Medicine

TN to sue Purdue Pharma for role in opioid crisis

TN to sue Purdue Pharma for role in opioid crisis The State of Texas is suing Purdue Pharma , the maker of OxyContin, over the opioid crisis in Texas. A total of 22 states have now filed actions against one or more opioid drug markers, seeking financial compensation for states' law enforcement and drug treatment expenses. [Full Article...]

Congo, UN deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

Congo, UN deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic A further 362 people at risk have been identified using contact tracing, said Dr. Ibrahima-Soce Fall, WHO regional emergency director for Africa. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that use of the vaccine could begin by the end of this week. [Full Article...]

Red tide causing surf to glow in parts of California

Red tide causing surf to glow in parts of California The last time the shores of San Diego were lit up by a bioluminescence-producing red tide was in 2013. It may look otherworldly, but a striking display of light seen on some beaches in Southern California this week has a very earthly (or ocean-y) explanation. [Full Article...]

Ebola strikes again in DRC

Ebola strikes again in DRC The experts took five samples in Bikoro in the North-West of the country for laboratory analysis at the National Institute of biological studies. Since that time, no deaths have been reported among those hospitalised or among health workers treating the ill, it said. [Full Article...]

Storm alert: Dos and don'ts for residents, travel advisory for commuters

Storm alert: Dos and don'ts for residents, travel advisory for commuters The power department had a loss of 50 crores. The Delhi government and Delhi traffic police have also issued directives following the alert. The Police has put the field formulation on alert to remove obstacles like fallen trees and soft structure for the smooth flow of traffic in the city. [Full Article...]

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day In an interview with the Daily Graphic ahead of the celebration, the chairman of the National Media Commission, (NMC) Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, said: "The 1992 Constitution has been the game-changer". He said UNESCO records showed that more than 800 journalists were killed in the last decade and nine out of 10 killings went unpunished, adding that every time a journalist was killed, UNESCO called ... [Full Article...]

'I don't know how they sleep' - Vicky blasts cancer docs

'I don't know how they sleep' - Vicky blasts cancer docs Harris took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news of the repeat tests on offer, which, according to him, will be paid for by the State. 'I have sent in a senior team to CervicalCheck, they have pulled the files of all 206 women , these are women that would have been in 15 different hospitals around the country, a lot of different clinicians'. [Full Article...]

Amazon hikes annual Prime membership fee by 20% to $119

Amazon hikes annual Prime membership fee by 20% to $119 Amazon disclosed last week that the median pay for its employees was just $28,446 in 2017, which means half of Amazon's employees earned less than that amount. Additionally, Amazon announced plans to raise the price of Prime membership , during a conference call this week ; the Wall Street Journal reported on the matter, noting that the price increase will be only the second in its 13-ye... [Full Article...]

Activist group publishes database of Syria chemical attacks

Activist group publishes database of Syria chemical attacks The Russian military has said it will soon deliver new air defense systems to Syria in light of missile attacks launched on alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities by the United States , Britain , and France almost two weeks ago. [Full Article...]

IPL: Delhi opt to field vs Punjab

IPL: Delhi opt to field vs Punjab Just when Kings began to entertain hopes of a win, Shreyas ( 57 off 45 balls) nearly turned the match on its head. His effort was all the more commendable considering the fact that he had been expensive in the game until that point. Narine claimed Rahul in the following over, top-edging a pull to mid-wicket but the victory remained straightforward with Gayle at the crease. Going 31 balls with... [Full Article...]

Larger apex court bench should review Loya ruling: Congress

Gandhi tweeted. Petitions were filed in the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe after judges in a lower court had dismissed the need for a probe. In the high-profile Sohrabuddin case, Amit Shah along with Rajasthan home minister Gulabchand Kataria, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, former Gujarat police chief PC Pande, Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johri and Gujar... [Full Article...]

More games on Eagles' 2018 schedule leaked

More games on Eagles' 2018 schedule leaked EST. The Jacksonville Jaguars make their annual trip there and will face the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles for a game that starts at 8:30 a.m. The regular-season schedule of all 32 NFL teams is set to be announced exclusively on NFL Network Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. The Eagles will nearly surely play a night game on September 6, and after that, they'll probably have four or... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico officials say 80% of customers have power after latest blackout

Puerto Rico officials say 80% of customers have power after latest blackout Officials said it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power to more than 1.4 million customers as outrage grew across the island about the state of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority. Hours into the blackout, the lights came on at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan for a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. [Full Article...]

House Democrats call for investigation in wake of SC prison riot

House Democrats call for investigation in wake of SC prison riot S.C. House Democrats Tuesday called for an investigation into the S.C. Department of Corrections after seven S.C. inmates died and 17 more were injured in a Sunday night riot at a maximum-security prison . Corrections officials say Lee Correctional Institution was secured at 2:55 AM following an incident which started at 7:15 PM. The circumstances of the seven deaths are now under investigation... [Full Article...]

First Alert Forecast: stormy finish to weekend

First Alert Forecast: stormy finish to weekend We'll end next weekend with drier and cooler conditions with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. Visibility restrictions are not expected, but a smokey smell may continue for part of the day with highs in the 60s. Sunrise: 7:36 a.m. The clouds will clear Monday night as temperatures fall into the low 30s again. Right now the forecast is for two to four inches of rain possible for the area,... [Full Article...]

Regularly Having One Too Many Drinks Could Shorten Your Life

Regularly Having One Too Many Drinks Could Shorten Your Life About half of those studied reported drinking more than 12.5 units a week - roughly five pints or medium glasses of wine - while nearly one in ten (8.5 per cent) consumed more than triple that amount. Spain and Romania set the upper limit for men at the equivalent of 20 drinks each week, for example. They recorded 40,310 deaths and 39,018 cardiovascular disease events among the group's members. [Full Article...]

Syria invites global watchdog to probe chemical strike claims

Syria invites global watchdog to probe chemical strike claims Senior figures in British politics have called for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to take military action against the Syrian regime following an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus . France has previously warned it would respond with strikes on Syrian government forces, if evidence of chemical attacks was found. Trump , asked at midday whether Russian President Vladimir Putin ... [Full Article...]

Ivan Rakitic to undergo surgery on fractured finger after Barcelona defeat

But in the Barcelona camp tempers are said to have exploded in the dressing room. In 2016, Barcelona fell to Spanish rival Atletico Madrid 3-1 on aggregate, winning 2-1 at home and losing 2-0 in Madrid. "For a spell, he was advising the president and right now, when there's a loss of character at Football Club Barcelona that can somehow staunch the flow last night or in Paris previous year a... [Full Article...]

Genetic Risk of Heart Disease is Reduced by Increased Physical Activity

Genetic Risk of Heart Disease is Reduced by Increased Physical Activity The results showed that those who had higher levels of grip strength, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness also had a reduced risk of several cardiovascular conditions, including heart attacks, stroke, and atrial fibrillation , even if they had a genetic predisposition for heart disease. [Full Article...]

Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen: coalition

Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen: coalition With the situation worsening - Guterres called it "catastrophic" - the conference easily surpassed the funding pledges of $1.1 billion at a similar event previous year. Yemen's internationally-recognised government fled Sanaa in 2014, following a Houthi-led takeover of the capital. "I am pleased that Denmark is contributing with DKK 70 million so we can continue to help to the vulnerable civilian ... [Full Article...]


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