Health


Jeremy Hunt 'perplexed' by junior doctors' strike
- September 02, 2016

Although the contract, which will come into force from October, was negotiated between BMA junior doctors' leaders and the government in May after previous rounds of strike action, 58 percent of medics rejected it in a vote. "Genuine efforts to resolve the dispute through talks have been met with an unwillingness to engage and, at times, deafening silence from the secretary of state, leaving junior doctors with no choice but to take further action". (more...)
Junior doctors' strike: Jeremy Hunt refuses to negotiate over NHS contract imposition
- September 02, 2016

He added: "The first priority must be to protect patients from harm". Earlier Mr Hunt was told by Sky News host Eamonn Holmes he was seen as "toxic" and "part of the problem". "With daily news of additional pressures facing the NHS, appointment cancellations caused as a result of industrial action, and the prospect of further industrial action later this year, compromises the safety and wellbeing of patients". (more...)
Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus
- September 02, 2016

With no FDA-licensed tests available for Zika, two experimental tests are being used to screen blood collected in the United States and Puerto Rico. "Over 8,000 travel-associated and over 2,000 non-travel associated cases of Zika have been reported in the United States and USA territories", Mr Marks said. (more...)
Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket during test
- September 02, 2016

While many other rockets burn up on re-entry, SpaceX designed one that is able to withstand the heat of re-entry and land vertically so it can be used again on a future launch. Officials say the explosion poses no threats to the general public, though one source said contractors were reportedly told to evacuate the area in case of unsafe fumes. (more...)
'Dancing With the Stars' enlists Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose and ... Rick Perry
- September 02, 2016

The show is gearing up for its 23rd season, and features Olympians Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez, model Amber Rose , and a former The Brady Bunch actress Maureen McCormick , who played Marsha Brady. Kenneth Edmonds, better known as Babyface, the well-known R&B musician and record producer, has been paired with Allison Holker, a dancer who has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars . (more...)
Be careful what you say, dog owners, Spot may be listening Be careful what you say, dog owners, Spot may be listening
- September 02, 2016

Meanwhile, the right side of the dog's brain, the same side used by humans to decode emotion, reacted to the tone of human voice. Meaningless words spoken in an encouraging voice, or meaningful words in a neutral tone, did not have the same effect. (more...)
Wilshere signing a step into unknown, say Bournemouth Wilshere signing a step into unknown, say Bournemouth
- September 02, 2016

But the Arsenal fan in the video above didn't share either of the above views, he was absolutely outraged by Wilshere 's decision to leave. Wilshere has seen his career at the Emirates stagnate after a series of injuries in the last two years, culminating in an ankle problem on the back of a broken fibula, which kept him out for virtually the whole of last season. (more...)
National Football League free agent allegedly stabbed by girlfriend in domestic dispute National Football League free agent allegedly stabbed by girlfriend in domestic dispute
- September 02, 2016

Kearse, 27, was treated for a knife wound to the upper abdomen at a pair of hospitals on Wednesday, according to a police report filed in Attleboro District Court on Thursday. After police were summoned, Hooper allegedly told officers she had brandished a knife during their argument. Hooper told detectives the same story, but neighbors told authorities that they heard an argument from the couple's apartment. (more...)
Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika virus in Singapore
- September 02, 2016

Burwell said any Zika bill has to make special provision for Puerto Rico, which has been most severely affected. The patients had not travelled overseas recently, thus confirming that they contracted the infection locally. Senate Republicans have scheduled a vote on $1.1 billion in Zika funding for next Tuesday, when Congress comes back into session, according to a spokesman for Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky. (more...)
Dogs known what you're saying, study suggests
- September 02, 2016

What's more, the dogs only registered that they were being praised if the words and intonation were positive. They saw that just like humans, the dogs seemed to process the meaning of the words on the left hemisphere of the brain, and the intonation of the words on the right hemisphere. (more...)
Labour's Owen Smith calls for immediate sacking of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
- September 02, 2016

Junior doctors are proposing further all-out strikes which will see them walk out from 12 to 16 September, between 8am and 5pm, with more industrial action expected to follow. The BMA says the government is still refusing to acknowledge junior doctors' concerns and continuing with plans to impose the contract in October. The Patients Association says the strikes could have a catastrophic impact on patients. (more...)
National Preparedness Month Kicks off September 1st National Preparedness Month Kicks off September 1st
- September 02, 2016

Accepting the award at the White House on behalf of HALTER is Julie Atwood, the project's founder and lead benefactor. Promote National Preparedness Month (August 28 - September 3) Get ready to go from awareness to action. "Our goal this year is to encourage all individuals, communities and organizations to prepare for emergencies with these four easy steps". Each week this September, ReadyWisconsin will highlight easy and affordable ways for you and your family to prepare for ... (more...)
More than 300 reindeer killed by freak lightning strike in Norway More than 300 reindeer killed by freak lightning strike in Norway
- September 02, 2016

According to BNO news, Elin Fosshaug Olsø, a spokeswoman for the Norwegian Environment Agency said that they found 323 dead reindeer , of which 5 had to be put down due to injuries, in a radius of 50 meters. Officials have not yet determined whether the reindeer corpses will be removed from the area or left where they are. However, authorities are nearly certain that the animals were killed by a lightning strike, due to their extremely close proximity to one another. (more...)
Florida braces itself ahead of Hurricane Hermine Florida braces itself ahead of Hurricane Hermine
- September 02, 2016

Even with a tropical storm passing just inland from the coast, a strong onshore wind could lead to a minor storm surge late Friday. Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency for 56 counties as Tropical Storm Hermine heads toward Florida's Gulf Coast. (more...)
DFA cautions Filipinos in Singapore vs Zika virus
- September 02, 2016

Doctors have also found other problems in pregnancies and among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before birth. The outbreak and advisories come as the tourism industry in one of the world's busiest travel hubs already faces weak global economic growth. (more...)
SpaceX Rocket Carrying Facebook's First Satellite Explodes On Launchpad
- September 02, 2016

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had his jaunt to Africa interrupted by some pretty unfortunate news Thursday: A SpaceX rocket exploded on a Florida launchpad, destroying a satellite Facebook was planning to use to offer Internet access in parts of the continent he's now visiting. (more...)
Zika Virus Found in Mosquitoes for the First Time in Continental US Zika Virus Found in Mosquitoes for the First Time in Continental US
- September 02, 2016

A second outbreak location was found in Miami Beach in August. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam said: "The find is disappointing, but not surprising, Florida is among the best in the nation when it comes to mosquito surveillance and control, and this detection enables us to continue to effectively target our resources". (more...)
Explosion At SpaceX Launch Site In Cape Canaveral
- September 02, 2016

In that mishap, a support strut evidently snapped in the upper stage; the problem was fixed. What we know is that both Zuckerberg and Musk are among a handful of Silicon Valley tech titans who are using their money and power to push boundaries in their respective ways. (more...)
EU approves mobile phone joint venture in Italy
- September 02, 2016

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd., parent company of 3 Italia S.p.A. and VimpelCom Ltd., parent company of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., welcomed the European Commission's decision to approve the 50/50 joint venture that will create the leading mobile operator in Italy. (more...)
Clinton slams Trump as a unsafe isolationist in American Legion speech
- September 02, 2016

The Clinton campaign announced on Thursday that it will pay six-figures to air an ad in the state which has voted for a Republican every cycle - besides 1996 when it went for President Clinton in his re-election bid - since 1948. She blamed Russian Federation for hacking into the Democratic National Committee and perhaps "even some state election systems". Clinton received a similar invitation but has not accepted. (more...)