Health


Chibok schoolgirls undergoing medical screening: minister
- May 17, 2017

The young women were joining those released earlier in government care in Abuja, where they were undergoing medical screening that will take a couple of weeks, Alhassan said. "We assume because they are abducted they are therefore likely to resist their captors". The Nigerian government on Sunday released the names of the freed girls but the list did not include the name, Sarah Yaga. (more...)
Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic
- May 17, 2017

And even while living in areas where abortion is criminalized. Several of the researchers have an affiliation with the group. "Our governments continue to shirk their responsibility to women despite having a clear mandate to introduce proper abortion access North and South, following the results of the Citizens" Assembly and various reports by human rights watchdogs, ' she continued . (more...)
More U.S., NY workers, job seekers test positive for drugs More U.S., NY workers, job seekers test positive for drugs
- May 17, 2017

Meanwhile, the number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive results for other drugs also rose, The Wall Street Journal reported. The index also shows that while much of the public attention is on marijuana and opiate use, it is cocaine that is on the upswing. It showed that 4.2 percent of drug tests came back positive last year, up from 4 percent the year before and the highest rate since 2004, when it was 4.5 percent. (more...)
Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision
- May 17, 2017

But in opening remarks, he cautioned that the USA was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken American commitments to the pact. We're appreciative that each of you has an important point of view and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns. (more...)
Baby found with nearly 100 rat bites, parents charged Baby found with nearly 100 rat bites, parents charged
- May 17, 2017

Barton said she urged her son to take the injured newborn to the hospital anyway. They admitted to police they knew they had a rodent problem and did nothing about it. Williams told detectives that she woke up to the infant crying at 5:30 a.m. and upon inspection, noticed the wound to the child's head and that the blood was dry. (more...)
Trump Team to Israel: Western Wall 'Not Your Territory'
- May 17, 2017

An official in Netanyahu's office expressed " astonishment" over the comment. "It would advance it by fixing a historic wrong and shatter the Palestinian illusion that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel". According to Channel 2, the same official told members of Netanyahu's team that Trump's visit to the Western Wall was a private visit and also added: "No way, why is this your business?" The letter asserted that the United States administration has pressured Israel in the ... (more...)
FDA: Diabetes Drug Increases Amputation Risk FDA: Diabetes Drug Increases Amputation Risk
- May 17, 2017

Canagliflozin was the first in a new class of type-2 diabetes drugs to work by forcing the kidneys to remove more sugar from the body in urine. FDA is requiring new warnings , including the most prominent Boxed Warning , to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk. (more...)
How lawmakers get their health care
- May 17, 2017

If states believe expanded Medicaid is worth keeping, he added, they should be willing to chip in less than half the cost. While much of the focus has been on how it would affect premiums and treat Americans with pre-existing conditions, the GOP bill also would cut $ 880 billion from Medicaid, Casey pointed out. (more...)
Everton to demand £50million for Ross Barkley Everton to demand £50million for Ross Barkley
- May 17, 2017

The rationale for such a figure is the current standing of Barkley, his age, and the likely calibre of club who will show an interest. Spurs have always been rumoured to be interested in Barkley, but Arsenal's apparent intrigue, as noted by the Mail's report, appears to be much newer. (more...)
The only Planned Parenthood clinic in Wyoming is closing The only Planned Parenthood clinic in Wyoming is closing
- May 17, 2017

Medicaid's "free choice of provider" provision is one of the only things standing between Planned Parenthood and the GOP's repeated efforts to "defund" it by preventing patients on Medicaid from getting care at its clinics. It would also test the new measure signed last month by President Trump. The decision to grant the waiver will fall to Tom Price, Trump's health secretary and a former congressman rated favorably by anti-abortion groups. (more...)
Road traffic accidents revealed to be the biggest killer of teenagers globally Road traffic accidents revealed to be the biggest killer of teenagers globally
- May 17, 2017

Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections and suicide are the biggest causes of death among adolescents. The WHO assures that most of these deaths could be prevented if the patients would have had access to decent health services and support from their peers. (more...)
Health unit getting head start on battling West Nile virus Health unit getting head start on battling West Nile virus
- May 17, 2017

Karen Smith. The CDC's findings highlight the need to emphasize the serious threat posed by Zika virus infection during pregnancy, and the critical need for pregnant women to continue taking measures to prevent Zika virus exposure through mosquito bites and sexual transmission. (more...)
Trump disclosure a breach of trust, if not law
- May 17, 2017

Typically, before disclosing intelligence to another country, there would be an evaluation of costs and benefits, close consultation with the US intelligence community, and detailed consideration of how much to say and in what words so as to mitigate risks. (more...)
Tanzania: Hypertension Kills, Know Your Blood Pressure Readings Today Tanzania: Hypertension Kills, Know Your Blood Pressure Readings Today
- May 17, 2017

This is in spite of their taking hypertensive medicines. The known fact is that hypertension increases the risk of strokes, heart attacks, heart disease, chronic kidney disease and vascular dementia, etc. The theme for this year is "know your blood pressure", which is coined by the World Hypertension League (WHL). "Reduction of only 5 mm mercury systolic blood pressure reduces incidence of stroke by nine per cent and coronary heart disease (CHD) by six per cent", said B.K. (more...)
5 killed in NC crash that closed Interstate 95 5 killed in NC crash that closed Interstate 95
- May 17, 2017

Four other people were injured, three of whom had to be airlifted to the hospital. Two sport utility vehicles also caught fire. The interstate was reopened in both directions around 1:30 a.m. One of the trucks involved was a tanker, but the trailer did not ignite. A special response team out of Fayetteville was called to handle hazardous material at the scene, Chavis said. (more...)
Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert
- May 17, 2017

Developers of the WannaCry malware were able to use a tool developed by the National Security Agency called EternalBlue, which exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows XP. Chinese government bodies from transport, social security, industry watchdogs and immigration said they had suspended services ranging from processing applications to traffic crime enforcement. (more...)
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO) Experiencing Unusual Activity Mid-day
- May 17, 2017

One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Shoe Carnival had 11 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in Sangamo Therapeutics by 49.9% in the first quarter. Finally, United Services Automobile Association purchased a new position in shares of Sangamo Therapeutics during the first quarter worth $1,394,000. (more...)
No laughing matter: writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes No laughing matter: writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes
- May 17, 2017

She rejected two of them, one because a Conan writer was able to prove that they pitched their joke in a meeting before Kaseberg posted his, and another because the Conan punchline was just different enough. "And if you live on Bruce Jenner Cul-de-Sac, it will now be called a Cul-de-No-Sac". "You know it has been a cold winter when even a monument has shrinkage". (more...)
US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster' US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
- May 17, 2017

Han told the South Korean National Assembly defense committee that the recently deployed USA -led Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad ) system's powerful X-band radar was able to detect the missile launched on Sunday. The Russian Defense Ministry said the missile splash was over 300 miles (500 kilometers) away. Communications were severed by the North past year, Lee said, in the wake of new sanctions following North Korea's fifth nuclear test and Pyongyang's decision to shut down a ... (more...)
Are you protected? How to avoid ransomware attacks Are you protected? How to avoid ransomware attacks
- May 17, 2017

Cyber bad guys have spread ransomware, known as WannaCry , to computers around the world. And the hackers warned that they would delete all files on infected systems if no payment was received within seven days. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible". "However, if we look at the bigger picture, then I believe that Microsoft is doing a disservice to customers, as it is now less likely that those remaining on these obsolete versions will actually upgrade". (more...)

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