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Mert Ney charged with murder over Sydney stabbing Mert Ney charged with murder over Sydney stabbing
- August 17, 2019

A KNIFEMAN who rampaged through central Sydney paused to take a selfie moments after he had allegedly "cut the throat" of a 24-year-old woman. A video of citizens tackling a knife-wielding man with a milk crate, a chair, a crowbar, an axe, and other everyday objects has gone viral on social media. (more...)
Democrats Push More Gun Control After McConnell Caves on Background Checks Democrats Push More Gun Control After McConnell Caves on Background Checks
- August 16, 2019

No. 2 House leader Steny Hoyer , D-Md., Hoyer resorted to reading lyrics from "Blowin' in the Wind", Bob Dylan's 1962 song. Legislation sought by McConnell would need to garner enough bipartisan support to pass the Senate and secure Trump's signature. (more...)
Dozens of US teens acquire lung injuries after vaping Dozens of US teens acquire lung injuries after vaping
- August 16, 2019

On August 4, state health officials in Wisconsin disclosed a dozen cases of severe lung disease that appeared to be linked to the use of vaping devices, including electronic cigarettes. But state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working to identify the e-cigarettes that the teens had used and what chemicals the patients might have inhaled, according to the statement. (more...)
Surgery patient's missing dentures found lodged in his throat Surgery patient's missing dentures found lodged in his throat
- August 16, 2019

Lead author Harriet Cunniffe, from James Paget Hospital in eastern England, is calling for surgeons to ensure dentures are removed from patients before an operation. The metal plate with three front teeth had been causing internal blistering and swelling. Tests revealed he had internal wound tissue around the site of the blistering which was cauterised to prevent further bleeding. (more...)
Suspected Dayton shooter had cocaine, alcohol, anti-anxiety drugs in system: Coroner Suspected Dayton shooter had cocaine, alcohol, anti-anxiety drugs in system: Coroner
- August 16, 2019

The coroner said police gunfire hit two people. The obituary for Dayton, Ohio , gunman Connor Betts is stirring outrage after it made no mention of the 24-year-old's mass shooting . He killed nine people in less than a minute, including his own sibling, and injured 17 others. The shooter, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was probably shot at least 24 times as police tried to stop him, Harshbarger said. (more...)
WNV identified in GF County resident WNV identified in GF County resident
- August 16, 2019

Natrona County Weed and Pest Control will conduct aerial spray after mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus were discovered west of Natrona County International Airport on August 9. Most people infected with mosquito-borne viruses don't get sick. Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients DEET: Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and Icaridin outside the US), IR3535, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), Para-menthane-diol (PMD), ... (more...)
Mosquito carrying Zika virus caught in SJ County trap Mosquito carrying Zika virus caught in SJ County trap
- August 16, 2019

Ngozi Ezike said in the statement. Health officials said up to 80 percent of those infected will usually recover on their own. Health Surveillance Epidemiologist Evan Bischoff says it's hard to predict how severe the mosquito-borne illness will be from summer to summer. (more...)
Dentures missing after surgery found in senior's throat Dentures missing after surgery found in senior's throat
- August 13, 2019

But because of the denture debacle, he suffered pain, bleeding and swallowing difficulties, and endured repeated hospital visits, additional invasive tests and blood transfusions. He was constantly finding blood in his mouth, while also experiencing throat pain and trouble swallowing. Details of the man's case emerged in the journal BMJ Case Reports , in which authors recommend that false teeth be taken out before general anaesthetic. (more...)
USA gov’t introduces new rules restricting legal immigration USA gov’t introduces new rules restricting legal immigration
- August 13, 2019

A large proportion of immigrants from India are professional or relatives of professionals and the community as a whole is the highest-earning group with a median annual household income of over $110,000, according to the USA census bureau. (more...)
Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments
- August 13, 2019

ZMapp , remdesivir, mAb114 and REGN-EB3 were the four drugs used in the trials . "From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable", said Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director-general of the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale. (more...)
Trump thanks law enforcement and first responders in El Paso Trump thanks law enforcement and first responders in El Paso
- August 12, 2019

In a speech in Iowa, the front-runner in the Democratic Party contest to challenge Trump in next year's election said the president "has fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation". But striking a serious tone, he added: "You have a lot of talk... but in the end, nothing happens". "There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people...." May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio. (more...)
Chairman Stephen Ross defends Donald Trump: He is 'not a insane conservative' Chairman Stephen Ross defends Donald Trump: He is 'not a insane conservative'
- August 11, 2019

Tickets range in price from $5,600 to $250,000-or, roughly the cost of membership at Equinox . Comedian Billy Eichner tweeted , "Hey @Equinox - what's your policy for canceling memberships once a member finds out your owner is enabling racism and mass murder?" Equinox and SoulCycle posted statements on Instagram saying that neither supports the event and no company profits are used to fund politicians. (more...)
According to this study, mutton & pork can increase risk of breast cancer According to this study, mutton & pork can increase risk of breast cancer
- August 10, 2019

For the study, researchers examined consumption of several meat types, in addition to their cooking practices. The relationship between red meat consumption and poultry consumption to breast cancer was completely inverse; eating more red meat increased the risk of breast cancer while eating more poultry decreased the risk. (more...)
1st human case of West Nile virus found in Tennessee 1st human case of West Nile virus found in Tennessee
- August 09, 2019

The risk of becoming seriously ill from West Nile virus infection is low for most people. Around California, 43 birds and 1,371 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus. Symptoms of both West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis are similar, the health department said in a news release, and it is possible the four patients actually have St. (more...)
Selfies Might Help To Track Blood Pressure
- August 09, 2019

A study found using a smartphone to video someone's face for two minutes could produce a blood pressure reading that was 96 per cent accurate. Since transdermal optical imaging bases, the result on the changes in skin color captured by the smartphone camera through the light it bounced to the patient's skin, the level of accuracy could vary for people with darker skin color. (more...)
West Nile virus: 12 human cases reported in the Las Vegas area West Nile virus: 12 human cases reported in the Las Vegas area
- August 07, 2019

Muntu Davis mentioned in a press release. West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus spreads through mosquitos that are infected by feeding on birds that carry the virus. Obviously, wearing mosquito repellent is high on the list of things to do to lessen the chances of getting infected (repellent should contain containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus, states Vector Control). (more...)
Obama on Mass Shootings: Reject Racism From Leaders Obama on Mass Shootings: Reject Racism From Leaders
- August 06, 2019

He reiterated his view: Trump not only tolerates racism and violence, but promotes it, he said. In his remarks about the mass shootings on Monday , President Trump said that "hate has no place in our country". "Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years", he tweeted. Adhering to what has become a GOP talking point of blaming mental illness and not firearms for mass shootings, Trump signaled he would oppose large-scale gun control efforts ... (more...)
Never Apologize: How the NRA Fights Gun Control Even After Mass Shootings Never Apologize: How the NRA Fights Gun Control Even After Mass Shootings
- August 06, 2019

The nation's first African-American president also directly referenced and condemned the apparent racist and anti-immigrant motives of the 21-year-old white man who authorities believe killed at least 22 people inside a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday. (more...)
More West Nile-positive mosquitoes found in L.A. County More West Nile-positive mosquitoes found in L.A. County
- August 04, 2019

Mosquitoes carry the deadly West Nile virus and can transmit it to birds, humans and other mammals when they bite them. "It's important people be conscientious about self-protection whenever they're outside during the evening hours". Philip Armstrong, a medical entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, says West Nile is typically detected in mosquitoes from late-June to mid-July so this year's detection is later than usual. (more...)
Over 1300 resident doctors at PGIMER go on strike Over 1300 resident doctors at PGIMER go on strike
- August 04, 2019

Healthcare services remained paralysed at many government hospitals in the state capital even on Friday as doctors boycotted work to protest passage of National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in Rajya Sabha . National Medical Commission Bill 2019, which seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 has been passed by Parliament. Dr Prakash Thakur, RDA-President, Safdarjung Hospital, said the protest will continue. (more...)

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