Medical


Google's New AI Algorithm Can Predict Heart Disease By Scanning Your Eyes Google's New AI Algorithm Can Predict Heart Disease By Scanning Your Eyes
- February 23, 2018

It makes use of machine learning by analysing the back of a patient's eye. Neural networks were used to mine the data for patterns and associate telltale signs in the eye scans with the metrics needed to predict cardiovascular risk. The true power of this kind of technological solution is that it could flag risk with a fast, cheap and noninvasive test that could be administered in a range of settings, letting people know if they should come in for follow-up. (more...)
Ramaphosa tells South Africa: get some morning exercise Ramaphosa tells South Africa: get some morning exercise
- February 23, 2018

He was forced to step down as president this month by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), following a series of scandals. He said poor households would be cushioned against the rise through a zero-rating of basic food items such as maize meal and beans, and welfare payment increases. (more...)
Aimmune Therapeutics Stock Nabs Record High After Drug Data Aimmune Therapeutics Stock Nabs Record High After Drug Data
- February 23, 2018

It now has negative earnings. About 2.31M shares traded or 474.95% up from the average. Silicon Valley-based Aimmune Therapeutics says its scientists have all but perfected a once-a-day capsule that could potentially help millions of peanut-allergy sufferers. (more...)
CJI to take final call on Bench vs Bench CJI to take final call on Bench vs Bench
- February 23, 2018

On Thursday, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy referred a matter to CJI for constituting an "appropriate bench" to deal with the "piquant" situation that has arisen after a "controversial order" was passed by a bench of Justices Madan B. (more...)
'Hero' pretends to be girl's mother to stop attempted kidnapping 'Hero' pretends to be girl's mother to stop attempted kidnapping
- February 23, 2018

Anthony Bertagna told The Orange County Register . The Good Samaritan got Amy away from Diaz and took the girl inside the school. As commuters made their way down the busy stretch of road on Wednesday morning, Amy began to scream for help as she was dragged down the road. (more...)
Low-fat or low-carb: which diet leads to more weight-loss? Low-fat or low-carb: which diet leads to more weight-loss?
- February 23, 2018

No significant differences in weight loss were observed between the diets. Of the total cohort, 40% had a low-fat genotype and 30% had a low-carb genotype; 481 participants completed the study . "We made sure to tell everybody, regardless of which diet they were on, to go to the farmer's market , and don't buy processed convenience food crap". (more...)
Alpine skiing - Vonn leads Mowinckel after combined downhill, Shiffrin lurks Alpine skiing - Vonn leads Mowinckel after combined downhill, Shiffrin lurks
- February 23, 2018

Enter big sister Dominique, who spent the night with the Swiss skier, answering all her phone calls, tucking her into bed and quelling any of those nagging doubts. Austria's Marcel Hirscher and American Mikaela Shiffrin are both hoping to join an elite club of Olympic skiers with victories in the final individual events of the Winter Games on Thursday. (more...)
Three Flu Related Deaths In Avery County Three Flu Related Deaths In Avery County
- February 23, 2018

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Numbers released today show the total number of deaths due to the flu this season now stands at 97. Seventy-eight of the people who died were over the age of 65. Also, even if the flu vaccine is not always accurate to each season's flu strain, getting the vaccine every year can beneficial in future flu seasons, helping to build immunity to different strains each year. (more...)
Improved FluMist nasal spray approved to return next flu season Improved FluMist nasal spray approved to return next flu season
- February 23, 2018

The CDC is expected to take the committee's advice. Next flu season you'll be able to get your vaccine without a needle. This year, 75% of the 84 children who have died from the flu in the U.S. According to a recent CDC interim report, this year's flu shot is just 36% effective. MedImmune, the branch of the London-based AstraZeneca that manufactures FluMist, says that since 2015, it has updated the vaccine to improve efficacy against H1N1. (more...)
Timeline: The State of Texas vs. Thomas 'Bart' Whitaker Timeline: The State of Texas vs. Thomas 'Bart' Whitaker
- February 23, 2018

His father was also shot, but survived his injuries and has asked the state for clemency for his son. Abbott's options appeared to be accepting the recommendation, rejecting it or doing nothing. "As the greatest victim in this case, you don't have to convince me how very bad this crime was", Kent Whitaker said. "I was wrestling with my faith", he said. (more...)
Sangamo Therapeutics Makes Double-Digit Gain On Gilead Deal Sangamo Therapeutics Makes Double-Digit Gain On Gilead Deal
- February 23, 2018

Eddie A. New focuses on breaking news stories and ensuring we offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about Healthcare Sector companies. Creative Planning has invested 0% of its portfolio in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Opaleye Management Inc holds 580,000 shares or 3.08% of its portfolio. (more...)
British American Tobacco shares plunge, as vape products sales double British American Tobacco shares plunge, as vape products sales double
- February 23, 2018

The fund owned 18,237 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 3,878 shares during the quarter. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. British American Tobacco (LON: BATS ) has been assigned a GBX 5,610 ($77.51) target price by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. (more...)
Russia Opposes US Bid To 'Condemn' Iran Over Supply Of Yemeni Arms Russia Opposes US Bid To 'Condemn' Iran Over Supply Of Yemeni Arms
- February 22, 2018

Nebenzia was referring to the working group of independent experts who oversee the implementation of sanctions against Yemen. Britain's draft resolution would threaten action against Iran for "failing to take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer" of short-range ballistic missiles, drones, and other military equipment to the Huthis, UN diplomats said. (more...)
Red Wine for stronger teeth Red Wine for stronger teeth
- February 22, 2018

Wine may help fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease . But experts warned against using the beverage as a mouth wash. The chemicals in the study were used in far higher concentrations than occur naturally in wine, and for exposure times of more than 24 hours. (more...)
Just the one change for England ahead of Calcutta Cup clash Just the one change for England ahead of Calcutta Cup clash
- February 22, 2018

But the return to fitness of Hughes eased those problems for Jones, with the No 8 coming through his return to action 10 days ago in Wasps' Premiership victory over Harlequins before joining up with the England squad for their training sessions against Georgia last week. (more...)
Doctors in Mumbai Removed World's Largest Brain Tumor Doctors in Mumbai Removed World's Largest Brain Tumor
- February 22, 2018

Pal lost his vision after complaining of swelling in the scalp and headaches. At the moment, Mr. Pal is recuperating in the hospital's ICU. Upon examination, it was detected that he had a firm scalp swelling of 30x30x20 cm which, shockingly, resembled two heads mounted on top of each other. (more...)
Ariana Grande Will Not Be Performing at BRIT Awards Tonight Ariana Grande Will Not Be Performing at BRIT Awards Tonight
- February 22, 2018

Twenty-two people lost their lives during the disgusting bombing that took place at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England in May 2017. However, she was ordered by her doctors not to fly to the London , England-based awards show due to her illness. (more...)
Buzzing Today: Dana Air Plane Overshoot Runway Into Bush Buzzing Today: Dana Air Plane Overshoot Runway Into Bush
- February 22, 2018

Meanwhile no casualty was recorded as all passengers and crew disembarked safely. "The aircraft came in from Abuja to Port Harcourt". The airline attributed the incident to bad weather situation and torrential rain at the time of landing. (more...)
Fact-check: How easy it to get a gun in Florida?
- February 22, 2018

That way, they can destabilize a country. I really shouldn't do this, because the gun debate changes about as many minds as the abortion debate at this point, with both sides choosing to ignore statistics that don't confirm their previously held beliefs, substituting emotion for reason. (more...)
Florida House punts debate on guns, calls porn risky Florida House punts debate on guns, calls porn risky
- February 22, 2018

Amy Mercado said she voted yes because "mass shootings in the USA have increased after the expiration of The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Act (the Federal Assault Weapons Ban) in 2004". A phone call to Mr Spano's office for comment was not returned. The clip showed one woman receiving oral sex while she sat on another woman's face. (more...)
Melania Trump's parents' immigration status could be thanks to 'chain migration' Melania Trump's parents' immigration status could be thanks to 'chain migration'
- February 22, 2018

They travelled on Air Force One with their daughter and US President Donald Trump . A New York-immigration law firm attorney told the Post that there were only two likely ways that Melania Trump's parents could have obtained green cards: if she sponsored them, or their employers sponsored them, which is unlikely. (more...)
Central Florida students stage walkout for school safety, gun control Central Florida students stage walkout for school safety, gun control
- February 22, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High junior Cameron Kasky told CNN , "Here's a time to talk about gun control: March 24". "They might be on different days", Moor said , "but they're all for the same cause and that's to get some action, some real change". (more...)
Netflix's 'Lost in Space' Reboot Gets Teaser Trailer and Premiere Date Netflix's 'Lost in Space' Reboot Gets Teaser Trailer and Premiere Date
- February 21, 2018

Will this help renew interest in the original or will it give the newer generation a chance to get to know a modern version of the series? The cast of Netflix's new sci-fi series, 'Lost in Space '. They are forced to come together and forge new alliances after crash-landing on a lost planet, which is light years from their intended destination. There are two outsiders along with the Robinsons, "who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception". (more...)
Renault Sport unveils the RS18 F1 2018 auto Renault Sport unveils the RS18 F1 2018 auto
- February 21, 2018

However, power unit technology is at the heart of what we do and what we offer. At the launch of its new challenger - the R.S.18 - on Tuesday, Abiteboul set Renault a clear target of closing the gap to leading teams Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull in 2018. (more...)
More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds
- February 21, 2018

Half of gun owners agreed to stricter gun laws. It found that 66 percent of respondents support stricter gun control, the highest number since Quinnipiac began asking the question in 2012. Tuesday's survey also finds that 97 percent of respondents support requiring background checks for all gun buyers. Public polling frequently shows an uptick in support for gun controls immediately after a mass shooting, though perhaps not to this extent. (more...)
Fla. Shooting Survivor Rips Trump Jr. for 'Liking' Conspiracy Tweets Fla. Shooting Survivor Rips Trump Jr. for 'Liking' Conspiracy Tweets
- February 21, 2018

He started interviewing those closest to him in the cramped space, who told him how terrified they felt. Cooper brought up the since-deleted other tweet Don Jr. Fifteen-year-old Lane Murdock, one of the students joining the campaign for the national walkout, said: "I felt like it was our time to take a stand", adding "we're the ones in these schools, we're the ones who are having shooters come into our classrooms and our spaces". (more...)
Alcohol use biggest preventable risk factor for dementia Alcohol use biggest preventable risk factor for dementia
- February 21, 2018

According to a 2014 report from the World Health Organization, each person consumes an average of 12.2 liters of pure alcohol in France versus 9.2 liters in the United States. When other factors were not controlled for, heavy drinking was associated with a higher risk of dementia among both men and women. About 5% (57,353 cases) of these 1,109,343 million people had early-onset dementia. (more...)
Illinois' upset bid falls short at No. 2 Michigan State Illinois' upset bid falls short at No. 2 Michigan State
- February 21, 2018

Michigan State's success has been based around how deep they are as a team. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network and BTN2Go. Taking this game lightly is the last thing Michigan State wants to do. With the win, Michigan State (27-3, 15-2) clinched a share of its first Big 10 title since 2012 and can win its first outright league crown since 2009 with a win at Wisconsin on Sunday. (more...)
West Point posthumously admits shooting victim Peter Wang to Class of 2025 West Point posthumously admits shooting victim Peter Wang to Class of 2025
- February 21, 2018

The JROTC Medal of Heroism is a US military decoration that is awarded by the Department of the Army to JROTC cadets. Instead of simply running to save his own life, Wang held a door open to allow other students to escape before he was killed, Cruz Wang's cousin, Aaron Chen, told The Miami Herald . (more...)
Fergie on national anthem performance: 'I tried my best' Fergie on national anthem performance: 'I tried my best'
- February 21, 2018

Fergie's performance of the anthem was met by a series of jokes and memes on social media. While a few people on Twitter believe that this is a sign of humility, and that it takes so much confidence to be able to apologize for that, I still think it's hilarious; this is mainly due to the fact that I've been trying to explain she is an bad performer since 2011 when she tainted the last bit of "Sweet Child O' Mine" that hasn't already been ruined by Axl Rose or every wannabe rockstar in a ... (more...)