Medicine


AAU, UNIBEN lecturers join action — ASUU strike AAU, UNIBEN lecturers join action — ASUU strike
- August 15, 2017

The strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU ) in the University of Ibadan, on Monday, paralysed academic activities and halted examinations for postgraduate students in some faculties in the institution. The Union called on all patriots to prevail on owners of public universities to be alive to their responsibilities. The ASUU president said the Wale Babalakin-led committee lacked the powers to resolve the issue as there were unimplemented items in the 2009 ... (more...)
Malaysia free from Fipronil tainted egg scare, says Health DG Malaysia free from Fipronil tainted egg scare, says Health DG
- August 15, 2017

It stressed however that the detected quantities were negligible and "there are no health risks". "The highest measure recorded was 0.1 milligrams (0.000003 oz) per kilogram (2.2 lb), or more than 10 times less than the highest measure recorded until now in Belgium", AGES said. (more...)
Study highlights cardiovascular benefits of moderate alcohol intake Study highlights cardiovascular benefits of moderate alcohol intake
- August 15, 2017

Light and moderate drinkers (14 or fewer drinks per week for men and seven or fewer for women) were about 20% less likely to die from any cause during the study's follow-up period, compared to those who have never consumed alcohol. Phani Veeranki, UTMB assistant professor of epidemiology in the department of preventive medicine and community health. The UK Chief Medical Officers' guideline says it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis in order to keep health ... (more...)
Iconic Gateway of India lights up to mark 70th I-Day Iconic Gateway of India lights up to mark 70th I-Day
- August 15, 2017

Buildings on New Delhi's Raisina Hill and Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj terminus have been beautifully lit up ahead of the big day. The Congress on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise to the country in his Independence Day address for the death of over 60 children at a State-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district, from where sitting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been elected five times. (more...)
Man says 'hookah-smoking caterpillar' sent him on liquor store forklift rampage Man says 'hookah-smoking caterpillar' sent him on liquor store forklift rampage
- August 15, 2017

Ah yes, hookah-smoking caterpillar strikes again. The building's contractor told police the damage included $40,000 in scaffolding and materials, $15,000 in block and mortar, a $15,000 forklift, $7,500 mixer, $1,500 mud pans, and $4,000 in damaged fencing. (more...)
Marijuana-Related ER Visits Skyrocket 133% Among Kids Marijuana-Related ER Visits Skyrocket 133% Among Kids
- August 15, 2017

The research found noted that there was remarked increase in the yearly admissions for accidental marijuana intoxication at pediatric departments. Recreational marijuana is legal in eight US states and the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states. Forty-eight percent of the cases in Colorado were attributed to the ingestion of an edible marijuana product. (more...)
More than half a million cholera cases in Yemen More than half a million cholera cases in Yemen
- August 14, 2017

The country's waste management and water treatment infrastructure has been severely damaged during the two-year civil war, which has killed more than 10,000 people, according to Reuters. Millions lack access to clean water، and refuse collection has ceased in many cities. "Yemen's health workers are operating in impossible conditions", said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. (more...)
Plague found in fleas in Arizona Plague found in fleas in Arizona
- August 14, 2017

So far there have been no reported illness and deaths. Fleas have been found to carry the plague in at least two counties in the USA state of Arizona, a publication reported. At the end of June, three people in New Mexico tested positive for the plague as well, according to NPR . If untreated, the disease can spread through the body, but if you detected early, it's easily curable. (more...)
Fuente tabs Jackson to be the starter versus WVU Fuente tabs Jackson to be the starter versus WVU
- August 14, 2017

Bush and true freshman Hendon Hooker . Jackson takes over from last year's starter, Jerod Evans , who left school to try for an National Football League career. He's got a great competitive spirit. Jackson enrolled at Tech in January of 2016 after a standout career at Saline High in Saline, Michigan. A Rivals.com three-star prospect out of high school, Jackson accounted for over 2,000 total yards and 28 touchdowns during his senior season at Saline High School. (more...)
Eclipse Glasses to avoid, Library Events, AAS Recommendations Eclipse Glasses to avoid, Library Events, AAS Recommendations
- August 14, 2017

The solar eclipse will cross the U.S. from OR to SC over the course of an hour-and-a-half and 14 USA states will experience night-like darkness for approximately two minutes in the middle of the day. Your best bet is to stick with a brand whose glasses are certified by NASA and the American Astronomical Society ( AAS ). The three groups recommend using the AAS list of places where authentic eclipse glasses can be purchased. (more...)
California sues Trump administration over threats to 'sanctuary cities' California sues Trump administration over threats to 'sanctuary cities'
- August 14, 2017

Herrra called those conditions "unauthorized and unlawful", and said the Trump administration was engaging in a "backdoor attempt" to get states and cities to enforce federal law. The state stands to lose $28 million in federal funds if the new Byrne eligibility requirements are allowed to take effect, according to Becerra's office. (more...)
Stephanie Davis suffers a stress-induced miscarriage Stephanie Davis suffers a stress-induced miscarriage
- August 14, 2017

The couple met on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016 and went on to have a baby - Caben-Albi, seven months, together. Jeremy's representation James Morris argued that drug use and infidelity had occurred due to Steph and Jez's "volatile" relationship, telling the judge: 'Mr McConnell had a hard upbringing in Dublin, he lost his mother at 13 and also in the same year his brother and sister'. (more...)
Iowa mosquito trapping reveals ongoing West Nile virus risk Iowa mosquito trapping reveals ongoing West Nile virus risk
- August 14, 2017

Last year from all the sentinel chickens, seven of them had been found to have the West Nile virus, but last year no one got infected. "It's important to take precautions", the county said in a news release. While most people infected with the virus show no symptoms, some may have high fever, severe headache, tiredness and/or a stiff neck that can last several days to several weeks. (more...)
Stephen Ward signs new Burnley contract Stephen Ward signs new Burnley contract
- August 14, 2017

After a brilliant pre-season, the Chelsea youngster was a surprise inclusion in the Premier League champions' line-up for the opening game of the season, at home against Burnley . "I've not scored many like that in my career". The 29-year-old Belgium worldwide has remained in Lancashire, though, and on Saturday he starred in the win over champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Year Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica is Still Fresh Enough to Eat Year Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica is Still Fresh Enough to Eat
- August 14, 2017

Long maligned for its questionable taste, its ubiquity (stubbornly appearing at any or every celebratory event) and its toughness (the fridge gives it life), the dessert may have further cemented itself in food lore after a discovery in Antarctica. (more...)
DA confirms bird flu outbreak in Pampanga DA confirms bird flu outbreak in Pampanga
- August 14, 2017

Meanwhile, Malacañang called on the public yesterday to remain calm but vigilant as the Department of Agriculture (DA) declared a bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. Abella said the DOH is assisting the DA in investigating and containing the outbreak, including providing flu vaccinations and protective equipment for poultry handlers and responders. (more...)
Motorway lessons for learner drivers welcomed Motorway lessons for learner drivers welcomed
- August 14, 2017

Announcing the initial consultation, Andrew Jones, Road Safety Minister said: The proposal...will enable novice drivers to experience the broadest possible range of driving experiences in a supportive environment, helping them to be better, safer, independent drivers. (more...)
Chris and Kyle Long speak out on hometown Charlottesville Chris and Kyle Long speak out on hometown Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

The attack occurred on a side street when a silver 2010 Dodge Challenger, registered to James Alex Fields Jr., plowed into a group of people who were counter-protesting the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. On the football field, Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long let's his play do the talking for him. "Coming from Charlottesville, it's a quiet town". (more...)
Philip Hammond 'has lost fight for soft Brexit' Philip Hammond 'has lost fight for soft Brexit'
- August 14, 2017

But they noted that "We want our economy to remain strong and vibrant through this period of change". Writing in the Sunday Telegraph , the two cabinet members said that "we are both clear" that during the period Britain would be outside the single market and the customs union "and will be a "third country" not party to EU treaties". (more...)
Energy drinks may be gateway to substance abuse, study says Energy drinks may be gateway to substance abuse, study says
- August 14, 2017

According to the findings of a new study which revealed this development, people who drank large volumes of the highly caffeinated beverages were also much more likely to develop alcoholism than their peers. "They're not lolly water, they're actually potentially stimulating drinks that can alter heart function and heart rhythm", cardiologist Dr Chris Semsarian told the ABC in February, while calling for sale of the drinks to be more restricted. (more...)
Fayose launches presidential campaign at PDP convention Fayose launches presidential campaign at PDP convention
- August 14, 2017

The former governor also denied holding a meeting with PDP's National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, at his (Oni's) home in Ifaki-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area. I'm not desperate to be governor and nothing will make me ask people to embrace another platform. Anybody who does not want Oni will either contest against him or support an aspirant. (more...)
Trump stirs anger with take on Charlottesville Trump stirs anger with take on Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

The FBI and U.S. attorneys have launched a civil rights investigation, Reuters reports, citing the FBI field office. In a statement released by Charlottesville City Hall, Heyer's death was called "a senseless act of violence" that "rips a hole in our collective hearts". (more...)
MLB Predictions: Are Nationals safe runline bet vs. Giants? 8/12/17 MLB Predictions: Are Nationals safe runline bet vs. Giants? 8/12/17
- August 14, 2017

They are bound to be upset and anxious now. He is among the National League's leaders in batting average, home runs and RBIs this season. Brandon Drury's two-run double keyed a four-run sixth inning that broke up Jon Lester's pitching duel with Patrick Corbin, and Arizona ended a three-game losing streak by beating Chicago. (more...)
Pay $100 to skip the lunchline? Florida school accused of 'cafeteria classism' Pay $100 to skip the lunchline? Florida school accused of 'cafeteria classism'
- August 13, 2017

The form stated that a United States dollars 100 donation would grant the donor a "last name or company logo feature on the website, as well as PTSA events and front of the lunch line pass", ABC Action News reported. "We don't want any kids feeling like second class citizens", Stephenson said. In a statement to NBC News affiliate WFLA , PTSA President Jil Bevis said the organization is constantly looking for "new and innovative" fundraising ideas and admitted the lunch line perk was floated ... (more...)
Asbury Automotive Group Inc (NYSE:ABG) Downgraded to C+ at TheStreet
- August 13, 2017

Therefore 40% are positive. Group 1 Automotive had 11 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of ABG in report on Wednesday, November 16 to "Sector Weight" rating. The Company operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems, and related parts and services principally in ... (more...)
Penang exco remanded five days to assist in illegal factory probe Penang exco remanded five days to assist in illegal factory probe
- August 13, 2017

The commission had conducted a joint raid on the factory yesterday, together with officers from the Department of Environment and Immigration Department. Dr Norlela is now seen as the cause for Phee's arrest over her efforts to close down an illegal carbon filter factory in Sungai Lembu, Bukit Mertajam. (more...)
NCAA punishment for UofL 'draconian' university claims in appeal NCAA punishment for UofL 'draconian' university claims in appeal
- August 13, 2017

In its appeal, UofL acknowledged that the actions of Andre McGee , the former staffer with whom Powell claims to have conspired, were "reprehensible and inexcusable", adding that he "engaged in a grotesque scheme of ethical misconduct". The NCAA evidently didn't think those penalties were harsh enough. The COI was especially critical of Pitino and said he should have known about McGee's activities with Powell, whose book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen" alleged ... (more...)
Just in: PHOTO: Buhari meets members of his media team in London Just in: PHOTO: Buhari meets members of his media team in London
- August 13, 2017

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed and Buhari's Senior Special Assistant (Foreign Affairs and Diaspora) Abike Dabiri-Erewa were also part of the president's guests. Photos released by the presidency show Buhari standing outdoors, grinning and wearing sunglasses while holding a large " Get well soon " card, with a handful of officials around him in a leafy, residential area. (more...)
Vicious Circle: How to Prevent 'Guam Missile Crisis' Between US, N Korea
- August 13, 2017

If realized, it would be her first trip to Japan since she took power in July past year. If North Korea launches missiles on Guam , it would take only about 14 minutes for the rockets to reach the USA territory, the island's Homeland Security spokeswoman announced. (more...)
Great Britain stun US to win 4x100m gold, Bolt injured Great Britain stun US to win 4x100m gold, Bolt injured
- August 13, 2017

The British quartet of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed gold in 37.47 seconds, with the Justin Gatlin-led USA four taking silver at 0.05sec and Japan a surprise bronze (38.04). "To run it with Danny Talbot after such disappointment in London 2012, it is so special to come back", said Gemili, who was not selected for the individual races and missed an Olympic 200m bronze by three thousandths of a second previous year. (more...)