Medical


Idaho flu deaths at record levels
- February 18, 2017

Experts consider it a good year when a flu vaccine is 50 to 60 percent effective. The flu vaccine offers the best way to protect yourself against the flu. It is important that those who have underlying health conditions or may be caregivers of high-risk individuals check with their physicians or healthcare providers about antiviral medications that might help them recover more quickly from the flu. (more...)
Round 2 for Jakarta poll
- February 17, 2017

The vote is now seen as a test of whether pluralism and a tolerant brand of Islam in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country are being eroded. Baswedan is backed by a former general who Widodo beat in the last presidential election in 2014, Prabowo Subianto, who is promising a comeback to the national stage. (more...)
House Republicans Plan To Ax Taxpayer Dollars Going To Planned Parenthood House Republicans Plan To Ax Taxpayer Dollars Going To Planned Parenthood
- February 12, 2017

A statement posted to the website regarding Saturday's demonstrations stated: "Protests at health centers are created to intimidate patients seeking basic health care services at Planned Parenthood, including lifesaving cancer screenings, testing for HIV, treatment for STIs, and family planning and birth control". (more...)
PM Modi Peaks Into People's Bathrooms: Rahul Blames Modi PM Modi Peaks Into People's Bathrooms: Rahul Blames Modi
- February 12, 2017

Gandhi said. The Prime Minister, who has been targeting the SP-Congress alliance, charged that the "two families" have come together in the state to hide their failures. Home to 220 million people, the sprawling state is the country's biggest and polling will be held in seven stages over the next four weeks. This year's election in Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a high-octane contest between the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, the state's ruling Samajwadi Party and its ally Congress, ... (more...)
Qatar spending $500M a week on 2022 World Cup preparations
- February 11, 2017

For example Brazil spent over $11 billion Dollars for the 2014 World Cup, while Russian Federation is on pace to spend more than $10 billion USD for 2018′s event. "Ninety per cent of the 2022 contracts have already been awarded", Minister Emadi added. "We don't want to be in a place where we start painting when people are coming to the country". (more...)
Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports
- February 09, 2017

Israel is known for it's medical marijuana research and may finally be allowed to export the plant, if some Israeli lawmakers have their way. In January, Israel decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis. However, with the United States moving toward legalization of medical cannabis in more and more states, the market is expected to reach $50 billion in 10 years. (more...)
Defund abortion rally planned
- February 09, 2017

There's no place in Storm Lake (or whatever town they were in), you know, where you can get help as a pregnant mom. Lauren Hany said the event is not affiliated with Planned Parenthood, but that the local facility and other health care centers are aware of the rally. (more...)
New Study Reveals Teens Use an Alternative Vaping Technique Dubbed Dripping New Study Reveals Teens Use an Alternative Vaping Technique Dubbed Dripping
- February 09, 2017

Despite the health warnings, the use of e-cigarettes has increased in popularity, along with other alternative smoking devices. The teens were asked if they'd ever tried e-cigarettes and dripping , and what their reasons were for the usage. (more...)
She's got heart: Go Red for Women in February She's got heart: Go Red for Women in February
- February 02, 2017

Everyone is encouraged to wear red that day. Businesses, agencies and organizations can also set up heart health and window displays to coincide with the day's events. By quitting smoking, eating healthy and staying physically active, individuals substantially reduce their risk of heart disease. That's about one woman every 80 seconds but the good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable through lifestyle changes and education. (more...)
Miss Universe 2017 Kicks Off in Manila Miss Universe 2017 Kicks Off in Manila
- January 29, 2017

Jordan along with Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, and Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa showed off their beauty prowess in their red bikinis on the white sand beach. More than 86 women from all over the world gathered in Manila on Thursday to compete in the Miss Universe beauty contest that will culminate in a coronation in the Philippines capital on Monday. (more...)
Wake Honored To Be Back At Pro Bowl
- January 29, 2017

Try to contain the excitement, please. The NFL is reverting back to the NFC vs. AFC format it used for 43 years until 2013. In the final activity, the two conferences did battle on the dodgeball field. As for the game, don't expect a lot of defense from either side. Here he is striping a 75-yarder during practice. Try as it might, and it does keep on trying, the National Football League just can't seem to figure out how to make the Pro Bowl fun and exciting. (more...)
Mike Tomlin Open To Having James Harrison, DeAngelo Williams Back In 2017
- January 26, 2017

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin admitted Tuesday during his season-ending press conference that Roethlisberger has brought up the possibility of retiring in previous years. Instead of a definitive yes, Roethlisberger repeated that he'd take time to evaluate his situation with his family and pray. And so this Steelers offseason begins with some uncertainty concerning the status of their franchise quarterback, and Tomlin acknowledged it would be a significant undertaking to replace that ... (more...)
20 years: Lawrence Ripple robs bank to escape wife 20 years: Lawrence Ripple robs bank to escape wife
- January 26, 2017

Ripple was able to get roughly three thousand dollars, but then promptly sat down in the bank's lobby and informed the security guard that he was "the guy [that] he was looking for". Under questioning, Ripple told police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he and his wife had been fighting and he "no longer wanted to be in that situation", the Kansas City Star said. (more...)
Massive 10000km-long structure spotted in Venus' atmosphere - before abruptly disappearing
- January 18, 2017

Japan's Akatsuki (Planet-C) spacecraft recorded this giant wave in Venus' atmosphere in 2015; researchers think it may have come from the lower atmosphere passing over mountains on the planet's surface. "We suggest that winds in the deep atmosphere may be spatially or temporally more variable than previously thought", the newly published study in nature.com stated. (more...)
Flu season takes hold with upturn in Minnesota cases
- January 06, 2017

They say four strains of the virus are circulating. To date this season, there have been 270 hospitalised flu cases, with 15 cases admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Flu shots are available through primary care physicians or at most pharmacies, such as Rite Aid, Walgreens, or Safeway, Massart said, with most insurance plans covering them. (more...)
Wayne Westner Cause of Death: How Did the Golfer Die? Wayne Westner Cause of Death: How Did the Golfer Die?
- January 06, 2017

According to Sport24, the 55-year-old South African is alleged to have held his wife hostage before committing suicide after being found with a gunshot wound to the right side of his head. "Great memories thank you my friend". His first tour European win nearly came in Killarney when he lost to Nick Faldo in a playoff in the 1992 Carroll's Irish Open. (more...)
The new year of resolutions The new year of resolutions
- January 04, 2017

Make it easily communicable, manageable and track able, starting with the wording of the Resolution itself. While it's up to you to decide what it's going to take to clean up certain portions of your life and make yourself a better person, it's far easier to determine how you can save yourself some money going into 2017. (more...)
Dylann Roof to have new competency exam before sentencing Dylann Roof to have new competency exam before sentencing
- January 01, 2017

The lawyer, David Bruck, expressed such concerns in asking for a week-long delay of a hearing meant to determine whether Roof is competent to represent himself in the penalty phase next week. While Bruck and other top-flight lawyers defended him during the guilt phase, Roof reiterated this week that the team wouldn't present a mitigation case for him for sentencing. (more...)
BP bids $1.29 billion for Australian fuel business BP bids $1.29 billion for Australian fuel business
- December 29, 2016

It intends to use these proceeds to strengthen the Woolworths balance sheet and reinvest in its core businesses, including its supermarket stores. The sale is "positive at the margin" for Woolworths , according to Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at Sydney-based CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty. (more...)
New Ebola vaccine highly effective, final tests confirm New Ebola vaccine highly effective, final tests confirm
- December 26, 2016

The Ebola vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens of Ebola virus. The company has promised to make 300,000 doses available for emergency use in the interim. According to Sakoba KeÏta, coordinator of the Ebola Response and director of the National Agency for Health Security in Guinea, " Ebola left a devastating legacy in our country". (more...)
Friday weather: Rainy and windy, with a possible touch of snow Friday weather: Rainy and windy, with a possible touch of snow
- December 24, 2016

Severe wind will be the primary threat with some storms having the potential to produce winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. The high is forecasted to be 36 with new snow accumulation around an inch, NWS says. Saturday Night-A 40 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. West wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm after midnight. (more...)
High-rise catches fire in New York's Upper West Side; injuries reported High-rise catches fire in New York's Upper West Side; injuries reported
- December 24, 2016

He added that firefighters came to check on them periodically, and said they were suffering from smoke inhalation. Heavy smoke remained in the building later in the evening. A police helicopter watched over them until they were removed from the building. About a dozen of the apartment's residents evacuated to the roof during the fire, officials said. (more...)
This three-year-old has the best reaction to being adopted This three-year-old has the best reaction to being adopted
- December 24, 2016

In a handsome photo posted on Twitter , Montogomery's daughter documented the adoption process, including Michael's reaction to the news. They were retweeted more than 55,000 times in three days. Brown started living with the Phoenix family in February 2015, according to Buzzfeed . Michael's adoptive sister, Dezhianna Brown , tweeted photos from Michael's adoption day on Tuesday. (more...)
New round of Flint indictments could test Michigan's emergency manager law New round of Flint indictments could test Michigan's emergency manager law
- December 21, 2016

Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose separately were state-appointed emergency managers in Flint in 2014-15 when the city was using the Flint River as a source of drinking water. Four defendants were charged today with crimes relating to the Flint water crisis. "We will proceed to deliver justice", said Schuette. This is the third set of criminal charges brought by Michigan's attorney general over the Flint water crisis, bringing the total number of defendants to 13. (more...)
Apple shares its plans to 'Make in India' with government
- December 21, 2016

Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn), which makes Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads, has a manufacturing facility in southern India, but Apple's products are wholly manufactured in China. Manufacturing products in India should allow Apple to meet the local sourcing requirement, potentially paving the way for the company to open its iconic Apple Stores. (more...)
Maine Electoral College delegates split votes Maine Electoral College delegates split votes
- December 20, 2016

According to ME law, Bright should be voting for Hillary Clinton when the state's electors cast their votes Monday. By casting his vote for Sanders, Bright will become a faithless elector . "I cast my vote for Bernie Sanders not out of spite, or malice, or anger, or as an act of civil disobedience". That effort is expected to fall short because most of the 306 Republican electors have said that they will vote for Trump today. (more...)
Wenger anger as City stun Arsenal on day of comebacks Wenger anger as City stun Arsenal on day of comebacks
- December 19, 2016

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a hamstring injury during the defeat to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side began tentatively at the Etihad Stadium and found themselves behind after only five minutes. (more...)
She has baby using ovary frozen when 9
- December 17, 2016

While there have been other cases of such restored ovarian function, and even conception, Moaza is believed to be the first woman to achieve it with an ovary frozen before the onset of puberty . Ovarian transplants of tissues taken from adult women have been successful before, but the team behind this procedure claims it is the first proof that ovarian tissue taken from a pre-pubescent child can be transplanted back into the patient to restore fertility as an adult. (more...)
Birth defects from zika more far-reaching than thought Birth defects from zika more far-reaching than thought
- December 17, 2016

A second study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that among pregnant women with potential Zika infection in the U.S., 11 percent had a fetus or infant with a birth defect. In the Brazilian study group, nine fetal deaths occurred in the women with Zika infection during pregnancy, five of whom were infected in the first trimester. (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Growing Pains' Cast Pay Tribute to Alan Thicke Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Growing Pains' Cast Pay Tribute to Alan Thicke
- December 17, 2016

Alan Thicke, perhaps best known as Dr. Jason Seaver from Growing Pains , died Tuesday. Thicke's on-screen wife, Joanna Kerns , said in a statement, "I loved Al". Leonardo was brought in towards the end of the Growing Pains run, which ended in 1992. Thicke's survivors include Robin , the Grammy-nominated singer- songwriter best known for the 2013 song "Blurred Lines", sons Carter and Brennan , his wife Tanya , and grandsons Tyler and Julian. (more...)