Health


Yearly Flu Shot Could Forestall Extreme Instances in Aged Yearly Flu Shot Could Forestall Extreme Instances in Aged
- January 14, 2018

Health officials are hopeful that this year's flu season is peaking - much the way it did in 2014-2015 - and that the number of people sickened will soon start to fall. Flu symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and/or muscle aches. Flu vaccine can vary in how well it works, but remains the best way to prevent illness and flu complications, including those that can lead to hospitalization. (more...)
Terrorists from Kashmir are martyrs, they are our brothers: PDP MLA Terrorists from Kashmir are martyrs, they are our brothers: PDP MLA
- January 13, 2018

Asked about a recent incident when militants hurled a grenade at his residence, the PDP legislator said, "We believe in India and they believe in something else that is why I was attacked". "I request you all to stop politicising their killing and take some appropriate steps to end this violence", said Mir, adding that this house has to end the blame game over killings. (more...)
Apple plans more features for parents to control kids' phone use Apple plans more features for parents to control kids' phone use
- January 13, 2018

Give parents more ways to restrict children's access to their smartphones. In response to concerned shareholders, Apple said they are "committed" to protecting their customers, especially kids, and have "new features and enhancements planned for the future, to add functionality and make [parental control] tools even more robust". (more...)
Jack White Announces New Album 'Boarding House Reach', Drops Two New Songs Jack White Announces New Album 'Boarding House Reach', Drops Two New Songs
- January 13, 2018

As White told Rolling Stone , the song was written in his Nashville apartment. The first track, " Connected By Love ", features White's introspective side along with a bombastic chorus, gospel-tinged backup vocals from The McCrary Sisters' Ann and Regina McCrary and a keyboard-versus-guitar solo-trading section with Soulive/Lettuce keyboardist Neal Evans . (more...)
NHL: Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk help Wild beat Blackhawks 2-1 NHL: Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk help Wild beat Blackhawks 2-1
- January 13, 2018

Ryan Suter scored the game-winner in the third after Jonas Brodin tied it at 1 in the second. The team began the first day of the second half of the season in last place in the Central Division , but just one point out of the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference . (more...)
'Liver branding' surgeon Simon Bramhall avoids jail, gets fine, community service 'Liver branding' surgeon Simon Bramhall avoids jail, gets fine, community service
- January 13, 2018

The argon beam machine he used to burn his initials is typically used to stop bleeding during surgery , or to mark the area for operation. Cell phone pictures were taken of the branding, and Bramhall later admitted to the act. A surgeon has been found guilty of assault by beating after he branded his initials on the livers of two patients. "He knew that the action could cause no harm to the patient". (more...)
Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya
- January 13, 2018

The UN and USA have condemned the violence as ethnic cleansing. Despite the military crackdown in August, small insurgent group have continued to launch attacks until last week, when its fighters ambushed a Myanmar military truck, wounding several members of the security forces. (more...)
England refrains from major changes for New Zealand tests England refrains from major changes for New Zealand tests
- January 13, 2018

He finished the 2017 County Championship Division 1 as the ninth highest run-getter. - Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) January 10, 2018Liam Livingstone named in England Test squad for NZ. England test squad: Joe Root (c, Yorkshire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Craig Overton ... (more...)
Baylor's Matt Rhule Passes on National Football League to Remain in Waco with Bears Baylor's Matt Rhule Passes on National Football League to Remain in Waco with Bears
- January 13, 2018

Baylor coach Matt Rhule has withdrawn his name a day after news got out that he interviewed with the team earlier this week. Matt Rhule interviewed with the Colts for the head coaching position vacated by the departure of Chuck Pagano. (more...)
Raw meat diets pose danger to pets and owners, study finds Raw meat diets pose danger to pets and owners, study finds
- January 13, 2018

Of 35 commercial raw-meat foods from eight brands that were analysed for the study, eight (23%) had traces of an E.coli type unsafe to humans, while nearly half tested positive for Listeria and one in five for Salmonella . This isn't the first time researchers have warned pet owners against raw meat-based diets. 'Which could pose a serious risk to both animal health and public health'. (more...)
David Lidington named Minister for the Cabinet Office as reshuffle continues David Lidington named Minister for the Cabinet Office as reshuffle continues
- January 13, 2018

And the final indignity came when education secretary Justine Greening arrived at 10 Downing Street and spent two hours with the PM before leaving the government after being offered the position of work and pensions secretary, which she turned down. (more...)
Nigerians React As Benue Govt Buries Attack Victims Nigerians React As Benue Govt Buries Attack Victims
- January 13, 2018

We voted for this government in 2015 with the hope that they would protect us but they gave us dead bodies as reward. We are 100 per cent in support of what Governor Samuel Ortom has done. The group maintained that Lalong was only speaking about the alternatives to open grazing. The state Assembly Majority leader, Benjamin Adenyi, who spoke on behalf of the state lawmakers wondered how a Buhari, who came to Benue State during electioneering, after being elected, made a decision to look ... (more...)
In line with national shortage, local blood center sees supplies drop In line with national shortage, local blood center sees supplies drop
- January 13, 2018

The critical call for donors is being made, in anticipation for more severe weather. Eddie Scott, account manager of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross Northern New England Region Blood Service said the Red Cross' most critical time for blood is between December 21 and January 7 because donations plummet with people distracted by the holidays or trying to tie up loose ends at work before the start of the new year. (more...)
Other viewpoints: Congress is failing America's sick children Other viewpoints: Congress is failing America's sick children
- January 13, 2018

Alabama and Utah are among the states unsure how long their federal CHIP funding will last, according to interviews with state officials. Nationwide, CHIP provides health care coverage to 9 million low-to-moderate-income children and about 370,000 pregnant women, cleveland.com's Sabrina Eaton reports . (more...)
Free Radon Test Kits Available For Eligible Residents Free Radon Test Kits Available For Eligible Residents
- January 13, 2018

January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans from Jan. "The reason winter is a better time to test is because your house is closed up already", she said. According to the University of Toledo's Ohio Radon Information System, 11,259 Greene County homes have been tested for radon. (more...)
Telegram shuts down 'violence-inciting' channel at Iran's request, angers Snowden Telegram shuts down 'violence-inciting' channel at Iran's request, angers Snowden
- January 12, 2018

Durov said that channels that promote violence will be closed regardless of the political affiliations that they stand for. In a post on his Telegram channel yesterday, Durov said the authorities had "imposed a block on Telegram ", adding that it is "not clear whether permanent or temporary". (more...)
Jaguars win first playoff game in 10 years, beat Bills 10-3 Jaguars win first playoff game in 10 years, beat Bills 10-3
- January 12, 2018

Jacksonville will face Pittsburgh on Sunday. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles connected on just 12-of-23 passes for 87 passing yards and a touchdown against the Bills . ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Brief and disappointing as the Buffalo Bills' first playoff appearance in 18 years was, veteran center Eric Wood can already find a bright side. (more...)
Mike McCarthy: It's all about 'fit' between coach, Packers' next GM Mike McCarthy: It's all about 'fit' between coach, Packers' next GM
- January 12, 2018

Trgovac coached the defensive line since 2009. Ex-Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio interviewed for the Bears' vacant head-coaching position Wednesday but could be available if the team hires someone else to replace John Fox. (more...)
Bear Attacks Packers Fan in Florida Bear Attacks Packers Fan in Florida
- January 12, 2018

At the time, Meunier remarked upon his dog 'suddenly' running back inside, seconds later it became clear to the dog walker why that may have been the case. " It could've been a totally different story ", said Meunier. Carol Lyn Parrish , a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed the agency receiving 13 calls regarding human-bear interactions in the area around the Amberton Townhomes complex since October. (more...)
PM warned 'patients are dying in hospital corridors' PM warned 'patients are dying in hospital corridors'
- January 12, 2018

A letter from the heads of more than 60 A&E departments in England and Wales to the prime minister has warned that the "current level of safety compromise is at times intolerable", as the winter months put the NHS under further strain. "Our senior staff have been talking to patients in the hospital to reassure them that we're doing all that we can". Dr Mann said the reason why some operations had been cancelled was to free up beds so "people are not waiting in corridors". (more...)

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