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Experts stress need to report TB cases to eradicate it

Experts stress need to report TB cases to eradicate it The successful treatment of TB depends on early diagnosis, strict adherence to a long-drawn treatment process, sound nutritional support and post treatment follow-up. TB continues to be one of the biggest public health challenges in our country. This leads to drug resistance of the infection. But for the system to work, the first step is to ensure that the wide range of private clinics providing t... [Full Article...]

Latest Facts & Figures Report | Alzheimer's Association

Latest Facts & Figures Report | Alzheimer's Association While the number of deaths from heart disease decreased by 11 percent from 2000 to 2015, the association says the number of Alzheimer's-related deaths increased by 123 percent in the same time period. Spending on care for people alive in the USA right now who will develop the affliction is projected to cost $47 trillion over the course of their lives, a report issued Tuesday by the Alzheimer's ... [Full Article...]

'Race 3': Meet gun-blazing beauty Jessica aka Jacqueline Fernandez

'Race 3': Meet gun-blazing beauty Jessica aka Jacqueline Fernandez After releasing a title teaser and Salman's first look, the makers have now dropped a character poster featuring Jacqueline Fernandez in her action avatar. After his tweet, there has been an vast alacrity amongst the audience to know if Jacqueline is playing a RAW agent in the film. In a career spanning nearly a decade now, Jacqueline has never performed hand to hand combat in her films and he... [Full Article...]

Google co-founder tests autonomous flying taxis in New Zealand

Google co-founder tests autonomous flying taxis in New Zealand The airport company has been in discussions with the American company for some time now, supporting its search for a suitable test space for the autonomous air taxi, known as Cora. A number of rival companies have been laying the groundwork for air taxis. Boeing bought Aurora Flight Sciences , Airbus made an investment in Blade, and Uber is already working on the same idea with Uber Elevat... [Full Article...]

'Most hated man' jailed 7 years for defrauding investors

'Most hated man' jailed 7 years for defrauding investors According to prosecutors, Shkreli used false representations and omissions to induce investors to invest more than $8 million in two hedge funds he ran, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare. Shkreli was also booted from Twitter early past year for harassing journalist Lauren Duca. His company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, bought the drug and immediately raised its price from $13.50 to $750 a tablet. [Full Article...]

Direct-to-consumer cancer risk test gets FDA approval

Direct-to-consumer cancer risk test gets FDA approval However, even prescription-ordered genetic testing is not 100% conclusive that a person will develop cancer or not. The three variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are associated with a significantly higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women, and breast cancer in men. [Full Article...]

Jump In Overdoses Shows Opioid Epidemic Has Worsened

Jump In Overdoses Shows Opioid Epidemic Has Worsened The increase was worst in the Midwest and in large metropolitan areas. Dr. Tom Scaletta is an emergency room physician in Naperville, Illinois, where they treated 500 opioid-dependent patients past year. The decline in deaths is likely due "to increased awareness about the opioid crisis, as well as an increase in the use of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses", said Jennifer Miller, a spokeswom... [Full Article...]

Kate's royal future predicted in school

Kate's royal future predicted in school She will also join pupils during one of the sessions, in which they are encouraged to share their thoughts on a range of topics, including how to support a classmate if they are being bullied or how to cope with a stressful situation. Speaking at the refurbished premises in Clerkenwell, central London, the duchess said: "School leaders and teachers need expert guidance and training to develop th... [Full Article...]

Teens exposed to five toxic chemicals from E-cigarettes Video

Teens exposed to five toxic chemicals from E-cigarettes Video But on top of that, there hasn't been a ton of research done on how damaging they can be to kids with or without nicotine - until now. A study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco , found a presence of cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarette users as well as people who smoked traditional cigarettes. [Full Article...]

ER visits for opioid overdoses soar in Wisconsin

ER visits for opioid overdoses soar in Wisconsin That money was distributed to 16 states that are now enrolled in the CDC's Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance Program. "This fast-moving epidemic affects both men and women, and people of every age", said Anne Schuchat , the CDC's acting director. [Full Article...]

Source of listeriosis outbreak identified

Source of listeriosis outbreak identified The minister told South Africans not to consume any ready-to-eat processed meat due to the risk of cross-contamination. A plant owned by RCL Foods is also under suspicion. "Our products have always been grown, handled and packed under strict internationally-acknowledged food safety protocols and conditions". They had gathered to demand refunds on their purchases of ready-to-eat meat products that ... [Full Article...]

Researchers Propose Five Clusters Of Diabetes Instead Of Two Types

Researchers Propose Five Clusters Of Diabetes Instead Of Two Types They also did genetic analyses, and compared disease progression, treatment, and development of complications for each type. For decades the disease has been considered to be two different forms - type one, an autoimmune disease in which people stop producing insulin, and type two, in which the body becomes resistant to insulin. [Full Article...]

North Korea lambasts USA for attatching preconditions for talks

The survey, which was conducted through individual conversations with 50 North Korean citizens past year, found that 43 of the respondents were highly negative on the nuclear development in North Korea, according to Beyond Parallel, a project of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank. [Full Article...]

2 weeks later: Students return to Florida high school after mass shooting

2 weeks later: Students return to Florida high school after mass shooting But most kids did show up, eager to resume some sort of normal routine, as NPR's Greg Allen reports. GREENE: Just listening to that voice there - I mean, this is not about going and picking up, like, where you left off in class work. A Florida House of Representatives appropriations committee approved a bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21. [Full Article...]

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs survives first day of state finals

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs survives first day of state finals There have been lawsuits filed attempting to bar him from competing against women, and even legislative action that almost passed the state congressional houses. It has more to do with skill and discipline than strength". The solitude allowed him to concentrate on the task ahead and perhaps shield him from attacks on social media and occasional insults from the stands - or even other wrestling m... [Full Article...]

Transgender Texas wrestler wins second high school title amid controversy

Transgender Texas wrestler wins second high school title amid controversy But Beggs is required by rules to compete as a girl against girls, even though he's previously said he would rather wrestle boys. Cheers and boos greeted the judges' decision but it confirmed what everybody already knew about Mack Beggs: he is by far the best in his girls' wrestling weight class in Texas. [Full Article...]

KC Chiefs' reportedly agree to send Marcus Peters to Rams

KC Chiefs' reportedly agree to send Marcus Peters to Rams The Chiefs are expected to receive draft pick compensation back from the Rams. He also drew criticism this past year for not standing for the national anthem. This is the second trade involving a premier player for Kansas City in less than a month. The new league year doesn't officially kick off until March 14, but already we are seeing some big moves come from the Kansas City Chiefs . [Full Article...]

Missouri educators weigh in on idea of arming teachers in schools

Missouri educators weigh in on idea of arming teachers in schools The newspaper wanted to know, "will America choose its children over guns?" "We have to be very strong on that". Trump pointed to the success of putting armed USA marshals on airplanes and also arming pilots. High school students were given the opportunity to gather on athletic fields on their campuses for 15 minutes of reflection about their response to the violence. [Full Article...]

Abbas, in rare United Nations speech, calls for Mideast peace conference

Abbas, in rare United Nations speech, calls for Mideast peace conference Middle East negotiator, were seated directly behind Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , for the Abbas address. In a statement to the Security Council read Thursday by former US ambassador Richard Murphy, Carter said that a two-state solution "must be anchored on 1967 borders with agreed upon adjustments and with Jerusalem as the capital for both Israelis and Palestinians"... [Full Article...]

Louisville basketball: Vacated wins not enough to end NCAA corruption

Louisville basketball: Vacated wins not enough to end NCAA corruption It is great that the NCAA is finally cracking down on the programs involved in the massive corruption scandal uncovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Being out of a job, with his career most likely done, probably has something to do with that. If they do so, the list of individuals willing to accept the job is going to start narrowing, and the possibility of a Championship-caliber coa... [Full Article...]


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