Health


Demonetisation biggest scam, must be probed: P Chidambaram Demonetisation biggest scam, must be probed: P Chidambaram
- December 14, 2016

The government's November 8 move led to a massive cash crunch, resulting in a string of deaths with people scrambling for cash. "Every major newspaper and economist has condemned it", Chidambaram said, adding that the government should have at least consulted economists before taking a decision. (more...)
GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry
- December 14, 2016

Before the Affordable Care Act, it was common for insurers to deny coverage to people with a cancer diagnosis, even if successfully treated, or to charge them more. Rother believes the outcome ultimately hinges on a handful of GOP senators. But Republicans say, even without repeal, expanded Medicaid will soon be unaffordable for Pennsylvania anyway. (more...)
Turkey continues to detain hundreds in 'terror' probes
- December 14, 2016

Scores of people suspected of acting on behalf of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were detained in nationwide raids, Turkey's Interior Ministry said on Monday. Soylu said that the first explosion was at an assembly point for riot police. Earlier the tally was 38, including 30 police personnel. The state-run television channel TRT reported similar dawn raids in the port city of Mersin, where 58 people were reportedly arrested and in Sanliurfa in the southeast, where 51 people were ... (more...)
Milford Haven Christmas tree light fire leads to warning Milford Haven Christmas tree light fire leads to warning
- December 14, 2016

It's so quick that when we do it we're not thinking about those safety considerations and this is the time of year we really need to worry about that. Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit, and is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, space heaters, radiators, candles and heat vents or lights. (more...)
Surge in drug-affected newborns driven by rural opioid use
- December 14, 2016

The study shows the rate for affected rural newborns climbed six-fold - from about 1 per 1,000 births in 2004 to nearly 8 per 1,000 births in 2013. Rural mothers and infants affected by opioids tend to be from lower-income families, which have public insurance and lack access to treatment facilities. (more...)
Deadly explosions rock Istanbul and Cairo
- December 14, 2016

While much of the violence has concentrated in the impoverished and pre-dominantly Kurdish southeast, it has also spread to other cities, including the capital, Ankara , where TAK has claimed February and March suicide bombings. A state of emergency was decreed in the wake of a failed July 15 coup attempt which the authorities blame on a USA -based Islamist cleric. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. (more...)
President-Elect Trump Postpones Business Conflicts Announcement
- December 14, 2016

The big, potentially related story of the day, though, is the CIA's assessment that Russian hackers worked to get Trump elected, Colbert said . Critics argue that it would be an unprecedented ethical conflict for Trump to maintain interest in properties spanning the globe - investments that rely partly on goodwill from foreign governments and regulators. (more...)
Renzi asked to stay on as caretaker PM
- December 14, 2016

Renzi then met with President Sergio Mattarella to officially step down. Renzi said Wednesday that his Democratic Party (PD) wants a government of national unity, but all opposition groups turned down the offer. He called on opposition parties to join the PD to form a new government that would tackle the country's challenges and worldwide obligations. If a new government coalition is cobbled together, Mattarella would not have to dissolve Parliament and trigger elections so far ahead of ... (more...)
Former astronaut John Glenn dies at 95
- December 14, 2016

In 1999, NASA renamed its field center in Cleveland, Ohio, "John H. Glenn Research Center" after him. "I don't think anybody could ever go to space for the first time and not be moved by the whole thing", Glenn said. His long political career enabled him to return to space in the shuttle Discovery at age 77 in 1998, a cosmic victory lap that he relished and turned into a teachable moment about growing old. (more...)
Hilary Duff criticized for kissing son on lips
- December 14, 2016

The image was quickly followed by a slew of comments, calling out the kiss as "inappropriate" and "sick". "Borderline pedophilia", one user wrote, the New York Daily News reported . And, of course, Duff fans came out in droves to argue that "there is nothing more attractive than the love between a mother and a child" and that "there are no rules" when it comes to parenting. (more...)
Tiger Woods is ready to play again
- December 14, 2016

The tournament will take place between February 13 and 17 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and it's a full-field PGA Tour event. The event is hosted by the golfer's TGR Live and benefits his foundation. Australian Day - victor of the US PGA Championship previous year - hopes the two have an epic showdown or two while they still can. Before his appearance at the Hero World Challenge, Woods' last official PGA Tour event was the 2015 Wyndham Championship in August. (more...)
Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0
- December 14, 2016

I had that feeling. Many United fans were anxious when Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling were ruled out for a period of time but they needn't have, as under Mourinho both players are now finally showing their true potential at United and deserve more games in the side together. (more...)
US Health Report: E-Cigarettes Not Safe for Young People US Health Report: E-Cigarettes Not Safe for Young People
- December 14, 2016

The association hopes this new report serves as a similar rallying cry against e-cigarette use among young Americans. We have the right to know what goes into the products-this is a basic consumer protection. Because they do not actually burn any material but leave users merely inhaling nicotine in steam, they are seen by some health experts as preferable to smoking cigarettes and, by some, as a way to give up cigarette smoking. (more...)
Investigators eye fridge, electrical system in Oakland fire Investigators eye fridge, electrical system in Oakland fire
- December 14, 2016

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city will look to strengthen regulations for smoke alarms and exits and clarify city employees' responsibilities to monitor unsafe structures in the wake of a warehouse fire that killed 36 people. "She was so precious to us". But city officials said Wednesday that no inspector from the Planning and Building Department had been inside the warehouse in the past 30 years. (more...)
Nevada school police officer shoots student
- December 14, 2016

DJ Laflamme, a friend of the student who was shot, told TODAY that teh boy was trying to defend another friend and had gotten hit. A shooting reported at a high school in Reno , Nevada, prompted a lock down on campus late Wednesday morning and left one person injured, according to multiple reports. (more...)
More than $1 billion of marijuana sold in Colorado in 2016
- December 14, 2016

Legal marijuana sales in Colorado have passed $1 billion so far in 2016, marking the best year since the state began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, The Washington Times reported . Either way, it's going to be close. According to a Februrary analysis by ArcView Market Research, a leading marijuana investment and research firm, national legal cannabis sales amounted to $5.4 billion in 2015 and were expected to grow to $6.7 billion by the end of 2016 . (more...)
Ohio Governor OKs 20-Week Abortion Ban, Nixes Heartbeat Bill
- December 14, 2016

With the Heartbeat Bill folded into House Bill 493, Kasich used his line-item veto to single out and remove the abortion language since it was accompanied by a $100,000 appropriation to create the Joint Legislative Committee on Adoption Promotion. (more...)
Georgia officials warn teens to avoid e-cigarettes Georgia officials warn teens to avoid e-cigarettes
- December 13, 2016

Between 2011 and 2015, use of e-cigarettes among USA middle school students rose to 5.3 percent from 0.6 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . But Murthy said there is no evidence to back up this claim. He said millions more children are now being exposed to nicotine through e-cigarettes. (more...)
Zika virus 'can replicate' in fetal brains and after birth Zika virus 'can replicate' in fetal brains and after birth
- December 13, 2016

One reason Zika is troubling is because it is a cause of birth defects, including microcephaly - a condition where the baby's head is abnormally small - in babies whose mothers have had Zika. The outcomes of pregnancies of women who contracted Zika while pregnant were compared to women who did not contract Zika during their pregnancy. The researches say it shows how the virus, if contracted in early pregnancy, can affect the developing baby. (more...)
Man Who Dissolved UK Police Officer in Acid Gets Life Term Man Who Dissolved UK Police Officer in Acid Gets Life Term
- December 13, 2016

He had joined the Bank of Scotland straight from school in 1973 and worked in Inverness, Dundee and London before joining the Metropolitan Police in 1986 at the age of 29. He said: "It's what I expected - I expected life". In reality, investigators said, Semple had been killed. PC Semple's long-term partner Gary Meeks reported him missing when he failed to return to their home in Dartford, in Kent. (more...)

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