Medical

Experimental vaccine approved for use 'against' Ebola virus in Congo

Experimental vaccine approved for use 'against' Ebola virus in Congo

The experimental Ebola vaccine was developed right at the end of the west African epidemic, and tests at the time showed it protected people from the killer virus. As the vaccine-provisionally called V920-is not yet licensed, the government had to agree to deploy it under a compassionate use protocol. The UN agency is working with the country's Ministry of Health and worldwide nongovernmental organization M-decins Sans Fronti-res to conduct ring vaccinations across the affected region, ... Read More

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Meghan McCain dismisses 'nothingburgers' attacking her ailing father, John McCain

Meghan McCain dismisses 'nothingburgers' attacking her ailing father, John McCain

The White House issued a statement regarding Sadler's comments later on Thursday, saying, "We respect Senator John McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time". We're all dying . I'm dying, you're dying, we're all dying. Sen. McCain, a Navy pilot who was beaten in captivity during the Vietnam War, has urged his fellow senators to reject Haspel. Read More

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Four more states report E. coli illness linked to Arizona-grown lettuce

Four more states report E. coli illness linked to Arizona-grown lettuce

The sick people range in age from 1 to 88 with a median age of 30. Health officials connected the outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. which provides most of the romaine sold in the US during the winter. coli strain from the source and use DNA sequencing to match it with the people who got sick, said Critzer. Symptoms of illness caused by E. coli O157 typically include stomach cramps and diarrhea, often with bloody stools, but only a low-grade or no fever. Read More

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'Serious allegations' postpone VA nomination

'Serious allegations' postpone VA nomination

It was the GOP chairman of the Veterans Committee, Johnny Isakson , who made a decision to postpone the hearing. Jackson should withdraw his name from consideration. Some might wonder if Jackson was intoxicated when he examined Trump and reported that the president could live to be 200 if was on a better diet, and said Trump weighed considerably less than he appears too. Read More

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TRENDING: Kanye West tweets his support for President Trump

TRENDING: Kanye West tweets his support for President Trump

Kanye West's latest tweets about President Donald Trump have attracted a lot of attention online, including from the president himself. Please don't ask us to explain what "dragon energy" is. Earlier this week, West lavished praise on another famously outspoken billionaire : Tesla 's Elon Musk . "I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future", he tweeted. Read More

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'Avengers: Infinity War' is outselling the past seven Marvel films - combined

'Avengers: Infinity War' is outselling the past seven Marvel films - combined

It's all very nice, but what about the movie itself? We'll have to wait and see what Downey's post-Avengers future looks like, but if he has his way, it may involve Benedict Cumberbatch . Marvel's " Avengers: Infinity War " hits theaters everywhere on April 27. Will we see this transition in Infinity War? He's certainly right about that, as Infinity War will mark the culmination of everything Marvel Studios has been working toward for the past decade. Read More

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Newton Police, FBI search for bank robbery suspect

Newton Police, FBI search for bank robbery suspect

He then proceeded to threaten members of staff, forcing them to hand over cash before fleeing the scene. Police from multiple agencies searched on the area, and all four suspects were captured. HARKAMAI Singh Hira, 31, of Surrey, has now been charged with one count of robbery and one count of using an imitation firearm while attempting to commit the indictable offence of robbery at a Ladner business last week. Read More

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German police foil Berlin half-marathon attacks: newspaper website

German police foil Berlin half-marathon attacks: newspaper website

Der Spiegel reported that police were investigating a similar incident that occurred in the eastern German city of Cottbus on Friday evening, when a man drove his auto into a group of people, injuring two, before fleeing. Police tweeted that residents should "avoid the area near the Kiepenkerl pub" in the city's historic downtown area where a large-scale police operation was underway. Read More

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Several Title Changes Rumored for WrestleMania 34

Several Title Changes Rumored for WrestleMania 34

However, turning "on paper greatness" into "on screen greatness" (not to mention "live and in person greatness) is another matter entirely. That would be a 5% increase over last year's paid subscriber number, enough for WWE to tout that they've reached a milestone of 2 million total subscribers for the first time in the service's history". Read More

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Rise In Cancers 'Caused By Weight'

Rise In Cancers 'Caused By Weight'

Prof Mel Greaves, a cancer biologist at the Institute of Cancer Research, in London , said the study was an "endorsement" of the idea that many cancers were potentially preventable. It highlights the well-known dangers of smoking, with nearly half of all cases of cancer each year put down to tobacco. It has now called for a ban on junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed. Read More

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Kidde recalls smoke alarms for sensor failure

Kidde recalls smoke alarms for sensor failure

Kidde is recalling 452,000 Dual Sensor smoke alarms because of a fire hazard. That cap, seen through a slit in the edge of the units, covers one of the two smoke sensors and can compromise the unit's effectiveness. The commission said people should remove the alarm from the wall or ceiling and inspect it through the opening on the side for the presence of a yellow cap. Read More

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Finland ranked happiest country in the world, says United Nations report

Finland ranked happiest country in the world, says United Nations report

Among the top 10 countries included were Denmark , Iceland, Switzerland , Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia . Meanwhile, the United States slipped from 14th place in 2017 to 18th place this year. " The most striking finding of the report is the remarkable consistency between the happiness of immigrants and the locally born ", said co-editor Professor John Helliwell of the University of British Columbia , Canada in a statement. Read More

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Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Factory in Polokwane

Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Factory in Polokwane

Retailers are disposing of all Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken products after the announcement today that they had traced the source of the Listeriosis outbreak to an Enterprise facility in Polokwane. National Consumer Commission deputy commissioner Thenzi Mabuza said "companies would have to come up with a plan on how they would recall all products which they must present on Monday morning". Read More

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Avengers: Infinity War to hit screens on April 27

Avengers: Infinity War to hit screens on April 27

Most Marvel Studios movies are released overseas a week early, but now the US shares a release date with other major markets like India and the United Kingdom. " Avengers: Infinity War " will be released a week earlier than expected. In the trailer of Avengers Infinity War , one sees unusual humanoid creatures to fight against Captain America or Black Panther in Wakanda. Read More

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Barricaded teacher shoots out window at Georgia school

Barricaded teacher shoots out window at Georgia school

Police in Georgia say officers have responded to reports of shots fired at a high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody . BREAKING: Dalton High School will be closed tomorrow after shooting incident, per district officials. No one was hit by the shot, fired toward a neighborhood across the street from the school northwest of Atlanta. Read More

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