Health Care

Connecticut Reports its First Flu-Related Death This Season

Connecticut Reports its First Flu-Related Death This Season The CDC says flu activity peaks sometime between December and February. Evidence has been growing over the last several years about post-flu risks that most people and even some physicians don't know about, according to William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. [Full Article...]

Is Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Out for the Season?

Is Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Out for the Season? Eagles Coach Doug Pederson confirmed on Monday what team doctors - and fans - feared the most: Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's 43-35 win over the Rams in Los Angeles and will miss the rest of the season. [Full Article...]

Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer as Director of Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer as Director of Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Fletcher joins the production after Singer was sacked on Monday after he failed to show up to set on multiple occasions. That means Bohemian Rhapsody will hit theaters on December 25, 2018 , as planned. Singer, however, accused Fox of not letting him have time off the project to deal with health issues for one of his parents. It is being reported that 20th Century Fox has announced the ... [Full Article...]

Dead & Company postpone remaining 2017 concerts following John Mayer's emergency appendectomy

Dead & Company postpone remaining 2017 concerts following John Mayer's emergency appendectomy [Full Article...]

Southern Indiana mall hosts sensory-friendly 'Santa Cares' event

Southern Indiana mall hosts sensory-friendly 'Santa Cares' event Santa's team says making children of all ages smile is part of the magic of the season. The mall held a sensory-friendly holiday event on Sunday for families with special needs. We are just aware of all of those sensory overloads, so there is not that pressure of stand in the line, be quiet, and don't touch anything. "Or sometimes Luke will just absolutely shut down and it's like he's not there - ... [Full Article...]

Ghana launches campaign against gender violence

Ghana launches campaign against gender violence Penney Andrews, program manager for Tranquility House, said, "As of November 25, and for the next 16 days, we will incite individuals to take action towards eliminating violence against women". Though the #metoo campaign has brought to light the stories of hundreds of women around the world who have been sexually assaulted, the figures published by the United Nations in honor of the International ... [Full Article...]

Group: Pledge to ease Yemen blockade falls short

Group: Pledge to ease Yemen blockade falls short The port of Salef is also expected to reopen, deputy United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq said in NY, citing information that United Nations humanitarian and political officials had received from their Saudi counterparts. The Arab Coalition in Yemen announced on Friday that 42 permits were issued for ships and relief aircrafts. The U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen says the closure of the countr... [Full Article...]

Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence doubled

Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence doubled Prosecutors had called that six-year sentence "shockingly" lenient . After the conviction was appealed by the state on the basis that it was "shockingly lenient", it was replaced by a murder charge and Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison, before the sentence was extended to 13 years and five months on Friday. [Full Article...]

Three Coffees a Day Brings More Health than Harm

Three Coffees a Day Brings More Health than Harm Researchers at the University of Southampton have concluded that as many four cups of coffee a day do a person more good than harm. Earlier this year, Spanish researchers reported 20,000 people who drank at least four cups of coffee a day had a 64% lower risk of death than those who never or nearly never drank coffee. [Full Article...]

Devin Booker has 33 points to power Suns past Lakers 122-113

Devin Booker has 33 points to power Suns past Lakers 122-113 Since the Lakers have won the previous two matchups, we should expect another win from them at home. "It's the NBA ", Ball said afterward . That came a day after a 142-116 loss to Houston in which the Suns gave up 90 points in the first half, tied for the second-most points given up in one half in National Basketball Association history. [Full Article...]

There Will Probably Never Be a Human Head Transplant

There Will Probably Never Be a Human Head Transplant Canavero did not present any evidence of the claims, though he promised that a scientific paper with details would be released in the "next few day", Newsweek reports. The Italian neurosurgeon continued: "The first human head transplant, in the human mode, has been realised". A "high number" of people have volunteered to be his first patient, he says. [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian says surrogacy is a 'much harder' experience than pregnancy

Kim Kardashian says surrogacy is a 'much harder' experience than pregnancy Instead, it's claimed that the couple "hardly see" the woman who is expecting their baby daughter, who is due in January. "So, it's definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area". "And then she did makeup on the My Little Pony that they gave and she said, 'Mom, I want to do a YouTube video'". According to the American Pregnancy Association, this is a condition in... [Full Article...]

Vikings stick with Keenum as starting QB v Rams

Vikings stick with Keenum as starting QB v Rams Keenum has outperformed the expectations of a backup and has the Vikings sitting on top of the NFC North. Goff is at the helm of an offense on pace to lead the league in scoring after finishing dead last in points previous year. The Los Angeles Rams look for a fifth straight victory to build on their lead in the NFC West. In the meantime, Keenum remains in charge of the offense. [Full Article...]

Fidget spinners pulled from Target after concerns over high lead counts

Fidget spinners pulled from Target after concerns over high lead counts The circle center of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner tested for 33,000 parts per million (ppm) of lead. The center circle of the "Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal" was tested for 1,300 ppm of lead and the arm tested for 520 ppm of lead. [Full Article...]

Asked if DNC system was rigged in Clinton's favor, Warren says 'yes'

Asked if DNC system was rigged in Clinton's favor, Warren says 'yes' Details of a deal Hillary Clinton made with the Democratic National Committee back in 2015 have emerged after it was claimed she was allowed input on party finances and staffing prior to her winning the nomination for president. But the rules do not give that power exclusively to the chairwoman of the party. She said that if a nominee became disabled, the party chairman would oversee the rep... [Full Article...]

U.S. cuts some tariffs on Canadian lumber import

U.S. cuts some tariffs on Canadian lumber import The US is still planning to impose stiff duties on several Canadian firms who the Americans say were selling lumber into the US market below fair value, claiming the Canadian government was providing them with unfair subsidies. The U.S. Commerce Department decided on the tariff reduction unilaterally because the two countries could not reach a mutually satisfactory deal. Members of the province'... [Full Article...]

Not smoking gets Japanese workers an extra week of vacation

Not smoking gets Japanese workers an extra week of vacation American companies have typically taken a more punitive stance on smoking, charging workers who use tobacco more for insurance and outlawing smoking on company property. Company spokesperson Hirotaka Matsushima told the Telegraph that the idea came from a company suggestion box. The change in company policy is meant to encourage staff to quit smoking. [Full Article...]

Gender Inequality Is Getting Worse For Women

So American women may want to cross the border into Canada, which ranked 16th this year, up drastically from 35th place in 2016. A country is scored from zero to one; one is complete parity. That means women the world over are paid less and have fewer opportunities at work than their male counterparts. On the other hand, Georgia (94th), Armenia (97th), Azerbaijan (98th) and Hungary (103rd) remain ... [Full Article...]

37 million fire extinguishers recalled

37 million fire extinguishers recalled The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers Thursday, saying they may malfunction during an emergency. The federal government has issued a massive recall on millions of fire extinguishers manufactured in North Carolina after a death was reported. Those fire extinguishers have a metal handle and are safe to use. [Full Article...]

Health Department: It's not too late to get the flu shot

Health Department: It's not too late to get the flu shot Dr. Quinlisk says the flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. Officials say providing the free service is a great way to encourage everyone in the community to keep themselves protected. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches. The flu is very contagious and can lead to serious complications, s... [Full Article...]


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