Be Wary of False Diarrhea

PARIS — Most diarrhea that leads patients to seek medical advice is actually a false alarm, said gastroenterologist Nassim Hammoudi, MD, PhD, of the Lariboisière Hospital in Paris, during France’s annual general medicine conference (JNMG 2023). He said that doctors need to understand the characteristics of chronic diarrhea and adapt its management accordingly. In his … Read more

Gaza: Palestinians call for evacuation of patients, newborns from largest hospital

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian authorities on Tuesday called for a cease-fire to evacuate three dozen newborns and other patients trapped inside Gaza’s biggest hospital as Israeli forces battle Hamas in the streets just outside and seize more ground across northern Gaza. For days, the Israeli army has encircled Shifa Hospital, determined to … Read more

International students have returned to US colleges

WASHINGTON — International students attended U.S. universities in surging numbers last year, rebounding from a pandemic slump with the help of a 35% jump in students coming from India, according to a study released Monday. Overall, the number of international students in the U.S. grew by 12% in the 2022-23 academic year, the largest single-year … Read more

Rodents Reflect Human Visual Processing: Motion Insight

Summary: A new study reveals that rats, like primates, have specialized visual neurons for accurately perceiving motion. By recording rat cortical cells and analyzing their behavior with AI models, researchers identified a cluster of neurons similar to “pattern cells” in primates, vital for processing complex motion. This discovery highlights the advanced motion processing system in … Read more

Palestinians Sue Joe Biden for Failing to Prevent Genocide in Gaza

A group of Palestinian human rights organizations, residents of Gaza, and U.S. citizens with family members impacted by Israel’s ongoing assault jointly sued President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Monday for failing to “prevent an unfolding genocide.” The 89-page lawsuit, filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights … Read more

This “smart drug” can impair or enhance your creativity depending on your brain chemistry

New research provides evidence that individual differences in dopamine levels in the brain’s putamen region can influence how methylphenidate, a widely used “smart drug,” affects our creative thinking processes. The findings, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, indicate that the use of methylphenidate can impair specific forms of creativity in those with low baseline dopamine levels. Methylphenidate is … Read more

United States and United Kingdom Take Coordinated Action Against Hamas Leaders and Financiers

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed its third round of sanctions targeting Hamas-affiliated individuals and entities since the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel. This action designates key Hamas officials and the mechanisms by which Iran provides support to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Today’s … Read more

APEC comes to San Francisco as city hopes to revive image

Global economic leaders commence first meetings for APEC Senior officials began their first APEC meetings Saturday morning. The two-day meetings with the finance ministers will “set the stage” for the rest of the summit. Fox – Ktvu Over two decades, urban planner Geeti Silwal has helped design some of San Francisco’s trendiest neighborhoods and helped … Read more

Facing Financial Run as Costs Soar for Elder Care

Margaret Newcomb, 69, a retired French teacher, is desperately trying to protect her retirement savings by caring for her 82-year-old husband, who has severe dementia, at home in Seattle. She used to fear his disease-induced paranoia, but now he’s so frail and confused that he wanders away with no idea of how to find his … Read more