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Lassa Fever Kills Three Persons In Imo

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He said: "These cases were recorded in some hospitals, somewhere in Orlu and other parts of the state". Dr Ossai who gave the advice in an interview with reporters in Enugu said that avoidance of bush burning would reduce the number of rodents that entered people's homes thereby preventing the spread of Lassa fever which is caused by infected rats. Read More »

Turmeric may help boost memory, lower Alzheimer's risk

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Indeed, curcumin has also proven frustrating to scientists due to its unstable nature. Carried out over a period of 18 months, the double-blind study involved the participation of 40 adults between 51 and 84 years old. Therefore it has been proven that curcumin can contribute to the improvement of memory and disposition of people suffering from moderate memory loss cause by aging. Read More »

Japan's 2017 trade balance stays in the black

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The region's overall imports from Japan rose 4.0 percent on the back of increasing demand for vehicle and machinery. In December, Japan reported a trade surplus for a seventh straight month at 359.0 billion yen, though it shrank 43.5 percent from a year before as imports gained by a bigger margin than exports in value terms. Read More »

Flu diagnosis increases chance of heart attack for elderly patients, study says

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The study was based on almost 20,000 adult cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection in Ontario, Canada from 2009 to 2014. About one-third of the patients with influenza-associated heart attacks died. As well, viral infections cause inflammation, which promotes blood clots forming in the blood vessels that serve the heart, again leading to a heart attack. Read More »

Facebook buys identification technology company as it bids to 'keep community safe'

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Prior to the Facebook acquisition, the startup provided APIs that app developers could embed with their services. Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's acquired... There, Confirm.io's products could have myriad applications - like helping users who've been locked out of accounts verify their identity. Facebook has reportedly been testing a new feature that lets users access their accounts by taking a selfie. Read More »

Debate Resumes Amid US Government Shutdown

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Saturday, six hours after the government shut down. On Capitol Hill Friday night, the scene was one of uncertainty and chaos. We're not going to try and hurt people , especially people having to work for this federal government. Late Friday afternoon, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney floated the possibility of weekend votes. This is due to a number of key disagreements. Read More »

Real Madrid crash out of Copa del Rey

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Sergio Ramos said he is not a fan of changes as the Real Madrid captain leapt to the defence of head coach Zinedine Zidane after the club's season went from bad to worse on Wednesday. Gabriel obviously hadn't studied the script quite as well as the opposition, however, and his header in the 54th minute was enough to see the mid-table club outdo their wealthy Madrid neighbours and advance to the semi-final stage for the first time in their history. Read More »

Save The Children Attack Over: Officials Confirm

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Four gunmen dressed as police raided entered the building and attacked with a suicide bomb. Some witnesses said there appeared to have been at least four attackers in police uniform, a commonly used tactic, but there was no immediate official confirmation. Read More »

Root withdrawn from England T20s as IPL looms

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Sam Curran has been called up to England's Twenty20 squad after Test captain Joe Root chose to sit out of the tri-series against Australia and New Zealand. The tri-series will be played in Australia as well as New Zealand. I'm sure when I'm at home I will be sat watching and willing the lads on'. The England squad for a subsequent five-match one-day global series against New Zealand is yet to be named. Read More »

Indian-origin Dhar designated global terrorist

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The U.S. State Department designated Indian-origin British ISIS member Siddhartha Dhar among Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) on January 23. Terrorism designations expose and isolate organisations and individuals, and deny them access to the U.S. financial system. As they are now deemed to be global terrorists, the U.S. Read More »

China Breaks a Cloning Barrier: Primates

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But the ultimate goal is to demonstrate that "cloned monkeys will be useful". Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience in Shangai achieved the breakthrough through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), which involves transferring the nucleus of a cell , including its DNA , into an egg which has had its nucleus removed. Read More »

Girl shot at Texas school 'in good spirits'; boy charged

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The video is part of a previously scheduled drill, but it's taken on a broader importance after a Tuesday morning shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton. This is the second shooting at a U.S. high school in the last 24 hours. Elementary and middle schools will return to regular schedule Thursday, and parents can attend school with their children. Read More »

Royal Rumble Date And Location Announced

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And with the Royal Rumble pay-per-view only four days away, both of those factors are important. Royal Rumble 2018 takes place this Sunday, January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. After the match, Zayn attacked Styles. They've stated that everyone involved in the Women's Royal Rumble match wants to know if Ronda Rousey will be debuting at the Royal Rumble and possibly winning the match. Read More »

Obasanjo's Letter: Why Buhari will Continue to Fail - Junaid Mohammed

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On the 2019 presidential election, Doguwa said it is his "candid opinion that all well-meaning Nigerians are impressed by the good work of President Buhari and therefore yearn that Mr. He, however, commended Buhari for his efforts in fighting corruption and insurgency, but warned that "it is not yet Uhuru!". "Buhari's Presidency represent different things to different Nigerians on the negative note". Read More »

CHAN: Rwanda out as Libya, Nigeria await quarter-final opponents

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Rwanda looked to have done enough to secure the point which would send them through to the last eight before Abushnaf came off the bench to earn his side a 1-0 victory at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier. Hey's team need a win or draw to reach the knockout round, but Nigeria are favourites to beat Equatorial Guinea in the other match in Agadir -both matches will be played simultaneously, kick-off at 9pm (CAT). Read More »

Does Your Dog Have the Flu? Here Are the Signs

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The dog flu is highly contagious when canines come into contact with the virus. Also, don't worry, your dog didn't get the flu from you. Since an outbreak in the Chicago area and Midwest in 2015 , the dog flu strain H3N2 has sickened thousands of dogs in 46 states, Glaser said. Read More »

Carrefour shares rise on Tencent deal news, investment plans

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The chain plans to receive 33% of its own branded product sales and triple its organic food revenue to 5 billion Dollars by 2022. Carrefour is hoping for two billion euros ($2.45 billion) dollars of annual savings from 2020 thanks to the restructuring as it streamlines logistics and overheads. Read More »

City Of Philadelphia Set To Open Safe-Injection Sites For Heroin Users

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The city's health commissioner, Thomas Farley, does not yet have details about how such sites would be run, who would run them, or who would pay for them, looking instead to solicit for proposals from private and non-profit organizations. Other cities have proposed the idea. The location of the sites - which would let people inject drugs with medical supervision - have not yet been determined, according to reports. Read More »

Black women urged to get screened for cervical cancer

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There she is said to have made several requests for a smear test but her family claim she was refused screening because it is only offered on the NHS to women over the age of 25. So far, the initiative has proven beneficial with 25 per cent more women undergoing testing in 2017 compared to the previous year. Radiotherapy can also be used as an alternative to surgery for some women with early stage cervical cancer, while a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy is typically used for ... Read More »

Vaping can lead teens to cigarette smoking

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There is conclusive evidence that e-cigarette use increases airborne concentrations of particulate matter and nicotine in indoor environments compared with background levels. In this November 10, 2016 file photo, a doctor holds an e-cigarette in a smoking lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The results also showed that people who smoked between one and 10 cigarettes a day had over six times higher risk of dying from respiratory diseases and about one and half ... Read More »

Boris Johnson rebuffed in cabinet for NHS claims

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There is a growing number of Conservative MPs publicly calling for more cash and bringing social care and health care closer together. It came after Philip Hammond , the Chancellor, reprimanded Mr Johnson as he suggested it was not the Foreign Secretary's place to ask for £5 billion extra per year for the NHS . Read More »

Year-old girl dies days after flu diagnosis

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Emily's father told ABC11 that he asks himself if more could have been done since this is the question people always ask themselves after this kind of situation. So far this season, 43 people have died from the flu in North Carolina. Lamentably, Emily did not get an influenza shot for this present year. Nevertheless, the CDC claims to be working in their drug improvement in the report, even including some achievements on new drugs to be released this season. Read More »

What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis? Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Disease After Flu Diagnosis

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Christin Lipinski underwent treatment after doctors diagnosed her with the flu January 11. When the pain got worse, the woman was taken to a nearby trauma center where health professionals were able to give her a correct diagnosis. But in addition to these symptoms, patients often experience pain that they describe as hurting much more than they would expect based on how their wound looks, the CDC said. Read More »

Elections: What Rochas Okorocha told APC South-east leaders

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was Obasanjo's number two and backed Buhari in 2015, left the APC last month and rejoined the People's Democratic Party, accusing Buhari of ignoring senior party members and relying on a core of personal aides to govern. Read More »

Winter Weather Causes Urgent Need For Blood Donations

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The severe winter weather had a tremendous impact on blood donations this year, with more than 500 blood drives forced to cancel causing about 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. Busy holiday schedules, winter weather and illness have led to a blood shortage that could affect patient care, a news release from the organization said. Read More »

President Trump casts doubt on reaching immigration deal by February 8

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The Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution this afternoon by a margin of 81-18, effectively ending the government shutdown. The Senate passed the bill to extend the government funding through February 8 with a vote of 81-18, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer reached a deal over government spending and immigration. Read More »

Trump 'has a rockin' bod,' says his SNL doctor

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Cognitive assessments aren't routine in standard physicals, though they recently became covered in Medicare's annual wellness visits for seniors. With his reported eating habits and lack of exercise, it made sense for the White House to "release all of this data to show that he is in good health", Mishori said . Read More »

WWE Raw 25: Results, Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for January 22

You know, a guy feels pretty young until you point out to him that he's been watching the same thing every Monday night for a quarter century . "I tell you this because, I have found out absolutely nothing, my guess is they might keep all of us in the dark for quite some time before the show starts". Read More »

People Evacuated, Stations Closed after Gas Leak in Central London

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They are from a hotel and a nightclub. Firefighters have closed Charing Cross railway station in central London and evacuated the surrounding area after the discovery of a natural gas leak. Residents who were evacuated were sent to a respite centre at Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall Court, Westminster Council said. Revellers at Heaven nightclub were forced to leave and guests at the hotel moved to emergency accommodation as fire services responded. Read More »

Welcome To New York trailer: Diljit Dosanjh-Sonakshi Sinha in quirky comedy

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It is then releaved that Sonakshi's character is a fashion designer. Boman Irani plays the event organiser, while Karan and Ritesh are the anchors of the show. Producer Vashu Bhagnani said, "Salman has been most gracious in believing in our film and supporting it". The film's trailer starts with Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh's character, Gabru Hero, uttering Amjad Khan's iconic dialogue from Sholay, "Kitne aadmi the?" Welcome To New York is a heartfelt, rib-tickling comedy that tells ... Read More »

Wellington vampire movie to be remade as pilot for US TV series

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Scott Rudin, Paul Simms, Garrett Basch, and Eli Bush will serve as executive producers. Named to star in the new What We Do in the Shadows are Kayvan Novak ( Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go ), Matt Berry ( Toast of London ), Natasia Demetriou ( Year Friends ) and Harvey Guillen ( The Thundermans, The Internship ). Read More »

Australian Open: A look ahead to Monday and recap of Sunday

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Both players come into the match in wonderful form, with Halep having dispatched Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-2, and Pliskova having dug deep to grind out a three-set win over Barbora Strycova . 8 Caroline Garcia. Keys has looked great so far as she's reached the quarterfinals without dropping a set. Six-time Australian Open champion continued his comeback from six months out with an injured right elbow, beating No. Read More »