Medical

Despite a public response, critical blood shortage continues

Despite a public response, critical blood shortage continues This drive came at a time when the Red Cross is facing an emergency need for donors; blood donations are going to hospitals as fast as they're coming in. A blood drive is scheduled as the Columbia donation center on South Providence from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. 2718 Church St., Burns, TN. 8/8/2017: 2 p.m.to 7 p.m. [Full Article...]

United Nations says almost two million Yemeni children in dire need of aid

United Nations says almost two million Yemeni children in dire need of aid The report estimates that almost 80 percent of all children need immediate humanitarian assistance. "The country is on the brink of starvation, with over 60 per cent of the population not knowing where their next meal will come from", said UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Anthony Lake, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and World Health Organization (... [Full Article...]

E-cigarettes linked to helping people quit smoking

E-cigarettes linked to helping people quit smoking Some say that they're healthier than actual cigarettes, but others argue that their popularity lures nonsmokers into smoking, or that people think it's healthy so they try less hard to quit. This thought however has been refuted earlier in some studies. There are several aids on the market available for those who want to stop smoking but until now, e-cigarettes were not considered to be of help wi... [Full Article...]

Privacy is a Fundamental Right, govt concedes in SC

Privacy is a Fundamental Right, govt concedes in SC Earlier in the day, senior advocate Kapil Sibal , appearing on behalf of the governments of West Bengal, Karnataka, Punjab and Puducherry, argued that privacy had to be considered a fundamental right , though it can not be an absolute right. [Full Article...]

Company develops hearing implant for iPhone

Company develops hearing implant for iPhone This is part of CNET's " Tech Enabled " series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. He was diagnosed with Meniere's disease, a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. In 2014, Apple began licensing its Bluetooth Low Energy audio technology to hearing aid and implant makers. Easy commands like changing the device volume or ch... [Full Article...]

The Myth of Antibiotics: 'Complete the Course' Won't Stop Resistance, Researchers Say

The Myth of Antibiotics: 'Complete the Course' Won't Stop Resistance, Researchers Say According to Llewelyn and his fellow experts, these early messages - of the possibility of leaving behind resistant bacteria, and a patient who died after a too-brief course - have biased medical intuition ever since, encouraging patients to take more antibiotics than is needed to treat most common infections. [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard: No agreement over where baby moved for final days

Charlie Gard: No agreement over where baby moved for final days Parents of a terminally ill British baby have found a doctor willing to care to for their son, away from hospital. A High Court judge gave parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates until midday Thursday to agree on a care plan with doctors from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, ITV and other media reported. [Full Article...]

Court to decide if Charlie Gard's parents can take him home

Court to decide if Charlie Gard's parents can take him home Justice Francis, the judge, said. Charlie Gard will most likely end his life in a hospice, after the terminally ill baby's parents were frustrated in their attempt to bring him home to die. Their lawyer then asked the High Court to allow them to spend their "last precious moments" with their son at home. He added: "It seems to me the time has come when a decision has to be taken to a very, v... [Full Article...]

Tribunal fees ruled unlawful: How will this impact gig economy firms?

Tribunal fees ruled unlawful: How will this impact gig economy firms? A legal battle by union Unison, launched when the fees were introduced in July 2013, concluded on Wednesday when the Supreme Court ruled the government had acted unlawfully in enforcing the charges. For these workers, who do not have guaranteed work or protection from unfair dismissal, bringing claims was risky enough, without the further barrier of a tribunal fee, which may have exceeded the ... [Full Article...]

Officials confirm West Nile virus in Harrison County

Officials confirm West Nile virus in Harrison County Moppert says the first cases of WNV in humans showed up in July of 2017. According to the Oakland County Health Division, West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause inflammation and swelling of the brain. Vanderheiden said the very best thing that people can do is to make sure they are applying protection, deet up to 30%, wearing long sleeves and trousers, draining the standing wat... [Full Article...]

Financial watchdog broadens rules in bid to clean up banking sector

Financial watchdog broadens rules in bid to clean up banking sector Lee added: "The FCA must also be cognisant of the fact that many asset and wealth managers have European Union or global footprints, and striking a balance between driving accountability in those who are responsible, without unduly affecting head-office staff is important". [Full Article...]

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) Posted Q2 revenue $5.82 billion

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) Posted Q2 revenue $5.82 billion The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $87.75. On Monday, December 21 the stock rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with "Neutral". Segall Bryant & Hamill Limited Liability reported 9,848 shares. Raymond James Financial Advisors holds 17,609 shares. Hodges Capital Management Inc. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka clears revised deal for Hambantota port

Sri Lanka clears revised deal for Hambantota port China Merchants Port Holdings Co plans to invest as much as US$1.12 billion to develop and operate port and related facilities in Sri Lanka as part of China's efforts to ramp up an overseas trade-and-infrastructure push. It will be handled 100 per cent by Sri Lankans", Samarasinghe said. A Chinese embassy spokesman said it had no comment to make on the deal. India had raised concerns with Sr... [Full Article...]

Allen and Wingard Receive Preseason Player of the Year Honors

Allen and Wingard Receive Preseason Player of the Year Honors Bennett was named Second Team All-Mountain West by the league's media and coaches last season, and also landed on Phil Steele's All-MW second team after starting all 13 games at center. Colorado State (six) and Wyoming (one) rounded out the Mountain division's top three. Two-time defending league champion San Diego State was unanimously predicted to take the West Division with 168 points, foll... [Full Article...]

Drug racket: Actress Kajal Agarwal says shocked at her arrested manager's action

Drug racket: Actress Kajal Agarwal says shocked at her arrested manager's action Officials said narcotic substances were recovered from his possession. "I care for the people who undertake the responsibilities for me, but it does not impose on their personal lives". Rao is the sixth artist from Tollywood to be questioned in the case. Ronnie residence is in Hyderabad was raided by the SIT officials. While the SIT sleuths have summoned as many as 12 Tollywood celebrities so ... [Full Article...]

Drug peddling case: Actor moves court against medical exam during questioning

Drug peddling case: Actor moves court against medical exam during questioning Kaur is among a dozen top Tollywood personalities being questioned by the SIT of the Telangana Prohibition and Excise department. Finally, the only relief Charmee got from High Court's judgement is that she has the liberty of not giving blood samples to SIT. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka Navy rescues another two elephants swept out to sea

Sri Lanka Navy rescues another two elephants swept out to sea Neither of the elephants were injured during the operation and were seen walking inland after making it to the beach. Luckily, a patrol boat spotted them in the nick of time, and reported the incident to the Sri Lankan Navy and wildlife officials. [Full Article...]

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs In 2015, researchers reported that a French child, who was born with HIV in 1996, started anti-HIV therapy at age 3 months, and stopped treatment sometime between the ages of 5.5 and 7 years, continued to control the virus without drugs more than 11 years later. [Full Article...]

Newborn's parents accused of giving her drugs to cover heroin withdrawal

Newborn's parents accused of giving her drugs to cover heroin withdrawal Confessing to their crime, the couple said they tried hiding the two-month-old baby's drug addiction from the nurses in the hospital where she was born. The Sheriff's Office also said it found Suboxone. Because the four children lived in the home and could have been in unsafe proximity to the paraphernalia and prescription pills, the police added four counts each for Wilde and Christens... [Full Article...]

Gas prices to end summer on the rise

Gas prices to end summer on the rise Supply and demand factors are apparent for the region and, though gasoline stockpiles are higher than this time past year, AAA said they're "down considerably" from a peak reported in February. The state average on Sunday was $2.18 per gallon. The price of oil rose Monday morning to $46.37, following news that Saudi Arabia pledged to lower crude exports and Nigeria plans to limit its product... [Full Article...]


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