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FDA OKs Gene Therapy for Rare Mutation-Associated Vision Loss FDA OKs Gene Therapy for Rare Mutation-Associated Vision Loss
- December 20, 2017

According to MD Magazine , the approval of Luxturna could help spur research into genetic therapies to treat "the 225-plus genetic mutations known to cause blindness". The first gene therapy product costs $475,000 per patient. "I never knew that they were little dots that twinkled", therapy recipient Mistie Lovelace said at a public hearing in October. (more...)
People allergic to eggs, safe to get flu vaccine People allergic to eggs, safe to get flu vaccine
- December 19, 2017

But according to new research and guidelines from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, that is no longer the case. The U.S. Preventative Task Force even added that health care professionals don't need to ask about egg allergies at all when offering the flu shot to patients. (more...)
Trump denies he considered pulling Neil Gorsuch nomination: 'I never even wavered' Trump denies he considered pulling Neil Gorsuch nomination: 'I never even wavered'
- December 19, 2017

Supreme Court ", Trump tweeted . "The unnamed sources don't exist!" Gorsuch reportedly told Senator Richard Blumenthal that the president's disparaging comments about the judicial system were "demoralizing", in comments that reached Trump's ears earlier this year and left him livid, The Washington Post reported this week. (more...)
Sergio Ramos salutes legendary Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos salutes legendary Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo
- December 19, 2017

Substitute Vazquez told his club's official website after the Abu Dhabi success: " Before the game, I told Cristiano I was sure he was going to score and that's why he ran to me for the celebration. Not just for his talent or his technique but also his ambition, his effort, his leadership, it is hard to find players like Cristiano", Perez told Real Madrid TV. (more...)
Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters,… Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters,…
- December 19, 2017

The World Food Programme (WFP) an agency of the United Nations had on Sunday confirmed an attack on its food convoy which was taking food to Internally Displaced Persons in Ngala, Borno State on Saturday, December 16. The troops also captured 3 AK 47 rifles, 3 locally fabricated fire arms, 4 magazines and a belt of 7.62 mm ammunition. The troops fought through the ambush, overpowered the insurgents and killed six of them. (more...)
Health experts urge flu vaccinations to prevent infection, spread Health experts urge flu vaccinations to prevent infection, spread
- December 18, 2017

The flu is concentrated in the southwest portion of the state where Sweetwater and Uinta counties each have more than 70 residents with the flu. For millions of people every season, the flu means cough, fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, fatigue and days spent in bed. (more...)
No EVMs Tampered With in Gujarat Assembly Elections: CEC No EVMs Tampered With in Gujarat Assembly Elections: CEC
- December 18, 2017

The bench had said that they can not substitute the decision of the Election Commission unless Congress demonstrates that the poll body's decision is either arbitrary or not in accordance with the law. Amid intense debate on the efficacy of the Electronic Voting Machines and allegations that the machines could have tampered with former Chief Election Commissioners have strongly come out with an opinion saying that EVM's cannot be hacked and today's election results is the best example. (more...)
A New Way of Women Contraception: Only Benefits Without Harm A New Way of Women Contraception: Only Benefits Without Harm
- December 18, 2017

Micro amounts of the synthetic progestin Levonorgestrel can provide such effects by using innovative tool—Mirena IUD. New generation of contraceptives Mirena IUD is a T—shaped device to be inserted into the uterine cavity to function as a reservoir for the release of Levonorgestrel (LNG). (more...)
Canadian billionaire husband and wife found dead in their home Canadian billionaire husband and wife found dead in their home
- December 18, 2017

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, 70, were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as " suspicious ". "A very, very sad day." expressing shock at the death of his "dear friends", who he described as "wonderful human beings", and "Incredible philanthropists, great leaders in health care", concluding: "A very, very sad day". (more...)
Aaron Rodgers throws first TD in return from injury Aaron Rodgers throws first TD in return from injury
- December 18, 2017

Earlier this season, Adams received a scary hit to the head by a Chicago Bears player and suffered a concussion . Even with their franchise quarterback under center, the Packers were unable to win a tough road test. How they handle the attention over allegations of Richardson over the next few weeks will be interesting. While the problems of owner Jerry Richardson are bigger than anything that might have happened on the field Sunday, they took care of the one thing they could control, ... (more...)
Study Says Japanese Wild Monkeys Are Having Sexual Contact With Deer Study Says Japanese Wild Monkeys Are Having Sexual Contact With Deer
- December 17, 2017

And guess what? It's not the blokes this time. A group of monkeys and deer which are engaging in consensual sex believe the animals may be developing a new "behavioural tradition", scientists studying the creatures have said. Although even at the time Japanese macaques were already known to ride deer for transport in return for favors such as grooming, the report gained traction because the behavior seemed more sexual than platonic, suggesting an inter-species sexual relationship. (more...)
Supreme Court extends deadline for Aadhaar linkage up to March 31 Supreme Court extends deadline for Aadhaar linkage up to March 31
- December 17, 2017

However, the applicant will have to show the proof to the bank that they have applied for the Aadhaar number, Justice Chandrachud, who wrote the unanimous interim order, said. In this regard, the court ordered, "Subject to the submission of the details in regard to the filing of an application for an Aadhaar card and the furnishing of the application number to the account opening bank, we likewise extend the last date for the completion of the process of Aadhaar linking of new bank accounts to ... (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette out with quad injury Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette out with quad injury
- December 17, 2017

Fournette has 923 rushing yards and eight rushing TDs on 231 attempts in his rookie season. Now, Fournette has been declared out. The good news is, this isn't a long-term injury for Fournette, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Those numbers are pretty insane when you factor in those missed games and a few more to still be played. Jaguars players on Friday's injury report without status and expected to play were quarterback Blake Bortles (right wrist), wide receiver Marqise Lee (foot), ... (more...)
Zaveri Bazar building crash toll rises to four Zaveri Bazar building crash toll rises to four
- December 17, 2017

The Fire Brigade found the bodies of Feroz Khan, 23, and Safay Shaikh, 25. The flooring slab collapsed on the fourth floor of the building during renovation work and fell on labourers working on the first floor. A third labourer, Rocky Shaikh, 21, was shifted to J J Hospital. According to officials, there were a total of 41 tenants residing in the building. A part of staircase collapsed during the repairs of a Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) building around 2:30 pm ... (more...)
'Transgender,' 'Science-based' Now Reportedly among Taboo Words at US Health Agency 'Transgender,' 'Science-based' Now Reportedly among Taboo Words at US Health Agency
- December 17, 2017

The source explained that they were given instructions forbidding them from using the terms evidence-based, science-based , vulnerable , entitlement , fetus , diversity and transgender . "The assertion that HHS has "banned words" is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process", the HHS statement said. (more...)
Survivors of Nassar sexual abuse address MSU's Board Of Trustees Survivors of Nassar sexual abuse address MSU's Board Of Trustees
- December 17, 2017

Since September 2016, more than 140 women and girls have said Nassar sexually abused them, nearly all saying it occurred during medical appointments. He has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and faces more charges. He is also the lead medical director of MSU HealthTeam. "I appreciate the personal apologies, but they're still standing at a university and an institution that let this happen and continues to let this happen by keeping those same people in power, maintaining lies and ... (more...)
Tillerson Takes Offer Of Unconditional Talks With North Korea Off The Table Tillerson Takes Offer Of Unconditional Talks With North Korea Off The Table
- December 17, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump affirmed in Tokyo last month that they will exert the maximum possible pressure on Pyongyang to compel it to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, both of which are the subject of worldwide sanctions . (more...)
National Football League 2017 Week 15 National Football League 2017 Week 15
- December 16, 2017

Los Angeles' AFC team has a rating of plus-5.5, which means it is, according to the model, 5.5 points per game better than an average team and the fifth-best team in the National Football League going forward despite being only 7-6. Both franchises have a record of 7-6, with the Chiefs now topping the AFC West due to their win over the Chargers back in Week 3. It sets up a more exciting showdown than we've seen in the past, with more than just bragging rights on the line . (more...)
Yemeni rebels deny U.S. charges that Iran is arming them Yemeni rebels deny U.S. charges that Iran is arming them
- December 16, 2017

The missile didn't hit the airport, but if it had, it potentially could have killed hundreds of innocent civilians. When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday presented what she claimed was irrefutable evidence that Iran had supplied a missile launched at the Saudi Arabian capital by Houthi rebels in Yemen last month, it was hard not to recall the last time an American diplomat stood before the U.N. (more...)
Health department urging you to keep your smartphone away from your body Health department urging you to keep your smartphone away from your body
- December 16, 2017

They note that the risks may be higher for children. As smartphone use continues to increase in the US, especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. (more...)

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