January 24, 2018

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Google's DeepMind Was Given 'Inappropriate' Access to NHS Medical Data


It reveals that the UK's most respected authority on the protection of NHS patients' data believes the legal basis for the transfer of information from Royal Free to DeepMind was "inappropriate". Normally that permission can be waived if the information is going to be used to provide direct care to the patient (or patients) in question. "We take seriously the conclusions of the NDG, and are pleased that they have asked the Department of Health to look closely at the regulatory framework ... Read More »

U.S. says Syria is killing prisoners and burning bodies in crematorium

The US has outright accused the Syrian government of killing thousands of prisoners and burning all of their bodies in a secret, large-scale crematorium. UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, speaking to reporters in Geneva on May 15, said he was glad to see the new USA administration get more involved in Syrian peace efforts. Read More »

Safaricom is planning to expand M-Pesa mobile money across Africa


If the deal receives regulatory approval, Vodafone will retain a 5% stake in Safaricom, with the remaining 35% held by the Kenyan government. The increase in Vodafone's stake in the South African company would cut Vodacom's free float to below 20 per cent, the minimum requirement of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Read More »

Don't click: What is the 'ransomware' WannaCry worm?

After taking computers over, the virus displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 (£230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. The threat receded over the weekend after a British-based researcher, who declined to give his name but tweets under the profile @MalwareTechBlog, said he stumbled on a way to at least temporarily limit the worm's spread by registering a web address to which he noticed the malware was trying to connect. Read More »

Will Power Wins At Indianapolis for a Strong Start to May


You can point at nearly any vehicle in the IndyCar Grand Prix field and come up with a reason why they need to win this race. But there were countless hours to build that vehicle back up from what it was after Phoenix, which really wasn't much at all left. Read More »

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity


At the height of its popularity, Caitlin, the name's most common spelling, ranked No. 44 in 1988. The transgender reality star explained that she doesn't want to discuss the operation out of "respect", but when King pressed further, she made a surprising admission. Read More »

$900 million needed to provide humanitarian aid to Somalia


In the margins of the conference , Foreign Minister Gabriel met with, among others, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, to whom he reiterated his support for the work of the United Nations with regard to Somalia . Nick Kay, the former United Nations envoy to Somalia and current UK special envoy to the Horn of Africa, says the conference is very important for Somalia . Read More »

Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US


John Ward, an author of the new report and director of the division of viral hepatitis at the CDC. So the CDC thinks the reported cases are only a fraction of actual infections. Sharing needles can infect people not only with hepatitis, but with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV ) that causes AIDS. While grim news from a public health standpoint, the rising number of infections is an opportunity for drugmakers including Gilead Sciences Inc. Read More »

Three more cases of measles reported in Brainerd


Local media said the latest outbreak appeared to have started in an immigrant community, where vaccine skepticism prevails. The measure would guarantee the necessary doses of vaccines for the immunization of children in Romania. The state health department is encouraging numerous families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. "There are economic costs for their families, and there are costs to the public health system". Read More »

California lawmakers, advocates react to governor's budget


The announcements set off the final round of budget negotiations between Brown and the Legislature over the next month. Overall, the total budget increased to $183.4 billion, up 2.2 percent from January. The proposal also restores a $500 million increase in child care subsidies, raising the rates paid to providers to keep up with the state's rising minimum wage. Read More »

California governor seeks smaller education, child care cuts


Though it faces longer odds in the Senate, the recent repeal-and-replace legislation approved in the House of Representatives could cost the state billions of dollars in federal funding for Medi-Cal in 2020. At a press conference, Brown repeatedly expressed the need to fight the Trump administration on health care reforms under discussion in Washington. Read More »

Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently said offshore wind is "one tool in the all-of-the-above energy toolbox that will help power America with domestic energy, securing energy independence, and bolstering the economy". The project is expected to create a total of 75-100 maintenance and administrative jobs in Eemshaven, a seaport in the municipality of Groningen. "Ventower Industries is excited about the opportunity to work with US Wind and our local partners to build and expand the supply ... Read More »

May is Mental Health Month: Pathways to Wellness

However, while the body does the work to heal a bone fracture, for an employee with a mental health issue, getting well involves active participation in the healing process. However, up there in the football hotbed of the North-East England we feel a sense of community and togetherness about our football teams. With this campaign, we want to let people know that they're not alone. Read More »

Raul Labrador's worst week in Washington


A conservative Republican congressman from Idaho is drawing criticism for his response to a town-hall attendee's concerns about how his party's health-care bill would affect Medicaid recipients . But how often does lack of health insurance, or access to health care, cause people to die? Labrador's comments quickly prompted a backlash online. Read More »

Sunny and warm weather today followed by chance of rain mid-week


Southeast wind 9 to 11 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. Showers are expected to continue Sunday morning, tapering off in the afternoon and evening, according to forecasters. Cloudy, with a high near 71. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Free State: Cloudy in the extreme northeast at first with fog patches, otherwise partly cloudy and warm but cool in the northeast . Read More »

'World's heaviest woman' leaves hospital after surgery


However, the hospital administration has accused her of not taking the responsibility and going back. A nine-member medical team from Burjeel Hospital accompanied Ms Ahmed for whom a special Italian stretcher and mobile bed was used. "Which doctor would be out of his mind to seek publicity on the most hard case where the odds are so heavily loaded against you?" he said last night on NDTV, responding to criticism of Ms Ahmed's privacy being compromised. Read More »

Arkansas Carries Out First Double Executions in US Since 2000


In an emergency filing, Williams' lawyers argued that he could face a "torturous" death because of his size. The microphone was turned off in the death chamber at this point so any comments were not audible to media witnesses. She was strangled to death with a coffee pot cord while her daughter Lacey was tied to a chair. The rejected appeal also said Jones gulped for air. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams were the latest to be executed. Read More »

Another wrong-way crash claims life, creates havoc


Traffic in the Dayton, Ohio , area will be impacted for a while as authorities make sure Interstate 75 is safe to reopen following a fatal crash Sunday. Mark Ponichtera said, via WDTN-TV. 'We had quite a bit of a scene, large explosions going on right now. The driver of the tanker was cooperating with investigators, he said. Read More »

President Donald Trump threatens Canada over milk imports

Multi-national grain traders made huge profits dumping subsidized USA corn on Mexico, crushing much of Mexico's farm economy to the point that Mexican Catholic Bishops said that NAFTA was leading to the "cultural death" of their nation. Canadian officials have blamed global dairy overproduction , not Canadian policies, for American dairy farmers' woes. Those farmers have made arrangements for a milk buyer or are headed into an already planned retirement. Read More »

Lyn Stuart sworn in as Alabama chief justice


Attorney General. Moore's brief kick-off speech sounded like many speeches Moore has delivered over the past 20 years, blending strong opinions against abortion and LGBT rights with a detailed and sometimes minute discussion of constitutional issues. Read More »

Over 29 million smartphones shipped to India in Q1


India witnessed a growth in the shipment of smartphones in the March quarter of 2017 by 15 per cent as compared to the same period in the previous year, the shipments in Q4FY17 amounted to 29 million units according to a research report. Chinese manufacturers shipped 114 million smartphones in the country this past quarter, growing by 9 percent year-on-year. "Vivo was just shy of shipping 3 million smart phones in the quarter". Read More »

Picked seventh by Chargers


Williams might be the most polished receiver in the class. Corey Davis gives him a fight for that title, but Davis hasn't gone up against the competition faced in the ACC. And, Rivers will still have two complete tight ends in Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates to target over the middle of the field. Considering he's the type of athlete who can turn a small gain into a large one, getting the ball to Williams a half dozen times per game is a must. Read More »

2 hurt in ship explosion in Atlantic Ocean flown to Azores


A 39-year-old Filipino crew member aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Liberty of the Seas was last seen on the ship's closed-circuit television system at about 1:30 a.m. The cause is unknown. The Portuguese Coast Guard are scheduled to launch a helicopter and pick up the injured crew members and bring them to Ponta Delgada. Read More »