Medical

Widespread flu in OH demands widespread use of influenza vaccinations

Widespread flu in OH demands widespread use of influenza vaccinations During the last week of 2017, "influenza activity increased sharply in the United States", according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The B virus is widely considered less serious than its A counterpart, but a study released a year ago by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found influenza B caused equally severe disease outcomes. [Full Article...]

Woman, 55, dies after eating raw oysters and contracting flesh-eating bacteria

Woman, 55, dies after eating raw oysters and contracting flesh-eating bacteria The vast majority of vibriosis infections result in symptoms typical of a foodborne illness: cramping, diarrhea , vomiting, nausea, fever, and chills. More severe infections can lead to death. Bergquist and Bowers are now working together to help raise awareness of flesh-eating bacteria. Jeanette LeBlancRare flesh eating disease also known as necrotising fasciitis and how it can create ha... [Full Article...]

Consumer Reports Issues Warning Against Eating Romaine Lettuce

Consumer Reports Issues Warning Against Eating Romaine Lettuce Although no suspicion has been raised about any tainted greens coming from Ventura County, concerns about the outbreak could cut into sales, which could have an impact on local growers. coli had been linked to people falling ill included California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington. [Full Article...]

Mt. Washington tied for second coldest place on Earth Saturday

Mt. Washington tied for second coldest place on Earth Saturday Temperatures in parts of the USA are now being deemed the coldest on the planet when wind chill factors are added in, with -73°C (-100°F) being predicted for New Hampshire. In Providence - where 14 inches (35cm) of snow fell and Newport, at least 40 people were treated for various weather-related conditions, from heart attacks, snowblower or shoveling injuries, frostbite and more, according to The... [Full Article...]

Whirlpool Announces New Range of Apple Watch-Supported Smart Home Appliances

Whirlpool Announces New Range of Apple Watch-Supported Smart Home Appliances This will allow consumers to control connected ovens , dryers and washers via Apple's ecosystem. The oven's tasks can be changed mid-roast as well, and its temperature checked continuously. "With more connected home devices introduced each year, it can be a challenge to make sure they all remain interconnected". "By teaming up with Google and Amazon we're providing families with a unique way ... [Full Article...]

Govt to Rehabilitate Returnees From Libya

Govt to Rehabilitate Returnees From Libya The team that received the 491 returnees included Immigration officials, NEMA staff, NAPTIP, military personnel and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 7 and January 8, 2018. There were a lot of challenges that we faced, but we were ready to overcome them and bring you here and you are the first batch that has arrived. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.850 fixes Meltdown and Spectre flaws

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.850 fixes Meltdown and Spectre flaws But if you're a Windows user and haven't received Microsoft's patches yet, Microsoft warns that the reason is your antivirus isn't compatible with its Windows update. "Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits", Intel said in a statement. Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.850 is now rolling out to general users, though the update is being gradually rolled o... [Full Article...]

Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross

Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross To remind the community of the continued need for blood donations, the Alamo Quarry Market will light their iconic smoke stacks red through January 8. "A lot of donors were deterred due to illness", Franklin said. Officials say it is especially necessary in emergencies when a blood type isn't known. [Full Article...]

Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed new Tory Party chairman

Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed new Tory Party chairman Mr Lewis has always been tipped for the role after what many saw as a chaotic party conference in the autumn in Manchester and a disastrous general election in the summer. It follows farcical scenes where the official Conservative Party Twitter account accidentally announced the wrong person by saying Transport Secretary Chris Grayling would be the new chairman. [Full Article...]

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk Validation using the utility takes less than 30 seconds, HP noted. This follows eight reports of lithium-ion batteries overheating and/or melting, and in one case causing a first-degree burn to someone's hand, with three further cases citing resulting property damage (presumably caused by fire, of course) to the tune of $4,500. [Full Article...]

LOOK HERE: School closures and delays for Monday

LOOK HERE: School closures and delays for Monday Hamilton County Schools and childcare will be closed Wednesday. Chatham Charter School will be closed for students Monday with an option teacher and staff workday. Cape Henlopen School District Schools will be closed. for students. Cumberland County Schools announced class would be canceled for students with an optional work day for teachers Monday after a water main break caused by the c... [Full Article...]

Flu season hits earlier, harder

Flu season hits earlier, harder The Ohio Department of Health is reporting over 2,000 flu hospitalizations in Ohio, a big increase from the 369 cases at this time previous year. The most frequently identified influenza virus subtype reported by public health laboratories during the week was influenza A (H3N2). [Full Article...]

Indian economy's growth estimated at 6.5% in 2017-18

Indian economy's growth estimated at 6.5% in 2017-18 The nominal GDP will be used as the benchmark for most indices in the forthcoming Union Budget to be presented on February 1. The overall GDP growth rate projected was lower than what was forecasted by the Economic Survey in the range of 6.75-7.5 per cent and this gives a reason to analysts for believing that because of these statistics and the fact that if projections of the International M... [Full Article...]

It's raining iguanas in Florida

It's raining iguanas in Florida The cold-blooded iguanas have been falling out of trees since the weather suddenly worsened and temperatures plummeted. As a so-called bomb cyclone continues lashing the U.S. Like nature's solar panels, once the iguanas absorb enough rays of sun, they spring back into action. "It's too cold for them to move", said Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission . [Full Article...]

Oceans losing oxygen, can damage marine life

Oceans losing oxygen, can damage marine life In coastal areas and seas that are semi-enclosed, once low-oxygen conditions are established, they can persist for thousands of years, according to the study. But in the open ocean , climate change is by far the biggest contributor. Climate change brings a "triple offensive", Gilbert said. Black lined areas - areas in red to deep red - have very little dissolved oxygen. [Full Article...]

E. coli Cases Linked To Romaine Lettuce

E. coli Cases Linked To Romaine Lettuce The one death in the USA was in California. The CDC has been keeping a close eye on E. coli outbreak and says this particular strain can result in some extremely severe symptoms as well as kidney failure and death. Consumer Reports is now calling on the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC to do more to warn public about the dangers of the outbreak. The CDC's report adds that the outb... [Full Article...]

Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of India series

Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of India series After reducing India to 28/3 on Day 1 of the first Test on Friday, Steyn was spotted checking out Umesh's body art ahead of the Day 2 at Newlands on Saturday. The fast bowler's initial reaction at the time of the injury suggested that it was nothing serious - although he stopped his run-up and immediately threw the ball to Vernon Philander to complete the over, he jogged part of the way off th... [Full Article...]

Lifeline Blood Services in critical need of type O negative blood

Lifeline Blood Services in critical need of type O negative blood If you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good general health, you should be eligible to donate blood. By hosting a Blood Drive, the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library is helping to save lives in our community. Statistics tell us that more than 75 percent of all Americans who reach the age of 72 need blood in their lifetime and 97 percen... [Full Article...]

Alcohol Can Cause Cancer by First Damaging Your DNA

Alcohol Can Cause Cancer by First Damaging Your DNA When the body tries to break down alcohol it produces a toxic chemical called acetaldehyde . According to Patel, discovering that behavior is crucial because stem cell damage can lead to cancer. Researchers explained that cancer-causing mutations usually occur by chance, but alcohol seems to speed up the process. The second line of defense is offered by a variety of DNA repair systems that al... [Full Article...]

IPL 2018: Ricky Ponting named head coach of Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2018: Ricky Ponting named head coach of Delhi Daredevils Ponting's services were sought in 2014 in an "advisory role" after Mumbai started poorly in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier, the 43-year-old was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians' team. In 2016 his contract expired with the team and he decided not to continue in that position. One of the finest batsmen to have ever played the game, Ponting played 168 Tests, scoring 13378 ... [Full Article...]


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