Health


Even A Tiny Dip In Measles Vaccinations Could Have Disastrous Consequences Even A Tiny Dip In Measles Vaccinations Could Have Disastrous Consequences
- July 26, 2017

EVEN a slight drop in the number of children receiving measles vaccinations could triple the number of cases of the disease, according to a U.S. study released on Monday. Vaccinations have been largely successful at suppressing measles in the USA, but a few dozen to a few hundred cases occur each year, typically when unvaccinated citizens travel overseas and unknowingly bring the virus back with them. (more...)
Child Living With HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008 Child Living With HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008
- July 26, 2017

The launch of the new coalition comes shortly after a new UNAIDS report, Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90-90-90 targets, showed that more than half of all people living with HIV now have access to HIV treatment and that AIDS-related deaths have nearly halved since 2005. (more...)
ICRC Says Yemen Cholera Cases Will Double ICRC Says Yemen Cholera Cases Will Double
- July 25, 2017

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that the current number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen will at least double by the end of 2017 to reach 600,000 cases. "Further deaths can be prevented, but warring parties must ease restrictions and allow the import of medicines, food and essential supplies and they must show restraint in the way they conduct warfare". (more...)
HIV Patient Maintains Low Viral Load Despite No Antiretroviral Drug HIV Patient Maintains Low Viral Load Despite No Antiretroviral Drug
- July 25, 2017

Namely, they offered details on the status of a child born with HIV which, after being treated as an infant, is still in remission even nearly nine years later. And in 2015, researchers reported on a 3-month-old who was treated for roughly six years - and remained disease-free until age 18. She was then placed on a deferred antiretroviral therapy (ART). (more...)
Remaining Inside EU Customs Union Would Be A 'Disaster,' Says Barry Gardiner Remaining Inside EU Customs Union Would Be A 'Disaster,' Says Barry Gardiner
- July 25, 2017

Frontbencher Chuka Umunna , the pro-EU Labour MP for Streatham, said: "The overwhelming majority of Labour members think we should be fighting to stay in the single market". Mr Gardiner told Westminster Hour on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday: "Countries like Turkey have a separate customs union agreement, but the trouble with that is that it gives you an asymmetrical... (more...)
Bank warns on Bank warns on "spiral of complacency" over consumer credit
- July 25, 2017

Mr Brazier said firms risk losing out if used auto prices fall because PCP buyers would hand vehicles back after three years rather than buy them outright, which would force prices down even further. Brazier highlighted vehicle loans, saying so-called personal contract purchase or PCP from the finance arms of automakers now finance nearly four in five new auto purchases. (more...)
Study shows money CAN buy you happiness Study shows money CAN buy you happiness
- July 25, 2017

They found that people felt happier when they spent money on a time saving purchase than a material one. This has also been seen on a more global scale. "But our results suggest that buying time has similar benefits for happiness as having more money". If you feel pressed for time, your life satisfaction can be improved by trading money for minutes that you can use as you wish. (more...)
Strong gusts help wind power to smash records in Scotland Strong gusts help wind power to smash records in Scotland
- July 25, 2017

The UK also is home to the world's largest wind turbines at the Burbo Bank wind farm capable of generating enough electricity to power the average home for 29 hours with a single rotation of its giant blades. According to a report on Statoil's website , the production costs for the turbines have already fallen by between 60 per cent and 70 per cent, and are expected to fall to by as much as 50 per cent on future projects . (more...)
FDA Links Deadly Salmonella Outbreak to a Type of Mexican Papaya FDA Links Deadly Salmonella Outbreak to a Type of Mexican Papaya
- July 25, 2017

Maradol papayas are large, oval fruits that weigh 3 or more pounds, have green skin that turns yellow when ripe, and have salmon-colored flesh. Though most individuals do not need treatment to make a recovery, those who develop severe diarrhea may need to be hospitalised. (more...)
Scientist discovers new species of sunfish in New Zealand Scientist discovers new species of sunfish in New Zealand
- July 25, 2017

Sunfish develop their truncated, bullet-like shape because they are born with a back fin that never grows. But despite having DNA samples that proved the presence of an unknown species, nobody knew exactly what it looked like. Nyegaard noted the hoodwinker is the first addition to the sunfish family in 130 years. "The process we had to go through to confirm its new species status included consulting publications from as far back as the 1500s, some of which also included descriptions of ... (more...)
Four-storey building collapses in Ghatkopar, several feared trapped
- July 25, 2017

A four-storeyed residential building collapsed in suburban Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning and several persons are feared trapped under the debris, an official of the city's civic body said. Nine people died the same month when another old three-storey building collapsed in monsoon rain in the Mumbai suburb of Thakurli. Fire brigade personnel and civic officials are carrying out rescue work, Mumbai's Chief Fire Officer P. (more...)
Stubbs, the Honorary Cat Mayor of a Small Alaskan Town, Has Died Stubbs, the Honorary Cat Mayor of a Small Alaskan Town, Has Died
- July 25, 2017

Stubbs was elected honorary Mayor as a kitten in 1997, when local residents unhappy with their human candidates made a decision to write him in the ballot, CNN reports . He brought quite a few fans to their doorstep at Nagley's Store and the West Rib Pub and Grill. The family has added that though Stubbs is no more, they have one more kitten, which is ideal to take its place. (more...)
West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Orleans Parish West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Orleans Parish
- July 25, 2017

Vector Disease Control International, a private company contracted by the city, has confirmed the city's seventh and eighth positive West Nile Virus mosquito traps for 2017, according to a city news release. A few come down with encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and even death. Discuss the use of equine mosquito repellents with your veterinarian. (more...)
Malaysia among top 10 HIV cases in Asia a year ago
- July 24, 2017

Almost nine years later, she was found in tests to be virtually virus-free. "This is really very rare", said Dr. Avy Violari, head of pediatric clinical trials at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa , told CNN reported. (more...)
Space scientist UR Rao, former ISRO chief, passes away Space scientist UR Rao, former ISRO chief, passes away
- July 24, 2017

Rao was the ISRO chairman ofor a decade from 1984 to 1994. He undertook the responsibility for the establishment of satellite technology in India in 1972. For his huge contribution to development of India's space technology, Rao received many awards over the years. Interestingly, Rao had then said, "I thought I will get this (Padma Vibhushan) posthumously". (more...)
International Monetary Fund slashes USA growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018 International Monetary Fund slashes USA growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018
- July 24, 2017

The world economic body felt with a pickup in global trade and strengthening domestic demand, growth in the ASEAN-5 economies is projected to remain robust at around 5 percent, with generally strong first quarter out-turns leading to a slight upward revision for 2017 relative to the April WEO. (more...)
World title reignites Daley's Olympic gold hopes World title reignites Daley's Olympic gold hopes
- July 24, 2017

From the very first dive the double Olympic medallist impressed, leading the way with a score close to 100 to show he meant business in Hungary. Chen scored 106.20 to leave Daley needing his best dive of the series to win. "It's hard trying to find a springboard partner that can match a girl", said Reid. "I was like "okay, this is fun, this is what we've all been working for, let the best man win", he said. (more...)
Death threats over Charlie Gard case Death threats over Charlie Gard case
- July 23, 2017

Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, are battling with the hospital for the right to take their desperately sick little boy to the U.S. for pioneering treatment, which the hospital opposes because they believe it will only prolong his suffering. (more...)
Obamacare repeal bill dealt yet another possibly fatal blow by Senate parliamentarian Obamacare repeal bill dealt yet another possibly fatal blow by Senate parliamentarian
- July 23, 2017

Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent and ranking member on the budget panel that oversees the legislation. Today, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled that several of Trumpcare's provisions are in violation of the Byrd Rule , which means that they now require 60 votes-rather than a simple majority-to pass. (more...)
Tree Falls on Former Doordarshan Anchor; Husband Blames BMC Tree Falls on Former Doordarshan Anchor; Husband Blames BMC
- July 23, 2017

She is survived by a pregnant daughter, a son and her 65-year-old husband Rajat Nath. The footage, available with media, showed that the coconut tree suddenly crushing and falling on Kanchan following which she collapsed immediately. According to reports, an application had been filed requesting to cut the tree earlier this year, However, BMC had rejected the application on the grounds that the tree was still healthy. (more...)

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