Medicine


Baby girl born after spending almost 25 years as frozen embryo Baby girl born after spending almost 25 years as frozen embryo
- December 20, 2017

Benjamin and Tina Gibson gave birth to baby Emma Wren on November 25 from a donated embryo that was transplanted into Tina's uterus at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville earlier this year, CBS Baltimore reported . She was thawed in March 2017 where she was implanted into Tina's womb just two days later. The NEDC said in a news release that it has received donated embryos from all 50 states, as well as foreign countries. (more...)
FDA OKs Gene Therapy for Rare Mutation-Associated Vision Loss FDA OKs Gene Therapy for Rare Mutation-Associated Vision Loss
- December 20, 2017

In a historic step, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Spark Therapeutics Inc.'s Luxturna for a hereditary form of vision loss , marking the first time a gene therapy for an inherited disorder has been cleared in the USA for commercial use. (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)
- December 20, 2017

Cheviot Value Management LLC now owns 2,928 shares of the company's stock valued at $218,000 after buying an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 178,993 shares. Alexandria Capital Ltd Com holds 85 shares. Hyman Charles D reported 164,579 shares or 1.56% of all its holdings. (more...)
American Red Cross to host blood drives American Red Cross to host blood drives
- December 19, 2017

This week the Red Cross will set up at various places around Albany to collect blood. B negative is particularly important because many patients with serious blood disorders such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia need B negative blood. (more...)
The Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say at the CDC The Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say at the CDC
- December 19, 2017

You can not fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus.' You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola. (more...)
Physician: If you haven't gotten flu shot, now is the time Physician: If you haven't gotten flu shot, now is the time
- December 19, 2017

The U.S. Preventative Task Force even added that health care professionals don't need to ask about egg allergies at all when offering the flu shot to patients. Anaphylaxis - a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction - "can occur rarely after the administration of any vaccine to any patient at a rate of approximately 1 per million", according to research conducted by Dr. (more...)
Stephens Inc. AR Buys 18749 Shares of General Mills, Inc. (GIS)
- December 19, 2017

It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500. Biondo Investment Advisors LLC's holdings in General Mills were worth $3,265,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:RLGY). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company has 33,748 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Next Fin Gp Incorporated reported 150 shares. (more...)
Ranger International Management LP Buys 1390 Shares of AbbVie Inc (ABBV)
- December 19, 2017

The most recent shifts in number of shares owned by institutions came on September 30, 2017 when State Street Corp sold 3.15 million shares from its total ownership of 68.25 million. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 26. The rating was maintained by Nomura with "Neutral" on Tuesday, May 3. (NYSE:ABBV) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 28. (more...)
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)
- December 19, 2017

Hg Vora Capital Management Llc who had been investing in New York Times Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.03B market cap company. Nomura accumulated 91,815 shares. (NASDAQ: GILD ). Davenport Lc has 0% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD ) for 7,199 shares. Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $36.34 million activity. (more...)
Virat Kohli asks Rohit Sharma for 'double hundred' handbook after marriage tips Virat Kohli asks Rohit Sharma for 'double hundred' handbook after marriage tips
- December 19, 2017

Anushka and Virat chose the greetings to be set in gold on acrylic with pastel hues and floral as the theme. Although Kohli has twice as many ODI hundreds as Rohit's 16, there has been very little to choose between the two since 2015. Now, the Mumbai batsman is gearing up to repeat the same in the three-T20I rubber starting tomorrow (December 20). However, the India captain had a special request to make to one of his closest friends. (more...)
FDA gets aggressive towards homeopathic drugs
- December 19, 2017

Homeopathy is an alternative medical practice developed in the late 1700s, based on two main principles: that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used in diluted form to treat illness (known as "like-cures-like"); and the more diluted the substance, the more potent it is (known as the "law of infinitesimals"). (more...)
Pa. Gov. Vetoes Bill To Limit 2nd-Trimester Abortions
- December 19, 2017

This was proven earlier this when the legislature sent Senate Bill 3, the most restrictive anti-choice bill in the country, to my desk without holding a single public hearing on it. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed a bill on Monday that would have added more restrictions to abortions in the state. It made only one exception, allowing abortions where the mother's life is in danger. (more...)
Schumer promises a Senate vote on overturning FCC's net neutrality repeal Schumer promises a Senate vote on overturning FCC's net neutrality repeal
- December 19, 2017

A recent poll shows that more than 80 per cent of Americans support net neutrality principles , including the overwhelming majority of Republican voters. But OpenMedia - a Canadian consumer advocacy group that has campaigned for net neutrality - said Thursday the FCC decision will have a negative impact on innovation, free expression and consumer choice. (more...)
Malaysian PM on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka Malaysian PM on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka
- December 19, 2017

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said among the main products Malaysia exports to Sri Lanka is palm oil, but it is subject to several specific taxes, and if the FTA were to be implemented, the taxation system in both countries would be reviewed. (more...)
Italian family with rare genetic mutation do not feel pain Italian family with rare genetic mutation do not feel pain
- December 19, 2017

Their findings were published in the academic journal Brain , with the remarkable study being made openly available for everyone to read up on. Letizia said her 24-year-old son Ludovico, who plays football, has encountered problems. Letizia Marsili, 52, and five of her family members - her mother, two sons, sister and niece - all show signs of being affected by congenital analgesia. (more...)
1.52 is Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's (NASDAQ:SRPT) Institutional Investor Sentiment
- December 18, 2017

Secor Capital LP holds 9,395 shares. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.95) earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Sarepta Therapeutics will post -3.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Riggs Asset Managment Company holds 35 shares. Duncker Streett & accumulated 3,770 shares. Quantitative Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 154,400 shares. (more...)
Synchrony Financial (SYF) Analysts See $0.68 EPS
- December 18, 2017

Lsv Asset Management who had been investing in Crane Co. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.09B market cap company. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 39,290 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,172,000 after acquiring an additional 13,770 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villages Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villages
- December 18, 2017

The New York-based rights group said buildings were destroyed in 40 villages in northern Rakhine state in October and November, increasing the total to 354 villages that have been partially or completely destroyed since Aug 25. Only a court judge can decide whether genocide has taken place, but Al Hussein tells the show: "It wouldn't surprise me in the future if the court were to make such a finding on the basis of what we see". (more...)
Four killed in Boko Haram ambush of United Nations food convoy in Borno Four killed in Boko Haram ambush of United Nations food convoy in Borno
- December 18, 2017

The Nigerian flag flies in Lagos. The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP's) trucks on Saturday. A military spokesperson declined to comment. Although a United Nations convoy was last attacked in 2016, Boko Haram has ambushed several security convoys this year often resulting in deaths and abduction. (more...)
Angelina Jolie & Her Kids Get Dressed Up for Black Tie Event! Angelina Jolie & Her Kids Get Dressed Up for Black Tie Event!
- December 18, 2017

Jolie's sons Pax and Knox (aged 14 and 9) sported black suits at the event, while her 11-year-old daughter Shiloh , known for non-gender binary style, sported a tuxedo. She went on to share how it is "being suggested by some people" to consider yourself a global citizen is to "care less for your own country, to be insufficiently patriotic". (more...)