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Author: 0 Scientists applaud Nobel chemistry winners

Arnold has won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work in changing how chemists produce new enzymes, sharing the prize with another American, George Smith, and Sir Gregory Winter of the United Kingdom for research that has led to new pharmaceuticals and cancer treatments.

Health Care Joseph Health Department to hold free flu clinic
Author: 0 Joseph Health Department to hold free flu clinic

The shot can prevent infections and reduce the severity of complications from the disease. Drug stores have had signs heralding the 2018-19 Flu Season for weeks. "It's their social responsibility to get vaccinated". Five companies make flu vaccine for the USA market. The NHS in Morecambe Bay is encouraging local people to keep their loved ones safe this winter by having their flu jab.

Health Care Turkey-backed rebel group starts withdrawing from demilitarized zone in northern Syria
Author: 0 Turkey-backed rebel group starts withdrawing from demilitarized zone in northern Syria

The deal averted Idlib a wide-scale military offensive by the Syrian army, which expressed divisiveness in dealing with Idlib as it is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria . The statement was released hours after the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Failaq al-Sham had begun removing some of its heavy weapons and evacuating some of its positions in the adjacent Aleppo province, which borders Idlib .

Health Care Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death
Author: 0 Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

Fabrizio Stabile, of Ventor, reportedly contracted the amoeba from a wave pool at a surf resort in central Texas . Once he returned home to New Jersey, Stabile complained of a severe headache on September 16, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to spread awareness about N.

Health Care Two win Medicine Nobel for research on cancer cure
Author: 0 Two win Medicine Nobel for research on cancer cure

Allison, a professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, studied a protein that functions as a brake on the immune system. Allison has dedicated his career developing strategies for cancer immunotherapy and now works at the MD Anderson cancer center in Houston.

Author: 0 Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing

A New Jersey resident has reportedly been infected by the "brain-eating amoeba", Naegleria fowleri while surfing in a wave pool at BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort in Waco, Texas , according to a Waco Tribune-Herald report . He said the surf resort, which operates an artificial man-made wave, is in compliance with the CDC's "guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri ".

Health Care First human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong
Author: 0 First human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

The university said rat HEV is only distantly related to strains of hepatitis E which more commonly affect humans. Still, it's unclear how the virus went from a rat to a human. The infected person will face a variety of symptoms like fever, nausea, discoloration of the eyes, dark urine, pale stools, and an enlarged liver.

Health Care Klobuchar Grills Kavanaugh On Drinking At Nomination Hearing
Author: 0 Klobuchar Grills Kavanaugh On Drinking At Nomination Hearing

Christine Blasey Ford described the alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , saying she was "100 percent certain" he assaulted her. "You talk about a nominee getting off the floor, when all we're asking for is one week for an investigation". Klobuchar: Could you answer the question? Earlier in the hearing, Kavanaugh said he enjoyed drinking - the legal drinking age at the time was 18-years-old - but claimed that he never went beyond social norms.

Health Care CDC: Flu killed 80,000 last winter
Author: 0 CDC: Flu killed 80,000 last winter

A panel of medical experts gathered Thursday in Eau Claire to discuss the influenza season and stress the importance of getting vaccinated ahead of the winter months when the disease is strongest. Doctors are encouraging people to get the flu shot already. "Just a short time later died". Making a bad year worse, the flu vaccine didn't work very well.

Health Care '100 per cent': Kavanaugh accuser has no doubt he assaulted her
Author: 0 '100 per cent': Kavanaugh accuser has no doubt he assaulted her

Cable news cameras aired the confrontation live as the woman repeatedly told Flake that his vote made her think her voice and experience did not matter. But even if the panel deadlocks on whether to recommend the judge for confirmation, the full Senate could start taking procedural votes September 29 on Kavanaugh, setting up a final vote as soon as October 2.

Health Care Kavanaugh-Ford hearing: A dramatic lesson on gender roles
Author: 0 Kavanaugh-Ford hearing: A dramatic lesson on gender roles

Still, during her testimony Thursday, Ford insisted - she was "100 percent" certain - that it was Kavanaugh and Judge who pinned her, covered her mouth and tried to rape her 36 years ago at a high school gathering. "Imagine a woman openly weeping like this on a national stage and still getting elected to the Supreme Court". I see a liar who has the chance to prove his good faith innocence, and has conspicuously refused.

Health Care Everson Griffen threatened to shoot someone at hotel
Author: 0 Everson Griffen threatened to shoot someone at hotel

Police said no gun was ever seen. During the Saturday incident, hotel staff moved to the back of the office while Griffen paced around the lobby and threatened to assault staff members. "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family". Pelissero reports that there have been previous concerns surrounding Griffen's mental health.

Author: 0 Who's who in the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

His aides would later clarify that the 84-year-old calls many people attractive, but Hatch had proved his own point: He waded into things and it got more hard, forcing staffers to try to explain that he wasn't being sexist. "I fear for the future", he said. "It's very compelling and emotional for her obviously, and I think anybody who's watching it's got to feel the same way", Sen.

Author: 0 Trump blasts 'sham' Senate hearing, tweets support for Kavanaugh

His wife, Ashley, sat behind him stone-faced. Orrin Hatch. She recalled how he read from a copy of the book "The Exorcist", suggesting a passage had inspired her to invent an allegation. While Kavanaugh has staunchly denied all the accusations, his confirmation battle ignited a national conversation about sexual assault. Democrats said they were only asking for an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the matter - which could take as little as a week - and for other key witnesses, ...

Health Care Weight Watchers Is Now WW
Author: 0 Weight Watchers Is Now WW

The company says it is renaming itself to focus more on overall wellness and not just dieting. There's mounting pressure on Grossman to prove she can sustain the Oprah-fueled turnaround. "And it's hard to create a lifestyle change if you're only focused on one element, which is calories in or calories out or weight loss at any cost". Since Grossman, formerly of HSN, took over as the company's CEO past year, WW has done a solid job of making the company's programs more exciting for a ...

Health Care Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21
Author: 0 Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21

WHO said that the priority is to strengthen all components of the public health response in all affected areas and to continue to enhance operational readiness and preparedness in the non-affected areas of the DRC and neighbouring countries.

Health Care Scientists: Ecstasy increased social behavior in octopuses
Author: 0 Scientists: Ecstasy increased social behavior in octopuses

When given MDMA, however, these creatures were found to get close to each other and, in some cases, even "hug" their companions. Most octopuses, on the other hand, including O. However, after their dose of the drug, they spent more time in the room with the male octopus. Four male and female octopuses were exposed to MDMA by putting them into a beaker containing a liquefied version of the drug, which is absorbed by the octopuses through their gills.

Health Care Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060
Author: 0 Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

It projects the burden of Alzheimer's disease will grow to almost 14 million people, or roughly 3 percent of the population in 2060. "This study shows that as the US population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will rise, especially among minority populations", said CDC Director Robert R.

Health Care Scientists Find Ecstasy Makes Octopuses 'Gentle and Cuddly'
Author: 0 Scientists Find Ecstasy Makes Octopuses 'Gentle and Cuddly'

When sober octopuses were put in this test chamber, they typically sought to avoid the solitary male in the cage. Scientists in the USA have revealed that octopuses under the influence of ecstasy become highly social. The reports say that they also reached out and touched the octopus in what was deemed as "non-aggressive manner". To test that hypothesis, the research team placed octopuses in an interconnected three-chamber tank meant to test sociability.

Health Care Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees
Author: 0 Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees

Highway 76 and Pee Dee Island Road in Marion County. The highway was shut down between the town of Nichols and the Little Pee River since Monday because of flooding, according to information posted on the state Department of Transportation's website.

Health Care Local case of West Nile virus confirmed
Author: 0 Local case of West Nile virus confirmed

Mosquitoes captured earlier in September in Brazos County also tested positive for West Nile Virus. Most people who are infected do not become sick, but approximately 20 percent develop flu-like symptoms. The milder form of the illness is West Nile fever, the symptoms of which may include fever, headache, muscle and bone aches, nausea and drowsiness. Some symptoms of Lyme disease may not appear until weeks, months or years after a tick bite, affecting joints, nervous system and heart, said ...

Health Care Canadian marijuana firm Tilray gets rare DEA approval for clinical study
Author: 0 Canadian marijuana firm Tilray gets rare DEA approval for clinical study

The clinical trial, which will start in 2019, will be conducted at the university's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR). The capsules will be manufactured as pills by Canada-based Tilray Inc ., and will be used to treat essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes shaking in the hands, head and voice, and is believed to affect almost 10 million Americans, especially those over the age of 65.

Health Care Flu shots in Chatham County on the way
Author: 0 Flu shots in Chatham County on the way

The age recommendation for Fluarix Equivalent, which uses mammalian culture rather than chicken embryos, was changed from 3 years old and older to 6 months and older. "We strongly encourage all to get their flu shot and get it early, preferably before the end of October". Reed said the vaccine contains viruses that have been "inactivated" and thus can't cause influenza.

Health Care BMJ Study on Sugar Content of Yogurts: Dairy UK Response
Author: 0 BMJ Study on Sugar Content of Yogurts: Dairy UK Response

Overall, fewer than one in ten of all the yogurts studied - 9 percent - qualified as low-sugar. High sugar levels in yogurt are particularly problematic due to their reputation as a healthy food. Still, the amount of sugar in many commercially available yogurts is less than ideal. According to the study , only natural and Greek yogurts fell below the advised 5g of sugar per 100g recommended by European Union regulations, while the study found that organic varieties, often viewed ...

Health Care CDC urges: Get flu shot now
Author: 0 CDC urges: Get flu shot now

Flu season is just around the corner, and experts are urging people to take extra precautions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 180 pediatric deaths caused by influenza for the 2017-2018 flu season. However, if you have symptoms of flu and are in a high-risk group or if you have certain medical conditions or are very sick or anxious about your illness, contact your health care provider.

Health Care FDA targets flavored electronic cigarettes for excessive teenage use
Author: 0 FDA targets flavored electronic cigarettes for excessive teenage use

According to a statement issued by FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday, there's "good reason to believe" that teen vaping in the US has "reached nothing short of an epidemic proportion of growth". Kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try traditional cigarettes, Gottlieb says. Just three months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaping held steady among high school students in 2017 and declined among middle-schoolers.