Medicine

North Korea to make rare appearance at UN Security Council meeting

North Korea to make rare appearance at UN Security Council meeting Military researcher Matt Korda says in a post on 38 North that there's evidence of lax safety standards at North Korean nuclear plants and that Pyongyang would have trouble containing the fallout from such a disaster. Worldwide nuclear watchdog agency the IAEA has been unable to gain access to North Korea to verify the status of its nuclear program. "I don't know if they'll accept anything tha... [Full Article...]

GST Council approves inter-state e-Way Bill compliance from Feb 1

GST Council approves inter-state e-Way Bill compliance from Feb 1 The 24th meeting of the GST Council , held through video conferencing under the chairmanship of India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , discussed the implementation of the e-Way Bill system in India after reviewing readiness of hardware and software for its launch, an official statement said. [Full Article...]

Sunny Leone Gets Thumbs Down From K'taka Govt

Sunny Leone Gets Thumbs Down From K'taka Govt Posters of Sunny Leone were burnt in protest and anti-Sunny Leone slogans were echoed by the group. The Karnataka Government rejected to give permission to Sunny Leone the Bollywood sizzling actor regarding her New Year Eve Show in Bangalore. [Full Article...]

El Salvador court upholds 30-year jail sentence in stillbirth case

El Salvador court upholds 30-year jail sentence in stillbirth case Women protest to demand the release of Teodora Vasquez . A tribunal in El Salvador on Wednesday upheld a 30-year prison sentence for a woman convicted of aggravated homicide in the death of her child who she said was stillborn. Previous year the government, lead by President Sanchez Ceren, proposed a reform to allow abortion in cases of rape and human trafficking or where the woman's life is ... [Full Article...]

Trump Prohibits CDC from Using 'Transgender,' 'Diversity' and 'Science-Based' in Official Documents

Trump Prohibits CDC from Using 'Transgender,' 'Diversity' and 'Science-Based' in Official Documents She didn't know why the words were forbidden and said she was merely relaying information , the Post reported . The words are: transgender, diversity, abortion, fetus , vulnerable, entitlement, evidence-based, and science-based - you know, the kind of terms authoritarians tend to embrace wholeheartedly. [Full Article...]

Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?

Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away? Several studies in the past has suggested that caffeine may have a positive effect intralocular pressure ( inside the eye), but no study has done a comparative study of all these caffeinated drinks or decaffeinated drinks on glaucoma risk. [Full Article...]

National study: Adolescent marijuana use edges upward

National study: Adolescent marijuana use edges upward It was the first time the annual survey asked about marijuana vaping and "it's much higher than I expected", said Richard Miech, the University of MI researcher who leads the study. The University of Michigan's Dr. Richard Miech, a co-investigator of the study, said the uptick in marijuana use this year can be attributed to changes in state laws regarding marijuana use. [Full Article...]

Trump's Judicial Nominee Shows No Knowledge of Basic Legal Terms in Hearing

Trump's Judicial Nominee Shows No Knowledge of Basic Legal Terms in Hearing Video of the questioning by Sen. Judge Wayne R. Andersen, who was a federal judge in the northern district of IL for close to 20 years, explained that there was a continuing debate within the legal profession about the qualifications required of a trial judge. [Full Article...]

Daesh Got Powerful Anti-Tank Missile Supplied to Syrian Rebels by US

Daesh Got Powerful Anti-Tank Missile Supplied to Syrian Rebels by US Ammunition from China made up about 43 percent of what the research group recovered in Syria. Throughout Iraq and Syria, more than half of the ammunition the group recovered was Chinese or Russian. A Defense Department spokesman, Eric Pahon, told NBC: "Any alleged misuse or diversion of USA support will be taken seriously and lead to the possible curtailment of support, if verified". [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Bowl Betting Preview: #25 Boise State vs. Oregon

Las Vegas Bowl Betting Preview: #25 Boise State vs. Oregon The Ducks , who finished the regular season 7-5, were off to a 4-1 start before Herbert broke his collarbone in a 45-24 victory over Cal on September 30. The Ducks biggest win this season was at home over Arizona, where they scored 48 points and beat the Wildcats by 20. Culminating in a win over Fresno State in the conference championship game. [Full Article...]

France's Macron says world is losing battle against climate change

France's Macron says world is losing battle against climate change French president Emmanuel Macron hailed the progress made at the event and said it was possible to create alternatives to the fossil-fuel driven economy, but that more effort was needed globally. I don't necessarily agree with Fleishman that we can call the One Planet Summit a charade - though I understand the benefit of a good headline as well as the next writer. [Full Article...]

Christmas Miracle: Baby Born With Heart Outside Body Survives Risky Surgery

Christmas Miracle: Baby Born With Heart Outside Body Survives Risky Surgery However, a scan while she was nine weeks old revealed that her heart was growing outside her body, in a rare and often fatal condition known as Ectopia cordis . Vanellope's mother Naomi Findlay (right) said she had "prepared for the worst" before the surgery. The first case labeled as ectopia cordis-at least, the first case Tuck could find-was a child born in 1706 in Madrid, Spain. [Full Article...]

Christmas bird count takes flight

Christmas bird count takes flight In most count circles, some people also watch feeders instead of following routes. Prior to the turn of the 20th century, hunters engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas "Side Hunt". 30. A year ago in Canada alone, 14,000 participants counted more than three million individual birds of 287 species, in 447 counts across the country. [Full Article...]

Gasp! 'Man flu' may be a real thing

Gasp! 'Man flu' may be a real thing Although the term is commonly used (particularly in the United Kingdom), no scientific review so far has examined whether the term is appropriate or accurate, said Dr. Still, more research in this area is needed, in part because some of the studies include in the review did not consider factors like smoking and preventive-care visits, which could affect people's overall health and their ability t... [Full Article...]

Discarded phones, computers and electronics behind world's fastest growing waste problem

Discarded phones, computers and electronics behind world's fastest growing waste problem Remember, only 20 percent of the e-waste accumulated in 2016 was recycled. Despite 66% of the global population being covered by national e-waste management laws, only 41 countries quantify e-waste generation and recycling streams. Africa, for example, accounted for only about five percent of the total e-waste generated-roughly zero of which was recycled. As a result, the average worldwide per... [Full Article...]

November wholesale inflation at 3.93% vs 3.59% in October

November wholesale inflation at 3.93% vs 3.59% in October Wholesale prices climbed 3.93 percent year-over-year in November, faster than the 3.59 percent increase in October. The index for "Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas" group rose by 6.7% to 74.5 (provisional) from 69.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of crude petroleum (10%). [Full Article...]

Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 major surgeries

Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 major surgeries Both confirmed Christopher was not actually sick. Mr Crawford, who was in an on-off relationship with Ms Bowen before she became pregnant, told the newspaper how he mounted years of court battles for parental custody , while paying $600 (£450) a month in child maintenance. [Full Article...]

Wine glasses seven times larger than 300 years ago

Wine glasses seven times larger than 300 years ago Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found that the capacity of wine glasses has ballooned almost seven-fold over the past 300 years, rising most sharply in the last two decades in line with a surge in wine consumption. Whether this led to the rise in wine consumption in England , we can't be certain, but a wine glass 300 years ago would only have held about a half of today's measure. [Full Article...]

MIT engineers just unveiled living, glowing plants

MIT engineers just unveiled living, glowing plants Engineers have hacked watercress plants to make them glow for a few hours at a time, and while it's now only about as bright as those old stars you might have stuck to your ceiling as a kid, the long-term plan is to develop plants that you could read by to reduce the need for electric lighting. [Full Article...]

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops He used an argon beam, a device used by surgeons to prevent bleeding and sometimes to mark where to operate on an organ. Simon Bramhall branded his initials into transplanted livers while his patients were under anesthesia. Speaking in court this week, prosecutor Tony Badenoch said the markings were "an intentional application of unlawful force to a patient whilst anaesthetised", and an abus... [Full Article...]


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