Health


New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue' New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'
- May 25, 2017

Adhanom has proven himself an accomplished statesman who will be in the best position to fulfill his mandate as the new head of World Health Organization , said a statement from the East African regional bloc. He noted that when he was growing up in Ethiopia , his 7-year-old brother was killed by a common childhood disease, and it easily could have been him. (more...)
Decision Day in Vermont: Will the Green Mountain State Legalize Pot? Decision Day in Vermont: Will the Green Mountain State Legalize Pot?
- May 25, 2017

We won't fault anyone for wanting to take their time and do this right, but while we await the "Perfect Pot Bill" we're still living with a failed prohibition system. In vetoing the measure to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug for adults and to pave the way for a regulated market in the state, Republican Governor Phil Scott stressed he was not philosophically opposed to the concept, which he said he views "through a libertarian lens". (more...)
Italian officials: 20 migrants dead after vessel capsizes off Libya
- May 25, 2017

At least 34 people including young children drowned on Wednesday (May 24) when they fell off an overloaded migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, where tensions are rising between aid ships and the Libyan coastguard. 'These extremely vulnerable children need action now'. More than 50,000 migrants have reached Italy so far in 2017, a 46 percent increase compared to past year, according to data provided by the Italian Interior Ministry. (more...)
Amber Alert cancelled after 1-year-old Columbus, Ind. boy found safe Amber Alert cancelled after 1-year-old Columbus, Ind. boy found safe
- May 25, 2017

He has blonde hair and blue eyes, and was not wearing any clothes the last time he was seen. Police say Solomon Isiah Rhoades was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Andrea Rhoades. Solomon is described as a 1-year-old white male, standing 2-feet, 6-inches tall. The suspect is driving a gray 2003 Chevrolet Blazer with IN plate number XVK 853. (more...)
VLC, other players vulnerable to subtitles attack VLC, other players vulnerable to subtitles attack
- May 25, 2017

Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide - attack by subtitles. In a YouTube video, Check Point researchers demoed the attack and showed how this previously unknown vulnerability grants an attacker full control over the affected computer. (more...)
3 of the most painful cuts in Donald Trump's new budget
- May 24, 2017

Social Security and Medicare remain untouched. She says she turned it down but doesn't think many others would have done the same. These would include USD193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), $21 billion from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). (more...)
Which Microsoft Computers Were Affected Most by WannaCry? Which Microsoft Computers Were Affected Most by WannaCry?
- May 24, 2017

You're safer with the latest updates whether we're talking Mac or Linux, and we have no idea which kind of computer will be targeted next. Quick Heal technologies have detected 48,000 attacks across India. After taking down a number of UK National Health Service (NHS) trust and hospital systems, Microsoft issued an emergency patch in what is an unusual move for legacy, unsupported operating systems. (more...)
Prince George, Princess Charlotte on best behavior at Pippa Middleton wedding
- May 24, 2017

Kate Middleton's husband, Prince William , and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte all attended what the papers are calling "the wedding of the year". Prince William and Prince Harry arrived together wearing formal morning suits . Traditionally it has been inappropriate to wear black or white to a wedding, unless you are the bride or groom of course. (more...)
Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9 Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9
- May 24, 2017

CDPH officers seized four bags of cheese sauce from the gas station. Tests have confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento, Calif . Homemade foods that have been improperly canned, preserved, or fermented are common sources. Botulism food poisoning can be treated with an antitoxin, but that is only available through hospitals, which request it from the government. (more...)
Dong divests $1.3bn oil assets Dong divests $1.3bn oil assets
- May 24, 2017

Dong's oil and gas assets include stakes in Ormen Lange, the second largest gas field in Norwegian waters, and Laggan-Tormore, a new gas field west of Shetland which came on-stream early a year ago. INEOS has much to offer this business, bringing its proven track record in operating complex assets of this nature to further maximise the economic recovery of the hydrocarbons in the acquired portfolio. (more...)
Alec Baldwin: 'I thought I'd die' alone of dreaded disease Alec Baldwin: 'I thought I'd die' alone of dreaded disease
- May 24, 2017

While he can't speculate on Baldwin's case, he says he's glad the actor is speaking up and helping to raise money for more research on the disease. Ottawa is now an at-risk area for Lyme disease after Ottawa Public Health found more than 20 per cent of ticks tested positive for the bacteria previous year. (more...)
A new Director-General for the World Health Organization A new Director-General for the World Health Organization
- May 24, 2017

Tedros pledged he will transform World Health Organization into the world-class workforce and to place accountability, transparency and sustainable improvement in the culture of WHO. As it stands, 185 member states attending WHO's World Health Assembly are eligible to cast ballots Tuesday afternoon. He has a doctorate in community health. (more...)
Manchester police name suspect in Manchester Arena bomb attack
- May 24, 2017

The 02 Arena has included this statement on their site . "This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives", British Prime Minister Theresa May said. (more...)
Shaken music world cancels shows, ups security after concert bombing
- May 24, 2017

After the 2005 suicide bombings that killed 52 people riding subways and a bus in London, Britain installed barriers around airports, transportation hubs and government buildings. "They've not had any money, they've been stranded", he told Channel 4 News. Much of the chaos was captured on video and quickly posted to social media, creating an indelible record of the night as it turned from a celebratory concert to a terrifying and deadly incident. (more...)
Investigators hunt for accomplices of Manchester Arena bomber
- May 24, 2017

This the third time that Britain had raised the threat level to critical . "The police have asked for authorisation to deploy a number of armed military personnel in support of their armed officers". Medical officials said 12 children under the age of 16 were among those injured in the suicide bombing attack at a pop concert in England's second-largest city. (more...)
Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget cuts deeply into safety net programs, Medicaid
- May 24, 2017

Mr. Trump, however, also promised not to cut Medicaid on the campaign trail. It's easy to see why President Donald Trump was 6,000 miles away when his first budget was unveiled today: It's politically perilous for his Republican Party and would be a policy disaster. (more...)
Chocolates may lower 'heart flutter' risk Chocolates may lower 'heart flutter' risk
- May 24, 2017

An irregular heart rhythm , often with features of a very fast heart rate is referred to as atrial fibrillation . This is an observational study, so no firm conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect, added to which milk may lower levels of the beneficial compounds in chocolate thought to have a role in the favourable associations found between chocolate and heart health . (more...)
China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on US sanctions push China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on US sanctions push
- May 24, 2017

The Yomiuri Shimbun In response to repeated ballistic missile launches by North Korea , the government is considering strengthening its measures against the isolated nation, particularly through "secondary sanctions", which would target enterprises and banking institutions from third-party countries, including China, with connections to North Korea , according to sources. (more...)
Ahok's family withdraws appeal against blasphemy conviction Ahok's family withdraws appeal against blasphemy conviction
- May 24, 2017

The call came as the family of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama , known as Ahok, unexpectedly withdrew an appeal against his conviction and two-year jail term for blasphemy, which had been submitted by his lawyers just hours earlier. On Monday, the United Nations urged Indonesia's government to overturn the verdict against Ahok and repeal its blasphemy laws. "We urge the government to overturn Mr Purnama's sentence on appeal or to extend to him whatever form of clemency may be available under ... (more...)
Ethiopia's Tedros Picked To Lead World Health Organization
- May 24, 2017

David Nabarro is up against Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Sania Nishtar of Pakistan in the race to be named World Health Organization director-general. Dealing with epidemics is only part of the responsibilities of the WHO. The WHO director-general wields considerable power in setting medical priorities that affect billions of people and declaring when disease outbreaks evolve into global emergencies. (more...)

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