Health


Merck pulls plug on late-stage Alzheimer's trial
- February 16, 2017

The phase 2/3 randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, double-blind Epoch study assessed the efficacy and safety of two oral doses of verubecestat, including 12mg and 40 mg, administered once-daily against placebo in patients with mild-to-moderate AD now using standard of care treatment. (more...)
India's Exports Rise For Fifth Straight Month; Up 4.3% In January India's Exports Rise For Fifth Straight Month; Up 4.3% In January
- February 16, 2017

In an indication of muted demand following the demonetisation move, gold imports fell by 29.94 per cent last month to $2.04 billion from $2.91 billion in January 2016. "While continuous positive growth in exports for last 5 months is encouraging, the slowdown in global trade is equally affecting us". "Increasing protectionism, volatility in currencies and uncertainties clouding over global economy pose major challenges for export sector in 2017", he cautioned. (more...)
Texas Backs Trump In Legal Fight Over Refugee Order
- February 16, 2017

Attorney General Ken Paxton and Solicitor General Scott Keller filed an amicus (or "friend-of-the-court") brief urging the 9th Circuit to review last week's ruling en banc, a procedure in which a panel of 11 judges would revisit the decision. (more...)
NATO Chief Says Increased Defense Spending Top Priority after Trump Calls
- February 16, 2017

But Mattis will undoubtedly prove a popular attraction for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries seeking reassurance that the U.S.is not going to abandon them in the future. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The resignation has caused some lawmakers to call for an investigation into the Trump administration's relationship with the Kremlin. (more...)
Editas Medicine's Stock Soars After Favorable Ruling In CRISPR Patent Dispute Editas Medicine's Stock Soars After Favorable Ruling In CRISPR Patent Dispute
- February 16, 2017

Bio-technologists call CRISPR " the disruptor ", a major advance that will change the future of genetic science research because it's much easier to use than other gene-editing tools. CRISPR was first developed by Jennifer Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, and Emmanuelle Charpentier , now at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. (more...)
Men too could get the baby blues
- February 16, 2017

While pre-natal and post-natal depression has been examined extensively in mothers, fathers were often left out in the cold, an Auckland University study says. Study leader Dr Lisa Underwood said: "Antenatal and postnatal depression are known to be common and associated with poor outcomes for women and their children". (more...)
'Outlander' Season 3 To Premiere In September On Starz
- February 15, 2017

Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik revealed that everyone involved thought it was for the best to delay the premiere in order to make the show the best it can possibly be. She disclosed that the fans missed a lot of intimacy between Jamie and Claire in " Outlander " Season 2. Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television said, "With the scope of the production and all of the intricate details that go into the Emmy®-nominated sets and ... (more...)
Child flu death reported in Pitt County
- February 15, 2017

An increase in the number cases of the flu in the Wichita Falls area is causing some concern for Midwestern State University. Takoma also has signs posted in its lobby to warn of flu risks with available masks and hand sanitizer available for visitors. (more...)
'Hidden Figures' to Host Free Screenings This Weekend for Black History Month
- February 15, 2017

Fox and AMC Theatres have arranged a series of free screenings of the movie on February 18 to coincide with Black History Month. You can fill out the form to reserve your free tickets online here . In addition to its three Oscar nominations - including for best picture - director Theodore Melfi's film has proven to be a box-office hit. It stars Taraji Henson as the mathematician Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer as pioneering programmer Dorothy Vaughan, and Janelle Monae as the aspiring ... (more...)
NYPD Officers Taser Pregnant Teen During Arrest in The Bronx NYPD Officers Taser Pregnant Teen During Arrest in The Bronx
- February 15, 2017

She was filmed yelling at the cops: 'Get off of me, get off of me!', while witnesses screamed that the young woman was pregnant right before she was tasered. "The officer said, 'Oh, since you're refusing, ' he grabbed my arm and I got pulled into the crowd of cops", said Rosario. "I was screaming I was pregnant the whole time". (more...)
Jessa Duggar Seewald and husband Ben reveal the name of newborn son
- February 15, 2017

It took " Counting On " stars Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband Ben Seewald quite some time to select the flawless name for their second son, but they finally announced on Monday that they've come up with a meaningful name for him: Henry Wilberforce Seewald. (more...)
Stock to watch: Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO)
- February 15, 2017

According to the most recently released broker notes, 1 analyst has a rating of "strong buy" on the stock, 4 analysts "buy", 13 analysts "neutral", 2 analysts "sell" and 1 analysts "strong sell". The technical rating goes from one, the weakest upside technical, to five, the highest upside technical and focuses on the real-time stock price relative to various moving averages as well as moving averages relative to each other. (more...)
Cooling Caps Might Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotheraphy
- February 15, 2017

Others are put off from it because they have been given the wrong misconceptions of what it is actually like". While side effects included headaches, dizziness, nausea, and skin ulceration, one study found those who used scalp cooling reported lower rates of feeling dissatisfied with their bodies after treatment. (more...)
Logan: Fox originally concerned about movie's tone Logan: Fox originally concerned about movie's tone
- February 15, 2017

This March 3, "X-Men" fans will finally bid goodbye to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine with " Logan ", the highly anticipated final film in the "Wolverine" franchise. In fact, Logan is so different from other comic book movies that Fox executives were anxious about the tone of the movie. The paradigm for it was a Western, and my colleagues were up in arms. (more...)
Science Says You should Get Married to Relieve Stress
- February 15, 2017

This finding supports the assumption that people who are not married are confronted with more psychological stress than people who are married. Prolonged stress is associated with increased levels of cortisol which can interfere with the bodys ability to regulate inflammation, which in turn promotes the development and progression of many diseases. (more...)
Killed, 2 Sickened by Disease Linked to Rat Urine: NYC Health Officials Killed, 2 Sickened by Disease Linked to Rat Urine: NYC Health Officials
- February 15, 2017

Flores lives in a basement apartment at 750 Grand Concourse-city officials issued a vacate order for basement apartments in that building on Tuesday. According to the local Health Department, two patients were diagnosed with leptospirosis in December, and another one in February. (more...)
Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research
- February 15, 2017

Comparatively, growth in the past five years was 18.9 percent (per annum). For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Spectra Energy Corp.is 10.7%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 11.4%. The Company now has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.3 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 7.1 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 4.9% with Gross margin of 70.9 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 23.6% and 12.3% respectively. (more...)
United Kingdom gets United Kingdom gets "final warning" over air pollution
- February 15, 2017

The commission has sent a final warning to the United Kingdom, accusing it of having failed to address breaches in 16 areas, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. This was nearly three times the number of deaths by road traffic accidents in the same year, it added. The EU legislation on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe, setting air quality limits for the EU states and envisaging legal action in case of breaches, came into effect in 2008. (more...)
Why Do Men Go Bald? Science Finally Has The Answer Why Do Men Go Bald? Science Finally Has The Answer
- February 15, 2017

He spoke in a news release from the journal PLOS Genetics , which published the findings February 14. The genetic markers were the crucial and potential agents of male pattern baldness. HAIR LOSS What is alopecia and is there a cure for male pattern baldness? Those with fewer-than-average hair loss genes were predictably less likely to go bald. (more...)
Oroville Dam: Residents return home despite threat of new storm Oroville Dam: Residents return home despite threat of new storm
- February 15, 2017

Helicopters have been dropping bags of rocks into the gouged portion in an effort to plug the hole. Because of the main spillway's damage, water has been pouring into the emergency spillway. Should extreme rain and flooding occur, the groups warned that the excess water could overwhelm the main concrete spillway and flow into the auxiliary spillway. (more...)

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