Medicine


Red, white & booze: 37mn Americans are 'binge drinkers,' CDC study says Red, white & booze: 37mn Americans are 'binge drinkers,' CDC study says
- March 18, 2018

Kentucky, Arkansas, Hawaii, and MS ranked highest for most alcohol consumed while binge drinking . A report from ABC News explained the methodologies used by the CDC in the new study, as the agency's researchers, for the first time, collected data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi wants to lead. More Democratic candidates want her out Nancy Pelosi wants to lead. More Democratic candidates want her out
- March 18, 2018

Lisa Boothe said Lamb executed a smart strategy to appeal to the conservative-leaning voters in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district. Lamb faced an onslaught of attacks from his opponent and other Republican groups attempting to link him to Pelosi. (more...)
Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential election Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential election
- March 18, 2018

Ella Pamfilova, head of the commission organizing the vote nationwide, has said any fraud will be stamped out. The officials say though the vote will be fair. Navalny himself tweeted a link to a video showing ballot stuffing in a polling station in Russia's far east. "But the answer was easy. if I want to keep working, I vote, " he said. (more...)
Snags in two IndiGo A320 Neo aircraft on Sunday, one grounded Snags in two IndiGo A320 Neo aircraft on Sunday, one grounded
- March 18, 2018

The IndiGo flight (6E 132) which was withdrawn had operated in the Bangalore-Delhi sector, following which a problem in the engine was detected by the pilot. "However, during engine start the pilot-in-command observed a hydraulic (not oil) leakage from engine number 2". The airline, in a statement, said the defect has been rectified and the aircraft is now fit to fly. (more...)
Tillerson's Firing Signals US Potential Withdrawal from JCPOA Tillerson's Firing Signals US Potential Withdrawal from JCPOA
- March 18, 2018

A Russian diplomat at the Vienna meeting on March 16 on the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, said no "supplemental" accord is needed, but Moscow would not object if US and European powers reach a side agreement that has no impact on the 2015 deal. (more...)
Iran Will Quit Nuclear Deal if USA Quits, Says Deputy Minister Iran Will Quit Nuclear Deal if USA Quits, Says Deputy Minister
- March 18, 2018

Under the JCPOA, Iran must limit its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of global sanctions. Last year, the country signed a $5 billion agreement with France's Total SA and a Chinese oil company to develop a sizeable offshore natural gas field. (more...)
AIIMS doctors killed, 4 injured in accident on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura AIIMS doctors killed, 4 injured in accident on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura
- March 18, 2018

Almost six doctors were traveling in a Toyota Innova SUV out of which Dr Hembala, Dr Yashpreet and Dr Harshad lost their lives and Dr. Kadriene, Dr. Mahesh, Dr. "One of the injured doctors informed us, that all of them were sleeping in the vehicle when the accident occurred". Reports state that the deadly accident took place in the wee hours of Sunday morning near mile station when the auto in which the doctors were travelling rammed into a container. (more...)
New video shows officer outside during Parkland massacre New video shows officer outside during Parkland massacre
- March 17, 2018

The Broward County Sheriff's Office has released video with footage from the February 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel publicly condemned Peterson, who resigned but has insisted he followed his training. (more...)
'Krishi Unnati Mela' can pave way for New India, says PM Modi 'Krishi Unnati Mela' can pave way for New India, says PM Modi
- March 17, 2018

While addressing the gathering, PM said that his govt is working on doubling farmers income & making their lives smooth. However, a section of farmers' organisations have been demanding the comprehensive cost (C2) that also includes imputed rent and interest on owned land and capital, over and above A2+FL. (more...)
CBSE Class XII geography paper overall easy CBSE Class XII geography paper overall easy
- March 17, 2018

Beena Jacob, a school teacher in Sharjah, said: "I got messages on Whatsapp that said that the paper has been leaked after I finished invigilation". This is a serious problem which will be dealt with at the earliest says the CBSE board. "But when we heard rumours that we may need to attempt it again, I did get very anxious". However, if seen from the students perspective, whether the news is correct or fake, it does affect them. (more...)
PNB fraud: Centre opposes parallel probe
- March 17, 2018

The Central government told the Supreme Court during a hearing relating to the Nirav Modi-PNB fraud case that there can not be any "parallel inquiry and monitoring" in addition to the ongoing investigations by CBI, Enforcement Directorate and other probe agencies. (more...)
UK MPs: No time for invisible Irish border customs arrangements before Brexit UK MPs: No time for invisible Irish border customs arrangements before Brexit
- March 17, 2018

The UK government has consistently stated it is also opposed to a hard border and does not plan to erect customs posts between the North and the Republic. UK Government analysis identified 141 policy areas where European Union law intersects with the devolution settlement in Northern Ireland. If existing law is not sufficient, the Government should publish a draft bill that safeguards CTA associated rights. (more...)
Saraki Mourns As Sen. Ali Wakili Dies At 58 Saraki Mourns As Sen. Ali Wakili Dies At 58
- March 17, 2018

The senator representing Bauchi Central at the Senate, Ali Wakil, is dead. It is the Almighty Allah (SWT) that gives life, and it his Him that takes it away. He attended Lere Primary School in 1972, he then proceeded to Government. Secondary School Damaturu where he obtained his senior Certificate. he then proceeded to Bauchi college for arts and science in 1979. (more...)
Family of four found dead in parked van Family of four found dead in parked van
- March 17, 2018

Carl Whitney told KTLA-TV. The causes of death would not be determined until toxicology tests are completed, which could take days, he said. Southern California police are investigating after an 8-month-old infant, her 2-year-old sister and their parents were found dead in a parked van that was their home. (more...)
Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance
- March 17, 2018

The stock increased 0.24% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $37.94. Altria Group Inc has a one year low of $60.01 and a one year high of $77.79. In other news, CEO Brian W. Quigley sold 3,464 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. Altria Group declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, February 1st that allows the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. (more...)
Nerve agent row: Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats amid increasing tensions Nerve agent row: Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats amid increasing tensions
- March 17, 2018

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center in Britain's southwestern city of Salisbury on March 4. Earlier Britain's foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, accused the Russian president, Vladimir Putin , of ordering the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who are in critical condition. (more...)
FDA Considers Reducing Nicotine In Cigarettes FDA Considers Reducing Nicotine In Cigarettes
- March 17, 2018

As the agency expects the initiative to bring smoking rates down from the current 15% to 1.4%, the world's leading tobacco companies, already facing heightened pressure from business groups, governments, media and consumers at large, could see demand for their flagship product fall further. (more...)
Brokerages Set Impax Laboratories Inc (IPXL) Target Price at $20.78
- March 17, 2018

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Lp who had been investing in Packaging Corp Amer for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.32B market cap company. (NASDAQ:IPXL) for 9,984 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 13,100 shares. (NASDAQ:IPXL). Tcw Grp holds 0.01% or 49,643 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Scotland weather: More snow and ice expected along east coast Scotland weather: More snow and ice expected along east coast
- March 17, 2018

With bitter windchill surging towards the United Kingdom from Europe, temperatures could feel closer to -11C in some places after a week of largely mild conditions. Met Office spokeswoman, Nicky Maxey said: "We start to see colder air coming in from the east then as we go through Friday and into Saturday and when that cold air meets that band of rain on the east side of the country, there's a chance that some of that rain could turn to snow over higher ground". (more...)
FDA puts clinical hold on Solid Biosciences' Duchenne gene therapy trial FDA puts clinical hold on Solid Biosciences' Duchenne gene therapy trial
- March 17, 2018

Solid shares plummeted more than 57 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The stock has performed well - reaching a high at one point of $33 per share, despite the company disclosing in Security and Exchange Commission filings days prior to its IPO that there had been a partial clinical hold put in place by the FDA for its IGNITE DMD trial due to manufacturing concerns related to the high dose of the therapy. (more...)