Medical


Firefighters pull dog from burning home, save him with oxygen Firefighters pull dog from burning home, save him with oxygen
- July 22, 2017

One firefighter patted Jack and rubbed his back during the process. According to the fire department, little Jack was unresponsive, with semi-agonal respirations, when he was rescued from the house. "We all greatly appreciate the outpouring of positive feedback related to our recent, successful rescue efforts of little "Jack" the canine here in Bakersfield, California ", he said. (more...)
Nastase banned, fined over racist comment about Williams' pregnancy Nastase banned, fined over racist comment about Williams' pregnancy
- July 22, 2017

The ITF said: "Mr. Nastase made a comment about Serena Williams's unborn child that was highly inappropriate and racially insensitive". Nastase was also found guilty of making sexual advances towards Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong and making abusive and threatening comments to British Press Association tennis correspondent Eleanor Crooks. (more...)
HTC releases its Messaging app in the Google Play Store HTC releases its Messaging app in the Google Play Store
- July 21, 2017

And now, in an added layer of protection for its Android devices, Google is rolling out its Play Protect security features to all devices running Google Mobile Services 11 and up. The discovery was initially made by Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica on Wednesday, with him searching for Google Play Services on the Play Store and being met with an ad for the package that comes with an amusing tagline saying "Be your own Boss, Dreams". (more...)
Google's science unit to target Zika carrying insects with 20m mosquitoes Google's science unit to target Zika carrying insects with 20m mosquitoes
- July 21, 2017

If successful, the results will demonstrate the technique can be implemented on a greater scale. This is part of a massive effort to curtail the Zika virus. The research will include developing traps that target mosquitoes. This knowledge will help inform the designs of the drives and help predict how they might behave in a natural setting. (more...)
Couple Accused Of Gifting Daughters To Man To Be Sentenced Couple Accused Of Gifting Daughters To Man To Be Sentenced
- July 21, 2017

She is now in her late teens. "I just knew. There was no reason why this older, significantly older man, any man, regardless of what they look like, would have this amount of children, all in blue dresses, never outside the house regularly, looking so scared ", Betz told CNN . (more...)
With It's 2018 Calendar, Pirelli Has Officially Left The Past Behind With It's 2018 Calendar, Pirelli Has Officially Left The Past Behind
- July 21, 2017

Acclaimed photographer Tim Walker and incoming British Vogue editor Edward Enninful partnered to recreate and capture " the surreal world of dreams " invoked in Lewis Carroll's " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ". "It is a chance to push social consciousness and break down barriers ". "I moved mountains to be a part of this", Diddy said, noting that the calendar comes at a time when he feels there needs to be "an unapologetic expression of black pride". (more...)
First Iowa West Nile Case of 2017 Diagnosed First Iowa West Nile Case of 2017 Diagnosed
- July 21, 2017

Old tires also attract mosquitoes and shouldn't be left outside. There were 13 cases of West Nile reported in Utah past year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with one case resulting in death. People need to be vigilant about personal protection. The first human case of the West Nile Virus for 2017 has been confirmed in Denton County. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. (more...)
United States regulators approves Gilead's Vosevi combo pill for hepatitis C retreatment United States regulators approves Gilead's Vosevi combo pill for hepatitis C retreatment
- July 21, 2017

FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Office of Antimicrobial Products director, Edward Cox, said: "Direct-acting antiviral drugs prevent the virus from multiplying and often cure HCV". Vosevi gives the big biotech one more way to capitalize on its best-selling drug and expand its lifecycle even as the company shifts gears to other liver diseases. (more...)
Heat and humidity with a few isolated storms Heat and humidity with a few isolated storms
- July 21, 2017

As hot high pressure takes full control later this week, we will see abundant sunshine the second half of this workweek. For example, a relative humidity of 50 percent at 90 degrees will make it feel like 95 degrees. For what it's worth - both days feature a 30% chance of rain and we'll tinker with the extended forecast as the weekend gets closer. Highs will reach into the lower 90s with the heat index in the middle 90s. (more...)
Detroit Police Official Becomes First Female Police Chief in Dallas Detroit Police Official Becomes First Female Police Chief in Dallas
- July 21, 2017

Hall, who now directs Detroit's neighborhood policing bureau, will replace David Brown in Dallas. "We kind of do it a little different, a little better", said Hall. Hall's mother was left to raise the family in the emotional years that followed. Dallas now stands in unprecedented territory with women in the city's top law enforcement jobs. (more...)
A toddler's brain damage has been reversed after near drowning A toddler's brain damage has been reversed after near drowning
- July 21, 2017

Researchers believe the oxygen therapy , coupled with Eden having the developing brain of a child, had activated genes that promote cell survival and reduce inflammation-allowing the brain to recover. Fifty five days after the drowning accident, doctors started giving Eden normobaric oxygen for 45 minutes twice per day. Still, it may nonetheless help indicate that the low-risk medical treatment used may have "a profound effect" on the function recovery in patients that suffered ... (more...)
Coffee Recalled for Containing Similar Active Ingredient Found in Viagra Coffee Recalled for Containing Similar Active Ingredient Found in Viagra
- July 21, 2017

And now a coffee has been recalled for being too similar to male sexual booster Viagra . Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. No illness has been reported . The manufacturer is attempting to notify its customers of the voluntary recall . Customers who return the coffee to Bestherbs at 4250 Claremont Dr, Grand Prairie, Texas, will be reimbursed by check for the products and postage. (more...)
Verify: Did Facebook remove several Catholic pages? Verify: Did Facebook remove several Catholic pages?
- July 21, 2017

Facebook has restored full access to more than 20 Catholic pages that had been blocked on July 18, saying that the blockage was due to an error. Most of the affected pages come from South America, though at least four are English-language accounts with administrators in the United States and Africa. (more...)
Fox 'disappointed' as Sky deal still headed toward longer review Fox 'disappointed' as Sky deal still headed toward longer review
- July 21, 2017

To be clear, as I have said, I must fully consider all relevant representations before reaching a final decision. Bradley also confirmed that she will write to all parties involved in the process as well as the Labour opposition, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and others if she makes a final decision during the summer recess. (more...)
Third of dementia cases are preventable Third of dementia cases are preventable
- July 21, 2017

That number is expected to rise to 68% by 2050. "There are a lot of things that individuals can do, and there are a lot of things that public health and policy can do, to reduce the numbers of people developing dementia", said co-author Gill Livingston, professor of psychiatry of older people at University College London. (more...)
Family want body of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police brought home Family want body of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police brought home
- July 21, 2017

He noted that 911 dispatchers in Washington, D.C., where his group is based, confirm with police officers that their cameras are running when needed. Damond died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen that hit her after a squad auto driven by Officer Matthew Harrity eventually arrived and she had approached the vehicle, according to a Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension statement . (more...)
Over half those with HIV taking AIDS drugs Over half those with HIV taking AIDS drugs
- July 21, 2017

Mathematical modelling shows that an additional 135,000 deaths and 105,000 new infections could happen in the next five years unless action is taken, with treatment costs increased by $650 million (560 million euros) over the same period, said the WHO. (more...)
Trump to NYT: Macron is 'Smart. Strong. Loves Holding My Hand' Trump to NYT: Macron is 'Smart. Strong. Loves Holding My Hand'
- July 21, 2017

President Donald Trump. "He's a great guy ". Macron had invited President Trump to celebrate France's independence holiday. But for as many differences as they have, Macron and Trump seem to have a lot in common, too, not least the fact that both ascended to power as political outsiders. (more...)
US Treasury Accuses Exxon Mobil Of 2014 Violation Of Russia Sanctions US Treasury Accuses Exxon Mobil Of 2014 Violation Of Russia Sanctions
- July 21, 2017

OFAC says ExxonMobil violated sanctions against Russian officials in May 2014, by " signing eight legal documents related to oil and gas projects in Russia with Igor Sechin , the President of Rosneft", Russia's state-owned oil company. In a statement, Exxon countered that it had done nothing wrong and complained that the fine was "fundamentally unfair". A spokesman for Exxon called the fine "outrageous" and said Treasury's findings are a complete 180-degree turn from previous guidance ... (more...)
Sessions' Directive Lets US Police Seize Property of People for Profit Sessions' Directive Lets US Police Seize Property of People for Profit
- July 20, 2017

The feds take over the case, and the seized money is put into the equitable sharing pool. "Ordinary Americans see that civil forfeiture is unconstitutional, and 24 states have taken steps to roll back civil forfeiture laws". There are concerns related to property rights and government overreach. "We need to send a clear message that crime does not pay", USA attorney general Jeff Sessions explained at a Justice Department event earlier today. (more...)