Medicine

3rd death due to influenza this season reported in Oklahoma

In Nova Scotia there have been 25 confirmed cases of the flu. Each year, the dominant viruses in circulation change - and so must the influenza vaccine. At least one of those admitted with the flu went to the intensive care unit. It is urging those at risk who have not yet done so to get vaccinated. [Full Article...]

Wayne Westner found dead at home

Wayne Westner found dead at home Professional golfer Wayne Westner has committed suicide after a hostage situation at his home in Pennington, South Africa. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said that officers had been called to the Gwala Gwala Estate in Rahle Road, Pennington. [Full Article...]

Australia: Woolworths sells fuel business to BP for $1.3b

BP will also become a cornerstone partner of Woolworths Rewards loyalty programme, which features Qantas Frequent Flyer points. Ahead of the deal, Caltex has made two acquisitions - one in Victoria and another in New Zealand - as it prepares for the loss of sales volume through the Woolworths petrol stations. [Full Article...]

Inmates Sought After Escaping Tennessee Jail by Removing Toilet From Wall

ABC News reported that the Cocke Count Jail Annex is located in Newport, Tennessee . He was in custody for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and an alleged aggravated robbery. One inmate, Steven Lewis, was recaptured after a foot chase with the police. Two escapees have been captured. Two other people were charged for harboring Speir. [Full Article...]

A new WHO-backed Ebola vaccine is showing a 100% success rate

A new WHO-backed Ebola vaccine is showing a 100% success rate The trial was led by the World Health Organization , together with Guinea's Ministry of Health and other global partners. Multiple health experts tested the vaccine in 2015 on nearly 6,000 people in Guinea. Ideally, you would give 50% of the population the vaccine and leave the other 50% as a control group, simply counting how many people get disease in one half compared to the other. [Full Article...]

Weekend Weather for Christmas, Chanukah in Mount Vernon

Weekend Weather for Christmas, Chanukah in Mount Vernon Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Up to 8 inches of snow are possible over the weekend. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. West wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm after midnight. States farther north have a chance of getting winter precipitation so if you're traveling by auto, make sure you have the proper winter weather equipment and stay updated. [Full Article...]

Injured, Including 4 Firefighters, in New York City High-Rise Fire

Injured, Including 4 Firefighters, in New York City High-Rise Fire New York Fire Department officials said of the 24 people who were hurt, two people were critically injured and four had potentially serious injuries. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Nine people were removed safely from the roof. FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard took the opportunity to remind residents of fireproof high-rise building that, unless the fire is in their own apartment, it is usua... [Full Article...]

Banks handed massive fines for rate rigging

After the financial crisis of 2008, many banks were investigated and caught in the course of making collusion to rig benchmark interest rates. Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among banks hit with SFr99m (£78m) of fines by the Swiss competition regulator for operating four separate cartels, as the worldwide fallout from the Libor rate-rigging scandal spreads. [Full Article...]

EAM Sushma Swaraj discharged from AIIMS post kidney transplant surgery

EAM Sushma Swaraj discharged from AIIMS post kidney transplant surgery While she was admitted, she continued to respond to queries on Twitter and promised to help people in distress. After being in and out of hospital for some months, Swaraj was admitted to AIIMS on November 7. However, Swaraj won't be able to have visitors for sometime. Ms Swaraj had undergone a kidney transplant on Saturday which was harvested from a living unrelated donor. [Full Article...]

Maine Elector Plans Defection From Hillary To Bernie

Maine Elector Plans Defection From Hillary To Bernie After the replacement, all 11 electors placed their vote for Hillary Clinton . Bright, who supported Sanders in the primary, said his " faithless elector " vote was not out of disrespect for Clinton. The casting of votes by Maine's presidential electors is being accompanied by boisterous protests. The state's electors are scheduled to vote for president at 2 p.m. [Full Article...]

Woman has baby in UK from ovary frozen in childhood

Woman has baby in UK from ovary frozen in childhood The woman was born with an inherited blood disorder that is fatal if left untreated. Experts consider this a breakthrough considering that Matrooshi had beta thalassaemia when she was a child and had damaged her ovaries when she had to undergo chemotherapy before undergoing bone marrow transplant. [Full Article...]

J&J ends takeover talks with Actelion

Actelion confirmed that it is "engaged in discussions with another party regarding a possible strategic transaction", but stressed that "there can be no certainty at this point that any transaction will result". Analysts had previously identified France's Sanofi as a potential buyer for Actelion , whose portfolio would supplement the French drugmaker's Genzyme rare disease unit. [Full Article...]

Plane crash survivor from Brazil recounts final moments

The team was en route to play the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional. "We are waiting for a more endorsed opinion, which is that of the psychologist", Mendonca said. Chapecoense appoint veteran Brazilian coach Vagner Mancini as their new manager following the plane crash that killed most of their players and coaching staff. [Full Article...]

Pakistan to break in 10 pieces, if cross-border terrorism continues: Rajnath

Pakistan to break in 10 pieces, if cross-border terrorism continues: Rajnath In a direct reference to Pakistan, Rajnath Singh said: "Terrorism is a weapon used by the weak and coward people". He further said: "There are 72 schools of thought in Islam and no other country except India has Muslims followers of all the 72 schools of thought". [Full Article...]

Florida Gov. Scott lifts Zika infection zone in Miami Beach

We have learned a lot this year about battling Zika and the importance of using aggressive mosquito control measures and we can not let the lifting of this final zone or the upcoming winter allow us to become complacent. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to plan for potential Zika outbreaks next year. "Mosquito control is a year-round responsibility, and we continue to rely on everyone ... [Full Article...]

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

Vivek H. Murthy, the US Surgeon General, in a new report released Thursday. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it, and other additives. Public health concerns about e-cigarettes are rising, and an important new discovery has many anxious. [Full Article...]

Heroin overdose deaths surpass gun homicides for first time — CDC

Heroin overdose deaths surpass gun homicides for first time — CDC As it stands, more than 20 million Americans have a substance use disorder and 12.5 million report misusing prescriptions painkillers, behaviors linked to the aggressive marketing and overprescription of opioids in the 1980s-90s. That marks an increase of almost 5,000 deaths from 2014. For the first time since at least the late 1990s, there were more deaths due to heroin than to traditional opioid... [Full Article...]

Dutch court convicts anti-Islam politician of inciting discrimination

In a videotaped response to the verdict, which he did not attend in person, Wilders said: "I will never be silenced". His Party for Freedom (PVV), which has risen in popularity during the trial, is now narrowly ahead in a nationwide poll of polls. [Full Article...]

Kids trump Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli with $2 pill

Kids trump Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli with $2 pill Daraprim sells for $1 to $2 a pill in most countries, including Australia. The students from Sydney Grammar School , aged 17, created the substance pyrimethamine in their school laboratory. The teenagers said their goal isn't to sell the drug, but to inspire other manufacturers to use their low-priced method. The drug is out of patent there, but Turing controls its distribution through a loop... [Full Article...]

Was Dale Bhagwagar AWARE of Elena Kazan's fate on Bigg Boss?

Was Dale Bhagwagar AWARE of Elena Kazan's fate on Bigg Boss? We spent 24 hours in the house but only an hour of content is shows now in that 1 hour whatever is shown doesn't necessarily happen all the time. There are reports that Manu would return to the house after performing the final rites of his mother. [Full Article...]


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