Medicine

United Nations says world needs to know about Yemen, journalists need access

United Nations says world needs to know about Yemen, journalists need access The attack was part of an ongoing offensive by a Saudi-led coalition. Injuries were also reported, according to UNHCR, with a number of people taken to nearby hospitals. Yemen's internationally recognised government confirmed that around 20 people were killed in the al-Atera village. The attack on Tuesday afternoon hit a group of civilians in the Mawza district of the southwestern province of ... [Full Article...]

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Many Health Issues

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Many Health Issues Observational studies can not prove a cause-and-effect relationship, however. "It should make people think and question whether they really need to be eating these artificial sweeteners". Further research is needed to fully characterize the long-term risks and benefits of artificial sweeteners. Therefore, researchers warn everybody that artificial sweeteners are not what they seem, and they mi... [Full Article...]

Action deferred on USA healthcare bill after McCain surgery

Action deferred on USA healthcare bill after McCain surgery With both in opposition to the legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford only one more "no" vote to get the 50 "yes" votes he needs to pass the bill. At least two Republicans - Sens. McConnell is under increasing pressure to ditch the amendments offered by Senator Ted Cruz that throw out numerous "mandated" coverages that insurance companies are forced to offer with ev... [Full Article...]

Despite JIT charge sheet, voters undeterred in PM's constituency

Despite JIT charge sheet, voters undeterred in PM's constituency This week, the JIT probing the Panama case submitted its report to the Supreme Court, highlighting "glaring disparities" between the Sharif family's known sources of income and their actual wealth. The bench had also ordered the attorney general that the federation may itself decide about constitution of commission to initiate inquiry and proceed against the person in accordance with law. [Full Article...]

Court overturns Sheldon Silver conviction

Court overturns Sheldon Silver conviction But the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan also said prosecutors had "sufficient" evidence to prove the honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering counts on which Silver was convicted in November 2015, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. [Full Article...]

Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather 'can't read' in latest press conference blowout

Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather 'can't read' in latest press conference blowout In front of a gathered crowd of some 16,000 (and an terrible lot of them seemed to be Irish) - and after plenty of bad-mouthing from both the McGregor and Mayweather camps - Crumlin-lad Conor began to criticise his rival's apparent fondness for strippers. [Full Article...]

Trump Meets Chinese President Xi, White House Miscalls Him President of Taiwan

Trump Meets Chinese President Xi, White House Miscalls Him President of Taiwan The official name of Xi's presidency is the People's Republic of China , something which the White House failed to take note. Chinese scholars believe the mistaken identity of addressing Xi as Taiwan's president shows a lack of competence in the White House, the Associated Press reported. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom court hearing begins for terminally ill baby

United Kingdom court hearing begins for terminally ill baby A new hearing is set to begin on Thursday (local time), with parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard given 48 hours to prepare what "new evidence" supporting USA treatment. local time (9 a.m. EDT). "There is not a person alive who would not want to save Charlie", Judge Francis said, according to reports . Charlie's father Chris yelled across the court room at a barrister, demanding: When are ... [Full Article...]

Graft probe of Pakistan PM finds wealth disparity

Graft probe of Pakistan PM finds wealth disparity Sources said there were differences over the issue of jurisdiction; the JIT wanted him to testify him inside the territorial jurisdiction of Pakistan and offered to host him in Pakistan or record his statement at the Pakistani embassy at Doha. [Full Article...]

Smooth Sailing on the First Morning of Penn Station Track Repairs

Smooth Sailing on the First Morning of Penn Station Track Repairs Amtrak's plan for the accelerated work came after two trains derailed at Penn Station in less than two weeks this spring. It also reflects changes to the Crescent service running to and from New Orleans: That service will end in D.C. He says some commuters also could be on vacation. "We have to survive, '" Codey said. "And most importantly, our customers seemed to have done their homework and made... [Full Article...]

Pacers sign-and-trade CJ Miles for Cory Joseph

Pacers sign-and-trade CJ Miles for Cory Joseph The Toronto Raptors are still busy during this offseason, trading point guard Cory Joseph to the Indiana Pacers for veteran forward CJ Miles, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Vertical . Miles was 15th in the National Basketball Association in catch-and-shoot points per game last season despite playing fewer minutes than anyone ahead of him. [Full Article...]

Pepe Joins Turkish Club Besiktas From Real Madrid

Pepe Joins Turkish Club Besiktas From Real Madrid After years in the shadow of Istanbul rivals Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray , Beşiktaş have won the two consecutive Turkish Super Lig titles in last two seasons. Besiktas have confirmed the signing of former Real Madrid defender Pepe. Pepe's time at Madrid will be considered a success, despite a controversial incident in April 2009 where he savagely kicked Getafe player Javi Casquero and was sent... [Full Article...]

Trump and the Pope extend support for baby Charlie Gard's survival

Trump and the Pope extend support for baby Charlie Gard's survival After several months of court battles, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Great Ormond Street Hospital can discontinue life support . Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, would like to try an experimental treatment in America that, at present, isn't able to cure Charlie, but might restore some of his brain function while the disease progresses. [Full Article...]

Indigestion pills known to reduce acid can cause early death

Indigestion pills known to reduce acid can cause early death Still, the study is only an association - it doesn't prove cause and effect. With so many studies associating PPIs with other health risks , researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Cohen. It is these genetic differences that may contribute to earlier deaths. While the research was not conclusive, it does support a growing body of evidence showing a "host of adve... [Full Article...]

Statement from IL House Speaker Madigan On Passing a Balanced Budget

Statement from IL House Speaker Madigan On Passing a Balanced Budget But they're due back Saturday. IL is already on track for record spending in the governor's race; Republicans are also attempting to make dents in Democrats' legislative majorities. Cardenas said the lack of a budget affects the state's roads and traffic lights, because there's no money to fix them. "We're close. We're close". [Full Article...]

Fiery plane crash jams LA freeway, 2 injured

Fiery plane crash jams LA freeway, 2 injured Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz said the two people injured were taken to the hospital by a helicopter and their injuries are unknown. Drivers stopped to help the people out of the plane. Both occupants of a twin Cessna survived a crash on the 405-freeway shortly after departure from John Wayne Airport. After an air traffic controller tells the pilot a gear of the plane appears to be up, ... [Full Article...]

California Right-to-Die Law Saw 111 People Kill Themselves in First Six Months

California Right-to-Die Law Saw 111 People Kill Themselves in First Six Months The End of Life Option Act allows qualified terminally ill adults in California the ability to obtain and self-administer aid-in-dying drugs. While 111 of the 191 patients chose to take the pills by the end of the reporting period in December, another 21 individuals actually died before taking the drugs. [Full Article...]

27 towers evacuated in England after failure in fire alarm tests

27 towers evacuated in England after failure in fire alarm tests On Friday, 800 households were ordered at short notice to evacuate five apartment towers in the London district of Camden while external cladding on the buildings is removed. However some tenants refused to leave because they said that Camden Council had not offered them suitable temporary accomodation, which included sleeping on airbeds in Swiss Cottage leisure centre. [Full Article...]

Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance

Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance However, sources told Cleveland.com the negotiations were " nothing serious " and "very unlikely" to become finalized. The Pacers have never wanted Kevin Love , Cleveland's most expendable asset. Despite not becoming a free agent until after next season, George has become one of the most talked about names this off-season after he announced he'd be leaving the Indiana Pacers at the end of ... [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Ohio

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Ohio Kightlinger encouraged South Dakotans to take precautions including use of mosquito repellents, limiting exposure by wearing trousers and long sleeves in the evening, limiting time outdoors from dusk to dawn when the primary carrier of WNV is most active and getting rid of standing water. [Full Article...]


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