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Man Returns From South East Asia with Antibiotic Resistant 'Super Gonorrhoea'

Man Returns From South East Asia with Antibiotic Resistant 'Super Gonorrhoea' He had a regular partner in the United Kingdom, but picked up the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in south-east Asia. Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that this strain of the sexually transmitted infection has proven resistant to both ceftriaxone and azithromycin, which are the two drugs that the World Health Organisation (WHO) says should be used to treat the illnes... [Full Article...]

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) rallied 4.8% in Pre-market trade

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) rallied 4.8% in Pre-market trade Finally, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. raised its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% during the 4th quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price is theoretically more volatile than the market. [Full Article...]

Gang that helped SSC candidates 'cheat' busted in Delhi, 4 arrested

Gang that helped SSC candidates 'cheat' busted in Delhi, 4 arrested It was found that they were assisting candidates through a remote access application, namely Team Viewer , said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Jatin Narwal . AS per details by the Police, the members had started their venture by setting up dummy candidates in written exams. "This couldn't be possible without the help of insiders", said an investigator. [Full Article...]

Delhi sealing drive: Here's why traders kept their shutters closed

Delhi sealing drive: Here's why traders kept their shutters closed The sealing drive has affected the lives of 40 lakh people, including traders, their employees and family members, Khandelwal said. The traders are demanding the Centre to pass an ordinance to put an end to the sealing drive. A large number of commercial establishments have been sealed in the drive by municipal corporations, acting under the instructions of the Supreme Court appointed monitorin... [Full Article...]

Danger: a mucky rubber ducky is a haven for bacteria, says study

Danger: a mucky rubber ducky is a haven for bacteria, says study But researchers with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH Zurich and the University of IL set out to find what those toys contained and they published their findings Tuesday in Nature's Biofilms and Microbiomes journal. [Full Article...]

Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended to 30 June: CBDT

Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended to 30 June: CBDT The bench then said "We will not pass any interim order at this stage" and added that the petitioner may argue this aspect in their rejoinder submissions. Bhushan, however, said that UIDAI would never know for what goal the authentication was done and it did not collect data pertaining to objective, location and details of authentication. [Full Article...]

Area health officials hope 'worst is behind us' for hard-hitting flu season

Area health officials hope 'worst is behind us' for hard-hitting flu season The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) meets on Mar 1 to discuss the World Health Organization's (WHO's) recently announced recommendations for the Northern Hemisphere's 2018-19 flu season . "There's still time to get the flu shot". While health officials hope the worst period is over, they still advise those who are not vaccinated to do so quickly. [Full Article...]

Global antibiotic consumption soars feeding spread of United Kingdom 'super-bugs'

Global antibiotic consumption soars feeding spread of United Kingdom 'super-bugs' New Zealanders remain among the top antibiotics users in the world. "The use of these antibiotics in high-income countries like ours, where we're supposed to know better and use them more wisely is not really changing". Scientists concluded that, if no measures will be taken, antibiotic consumption may grow by 200% by 2030 which will also mean that more and more antibiotic-resistant bacteria will ... [Full Article...]

What Is the Interstitium? Scientists 'Discover New Organ'

What Is the Interstitium? Scientists 'Discover New Organ' They suspect the fluid-filled spaces may act like shock absorbers that prevent the tearing of tissue in organs, muscles and vessels as they move during normal functioning. " This finding has potential to drive dramatic advances in medicine, including the possibility that the direct sampling of interstitial fluid may become a powerful diagnostic tool ", Theise said. [Full Article...]

CDC Warns of Second Wave of Influenza by Separate Strain

CDC Warns of Second Wave of Influenza by Separate Strain Influenza B infections, which commonly strike later in the season, may be especially severe for young children, a CDC spokesperson told CNN . The agency says almost 58 percent of flu cases in America last week tested positive for the B-strain. [Full Article...]

Cricket Australia's Ball Tampering Scandal Is Set To Claim Its First Head

Cricket Australia's Ball Tampering Scandal Is Set To Claim Its First Head Coach Darren Lehmann was not involved in the tampering plot, Sutherland said, clearing him to continue as coach of Australia . Contrary to speculations that chief coach Darren Lehmann will resign, Sutherland said that Lehmann will continue coaching the side. [Full Article...]

White Sox rehire man who wrongly spent decades in prison

White Sox rehire man who wrongly spent decades in prison He'd been convicted in a 1994 rape and murder . Bossard then joked, "Just remember, I'm counting on you to help me with that tarp, too". "When I was in there, I was miserable, but now I've got my loved ones behind me on my side, that misery is gone now", Coleman said. [Full Article...]

Ormond's Kaleb Lee stolen by Kelly Clarkson on 'The Voice'

Ormond's Kaleb Lee stolen by Kelly Clarkson on 'The Voice' They are singing "Because of You", by Kelly Clarkson right in front of Kelly. Coach Adam Levine picked Mia for the knockout round. Blake chooses the victor of the battle as Wilkes . Team Blake's Wilkes and Jordan Kirkdorffer were the next to perform. Blake acknowledged both guys "worked their butts off" in rehearsal and Jordan "nailed" the performance. [Full Article...]

Mountain Lion Hunkers Down In Backyard Of Azusa Home

Mountain Lion Hunkers Down In Backyard Of Azusa Home Officials said they will assess the animal's health before releasing it back into the wild. Mountain lion tranquilized, captured after roaming through a neighborhood in Azusa, California. The 65-year-old said the big cat was the size of a small horse or pony and ran off when a police officer drove up and told Ms Moore to go inside. [Full Article...]

Kids with Autism Less Likely to Be Fully Vaccinated

Kids with Autism Less Likely to Be Fully Vaccinated Vaccine skeptics appear to be swaying many parents of children with autism to forgo critical childhood vaccines , a new study suggests. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors , author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc. [Full Article...]

Blue Mountain School District Increases Security After Social Media Frenzy

Blue Mountain School District Increases Security After Social Media Frenzy Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel said in a statement posted on the district's website there will be extra security starting Monday and "into the near future". If an intruder enters the building, all occupants will be informed, and teachers will evaluate whether to flee or lockdown in their classrooms. The training taught them how to barricade doors with desks and cha... [Full Article...]

Saudis intercept multiple ballistic missiles fired from Yemen

Saudis intercept multiple ballistic missiles fired from Yemen One person died and two others were injured from shrapnel over Riyadh , according to UAE-based English daily The National . It said the death and injuries occurred in a residential house and were caused by falling debris. A top Houthi leader hailed the attack, which took place on the eve of the third anniversary of the entry into the Yemen war by Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies. [Full Article...]

U.S. slams Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

Displaying wreckage at a news conference in Riyadh of what it said were fragments of those ballistic missiles, the coalition claimed forensic analysis showed they were supplied to Houthi rebels by their ally Iran. "If you continue your air strikes, we have a right to defend ourselves by all means available". "This country is in no position to accuse other countries and it would be better f... [Full Article...]

Modern slavery: United Kingdom sees rise in Indian citizens as potential victims

Modern slavery: United Kingdom sees rise in Indian citizens as potential victims The National Crime Agency said United Kingdom nationals made up the highest number of cases for the first time nationwide, followed by Albanians and people from Vietnam. "Modern slavery can not be tackled in isolation, which is why we all have a role to play in being a louder voice for those who are trafficked and exploited". [Full Article...]

Local fire agency warns of nationwide smoke alarm recall

Local fire agency warns of nationwide smoke alarm recall Kidde is advising customers to remove their fire alarms from walls or ceiling and look through the opening on the side for a yellow cap. The recall was announced late last week, and it affects almost 500,000 units, with 452,000 in the USA, and 40,000 in Canada, the site says. [Full Article...]


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