Medical


HRC projected HRC projected "transgender" and Trump's other banned words on his DC hotel
- December 22, 2017

A group of Senate Democrats is demanding answers from HHS and the Office of Management and Budget on a reported "word ban" at the CDC and other agencies. Our display concludes with a declaration from the LGBTQ community: "we will not be erased". Back in May, for example, Bell was the artist behind projections which said, "Emoluments Welcome" and "Pay Trump Bribes Here". (more...)
Doctor accused in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses Doctor accused in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses
- December 22, 2017

U.S. Attorney David Freed said during that time period, Kraynak was the top prescriber of those opioids in the state. Investigators claim Kraynack illegally prescribed drugs from Keystone Family Medicine Associates offices in Mount Carmel and Shamokin from 2005 until last summer. (more...)
Eating more tomatoes and fruit can improve lung function even in smokers Eating more tomatoes and fruit can improve lung function even in smokers
- December 21, 2017

Diet and overall nutritional intake was assessed from questionnaires while participants also underwent spirometry, a procedure that measures the capacity of lungs to take in oxygen. "It also suggests that a diet rich in fruits can slow down the lung's natural aging process even if you have never smoked", said lead author Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, an assistant professor of worldwide health. (more...)
Evaluating today's stock market for Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT)
- December 21, 2017

Medtronic plc (MDT) lost -1.67% to reach $82.04 in the previous trading session. About 153,890 shares traded. Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) has risen 17.00% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.26%. It turned negative, as 72 investors sold MDT shares while 449 reduced holdings. (more...)
We didn't consult Muslim bodies on triple talaq bill We didn't consult Muslim bodies on triple talaq bill
- December 21, 2017

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill pertains to conferring constitutional status on the National Commission for Backward Classes. He said that the government's attempt to expedite the introduction of the bill without any effort to appreciate the legal nuances involved is of deep concern. (more...)
Al-Hussein not to seek a second term
- December 21, 2017

His term ends in the summer of 2018. "After reflection, I have decided not to seek a second four-year term", he wrote in an email to staff on Wednesday. Trump's comments have "seemed to find an echo in other countries where leaders who were inclined to shut down civil society or the media were resorting to the same language", he said. (more...)
Baby born from record-breaking 24-year-old frozen embryo Baby born from record-breaking 24-year-old frozen embryo
- December 21, 2017

The Gibsons, from Tennessee, decided to make their wishes a reality with the help of the National Embryo Donation Centre (NEDC) in America. Emma Gibson was conceived in 1992 but frozen as an embryo and donated to a Knoxville faith-based clinic that specializes in embryo donation, reports NBC News . (more...)
Eating Green Vegetables Can Help Prevent Dementia Eating Green Vegetables Can Help Prevent Dementia
- December 21, 2017

The study tracked 960 people with an average age of 81, and followed them for an average of almost five years. Throughout the process, these elderly people had to fill out regular questionnaires about their diet and the rate of consumption of greens such as spinach, kale, collards and lettuce. (more...)
What Does Insider Trading Tell Us About Altria Group, Inc
- December 21, 2017

It has outperformed by 12.37% the S&P500. (MO) by 6.05% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc, which manages about $340.50M and $274.77M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 58,001 shares to 265 shares, valued at $20,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. (more...)
Red Cross: Cholera cases in Yemen reach 1 million as war continues Red Cross: Cholera cases in Yemen reach 1 million as war continues
- December 21, 2017

Yemen's cholera outbreak has surpassed the 1 million mark while 300 cases of diphtheria have been reported as civilians in the war-ravaged country continue to face starvation and a crippling blockade. On Wednesday, it said it would keep the rebel-controlled port of Hodeidah open for 30 days to allow humanitarian deliveries to get into the country. Marc Poncin, the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen, told AFP that cholera mortality rates had been on a downtrend ... (more...)
Amazon UK pulls 'infant circumcision training kit' from their online shelves Amazon UK pulls 'infant circumcision training kit' from their online shelves
- December 21, 2017

According to Metro, Amazon disabled United Kingdom shipping for the circumcision training kit after the National Secular Society wrote to the company and said it could "encourage people with no medical qualifications to carry out potential life-threatening procedures at home". (more...)
Chocolate poisonings in dogs peak during the holidays, experts warn Chocolate poisonings in dogs peak during the holidays, experts warn
- December 21, 2017

In 2016, the UK's Royal Veterinary College warned of the dangers of dogs eating festive cookies, cake or mince pies containing raisins, grapes, pointing out that the fruits can cause kidney failure. Another was treated for poisoning after gulping down a hot chocolate drink, the study found. None of the cases seen by vets were considered to be life-threatening, researchers at the University of Liverpool said. (more...)
Life expectancy again falls in United States as opioid deaths rise Life expectancy again falls in United States as opioid deaths rise
- December 21, 2017

Disparities were also seen across gender lines. For U.S. males, life expectancy fell from 76.3 to 76.1 years, while females' life expectancy remained at 81.1 years. The highest drug death rates were in ages 25 to 54. On the other hand, the rates for overdoses, Alzheimer's and suicide all increased. The numbers show the evolution of the opioid epidemic . (more...)
CRISPR: The Next Hearing Loss Treatment? CRISPR: The Next Hearing Loss Treatment?
- December 20, 2017

Get more HMS news here . "A lot of additional work is needed before this strategy might inform the development of a therapy for humans, but at this stage, we're delighted and excited that the treatment preserved some hearing in the animal model". (more...)
Networks refuse to cover bombshell Obama story
- December 20, 2017

At the beginning of his report , McKelway rhetorically asked: "At what cost was the nuclear deal with Iran reached?" Opponents of the deal have raised concerns that worldwide inspectors would not have unfettered access in Iran under the deal. (more...)
Flu cases widespread in Arizona with nearly 3000 cases Flu cases widespread in Arizona with nearly 3000 cases
- December 20, 2017

In Iowa, one case of human infection with an influenza A (H3N2) variant [A (H3N2) v] was reported in an adult under the age of 50 who came in direct contact with swine in the week before becoming ill. Over the past decade, influenza and pneumonia have been associated with an average of 3,500 deaths a year in IL. ADHS said this is the highest number of flu cases since the flu test became reportable. (more...)
Michigan State allowed sexual predator to see patients during investigation, report says Michigan State allowed sexual predator to see patients during investigation, report says
- December 20, 2017

During the joint investigation, which was conducted in the spring of 2017, eight current or former Michigan State employees were interviewed as part of the only known independent investigation into whether anyone beyond the disgraced doctor was criminally responsible for allowing Nassar to prey on girls and young women for almost two decades. (more...)
Stock Roundup: Synchrony Financial (SYF)
- December 20, 2017

In related news, insider Jonathan S. Mothner sold 1,000 shares of Synchrony Financial stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 20th. It has underperformed by 27.90% the S&P500. BTIG Research maintained it with "Buy" rating and $44.0 target in Thursday, December 14 report. DA Davidson has "Buy" rating and $37.0 target. For the current quarter, 20 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.65/share. (more...)
Rajasthan HC notice to Centre on condom ads restriction Rajasthan HC notice to Centre on condom ads restriction
- December 20, 2017

The court's move comes after an NGO filed a PIL challenging the government's directive of banning condom ads during prime-time hours. The court has issued a notice to the ministry, as well as to the secretary to the central government and the principal health secretary, asking the same question. (more...)
Justice Karnan released from prison Justice Karnan released from prison
- December 20, 2017

His wife and elder son, who arrived here last night from Chennai, accompanied him. After remaining untraceable for over a month, he was arrested on June 20 by the West Bengal Police from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Karnan was a serving judge of the Calcutta High Court at that time. "We'll be in Kolkata for about 10 days to complete formalities related to his pension", said his wife. (more...)
Barford scores 18 to lead surging Arkansas past ORU 104-69 Barford scores 18 to lead surging Arkansas past ORU 104-69
- December 20, 2017

Oral Roberts had their best run in the 2nd Half with 13:17 on the clock. The Razorbacks also have five double-digit scorers but average nearly 20 points more than the Eagles at 88.1 and have recorded at least 88 in each of their last three contests. (more...)
Mich. communities file lawsuit to fight opioid epidemic Mich. communities file lawsuit to fight opioid epidemic
- December 20, 2017

Following the lead of other states [JURIST report] and municipalities [JURIST report], the 153-page complaint alleges that numerous manufactures and distributors of opioids, including Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceuticals, McKesson, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Costco, have ignored the unsafe effects of the drugs in favor of profit. (more...)
Delhi govt tests anti-smog cannon gun to fight air pollution Delhi govt tests anti-smog cannon gun to fight air pollution
- December 20, 2017

It reduces visibility and is said to be awful for the health of people inhaling the smog . Amid the latest instance of fog engulfing Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal government on Wednesday began the trial of the anti-smog gun, Outlook reported. (more...)
Model Who Lost Right Leg to 'Toxic Shock' May Lose the Other Model Who Lost Right Leg to 'Toxic Shock' May Lose the Other
- December 20, 2017

Wasser said she's still struggling with the effects of the syndrome after contracting it in 2012. Wasser has been working with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of NY to promote legislation that calls for the National Institutes of Health figure out whether certain parts of feminine hygiene products are safe, according to the Washington Post . (more...)
Panthers rally for 3-2 win, hand Coyotes 7th straight loss Panthers rally for 3-2 win, hand Coyotes 7th straight loss
- December 20, 2017

Arizona does have some nice pieces in place but they are likely a few seasons away at this rate as guys like Max Domi and Anthony Duclair don't have a ton of support and Oliver Ekman-Larsson is looking like a huge trade chip that would yield a pretty solid return if the Coyotes front office decides to make some significant changes. (more...)
People with egg allergies can get flu shot People with egg allergies can get flu shot
- December 20, 2017

In a paper published on December 19 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology , the authors said the flu shot is safe for those with egg allergies and recommended that they receive the vaccination. "There are hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States every year because of the flu, most of which could be prevented with a flu shot", says allergist John Kelso, MD, ACAAI member and co-author of the practice parameter. (more...)
Zimbabwe military leader Chiwenga set to retire pending Zimbabwe military leader Chiwenga set to retire pending "redeployment"
- December 20, 2017

The army had said it was targeting Mugabe's corrupt allies when it seized control, just a few days after Mugabe dismissed his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had strong links to the military and was widely seen as the president's likely successor. (more...)
New legal defence for weed possession New legal defence for weed possession
- December 20, 2017

The committee is also to give advice about how the prescribing process will work once the new medicinal cannabis scheme is running. Currently, a person must have a doctor's prescription, and for products containing THC [tetrahydrocannabinol], the doctor must apply to the Health Ministry for approval to prescribe. (more...)
Social isolation might raise diabetes risk Social isolation might raise diabetes risk
- December 20, 2017

Lead author of the study Stephanie Brinkhues noted, "We are the first to determine the association of a broad range of social network characteristics - such as social support, network size or type of relationships - with different stages of type 2 diabetes". (more...)
Opioid epidemic: MI communities file lawsuit against drug companies
- December 20, 2017

It blames manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies for giving rise to the opioid epidemic and demands they be held accountable for the fallout: death and costs to the government. The county is part of nine other MI municipalities - including Detroit and Lansing - backing this lawsuit. "Motivated by their own bottom lines, these corporate actors looked the other way - or worse - as the epidemic unfolded". (more...)