Health


3D-printed artificial heart beats just like the real thing 3D-printed artificial heart beats just like the real thing
- July 15, 2017

The silicone artificial heart is part of the Medicine department's Zurich Heart Project which brings together 20 research groups from Zurich and Berlin. After this, the material can no longer withstand the strain and it starts to falls apart. For the next prototype, the researchers plan on significantly improving the tensile strength so the artificial heart can beat on for hours if it has to. (more...)
Dying Army veteran's last wish: a call from you Dying Army veteran's last wish: a call from you
- July 15, 2017

The Arizona Republic said the best time to call or text is between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. CT. Hernandez, who lives with his wife, Ernestine Hernandez, in New Braunfels, Texas , has had three brain surgeries, but still has continuous strokes that have affected his vision and cognitive abilities, according to the Arizona Central. (more...)
Kid Rock running for Senate Kid Rock running for Senate
- July 14, 2017

After originally shooting for a 2016 release , Rock continued working on the project - at one point even scrapping much of the existing material and starting from scratch, according to sources close to the musician. Of course, some believed that proved the hitmaker's announcement was just a promotional stunt. Huh. While Kid Rock's hard living rock-and-roll lifestyle, which includes a sex tape and assault charges, would traditionally be considered a liability for a political candidate, the ... (more...)
Meira Kumar meets Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati Meira Kumar meets Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati
- July 14, 2017

Senior party leaders Sanjay Singh, Dilip Pandey and Ashutosh made the announcement after the AAP's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) meeting. "The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) headed by (Delhi) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has chose to support the united opposition candidate Meira Kumar", party leader Sanjay Singh said here. (more...)
Kit Harington Auditions for Other GoT Roles Kit Harington Auditions for Other GoT Roles
- July 14, 2017

A wise, fictional character unassociated with the " Game of Thrones " franchise once said something along the lines of, " Some people just want to watch the world burn". Recall that Season 2 ended with Sam coming face to face with an army of White Walkers. We also see Brienne of Tarth and Podrick in a duel practice in the courtyard (or maybe even fighting about something real this time ). (more...)
Indian shares pause after record rally; TCS slides Indian shares pause after record rally; TCS slides
- July 14, 2017

However, profit bookings and caution ahead of IT major Tata Consultancy Services' ( TCS ) quarterly numbers capped gains. The Nifty50 on Friday ended 5 points down at 9,886.35. "Nifty, Sensex closed flat for Friday". Both Sensex and Nifty have rallied around 2 per cent in this week. "FMCG, healthcare, metals, consumer durables, auto, capital goods all closed in the green, whereas oil and gas ended in the red". (more...)
Toxic chemicals found in boxed mac and cheese Toxic chemicals found in boxed mac and cheese
- July 14, 2017

In products such as cheese mixes, including the organic ones, the concentration of phthalates was found to be four times higher than the permissible limit. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not banned their presence in foods, though a 2014 report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission urged federal agencies to assess risks "with a view to supporting risk-management steps". (more...)
Beyonce shares first photo of newborn twins and confirms their names Beyonce shares first photo of newborn twins and confirms their names
- July 14, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel used the birth of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's twins, plus celebrities' reputation for giving children unusual names , to prank the unsuspecting public outside his Hollywood Blvd. She wore designer pieces from Gucci, Valentino, Halston Heritage and Belgian label A.F. Vandevorst, to name a few. The segment shows an interviewer telling random bystanders on the street made-up names for Hov and Queen Bey's twins, which includes pairings such as Cucumber and Uvula, Denver and Omelette and ... (more...)
Analysts Take on AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS)
- July 13, 2017

For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $12.43 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $12.07 billion to $13.08 billion. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in United States Steel Corporation by 10.1% in the first quarter. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of AKS in report on Friday, June 23 to "Buy" rating. (more...)
Parents of terminally-ill baby in court for ruling on treatment Parents of terminally-ill baby in court for ruling on treatment
- July 13, 2017

Grant Armstrong, leading Charlie's parents' legal team, indicated that the couple thought they had new evidence. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say therapy proposed by a doctor in America is experimental and will not help. (more...)
Bollywood set to 'stomp', 'rock' NY with IIFA show Bollywood set to 'stomp', 'rock' NY with IIFA show
- July 13, 2017

Everyone is excited for an upcoming IIFA awards the venue for which has been decided as NY from July 13 to 16. "We also have a special tribute to AR Rahman". For Friday evening, there's IIFA Rocks - a musical gala at the MetLife Stadium, featuring the Oscar winning composer Rahman performing live to celebrate his 25th anniversary in filmdom. (more...)
Stanford researchers find intriguing clues about obesity by counting steps via smartphones Stanford researchers find intriguing clues about obesity by counting steps via smartphones
- July 13, 2017

What surprised researchers, however, was how greatly this gender step gap varied from country to country with negative consequences for women. However, the researchers found that women recorded comparatively less activity than men in places that are less walkable. (more...)
Tufts nurses set to end strike; not welcome back at work yet Tufts nurses set to end strike; not welcome back at work yet
- July 13, 2017

The sticking point, hospital officials say, has been the retirement plan. Hospital officials have said that they plan to use temporary workers while the nurses are on strike and to lock the nurses out for an additional four days following the strike. (more...)
Still counting demonitised notes, says RBI Governor Still counting demonitised notes, says RBI Governor
- July 13, 2017

The session is scheduled to start on July 17 and is expected to conclude on August 11. In January too, the RBI governor had appeared before the committee and had told the members that he would submit a statement on the amount of money that came back into the system after demonetisation. (more...)
Two Hoosiers test positive for rare Heartland virus transmitted by tick bite Two Hoosiers test positive for rare Heartland virus transmitted by tick bite
- July 13, 2017

Most cases have required hospitalization. The state health department confirmed the same day that a resident had contracted Bourbon virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures and memory loss. (more...)
French President Macron Under Fire Over Africa 'Civilization' Comments French President Macron Under Fire Over Africa 'Civilization' Comments
- July 13, 2017

Macron later said the aggression was intentional, but at last week's G20 summit in Germany the two men appeared far more relaxed. "Everything he does is very deliberate, very purposeful", says Jeremy Lagalee , a French lawyer in DC who is active with an En Marche! chapter in Washington that claims about 200 members. (more...)
Milan, l'agente di Biglia a Milano Milan, l'agente di Biglia a Milano
- July 13, 2017

Probabile cambio in cabina di regia per la Lazio: la possibile cessione di Biglia al Milan , potrebbe aprire le porte di Formello a Tolgay Arslan , attuale regista di centrocampo del Besiktas . Dopo giorni di attesa, e appuntamenti posticipati, Lucas Biglia ha raggiunto la clinica Paideia per le visite mediche di rito. Con l'argentino Lucas Biglia sempre più vicino al trasferimento al Milan , la Lazio deve necessariamente guardarsi un po' intorno alla ricerca di un sostituto ... (more...)
Yemen cholera epidemic: 300000 cases confirmed but vaccine plans 'on hold' Yemen cholera epidemic: 300000 cases confirmed but vaccine plans 'on hold'
- July 12, 2017

The collapse of Yemen's infrastructure after more than two years of war between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthi rebels, who control Sanaa has made for a "perfect storm for cholera", according to the WHO. "The actual system is in complete collapse", he said. The vaccines have to be kept in cold storage, and patients should receive a follow-up vaccination after the first one. (more...)
Darjeeling shutdown to continue as protestors plan hunger strike Darjeeling shutdown to continue as protestors plan hunger strike
- July 12, 2017

Sharma of Gorkha Rajya Nirman Morcha, and Pratap Kanti of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League, a source close to the GMCC said. Pro-Gorkhaland parties have made a decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of Nepali poet Bhanubhakta Acharya on July 13 as "Gorkha Jaati Ekta Diwas" and return all awards given by the West Bengal government on the same day. (more...)
Kannur: Nine CPI (M) workers injured in bomb attack Kannur: Nine CPI (M) workers injured in bomb attack
- July 12, 2017

In the clashes that broke out on Tuesday evening, eight Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) workers were injured and the offices of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the RSS were attacked, the report said. Following this, the BJP workers attacked the houses of three CPI (M) workers at Kakkanpara. Kannur district is infamous for political violence between the BJP and CPM, with a history running over three decades. (more...)

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