Medicine


Buffalo County bird tests positive for West Nile virus Buffalo County bird tests positive for West Nile virus
- August 31, 2017

Most people infected don't get sick, and those who do usually experience mild symptoms. During 2002, the state documented its first human infections and 52 cases were reported that year. Since the home addresses of the two residents diagnosed with West Nile Fever are not near each other, mosquito control spraying will not be immediately scheduled. (more...)
New App Screens For Cancer Via Selfie New App Screens For Cancer Via Selfie
- August 30, 2017

Symptoms don't typically appear until the cancer has advanced too far to be cured, and there's no non-invasive way of screening for it - yet. Researchers at the University of Washington have developed BiliScreen, a new smartphone app and 3D printed attachment that can detect jaundice in an adult's eye. (more...)
U.S. approves first gene therapy for cancer U.S. approves first gene therapy for cancer
- August 30, 2017

Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) genetically tweaks a patient's own immune system cells into what scientists call "a living drug" to battle a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This innovative immunocellular therapy will offer critically ill patients with an aggressive disease a new treatment option. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where Emily Whitehead was treated, led the trial investigating Kymriah, which has gone global . (more...)
Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges
- August 30, 2017

Along with the performance and mobility of these notebooks, they also sport a new refreshing sense of style and design, providing an ideal balance of form and function. The full HD touchscreen has narrow bezels around all sides to offer the largest possible screen real estate, and is complemented by Dolby Audio technology for enhanced sound when watching movies and TV shows. (more...)
HSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake HSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake
- August 30, 2017

Jude Department of Psychology, said. Dr Stephanie O'Keeffe, HSE National Director, Health and Wellbeing said that they were anxious about the fall in the HPV vaccine takers but results have become stable since April and they are hopeful that this scaled-up campaign can motivate more and more girls to take the HPV vaccine. (more...)
Ecuador jails Chinese fishermen found with 6,000 sharks Ecuador jails Chinese fishermen found with 6,000 sharks
- August 30, 2017

The men were sentenced Sunday and were also hit with fines totalling $5.9 million. More than 6,623 sharks were discovered aboard, mostly hammerheads, threshers and mako, apparently "delivered" by two Taiwanese-flagged vessels the Hai Fang 301 and Hai Fang 302 . (more...)
Pet turtles can be the cause of the multi-state Salmonella outbreak Pet turtles can be the cause of the multi-state Salmonella outbreak
- August 30, 2017

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that typically results in diarrheal illness which generally lasts for around four to seven days. (more...)
Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting After 3-Month Medical Leave Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting After 3-Month Medical Leave
- August 30, 2017

The President, Muhammadu Buhari is now presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting holding in the council chambers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that his ministry was determined to restore the old glory of sports in the country. "We feel overjoyed that the President invited us to come here". (more...)
US Q2 GDP Growth Revised Higher To 3.0%, Consumer Spending Buoyant US Q2 GDP Growth Revised Higher To 3.0%, Consumer Spending Buoyant
- August 30, 2017

The first look at corporate profits for the quarter also bodes well for business investment and for hiring, which has been robust so far this year. In the first quarter, current-dollar GDP increased 3.3 percent, or $152.2 billion. Yet in year-on-year terms GDP was only 2.2% ahead, Barclays Research pointed out, adding that it was only "modestly" above their estimate of the USA economy's potential rate of growth. (more...)
President Buhari says pleased with improving economy President Buhari says pleased with improving economy
- August 30, 2017

In the statement issued by Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina , the President was briefed for almost two hours about the economy and monetary policies by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun , the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele and the minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma . (more...)
Jude announces new protections against pacemaker hacking Jude announces new protections against pacemaker hacking
- August 30, 2017

On August 23, 2017, the FDA approved a firmware update that is now available and is intended as a recall , specifically a corrective action, to reduce the risk of patient harm due to potential exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities for certain Abbott (formerly St. (more...)
Caught on cam: Doctors quarrel during emergency C-section, baby dies Caught on cam: Doctors quarrel during emergency C-section, baby dies
- August 30, 2017

It is reported that the quarrel was based on the feeble heartbeat of the foetus. In a shocking case of medical negligence, doctors couldn't save the newborn baby after indulging into a verbal spat during the surgery of a pregnant woman inside the operation theatre at Jodhpur's Umaid Hospital. (more...)
Dogs rescued from Hurricane Harvey arrive in New Jersey Dogs rescued from Hurricane Harvey arrive in New Jersey
- August 30, 2017

Furry, four-legged cargo is making its way to Morristown on Tuesday afternoon. "As soon as we can get down there and get on the ground, we plan on getting down there", said Patty Dawson, president of Dallas Dog Rescue Rehab and Reform. They housed 179 dogs, 51 cats and one gerbil named Rufus. Pittman says they've also made preliminary arrangements with at least one other shelter in Georgia to take in 25 other animals. (more...)
Average gas prices rise Average gas prices rise
- August 30, 2017

Before the storm crept so close to the Texas Gulf Coast, the nationwide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose a penny this week to $2.35, according to AAA. In the Gulf of Mexico, oil and natural gas operators were evacuating workers from offshore platforms. However, any price jumps in oil will be linked with matching demand estimates, which could decline dramatically because of the storm, AAA said. (more...)
Young girl shot in the face in Tasmania Young girl shot in the face in Tasmania
- August 30, 2017

The victim was in the vehicle with her mother, a man and a four-year-old child when the shooting happened, police said. Emergency personnel were called to her Deloraine home around 9:00pm on Tuesday. Tasmania Police say the man has been taken into custody over the incident. Following a transfer to Launceston hospital, the girl was flown to Melbourne for further treatment. (more...)
Corralling Gains for Investors As Shares Pop: Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO) Corralling Gains for Investors As Shares Pop: Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO)
- August 30, 2017

Trading volume was up 1,094.32% over the stocks average daily volume. It has underperformed by 56.55% the S&P500. (JUNO) stake by 33.1% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Juno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:JUNO). Investors continue to show Juno Therapeutics (JUNO +15.9%) some love after Gilead's $11.9B takeout of Kite Pharma. (more...)
FDA Refuses to Review Acorda Parkinson's Drug, Shares Tumble FDA Refuses to Review Acorda Parkinson's Drug, Shares Tumble
- August 30, 2017

The drug is slated to be commercially produced at a 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chelsea, Massachusetts, where clinical supplies of CVT-301 were produced by Civitas Therapeutics, which Acorda bought in 2014 to get hold of the drug. (more...)
Moderate fat consumption may lower risk of death, global study finds Moderate fat consumption may lower risk of death, global study finds
- August 29, 2017

The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology ( PURE) study was led by researchers at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ont. The consumption of these are now much lower in North America and Europe (31 percent and 11 percent respectively). "Our study found the lowest risk of death in those who consumed three to four servings or the equivalent to 375 to 500 grams of fruits, vegetables and legumes per day, with ... (more...)
Women dressed as nuns fail in bank robbery attempt Women dressed as nuns fail in bank robbery attempt
- August 29, 2017

Monday. "Something spooked the women" and they left without taking any money, a Pocono Township police detective told WFMZ . The women, dressed in habits, carried handbags and one wore a pair of sunglasses. One of the women stood at the door while the other approached the counter with a gun, Fox 29 reports . Authorities warned that the women are armed and risky. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey delivers a message to Houston Hurricane Harvey delivers a message to Houston
- August 29, 2017

Greg Abbott (R) on Monday activated the state's entire National Guard in response to Hurricane Harvey , pushing the total deployment to 12,000. In fact, it has been such a landmark event - with more than 3 feet of rain having already hit some regions - the National Weather Service has even had to revise its traditional methods of representing storms "in order to effectively map it". (more...)