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Infant dies from flu as local deaths, cases spike


Virgin Islands and Guam did not report . Christian said the department typically sees around two to three pediatric flu-related deaths each flu season, and in 2009, the department saw 15 deaths. If you are sick, do not kiss babies, pregnant women, grandparents, and others who may be at a higher risk of getting sick. "Nobody wants to be the dreaded spreader, so we should all get vaccinated to protect ourselves and to make our surroundings as flu free as possible", says infectious disease ... Read More »

World Health Organization Lists Two Gaming-Related Health Disorders


It's likely that there still hasn't been enough research conducted into games being actually addictive (and under the current diagnosis the World Health Organization has proposed it looks like I was definitely suffering gaming disorder for about three weeks after I broke up with my boyfriend at uni), but this combined with the wider public uproar over loot crates a year ago could prompt some increased scrutiny. Read More »

NHS crisis: Bed shortage signals winter of discontent


No comparison to a year ago can be made as the NHS has only just begun collating data on ambulance handover delays. The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH), which runs the Haywards Heath hospital and the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, said it has been busy over Christmas, although it did not yet have the figures for the number of patients attending A&E during the festive period. Read More »

Ranking the best, worst diets for heart health in 2018


News & World Report , it should be pretty easy to stick to. Lifestyle changes, such as going on the DASH diet , can help prevent risks caused by having high blood pressure . On the same line, Haupt commented that people shouldn't "take seriously" a diet that recommends them to snack "bacon" because that is not a "health-promoting" way to eat. Read More »

Bionic hand with sense of touch can be worn outside the lab


In 2014 the same worldwide team produced the world's first feeling bionic hand but the device was so bulky it could not leave the laboratory. Scientists have created the first portable bionic hand that restores the sense of touch in people who have lost their limbs. Read More »

Perfectionism Is On The Rise Among Young Millennials


According to a new paper lead-authored by Thomas Curran, PhD at the University of Bath and co-authored by Andrew Hill, PhD at the York St John University, there's a simple explanation for this - younger generations are simply more demanding of themselves than those before. Read More »

Booze can raise risk of cancer by damaging DNA, scientists say


The research using genetically modified mice, provides the most compelling evidence to date that alcohol causes cancer by scrambling the DNA in cells, eventually leading to deadly mutations. For example, by showing how alcohol consumption can lead to rearranged chromosomes and permanently altered DNA sequences within blood stem cells, the MRC scientists uncovered mechanisms that could be relevant in other kinds of stem cells, including stem cells in tissues where cancer is known to raise ... Read More »

US Cancer Deaths Continue to Drop-Here's Why


Historically, cancer has proved more fatal for American minorities than for white people. Well, the decline in cancer death rate is the result of awareness about smoking and drinking in past some years. Of the general decrease in cancer deaths, Jemal stated, "A mix of components added to the decrease in cancer mortality". The smaller gap for the older black population is partly due to universal health care access for seniors through Medicare, says Ahmedin Jemal, vice president of the ... Read More »

Department Of Health Reports Nine Flu-Related Deaths


More severe outbreaks are associated with the virus and it has a tendency to create complications for seniors. They were 37, 69 and 78 years old. Vaishampayan has not conceded that this year's flu vaccine is ineffective. The H3N2 virus is the predominant strain in the current season, though three other viruses are showing up in positive tests. It's January and, of course, the influenza season has begun. Read More »

1 dead, dozens sickened after romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak in US


There has also been one death in Canada . Canadian officials first reported the outbreak on December 11. However, the Canadian grocery chain Sobeys voluntarily pulled romaine lettuce this past week. 14, the Canadian health agency has been urging consumers "to consider consuming other types of lettuce, instead of romaine lettuce, until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination". Read More »

Thai men pay £500 to have private parts whitened with laser


A freaky new beauty trend is gaining popularity among men and it is called "penis whitening". The new service, offered at Thailand's Lelux Hospital , promises to leave the intimate area looking brighter and the new beauty trend apparently first came around when a patient complained about having "dark parts" on his groin, the Daily Star reported. Read More »

The Case for and Against Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Cetera Advisor Net Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.34% in Merck & Co., Inc. The hedge fund run by Christian Leone held 2.44M shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $128.68 million, down from 2.99M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

New "Buy" Rating Was Given to Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX)

Insiders own 0.74% of the company's stock. About 1.88 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 11.78% the S&P500. (BSX) by 7.83% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also increased its holding in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) by 88,647 shares in the quarter, for a total of 93,482 shares, and has risen its stake in Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL). Read More »

China's Ban On Its Domestic Ivory Trade Takes Effect


China has always been one of the world's biggest markets for ivory, but as of 2018 all trade in ivory and ivory products in the country is illegal. "This ban alone won't end the poaching of elephants". Wildlife groups estimate that around 30,000 elephants are killed by poachers in Africa every year - campaigners are hopeful that the ban in China will greatly reduce this number, as the country is widely believed to be the biggest consumer of ivory. Read More »

Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 Will Return in March!


This time, the middle five books of the series will be brought to the screen. It's early in the new year but not soon enough for A Series of Unfortunate Events . From there, we see the adventures of the upcoming season with Violet, Klaus, and Sunny ( Malina Weissman , Louis Hynes , and Presley Smith) going on new adventures. Read More »

Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix


Can't wait to return to BK. Spike and I wanted to wish you a happy new year!" she said, before he added, "And there's going to be a second season of She's Gotta Have It . Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage are also producers on the show, while Tonya Lewis Lee is an EP. The series stars Lyriq Bent , Anthony Ramos , Heather Headley , Greer Childs , Chyna Layne , Elise Hudson and Margot Bingham . Read More »

Chocolate Can Become Extinct in Next 40 Years


According to Cho, this is possible with the help of a new technology called CRISPR, which allows for tiny tweaks in the DNA which will make the crops cheaper and more reliable. But things will not remain the same due to climate change . Mars' decision to collaborate with UC Berkeley scientists is a part of this initiative. Read More »

Rana Daggubati's Haathi Mere Saathi


Mega family hero Varun Tej , who has given his consent to act in a multistarrer alongside senior hero Venkatesh, is going to make it a twin Mega-Daggubati association next year as he will be collaborating with Rana Daggubati in another film. Read More »

Diabetes drug 'significantly reverses memory loss' in mice with Alzheimer's


A drug created to treat type 2 diabetes could be used to fight Alzheimers disease, say scientists who found that the medicine significantly reversed memory loss in mice. "This approach to research could make it much quicker to get promising new drugs to the people who need them". The tests used genetically modified mice who had been given genes linked to an inheritable form of the brain disease. Read More »

World Health Organization adds 'gaming disorder' to its list of diseases in 2018


Earlier this week, World Health Organization published the draft , ICT-11, providing a description of the gaming disorder under the addictive behaviours category - void of any language around prevention or treatment. Gaming covers any activity from playing Two Dots on your iPhone to sitting down in front of a custom-built gaming PC for hours. It may also be displayed by increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily ... Read More »

Saban talks Alabama linebacker situation heading into Sugar Bowl


Clemson coach Dabo Sweeney, an Alabama native who played receiver for Alabama from 1989 to 1992, is 1-1 as a head coach against his alma mater. Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield, who was dogged by flu-like symptoms during the week leading up to the game, is expected to play for the Sooners (12-1). Read More »

Some Californians hope to be first to buy legal pot

With California and its 39.5 million residents officially joining the pack, more than one-in-five Americans now live in states where recreational marijuana is legal for purchase, even though cannabis remains classified as an illegal narcotic under US law. Read More »

Party goers prepare for New Year's Eve celebrations and freezing cold temperatures


The temperature will increase a bit to a high near 21, with a slight chance of snow and partly sunny skies. NY and much of the nation have been shivering from an arctic blast - and it's not leaving any time soon. Those wind gusts will blow any body heat away from the body's core, effectively causing the body to lose more heat than it is able to produce and chilling the internal temperature to possibly risky levels (below 95 degrees Fahrenheit). Read More »

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.26

It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500. Capital Investment Services Of America Inc decreased its stake in Stryker Corp (SYK) by 2.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guggenheim Capital Limited Co has invested 0.1% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). (NYSE WHR) opened at $168.64 on Friday. Webster Commercial Bank N A has 0.01% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 375 shares. Read More »

Woman with cancer gets married, dies 18 hours later


Christina Kara is the bridesmaid who capture the pure joy and defiance in the face of death. Mosher and Lindsay first met at a swing dance class in May 2015 and fell in love with each other. They were originally set for December 30 - that is, until Heather Mosher's doctor suggested the couple Wednesday "sooner rather than later", the groom said. Read More »

Happy New Year 2018: Images, Wishes, Messages For Family And Friends


Because our emotional attachment and feelings differ from person to person. On the off chance that your friends and family are encountering ideal conditions, you can wish them proceeded with achievement. Here's to new beginnings... May the new year be filled with brightness and hope so that darkness and sadness stay away from you. "As this year is ending, I wish all the negativity and difficulties also end with this year and 2018 bring success and desired results for you". Read More »