Medical


FTSE 100 opens lower as BT shares fall FTSE 100 opens lower as BT shares fall
- July 29, 2017

When Deutsche Telekom and Orange became shareholders of the company in 2015, the deal included a warranty as a protection against a potential decline in BT's financial performance. "As BT emerges from a turbulent 12 months, a recent shake-up of personnel seeks to bring stability to the under-pressure organisation", said Paolo Pescatore at CCS Insight. (more...)
Amber Alert Issued For Missing East Tenn. Girl Amber Alert Issued For Missing East Tenn. Girl
- July 29, 2017

Medina that she would run to the soccer field to retrieve the keys. Please RT to spread the word! Her mother returned to the soccer field to look for her when she did not return home by 8:40 p.m. Sgt. Evie West, public information officer for the Cleveland Police Department, said Arleth Yazmin Linares Medina was found by searchers in the vicinity of Fillauer Branch, between the soccer field and Mayfield Elementary School off 20th Street. (more...)
Axis Bank agrees to buy payments wallet provider FreeCharge for $60 million Axis Bank agrees to buy payments wallet provider FreeCharge for $60 million
- July 29, 2017

As per the deal, Axis Bank is paying Rs 385 crore to acquire 100% stake in FreeCharge , a steep markdown from Rs 2,400 crore that Snapdeal parent Jasper Infotech paid to acquire the company in 2015, which was the largest acquisition in the Indian startup sector at the time. (more...)
Drinking Three to Four Times a Week May Lower Diabetes Risk Drinking Three to Four Times a Week May Lower Diabetes Risk
- July 29, 2017

However, while between one and six beers per week reduced the risk by 21 per cent in men - it had no effect on women. Among men reporting consuming alcohol less than 1 day per week or between 1 and 2 days per week, beer represented about half the amount of alcohol consumed; for men reporting drinking alcohol 3 to 4 days per week or more , wine represented half of the total alcohol intake. (more...)
British financial authorities announce end to LIBOR British financial authorities announce end to LIBOR
- July 28, 2017

Several banks were accused of adjusting their Libor submissions to benefit themselves and their traders' positions, rather than reflecting the rates at which they were actually making loans. After 2021 IBA could choose to keep Libor running, but the United Kingdom regulator would no longer compel banks to submit data for the benchmark. A spokesperson for IBA welcomed Bailey's comments, but said they believed an evolved Libor rate had a future. (more...)
Hillary To Release Tell-All Campaign Book Hillary To Release Tell-All Campaign Book
- July 28, 2017

Read: Who Is Kris Kobach? Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, adds that the book will also discuss Clinton's "challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye" as the first female presidential nominee of a major US political party. However, as the months went by, Clinton's list of people to blame grew. "She believes she would have won and that Russian Federation and Comey ultimately brought her down". (more...)
World Hepatitis Day sets the stage for the elimination of viral hepatitis World Hepatitis Day sets the stage for the elimination of viral hepatitis
- July 28, 2017

Only 9% of individuals with HBV and 20% of individuals with HCV were tested and diagnosed by the end of 2015, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Hepatitis is a contagious disease that affects the liver. With the availability of effective vaccines and treatments for Hepatitis B and a cure for Hepatitis C , the elimination of Viral Hepatitis is achievable, but greater awareness of the disease and the risks is a must, as is access to cheaper diagnostics and treatment. (more...)
Ro Arrested After Allegedly Beating Ex-Girlfriend Ro Arrested After Allegedly Beating Ex-Girlfriend
- July 28, 2017

Z-Ro Houston, Texas rap legend Z-RO may have retired, and he is already spending a portion of his time behind bars. The protective order bans Z-RO from having any contact with the alleged assault victim. The rapper, born Joseph Wayne McVey IV, was booked after an ex-girlfriend alleged that he slapped, punched, dragged and choked her during an argument at his home in April. (more...)
Chicago's baby boom credited to Cubs World Series title Chicago's baby boom credited to Cubs World Series title
- July 28, 2017

Doctors say it's hard to say for sure, but Chicago might be in a championship baby boom . No official numbers have been released, but hospitals are saying they are definitely seeing an uptick. Many parents are naming their new babies after Cubs players, personnel, and the stadium - Theo, Wrigley, Clark and Addison - and are attributing their births to the series. (more...)
E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims E-cigarette vaping really does help you quit smoking, study claims
- July 28, 2017

E-cigarette users were also much more likely than non-users to try to quit smoking in the first place. "The people who say that use of e-cigarettes inhibits cessation should be sobered by this paper", said Dr. Glantz, in fact, previously authored a study finding that e-cigarettes may actually stymie efforts to quit smoking. Zhu added: "It is important to look at the entire population including users and nonusers to determine if the overall cessation rate went up or down". (more...)
OHSU Scientist 1st In US To Modify Human Genes With CRISPR OHSU Scientist 1st In US To Modify Human Genes With CRISPR
- July 28, 2017

They also said It would be "irresponsible" to edit the human germline, until the safety issues had been resolved. Some countries precluded the practice as it could be used to create so-called designer babies . CRISPR opened up a whole new field in genetic because of its ability to alter genes precisely and quickly. "The results of this study will be published soon in a scientific journal". (more...)
James Bradberry, Christian McCaffrey make plays at Panthers camp James Bradberry, Christian McCaffrey make plays at Panthers camp
- July 28, 2017

Newton asked. "The thing that puts me at advantage most times is having that ability to run". "I was kind of nervous, though, I ain't going to lie". Panthers coach Ron Rivera said back in January the Panthers needed to "evolve" as an offense and also had to find new and different ways to use Newton's unique skill set. (more...)
President Trump expected to address Foxconn & Wisconsin on Wednesday President Trump expected to address Foxconn & Wisconsin on Wednesday
- July 28, 2017

Foxconn is a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company that is best known for assembling iPhones for Apple . Foxconn does the vast majority of its manufacturing in Asia, although it does have facilities in Brazil, India, and other countries. (more...)
UN Says Yemen Is Now the Largest Global Humanitarian Crisis UN Says Yemen Is Now the Largest Global Humanitarian Crisis
- July 28, 2017

The trio describe the more than 1,000 diarrhea treatment and oral rehydration centers, and the delivery of food supplements, IV fluids and other medical supplies, along with "rebuilding of critical infrastructure - the rehabilitation of hospitals , district health centers and the water and sanitation networks", being provided by worldwide relief partners. (more...)
Turns Out Alcohol Consumption Could Boost Your Memory Turns Out Alcohol Consumption Could Boost Your Memory
- July 28, 2017

A new study finds that consuming alcohol could actually be beneficial to certain aspects of our memory. Professor Celia Morgan , of the University of Exeter , said: " Our research not only showed that those who drank alcohol did better when repeating the world-learning task, but that this effect was stronger among those who drank more". (more...)
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
- July 27, 2017

Experts say that antibiotics are vital to modern medicine and antibiotic resistance is a global, urgent threat to human health . "Far from being irresponsible, shortening the duration of a course of antibiotics might make antibiotic resistance less likely", he said. (more...)
The first Apple-compatible cochlear implant sound processor was announced today The first Apple-compatible cochlear implant sound processor was announced today
- July 27, 2017

The advancements provided by the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor give parents more control and allow them to better monitor their child's hearing while adults and teenagers will be able to stream music and make FaceTime calls just like their hearing friends and family", Laurel Mahoney of the NYU Langone Medical Center said in a prepared statement. (more...)
Ormond St angels: We will nurse Charlie in a hospice Ormond St angels: We will nurse Charlie in a hospice
- July 27, 2017

Charlie Gard , the terminally-ill infant at the center of a court battle that grabbed global interest, will be transferred from a hospital to a hospice - probably to die the same day - unless an agreement for alternative arrangements is made by noon on Thursday, Britain's High Court ordered Wednesday. (more...)
Government Tribunal Fees Deemed 'Illegal' by Supreme Court Government Tribunal Fees Deemed 'Illegal' by Supreme Court
- July 27, 2017

It follows a Supreme Court ruling that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally in introducing fees in 2013 - an attempt, it said , to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases. "We are very pleased at this outcome - the judgment reiterates the importance of access to justice to a fair and just society". "Since the introduction of the fees, countless numbers of self-employed people have been denied access to justice because of prohibitive fees". (more...)
West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitos in Worcester West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitos in Worcester
- July 27, 2017

In 2016, the first human case of West Nile virus was reported June 6. Mosquitoes are tested locally for infection, and may be sent to OSU Diagnostic Lab for confirmation. Because they often enter homes at night, residents should check and fix their window and door screens to keep them out. Try to keep doors and windows shut. (more...)