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Flesh-Eating Sea Bugs Eat Teen's Legs, Leaving Him Very Bloodied

Flesh-Eating Sea Bugs Eat Teen's Legs, Leaving Him Very Bloodied Despite their best efforts, doctors were stumped and Sam's legs continued to bleed, so he was transferred to Dandenong Hospital for further treatment and analysis. In a press statement Monday , local authorities reported that marine scientists had identified the flesh-eaters as lysianassid amphipods, a type of scavenging crustacean sometimes called " sea fleas ". [Full Article...]

UNSC unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea

UNSC unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea China fears a spread of USA influence in the region, though China and the US agree on wanting to stop North Korea's nuclear development. This comes after Pyongyang's first successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland. [Full Article...]

Sales tax-free weekend begins Friday

Sales tax-free weekend begins Friday Oklahoma's annual sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and end at midnight Sunday. Eligible Clothes and footwear purchased online, by mail or through a catalog are exempt from sales tax if they are ordered and paid for during the sales tax holiday. [Full Article...]

Growing number of medical marijuana suppliers in NY

Growing number of medical marijuana suppliers in NY Citiva Medical and Valley Agriceuticals will manufacture in Orange County. A second medical marijuana dispensary may soon open in Monroe County. The five existing companies that were licensed when the program began in 2016 filed a lawsuit earlier this year seeking to preemptively block the state from registering the five new companies. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in Erie

West Nile Virus found in Erie In a statement from the Erie County Department of Health, the organization announced that they have confirmed that a mosquito pool collected on July 25th in Millcreek Township has tested positive for West Nile. "While several cases of West Nile virus are reported each summer, all previously reported human cases have been directly related to travel outside the region", said Dave Hylsky, staff epi... [Full Article...]

First human embryos edited in the USA. Here's why it's problematic

First human embryos edited in the USA. Here's why it's problematic An global team of scientists has successfully edited of the genes of a viable human embryo , correcting a mutation that can cause the heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . Natural DNA-repair mechanisms in the cell follow up by filling in the missing pieces. Unlike research groups before them - which worked on embryos that were not capable of ever becoming a baby - this study invo... [Full Article...]

Drinking alcohol four times a week reduces risk of diabetes, study says

Drinking alcohol four times a week reduces risk of diabetes, study says Women can cut their odds by nearly a third, with the polyphenols from the grapes in red wine believed to help control blood sugar. Drinker between one and six beers per week reduced diabetes risk by 21% in men but had no effect on women. [Full Article...]

Finally, the FDA proposes to cut to cigarette nicotine

Finally, the FDA proposes to cut to cigarette nicotine The center of this effort, he says , must be a shared vision for "a world where cigarettes would no longer create or sustain addiction, and where adults who still need or want nicotine could get it from alternative and less harmful sources". [Full Article...]

Cryptocurrency exchange operator indicted over massive bitcoin laundering scam

Cryptocurrency exchange operator indicted over massive bitcoin laundering scam Part of Vinnik's illegal gains, estimated at $ 4 billion , came from the collapse in 2014 of the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox based in Tokyo, police said . Bridges, 32, admitted this summer to stealing 20,000 bitcoins and liquidating it into $820,000 through a Japanese currency exchange before depositing it into his personal accounts". [Full Article...]

Trump, electronics manufacturer announce new Wisconsin plant

Trump, electronics manufacturer announce new Wisconsin plant The project will create 13,000 new jobs and should be completed by 2020, according to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker . Walker said the investment would create 13,000 jobs, with an average pay of $53,000 plus benefits. Officials are in Washington D.C., making an announcement about Foxconn coming to Wisconsin. It has yet to be built. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , the package would... [Full Article...]

Cam Newton not sure about coaches' plan to limit his running

Cam Newton not sure about coaches' plan to limit his running This year marks the seventh for Rivera but first for many players and new coaches on staff. He felt plenty of not-so little throbs last season, beginning with the illegal took he hits in Week 1 at Denver and continuing through that season-ending loss at Tampa, when he played hurt to show teammates he was a gamer. [Full Article...]

United Nations leaders visit Yemen to issue plea for help in humanitarian crisis

United Nations leaders visit Yemen to issue plea for help in humanitarian crisis The trio describe the more than 1,000 diarrhea treatment and oral rehydration centers, and the delivery of food supplements, IV fluids and other medical supplies, along with "rebuilding of critical infrastructure - the rehabilitation of hospitals , district health centers and the water and sanitation networks", being provided by global relief partners. [Full Article...]

Can Alcohol Boost Memory? Study Finds Booze Increases Retention Power

Can Alcohol Boost Memory? Study Finds Booze Increases Retention Power They were given a word learning task. One would remain sober for the rest of the night while the other would drink as much as they wanted. The researchers stressed the fact that the positive effects are limited, and there are a wide range of negative effects associated with heavy drinking. [Full Article...]

Rick Perry talks Pig Poop with Prank Callers

Rick Perry talks Pig Poop with Prank Callers As the Washington Post reports , Perry spoke to the pranksters via translator and they touched on everything from the Paris Climate Accord to nuclear power to Russian sanctions. In Russia, the pranksters, Vladimir Krasnov and Alexei Stolyarov , are mostly known by their nicknames Vovan and Lexus. From the moment that President Trump appointed Rick Perry as energy secretary, the jokes... [Full Article...]

Cow antibodies to bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine

Cow antibodies to bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine Regimens using these mosaic vaccines had previously protected monkeys against an HIV-like viral infection called simian HIV (SHIV). People living with HIV may one day be able to replace their daily pills with just a few injections a year, according to a new study. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Orleans Parish

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Orleans Parish An unvaccinated horse from Clark County is the first reported Wisconsin horse to have become infected with West Nile virus and euthanized this year. Symptoms may show up suddenly, with a high fever and headache. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers when outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m- toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-me... [Full Article...]

Baby Charlie Gard's doctors receive death threats

Baby Charlie Gard's doctors receive death threats Mr Justice Francis has considered the latest stage of the case at public hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London. His parents are fighting to get him more medical care but Great Ormond Street Hospital has said the experimental treatment will not work and will just cause more suffering. [Full Article...]

British Open 2017 Leaderboard: Updating Results and Standings for Friday

The younger pair both won their final tournaments before landing in Lancashire - Koepka's being the last major, the US Open at Erin Hills - and shot five-under 65s in the tougher conditions of the morning play. The 27-year-old was four under par through 13 holes before dropping a shot at the 16th. He went out in the afternoon and, in pouring rain, promptly birdied the hard par-four 1st hole. [Full Article...]

Justine Damond 'didn't have to die', says Minneapolis police chief

Justine Damond 'didn't have to die', says Minneapolis police chief Harrity has been with the police department for one year, Noor for roughly two years. Justine Damond was killed Saturday night when approaching a police vehicle, after she had placed an emergency call reporting a possible rape taking place near her home in Minnesota . [Full Article...]

On the fightback against Aids

On the fightback against Aids With these improvements, UNAids sees the world has been on track to reach the "global target of 30 million people on treatment by 2020". Alarmingly, AIDS-related deaths have risen in these two regions by 48% and 38% respectively. Exceptions are only Algeria, Morocco and Belarus which has improved HIV treatment access from 2010 to 2016. An injection may soon be available that prevents the vir... [Full Article...]


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