Medicine


Plane crash survivor from Brazil recounts final moments
- December 13, 2016

As a result of the missed fixture on December 1, the Superior Court of Justice chose to punish both Chapecoense and Mineiro for failing to play the match - each would have to pay $40,000. Henzel said that toward the end of the flight, passengers around him began asking how long it would be before they landed. 'We just kept flying without any idea of what was about to happen'. (more...)
Miami is now Zika
- December 12, 2016

Health officials said tests are ongoing in the neighborhood but no other Zika cases have been found. The state has aggressively battled Aedes mosquitoes, which transmit the virus, with aerial spraying and traditional ground spraying. On Friday, hotel and tourism officials welcomed the lifting of the transmission zone. The Zika outbreak in Florida was the first time the virus had spread via mosquitoes in the continental United States. (more...)
Seven penguins drown at Calgary Zoo
- December 12, 2016

The penguins were moved to specific holding rooms since Monday due to ongoing work at the exhibit , according to the zoo. Jamie Dorgan, director of animal care, says an investigation has begun to try to figure out what happened. Right now it seems like something set these birds off, like if one or two birds got into a panic. They were part of a colony of 22 birds of their species. (more...)
Surgeon General sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes
- December 12, 2016

Vivek Murthy, the country's top doctor, in the first Surgeon General's report on e-cigarettes use among youths, said young people were more vulnerable to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure than adults and should be protected. "Up until six months ago we knew more about what was in dog food than what we know about what's in an e-cigarette and what the vapor is that millions of kids are being exposed to every day in America", said Kelder. (more...)
USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast
- December 09, 2016

There have been no reports of injuries or damage . Initially the USGS reported the quake had a magnitude of 6.8 but that was later downgraded. Speaking to the Associated Press, a Ferndale resident told the news agency the tremor felt like a "big jolt". (more...)
Dutch PM restates opposition to coalition with Wilders
- December 09, 2016

The Dutch far-right opposition leader Geert Wilders has been convicted of discrimination and "insulting a group" after a trial over statements he made about Moroccans. When the crowd responded by chanting "fewer, fewer, fewer", Wilders replied that he would "take care of that". He denies the charges and insists he was performing his duty as a political leader by pointing out a problem in society. (more...)
NYC mayor blames Trump, hate speech for rise in hate crimes
- December 07, 2016

De Blasio sent a letter to Congress and President Obama asking the federal government for that massive reimbursement. NY police officers are deployed around the clock outside Trump Tower at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, one of the busiest intersections in the city and particularly crowded in December with tourists and Christmas shoppers. (more...)
Australian Teens Own Martin Shkreli, Recreate Life-Saving Drug Australian Teens Own Martin Shkreli, Recreate Life-Saving Drug
- December 07, 2016

Congrats kids for taking the initiative and trying to make a difference. The students from Sydney Grammar School , aged 17, created the substance pyrimethamine in their school laboratory. With no rival manufacturers making the drug, Turing quickly raised the price for a tablet of Daraprim to $750 from $13.50. "The enthusiasm of the students and their teachers Malcolm Binns and Erin Sheridan was translated into a complete route in the public domain by the use of the Open Source Malaria ... (more...)
Former Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville resigns from Cincinnati Former Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville resigns from Cincinnati
- December 05, 2016

Sources told FootballScoop Sunday morning Tommy Tuberville has made the decision to step down as head coach at Cincinnati . The 62-year-old Tuberville left Texas Tech in December 2012 to take over a Cincinnati program that had reached its high mark under previous coaches Brian Kelly and Butch Jones. (more...)
Jacob Zuma faces another no-confidence vote Jacob Zuma faces another no-confidence vote
- December 04, 2016

The party said the essence of engagement and discussion is persuasion in order to arrive at a consensus. At the press briefing, Mantashe made it clear that no minister or member of the party would suffer any consequences for voicing their views. (more...)
Chrysler Announces 2017 Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy, Range Ratings Chrysler Announces 2017 Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy, Range Ratings
- December 02, 2016

EPA of 84 MPGe (miles-per-gallon equivalent) in electric-only mode during combined city and highway driving. It was developed by a team of engineers assigned exclusively to the task of delivering powertrain efficiency within the functionality envelope customers expect from minivans. (more...)
Starbucks CEO to step down, focus on innovation Starbucks CEO to step down, focus on innovation
- December 02, 2016

After stepping down, Schultz will become Starbucks' executive chairman and will focus on new strategic initiatives to grow the well-known chain. Starbucks has credited the rewards program and app for helping consistently increase sales in the US, although growth has slowed more recently and traffic slipped in the latest quarter. (more...)
IN fires coach Kevin Wilson IN fires coach Kevin Wilson
- December 02, 2016

Allen replaces Kevin Wilson, whose abrupt resignation was accepted amid reports the school was investigating his treatment of Hoosiers players. He did not say anything about Wilson asking him to play through the injuries. In January, he was rewarded with a raise and a six-year contract extension - at $2.55 million per season - through 2021 after guiding the Hoosiers to their first bowl appearance since 2007. (more...)
For Trump, a second look at Romney
- November 30, 2016

On Monday , the magnate is scheduled to meet with retired Gen. David Petraeus, who is also being vetted as a candidate for top USA diplomat. "I could have said , "Mitt, drop to your knees" - he would have dropped to his knees", Trump said. (more...)
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)'s phase 3 trial of solanezumab failed Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)'s phase 3 trial of solanezumab failed
- November 30, 2016

It would take about 1.84 days to cover all short positions. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Eli Lilly and from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and upped their target price for the company from $92.00 to $95.00 in a report on Thursday, September 8th. (more...)
Trump Faces Dilemma as US Oil Reels from Record Biofuels Targets Trump Faces Dilemma as US Oil Reels from Record Biofuels Targets
- November 30, 2016

Researchers found that rising biofuel use has resulted in increasing Carbon dioxide emissions, even though the programs were justified by claiming ethanol would reduce Carbon dioxide emissions. Heitkamp has fought for the EPA to provide certainty to farmers and biofuels workers, and has continually pressed the agency to issue a strong RFS rule. (more...)
Woman Launches Nasty, Pro-Trump Tirade At Lakeview Store Woman Launches Nasty, Pro-Trump Tirade At Lakeview Store
- November 29, 2016

The young woman also claims that one of the employees muttered under their breath that she probably voted for Trump after refusing to give her a free bag, which the employee denied. "Why don't you go home to your husband who's cheating on you". An employee can be heard off-camera asking the woman to calm down during the interaction. (more...)
Highly-contagious bird flu found in Japan, culling start
- November 29, 2016

About 60 farms are keeping about 500,000 birds within a 10-km radius of the farm in Niigata and 7 farms keep over 400,000 birds in Aomori , according to local reports . Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued instructions to collect necessary information from the affected areas, to provide the public with accurate information as quickly as possible, and to have relevant ministries swiftly implement necessary steps through close cooperation. (more...)
Texas announces its first locally transmitted Zika case Texas announces its first locally transmitted Zika case
- November 29, 2016

Over 31,000 cases have been reported in Puerto Rico , where the virus has been circulating among local mosquitoes since December 2015 . "Even though it is late in the mosquito season, mosquitoes can spread Zika in some areas of the country", CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a press release on Monday. (more...)
Germany culls nearly 20000 birds as another bird flu case is confirmed Germany culls nearly 20000 birds as another bird flu case is confirmed
- November 25, 2016

Most outbreaks have involved wild birds but Germany , Hungary and Austria also reported cases in domestic duck and turkey farms where all poultry had to be culled. Lower Saxony is one of Germany's most important suppliers of poultry and eggs. Infection from wild birds is suspected to be the source of the current bird flu outbreak. (more...)