Medical

Simon Harris to organise free repeat smear tests after cervical cancer controversy

Simon Harris to organise free repeat smear tests after cervical cancer controversy Her doctor was not told until 2016. The settlement with the United States research facility for €2.5m was made without confirmation of obligation. "We have always advocated and campaigned for resources for screening, particularly in relation to cervical screening because it is the best measure we have to avoid cervical cancer, which is a awful cancer, but is one that, if caught early enough, c... [Full Article...]

Study finds link between popular medications and dementia risk

Study finds link between popular medications and dementia risk Researchers said patients who take them for more than a year, were 30% more likely to develop dementia. These interrupt a neurotransmitter involved in regulating some of the body's most basic functions, as well as playing a role in thinking... [Full Article...]

Monkeys can't own copyright, rules Ninth Circuit

Monkeys can't own copyright, rules Ninth Circuit They're not the only one to contest the ownership of the photo ( *cough*Wikimedia*cough* ), but the legal battles got to the point where Slater was considering " packing it all in ". In a separate opinion in the selfie case, 9th Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith called PETA's lawsuit "frivolous" and said he would not have ruled on the merits of the copyright claim, but instead would have dismissed the ... [Full Article...]

PMI Releases 12th Annual Report To Congress, Recognizes World Malaria Day

PMI Releases 12th Annual Report To Congress, Recognizes World Malaria Day He said: "Individual and governments must make sure that environment is properly clean because malaria does not know anybody, which means it can affect anybody". World Health Organization maintained that "Without urgent action, the major gains in the fight against malaria are under threat, assuring that it will "continue to call for greater investment and expanded coverage of proven tools t... [Full Article...]

Longview Anti-Drug Coalition taking back unused prescription drugs Saturday

Longview Anti-Drug Coalition taking back unused prescription drugs Saturday Last fall, the DEA collected 456 tons of potentially risky prescription medications across the country. The organization is accepting both prescription and over-the-counter medications. In Lafayette, you can drop off prescriptions at the Sheriffs Office Public Safety complex. Drop-offs are free and anonymous with no questions asked. [Full Article...]

Leeds urged to help Rohingya during 'odd' Myanmar tour

Leeds urged to help Rohingya during 'odd' Myanmar tour The Yorkshire team announced the promotional tour on its website earlier in the week. On May 9 the Championship outfit will play a Myanmar National League All Star Team at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon . Some fans of the club have also taken to social media to agree with her stance. "They have ambitious goals for grassroots and elite football development that we are delighted to be able to sup... [Full Article...]

Former President George HW Bush responding and recovering

Former President George HW Bush responding and recovering An update on former President George H.W. Bush. Doctors were treating him for an infection that spread to his blood. Tuesday a family spokesperson says the President has since stabilized and is awake, alert and talking. George H.W. Bush attended the funeral along with three other former presidents, his son, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Bush, the oldest-living former president... [Full Article...]

CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from tainted lettuce

CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from tainted lettuce Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. The new warning comes after investigators discovered that inmates from a correctional facility in Alaska became ill after reportedly eating lettuce "from whole heads of romaine lettuce" from the affected region, the CDC said. [Full Article...]

The defining legacy of Bruno Sammartino

The defining legacy of Bruno Sammartino Professional wrestling promoter Vincent J. McMahon helped propel Sammartino into a star in sports entertainment, but it was his victory over Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden in 1963 that won him the WWE Championship. According to the WWE , he retired from the ring in 1981 and a few years later he returned as a broadcaster until 1988. "Everything I learned was from Bruno". [Full Article...]

Regular Excess Drinking Could Be Shortening Your Life Expectancy

Regular Excess Drinking Could Be Shortening Your Life Expectancy A 40-year-old man was estimated to lose one to two years off his life by consuming 196 grams of pure alcohol, instead of the recommended 10 standard drinks or 100-grams-per-week threshold. "Drinking is really fun, but you should not do it for your health". For example, having 10 or more drinks per week was linked with one to two years shorter life expectancy. [Full Article...]

Gas prices starting to sting

Gas prices starting to sting On average, the price of fuel is the highest it has been in almost 1,000 days, according to smartphone app GasBuddy , which allows consumers to see gas prices at nearby stations. "This pipeline price pressure will feed into consumer prices soon and will ultimately prompt the Fed to hike interest rates an additional three times this year", said Paul Ashworth, Chief US Economist at Capital Economic... [Full Article...]

Date for closure of Toys R Us at Lakeside confirmed

Date for closure of Toys R Us at Lakeside confirmed The spokeswoman said there were now no plans to close stores or cut workers because of the potential move. Toys R Us , which has 105 stores across the United Kingdom, went into administration after failing to find a buyer for the company as a going concern. [Full Article...]

Explaining His Cannabis Conversion, John Boehner Cites a Marijuana Myth

Explaining His Cannabis Conversion, John Boehner Cites a Marijuana Myth Redner was prescribed to receive juicing treatments from his doctor to prevent a relapse of stage 4 lung cancer. "Politicians have traditionally lagged behind the people on this issue, so it is wonderful to see one so adamantly opposed to legalization reversing course like this", Morgan Fox, Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said to NPR . [Full Article...]

3rd death reported in IL linked to fake weed

3rd death reported in IL linked to fake weed Three deaths in IL are being connected to the use of synthetic cannabinoids . A 22-year-old man from Chicago died at an Oak Lawn hotel after using synthetic marijuana , according to the Oak Lawn Police Department (OLPD). The number was 56 cases a week ago. Brodifacoum is a long-acting anticoagulant that affects levels of vitamin K in the blood which is necessary for clotting. [Full Article...]

Israel's Labor Party cuts ties with Britain's Jeremy Corbyn amid anti-Semitism row

Israel's Labor Party cuts ties with Britain's Jeremy Corbyn amid anti-Semitism row A spokesperson for Corbyn said: "Jeremy is utterly committed to driving anti-Semitism out of the Labour Party ". While there are many areas where our respective parties can and will cooperate, we cannot retain relations with you, Leader of the Labour Party UK, while you fail to adequately address the anti-Semitism within Labour Party UK. [Full Article...]

Myanmar judge rejects motion to free Reuters reporters, despite flawed case

Myanmar judge rejects motion to free Reuters reporters, despite flawed case The two journalists were arrested December 12, with police accusing them of violating the Official Secrets Act, a law dating from British colonial times, by acquiring "important secret papers" handed to them by two policemen who worked in Rakhine. [Full Article...]

Hard nut Fiji crush Kenya's dream in Hong Kong Sevens final

Hard nut Fiji crush Kenya's dream in Hong Kong Sevens final Oscar Ouma scored a consolation try and the subsequent conversation made it 24-12 but Fiji held on for the win. Shujaa was forced to play with just five players after Willie Ambaka and Collins Injera were shown yellow cards before the half time break. [Full Article...]

Legendary darts player Eric Bristow dies suddenly aged 60

Legendary darts player Eric Bristow dies suddenly aged 60 Often compared to the "yips" that can strike golfers, dartitis is a psychological affliction that affects players' ability to release their dart from their throwing hand. "You had players in tears on the Premier League stage tonight and the crowd chanting his name endlessly because of the influence he had on darts". "If you look at the stars we have had in Britain, Eric Bristow would be at the... [Full Article...]

GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo Calls for EPA Chief Scott Pruitt to Resign

GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo Calls for EPA Chief Scott Pruitt to Resign While both are Republicans, the two Florida lawmakers have previously broken with the Trump administration for their handling of climate change issues, and Ros-Lehtinen criticized Pruitt's handling of climate change over the past year. "I agree with my colleague, Carlos, that the EPA administrator should resign", said Ros-Lehtinen, who is not seeking re-election. A memo signed by Kevin Minoli co... [Full Article...]

Grindr caught sharing user HIV status with third parties

Grindr caught sharing user HIV status with third parties Commenting on the story, Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO and founder of privacy-focused wearable company Biolink.Tech, said: "All practices where a company has access to confidential information such as HIV status , sexual orientation or even information on deadly allergies, should be illegal to share with other parties". [Full Article...]


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