Medicine


OTC painkillers as effective as opioids in the ED
- November 08, 2017

Patients who participated in the study came with a variety pain concerns such as leg fractures, leg and arm strains, and sprains. But given the scope of the US opioid epidemic - more than 2 million Americans are addicted to opioid painkillers or heroin - experts say any dent in the problem could be meaningful. (more...)
The EPA Just Approved Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Fight Disease The EPA Just Approved Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Fight Disease
- November 08, 2017

When the bacteria-carrying males mate with wild females, their eggs don't hatch, because Wolbachia prevents the paternal chromosome from forming properly. The company will have to produce millions of its mosquitoes in order to suppress an entire city's mosquito population, Nature reported. In the United States are going to use against infective mosquitoes biological weapons. (more...)
California Treasurer Releases Recommendations To Address Cannabis Industry Banking Problems California Treasurer Releases Recommendations To Address Cannabis Industry Banking Problems
- November 08, 2017

The recommendations came during a Tuesday news conference in Sacramento, where Chiang and members of his Cannabis Banking Working Group presented a 32-page report following their almost year-long study into how to help marijuana companies access banking services. (more...)
Cipher Capital LP Acquires New Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)
- November 08, 2017

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. For the current quarter, 8 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.25/share. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.56% and a return on equity of 16.33%. (more...)
Miami private school to sell bulletproof panels for students' backpacks Miami private school to sell bulletproof panels for students' backpacks
- November 08, 2017

The Florida Christian School in Miami has put up the £90 panels on their website in order to give pupils "another level of protection in the event of an active shooter ". Bullet resistant products have been on the market for decades, with new ones popping up after each high-profile mass shooting . He has been an expert witness in dozens of cases in which students were hurt or killed in school shootings, and says the solution was never technology. (more...)
Lupin gets USFDA warning Lupin gets USFDA warning
- November 08, 2017

The company said that the warning letter was issued on Monday for Pithampur unit II of Indore and its Goa plant. There will be no disruption of exisiting product supplies from either of these locations, it added. Sarabjit Kour Nangra, VP-Research- Pharma from Angel Broking, while retaining a buy on the stock says, "Both the plants together contribute more than half of the drug maker's U.S. (more...)
DEA Collects Record 456 Tons Of Opioids On Take Back Day DEA Collects Record 456 Tons Of Opioids On Take Back Day
- November 08, 2017

Since the fall of 2010, the DEA says it's collected 9,015,668 pounds - or 4,508 tons - of potentially risky drugs. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Tuesday announced that, working with more than 4,200 local and tribal law enforcement partners, it collected a record-setting 912,305 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal in its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 28. (more...)
Even Light Drinking May Raise Your Cancer Risk Even Light Drinking May Raise Your Cancer Risk
- November 08, 2017

A recent survey finds that 70% of Americans are unaware of how alcohol is linked to potential cancer. "People don't typically associate drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor with increasing their risk of developing cancer in their lifetimes", said ASCO President Bruce Johnson, MD, FASCO, in the statement . (more...)
Yemen denies placing Hadi under house arrest in Riyadh Yemen denies placing Hadi under house arrest in Riyadh
- November 08, 2017

OCHA said the coalition had also asked it to clear ships from the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida, a key entry point for United Nations aid. The Saudi-led coalition controls Yemen's airspace but has made little progress on the ground, where the fighting has been stalemated for more than a year. (more...)
Sheep able to recognise the face of Baa-rack Obama
- November 08, 2017

Scientists showed how they could be taught to recognise screen-shot images of celebrity faces using food rewards. Sheep learnt to recognise Barack Obama after being shown his photo a few dozen times, said a study Wednesday which suggested our four-legged friends may be smarter than we think. (more...)
Science Museum Sells 10000 'Stranger Thing' Hoodies on First Day Science Museum Sells 10000 'Stranger Thing' Hoodies on First Day
- November 08, 2017

The wait is over for fans of " Stranger Things ". So, the Science Museum scrambled to make them before the holidays. Soon, the museum will, for the first time ever, sell merchandise online. The release date for the hoodie, crew neck, shirt and more will be at 8 a.m. November 7. "But the good news is that we now have a different e-commerce partner that can handle the demand and, as of 11 a.m., we are back up and running". (more...)
Virginia Has Elected The 1st Openly Trans State Legislator In The US Virginia Has Elected The 1st Openly Trans State Legislator In The US
- November 08, 2017

Toscano and caucus chairwoman Charniele Herring said in a statement . "And good riddance to Bob Marshall , one of the most anti-choice, and anti-LGBTQ members of the VA House". Marshall , who has represented the state in the House since 1992, has consistently been at odds with the LGBT community. "For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future". (more...)
Colorado ranked last on 'fattest states in America' list Colorado ranked last on 'fattest states in America' list
- November 08, 2017

The state received top five in having the lowest percentage of obese adults in America, also in the lowest percentage of obese children. That title goes to Colorado. WalletHub says that, this year, Americans are expected to spend more than $68 billion on programs created to help them shed extra pounds. Diabetes patients spend annually an average of $7,900 on health care costs, according to the release. (more...)
Slash antibiotic use in animals to buck resistance in humans Slash antibiotic use in animals to buck resistance in humans
- November 08, 2017

Antimicrobials that are important in human medicine should not be used for the prevention of diseases in farm animals. Interventions that restrict the use of antibiotics on food-producing animals reduced antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals by up to 39%, according to a review published in The Lancet Planetary Health . (more...)
Florida State reschedules Louisiana-Monroe game Florida State reschedules Louisiana-Monroe game
- November 08, 2017

Any time we have the opportunity to play in Doak Campbell Stadium in front of our fans we are excited. Just one week into the college football season, the landscape for FSU football changed with the announcement that the game against Louisiana Monroe scheduled for September 9th would not be played - as Hurricane Irma churned toward the state of Florida and a football game become less and less important. (more...)
New Jersey Santa Claus arrested on drug charges New Jersey Santa Claus arrested on drug charges
- November 07, 2017

South Hackensack police officers also found empty bags of crack and heroin, along with a hypodermic needle, during a search of Charles Smith's vehicle on Monday. Smith, who volunteers at Toys for Tots, was arrested, police said. Smith was arrested and charged with two counts of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle. (more...)
UN Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force UN Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force
- November 07, 2017

China blocked a similarly worded resolution backed by the USA, United Kingdom and France late Monday. Following negotiations, China agreed to the formal statement to be adopted later Monday, which includes nearly all of the demands of the proposed resolution but does not carry the same weight. (more...)
US FDA approves Roche drug for rare type of blood cancer US FDA approves Roche drug for rare type of blood cancer
- November 07, 2017

The median time to appearance of first cuSCC was 12.1 weeks following treatment with vemurafenib. Patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer account for about 5 percent of patients with the condition. In the experiment, 11 patients (50 percent) underwent a partial response, and one patient (4.5 percent) experienced a complete response. The most frequently reported all-grade adverse events (AEs) were creatinine elevation (86%), arthralgia (82%), maculopapular rash (59%), alopecia ... (more...)
Sleep-deprivation similar to being drunk Sleep-deprivation similar to being drunk
- November 07, 2017

Co-author Dr Yuval Nir, from Tel Aviv University in Israel, said: "The very act of seeing the pedestrian slows down in the driver's over-tired brain". The researchers also discovered that slow brain waves accompanied sluggish cellular activity in the same regions of the patients' brains. "Slow sleep-like waves disrupted the patients' brain activity and performance of tasks", said Prof Fried. (more...)
USA climate report contradicts Trump team's findings USA climate report contradicts Trump team's findings
- November 07, 2017

Trump has repeatedly called climate change a hoax, and in June announced that he would withdraw the United States from a global pact to combat it - calling the deal's demands for emissions cuts too costly for the USA economy. Number of federal agencies that have unveiled an exhaustive scientific report that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilisation, contradicting much of the Trump administration's ... (more...)