Health


Middle-aged couch potatoes can reverse heart damage with regular exercise, study shows Middle-aged couch potatoes can reverse heart damage with regular exercise, study shows
- January 09, 2018

The cardiovascular workout introduced into the study group that saw improvements in heart function involved 30-minute sessions, plus warmups and cool-downs. Instead, their heart chambers remain large and elastic. Among the adults who had focused on yoga and balance training, the researchers saw no signs of improvement in the heart. (more...)
Six county residents dead from influenza in last two weeks Six county residents dead from influenza in last two weeks
- January 09, 2018

For more information about the flu and free flu vaccines, call the Cumberland County Health Department and Community Health Center at 931-484-6196. In light of panic over reports of the vaccine's effectiveness, the CDC reported that it expects the American vaccine to be 32 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, but this week saw the flu become highly active in 21 states. (more...)
Govt's U-Turn on National Anthem in Theatres Govt's U-Turn on National Anthem in Theatres
- January 09, 2018

In an announcement on Tuesday, the Supreme Court said that playing the national anthem in cinema halls was no longer compulsory. Refresh for more updates. "The framing of guidelines describing circumstances and occasions on which national anthem is to be played or sung and observance of proper decorum on such occasion require extensive consultations with various ministries". (more...)
Google Doodle pays tribute to Har Gobind Khorana on his 96th birthday Google Doodle pays tribute to Har Gobind Khorana on his 96th birthday
- January 09, 2018

Today is 96th birth anniversary of Dr. Khorana who was known for his extensive research on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Dr. Har Gobind Khorana is most-famous for his Nobel Prize-winning research on how the genetic code of a cell, or the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, control the cell's synthesis of proteins. (more...)
Free flu shots available at Metro, 89 county health departments Free flu shots available at Metro, 89 county health departments
- January 09, 2018

More than 15 times the number of influenza B detections have been reported this season as compared with the same period during the past seven seasons. "The CDC indicates that the flu vaccines have a good safety record and can not give you the flu, but there may be some mild side effects such as soreness, redness, and/or swelling where the shot was given", Clark said. (more...)
E. Coli breakout linked to romaine lettuce E. Coli breakout linked to romaine lettuce
- January 09, 2018

Coli bacteria in more than a dozen states, including MI. Romaine lettuce is suspected as a possible source of an E. coli outbreak in the US and Canada. Leafy greens, including romaine lettuce, were the cause of E coli outbreaks in 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The strain of E. coli that's sickening people now produces a toxin than can lead to serious illness, kidney failure and death, Consumer Reports said. (more...)
Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters, officials say Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters, officials say
- January 09, 2018

The experience didn't do down too well, with Bowers saying it appeared as her pal was having an allergic reaction. Food-poisoning experts have advised exercising caution while consuming raw oysters for years. As it turns out, she had contracted vibrio , a potentially deadly flesh-eating bacteria that can be contracted from eating raw or under-cooked shellfish. (more...)
CAT 2017 Results Declared, Check Your Results at www CAT 2017 Results Declared, Check Your Results at www
- January 09, 2018

As per the reports, the results could be displayed on the official website iimcat.ac.in on 7 January 2018. However, the institute has not released any official notification for the CAT 2017 results . However, after making an enquiry with IIM-Lucknow which is a nodal institutes to organise this year CAT examination, it has become clear that as planned earlier, the CAT 2017 results will be announced in the second week of January, 2018. (more...)
Microsoft Fix Freezes Some PCs With AMD Chips
- January 09, 2018

In recent days, many PC owners who applied the early Windows 7 "monthly rollup" patch (KB4056894 ) that addresses the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities took to Microsoft's online support forums , Reddit and other technology discussion sites to vent their frustrations with the update. (more...)
American Red Cross makes urgent request for blood and platelet donations American Red Cross makes urgent request for blood and platelet donations
- January 08, 2018

More than 150 blood drives were forced to cancel. The organization's need for additional blood donors is "urgent", said American Red Cross spokeswoman Maya Franklin. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. The Ipswich Blood Donor Centre is located on Level 1 of the Riverlink Medical Centre. (more...)
4 powerlifters killed in accident 4 powerlifters killed in accident
- January 07, 2018

The victims were in a Swift DZire and were driving along the Delhi-Panipat National Highway when the accident occurred at about 4 am in the vicinity of Alipur village, which lies close to the Singhu border that divides Delhi and Haryana. (more...)
Iggy popsicle: Freezing iguanas fall from trees in Florida Iggy popsicle: Freezing iguanas fall from trees in Florida
- January 07, 2018

On Thursday morning, Frank Cerabino, a columnist for the Palm Beach Post , woke up to a 4-degree weather and was greeted by a " frozen iguana " lounging by his pool in Boca Raton, Florida . Green iguanas are an exotic species in Florida known for eating through landscaping and digging burrows that undermine infrastructure. The wildlife commission has begun holding workshops to train homeowners and property managers to trap or manage iguanas. (more...)
Romaine lettuce may be source of E. coli outbreak Romaine lettuce may be source of E. coli outbreak
- January 06, 2018

On 4 January 2018, the web site Food Safety News reported that romaine lettuce has been linked to multiple illnesses and at least one death in a winter 2017 E. coli is something that needs to be taken very seriously. Remember that romaine may also be lurking in bags of mixed greens. It explained that "the strain of E. (more...)
Renewed For Season 2 by Fox & Season 1 Finale Synopsis — THE GIFTED Renewed For Season 2 by Fox & Season 1 Finale Synopsis — THE GIFTED
- January 06, 2018

The Gifted was considered by some to be "on the bubble" though due to its continually slipping viewership. The Gifted is ranked as the No. 3 new drama of the the 2017-18 television season with an average 2.0/7 in Live + 7 ratings and 8.3 million viewers across platforms. (more...)
Nigerian Army Rescues One More Chibok Schoolgirl in Borno Nigerian Army Rescues One More Chibok Schoolgirl in Borno
- January 06, 2018

The kidnapping by the Boko Haram Islamist group shocked the world and led to a massive social media campaign, #BringBackOurGirls. "Several of his foot soldiers have also been killed by troops, while numerous insurgents who escaped are now surrendering to Republic of Niger Defence Forces, following the Amnesty granted the insurgents by the Government of Niger Republic". (more...)
Girl's tattoo of late grandma's voicemail can be played with iPhone Girl's tattoo of late grandma's voicemail can be played with iPhone
- January 06, 2018

Singer Sakyrah Angelique, or s.o.s, shared a video of her new tattoo on Twitter , explaining that her grandmother passed away her junior year of high school, but left her a voicemail wishing her a happy birthday a month before she passed. With the help of an app, she can hear her relative's final message by scanning her phone's camera over it. When you realize you'll never hear their voice or see them again, it can be hard to move on. (more...)
Disney's 'Merlin' Saga Adaptation Eyes Ridley Scott for Director Disney's 'Merlin' Saga Adaptation Eyes Ridley Scott for Director
- January 06, 2018

The studio is also working on a live-action 'Sword in the Stone , ' on which Scott also met with execs. The story of Merlin and Arthur was brought to the big screen past year in Guy Ritchie's " King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ", starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Eric Bana. (more...)
Government Sponsors Briefing On How To Survive Nuclear Holocaust Government Sponsors Briefing On How To Survive Nuclear Holocaust
- January 06, 2018

The CDC says the session will provide information on what public health programs have done on the federal, state, and local level to prepare and how preparation is different and similar than other emergency responses. Should Americans worry about nuclear war? Still, the event coincides with increasingly bellicose rhetoric between Mr. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un over the repressive Asian regime's nuclear ambitions and rocket tests. (more...)
Bright | Leaked Orc Auditions Confirm Sequel Rumors | Netflix Bright | Leaked Orc Auditions Confirm Sequel Rumors | Netflix
- January 06, 2018

David Ayer will return to write and direct the sequel, with previous writer Max Landis not being involved in the project. Instead the scripting duties will be performed by Ayer. Despite Ayer's recent turn to blockbusters with Suicide Squad and Bright , the director is known for writing and directing well-crafted action and thriller films like End of Watch , and could heed the criticism of the first film to produce a better sequel. (more...)
Gas prices high, could go higher Gas prices high, could go higher
- January 06, 2018

Although we're in the dead of winter, gasoline prices have bumped up in the last week. The nation's yearly gasoline bill will rise to $364.6 billion dollars, some $25 billion higher than what motorists spent previous year as the average household sees their yearly gasoline bill rise to $1,898, up from $1,765 in 2017. (more...)

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