Health


OPCW 'enters Syria's Douma' to probe gas attack allegation OPCW 'enters Syria's Douma' to probe gas attack allegation
- April 18, 2018

In Syria, the official news agency SANA reported that inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) entered Douma . The site visit came hours after reports of more global air strikes on Syrian military installations. Photo Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations , had said the administration would impose sanctions on Russian companies found to be assisting Syria's chemical weapons program, a position later contradicted by ... (more...)
Air pollution linked to 6.1m global deaths Air pollution linked to 6.1m global deaths
- April 18, 2018

Commenting on the report , Bob O'Keefe, Vice President of HEI, said: "Air pollution takes a huge personal toll worldwide, making it hard to breathe for those with respiratory disease, sending the young and old to hospital, missing school and work, and contributing to early death". (more...)
Tainted lettuce tied to nationwide E. Coli outbreak Tainted lettuce tied to nationwide E. Coli outbreak
- April 18, 2018

According to the CDC , no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified at this time. Pennsylvania has reported 9 cases, New Jersey has reported 7 cases and Virginia has reported just one case. Now that it's April, most romaine lettuce comes from California. Most people get better within 5 to 7 days. In addition to working with providers to investigate possible illness, public health authorities are asking restaurants and retailers to determine the source of any romaine ... (more...)
(MRK) finishes with 2.59% while stock price is worth at $58.65 (MRK) finishes with 2.59% while stock price is worth at $58.65
- April 18, 2018

It has underperformed by 26.49% the S&P500. Beech Hill Advisors Inc increased its stake in Merck & Co Inc ( MRK ) by 33.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Santori & Peters Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Merck & Co. during the 4th quarter valued at $110,000. (NYSE: MRK ) for 25,486 shares. (more...)
China manufacturing firms plunge as foreign ownership relaxed China manufacturing firms plunge as foreign ownership relaxed
- April 18, 2018

The moves signals the end of a long-standing rule in the world's largest auto market where foreign vehicle makers can now only own a 50 per cent share of any local venture , a policy put in place to help support domestic vehicle makers compete against more advance global rivals. (more...)
In 4 Mice In NYC Full Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria In 4 Mice In NYC Full Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
- April 18, 2018

Some of the bacteria were even antibiotic-resistant. The findings are part of the results from a research by the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health . "I would suspect that if you looked in Washington, D.C., or Boston or Toronto, you'd have similar findings". "It's a nice combined approach". While human cases of leptospirosis are rarely reported in NY, there was a recent cluster of three cases in the Bronx, including one death, the ... (more...)
Tiger Roll wins Grand National thriller Tiger Roll wins Grand National thriller
- April 17, 2018

Racing.com's own Matt Hill was in the United Kingdom, after earning the chance to call the famous race for BBC Radio 5 Live. The most-tipped horse across the papers is Anibale Fly (10 picks), a few lengths clear of the next most popular, Tiger Roll (4). (more...)
Sitting too much may affect your memory, research finds Sitting too much may affect your memory, research finds
- April 17, 2018

Going forward, the researchers said they plan to survey people that sit for longer periods of time each day, in order to determine if sitting causes the observed thinning. The researchers write, "Sedentary behavior is a significant predictor of thinning of the [medial temporal lobe] and that physical activity , even at high levels, is insufficient to offset the harmful effects of sitting for extended periods". (more...)
Nokia X set for 27th April unveil Nokia X set for 27th April unveil
- April 17, 2018

We are not sure if HMD Global is planning to launch the much rumoured Nokia 10 , a flagship device that is likely to compete against the likes of the Galaxy S9, or a remake of the ill-fated, low-priced Nokia X from 2014. After the Nokia X , the public can expect another launch later this year with the arrival of the Nokia 9 . The Nokia X used to be a family of devices under the old- Nokia which would be running on the Nokia X Platform, a heavily customized Android iteration ... (more...)
US Bid for World Cup Faces a Stiff Challenge by Morocco US Bid for World Cup Faces a Stiff Challenge by Morocco
- April 17, 2018

Joseph-Antoine Bell, a former Cameroonian global football goalkeeper, has also endorsed Morocco's bid, emphasizing that Morocco has all the assets to organize a spectacular tournament. Federation Internationale de Football Association disallowed countries from Europe and Asia to bid for hosting right to the world cup, with the intention to spread the hosting rights for the World Cup more evenly across the globe - this year's World Cup will be in Russia with the next one in 2022 in Qatar. (more...)
Immuno-Chemotherapy Combo Extends Lung Cancer Victim's Survival Period Immuno-Chemotherapy Combo Extends Lung Cancer Victim's Survival Period
- April 17, 2018

A Johns Hopkins University study also found patients treated with Opdivo were less likely to have their cancer progress after one year. They remove a cloak that some cancer cells have that hides them from the immune system. According to the recently obtained finings, the medical experts suggest a new way to be used in treating lung cancer. Roughly 20% of patients see their tumors respond when they get chemotherapy before surgery; in this study, among patients who received Opdivo instead, 45% ... (more...)
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's MRI determines left foot contusion Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's MRI determines left foot contusion
- April 17, 2018

Despite suffering a foot injury in Utah's loss to OKC Sunday, his MRI would come back clean . In all likelihood, the Jazz are expressing some minor uncertainty as to Donovan's status as gamesmanship-it's hard to imagine them holding their star player out of a playoff game because of an ailment that most would consider minor. (more...)
Drivers brace for higher gas prices Drivers brace for higher gas prices
- April 17, 2018

In fact, prices are nearly 18-cents higher than just a month ago. DeHaan added that the usual annual peak for gas prices has been around mid-May, and that refinery maintenance and the annual switch to summer fuel blends has gone according to schedule, while inventory is rising, giving fewer reasons for prices to rise. (more...)
Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
- April 17, 2018

Friday's Centers for Disease Control update on the E. coli outbreak placed nine E. coli illnesses in Pennsylvania, the most of any state, and seven in neighboring New Jersey. And by the end of her two weeks in the hospital, she had undergone three blood transfusions. This is a different E. coli O157 :H7 HUS outbreak from the E. (more...)
I won't abuse your trust, Buhari tells Diaspora Nigerians I won't abuse your trust, Buhari tells Diaspora Nigerians
- April 16, 2018

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina , President Buhari blamed those he described as wicked people for plundering the country, saying they have "kept Nigerians poor". He said, " You met a hard situation, but you have overcome a lot of them". "We are proud of the speed with which you recovered the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls". (more...)
Salah prioritises Champions League over 40-goal-record Salah prioritises Champions League over 40-goal-record
- April 16, 2018

He is only the third Liverpool player to hit the mark and the first since Ian Rush in 1986-87. Salah's goal, his 30th in the league, not only increased his advantage over Harry Kane in the golden boot race, but also strengthened Liverpool's grip on a top-four finish as they re-established their 10-point cushion over fifth-placed Chelsea . (more...)
IPL 2018: Dinesh Karthik Stands by Decisions Despite KKR Losing to SRH
- April 16, 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn , Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana , Dinesh Karthik (capt, wk), Shubman Gill , Andre Russell , Mitchell Johnson , Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi. Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan have also been fantastic. Curran came into the team due to Johnson suffering a niggle, and now KKR have to decide which pacer to play. (more...)
Carrie Underwood shares another distant photo of face ahead of ACM Awards Carrie Underwood shares another distant photo of face ahead of ACM Awards
- April 16, 2018

I love live television". Grammy nominee Julia Michaels will join Keith Urban on Urban's new single "Coming Home". Country superstar Reba McEntire returns as the host for the 15th time. "So when you see that performance back, if you ever look at it online, that was us, completely panicked, not knowing what in the world we were gonna do, and Jennifer's like, 'Forget it, let's go barefoot-just go!' And that was us". (more...)
Why hating Facebook for leaking information won't stop us from using it Why hating Facebook for leaking information won't stop us from using it
- April 15, 2018

Pallone , who asked #Mark Zuckerberg to reply with either "Yes" or "No" after asking him why can't Facebook's default settings run on minimal personal data collection. Called The Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018 , the California ballot measure would allow consumers to learn about the types of personal information businesses are collecting, selling and disclosing on them - in addition to whom that information is being sold or shared. (more...)
Announcer Says Black Player Is 'Out Of His Cotton-Picking Mind' Announcer Says Black Player Is 'Out Of His Cotton-Picking Mind'
- April 14, 2018

During the game, play-by-play announcer Brian Davis said player Russell Westbrook was "out of his cotton-picking mind". Davis used the term to describe Westbrook's play in the second quarter, while the superstar point guard was on his way to becoming the first National Basketball Association player to average a triple-double in two seasons. (more...)

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