Health


Five reasons to check the smoke alarms
- November 06, 2016

Throughout each year, the Scugog Fire Department carries out Alarmed For Life which sees firefighters knock on doors across the township and ask residents if they can check for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The smoke and toxic gases generated by a fire can cause people to sleep more deeply, which narrows the likelihood of surviving a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms . (more...)
Runners, Spectators Converge on Big Apple for Marathon Weekend
- November 06, 2016

ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson will call the play-by-play on race day for the fourth consecutive year, with marathon analysts Tim Hutchings and Carrie Tollefson providing commentary from the booth and running expert Toni Reavis and three-time New York City Marathon victor Paula Radcliffe serving as lead athlete moto reporters. (more...)
Washington state polio-like cases linked to rare syndrome Washington state polio-like cases linked to rare syndrome
- November 06, 2016

Many viruses and germs are linked to AFM, including germs that can cause colds. AFM is a rare condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. Louis encephalitis. Three of the eight cases are now hospitalized at Seattle Children's Hospital and five have been released. "We are following our standard infection control protocols, including putting patients with symptoms of active respiratory infections in isolation so they do not have contact with any other patients". (more...)
Rolling Stone Loses Defamation Suit Over Discredited Rape Story
- November 06, 2016

But the case isn't closed just yet: According to the Post , the jury will continue to examine evidence and make judgments as jurors consider the $7.5 million in compensation Eramo requested. Before the retraction, the UVA article sparked a months-long controversy for Rolling Stone , as various elements of the story were disproved by other media outlets and discredited by a local police investigation . (more...)
Grandpa finally opens beer he saved 32 years for Cubs win
- November 06, 2016

The streets of Chicago were bathed in Cubs blue on Friday (Nov 4) as millions of tearful, elated baseball fans cheered their World Series-winning team - who brought the championship home for the first time in 108 years . "The more and more they win now, at his earlier age, the more and more excitement there is", Angelo said. President Barack Obama has invited the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to visit him at the White House. (more...)
Woman chained 'like a dog'; are there other victims?
- November 06, 2016

Kohlhepp has been registered as a sex offender in sc for a 1987 conviction in Arizona for kidnapping, according to WSPA. Todd Kohlhepp appeared in bond court on Friday for a kidnapping charge after a woman was found chained up by her neck on his property. (more...)
Backers of pot legalization tout doctors' endorsements Backers of pot legalization tout doctors' endorsements
- November 06, 2016

Nevada: Nevadans will also be facing the decision on whether or not to legalize the adult use and regulation of marijuana on Tuesday. Proposition 64 rolls back the prohibition of smoking advertisements on television and allows for marijuana advertisements on shows on which "at least 71.6 percent of the audience is expected to be 21 years of age or older". (more...)
Fall back: Time change happens early Sunday morning Fall back: Time change happens early Sunday morning
- November 05, 2016

In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow DLS. The practice annually sparks a debate over whether or not changing the clocks to conserve energy is antiquated. If you are that person who tosses and turns about the things you are stressing over, which makes it hard for you to fall asleep, Dr. Kriegar has another suggestion . (more...)
Daylight Saving Time: Turn clocks back this weekend Daylight Saving Time: Turn clocks back this weekend
- November 05, 2016

You never really know just how much of an effect that falling back an hour can have on you until a couple of days have passed. An extra hour of sleep can be a welcome respite for many people. This means that people will be spending more waking hours in the dark, which leads to an increased risk of developing seasonal affective disorder ( SAD ). (more...)
Body found where woman was found chained up 'like a dog' Body found where woman was found chained up 'like a dog'
- November 05, 2016

A handout image released on November 3, 2016 by the Spartanburg county sheriff's office shows Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, 45, who was arrested after deputies found a woman chained up inside a metal storage container on his property. She told deputies other women might be on the property. Wright told reporters that detectives are searching the metal container for signs other victims who may have been held captive inside. (more...)
Lung: Smoking a pack a day generates 150 genetic mutations Lung: Smoking a pack a day generates 150 genetic mutations
- November 05, 2016

They can all be passed on to your offspring. "One of these signatures, mainly found in cancers derived from tissues directly exposed to tobacco smoke, is attributable to misreplication of DNA damage caused by tobacco carcinogens", the abstract continued. (more...)
Aides for Trump ally Christie convicted over 'Bridgegate'
- November 05, 2016

Siding with prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton told jurors they didn't have to find that Kelly and Baroni, also 44, knowingly meant to punish Sokolich in order to convict them of conspiracy. Christie, who is chairman of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's transition team and one of his closest advisers, has denied any knowledge of the scheme beforehand or while it was going on and has not been charged. (more...)
Anti-tobacco conference: Pakistan's New Delhi presence to be limited Anti-tobacco conference: Pakistan's New Delhi presence to be limited
- November 05, 2016

India will push for incorporating smokeless tobacco as an agenda of a crucial global tobacco control conference which it would host for the first time next week, an event which Pakistan is unlikely to attend. " For CoP7 to be able to chart out a cohesive and rational public policy on issues pertaining to the sector, it is imperative that there is sufficient representations from all relevant stake holders at the meet", said the letter by FICCI to the Health Ministry. (more...)
STEELERS NOTEBOOK: Brady does his thing STEELERS NOTEBOOK: Brady does his thing
- November 05, 2016

Yet in Brady's unwanted four-game absence to begin the year, the Patriots developed in a way they've really needed to since last season: they became a much more well-rounded offense. Bell ran for 81 yards on 21 carries and added 68 yards on 10 catches. "It's great when we get the run game going", said Gronkowski. COLTS 34, TITANS 26: Andrew Luck threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle with 1:55 left to put Indianapolis ahead to stay, and the Colts rallied to beat the Titans for their ... (more...)
Trump says he'd convene Congress to repeal ACA Trump says he'd convene Congress to repeal ACA
- November 05, 2016

The fraud case against Trump University is moving forward later this month . "Imagine if we had a Republican president", Ryan told radio host Hugh Hewitt. Have to do it. "When we win on November 8th", he said, "and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare". (more...)
Lexington Realty Trust lifts 2016 Adj. FFO/shr view
- November 05, 2016

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Empire State Realty Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. TheStreet raised shares of Empire State Realty Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. (more...)
Why Steve Bartman will not attend the Cubs' World Series victory parade Why Steve Bartman will not attend the Cubs' World Series victory parade
- November 05, 2016

Almost two hours before the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians faced off, a die-hard Indians fan revealed a "bold" tattoo he received in anticipation. The Clevelanders overcame adversity to make their unexpected run to the World Series, shuffling their rotation after injuries to young starting pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, and doing without injured, hard-hitting outfielder Michael Brantley for almost the whole season. (more...)
Get Ready To 'Fall Back:' Daylight Saving Time Is Ending This Weekend
- November 05, 2016

While the spring time change tends to be more hard since we lose an hour, there's still steps you can take to combat the effects of this week's change. A March 2013 telephone survey of 1,000 adults by Rasmussen Reports in the US, for example, suggested 45 per cent of people thought it had no value, and 19 per cent were unsure. (more...)
Justice Department warns in filing about voter challenges Justice Department warns in filing about voter challenges
- November 05, 2016

But county boards upheld those challenges because the voters in question didn't attend a hearing. It wasn't clear how many of those challenges were successful. State law mandates that voters within any given county can challenge the eligibility of another voter in that county up to 25 days before the election. (more...)
Recall issued for device that delivers overdose reversal drug Recall issued for device that delivers overdose reversal drug
- November 05, 2016

Example of how to tell if a nasal atomizer is impacted by the Narcan recall (Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services). It can be administered with a syringe-like device that sprays the drug into the nose. Dr. Ed Boyer, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has seen their failure firsthand but says the potency of the drug on the street amplifies the consequences. (more...)

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