Medicine


Genes might not predict success of low-fat or low-carb diet Genes might not predict success of low-fat or low-carb diet
- February 20, 2018

Fat intake in the low-fat group averaged 57 grams during the study versus 87 grams beforehand; carb intake in the low-carb group averaged 132 grams versus 247 grams previously. After that they added back five to 15 grams of fat or carbs gradually, aiming to reach a balance they believed they could maintain for the rest of their lives. (more...)
Pennsylvania reports drop in flu cases, 28 deaths Pennsylvania reports drop in flu cases, 28 deaths
- February 20, 2018

In the meeting, the Stratford Health Department reported a downward trend in people seeking out flu shots over the past few years. The Tennessee Department of Health has been notified of 10 pediatric deaths and one pregnancy-related death associated with seasonal flu during the 2017-2018 flu season. (more...)
Cleaning Sprays May Cause Long-Term Lung Damage Cleaning Sprays May Cause Long-Term Lung Damage
- February 20, 2018

This was compared to answers gathered from a questionnaire given to everyone in the study to gauge their level of cleaning activities. According to the study, women who used the cleaning products regularly had a markedly decreased lung capacity. (more...)
Ahiara crisis: Bishop Okpalaeke resigns, Pope appoints administrator Ahiara crisis: Bishop Okpalaeke resigns, Pope appoints administrator
- February 20, 2018

Despite these concerns, Okpaleke said his resignation was the best course of action for the people of the diocese. Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Okpaleke to Ahiara in 2012, but the local clergy rejected him. The new CBCN president and his executives are to be unveiled on Thursday at the end of the bishops conference. At last peace has returned to Ahiara Diocese as Archbishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke tendered his resignation as Archbishop of the Diocese. (more...)
West Bromwich Albion 'trained for just three hours during Spain trip' West Bromwich Albion 'trained for just three hours during Spain trip'
- February 20, 2018

But after 56 minutes, the Baggies were 2-0 down against their fellow Premier League strugglers, thanks to goals from Wesley Hoedt and Dusan Tadic. Barry, Evans, Livermore and Myhill apologised on Friday for "breaking the club's curfew" and for "the events which have been the subject of widespread and negative publicity". (more...)
Number of measles cases in Limerick at 15 Number of measles cases in Limerick at 15
- February 20, 2018

WHO's regional director for Europe is Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, who said: "Every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where they live, remain at risk of catching the disease and spreading it to others who may not be able to get vaccinated". (more...)
White House: Trump Supports Efforts to Improve Gun Background Check System
- February 20, 2018

Angry students who survived the attack have called for a march on Washington to demand changes in U.S. gun laws, calling out Trump and the powerful National Rifle Association at rallies. That gives Trump some flexibility, but only to a point, and that point will not include another useless ban on "assault rifles", which are ambiguously defined as semi-automatic scary-looking weapons but differ in no real significant way from other semi-automatic weapons. (more...)
FDA Alerts Pet Owners About Possible Pentobarbital Contamination in Smucker Dog Foods FDA Alerts Pet Owners About Possible Pentobarbital Contamination in Smucker Dog Foods
- February 20, 2018

The FDA banned pentobarbital from animal food, but there is speculation that animals who were euthanized using pentobarbital are now being used in dog food. "We take this very seriously and are extremely disappointed that pentobarbital was introduced to our supply chain", said Barry Dunaway, president of Smucker's Pet Food and Pet Snacks, in a statement. (more...)
Bodies of Newborn Twins Found in Abandoned Suitcase on Roadside Bodies of Newborn Twins Found in Abandoned Suitcase on Roadside
- February 20, 2018

Authorities have not released any other information but Local 24 has learned autopsies will be performed at the state crime lab over the weekend. The ditch where the bodies were found remains littered with bags, tires and barrels. One resident Alice Cummings, who lives near the ditch, said: "It's just awful. I don't know what type of parent would do something", said Malerie Henderson, who found out about the tragedy on Facebook. (more...)
Autism can be detected with new blood and urine tests, scientists claim Autism can be detected with new blood and urine tests, scientists claim
- February 19, 2018

Both tests, one blood, and one urine are based on a previously discovered link between damage to proteins in blood plasma and autism. ASDs mainly affect social interaction and communication, with symptoms that include speech disturbances, compulsive behaviour, hyperactivity, anxiety and difficulty adapting to new environments. (more...)
England not in rush to include Ben Stokes in playing eleven England not in rush to include Ben Stokes in playing eleven
- February 18, 2018

Stokes first met the staff of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in Auckland. Not that there will be any opposition among players or management to Stokes rejoining them now because he remains an extremely popular member of the squad and one of England's "leaders" in the words of coach Trevor Bayliss. (more...)
Kusal Mendis helps Sri Lanka complete T20I series win over Bangladesh Kusal Mendis helps Sri Lanka complete T20I series win over Bangladesh
- February 18, 2018

The second match of the series will be held in Sylhet on Sunday. Bangladesh need a quick turnaround to square the series, after a disappointing run so far but the visitors will look to flow with the momentum to leave Bangladesh on a high. (more...)
Florida Shooting Sparks Nationwide Call for Gun Reform Florida Shooting Sparks Nationwide Call for Gun Reform
- February 18, 2018

Several groups, local lawmakers and public figures are expected to attend the rally, including Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie. The FBI admitted the bureau failed to take action against Nikolas Cruz , despite being warned about his behavior and threats prior to Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (more...)
Local Connection Found In Russia Indictments Filed By Mueller Local Connection Found In Russia Indictments Filed By Mueller
- February 18, 2018

From approximately 2014 through December 2017, the document says Pinedo "provided online services created to circumvent the security features of online payment processors, to include selling bank account numbers without authorization from the account holders". (more...)
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma booked; questioned By Hyderabad Police Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma booked; questioned By Hyderabad Police
- February 18, 2018

RGV was grilled by the Hyderabad Police for almost three-and-half hours at the Central Crime Station (CCS). He has been charged with insulting the modesty of a woman. According to officials, RGV claimed that he had made the film in Poland. Sources said officials put about 25 questions to Varma, including on the technical aspects of his movies and his alleged derogatory remarks on women. (more...)
FIR against JNU students for 'laying siege' to admin block FIR against JNU students for 'laying siege' to admin block
- February 18, 2018

Jagadesh Kumar address them on the issue of compulsory attendance. A senior police officer said that JNU authorities approached the police with a complaint alleging that students had "gheraoed" the Administration Block on Thursday starting 11 a.m., and didn't allow the faculty and staff to leave the premises. (more...)
Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch criticized online Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch criticized online
- February 18, 2018

Apparently meant to promote Sino-African friendship and Beijing's growing infrastructure investments on the continent, the skit on state television CCTV also featured a group of black dancers wearing grass skirts and feather headdresses alongside actors dressed up as zebras, giraffes and lions. (more...)
Theresa May warns 'lives at risk' without Brexit security deal Theresa May warns 'lives at risk' without Brexit security deal
- February 18, 2018

She will also say that the safety of European citizens should not be jeopardized by "rigid institutional restrictions" and "deep-seated ideology". "As internal and external secury become more and more intwined, with hostile networks no longer only outed in state-based agression, and weapons designed not just to be deployed on the battlefield, but through cyberspace, so our ability to keep our people safe depends evermore on working together", she said. (more...)
Health Department offers free flu shots as season worsens Health Department offers free flu shots as season worsens
- February 18, 2018

There are as many as 56,000 deaths connected to the flu during a bad year. Whether Ms. Clark had a flu shot is unknown, he said, but "we don't believe she did". The number of people seeing a health care provider for flu symptoms is nearly as high as 2009, when the flu hit pandemic levels . "Overall, the vaccine has reduced the risk of getting sick from the flu and having to go to the doctor by about a third", state epidemiologist Dr. (more...)
State's flu season has apparently peaked — New Mexico agency State's flu season has apparently peaked — New Mexico agency
- February 18, 2018

Trinity County Public Health wants to remind residents that it is not too late to vaccinate, and urges vaccination for all persons aged 6 months and older. Paul Auwaerter , President, Infectious Diseases Society of America. She was not involved in the CDC research. Even though the vaccine is not as powerful as officials hoped, it can lessen the illness's severity, keep people out of the hospital, and save lives. (more...)
Buhari travels to Daura on private visit Buhari travels to Daura on private visit
- February 18, 2018

The source also disclosed that the president is equally anxious about the move by national assembly to re-order the 2019 election timetable and would love the governors to seek urgent steps to ensure that the party win convincingly in 2019. (more...)
Thrills _ and spills _ at Pyeongchang Olympics Thrills _ and spills _ at Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 18, 2018

The team of Russian ice hockey players, who are competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang under the neutral status, ended the preliminary round in Group B with a stunning 4-0 win over the U.S. Such was the impact of Yun's victory that the host country's President Moon Jae-in sent a congratulatory message to Yun via social media, using one of the athlete's nicknames, the "skeleton emperor". (more...)
Trump meets Florida shooting victims as FBI admits it failed Trump meets Florida shooting victims as FBI admits it failed
- February 18, 2018

Alyssa Alhadeff , 14, was among the students killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . More than 1,000 people had attended a candlelight vigil on Thursday night near the school, and at one point some began chanting, "No more guns!" A school resource officer in Minnesota was talking to a group of third graders while sitting on a bench when one of the students pulled the trigger of his gun, which was in the holster. (more...)
Joel Embiid will participate in all three All-Star Weekend events Joel Embiid will participate in all three All-Star Weekend events
- February 18, 2018

There's Simmons' teammate Joel Embiid , who joins him on the World squad, while the US has Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown , who helped Boston lead the East most of the season. "I'm the youngest of six, so they keep me grounded and let me know that I'm the youngest in the household". Through 44 games, Embiid is averaging 43.1 FanDuel points across 31.4 minutes per game this season. (more...)
Team World Annihilated Team USA In Rising Stars Challenge Team World Annihilated Team USA In Rising Stars Challenge
- February 18, 2018

Chicago Bulls superstar rookie Lauri Markkanen became the 12th former Arizona Wildcat, second Sean Miller product, to play in the Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend . Kyle Kuzma , the hometown Lakers' promising rookie, added 20. "I approach every single game the same way, try to compete, to be the best version of myself that day", Bogdanovic said. (more...)
Delhi: Arvinder Singh Lovely switches camps once again, rejoins Congress Delhi: Arvinder Singh Lovely switches camps once again, rejoins Congress
- February 18, 2018

While Lovely himself had praised both Modi and Shah for working tirelessly to deliver honest governance, BJP's east Delhi MP, Maheish Girri, had compared the incident to Vibhishan's desertion of Ravan's Lanka to join Rama. He has been a strong sepoy of the Congress for generations. Lovely was an important part of the Sheila Dikshit government, and held important portfolios such as education, tourism, urban development and transport. (more...)
Hyderabad couple arrested for beheading baby as sacrifice Hyderabad couple arrested for beheading baby as sacrifice
- February 17, 2018

The ritual was allegedly conducted on the advice of a " Tantrik " by the couple, cab driver Kerukonda Rajasekhar and his wife Srilatha. The incident took place on the night of the recent lunar eclipse, which was dubbed a "super blue blood moon". (more...)
The AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Position Lessened by Sonata Capital Group Inc
- February 17, 2018

Livingston Asset Management (Operating As Southport Capital Management) has invested 0.49% in AbbVie Inc. The stock increased 1.52% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $10.38. Jefferies maintained AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). First Long Island Invsts invested 2.49% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. 130,697 were accumulated by Fort Lp. (more...)
Natural disaster felt Thursday morning in Merrimack Valley, Southern NH Natural disaster felt Thursday morning in Merrimack Valley, Southern NH
- February 17, 2018

Amesbury Middle School teacher Gale Regis has a seismograph in her classroom and was there when the quake happened. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake's epicenter was around Exeter, New Hampshire, and the quake registered 2.7 on the Richter Scale. (more...)
Kachikwu orders NNPC: Clear fuel queues before Sunday Kachikwu orders NNPC: Clear fuel queues before Sunday
- February 17, 2018

The NNPC boss further assured the company of the corporation's support with necessary interventions to ensure effective supply of petroleum products in its areas of operation. Kachikwu said that in order to save the nation from the embarrassment of fuel queues in the Federal Capital Territory; he will direct the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to do everything in its capacity to remove petrol queues from Abuja. (more...)