Medical


Ebola outbreak in DR Congo Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
- May 26, 2018

Three Ebola deaths have been confirmed since Congo's health ministry announced the current outbreak of the often lethal hemorrhagic fever on May 8. In some cases, the virus is spread through contact with someone who has died from the disease. (more...)
Opioids found in Puget Sound mussels Opioids found in Puget Sound mussels
- May 26, 2018

Oxycodone was just one of several pharmaceutical and personal care product compounds found in the mussel tissue. Puget Sound Institute scientist Andy James, who assisted with the study, said the areas where the oxycodone-tainted mussels were sampled are considered highly urbanised and are not near commercial shellfish beds. (more...)
Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death
- May 26, 2018

The Sleep Council, an organisation promoting healthier sleep, says shut-eye is essential to "replenish energy stores" and "make repairs, while our minds organise and store the memories of the day before", on its website. While the study didn't investigate the direct link between sleep patterns and mortality rates, getting little sleep was suggested to have an overall negative effect on the body. (more...)
‘No amount’ of bacon, sausages or alcohol is safe, cancer experts warn
- May 26, 2018

It also recommends limiting consumption of red and processed meats, sugar and alcohol. However, as stated above, red meat , processed meat and alcohol were directly linked to cancer itself, not just to obesity. Consuming two or more drinks daily can raise your risk for liver or esophageal cancers, but drinking up to two a day could lower your risk for cancer . (more...)
Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men
- May 26, 2018

Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society . Smoking cigarettes patterns do not completely discuss this modification, so more research study is required, the authors state. Since the mid-1960s, male-dominated incidence rates for lung cancer no longer hold true, the study shows. "The higher incidence among women is not fully explained by smoking ", he said. (more...)
Cash more effective than e-cigarettes at getting smokers to quit Cash more effective than e-cigarettes at getting smokers to quit
- May 26, 2018

The first received information about the health benefits of not smoking and motivational text messaging. "Programs that offered financial incentives tripled the rates of smoking cessation, reduced employers' costs per successful quit as compared with programs that offered cessation aids alone, and yielded total costs that compared favorably with the costs of employing smokers", they write. (more...)
Pete Davidson Says His Mental Illness Doesn't Ruin Romance Pete Davidson Says His Mental Illness Doesn't Ruin Romance
- May 26, 2018

Ariana Grande has revealed the reason she and Mac Miller parted ways, after being accused by a fan of abandoning him for another man and blaming her for his recent arrest and DUI . After breaking up with rapper Mac Miller , 26, she's now reportedly started seeing Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson . Davidson was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in December 2016, but he first shared the news in October 2017. (more...)
North Korea Says Trump Wasn't 'Confident' Enough to Meet Kim Jong Un North Korea Says Trump Wasn't 'Confident' Enough to Meet Kim Jong Un
- May 25, 2018

Asked about the summit, Trump said Friday: "We'll see what happens, it could even be the 12th", referring to the June 12 date originally set. With North Korea saying earlier in the day that it was ready for talks with the United States any time, Lu noted that both countries had left the door ajar to holding talks. (more...)
Global warming may have ´devastating´ effects on rice Global warming may have ´devastating´ effects on rice
- May 25, 2018

Of course, many foods can be a rich source of these essential nutrients, but Ebi says food other than rice is not always available to people. Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce the nutritional value of rice, according to an global research team that analyzed rice samples from field experiments started by a University of Tokyo professor. (more...)
Diets rich in seafood increase chance of pregnancy Diets rich in seafood increase chance of pregnancy
- May 25, 2018

Seafood consumption may boost sexual life and help women get pregnant faster, as it is suggested by a study carried out to analyse the environmental influences on a pregnancy success. The researchers noted this link between seafood intake and pregnancy couldn't be explained exclusively by more frequent sex the couples were having. (more...)
Cut out alcohol and bacon to bring down cancer risk Cut out alcohol and bacon to bring down cancer risk
- May 25, 2018

It also said that smoking and avoiding exposure to tobacco and the sun is important in reducing the risk of cancer. The respected global authority has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%. With obesity set to overtake smoking as the biggest cause of cancer in the next 20 years, health experts say we are facing a global timebomb. Limit red and processed meats - for processed meat like bacon and salami the evidence is very strong. (more...)
Japan shows 'understanding' about summit, vows to keep pressure on N. Korea Japan shows 'understanding' about summit, vows to keep pressure on N. Korea
- May 25, 2018

We're talking to them [North Korea] now. North Korea on Thursday announced it had completely dismantled its Punggye-ri nuclear test facility "to ensure the transparency of discontinuance of nuclear test". And any next steps depend largely on the reaction by Kim and Trump moving forward. "The problem for Kim Jong Un is that we have provided elements of the deal to the public ... (more...)
Bats found dead: Has Nipah Virus reached Himachal Pradesh? Bats found dead: Has Nipah Virus reached Himachal Pradesh?
- May 25, 2018

A nurse, who has been identified as Lini, died after treating patients at Perambra Taluk Hospital in Kozhikode . Nearly 300 people ended up being infected and more than 100 died. Two "control rooms" in the worst-hit Kozhikode district have been set up to closely monitor the spread of the virus. India's national Health Minister, J. (more...)
FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves
- May 25, 2018

More than 400 cases of benzocaine-associated methemoglobinemia have been reported to the FDA or in medical literature since 1971, according to a drug-safety communication the agency posted. Manufacturers have 30 days to respond to the government's request. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend teething creams because they usually wash out of the baby's mouth within minutes. (more...)
Weekends Sleeping In Could Help You Live Longer, Study Finds Weekends Sleeping In Could Help You Live Longer, Study Finds
- May 25, 2018

They found that adults under age 65 who got only five hours of sleep or less a night, for seven days a week, had a higher risk of early death than those who consistently got six or seven hours. And believe it or not, long sleep (sleeping more than eight hours) wasn't too healthy either. Fortunately, they found that if you're one of those people who struggles to get a full night's sleep, the damage can be reversed. (more...)
English translation of Polish novel 'Flights' wins Man Booker Prize English translation of Polish novel 'Flights' wins Man Booker Prize
- May 25, 2018

Tokarczuk is an award-winning author of eight novels and two short-story collections. The Man Booker International Prize was started in 2016 to celebrate fiction that has been translated into English from around the world. The book had echoes of writers W.G. Sebald and Milan Kundera, she added, but Tokarczuk "inhabits a rebellious, playful register very much her own". (more...)
No Meeting, Commemorative Coin Of Trump And Kim Jong-Un Released Anyways No Meeting, Commemorative Coin Of Trump And Kim Jong-Un Released Anyways
- May 25, 2018

State Department official who worked on North Korean issues. Several Western journalists were at the Punggye-ri test site in North Korea, pictured here via satellite, to witness its destruction. Quoted by the state-run news agency, North Korean Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui said of Pence Thursday, "I can not suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the US vice-president". (more...)
Donald Trump banned from blocking Twitter users from his official account Donald Trump banned from blocking Twitter users from his official account
- May 24, 2018

Neither Trump nor the White House immediately responded to Wednesday's ruling , on Twitter or elsewhere. The main effect of blocking someone is that that person's tweets no longer show up in the blocker's timeline. Defendants claimed that blocking the seven plaintiffs from the @ realDonaldTrump Twitter account didn't violate their First Amendment rights. One of the people that Mr Trump blocked, Holly O'Reilly, who uses the account @AynRandPaulRyan, was blocked last May ... (more...)
State Senate Judiciary Committee passes gun control bill State Senate Judiciary Committee passes gun control bill
- May 24, 2018

And unlike the initial bill, the approved legislation doesn't require doctors to immediately report problems to the manufacturer. The FDA would also be limited in how it could use this information when deciding whether to approve experimental treatments. (more...)
Carson Wentz Is Beginning To Trust His Knee Carson Wentz Is Beginning To Trust His Knee
- May 24, 2018

Wentz threw 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 games previous year, going 11-2 before giving way to Foles, who led the Eagles to the Super Bowl title. "... It benefits some of the younger players because of some of the injuries and things we're going to do with managing players, where now this time of year they're going to get a ton of practice reps in the next few weeks". (more...)
Iran to remain in Syria as long as Damascus needs: spokesman Iran to remain in Syria as long as Damascus needs: spokesman
- May 22, 2018

Today, Putin has a dual problem in Syria: Israel and Iran . The war of words followed the worst face-off to date between Israel and Iran. The brief but intense confrontation raised fears the region may be sliding into an unprecedented direct conflict between the two archenemies. (more...)
Ryanair's Profits Keep Rising, But Not for Long Ryanair's Profits Keep Rising, But Not for Long
- May 22, 2018

In a financial statement published this morning, the budget airline said it has increased passenger numbers to 130m, an increase of 9pc on the previous 12 months, while profits climbed from €1.32bn to €1.45bn. LaudaMotion has a valuable portfolio of slots at many congested airports in Germany, Vienna, and Palma de Mallorca. It also took delivery of 50 B737 aircraft, bringing its total fleet to 430 units, and created 1,500 new jobs. (more...)
Substitute teacher with 'lust for life' among Texas school shooting victims Substitute teacher with 'lust for life' among Texas school shooting victims
- May 22, 2018

She was a substitute teacher who committed much of her time to the high school. She was among 75 Pakistani students who were selected to study overseas under the scholarship programme. The RGV Vixens, from the IWFA, took a moment before their game to honor and dedicate their game to the victims and the families of the tragic shooting in Santa Fe, Texas . (more...)
Why General Electric Is Spinning Off Its Transportation Business Why General Electric Is Spinning Off Its Transportation Business
- May 22, 2018

The deal, first reported by Reuters on Sunday, is the biggest to be inked thus far by GE Chief Executive John Flannery since he announced a major overhaul of the U.S. GE was among Monday's top performers on the Dow Jones industrial average . General Electric is one of the world's biggest makers of locomotives. (more...)
Chris Paul shoots just 5-for-16 in Rockets' Game 3 loss Chris Paul shoots just 5-for-16 in Rockets' Game 3 loss
- May 22, 2018

In Game 2, the Rockets targeted Curry on 23 possessions, the most he has been targeted in a game this postseason. "I blacked out", he said . Iguodala is averaging 8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists through three games of the series. (more...)
Service for exchange student killed in Santa Fe school shooting Service for exchange student killed in Santa Fe school shooting
- May 21, 2018

Sabika's funeral took place Sunday afternoon at a mosque in suburban Houston to overflowing crowds. Karachi , May 21 Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has described extremism as a global issue, not limited to a particular country or region as he visited the family of a Pakistani girl, killed in the latest shooting incident in a U.S. (more...)
The first kiss - Harry and Meghan The first kiss - Harry and Meghan
- May 21, 2018

Thomas Markle followed his daughter's wedding on TV and voiced regret he was unable to attend, U.S. celebrity news website TMZ reported. Harry's ex-girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas also attended. Harry later drive his bride to the evening reception for 200 friends and family in an open-top E-Type Jaguar with the number plate E190518 - the wedding date. (more...)
Bill Gates: Trump's Knowledge Of Daughter Jennifer's Appearance Disliked By Wife Melinda Bill Gates: Trump's Knowledge Of Daughter Jennifer's Appearance Disliked By Wife Melinda
- May 18, 2018

He said: "'Trump hears that you don't like what Trump is doing.' And I thought, 'Wow, but you're Trump, '" he said, drawing laughter from the audience. "And I said no, that's a dead end, that would be a bad thing, don't do that". HIV is the virus that causes the disease known as AIDS. "In both of those two meetings he asked me if vaccines were a bad thing", Gates said. (more...)
The FDA approved a prophylactic for migraines The FDA approved a prophylactic for migraines
- May 18, 2018

The first medicine created to prevent migraines was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, ushering in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of these headaches. (more...)
WHO says Congo faces WHO says Congo faces "very high" risk from Ebola outbreak
- May 18, 2018

Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million, is in a busy travel corridor in Congo's northwest Equateur province and is upstream from the capital, Kinshasa, a city of about 10 million. (more...)