Health Care


Pepsi gets aggressive on cutting sugar Pepsi gets aggressive on cutting sugar
- October 18, 2016

By 2025, PepsiCo wants two-thirds of its 12-oz. beverages to have less than 100 calories from added sugars. About half of volumes now meet the sodium target, said a company spokesman, who didn't have a comparable figure for saturated fat. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick Gets Obliterated In First NFL Start Of The Season
- October 18, 2016

He talked with more passion about the movement than about his first start of the year. "There's room where he can grow", Kelly said to the media Monday . Kaepernick acknowledged that the Niners couldn't finish drives, instead settling for field goals. Kaepernick has been playing in the National Football League since he was drafted in 2011. (more...)
Daughter helps others after mother is diagnosed with breast cancer
- October 17, 2016

Size matters, but it's not the whole story, and isn't a proven sign of how aggressive a tumor is biologically, says Dr. Kathryn Evers, director of mammography at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The researchers estimated that screening caught an additional 162 small breast tumors for every 100,000 women, versus the pre-screening era. "Now here's the good news", Welch said. (more...)
Increased dementia risk associated with high blood pressure Increased dementia risk associated with high blood pressure
- October 14, 2016

As we get older, that system seems to work less well, so people get short periods of lower blood pressure when they stand up, called postural, or orthostatic, hypotension (PH). It not only saves the brain, but also the heart and the kidney. The authors said that results of the SPRINT-MIND trial could answer some of the numerous questions pertaining to hypertension and cognition. (more...)
Affleck plays hero bookkeeper in 'The Accountant'
- October 14, 2016

Director Gavin O'Connor (" Miracle " and " Warrior ") recently defended the film to Screen Rant. The movie opens Friday. Ben Affleck plays a mathematics savant Christian Wolff who works as an accountant for risky criminal groups. But they do not care; it's the numbers that stand out for them. "This experience changed my perspective for looking at anyone in the future; so it was extremely liberating", O'Connor said. (more...)
Florida IDs new Miami neighborhood as Zika zone Florida IDs new Miami neighborhood as Zika zone
- October 14, 2016

Though Wynwood's status as an active transmission zone has been lifted, the state and CDC have not yet removed their travel warnings for Miami Beach. All five of the people infected are classified as having "non-travel related cases", which could mean they were bitten by mosquitoes carrying Zika in the area, or they were infected by sexual contact. (more...)
Brad Pitt was not investigated over 'waste of time' child abuse claims Brad Pitt was not investigated over 'waste of time' child abuse claims
- October 10, 2016

Reports claimed that the Bureau's official position is still at "fact-gathering" stage and is not calling the probe an investigation yet, reports the Daily Mail. "The Department of Children and Family Services can not force you to take a test, so by definition it was voluntary". Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt during happier times when the kids were younger and they were still together. (more...)
Georgia holds parliamentary election amid mounting tensions Georgia holds parliamentary election amid mounting tensions
- October 08, 2016

The main battle is expected to be between the governing Georgian Dream party and the opposition United National Movement (UNM). Adding to the tensions, one of the campaign's most prominent figures has been Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president who was stripped of his Georgian citizenship after he became leader of one of Ukraine's most troubled regions. (more...)
Report faults top Pentagon aide's behavior at overseas clubs Report faults top Pentagon aide's behavior at overseas clubs
- October 07, 2016

Army Maj. Gen. Ron Lewis accrued $1,121.25 in "personal expenses" at the Candy Bar club, a South Korean gentleman's club in a neighborhood commonly known as "Hooker Hill" while on official business in South Korea in April 2015. Lewis disputed that the Cica Cica Boom was a "gentlemen's club" or "strip club", asserting it was only a dance club. In his statement, Lewis admitted he "made a mistake" in charging nightclub expenses to his government card, but said the club he visited was not ... (more...)
Oil prices dip after reaching June highs following US crude stock draw
- October 06, 2016

West Texas Intermediate for November delivery was at US$49.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down 14 USA cents, at 8:01am in Hong Kong. "The market will be looking forward to the November OPEC meeting and waiting for any details on quotas". The futures price settled up $1.06, or 2.2%, at $49.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (more...)
Clown hoaxes force police to check pranks for real threats
- October 06, 2016

Two of the girls threatened to shoot up the middle school and high school in the Ansonia school system. Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Gary McCartney sent a note home to parents explaining the enhanced security around the district on Wednesday. (more...)
Partner of murdered actress will never be released Partner of murdered actress will never be released
- October 06, 2016

Prosecutor Mark Heywood QC said: "By 2015 the relationship was an unhealthy and controlling one". Members of Ms Blake's family sobbed as the court heard that she and the two boys were hit on the head before being stabbed in the neck or throat. (more...)
New insulin pump flaws highlight security risks from medical devices New insulin pump flaws highlight security risks from medical devices
- October 05, 2016

Shortly afterward, a cybersecurity consulting firm reported the OneTouch Ping's flaws, said Marene Allison, J&J's chief information security officer. Despite the possible security flaw, Johnson & Johnson believes the device is safe and is urging customers to keep using the product. (more...)
Mylan CEO faces tough questioning in Congressional EpiPen hearing Mylan CEO faces tough questioning in Congressional EpiPen hearing
- October 02, 2016

Mylan is caught in the middle of a major drug pricing controversy. For instance, her patient-assistance argument fell flat as a repeat of similar defenses from ex-Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, whose enormous price hike turned up the heat on the debate past year, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals ($VRX), whose business model under former CEO Michael Pearson relied in part on outsize price increases . (more...)
'Creepy clown' hoax spurs worry at Toms River schools 'Creepy clown' hoax spurs worry at Toms River schools
- October 01, 2016

The district has no reason to believe the threat is credible but the Pasco County Sheriff's Office is investigating it. Threats are being made to students from Facebook profiles depicting clowns. One week ago, an 11-year-old Georgia girl was arrested at school with a knife she reportedly was carrying to fend off clown attacks. "Obviously, there has been national attention on Clown Hoax's at schools and the police department will continue to monitor the situation and be vigilant", read a ... (more...)
Florida's Governor is Happy a Zika Funding Bill Got Passed
- September 30, 2016

Thailand's health ministry said on Tuesday it was investigating four suspected cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in three babies and an unborn baby. The latest research on the Zika virus has suggested that the virus can hide in vaginal tissue and the bloodstream of infected infants much longer than anyone expected, with unsafe consequences. (more...)
Colombia's road to peace marred by multiple obstacles Colombia's road to peace marred by multiple obstacles
- September 29, 2016

A demonstrator with an "I am a victim" hat protests the government's peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Cartagena, Colombia , Sept. "The frightful night of violence that has covered us with its shadow for more than half a century is over", Santos told the more than 2,500 white-clad dignitaries attending the event. (more...)
First baby with three genetic parents born in Mexico First baby with three genetic parents born in Mexico
- September 29, 2016

Abrahim's parents, Ibtisam Shaban and Mahmoud Hassan, were treated using the controversial three-parent technique by a USA team based in Mexico. The parents - who are Jordanian and were given the ground-breaking treatment by a United States team in Mexico have been trying to start a family for two decades. (more...)
3 Miami businesses epicenter of 1st US Zika outbreak — CDC 3 Miami businesses epicenter of 1st US Zika outbreak — CDC
- September 29, 2016

Even with an enhanced immune system the Zika virus managed to reproduce inside the vagina. At the center of the debate at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the leading experts on Zika virus. The virus typically causes mild illness; most people have no symptoms. The warning for the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami-Dade County was recently lifted last week with the CDC saying it was no longer a zone of active transmission. (more...)
Brad Pitt Under Investigation For Child Abuse Brad Pitt Under Investigation For Child Abuse
- September 25, 2016

TMZ reports that although the FBI is investigating an incident between Brad, 52 and his 15-year-old son Maddox, which occurred on their private jet, the case is likely to be dropped as conflicting accounts make it impossible to prove what happened. (more...)
Cigarette maker adds former House Speaker Boehner to board Cigarette maker adds former House Speaker Boehner to board
- September 24, 2016

John Boehner smokes a cigarette after a news conference outside of Tart Lumber Company in Sterling, Va., in 2010. Boehner has said he smokes Camel Ultra Lights. "We welcome their fresh perspectives on our businesses and the rapidly evolving environments in which the RAI companies compete", said Thomas C. Wajnert, chairman of Reynolds American's board of directors. (more...)
Active Monitoring of Prostate Cancer Called Viable Option to Surgery, Radiation Treatment Active Monitoring of Prostate Cancer Called Viable Option to Surgery, Radiation Treatment
- September 23, 2016

They have revealed that there is a 99 percent survival rate for prostate cancer patients within the first 10 years after the initial diagnosis. Those who underwent surgery or radiation cut in half the risk that their disease would spread to bones and lymph nodes, compared with those who were simply monitored. (more...)
What's the best method of screening for prostate cancer? What's the best method of screening for prostate cancer?
- September 23, 2016

Surgery or radiotherapy reduced cancer spreading by more than half compared with active monitoring, occurring in less than 10% of men rather than around 20% for the monitored group. He was not involved with the study, but welcomes the results, noting that the utter shock of a cancer diagnosis often pushes people towards the most intrusive treatments. (more...)
Feds investigating plane crash in suburban Phoenix home Feds investigating plane crash in suburban Phoenix home
- September 20, 2016

Authorities say a Cessna 182 aircraft was carrying a pilot and four skydivers Saturda. They all managed to vacate the plane, and the pilot also parachuted from the aircraft before it crashed. A Tempe woman listed as being a contact for the business did not immediately respond to a message sent via Facebook. Federal investigators are trying to determine what led the plane carrying several skydivers to crash Saturday. (more...)
Trump Shares Medical Information And Affinity For Fast Food With 'Dr. Oz' Trump Shares Medical Information And Affinity For Fast Food With 'Dr. Oz'
- September 18, 2016

In it, Trump's doctor, Harold Bornstein, reported normal readings from a series of medical tests. A pro-Clinton group, Priorities USA, began airing a new ad this week highlighting some of Trump's more provocative comments, including his aggressive references to protesters, such as, "I'd like to punch him in the face". (more...)
Trump says Clinton's "deplorables" remark is disqualifying
- September 18, 2016

Mehmet Oz on his show, set to air Thursday, to discuss his personal health and medical history. He said he'd like to shed a few pounds and that his exercise consists of giving campaign speeches, which he called "a lot of work". "I have no idea why this man keeps coming up", the IN governor told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference. Mrs Clinton's team revealed afterwards that their candidate has been suffering from non-contagious pneumonia. (more...)
Two Zika cases reported in Flagler County
- September 18, 2016

Another mosquito sample has tested positive for Zika in Miami Beach. In a statement, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the newest update in Miami Beach "is not unexpected considering there is active transmission". But of the five positive samples, only one location has been made public - the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, which had to close for a week to be treated for mosquitoes. (more...)
$1.1 billion Zika funding bill fails in Senate
- September 17, 2016

Congress returned Tuesday from a seven-week recess, with Speaker Paul Ryan promising a spending bill by month's end to keep the government operating. "It's hard to explain why, despite their own calls for funding, Democrats would block plans to keep women and babes safe from Zika", he said . (more...)
Mark Cuban is 'not smart enough to understand what we're doing' Mark Cuban is 'not smart enough to understand what we're doing'
- September 17, 2016

Cuban also offered up some ground rules including; no mention of the Clintons, no help from Trump's staff and Trump can even take the money for himself instead of give it to charity. Cuban followed with two tweets directed at Trump saying his plan was gibberish and that he must have flunked economics at Fordham after not getting into Penn. (more...)
Trump campaign releases results from physical Trump campaign releases results from physical
- September 16, 2016

Bornstein admitted last month he had written the letter in five minutes while a limo sent by Trump waited outside. Clinton was harshly criticized for not revealing her pneumonia diagnosis until she suffered a health incident in public that was caught on video. (more...)
Farmers Must Be Protected After Bayer-Monsanto Merger Farmers Must Be Protected After Bayer-Monsanto Merger
- September 16, 2016

Montana farm acres are populated by products from all four companies. Ellsworth said he has not heard whether the merger between Monsanto and Bayer will impact the center, but he expects the relationship will remain "business as usual" for the time being. (more...)
Bill Clinton Hillary's Fainted 'Frequently' ... CBS Edits Remark Bill Clinton Hillary's Fainted 'Frequently' ... CBS Edits Remark
- September 14, 2016

TMZ first discovered the edit of the television version. However, as the Daily Caller noted, a transcript released by CBS indicates that's not exactly what Clinton originally said. The fact that Bill Clinton admitted that his wife had experienced severe dehydration "on more than one occasion" will likely add fuel to the issue as the election approaches. (more...)
House Democrats seek investigation of Trump Foundation
- September 14, 2016

A spokesperson for the Republican's campaign insisted yesterday that Trump has given away "tens of millions of dollars" over his life, but pressed for details by the Washington Post , the campaign "offered no details ", and declined to explain how much of the money Trump gave away came from his own pocket. (more...)
Gateway reaches out to ITT Tech students Gateway reaches out to ITT Tech students
- September 14, 2016

Curran, WMU associate provost for enrollment management, noting they helped more than 100 students transfer to a regional site when Battle Creek's Miller College closed. Students at ITT Tech in Huntington will have an opportunity to explore their educational options during the event. Chief among those questions is whether students want to have student loans discharged or transfer credits to another school. (more...)
The Internet thinks Hillary Clinton has a body double The Internet thinks Hillary Clinton has a body double
- September 14, 2016

Meanwhile, Clinton since taking a number of days off from her campaign trail tweeted that she hopes to 'get this over and done with and get back on the trail as soon as possible '. The rumors really began to go viral after internet detectives found it was odd that only hours after collapsing, Clinton was spotted smiling and healthy, hugging a little girl, and most notably, not surrounded by secret service agents or a doctor wasn't nearby. (more...)