Medicine


Women's Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Come From ... Dad? Women's Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Come From ... Dad?
- February 17, 2018

Prof Eng said: "What we have to do next is make sure we have the right gene by sequencing more families". At present the BRCA gene is one of the strongest predictors of cancers in the family among women - notably breast and ovarian cancers. (more...)
Household cleaning products as bad for lung function as smoking, study finds Household cleaning products as bad for lung function as smoking, study finds
- February 17, 2018

However, they found no such effect on the lungs of men who did the cleaning as part of their domestic chores or professionally. The authors suggest the chemicals in cleaning products irritate the mucous membranes that line the airways of the lungs, causing long-term damage. (more...)
New Stem Cell Study Could Be the Start of Personalized Cancer Vaccines New Stem Cell Study Could Be the Start of Personalized Cancer Vaccines
- February 16, 2018

Adult stem cells are much more limited as they can only differentiate into the origin cell group. This gives the cells their pluripotency, allowing them to turn into almost any cell in the body. "When we immunized an animal with genetically matching iPS cells, the immune system could be primed to reject the development of tumors in the future". (more...)
Young Children Need Flu Booster Shot Their First Time Around Young Children Need Flu Booster Shot Their First Time Around
- February 16, 2018

The agency announced Thursday that the vaccine is estimated to be 36 percent effective overall and 59 percent effective for children younger than 9. In addition to its 38% advantage against lab-confirmed flu , the high-dose vaccine was 25% more effective in preventing influenza- or pneumonia-associated hospitalization, 7% more effective against all-cause hospitalization, and 14% more effective against influenza- or pneumonia-associated outpatient visits . (more...)
Contingent of troops sent to Saudi Arabia: ISPR Contingent of troops sent to Saudi Arabia: ISPR
- February 16, 2018

He admitted that the talks about sending army troops to Saudi Arabia had continued for last several months. "Pak Army maintains bilateral security cooperation with many other GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] and regional countries", the ISPR had said further, in a perceived assurance to Iran and Turkey owing to the hostile relationship of Iran with Saudi Arabia and Turkey's siding with Qatar in its conflict with Riyadh and other GCC countries. (more...)
Army offers N3m for information on Boko Haram's Shekau Army offers N3m for information on Boko Haram's Shekau
- February 16, 2018

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through the your medium. The highest reward of $7 million was offered for the Boko Haram leader, who days before the bounty was announced, had called on Islamists in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq to join the bloody fight to create an Islamic state in Nigeria. (more...)
Analyst Review on these Stocks: Realty Income Corporation (O), Dana Incorporated (DAN)
- February 16, 2018

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Realty Income Corporation and for the current quarter 5 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.32/share. First Interstate Fincl Bank stated it has 0.01% in Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC). (NYSE:SLG) was bought by HOLLIDAY MARC . Independent Order Of Foresters invested in 0.13% or 2,280 shares. (more...)
US diplomats in Cuba had US diplomats in Cuba had "concussion-like injury"
- February 16, 2018

Smith, the senior author, director of Penn's Center for Brain Injury and fix. Wednesday's report makes clear that the findings are preliminary, essentially a listing of symptoms and tests. However, they also noted that the evaluators knew that the diplomats thought they had symptoms, which could have had an impact on their evaluation. (more...)
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) Raised to "Buy" at ValuEngine
- February 16, 2018

Another trade for 268,623 shares valued at $43.15 million was sold by COOK TIMOTHY D. Riccio Daniel J. had sold 15,642 shares worth $2.42 million on Thursday, October 5. Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $25.59 million activity. Of those transactions, there were 484,937 shares of ABBV bought and 1.56 million shares sold. (more...)
Supreme Court to deliver verdict on Cauvery dispute today Supreme Court to deliver verdict on Cauvery dispute today
- February 16, 2018

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will pronounce the verdict on the appeals filed by Karnataka , Tamil Nadu and Kerala against the 2007 order of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of water. (more...)
Nigeria Queries Delta Air Lines Officials Over Emergency Landing In Lagos Nigeria Queries Delta Air Lines Officials Over Emergency Landing In Lagos
- February 16, 2018

Emergency agencies were immediately placed on standby preparatory to the emergency landing. It eventually landed at 11:16pm, with the passengers evacuated within 90 seconds through the emergency exits. Airport fire authorities met the aircraft upon arrival. The aircraft was later towed to the open parking bay close to Boarding gate E63. "However, the remaining casualty-free passengers were later taken to a hotel after the flight was announced cancelled and rescheduled for a date yet to be ... (more...)
Flyers' Gostisbehere reflects on deadly shooting at his Florida high school Flyers' Gostisbehere reflects on deadly shooting at his Florida high school
- February 16, 2018

Police charged a Ross High School student after the student made a social media post referring to the Florida high school shooting, Capt. Jack Tremain said. His wife said she once caught Nikolas peeking in her window. " Today he tried blending into the crowd and was talking to one of my friends as he was exiting". (more...)
South Africa opposition walk out of parliament South Africa opposition walk out of parliament
- February 16, 2018

South African President Jacob Zuma says "I will be out" if parliament votes against him in a motion of no confidence set for Thursday. ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa , whose election as head of the ANC in December marked the beginning of the end of Mr Zuma's tenure, could be sworn in as head of state as early tomorrow. (more...)
Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Holdings Trimmed by Wendell David Associates Inc
- February 16, 2018

Shares of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) opened at $170.12 on Wednesday. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 77,895 are owned by Clarkston Capital Limited Liability Co. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 14 by CLSA. (more...)
2 groups join Myanmar government's peace process 2 groups join Myanmar government's peace process
- February 16, 2018

The peace process, which has been eclipsed in media coverage by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh from violence in the northwest, is key to unlocking the resource-rich country's potential and guaranteeing development for its more than 50 million people. (more...)
Health Department to continue no cost flu shots while supplies last Health Department to continue no cost flu shots while supplies last
- February 15, 2018

Haverhill school officials confirmed that a local first-grader who died from influenza was the state's first flu-related pediatric death of the year. Common flu strains occur enough for most people to build resistance to them, but rarer types like H3N2 aren't frequent enough for many to have reliable resistance. (more...)
Medical marijuana sales in western Pennsylvania begin Thursday morning Medical marijuana sales in western Pennsylvania begin Thursday morning
- February 15, 2018

Pennsylvania has become the thirtieth state that is allowing its people to get medical marijuana , while twenty two states among all the listed thirty states that have approved rolling out market for the drug, are allowing it strictly just for the medical purposes and other eight are permitting anyone of their residents to use marijuana for any objective. (more...)
Winning the lottery is not all glitter, says attorney for Powerball victor Winning the lottery is not all glitter, says attorney for Powerball victor
- February 15, 2018

The woman's lawyer has filed a case requesting to keep her anonymous . State lottery officials say they will proceed in accordance with state law, which says a lottery winner's name, town and prize amount are public information. Gordon argued that the commission has nothing to do with the Powerball game, explaining that it is handled by the Multi-State Lottery Association, and that disclosure of the woman's identity will reveal nothing about the commission's activities. (more...)
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of first Sri Lanka T20 Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of first Sri Lanka T20
- February 15, 2018

With hat-trick of boundaries in the third over from Sarkar, Bangladesh got off to a blistering start of 41 runs without losing a wicket. Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (capt), Zakir Hasan, Soumya Sarkar , Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain. (more...)
Bengaluru: Under-construction building collapses, many workers feared trapped Bengaluru: Under-construction building collapses, many workers feared trapped
- February 15, 2018

Police and State Disaster Relief Force personnel are on the site rescuing those trapped. "Three people have died and another person is critically injured". Raj said the building collapsed because of weak foundation and action will be taken against the owner and the contractor. More persons suspected to be trapped. (more...)
Egyptian army Puts militant death toll in Sinai at 38 Egyptian army Puts militant death toll in Sinai at 38
- February 15, 2018

The dead jihadists had been "hiding inside a house in the vicinity of El-Arish city (North Sinai province's capital) following a shoot-out", spokesperson Colonel Tamer al-Rifai said in the statement. "We agreed that we would continue our close cooperation on counterterrorism measures, including our joint commitment to the defeat of [Daesh]", Tillerson explained. (more...)
United Kingdom blames Russian Federation for 'NotPetya' cyberattack United Kingdom blames Russian Federation for 'NotPetya' cyberattack
- February 15, 2018

Williamson accused Russian Federation of "undermining democracy, wrecking livelihoods by targeting critical infrastructure, and weaponizing information". "Given this is the highest level of assessment and the broader context, the United Kingdom government has made the judgement that the Russian government was responsible for this cyber-attack", the statement says. (more...)
Sri Lanka ex-leader-backed party set for landslide… Sri Lanka ex-leader-backed party set for landslide…
- February 15, 2018

As a result the President had urged the Prime Minister to step down and appoint a new UNP leader and Prime Minister but Wickremesinghe has so far refused to do so. Rajapaksa's campaign targetted an uptick in inflation, higher taxes imposed by the government and its moves to privatise state assets. Rajapakse has since then been calling for a parliamentary election in order to elect a new government. (more...)
Education Dept. says it won't act on transgender bathroom complaints Education Dept. says it won't act on transgender bathroom complaints
- February 15, 2018

Hill said that some complaints from transgender students may be investigated, but not those regarding restroom use. " Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity ", said Hill. Overall it appears spending by the U.S. Department of Education would decrease by around $3.6 billion-or about 5.4 percent-from 2017, based on quick calculations using the Department's budget summary and data in an addendum that alters the summary due to the budget ... (more...)
Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods, cancer Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods, cancer
- February 15, 2018

They are thought to account for over 40 per cent of total daily energy intake in many developed countries, including Ireland . They often contain high levels of fat, sugar and salt, but are lacking in vitamins and fibre. The study revealed that on average, 18% of people's diet was ultra-processed. Researchers discovered that people who eat more ultra-processed foods have a higher risk of cancer. (more...)
Redbarn Pet Products Recalls Bully Sticks for Possible Salmonella Contamination Redbarn Pet Products Recalls Bully Sticks for Possible Salmonella Contamination
- February 15, 2018

If you are a pet owner, please read this very important article at EURThisNthat . Raws for Paws: 5-pound and 1-pound sealed plastic containers of Ground Turkey Pet Food . The product affected was packaged in Turkey Pet Food cases with the manufacture date of 10/12/2017 and Combo Pack cases with a manufacture date between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018. (more...)
Acetylene leak caused Cochin Shipyard blast Acetylene leak caused Cochin Shipyard blast
- February 15, 2018

Rules mandate that permission should be sought from the shipyard safety office to 'work in enclosed spaces and to work with hazardous material.' (Water ballast is an enclosed space). "There should be a detailed inquiry". This as welding works were progressing in the potable water tank. CSL said the ONGC vessel had arrived at Cochin Shipyard on December 7, 2017 for dry dock repairs. (more...)
Blast at Cochin Shipyard, five dead Blast at Cochin Shipyard, five dead
- February 15, 2018

The blast took place around 11 am in the water tank of the berthed tanker when some 20 workers were working in the tanker ship. The accident occurred followed by a blast of the ballast tank within Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ship " Sagar Bhushan ", which was under fix at the Cochin Shipyard . (more...)
Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed after hormone therapy Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed after hormone therapy
- February 15, 2018

In a report published in the journal Transgender Health , the authors wrote that they believe it is "the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender woman". This drug is known to increase prolactin levels (a hormone that stimulates milk production after childbirth) and milk volume, but the US Food and Drug Administration says it's unsafe, warning of associated health risks such as cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest and sudden death - but only ... (more...)
AAP govt didn't use funds allotted in budget: Kapil Mishra AAP govt didn't use funds allotted in budget: Kapil Mishra
- February 15, 2018

The party has launched an aggressive outreach programme on the third anniversary of the Kejriwal government, and this is clearly with an eye on bypolls which are likely to happen soon in 20 constituencies after an equal number of AAP MLAs were disqualified for holding office of profit. (more...)