Friday, September 22, 2017

WHO warns of running out of antibiotics globally

The world is in a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organization (WHO) report warned on Wednesday, calling on governments and industries to urgently focus on R&D of new antibiotics. The report revealed...

Saudi Arabia lift ban on internet calling apps

Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on internet calling applications on Wednesday, authorities said, easing restrictions online as the conservative kingdom faces new criticism over censorship, reported AFP news agency. Voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype will be "widely available to...

Snapchat blocked Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia following a request from Saudi authorities

Snap Inc has been asked by the Saudi Arabia government to remove the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in that country because it violated local laws, the social media company said on Sunday, as cited by Reuters. Social media app Snapchat has blocked access to...

Cannabis oil cured woman with brain tumour after chemotherapy failed

Woman, 49, given just months to live claims cannabis oil cured her brain tumour after chemotherapy failed. A woman diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour has credited cannabis oil for making her cancer-free. Lynn Cameron was told she had just ‘six to 18 months’ to...

WHO rises alarm over DR Congo cholera epidemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions". The UN says cholera is a major public health problem in the country with millions...

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.

Instagram down

Instagram has gone with hundreds of users claiming they cannot access the popular picture and video sharing site. Hundreds of users have been unable to upload images to their computers and phone. Instead they have encountered error message. Other people received strange alerts when they tried...

Eastern EU, central Asia the only regions in the world new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths rising

Eastern EU, central Asia the only regions in the world new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths rising
Globally AIDS-related deaths have almost halved during the past ten years and new HIV infections declined, though not fast enough, from 2010 to 2016, said UNAIDS on Thursday. But the same thing is not happening in eastern Europe and central Asia, who remain the only regions in...

But First, Growing number of historians are questioning if Jesus ever existed at all

Christmas is a time of year where people are supposed to put aside their differences and come together to celebrate in peace, love, and understanding. Though few question the traditions of the season, many of them predate Christianity in Europe. A lot was borrowed...

Telegram founder pledges purge of Isis content from its platform

ISIS is known to have numerous channels on Telegram dedicated to communicating with its supporters worldwide. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Telegram co-founder has pledged to ramp up efforts to rid the platform of terrorist sympathisers and propagandists who use the app to communicate, mere days after the company faced a backlash in Indonesia for failing to tackle the issue. Pavel Durov, the entrepreneur who helped launch the service...

WWII Enigma machine bought for 100 euros, sells for 45,000

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Bought for 100 euros, a WWII Enigma machine sells for 45,000 -- Long lost machine used to break Nazi codes sells at auction in Romania. Angela Moore reports.

High blood sugar and brain cancer

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The new discovery, reported this week in the Scientific Reports, build on previous research findings at the Ohio State University that high blood sugar appears to reduce a person’s risk of a noncancerous brain tumor called meningioma. As one of the most common types of...

High blood sugar appears to reduce a person’s risk of brain tumor

In what they call a "surprising link," researchers have found that cancerous brain tumors called gliomas are less common among those with elevated blood sugar and diabetes. The new discovery, reported this week in the Scientific Reports, build on previous research findings at the Ohio...

How did humans become intelligent

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Do you ever just sit there looking at a horse and think, why am I smarter than you horse? The brain consumes more energy than any other tissue of equivalent size in the human body. For human brains to grow and intelligence to develop, there had to...

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen killed 1,500 people since April — WHO

The suspected cases have reached 246,000 as the epidemic has hit 21 out of the 23 provinces in the country, Dr. Nevio Zagaria, the chief of WHO, said in a press conference. The death toll has increased by 100 and suspected cases by nearly 28,000...

One third of the world’s population overweight or obese

The study, in which researchers assembled data from 195 countries and territories to model trends in overweight or obese and related health problems and deaths, showed that the prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1980 in more than 70 countries and has continuously increased...

Syria: 740 civilian — 265 children and women — killed in June 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 2282 persons during the month of June  2017, they were distributed as following below. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights full report: Civilian casualties: 692 including 134 children under the age of eighteen, and 83 citizen...

Selling marijuana for recreational purposes now legal in Nevada

Nevada becomes the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, reported Associated Press.  Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any...

Great Sphinx is about 500,000 years old

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Over the past few years, we have touched upon many of the amazing, and often extremely ancient sites, which dot our earth. Many of these spectacular achievements, indicating to the countless specialists, archaeologists, geologists and others involved, attempting unravelling of their true history, their...

New android malware can steal login data including your banking apps

A Trojan virus that poses as an Adobe Flash Player update is targeting Android smartphone users. The malware can obtain login credentials from at least 40 different retail, social media and banking apps. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/880330102931951616 The deceptive software is the latest version of Marcher Android malware, which appeared...

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