Medicine


NCDC confirms 20 cholera deaths, 319 suspected cases in Borno NCDC confirms 20 cholera deaths, 319 suspected cases in Borno
- September 10, 2017

The outbreak occurs as ongoing violence and military efforts against insurgents in the region have displaced more than 1.7 million people and left over 3.6 million without adequate access to basic water services. It is endemic in Nigeria but spikes during rainy season between April and September. About 1.8 million people have abandoned their homes because of violence or food shortages, United Nations agencies say, and many live in camps for the displaced throughout northeast Nigeria. (more...)
Ensure No Shutdown Over NEET In Tamil Nadu, Orders Supreme Court Ensure No Shutdown Over NEET In Tamil Nadu, Orders Supreme Court
- September 10, 2017

The SC directed the AIADMK government to book anyone involved in stalling normal life in the state over the NEET row. The Supreme Court also clearly stated that peaceful protests were allowed. Mani said that due to the various agitations and roadblocks, the daily life of citizens has been jeopardised, leading to enormous difficulty for the common man. (more...)
Northern Command Begins Support for Hurricane Irma Northern Command Begins Support for Hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

The Defense Department is engaged with federal, state, territorial and global mission partners and is postured to respond to requests for assistance to territories and states affected by Hurricane Irma , according to a DoD news release issued yesterday. (more...)
The dogs in the house don't disrupt sleep The dogs in the house don't disrupt sleep
- September 10, 2017

A Mayo Clinic study, titled "The Effect of Dogs on Human Sleep in the Home Sleep Environment", published in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Friday, suggested that people might actually sleep better when their dogs are in the bedroom with them, meaning that shooing your furry friends off might not be such a good idea. (more...)
GST: Deadline for filing sales returns extended to October 10 GST: Deadline for filing sales returns extended to October 10
- September 10, 2017

The date of implementation of the additional cess will be notified later. "It hit millions of small powerlooms as the GST tax structure has been designed only to help integrated plants in this sector. The panel will "consist of ministers who will interact with GST to ensure a smooth transformation", Jaitley said. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had already briefed Jaitley during the former's recent visit to Delhi about the difficulties the State would face if the tax slabs finalised ... (more...)
AI can tell if you're gay or straight just by your face AI can tell if you're gay or straight just by your face
- September 10, 2017

A team of researchers evidently created an artificial intelligence algorithm that can determine whether a person is gay or straight based on facial features alone. "One of my obligations as a scientist is that if I know something that can potentially protect people from falling prey to such risks, I should publish it", he said , adding that his critics were encouraging people to ignore the real risks of this technology by trying to discredit his work. (more...)
Paraplegic teenager attacked by rats in her bed Paraplegic teenager attacked by rats in her bed
- September 10, 2017

She suffered 225 wounds all over her body, including her face. He claimed there was no issue when Samantha went to bed at their rented home in Roubaix in north-eastern France , on Saturday. She suffered 45 wounds to her face, 150 across hands and 30 to her feet as she slept. Several tests were conducted on her and the test for rabies came back negative, the father said, however, some of Samantha's fingertips were chewed off by the rats so badly that surgeons said they will not be able to ... (more...)
How are you really feeling? How are you really feeling?
- September 09, 2017

World Suicide Prevention Day is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization. It takes a community to rally around people who need help. At a time when reports of suicides linked to the Blue Whale challenge internet game are sending shock waves through the country, Facebook on Friday said it is working with suicide prevention partners to collect phrases, hashtags and group names associated with online challenges encouraging ... (more...)
Alcohol industry 'misleading drinkers over cancer risks'
- September 09, 2017

Consuming alcohol is an absolute risk factor for a range of cancers, including oral cavity, liver, breast and colorectal cancers. However, representatives of the alcohol industry claimed the research was ‘misleading' and said they were already advising consumers to drink responsibly. (more...)
Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Peel Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Peel
- September 09, 2017

Residents should reduce their outdoor activities during the peak mosquito feeding times at dawn and dusk and should also wear effective insect repellent and stay behind screened windows and doors whenever possible. Philip Armstrong , Medical Entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment station (CAES). "We can address areas that we can access with the mosquito truck, but we cannot effectively address mosquito populations deep in the woods". (more...)
ACC announces 2017-18 basketball schedule ACC announces 2017-18 basketball schedule
- September 08, 2017

John's on February 3 at Madison Square Garden in NY before heading to Chapel Hill. The Blue Devils and the Wolfpack play just once, Saturday Jan. 6 at NC State. State. The Orange's schedule includes road trips to Duke, Louisville, Miami and Virginia; all expected to be near the top of the ACC standings. The 65th annual event opens with three first-round games on Tuesday, March 6, and culminates with the Saturday night championship game on March 10. (more...)
OD deaths on the decline in BC, still well above 2016 pace OD deaths on the decline in BC, still well above 2016 pace
- September 08, 2017

Vancouver has had the highest number of fentanyl-detected deaths so far in 2017, with 170 deaths, followed by Surrey with 80 deaths and Victoria with 52 deaths. Meanwhile, carfentanil - an opioid that's 100 times more powerful than fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants - was detected in 13 drug overdose deaths in June and July, the report says. (more...)
Woman jumps from hospital window after being denied C-section Woman jumps from hospital window after being denied C-section
- September 07, 2017

Police have ruled that it was a suicide . However under Chinese law , family members have to give permission for medical staff to carry out surgery. Attending physicians recommended Ma deliver the child by C-section, something Ma's husband and family were reportedly not too keen on. "A married woman is not some tool for producing babies, how can people still be so ignorant these days!" read another comment . (more...)
Stock within Traders Observation:-Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)
- September 07, 2017

Instead, they should also do their own research-such as reading the prospectus for new companies or for public companies, the quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC-to confirm whether a particular investment is appropriate for them in light of their individual financial circumstances. (more...)
Sizzling Stock Touches New Recent High: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) Sizzling Stock Touches New Recent High: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY)
- September 07, 2017

Bristol now has $101.98 billion valuation. About 4.20M shares traded. Private Harbour Investment Management Counsel Ltd Llc invested in 0.62% or 5,946 shares. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. July 28 investment analysts at Leerink Swann left the company rating at "Outperform" but lowered the price target from $77.00 to $61.00. (more...)
Signal Spotter: Shares of FARM`S BEST BERHAD (9776.KL) Above Chikou
- September 07, 2017

For the average investor, figuring out how to best approach the stock market can be challenging. This may be the case, but sometimes it might be good fortune. The 14-day ADX presently sits at 27.50. A move above 70 is widely considered to show the stock as overbought, and a move below 30 would indicate that the stock may be oversold. (more...)
Taylor Swift told a raunchy story at her friend's wedding Taylor Swift told a raunchy story at her friend's wedding
- September 07, 2017

The 27-year-old star - who wore a burgundy halterneck bridesmaid dress for her friend's big day - recalled an explicit story about the newlyweds having loud sex without any qualms. As the Grammy Award victor attempted to leave the wedding , she was met by a group of fans who hoped to catch a glimpse of their music idol. As Tay Tay left the venue, her security drew up massive pieces of black material to shield the " Reputation " star, entirely blocking her from the view of the assembled ... (more...)
Brokers Change Their Target Price On Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP)
- September 07, 2017

The stock increased 0.23% or $0.01 on September 1, reaching $4.3. Office Depot, Inc. provides a selection of services and products to clients and businesses of various sizes. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 23 by Cleveland. Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 7 selling transactions for $1.31 million activity. (more...)
A little boy's heart stopped after eating a hot dog - here's why A little boy's heart stopped after eating a hot dog - here's why
- September 07, 2017

The syndrome, which is marked by electrical abnormalities that affect the heart, is often asymptomatic and tends to be diagnosed around age 42. Thinking of the heart as an electric pump, the problem "can lead to abnormal heart rhythms in the lower chambers of the heart that can be associated with sudden death", Dubin said. (more...)
High-tech pen detects cancer in seconds High-tech pen detects cancer in seconds
- September 07, 2017

The MasSpec Pen allows surgeons to target cancerous cells more accurately. When the "MasSpec Pen" is placed onto suspect tissue, a drop of water is released which absorbs molecules. "As soon as it is possible to improve the accuracy, timeliness or safety of a surgical operation, it would be a shame, writes Dr. James Suliburk , surgeon, disease specialist endocrine at Baylor College of Medicine , and who participated in the study". (more...)