Medical

Officials warn about possible mumps exposure at Dallas cheerleading event

Officials warn about possible mumps exposure at Dallas cheerleading event The Texas Department of State Health alerted people by letter that they may have been exposed to a contagious person attending the championship. Days after the event ended, the organization boasted on Twitter that 23,655 athletes attended the competition, along with 2,600 coaches from 39 states and nine countries. [Full Article...]

Trending Analyst Recommended Stocks: ING Groep NV (ING), Celgene Corporation (CELG)

Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC now owns 1,925 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $250,000 after acquiring an additional 11 shares during the period. Canaccord Genuity maintained Foot Locker, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $87 target. [Full Article...]

Florida Senate Approves Gun Control Package, OKs Arming Some School Personnel

Florida Senate Approves Gun Control Package, OKs Arming Some School Personnel The Florida House of Representatives began talking about school safety and guns before lunch on Tuesday, and is expected to continue the discussion into the early evening. "We're going to stand with them", he said. "But what I disagree with more is letting the great be the enemy of the good", said state Sen. Gary Farmer . [Full Article...]

Allegiant airlines announce new nonstop services from Syracuse to Orlando

Allegiant airlines announce new nonstop services from Syracuse to Orlando The airline will be offering flights to five new cities, including Destin and Fort Myers in Florida and Myrtle Beach in SC. Service to Nashville begins June 8 with fares as low as $47. Learn more about other fees and services here. The new year-round route will operate twice weekly from Nashville International Airport (BNA). "We are thrilled that Allegiant has chosen to add another new desti... [Full Article...]

Opioids don't outperform other medications for chronic pain

Opioids don't outperform other medications for chronic pain Half were treated with opioids and half with nonopioid medications - either common over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen or naproxen, or prescription drugs like topical lidocaine or meloxicam. Last month, Purdue Pharmaceuticals - the company behind OxyContin, a popular prescription opioid - announced they'd halt marketing of the drug to doctors . [Full Article...]

CDC Head on Opioid Report: 'This Is a Wake-Up Call'

CDC Head on Opioid Report: 'This Is a Wake-Up Call' The most recent report from the CDC's Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) Program stated that, from July 2016 through September 2017, opioid overdoses have increased 35% in the program's 16 participating states. Eight states from three US regions reporting substantial increases-25 percent or greater-in the rate of opioid overdose ED visits. "There's an emergency.' And then not cal... [Full Article...]

Flu death toll in DE increases to 28, ties record high

Flu death toll in DE increases to 28, ties record high He says there's a reason why flu cases are still considered high towards the end of the flu season. On Monday, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced the latest deaths, which now brings the overall total flu-related fatalities to 28, tying the highest death total recorded from the 2014-2015 season. [Full Article...]

'No Direct Link Between Listeriosis Deaths And Our Products' -- Tiger Brands

'No Direct Link Between Listeriosis Deaths And Our Products' -- Tiger Brands The share price of Tiger Brands, a food retailer, manufacturer and producer of a number of food brands, including cold meats, has fallen 7.4%, to R393 a share on Monday, as at 16:51. The authorities are also examining a second Tiger Brands factory and have not said when they could conclude tests on RCL Foods, which has a plant under investigation. [Full Article...]

Buhari visit an afterthought, says PDP

Buhari visit an afterthought, says PDP GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Taraba and planned a visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers states, which have recorded different forms of killings this year as "afterthought and a move to seek votes". [Full Article...]

FDA OKs Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Mutation Test

FDA OKs Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Mutation Test The test, which analyzes DNA in saliva, will be marketed to consumers by privately held 23andMe. "But it has a lot of caveats", Donald St. Pierre, of the FDA Center for Deices and Radiological Health, said in a statement. The FDA's review of the test determined among other things that the company provided sufficient data to show that the test is accurate (i.e., can correctly identify the three gen... [Full Article...]

NFL Draft: Possible options for New York Giants at No. 2 pick

NFL Draft: Possible options for New York Giants at No. 2 pick Nickerson has a great chance to be among the first nickel cornerbacks taken on draft day. RB Saquon Barkley , Penn State: "I don't care if I'm the first pick of the last pick". He may have locked himself in as a top 10 pick. He's awaiting further testing, but for now he's likely off everyone's boards - including this one. He came to Iowa as a wide receiver and unlike most receivers who switch t... [Full Article...]

ED Opioid Overdose Visits Jump 30% in One Year

ED Opioid Overdose Visits Jump 30% in One Year The most recent investigation is an endeavor by the CDC to track the opioid epidemic all the more almost, Schuchat says. "But this is a very complex epidemic", says the CDC's acting director, Anne Schuchat . Though the report was overall a somber reminder of the devastating effects of opioid addiction , there were a few hopeful findings. Health departments also can notify communities abou... [Full Article...]

Election: US Government Plans To Curb Crisis In Nigeria

Election: US Government Plans To Curb Crisis In Nigeria The visit follows a scandal which erupted when President Donald Trump allegedly branded African nations "shithole countries" in January. In his speech, Tillerson said China's approach uses "opaque contracts, predatory loan practices, and corrupt deals that mire nations in debt and undercut their sovereignty, denying them their long-term, self-sustaining growth". [Full Article...]

Hyderabad: Man chops off son's wrist for watching movies on phone

Hyderabad: Man chops off son's wrist for watching movies on phone The man chopped off his son's hand as he was addicted to porn. The 45-year-old man, Mohammad Qayyum Qureshi, later surrendered before the police. He tried to snatch the mobile from his son, but the latter resisted and even bit the hand of his father. [Full Article...]

Arkansas allowed to impose Medicaid work requirement

Arkansas allowed to impose Medicaid work requirement Adults between the ages of 18 and 49 will be required to work 80 hours per month or participate in job training programs or certain approved volunteer activities. Others will have to use a state website to report whether they spent 80 hours during a month on work or other approved activities or qualified for for an exemption. [Full Article...]

New government calorie reduction campaign to help tackle obesity

New government calorie reduction campaign to help tackle obesity Duncan Selbie, chief executive of PHE, said: "Britain needs to go on a diet". Of course we all need to eat calories, but with many everyday products containing high levels of sugar and saturated fat, it's all too easy to eat more calories than we actually need. [Full Article...]

PNB fraud: CBI detains Gitanjali Group's vice-president Vipul Chitalia

The Enforcement Directorate has slapped a money laundering case against Nirav Modi's firm Firestar Diamond in connection with the over Rs11,000 crore PNB fraud case. Our intention is to get the information from these two banks. The ED has so far seized properties worth Rs 6,000 crore of Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi of Gitanjali Group. [Full Article...]

Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Exposed To Toxic Chemicals

Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Exposed To Toxic Chemicals Sixty-seven of them used e-cigarettes only, 17 used e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes, and 20 did not smoke or vape. Research published this week in the journal Pediatrics finds that teens who only smoke tobacco-based cigarettes such as Marlboro and Camel brands have the highest levels of cancer-causing chemicals present in their bodies. [Full Article...]

BP Midstream Partners LP (BPMP) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. The institutional investor held 953,265 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.06M, up from 805,518 at the end of the previous reported quarter. [Full Article...]

Jacinda Ardern pledges $10m to Samoa's Cyclone Gita clean-up

Jacinda Ardern pledges $10m to Samoa's Cyclone Gita clean-up Foreign Minister Winston Peters flags a stronger NZ Pacific aid policy and prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull discuss New Zealand and Australia friendship and differences in policies. Niue's current GDP is roughly $25 million a year and it has received about $54m in aid from New Zealand in the past three years. Ardern said New Zealand was steadily moving away from a "donor-recip... [Full Article...]


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