Refresh for updates ... As the coronavirus continues to spread, more events are being canceled or postponed amid travel restrictions and increasing health warnings. As of Monday, the virus had sickened more than 88,948 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization #8212; including across 64 countries and 10 states in the U.S. More than 3,000 people have died globally.A World Health Organization official said Friday: ”We are on the highest level of alert or highest level of risk assessment in terms of spread and in terms of impact .... Wake up. Get ready. This virus may be on its way and you need to be ready. "
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has climbed to 2,118 as 114 more people died of the deadly infection overnight, while the overall confirmed cases increased to 74,576, Chinese officials said Thursday.The National Health Commission (NHC) of China today said the new confirmed cases declined to 394, registering the biggest drop since December when the first case was reported at Wuhan in the central Hubei Province.
Audio Hub WHO Junior KannahWorld Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Ghebreyesus visits Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where on 19 April armed men attacked an Ebola hospital and WHO epidemiologist Dr. Richard Mouzoko was killed. 25 September 2019HealthThe second worst Ebola outbreak in history is on the retreat said the UN s health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room for complacency, with dozens of new cases each week still being recorded in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
More than 130,000 people have been vaccinated by health workers during the nearly year long epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with an experimental vaccine manufactured by Merck that has proven highly effective.But the outbreak, which is the second worst in history, continues to spread, due largely to mistrust by people in eastern Congo of the response and armed attacks against health workers that have limited access to patients.
In the 2017 WannaCry attack, billions of dollars were lost and operations of many big corporations affected. "Wormable" vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services for Windows can automatically spread, Microsoft said.Engadget reported on Friday that this is the second advisory update to prevent the "BlueKeep" malware attack. "We strongly advise that all affected systems should be updated as soon as possible," said Microsoft. The bug affects computers running Windows XP, Windows 7 and server operating systems, it said.
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Although scientists have long said Lyme disease carrying ticks haven 't spread, a new nationwide study revealed that the ticks have spread far beyond regions where researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously believed they flourished.According to a CBS News report, researchers found ticks capable of spreading Lyme disease in an additional 83 counties where such ticks had never previously been reported across 24 states. Perhaps even more alarming is that these bugs spread quickly. Initially, the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Northern Arizona University set up a study to collect tick samples from around the U.S. They set a goal of 2,000 specimens, and they received more than 16,000 from people who found ticks on either themselves of their pets.
Raymond Bergan, M.D., Division Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology and professor of medicine at OHSU, says that the majority of cancer treatment therapies today are directed toward killing cancer. To date, he says, no one has developed a therapy that can stop cancer cells from moving around the body. quot;For the vast majority of cancer breast, prostate, lung, colon, and others if it is detected early when it is a little lump in that organ and it has not spread, you will live. And generally, if you find it late, after it has spread throughout your body, you will die, quot; says Bergan, also the associate director of medical oncology in the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and director of the OHSU Bergan Basic Research Laboratory. quot;Movement is key: the difference is black and white, night and day. If cancer cells spread throughout your body, they will take your life. We can treat it, but it will take your life. quot;
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus users are complaining of a microphone issue after downloading iOS 11.3 or later update. The bug is apparently disabling the microphone during calls as well as FaceTime video chats. According to a report on MacRumors, which claims to have obtained internal documents distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are experiencing a grayed out speaker button during phone calls. Though the problem does not seem widespread, affected users have taken to social media platforms like Twitter, Reddit and Apple;s own support forums to report the issue. "@AppleSupport after ios 11.3 update, iPhone 64 gb mic is not working properly. Restarted, noise cancellation is ON, " said a Twitter user. "Ever since I updated to iOS 11.3 (the day it came out), my mic stopped working. I can no longer use Siri (like I ever used it anyways), no voice memos (can 't even play old ones), can make calls but both parties hear nothing, video recording record without the sound, " reads Reddit post.
Yes, you read that right. Buzz is that the two are madly in love and will tie the knot soon. But you don;t get your hopes high, let us break it to you It is not happening. Yes, minutes after the news spread, Chiranjeevi himself had rubbished the rumours and made an official announcement that there is no truth in Niharika - Prabhas; marriage. The veteran actor also mentioned that ;such rumours need to stop;.Earlier there were rumours doing the rounds that Prabhas and Baahubali co star Anushka Shetty share a special relationship. Even after clarifying it for multiple times that they are not in a relationship or going to tie the knot, the rumours kept surfacing on the internet. Prabhas, in one of his interviews, said, he wants his life to be private. ALSO READ: Anushka Shetty And Prabhas Are Making Their Relationship Official?
The U.S. is experiencing such an active flu season that the CDC held a special briefing on the topic last week, explaining that there;s an uptick in both confirmed cases of the disease and hospitalizations related to it this year. The flu is so widespread, in fact, that the agency has declared it an epidemic, and urged those who have not been vaccinated to seek out the flu shot.But how did this year 's flu season get so bad? Spread of the disease was bolstered by the circulation of H3N2, an influenza strain that 's particularly aggressive and was only successfully targeted by vaccines in about 30% of cases, according to the CDC. As more people become sick with this type of influenza, logically, more people pass it on mdash; leading to a flu epidemic that 's steadily spreading throughout the country as flu season presses on.
Credit: Harini Kantamneni and Professor Prabhas Moghe Rutgers University New Brunswick Using light emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment.The technology could improve patient cure rates and survival times. We ve always had this dream that we can track the progression of cancer in real time, and that s what we ve done here, said Prabhas V. Moghe, a corresponding author of the study and distinguished professor of biomedical engineering and chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers New Brunswick. We ve tracked the disease in its very incipient stages. The study, published online in Nature Biomedical Engineering, shows that the new method is better than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other cancer surveillance technologies. The research team included Rutgers flagship research institution (Rutgers University New Brunswick) and its academic health center (Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, or RBHS). The Achilles heel of surgical management for cancer is the presence of micro metastases. This is also a problem for proper staging or treatment planning. The nanoprobes described in this paper will go a long way to solving these problems, said Dr. Steven K. Libutti, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He is senior vice president of oncology services for RWJBarnabas Health and vice chancellor for cancer programs for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.The ability to spot early tumors that are starting to spread remains a major challenge in cancer diagnosis and treatment, as most imaging methods fail to detect small cancerous lesions. But the Rutgers study shows that tiny tumors in mice can be detected with the injection of nanoprobes, which are microscopic optical devices, that emit short wave infrared light as they travel through the bloodstream even tracking tiny tumors in multiple organs.The nanoprobes were significantly faster than MRIs at detecting the minute spread of tiny lesions and tumors in the adrenal glands and bones in mice. That would likely translate to detection months earlier in people, potentially resulting in saved lives, said Vidya Ganapathy, a corresponding author and assistant research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Cancer cells can lodge in different niches in the body, and the probe follows the spreading cells wherever they go, she said. You can treat the tumors intelligently because now you know the address of the cancer. The technology could be used to detect and track the 100 plus types of cancer, and could be available within five years, Moghe said. Real time surveillance of lesions in multiple organs should lead to more accurate pre and post therapy monitoring of cancer. You can potentially determine the stage of the cancer and then figure out what s the right approach for a particular patient, he said.In the future, nanoprobes could be used in any surgeries to mark tissues that surgeons want to remove, the researchers said. The probes could also be used to track the effectiveness of immunotherapy, which includes stimulating the immune system to fight cancer cells.This article has been republished from materials provided by Rutgers University. Note: material may have been edited for length and content. For further information, please contact the cited source.Reference:Kantamneni, H., Zevon, M., Donzanti, M. J., Zhao, X., Sheng, Y., Barkund, S. R., . . . Moghe, P. V. (2017). Surveillance nanotechnology for multi organ cancer metastases. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 1(12), 993 1003. doi:10.1038 s41551 017 0167 9
This is second time this month that social media has debated the rationale of killing unarmed people after five policemen and two security guards of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank were killed by suspected militants in Kulgam on May 1. Militants had refuted any role in killing of security guards. While the condemnations over May 1 killings were widespread, the reactions this time have been subdued apparently because of the army background of Ummer Fayaz, who was recently commissioned as a lieutenant in the force.
(With the Associated Press) DUBAI: Facebook is aiming to tackle the spread of fake news and misinformation online via multiple avenues, including paying into a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism. As part of its efforts, Facebook is jointly funding a new nonprofit called the News Integrity Initiative which will be based at the City University of New York. Others contributing to the fund include Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and the Ford Foundation. Recent polls show the public s trust in the news industry at a low, the Associated Press reported last week. False news and misinformation, often masquerading as trustworthy news and spreading on social media, has gained a lot of attention since the 2016 US presidential election. Companies like Facebook are trying to address the issue. In a statement on Facebook last week, the company s News Feed Vice President Adam Mosseri said: We know people want to see accurate information on Facebook and so do we. False news is harmful to our community, it makes the world less informed and it erodes trust. It s not a new phenomenon, and all of us tech companies, media companies, newsrooms, teachers have a responsibility to do our part in addressing it. He added that Facebook was working to fight the spread of false news in three areas, including disrupting economic incentives because most false news is financially motivated; building new products to curb the spread of false news; and helping people make more informed decisions when they encounter false news. Mosseri went on to outline why each approach was being taken, saying that the company was taking steps to limit the spread, and therefore economic incentive, of fake news by making it as difficult as possible for people posting false news to buy ads on our platform through strict enforcement of our policies and better identifying false news through our community and third party fact checking organizations. The senior executive added: We re building, testing and iterating on new products to identify and limit the spread of false news, including testing ways to make it easier to report a false news story if you see one on Facebook, which you can do by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post. Stories that are flagged as false by our community then might show up lower in your feed. In order to help people make more informed decisions, the social media giant is collaborating with news organizations to develop products together, providing tools and services for journalists, and helping people get better information so they can make smart choices about what they read through the Facebook Journalism Project. Mosseri also highlights the News Integrity Initiative, the mission of which is to advance news literacy, to increase trust in journalism around the world and to better inform the public conversation, he said.
Soy products such as tofu are safe for women diagnosed with breast cancer, and may even prolong their survival, a new study has found.Soy foods are considered among the healthiest for human consumption, but their oestrogen like properties have raised concerns of a potential increased risk of breast cancer. This is because in hormone receptor positive cancer, the most common form of the disease, there are some concerns that high oestrogen levels help cancer cells grow and spread, though this remains controversial.
The bloodshed comes just days after 60 inmates were killed during rioting at two prisons in a neighbouring state and it increases fears that violence could spread, including to the streets of major cities, as gangs vie for influence and territory both inside prisons and in slums where trafficking operations are often based.It 's also becoming a flashpoint for the government of President Michel Temer, whose administration is already struggling with an economic crisis and mounting corruption allegations. Authorities of the state of Roraima, on the border with Venezuela, said they requested help from Brazil 's federal government more than once to deal with its prison crisis, but no support was sent.
But a new vaccine has proven to be 100 percent effective and could be a vital tool in preventing the next time the deadly virus begins to spread, according to a new study in The Lancet."While these compelling results come too late for those who lost their lives during West Africa's Ebola epidemic, they show that when the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenseless," said Marie Paule Kieny, lead author, of the World Health Organization.
The Rohingya crisis is a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences. In Myanmar Burma, the Rohingya have very limited access to basic services and viable livelihood opportunities due to strict movement restrictions. The statelessness of and the discrimination against the Rohingya must urgently be addressedThe Government must prioritize inter communal dialogue, mediation and conflict resolution in Rakhine State, where tensions between ethnic communities are widespread, with community segregation institutionalised.