Health


Canada to ban heat-resistant fibrous mineral 'asbestos' Canada to ban heat-resistant fibrous mineral 'asbestos'
- December 16, 2016

Michelle Cote says her father didn't want to see anyone else have their life choked from them the way he did before succumbing to asbestos-related disease last July. Numbers compiled by the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada show that asbestos was the cause of death in 367 accepted claims past year, making it the largest workplace killer in the country. (more...)
These are the healthiest and unhealthiest states in the country These are the healthiest and unhealthiest states in the country
- December 16, 2016

According to the annual report, Hawaii, is the healthiest state in the union, followed by MA. For the fifth straight year, Hawaii was ranked the nation's healthiest state. IL shines in at least a few areas, according to the rankings. Nationally, the study notes long term health improvements like a 41 percent decline in adult smoking rates since 1990, and a 35-percent decline in the rate of Americans without health coverage over the last five years. (more...)
Aging signs reversed in mice, says study led by Salk Institute
- December 16, 2016

Past studies conducted in-vitro in the lab had already shown that reprogramming adult cells into pluripotent cells - cells that can differentiate into any cell types that make up the human body - reversed the ageing process. More impressive perhaps, the lifespan of the mice increased by 30%. The researchers explained their partial reprogramming approach works by alerting the genome's chemical marks, known as epigenetic marks, which change over a lifetime in response to ... (more...)
Obama Allows Iran Sanctions Renewal, but Doesn't Sign Bill Obama Allows Iran Sanctions Renewal, but Doesn't Sign Bill
- December 16, 2016

Obama faced a deadline of midnight on December 14 to sign the bill extending the Iran Sanctions Act, which allows the United States to impose sanctions on companies for doing business with Iran. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ordered the country's scientists to start work on nuclear-powered ships in response to the expected renewal of sanctions, criticizing the USA move as a breach of the nuclear accord. (more...)
Mystery donor leaves wads of $100 bills in Salvation Army kettles Mystery donor leaves wads of $100 bills in Salvation Army kettles
- December 16, 2016

Angel Tree toy collection sites are located at all four Moline and Silvis Walmarts, NorthPark Mall (JCPenney court) and SouthPark Mall (near JCPenney court) and Moline Public Library and ends December 18. "You know we only have nine days left". A Salvation Army bell ringer at Sam's Club in Mishawaka went to tally up his totals and made quite the discovery. (more...)
CDC issues Texas city warning for pregnant women after Zika
- December 15, 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the Brazilian study group, nine fetal deaths occurred in the women with Zika infection during pregnancy, five of whom were infected in the first trimester. "Together with Texas officials we are working to protect pregnant women from the potentially devastating effects of this virus". The study was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association . (more...)
Turner: Colorful NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager, 65, dies
- December 15, 2016

Sager's persistence was on display at the start of his career, when the 22-year-old found himself in the middle of one of the most famous moments in sports history. When Aaron's teammates mobbed him at home plate, Sager can be seen in his trench coat in the middle of the scrum. His son, Craig Sager Jr., posted a video slideshow of photos of his father throughout the years on Twitter , adding: "We packed a lifetime and then some into these 28 years together". (more...)
Nicole Scherzinger nearly turned down Dirty Dancing role because of faith
- December 15, 2016

So I got the role and I nearly didn't take it because I didn't want to promote abortion". Expressing how "excited" she was about the job, she said she planned to turn the character into a "positive influence" as she hoped viewers would "learn from her ways". (more...)
Based HEB recalls raw shelled pistachios
- December 15, 2016

Following a routine sampling by the FDA, the bacteria was found in select pre-packaged plastic containers with raw pistachios, according to a press release from the FDA. There have been no reports of illness to date. Salmonella causes 1 million foodborne illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Obama's Abortion Rule Goes Into Effect Two Days Before Trump Takes Office
- December 15, 2016

Louis Region and Southwest Missouri asked US District Court Judge Howard Sachs to block one anti-abortion provisionthat requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals and another that forces abortion clinics to meet the same structural requirements as ambulatory surgical centers. (more...)
Creighton volleyball trio earn All-America honors Creighton volleyball trio earn All-America honors
- December 15, 2016

Williams, also an All-Region and All-ACC honoree, earned All-America honors after returning from injury and becoming Pitt's offensive catalyst during 2016 season. In her four years, she amassed 665 digs, 373 blocks, and 1,694.5 career points. University of Cincinnati volleyball player Jordan Thompson (Edina, Minn./Edina) ended her sophomore campaign with one of the top honors, being named to the American Volleyball coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention by the organization on Wednesday. (more...)
Woman gives birth using ovaries frozen in childhood
- December 15, 2016

Last year, surgeons transplanted slivers of the ovarian tissue back into her body and she became fertile again, eventually as a 24-year-old, giving birth to a boy this year. ‘"I didn't stop hoping and now I have this baby – it is a ideal feeling". She now wants more facilities to be able to store tissues in this manner and for funding to be made more widely available to cover the procedure for families whose children are diagnosed with conditions like beta thalassaemia or cancer at a young ... (more...)
OH NO! There's A Whipped Cream Shortage Just Before Christmas OH NO! There's A Whipped Cream Shortage Just Before Christmas
- December 15, 2016

And dessert is not dessert if you can't top the whole thing with a delicious heaping of whipped cream. Wherever your mind takes you, here's what you need to know: America is now plagued by a massive nitrous shortage, and that means a lack of whipped cream and legal (though not particularly safe) highs this holiday season. (more...)
Syrian rebels, civilians evacuation in Aleppo is imminent Syrian rebels, civilians evacuation in Aleppo is imminent
- December 15, 2016

Staff of the Syrian Red Crescent stand next to buses which will be used to evacuate rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held areas of Aleppo waiting on December 15, 2016. A deal to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo has stalled, with heavy shelling reported. Orient TV also said a first group of wounded people had reached the Ramousah area on their way out of eastern Aleppo. (more...)
Does Pokemon get you on the Go? For a bit, says study
- December 15, 2016

While it's not likely that it spells the end for " Pokemon GO ", it'll be interesting to see how it develops from here on, whether it somehow maintains a niche player base or it goes the same way as many other mobile games that achieved viral popularity before fading into the aether. (more...)
1 in 8 Airline Pilots May Be Clinically Depressed 1 in 8 Airline Pilots May Be Clinically Depressed
- December 15, 2016

The issue of pilots' mental health came into the spotlight past year, after co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a Germanwings passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 149 people on board. Depression was more likely among pilots who were victims of sexual harassment (36.4% among those experiencing harassment four or more times in the past week) or verbal harassment (42.9% among those experiencing harassment four or more times in the past week), the researchers learned. (more...)
Snow, cold on the way Snow, cold on the way
- December 15, 2016

Complicating the lake effect this time: very cold temperatures and very high winds. Three to 5 inches of snow could accumulate with more in other areas. The NWS is advising snow and wind could create drifting on roads and highways, including Interstate 90 east of Cleveland. It gets really chilly Friday night, with an overnight low temperature of -12 expected. (more...)
Britain agrees to licence three-parent IVF babies to prevent disease
- December 15, 2016

A year ago the United Kingdom became the first country to legalise Mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), as the technique is known. The treatment involves the embryo receiving the usual "nuclear" DNA from the mother and father, as well as a small amount of healthy mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) from a female donor. (more...)
Govt announces two schemes to reward cashless payment adopters Govt announces two schemes to reward cashless payment adopters
- December 15, 2016

In case of merchants, it has been fixed at Rs 50 lakh, Rs 25 lakh and Rs 5 lakh. The two schemes are "Lucky Grahak Yojna" for consumers and "Digi Dhan Vyapari Yojna" for merchants. Transactions above Rs 3000 and below Rs 50 will not be covered. Stating that all government departments are now moving towards digital payments, Kant defended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who had earlier said that the government's goal was to move to a cashless economy. (more...)
Three women sexually assaulted a footballer after plying him with vodka
- December 15, 2016

During the encounter, the 20-year-old man, who can not be named for legal reasons, was given vodka until he passed out where he was then molested. The judge at Preston Crown Court warned they could all face jail after admitting to sexually assaulting the victim. (more...)

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