Medicine

Obama Receives JFK Courage Award, Appeals To Congress To Save Obamacare

Obama was given the award by the sole survivor and daughter of JFK, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, and he was joined at the gala with the likes of former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Michelle Obama.

Rouhani leads in Iran's Presidential election

Rouhani defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi in the Presidential election on Friday in a victory for the reformist camp in the predominantly Shia nation, IRNA reported . He said Rouhani garnered 23.5 million votes out of 41.2 million ballots cast. Hashemitaba was among the first to predict an outright win for Rouhani as he offered his congratulations Saturday morning.

US health agencies warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ). So far the cause of the problem is unclear. There are also other blood tests doctors and labs may use that are not Magellan, and those are not affected.

Talansky wins stage 5 in California, Majka retains overall lead

Sharp turns made the course seem risky, Bennett said, and the altitude at 6,742 feet made it hard to push limits because of a lack of oxygen and vision could become impaired while pedaling at speeds around 30 miles per hour. I mean, yeah, people sort of mentioned I could do it. They rode their hearts out. But, normally, I really back myself, but today I didn't. Bennett was the second-to-last rider to ride onto the course, which traced a winding out-and-back route along the north edge of Big ...

EU Restores Trade Concessions To Sri Lanka After Seven Years

He said the tax concession, known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), is being restored as an incentive to make further progress on human rights. However, it also said the removal of customs duties for Sri Lanka will be accompanied by rigorous monitoring. The EU absorbed US$ 3.1 billion worth of Sri Lankan exports in 2016, or 30.1 percent of the country's total exports, up from US$ 3.02 billion in 2015, which accounted for 28.7 percent of the total exports in that year.

We deserve to be in the final: Rohit Sharma

Electing to bowl first, the Indians struck in the second over of the match as Jasprit Bumrah removed Knight Riders opener Chris Lynn for four runs. There are many ways to skin a cat; one is through denial. He's not only contributed as a batsman, but also rung the changes in the field to great effect and has his team behind him. KKR, who lost four out of seven matches in the latter half of the season, will have to play out of their skins to make it to the second qualifier.

Play ball ... faster! MLB, union to meet on pace of game

In 2011, before the introduction of Facebook Live, MLB.com streamed selected spring-training games live on Facebook (by embedding the MLB.TV video player into the Facebook Pages of the participating teams). - Chris Ilitch, son of the late Mike Ilitch, was unanimously approved to succeed his father as the Tigers' controlling owner. Roberts is one of four managers in the group, along with Joe Girardi of the Yankees , Mike Matheny of the Cardinals , and Buck Showalter of the Orioles .

Comey Agrees to Testify to Senate as Trump's Crisis Week Endures

Late on Friday, the Senate intelligence committee announced that Mr Comey had agreed to testify at an open hearing at an undetermined date after Memorial Day. The cameras were rolling as White House caterers brought champagne and wine into the Blue Room and the president thanked the group of officials for their hard work.

Zika mosquito may transmit dengue, chikungunya with one bite

One of the conditions it is known to cause is microcephaly, which is characterized by an abnormally small head and an underdeveloped brain. Brisbane researchers have synthetically re-created Zika virus in the laboratory - a breakthrough that will help to understand the virus and the fetal brain defects it causes.

'WannaCry' cyber attack: How to protect your computer

On affected computers, the WannaCry software encrypts files and displays a ransom message demanding $300 in bitcoin. The spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack slowed over the weekend but the respite might only be brief, experts have said.

Indian men archers strike gold in World Cup stage 1

The squad comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh entered the summit clash round after getting the better of USA's Reo Wilde, Steve Anderson and Braden Gellenthien 232-230 in a closely-fought semifinal. The Colombians did manage to tie the 3rd set 52-52. The Indian team comprises courageous archers like Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh who are well-known for their archery.

Amber Alert for boy abducted by father in San Francisco

He is African American with brown eyes and brown hair. The boy's mother reported that his father had not returned him Thursday, and on Friday an Amber Alert was issued that has now been called off. Makai Bangoura is about 3' tall and weighs 40 pounds. Police ask anyone who sees the pair or the auto to call 911. Be on the lookout for suspect and victim in 2000 tan Toyota Corolla, CA license plate 5SEY238 .

India at 154 behind Bangladesh, Nepal, China on health care index

Despite some improvement, India continues to be one of the poor performers in healthcare, ranking at 154 – far behind China, and lower than Sri Lanka or even Bangladesh - in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study .

Plain packaging for tobacco a 'milestone'

The EU Tobacco Products Directive has allowed the United Kingdom to go further with its regulations to require all tobacco packaging to be uniformly green with large images showing the harmful effects of smoking. In May previous year the ECJ ruled that the directive was lawful, and days later the industry's legal challenge to standardised packaging was defeated in the United Kingdom courts.

Brazilian president accused of corruption and obstructing justice

The accusation of wide-scale obstruction of justice raised the stakes in a crisis threatening to topple Temer barely a year after the centre-right politician took over from impeached leftist president Dilma Rousseff. They have led to over 90 convictions of businessmen and politicians and prompted the investigation of dozens of sitting congressmen and a third of Temer's cabinet.

Duterte signs EO on nationwide smoking ban in public places

Duterte had made his campaign vow to impose a nationwide smoking ban similar to what has always been implemented in Davao City, where he served as mayor for over two decades. There shall be no more than one DSA in a building, and the chosen area should bear proper signage. Minors are prohibited from DSAs, the order said.

Indian Mother Donates Womb To Her Daughter

Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, medical director of Pune's Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI), said, "I can not tell women what option to choose or what is right". But Dr Brännström reportedly said that his own team had practised on various live animals for 15 years before taking their first human case, which has been totally ignored by the Indian doctors.

Wynne announces high-speed rail, trains to reach up to 250km/h

In 2015, special adviser David Collenette was asked to assess the possibility of a high-speed rail project. This option would accumulate "significant costs" due to tunneling along the corridor, the report says. The train would travel between Toronto's Union Station and Pearson International Airport, Guelph, Kitchener, London, Chatham and Windsor. High-speed rail is finally picking up steam in Ontario.

2 school bus crashes have killed 2 drivers, injured students

Ashland County Sheriff Michael Brennan told the News Tribune that "excessive speed" appeared to be a contributing factor in the accident. The crash is under investigation by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol is handling a full scene reconstruction.

Rescue dog becomes Ohio's first pit bull police dog

This meant the next stop for Leonard would be euthanasia. Shelter director Jim Alloway, however, thought there could be a second chance for Leonard. Leonard promises to make a great police dog as well as loving family companion. Leonard was sent to be trained by Storm Dog Tactical , an organization that specializes in training dogs for K9 police units.

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas no injuries reported

Some of the storms could be severe. Tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds spanned from the Plains to ME on Thursday . Additionally, a few strong to violent tornadoes are possible. You can find out more about "heat bursts" by visiting the National Weather Service website . Forecasters say the greatest risks tonight and Wednesday morning will be for large, damaging hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall.

Beauty sleep is a real thing, research finds

While the scientists acknowledged that attractiveness may have little to no connection with actual health, "faces that look healthy are also considered attractive". Whilst there was no difference in perceived trustworthiness, the study suggested that "naturalistic sleep loss can be detected in a face and that people are less inclined to interact with a sleep-deprived individual".

Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T this weekend

In California and Nevada, around 17,000 AT&T workers who provide phone, landline and cable services have been working without a contract for more than a year. The union highlighted the outsourcing issue again Friday, noting that AT&T has cut 12,000 US call-center jobs since 2011. "This may be the largest retail strike in US history".

15 children, driver injured in Pennsylvania school bus crash

The escort vehicle was then pushed into another lane, side-swiping the school bus. "Obviously, our first source is God and the strength that he provides in situations like this", said Lancaster Mennonite Superintendent Pam Tieszen. They have been treated and released. It was described as a light colored sedan, possibly newer, with front end damage being driven by a man with short hair east on Route 30, WGAL reported .

IPL 2017: Match Preview: Qualifier 1 - MI V/s RPS

The First qualifier match is set to play on Mumbai Indian's home, Wankhede Stadium. In the last match , they bowled KXIP for less than 80 runs. Shardul Thakur chipped in with the all important wicket of Parthiv, and with two more wickets towards the end, he combined with Sundar's efforts to floor MI.

Google previews Android O, plans lightweight Android Go

Now, Google is drawing upon that treasure trove to teach new tricks to its digital assistant, which debuted previous year on its Pixel phone and an internet-connected speaker called Home that is trying to mount a challenge to Amazon's Echo.

Philippine leader imposes strict ban on smoking

Ordering, instructing, or compelling a minor to use, light up, buy, sell, distribute, deliver, advertise or promote tobacco products are likewise prohibited. Gangs of vigilantes have taken seriously the president's call to slaughter addicts. Mr Duterte's predecessor, Benigno S. Aquino III, had signed a law in 2014 requiring bold graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages, but studies show it has done little to stub the vice in this country of 104 million.

JC Penney Company Inc (JCP) Given Neutral Rating at Citigroup Inc

The market experts are predicting a 211.26% rally, based on the high target price ($47) for Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Holding Company ( JCP ) reported sales (ttm) of 12.55 Billion, whereas, 20 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 2830.2 million. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment values are 0.1 percent and 5.9 percent respectively.

Jadhav's case: Pakistan to form new team of lawyers

A retired Pakistani judge had also told Dawn newspaper that the decision taken by the court was "alarming" since the "ICJ does not have jurisdiction". The ICJ's rulings are final and binding. The ICJ had on Thursday said that the execution of Jadhav be placed in abeyance until the final verdict is out.

Goa bridge collapse toll rises to two, one missing

Reports state that the unfortunate incident had occurred when a crowd had assembled on the bridge in an attempt to dissuade a person who was seemingly trying to commit suicide on Thursday. According to the onlookers some of the people also swam across the river to save their lives. The bridge was reportedly more than 60 years old and was banned from use.

Probe will prove no conspiracy with Russia: Donald Trump

The White House on May 9 sacked FBI Director James Comey. "There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians - zero". "I'd think he'd be a good choice", Graham said. The White House has denied the allegations of obstruction of justice. "One is, when you're put in this situation, you want to make a record, so if the other side ever tells their story, you can pretty clearly demonstrate with contemporaneous records that you ...

Ebola cases in DR Congo Rise to 29

Lindmeier says Congo authorities and its health partners are monitoring another 416 people who could have come into contact with the suspected cases. Health workers would also be given the vaccine. "[For] the first six months [we] will need about 10 million dollars, not just for World Health Organization but for all partners responding", he said.

FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

It's a big issue because of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, in which at least 100,000 people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their drinking water. And the FDA says it's aggressively investigating why these tests can give inaccurate results. Neither are there problems with other blood tests used to detect lead, which account for about half the total, he said.

New York Times Square crash: Driver arrested

The man who sped his auto onto the busy sidewalk of Times Square was charged with murder after killing an innocent 18-year-old girl with his vehicle on May 18. Rojas initially tested negative for alcohol, but more detailed drug tests were pending, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

Sens. Rob Portman and Pat Toomey have been trying to strike a compromise that bridges disagreements between Republican moderates who want to keep Medicaid expansion and conservatives who want to rapidly eliminate it and rein in spending. A letter to every senator from AARP urged them to oppose the House's American Health Care Reform Act, and to have the Senate "start from scratch" in writing new health-care legislation.