Health


Authorities confirm bird flu case in southern Belgium

Irvines, the Zimbabwean poultry producer where that country's outbreak originated, has said it is preparing to import eggs from Europe. In 2016‚ Zimbabwe imported chicken products worth R22.4 million. The Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries (DAFF) is providing veterinary support including diagnostics, surveillance and control measures.


'Petya' shuts down chocolate factory as ransomware reaches Australia

'Petya' shuts down chocolate factory as ransomware reaches Australia

According to a report by the ABC , a union official said the facility's computer system went down at 9.30pm on Tuesday evening. Factory workers " weren't sure what it was but, as the night's gone on, they've realised there's been some significant attacks around the world ", Short told Reuters.


111 terminally ill end lives in first 6 months of California law

111 terminally ill end lives in first 6 months of California law

California's Right to Die Law opened the door for 111 people to take their own lives using lethal prescriptions during the first six months of the law, state data released Tuesday said. But the California's law gained momentum after Brittany Maynard , who moved from California to Oregon, where she could legally die with medication prescribed under the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.


More UK buildings fail fire tests as politicians trade blame

More UK buildings fail fire tests as politicians trade blame

The blaze destroyed 151 homes in the north Kensington block and in the surrounding area. "That is why Ministers have instructed Scottish Government officials to work closely with local authorities and the fire service to review all of Scotland's high-rise domestic buildings, construction work that has taken place, the materials of any cladding and whether further action needs be taken as precautionary measure to prevent fire".


Painless Flu jab Patch for People Scared of Injections

Painless Flu jab Patch for People Scared of Injections

Study findings published online in The Lancet on June 27, 2017 have found that an experimental patch of dissolving microneedles can produce robust immune responses for influenza. Participants in the other groups applied a patch to their wrist and left for 20 minutes so the "microneedles" could pierce the top layer of the skin and be absorbed, while one group received a placebo.


Supreme Court will referee sports-betting fight between NJ, NFL and others

Supreme Court will referee sports-betting fight between NJ, NFL and others

In recent years, New Jersey politicians changed their minds and began working to legalize sports betting, hoping it would help the state's economy and gaming industry , which has recently struggled. "We are pleased the Supreme Court has agreed that it should hear this important case", Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, owners of Mohegan Sun, said in a statement.