Health


Zuma to be quizzed by S.Africa watchdog
- October 07, 2016

Presidency spokesman Bongani Majola confirmed the meeting would take place, Business Day said. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane was appointed as the new public protector by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday morning. David Lewis Managing Director for Corruption Watch says it means the bulk of the Public Protector's work is going to be on issues that affect ordinary people which is not what the office prioritised in the past. (more...)
Slight chance of rain and warm temps for Eugene on Thursday Slight chance of rain and warm temps for Eugene on Thursday
- October 07, 2016

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms each day and it will become windy. Friday night , it will be mostly clear with a low of 43, according to the weather service. North, northeast wind 8 to 13 miles per hour. You'll need it. (more...)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off with a tea party
- October 07, 2016

Early detection and prevention are the most impactful live saving methods and Every Woman Counts wants to make sure these services are available to every woman in California. According to Dean, the Clinic is now using all digital techniques for mammography, with the new technology making it easier to detect breast cancer. (more...)
Protesters in Ethiopia kill UC Davis student
- October 07, 2016

Sharon Gray, a 31-year-old doing her post-doctoral work at UC Davis, was struck down Tuesday as she rode in a vehicle on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital of Addis Ababa, officials said. We all knew she was going to be a star in plant biology research. "Even in tragedy, we hope that we all can find some comfort in the wonderful work Sharon was engaged in that will better the lives of so many around the world", Ken Burtis, UC Davis' acting provost, said in a statement on Facebook. (more...)
Breast Cancer Resources in Greensboro Saving Lives
- October 07, 2016

A closer look at the staggering stats about breast cancer reveal why this is an important cause to so many people. Area businesses are being encouraged to participate in the "Turn It Pink" campaign through Instagram this month. They want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Somebody knows somebody, or a family member, or a friend that's been touched. "It's for our mothers, daughters, sisters and spouses that we are doing this", said Uresti. (more...)
Feds Pass Bill To Fund the Gov't, No Layoffs In Florida
- October 07, 2016

Zika can cause can cause grave birth defects. The bill, which needed 60 votes to pass, included $500 million for flood relief in Louisiana and $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, but nothing for the water crisis. Coats and Donnelly supported the continuing resolution in two votes that advanced the legislation and a third that passed it. The bill that passed is mostly a compromise. (more...)
Federal government: Mylan has been overcharging for EpiPens
- October 07, 2016

Recently, GOOD reported on the huge backlash against Mylan Pharmaceuticals for jacking up the price of its life-saving EpiPen two packs from $100 to $600. "We will ensure taxpayers get their due". The short answer from CMS that we have now is: Yes, but they're not sure by how much yet. Pfizer Inc., which manufacturers the brand version of EpiPen for Mylan, has not announced any manufacturing difficulty that could delay production of an authorized generic. (more...)
Haiti bears brunt of Hurricane Matthew as death toll hits 140 Haiti bears brunt of Hurricane Matthew as death toll hits 140
- October 07, 2016

The Columbus Day weekend is expected to be mostly nice with a chance of showers Saturday night, followed by a sunnier Sunday. So far there were no reports of casualties from better-equipped Cuba or the Bahamas, which was being hit by the hurricane on Thursday. (more...)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized, report says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized, report says
- October 07, 2016

After Abbas underwent a series of tests at the hospital, his doctors announced that he is in good health. "The doctors said he is totally normal", Nabil Abu Rdeneh, Mr Abbas's spokesman, said in a statement. Attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres last Friday, Abbas showed no outward sign of ill health. Hamas had no immediate comment Thursday. (more...)
Ridge Merino Goes Beyond "Pink" For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 06, 2016

The shirts feature a breast cancer awareness ribbon, plus the "International Association of Fire Fighters Union (IAFF) Local 1232" insignia. This October, the Appling County Public Library is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month . (more...)
Giants beat Mets in wild-card thriller
- October 06, 2016

That's the game, though, the way Major League Baseball intended it. In 134 games, he batted.245, with 13 home runs, 40 RBI, 46 runs and a.305 OBP. That is October, and that is baseball. Only Christy Mathewson has more with four. "We're disappointed", Collins said, "but we'll be able to get healthy, and we'll be back". Ramapo College baseball player and avid Major League Baseball fan, Austin Unglaub, who was rooting for NY, said, "It's pretty tough to watch the entire 162-game season come ... (more...)
We've Already Hit The Maximum Human Lifespan We've Already Hit The Maximum Human Lifespan
- October 06, 2016

The recent publication, however, has managed to determine just how old a modern human can live and calculate a top rate for people around the globe. And at least one lifespan-extending strategy, caloric restriction , is much less effective when used in wild mice or monkeys, he says. (more...)
Sears is soaring after reports it may sell part of its business Sears is soaring after reports it may sell part of its business
- October 06, 2016

Most recently, Sears closed almost 80 stores this summer - most of which were Kmart stores - and announced another 64 Kmart closures that will take effect at the end of this year, as Business Insider first reported. Kmart's second-quarter same-store sales fell 3.3%, the seventh straight quarterly decline. Sales have been falling for years. Company's annual sales growth for the past five year was 0.60%. (more...)
'Many Nights' Bill Clinton Went Through 'Hell' With Hillary
- October 06, 2016

His relationship with a White House intern was the subject of his 1998 impeachment. [Mike] Pence echoed it last night. Donald Trump's team says Bill Clinton is a terrific surrogate - for them. You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. Bill Clinton wasn't just being cruel when he invoked Bernie in OH, he was being irresponsible with Clinton's campaign. (more...)
FDA warns on hepatitis C drugs FDA warns on hepatitis C drugs
- October 06, 2016

The reactivation of HBV typically occurred within 4 to 8 weeks of treatment, the FDA reported. The agency's most serious warning will now be included on the label for nine of the most highly-visible DAAs, including the blockbuster hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (sofosbuvir/ledipasvir) from Gilead, as well as the Viekira Pak marketed by AbbVie. (more...)
Redskins sign veteran safety Donte Whitner Redskins sign veteran safety Donte Whitner
- October 06, 2016

He was not with any team during the offseason or training camp. Reyes missed two of the four games this season because of a groin injury. The Redskins needed more safety help as their starters entering the season both are now on injured reserve. (more...)
British government OKs fracking at 1 site despite opposition
- October 06, 2016

Lancashire County Council refused permission to extract shale gas at two sites - Roseacre and Preston New Road - past year on the grounds of noise and traffic impact. "Dismantling the democratic process to facilitate a dirty fossil fuel industry when only months ago the United Kingdom committed to climate change targets in Paris is another example of saying one thing and doing another". (more...)
Napoli owner says agents are a 'cancer' for clubs Napoli owner says agents are a 'cancer' for clubs
- October 06, 2016

Koulibaly agreed a new contract with the Serie A club this summer and it would seem Chelsea have now turned their attention elsewhere with reports suggesting a move for Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci could come to fruition in January. (more...)
Trump camp hits Clinton for Bill's past
- October 06, 2016

Trump has rallied twice in Fayetteville. But his supporters already have. Battleground state polls released today conducted since the debate saw Clinton up in crucial Florida by 4 points over Trump (from pollster Mason-Dixon), in Nevada by 6 points (Suffolk), in MI by 7 (the Detroit News poll) and in New Hampshire also by 7 points (WBUR/MassINC). (more...)
Clinton gains in new Pennsylvania poll as Trump struggles Clinton gains in new Pennsylvania poll as Trump struggles
- October 06, 2016

Mitnick said that he and his accounting staff acted "in accordance with the law and regulations" to yield the lowest possible taxes for Trump. Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary JohnsonLibertarian VP turns focus to tearing down Trump The Trail 2016: Bill steals the show Drew Carey joins Gary Johnson campaign MORE takes 9 percent, while 7 percent remain undecided or support another candidate. (more...)

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