Health Care


Vehicle crashes leap in states with legalized marijuana
- June 26, 2017

Buried in the reporting was this key caveat: "Researchers haven't been able to definitively connect marijuana use with more frequent real-world crashes". " Marijuana just layers on top of other impairments like alcohol". Image credit: Digital Trends " It would appear, probably not to anyone's surprise, that the use of marijuana contributes to crashes", said Kenton Brine, president of the industry group Northwest Insurance Council, which represents companies in Washington , Oregon, ... (more...)
Qatar Airways Named Best Airline in the World Qatar Airways Named Best Airline in the World
- June 22, 2017

As the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, Skytrax evaluates traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators. As reported by The Irish Independent , out of the 320 airlines surveyed for the awards, Aer Lingus was ranked as the world's 38th best, moving up 11 places after being assigned the 49th spot past year. (more...)
US Catholic bishops' committee dismayed over Trump's new direction on Cuba US Catholic bishops' committee dismayed over Trump's new direction on Cuba
- June 21, 2017

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lent his voice to the debate surrounding United States President Trump's recent decision to discontinue what he claimed was a "one-sided" policy with Cuba . President Barack Obama eased travel and business restrictions. No more self-guided tours-but visitors can still bring back rum and cigars. "It is important to continue to promote dialogue and encounter between our neighboring nations and peoples". (more...)
Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food
- June 19, 2017

Oddly, the presence of lead was more common in baby foods than in the same foods marketed for adults. Numerous samples tested by FDA are already either lead-free (according to the limits of detection in the analyses used) or have low lead content. (more...)
Sen. Graham on Healthcare Bill: 'We're Stuck' Sen. Graham on Healthcare Bill: 'We're Stuck'
- June 08, 2017

At this rate, the prospects of passage in the upper chamber appear slim at best. The issue splits the 20 Republican senators who come from states that expanded Medicaid and the 32 that do not. Most members wouldn't get into details about what actually is on the table, but they were honest that there are still sticking points here that have to be resolved. (more...)
Lynch says pending Raiders move was catalyst for return Lynch says pending Raiders move was catalyst for return
- June 08, 2017

Lynch asked about team, playing w/ Carr and Mack: "I got the whole town riding w/ me". This time, though, the hole feels deeper mostly because Kevin Durant is now leading a team seeking revenge after blowing a 3-1 lead to Cleveland in last years Finals. (more...)
Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed election system
- June 08, 2017

Sanders said two state agencies offered to assist with any future services should any gaps be found in the county's security systems, which she said was reassuring. Hall said systems could be vulnerable because localities that manage elections rely on private software sellers that may lack resources against a well-funded cyber adversary. (more...)
Severe thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon, evening Severe thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon, evening
- June 07, 2017

South wind of 5 to 10 miles per hour. For Monday , expect mostly cloudy skies as well as a chance (about 50 percent) of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Friday . A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. There will likely be enough lingering moisture for a few rain showers. (more...)
Osinbajo To Sign Nigeria's 2017 Budget On Thursday, June 1st Osinbajo To Sign Nigeria's 2017 Budget On Thursday, June 1st
- June 03, 2017

He said the diversity of the country was the reason why other countries have respect for Nigeria. We are greater together than apart. According to him, the Federal Government was doing everything possible to accommodate every Nigerian, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari's government will continue to work assiduously for the interest and development of all sections of the country. (more...)
G7 leaders search for consensus on Russian Federation sanctions, protectionism G7 leaders search for consensus on Russian Federation sanctions, protectionism
- May 30, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron praised President Donald Trump's "capacity to listen" and his "intention to progress with us". The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the USA economy. (more...)
India qualifies for knockout stage of Sudirman Cup Gold Coast India qualifies for knockout stage of Sudirman Cup Gold Coast
- May 28, 2017

Pusarla Sindhu, who took home silver at Rio previous year, showed her class as she swept aside Line Kjaersfeldt in the women's singles to earn a consolation for India , while women's doubles runners-up Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl had to come from behind to beat Ponnappa and N. (more...)
Judge Throws Out DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's Life Sentence Judge Throws Out DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's Life Sentence
- May 27, 2017

Jackson vacated Malvo's sentenced and remanded the case to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court for appropriate sentencing. In 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled such sentences unconstitutional for juveniles and later found that the ruling should be applied retroactively. (more...)
Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made
- May 25, 2017

Scott to steadfastly oppose any forthcoming special-session legislation that would cause harm to Vermont's children and adolescents", the group said in a statement . During the press conference, Gov. Scott said he has never smoked marijuana, but has several friends that do, noting that they have told him they would continue to buy marijuana on the black market if it was taxed too much in the state. (more...)
Trump asked top intel officials to defend him on Russian Federation claims Trump asked top intel officials to defend him on Russian Federation claims
- May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump asked two of the government's top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election, multiple current and former USA officials confirmed to CNN Monday. (more...)
Get your beauty sleep or lose your friends Get your beauty sleep or lose your friends
- May 20, 2017

They were then required to answer the question, 'How much would you like to socialise with this person in the picture?' "This study indicates that restricted sleep affects facial appearance negatively and decreases others' willingness to socialize with the sleep-restricted person". (more...)
Supreme Court reserves verdict over Triple Talaq Supreme Court reserves verdict over Triple Talaq
- May 18, 2017

But the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board that represents the interests of women from the community has argued that it wasn't fundamental to Islamic tenets. Even Article 25 [freedom of religion] is subject to fundamental rights", Mr. Rohatgi responded. Justice Rohinton Nariman referred to the government's dare that it would bring in a new Muslim divorce law if the Supreme Court first struck down all three forms of triple talaq as unconstitutional. (more...)
Ransomware attack: Infrastructure agencies asked to step up cyber vigil Ransomware attack: Infrastructure agencies asked to step up cyber vigil
- May 18, 2017

The original attack lost momentum late on Friday after a security researcher took control of a server connected to the outbreak, which crippled a feature that caused the malware to rapidly spread across infected networks. Wainwright said Europol did not know the motive. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, at a meeting of world leaders in Italy, said the attack was a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity. (more...)
Zidane hails ´fundamental´ Navas as Madrid see off Sevilla Zidane hails ´fundamental´ Navas as Madrid see off Sevilla
- May 15, 2017

However, there were nervous moments around the Santiago Bernabeu when Stefan Jovetic brought Sevilla back into the game after Nacho's quickly taken free-kick and Ronaldo's 400th goal for Madrid had given the hosts' a 2-0 half-time lead. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes are rising to challenge posed by Ferrari Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes are rising to challenge posed by Ferrari
- May 13, 2017

Ferrari and Mercedes may be the front-runners again, but Red Bull expect to be close in pursuit with a heavily-updated auto while local hero Fernando Alonso has more modest hopes. But by the end of turn two, the first proper corner on the track, it was Bottas who led the race after a flying start saw him overtake both Ferraris. (more...)
Gurpreet Ghuggi Quits AAP, Questions Mann's Appointment as Party's Punjab Chief Gurpreet Ghuggi Quits AAP, Questions Mann's Appointment as Party's Punjab Chief
- May 12, 2017

AAP's most prominent faces in Punjab, both popular stand-up comics, are engaged in a less-than-funny war of words fueled by the party's crash in the recent state election. "I had asked why Arvind Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak could not come to Punjab after losing the elections to boost the morale of the workers". (more...)
Mets says Harvey will return to mound Friday at Milwaukee
- May 10, 2017

Everything about the Mets feels out of control today, with the rash of injuries, the Nationals breaking away in the East and now the swift and stunning suspension of Matt Harvey, the franchise's onetime prince gone rogue. Keep an eye on this developing situation going forward. There really might be only one logical solution. Sunday's development continues just a roller coaster of events that have happened this season, let alone last couple weeks. (more...)
Bagel chain offering caffeinated bagels Bagel chain offering caffeinated bagels
- May 06, 2017

The bagel is the brainchild of Kerry Coyne, senior vice president and head of marketing and research and development at Einstein Bros. The bagel's caffeine comes from both espresso and coffee cherry flour, and apparently, the result really does give you a buzz. (more...)
Wellness and Prevention: May is Mental Health Awareness Month Wellness and Prevention: May is Mental Health Awareness Month
- May 04, 2017

Providing free prescription medications for youth 24 years of age and younger through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare - the first universal drug program of its kind in Canada. As a mental health provider, it never ceases to amaze me how differently mental illness is treated compared to a physical illness. "The Government hasn't listened to people who have tried to access mental health services in New Zealand nor those who work on the frontline of delivering those services". (more...)
Hooghly: Boat capsizes near Bhadreswar, 3 dead, around 70 missing Hooghly: Boat capsizes near Bhadreswar, 3 dead, around 70 missing
- April 30, 2017

Too many pilgrims reportedly rushed to board a vessel that was ferrying people to the mainland. Further details are awaited. After this incident state government has assured to give compensation of Rs. Currently, all jetty operations have been suspended in the area. A local resident, Rakesh Gupta, told the media that despite repeated appeals, the administration did not care to fix the jetty for a long time. (more...)
Early Morning Shower, With Temperatures In The 80s Early Morning Shower, With Temperatures In The 80s
- April 30, 2017

The chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected to stick around the Wyoming Valley through the weekend . Look for increasing clouds Thursday night . Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming light and variable. Tuesday - A chance of showers. Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66. (more...)
Artificial womb-like environment helps premature lambs mature for 4 weeks Artificial womb-like environment helps premature lambs mature for 4 weeks
- April 28, 2017

But researchers have shown it's possible to nurture and protect lambs in late stages of gestation inside an artificial womb; technology which could become a lifesaver for many premature human babies in just a few years. Ultimately, an infant is considered premature when they are born before 37 weeks of development. [T] he point of developing an external womb - which [researchers] calls the Biobag - is to give infants born months too early a more natural, uterus-like environment to ... (more...)
New York Committee Votes Unanimously to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD New York Committee Votes Unanimously to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD
- April 27, 2017

According to the Associated Press, at least 15 other states already allow people to use medical marijuana to treat PTSD. States with medical marijuana laws also saw an increase in people who can't stop using pot even though it's interfering with many aspects of their lives, researchers said . (more...)
Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement
- April 18, 2017

But in a November interview with The New York Times, Trump said he was still developing a position on the Paris agreement. Among Pruitt's proposals are repealing the Clean Water Rule, which protects tributaries, along with more than half of US streams, Rumpler noted . (more...)
Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium
- April 16, 2017

The second-year shortstop, who signed a six-year, $25 million contract with the Sox during spring training, said he draws inspiration from Robinson and in turn wants to inspire children from Chicago. Now 94, Rachel Robinson is traveling from the East Coast to attend the unveiling, along with daughter Sharon and son David . My family watched every movie there was about Jackie Robinson . (more...)
Miller: Jackie Robinson a golden Dodger now forever bronzed
- April 16, 2017

Many historians believe Robinson's breakthrough was an early step that eventually led to other civil rights breakthroughs. For this special occasion, all players and on-field personnel across the league will don No. Needless to say, Robinson's legacy on Saturday was getting its proper respect all around baseball. Campanis and Jackie Robinson were close friends until Robinson's death from a heart attack in 1972, their friendship dating to their days as Dodgers minor leaguers in Montreal in ... (more...)
Texas mumps cases hit 20-year high Texas mumps cases hit 20-year high
- April 15, 2017

Multiple outbreaks include possible exposures on South Padre Island. "State, regional and local health departments are now investigating multiple outbreaks throughout the state, including one involving possible exposures on South Padre Island, a popular spring break destination", the health department said in a statement. (more...)
Russian Federation responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: United Kingdom minister
- April 14, 2017

The United States will "definitely consider" further action against the Syrian government if there is a repeat of last Tuesday's chemical attack which killed more than 80 innocent civilians, the White House has said. The official also said that the United States bombing was meant to send a message to the Syrian regime that any use of chemical weapon will not be tolerated by the US. (more...)
Odd fish delivers heroin-like bite Odd fish delivers heroin-like bite
- April 04, 2017

Scientists have found that fang blennies disable their opponents by injecting heroin-like venom into them. Generally speaking, when it comes to fish with venomous spines or other animals that are venomous, the bites of the animals or getting poked by their spines is described as being extremely painful. (more...)
6 remain hospitalized from hotel carbon monoxide poisonings
- April 03, 2017

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, two children were listed in serious condition, five are listed as fair and one child and a police officer have been treated and released. In total, nine people were taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend and four were taken to Lakeland Hospital in Niles. Three were released by Saturday evening and the other five were reported in good condition Sunday at noon. (more...)
Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody
- March 31, 2017

The incident began at 9:30 a.m., when a driver near the U.S. Botanic Garden struck a Capitol Police cruiser and proceeded to drive towards officers. The windshield of the suspect's vehicle, which bore Maryland license plates, had several bullet holes in it. (more...)
Deal to end 'bathroom law' under fire from LGBT people
- March 31, 2017

Ironically, the Senate vote was 32-16 against the first of a two-part vote on repealing HB2 - also featuring a moratorium component - during the December 21 special session. However, the repeal bill that was ultimately decided on by Democrats and Republicans in the state is still damaging to the LGBTQ community in North Carolina. (more...)
Franklin County rises in latest health index report Franklin County rises in latest health index report
- March 30, 2017

Rounding out the top five were Oconee, Fayette, Gwinnett and Cherokee counties. - 91 in health behaviors, the same as previous year. Springfield Public Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris told 22News what work needs to be done; "In many places in Hampden County, we're dealing with a high poverty rate". (more...)
Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned! Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned!
- March 30, 2017

Kathleen's family took her to the hospital where they learned she had second and third-degree burns on her hands as a result from prolonged exposure to the slime. D'Stephano said that the videos her daughter found on YouTube showing how to make slime bore no safety warnings. The U.S. National Pesticide Information Center, Oregon State University and the U.S. (more...)
Fake news pizzeria shooter pleads guilty, faces 7 years Fake news pizzeria shooter pleads guilty, faces 7 years
- March 25, 2017

Welch pleaded guilty to a federal charge of interstate transport of firearms and a D.C. charge of assault with a unsafe weapon. Welch faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in June. Welch made his way to the back of the restaurant with no one interfering. According to court documents , the employees and customers fled and Welch found a locked storage closet. (more...)
2 trains clip each other in busy New York City station 2 trains clip each other in busy New York City station
- March 25, 2017

There were 248 passengers on board the derailed train at the time. As it listed, it scraped the side of a New Jersey Transit train that was coming into the station, the busiest in the USA, officials said. MidTown Direct trains are being diverted to Hoboken, according to NJ Transit. So far, no injuries have been reported. Jordan Geary, director of Creative Development at Sesame Workshop tweeted "what happened was "scary as hell" and the impact blew out a window". (more...)

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