Health


Hundreds of Peeps Makers at Pennsylvania Plant Go on Strike Hundreds of Peeps Makers at Pennsylvania Plant Go on Strike
- September 10, 2016

Peeps manufacturer Just Born didn't disclose the percentage of production now offline due to the strike. The employees have been without a contract since June. The company says it does not expect Peeps to disappear from the shelves. Anyone who sees a tiny silver lining here - maybe pumpkin-spice Peeps have to get axed this year! - will be disappointed to hear Just Born's fall candy supplies are still "in good shape". (more...)
CDC Director: Just a few weeks' of Zika funding remain
- September 10, 2016

Zika may also be spread through sexual contact, health officials say. Zika, which is spread mainly by the Aedes mosquito, has been detected in 67 countries and territories including hard-hit Brazil. While the Zika-carrying mosquito exists in far-north Queensland, Dr Senanayake said the chance of it spreading locally is "very low" because health authorities are monitoring it. (more...)
West Nile case shows up in Lee
- September 10, 2016

State officials say the victim had not traveled outside of the state in the past month, and that the infection was caught locally in McCone County. Last year, the New Mexico Department of Health identified 14 cases of West Nile virus in people, including 12 with neuroinvasive disease. (more...)
Best stocks of the day: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) Best stocks of the day: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV)
- September 10, 2016

Analyst had a consensus of $1.20. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a buy rating on shares of AbbVie in a research report on Sunday, July 10th. To see the ratio analysis, the debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.36 for seeing its liquidity position. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 13th. (more...)
Louisiana Man Charged with Hate Crime for Louisiana Man Charged with Hate Crime for "Verbally Attacking" Cops
- September 10, 2016

The arrest warrant shows Sgt. S. Jackson instructed Officer Williams Knowles to charge Delatoba with a hate crime under the recently enacted " blue lives matter " law. The arrest report did not clarify, however, whether the occupation of the police officers as opposed to the security guards was at issue. Allison Padilla-Goodman, the regional director of the Anti-defamation League, agreed there was no hate crime because the verbal attack did not occur in connection with an underlying crime, ... (more...)
Barcelona president Bartomeu admits plans for U.S. club
- September 10, 2016

Barcelona recently re-signed Brazilian star Ronaldinho as a club ambassador, and he was also in the iconic city to open the new office. The Barcelona president sees women's soccer as a crucial element in raising interest in the club in the U.S., and speaking to Barca TV , announced the Spanish giants' interest in creating a team to take part in the National Women's Soccer League. (more...)
FDA Requires All US Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika Virus
- September 10, 2016

Hearing loss varied in severity, but researchers reported that at least four of the children had hearing loss with no other potential cause than Zika infection. The FDA issues such Emergency Use Authorization during public health emergencies, to quickly deploy unapproved medical products for as long as they are needed. (more...)
Obama not ready to concede Guantanamo prison will survive Obama not ready to concede Guantanamo prison will survive
- September 10, 2016

The remaining inmates from Camp 5 have been transferred to the more open Camp 6, where some inmates live communally and grow their own food. Still, a small number of detainees continue to protest their indefinite detention by hunger striking. (more...)
Congressman Brings 100 Living Mosquitoes on to House Floor Congressman Brings 100 Living Mosquitoes on to House Floor
- September 10, 2016

Lawmakers are hoping to reach a deal on Zika funding this month before leaving again for an extended pre-election recess, potentially as part of a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown on October 1. "This is the fear of Floridians, right here!" "It's hard to explain why - despite their own calls for funding - Senate Democrats chose to block a bill that could help keep pregnant women and babies safer from Zika", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor. (more...)
U.S. lawmakers seek compromise on Zika virus funding U.S. lawmakers seek compromise on Zika virus funding
- September 10, 2016

Still, some Republicans were resisting a deal that would abandon the Planned Parenthood language in the Zika bill. Fact checkers, legislators, news outlets and others are calling out pro-abortion Democrats for making false claims about the funding bills. (more...)
Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street
- September 10, 2016

Gold fell for the third day in a row on Friday, under pressure from a stronger USA dollar and increasing concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than expected. The Canadian dollar declined sharply against US dollar on Friday as a drop in oil prices and increased bets on an impending interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve offset stronger-than-expected domestic jobs data. (more...)
Obama urges Duterte to take 'right way'
- September 10, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte steps out of his limousine upon arrival at Merdeka Palace to meet Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo in Jakarta , Indonesia, Friday, Sept. Responding to comments directed at human rights violations allegedly committed during his drug crackdown, Duterte noted that: "Even Ban Ki-moon weighed in..." He said the Philippines was in danger of becoming a "narco state" and that eliminating drugs in society was his administration's top priority. (more...)
Wells Fargo fires over 5k workers over account scandals
- September 09, 2016

The CFPB's investigation into Wells Fargo started with a lawsuit by Los Angeles' City Attorney's office that accused the bank of engaging "in unfair, unlawful and fraudulent conduct", particularly citing pressure on employees to meet sales targets. (more...)
Congresswoman to visit Marine training site Congresswoman to visit Marine training site
- September 09, 2016

At least 20 Marines face criminal charges and administrative action in the death earlier this year of a Muslim Marine recruit from MI who fell from his death down a 40-foot barracks stairwell 11 days after reporting to a boot camp at Parris Island in SC last March, according to media reports. (more...)
FDA rule bans certain antibacterial soaps FDA rule bans certain antibacterial soaps
- September 09, 2016

The FDA's new ruling will affect the way manufacturers can label products that include a list of 19 active ingredients, the most commonly used of which are the antibacterial and antifungal agents triclosan and triclocarbon. In a statement released on September 2, FDA revealed that some stores have already started removing those antibacterial washes that contain one or more of the 19 active ingredients noted to have a negative effect on health from their shelves. (more...)
Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64 Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64
- September 09, 2016

Limon, yet another great Mexican warrior, fought Chacon on four occasions and each fight was brutal. This was the Golden Era of boxing on the West Coast, and those were times I remember well, having gone with my father to watch fights at these venues just a short distance from our family home. (more...)
Statins' benefits understated and harms exaggerated, scientists find Statins' benefits understated and harms exaggerated, scientists find
- September 09, 2016

It concludes the benefits of lowering cholesterol by 2 mmol/L with an effective low-priced statin therapy, such as atorvastatin, which costs about £2 per month in the United Kingdom, far outweighs any adverse effects from the drug. For instance, an analysis published a year ago in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology journal stated that while statins lower cholesterol, they do not seem to have a big impact on reducing rates of cardiovascular disease. (more...)
Charles Barkley Visits Craig Sager in Hospital Against Own Doctor's Orders
- September 09, 2016

Barkley's doctors in Phoenix were reportedly angry that Barkley made the trip, citing an emergency. "When you go to try and cheer him up his attitude is so upbeat he cheers you up". Last week, before his transplant, Sager's wife Stacey contracted a cold and had to leave the hospital. The procedure was expected to take some 10 hours. (more...)
Mets get 13th straight win over Reds, 5-3 on Cespedes' HR
- September 09, 2016

New York Mets' infielder Jose Reyes took Cincinnati Reds' starter Anthony DeSclafani deep in the first inning of Wednesday afternoon's matchup. "They all have this whole series". Jose Reyes led the game off with a home run and scored on a wild pitch in the third inning. Schebler thought he heard the ball fouled off. Jeurys Familia closed for his 47th save, extending his franchise record . (more...)
Grassley reacts to Zika funding vote
- September 09, 2016

Although continuing resolutions by definition maintain current funding levels, lawmakers could add emergency funds for natural disasters like the floods in Louisiana or wildfires in the West, as well as for Zika. Senate Democrats on Tuesday filibustered a $1.1 billion Zika-related spending bill, resuming a hard-line stance aimed at forcing GOP leaders to drop a provision they say targets Planned Parenthood. (more...)

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