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Open heart surgeries in the AFTERNOON are more SUCCESSFUL, say experts


Twenty-eight of 298 afternoon patients experienced heart attacks or other major cardiac events in the 500 days after the operation, compared to 54 out 298 of the morning patients. From a biological point of view, the results are "not hugely surprising", John O'Neill of the UK Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology tells the BBC . Read More »

Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson blazing fire, Akshay Kumar gives scary look — Poster


Be it the very title of the film, or Rajinikanth and Jackson's costumes, or the light falling on Akshay's menacing face - all of it [the poster] exudes golden radiance. "It was a whole new experience to play the role of an anti-hero", he added. Before the grand press meet happening at Burj Al Arab, Dubai, British Bombshell Amy Jackson shared a poster that features her and Rajinikanth. Read More »

India beat NZ by six wickets in 2nd ODI


The unsafe opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fell to the swing and accuracy of Trent Boult in Mumbai and they will now have to find a way to negotiate the left-arm pacer early on in their innings. India are likely to retain the pacers from the first game. The latter could be seen bowling on the training pitches even moments before the toss and had batted for more than half-an-hour at the nets yesterday. Read More »

Conjoined Twins Separated Successfully In A Breakthrough Surgery


A team of 20 surgeons and 10 anaesthetists started the operation around 6am. "They are kept under observation by an expert team in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)", Dr Ashok Kumar Mohapatra, chief of neurosciences centre", AIIMS said. It seems as the surgery of the conjoined twins went successful for the prayers been offered by the people of Odisha for which the duo's condition is stable. Read More »

Apple denies report it told suppliers to reduce accuracy of facial recognition


Now, it turns out, there may be a bit more to the story, and the iPhone X was supposed to be much more ambitious than even the ambitious face scanning technology we saw. "The iPhone 7 is now selling at $549 and $649 for 32 GB and 128 GB models, respectively, while the iPhone 8 is selling at $699 and $849 for 64 GB and 256 GB versions". Read More »

UB alum, donor arrested in opioid-marketing case


US authorities say the founder of an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company has been arrested and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication. The others named in the indictment are Alec Burlakoff, Insys' former vice president of sales; Richard Simon, former national director of sales; former regional sales directors Sunrise Lee and Joseph Rowan; and the company's former vice president of managed markets, Michael Gurry. Read More »

New mental health support to be offered to public sector workers

Produced by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer, the report sets out six "mental health core standards" which are recommended for any employer. A government report released today has found that up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year. Read More »

Fisher-Price recalling infant seats due to fire hazard

The Soothing Motion Seat retailed for $160 and the Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat retailed for $175. Over 68,000 Fisher-Price Soothing Motion Seats have been recalled. Customers can call Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 from 9 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go online at, where they should click on Recalls & Safety Alerts for more information. Read More »

Experts highlight importance of checking breasts in bid to beat cancer


According to the American Cancer Society, men with severe liver disease often have lower levels of androgens-male sex hormones, like testosterone-and higher levels of estrogen. ■ Smoking is a confirmed risk factor for many types of cancer. The new research involved almost 230,000 women of European descent, about half of whom had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Read More »

United Nations adds 32 items to list of prohibited goods for North Korea


Barr named the legislation after Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was imprisoned in 2016 while visiting North Korea, The Hill added. The Warmbier family welcomed the decision and said that it is " extremely grateful " for naming it in honor of their deceased son. As most of North Korea's foreign currency comes from China , its foreign exchange reserves are expected to noticeably decrease. Read More »

Earnings Under Scrutiny For Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK)

It has outperformed by 31.27% the S&P500. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website . ( ALK)'s stock declined 12.45%. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, December 22 report. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $84 target. Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Read More »

CELG) — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ


Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 1,844,837 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $229,553,000 after purchasing an additional 71,729 shares during the period. Montag & Caldwell Ltd invested 3.04% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ). First Dallas Secs Inc holds 2,788 shares or 0.26% of its portfolio. Read More »

Coonrod letter: National Football League protests


For example, several tweets referenced "fake news" when the tweet's main focus was another subject . Another suggestion for all those who don't like the kneelers: let's close the concession stands and restrooms five minutes before the anthem is played so that everyone can stand at attention. Read More »

Plague in Madagascar: 124 people died, more than a thousand infected

According to Al Jazeera , the symptoms of the plague are much like the flu, with fever, chills, body aches, nausea, and vomiting. The most common, but less unsafe form of the plague is the bubonic plague, causing "inflamed lymph nodes, which can then turn to puss-filled, open sores if the condition worsens", the report read. Read More »

Trump Tells Congress to Fix Taxes, Not Obamacare


A dozen Republicans and a dozen Democrats are sponsoring the measure, and it's likely the bill could pass with over 60 votes. The Alexander-Murray bill includes a provision that requires insurers to pay rebates to consumers and taxpayers, so they don't "double-dip" by pocketing both the cost-sharing payments and higher-than-normal rates. Read More »

If it's fall, it's time for your flu shot

The nasal-spray flu vaccine is not available. "This year's flu season is just beginning". It's especially important for people at higher risk of severe influenza and their close contacts to receive the flu vaccine. "The more people that have obtained the flu shot that you're around, the less likely you are going to get the flu". "It can take up to two weeks for protection to kick in, so you don't want to wait until flu is widely circulating before you get your shot", he said. Read More »

Children at risk for type 1 diabetes could benefit from vitamin D


Researchers discovered that in a sample of more than two million, just three per cent were correctly identified as having it. Small studies in specialist centres have found that most people with type 3c diabetes need insulin and, unlike with other diabetes types, can also benefit from taking digestive enzymes with food. Read More »

Fmr. Clinton Spox on Dossier Funding: 'Opposition Research Happens All the Time'


So here's what we know about the funding of the research: The Washington Post says a lawyer for the Clinton campaign and the DNC, Marc E. Elias, hired research firm Fusion GPS. 'For instance, it could have been that a decision was made to authorize Perkins Coie to commission do some kind of, commission some kind of research but then decisions about going out and finding Fusion GPS, finding Christopher Steele , I mean she may or may not have been aware of that level of detail I don't know, ' ... Read More »

Second person dies of flesh-eating bacteria after Hurricane Harvey


Everybody is very sad. She died after falling into contaminated Hurricane Harvey floodwaters and contracting the infection, the Harris County chief medical examiner said at the time. Reed suffered a broken arm and cut in the fall, which led to the infection. Various types of bacteria can cause the infection, but public health experts consider Group A streptococcus to be the most common, with about 700 to 1100 such cases occurring each year in the United States since 2010, the C.D.C. Read More »

'Bright' trailer mixes magic, grit and Will Smith comedy


With a budget of $90 million, it would be insane to ignore a theatrical release. In the trailer, Jakoby, in telling the authorities about their ordeal, describes the wand as "a nuclear weapon that grants wishes", so you can imagine the chaos that occurs when it gets out. Read More »

Trooper Dies after Patrol Vehicle Hit while on Roadside


Trooper Rebman passed away at the hospital at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety later announced that he succumbed to his injuries. "The Highway Patrol and DPS are a family, and we are here to support Trooper Rebman and his family during this time", said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith. Read More »

Genetically modified low-fat pigs could produce healthier bacon


But that's exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques. Additionally, they had on average 24 percent less fat on their bodies. On the other side of the argument is the food needs of the planet. Now that the gene editing has resulted in the genetically modified pigs, he explained, that the taste of the bacon would hardly change. Read More »

Reliance Nippon Life IPO opens today, gets fully subscribed


Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital Ltd., announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. This boosts the confidence of retail investors and improves price discovery of the stock. The anchor book received overwhelming response for the investors as it was subscribed more than 30 times. Read More »

Sana Iqbal, cross-country woman biker and activist, dies in vehicle crash


Sana who herself fought depession, 3 years ago undertook a journey to Gujarat on a suicidal mission but the ride changed her perception towards life forever. The police admitted that Sana had lodged a complaint and the couple was counseled after that. Lalit Jain, founder of the riders' group Wanderers Bulleteers of Hyderabad , said her pain was evident. Read More »

Kolkata awaits spectacle as England, Brazil clash


For Brazil, the England challenge awaits in the semi-final at the very same stadium after Federation Internationale de Football Association ruled that the pitch in Guwahati, which has been affected by severe rainfall over the past few days, was not in a condition to host the marquee match. Read More »

Hot Stocks For Today: TOTAL SA (TOT), Corning Incorporated (GLW)

Insiders own 0.59% of the company's stock. About 14.33 million shares traded or 199.79% up from the average. Corning (NYSE: GLW ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The New York-based New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR). Wisconsin-based Thompson Investment Management has invested 0.95% in Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW ). Read More »

Bear's giant tongue is removed by vets


Nyan Htoo is an Asiatic black bear - commonly called a moon bear because of the crescent-shaped mark on its belly. Needless to say , the enlarged tongue began to affect the bear's quality of life. The young bear is said to be recovering well. Heather Bacon, of the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, said: "This was an opportunity for us to use our veterinary and animal welfare ... Read More »

European Union lawmakers vote to ban glyphosate weed killer by 2022


Greenpeace activists have presented the European Union with a petition, signed by over 1.3 million people, calling on the bloc to ban a controversial Monsanto weedkiller called glyphosate over fears that the herbicide is a carcinogen. The e-mails and internal documents of the american giant of the agrochemical disclosed in the context of these proceedings cast "doubt" on the "credibility" of scientific studies published or sponsored by Monsanto, say the meps. Read More »

Analysts See Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Rising 5


Gilead Sciences, Inc . ( GILD ) has an operating margin of 57.80%. It has outperformed by 23.95% the S&P500. Endurant Capital Management Lp increased Gilead Sciences Inc ( GILD ) stake by 354.09% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Confluence Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 388,622 shares or 0.96% of the stock. Welch Group LLC now owns 2,857 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $194,000 after buying an additional 252 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

Second bacterium found in tainted jambalaya at Louisiana fundraiser


Forty people were hospitalized, although most of the case patients have been discharged, according to the health department. Along with salmonella , health officials announced Saturday that they had found a second potentially harmful bacteria in the jambalaya: Clostridium perfringens , or C. Read More »

Supreme Court refuses bail plea of Unitech's Chandra


The apex court had earlier directed the amicus curiae to create a website in which the home buyers could upload their details and claim flat or refund from the company. In the last hearing, Agrawal had informed the court that Unitech owes as many as 16,300 home buyers about 78.6 bln rupees. According to a submission by amicus curiae Pawan Agrawal, around 4,688 home buyers are claiming refunds from Unitech, the amount of which comes to Rs1,865 crore. Read More »

Dodgers' Shortstop Corey Seager is Ready For World Series


The Tigers swept the Yankees in four games in the 2012 ALCS while the Giants rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games in the NLCS. The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers were in the World Series, a hobbled Kirk Gibson launched a walk-off home run that was voiced over by one of the more iconic broadcast calls of all-time: "High fly ball into right field... Read More »

Mouni Roy of Naagin fame to be paired with Ranbir Kapoor?

But what if we tell you that even before she makes her debut and the audience gets to see her talent on the silver screen, she has bagged another Bollywood project? The Naagin fame will be making her debut in the Bollywood industry opposite Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film " Gold ". Read More »

Local Polio Survivor Speaks to Recognize World Polio Day

Rotary members in Covington are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio - a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. "In a lot of places, children don't always get all the vaccines that they are supposed to, and that's a chronic problem, said Dr. Wenger". This prevents double dosage. Read More »

Ittefaq Se from 'Ittefaq'


Ittefaq is a remake of the original 1969 Yash Chopra thriller by the same name which starred Rajesh Khanna and Nanda in the leads. While the original song is composed by Bappi Lahiri and original lyrics penned by Anjaan. Commenting on the track and its video, Juno Chopra, Creative Producer, Ittefaq , says, "The new track Ittefaq se is a groovy number but doesn't have the usual dance moves in the video". Read More »

Aid group says Madagascar plague outbreak yet to reach peak


Although the infection is nothing new to those living on the island off the southeast coast of Africa, this year's plague season is much different than the past. The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak. Read More »

E-cigarettes banned where regular cigarettes are banned in NY


Hannon said a pending bill would require the sellers of e-cigarettes to register with the state the same way sellers of traditional products must. They also argue that using e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking. Though many counties have already banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places, including restaurants, bars, and some work places, this bill makes the law consistent across the state. Read More »

Allied coalition force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISIS


Al-Omar was taken without "significant damage" to the oil facilities there, according to a statement issued by Liliwe Abdullah, a spokesman for the SDF operation. The capture of the oil field came five days after the SDF declared victory in the Islamic State's de facto capital, Raqqa, freeing up forces for what is expected to be an intensified effort to drive the militants out of their remaining positions in neighboring Deir al-Zour, said Col. Read More »

New Study Shows Link Between Gut Bacteria And Breast Cancer


U.S. co-author Professor Peter Kraft, from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, said the findings revealed a wealth of new information about the genetic mechanisms underlying the disease. Mutant versions of the two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 have by far the biggest impact on breast cancer risk. Other genetic variants linked to breast cancer are much less potent on their own, but their effects add up. Read More »

SunTrust Banks, Inc. Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)


It has outperformed by 4.43% the S&P500. Airain Ltd increased Us Bancorp (USB) stake by 237.14% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.75%. BMO Capital Markets began new coverage on Federal Realty Investment Trust giving the company a "outperform" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, September 28. Read More »

Chhath Puja 2017: Date, Muhurat Time & Importance of 4-Day Chhath festival


In the Vikram Samvat, it is the sixth day of the month of Kartika. Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari announced a helpline number aimed at assisting Chhath Puja Samitis in the observance of the festival. It is said that the Draupathi was an ardent devotee of Lord Surya . After the ritual, Pandavas were able to regain their lost kingdom and Draupadi to solve all her problems. Read More »

What's inside the secret JFK assassination files?

Professor Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, is among the scholars looking forward to the release of the remaining documents. Lee Harvey Oswald shouldn't have been a country mile of the presidential motorcade. During the 2016 campaign, Trump insinuated that Sen. "Why? Because I believe they show that Oswald was trained, nurtured and put in place by the Central Intelligence Agency". Read More »