Health Care


111 terminally ill end lives under new California law 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law
- June 29, 2017

Of those who died, 87 percent were 60 years old or older. This data is the California Department of Public Health's first report on the effects of the law since it was implemented on June 9, 2016, Fox News reports . California officials said caution should be exercised in trying to draw conclusions from the report that is based on only six months of data. California is not the only state with such a law in the United States. (more...)
America's Cup Match Day Two To Get Underway America's Cup Match Day Two To Get Underway
- June 26, 2017

But the light winds also made for very tricky conditions which produced a heart-stopping moment for the Kiwis when they ran out of breeze and sank off the foils with the finish in sight. "We need to go back and use those days wisely". The challengers, who won both races on the opening day of action on Saturday, were again in control on the sparkling waters of Bermuda's Great Sound . (more...)
New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup
- June 25, 2017

Oracle Team USA practices for the America's Cup Final on the Great. It started with a negative point because Oracle Team USA, owned by billionaire Larry Ellison , won the qualifiers. Spithill said Oracle made too many changes to the boat to mention. "I think they said, 'Ah, we heard rumors that you've been testing but we never thought you'd actually bloody do it, ' " van Velthooven said. (more...)
May says will consult widely on Brexit, but Britain will leave EU
- June 24, 2017

He also predicted the start of UK-global trade talks by September 2016, and that German industry would pressure their government to get a special deal for Britain . But more than two months after Mrs May started the Brexit process by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and nearly a year after the European Union referendum result, M. (more...)
Rauner Calls For Compromise, Then Attacks Rauner Calls For Compromise, Then Attacks
- June 22, 2017

Springfield, IL (24/7 News Source) - Illinois lawmakers band together to form a budget before it's too late. But Rauner is also spending money attacking Democrats . In the meantime, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said last week the bills her office is required to pay under state law and court orders will total more than the state receives in revenue each month. (more...)
Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction
- June 21, 2017

Those calls have now been answered, as Uber has announced that effective immediately, riders in Houston , Minneapolis, and Seattle can now tip via their Uber app. Uber has agreed to allow its drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app and has reduced the cancellation windows for customers, in an effort to improve its troubled relationship with its drivers. (more...)
Cancer survivors, families walk in Relay for Life event in Sparta Cancer survivors, families walk in Relay for Life event in Sparta
- June 19, 2017

As the survivors pass by, clapping and celebrating to the upbeat music, the memories of all those lost over the years surfaces, too. The event began with an opening ceremony in which all participants gathered together. At 10 p.m., it was time to light luminaries. Team Acrish remembers the late rabbi of Temple Beth Eloheim, Sol Acrish, who lost his battle to the insidious disease a year ago. (more...)
Lead Found in 20% of Baby Food Including Juices: Environmental Group Lead Found in 20% of Baby Food Including Juices: Environmental Group
- June 18, 2017

Using a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) database of food samples, EDF reported some pretty worrying numbers, most remarkably in fruit juice samples intended for children. Exposure at a young age can permanently affect a developing brain , causing lifelong behavioral problems and lower IQ. Eighteen percent of the baby food samples tested above 5 ppb lead, which is the amount the FDA allows in drinking water. (more...)
Escaped inmates captured after foot chase in Tennessee
- June 16, 2017

The Georgia Department of Corrections identified the guards as Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue , both officers at Baldwin State Prison. A reward for information leading to the arrests of Dubose and Rowe is up to $130,000. David LeValley, agent in charge of the FBI's Atlanta office, told reporters that "we are expanding, not shrinking, our effort to find these individuals". (more...)
Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia
- June 14, 2017

Had it been successful, the vote would have been the first time in decades a congressional body voted to bar a weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. Schumer made the comments in a statement on Monday, saying that he will throw his support behind the measure up in the Senate as early as this week because of the Arab country's weak human rights record and support of terrorism. (more...)
Anti-DUP protesters gather in London to pressure Conservative leader Theresa May
- June 12, 2017

Among Tory MPs there was fury at the way a 20-point opinion poll lead at the start of the campaign had been thrown away in an election which she did not need to call for another three years. On the same website Ms Hill said: "I have no doubt at all that Theresa May will continue to serve and work hard as Prime Minister and do it brilliantly". (more...)
Shock UK election results may delay Brexit talks, soften tone
- June 11, 2017

Previously, she said she wanted to take Britain out of the EU's single market and customs union in order to cut immigration. "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", he said. The position of Her Majesty's Government is indeed crucial going forward. The forecast is much better than expected for the opposition Labour Party, which had been expected to lose seats. (more...)
GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises
- June 05, 2017

McConnell last week said he did not know how the Senate would get to 51 votes on healthcare, and suggested moving tax reform legislation could be simpler. More than one-third indicated that the GOP bill would make it harder to obtain and keep health insurance, compared with 21% who thought a PPACA repeal would have that outcome. (more...)
Kim, healthy again, wins Shoprite LPGA Classic by two shots Kim, healthy again, wins Shoprite LPGA Classic by two shots
- June 05, 2017

She is the 13th different player and seventh from South Korea to win in 13 LPGA events this year. "Just having the honor to back-to-back defend is quite fantastic", Nordqvist said. And as for being No. 1, she replied, "I'm going to have a week off next week". "Fifteen kind of killed us", she said. That's unfortunate, because I said early on to the girls we got to try to keep up. (more...)
Should you wash your hands in hot or cold water? Should you wash your hands in hot or cold water?
- June 03, 2017

According to the New Zealand Herald , the study's advice to wash hands for at least 10 seconds is because that is a sufficient length of time to wash "harmful food poisoning bacteria" off of one's hands. Water temperature as high as 38°C and as low as 15°C did not have a significant effect on the reduction of bacteria during hand washing, said the researchers . (more...)
8th-graders refuse to take photo with Paul Ryan 8th-graders refuse to take photo with Paul Ryan
- May 31, 2017

Ryan later posted a photo of himself greeting the students on the steps on his Instagram page , with no sign of a snub. "So please tell the whole story". "It would be cool, even if you disagree with him". "[Teachers] knew that a lot of people didn't like Paul Ryan", he said. By the way, not a single reasonable observer would conclude that just because a young student stood politely beside a politician, he or she must support that public figure's policies. (more...)
Pharmacies to remain closed on May 30 Pharmacies to remain closed on May 30
- May 31, 2017

Meanwhile, customers flocked to Aizawl Civil Hospital's canteen, a government run pharmacy, today to buy medicines. The queues were a little longer at the outlets that were open and a few people who did not know about the strike were seen going in search of medical shops that were open to buy drugs. (more...)
Mets say Matz, Lugo will each make another rehab start Mets say Matz, Lugo will each make another rehab start
- May 31, 2017

On Friday, while Yoenis Cespedes was running the bases for St. Lucie Class A rehab game he suffered soreness in the right quad which will set back his return date with the New York Mets . In the meantime, Tyler Pill will make his first major league start on Tuesday as the Mets look for their third straight win. "It will definitely be exciting", he said. (more...)
Queensland cop killer shot dead Queensland cop killer shot dead
- May 30, 2017

Mr Forte was killed after intercepting Maddison, who police had described as a "wanted person", about 14:20 local time (04:20 GMT) on Monday. Wayne Lyons, who lives on Wallers Road, said he saw four police cars chasing a four-wheel-drive before they disappeared into the trees. (more...)
Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily
- May 28, 2017

The black midi dress incorporated a crew neckline, short sleeves and decorative buttons at the bodice. She wore the floral jacket with a matching clutch while having lunch with other G7 leaders' spouses at the Elephants Palace, a historic building that houses Sicily's Town Hall. (more...)
Mamata to raise Ganga erosion problem with Modi Mamata to raise Ganga erosion problem with Modi
- May 25, 2017

Partha Chatterjee, state parliamentary affairs minister, said: "The Bengal Congress can oppose our policies, but our Chief Minister has already told us to remain soft on Congress, and we will continue our stand, no matter what they do". On the other hand, the Trinamool pooh poohed the snide remarks of the Congress and the Left. The Left and the Congress don't have have any programmes. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi bats for Asia-Africa growth corridor
- May 24, 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that India-Africa partnership could provide limitless opportunities for the future and that the two sides were engaging on a scale not witnessed earlier. The report highlighted foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Africa are estimated to have bounced back in 2016, reflecting increasing diversification of investment into services, manufacturing and infrastructure-related projects. (more...)
Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment
- May 23, 2017

Brien Comey told USA Today's affiliate in North Jersey. While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus for his termination, Trump later admitted that the Russian Federation investigation - which he has called a "hoax" - played a role. (more...)
Why is fruit juice so bad for your baby? Why is fruit juice so bad for your baby?
- May 23, 2017

New advice from pediatricians explains why. Children should be encouraged to eat whole fruits and be educated about the benefits of the fruit as compared with juice, which lacks dietary fiber and may contribute to excessive weight gain, it added. (more...)
Sickened by Gas Station Nacho Cheese Sickened by Gas Station Nacho Cheese
- May 22, 2017

She bought a bag of Doritos and drizzled nacho cheese on them. In addition to the five confirmed cases, there are three more probable cases and one suspected case. "Somebody needs to be accountable", Kelly's mother said. Lavinia Kelly , 33, hasn't spoken or breathed without the help of machines since being hospitalized with the condition, reports The Sacramento Bee . (more...)
Willing Teens Get Pepper-Sprayed For High School Class Willing Teens Get Pepper-Sprayed For High School Class
- May 19, 2017

One copy of the video of the students being sprayed has been viewed online more than 15 million times. The students are part of a criminal science class at the high school and received extra credit for participating. Video of the experience was shared on YouTube. "Stop resisting, please comply", the instructor says in the video while discharging the chemical agent directly in the each student's face. (more...)
India wins over Pakistan at International Court
- May 19, 2017

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the ICJ outcome comes as a great relief to Jadhav's family. New Delhi had moved the court on May 15 as an emergency measure and exhorted the court to halt the execution of Jadhav. Pakistan, in turn, had argued that the 46-year-old Indian national was a spy and India's plea was "misconceived". The UN charter entails that "each member of the United Nations undertakes to comply with the decision of the International Court of Justice" and ... (more...)
U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in United Nations pact U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in United Nations pact
- May 19, 2017

Additionally, the country is implementing policies to boost renewable energy capacity and reduce coal imports, which CAT believes could "see a significant slowing down in the growth of Carbon dioxide emissions over the next decade". GDP growth of 2.6 percent), according to the World Bank. "Pulling out of the Paris agreement would be an unforced error in the sense of undermining our diplomatic efforts going forward", Keohane said. (more...)
Trump honors fallen police officers, vows to reduce violence
- May 17, 2017

Capitol. "That's really important for family because they always have closure, but they always want to make sure their son or daughter who was killed in the line of duty is never forgotten". and paid a visit to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial . It is a time to let your local police officers know that you support them and care about their well-being as they protect and assist us 24/7, 365 days a year. (more...)
China says it has successfully tested new type of missile
- May 14, 2017

The Chinese Defense Ministry has announced the successful testing of a new type of missile which analysts say is a response to the deployment of the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea. The THAAD system is created to intercept and destroy short and medium-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight. Following this week's presidential referendum in South Korea, newly elected President Moon Jae-in announced that he would ... (more...)
Brazil declares end to Zika virus emergency after fall in cases Brazil declares end to Zika virus emergency after fall in cases
- May 13, 2017

Travel advisories were issued against going to the affected places and reports of Zika fever started pouring in from several other countries. Since the DOH began tracking in January 2016, the department has followed 2,119 reported cases, of which 1,026 tested positive for the mosquito-born virus. (more...)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions directs federal prosecutors to push for harsher sentences Attorney General Jeff Sessions directs federal prosecutors to push for harsher sentences
- May 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' office sent out a letter late Thursday to the nation's federal prosecutors instructing them to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects. Sessions, who was a US attorney in Alabama before becoming senator, is well known for his hardline tough-on-crime views . But any exceptions will need to be approved by top supervisors, and the reasons must be documented, allowing the Justice Department to track the handling of such ... (more...)
Second annual Hope 1 in 5 Marathon raises awareness of mental health Second annual Hope 1 in 5 Marathon raises awareness of mental health
- May 10, 2017

Each of us can help change the way the world views mental health by helping create understanding and offering hope. This year MHA is talking about "Risky Business". People experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently - and some engage in potentially unsafe or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem. (more...)
Phoenix police announce arrest in serial street shootings Phoenix police announce arrest in serial street shootings
- May 09, 2017

Police say a man accused of killing two engaged doctors at a luxury Boston condominium building has a criminal history of robbing banks. Police said they have not identified a motive but believe Saucedo acted alone. The Associated Press was unable to reach Saucedo's public defender on Monday. Police previously said at least seven people were killed and two others wounded over a four-month period previous year. (more...)
Polls show B.C. election could be a cliffhanger
- May 09, 2017

The Liberals ran with the interaction, painting Horgan as an angry man who doesn't have the temperament to govern. - Green party Leader Andrew Weaver refused to say which party he would work with in case of a minority government. If no party wins a majority of seats on Tuesday, Weaver wasn't ready to discuss where he would throw his support. Liberal strategist Lorne Mayencourt credited the party leader's response to Donald Trump's softwood tariff - a proposed ban on US coal imports that ... (more...)
11 lakh medical aspirants appear in exam 11 lakh medical aspirants appear in exam
- May 08, 2017

After much ado, including political posturing from leaders, medical aspirants from Tamil Nadu appeared for the national eligibility cum-entrance test (NEET) on Sunday. The CBSE NEET UG Answer key 2017 for all sets will be accessible shortly on NEET Official website , cbseneet.nic.in. The results were announced 10 days after the publication of answer keys. (more...)
Funeral of militant Fayaz Ahmad held in Indian-controlled Kashmir Funeral of militant Fayaz Ahmad held in Indian-controlled Kashmir
- May 08, 2017

State police chief S P Vaid said a live grenade was recovered from the possession of a slain militant. More details are awaited. "The militant was wanted for his role in a fidayeen attack on a BSF convoy on August 2015 at Narsu Udhampur", a police spokesman was quoted as saying by Indian Express. (more...)
Indian troops in Kashmir wound at least 4 Indian troops in Kashmir wound at least 4
- May 08, 2017

Last year, Pakistan violated ceasefire a staggering 449 times across the Line of Control ( LoC ) in comparison to 405 violations in 2015. "We [Pakistan] have always upheld that commitment in letter and in spirit, but India has mostly ended up treating inadvertent crossers inhumanely", he said, referring to the killing of a woman in February this year by India's Border Security Force (BSF) near Sialkot. (more...)
The National Weather Confirms Tornado Touchdown in Dinwiddie The National Weather Confirms Tornado Touchdown in Dinwiddie
- May 07, 2017

The damage is centered around Horner Siding Road just outside Oxford. The tornado passed in a matter of seconds, then she sent text messages to her friends and daughter to let them know she made it through. "At least right here I'm seeing a little bit more concentrated damage and trees that are actually knocked down at least across the path if not some back in the opposite direction that the storm was moving", Keighton said. (more...)
'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi 'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi
- May 07, 2017

Image credit: Hindustan Times."It took nearly a month for me to form a team of doctors, chalk out a detailed plan for her treatment and then we chose to get her here". 37-year-old Eman Ahmed . Image credit: TOI via Times of India . Sawant today instructed officials to prepare a note in this regard so that it could be issued to all hospitals. (more...)

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