Health


India's 'Iron Lady' Jayalalithaa dead of heart failure at 68 India's 'Iron Lady' Jayalalithaa dead of heart failure at 68
- December 09, 2016

At city's Marina beach where Jayalalithaa is to be cremated, thousands started gathering since 10 am. Massive crowds packed the large grounds of Rajaji Hall and, grown men and women wept in grief as they attempted to reach the body. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's health, which has always been a highly-guarded secret, has paved the way to a lot of uncertainty and confusion. (more...)
No inspection of warehouse for at least 30 years
- December 09, 2016

Luke Dollar, right, watches as his children Alexis, 10, and Dominic, 7, leave flowers at a makeshift memorial near the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. Simmering tension boiled over Wednesday, when an Oakland restaurant owner called a news conference to draw attention to The Salt Lick collective. Snyder said investigators were looking at "anything electrical" on the first floor of the warehouse near the origin of the blaze. (more...)
Commemorating Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary of the attack
- December 09, 2016

Stan Hwalek of Greece was a navy coxswain aboard the U.S.S. Nevada. "That's why President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said of 7 December 1941 that it was " A Date Which Will Live in Infamy ". Just a few days later the country would also officially be at war with Germany and Italy, beginning the long four years the United States would spend fighting World War II. (more...)
John Glenn honored by Hidden Figures actor who plays him John Glenn honored by Hidden Figures actor who plays him
- December 09, 2016

Glenn was among the military pilots who were chosen as part of the "Original Seven", which was the first batch of United States astronauts in 1959. Former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin said he was saddened by the loss of a "space pioneer and world icon". (more...)
A grim tally soars: More than 50000 overdose deaths in US A grim tally soars: More than 50000 overdose deaths in US
- December 09, 2016

Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday (Dec. 10). While there are myriad reasons for the increase in deaths, some blame can be assigned to the recent introduction of fentanyl and other strong synthetic opioids to the marketplace. (more...)
Amputation risk prompts recall of playground slides Amputation risk prompts recall of playground slides
- December 09, 2016

Although there are no identifying marks on the slides, the company describes them as made of stainless steel, coming in single or double bedways, with welds on both sides of the slide attaching the bedway to the sidewalks. From 2000 until this October, independent distributors sold the slides to playgrounds at city parks and schools at sums of $1,500 to $4,000. Playworld Systems has offered to ship a temporary barrier to those who bought the slide until a replacement slide arrives, to prevent ... (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Improper Marketing of Abilify Bristol-Myers Squibb to Pay $19.5M Over Improper Marketing of Abilify
- December 09, 2016

While doctors are allowed to prescribe medications for off-label uses which are not approved by the FDA, companies aren't allowed to market their drugs for off-label uses. The complaint alleges that Bristol-Myers Squibb minimized and misrepresented risks and failed to disclose limitations of scientific studies thereby making false and misleading representations about Abilify's risks and benefits. (more...)
World AIDS Day Around the World
- December 09, 2016

And it could be argued that HIV/AIDS prevention measures have gotten through to numerous people who are most receptive to those messages. Over 14 million people in the world suffer from HIV but remain unaware of their status as they are undiagnosed, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). (more...)
Trump says Romney still in running for secretary of state post
- December 09, 2016

He called this the latest example of the tension between Trump's promise to drain the swamp and how he has managed his own business conflicts. Slate also probed Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook, an organisation that was accused of spreading false news during the Trump campaign, if it too would ban a president. (more...)
Report says Dole facilitated Trump-Taiwan call
- December 09, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is on a tour of battleground states that delivered him victory on Election Day. Trump went after Jones on Twitter, saying the union leader had done "a bad job" representing workers and should "spend more time working-less time talking". (more...)
Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama
- December 09, 2016

Ambassador to China under President-elect Donald Trump. The 70-year-old Iowa Governor first met Mr Xi when the latter came to Iowa as a provincial official on his first visit to the United States in 1985. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call". Mr Trump denied that the division was his fault and told NBC that he "really liked" Mr Obama, had "really good chemistry" with him and even discussed some of his possible appointments ... (more...)
Key Developments in South Korean Presidential Crisis Key Developments in South Korean Presidential Crisis
- December 09, 2016

Her powers are suspended and a constitutional court will now decide whether to remove her from her post. National Assembly speaker Chung Se-kyun signs the passed motion declaring President Park Geun-hye, at the National Assembly in Seoul , to send on to the Blue House and Constitutional Court, Dec. (more...)
Debate Over E-Cigarettes
- December 09, 2016

Edward Anselm said in a statement . The Food and Drug Administration deeming rule, which extended its regulatory authority to other tobacco products including e-cigarettes and cigars, prohibited the sale of the products to anyone under 18. (more...)
US life expectancy falls as many kinds of death increase
- December 09, 2016

Over the past five years, any amelioration in death rates were barely minimal. "There's this just across-the-board [phenomenon] of not doing very well in the United States ", Weir noted. Scientists measure the well-being of a nation by tracking the life expectancy its citizens die and how long they are expected to live. That means life expectancy in the United States is heading in the wrong direction-something that hasn't happened since 1993. (more...)
ASU WR coach Jay Norvell leaving for Nevada ASU WR coach Jay Norvell leaving for Nevada
- December 09, 2016

Jay Norvell, when he officially becomes the next head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack, will be the most qualified man to ever hold the position in school history. He was hired by Arizona State as OC and passing game coordinator for 2016. This is Norvell's first head coaching job and it comes after his first and only year as the wide receivers coach at Arizona State. (more...)
Trump to name fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to head Labor Department
- December 09, 2016

Puzder opposes raising the federal minimum wage , which is now $7.25, telling Business Insider that government mandates will only increase automation. "He opposes raising the minimum wage, threatens to replace restaurant workers with machines, has consistently opposed long-standing rules that protect workers and law-abiding employers and demonstrated that he prizes corporate welfare and profits over workers' well-being". (more...)
2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick MI interstate
- December 09, 2016

Westbound lanes remained closed as an investigation continued; however, eastbound lanes were scheduled to reopen around 2:50 p.m. CT. Heavy snowfall Thursday morning led to low visibility on Lansing area roads. The crash, which had part of the interstate closed for days, left 58-year-old truck driver Jean Larocque of Quebec dead and sent nearly two dozen people to hospitals. (more...)
Darrell Davis: Soccer, the season that never ends Darrell Davis: Soccer, the season that never ends
- December 09, 2016

And, most recently, there was Morris' flu-laden goal against Colorado, the biggest score in Seattle soccer history, that gave the Sounders the clinching 1-0 victory over the Rapids in the Western Conference championship on November 27. He kind of keeps to himself a little but if you know him, you know the type of person he is. "I'm super excited for their fans, the Red Patch Boys in particular". (more...)
UK Govt Agrees to Reveal Details of Brexit Talks Plan UK Govt Agrees to Reveal Details of Brexit Talks Plan
- December 09, 2016

Lord Pannick said that there were no powers that could nullify the 1972 Act that took Britain into the EU. "For Gibraltar, it is so important we stay in the European Union ", Cartwright said from the Supreme Court steps, wearing jeans, with his suit 100 miles away. (more...)
OR president's advice for Willie Taggart: Hire a 'great defensive coordinator'
- December 09, 2016

I'm not sure if we'll see it wrapped around Autzen Stadium come Spring, but I like it. Just two seasons ago, OR went to the first College Football Playoff championship game, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota. In 2016, Oregon's ranked as the third-worst scoring defense in the country, surrendering 41.42 points on average. The Bulls allowed 482 yards per game (120th nationally) and 31 points (86th nationally). (more...)

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