Medicine


Hospitalizations highest in almost a decade as United States flu outbreak worsens: CDC Hospitalizations highest in almost a decade as United States flu outbreak worsens: CDC
- February 03, 2018

And the situation could deteriorate before it gets better . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Friday that influenza activity increased again this past week. Reduced effectiveness aside, the vaccine still has protective effects-and is particularly important for preventing flu transmission to those who are more vulnerable to the virus, such as the immune compromised, the elderly, and the young. (more...)
Bengaluru mother, son charred to death in vehicle Bengaluru mother, son charred to death in vehicle
- February 03, 2018

According to police, the mother and son were out shopping in their Maruti Suzuki Ritz auto. According to reports, they had left home at 12.30pm. The security guard heard a loud noise and saw the basement filled with smoke. Police were also informed and they rushed to the scene. Police said that even if the mother and son had screamed, it might not have been audible due to the closed windows of the auto. (more...)
Budget 2018: FM defends no major relief to middle class Budget 2018: FM defends no major relief to middle class
- February 03, 2018

It is easier but more relevant to connect small villages and towns in India on Internet rather than roads. "It has been done under the Central Government Health Scheme and the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana ( RSBY )". "The target group is 10 crore families". The Government's emphasis on Make in India is to give full thrust to the "Make in India" promotion. Kaushik Basu, a former World Bank chief economist and a predecessor of Subramanian's at the Finance Ministry, wrote on ... (more...)
Reports say Castro's son, 68, kills self Reports say Castro's son, 68, kills self
- February 03, 2018

Mirta was the daughter of a prominent politician of the pre-revolution era. He shot himself in the head, according to reports from Cuba . At one point, Diaz-Balart's depression caused him to be hospitalized, Cuban media reported . (more...)
Low Ranges of Alcohol Good for Mind Low Ranges of Alcohol Good for Mind
- February 03, 2018

Drinking low levels of wine and other alcoholic beverages protects the brain from inflammations and helps its cells to get rid of toxins, biologists said in an article for Scientific Reports . They saw less inflammation and noticed the glymphatic system was more efficient this time. They then served the animals low levels of alcohol , the equivalent of two and a half drinks a day. (more...)
Delhi Court to hear Bofors scam case on February 17 Delhi Court to hear Bofors scam case on February 17
- February 03, 2018

During the last hearing before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud in the appeal filed by advocate Ajay Agrawal, the CBI did not say whether it would file an appeal or not. Mr Hershman had hinted that there were powerful politicians in India who risked being identified in the Bofors case. The 1986 Bofors scandal brought down then Congress government of Rajiv Gandhi and ruined the party's prospects of returning to power for several years. (more...)
"Coalition for Nigeria is a pressure group not third force" says Obasanjo
- February 03, 2018

The ex - President said Nigeria must change for better, adding that the real change must be brought about by the nation's youth and women who were often the direct victims of bad system. On whether the movement would metamorphose into a political party, the former governor said: "We recognise the fact that by the dictates of the letters of the constitution you can only contest from the platform of a political party and that is why I said we are not a political party at least for now". (more...)
Cell phones cause tumors in rats, study finds Cell phones cause tumors in rats, study finds
- February 03, 2018

This is a situation, obviously, that people are not going to be encountering in utilizing cell phones. "Evidence of DNA damage was seen in some tissues of some animals, but we don't feel we have evidence to comment on the biological significance", Bucher said. (more...)
IFG Advisory LLC Acquires Shares of 5200 British American Tobacco PLC (BTI)
- February 03, 2018

The institutional investor held 334,937 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.15 million, up from 325,846 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd invested 2.76% in Apple Inc. (more...)
Brexit: 'Steps forward' by Welsh and United Kingdom governments in talks Brexit: 'Steps forward' by Welsh and United Kingdom governments in talks
- February 03, 2018

Michael Russell accused it of being "in paralysis" and urged David Lidington, the cabinet office minister, to bring an amendment protecting devolution to a meeting with Scottish ministers. "The Scottish and Welsh governments' joint amendments to the Bill to protect devolution were rejected by United Kingdom ministers, who then failed to honour their commitment for amendments of their own". (more...)
Obasanjo's Allies Converge on Abuja as Ex-President's 'Third Force' Takes Off Obasanjo's Allies Converge on Abuja as Ex-President's 'Third Force' Takes Off
- February 02, 2018

Adamu Ayuba, a Bauchi-based management consultant. He debunked the insinuation that the movement is gear toward legalising the legacy of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo . "There are so many people in Nigeria and even if we are doing nothing, it will still be the largest economy but in terms of productivity, we are nowhere". (more...)
Big hike proposed in Prez, VP, Governors' salaries Big hike proposed in Prez, VP, Governors' salaries
- February 03, 2018

The government has proposed to revise the emoluments of President to Rs 5 lakh per month, Rs 4 lakh for Vice-President and Rs 3.5 lakh for Governor. The current basic pay of MPs is Rs 50,000, along with Rs 45,000 being granted as constituency allowance . Earlier, the President of India used to get Rs 1.50 lakh while Rs 1.25 lakh was given to the Vice-President. (more...)
Samaritan Feature: US Recording Academy Chastened Over Insensitive Remarks Samaritan Feature: US Recording Academy Chastened Over Insensitive Remarks
- February 02, 2018

Portnow made his original remarks to Variety Sunday evening, after the Grammy's , when asked about the poor representation of females on the televised show. Luke, the producer who sexually assaulted her, and was only given a platform at the Grammy's after #MeToo became a trending hashtag and the cause du jour at this year's awards ceremonies. (more...)
'Wash your stinking hands!': ER nurse rants about 'cesspool of funky flu' 'Wash your stinking hands!': ER nurse rants about 'cesspool of funky flu'
- February 03, 2018

While she did it with a little bit of humor, Lockler said she's happy just to educate others on how easily the flu can spread especially in hospitals. According to CDC Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat, there are most likely several weeks left of increasing flu activity this season. This year's flu season has proved to be particularly challenging across the U.S. (more...)
Kim Kardashian sending some love to Taylor Swift this Valentine's Day Kim Kardashian sending some love to Taylor Swift this Valentine's Day
- February 02, 2018

In a video posted to her Instagram story , Kim revealed a selection of Post-it notes with the names of her enemies written on each one. The names on the pink and purple post-it notes are composed of well-known supporters of the Kardashian clan including Jennifer Lawrence , Mariah Carey , Cardi B , and model pal Hailey Baldwin . (more...)
Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots
- February 02, 2018

Sunday. This is the third attempt for Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl Title after having lost Super Bowls XV and XXXIX. " The Eagles fans are kind of harsh, but they deserve a win". Where can I go to watch the Super Bowl in Ireland? The Patriots enter the game with the league's number one ranked offense, and are second in scoring at over 28 points a game. (more...)
Dogs more apt to bite anxious, neurotic people Dogs more apt to bite anxious, neurotic people
- February 02, 2018

Neurotic, anxious people are more likely to be bitten by dogs , and most victims were bitten by dogs they did not know, the study concluded. The team also found that those who rated themselves as more calm or emotionally stable in the survey's questionnaire were less likely to report having been bitten by a dog . (more...)
Delhi again shamed:16-year-old found dead in school's toilet Delhi again shamed:16-year-old found dead in school's toilet
- February 02, 2018

The latest incident is a reminder of the murder of Pradyuman Thakur , a Class 2 student of Ryan International School in Gurgaon, who was killed in the school toilet in September previous year allegedly by a senior student in an attempt to force the school to postpone exams and a parent-teacher meeting. (more...)
10 things to know about the intersection of breast cancer, CVD 10 things to know about the intersection of breast cancer, CVD
- February 02, 2018

While 3.32 million women are affected by breast cancer across the country, 47.8 million women are affected by cardiovascular disease. Identifying at-risk patients is crucial. Another treatment, radiation, can cause blockages in the heart, but doctors are developing more-targeted radiation to reduce the risks of those problems. (more...)
Oakland County health officials urge flu vaccinations Oakland County health officials urge flu vaccinations
- February 02, 2018

Crawford County has had 379 confirmed cases of flu from October 1 through Saturday, according to statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Businesses can combat this loss by providing flu shots to their employees . In the Triad, the Winston-Salem Journal reports experts at local hospitals have said their emergency rooms and clinics continue to see high levels of flu activity. (more...)