Medical

Scientists edit genes in human embryos to prevent inherited diseases

Scientists edit genes in human embryos to prevent inherited diseases Scientists have modified human embryos to remove genetic mutations that cause heart failure in otherwise healthy young people in a landmark demonstration of the controversial procedure. At the same time, the eggs were injected with gene editing tools. "Our program is toward correcting mutant genes". Basically, the embryo repaired itself. [Full Article...]

More Companies Now Allowed to Produce Medical Marijuana in NY

More Companies Now Allowed to Produce Medical Marijuana in NY The company will have dispensaries in Chemung, Dutchess, Kings and and Richmond counties. In 2016 a lawsuit was filed by the first five companies which were already collaborating with the state. As per their website , their mission is "to provide patients suffering from debilitating and life-threatening illnesses with compassionate service and access to high-quality medical marijuana from traine... [Full Article...]

Census data shows Canadian households are changing

Census data shows Canadian households are changing Couples with children came in at 26 per cent and there are several reasons for the increased single lifestyle. Meanwhile, the family dynamics of Canadians are changing. Opposite-sex couples grew by just 9.6 per cent during the same period. More couples are forgoing marriage too. There was a decline in French as a mother tongue (21.3% in 2016 compared with 22.0% in 2011) and as a language spo... [Full Article...]

Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake by 1400 percent

Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake by 1400 percent The study's results didn't make us feel any better about the theory, with the team discovering that blowing out the candles increases bacteria on the top of the cake by nearly 1,400 percent. You avoid the bacteria and the extra sugar. "But in one case, it increased the amount of bacteria by more than 120 times", reports the Atlantic . Regardless of how much we enjoy blowing colorful pieces ... [Full Article...]

Retired generals and admirals condemn Trump's ban on transgender troops

Retired generals and admirals condemn Trump's ban on transgender troops In fact, not only were Trump's claims that the medical costs are a "tremendous" disruption, it seems he's spending more on his own vacations than medical care for transgender troops. However, Trump's willingness to crassly object to a policy that has promoted gender diversity in the military is staggering, and points to the systemic issue of gender discrimination, specifically against those who ar... [Full Article...]

Three unaccounted for after explosion, collapse in Minneapolis school

Three unaccounted for after explosion, collapse in Minneapolis school According to the Minneapolis Police Department, crews were responding to the scene at 3100 West River Parkway. This only affects the Upper School. She said those students are OK because the gym was not close to the site of the explosion. Officials say that the explosion may have been caused by a natural gas explosion. Will share more information as soon as it becomes available and confirmed'. [Full Article...]

Republican senator says Trump ready for war to 'destroy' North Korea

Republican senator says Trump ready for war to 'destroy' North Korea What the United States needs now is swift action backed by a realistic strategy to secure the denuclearization and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Washington , Aug 2 The US does not seek a regime change in North Korea and wants to work with China to prevent the reclusive country from acquiring nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. [Full Article...]

Shah Rukh Khan & Diplo will be seen together in Phurrr!

Shah Rukh Khan & Diplo will be seen together in Phurrr! Yes, it's the Phurrr song! Shah Rukh, along with actress Anushka Sharma , appeared on the Star Plus show to promote their forthcoming film " Jab Harry Met Sejal ". Shah Rukh, who is now on a whirlwind itinerary trying to keep the buzz on for his latest film, which is releasing on Friday, says in Los Angeles, he enjoyed living like the the locals and it was "an ideal break". [Full Article...]

Doctor delivers baby 12 hours before giving birth to her own

Doctor delivers baby 12 hours before giving birth to her own Dr Amanda Hess is an obstetrician-gynecologist based at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, in Kentucky, in the USA, and was admitted as a patient a week ago to give birth to her second child. A US-based doctor did something remarkable recently and the Internet just can't stop going gaga over her. After finishing her duty, Hess finally delivered her own baby whom she named Ellen Joyce. [Full Article...]

More than 260K phone cases recalled due to skin irritation, burns

More than 260K phone cases recalled due to skin irritation, burns If the case cracks or breaks, the liquid can leak out and come into contact with people's skin, MixBin said in a statement. So far there have been 24 reports of problems around the world, and one person even suffered permanent scarring. MixBin asks customers stop using the cases immediately and contact the company for a refund at 855-215-4935, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday... [Full Article...]

Johari: Govt won't get involved in 1MDB-IPIC issue

Johari: Govt won't get involved in 1MDB-IPIC issue IPIC denied any link with the BVI firm, and asked a London court to arbitrate a claim totalling US$6.5 billion. "Due to the need for additional regulatory approvals, the receipt of those funds has been delayed to August", 1MDB said. On top of the repayment, 1MDB would also assume the coupon and principal obligations for the $3.5 billion of bonds issued by it and co-guaranteed by IPIC. [Full Article...]

I want to brag to my kids that I'm still the best

I want to brag to my kids that I'm still the best Fortunately Samuel L Jackson turned out to be not only coarser but more heartfelt. "Thanks for all the thrills, thanks for all the chills". "Thanks for the thrills and being the dope-ass motherf****** you've always been". "I'm finally here, I've got the hype, I'm really excited and am looking forward to it", Bolt said. Nevertheless, Bolt's exploits remain unprecedented and he also holds the worl... [Full Article...]

Short Squeeze Sends Lumber Liquidators Stock to 2-Year Highs

Short Squeeze Sends Lumber Liquidators Stock to 2-Year Highs Transportation costs were also lower, although installation sales were higher on some products with gross margins that were slightly lower. The Frontier Investment Mgmt Company holds 190,737 shares with $15.05 million value, up from 101,961 last quarter. [Full Article...]

First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus reported in Pinellas

First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus reported in Pinellas The department notified mosquito control and appropriate mosquito reduction activities are taking place. So far this year, there have been 118 cases of Zika reported in Florida . In a statement , the state's health department said the Zika case has been confirmed in Pinellas County. Zika can persist in semen over extended periods of time. [Full Article...]

Time for Talk Is Over on North Korea

Time for Talk Is Over on North Korea United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday the U.S. is "done talking about North Korea " and China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger UN sanctions on Pyongyang. The lack of effort at the UN Security Council may be a recognition of China's increasing annoyance at United States demands, and the possibility they might block new UN action outright. [Full Article...]

Dead Birds, Mosquitoes Mark First West Nile Virus Activity this Year

Dead Birds, Mosquitoes Mark First West Nile Virus Activity this Year About 80 percent of people who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. The West Nile risk is down across Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment. "We know they are most active at dusk, but this time of the year it could be anytime during the day". Also, pay attention to standing water in your yards. [Full Article...]

World Breastfeeding Week aims to raise local rates

World Breastfeeding Week aims to raise local rates Doctors have called for pupils to be taught about breastfeeding in schools as part of a plan to try and reverse the low rate of breastfeeding in the UK . According to her, everyone has a role to play in supporting and creating a conducive atmosphere for nursing mothers, as such is imperative in achieving 50 per cent exclusive breastfeeding by 2018. [Full Article...]

Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Summer Olympics

Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Summer Olympics By cleverly engineering a pact for Paris to host the 2024 Games with Los Angeles waiting until 2028, the IOC boss has steered the Olympic movement from a moment of worrying uncertainty towards stability, analysts said. Salt Lake City hosted the last Olympics in America with the 2002 Winter Games. City Council President Herb Wesson added, "The city of Los Angeles is a proud and enthusiastic par... [Full Article...]

Man suspected in IN officer's killing will not appear in court Tuesday

Man suspected in IN officer's killing will not appear in court Tuesday Bowman said he heard 10 or 12 gunshots followed by a lull, then two or three additional shots . Police have identified the man accused of fatally shooting a 20-year veteran officer who arrived at the scene to help him out of an overturned auto. [Full Article...]

RBA Indicates Rates On Hold For Long Time

RBA Indicates Rates On Hold For Long Time He warned that eventually central bankers would also need to understand the impact of Amazon on the labour market. Investors were, however, reminded, that "an appreciating exchange rate would be expected to result in a slower pick-up in economic activity and inflation than now forecast". [Full Article...]


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