Health


Scorsese Scores Papal Audience After Screening of 'Silence' Scorsese Scores Papal Audience After Screening of 'Silence'
- November 30, 2016

Pope Francis had a "very cordial" 15-minute meeting on Wednesday morning with American director Martin Scorsese, who was accompanied by his wife and two children and Vatican Prefect for Communication Monsignor Dario Edoardo ViganĂ², said the Vatican press office . (more...)
Lack of Sleep Takes Big Bite Out of World Economies Lack of Sleep Takes Big Bite Out of World Economies
- November 30, 2016

The U.S. has the biggest financial losses (up to $411 billion, which is 2.28 percent of its GDP) and most working days lost (1.2 million) due to sleep deprivation among its workforce. This includes data from VitalityHealth's Britain's Healthiest Workplace study. Individuals were advised to wake up at the same time each day and exercise during the day to improve their sleep . (more...)
Sutherland and Eversheds confirm merger talks Sutherland and Eversheds confirm merger talks
- November 30, 2016

In a note to colleagues yesterday, Alan Murphy, Evershed's managing partner in Ireland, said the move would provide a "better, broader and higher-quality offering" to clients. "A new entity called Eversheds Sutherland, overseen by a global Board and with equal representation from each firm would be created by this transaction", the firms said. (more...)
Dad's desperate plea prompts lifetime supply of cups for boy with autism Dad's desperate plea prompts lifetime supply of cups for boy with autism
- November 30, 2016

The company tweeted: 'Big news. "Unfortunately we didn't, as it's nearly 20 years since this style of cup was manufactured, so we looked into the possibility of creating a special production run for Ben". "Tommee Tippee, you guys are incredible". Marc Carter launched an appeal for a "special little blue cup" for his 14-year-old son Ben, who will only drink from a certain cup. (more...)
5 changes Trump's health secretary may make to Obamacare
- November 30, 2016

One of the original Tea Party caucus members, he has served since 2015 as chairman of the House of Representatives' Budget Committee where he was a leader of efforts dismantle the health law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, and has supported GOP plans to overhaul other major health programs. (more...)
Trump Cabinet Pick for HHS Alarms Many but AMA Likes it Trump Cabinet Pick for HHS Alarms Many but AMA Likes it
- November 30, 2016

The Wisconsin Republican was interviewed Tuesday by WCLO radio in his hometown of Janesville, Wis. Ryan said he didn't see "any evidence of systemic fraud". Trump adviser Newt Gingrich has tweeted his approval, calling Price "the right leader to help Congress replace Obamacare". But of course, the exact opposite could be true - Trump may have picked Price because they genuinely agree that the health care law should be repealed. (more...)
Christmas tree sales brisk in area Christmas tree sales brisk in area
- November 30, 2016

Joe Teal of Bark River's Teal's Tree Farms said, while live Christmas trees are a good choice for holiday decorating, people interested in having one in their homes this year should take some steps to ensure that they will last as long as possible. (more...)
3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner
- November 30, 2016

The eight affected, none of whom have been identified, were among more than 800 who attended the Thanksgiving meal. Three people died, and one person is still receiving treatment in the hospital. San Francisco television station KTVU reports (http://bit.ly/2gzZmd2) Golden Hills Community Church confirmed it hosted the dinner at the American Legion Hall in Antioch on Thanksgiving . (more...)
HHS nominee Price opposes Obamacare, backs Medicare vouchers
- November 30, 2016

Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee and an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, said it's an "honor" to be nominated for the position. Price's bill also pushes states to create high-risk pools to insure those rejected by carriers on the individual market - usually those who have costly, pre-existing conditions. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway Calls MSNBC Coverage of Her 'Sexist'
- November 30, 2016

Conservative activist Brent Bozell on Monday strongly opposed any serious consideration by President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpStein files for recount in Pennsylvania After Castro's death, too many have a case of "Fidelitis" Trump praises first responders at Ohio State after attack MORE of Mitt Romney for secretary of State. (more...)
Oregon fires Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season
- November 30, 2016

Helfrich will owed a buyout of about $11.6 million under the terms of his five-year contract, which had been set to run through January 31, 2020. "We want to thank Mark for his eight years with the University of OR and appreciate his efforts on behalf of OR football", Mullens said. (more...)
Shah Rukh, Salman to host award show Shah Rukh, Salman to host award show
- November 30, 2016

This is Anushka Sharma's third film with Shah Rukh Khan after her 2008 debut Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and then Jab Tak Hai Jaan . This is so awesome! But we never for once thought that it'd have at least something related to his recent best pal, Shah Rukh Khan , forget unveiling the very first appearance of his next movie. (more...)
Honey G reveals her next move after getting The X Factor boot
- November 30, 2016

I think she knew the writing was on the wall, and just wanted to have fun for this one. Alas, it seems like there wasn't enough support for the shaken Honey G following the attack, as she was then booted out of the show the next day. But the questioning left Honey looking rather uncomfortable as she tried to move the conversation on, saying: "It's hard for me to say what my type is". (more...)
Hawaii Five-O actor dies after suffering a stroke Hawaii Five-O actor dies after suffering a stroke
- November 30, 2016

Hawaii kumu hula and filmmaker Keo Woolford, 49, died today at Pali Momi Medical Center after suffering a stroke on Friday, according to his publicist. Woolford's one-man show, "I-LAND", served as the inspiration for the loosely autobiographical " The Haumana ". "I think being related to Keo has been a true honor", Satele said . (more...)
Atlanta Falcons place CB Desmond Trufant on injured reserve Atlanta Falcons place CB Desmond Trufant on injured reserve
- November 30, 2016

He didn't play the following week at Philadelphia before Atlanta had its bye week last Sunday. We wish him well, and we obviously hope that Trufant is healthy and ready to kick ass again at the beginning of the 2017 season. He started immediately as a rookie and hadn't missed a game until two weeks ago. The NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons' most glaring weakness is about to grow even more fragile. (more...)
Green Party presidential candidate sues for hand recount Green Party presidential candidate sues for hand recount
- November 30, 2016

So to defend their boss to perplexed reporters, Trump's spokesmen cited a years-old study-and that study's own authors say it doesn't prove the existence of voter fraud. "It's been ridiculous that so much oxygen's been given to the recount effort where there's absolutely no chance of any election results changing", he said. (more...)
Hearing ordered in Green Party-backed bid for Penn. election recount Hearing ordered in Green Party-backed bid for Penn. election recount
- November 30, 2016

Even if Stein does makes the recount happen in Pennsylvania, it is unlikely that the election outcome will change because of it. A spokesman for Stein's campaign said Tuesday that such requests have focused on six of the state's vote-rich counties, including Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Allegheny counties. (more...)
'Teen Mom 2' Trailer: Two New Pregnancies, Jenelle V. Her Mom & More 'Teen Mom 2' Trailer: Two New Pregnancies, Jenelle V. Her Mom & More
- November 30, 2016

In the trailer he asks, "Have you ever thought about anyone else?" "No! No, I'm not", Jenelle Evans responds as Eason sits beside her with a suspicious smile on his face. Last but not least is Leah , 24, who considered dating again , but of course is still struggling to raise her daughter, 6, who has a muscular dystrophy disorder. (more...)
Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection
- November 30, 2016

The patient is a Cameron County resident who is not pregnant and who was confirmed last week by lab test to have been infected. The only other U.S. Van Deusen said an environmental assessment had been conducted at the patient's home and mosquitoes were being trapped and tested. They will help people reduce potential mosquito breeding habitat on their property and collect voluntary urine samples to determine whether other infections are present. (more...)
'Faithless electors' plan to undermine Trump in Electoral College vote 'Faithless electors' plan to undermine Trump in Electoral College vote
- November 30, 2016

The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process. Many states allow so-called "faithless electors" to ignore their states' votes and cast ballots for another presidential candidate without penalty. (more...)

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