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Black Panther Continues Its Worldwide Dominance

Black Panther Continues Its Worldwide Dominance Third goes to our other new release this weekend, the reboot of Death Wish , starring Bruce Willis. Meanwhile, Oscar nominated movies The Shape of Water and Call Me By Your Name both enjoyed box office spikes in theatres ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday (04Mar18). [Full Article...]

Pediatric opioid overdoses almost double in 10 years

Pediatric opioid overdoses almost double in 10 years A retrospective pediatric study conducted by the Pediatric Health Information System indicates that more children are landing in hospitals due to opioid ingestion and overdose for the period of 2004 to 2015. As efforts to reduce adult opioid overdoses have not led to fewer pediatric overdoses, the USA must take additional actions to reduce opioid exposure in children, the researchers concluded. [Full Article...]

Selfie distortion is making patients seek surgery

Selfie distortion is making patients seek surgery Social media has become an important part of our lives, with many people changing the way they look and act in response to this phenomenon. 'I see a considerable measure of my patients come in and demonstrate me selfies of what they seems as though, ' he said . [Full Article...]

Canberrans warned to throw out rockmelon after two deaths from listeriosis outbreak

Canberrans warned to throw out rockmelon after two deaths from listeriosis outbreak Subsequent testing has linked them to the outbreak strain. Australian Melon Association's Dianne Fullelove said the grower was devastated and would need to meet the requirements set by the NSW Food Authority before resuming production. The Victorian cases ages range from 65 to 88 and include three men and two women. Listeriosis is an extremely serious and potentially life threatening condition... [Full Article...]

Bizarre behaviour by Georgia teacher preceded gun scare

Bizarre behaviour by Georgia teacher preceded gun scare The teacher, later identified as social studies teacher Jesse Randall Davidson , 53, was taken into custody without incident about 30 to 40 minutes later. While no one was injured by the gunshot, one student was injured during the hectic evacuation of the high school. "But this one was real", student Wesley Caceres said. [Full Article...]

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Iran in Yemen

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Iran in Yemen The U.S. has been lobbying for months for Iran to be held accountable at the United Nations for violating an arms embargo on Houthi leaders. The draft was vetoed by Bolivia and Russian Federation, while China and Kazakhstan abstained from the vote. [Full Article...]

Varicose veins warning sign of deadly blood clots

Varicose veins warning sign of deadly blood clots They also found a higher incidence of pulmonary embolisms (PE) and peripheral artery disease (PAT) in people with varicose veins but the associations were less clear due to potential confounding factors. Shyue-Luen Chang, MD, from the Vein Clinic, department of dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine in Taoyuan, Taiwan , and colleagues conducte... [Full Article...]

CDC research scientist missing weeks after calling in sick

CDC research scientist missing weeks after calling in sick Atlanta Police Department Major Michael O'Connor said that Timothy Cunningham was last seen leaving work early on February 12, saying he didn't feel well. The CDC called Cunningham "a highly respected member of our CDC family", in a statement sent to ABC News . At the CDC, Cunningham is a team leader and has researched health differences related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gen... [Full Article...]

Kohli, Dhoni rested for upcoming T20I tri-series

Kohli, Dhoni rested for upcoming T20I tri-series Among some of the youngsters, Delhi keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant could could get the nod as chief selector MSK Prasad was seen having a chat with him, during a Vijay Hazare match at the Palam cricket ground recently. Besides Chahal, spinners Akshar Patel and Washington Sundar are also in the squad . "MS Dhoni was not available for selection as he had requested for rest", he added.The three t... [Full Article...]

Dropbox uploads its biggest document yet: Read its IPO filing

Dropbox uploads its biggest document yet: Read its IPO filing Dropbox, which was valued at $10 billion in its 2014 funding round, would be one of the biggest USA enterprise technology companies to list domestically in several years. Unlike the profitable Emoji Movie ($US86 million, or $108 million, domestic gross), Dropbox continues to lose money after 10 years in operation, though the company is showing impressive growth of late. [Full Article...]

Twitter reacts to Marcus Peters being traded to the Los Angeles Rams

Twitter reacts to Marcus Peters being traded to the Los Angeles Rams Schefter later confirmed the news of the trade, which can not be finalized until March 14, the start of the new league year. The Chiefs have reportedly traded quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for a third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller . [Full Article...]

E-cigarettes 'can leak toxic metals into vapers' lungs', scientists warn

E-cigarettes 'can leak toxic metals into vapers' lungs', scientists warn Just for perspective , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn't regulated e-cigarettes yet. Ana MarĂ­a Rule, senior author of the study, said that e-cigarette companies and vapers must be aware that the way these coils are now made appears to cause them to leak harmful toxins. [Full Article...]

Haiti suspends Oxfam aid work pending investigation into sexual misconduct

Haiti suspends Oxfam aid work pending investigation into sexual misconduct The British arm of the world-famous organisation is set to be investigated by Haitian authorities, with the sex scandal raising questions over the future of the charity's funding. declare Oxfam Great Britain persona non grata and they would have to leave the country without further delay". Four people were dismissed for "gross misconduct" and two others resigned after being accused of using pr... [Full Article...]

'Largest brain tumour' removed in India

'Largest brain tumour' removed in India Only about 10 percent of the tumor developed inside the skull. Mr. Pal is recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit and in stable condition. "Before the surgery, Pal had minimal vision, which may improve now", hospital's head of neurosurgery Trimurti Nadkarni said. [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak in 20 states linked to kratom consumption

Salmonella outbreak in 20 states linked to kratom consumption Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa , is a plant in the coffee family that's native to Southeast Asia. While it investigates, the agency is recommending people abstain from using the product. The CDC is urging Kratom users to stop taking the plant in any form because the source of the contamination has not been identified. It can cause psychosis, seizure and death, according to the CDC. [Full Article...]

Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points

Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee said it's at least the 37th contested seat Democrats have taken from Republicans since Trump was inaugurated. Polls close at 6 p.m. EST. Tuesday's election was also one of the first signs in 2018 that Democrats have momentum heading into the pivotal midterm elections two years into Donald Trump's presidency. [Full Article...]

Fears for Latvian bank as ECB blocks payments

Fears for Latvian bank as ECB blocks payments The Bank of Latvia said it could not comment on the investigation, but said it had a "zero tolerance policy in respect of corruption and other illicit activities". "Now the regulator is trying to pretend there was no corruption". Then why would commercial banks try to attack him? "For 25 years Rimsevics has been directing things". [Full Article...]

#DayZero: Cape Town buys one more month

#DayZero: Cape Town buys one more month Concerned organisations and citizens, business leaders, home-owners, scientists, design shapers, among others will be taking part in a hackathon this weekend (24 and 25 February 2018) at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory. But Neilson warned Day Zero could creep forward again once the Groenland water was used up unless the city reduced consumption to 450 megalitres a day. [Full Article...]

Korean 'Iron Man' Kim wins historic Olympic skeleton gold

Korean 'Iron Man' Kim wins historic Olympic skeleton gold Norway denied the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation their first gold medal of the Winter Olympics with victory in the men's 4x10km cross-country ski relay, securing their fifth gold in eight cross-country skiing competitions at the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday. [Full Article...]

European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017

European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017 With a significantly larger population, just 118 Americans died of the disease in 2017, the Center for Disease Control reported . According to figures from the WHO Regional Office for Europe , 2016 saw a record low of 5,273 cases of the disease, however previous year, this jumped by 400% to 21,315 cases, including 35 deaths. [Full Article...]


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