Health

Bearing up: black bears re-released after holistic treatment for burns

Bearing up: black bears re-released after holistic treatment for burns The bears, along with a young mountain lion that had less serious injuries, were treated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after the recent Thomas wilfdires that swept through Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. "I thought this would be flawless", she said. Peyton procured the skin from a local fish market, sterilized it and then sutured it onto the sedated animals' paws. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court stays execution of Mobile cop killer Vernon Madison

Supreme Court stays execution of Mobile cop killer Vernon Madison Lawyers for Vernon Madison, 67, convicted of killing a Mobile police officer in 1985, asked the US Supreme Court to step in. According to court records, Madison killed Schulte during a domestic dispute that Madison was having with his girlfriend. [Full Article...]

Apple now has almost 30 self-driving vehicles roaming California streets

Apple now has almost 30 self-driving vehicles roaming California streets It's a significant expansion for a company that has been seen as lagging in the race to build self-driving cars. After reaching the conclusion that developing and manufacturing an Apple branded auto from scratch was either too challenging or expensive - or perhaps both - the company made a decision to streamline its research and focus exclusively on self-driving vehicle technologies. [Full Article...]

Mayors balk at White House meeting after sanctuary cities crackdown

Mayors balk at White House meeting after sanctuary cities crackdown A Justice Department official, asked if local officials could be jailed for failing to comply, said Wednesday morning, "We will evaluate next steps". Supporters of the practice say that it preserves much-needed trust between immigrant communities and anti-crime efforts. Make no mistake, the Justice Department has thrown down the gauntlet to sanctuary cities . [Full Article...]

Indiana's 107 flu deaths this season exceed 2016-17 tally

Indiana's 107 flu deaths this season exceed 2016-17 tally Seventeen deaths have been attributed to the illness. "When there are high levels of the H3N2 strain circulating, there tends to be more severe illness and a higher number of deaths". Some people are at higher risk for complications from the flu, especially infants and young children, older adults, pregnant women, and anyone with a chronic medical condition, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disea... [Full Article...]

Even one cigarette a day can still kill you, study finds

Even one cigarette a day can still kill you, study finds Instead, men who smoked just one cigarette a day still shared a full 46 percent of the increased odds for heart disease that a heavy smoker had, and 41 percent of the risk for stroke. "Smokers should aim to quit instead of cutting down to significantly reduce their risk of these two common major disorders". "Those who try to cut down with the aid of nicotine, whether from nicotine replacement ... [Full Article...]

Damian Lillard is disappointed in Russell Westbrook's All-Star Game comments

Damian Lillard is disappointed in Russell Westbrook's All-Star Game comments Paul George staying with Thunder? Many thought the Thunder may look to trade George at the deadline if he didn't commit to signing that extension, but the team has said they won't do that. The last thing I'll say about that is the two years that I didn't make it I said that every guy that did make it was deserving because they were. "Don't make any sense, regardless of anything else", Westb... [Full Article...]

House Freedom Caucus lobbied Trump for help in releasing Federal Bureau of Investigation memo

House Freedom Caucus lobbied Trump for help in releasing Federal Bureau of Investigation memo Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks have also chimed in on social media. Meanwhile, Republicans on the Intelligence Committee say they're anticipating a vote to override the executive branch's declassification process to release the memo - and potentially some of the intelligence materials supporting it - as early as next week when Congress returns from its one-week recess, according to several R... [Full Article...]

Saudi coalition shoots down Yemen missile

Saudi coalition shoots down Yemen missile Germany is set to halt all arms exports to countries involved in the war in Yemen , a government spokesperson has announced. A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in the conflict in March 2015 after the movement drove Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile. [Full Article...]

Young women avoiding smear tests over 'embarrassment'

Young women avoiding smear tests over 'embarrassment' Some 31 per cent stay away if their bikini areas are hairy, while 34 per cent do so over fears of how their private parts look. I don't want other women to have to go through what I experienced, diagnosis and treatment was very bad. Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives in the United Kingdom every year and prevents eight out of 10 cervical cancers from developing. Jo's Cervical Cancer Tru... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson's bridge is possible, say experts

Boris Johnson's bridge is possible, say experts During a conversation with the French President, Johnson said it was " ridiculous " that the United Kingdom and France were only connected by the Channel Tunnel and suggested that a bridge could span the strait, the BBC reports. Others pointed out that, technically, it's possible. "You'd nearly certainly have to have vessel impact protection around the supports of the bridge so if anythi... [Full Article...]

Trump administration announces new 'civil rights' division to allow LGBT discrimination

Trump administration announces new 'civil rights' division to allow LGBT discrimination Cassidy is a cosponsor of the Conscience Protection Act (S. 301), legislation that would protect health care providers, including healthcare professionals, entities and health insurance plans from government discrimination if they decline to facilitate abortions. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an initial agreement last November to repatriate the Rohingya, and the 30-member working group was set up last month to oversee the process. The worst, he said, would be to move these people from camps in Bangladesh to camps in Myanmar, keeping an artificial situation for a long time and not allowing for them to regain their normal lives. [Full Article...]

With 7 more flu deaths in Dallas County, toll doubles last season's

With 7 more flu deaths in Dallas County, toll doubles last season's Dr. Wilma Wooten, the San Diego County's public health officer, said the record number of deaths could be due to the use of an electronic reporting system, which makes it easier for medical professionals to report and identify flu-related deaths. [Full Article...]

India test-fires Agni-V ICBM, hails 'major boost' to military power

India test-fires Agni-V ICBM, hails 'major boost' to military power The test-firing was done from the Abdul Kalam Island defence test facility off the Odisha coast at 0953 hours. The Agni-5 was last tested on December 26, 2016. India already has Agni-I (700 km range), Agni-II (2,000 km range), Agni-III (3,000-5,000 km range) and Agni-IV (3,500-4,000 km range) in its arsenal. [Full Article...]

Department of Health: Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths in El Paso

Department of Health: Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths in El Paso Jeffrey D. Howard. The health department goes into schools and gives out the vaccine for people who may not be able to make it into the clinic, Turner said. "Pneumonia is the most serious complication" of the flu and can be deadly, the Mayo Clinic says. Now, with the threat of more strains emerging, it might get even worse. [Full Article...]

Sandy Rios: Liberals In Hawaii May Have Orchestrated False Missile Alert

Sandy Rios: Liberals In Hawaii May Have Orchestrated False Missile Alert The false alarm came just days after Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency sent a mistaken warning of a North Korean missile attack to mobile phones across the state, triggering panic. Dispatchers received " more calls than they could handle" after a false alert of a missile attack was issued in Hawaii , according to officials. In the aftermath of the confusion, the agency said that two p... [Full Article...]

Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases A sneeze is a reflex action, the body's attempt to expel unwanted allergens from the upper respiratory passages. Dr Wanding Yang, author of the case study, further explained that the man had always tried to control his sneeze because it was unhygienic to sneeze when there are other people around. [Full Article...]

Wal-Mart Wants To Battle Opioid Abuse Crisis With New Disposal Service

Wal-Mart Wants To Battle Opioid Abuse Crisis With New Disposal Service According to the manufacturer, when Dispose-RX is added to a pill bottle with warm water, it separates the medication into a bio-degradable gel. It points out that 65% of people that abuse prescription opioids get them from their family or friends. [Full Article...]

SC storm still simmering, Attorney General now says issue unresolved

SC storm still simmering, Attorney General now says issue unresolved The collegium system of appointing judges has also been questioned by many in the media, who they think is creating much opaqueness about the working and appointment of the judges. "The full court met". Earlier in the day, Attorney General K K Venugopal expressed the crisis will be settled soon. The government heaved a sigh of relief as it need not intervene in the matter; its stand, too, had be... [Full Article...]


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