Health


Mosquito Spit Vaccine Would Fight Malaria, Zika, West Nile, Too
- February 24, 2017

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are testing a new vaccine studied to target mosquito saliva to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. Investigators will then take blood samples to determine if vaccinated participants experience modified response to mosquito bites. The investigational vaccine, called AGS-v, was developed by the London-based pharmaceutical company SEEK, which has since formed a joint venture with hVIVO in London. (more...)
There is now a transgender doll modelled after inspiring teen Jazz Jennings
- February 24, 2017

Tonner Doll Company unveiled the first "transgender" doll at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend . It is based on the likeness of 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, who was born a boy, but lives as a girl. Since then, the Florida teen has made television appearances and toured the country as an advocate for transgender youth, addressing schools, universities and conferences. (more...)
Chronic stress linked to a bigger waistline in new study Chronic stress linked to a bigger waistline in new study
- February 24, 2017

This represented approximately two months' hair growth with associated accumulated levels of cortisol. And these foods - often high in fat, sugar, and calories - can lead to weight gain around the waist. But she added that the participants were older and their levels of cortisol may differ to younger adults. Susan K. Fried, Ph.D., an obesity expert and professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, notes that the findings "are consistent with ... (more...)
Pope: Christians Leading Double Lives Destroy Through Scandal
- February 24, 2017

World Food Program. Pope Francis on Thursday criticized Catholics leading a " double life ", such as those who assert they are "very Catholic" yet fail to pay their workers a fair wage. During a speech delivered earlier today in Rome, the head of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church delivered another criticism of some members. (more...)
Leicester City sacks manager Claudio Ranieri
- February 24, 2017

February 23, 2016: A year from what turns out to be the day of his sacking, Ranieri's Leicester are two points clear at the top of the Premier League table. "It was never our expectation that the extraordinary feats of last season should be replicated this season". Although they were able to advance to the knockout round, the cost was poor showing after poor showing in the Premier League, putting them in the hole they're in now. (more...)
Baby born to become an organ donor
- February 23, 2017

The couple learned that their daughter would be born without a brain and would not survive much longer after her birth. Royce's post has garnered more than 15,000 likes and almost 6,000 shares by Wednesday morning, just five days after it went live. (more...)
'Partridge Family' heartthrob David Cassidy has dementia
- February 23, 2017

Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. Cassidy revealed his illness after a shocking performance on stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, just outside Los Angeles, on Saturday night during which he forgot lyrics, slurred his words and at one point fell over. (more...)
Traders Alert MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA), Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) Traders Alert MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA), Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC)
- February 23, 2017

For the quarter, revenue came in at 4.85B versus consensus estimate of 4.78B. Raymond James Downgrades the stock to Market Perform on 11/10/16 with no specific Price Target. The stock has relative volume of 0.61. Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC)'s growth estimate is -40 percent for the current quarter. The stock gained 0.98% the day following the earnings data was made public, and on 7th day price change was -1.58%. (more...)
Clever teenagers twice as likely to smoke cannabis, study finds Clever teenagers twice as likely to smoke cannabis, study finds
- February 23, 2017

Ultimately, they found that during their early teens, high-achieving pupils were less likely to smoke cigarettes. "Clever pupils were 50 percent more likely to use this substance occasionally and almost twice as likely to use persistently than those who weren't as clever". (more...)
FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE:FCH) Insider Ownership stands at 1.3
- February 23, 2017

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FelCor Lodging Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. The Relative Volume of the company is 4.5 and Average Volume (3 months) is 1.28 million. FBR & Co downgraded shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and set a $8.00 target price on the stock.in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. (more...)
Announced Argos Therapeutics (NDAQ:ARGS), cutting its target to $2.00 earlier today Announced Argos Therapeutics (NDAQ:ARGS), cutting its target to $2.00 earlier today
- February 23, 2017

Several analysts are now covering the company. On Wednesday, Shares of Argos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ARGS) lost -66.48% to $1.48. The company reported the earnings of $-0.32/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $-0.35/share. (more...)
Dense fog reduces visibility in parts of New Jersey
- February 23, 2017

Use low beams, reduce speed, and give extra distance between your vehicle and other vehicles. There will be drizzle in some areas Friday with scattered showers between 10 a.m. Winter will return by Saturday when the high will be 36 degrees and there is a chance of snow, says the weather service. Gusty winds up to 40 miles per hour are possible with that system. (more...)
Deputy: 3 women and 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi Deputy: 3 women and 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi
- February 23, 2017

Lauderdale County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Ward Calhoun says authorities are questioning people, but have no suspects yet in the shooting deaths. 'It's fair to characterize this as a domestic violence incident, ' Calhoun said. "I want to know who did it". "It's hard because once they're gone, they're gone". Among the people shot was a 5-year-old boy. The crime scene unit from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrived late Tuesday morning to assist. (more...)
Glanbia FY Pretax Profit Rises; Proposes To Sell 60% Of Dairy Ireland Glanbia FY Pretax Profit Rises; Proposes To Sell 60% Of Dairy Ireland
- February 23, 2017

Glanbia on Wednesday reported an 11-percent increase in earnings per share, topping a forecast range of 8-10 percent. "It brings together in a single structure the ownership operations and objectives of Glanbia's Irish dairy and agri-businesses". (more...)
US, China affirm importance of ties, agree on N. Korea
- February 23, 2017

About 40 percent of North Korea's foreign currency is said to be earned from coal exports to China. They also agreed on the need to deal with the threats posed by North Korea with respect to its missile and nuclear launches. Will China's coal ban hurt North Korea? . Trump's economic team is stacked with skeptics of Beijing, and his national security team includes such China hawks as Mattis and Army Lt. (more...)
Hunters fight so-called 'feral hog apocalypse' in Texas Hunters fight so-called 'feral hog apocalypse' in Texas
- February 23, 2017

But hog hunters aren't so thrilled. Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each year to the state's agricultural businesses by tearing up crops and pastures, knocking down fences and ruining equipment. (more...)
People should eat 10 fruit and veg per day
- February 23, 2017

The study, which analyzed 95 cases of vegetable and fruit consumption, found that while the recommended five portions of produce a day were beneficial, 10 portions were even better. You can think of an "portion" as roughly one small banana, apple, pear or large mandarin - or three heaped tablespoons of cooked spinach, peas, broccoli or cauliflower (each portion should weigh in at around 80g). (more...)
Milind Soman Raises The Bar, Goes From 'Ironman' to 'Ultraman' Milind Soman Raises The Bar, Goes From 'Ironman' to 'Ultraman'
- February 23, 2017

Here, he covered a total distance of 517.5 km in just three days and, that too, under hard conditions. The triathlon includes a 3.8-km swim, a 180.2-km cycle ride and 42.2-km run race to be completed within 17 hours to win the title "Ironman". (more...)
Barclays sees annual profits almost treble to £3.2bn Barclays sees annual profits almost treble to £3.2bn
- February 23, 2017

It added operating costs fell 12% to £16.3bn "reflecting lower litigation and conduct charges". Barclays increased its bonus payments for the year to £1.bn from £788mln while the total incentive awards granted remained broadly unchanged as it reduced its deferred bonuses, commissions and other incentives. (more...)
Is China pushing trump to talk to N. Korea?
- February 23, 2017

The fact is that the February 12 test did not involve a long-range ballistic missile, which North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un had said in his New Year's Day speech was nearly ready for launch . Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon's top policy official in the Obama administration, called for a policy of engagement and pressure, saying pressuring China alone has its limits, given Beijing's waning influence on Pyongyang. (more...)

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