Health


First Human Embryos Edited in US First Human Embryos Edited in US
- July 27, 2017

American Scientists have managed to edit and improve the DNA of human embryos in an effort to correct the gene defects that cause inherited diseases. None of the embryos were allowed to develop for more than a few days , the report said. (more...)
Charlie Gard will move to hospice where life support will be withdrawn Charlie Gard will move to hospice where life support will be withdrawn
- July 27, 2017

But hospital specialists said it is not in little Charlie's interests to be taken to a hospice for a long period. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. They said a hospice would be a better plan, and they said life-support treatment should end shortly after Charlie arrived at a hospice. Francis had said on Wednesday, following the latest in a series of high court hearings, that Great Ormond Street's plan would take effect if agreement ... (more...)
Ottawa Public Health announces first positive test for West Nile Virus Ottawa Public Health announces first positive test for West Nile Virus
- July 27, 2017

The bird is dead, but the carcass is in good condition. This is usually the time when we see mosquitoes infected, but human infections typically don't show until August or September. Those diseases are transmitted person-to-person with no avian involvement. No human cases have been reported thus far in the state. Moreover, there were 60 WNV-stricken horses. (more...)
Job bias law doesn't cover sexual orientation, Justice Department tells appeals court Job bias law doesn't cover sexual orientation, Justice Department tells appeals court
- July 27, 2017

The Justice Department, which is not named as a party in the case, filed an amicus brief with the US Court of Appeals to argue Title VII "does not" ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. "The essential element of sex discrimination under Title VII is that employees of one sex must be treated worse than similarly situated employees of the other sex, and sexual orientation discrimination simply does not have that effect". (more...)
Almost 80% of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid, says UN Almost 80% of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid, says UN
- July 27, 2017

Yemen is suffering the world's worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world's largest crisis, said the heads of three of the world's biggest humanitarian organisations. Numerous 30,000 health workers have not been paid for 10 months but they continue to help others. The main reasons for the rapid spread of the disease - destroyed during the conflict, the health system, malnutrition, and lack of adequate water and sanitation. (more...)
FG committed to elimination of viral hepatitis in Nigeria by 2021 FG committed to elimination of viral hepatitis in Nigeria by 2021
- July 27, 2017

When this symptoms present themselves, there is no harm in thinking Hepatitis and testing to know ones status before treatment, he advised. "It is transmitted through contaminated water, so, we can stay away from hepatitis by disposing faeces from the body carefully, by drinking clean and safe water, and by avoiding contact with contaminated blood, body fluid. (more...)
The challenges and consequences of moving to electric cars The challenges and consequences of moving to electric cars
- July 27, 2017

A target of 50,000 electric vehicles on our roads by 2020 was previously set in 2014, but in reality uptake has been much lower with indications showing that the figure will be only 8,000. A Chief Executive Officer at an association for traders and manufacturers of motor vehicles said the UK's successful auto industry could be undermined if not enough time is allowed for the entire industry to make adjustments. (more...)
E-cigarette use may increase smoking cessation in US E-cigarette use may increase smoking cessation in US
- July 27, 2017

The cigarettes vs. e-cigarettes debate has reached far beyond public opinion and into the scientific community since the latter's popularity has spiked in recent years . The study claimed it used the largest representative sample of e-cigarette users among the U.S. population, and the impact was studied on a larger scale than previous studies. (more...)
Donate blood and receive $5 Target eGiftCard Donate blood and receive $5 Target eGiftCard
- July 27, 2017

So great is the need that if you donate between July 25 and August 31 the Red Cross will email you a $5 Target gift card. SNJ Today is a Southern New Jersey news and information source that is dedicated to providing current stories related specifically to South Jersey . (more...)
17 dead as four-storey building collapses in Mumbai 17 dead as four-storey building collapses in Mumbai
- July 27, 2017

He also said the cooperation department has chose to give deemed conveyance to societies that do not have an occupancy certificate so that they can benefit from the redevelopment schemes, which now they cannot. "Krishiv (one-year-old) was with his grandparents, Pandurang and Manorama Dongre, when the building came crashing down", Indian Express quoted a relative saying. (more...)
There is a fundamental right to privacy, but with exceptions, Chief Justice There is a fundamental right to privacy, but with exceptions, Chief Justice
- July 27, 2017

The petitions had claimed the collection and sharing of biometric information, as required under the Aadhaar scheme, was a breach of the "fundamental" right to privacy. "That's why you have death sentence which takes away the right to life, and you have incarceration, which curtails liberty", he contended. "One affects life, the other affects liberty". (more...)
First local Zika virus transmission reported for 2017 in US First local Zika virus transmission reported for 2017 in US
- July 27, 2017

The individual is no longer at risk of spreading the virus to mosquitoes. Local officials have also responded by increasing mosquito control and surveillance activities and going door-to-door to share information about Zika and ensure pregnant women and people with symptoms have had the appropriate testing. (more...)
Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home
- July 27, 2017

But GOSH and Charlie's parents were still in dispute over details of the final care plans. Monday, after months of proceedings, the parents of Charlie Gard had chose to renounce their court battle to preserve the lives of their children. Her father said they have done extensive research about her condition, and they want a second opinion before they let go of their little girl. "What if it was your child", she said. (more...)
Should Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Always Include Finishing A Prescribed Medication? Should Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Always Include Finishing A Prescribed Medication?
- July 27, 2017

Instead, they suggest, more studies need to be done to see if other strategies - such as stopping once feeling better - can help cut antibiotic use. The researchers said: 'Outside hospital, where repeated testing may not be feasible, patients might be best advised to stop treatment when they feel better, in direct contradiction of World Health Organization advice. (more...)
Apple and Cochlear team up on made-for-iPhone hearing implant Apple and Cochlear team up on made-for-iPhone hearing implant
- July 27, 2017

With over 360 million people worldwide suffering from serious hearing loss, it's nice to see companies working together to make a positive impact on their lives. People with hearing implants will soon be able to stream music and take phone calls wirelessly from Apple devices. Janssen said that with this bimodal hearing approach, "hearing with a hearing aid in one ear and cochlear implant on the other ear can provide numerous benefits, including music appreciation, sound quality, sound ... (more...)
Supreme Court judgment should increase access to justice for workers Supreme Court judgment should increase access to justice for workers
- July 27, 2017

Unison argued in its case, which was heard on 27 and 28 March 2017, that the fees prevented workers accessing justice. Employment tribunal fees have now been scrapped therefore anyone who has been treated illegally or unfairly at work will no longer have to pay to take their employers to court. (more...)
Seven civilians killed by auto bomb in North Sinai Seven civilians killed by auto bomb in North Sinai
- July 27, 2017

Inside are four gunmen and 200lbs of explosives headed towards a cluster of cars and people. An army tank had intercepted the vehicle and driven over it, nearly flattening it, before the explosives went off, according to a video released by the army. (more...)
Hurricanes in Eastern Pacific could cross paths Hurricanes in Eastern Pacific could cross paths
- July 26, 2017

The region now hosts not one, but three storms of tropical strength - Greg, Irwin and Hilary, named in alphabetical order based on when they first achieved tropical storm status. Irwin is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday. Hilary remains a compact hurricane. Unlike most figure skating pairs, however, hurricanes can be prone to cannibalism, and Irwin's circulation will absorb Hurricane Hilary's circulation by late in the week. (more...)
Study links Sugary Drinks to Increased Fat Storage in Body Study links Sugary Drinks to Increased Fat Storage in Body
- July 26, 2017

Sugar is nearly unavoidable in food and drink today. They were also required to stay in a room calorimeter for the duration of their meals, which allowed the researchers to determine how many grams of carbohydrates, protein, and fat participants were using, along with calories burned. (more...)
Samsung's share in Chinese smartphone market low Samsung's share in Chinese smartphone market low
- July 26, 2017

But a year ago, for the first time since 2012, the iPhone was not on top of the Chinese smartphone market . According to the latest research from Counterpoint Market Monitor service, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 3 percent annually during Q2 2017 (April-June), registering the second consecutive quarter of annual growth this year. (more...)

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