Health Care

Groundhog Day 2018: Who is Punxsutawney Phil? Did he see his shadow?

Groundhog Day 2018: Who is Punxsutawney Phil? Did he see his shadow? If not, it means spring will come early. On the night of February 1, they go to a hill called " Gobbler's Knob ". Punxsutawney Phil's handlers made the announcement at sunrise during the annual celebration, which draws up to 30,000 people every year. [Full Article...]

Budget 2018: For Railways, safety culture, expansion take centre stage

Budget 2018: For Railways, safety culture, expansion take centre stage Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's steep capex target for the Railways comes despite the transporter struggling to spend money in capital works this year. They are also working to provide WiFi and CCTV Cameras on all trains and Railways Stations. "A suburban network of approximately 160 km at an estimated cost of Rs. [Full Article...]

Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop

Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop Researchers at the Neurological Institute of the Ohio State Medical Center, headed by Professor Douglas Shar, who published the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , three Alzheimer patients, of whom both improved. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60-70 per cent of cases. In 2016, dementia became the leading cause of death among Australian females, surpas... [Full Article...]

State Counsellor of Myanmar Calls on President Kovind

State Counsellor of Myanmar Calls on President Kovind An advisory board chaired by Thai former foreign minister Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai has lashed out at the recently resigned American member, Bill Richardson, saying his accusation that the board was "whitewashing" or "cheer-leading" Aung San Suu Kyi over the Royingya crisis completely lacked legitimacy. [Full Article...]

Rising homelessness figures prompt 'crisis' warning from Christian charity

Rising homelessness figures prompt 'crisis' warning from Christian charity Local newspaper the Argus reported in December that 17 of what it termed "Brighton's homeless community", with an average age of 46, died past year in circumstances described as "avoidable" by leading doctor Tim Worthley, who provides aid to rough sleepers. [Full Article...]

Complete guide to everything we know about Vince McMahon's revived XFL

Complete guide to everything we know about Vince McMahon's revived XFL A statement released by the XFL says it aims to deliver a "fan-centric, innovative, experience" with the focus on a "family-friendly environment". Despite the fact McMahon stated several times in the announcement live stream yesterday as well that there would be no connection between the new XFL and the WWE , several superstars took to Twitter to comment on the WWE Chairman's announcement. [Full Article...]

Chinese Scientists Just Cloned a Monkey-Here Are the Details

Chinese Scientists Just Cloned a Monkey-Here Are the Details Researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience have officially cloned a [really cute] pair of long-tailed macaque monkeys, Reuters news reported on Wednesday. Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are rather dramatic proof that it can do just that. Paglia also noted that the effort to clone the monkeys had many failures before the two healthy monkeys were born, with man... [Full Article...]

This Year's Flu Season Worse Than Expected

This Year's Flu Season Worse Than Expected Does H3N2 cause more severe symptoms than other flu strains? But thousands are hospitalized every year, and some die from complications. Last week Wisconsin was at the top tier of the moderate level and this week jumped to the lowest of the three tiers in the high level. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom parliament debates European Union Withdrawal Bill

United Kingdom parliament debates European Union Withdrawal Bill It was defeated by 322 votes to 99. The vote passed by 324 votes to 295, a majority of 29, after the Labour opposition opposed the bill's third reading. Greening's Conservative colleague, Dominic Grieve MP, warned ministers that leaving the European Union with no deal at the end of talks would be "The most catastrophic act perpetrated by a government in modern history". [Full Article...]

Fresno Man Pulls 5 1/2 Foot Tapeworm from his Body

Fresno Man Pulls 5 1/2 Foot Tapeworm from his Body The man had discovered the worm as it began wiggling out while he sat on the toilet. At this Dr. Kenny Banh tries to find out the relevant causes and says that this all hasn't hurt the man at all. "It's like with patients who come in after motorcycle accidents", he said. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a research letter in January 2017 noting that the Japanese broad tapewor... [Full Article...]

Bikram yoga may not need to be so hot

Bikram yoga may not need to be so hot To find out if this is true, 33 middle-aged adults who were previously sedentary did a three-month course of either hot yoga or similarly high-intensity yoga at a normal temperature. People involved in the study were aged 40 to 60. They were all randomly assigned to one of three groups: a hot Bikram group; a normal-temperature Bikram group; or a non-practicing, or sedentary, group that did not p... [Full Article...]

Health department offering free flu shots

Health department offering free flu shots But although there has been a spike in flu cases in Canada and the US, so far Newfoundland and Labrador has been largely spared, although half a dozen people have been sick enough to be hospitalized. They said there were 60 deaths previous year. Texas is one of 26 states reporting high flu activity, said the CDC. Flu vaccines have multiple different strains of the flu in them. [Full Article...]

More cases in E. coli outbreak

More cases in E. coli outbreak Since CDC's initial media report on the outbreak on December 28, seven more illnesses have been recorded, with the last one starting on December 12, 2017. coli will not remove the harmful bacteria. CDC and FDA will continue to update the public as more information on the outbreak source is uncovered. [Full Article...]

GoPro quits making drones, says it's open to acquisition

GoPro quits making drones, says it's open to acquisition Instead, the action camera maker confirmed it's ending Karma production and will cut almost 300 jobs, or more than 20% of its global workforce. GoPro is planning to re-structure through an $80 million cost-cutting program, which will see least 255 employees lose their jobs to achieve a headcount of "fewer than 1,000 employees worldwide". [Full Article...]

USA searches of int'l travelers' electronic devices soar in 2017

USA searches of int'l travelers' electronic devices soar in 2017 The directive also distinguishes "basic" and "advanced" searches. The contract calls for Accenture's federal services business to recruit and employ 5,000 border patrol agents, 2,000 customs officers and 500 air and marine interdiction employees, McCaskill wrote in a Wednesday letter to Kevin McAleenan, CBP acting commissioner. [Full Article...]

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors In North Carolina alone, 23 blood drives were cancelled or closed early due to last week's winter storm, with almost 600 uncollected donations. With January being National Blood Donor Month , the American Red Cross hopes blood and platelet donors of all blood types make an appointment to help the shortage. [Full Article...]

Gas Prices Rise in Washington, Hold in Wenatchee

Gas Prices Rise in Washington, Hold in Wenatchee Sunday national gas price average is $2.49, which unchanged in the last week, up a penny in the last month and 12 cents higher than this time previous year. The last increase was on January 1, 2018, to $3.88 per gallon. Gas prices held steady during the first week of 2018 in Southwest Florida, and analysts say drivers can expect to see a seasonal slide in what they pay at the pump. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy Sillitoe said he doesn't expect prosecutors to start banging down his doors. "It's probably going to make people a little bit more cautious and it's going to cause some fights, but I think this is sort of the last fight that the prohibitionists may be putting up". [Full Article...]

Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike

Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike In a statement to media on Friday, Vijaybhaskar said 13th wage revision for transport employees was held on January 4. Ex-transport min Senthil Balaji extended his support to the strike The DMK, Left parties and other opposition leaders as well as actor Kamal Haasan urged the government to bring the strike to an end by holding talks with trade unions. [Full Article...]

Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots The Florida Power Ball, which is up to $570 million, will be drawn on Saturday evening. There were also eight Match 5 winners from across the country, with California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia all holding a single victor, while Oklahoma and Texas featured two apiece for a prize of $1 million. [Full Article...]


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