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Source: Washington Post

Chloe Kim is ‘hangry’ — and the Oxford English Dictionary approves

14-Feb-2018

Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I'm getting hangry. Lest any schoolmarm types wag an admonishing finger at the 17-year-old California native for foisting an unfortunate piece of slang on an American public too enraptured by her aerial prowess to care, please be advised: No less than Oxford University Press, publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary, approves of “hangry.”

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Source: CBS News

First blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries gets FDA approval

Friday 15:27 GMT

That prize would be a test that could detect and guide treatment for concussions and traumatic brain injuries, similar to a blood test that hospitals commonly use to evaluate suspected heart attacks, Koroshetz said.

Bazarian called the test "a huge step" toward devising a blood test that can detect brain injuries including concussions. Dr. Walter Koroshetz, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and other brain injury experts say the test isn't sensitive enough to rule out concussions.

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Source: New York Times

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

Friday 21:53 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.

The F.D.A. approved the test for use in adults, but Henry Nordhoff, chief executive of Banyan Biomarkers, based in San Diego, the company that makes the device, said he thought it might also appeal to physicians evaluating children for concussions.

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Source: Global News

Health Canada approval of multiple sclerosis drug ‘absolutely a game-changer’

Saturday 14:31 GMT

Joseph Petrilli said he cried for a long time when he heard that Health Canada approved a new drug that could help dramatically improve the symptoms he suffers from living with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS), a debilitating form of the disease.

READ MORE: Montrealer with MS calling on Health Canada to approve breakthrough drug Ocrevus. Petrilli has been living with PPMS since he was first diagnosed in the summer of 2016.

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Source: Common Domain

Federal Judge Approves $300 Million Loan for Puerto Rico Utility

Tuesday 18:14 GMT

A federal judge approved an emergency $300 million loan that will keep Puerto Rico’s troubled electric utility in operation, averting a threat of more power outages at a time when the island is trying to recover from last summer’s devastating hurricanes.

Her decision comes days after she rejected the funding for the utility, known as Prepa, saying the cash-strapped power utility hadn’t looked hard enough for alternative funding before seeking court approval of a loan. Prepa, which had sought approval to tap $550 million of a proposed $1 billion financing package, is in desperate need of funding to maintain restoration work on the island’s power grid and to prevent additional blackouts.


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