Dee Davis-Stokes

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There May Soon Be a Blood Test for Predicting Premature Births

Each year in the U.S., one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Around the world, that number is slightly higher, affecting 15 million infants …

Stanford University

Ever Wonder What Bipolar Disorder Really Is? Here's Your Answer, Straight From a Doctor

Mental illness is much more complicated than physical illness; after all, when the disorder is in your brain, there aren't any physical symptoms or blood tests you can run to reach a proper diagnosis. And while the conversation surrounding mental illness is growing, slowly etching away the negative …

Asian shares mixed as markets mull Fed, geopolitical risk

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday as investors digested the latest Fed minutes while geopolitical concerns overshadowed sentiment after President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone on the Middle East conflict.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index dipped 0.2 percent …

Stock Markets

Zuckerberg Faces Hostile Congress as Calls for Regulation Mount

WASHINGTON — After two days and more than 10 hours of questioning of Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, there was widespread consensus among lawmakers that social media technology — and its potential for abuse — had far outpaced Washington and that Congress should step in to close the …

Outgoing House Speaker Ryan says he doesn't see himself ever running again

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview Wednesday he doesn’t expect to ever run for political office again.<p>“I really don’t,” the Janesville, Wis., Republican said.<p>“I always sort of thought when I took this job, this would be the last elected office I’d have, which I’m fine with,” Ryan said …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

17 Comics Tackle The Frustration Of Living With A Mental Illness

<b>Update:</b> Ruby Elliot has just published a book of illustrations depicting her experiences, titled <i>It's All Absolutely Fine.</i> It will be available for …

Daughter died aged 21 after illness some experts don't believe is real left her bed-bound and wasting away

A young woman spent the last three years of her life bed-bound and in extreme pain as she wasted away from a disease some experts refuse to believe …

A Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Has Spread The World. We Now Know Where It Started

We did this.<p>The mcr-1 gene, which helps bacteria resist colistin – one of the few remaining antibiotic drugs of last resort that still work – has now …

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reveals secret battle with mental illness

He is a vision of unshakable strength.<p>But Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has revealed a secret battle with mental illness - including a failed suicide bid.<p>…

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

Consciousness

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

China

Trans-Pacific trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address “unfair trade practices” and “market distorting subsidies” in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape the global trade landscape.<p>The summit of Asia-Pacific Economic …

Trump says he believes Putin's election meddling denials

<b>Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday he's done confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country's election meddling since it's insulting to the Russian leader.<p>Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the US …

Donald Trump

Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling | Reuters

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year’s U.S. election, despite U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion of Russian interference.<p>Trump made the comment after he and Putin met briefly at a …

Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive California wild fires

As the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged Northern California for almost a week.<p>The winds that bedeviled firefighters Saturday are expected to die down Sunday, allowing firefighters to go back on the offense after …

Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Kills at Least 20

LAS VEGAS — A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, leaving at least 59 people dead, injuring 527 others, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for cover, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in …

Las Vegas

How Many Viruses Can Live In Semen? More Than You Might Think

When it comes to microbes in sexual organs, the vagina and its fluids seem to garner most of the attention. Heck, there is even a consortium dedicated specifically to studying which critters live and thrive in its confines.<p>Really, who can blame scientists? The vagina's microbiome — or all the …

Scientific breakthrough sees creation of antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains

Scientists have developed an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains.<p>Already tested on monkeys, trials on human beings could begin next year, the BBC reported.<p>Up until now, HIV has been difficult to treat because of its ability to mutate and change its appearance.<p>Eventually, the human body …

An 18-year-old entrepreneur has idea that could change the world — and she might help change the tech industry too

A freshman at MIT, Lin helped develop an Android app while interning at the US State Department. She's this year's Youth Poet Laureate in New York City. And She was named to Crain's 20 under 20 list.<p>She's also prospective entrepreneur who's CEO of her own company. And in that role, she could help …

There is a discrepancy between emotional problems perceived by parents and the feelings expressed by their children<p>A snapshot view of NHS and other data on child and adolescent mental health reveals a stark difference along gender lines.<p>Related: Stress and social media fuel mental health crisis …

Mental Health

Case Presentation: Transoral Thyroidectomy

<i>Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery</i><p>Expertise: Benign Thyroid Disorders, Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Endocrinology, …

Thyroid

This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

Apps

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.<p>Early one Monday morning, police and FBI agents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the …

New Jersey

Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea's leader 'madman' whose regime will face new tests

NEW YORK — President Trump lashed back Friday at North Korea's leader, calling Kim Jong Un a “madman” whose regime will be “tested like never before” amid new U.S.-imposed financial sanctions.<p>The latest economic pressures announced Thursday come as the Trump administration seeks to build …

North Korea

The best to-do list app right now

Get the app and then get things done<p>The best to-do list app will always be whatever works for you. One reason for the enduring popularity of pen-and-paper-based methods is that they can map perfectly to your individual needs. Bullet journals, which have surged in popularity in recent years, …

Apps

Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.<p>The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued advisories on Hurricane Irma (currently located north of …

Weather

Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

Immune System