Health Care

State Police taking part in national safe-driving campaign over holidays State Police taking part in national safe-driving campaign over holidays
- December 17, 2016

Overtime pay for officers taking part in the campaign is paid for though a federal grant administered by the Bureau of Transportation Safety at the Department of Transportation. Numbers from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show any decision to drive while impaired can have serious and even deadly consequences. (more...)
Alan Thicke Dead at 69 Alan Thicke Dead at 69
- December 17, 2016

He composed the theme songs for the game show " Wheel of Fortune " and sitcoms "Diff'rent Strokes" and " The Facts Of Life ". Actor Alan Thicke entered a cold Burbank ice rink Tuesday with his typical warm greeting. It was initially released on the " Growing Pains " soundtrack in 1988. He was the best man I ever knew. His former Growing Pains co-star Leonardo DiCaprio paid his respects on Facebook , praising his "tremendous class" and "huge heart". (more...)
Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United
- December 16, 2016

Manchester United's defensive worries just seem to be piling on as the club's Ivory Coast defender; Eric Bailly has suffered another knee injury. Bailly came back ahead of schedule, returning to action on December 9th in the win at FC Zorya Luhansk. (more...)
Can Trump Defund Planned Parenthood Over Abortions? Obama Administration Issues New Regulation
- December 16, 2016

As the rule has been in the making since September, it won't go into effect until January 18, 2017, two days before Republican President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to be sworn into office. He reiterated those comments at another debate on February 25, adding, "Millions and millions of women - cervical cancer, breast cancer - are helped by Planned Parenthood ". (more...)
Rick rallies the troops in first clip from The Walking Dead's return
- December 13, 2016

After being passed a note and motorcycle key at Negan's compound, Daryl flees his cell and immediately upgrades his wardrobe - and eats an entire jar of peanut butter - while he waits for the coast to clear. Rosita stands up, and raises her gun and fires her single bullet. Rosita went through all the trouble of having a bullet made only for it to hit Lucille - what a bad shot. (more...)
Best Buy employees buy Wii U for kid who visited it daily Best Buy employees buy Wii U for kid who visited it daily
- December 13, 2016

A video posted to YouTube shows the young man - who appears to be about 16-years-old - wearing a heavy coat and playing on the store's demo console when an employee at the Valley Stream store gently walks up to him. The store associates then offered to drive him home to his parents and escort him to the door after he mentioned he didn't feel safe walking home with the gift, worth about $300. (more...)
Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat
- December 12, 2016

In 2015, almost 6 of 10 high school cigarette smokers also used e-cigarettes, the report said. Almost 20 percent of young adults believe vaping cause no harm at all. Murthy. Murthy told reporters that such confusion surrounding e-cigarettes remains widespread. While many may believe that e-cigarettes emit a harmless aerosol, that's not the case, Dreyer said. (more...)
US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
- December 12, 2016

In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the US has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. For women, life expectancy decreased by one-tenth of a year, from 81.3 years to 81.2 years. Experts aren't sure what's behind the stall. The death rate increased among non-Hispanic white males, non-Hispanic white females, and non-Hispanic black males, the study found. (more...)
4 more likely homegrown Zika cases found in Texas 4 more likely homegrown Zika cases found in Texas
- December 11, 2016

Global travelers to at-risk countries who develop fever, rash, joint pain, red inflamed eyes and other acute symptoms within two weeks of return to Kentucky should consult with their medical provider. None are pregnant women. While the spread of the Zika virus in the U.S. is not classified as an outbreak, according to the University of Arizona's Master of Public Health department, it is critical that we understand more about the virus and how to stop it from spreading further. (more...)
Islamic State militants killed to date Islamic State militants killed to date
- December 11, 2016

Speaking today, the United States commander in charge of coalition forces in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend touted the "progress" made in the Iraqi offensive against Mosul, saying that the offensive is going to last " a couple of more months probably ". (more...)
Remember these safety tips when decorating for holidays
- December 10, 2016

But real trees do require extra work and can be a bigger hazard. For many communities, lighting the Christmas tree signals the beginning of joyful Advent celebrations. Eric Jackson told Fox 5 Atlanta. "Those additional shipping costs can add to the overall cost of the tree". Leave it for a few hours until the cement dries up properly. (more...)
VA dentist resigns after possibly infecting 600 veterans with HIV and hepatitis VA dentist resigns after possibly infecting 600 veterans with HIV and hepatitis
- December 07, 2016

He was using his own equipment. The dentist violated procedures from October 2015 through October 2016, and the violation came to light when someone filling in for his assistant noticed what was going on and reported it, she said. VA spokesman Matthew Gowan said there is no current indication that infections were transmitted, but some 592 veterans are being tested. Gross says that the level of care provided to vets at the Tomah VA isn't where it should be. (more...)
Clinton Campaign Begs For Volunteers To Help With Michigan Recount Clinton Campaign Begs For Volunteers To Help With Michigan Recount
- December 07, 2016

It carries none of the drama that Florida did in 2000, when the outcome of the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush hung in the balance. Clinton's team said it will support the recount effort. But hundreds of her supporters urged her to join Stein's effort in Wisconsin, which it is now doing. Clinton surpassed Trump by nearly 2.3 million votes, but Trump, by winning the majority in more states, holds a significant lead in the Electoral College - 306 electors to Clinton's 232. (more...)
It Doesn't Take Much Smoking to Kill You, Study Finds It Doesn't Take Much Smoking to Kill You, Study Finds
- December 06, 2016

A total of 290,215 study participants who completed the 2004-2005 questionnaire were included in the analysis - 57.9% men; mean age of 71, range of 59-82. Even smoking less than one cigarette per day shortens life expectancy. The team looked at surveys of almost 300,000 people who detailed smoking habits for every decade of life as part of a joint National Institutes of Health-AARP program. (more...)
China protests Trump-Taiwan call
- December 05, 2016

China's foreign minister says he hopes Beijing's relations with the US won't be "interfered with or damaged" after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades-long diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan's leader. is not automatically going to support its core interests", said Euan Graham, director of the Lowy Institute's global security program, who described much of the reaction to the phone call as "overwrought". (more...)
Texas Will Not Accept Bowl Invitation If Given One Texas Will Not Accept Bowl Invitation If Given One
- December 04, 2016

As Chip Brown reported last weekend, Herman could make around $5.35 million in year one and will receive pay increases each year after, according to Brown's sources. Deliberations were done in private before the board took a public vote to approve the contract. The formal vote came a week after Texas announced it would hire Herman. (more...)
Howard Dean ends bid to return as DNC chair Howard Dean ends bid to return as DNC chair
- December 04, 2016

That was a criticism of the last DNC chair, Florida Rep. The former Vermont governor warned that the race shouldn't become a proxy fight between supporters of Clinton and those of her primary opponent, Vermont Sen. The CNN story and other reports have caused the Anti-Defamation League to question whether Ellison should lead the DNC. The other announced candidates - Ellison, New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley and South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison - ... (more...)
'Raees' trailer: Shah Rukh Khan announces release date on December 7 'Raees' trailer: Shah Rukh Khan announces release date on December 7
- December 03, 2016

At the end of the first week, The total domestic collection of Dear Zindagi stands at 47 crores. The multi-talented actor left everyone impressed with his heartwarming role as a musician in Dear Zindagi , directed by Gauri Shinde.Those who have watched the movie have appreciated Ali's work and even the critics have applauded his brilliant portrayal and his lovely rendition of two songs, " Tu Hi Hai " and " Tareefon Se " in the movie. (more...)
New Macbook Pro now in SA: what about price?
- December 02, 2016

Most of the new Macbook Pro models come equipped with a "Touch Bar", being a touch-sensitive strip that replaces the row of function keys. The 15-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and the 17-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2011) will be added to the company's book of obsolete and vintage products (applicable to all markets wherever available). (more...)
Petition calls for new UK 5-pound bank note to be 'fat
- December 02, 2016

An online petition has sprung up in the United Kingdom demanding the Bank of England cease using animal products in the country's money . "There is no excuse for it". It said it was treating the concerns with the "utmost respect" and was in discussion with its supplier, Innovia. "While vegans will be unable to opt out of using these notes, we hope that the Bank of England and their supplier take this seriously and use alternative, vegan-friendly sources for all future notes". (more...)
Alzheimer's: Promising drug Solanezumab fails clinical trial Alzheimer's: Promising drug Solanezumab fails clinical trial
- December 01, 2016

The drug is now among the dozens of would-be Alzheimer's treatments waylaid by clinical disappointment. Combined results, however, suggested that the drug might work for those with the mildest symptoms. Dietary therapies, supplements and even a medical device also are being tried. "It's clearly disappointing for all of us [in the Alzheimer's field]", says Dr. (more...)
Nick Cannon Blasts Planned Parenthood for 'Eugenics,' 'Real Genocide'
- December 01, 2016

McDonald-Mosley was joined at a teleconference by attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights, which are partners in the litigation. Abortion-rights lawyers said this forces many women to travel out of state for second-trimester procedures. "We will continue to fight until every woman has the dignity to make decisions about her body, her family, and her future". (more...)
One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection
- November 30, 2016

In addition, in some places of China, the number of HIV infected people aged over 50 is also increasing. A new vaccine against HIV , which should be subject to examination, starting Wednesday, South Africa , could be the "final nail in the coffin" of the disease if the tests are successful, affirmed scientists. (more...)
Warren vows to fight 21st Century Cures bill Warren vows to fight 21st Century Cures bill
- November 29, 2016

The bill would boost NIH funding, including $1.4 billion for the Obama administration's Precision Medicine Initiative, $1.8 billion for Vice President Joe Biden's " Cancer Moonshot ", and $1.6 billion for the BRAIN initiative to improve understanding of diseases like Alzheimer's and accelerate diagnosis and treatment, according to a statement from the House committee. (more...)
Texas Confirms First Locally Transmitted Case of Zika Virus Texas Confirms First Locally Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
- November 29, 2016

Almost four months after Florida became the first state in the nation to report a locally acquired Zika infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that its epidemiologists are working with Texas health officials on what they suspect is that state's first local case. (more...)
Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance
- November 29, 2016

But on her Instagram page , Navka shared a photo explaining that the routine was based on one of her favorite films, Life is handsome, that is set in a concentration camp. That alleged political tie seemed to have overburdened the true talent shown on ice to the song " Beautiful That Way ", which was featured in the Italian-language Oscar-winning film. (more...)
Canada´s Trudeau marks death of ´remarkable leader´ Castro
- November 27, 2016

Tamayo cries as she mourns Castro's death. U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump gave his first reaction to the death of Fidel Castro on Saturday, saying on Twitter, "Fidel Castro is dead!", without elaborating. "Last night, (I watched) the video of his brother, Raul Castro, announcing that he passed away", said Noelia Riverso. "The hope is that this catalyzes change in Cuba", he said. (more...)
Here's How Breitbart News Talked About Diversity Under Stephen Bannon
- November 26, 2016

The left is trying to say that Trump is part of this ambiguous and un-organized "alt-right". Wearing suits doesn't legitimize the members of a fringe movement, which - save for the hundred or so goons in the conference room on Saturday - the alt-right will remain for as long as first-person shooters exist. (more...)
Sabra hummus recalled over listeria concerns
- November 26, 2016

The company said that it has issued the recall out of an abundance of caution . As such, consumers that own goods with a Best Before date listed up to January 23 are strongly advised to discard them. The post Oh no, Sabra just recalled a bunch of hummus so check your fridge appeared first on HelloGiggles. The now-recalled hummus products were distributed and sold in retail outlets such as supermarkets and food service accounts in both the United States and Canada. (more...)
Wal-Mart kicks off Cyber Monday on Friday
- November 24, 2016

The company's stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 7.2 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of 18.7 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 13.4 percent. The firm had revenue of $118.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $118.69 billion. The consensus recommendation for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (more...)
Zika virus 'no longer an emergency' Zika virus 'no longer an emergency'
- November 24, 2016

Global health law expert Lawrence Gostin from Georgetown University feels that WHO has taken an unwise decision and also added that the worldwide response to the virus has been lethargic. "Our study proves that Zika virus infection can cause congenital brain damage in babies with and without microcephaly", study author Dr. Natacha Calheiros de Lima Petribu said in a society news release. (more...)
Schumer Says He Can Block Trump's Efforts to Repeal Dodd-Frank Schumer Says He Can Block Trump's Efforts to Repeal Dodd-Frank
- November 24, 2016

Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at the conservative American Action Forum, and researcher Dan Goldbeck said Mr. Trump and Congress could use the Congressional Review Act to repeal at least 48 major regulations with a minimum total regulatory costs of more than $42 billion and 53 million hours of paperwork. (more...)
Federal court blocks Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps Federal court blocks Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps
- November 23, 2016

Lest you jump to the conclusion that Ripple is some fire breathing radical who ran around naked and smoking dope at Woodstock, be assured that in fact he was appointed by none other than Ronald Reagan, the patron saint of the Republican Party. (more...)
Mislabeled Heinz Homestyle Gravy Recalled Mislabeled Heinz Homestyle Gravy Recalled
- November 22, 2016

They wre distributed to retailers across the United States. Sabra Dipping Co. says consumers should discard some hummus products made before November 8, 2016, over concerns about Listeria contamination. No other sizes, varieties or code dates of Heinz Gravy other than those listed above are included in the recall , according to the company. Customers can also get a full refund by calling 866-575-3808 between 9 6 p.m. (more...)
WHO no longer considers Zika a global health emergency
- November 22, 2016

Zika appears to be most unsafe when transmitted from a pregnant mother to her fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy, increasing the likelihood of severe brain defects in the baby, including microcephaly. In adults, the virus is linked to a form of temporary paralysis, called Guillain-Barré syndrome. "This represents an escalation into a major activity within World Health Organization", he said at a press conference in Geneva. (more...)
TN CM Jayalalithaa can go anytime she wants: Apollo Hospitals TN CM Jayalalithaa can go anytime she wants: Apollo Hospitals
- November 19, 2016

Jayalalithaa, however, continues to be on ventilator for 15 to 20 minutes so that her lungs are stable. Party spokesperson C Ponnaiyyan said her vitals and all health parameters are "excellent". "Though she can live beautifully without ventilator support, still we put her on and off the ventilator to ensure that her lungs won't collapse", he was quoted as saying by TOI . (more...)
Schumer, McConnell elected top leaders in U.S. Senate
- November 18, 2016

The 74-year-old is considered a clever tactician who mixes conservative leanings with a willingness to cut bipartisan deals when necessary. Senate Democrats, meanwhile, have elected Chuck Schumer to be their new minority leader. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he expected "the good, the bad and the ugly" out of Schumer. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin will remain minority whip, and Washington Sen. (more...)
Gray Jays Named Canada's National Bird Gray Jays Named Canada's National Bird
- November 18, 2016

The Royal Canadian Geographic Society says its choice for Canada's national bird epitomizes the best of the country's national traits: smart, hardy and friendly. They are historically "the companions of First Nations hunters and trappers and European explorers and voyageurs". It's official: our pick for Canada's national bird is the gregarious gray jay! The selection committee also weighed the opinions of ornithologists, conservationists, cultural experts and indigenous peoples before they ... (more...)
PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer
- November 18, 2016

Ms. Ifill was the moderator. The cause was complications of uterine cancer, her brother Roberto said. Regarded as one of the most prominent African American journalists in the country she Ifill began her news career in the 1970s during a time when there were very few African American and female journalists. (more...)
4C Foods Corp. recalls cheese due to salmonella risk 4C Foods Corp. recalls cheese due to salmonella risk
- November 18, 2016

The products recalled were packaged in the 6 oz vacuum-sealed glass jars containing "Best By" dates that ranged between November 12, 2016 to November 12, 2018. 4C Foods Corp. voluntarily recalled the products after the FDA revealed the issue. No illness have been reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 450 people die each year from Salmonella-induced problems. (more...)