Health


MS drug BREAKTHROUGH: Treatment SLOWS progression of brain damage
- December 23, 2016

Ocrelizumab also proved superior in treating people with relapsing multiple sclerosis, the most common form of MS, compared with other available medicines, the other clinical trial found. Although there's no cure for any form of MS, multiple treatments are available for relapsing MS to ease symptoms. He said only about 10% of the MS population is estimated to be diagnosed with the primary progressive form of MS, but "this still represents tens of thousands of individuals who now have no ... (more...)
Gal Gadot steals a "god killer" sword in new 'Wonder Woman' photo
- December 23, 2016

This image is a pivotal moment for the Gadot's character as she would have to decide on pursuing a different path than what is given to her and fight for what she believes in. It appeared in a storyline with Deathstroke , in which Hephaestus gave him a sentient sword bearing the name to assassinate a fellow god. In one storyline, Zeus carried the sword by his side during a war between Olympian and Japanese gods. (more...)
Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan
- December 23, 2016

He did acknowledge, however, that Amri may not be the driver behind the attack. Investigators also found documents announcing a stay on his deportation inside the truck. The attacker turned off the truck's lights before mounting the pavement and ploughing through crowds of people enjoying mulled wine after work. German police are still hunting for the driver of the truck, which slammed into the downtown Christmas market Monday night. (more...)
Wishing you a Merry Christmas
- December 23, 2016

In His three years of ministry in Roman-occupied Palestine, Jesus performed miracles, healed the afflicted, fed multitudes, raised the dead and taught anyone who would listen. 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. The Apostle clearly explained the Gospel in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are ... (more...)
SK Hynix to spend $1.8 billion for new NAND flash memory fab SK Hynix to spend $1.8 billion for new NAND flash memory fab
- December 23, 2016

SK Hynix will start designing the plant next month and begin building the shell and the cleanroom in August next year with a goal of completion by June 2019. The company hopes to keep up with the increasing demand for mobile and computer storage this way. Around 2.2 trillion won would be spent on the new NAND chip plant to be located in South Korea, while another 950 billion won would go towards boosting DRAM capacity at its existing facilities at Wuxi, China. (more...)
Study Finds Young Americans Living Home Highest Since WWII Study Finds Young Americans Living Home Highest Since WWII
- December 23, 2016

Stuck living in your childhood home? Almost 40 per cent of young adults are either living with their parents or other relatives, which is the highest point in over seven decades, new data from real estate analytics company Trulia states. (more...)
U.S. stocks close lower after mixed economic data
- December 23, 2016

The Dow , Nasdaq and S&P 500 have all risen more than 5 percent in the six weeks since Trump's victory, with the Nasdaq and Dow both touching record highs this week. The major USA stock indexes continued their low-volume grind higher on Tuesday. Red Hat fell 12.5 per cent to $69.79 after the Linux software distributor's quarterly revenue fell below estimates. (more...)
Third jury returns verdict against DuPont in teflon case Third jury returns verdict against DuPont in teflon case
- December 23, 2016

In DuPont's specific case, its DE headquarters and other operations have employed hundreds more who live in South Jersey. But in spinning off Chambers Works and other old, polluted plants, DuPont "cut and ran", Telsey added. Chemours Co, the performance chemicals unit which was spun off from DuPont a year ago, has an agreement to cover the costs of such lawsuits. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection says it will be 999 years before groundwater is safe to drink, reports ... (more...)
Final trials confirm Ebola vaccine is highly effective Final trials confirm Ebola vaccine is highly effective
- December 23, 2016

Among the 5,837 people who got the vaccine, no Ebola cases were recorded. "While these compelling results come too late for those who lost their lives during west Africa's Ebola epidemic , they show that when the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenseless", Marie-Paule Kieny, the WHO's assistant director general for health systems and innovation and the study's lead author, told The Guardian . (more...)
Salvation Army Money Donations In Philadelphia Area Down Salvation Army Money Donations In Philadelphia Area Down
- December 23, 2016

Nationally, The Salvation Army saw a 61 percent increase in donations after Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliot leaped into a Salvation Army Red Kettle in celebration after scoring a touchdown. "This is what JROTC is all about - help kids to appreciate giving and serving their community", he said. People also are doing more online shopping so they are not visiting brick and mortar stores as often, she said. (more...)
Russia's Ambassador To Turkey Shot And Reportedly 'Seriously Wounded' In Ankara
- December 23, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned Monday's assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, which threatens to undermine relations between two major allies of Israel. "The memory of an outstanding Russian diplomat, Andrei Gennadyevich Karlov, a person who did a great deal to fight terrorism in his diplomatic post, will always be in our hearts". (more...)
Weekend storm expected to cause snow accumulations of six to 14 inches
- December 23, 2016

Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is forecast . Accumulations of only about one-half inch in Buffalo are possible with an overnight low of 29 degrees. The high and low temperature for the period is projected to be 34 and 30 degrees, respectively. Sunday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers before midnight, according to the weather service. (more...)
Antibiotics Duration and Kids' Ear Infections
- December 23, 2016

But the babies and toddlers who got just five days of treatment were half as likely to be cured as those who got all 10 days. The goal is to stop the bacteria from growing resistant to the antibiotic. So doctors are reluctant to prescribe them, said Altmann. But with babies and kids under 2, it's a little trickier. Rates of clinical failure were higher among children who had been exposed to at least three children for 10 or more hours per week compared with those with less exposure and ... (more...)
Health officials: First flu death of the season recorded in Johnston County
- December 22, 2016

The virus kills thousands of people in the US each year. While flu activity has been low so far this season in IN, officials are encouraging that everyone ages six months and older get vaccinated. "It's heartbreaking every year to learn that a Hoosier has died from the flu" Jerome Adams, Indiana state health commissioner stated in the release. (more...)
UG in 8 languages from 2017-18: Health Ministry UG in 8 languages from 2017-18: Health Ministry
- December 22, 2016

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test medical entrance test for academic year 2017-18 will be conducted in eight languages, the government of India said. Patnaik said the Health Ministry has not included "Odia" as an medium of examination which has created negative impact on students of Odisha. Some states were allowed early this year to conduct their own entrance tests, but henceforth all admissions will be only through NEET and will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary ... (more...)
What is the true meaning of Christmas?
- December 22, 2016

We celebrate the birth of Jesus not in the spring, a time in which the trees are sprouting their leaves and the warmth of the sun is once again bringing new life into the world, but at the beginning of winter, when the days are at their shortest and the depth of winter is looming. (more...)
Cat found with two pounds of matted fur Cat found with two pounds of matted fur
- December 22, 2016

The shelter posted before and after images of Hidey on its Facebook page, along with a reminder: "Please remember to not only check on the elderly in your community, but also check on their animals to prevent instances like this from happening in the future". (more...)
Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNAT) Vaulted To A New High On Novartis Deal Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNAT) Vaulted To A New High On Novartis Deal
- December 22, 2016

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. General Electric Company's 1 Year Price Target is estimated at $33.86. The stock price demonstrated downbeat change from its 50 day moving average of 2.01 and had been up from its 200 Day Moving Average of 2.02. The market cap landed at $129.03M. (more...)
Governments are demanding more and more user data from Facebook Governments are demanding more and more user data from Facebook
- December 22, 2016

Inc on Wednesday. It is mentioned in the report that, the governments increased their data requests from 46,710 in late 2015 to 59,229 in early 2016. Requests by governments around the world for Facebook account data went up 27 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the latter half of 2015, the social media giant said. (more...)
Withholding Social Security to Repay Student Debt
- December 22, 2016

The reduction of Social Security benefits because of unpaid student loans left numerous people affected with incomes below the poverty line - which ranged from $11,770 for a single-family household to $40,890 for a family of eight in 2015, according to the Department of Health & Human Services. (more...)

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