Health


North Korea aims to expand illegal trade network
- March 03, 2018

The notice also included five sanctions which would typically accompany such an announcement, including cutting foreign and financial aid, ending military support and export restrictions on sensitive goods. The determination, made by the department's global security and non-proliferation bureau, carries restrictions on United States foreign aid and financial and military assistance that North Korea's heavily sanctioned government is already subject to. (more...)
'African Mona Lisa' fetches £1.2m at auction in London 'African Mona Lisa' fetches £1.2m at auction in London
- March 03, 2018

The portrait, which is of Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi , was completed in 1973 by the renowned Nigerian-born artist Ben Enwonwu . Bonhams, a privately owned British auction house, sold the painting as apart of its "Africa Now" sale. 'It is the equivalent of some rare archaeological find. "It is a cause for celebration, a potentially transforming moment in the world of art", he said . (more...)
Five distinct types of diabetes, not just two, suggests study Five distinct types of diabetes, not just two, suggests study
- March 03, 2018

The current system "has not been much updated during the past 20 years", the authors wrote in their paper, "and very few attempts have been made to explore heterogeneity of type 2 diabetes "-despite calls from expert groups over the years to do so". (more...)
Here Comes the Rain & Wind Here Comes the Rain & Wind
- March 03, 2018

Friday night we will see milder overnight lows, patchy fog and drizzle. A cold front approaching central North Carolina from the west on Thursday is expected to bring strong and possibly damaging wind, with 40 miles per hour gusts. Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. You might also be interested in. . Temperatures rise a bit on Monday , sunny, with a high near 46. (more...)
State seeing a drop in reported flu cases State seeing a drop in reported flu cases
- March 02, 2018

So far this year, officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health say that 194 people have died from the flu since September. Some people - such as older people, young children and people with certain health conditions - are at high risk for serious flu complications . (more...)
At least 4 aid workers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria At least 4 aid workers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
- March 02, 2018

Three aid workers were injured and a female nurse was missing, feared abducted. Reports say aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were wounded in Thursday's Boko Haram onslaught. She called for urgent funding to support 4.4 million people in Chad, including refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons, as well as the communities hosting them. (more...)
KNH brain surgeon discovers he's operating on wrong patient hours into surgery KNH brain surgeon discovers he's operating on wrong patient hours into surgery
- March 02, 2018

Kenyatta National Hospital is Kenya's oldest and largest hospital, and also serves as a teaching hospital. The board regulating medical practice says such a mix-up is a first in the country. She said four staff - the neurosurgeon, ward nurse, theatre receiving nurse and anaesthetist - had been suspended. Kenyatta National Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr Lilly Koros was on Friday March 2, 2018 , sent on a compulsory leave by the Health CS Sicily Kariuki. (more...)
Nobel laureates blame Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis Nobel laureates blame Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis
- March 02, 2018

Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August 2017, when Burma's military retaliated following attacks on security posts by a Rohingya insurgent group. Machine guns and mortars were also spotted, border guards told reporters. On Thursday Bangladesh's foreign ministry said it summoned Myanmar's envoy to call for an "immediate pullback of Myanmar security forces along with military assets from the area". (more...)
The DASH diet may curb depression risk, says study The DASH diet may curb depression risk, says study
- March 02, 2018

It is credited with lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, controlling gout and kidney disease, and now, a new study claims it can also reduce the risk of depression in older adults. The findings are set to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles , April 21 to 27, 2018. Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United Kingdom, with nearly eight per cent of people meeting criteria for diagnosis, according to the Mental ... (more...)
Parkland Shootings: Governor Expects 'Major Reform' on School Safety by Next Week Parkland Shootings: Governor Expects 'Major Reform' on School Safety by Next Week
- March 02, 2018

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to class on Wednesday. "We have to get a bill passed that's going to fix public safety in our schools", Scott said outside the legislative chambers. After offers of support from council members, Cano said the district police "need all the help we can get". "Parkland demonstrated the need to provide adequate security at Florida's schools", he said. (more...)
Record Nigerian Lassa fever outbreak kills 72 Record Nigerian Lassa fever outbreak kills 72
- March 02, 2018

According to the latest figures from the NCDC, (February 19-25, 2018), 54 new confirmed cases were recorded from eight states: Edo (21), Ondo (nine), Nasarawa (two), Ebonyi (18), Plateau (one), Kogi (one) Imo (one) and Ekiti (one) with ten new deaths in confirmed cases from five states Ondo (two), Edo (two), Plateau (one), Ekiti (one) and Ebonyi (four and two probable deaths). (more...)
GOP legislators request block of congressional map GOP legislators request block of congressional map
- March 02, 2018

The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court declared the 2011 congressional map unconstitutional on January 22. Those legislators also making a request to the US Supreme Court in hopes that the highest court in the land will rule in their favor. "Suppose we're a week into gathering petitions in your new district, which is district seven". Therefore, the legislators conclude, the U.S. Supreme Court should put the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's orders on hold to give the legislators time to seek full ... (more...)
Kane must leave Spurs for silverware: Villas-Boas Kane must leave Spurs for silverware: Villas-Boas
- March 02, 2018

Calderon served as Real president from 2006 to 2009 and recently spoke to German newspaper Bild , suggesting Lewandowski is only a backup option behind their real target, Kane (h/t Mirror's Ben Rebuck ): "Lewandowski is a player that Real is always in the picture with". (more...)
Third person dead as rockmelon listeria outbreak sweeps Victoria Third person dead as rockmelon listeria outbreak sweeps Victoria
- March 02, 2018

Speculating as to how rockmelon could be contaminated by high levels of listeria , CSIRO's Dr Gobius told The New Daily it would be "highly unlikely" that the listeria would have been inside the flesh of the fruit as it grows. The bacteria can be present in raw foods or foods may become contaminated after processing or cooking. But the infection is particularly unsafe to people with compromised immune systems such as the elderly, pregnant women and people with underlying health ... (more...)
Norwegian watchdog urges residents in Cambodia not to vote Norwegian watchdog urges residents in Cambodia not to vote
- March 02, 2018

It said the suspension would affect military assistance and some treasury programmes, but it would continue to finance projects supporting the Cambodian people directly, in areas such as health, mine clearance and agriculture. The ruling party also rescinded the licenses of over a dozen independent radio stations, cutting off broadcasters Radio Free Asia (RFA), Voice of America, and Voice of Democracy, and shuttering the English-language newspaper The Cambodia Daily . (more...)
Here's why your nose looks big in those selfies Here's why your nose looks big in those selfies
- March 02, 2018

If a penchant for selfies has left you anxious about the size of your nose, you might want to consider a selfie-stick. Most smartphone cameras have wide-angle lenses, says The Verge's creative director James Bareham, and close-ups with wide-angle lenses cause distortion that makes objects closer to the camera - like, say, a nose - look larger. (more...)
Do nonsmokers deserve extra vacation days? Do nonsmokers deserve extra vacation days?
- March 02, 2018

They wasted 20.2 days a year smoking. There is precedent for giving nonsmokers "smoke-break" vacation days. Maybe it's once an hour or every couple of hours, but those minutes add up. Americans also believed companies should offer incentives for employees to quit smoking. A 2013 Gallup poll estimated it costs employers an extra $3,077 a year for each smoker. (more...)
Ronda Rousey Put Triple H Through A Table At Elimination Chamber Ronda Rousey Put Triple H Through A Table At Elimination Chamber
- March 02, 2018

She was met in the ring by Triple H , McMahon and Kurt Angle. With Angle ushered towards the dressing room earlier, an irate Rousey slammed Triple H onto a passing table, much to the shock of Stephanie and the watching crowd. She said: "The night definitely could have gone smoother". The Big Dog won the men's Elimination Chamber match against John Cena, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins , Braun Strowman, The Miz and Elias. (more...)
Bill De Blasio Named A New Schools Chancellor Bill De Blasio Named A New Schools Chancellor
- March 02, 2018

Carvalho confirmed he is declining the job after a lengthy and well-attended school board meeting with multiple breaks and speeches in which he indicated his intention to stay in Miami . Miami-Dade County's school system is the fourth-largest in the United States. The New York City Mayor's office had no advance warning from Carvalho about his decision. (more...)
Flu blamed for another child death in Minnesota Flu blamed for another child death in Minnesota
- March 02, 2018

So far, 97 of the dead have been children . It's surprising but it happens and it happens every year. That would ensure "herd immunity," meaning it would provide enough protection to stop the spread of the virus. Ten years may seem like a long time, but it takes understanding why the flu is unique compared to other viruses like measles or mumps. Of course, it makes sense to mandate vaccination for measles; the disease can be deadly and its vaccine is lifesaving. (more...)

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