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MI confirms its 1st West Nile virus activity of 2017


They figure that because most people get the virus, but never feel ill from it, that there were actually many more actual cases out there. People are being warned to take steps to prevent mosquito bites, which can transmit the virus. They will readily come inside to bite if windows and door screens are not covered. Earlier this month, three birds tested positive for the virus in Michigan State University labs. Read More »

Trump denies urging former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to drop Flynn inquiry

President Donald Trump flatly denied Thursday that he ever urged ex-FBI Director James Comey to back off or close the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Mr Lavrov said he did not understand what the "secret" was, since the USA introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago. Read More »

Cyberattack rocks UK NHS, forcing care cancellations

A large-scale worldwide investigation has been launched as police attempt to identify the perpetrators of the attack. NHS organisations across the country are on alert for a possible recurrence of Friday's cyberattack as staff return to work. Read More »

Motorist charged in deadly Times Square sidewalk crash


After his arrest, he told police he was "hearing voices" and expected to die, two law enforcement officials said. Charges are pending. VIDEO FROM THE SCENE MOMENTS AFTER THE CRASH: Police said Rojas drove at a high rate of speed from West 42nd Street to West 45th Street. Read More »

Caffeine-induced cardiac event kills SC teen

The cause of death of the Spring Hill High School teenager who had collapsed in a classroom last month and died, was a "caffeine-induced" cardiac event, the Richland County Coroner's Office said in its newly-published report. At a news conference on Monday, the boy's father said his son was very careful about drugs and alcohol. Holding back tears, Mr. Cripe said, "It wasn't a vehicle crash that took his life". Read More »

India ranks at 154, below SriLanka and Bangladesh, on healthcare index


Among its neighbours, India's health index remains better than only Pakistan and Afghanistan, whose index is 43.1 and 32.5 respectively. The study points that despite the country's socio-economic development, India has failed to achieve in healthcare goals and the gap between the score and predicted score has widened in the last 25 years. Read More »

The quality of South Africa's healthcare vs the world


The Swiss health care system is regularly ranked highly in global surveys, but comes in for criticism over the cost (for which it is also ranked highly in global surveys). "America's ranking is an embarrassment, especially considering the U.S. spends more than $9,000 per person on health care annually, more than any other country", Dr. Read More »

Brazil's president may lead a 'walking dead administration'


That image of being above it all has certainly worked in one way for Temer: while much of the rest of the political elite became embroiled in corruption scandals, the president remained remarkably untouched. But with the opening of a probe Thursday into whether he participated in a scheme this March to pay hush money to Cunha - in prison for taking millions in bribes - Temer was pulled into the same mire. Read More »

Indians more vulnerable to WannaCry because of pirated software

Liran Eshel, chief executive of cloud storage provider CTERA Networks, said: "The attack shows how sophisticated ransomware has become, forcing even unaffected organizations to rethink strategies". "It should be included in all Windows - it shouldn't be that you have to pay more for a more secure version of Windows", says Michael Cherry, an analyst at Directions on Microsoft , an independent research firm. Read More »

Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells


Dr Iain Foulkes, director of research and innovation at Cancer Research UK , said: "We urgently need new insights and treatments to tackle glioblastomas, one of the most common and hard to treat forms of brain tumours". In order for Zika virus to have this effect, it has to pass the blood brain barrier which is very important when it comes to the treatment of brain tumors. Read More »

Yemen cholera cases could hit 300000 within six months

Cholera is highly contagious and can be contracted from ingesting contaminated food and water. Fighting has taken a toll on medical facilities in the war-torn country, as more than half of Yemen's facilities, which are now operated by Houthi rebels, no longer function. Read More »

Blizzard REVEALS new Skins and voice lines


The event will commence on May 23, the day Overwatch launched a year ago, and will last until June 12. These four skins - for Bastion, Soldier 76, Pharah and Zarya - are very different from the event skins we've seen previously. One thing that's really fun about Blizzard games is celebrating other Blizzard games. According to Blizzard, on the Free Weekend , the full roster of game's maps will be available for players. Read More »

Car rams Times Square pedestrians, kills one, injures others


An 18-year-old tourist from MI was killed and her 13-year-old sister was among the 22 injured, four of them critically. Vanguard gathered that the incident was not an act of terrorism from police source and witnesses. Law enforcement sources Rojas appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he was taken into custody. Witnesses in Times Square watched in horror as auto plowed over pedestrians, killing one and injuring 19 others. Read More »

Trump administration sanctions Venezuela Supreme Court


Journalist Virginia Lopez joins CBSN from Caracas, Venezue... The sanctions package, which could be announced as early as Thursday, is expected to designate those unnamed officials for punitive measures to be enforced by the U.S. government said the court members were being targeted because they had "usurped the authority of Venezuela's democratically elected legislature". Moreno, while not directly involved in those decisions, has defended them and from the bench also upheld a almost ... Read More »

4 suspected child lifters lynched


The mob is believed to have followed their auto on suspicion that they were child-lifters. The police say rumours had been swirling in the region, as well as the neighbouring Saraikela district, where three cattle traders, Nayeem, Seraj Khan and Sajju, were thrashed to death by a mob. Read More »

UK's Theresa May renews vow to cut immigration below 100000

Under the new Conservative blueprint, a planned £72,000 cap on care costs, which had been due to come in in 2020, would be scrapped. On the face of it, the new policy would not require so many additional assessments, though it is likely that many people who now self-fund their care in a care home would become entitled to local authority funding in future. Read More »

NHS provides outpatients updates following cyber attack

NHS England said that, as of 3pm on Monday, two hospitals remained on divert following the attack, down from seven on Sunday. Hawkhill Medical Centre staff said their computers were hit by the virus on Friday afternoon, with a demand appearing on the screen for payment of the online currency Bitcoin. Read More »

Conservative leader Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond

The Prime Minister's policy platform, which saw her vow to govern for "mainstream Britain" and deliver a strong economy after Brexit, included a radical shake-up of pensioner benefits and the system for funding social care. In media questions later, May responded by expanding on her vision for Britain, again giving little detail. The "double lock" will mean the State Pension will rise by the higher of average earnings or inflation but will no longer be guaranteed to rise by at least 2.5%. Read More »

Eurovision 2017: Portugal takes home top prize for the first time


The flight carrying the Portuguese delegation landed at 15:50 CET at the Lisbon worldwide airport where more than 2000 fans flooded the arrivals section of the airport in order to meet the national hero. Before the grand final, Bulgaria won two journalist awards - for best special effect and best stage performance. "I want to congratulate Salvador Sobral , the victor of Eurovision 2017, not only because he gave Portugal the victory for this first time, but also because he was an Erasmus ... Read More »

NHS ransomware attack raises concerns about online security


The Telegraph reports that although it was initially expected that the widespread attack originated from phishing emails, this has since been disputed by security experts looking into the matter. For instance, if we take the case of the hospital systems held hostage in United Kingdom, they're more likely to pay up in order to safeguard their patient's information that has been encrypted by the attacker than a teenager with photos and contacts to lose - which otherwise, in all likeliness - is ... Read More »

Scots NHS told 3 months ago to protect data from attacks

United States package delivery giant FedEx, European vehicle factories, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica , Britain's health service and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit. The so-called ransomware attack appears to exploit a weakness that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked to the internet. Read More »

Family lawyer alleges Vegas officer misconduct


Lopera can be heard telling Brown. Police have also used the name Tashii Farmer. Brown is heard screaming as he tries to roll over on his stomach; Lopera repeatedly uses the Taser on Brown. The 31-year-old Lopera held Brown's neck for more than a minute - far longer than the seven to 10 seconds it might take for an approved method to render a person unconscious, according to McMahill. Read More »