Medical


Half of United States adults now have high blood pressure Half of United States adults now have high blood pressure
- November 16, 2017

This is the first change in blood pressure standards since 2003. The American Heart Association's recent decision - to lower the baseline blood pressure parameters and redefine high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80, down from 140/90 - has been welcomed by various city-based cardiologists and surgeons. (more...)
Digital Pill Tells Doc When You Take It Digital Pill Tells Doc When You Take It
- November 16, 2017

Although the FDA has approved the inclusion of the sensor as being potentially useful (and not presenting any significant risks), it did note that it's not yet proven that it does " improve patient compliance with their treatment regimen ". (more...)
Grandparents behaviour could have a negative impact on their grandchildren's health Grandparents behaviour could have a negative impact on their grandchildren's health
- November 15, 2017

As such, the study aimed to identify how grandparents' habits influence long-term cancer risk factors in their grandchildren. Poor diet, excess weight, smoking and lack of physical activity are all known to increase the risk of cancer , said the researchers. (more...)
McLaren P15 track weapon teased ahead of December reveal McLaren P15 track weapon teased ahead of December reveal
- November 15, 2017

In comparison to the BP23 Hyper-GT, the BP15 is believed to steer clear off plug-in hybrid technology. As for this new model, McLaren calls it "the most extreme road-legal McLaren ever". The Ultimate Series sits above the Super Series at the top of McLaren's Track22 business strategy plan, under which the brand will invest £1 billion into research and development, and produce 15 new cars by 2022. (more...)
Tobacco-Free GLOW promotes Great-American Smokeout tomorrow Tobacco-Free GLOW promotes Great-American Smokeout tomorrow
- November 15, 2017

While cigarette smoking in the United States has dropped from 42 percent in 1965 to just 17 percent in 2014, other risky and addictive methods of smoking tobacco (hookah, cigar and pipe) are still on the rise. Smoking kills people - there's no "safe" way to smoke tobacco. The health district will provide free kits to quit at the event, and city council President Ben Stuckart will speak about his recent effort to quit smoking. (more...)
Ekholm, Fiala lead Predators to 6-3 win over Capitals Ekholm, Fiala lead Predators to 6-3 win over Capitals
- November 15, 2017

The Predators ended the first with an 18-3 shots advantage. Braden Holtby has given up 30 goals on 413 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed 20 goals on 176 shots. The fifth seemed to be especially deflating, a shot from Miikka Salomaki on a rush that Holtby just seemed to miss with his glove. Both of these clubs are in good form, but when you factor in we're getting plus money with Washington, you have to like the road team based on the value. (more...)
CPSC issues recalls for 7 brands of hoverboards CPSC issues recalls for 7 brands of hoverboards
- November 15, 2017

Consumer Product Safety Commission . More than 3,000 were imported into the United States. Hoverboards are two-wheeled, battery-powered scooters (without a handlebar) that have a pivoting platform intended for the rider's feet. CPSC is aware of more than 250 hoverboard incidents related to fires since 2015, the commission said in a safety alert . After a second house fire was caused by a LayZ Board Hoverboard in late October, the commission warned consumers to stop using the product ... (more...)
ICRA welcomes GST cut on restaurants ICRA welcomes GST cut on restaurants
- November 15, 2017

The prescribed uniform 5 per cent tax on all restaurants will come into force from today. After the Goods and Services Tax ( GST) Council , at its 10 November meeting in Guwahati removed 178 items from the highest 28 per cent tax slab, senior government officials have indicated that there will be no further rejigged in rates before March 2018. (more...)
Eskom's Qoma calls Minister Lynne Brown a liar Eskom's Qoma calls Minister Lynne Brown a liar
- November 15, 2017

On Tuesday Eskom Board Spokesperson, Khulani Qoma, said the parastatal oozes unsafe corporate arrogance and top executives are associated with the Guptas. "She is totally incapable", he said. He said Brown had lied about her relationship with Trillian, formerly owned by Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa, because she had been embarrassed by media reports. (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar makes Test debut for India Sachin Tendulkar makes Test debut for India
- November 15, 2017

Twenty-eight years ago on November 15, 1989, Tendulkar made his India debut in a Test against archrivals Pakistan in Karachi. Swiftly sending Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev back to the pavilion with his inexorable bowling techniques; Waqar alone took 4 wickets in the match that marked the beginning of an era for the phenomenal fast bowler. (more...)
Taking your time over meals cuts danger of heart disease
- November 15, 2017

According to a release, people who ate slowly were less likely to be obese or develop metabolic syndrome, which are among a variety of factors that increase your risk of health problems like diabetes or heart disease . Those who scoffed their food were five times as likely to be at high risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease compared to slow chewers. The research was presented on November 13, at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017. (more...)
Crystal, Baker open for skiing this week Crystal, Baker open for skiing this week
- November 15, 2017

The upper mountain will remain closed because more snow is needed, but Crystal says it hopes to open the Rainier Express, Green Valley, and the Mount Rainer Gondola starting Friday. 23). Fortunately, more snow is on tap tonight. "Our mountain operations team is taking advantage of every opportunity to make snow in anticipation of opening on November 23". (more...)
Old drugs, new tricks: Rejuvenating existing antibiotics to combat AMR Old drugs, new tricks: Rejuvenating existing antibiotics to combat AMR
- November 15, 2017

This, in turn, limits the arsenal of antibiotics that healthcare professionals are able to use to tackle disease effectively. Examples of misuse include taking antibiotics for viral infections like colds and flu, and using them as animal growth promoters on farms or in aquaculture. (more...)
Investors should Buy on Hot Stock: Argos Therapeutics, Inc. (ARGS)
- November 15, 2017

Higher relative volume you will have more liquidity in the stock which will tighten spreads and allow you to trade with more size without a ton of slippage. (NASDAQ: ARGS ) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. (more...)
Florida man fights for 'emotional support squirrel' Florida man fights for 'emotional support squirrel'
- November 15, 2017

Boylan rescued the squirrel during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 when she was stuck under a auto, and since then, he has grown attached to her. "There's absolutely no way I would give her up", said Boylan. "I'm sure it's like any emotional support dog, people ask questions", Sherry Arfa told the station. "Due to his emotional disability, Ryan Boylan has certain limitations coping with what would otherwise be considered normal but significant day to day situations". (more...)
Majidi's Film to Open India Festival Majidi's Film to Open India Festival
- November 15, 2017

The movies were to be screened as part of the film festival in Goa later this month. "What Sujoy Ghosh did is a correct thing". Ghosh, who has directed films such as Kahaani and Ahalya , resigned after the information and broadcasting ministry overruled the jury's decision on featuring two films - Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's S Durga and Ravi Jadhav's Nude . (more...)
Presidency celebrates Buhari's title as leader of Igbo people Presidency celebrates Buhari's title as leader of Igbo people
- November 15, 2017

This will make it the second time in a day, the president will be snubbing the official activities. The welcome also came with 2 Chieftaincy titles: Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi, which I am told means Trustworthy friend of Ebonyi; & Ochioha Ndigbo, which means Leader of Igbo people. (more...)
FDA issues strong warning about kratom to treat pain, opioid addiction
- November 14, 2017

Since then, there have been reports of 36 deaths linked with the use of products containing kratom; it can cause serious side effects including seizures and liver damage, and can even trigger symptoms of withdrawal when use is stopped, according to the FDA. (more...)
Shooting near CA elementary school leaves three dead, sheriff says
- November 14, 2017

A Corning Unified School district employee confirmed there were injuries at the school. "I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students", said Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. Rancho Tehama Elementary is reportedly now in lockdown. KCRA reports officers are investigating at least five scenes in the school and the surrounding area. (more...)
Jerry Jones won't stop fighting owners in Roger Goodell talks Jerry Jones won't stop fighting owners in Roger Goodell talks
- November 14, 2017

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported over the weekend that some team owners have discussed the possibility of taking the " nuclear option " with Jones, which would be forcing the 75-year-old to give up ownership of the Cowboys . Jones says there's plenty of time to talk about a new contract, but he'd rather focus on other bigger issues in the league first. The Compensation Committee now consists of Falcons owner Arthur Blank , Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants co-owner John Mara, ... (more...)
Brian Robison Nominated for NFL Sportsmanship Award Brian Robison Nominated for NFL Sportsmanship Award
- November 14, 2017

I have heard him tell players this is what we have to do, but I have to do it just as well as you have to do. The Art Rooney Award was created in 2014 and is named after Art Rooney, the late founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award is presented each year to an National Football League player who excels at demonstrating good sportsmanship, which includes fair play, respect for the game and fellow opponents and integrity incompetition. (more...)
Built-to-order McLaren 720S exhibited at Dubai Motor Show Built-to-order McLaren 720S exhibited at Dubai Motor Show
- November 14, 2017

But the highlight of the vehicle is the rear wing that features a famous Bruce McLaren quote painted in gold Arabic script stylized to resemble the Dubai skyline. The gearshift paddles are satin gold-painted, and each door inner panel gets a satin gold-colored appliqué. No change to the mechanicals, with the 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 continuing to serve up 720 PS at 7,500 rpm and 770 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. (more...)
Pacific trade deal reached but leaders won't endorse it yet Pacific trade deal reached but leaders won't endorse it yet
- November 14, 2017

An earlier issue over wording, thought to involve Vietnam, has been resolved. The announcement of a basic agreement was delayed by last-minute discord that prevented the TPP leaders from endorsing the plan when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not join other leaders to endorse an agreement in principle on pressing ahead without the US. (more...)
Senate Approves Buhari's Request to Borrow $5.5bn to Finance 2017 Budget Senate Approves Buhari's Request to Borrow $5.5bn to Finance 2017 Budget
- November 14, 2017

The approval followed the adoption of a report by the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts at the plenary on Tuesday. Buhari had in a letter dated October 4, 2017, asked for the Senate approval over his administration's plan to secure two external borrowings totaling $5.5 billion. (more...)
Nigeria on revenge mission against Argentina Nigeria on revenge mission against Argentina
- November 14, 2017

Super Eagles' skipper, John Mikel Obi, is back in the national team's starting line up in today's friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia . -Eagles to play with a three-man defence against Argentina . The Super Eagles shocked African football fans by skipping past Cameroon and Algeria, who could only record one victory between themselves in Group B. (more...)
US FDA approves first drug with digital ingestion tracking system
- November 14, 2017

Abilify is a drug developed by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals whereas the sensor was created by a company called Proteus Digital Health . Caregivers and physicians can also be permitted by the patients to get the information via a web-based portal. (more...)
Earliest wine in world found in 8000-year-old jars in Georgia Earliest wine in world found in 8000-year-old jars in Georgia
- November 14, 2017

The oldest of the jars was dated at about 8,000 years old, which makes it the earliest artifact showing humans consuming juice from the Eurasian grapes . Researchers said that tartaric acid indicates the presence of wine or a grape product. That honour belongs to the long-ago people of Jiahu in the Yellow Valley of China, where researchers previously found evidence of an even earlier kind of wine production dating back to around 7000 BCE. (more...)
Drinking coffee may decrease risk of heart failure, stroke Drinking coffee may decrease risk of heart failure, stroke
- November 14, 2017

The researchers even determined that whether someone drank coffee or not could help predict their eventual risk of heart failure or stroke. Fortunately, it seems that my coffee-drinking habits may mean that I'm less exposed to certain health risks, according to new research by the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. (more...)
Women, revamp your diet today. You're more prone to diabetes Women, revamp your diet today. You're more prone to diabetes
- November 14, 2017

However, contrary to the common notion that diabetes is caused by excessive consumption of sugar or certain types of foods, the experts insist that "it is not sugar or foods that cause diabetes". Plus your genetic make-up plays a strong part. Why does blood sugar matter? Below is a list of five such foods that can help you bring down your blood glucose levels. (more...)
Tottenham's Mousa Dembele savouring special 'vibe' of north London derby Tottenham's Mousa Dembele savouring special 'vibe' of north London derby
- November 14, 2017

And while Wright reluctantly acknowledges the Gunners' arch rivals are in better shape, Arsenal should not be settling for a point come Saturday. "It had to turn around sooner or later, that's law of averages from Spurs' point of view". "Spurs are the better team right now but to really have the upper hand they have to do it consistently over the new few years, although with the talented young squad they have I don't see why that won't be the case". (more...)