Health


China reports first 2 fatalities from H7N9 bird flu this winter
- December 24, 2016

Though human to human contamination is rare for the H7N9 virus, however, there are high chances for the transmission of the virus in exposed to infected poultry. The man had travelled from the neighbouring province of Jiangsu, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning said on its website on Wednesday. (more...)
Final Aleppo evacuations underway as northern Syria digs out from heavy snow Final Aleppo evacuations underway as northern Syria digs out from heavy snow
- December 24, 2016

Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers met in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis and to draft a joint statement in which they attempted to prepare rebel forces to "negotiate with the government, and put them at the same table with the government, so they can develop between themselves some arrangements that would advance the political process", Churkin said. (more...)
Which Analysts Are Watching Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA)?
- December 24, 2016

The Current Ratio for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is valued at 1.5 giving investors the idea of the corporation's ability to pay back its liabilities (debts and accounts payables) via its existing assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivables). (more...)
Assad's move: After Aleppo, could Idlib be next? Assad's move: After Aleppo, could Idlib be next?
- December 24, 2016

Russian Federation led with airstrikes on Aleppo which has now fallen to pro-government forces. The army said it had brought "security and safety" to Aleppo , ending four years of rebel resistance in parts of the northern Syrian city. In addition, other Syrian rebels are not entirely out of the picture. Underscoring that the U.S.'s vested interest in the PYD, which is only active in northern Syria, limited USA cooperation with her groups and caused a divergence with Turkey, Can Acun of ... (more...)
Research Report for: Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK)
- December 24, 2016

The growth estimate for Cardinal Health, Inc. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) is now showing 15.6% EPS growth this Quarter. The projected growth estimate for the next quarter is 8.4 percent. For the Current Quarter, 32 analyst are projecting the mean EPS to be $0.09/share. It maintained return on assets (ROA) for the last twelve months at -0.90%. (more...)
Lewisville animal shelter hosts successful half-price adoption day Lewisville animal shelter hosts successful half-price adoption day
- December 24, 2016

The Fayette Animal Shelter director is in a desperate spot. The giving didn't stop there. Our goal is to empty the shelter by adopting out all adoptable pets so they can be in a home and not here over the holidays. But, it doesn't mean Arias wants people to make the decision to adopt on a whim. "If you are searching for a pet pig, a responsible breeder will always be happy to show you all their stock and answer questions". (more...)
Fans gear up for the "border battle" between Packers and Vikings
- December 24, 2016

The Vikings are desperate for a win. The pups from the Wisconsin Humane Society have picked the Packers to win the past two games. Will the Green Bay Packers remain on their offensive hot streak when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday at 1PM ET? The Vikings beat Arizona at U.S. (more...)
What Now for Merkel After Berlin? What Now for Merkel After Berlin?
- December 24, 2016

No children but only young people were killed in a deadly truck attack in Berlin, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Tuesday. He had been under police surveillance in Germany from March to September, as authorities concluded that he was involved only in small-time drug dealing. (more...)
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) Under Analyst Spotlight
- December 24, 2016

IBM Retirement Fund boosted its position in Hilton Worldwide Holdings by 1.4% in the second quarter. They set a "market perform" rating and a $26.00 target price for the company. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was published by Sports Perspectives and is owned by of Sports Perspectives. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is a hospitality company. (more...)
Trump, Putin vow to expand respective nuclear capabilities
- December 23, 2016

He said , in part, "We need to enhance the combat capability of strategic nuclear forces, primarily by strengthening missile complexes that will be guaranteed to penetrate existing and future missile defense systems". Not long afterward, Trump delivered another statement on nuclear weapons, this time through television host Mika Brzezinski, on the MSNBC program Morning Joe . (more...)
Relief for sadhus, single parents in new passport rule
- December 23, 2016

Singh said . The aadhaar card is the latest addition to a list of documents, including Personal Account Number card, school leaving certificate, driving licence and voter card, that are accepted as proof of the date of birth of the applicant. (more...)
Happy birthday Colo, the world's oldest gorilla Happy birthday Colo, the world's oldest gorilla
- December 23, 2016

Colo, of the Columbus Zoo in OH surpassing the usual life expectancy of captive gorillas by two decades. She marked her milestone by opening presents of oranges, tomatoes, and other snacks. Colo represents so much to the zoo, Tom Stalf, president of the zoo, told the crowd. In the wild, gorillas can normally live up to around 40 years old. (more...)
Standoff over at rest stop along I-29 Standoff over at rest stop along I-29
- December 23, 2016

The rest stop is at Old Pike Road, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says no shots were fired. Lowe said initially the trucker refused to talk with them. The interstate's closing caused traffic delays in both directions. Traffic is at a standstill on I-29. Because of the developing situation, the Missouri Highway Patrol may close the southbound lanes as well. (more...)
Britain reports bird flu in wild duck Britain reports bird flu in wild duck
- December 23, 2016

The wigeon-type duck, found in Carmarthenshire, had the same highly-pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian flu that was found in a turkey farm in Lincolnshire last week and has been circulating in Europe. On 6th December it introduced a Prevention Zone, requiring all farmed birds to be kept away from wild birds, and temporarily banned events, such as livestock fairs and auctions, where lots of birds are kept in close proximity. (more...)
Blind patients in England are going to get bionic eyes in 2017 Blind patients in England are going to get bionic eyes in 2017
- December 23, 2016

The impulses stimulate the retina's remaining cells, resulting in the perception of patterns of light in the brain. Keith Hayman was one of three people fitted with the Argus II during a trial. Ten blind patients in the United Kingdom will undergo a major new treatment that will hopefully let them see again. "These little things make all the difference to me". (more...)
Why Heart Attacks Spike at Christmas Why Heart Attacks Spike at Christmas
- December 23, 2016

U.S. researchers have previously shown a spike in daily death numbers during the Christmas/New Year holiday period for cardiac and non-cardiac diseases. Knight, a PhD student, said people might delay seeking help for a heart problem that flares up during the holidays, perhaps because of access issues or if they have gone to a holiday destination that is remote from medical facilities. (more...)
Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC), Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM)
- December 23, 2016

The company's stock has a market capitalization of $141.62 Billion. While looking at the Stock's Performance, Range Resources Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of -1.84%, where Monthly Performance is -5.96%, Quarterly performance is -10.7%, 6 Months performance is -24.64% and yearly performance percentage is 56.98%. (more...)
'Playing Like Barca Won't Help Pep Win At City'
- December 23, 2016

This season is the first in Guardiola's managerial career that his side will be in action over Christmas, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich previously enjoying spells off in winter. Guardiola said he was happy with his squad but added that the club would consider making a move if the right player was available. "I am happy with what we have [in the squad], I am confident in the players that we have". (more...)
Snow falls in Sahara Desert for the first time in four decades
- December 23, 2016

The Sahara might bring to mind attractive images, but it certainly doesn't make you think of snow. Amateur photographer Karim Boucheta has just happened to be in the right place to capture photos of the Saharan snowfall. The area covered with snow is rather expansive, and it even covers the northern end of the desert near the Moroccan-Algerian border town of Ain Safra. (more...)
Limit Lead Levels in Lipstick, Other Cosmetics, FDA says
- December 23, 2016

Though no one really wants to hear they are putting lead into or on their bodies, the fact is that many cosmetics contain low levels of lead. This component is present in shampoo, lipstick and eye shadow. As FDA's global mission to protect the public health, it has laid down the approved level of lead that companies can use in a wide range of cosmetics as well as lipsticks. (more...)

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