Europe Saw 4-Fold Increase In Measles Cases In 2017

A World Health Organization statement said: "These countries have experienced a range of challenges in recent years, such as declines in overall routine immunization coverage, consistently low coverage among some marginalized groups, interruptions in... More..

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Pennsylvania reports drop in flu cases, 28 deaths
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pennsylvania reports drop in flu cases, 28 deaths

Last week saw the fewest number of new cases in Blair since the week ending January 20. Since Oct. 1, 2017, 19,398 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations have been reported through the Inf...More..

Google uses AI, deep learning to predict cardiovascular risk from retina scans
by | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Google uses AI, deep learning to predict cardiovascular risk from retina scans

Heart disease and stroke are the world's largest causes of death, accounting for more than half of all deaths worldwide in 2015, according to the World Health Organization . Using attention techniques, the re...More..

Recognizing early flu symptoms in kids is vital — CDC
by | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Recognizing early flu symptoms in kids is vital — CDC

The decrease in flu victims may be a result of the number of vaccinated residents in Lane County going up significantly from last season. Vaccines use a live strain of the virus harvested from eggs in a laborat...More..

Share the love this Valentine's Day
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Share the love this Valentine's Day

I am so lucky that you are mine. "The Mastercard Love Index - now in its 3rd year - highlights global and regional trends to offer priceless insight into consumer buying habits over the romantic period". ...More..

UKIP in turmoil again after sacking leader Henry Bolton
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

UKIP in turmoil again after sacking leader Henry Bolton

Bolton's personal life made headlines in December after news broke that the 54-year-old had left his wife and young children and had begun a relationship with Jo Marney, 25, a fashion model. And on Friday Mr Bo...More..

Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

In 2016, there were 80 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by uniformed United Nations personnel and 65 allegations against civilian workers who support the peacekeeping missions, according to a repor...More..

Ultra-processed food may increase cancer: French study
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Ultra-processed food may increase cancer: French study

A new study has found another reason to avoid these processed foods: they might be linked to cancer. Previous research had linked processed foods high in sugar, fat, and salt to obesity, high blood pres...More..

Ex-Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on heroin, cocaine smuggling charges
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Ex-Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on heroin, cocaine smuggling charges

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza (loh-EYE-suh) has been arrested in California on suspicion of smuggling cocaine and heroin . The former Major League Baseball pitcher, now 46 years old i...More..

NS sees spike in flu-related deaths in February
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

NS sees spike in flu-related deaths in February

There was statistically significant protection against "medically attenuated" influenza among children ages 6 months to 8 years, and among adults 18-49 (VE=33%, 95% CI 16%-47%), but no statistically significa...More..

Blood test detects concussion related brain damage
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Blood test detects concussion related brain damage

Banyan applied its test to nearly 2,000 blood samples taken from patients with suspected concussion and compared the results to CT scans. Additionally, while the test itself can be administered as soon as 15 ...More..

17 more flu deaths reported in NC bringing season's total to 165
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

17 more flu deaths reported in NC bringing season's total to 165

In an effort to reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths, the OSDH is offering flu vaccinations statewide at no cost to recipients at all county health department sites. Health department records show t...More..

Can a Happy Meal really be 'healthy'? McDonald's is trying
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Can a Happy Meal really be 'healthy'? McDonald's is trying

It is planning to add less sugar in chocolate milk. Here are five things you probably didn't know about McDonalds' Happy Meals . McDonald's said on Thursday , that it wants all its Happy Meal option...More..

Look Cavs destroy Celtics on Pierce's jersey retirement night
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Look Cavs destroy Celtics on Pierce's jersey retirement night

DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and eight assists while C.J. Miles added 24 points as six Toronto players scored in double figures. "It definitely gave me chills, especially with LeBron out there", Pierce told ...More..

Study shows DNA nanobots can stunt and shrink cancer
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Study shows DNA nanobots can stunt and shrink cancer

The treatment blocked blood supply to the tumour and generated tumour tissue damage within 24 hours while having no effect on healthy tissues. They are made out of organic materials and in this case, it's DNA...More..

Tonga: Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tonga: Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction

After cyclone Gita's fierce winds ripped off roofs and felled coconut trees, people in Tonga emerged from shelter to find homes destroyed. Digicel Tongas network restoration well underway Tuesday, 13th...More..

Carmelo Anthony: Status uncertain for Tuesday
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Carmelo Anthony: Status uncertain for Tuesday

Russell Westbrook (sprained left ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (sprained right ankle) returned to Oklahoma City Thunder practice Monday. And then the Thunder decided to make it rain from 3-point range. Kevi...More..

Eating Slower Tied to Lower Obesity Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Eating Slower Tied to Lower Obesity Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

According to the study in the Journal BMJ Open , those who eat slow give their bodies time to register that it's eaten something. The World Health Organization considers those with a body mass index (BMI), a...More..

Borussia Dortmund comeback kid Marco Reus: 'Thrilled to play again!'
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Borussia Dortmund comeback kid Marco Reus: 'Thrilled to play again!'

As the game wore on Dortmund began to exploit the spaces in behind the Hamburg defense and they should have grabbed their second just minutes after Batshuayi's opener. Germany global Reus has been plagued by in...More..

Woman with rare disease wakes up with British accent
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Woman with rare disease wakes up with British accent

Several other sufferers of Foreign Accent Syndrome have captured worldwide attention in recent years, such as 48-year-old Terri White from Yorkshire in Northern England. Fewer than 100 people, including Myers...More..

OxyContin Maker to Stop Marketing Opioid Products to Physicians
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

OxyContin Maker to Stop Marketing Opioid Products to Physicians

Its remaining sales staff of about 200 will focus on other medications. This announcement is coming after widespread criticism of the ways drug-makers market addictive painkillers. The government pressure on ...More..

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks

Their report, which was released on Friday, details events surrounding the massacre, in which 10 Rohingya men from Inn Din village were hacked to death or shot by Buddhist neighbors or soldiers in September 201...More..

President eyes trip to Kuwait for welfare of abused OFWs
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

President eyes trip to Kuwait for welfare of abused OFWs

Duterte, who last month banned citizens from travelling to Kuwait to work, said 120 workers had died in the country a year ago and that the body of one Philippine woman had been found stuffed into a freezer in ...More..

Swansea matchwinner Ki hails Carvalhal impact
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Swansea matchwinner Ki hails Carvalhal impact

Whilst Ayew is in line to make his first start to begin his second spell with the Swans, midfielder Andy King could make his debut after joining on loan from Leicester City . The former Sheffield Wednesday m...More..

White House Aides Try and Fail to Fix Trump's Rob Porter Problem
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

White House Aides Try and Fail to Fix Trump's Rob Porter Problem

As the aftershocks of the accusations against Porter reverberated for a fifth day, Trump stayed out of sight on a rainy Saturday in Washington and tweeted along while watching Fox News shows. Public pressure ...More..

Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria

So far, almost 1,180 terrorists have been neutralized during the Operation Olive Branch, which was launched on January 20 to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin. The operation is being carried out ...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wisconsin curling siblings tied with China

Canada and Team OAR are already guaranteed two of the four semifinal spots in mixed doubles curling, but three others teams - Switzerland, Norway and China - will be fighting it out tonight for the other two. "...More..

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

South Korean president Moon Jae-in has met North Korean officials, including Kim Jong-un's sister, over lunch at Seoul's presidential palace, a historic event that is the highest level contact between the two n...More..

Lab-grown eggs 'offer fertility treatment hope'
by | Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lab-grown eggs 'offer fertility treatment hope'

Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in...More..

Eagles apparently safeguarded against Patriots' potential cheating
by | Saturday, February 10, 2018

Eagles apparently safeguarded against Patriots' potential cheating

The Patriots and coach Bill Belichick were fined and the team was penalized with the loss of a draft pick in 2007 as part of the league's "Spygate" investigation, when they were caught taping their opponent's...More..