Health


Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'
- January 12, 2017

A team of experts at Harvard Medical School studied the cases of almost 300 individuals with higher activity in the amygdale, and found that they were more likely to develop hearth disease, sooner than others. In the smaller study, participants' current stress levels were strongly associated with both amygdalar activity and arterial inflammation. "While the link between stress and heart disease has always been established, the mechanism mediating that risk has not been clearly understood", ... (more...)
Study finds that Nutella could cause cancer, company fights back Study finds that Nutella could cause cancer, company fights back
- January 12, 2017

Nutella deals in Italy rose 4 percent in the most recent four months of 2016, said Alessandro D'Este, the headof Ferrero's Italy business. Different substitutes, for example, sunflower oil, would change its character, as indicated by Ferrero. (more...)
Sinn Fein plea not to bring in 'bedroom tax' amid Stormont crisis
- January 12, 2017

The Sinn Fein Party has seven days to replace McGuinness but has said it will not choose another deputy first minister. There has been a decade of power-sharing between Sinn Fein, once the political arm of the IRA, and the DUP which have overcome fierce disagreements over rival marches, the legacy of the Troubles and constitutional issues. (more...)
CDC Outlines New Recommendations For Teenagers Receiving HPV Vaccine CDC Outlines New Recommendations For Teenagers Receiving HPV Vaccine
- January 12, 2017

Medical researchers from the University of SC have identified this new subtype of cervical cancer that, like other cervical cancers, is triggered by HPV but the virus does not control the growth of this type of cancer. Although HPV vaccines can prevent the majority of cervical, anal, oropharyngeal (middle throat) and other genital cancers, vaccination rates remain low across the USA, with just 41.9 percent of girls and 28.1 percent of boys completing the recommend vaccine series. (more...)
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)
- January 11, 2017

The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.67% and 1.53%. A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of MRK. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Merck & Co., Inc. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15th were paid a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 13th. Merck & Company's quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. (more...)
Taco shells made out of fried chicken are spreading across the USA Taco shells made out of fried chicken are spreading across the USA
- January 11, 2017

After testing the culinary invention in Bakersfield, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo., the California-based chain is rolling it out nationally January 26. In addition to the Naked Chicken Chalupa shell, Taco Bell also appears to be working on a dip-friendly fried chicken "chip" that looks a heck of a lot like a triangular chicken nugget. (more...)
Here's why you want to binge eat when you are drunk
- January 11, 2017

The "aperitif effect" is nothing to do with overindulgence, but your brain being tricked by the alcohol into entering "starvation" mode. Even decades ago, the consumption of alcohol has already been linked to overeating in humans, but stating the real reason as to why remains unclear and vague even to doctors and researchers. (more...)
Trump says he'll slash drug prices through federal bidding Trump says he'll slash drug prices through federal bidding
- January 11, 2017

The United States is "the largest buyer of drugs in the world" but does not bid properly, he said. "We have to get our drug industry coming back", Trump told reporters. This was the first press conference held by the President-elect since the election. Big Pharma was already struggling with a negative outlook for the year, as captured in a breakfast reception tied to the J.P. (more...)
James Harden Goes Off for 40 Points, 15 Rebounds, 10 Assists
- January 11, 2017

Now holding an 11-game road losing streak against the Rockets, Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets will need to be extremely attentive to MVP candidate James Harden if they want to pick up a big win in Houston on Tuesday night. After a block on the other end, Harden's layup put Houston ahead 115-111 with just over a minute to play. Harden also led the game in assists, with 10. (more...)
Prevagen, widely advertised memory aid pill, is bogus, federal lawsuit says
- January 11, 2017

Prevagen costs from $24 to $68 for a monthly supply and is sold at retailers such as Amazon, CVS, the Vitamin Shoppe, and Walgreens. Ads for the product on NBC, Fox News, CNN and other TV broadcast outlets feature charts that improperly show dramatic memory improvement among users, the federal regulator and state legal office charged in the federal court complaint filed in the Southern District of NY. (more...)
Reliance Jio's 4G speeds fastest among telcos in December, Trai data show Reliance Jio's 4G speeds fastest among telcos in December, Trai data show
- January 11, 2017

It's been almost 4 months since Reliance Jio launched their services and offered unlimited voice calling and 4G data free to customers who on boarded their network. On the other hand smaller operators like MTS lost 258,555 subscribers, RCOM lost 992,901 subscribers, and Tata Docomo lost 1.35 million users. Overall wireless subscriber base stood at 1.07 billion by the end of October, which increased from 1.04 billion as of September. (more...)
Flu Season Is Worsening — CDC Flu Season Is Worsening — CDC
- January 11, 2017

The vaccine is highly recommended for pregnant women and people at higher risk for the flu. The Washington Department of Health says the victims have been older people - two were over 50, and the rest were over 65, with several victims in their 80s or 90s. (more...)
Richland County under winter weather, wind advisories Tuesday Richland County under winter weather, wind advisories Tuesday
- January 11, 2017

About one-tenth of an inch of freezing rain and less than a half-inch of snow is expected for some areas this evening, forecasters said. Snow accumulation of around 1 inch is possible along with a glaze of ice. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins, and Cortland Counties from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday . (more...)
'Tortured' 10-year-old maid Tayyaba recovered 'Tortured' 10-year-old maid Tayyaba recovered
- January 11, 2017

On January 6, the child was scheduled to be produced before the medical board at Pims but she disappeared. The accused and all those who claimed to be her parents also appeared in the court. "It will take nearly a week to get the DNA report", he said. The report stated that the marks on Tayabba's body constituted of different burns and bruises. (more...)
America Ferrera, Katy Perry and Scarlett Johansson to join women's march America Ferrera, Katy Perry and Scarlett Johansson to join women's march
- January 11, 2017

Hollywood stars are to turn out in force for a women's march on Washington set to follow Donald Trump's inauguration as United States president. Additional announced participants include Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Debra Messing, Frances McDormand and Julianne Moore. (more...)
Passengers trapped on Movie World rollercoaster Passengers trapped on Movie World rollercoaster
- January 11, 2017

Movie World workers gave trapped passengers water as the operation continued, Young said. A Movie World safety audit carried out in the wake of the Dreamworld incident found all rides at the park were safe. They will look into whether heat played a role. Firefighters have been sent to climb the roller coaster to free passengers stuck at the top. The park faced a similar incident a year ago when the Green Lantern rollercoaster broke down, leaving a carriage of people stuck at the top. (more...)
Abbott Laboratories Expected to Post FY2016 Earnings of $2.18 Per Share (ABT)
- January 11, 2017

Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Abbott Laboratories (ABT), have changed -2.06% and -4.59%, respectively. The company reported its EPS on 10/19/2016. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $50. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 15th. (more...)
Eliminating federal funds for Planned Parenthood reckless Eliminating federal funds for Planned Parenthood reckless
- January 11, 2017

But the campaign has found such enormous support online-raising $32,000 from more than 750 donors in just one week-that the organizers have had to move their goalposts. However, their message is misleading, as the majority of federal money Planned Parenthood receives goes towards preventive health care, birth control, pregnancy tests and other women's health care services. (more...)
Charles high school cancels classes due to stomach virus Charles high school cancels classes due to stomach virus
- January 11, 2017

Overnight Monday, other schools throughout the district were also cleaned, as a precaution. The CDC recommends that people with norovirus be symptom free for 48 hours before returning to normal activities. The school has 2,500 total students and about 100 staffers. On the first day back from winter break, School District U46 spokeswoman Mary Fergus said its schools had no issues regarding low attendance rates. (more...)
Smoking Will Soon Kill 8M a Year Smoking Will Soon Kill 8M a Year
- January 11, 2017

Annual tax revenues from cigarettes globally could increase by 47 percent, or $140 billion, if all countries raised excise taxes by about 80 cents per pack, according to the report. But despite a drop in tobacco sales in some countries, the new report compiled by 70 public health experts show global rates of smokers are rising, meaning that figure will likely jump to 8 million in little over a decade. (more...)

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