Health


Humana says government cut in Medicare ratings will impact 2018
- October 13, 2016

The health insurer also boosted its guidance for the September quarter and current year. The company noted that the decline in membership in 4-Star rated plans does not take into account certain operational actions the company intends to take over the coming quarters to mitigate any potential negative impact of these published ratings on Star bonus revenues for 2018. (more...)
Chinese authorities hunt for 50 cobras after mass escape Chinese authorities hunt for 50 cobras after mass escape
- October 13, 2016

Investigators found the farm had introduced 1,820 eggs of monocled cobra from Guangdong Province in early August and about 1,500 were successfully hatched. Farm-bred cobras often lack the abilities required to survive in the wild. A "No Angling, Snakes in River" warning sign has been erected along a river near a snake breeding farm. (more...)
Prescription Drug Take Back Scheduled for October 22 Prescription Drug Take Back Scheduled for October 22
- October 13, 2016

The drop-off location for this one-day event will be at the Milford Senior Center parking lot, 9 Jepson Drive, (rain or shine). Residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and dispose of expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. (more...)
2 women accuse Trump of touching them inappropriately
- October 13, 2016

Two women have claimed to The New York Times that they were touched inappropriately by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in separate encounters approximately two decades apart. Still, despite the newly-surfaced reports stemming from women who have had the chance of meeting Donald Trump and those encounters turning into alleged sexual assaults, Trump denies every bit of it. (more...)
Sounders battle to 0-0 tie with Dynamo Sounders battle to 0-0 tie with Dynamo
- October 13, 2016

Now fifth in the Western Conference, Interim Head Coach Brian Schmetzer's club needs just three points to clinch a postseason spot with three matches remaining in the 2016 regular season. "The thriving soccer culture that is so special here in Seattle only continues to develop, and we're excited for more fans to become part of the most robust and passionate fan-base in North America", said Sounders FC Chief Operating Officer Bart Wiley. (more...)
Bears vs. Colts: Prediction, Spread, Preview, Channel, Game Time
- October 13, 2016

And who could blame them? COLTS offense managed only 284 total yards in Week 4, despite converting 9-of-17 third downs. The team is clearly behind Hoyer, so coach John Fox needs to let it ride, for now. Hoyer couldn't turn those trips into seven rather three. Walden keeps making significant stops, leads the defense in sacks, and shows up for every game. (more...)
Clown craze is risky: Vic police chief
- October 13, 2016

But why are we so afraid of clowns? "The suspect, who is approximately 6'2" with an athletic build, was observed wearing a clown costume that was described as a black-and-white striped jumpsuit. Students were posting on social media that a clown was in one of the dormitories, Monican Centre, with a rifle. With social media playing a huge role in the epidemic, it seems impossible for it to die down, but eventually it will. (more...)
Philippine leader Duterte says will maintain military alliances
- October 13, 2016

Chinese spokesman Geng repeated Beijing's standard line that China wanted to resolve the dispute via talks with the parties directly involved, including the Philippines. China has welcomed Duterte's overtures. President Duterte's latest pronouncements indicate that our foreign policy would be less dependent on so-called special relations with the USA and more open to expanded relations with two other powerful states, China and Russian Federation. (more...)
Hundreds Sport Pink For Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
- October 13, 2016

Ntiri says there's easy ways to be proactive and stay healthy. "Now they do recommend from the age of 40 to 44 that you talk to your physician about screening", said Dr. Breast Cancer Haven will open its sixth "Haven" in Solihull next year. 4,000 people donned pink for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Sunday in Binghamton at Recreation Park. (more...)
Trump defiant as Clinton rides high in the polls
- October 13, 2016

And earlier this week, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would no longer defend Trump and would instead focus on congressional races. Campaign recriminations usually begin in the month after an election defeat, not in the month before it. (more...)
Following Hurricane Aftermath, Health Conditions Worsen in Haiti Following Hurricane Aftermath, Health Conditions Worsen in Haiti
- October 13, 2016

Two water purification stations also arrived in Port-au-Prince Tuesday as part of France's first shipment of humanitarian aid, which comprised some 69 tons of supplies including medicine and anti-cholera kits. National Civil Protection headquarters in Port-au-Prince said that the official count for the whole country was 336 which included 191 deaths in Grand-Anse. (more...)
Another strange abrupt ending for Rangers after best record Another strange abrupt ending for Rangers after best record
- October 13, 2016

At one time, former Jays ace Roy Halladay had a hyperbaric chamber in the clubhouse. Most importantly, after struggling during certain pockets of the regular season, the Jays are now playing their best baseball, hitting their stride at exactly the right time. (more...)
Do Calcium Supplements Increase the Risk of Heart Disease? Do Calcium Supplements Increase the Risk of Heart Disease?
- October 13, 2016

In a 10-year study including more than 2,700 subjects, researchers found that calcium supplement users were more likely to experience plaque buildup in their arteries and damage to their hearts than other participants, according to the Journal of the American Heart Association . (more...)
More US arrests for pot than violent crimes: rights groups More US arrests for pot than violent crimes: rights groups
- October 13, 2016

Randy Pench/ZUMA Press/NewscomSomeone is arrested for drug possession or use every 25 seconds in the US, according to a strident joint report on the drug war by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union released Wednesday. (more...)
7 killed as bombing targets taxi in northeastern Nigeria
- October 13, 2016

At least eight people are reported to have died in the explosion while 15 injured persons were said to have been evacuated to Specialist and Teaching Hospitals, Maiduguri . The explosion went off this morning at Muna garage, as the convoy, with a military escort was going to Gamboru Ngala. "The group is seeing a relative downtown in terms of activity, but we still see the group having intent and operational capacity to carry out attacks", Ryan Cummings, a Cape Town-based security analyst, ... (more...)
DEA reverses plans to ban plant some call opioid alternative DEA reverses plans to ban plant some call opioid alternative
- October 13, 2016

But the abrupt plan drew intense backlash from public health experts, lawmakers, and thousands of devoted users, who argue that the now unregulated herbal supplement treats chronic pain and prevents deadly opioid addictions. Among other things, McCurdy is studying withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent mice. He says the preliminary data is promising. Kratom is marketed in the United States as a dietary supplement. (more...)
Hunger situation in Bangladesh 'serious': GHI Hunger situation in Bangladesh 'serious': GHI
- October 13, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest hunger levels, followed closely by South Asia, it showed. "Countries must accelerate the pace at which they are reducing hunger if they are to meet the 2030 target", Shenggen Fan, director general of the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), said in a statement. (more...)
Investors Catching Stocks: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)
- October 13, 2016

Leerink Swann now has a "Hold" rating and a $58.00 target price on the stock. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of MRK. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 13th of September 2016. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.88%. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (more...)
Coach: Redskins TE Jordan Reed evaluated for concussion Coach: Redskins TE Jordan Reed evaluated for concussion
- October 13, 2016

Reed was surprisingly absent from practice on Wednesday and the concussion tests were revealed after the session. Reed has been a key factor for the Redskins, as he leads all National Football League tight ends in receptions (33, tied with Greg Olsen) and is second in receiving yards (316) for the position. (more...)
LAPD Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Criminal Rape Case Found Dead LAPD Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Criminal Rape Case Found Dead
- October 13, 2016

She died later at a hospital. A handgun was recovered at the scene. Police said a relative was in the home at the time of the shooting and called 911, but there's no evidence the person had any involvement in Hernandez's death. "Today the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department are experiencing profound sorrow and grief due to the loss of our friend and colleague". (more...)