FDA Approves Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Mutation Test

The test also does not provide information on a person's overall risk of developing any type of cancer. 23andMe founder and CEO Anne Wojcikci acknowledged that most cancer is not hereditary and that this test does not cover many variants tied to ... More..

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Skirmishes flare at Michigan State University before Richard Spencer speech
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Skirmishes flare at Michigan State University before Richard Spencer speech

The Detroit Free Press reports there was a heavy police presence near campus with almost 100 officers at the scene wearing riot gear. Two dozen people were arrested following violent confrontations. "We wan...More..

Negotiations begin: PPP contacts group of independent senators
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Negotiations begin: PPP contacts group of independent senators

Both PML-N and PPP are in talks with the like-minded parties to forge an alliance. Shahbaz has done heavy groundwork there, riding on his past as the province's governor. Last month a Pakistan court removed S...More..

Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman could leave Seattle Seahawks
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman could leave Seattle Seahawks

Bennett, 32, is coming off a 8.5-sack season in Seattle, his third consecutive Pro Bowl season. Seahawks players (l to r) Cliff Avril , Michael Bennett , and Frank Clark sit during the playing of the na...More..

Pa. sees 81 percent rise in ER visits for opioid overdoses
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Pa. sees 81 percent rise in ER visits for opioid overdoses

In 2016 alone, opioids were the cause of almost 42,000 deaths across the country, more than any previous year on record. Nationally, ER visits for suspected opioid overdoses went up for all regions, all age g...More..

Flu season still going strong
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Flu season still going strong

The percentage of flu is being significantly reduced from 7.5 to 5 percent in last week. Included in the total are four pediatric deaths. Meanwhile, officials say the number of confirmed flu cases appears to ...More..

Nashville mayor pleads guilty to theft, quits over bodyguard sex scandal
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Nashville mayor pleads guilty to theft, quits over bodyguard sex scandal

She concluded: "God bless this wonderful city. I felt safer as an artist in Nashville ", Morris admitted via Twitter . Barry wished him and others well as she resigned . Barry admitted to the affair in an i...More..

Two Walled Lake high school students make threats on social media
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Two Walled Lake high school students make threats on social media

On March 24th, student survivors of the Florida school shooting are planning to march in Washington, D.C.to demand stricter gun laws in an effort to prevent others from dying in a mass shooting . "Somethin...More..

Vaping Delivers Cancerous Chemicals, New Study of Teens Shows
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Vaping Delivers Cancerous Chemicals, New Study of Teens Shows

Those who used both types of cigarettes showed levels of toxic compounds three times higher than those who only used e-cigarettes, who in turn showed levels of toxic compounds three times higher than the non-sm...More..

In US, opioid overdoses up 30 percent in a year
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

In US, opioid overdoses up 30 percent in a year

The ER data show trends in the opioid abuse epidemic before deaths do, said Dr. Anne Schuchat , acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , which conducted the study. Most states now u...More..

Opioid Summit: US PresidentTrump advocates death penalty for drug dealers
by | Monday, March 05, 2018

Opioid Summit: US PresidentTrump advocates death penalty for drug dealers

He said that some countries levy extremely harsh penalties - including the death penalty - on "drug pushers and drug dealers" adding that "by the way, (those countries) have much less of a drug problem than we ...More..

Bangladesh to protest against Burmese troops at border where Rohingya are sheltering
by | Monday, March 05, 2018

Bangladesh to protest against Burmese troops at border where Rohingya are sheltering

Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August, when Myanmar's military retaliated following attacks on security posts by a Rohingya insurgent group. "But the Myanmar army's move to push these ...More..

Source of deadly listeriosis found
by | Monday, March 05, 2018

Source of deadly listeriosis found

Motsoaledi said although RCL Foods had not been identified as a source of the outbreak, a facility owned by the firm was under investigation. At today's press briefing, Motsoaledi said, "The source of the p...More..

Over Half Of Nose-Job Patients Do It For Selfies
by | Sunday, March 04, 2018

Over Half Of Nose-Job Patients Do It For Selfies

But when the camera is closer, around a foot away from a person's face, the relative nose size can increase by up to 30% for men, and 29% for women. Based on their findings, they estimate that selfies make ou...More..

Five Distinct Subgroups of Patients With Diabetes Identified
by | Sunday, March 04, 2018

Five Distinct Subgroups of Patients With Diabetes Identified

Diabetes that begins in adulthood falls into five distinct categories, new research has revealed, with scientists suggesting it is time to ditch the idea that diabetes is largely split into two types. 11 to 1...More..

by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

IU set to open Big Ten Tournament against Rutgers

One more slam by Sanders, this time on a baseline drive that had just a touch of former Knicks star John Starks in it, capped Rutgers biggest basketball victory in decades. During the drought, Sanders hit a j...More..

'Dirty Trick': N Korea Slams Claims of Supplying Chemical Weapons to Syria
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

'Dirty Trick': N Korea Slams Claims of Supplying Chemical Weapons to Syria

But the sanctions are likely symbolic as the US has already imposed much stricter measures on North Korea via a succession of Presidential Executive Orders and Department of Treasury designations. Hussam Edin A...More..

Doctors perform brain surgery on wrong patient
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Doctors perform brain surgery on wrong patient

The brain surgery was scheduled to be performed on a patient who had a blood clot on the brain. The clot had been spotted on a CT scan, but after the patients' identification tags got mixed up, the wrong ma...More..

8 more flu-related deaths reported in CT
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

8 more flu-related deaths reported in CT

Howard Zucker, state health commissioner, said."While the decrease we are seeing in both the number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases and hospitalizations is encouraging news, New Yorkers must continue to...More..

'The Voice' Season 14 Premiere Is an All-Out Kelly/Blake Battle
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

'The Voice' Season 14 Premiere Is an All-Out Kelly/Blake Battle

His bold, raspy voice caught the attention of Alicia, Blake and Adam, who all turned around. Kelly: " People on this show think that if you are country only Blake can help you but that is not true, I have h...More..

Karti produced in court, CBI seeks 14 days of custodial interrogation
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Karti produced in court, CBI seeks 14 days of custodial interrogation

The CBI sought his custodial interrogation for 15 days claiming he was not cooperating but got a day's custody only. Karti was arrested from the Chennai airport on Wednesday morning on his arrival from ...More..

North Korea 'aids Syria's chemical weapons manufacturing'
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

North Korea 'aids Syria's chemical weapons manufacturing'

The Syria-N. Korea military ties go way back. It said that two United Nations member states had intercepted shipments bound for Syria , and that the goods were suspected to be supplied by North Korea's ...More..

Transgender Wrestler Booed After Winning Girls Wrestling Title
by | Thursday, March 01, 2018

Transgender Wrestler Booed After Winning Girls Wrestling Title

It is likely that those booing were annoyed that Beggs had competed in the girls' category. Beggs was the center of both praise and criticism in 2017 when a parent filed a lawsuit to try and keep him from wre...More..

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs wins second title
by | Thursday, March 01, 2018

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs wins second title

Texas public high school policy dictates that students must compete under the gender that they were defined as at birequestedAs part of his transition, Beggs has started a low-dose of testosterone. Emory Unive...More..

EU Increases Military and Development Aid for Troubled Sahel Region
by | Monday, February 26, 2018

EU Increases Military and Development Aid for Troubled Sahel Region

So far, the United States has pledged €60 million to support it. But Germany's Merkel said the pledges showed the European Union's commitment to stabilise the arid region: "We can not only start to fight il...More..