's permission to file an FIR against Justice Shukla. The crisis was triggered by Justices Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph, in an unprecedented move, going public with their concerns over the conduct of the CJI, especially over the allocation of cases, at a press ... (more...)
'Big B' sent a handwritten note and flower to Ranveer singh 'Big B' sent a handwritten note and flower to Ranveer singh
- January 30, 2018

Well, it goes without saying that his thunderous act will surely win him many awards and now megastar Amitabh Bachchan has also lauded the actor and sent flowers and a handwritten note to him. the gift of extraordinary vision". "I took a big risk with this character and it's wonderful to see my gamble pay off", he told PTI. "I feel very happy and very fulfilled today". (more...)