Friday, September 22, 2017

Martin Shkreli seeks to overturn part of his conviction

Martin Shkreli seeks to overturn part of his conviction, told Reuters. Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli on Friday asked a judge to throw out part of his criminal conviction, a day after prosecutors sought to have him jailed until his sentencing.

FEMA may run out of funds on Friday, senators

FEMA may run out of funds on Friday, senators -- The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency will run out of disaster assistance funding on Friday unless Congress approves more money, two Florida senators warned on Thursday.

Yemen’s cholera outbreak has killed 2,048 people and infected 612,703 others — WHO

Yemen’s cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen’s health ministry showed on Tuesday. The overall spread of the epidemic...

Mutant Zika virus could be new secret weapon in fighting brain cancer

Medical researchers in the US have weaponized a mutated form of the Zika virus in the hopes of defeating a common, tenacious and highly aggressive form of brain cancer with some highly promising initial results.

Syrian govt. dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun — UN

Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the country’s civil war, including in the deadly attack that led to US airstrikes on government planes, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said a...

The impacts of vaccines: Aluminum, autoimmunity, autism and alzheimer’s

Rebutting Big Pharma’s talking points about the safety of aluminum (and mercury) in vaccines -- “I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine…has absolutely...

Big Pharma and the CDC can’t be trusted when it comes to vaccines

Last Thursday, May 9, 2017, the Duluth News-Tribune re-published, on their Opinion Page/Other View, an editorial previously published in The Free Press of Mankato, MN. The title of the DNT was “Not Learning from our Errors” and the Free Press title was “Debunked vaccine...

Should you eat canned tuna?

3/5 experts say yes. It’s not the sexiest fish in the sea. But tuna—even once it’s caught, frozen, thawed, cooked, chopped and canned—still gets a nod of approval from most of our experts. Still, some aren’t pulling out their can openers anytime soon. First, though, some...

US-led airstrikes destroy parts of Raqqa hospital amid losses among Syria’s army

U.S.-led airstrikes on Friday destroyed parts of the general hospital of Raqqa city in northeastern Syria, a monitor group reported, as the Islamic State (IS) group launched a counter offensive against the Syrian army in eastern Raqqa, killing 34 soldiers. The "violent" shelling by the...

There is a possible link between urban lighting, breast cancer, study

A new U.S. study has found that exposure to city lights might increase the risk of breast cancer, reports said Monday. Peter James, assistant professor of population medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and his colleagues, tracked almost 110,000 U.S. women, followed as...

34 children die in hospital in N India in 2 days

More than 30 children, many of them newborns, have lost their lives in a government-run hospital in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh during the last two days, police and officials say, as cited by Press TV. “The hospital has said that 23 children died...

Europe eggs scandal spreads to Asia

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Brussels said the 15 affected EU countries were Belgium, the...

Hospitals in Capital of Denmark hit by major breakdown

Hospitals in the Capital Region of Denmark have suffered a major breakdown in IT systems on Friday, regional authorities said. Ritzau, however, did not specify the IT problems in the hospitals, reported RT news. The Capital Region of Denmark, the easternmost region of the country,...

Conflict, Cholera, Hunger, Malnutrition, all in Yemen

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Conflict, Cholera, Hunger, Malnutrition, all in Yemen -- 2-plus years of conflict in Yemen have led to a hunger crisis. 17 million people don't know where their next meal is coming from, told WFP.

Cholera in Yemen, 1,992 people dead, 419,804 suspected cases

Cholera in Yemen, 1,992 people dead, 419,804 suspected cases
The World Health Organization said in a statement on Saturday, the death toll from the cholera epidemic in war-torn Yemen has increased to 1,992 since late April. According to WHO 419,804 suspected cases of cholera have been reported since April 27. The highest number of fatalities...

US Senate rejected Republican-drafted healthcare bill

US Senate rejected Republican-drafted healthcare bill
United States Senate rejected Republican-drafted healthcare bill aimed at repealing Obamacare, former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The legislation, dubbed the “skinny repeal” bill, failed to pass on the Senate floor 49-51 after hours of intensive debate early on Friday, dealing a major...

United Arab Emirates donates 10 mln USD to fight cholera in Yemen

The UAE has donated 10 million U.S. dollars to the World Health Organization to support its efforts in fighting cholera in Yemen, reported state news agency WAM citing a senior official of the United Arab Emirates to have said on Thursday. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/890555459882684416 The announcement was made...

UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospice

UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospice
British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill baby Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time. As the medical and legal story that has sparked compassion and controversy around the world entered its...

Stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus help mice stay young

Stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus help mice stay young
Your brain may be to blame for your ageing body. A small cluster of stem cells in the brain seems to help mice stay young, and injecting extra stem cells helps them live longer. One day anti-ageing drugs might be able to replicate the effect in...

McCain says would not vote Republican healthcare bill as it is today

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Rep. Sen. McCain says he would not vote for Republican healthcare bill as it is today. Senate votes to open debate on healthcare repeal. Reuters -- U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's...

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