Health Care

Adeosun: AfDB provided us with $1bn support during recession

New infrastructure financing gap estimates and innovative ways through which African countries can raise funds for infrastructure development are among the highlights of the 2018 edition of the report. The minister said that Nigeria in particular needed the AfDB and its programme of the High Five's which encompassed investing more in infrastructure, agriculture, education, health care and increased access to affordable energy and water.

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine smuggled inside pineapples

Along with the drugs, nine members of a South American gang who were transporting the drugs were also arrested. The bust was part of an ongoing investigation across Spain and Portugal that started last April, ABC News reports. The cocaine was being transported from storage facilities in Barcelona to these labs every 15-20 days. This weird shipping method has been used before by drug smugglers .

Britain now has a minister for loneliness

According to a recent AARP study , approximately 42.6 million Americans over age 45 suffer from chronic loneliness . Since the U.K voted to move out of the European Union over a year ago, many people around Europe have mockingly said that the move will result in an isolated and lonely island nation.

Walmart offers to help customers destroy unused opioid prescriptions

Effective immediately, any patients filling out a prescription for a Class II opioid such as methadone or oxycodone will be given a complimentary packet of DisposeRX and opioid safety information brochure. Patients with recurring prescriptions will be offered free packets every six months, and other existing pharmacy patients can request the product at any time, Walmart said.

Afghanistan to play maiden Test against India at Bengaluru in June 2018

Phil Simmons, who was appointed Afghanistan's coach late previous year, could hardly have wished for a more fitting opening fixture in the longest form of the game. The war-torn nation s team has played the majority of its home games in India , which supported its quest for Test status. The match will mark the debut of Afghanistan in Test cricket.

Travelers through Chicago's O'Hare airport possibly exposed to measles

Somewhere between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on January 10, according to a statement obtained by ABC News and released by the Illinois Department of Public Health , "a passenger on an global flight with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal 5" of the airport and the person "departed on a domestic flight from Terminal 1".

4-year-old boy dies from flu in Ohio

Up until December 30, 2017, there were 11,275 laboratory-confirmed cases across the country, 74 per cent of which are attributed to influenza A. There have been a total of 1,050 influenza-related hospitalizations and 34 deaths across the country.

Ibuprofen Could Make Healthy Men In Just Two Weeks

No direct effect on fertility was shown, but the results of this initial study suggest that it warrants further investigation. Erma Z. Drobnis, a University of Missouri, Columbia, professor who specializes in fertility, says this study is important, given how common ibuprofen is, even with such a small sample size.

Trump and allies hit back at White House exposé

Many in the president's circle had been urging Trump for weeks to publicly distance himself from Bannon and used the fallout from the book to persuade the president to sever ties with him. Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. The White House issued a statement Wednesday attacking Bannon as excerpts of the book emerged with quotes attributed to him that denigrated the President and Donald Trump Jr.

Penn State vs Washington: Fiesta Bowl 2017 preview and prediction

This year's semifinals haven't even been played yet, but it's never too early to look ahead to next season. From first team representative Vita Vea to second team player Greg Gaines. McSorley should have a good match up with tight end Mike Gesicki and receivers DaeSean Hamilton and Juwan Johnson , all being over 6 ft. The trio combined this year for 1883 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Extreme videogaming will soon be labeled a mental illness

The WHO is now whipping up a draft of the latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD), ICD-11. As excessive gaming will be an official disorder next year, it means that doctors, health care workers and insurance companies will be able to use it as a diagnosis.

'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US

Mr. Trump had pushed controversial immigration policies since becoming American president in January. The Times reported the president also complained about the 40,000 people who had come from Nigeria, saying they would never "go back to their huts" in Africa after being in the USA, based on two officials' accounts.

Florida State is playing in a bowl it's not eligible for

The Conference USA outfits were among the top five teams averaging the fewest turnovers in Division I, at 8.8 per game, but committed a season-worst 20 against FSU, and it also cost them 21 points. Reddit College Football found that over the most recent two-year span, Delaware State only used 87 percent of the available scholarship grants-in-aid awarded to FCS teams, but in order for an FCS opponent to count toward an FBS team's bowl eligibility, the FCS team needs to use 90 percent of its ...

Natural disaster of magnitude 5 strikes North India, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that the moderate intensity quake struck at 8:49 pm on Wednesday. No immediate loss of life or property was reported. "The depth of the natural disaster was 30 km". The hill state, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. However, initial reports suggested that the epicentre of the natural disaster was in Uttarakhand.

No fear of England for Tunisia, Panama

Dier is a certainty for the defensive midfield role while going forward, Adam Lallana, Sterling, Kane, Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli give England genuine attacking threat. In 1978, Tunisia became the first African nation to ever win a match at a World Cup when beating Mexico 3-1 in Argentina. Breaking Panama down will be England's challenge but with Tunisia and Panama cast in the roles of minnows, England must perform as they did in their qualifying campaign, where they were efficient ...

5 criminals arrested after brief encounter in Delhi

The Delhi Police along with Punjab cops arrested five dreaded criminals after a brief encounter took place near Dwarka Metro station on Tuesday. No one was injured in the firing even though the shootout happened in a residential area, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) - southwest Shibesh Singh.

Few Cases of Cardiac Arrest Occur During Sex

The vast majority were male and were more likely to be middle-aged, African-American and have a history of cardiovascular disease. Previous studies have confirmed sex can trigger non-fatal cardiac events like heart attacks , but Chugh and colleagues designed their study to determine whether or not sexual activity is a risk factor for SCA in particular, since the condition accounts for 350,000 deaths in the USA each year.

Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires' disease sickens park visitors

The people were between 52 to 94 years of age. The outbreak was traced to the convention hotel's air conditioning system, and Legionnaire's disease has since been sourced to contaminated water or mist. One patient, who hadn't visited the park, has died, the agency said. An employee working in the facility also got infected with the same disease. Older people and those with health issues are particularly at risk.

H3N2 mutation in last year's flu vaccine responsible for lowered efficacy

Most flu vaccine proteins are purified from a virus grown in chicken eggs, although a small fraction of flu vaccine proteins are produced in systems that do not involve eggs. For example they may have got a food vaccine and got sick anyway. The goal is to combine the desired HA and NA antigens from the target strain (flu strain 1) with genes from a harmless strain that grows well in an egg (flu strain 2).

London introduces vehicle pollution levy

The new levy - which is expected to affect 34,000 motorists a month - will mainly apply to vehicles registered before 2006, which typically do not meet the required Euro 4 standards. "This is the time to stand up and join the battle to clear the toxic air we are forced to breathe". "The T Charge is a vital step in tackling the dirtiest diesels before I introduce the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone as early as 2019".