Medical

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak

The U.N. World Health Organization will convene an Emergency Committee on Friday to consider the global risks of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said on Thursday. The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to the northwest city of Mbandaka, the World Health Organization said, adding it will convene an Emergency Committee on Friday to consider its worldwide risks.

Ebola virus outbreak RAVAGES Congo as death toll rises to 19

The WHO has received approval to use an experimental Ebola vaccine, using a "ring vaccination" approach, around the epicenter of the oubreak in the Congo. "This is not a simple logistical effort; it's not like doing a polio campaign with oral polio vaccines, where we get it immediately out to the field".

Health Canada Warning: Contaminated Lettuce Is Spreading Fatal Illness To Canadians

People usually get sick from this strand of E. coli 2-8 days after ingesting the germ. This strain of E. coli produces a toxin that causes vomiting and diarrhea and potentially other severe symptoms, including in some cases kidney failure.

Thunderstorm Alert: Schools in Delhi, Uttrakhand to Remain Closed Tomorrow

IMD has said, due to the impact of western disturbance, dust storm or thunderstorm accompanied with squalls and hail are likely to occur over Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and West Bengal during the period.

These five habits will lengthen your lifespan

If a person follows those five life habits from the age of 50 onward, as opposed to not following those habits at all, the life of a person can be extended 14 additional years for women and 12.2 additional years for men. Researchers studied 34 years of data from nearly 79,000 women and 27 years of data from about 44,000 men who participated in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

CervicalCheck Helpline Goes Live Amid Screening Controversy

Over 200 women diagnosed with cervical cancer should have received earlier intervention than they did, figures released by the HSE suggest. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now reviewing cases from hundreds of women in Ireland who may have been wrongly given negative results by the national cervical cancer screening programme.

Even one drink a day has health risks

Drinking more than 12.5 units of alcohol per week (about five pints of average-strength beer or five medium glasses of mid-strength wine) was found to be associated with increased overall risk of death, stroke , heart failure , fatal aortic aneurysm , and coronary heart disease , apart from non-fatal heart attacks .

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502 million in latest patent lawsuit verdict

Apple and VirnetX have been battling it out over the patents since 2010, when the latter accused the tech giant of violating its patents in the iPhone and other devices that use FaceTime and iMessage. VirnetX is based in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, and it filed its suit in patent troll-friendly East Texas, a district where patent holders have had a higher chance of success in intellectual property cases until the Supreme Court cracked down on the practice previous year.

Organ donation awareness fair held at UVU

The event, which was put on by Trillium Gift of Life Network - the provincial body responsible for organ donation in Ontario - consisted of organ transplant recipients holding doors for rush hour commuters and handing out toy hearts as an act of kindness, or a way to "pay it forward", Farinha explains.

Third Death reported from Synthetic Marijuana

The guidance instructs hospitals and clinics to be on the lookout for people complaining of severe bleeding not related to an injury, or when the bleeding started after using synthetic marijuana . A ruling on his cause of death was pending further investigation, but he told family members he smoked synthetic marijuana in the days leading up to his death, authorities said.

MSU Student Sues School For Discouraging Her From Reporting Gang Rape

According to the woman, it was not clear who the additional person was or why they were brought into the room. He told her that her roommate was already heading to the party, according to the lawsuit . The group "Reclaim MSU", an alliance of students and faculty calling for meaningful reform at the school, said the process remains "convoluted" for students who want to report instances of sexual assault and understand their rights.

Fiji hand New Zealand record breaking defeat at Hong Kong Sevens

The Pacific island remains to be reeling from the devastating affect of Cyclone Josie final week. Fiji's march towards a record fourth straight Hong Kong Sevens crown gathered pace with two more victories on Saturday but the United States of America may be the ones to stand in their way.

Cuba Marks World Health Day with Great Achievements

The IMA also conducted blood donation camp at Anurag Hospital here as part of the World Health Day events. Naveen said: "I am glad to announce the launching of Nirmal - a scheme to strengthen sanitation, security and other supportive services at public health institutions, Sampurna Surakshya Kabacha - another scheme to provide mothers and newborns kits for all cases of institutional delivery, Sunetra - a programme to provide free universal eye health care to all and Sahaya - for free ...

Huge Name Spotted In New Orleans Ahead Of WrestleMania 34

This Sunday night, the center of the wrestling world will be the banks of the Mississippi River, as WrestleMania 34 descends on New Orleans . While Styles has developed quite the fan base during his time in WWE , Nakamura has ascended the WWE ladder in quick succession, earning this main event match by winning the Men's Royal Rumble.

Warriors star to have MRI exam on MCL 'strain'

It was a solid win clouded by another Curry injury. Curry will have an MRI Saturday. Stay tuned for the latest Stephen Curry injury update. "It's kind of a unusual, cruel twist of fate". "We'll see what happens. But we aren't making any decisions now". Our last news headline is Jordan Bell going to Steph Curry for advice on how to deal with his ankle injury.

Key facts, hope in fight against Tuberculosis

Despite some progress, TB remains a serious epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic with 5,500 new cases, including 1,400 new drug resistant cases, and 400 deaths every year. "Significant patients present to us with recurrence or relapse of tubercular infection", said Dr Sandeep Nayar, Senior Consultant and HOD, Respiratory Department, BLK Super Speciality Hospital.

New study links smoking to an increased risk of hearing loss

If nicotine levels in cigarettes are reduced to minimal or non-addictive levels, it could help about five million adult smokers to quit within one year. Those alternative nicotine-delivery products include e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapies. "Our plan demonstrates a greater awareness that nicotine, while highly addictive, is delivered through products on a continuum of risk", Gottlieb said in a statement .

Nigeria static on Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Bafana's highest placement in recent years was back in 2010 when they were part of the top 50, although that year also saw their lowest placement when they were - at one point - in 90th place. At the continental level, the Atlas Lions, qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, still rank 4th, behind Tunisia (23rd), Senegal (27th) and DR Congo (39th).

Tiger comes up short, finishes 2nd at Valspar

Casey rallied from five shots behind. Although he admitted to getting "bitten" in the Snake Pit on Saturday, where he was twice in the water, the Englishman avoided any such issues when it matter in the final round to claim victory, a shot ahead of Woods and Patrick Reed .

Karnataka State Flag Design Ready, Awaits Clearance From MHA

In the tweet, Siddaramaiah thanked Kannada organizations, leading Kannada writers and intellectuals for gracefully agreeing with the flag design. The new flag is a tricolour - yellow, white and red. The saffron party had strongly opposed the state flag idea when it was in power in Karnataka, saying it would be against the unity and integrity of the country.

Shami quashes wife Hasin Jahan's adultery charge

It is important to recall that the pacer's wife had taken to Facebook to share her side of the story and posted a series of screenshots to verify her claims of cricketer's extramarital affairs. Meanwhile, actor Ajaz Khan has come out in the open in his support for Shami. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough.

Two dozen arrested in brawl ahead of Richard Spencer speech

All it took was one lunge and white nationalist supporters of Spencer and Antifa protesters went at each other. "What happened outside was really worrisome and heinous", Spencer said. MSU Police Capt. Doug Monette confirmed several arrests were made but didn't provide a total number, Michigan Live reported . Spencer's group sued and both sides agreed to let Spencer speak inside the pavilion after being ordered to mediation by a federal judge.

Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO

The big question is whether the company will achieve the $10 billion valuation it raised in the private markets. As tech publication GeekWire notes , the data center move help saved Dropbox about $75 million over a two-year period. In its IPO filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Dropbox said it has 11 million paying subscribers out of 500 million total registered users in 180 countries.

Study reveals a significant link between heavy alcohol use and dementia

The study used data from the French National Hospital Discharge database, which holds details on all hospital admissions, including patient demographics, reasons for hospital stay, and treatments received. "Before our study ... alcohol was not even listed among the most important risk factors for dementia". What they found was the 57 per cent of these cases were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Kratom Likely Responsible for 28 Salmonella Infections in 20 States, CDC Says

Last month, the CDC sent out a warning about raw sprouts . The CDC's announcement comes two weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released detailed information about 36 people who died after taking kratom and declared that the product likely contains opioids.

Snow melt, rain forecast leads to flood watch

Long range models show that seven day rainfall totals could climb to the five to ten inch range over NE TX, SE OK and SW AR. Heavy rain will continue through midday. With the forecast, meteorologists advise that flash flooding and river flooding are of potential concern. A Flood Watch has been issued for most of Arkansas.

Natural disaster felt across Shropshire

Port Talbot is more than 15 miles from the epicentre near the Swansea Valley village of Cwmllynfell , but tremors were felt as far afield as Liverpool and the English Midlands. Play had to be stopped, with the club's Twitter account reporting: 'Temporary stop in play. A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham.

Oxfam unveils action plan after stain of sexual abuse scandal

She urged all victims of abuse to come forward. Ms Mordaunt said: "We have been very clear that we will not work with any organisation that does not live up to the high standards on safeguarding and protection that we require". It accused the United Kingdom -based charity of covering up an internal inquiry finding that the country director for Chad, Roland van Hauwermeiren , and members of his staff had paid prostitutes for sex in the African country.

North Korea earned $200 million from banned exports, United Nations report finds

North Korea "continued to export almost all the commodities prohibited in the resolutions, generating nearly US$200 million in revenue between January and September 2017", said the report also seen by Agence France-Presse. CNN has obtained key sections of the report from a United Nations diplomat who is not authorized to speak publicly. It confirmed that Myanmar and Syria were cooperating with North Korea's main arms-exporter Komid.

Supreme Court stays execution of Alabama man in judicial override case

The state has asked the court to let the execution proceed Thursday. The court delayed the Thursday execution that had been scheduled as it decides whether to review claims that strokes have left Madison incompetent and that his sentence was unconstitutional.