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VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.
A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City's recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city's public health authority exceeded its authority. In a six-page decision rendered hours after a hearing on the matter, Judge Lawrence Knipel denied the parents' petition seeking to lift the vaccination order, imposed last week to stem the worst measles outbreak to hit the city since 1991. The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary step to contain a surge in the highly contagious disease that has infected at least 329 people so far, most of them children from Orthodox Jewish communities in the borough of Brooklyn.
The National Institutes of Health will award grants to research sites in Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York and Ohio, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said at a news conference to unveil the plan. Prescription opioid pain treatments and drugs like heroin and the more potent fentanyl were responsible for 47,600 U.S. deaths in 2017, according to government figures, with only a small decline last year, according to provisional data. The plan calls for the research centers to work with at least 15 communities hard hit by the crisis to measure how integrating prevention, treatment and recovery interventions can reduce overdoses.
It's bad enough that once a month women have to deal with unpleasant period symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and bloating, but if you find that your head begins to pound just before you start - or shortly after - your hormones are probably to blame for that, too. "Most women who suffer from headaches during their period are suffering from menstrual migraines," G.
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders discussed Washington's "continued support for the United Arab Emirates' national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran," the statement said. "They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil," it said.
“The five days preceding the earnings day offer the most attractive days to access liquidity in a single stock,” Goldman strategists led by John Marshall wrote in a note. The study comes as Goldman has seen an improvement in broad liquidity metrics over the last three months after declines to multi-year lows at the end of 2018. In a research note in December, strategists led by Marshall and Rocky Fishman said the divergence between 2018’s heightened equity volatility and relative economic stability can be explained in large part by illiquidity.
ShutterstockFederal researchers have confirmed for the first time a frightening polio-like condition that strikes children can be caused by a respiratory infection called enterovirus D68—a step toward unraveling the mystery of the paralyzing illness.Scientists have long suspected a link between enterovirus acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) but a study published by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday revealed that doctors had found D68 in an afflicted child’s spinal fluid.“This is the first true confirmation that we've had,” Dr. Heidi Moline, lead author, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.AFM is a neurological condition that affects the spinal cord’s gray matter and damages nerves and muscle-movement coordination. The symptoms are similar to polio: sudden onset of  facial drooping, limb weakness, and an inability to speak.The disease first came to public attention when it was found in 2014 in Colorado. Cases were eventually confirmed in 120 people in 34 states, and two years later, there were 149 cases occurred in 41 states. In 2018 there were 228 confirmed cases across 41 states. Researchers believed that either  enterovirus D68 or A71, viruses in the same family as polio, were attacking the nervous system, instigating AFM.In the study published Thursday, a team in Minnesota, working in tandem with the CDC, followed six children, ages 1 through 9, who were hospitalized between Sept.r 19 and Oct. 1 of last year. AFM was confirmed in each.D68 was found in the spinal fluid of one of the six children, a girl who reportedly lost all motor function and remains in the hospital. The researchers told the Star-Tribune that they presumed D68 is likely the cause of AFM for the other five children in the cluster, one of whom tested positive for D68 on a nasal swab.Although significant, the research results don’t mean D68 is the sole culprit. Other viruses that have not yet been detected, or something else in the environment, might play a role.Clearly not every child exposed to D68 develops AFM and researchers have not figured out why some children get it and others in the same environment don’t. Beyond age, the pool of AFM sufferers doesn’t share many characteristics. They live in different places. Some are boys and some are girls. Some have underlying health conditions, while others do not. Some report common cold symptoms while others report more symptoms like headaches and vomiting before the paralysis sets in.Read more at The Daily Beast.
President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cashflow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. sanctions designed to oust him from power, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. The sales are the latest sign of the growing dependence of Venezuela's cash-strapped government on Russia as the United States tightens a financial noose around Maduro, who it describes as a dictator. With its economy reeling from years of recession and a sharp decline in oil production, Venezuela was already struggling to finance imports and government spending before Washington imposed tough restrictions on state oil company PDVSA in January.
Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Sulfiya, a Russian woman in her 60s, has travelled to Azerbaijan's north-western city of Naftalan in the hope that crude oil baths at a local sanatorium will end her years of suffering from polyarthritis, a disease affecting the joints. "This is so pleasant," she enthuses, despite the reek of engine oil.
Meteor from a Solar System Light Years Away May Have Hit Earth
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.
Russia objects to the British-drafted resolution blaming eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar for the latest flare-up in violence when his Libyan National Army (LNA) advanced to the outskirts of Tripoli earlier this month, diplomats said. The United States gave no reason for its position on the draft resolution, which would also call on countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance and for unconditional humanitarian aid access in Libya, which has been gripped by anarchy since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011. The United States' U.N. mission declined to comment and the Russian U.N. mission did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hundreds of thousands packed the streets by early evening - the largest crowds to gather in the center of the capital since last week, when former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted and the military council took over. Protesters chanted "Freedom and revolution are the choice of the people" and "Civilian rule, civilian rule", and waved national flags. "We will remain in the street until power is handed to civilian authority," said 24-year-old protester Samia Abdallah.
In a six-page decision rendered hours after a hearing on the matter, Judge Lawrence Knipel denied the parents' petition seeking to lift the vaccination order, imposed last week to stem the worst measles outbreak to hit the city since 1991. The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary step to contain a surge in the highly contagious disease that has infected at least 329 people so far, most of them children from Orthodox Jewish communities in the borough of Brooklyn. Another 222 cases have been diagnosed elsewhere in New York state, mostly in a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County, northwest of Manhattan.