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

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It can also be used to mark areas due to be worked on. It is not believed to have been harmful to the organs. In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Dr Bramhall wrote his initials on the livers of the two patients without their consent and for no clinical reason while working as a liver transplant surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Read More »

New Research Highlights Strengths & Weaknesses of the Flu Shot

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Another study published in the summer of 2016 showed that people 50 years and older who got a flu vaccine reduced their risk of getting hospitalized from flu by 57 percent. Abilene pharmacist James McCoy said he hasn't seen a large number of people coming in with flu so far, but he similarly advocated shots for those who haven't had them. Read More »

Open Enrollment for Healthcare Marketplace Closes Friday

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That is when open enrollment to purchase a plan through HealthCare.Gov ends. Those special enrollment periods generally last at least 60 days. It's estimated that 9 to 10 million people now have coverage through the ACA's marketplaces. Coverage for 2018 takes effect January 1. They recruited the help of a handful of other Obama administration officials in the hope of filling what they see as an advertising and outreach void left by the Trump administration. Read More »

Merriam-Webster Reveals Its Top 10 Words of the Year

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The roots of the word feminism date back to 14th century English and the first actual dictionary reference was made by founder Noah Webster in 1841. The word also saw an increase due to female-heavy casts and storylines of women's empowerment in entertainment. Searches for the term also soared when Hulu released the television show The Handmaid's Tale and when the movie Wonder Woman became a hit at the box office. Read More »

Egyptian Singer Sentenced To Prison For "Inciting Debauchery, Harming Public Morality"

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Shyma , a competitor on hit TV show Arab Idol , appeared in court yesterday wearing a niqab covering her face and was seen reading the Quran waiting for the sentence to be issued. "Drinking from the Nile will get me schistosomiasis", the singer, Sherine Abdel Wahab, said on video after a concertgoer asked her to sing "Mashrebtesh Men Nilha" (Have You Drunk from the Nile?). Read More »

These are the healthiest and least healthy states in America

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In the past five years, MA saw a 69 percent increase in drug deaths, or an addition of 8-plus deaths per 100,000 people. In the past five years, some of the healthiest states by overall rank have experienced large increases in drug death rates, including New Hampshire (a 118 percent increase, with an additional 13-plus deaths per 100,000 people), Rhode Island (a 56 percent increase, with an additional 8-plus deaths per 100,000 people) and MA (a 69 percent increase, with an additional 8-plus ... Read More »

Man flu may be real, study suggests

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Dr. Sue discovered that adult men had a higher risk of hospital admission in Hong Kong for seasonal influenza from 2004 to 2010, and that from 1997 to 2007 men had higher rates of influenza-associated deaths compared with women in the same age groups. Read More »

Hike in Christmas tree prices due to tree shortage

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Lisa Walters of Hartford said she put up artificial trees the past few years, but changed her mind this year at the urging of her son. The tradition began for Amy Vinson when she and her family moved to Silver City when she was 13. My love for all things wild made me feel a stronger connection to both nature and Christmas. My boyfriend got this on video, me saying repeatedly, "what a workout!" "They're all going to die eventually but we can cut them, so they can get some water", he said. Read More »

Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies aged 74 after collapsing in prison

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He had been serving an eight-year sentence for historical sex offences. Clifford's daughter Louise told the Mail on Sunday that her father first collapsed in his cell while he was trying to clean it on Thursday. Various women came forward separately to claim they were abused between. It is not known if the case will be allowed to continue after his death. Among his clients during his long career in public relations were Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker, Don Partridge, Marvin Gaye, Muhammad Ali, ... Read More »

Gas prices nearly back to pre-Harvey levels

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Of the 10 Kansas cities regularly highlighted by AAA Kansas (see chart above), all saw gas price declines this week, with the largest drops being Hays (-12 cents), Garden City (-9), and Emporia, Kansas City, Kan. Florida prices have declined non-stop for the past month. It fell 4 cents in Jacksonville to $2.33 in the past seven days. According to the Energy Information Agency, U.S. Read More »

Atiku Abubakar arrives PDP convention in Abuja

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His words: "There is nothing to be jittery about the outcome of the PDP's convention". Following their withdrawal, the race was open to four aspirants, including Raymond Dokpesi, Uche Secondus, Tunde Adeniran and Aderemi Olusegun. "Those who will win the election today must carry the losers along". He claimed that the governor might now be working as an agent of the PDP in the ruling APC, stressing "believe me, I don't think I can trust the governor of Adamawa State in APC again". Read More »

Telugu comedian Vijay Sai found dead

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Personalities in the Telugu film industry expressed shock over the untimely demise of the actor. Vijay is learned to have shot a video before ending his life. He had affairs and used to beat me even while traveling in the auto. She has been staying at her parents' residence along with her daughter for several months. Read More »

Flu season expected to be extra bad this year

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The CDC estimates that the flu virus has caused between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses in the USA each year since 2010. DPH reports 18 of the cases were Type A H3N2. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reporting the first influenza-related death in Indiana of the 2017-2018 flu season . Dr. Borchers also noted it's still not too late to get the vaccine, but it's important to know that the flu shot does not cover your basic stomach flu or cold. Read More »

Dilip Kumar: A few lesser known facts about the ultimate method actor

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With an outstanding career spanning six decades, Dilip Kumar has inspired several generations of actors . Veteran actor Dilip Kumar will be playing on his 95th birthday today. Banu is also planning to buy the actor a new pair of shirts and pants. He likes cotton shirts and pants and matching shoes and socks. Spilling the beans about the best gift she could give her husband, Banu said, "Every year I order things of his choice. Read More »

Explosion Reported at Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, Suspect Held

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According to reports, the USA police has taken a man into custody, who they believe was carrying an explosive material that went off. It is not yet known if anyone else was hurt. No injuries other than suspect at this time. Avoid the area. Subways bypassing #PortAuthority and Times Square Stations. The blast happened during the rush hour and that area is very busy with commuters. Read More »

Storm Caroline latest: Some homes 'to be without power all night'

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Stay with us for the latest updates. The storm is mainly hitting Scotland, and parts of England and Northern Ireland . A North Sea platform shut down production due to safety fears over weather conditions caused by Storm Caroline. This image shows the temperature across the country as well as the wind speed, precipitation and air pressure as Storm Caroline sweeps across the UK. Read More »

West Indies wins toss, bowls in 2nd test vs

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New Zealand: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult. There seemed to be no ideal length to bowl in the early stages of the day when the pace and bounce of the pitch were slow and there was no movement from the seam. Read More »

Deputies Find Box of Kittens in Rubble After Lilac Fire

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Although the fire has not grown in size, there remained many smoldering and actively burning hot spots inside the fire perimeter. A 100-acre fire broke out in Riverside County on Thursday, one of six affected portions of Southern California. Read More »

Max Hospital was a 'habitual offender': Delhi Health Minister

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After wrongly declaring a baby dead, Delhi government on Friday announced the cancellation of Max Hospital's licence , reported the Janta ka reporter. "We have written the letter to the Chief Minister and sought revocation of the licence cancellation order of Max Hospital". We are not against private hospitals. Read More »

Manila to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine

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Duque said in a recent television interview that the government would sue the company and ask for an indemnity fund for children who would contract severe dengue. She was first inoculated with Dengvaxia in March 2016 and received the third and last dose in August this year, the health minister said. According to Sanofi in Manila, 19 licences were granted for Dengvaxia, and it was launched in 11 countries, two of which (the Philippines and Brazil) had public vaccination programs. Read More »

Zuma responds to judge's order, set to appeal NPA Judgment

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Shaun Abrahams , who was in 2015 named by Zuma as director of public prosecutions , has often been criticized for allegedly protecting Zuma and his associates. President Jacob Zuma was barred by the court from selecting a new NDPP as he is facing criminal prosecution himself and is conflicted. Freedom under Law (FUL), Corruption Watch (CW) and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) had gone to court seeking an order declaring Nxasana's removal invalid. Read More »

Ryan Reynolds To Play Detective Pikachu In Pokémon Live-Action Film

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Paper Towns's Justice Smith and Big Little Lies's Kathryn Newton are also set to appear in the live-action Pokémon film. Players compete in tournaments after collecting cute but powerful monsters called Pokemon . As for Reynolds , he will next reprise his role as the Merc with a Mouth in Deadpool 2 , which is due out June 1. The live-action film is based on the gaming franchise of the same name. Read More »

Gunmen abduct Plateau PDP chairman Damishi Sango, demand N100m

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Akans said the kidnappers have not contacted the family or PDP members. Mapis, according to the told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), quoted Sango as telling family members that the five of them were safe. "On reaching the vehicle, they found a telephone belonging to his son in the auto". Sango was abducted with his companions along Jere-Kagarko road in Kaduna state while travelling in a Lexus jeep which has now been stationed at the Jere police station. Read More »

Nigeria Army replaces Commander Operation Lafiya Dole

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Also media analysts, who view the transfer in the light of his performance in the theatre command told journalists that, his predecessor, Major General Lucky Irabor has left a big shoe that would take an extra effort by any General posted to carry. Read More »

First 2 flu-related deaths of season in Washoe County

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This infection is particularly risky for children, older adults, and people with immune system disorders. The tests became necessary following what many have called mysterious deaths involving four students of the school in the past week. Read More »

Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland

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The warning is valid for 24 hours from 4pm this afternoon. Meteorologists at Ronaldsway say such showers are hard to predict, but that 10cm to 15cm of snow is possible over higher ground, with 2cm to 5cm in lower areas. Friday: It will be a cold and frosty, but sunny start to the day. Motorists are urged to drive with care in today and tomorrow as a snow and ice warning is put in place for Donegal. Read More »

Cheese Is Good For You Again, Studies Show

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In fact, people in the analysis who ate a little bit of cheese every day were less likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke, compared to those who rarely or never ate cheese. The majority of studies included subjects who were free of CVD at study baseline. Researchers from China and the Netherlands found that people who ate small amounts of cheese daily were less likely to have strokes or develop heart disease than people who abstained or ate cheese rarely. Read More »

The latest link between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer

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After all, it means that almost a quarter of American women are doing something that might increase their risk of developing breast cancer by a third-in theory. But by using computer databases from national health systems, which in Denmark are comprehensive, researchers can look at years of patient data far more cheaply, and with no risk of losing contact. Read More »

Do you think walking is healthy? This new study says 'No'!

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The improvements from walking along Oxford Street were less but not insignificant, at 4.6 percent for healthy volunteers, 16 percent for COPD volunteers, and 8.6 percent for those with heart disease. However, he added that research suggests that "we might advise older adults to walk in green spaces, away from built-up areas and pollution from traffic". Read More »

'SWAT' and 'Westworld' Halt Production Due to California Wildfires

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Los Angeles County is now facing two major fires as of Tuesday: the 11,000-acre Creek Fire and the 1,000-acre Rye Fire. HBO's " Westworld " is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set. Read More »