Medical


Beauty sleep is real: Study shows little sleep makes you less attractive Beauty sleep is real: Study shows little sleep makes you less attractive
- May 20, 2017

The experiment The researchers asked 25 university students, some male and some female, to be the guinea pigs in their sleep experiment. They also thought the exhausted subjects to be less attractive, less healthy and more sleepy compared to when they had enough sleep. (more...)
First M777 ultra light artillery gun to reach India this weekend First M777 ultra light artillery gun to reach India this weekend
- May 18, 2017

The guns that arrived today will be used to shore up defences in high-altitude areas against China. As per the deal, the first 25 guns will be bought directly from the USA and the rest will be assembled in India. The guns were expected to arrive in the June. The Bofors guns however have been a mainstay for the Indian Army for decades, and played an important role in the Kargil conflict. (more...)
Barcelona keep pressure on but title in Real Madrid's hands Barcelona keep pressure on but title in Real Madrid's hands
- May 15, 2017

Nacho does not believe team-mate James Rodriguez has said goodbye to Real Madrid after applauding the entire Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. While the scoreline may suggest it was an easy win, Sevilla did make life hard for the home side and had Keylor Navas not been in such inspired form, the result may well have been different. (more...)
Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, ex-chief of Punjabs AAP unit, quits party Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, ex-chief of Punjabs AAP unit, quits party
- May 12, 2017

Ghuggi said that since the allegations against the Delhi CM are serious and have been levelled by a former cabinet minister, the party workers expect a statement from the AAP chief. The SAD MP, in a statement here, said, "Ghuggi is right in pointing out that a drunkard should not have been appointed to the newly created post of state president which replaces the nomenclature state convener as "a leopard can not change its spots". (more...)
Harvey suspended by Mets
- May 10, 2017

Harvey has reportedly filed a grievance in response to the suspension, which is a pretty clear indication that the relationship between Harvey and the Mets is as damaged as it has ever been, perhaps beyond fix. Harvey believes the Mets were checking to make sure he wasn't lying while the Mets side says the team was anxious because Harvey wasn't responding and that's why they sent two security people to see if he needed help. (more...)
Coffee and a bagel take on new meaning Coffee and a bagel take on new meaning
- May 06, 2017

But it seems like one Colorado bagel chain is saying, "enough is enough". The caffeine bagel is one of three options available right now. Unlike a third cup of hot bean juice, though, it has some nutritional value, so it also counts as breakfast. (more...)
Promised spending on mental health fails to address neglect Promised spending on mental health fails to address neglect
- May 04, 2017

Mental health issues affect us all, in various ways, and this is one reason why we think it is essential to help inform the public, especially young people, about the assistance and tools that they can access. Launched today, the $7.5 million quality initiative aims to address the variation in prescribing of drugs for people with mental health conditions, improve processes around transferring people in and out of services, and ensure lessons are learnt from serious incidents and complaints. (more...)
Bengal jetty collapse toll rises to 13 Bengal jetty collapse toll rises to 13
- April 30, 2017

Two bodies of women were recovered today, Superintendent of Police, Sukesh Jain said. Rescue workers carry out search operation in Hooghly . "Among the rescued passengers eight were admitted to the hospital". During the meeting, 16,000 small boats have also been identified, which are running illegally across the state. "But all of them are stable now", he added. (more...)
Very warm and humid this Saturday afternoon Very warm and humid this Saturday afternoon
- April 30, 2017

Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy skies are expected for the rest of the day Saturday with highs temperatures only around 70. This front is not expected to move into the Lehigh Valley area until later Saturday , then sink to the south Saturday night . Mostly cloudy , with a low around 57. (more...)
Scientists Take Big Step Toward 'Artificial Womb' To Save Premature Babies
- April 28, 2017

In hopes of building a better incubator , the team at CHOP created multiple prototype devices, eventually creating a device that features a biobag filled with amniotic fluid and a machine to oxygenate the blood via the umbilical cord. "And there are some unpublished reports that these animals have been progressing normally after they've so-called "delivered" them at the end of their experience". (more...)
Do Medical Marijuana Laws Encourage Adults to Misuse the Drug? Do Medical Marijuana Laws Encourage Adults to Misuse the Drug?
- April 27, 2017

States that adopted medical marijuana laws had a 1.43 percentage point increase in illicit cannabis use and a 0.66 percentage point increase in cannabis use disorder between 1991 and 2013, compared to states that didn't enact those laws. It also includes research published in January that concluded there was no relationship between adolescent use of marijuana and state laws legalizing the drug's use for adults. (more...)
Tad Cummins expected to be arraigned Monday Tad Cummins expected to be arraigned Monday
- April 23, 2017

Police say he and the teenager spent at least one night inside a small building in the mountains. The teacher, police say, surrendered Thursday to sheriff's deputies outside a cabin in a remote northern area of the state after a tip was called into the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that Cummins and the student had taken up residence there for about a week and a half. (more...)
Trump officials to deliberate on Paris climate pact Trump officials to deliberate on Paris climate pact
- April 18, 2017

Companies from Starbucks and Pepsi to oil giant ExxonMobil and coal producer Cloud Peak Energy have lobbied the Trump administration to stay in the Paris agreement. "We're going to look very carefully". "Why would the USA give up the opportunity to stay at the table, even if it's just to tell everybody they're wrong?" Justin Guay, climate program officer for the Packard Foundation, said countries like China and India would continue to shift toward clean energy even if the United States ... (more...)
Jackie Robinson Day 2017
- April 16, 2017

Here's a sampling of the many ways in which teams and players paid tribute to the great Jackie Robinson on Saturday. Saturday marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. That includes the unveiling of a brand new bronze statue, which will be permanently displayed outside Dodger Stadium. I go back now to photos of Robinson, on that day in Cincinnati in the autumn of 1972. (more...)
Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium
- April 16, 2017

Jackie Robinson helped break down the racial barrier in Major League Baseball 70 years ago. Rachel Robinson and her two kids Sharon and David will be in attendance for the official unveiling, and they expect as many as 200 other family members and friends to be at Dodgers Stadium, along with Dodgers legends Sandy Koufax , Vin Scully , Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers owner Magic Johnson . (more...)
State Health Department Investigating A Mumps Outbreak In Texas State Health Department Investigating A Mumps Outbreak In Texas
- April 15, 2017

There have been multiple outbreaks involving vacation break travelers at South Padre Island. Health officials in Texas are looking into outbreaks, including possible exposure on South Padre Island, which is a popular spring break destination for college students. (more...)
Russia-Syria Ties to Dominate G7 Meeting of Foreign Ministers
- April 14, 2017

It was later announced that Russia, Iran and Hezbollah would increase their support for the Syrian military after the United States fired 59 cruise missiles at the airbase from which it believes the gas attack was launched. Soon after, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared in a hastily arranged news conference in Florida - his first in the USA since he was confirmed for the job - ostensibly to discuss Xi's visit. (more...)
This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problem This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problem
- April 04, 2017

Three toxins that, surprisingly, have never been found in fish before. Getting hold of the venom wasn't easy. The team worked around this issue by taking the fish out of their tanks and dangling cotton swabs in front of them until they bit to get the venom . (more...)
Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others
- April 03, 2017

Officials at Lakeland Hospital confirm a child taken there from the scene of a carbon monoxide leak in Niles has died. First responders rushed the children to the hospital, where 13-year-old Bryan Douglas Watts later died. Three were released by Saturday evening and the other five were reported in good condition Sunday at noon. The staff members immediately opened the doors to the indoor-pool area and called 911, he said. (more...)
NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff
- March 31, 2017

Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping that its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports. "We encourage members of the House and Senate to support House Bill 142 ", said Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the N.C. Chamber. Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC, called the agreement a "shell piece of a legislation", on which the LGBTQ groups had not been consulted. (more...)
Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned! Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned!
- March 30, 2017

That's what may have been the case with Kathleen, who was woken in the middle of the night by a sudden pain in her hands. The young girl told WCVB , "It felt like really hot and tingly". Homemade slime is a do-it-yourself trend that once again became popular this year, thanks to social media. "I feel bad", Siobhan told the news outlet. (more...)
Washington County ranked healthiest in Oregon Washington County ranked healthiest in Oregon
- March 30, 2017

Its 645 violent crimes is topped only by Miami-Dade's 650, and its rate of sexually transmitted infections is the highest in the state. Its premature death rate of 5,700 is better than the Wisconsin average of 6,000. The assessment identified issues with substance abuse and addiction, tobacco use, nutrition, mental health support and primary care as key health issues for Ross County, with high lung cancer rates held up as a critical concern. (more...)
Comet Ping Pong Comet Ping Pong "Pizzagate" Shooter Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charges
- March 25, 2017

The story turned out to be false, and Welch was arrested for brandishing an AR-15 rifle and revolver while in the restaurant. Welch remains jailed, and he faces up to a seven-year prison term when sentenced later this year. Welch made his way to the back of the restaurant with no one interfering. At about 3 p.m., he marched inside the restaurant, which was occupied by employees and customers, including children. (more...)
Push is on to drop marijuana ban in IL Push is on to drop marijuana ban in IL
- March 24, 2017

Lawmakers are proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in IL but say the legislation probably won't come up for a vote until next year. Both bills call for taxing marijuana at $50 per ounce, wholesale level, plus the standard IL sales tax rate. (more...)
Sears, Kmart says future in 'substantial doubt' as 108 stores close
- March 23, 2017

In the wake of that statement, the price of Sears stock dipped 13.69% to $7.85 a share. Excluding charges that can be listed as one-time events, the loss is $4.57 billion, says Ken Perkins, who heads the research firm Retail Metrics LLC, but how the losses are stacked no longer seem to matter. (more...)
Police find Chicago teen whose sexual assault was seen on Facebook Live
- March 22, 2017

It is the second time in a less than three months that the department has investigated an apparent attack that was streamed live on Facebook. CBS 2 no longer is identifying the girl, because police have said she is the victim of a sexual assault, and because she has been found. (more...)
'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend 'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend
- March 20, 2017

In the United Kingdom and Ireland it also delivered the biggest Disney live-action opening of all time, the biggest March opening weekend of all time and the number one opening of 2017 to date. Beauty and the Beast will be one of Emma Watson's biggest break after Harry Potter franchise, she was popular for playing the role of one of Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger in JK Rowling's film adaption of her novels. (more...)
Another North Korean possibly involved in Kim Jong-nam murder
- March 19, 2017

The family of Kim Jong Nam, who was killed last month, has given consent to Malaysia to decide what to do with his body, police in Kuala Lumpur have said. "The only parties that will benefit from this incident are the enemy countries", Pak Myong Ho told reporters at a news conference in North Korea's embassy in Beijing Thursday. (more...)
GOP rep: 'Not true' all conservatives back health plan
- March 18, 2017

It eliminates the "Obamacare" mandate to buy health insurance, limits tax credits and unwinds a Medicaid expansion, but some conservatives say it doesn't go far enough. Moderates like Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania, have specifically said that rolling back Medicaid expansion before 2020 could be a major problem for himself and others. (more...)
Strawberry lovers…all is not well with your favorite fruit Strawberry lovers…all is not well with your favorite fruit
- March 14, 2017

To compile the list, researchers analyzed 48 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of more than 36,000 samples taken by the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration. Americans eat almost 8 pounds of fresh strawberries per person each year, and even when they are rinsed in the field and washed before eating, they are still most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residue, according to the Environmental Working Group. (more...)

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