Medical


Ministry optimistic of revealing 80 percent of TB cases Ministry optimistic of revealing 80 percent of TB cases
- March 24, 2018

The WHO has designated March 24 of each year as World TB Day to encourage global efforts to combat TB together. "We have set a target to discover 80 percent of the estimated 1,020,000 TB carriers", Director General for Prevention and Control of Disease of the Ministry of Health, Anung Sugihantono, said in Jakarta on Wednesday. (more...)
Innovative stocks: Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMZN), HCP, Inc., (NYSE: HCP) Innovative stocks: Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMZN), HCP, Inc., (NYSE: HCP)
- March 22, 2018

Analyst Recommendations are opinions given by analysts to their clients about whether a given stock is worth buying or not. Amazon.com, Inc. ( AMZN) stock analysis is based on price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio. analysts anticipate that Amazon.com, Inc. will post 8.49 EPS for the current year. As per Wednesday, May 31, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. (more...)
Nigerian forces failed to act on mass abduction warnings: Amnesty Nigerian forces failed to act on mass abduction warnings: Amnesty
- March 21, 2018

Why it matters: Boko Haram on February 19, 2018, stormed a school in Dapchi , a town in the northeastern state of Yobe and kidnapped at least 110 girls aged 11-19 years old. The source said the Idris will also visit Dapchi community in Yobe State to commiserate with their families of the 110 abducted girls. The Nigerian army and the police received at least five calls up to four hours before militants raided a boarding school in Dapchi last month, but they did not take measures to stop ... (more...)
Forecasters warn of more snow to come Forecasters warn of more snow to come
- March 19, 2018

The Cardiff City away game against Derby is also one of a number of events to be called off. A yellow weather warning for ice will remain in place for much of the United Kingdom until 10am on Monday morning. He said: "Gritters will be out treating our roads around the clock, but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast". In a statement posted on Facebook on Saturday organisers said: "It's with a very heavy heart we have to once again cancel the Admiral City ... (more...)
Hogs fall 79-62 in the Big Dance against the Butler Bulldogs Hogs fall 79-62 in the Big Dance against the Butler Bulldogs
- March 19, 2018

The victor of the game most likely gets 2-seed Purdue in the second round. And though he is only in his first season as the Bulldog coach, LaVall Jordan has been around the game long enough to know full well what to expect from an Arkansas squad. (more...)
Russians head to polls as Putin prepares for 4th term Russians head to polls as Putin prepares for 4th term
- March 19, 2018

She said those alleging the election was rigged were biased and peddling "Russophobia", echoing a line used by the Kremlin to describe Western criticism of Russian Federation. Putin's campaign chairman declared turnout to be high and needled London by suggesting that may be a rally-round-the-flag response by voters to the accusations over the Salisbury attack. (more...)
Bafana Bafana move up in latest Fifa World Rankings Bafana Bafana move up in latest Fifa World Rankings
- March 16, 2018

At the continental level, the Atlas Lions, qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, still rank 4th, behind Tunisia (23rd), Senegal (27th) and DR Congo (39th). The scarcity of matches meant that there were no new entries into the top 50, and that the regional composition of that group remains unchanged, with UEFA accounting for 30 of its teams, CONMEBOL nine, CAF five, CONCACAF four, AFC two and OFC none. (more...)
2 fertility clinics respond to egg, embryo storage failures 2 fertility clinics respond to egg, embryo storage failures
- March 13, 2018

Another, Amber Ash, wrote how sick she feels having two embryos involved in the malfunction, adding, "there is so much grief and a lack of control in the world of infertility and this compounds it". Dr. Carl Herbert is president of Pacific Fertility Clinic in San Francisco. That embryologist, Herbert said, "immediately rectified" the problem by refilling the tank. (more...)
Texans Won't Pursue Free Agents Who Knelt During Anthem Texans Won't Pursue Free Agents Who Knelt During Anthem
- March 08, 2018

A column in the Houston Chronicle on Saturday said, "there is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that ... the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to". (more...)
Richard Spencer: Small Crowd and Arrests Richard Spencer: Small Crowd and Arrests
- March 08, 2018

Many fights reportedly broke out as people attempted to enter the Michigan State building to hear Richard Spencer . Two dozen people were arrested as a result of the protests, police said. Richard Spencer coined the term "alt-right, ' and popularized the idea of a future state exclusively for white people". But protesters, including those who demonstrated peacefully, said it was their duty to stand up to Spencer and his beliefs. (more...)
Listeriosis outbreak traced back to Enterprise factory - Aaron Motsoaledi Listeriosis outbreak traced back to Enterprise factory - Aaron Motsoaledi
- March 05, 2018

This constitutes 27% case fatality rate. Motsoaledi said South Africa "can now conclude scientifically that the source of the present outbreak is the Enterprise Food production facility located in Polokwane". Of great concern at the time was that of the hundreds of laboratory confirmed listeriosis cases, less than a quarter could be traced. Listeria bacteria can sense when it is near other bacteria and secrete a sugary goo. (more...)
Georgia Teacher Fires Gun After Barricading Self in Classroom Georgia Teacher Fires Gun After Barricading Self in Classroom
- March 03, 2018

He was also a play-by-play announcer for the high school football team. He has been charged with aggravated assault, carrying weapon on school grounds, terroristic threats, reckless conduct, possession of gun during commission of a crime, and disrupting public school. (more...)
Democratic Governors Form 'States for Gun Safety' Group Democratic Governors Form 'States for Gun Safety' Group
- February 25, 2018

The governors of the US states of Connecticut, New York , New Jersey and Rhode Island Thursday announced the formation of "States for Gun Safety" to combat gun violence in the aftermath of the Florida high school massacre. It is not clear how the other states would act on it, given that the law in CT and New Jersey, for example, expressly forbids firearm purchases only by people who have been committed to a mental health center. (more...)
#BoycottNRA: Companies turn against USA gun lobby #BoycottNRA: Companies turn against USA gun lobby
- February 25, 2018

The First National Bank of Omaha pledged on Thursday to stop issuing an NRA-branded Visa card . To date, Hertz , along with Enterprise, Alamo and National, which are owned by the same company, and Avis and Budget, which are also owned by the same company, have announced they are stopping their NRA-member discounts. (more...)
World Health Organization reports 400% increase in measles cases in 2017 World Health Organization reports 400% increase in measles cases in 2017
- February 21, 2018

Of the people diagnosed in Europe, 35 died of the disease, which struck hardest in Romania, Italy, and Ukraine. The numbers stunned officials after a record low of 5,200 cases in 2016. But social media has helped spread incorrect information about vaccine effectiveness and safety. Vaccination rates fell from 90 percent in 2010 to 85 percent in 2015. (more...)
Salmonella Outbreak Possibly Connected to Opioid Substitute Salmonella Outbreak Possibly Connected to Opioid Substitute
- February 21, 2018

On February 6 , the FDA classified kratom, a botanical substance widely used as a painkiller, despite agency approval, as an opioid. The agency, which urged consumers to not use kratom in any form because of the possibility of contamination, said the infections started in October and have affected 20 states. (more...)
Google AI can predict your heart disease risk from eye scans Google AI can predict your heart disease risk from eye scans
- February 20, 2018

Researchers at Google and Verily used machine learning to analyze data of almost 300,000 patients and accurately predicted cardiovascular risk factors using retinal images in two datasets of 12,026 and 999 patients. Once the algorithm had been "trained", the researchers applied it to two sets of patients a group of 12,206 and another group of 999. Apart from the retina scans they also recorded the medical data of these individuals. (more...)
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Retires As Global Ambassador of Scandal-Hit Oxfam Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Retires As Global Ambassador of Scandal-Hit Oxfam
- February 17, 2018

There are things that are described correctly. But I also read a lot of lies and exaggerations. Parties every week? Chic villas? Mark Goldring, Oxfam's chief executive, denied the allegations that the charity covered up any information unearthed in internal investigations. (more...)
Florida Commissioner: FBI Needs to 'Do a Better Job' Florida Commissioner: FBI Needs to 'Do a Better Job'
- February 16, 2018

Bennight wasn't the only one who knew something was off with Cruz, who was expelled from his school past year. Kerik also said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had prior information on the 2016 NY and New Jersey bombings, the 2015 San Bernadino mass shooting by married couple Rizwan Farook, and Tashfeen Malik and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but had failed to act. (more...)
As severe flu season continues, flu shots getting harder to find As severe flu season continues, flu shots getting harder to find
- February 15, 2018

Pediatric flu deaths also continue to rise, with 63 children now dead from the flu so far this season. This compares to 110 deaths in 2016-2017, 93 in 2015-2016 and 148 in 2014-2015. The CDC says seek immediate help if you develop flu symptoms that include persistent high fever, breathing problems, and a rapid heartbeat. Catching it in the early stages is key to treatment and survival. (more...)