Medicine


Butler urges smokers to be proud quitters Butler urges smokers to be proud quitters
- March 15, 2018

In the study , the risk of hearing loss decreased in people who abandoned their smoking habit. While the association between smoking and high-frequency hearing loss was stronger than that of low-frequency hearing loss, the risk of both high and low-frequency hearing loss increased with cigarette consumption, the researcher said. (more...)
Donald Trump-backed right-to-try bill falters in House Donald Trump-backed right-to-try bill falters in House
- March 14, 2018

Republicans brought patients with fatal diseases to the House chamber, including Jordan McLinn, 8, of Indianapolis, a muscular dystrophy sufferer who sat beside Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore. Scott Gottlieb, FDA commissioner and a Trump appointee, told Congress in October that 70 percent of the experimental drugs his agency now lets seriously ill patients use are never approved. (more...)
Ranking our health, county by county Ranking our health, county by county
- March 14, 2018

Because even the counties at the top of the list, he said, have gaps in health outcomes. "I think that overall, Douglas County is still in good shape", said Dr. Today, 1 in 5 children grow up in poverty. This year's 21 percent is 7 percent worse than the statewide average of 14 percent. This year, it was knocked out of the top five by Napa and Orange counties. (more...)
North Star Asset Management Inc. Buys 1650 Shares of Celgene Co. (CELG)
- March 14, 2018

Mackenzie Financial Corp who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $63.53B market cap company. USG Corporation had 78 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $128.22. (more...)
Margot Robbie Offered Sharon Tate Role in Quentin Tarantino's Manson Film Margot Robbie Offered Sharon Tate Role in Quentin Tarantino's Manson Film
- March 14, 2018

Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. Tate's real-life sister, Debra, heavily criticised Lawrence's rumoured involvement, saying the Red Sparrow star wasn't "pretty enough" to play her sister. (more...)
Brain Imaging Scans Reveal Unusual 3-Inch Air Pocket Inside Man's Head Brain Imaging Scans Reveal Unusual 3-Inch Air Pocket Inside Man's Head
- March 14, 2018

Perhaps nothing too unusual for a man of his age, but further investigations revealed these symptoms were a red flag signaling much bigger problems. In the patient's case, the condition was facilitated by an osteotoma, a benign bone tumor, which erodes his sinuses. The MRI also revealed that the patient had experienced a small stroke related to the air pocket in his brain. (more...)
Key drivers of high USA healthcare spending identified Key drivers of high USA healthcare spending identified
- March 14, 2018

Woskie and Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the London School of Economics and Political Science, uses less pointed language but nevertheless comes to the same basic conclusion : "Prices of labor and goods, including pharmaceuticals, and administrative costs appeared to be the major drivers of the difference in overall cost between the United States and other high-income countries". (more...)
About $10B Will Be Bet On March Madness Illegally, Casino Group Says About $10B Will Be Bet On March Madness Illegally, Casino Group Says
- March 14, 2018

This is how the wagers placed in an illegal way seriously harm the industry and rob gambling developers from the opportunity to invest the generated income into future projects. Enforcing those laws, however, has not been a priority for law enforcement. "The failed federal ban on sports betting has created an illegal, unregulated sports betting market that offers zero consumer protections and generates zero revenue for state and tribal governments", Freeman adds. (more...)
Market Study of Global And Chinese Smart electric cooker Market 2018 Market Study of Global And Chinese Smart electric cooker Market 2018
- March 14, 2018

It also clarifies a brief idea of situations emerging market players would surface along with the Industrial Smart Meters opportunities and favorable conditions that will uphold their position in the market . The critical and significant data in the study makes the research a very important tool for experts, analysts and managers to get ready-to-access analysis by the industry professionals. (more...)
PM Modi sets 2025 deadline to eradicate tuberculosis from India PM Modi sets 2025 deadline to eradicate tuberculosis from India
- March 13, 2018

He praised the ground level workers for their hard work and said, "Between TV and TB, it's easier to move away from the latter."TB Survivors can easily influence the disease-affected and they can help out in the programme, Mr Modi said while pointing out to a survivor from Bihar Siddheshwar Kumar Singh, who was sitting in the audience and had earlier shared his story". (more...)
IGP COMMENT: Nigerians have completely lost hope in Buhari -PDP IGP COMMENT: Nigerians have completely lost hope in Buhari -PDP
- March 13, 2018

Femi Adesina , special adviser media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari , has stressed the need to hear from IGP Ibrahim Idris over the allegation that he failed to relocate to Benue state has ordered by the president. Nigerians everywhere are wondering why Mr President didn't do a follow up on his instructions to IGP Idris to relocate to Benue and stop the killings and what will happen now that he knows, his orders were defiled by the IGP. (more...)
Chinese Takeaways should Carry Health Warning Labels Chinese Takeaways should Carry Health Warning Labels
- March 13, 2018

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHP (and really, any health organization), excess sodium ('table salt' is a sodium salt) can increase blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and stroke. When it comes to ready meals, the saltiest Chinese dish was Slimming World's Chinese Style Banquet Rice with 4.40g salt per 550g pack - that's more salt than two store-bought Pizza Express Margherita Pizzas. (more...)
Bright outlook for Florida hiring, ManpowerGroup says Bright outlook for Florida hiring, ManpowerGroup says
- March 13, 2018

ManpowerGroup Australia & New Zealand managing director Richard Fischer believes the national NEO of +10% is clear evidence of a strong labour market while noting that there are distinct differences across the country. When compared with 1Q 2018, hiring prospects are five percentage points stronger in Gauteng, and improve by two percentage points in KwaZulu-Natal. Elsewhere, medium employers report steady hiring prospects with an outlook of +11%, while outlooks stand at +5% and +3% for ... (more...)
Over 400000 U.S. deaths per year caused by lead exposure Over 400000 U.S. deaths per year caused by lead exposure
- March 13, 2018

Professor Bruce Lanphear, who led the study at Canada's Simon Fraser University, said: "Our study estimates the impact of historical lead exposure on adults now aged 44 years old or over in the US, whose exposure to lead occurred in the years before the study began". (more...)
Sonam and Dulquer's 'Zoya Factor' to release in April next year Sonam and Dulquer's 'Zoya Factor' to release in April next year
- March 13, 2018

It will be the first time when Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan will be seen sharing the screen space together. Malayalam hero Dulquer Salmaan is busy these days with projects in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The film directed by Abhishek Sharma will be jointly produced by Fox Star Studios and Adlabs Films. Abhishek Sharma, Director, "Cricket woven into a rom-com and touching on superstition and luck, it's an incredible book for a screen adaptation". (more...)
Private Member's bill moved by Sanjay Singh to end sealing drive Private Member's bill moved by Sanjay Singh to end sealing drive
- March 13, 2018

The BJP did not take part in it. Mr. Kejriwal had on Sunday written to Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken asking them to attend the meeting at his residence to come up with solutions to end the sealing drive. (more...)
Delhi: Uber 'driver' locks woman inside cab, sexually harasses her Delhi: Uber 'driver' locks woman inside cab, sexually harasses her
- March 13, 2018

She also found that the cab has not commercial number plate instead, it had a white number plate. "The accused driver has been identified as Sanjeev alias Sanju". The woman grew suspicious of the driver as his face did not match with the image of the driver provided by Uber on their app, they said. As per police reports, the victim took the cab even after noticing that the cab was missing the yellow number plate. (more...)
Missing Doctor wasn't snubbed over promotion: CDC Missing Doctor wasn't snubbed over promotion: CDC
- March 13, 2018

Schuchat, now acting director of the CDC, issued a statement on March 12 about missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham . Timothy Cunningham hasn't been seen or heard from since February 12, family members say. However, the CDC said February 27 that the epidemiologist had received a promotion, but was upset that it wasn't the one he wanted, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . (more...)
Ride hailing app Grab launches financial services unit Ride hailing app Grab launches financial services unit
- March 13, 2018

As part of this, the launch of Grab Financial Services Asia (GFSA) was also announced. Grab has introduced its fintech arm which will bring its group payments , rewards & loyalty, agent network and financial services under an umbrella, as well as offer insurance products to its drivers and customers. (more...)
SC women's team a No. 2 seed in NCAAs
- March 13, 2018

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.at Colonial Life Arena, and ESPN2 will televise it. As a No. 2 seed, the Gamecocks will host the first two rounds at Colonial Life Arena. A&T heads into the tournament on an 11-game winning streak and with 19 wins in their last 20 games. The No. 7/8 Gamecocks won their fourth-straight SEC Tournament championship this season after notching three wins over ranked opponents in a stretch highlighted by a 62-51 victory over No. (more...)