Medicine


2016 was by far America's worst year for drug overdose deaths
- December 24, 2017

The report shows about 42,000 of last year's drug deaths involved opioids, which include heroin, methadone, prescription pain pills like OxyContin, and fentanyl . It also happened twice in the 1920s. "This is a moral crisis. we know how to answer this problem, but we can't get around our own prejudices". In 2014, life expectancy was at 78.9. (more...)
'Deferring Science Congress not linked to PM event in Hyderabad' 'Deferring Science Congress not linked to PM event in Hyderabad'
- December 24, 2017

The decision to postpone the event barely two weeks before it was to commence has come as a rude shock to Osmania University, which is holding its centenary celebrations this year, and the Telangana state government. The university, in all its earnestness, was fully prepared to conduct the event. BJP was ready to extend all support for successful conduct of the event, he said. (more...)
DR Horton, Inc. (DHI) EPS Estimated At $0.61
- December 24, 2017

R. Horton in the second quarter valued at approximately $216,000. The company has market cap of $19.11 billion. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $50.83. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.75 EPS. DHI's profit will be $229.36 million for 20.83 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Opioid overdoses on the rise: CDC Opioid overdoses on the rise: CDC
- December 24, 2017

Of all deaths, three out of four fell into one of these categories. Twenty-two states had drug overdose rates higher than the national rate - including Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, Nevada, Utah and MI. The political dithering is costing American lives, Kennedy said - 174 deaths from drug overdoses every day in 2016, one every 8½ minutes. "Life expectancy is going up", Anderson says. (more...)
Doctors in Florida to remove 10-pound tumor from boy's face Doctors in Florida to remove 10-pound tumor from boy's face
- December 24, 2017

What started as a pimple on the side of Emanuel Zayas' nose two years ago has since grown into a very big mass that threatens to snap his neck if it grows larger. Noel Zayas and Melvis Vizaino, his parents, had visited numerous doctors in Cuba in failed attempts to get someone to help. Dr Marx said Emanuel was born with a rare disorder called polyostotic fibrous dysplasia , which causes his body to develop scar-like tissue instead of bone. (more...)
Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham
- December 24, 2017

In case you didn't know. . The quadrennial multisport event, involving members of the British Commonwealth of Nations, last took place in the United Kingdom in Glasgow in 2014. "The vast majority of the Games venues are in place and with extensive experience in the United Kingdom of hosting successful major events, including Manchester 2002, London 2012 and Glasgow 2014, the CGF looks forward to a truly spectacular Games that delivers not only for the 2.4 billion citizens across the ... (more...)
Leafy vegetables reduce the risk of dementia Leafy vegetables reduce the risk of dementia
- December 24, 2017

The new study, published in the journal Neurology , found that they contained nutrients that could help stave off cognitive decline. "Explaining why there is a critical need to come up with strategies to prevent cognitive decline, the study's lead author Martha Clare Morris said, "[There has been a] sharp increase in the percentage of people with dementia as the oldest age groups continue to grow in number". (more...)
Health Tip: Things to Know About This Year's Flu Shot
- December 24, 2017

This year's vaccine should be obtained only in the form of a shot. As of mid-December, a state laboratory had confirmed 355 cases of influence in CT, including 144 patients who were hospitalized. "We have been diagnosing the flu at least several a day", Dr. Mark Viegas told KARK. "So, I would recommend everyone gets their flu shot". Most CVS and Walgreens pharmacies offer the vaccine. (more...)
Comerica Bank Has Lowered Abbvie INC (ABBV) Holding by $79.99 Million
- December 23, 2017

Another trade for 145,510 shares valued at $14.07M was sold by Schumacher Laura J. Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. On Tuesday, September 8 the stock rating was upgraded by SunTrust to "Buy". The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. (more...)
Uber must abide by cab regulations, top European court rules
- December 23, 2017

Cab drivers in Prague claimed that Uber's drivers didn't "respect the laws in force", while the city's mayor said at the time that they didn't have the power to "regulate digital platforms". "We want to partner with cities to ensure everyone can get a reliable ride at the tap of a button". The company, led by new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, suggested in a statement that the court's decision would not lead to major changes. (more...)
Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) Holder Country Trust Bank Decreased Position
- December 23, 2017

Express Scripts Hldg Co Com now has $42.04B valuation. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) traded up $0.07 during trading on Friday, hitting $74.53. BARTZ CAROL sold $7.59 million worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) on Wednesday, October 4. (NASDAQ:SAGE) by 185,000 shares to 1.09M shares, valued at $68.06M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Capital Bank & Trust Co Trims Stake in Cerner Co. (NASDAQ:CERN)
- December 23, 2017

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has risen 28.71% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 23.48% the S&P500. VANGUARD GROUP INC raised its stake in Cerner Corporation ( NASDAQ : CERN ) by 7.13% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (more...)
ALL Kids children's health insurance program to continue for now ALL Kids children's health insurance program to continue for now
- December 23, 2017

The program will run out of money in early 2018 if Congress doesn't find a way to extend funding, and some states have already issued statements indicating that they are no longer enrolling children in the program and that current recipients might soon lose coverage. (more...)
Clemson cracks 2018 list of best college values Clemson cracks 2018 list of best college values
- December 23, 2017

State University also made the top 10. Among private schools, Kiplinger's says Duke University is the third-best value, and Davidson College came in at no. The full rankings are now available online and will appear in print in the February 2018 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance , on newsstands January 9. (more...)
Sam Smith And Brandon Flynn Share Adorable Instagram Snap Sam Smith And Brandon Flynn Share Adorable Instagram Snap
- December 23, 2017

The men seemingly confirmed their romance when they shared a public smooch on the streets of New York City in October, with the pair later seen grabbing dinner together at Catch NYC and walking around Greenwich Village. In another sweet image shared to Brandon's account, Sam casually sits at a table, unimpressed with large snowflake glasses perched on his face. Referring to his current relationship status, he added: "I'm quite happy, so it's quite weird". (more...)
Iran seeks to examine missile parts displayed by US diplomat Iran seeks to examine missile parts displayed by US diplomat
- December 23, 2017

Security Council and major weapons suppliers to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, bear a special responsibility to use the full extent of their leverage to press their partners in the region to end the crisis", read the statement , dubbed "A global call to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. (more...)
No interim stay on HC order against tobacco picture warnings: SC No interim stay on HC order against tobacco picture warnings: SC
- December 23, 2017

The top court passed the order while dealing with an urgent application moved by Umesh Narain , an advocate and cancer patient, through counsel Aishwaraya Bhatti, seeking an interim stay on the high court order. "In the meanwhile, the High Court shall upload the judgment", the court said. "We don't know the reasoning of the judgement". On December 15, the High Court struck down the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014 (COTPA) that ... (more...)
A Male Contraceptive Rub-In Gel Will Start Clinical Trial Next Year A Male Contraceptive Rub-In Gel Will Start Clinical Trial Next Year
- December 22, 2017

Well, first of all, you don't rub it on your genitals. Scientists monitoring them will be looking for their sperm levels to drop to less than one million per millilitre - to ensure pregnancy can be prevented. The six-month study showed the gel method to be effective in reducing fertility. As part of what's expected to last for four years of testing and analysis, the couples will then be asked to use the contraceptive gel as their one and only form of daily birth control for a year. (more...)
Feds arrest Pennsylvania doctor in five opioid overdose deaths Feds arrest Pennsylvania doctor in five opioid overdose deaths
- December 22, 2017

Kraynak's patients who still need treatment, they need care". He will plead not guilty, his lawyer, public defender Thomas Thornton said. "That's sad for the people, the families and it just puts fear in the other doctors trying to do their jobs for the right people", said Andrew Falton of Mount Carmel. (more...)
India woman burned to death during argument in Hyderabad India woman burned to death during argument in Hyderabad
- December 22, 2017

This infuriated Karthik who had earlier threatened her of dire consequences. On Thursday, Karthik again tried to talk to her when she came out of office in the evening. Sandhya Rani, a company receptionist working in Secunderabad, was on her way home from work around 6.45 pm when Karthik, a former colleague, came on a motorbike and stopped to speak to her. (more...)