Deciding a good candidate for cholesterol-lowering statin requires calculating more than simple cholesterol level

Deciding a good candidate for cholesterol-lowering statin requires calculating more than simple cholesterol level

While looking for a cholesterol-lowering statin to check a heart attack, deciding what is good, what is not requires calculation of more than a normal cholesterol level. A government task force said that the common medications are going to be most useful to some people from age group 40 years to 75 years, whose cardiovascular disease risk is at least 10% over the coming decade.

New Study warns Wild Bees on the Decline Due to single-crop Cultivation

New Study warns Wild Bees on the Decline Due to single-crop Cultivation

A gap has been noticed between abundance of wild bees and demand for pollination in California due to some crops such as almonds, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has reported.

Due to Central Valley's love for almonds, a steep imbalance has been found between bee populations and the need for the pollination services they provide, according to the study. The findings have been reported amid warning over the steep decline in the numbers of commercial bees that are used to pollinate crops.

AI Project Receives Funding and Support From Tech Companies

AI Project Gets Huge Funding From Tech Companies

Many tech companies including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Infosys and YC Research, have promised to provide a financial support of US$1 billion for the OpenAI project. The project aims at developing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a way that it benefits the entire human race. The companies are not expecting any financial profits in return of their funding.

Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions on Rise

Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions on Rise

The Nuffield Trust report has revealed the extent of alcohol related hospital admissions in England and the impact of demographic, socio-economic and regional factors on these numbers. The report suggests a 63.6% rise in the hospital admissions particularly due to alcohol during 2005-6 and 2013-14. Further breakdown reveals a 53.9% rise in emergency admissions from 374.9 per 100,000 to 577.1 per 100,000 population.

Northern Kentucky health officials urging people to get vaccinated against whooping cough

Northern Kentucky health officials urging people to get vaccinated against whooping cough

Due to a whooping cough outbreak, health officials in northern Kentucky have urged people to get shots against the disease. The Northern Kentucky Health Department said that since November 1, the region has encountered 31 cases of whooping cough. They said that in comparison, 7 cases were reported in November and December previous year.

Customers Get Ice Cream Delight with Blue Bell

Customers Get Ice Cream Delight with Blue Bell

A loyal Blue Bell ice cream customer of Rouses Market, named Michael Wood, went to the market on December 21 having forgotten that his favorite ice cream is returning. When he reached the market and saw his favorite, he could not resist the idea of taking a selfie with it. He added that during the absence of Blue Bell since April due to listeria outbreak in March, he had to buy its expensive substitute Häagen Dazs. Like him, several other customers are more than overjoyed with the return of Blue Bell ice cream.

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Florida ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown saves Thousands of lives, Study says

Florida ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown saves Thousands of lives, Study says

A new study suggests that ‘pill mills’ crackdown in Florida has saved thousands of people. Due to the crackdown, there were fewer heroin overdose and narcotic painkillers deaths, it reported.

Pill mills are those doctor-run clinics where physicians allegedly recommend narcotic painkillers for cash. In most of the cases, doctors prescribe painkiller, such as Percocet, Oxycontin and Vicodin, even without examining an individual.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Finds Newborn Star

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Finds Newborn Star

NASA has located a newborn star when the Hubble Space Telescope took a photograph of the cosmic, double-bladed lightsaber. The center of the photograph is partially covered by a dark, Jedi-like cloak of dust. Twin jets were shot by the newborn star into the space, giving the proof of its birth. The twin jets are visible in the center of the image.

Bayer, CRISPR Therapeutics Join Hands for Gene Editing

Bayer, CRISPR Therapeutics Join Hands for Gene Editing

German pharmaceutical company Bayer will form a joint venture with the Swiss biotech firm CRISPR Therapeutics to undertake research on a new potential gene editing technology. The joint venture will be equally owned by both the companies. Bayer will invest 300 million euros during the coming five years in the joint venture and will also purchase 35 million euros worth of stake in CRISPR Therapeutics.

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