Medical

FDA approves at-home breast cancer gene test

FDA approves at-home breast cancer gene test The FDA today granted authorization for a direct-to-consumer test for a highly selected group of cancer-associated BRCA mutations . When they carry mistakes themselves, the fix isn't made, or it's made improperly. The FDA stresses that despite approving this first-of-its-kind test, the fact is that it only detects three out of 1,000 DNA abnormalities which can lead to cancer, so it shouldn't repl... [Full Article...]

ER visits for opioid overdose up 30%, CDC study finds

ER visits for opioid overdose up 30%, CDC study finds The exact number was not released. Overdoses from opioids have increased by 30 per cent across the U.S. in eighteen months, prompting experts to warn that the epidemic of addiction that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives is getting worse. [Full Article...]

Black Panther Gets Spotlight At Academy Awards 2018 Opening Monologue

Black Panther Gets Spotlight At Academy Awards 2018 Opening Monologue Black Panther anyway catches up to The Last Jedi's $619 million domestic total, it has already transcended The Dark Knight Rises ($448m in 2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459m in 2015) to fit the third-biggest grossing comic book superhero movie in North America. [Full Article...]

Defending champions South Africa win twice at USA Sevens

Defending champions South Africa win twice at USA Sevens Argentina, appearing in their 14th Sevens final had won twice on United States soil before, but were unable to resist the power and pace of the U.S. team, who went unbeaten through the weekend. "We don't always test measure ourselves on the results‚ but also the way we play". Then the one against Argentina, we were not clinical enough, not enough attention to detail and we got one or two technic... [Full Article...]

Oregon Flu Season Continues Despite Tapering

Oregon Flu Season Continues Despite Tapering A year ago was a relatively mild season for influenza. It's an influenza A virus known as H3N2, the most deadly of the two influenza A viruses and two types of influenza B viruses that are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. That figure includes a patient Edmundson once treated. "In terms of sheer numbers, kids bear the great burden of influenza disease". That brings the total to at ... [Full Article...]

Researchers Propose Five Clusters Of Diabetes Instead Of Two Types

Researchers Propose Five Clusters Of Diabetes Instead Of Two Types Researchers identified genetically marked groupings of the disease that vary by severity, age at which they most often occur and probable complications. The researchers identified five clusters in both men (n = 5,334) and women (n = 3,646) in the ANDIS cohort. The second cluster was patients who showed insulin deficiency and were GADA negative. [Full Article...]

Aly Raisman sues US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics

Aly Raisman sues US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics Once she realized his medical techniques were really sexual abuse , she felt "humiliation, guilt, shame and disgust". "Both USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Additionally, the suit alleges Nassar exposed Moore's genitalia to an underage female gymnast. CBS News reached out to the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University for comment in response to these new lawsuits, bu... [Full Article...]

United Nations faces rival drafts on Iranian missiles to Yemen

United Nations faces rival drafts on Iranian missiles to Yemen It would also expand sanctions criteria to include "any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen". Nebenzia noted that Russian Federation wished no misunderstanding on the matter and it fully endorses the majority of the provisions set forth in the resolution , but " cannot concur with uncorroborated conclusions and evidence which requires verification and discussions within... [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods in contention in low-scoring Honda Classic

Tiger Woods in contention in low-scoring Honda Classic Woods was able to finish strong, though, by chipping to inches for a birdie at the par-5 18th - his first birdie on a par 5 all week. The US PGA Tour's Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida , will be Woods's third start of 2018. [Full Article...]

CDC: Flu Indicators Continue Ticking Down

CDC: Flu Indicators Continue Ticking Down There have been close to 17,000 reported cases of the virus so far, 97 percent of people who died had existing health problems and two-thirds of those flu patients were not vaccinated. Flu is characterized by a sudden onset of high fever, cough (usually dry), headache, muscle and joint pain, severe malaise (feeling unwell), sore throat and runny nose. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein alerted White House two weeks ago on Kushner clearance issues

Rosenstein alerted White House two weeks ago on Kushner clearance issues That includes Kushner, whose portfolio includes sensitive foreign policy matters like the Middle East and China. Kelly, in a memo released last week, had set a Friday deadline for halting access to top-secret information for those whose applications have been pending since June 1 or earlier. [Full Article...]

FluMist set to return for next flu season

FluMist set to return for next flu season The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ( ACIP ) has voted to restore the recommendation it withdrew two years ago for the use of an intranasal flu vaccine. FluMist is popular among those who hate needles - including most children. However, choosing to use FluMist for the 2018-2019 influenza season may be a hard choice for many pediatricians. [Full Article...]

George Groves records unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

George Groves records unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr In the most eagerly-anticipated fight in the United Kingdom thus far this year, George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr engaged in a robust fight before a capacity crowd at the Manchester Arena. Boxing events are notorious for running over their schedule but the WBSS has so far been a well-oiled machine and we hope that will continue this evening. [Full Article...]

Denver is a finalist to host 2019 or 2020 National Football League draft

Denver is a finalist to host 2019 or 2020 National Football League draft According to First Coast News , that pitch included the use of Daily's Place, the team's flex practice field and EverBank Field. This year's draft will be held April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The league was formed in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame , on August 20, 1920 - and that is of great interest to Browns executive vice president Dave Jenkins. [Full Article...]

Browns, Broncos expected to pursue AJ McCarron

Browns, Broncos expected to pursue AJ McCarron In 2014 AJ McCarron was three-time BCS national champion with Alabama and a fifth-round rookie with the Bengals . "He's all right, but there's a reason that he didn't start ahead of Andy Dalton ", Rapien said. I loved the city, loved the fans, loved everything about it. McCarron will surely have some interest in free agency. An arbiter agreed with McCarron that the Bengals should have ta... [Full Article...]

Flu seasons shows signs of leveling off

Flu seasons shows signs of leveling off The total number of flu cases for the season is now 4,147, and unless flu cases decline substantially, ME could top the 2016-17 season, which saw 5,830 flu cases. What should you do if you feel sick?According to the CDC, most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. [Full Article...]

Flu still running rampant through most ME counties

Flu still running rampant through most ME counties The CDC said that the overall effectiveness of this year's vaccine is 36 percent. This season started early and has been driven by a formidable type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths. Ultimately, scientists say the only real solution is a "universal" influenza vaccine that would not only protect against seasonal flu but also guard against a futur... [Full Article...]

Kanye West's epic return to Instagram

Kanye West's epic return to Instagram Among the many nostalgia-filled shots of failed marriages were a few examples of everlasting love, such as Iman and David Bowie, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, and David and Victoria Beckham. As well as the hearts, Kris had decorated the table with red rose petals and boxes of chocolates and gifted all her guests a pair of metallic sunglasses. [Full Article...]

US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent

US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent The rare condition usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage, or underlying health issue. She says that often people don't believe she isn't British nor do they realize there isn't actually that much amusing about the situation, at least not for Myers, who says she wants her condition to be taken very seriously. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks Bo, who was at a Vatican conference on human trafficking, again defended Myanmar civilian leader Aung Sung Suu Kyi, saying she has no constitutional right to speak out against the military. "I underlined the importance of the Burmese authorities carrying out a full and independent investigation into the violence in Rakhine, and to hold to account those responsible for human rights violations". [Full Article...]


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