Health


Huge Breakthrough In Fertility Research Huge Breakthrough In Fertility Research
- February 09, 2018

Earlier, scientists have managed to develop mice ovules and obtain live descendants, as well as mature human ovules from a later stage of oocyte development. 'Some young women do not relish the idea of having an ovarian tissue transplant so this gives us more options for fertility preservation or restoration.' Professor Telfer said the treatment could have wider uses, adding: 'In theory you could get a lot more eggs than you get through hormonal stimulation, and you would not have to go ... (more...)
IAF officer 'honey trapped' by ISI agents, shares secret documents IAF officer 'honey trapped' by ISI agents, shares secret documents
- February 09, 2018

Marwaha allegedly used his smartphone to click pictures of the classified documents pertaining to the IAF headquarters and then sent them across via WhatsApp. According to HT, the police said no evidence of any monetary transfer was found and that the officer was "passing classified information in lieu of sex chats". (more...)
Stocks take another tumble, Dow dives more than 1000 points Stocks take another tumble, Dow dives more than 1000 points
- February 09, 2018

But until the bull market is ready to resume in earnest, investors may need to feel more pain. This is approximately how much the stock market has lost since Washington passed personal and corporate income tax cuts on December 20. On Monday (Tuesday NZT), the Dow finished down 4.6 per cent while the S&P 500 sank 4.1 per cent, to 2648.94. Falls like this have not been registered since August 2011 when investors were fretting over Europe's debt crisis and the debt ceiling impasse in ... (more...)
Billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong buys Los Angeles Times Billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong buys Los Angeles Times
- February 09, 2018

Patrick Soon-Shiong for $500 million. The Los Angeles Times' owner has, the paper confirmed Wednesday. Soon-Shiong, founder and chief executive of the California-based health care firm NantHealth, has previously been critical of Tronc's leadership, accusing the company of " a year ago. (more...)
Cartoonish sketch leads to break in theft investigation Cartoonish sketch leads to break in theft investigation
- February 09, 2018

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Lancaster Police at 717-735-3300. 'We released all of those details together in our police log in the hope that someone recognizes the suspect, ' Lancaster city police said, according to Lancaster Online . (more...)
Meet Lucas, first Gerber baby with Down syndrome Meet Lucas, first Gerber baby with Down syndrome
- February 09, 2018

The 2018 Gerber baby is here! After all, the opportunity offered to Lucas by the Gerber Company will also have an impact on how people treat baby's with Down Syndrome and, as Lucas's mother hopes, it will educate people to be more supportive and tolerant. (more...)
Oklahoma's fatal flu season continues with 129 deaths reported statewide Oklahoma's fatal flu season continues with 129 deaths reported statewide
- February 09, 2018

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported widespread flu cases in every state except Hawaii. The Marion County Public Health Department says the percentage of visits to Marion County emergency departments for flu-like illness during the week of January 29-Feb. (more...)
South Sudan: More than 300 child soldiers released South Sudan: More than 300 child soldiers released
- February 08, 2018

In the past, nearly 2,000 child soldiers have been rehabilitated and released - more than 10 percent of whom were under 13 years old. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomed the release of the former child soldiers saying it expected to see at least 700 children freed in the coming weeks. (more...)
BMO Capital Markets Downgrades AbbVie (ABBV) to Underperform
- February 08, 2018

Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 492,030 shares of the company's stock, valued at $46,255,740.30. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.69, for a total value of $2,427,188.77. Among 10 analysts covering Two Harbors Investment ( NYSE:TWO ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
Health officials warn of rise in influenza, urge vaccinations Health officials warn of rise in influenza, urge vaccinations
- February 08, 2018

So far this flu season, 231 people have died from the flu. While Guam has had its share of those who have contracted the flu, the island hasn't been hit as hard as most of the United States. "The current influenza season is proving to be a severe one in both the Middlesex-London area and across Canada", the Middlesex-London Health Unit said in a statement. (more...)
Certain foods may assist spread of breast cancer Certain foods may assist spread of breast cancer
- February 08, 2018

The research was looking at asparagine, an amino acid found in asparagus and lots of other foods. These data indicated that the greater the ability of breast cancer cells to make asparagine, the more likely the disease is to spread. Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: "This early discovery could offer a long-awaited new way to help stop breast cancer spreading - but we first need to understand the true role of this nutrient in patients". (more...)
FDA Warns That Kratom May Be Similar To Opioids FDA Warns That Kratom May Be Similar To Opioids
- February 08, 2018

Other people who died after taking kratom tended to have mixed it with other drugs of various kinds. Gottlieb said the FDA has been especially concerned about kratom's use to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, and warned against it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an opioid is a natural or synthetic chemical that interacts with opioid receptors. FDA has thus created the Public Health Assessment via Structural Evaluate (PHASE) methodology, which helps simulate, ... (more...)
Vancouver Island winery could lose $100000 over Alberta import ban Vancouver Island winery could lose $100000 over Alberta import ban
- February 08, 2018

The move will be effective immediately. Horgan said Ian Anderson, the president of Kinder Morgan Canada, has met with government officials since the NDP announced its proposal to limit bitumen transports off the B.C. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will triple transportation of oil from 300,000 barrels a day to 900,000. "We're continuing to discuss and engage with the B.C. (more...)
Three More Reported Flu Deaths In Arkansas Raising Total To 125 Three More Reported Flu Deaths In Arkansas Raising Total To 125
- February 08, 2018

They are also asking those who are sick to wear a mask before entering their buildings. Through monitoring these features, scientists may be able to help prevent a flu outbreak. According to the CT Department of Public Health, there have been almost 3,000 positive cases of flu with 802 of them in New Haven County. The health district will bill insurance plans for individuals who have insurance, but co-pays and deductibles will not be required. (more...)
Cancer 'Vaccine' Wiped Out Tumors In Mice, Scientists Say Cancer 'Vaccine' Wiped Out Tumors In Mice, Scientists Say
- February 08, 2018

Unlike other cancer treatments already in the market and that involves a lengthy treatment process and comes with rough side effects besides being expensive, the new method is simpler. Once these cells are created, they are "prescreened" to only recognize cancer-specific proteins. "I don't think there's a limit to the type of tumor we could potentially treat, as long as it has been infiltrated by the immune system", said Dr. (more...)
One of Trump's religious advisors posted a video tirade against flu shots One of Trump's religious advisors posted a video tirade against flu shots
- February 07, 2018

Back in 2013, her husband Kenneth Copeland , Gloria's fellow co-founder in Texas' Kenneth Copeland Ministries , encouraged his congregation to avoid receiving vaccines and instead place their faith in Jesus to protect them, Right Wing Watch reports. (more...)
English Premier League consider winter break, set for talks English Premier League consider winter break, set for talks
- February 07, 2018

There have also been suggestions that the lack of a break leaves Premier League players exhausted for global competitions and in particular has been part of the reason behind the England national team's poor tournament record. The Premier League says it's been looking at the "challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar, and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break". (more...)
UK Hacking Suspect Wins Appeal On Extradition To US UK Hacking Suspect Wins Appeal On Extradition To US
- February 07, 2018

Love has been diagnosed with clinical depression and suffers from stress-aggravated eczema, conditions which he manages with a complex medication regime and support from his parents. Ironically, CFAA is the very law that Love is alleged to have been protesting when the government computer systems had been attacked as part of an online action by hacktivists called #OpLastResort. (more...)
Super Bowl viewership smallest since 2009 Super Bowl viewership smallest since 2009
- February 07, 2018

Fans ripped out a number of seats after the final Vikings game at the Metrodome in 2013. However, it must be noted that Super Bowl 2018's ratings hit a 10-year low . Among factors cited by analysts are an overall drop in television viewing and divisive player protests over racial inequality. This year's non-program time accounted for 22% of total time of broadcast. (more...)
Knicks Superstar Kristaps Porzingis Has Torn ACL Knicks Superstar Kristaps Porzingis Has Torn ACL
- February 07, 2018

He previously missed two games due to a left knee issue and two games due to an ankle injury. On the season, Porzingis entered Tuesday night having played 47 games with averages of 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game. The Bucks have had their way with New York City's National Basketball Association teams this season. It's an very bad end to a season of great potential for the Latvian star. (more...)

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