Medicine


Police in 1 town investigating reports of 'zombie-like' raccoons Police in 1 town investigating reports of 'zombie-like' raccoons
- April 05, 2018

Given that raccoons are known as nocturnal creatures, multiple reports say locals have been primarily alarmed by seeing the little creatures walk about on their hind legs in the broad daylight. Ohio's Department of Natural Resources sought to quell fears the animals are rabid, saying that they're more likely to be suffering from a viral disease called distemper. (more...)
Not a single toilet built in Delhi under Swachh Bharat Mission: CAG Not a single toilet built in Delhi under Swachh Bharat Mission: CAG
- April 05, 2018

GNCTD however assessed only requirements of 11,117 Household toilets, 25,097 Community Toilets (including 16,050 for slums and JJs) and 605 Public Toilets to be constructed under the Mission scheme up to October 2019. Funds worth Rs 40.31 crore allocated for this goal have been left idle in the banks, the report said. "The urban development department did not establish any mechanism to coordinate the efforts of these agencies to prepare a perspective plan, lack of which hindered the effective ... (more...)
Research Continues To Show Benefits Of Marijuana In Fighting The Opioid Crisis Research Continues To Show Benefits Of Marijuana In Fighting The Opioid Crisis
- April 05, 2018

Two studies published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine find that the availability of medical and recreational marijuana is linked to lower rates of opiate prescribing. Several U.S. Senators and Representatives, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the heads of the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking part in the Summit. (more...)
Election Commission backs PIL to ban candidates contesting from two seats Election Commission backs PIL to ban candidates contesting from two seats
- April 04, 2018

The EC has suggested that the law be amended to prevent candidates from contesting on multiple seats, a stratagem commonly used by political leaders for reasons that vary from seeking insurance against any shock defeat to signaling their attention to more than one region in an electoral contest. (more...)
Aadhaar can not be made any less intrusive, AG Venugopal tells Supreme Court Aadhaar can not be made any less intrusive, AG Venugopal tells Supreme Court
- April 04, 2018

The SC can not second-guess the legislature's value judgement, he said, adding that the Act was a reasonable restriction on the right to privacy of citizens. In response to the query as to what were the Aadhaar authentication failure rates in the states and at the national level, Venugopal said the UIDAI can not provide authentication failure rates at the state level since it does not track the location of the authentication transactions. (more...)
ICICI Securities makes weak debut; stock dips 14% below issue price ICICI Securities makes weak debut; stock dips 14% below issue price
- April 04, 2018

As the regular session came to an end, the price changed by 0% to $0.6. Stocks that are volatile and move more than the overall market have a beta greater than 1 while stocks with price swings less than the market have a beta less than 1.0. (more...)
Deadly flu season claims 86 lives in Alberta Deadly flu season claims 86 lives in Alberta
- April 04, 2018

They say part of the problem during this flu season was correctly predicting what strains of the influenza virus will hit the hardest. You can find more information about influenza and the influenza vaccine here or here. This year has been just a long, tough flu season. Almost half of Spokane County's 37 flu deaths this season were due to influenza B , and 67 percent of those who died didn't get the flu shot, according to the health district. (more...)
Macquarie Uplifts BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Target Price to GBX 1530 Macquarie Uplifts BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Target Price to GBX 1530
- April 04, 2018

The institutional investor held 22,740 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.52 million, up from 3,003 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altria Group, Inc. ( NYSE :MO) are gapping up 0.71% pre-market with a price of $60.84 on the stock. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 20 by Macquarie Research. (more...)
No fear: Pasta may not make your kids obese No fear: Pasta may not make your kids obese
- April 04, 2018

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto based their findings on their large-scale analysis of available evidence from previous randomized controlled trials. The researchers analysed a total of 2,448 people from 29 studies investigating the affects of eating pasta over other carbohydrates. "In fact analysis showed a small weight loss", according to Dr. (more...)
FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom
- April 04, 2018

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD , said the Company refused to take voluntary action, despite repeated requests and actions. The agency issued another notice to Triangle the following day, ordering the company to stop distributing its kratom products. (more...)
Davenport family safe after early morning house fire Davenport family safe after early morning house fire
- April 04, 2018

This is the same apartment complex where a man died in another fire last month. A neighbour, who made the 999 callfor emergency services, said: "The owner's phone wasn't working so I called the fire brigade". The fire, which is believed to be accidental, caused damage to the bedroom, heavy smoke logging to the first floor and minor smoke damage to the ground floor. (more...)
Two new studies show how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic Two new studies show how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic
- April 04, 2018

In Ohio, only one of the six actions hasn't been met- implementing a data sharing database which would allow prescribers, law enforcement, and more to share information about crimes associated with opioid misuse and more. The second study found a similar effect among people covered by Medicaid . Legalisation of marijuana may play a role in fighting the ongoing United States opioid crisis. (more...)
Grindr to stop sharing HIV status of users with companies Grindr to stop sharing HIV status of users with companies
- April 04, 2018

Senator Ed Markey , D-Massachusetts, tweeted his concerns about Grindr's commitment to data privacy shortly after the BuzzFeed report was published. This isn't the only security risk Grindr users have faced in the last week. The company's chief technology officer Scott Chen said it was "industry standard practice" that had nothing to do with the recent data-sharing scandals at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica . (more...)
White House Introduces Policies to Reduce Medication Prices Under Medicare White House Introduces Policies to Reduce Medication Prices Under Medicare
- April 04, 2018

CMS finalized its 2019 Medicare Advantage rates, raising payments it pays to insurers, and also made changes to a final rule aimed at curbing opioid misuse and abuse by Medicare beneficiaries. "While we are not finalizing any policy in this area at this time, we appreciate the detailed submissions from stakeholders, and we are evaluating these comments as we consider future proposals", said CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a call with reporters. (more...)
"Nightmare bacteria" a growing threat in the US
- April 04, 2018

Germs that are unusually resistant are ones that all or most antibiotics can't kill and that carry genes for antibiotic resistance that officials haven't seen before in the United States. Schuchat compared antibiotic resistance to a dispersing fire. It is unknown how frequently "asymptomatic carriers" spread the disease to uninfected people, she noted. (more...)
TMH raises flag for organ donation awareness TMH raises flag for organ donation awareness
- April 04, 2018

Driver's license and ID card holders, as well as registered vehicle owners, can also support organ donation programs by donating $1 to the Robert P. The event was hosted by Donor Alliance staff. Several family members who understand organ donation very well took part. Smith hopes to one day thank the family of her organ donor, and she says that a "thank you" is not enough. (more...)
ArcelorMittal/NSSMC, Numetal/JSW and Vedanta bid for Essar Steel ArcelorMittal/NSSMC, Numetal/JSW and Vedanta bid for Essar Steel
- April 03, 2018

JSW Steel , which did not bid for Essar Steel in the first round, confirmed it was partnering Numetal Steel. The initial bids by ArcelorMittal and Numetal were disqualified in the context of the amendment to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), which categorically states that promoters of defaulting companies can not bid unless they repay all the outstanding loans before submitting their resolution plan. (more...)
Asian stocks slip on trade woes, tech sector pain Asian stocks slip on trade woes, tech sector pain
- April 03, 2018

Trump has approved possible higher USA duties on $50 billion of Chinese goods in response to complaints that Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. Good morning: Asian markets have slipped overnight after President Trump declared that he would "fight back" against $3 billion of import tariffs imposed by Beijing. (more...)
Ram Charan Scores Over Allu Arjun Ram Charan Scores Over Allu Arjun
- April 03, 2018

The Ram Charan-starrer has stormed the box-office - both domestic and overseas - and its unprecedented success in Australia is bound to please the producers. If we take into account the latest feat, Samantha becomes the actress with the most number of 100 crore films at the box office, down south. Since he is also busy shooting for Naa Peru Surya, which is inching towards release (May 4), Allu Arjun is finding it hard to squeeze in time for Rangasthalam . (more...)
Legal marijuana linked to reduction in opioid prescriptions Legal marijuana linked to reduction in opioid prescriptions
- April 03, 2018

That's about one out of seven prescriptions of this kind, down from one out of five three months ago. Since 2016, there has been an average of 115 deaths daily from opioid overdoses . W. David Bradford, an economist at the University of Georgia in Athens who's an author of the second study, said the results add to other findings that suggest to experts that marijuana is a viable alternative to opioids. (more...)