Health


Women Who Use Spray Cleaners May as Well Smoke Pack a Day Women Who Use Spray Cleaners May as Well Smoke Pack a Day
- February 17, 2018

United Kingdom experts said people should keep their homes well ventilated and use liquid cleaners instead of sprays. Some people just can't be bothered to clean their house - no matter how many times their parents or partners beg them to pick up the hoover, they'd rather live happily in squalor. (more...)
State Reports 153rd Flu Death This Season State Reports 153rd Flu Death This Season
- February 17, 2018

In 2009, Emelia Cowans was confident about her health and just didn't feel like she needed the flu vaccine. For those who have still not received a flu shot this year, it's not too late. Updated statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health show that eight children and a pregnant woman have died from the flu in the 2017-2018 flu season. (more...)
Russian rookie Sirotkin will surprise, says Williams Russian rookie Sirotkin will surprise, says Williams
- February 17, 2018

And Williams' Chief Technical Officer, Paddy Lowe , believes complaints over how wishbone structures look will quickly be forgotten. 'We don't make these decisions lightly and if we had any doubt over our line-up we certainly would not be putting a driver in our vehicle'. (more...)
More than 3000 flu shots given since deaths of 2 children More than 3000 flu shots given since deaths of 2 children
- February 16, 2018

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu , is caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. But the good news is that it works better in kids. But it's no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. This year's mix shows better protection against other now circulating strains of influenza, such as H1N1, than it does against H3N2. (more...)
Cauvery dispute: SC to deliver verdict today Cauvery dispute: SC to deliver verdict today
- February 16, 2018

The final award makes a yearly allocation of 419 tmcft to Tamil Nadu in the entire Cauvery basin, 270 tmcft to Karnataka, 30 tmcft to Kerala and 7 tmcft to Puducherry. The order on Cauvery water allocation will continue for the next 15 years. As a result of this TN's water share has been reduced to 177.25 tmcft. Of the total catchment area of 81,155 square kilometres, 34,273 sq.km is in Karnataka, 44,016 sq.km in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and about 2,866 sq.km in Kerala. (more...)
$560M Powerball victor losing $14K a day in interest $560M Powerball victor losing $14K a day in interest
- February 16, 2018

According to the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the lottery commission believes it is legally obligated to release the lottery ticket with the name and hometown of the victor under the state's Right-to-Know Law. "You have to understand this ticket is the most valuable piece of paper on planet Earth", McIntyre said. Her attorney said she deeply values her privacy and announcing her name could lead to safety issues. (more...)
Scientists Reverse Alzheimer's in Mice Scientists Reverse Alzheimer's in Mice
- February 16, 2018

Just hours before this latest Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute study was published, another blow to the field came when Merck announced it was discontinuing a Phase 3 clinical trial into a drug called verubecestat, following a recommendation suggesting, "it was unlikely that positive benefit/risk could be established if the trial continued". (more...)
17 more flu deaths reported in NC bringing season's total to 165 17 more flu deaths reported in NC bringing season's total to 165
- February 16, 2018

SC health officials said Wednesday that state has experienced 128 flu-related deaths, including 22 last week. There were 392 last week. On Prince Edward Island, there have been 163 reported cases of the flu and three deaths. Georgetown County saw a modest bump in its number of flu cases, as 505 people were diagnosed with the illness. Children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk from the flu. (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Position Lessened by Investment Counsel Inc Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Position Lessened by Investment Counsel Inc
- February 16, 2018

Higher Relative Volume obviously indicates more traders are trading it. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500. Analyst's mean target price for BMY is $64.18 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.40. (NYSE:HD) for 3,639 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% or 423,406 shares in its portfolio. Park National Corporation Oh owns 47,524 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. (more...)
Haverhill Offers Free Flu Shots After First Grader's Death Haverhill Offers Free Flu Shots After First Grader's Death
- February 15, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 63 children have died from the virus so far this year versus 20 at the same point last year. In addition to reducing the spread of the flu virus, this also allows hospital staff to more efficiently serve both groups. This flu season, a total of 128 influenza-associated deaths reported by DHEC, which said that SC reported widespread activity this week. (more...)
Over 3400 civilians killed in 2017 in Afghanistan Over 3400 civilians killed in 2017 in Afghanistan
- February 15, 2018

That results in a lower figure than the 2016 toll, which saw 11,434 casualties. "A total of 10,453 civilian casualties - 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured - were documented in the 2017 Annual Report..." Civilian deaths alone also reduced by 2 percent. (more...)
Dispensary Set To Make First Legal Sale Of Medical Marijuana In Pa. Dispensary Set To Make First Legal Sale Of Medical Marijuana In Pa.
- February 15, 2018

Pennsylvania's current law only allows for marijuana use by people suffering from one of 17 medical conditions included in the 2016 law. The first place to have medical marijuana available in Pennsylvania is a dispensary in Butler County. (more...)
Details about the South Florida mass school shooting Details about the South Florida mass school shooting
- February 15, 2018

The suspect, Nikolas Cruz , 19, had once been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School over disciplinary problems, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said , without providing specifics. There have been 283 school shootings all over the USA since January 2013, an average of one every week, says a non-profit advocacy for gun control, Everytown for Gun Safety. (more...)
Eating Ultra-Processed Foods Increases Cancer Risk Eating Ultra-Processed Foods Increases Cancer Risk
- February 15, 2018

Although several research works have identified the significant association between ultra-processed foods and increased risks of high blood pressure, obesity, and cholesterol levels, firm evidence proving the correlation remains insufficient. (more...)
Under-construction Building Collapses in Bengaluru, Four Kiled; Rescue Operation on Under-construction Building Collapses in Bengaluru, Four Kiled; Rescue Operation on
- February 15, 2018

The building was located on Kasavanahalli on Central Jail Road near Haralur. "They had constructed five storeys in the building, but only three were sanctioned", said Mayor Sampath Raj. For the last two years, the building construction had been stopped for unknown reasons. In another incident from Bengaluru , seven people were killed when a two-storey building collapsed in the congested bylanes of Ejipura. (more...)
Ex-MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested with over 20 kilograms of drugs Ex-MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested with over 20 kilograms of drugs
- February 15, 2018

Deaton as well as Loaiza's relatives left the courtroom without speaking to reporters, and the attorney did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment. Authorities were surveilling the vehicle on suspicion it was being used to smuggle drugs. Karkenny said Loaiza had crossed the U.S. -Mexico border at a port of entry earlier in the day. (more...)
FDA OK's Banyan Diagnostic, the First Blood Test for Concussions FDA OK's Banyan Diagnostic, the First Blood Test for Concussions
- February 15, 2018

The test is created to detect two brain cells' proteins that can drain into the bloodstream after a head injury . Banyan's research shows the test can detect them within 12 hours of injury. He pointed out that we need better measurements to understand when brains have fully healed from trauma, as well as a better understanding of how these biomarkers act which may actually affect prognosis. (more...)
Loaiza arrested on drug charges Loaiza arrested on drug charges
- February 15, 2018

He's going to court Wednesday and is looking at a long stint in prison. He was arrested in 2006, while playing for the Oakland Athletics , after he was caught driving 120 miles per hour on the freeway in his Ferrari and failed a sobriety test. (more...)
Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Are the Future Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Are the Future
- February 15, 2018

The treatment blocked tumor blood supply and generated tumor tissue damage within 24 hours while having no effect on healthy tissues. In this case, the mechanical action is the springing open of the DNA sheet to reveal the blood-clotting drug. (more...)
Inmate accused of drugging twin, swapping places to escape jail Inmate accused of drugging twin, swapping places to escape jail
- February 15, 2018

Alexander Jheferson Delgado Herrera had been serving a 16-year sentence for child sex abuse and robbery, the BBC reported . Herrera evaded authorities for 13 months before his life on the lam came to an end. They had been tracking him for several months before finally catching up with him in the city part of El Callao, about 30 miles away from the jail, near Lima. (more...)

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