Medicine


Unemployment rate drops to lowest in almost a decade Unemployment rate drops to lowest in almost a decade
- May 02, 2018

Kiwibank and Westpac picked no change and ANZ was the most bearish of the forecasters, expecting to the unemployment rate tick up to 4.6%. The figure represents a drop of 5000 to nearly 340,000 people with the desire and potential to work more. (more...)
Man saves boy from drowning in Myrtle Beach resort
- May 02, 2018

Corrections officer Shaun Skursky's instincts kicked in and he jumped into the water to save the boy. Skursky is a correctional officer at a state prison, where he deals with stressful, potentially unsafe situations. "I feel like I'm connected to him now, so as long as he's happy, I'm happy!" Although the pipe was covered by a grate, the boys were able to remove it after a few minutes of prying, officials said. (more...)
Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM) Lowered to Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM) Lowered to "Sell" at ValuEngine
- May 02, 2018

The Relative Volume value measured for Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. stands at 1.42. The company's flagship product is the t:slim X2 insulin delivery system that comprises t:slim X2 pump, its 300-unit disposable insulin cartridge, and an infusion set. (more...)
Biotech CEO who tested drugs on himself found dead in spa Biotech CEO who tested drugs on himself found dead in spa
- May 02, 2018

Their investigation is still ongoing, but the police say they don't suspect foul play. Traywick, the CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, was known for his view that individuals should be able to self-design and self-administer unapproved treatments - like gene therapy - without the requirement of a healthcare professional. (more...)
The Top 11 Perform Songs Picked By The Fans The Top 11 Perform Songs Picked By The Fans
- May 02, 2018

Her former coach Adam said he was so happy for her because she was given the best song by her fans, and he called the performance "perfect" and "crazy". Clearly fans have better judgement. Jackie Verna made it through the the Top 11 live performance stage after Levine personally chose her. For some reason, Adam thought giving Jackie an Avril Lavigne song last week was the right move. (more...)
The Royal Dyche: Burnley boss has pub named after him The Royal Dyche: Burnley boss has pub named after him
- May 02, 2018

It's been a great effort all round and it's led to discussions about how Dyche should be considered to win the manager of the year award this season, even in lieu of Pep Guardiola and his incredible season with Manchester City . Enjoying a pint in a pub renamed in their honour? Dyche joked in a news conference that perhaps it should be renamed "The Handsome Ginger Fella", but owners have opted for The Royal Dyche - keeping a slice of the pub's own heritage while incorporating the ... (more...)
DA Davidson: Time To Buy Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)? Has $5.5000 Valuation Target DA Davidson: Time To Buy Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)? Has $5.5000 Valuation Target
- May 02, 2018

The stock has a market capitalization of $1,061.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.85 and a beta of 2.14. Zacks Investment Research's sales averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Fitbit. The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $353.3 Million and $281.4 Million, respectively. (more...)
Prosecutors: Vet performed surgery to turn puppies into drug mules Prosecutors: Vet performed surgery to turn puppies into drug mules
- May 02, 2018

He was extradicted into the USA on Monday. The group's distribution network spread from NY to Miami, and they used a range of methods to transport illegal drugs into the U.S. He faces a minimum of 10 years, and up to lifetime, in prison. "Twelve years ago, our investigation unmasked drug traffickers' inhumane callousness", DEA Special Agent-in-Charge James Hunt said. (more...)
More children being diagnosed with autism — CDC More children being diagnosed with autism — CDC
- May 02, 2018

One in 59 USA children have autism, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with boys being four times more likely than girls to be identified with the condition. In particular, surveillance areas closer to diagnostic centers tend to have higher ASD prevalence. New Jersey had the highest rate of the disorder, Arkansas had the lowest. (more...)
Study finds many Americans feel lonely Study finds many Americans feel lonely
- May 02, 2018

Research in recent years suggests that for many people loneliness is more like a chronic ache, affecting their daily lives and sense of well-being. That's according to a survey of more than 20,000 adults conducted by the Cigna insurance company. (more...)
Rapid increase of synthetic opioids involved in drug overdose deaths Rapid increase of synthetic opioids involved in drug overdose deaths
- May 02, 2018

Fentanyl has become a significant driver of those deaths, as drug dealers increasingly lace heroin, prescription opioids and other types of drugs with the cheap and easily accessible painkiller. Instead, she suggested, "we need a comprehensive approach to substance use and addiction in this country that finally acknowledges that chasing the latest drug trend is a losing battle". (more...)
Diseases From Tick, Mosquito & Flea Bites Have Tripled In US, CDC Says Diseases From Tick, Mosquito & Flea Bites Have Tripled In US, CDC Says
- May 01, 2018

Well, we're not alone. The number of Americans sickened each year by bites from infected mosquitoes, ticks or fleas tripled from 2004 through 2016, with infection rates spiking sharply in 2016 as a result of a Zika outbreak, USA health officials said on Tuesday. (more...)
3-year-old's hilarious slow-motion run to home base has Internet cheering 3-year-old's hilarious slow-motion run to home base has Internet cheering
- May 01, 2018

His coach told him to run as fast as he could, but Lennox chose to savor the moment instead. His mother Leah Nunez captured the moment on video which has been watched a staggering 6.18 million times. On Monday morning, the social media accounts for most major sports media companies shared the video and most made the same joke in reference to how most people feel on Mondays. (more...)
IN sees 4 times normal Hep A cases in 2018 IN sees 4 times normal Hep A cases in 2018
- May 01, 2018

According to a recent release from the Indiana State Department of Health , eight cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in Lawrence County since November 1. "People who are most at risk for infection include injection and any other drug users, men who have sex with men, citizens who are now homeless, and those who were recently incarcerated", Krupka said. (more...)
AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV)
- May 01, 2018

The stock price registered volatility 3.34% in past week and volatility was at 2.94% over a last month. In other AbbVie news, EVP Carlos Alban sold 83,574 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. (more...)
Russian Su-27 fighter jet buzzes United States spy plane over Baltic Sea Russian Su-27 fighter jet buzzes United States spy plane over Baltic Sea
- May 01, 2018

The US Navy said the Russian jet's action was "unprofessional", but "safe", Fox News reported . Incident occurred over the Baltic Sea; U.S. officials say the incident was safe, but unprofessional. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa had said. At one point during the January incident, the Navy aircraft was forced to fly through the Russian's jet wash. (more...)
Over one quarter of Londoners do not drink alcohol Over one quarter of Londoners do not drink alcohol
- May 01, 2018

The figure fell to 51 percent among those in routine and manual occupations, such as labourers, bar staff, lorry drivers and care workers. The data was published on Tuesday, the day Scotland introduces minimum unit pricing after a long fight with the alcohol industry , which challenged its legality in the courts. (more...)
CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375K pay
- May 01, 2018

Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has requested and will receive a pay cut after a prominent Senate Democrat pressed the administration to explain why he was being paid far and above what previous directors received. (more...)
Mindfulness could help to stave off dementia, research suggests Mindfulness could help to stave off dementia, research suggests
- May 01, 2018

To look for a possible connection between anxiety and dementia, Marchant's team pooled data from four previously published studies that included a total of almost 30,000 people. However, they say that given the prevalence of anxiety, it may be worth doctors considering anxiety a risk factor for dementia. If anxiety is a risk factor for dementia, this has implications for being able to better identify people at risk and to intervene early to reduce the risk, Marchant said. (more...)
Oily fish could delay menopause while carbs may hasten it Oily fish could delay menopause while carbs may hasten it
- May 01, 2018

They found more than 900 participants between the ages of 40 and 65 experienced a natural start to the menopause during that time, at an average age of 51-years-old. "A clear understanding of how diet affects the start of natural menopause will be very beneficial to those who may already be at risk or have a family history of certain complications related to menopause ". (more...)