Health

Yet Another Orca Dead at SeaWorld

Yet Another Orca Dead at SeaWorld San Diego SeaWorld's killer whale Kasatka , a mother of four, was euthanized Tuesday after she didn't respond to treatment for bacterial lung disease. They are the last generation of captive killer whales after the company announced in 2016 that it was ending its breeding program and would start phasing out the hallmark orca shows. [Full Article...]

ME Office: Drugs killed 187 people in NH so far this year

ME Office: Drugs killed 187 people in NH so far this year Among girls, it increased to 2.7 from 2.2. Deaths among teenagers represent a tiny portion of drug overdose deaths nationally - less than 2%. Interestingly, the decline in death rate was mainly driven by boys, accounting for two-thirds of overdose deaths in teens . [Full Article...]

At least 45 killed after horror landslide sweeps two buses off hillside

At least 45 killed after horror landslide sweeps two buses off hillside He added: "One of the buses is buried almost 15 metres (50 feet) of mud". Eyewitnesses disclosed that about 250 meters of the highway had been buried in the landslide as an entire hilled caved in. He also directed local civil authorities to assess the loss to the property at the earliest so that the sufferers could be adequately compensated. "Immediate relief will be provided", Mr Singh said. [Full Article...]

Kisner clings to PGA lead with Matsuyama, Stroud one back

Kisner clings to PGA lead with Matsuyama, Stroud one back Here are the latest odds to win the final major of 2017. "I nearly had three (eagles) in a row because I hit it to an inch the hole before", he said. "I've got this next week off to assess what I need to go forward". I felt like we took as much time as we needed to at the start of the year. McIlroy said the pain wasn't as bad as it was early in the year at the Players, when he said it really f... [Full Article...]

Intragastric Weight Loss Balloons Linked to 5 Deaths, FDA Says

Intragastric Weight Loss Balloons Linked to 5 Deaths, FDA Says The balloon is created to remain in place for several months. Of these, three occurred between one and three days after balloon placement. Apollo said in a press release that the deaths of the patients using their weight-loss balloon were not necessarily caused by their products. [Full Article...]

PH backs US Navy presence in disputed maritime area

He said Chinese Navy identified the USA warship, warned and expelled it. USA national security advisor Lt Gen H R McMaster had said recently that "China is not doing enough on North Korea which continues to violate global norms by conducting missile tests". [Full Article...]

Eggs recall: 700000 distributed in United Kingdom contaminated with fipronil pesticide

Eggs recall: 700000 distributed in United Kingdom contaminated with fipronil pesticide The Dutch trader of fipronil has been heard as a suspect a week after. Belgian media reports that raids were done at eight addresses, mainly disinfecting companies that use fipronil . The FSA said the decision to withdraw these products is not due to food safety concerns , but is based on the fact that Fipronil is not authorised for use in food producing animals. [Full Article...]

Marijuana triples your chances of dying from high BP

Marijuana triples your chances of dying from high BP The researchers studied 1,213 people aged 20 or over who had been involved in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.In 2005 to 2006, the study's participants were asked if they had ever used marijuana and, if so, how old they were when they first started. [Full Article...]

Dr Ruth Pfau passes away

Dr Ruth Pfau passes away The funeral was scheduled for August 19 in Karachi , said Shariq Zaman, a spokesman for Pfau's charity. Hailing from Germany, Dr Pfau had been staying in Pakistan since 1960, when she was just 29, dedicating her life to cure patients of leprosy. [Full Article...]

Iowa officials warning bartenders to not serve Moscow Mules in copper mugs

Iowa officials warning bartenders to not serve Moscow Mules in copper mugs Although the copper mugs may look stunning, they aren't necessarily healthy when used to house drinks that have an acidity of a pH below 6.0. The Moscow Mule cocktail is getting lots of buzz lately, but it's not all good news. Symptoms of copper poisoning include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice, according to the U.S. Copper pots, for instance, can alter the flavor of the recipe... [Full Article...]

Blue is the colour for depressed people's photo shares

Blue is the colour for depressed people's photo shares A computer program trained to diagnose depression from the images was correct 70 per cent of the time, a study led by Harvard University and Dr Christopher Danforth, of Vermont University, found. When the researchers analyzed the almost 44,000 images, they found that posts from users who had a diagnosis of depression were likely to be bluer, grayer and darker than posts from users without the cond... [Full Article...]

9/11 victim identified 16 years after terror attack in New York City

9/11 victim identified 16 years after terror attack in New York City The medicinal inspector's office has been retesting human stays recouped amid the first recuperation at ground zero, gathered before May 2002. Almost 16 years after the attacks, some 40 percent of those died - 1,112 people - remain unidentified, the medical examiner's office said. [Full Article...]

Amazon snags rights to Lucille Ball movie starring Cate Blanchett

Amazon snags rights to Lucille Ball movie starring Cate Blanchett According to Deadline , the Aaron Sorkin-scripted show has been acquired by Amazon Studios , and will be an authorized account of the stars' tumultuous relationship. Are you guys excited for Lucy and Desi? Blanchett , meanwhile, has been nominated for six acting awards by the Academy, taking home the Oscar for best performance in 2004's " The Aviator " and 2013's " Blue Jasmine ". [Full Article...]

What the solar eclipse may look like in Arizona

The path of totality - where the sky will get dark enough to see the stars - will sweep across the country from OR in the west starting at 10:15 a.m. "It can cause severe vision problems", he warns. "Bus yourself out of the city to where it's less overcast", she said, explaining that she'll be along the path of totality in Wyoming and Nebraska and intends to hop in a rental vehicle to make a... [Full Article...]

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...]


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