Medicine


Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Are Exposed To Cancer-Causing Chemicals Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Are Exposed To Cancer-Causing Chemicals
- March 06, 2018

Sixty-seven used e-cigarettes only and 17 used both e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes. The study, published the latest edition of the medical journal Pediatrics , found that levels of toxic organic compounds in tested teens were up to three times higher on average in the e-cigarette users compared with a non-smoking, non-vaping control group, UCSF said . (more...)
New PHE anti-obesity campaign focuses on calorie intake New PHE anti-obesity campaign focuses on calorie intake
- March 06, 2018

It has estimated that some overweight or obese boys are consuming up to 500 additional calories a day compared to their normal weight peers. For girls, the excess is between 160 and 290 calories. Health officials say if the 20 percent target is met within 5 years, more than 35,000 premature deaths could be prevented, and around 12.5 billion US dollars in National Health Service (NHS) healthcare and social care costs could be saved over a 25 year period. (more...)
High Salt Intake May Cause High Blood Pressure Despite A Healthy Diet High Salt Intake May Cause High Blood Pressure Despite A Healthy Diet
- March 06, 2018

Information on their height, weight, and blood pressure was recorded, and over the course of 4 days, 2 urine samples were taken. Maintaining blood pressure levels can, in turn, help reduce the risk of these conditions. An global team of researchers assessed concentrations of sodium and potassium in the urine samples of 4,680 people, aged 40-59, from the USA, UK, Japan, and China. (more...)
Nigeria's Buhari to visit Yobe state where 110 schoolgirls abducted - tweet Nigeria's Buhari to visit Yobe state where 110 schoolgirls abducted - tweet
- March 06, 2018

Buttressing his point, Osinbajo stated that government needs to address the security question in a much more robust way, adding that the Police are able to do these effectively. "So there is a situation where the military is overstretched". "And somebody came to say, let me explain to you, it is Islamic tradition, before this time, about January, they had agreed, that he (Buhari) will be the one to give the bride away and ( Bola) Tinubu will be the one to pay the dowry, and present the son, ... (more...)
Arkansas dismisses senior forward ahead of SEC tournament Arkansas dismisses senior forward ahead of SEC tournament
- March 06, 2018

The Razorbacks open SEC tournament play against the victor of Ole Miss/South Carolina on Thursday evening at 8:30. Thomas originally joined the team from Colorado. Arkansas (21-10, 10-8) will begin play in the SEC Tournament on Thursday in St. Louis. Coach Mike Anderson said the dismissal is effective immediately, just days before Arkansas (21-10) opens at the Southeastern Conference Tournament against either SC or MS on Thursday. (more...)
'Assault' on Delhi Chief Secretary: Police question another AAP MLA 'Assault' on Delhi Chief Secretary: Police question another AAP MLA
- March 05, 2018

The Laxmi Nagar MLA arrived at the Civil Lines police station at around 3 pm and was questioned for about three hours, said Hare-ndra Kumar Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (North). AAP legislator Rajesh Rishi, who was also present at the time of the incident, was questioned last week. The counsel cited this as a reason for Prakash not appearing before the committee. (more...)
Jets Concerned Kirk Cousins Will Sign With Vikings Jets Concerned Kirk Cousins Will Sign With Vikings
- March 05, 2018

At most he jumps on two private planes and lands in two National Football League cities before becoming the highest-paid player in National Football League history (at least temporarily, until Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers signs a new deal). (more...)
Opioid Overdoses in Children Almost Double in Past Decade Opioid Overdoses in Children Almost Double in Past Decade
- March 05, 2018

Opioid-related stays increased from nearly 800 to 1,500 during the study. It dropped to 1.3 percent in the 2012 to 2015 period, down from 2.8 percent in the 2004 to 2007 period. Adolescents and teenagers, they added, are more likely to seek out drugs intentionally. Dr. Jason Kane and colleagues at the University of Chicago took a look at a database to examine pediatric intensive care units specifically. (more...)
Kenya doctor performed brain surgery on wrong patient Kenya doctor performed brain surgery on wrong patient
- March 05, 2018

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union has defended staff at Kenyatta National Hospital after medic were suspended for conducting a head surgery on a wrong patient. Amid rumours that the patient on whom the surgery has performed has died, the spokesperson for Kenyatta Hospital has clarified that no such thing had happened and that the patients are recuperating. (more...)
Agent call centres closed due to bad weather Agent call centres closed due to bad weather
- March 05, 2018

An amber warning is in place for the majority of Scotland until 10am on Friday. It said customers needing help from its contact centre can still chat to one of its travel advisors using its online chat service. "We would expect to see continued disruption to travel and hard road conditions over the course of the day, so I would encourage everyone to check in with travel operators ahead of any journey, and for parents to check school notices with their local authorities". (more...)
114 pediatric deaths this flu season — CDC 114 pediatric deaths this flu season — CDC
- March 05, 2018

And, as health officials predicted, cases of less severe influenza B infections are now starting to edge closer in number to the more severe influenza A cases. This season's vaccine is about 36 percent effective overall, but just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 strain, according to a midseason estimate by the CDC. (more...)
S. Africa recalls meat products after listeria outbreak S. Africa recalls meat products after listeria outbreak
- March 05, 2018

The risk of cross-contamination is why South Africa issued the broader public warning. "This is because Listeria on the exterior casing (packaging) of polony can be transferred to other products it comes into contact with, including viennas, russians, frankfurters, other sausages, and other "cold meat" products that are typically not cooked before eating". (more...)
'The Emoji Movie' Makes Historical Wins at the Razzies 'The Emoji Movie' Makes Historical Wins at the Razzies
- March 05, 2018

The Golden Raspberry Awards , an award function that recognizes the worst in films in the year gone by, declared that Tom Cruise was the worst actor of 2017. Finally, the notorious movie itself won the grand prize of Worst Picture , beating out other nominees like Baywatch , Fifty Shades Darker , The Mummy , and Transformers: The Last Knight . (more...)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores for seventh game in a row Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores for seventh game in a row
- March 05, 2018

He has been doing it all season. A patient Newcastle build-up created space in the Liverpool defence and, after Mikel Merino had laid the ball back to Mohamed Diame , his excellent shot was curling into the top corner until Loris Karius leapt to make a superb save. (more...)
Irish author Emma Hannigan has passed away Irish author Emma Hannigan has passed away
- March 05, 2018

In 2005, she discovered that she was carrying the Brca 1 cancer gene. He added: " She was my guiding star and my hug to say everything would be ok ". She signed off on her website post by saying she is "taking a bow". Author and broadcaster Maia Dunphy , models Rosanna Davison and Holly Carpenter and author Sinead Moriarty were also among those who paid tribute to Emma yesterday. (more...)
Kenya loses to Argentina, face Australia in fifth place semi-final Kenya loses to Argentina, face Australia in fifth place semi-final
- March 05, 2018

On Sunday it seized its "moment" to claim its first title since London in 2015. "Our second Cup final victory ever - it feels great to be home". A 14-10 loss at injury time in the quarterfinal against Fiji has left the All Blacks Sevens having to play off for fifth place in the Las Vegas leg of the World Series on Monday. (more...)
Petr Cech takes responsibility for Arsenal loss at Brighton with honest reaction Petr Cech takes responsibility for Arsenal loss at Brighton with honest reaction
- March 04, 2018

Wenger's suffering knows no bounds. Defeat today means the first time Arsenal have lost four games in a row in sixteen years, five defeats in their last six in all competitions - and they only have three wins on the road all season. Arsenal's frustration was summed up when Jack Wilshere , who was back from injury, jumped into a poor tackle on Knockaert in the 40th minute and was booked. (more...)
Mueller Team Probes Jared Kushner's Foreign Business Ties
- March 04, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team of federal investigators is examining whether senior presidential advisor Jared Kushner's discussions with foreign leaders during the presidential transition affected policy in ways meant to benefit him or led to retaliation against foreign leaders who did not back his business interests, NBC News reported , citing witnesses and other people familiar with the investigation. (more...)
Enterprise polony fingered as Listeriosis culprit Enterprise polony fingered as Listeriosis culprit
- March 04, 2018

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Health has discovered the source of the listeriosis outbreak . This is after health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said earlier today that Enterprise polony from a Polokwane food facility was found to be the source of the fatal outbreak, which caused about 180 deaths. (more...)
What is a bomb cyclone? Winter hurricane explained What is a bomb cyclone? Winter hurricane explained
- March 04, 2018

But the storm looks even more massive from space. A major Nor'easter slammed the East Coast on Friday from Georgia to ME, bringing heavy rain, severe flooding, snow and the threat of hurricane-force winds in some coastal areas. The storm is moving slowly, and the wind, rain and flood effects will linger for days. Virginia had at least 301,671 customers without power, and the Washington area counted over 154,000 people without power. (more...)
BMO Capital Markets Cuts Celgene (CELG) Price Target to $139.00
- March 04, 2018

Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc who had been investing in Celgene Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $67.19B market cap company. The stock of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) earned "Buy" rating by Societe Generale on Friday, October 28. On Thursday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". (more...)
Holi Hooliganism: Protests against flinging semen-filled balloons upon LSR student Holi Hooliganism: Protests against flinging semen-filled balloons upon LSR student
- March 04, 2018

Most co-passengers remained unperturbed while one woman laughed and dished out the age-old phrase Bura na maano beta, Holi Hai . Not too long ago, an unidentified DU student spoke up about her experience where she was hit with a "semen-filled balloon of sorts". (more...)
SSC Exam Paper Leak: Anna Hazare Meets Protestors; Congress Demands CBI Probe SSC Exam Paper Leak: Anna Hazare Meets Protestors; Congress Demands CBI Probe
- March 04, 2018

Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said the government should immediately agree to all the demands of the agitating students and order a CBI probe into the paper leak. While, SSC Chairman, Ashim Khurana said the students have been advised to provide concrete evidence in support of their allegations, the students are in no mood to withdraw their protest. (more...)
US Bancorp (USB) Director Sells $556000.00 in Stock
- March 04, 2018

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500. Spindletop Capital Llc decreased its stake in Us Bancorp Del (USB) by 8.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Northeast Investment Management Raises Position in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)
- March 04, 2018

Annex Advisory Services Llc who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $164.64B market cap company. (NYSE:PM) for 3,673 shares. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, October 12 with "Hold". Glenmede Company Na has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (more...)
Officials Say End of This Very Long Flu Season Is in Sight Officials Say End of This Very Long Flu Season Is in Sight
- March 04, 2018

It takes a few weeks for all the data to come in on flu deaths and hospitalizations, but the a year ago that looked even close to being this bad was 2014-2015, the CDC says. Big news in the fight against the flu (and for anyone who hates needles): A painless way of getting vaccinated is coming back next year. Flu is also contributing to the strain on children's hospitals in Ontario. (more...)
Families of Las Vegas Shooting Victims Set to Receive $275000 Each Families of Las Vegas Shooting Victims Set to Receive $275000 Each
- March 04, 2018

The Las Vegas Victims Fund announced Friday that contributions to the fund exceeded $ 31 million and distribution of the US$275,000 ( more than C$354,000) will begin March 5. Police say 851 people were hurt by gunfire or other injuries while fleeing. The fund turned into a nonprofit after they received over 90,000 donations from entertainment companies in Southern Nevada. (more...)
Telangana To Set Up India's First Centre Of Excellence For Defence Telangana To Set Up India's First Centre Of Excellence For Defence
- March 04, 2018

In what could propel Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign, India's southern city of Hyderabad has become the sole global hub for the production of fuselages for Boeing's AH-64 Apache helicopter which has customers all over the world, including the US Army. (more...)
Buhari asks APC leaders to prepare for 2019 elections Buhari asks APC leaders to prepare for 2019 elections
- March 03, 2018

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Dapchi community in Yobe State. National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, nonetheless, welcomed the setting up of a presidential committee headed by Bola Ahmed Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved members of the party describing the move as a positive initiative that will unite the party for electoral victory in subsequent elections. (more...)
P rival factions reach consensus on Senate candidates P rival factions reach consensus on Senate candidates
- March 03, 2018

Talking to media outside the Sindh Assembly, Farooq Sattar said that the Senate seat issue was not the real issue as the major bone of contention is over who will run the organisation and the coordination committee. "We have decided not to disappoint our collective vote bank in the Senate elections". "There should be a difference between an empowered and powerless head of the party", he added. (more...)