Medical

Doctors warn flu season could peak due to travel, parties

Doctors warn flu season could peak due to travel, parties Mary Healy at Texas Children's Hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 get their flu shot each season. Swartzentruber recommends for the best outcome if you get the flu, you should seek treatment within the first 48 hours. The 2017-18 flu season may turn out be a pretty rough one, if the early trends hold steady. [Full Article...]

More young women are using pot during pregnancy

More young women are using pot during pregnancy Over that same period, the proportion of pregnant women aged 18 to 24 using marijuana rose from 10 percent to 19 percent. Smoking marijuana is on the rise among pregnant women in California , a new study has found. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , marijuana use by pregnant women can lead to health problems in infants such as low birth weight and developmen... [Full Article...]

Alleged British 'drug smuggler' escapes death penalty in Egypt

Alleged British 'drug smuggler' escapes death penalty in Egypt Plummer's family said she did not realize Tramadol was illegal in Egypt when she chose to bring the pills to help with her husband's chronic back pain, which she obtained from a friend, the BBC reports. Plummer met her partner Aziz, also known as Caboo, three years ago in Sharm El Sheikh where he was working as a lifeguard. The shop worker added she had been given the tablets by a colleagu... [Full Article...]

Harry Kane scores three as Tottenham thrash Southampton 5-2 in London

Harry Kane scores three as Tottenham thrash Southampton 5-2 in London Kane's third goal also moved him ahead of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for the most goals for club and country by any player in Europe's major leagues in 2017, delighting manager Pochettino. When he topped last season's goal standings with 29 in 30 games, his scoring rate of 0.97 was the highest achieved by any Golden Boot victor in the league's 25-year history. [Full Article...]

Why Eric Schmidt Is Stepping Down from Alphabet's Board

Why Eric Schmidt Is Stepping Down from Alphabet's Board The company plans to appoint a new chairman to the board. No reason was provided for the change. "Sergey [Brin], Sundar [Pichai] and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet's evolution for this transition", said Schmidt in a statement . [Full Article...]

#24 Florida State makes 19 threes in rout of Southern Miss

#24 Florida State makes 19 threes in rout of Southern Miss With less than a week remaining until FSU's bowl game, it is unclear what the Seminoles and the NCAA could do to rectify the situation. "As a result, Florida State's bowl countable record is 5-6, thus making them ineligible for a bowl game this season". [Full Article...]

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables May Prevent Memory Decline

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables May Prevent Memory Decline Her team analysed the eating habits of 960 people, with an average age of 81, who did not have dementia and tracked them for an average of 4.7 years. It also improves the overall health of the brain. People who don't like the pungent green taste of kale can achieve the same effect with other leafy green vegetables, the researchers say. [Full Article...]

Sex between snow monkeys and sika deer may be 'new behavioural tradition'

Sex between snow monkeys and sika deer may be 'new behavioural tradition' Gunst-Leca - who apparently doesn't have much of an imagination - said it wasn't clear at first what exactly was going on. Researchers found that monkeys' inclination towards mounting deer, while rather surprising, is not an abnormal thing, Newsweek reports . [Full Article...]

Mourinho asked to clarify City comments

Mourinho asked to clarify City comments Jermain Defoe was dropped despite scoring twice in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at the weekend and, after he replaced Stanislas with 19 minutes remaining, De Gea was required to keep out the England striker and a stoppage-time effort from Fraser to ensure United took maximum points. [Full Article...]

Actually, the Word of the Year Is 'Feminism,' According to Merriam-Webster

Actually, the Word of the Year Is 'Feminism,' According to Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster said interest in the term was driven by women's marches , new TV shows and films on women's issues and the string of news stories on sexual assault and harassment claims. Merriam-Webster credits the Hulu series " The Handmaid's Tale " and the movie " Wonder Woman ". The term enjoyed multiple lookup spikes on the dictionary's website in 2017 and an overall 70 percent rise in its... [Full Article...]

They're Not Whining: Man Flu Actually Exists

They're Not Whining: Man Flu Actually Exists In an attempt to explain the evolutionary reasons behind the man flu phenomenon, Dr Sue suggested that the fact women tend to choose mates with higher testosterone levels and correspondingly weaker immune systems, may account for the rise of the problem. [Full Article...]

'Groundbreaking' New Drug Gives Hope in Huntington's Disease

'Groundbreaking' New Drug Gives Hope in Huntington's Disease The Ionis Pharmaceuticals drug IONIS-HTTRx managed to reduce the level of the mutant huntingtin protein during the trial and researchers were excited to discover that these reductions were "dose-dependent". There is a problem at the genetic level especially at the huntingtin gene that codes for the huntingtin protein. The results, hailed as the "biggest breakthrough in 50 years", saw 46 patien... [Full Article...]

Flu season soars in the United States, especially in the South

Flu season soars in the United States, especially in the South In the case of H3N2, the vaccine component has been genetically altered somewhat as a result of the manufacturing process, which involves growing vast quantities of the virus in eggs. At best, flu can knock you down for a couple of days, at worst, it can kill. Despite those misgivings, she encourages the elderly and those with underlying heart and lung conditions or with suppressed immune system... [Full Article...]

Yemeni ex-president killed after switching sides in civil war

Yemeni ex-president killed after switching sides in civil war It will support besieging Houthis in their areas in Northern Yemen in case the commanders of Saleh's army chose to fight alongside the Yemeni army.In the past few days, Saleh attempted to liberate Sanaa , which has been occupied by the coup perpetrators since 2014, when Houthi forces took over the headquarters of the First Brigade, leading to the defeat of all other military and security bodies... [Full Article...]

SEC Championship Game Prediction Georgia-Auburn

SEC Championship Game Prediction Georgia-Auburn Auburn's defensive front. In the last meeting, the Tigers shut down Georgia's running game, which leads the SEC with an average of 265.67 yards per game. Chubb managed 27 yards on 11 carries, while Michel was held to 21 yards on nine carries. Following the injury, Johnson had been listed as a game-time decision with all eyes on his injury status for the SEC Championship. [Full Article...]

Belgium favourites in World Cup group, says England boss Gareth Southgate

Belgium favourites in World Cup group, says England boss Gareth Southgate They will play their first game against Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June, the fifth day of the tournament. They will then travel to Nizhny Novgorod on June 24 to take on Panama, with their final group fixture against Belgium on June 28 in Kaliningrad. [Full Article...]

Philippines halts programme for 'dangerous' dengue fever vaccine given to 730000 children

Philippines halts programme for 'dangerous' dengue fever vaccine given to 730000 children For those who were not previously infected by the dengue virus, the analysis found that vaccination prevented severe illness for at least 30 months, Duque told reporters. Health officials said they will profile those who got the vaccine. Meanwhile, Senator Joel Villanueva called for accountability in the vaccine mess that could have a long-term effect to more than 733,000 children who had underg... [Full Article...]

Only 8 per cent of malaria cases detected in India: WHO report

Only 8 per cent of malaria cases detected in India: WHO report However India, the World Health Organization report noted, is on track for a 20 – 40 per cent reduction by 2020. "According to WHO's latest malaria report, the world is not on track to reach these critical milestones", he said. Also encouraging is the lack of a "clear trend" that links high rates of insecticide resistance and a high burden of disease, he pointed out. The report reveals a steep d... [Full Article...]

Michael Crabtree And Aqib Talib Sparked A Raiders-Broncos Fight

Michael Crabtree And Aqib Talib Sparked A Raiders-Broncos Fight Michael Crabtree takes a swing at Aqib Talib. Cooper scored his fifth touchdown of the year prior to coming out of the game. The return team only had one kick return (five yards), and Jalen Richard returned four punts for a combined 25 yards. [Full Article...]

Missing Ashes would benefit Stokes: Watto

Missing Ashes would benefit Stokes: Watto But Matt Cronin said leaked footage of Stokes in the incident "made me feel sick" and questioned whether the government could make a stand on his conduct. Another past player, Mike Hussey, told the Cricket Australia website it was a good move to get Stokes primed in New Zealand in the event of being cleared, while Shane Watson , who featured in the 2013-14 series, said the all-rounder shoul... [Full Article...]


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