Health


Idaho woman marks fourth flu-related death of the season Idaho woman marks fourth flu-related death of the season
- January 06, 2017

The HSE said that generally, what is known as the flu season starts in January. "With flu season potentially lasting at least another two months, it's certainly not too late to get a flu vaccination". Like most years, the flu is expected to affect very young and very old people the most severely. - Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to prevent infecting other people. (more...)
Broadway to dim its lights Friday for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Broadway to dim its lights Friday for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher
- January 06, 2017

Fisher died in hospital on December 27, four days after suffering cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to Los Angeles at 60-years-old. The group has contributed millions of dollars to the Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and to UCLA's Operation Mend, which assists veterans trying to recover from physical and psychological wounds of combat. (more...)
Dippy The Dinosaur Leaves London Museum Dippy The Dinosaur Leaves London Museum
- January 05, 2017

Dippy, as the replica dinosaur is affectionately known, measures a whopping 21.3 meters long and 4.25 meters high, and has reigned supreme in the most visible room of the museum, the Hintze Hall, since 1979. The dismantling process would take three weeks. Lorraine Cornish, head of conservation at the museum, said Dippy is expected to fill 12 crates. Dippy would then go on a tour from 2018 until 2020 in eight different locations. (more...)
Pickerington teen wears suit to meet baby niece because 'first impressions matter' Pickerington teen wears suit to meet baby niece because 'first impressions matter'
- January 05, 2017

He's lucky baby Carter didn't baby barf all over his suit. Iris later tweeted that her brother's gamble appeared to have paid off. So impressed by Grant's dedication, she couldn't help but snap a picture of him, before posting it to Twitter for all of her followers to see. (more...)
French citizens now automatic organ donors under new law
- January 05, 2017

Some people choose not to donate for religious reasons. Until January 1, when the legislation took effect, unless the person who had died had previously expressed a clear wish for or against donation, doctors were required to consult relatives who, in nearly a third of cases, refused. (more...)
SC dismisses petition seeking CBI inquiry into Jayalalithaa's death
- January 05, 2017

The court also refused to entertain another plea filed by Tamil Nadu Telugu Yuva Sakthi on the similar grounds and said , "Madras High Court is seized with the matter, so raise your grievance there". In her petition, Pushpa alleged that the cause of Jayalalithaa's death was "suspicious" as nobody was allowed to visit her in the hospital. Pushpa had announced that she would contest for the party's top post of general secretary which fell vacant following the death of former chief minister ... (more...)
Gun violence is studied less than other major causes of death
- January 05, 2017

Researchers led by sociologist Andrew Papachristos at Yale combed through 1,189,225 arrest records and 16,399 gunshot violence episodes recorded by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and found that that " social contagion " accounted for most of the gunshot violence. (more...)
Container vessels' collision causes oil spillage Container vessels' collision causes oil spillage
- January 05, 2017

It also noted that in Singapore, some oil patches were spotted and the spillage has been contained off the western side of Pulau Ubin. At least a hundred workers were involved in the clean-up along Changi Beach, scooping sand into the plastic bags. (more...)
Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute to 'Hilariously Honest' Friend Carrie Fisher
- January 05, 2017

She made me laugh so hard. The clip then showed some hilarious moments of Carrie including the time when the pair took to the streets of Los Angeles wearing Princess Leia wigs and held cards promoting Star Wars tickets. Before signing off from her show, Ellen took a moment to reflect on the warmth, intelligence, humor, and humility of her close friend. "I think that's her", Fisher says of her neighbor. (more...)
New breast cancer vaccine 'stops disease in its tracks' New breast cancer vaccine 'stops disease in its tracks'
- January 05, 2017

By triggering these channels, capsaicin can send a cancer cell into overdrive, prompting it to self-destruct. Deregulation and inhibition of the immune system contributes to cancer development. "This finding was in accordance with the results of other scientists, who demonstrated a significant decrease in the cell growth rate of MCF-7 breast cancer cells upon capsaicin stimulation". (more...)
Gov. Cuomo, Bernie Sanders unveil free college tuition plan for New Yorkers Gov. Cuomo, Bernie Sanders unveil free college tuition plan for New Yorkers
- January 05, 2017

But in the wake of the budget shortfall, thousands of students received notifications a year ago that the scholarship program would only cover 42 percent of tuition costs for the spring 2017 semester. The initiative will work by leveraging New York State's generous aid programs. The governor didn't detail how the free tuition program would be fully paid for, but the release stated the initiative will leverage New York State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP ), which provides almost $1 ... (more...)
Turkey says it has identified Istanbul club attacker Turkey says it has identified Istanbul club attacker
- January 05, 2017

CNN quotes a source who says the selfie video was "first posted on a pro-ISIS Telegram account before being broadcast by Turkish media". The woman and her suspected husband arrived in Turkey from Kyrgyzstan in late November of a year ago with and two children, Turkish Hurriyet reported , citing IHA news agency. (more...)
Mediterranean diet could prevent brain shrinking in old age, study suggests Mediterranean diet could prevent brain shrinking in old age, study suggests
- January 05, 2017

At about age 73 and again around age 76, their brains were scanned to gauge the volume of the overall organ and a few of its key components. As we age, our brains naturally shrink and our risk of having a stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's rise, and nearly everyone experiences some kind of memory loss. (more...)
A brand new organ discovered in human body A brand new organ discovered in human body
- January 05, 2017

For more than a century, doctors have regarded the folds of flesh that hold our intestines in place as snippets of an elaborate support structure-convoluted, but not much to talk about. The evidence for the organ's reclassification is now published in the paper, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology . "It is simply one continuous structure". (more...)
Queen of Sweden happy to share her palace with ghosts
- January 05, 2017

There are also little friends... the ghosts. Yet Queen Silvia, whose husband Carl XVI Gustaf reigns as king, insists it's not scary, it's actually "really exciting". Asked whether Sweden's longest-serving queen had experienced the ghosts herself, she replied "of course. In all old houses, there are stories of ghosts". (more...)
Manchin: Fix, don't repeal Affordable Care Act Manchin: Fix, don't repeal Affordable Care Act
- January 05, 2017

Manchin did not attend the meeting with Obama . With its future in doubt, WUWM asked several providers what they're advising people who are looking for insurance. He knew that through insurance coverage, he could get the chemotherapy treatments that could save his life. "I have a client who makes $100,000 and 2.5 percent is $2,500", he said. (more...)
Busy roads could be linked to dementia risk, researchers say Busy roads could be linked to dementia risk, researchers say
- January 05, 2017

Then they mapped residents' proximity to major roadways using postal codes. This isn't the first study to suggest that air pollution can change the brain. This research was conducted in collaboration with scientists from the University of Toronto , Carleton University , Dalhousie University , Oregon State University , and Health Canada . (more...)
Grandview Fire and Explosion Investigation Finds Evidence of Fireworks Manufacturing Grandview Fire and Explosion Investigation Finds Evidence of Fireworks Manufacturing
- January 05, 2017

People all over south Kansas City said they felt the blast. The City of Grandview confirms multiple explosions happened just after 7 pm Tuesday at JW Lawn Service, near 140th Street and West Outer Road. But Ham, the ATF spokesman, said that would not account for an explosion the size of the one heard Tuesday. The cause of the ignition of the explosion is still being investigated. (more...)
Connecticut Department of Public Health offers free radon testing kits Connecticut Department of Public Health offers free radon testing kits
- January 05, 2017

Every home in Idaho should be tested for radon. "With your older homes, you're going to potentially have more cracks and holes in your foundation, but it can be across-the-board and it can vary from house to house", Pols said. But the only way to know is to test it. The good news is radon problems can be fixed with mitigation. Radon exposure at any level poses some health risk. (more...)
Vancouver Home Prices Climb 18% in 2016 on Meager New Listings Vancouver Home Prices Climb 18% in 2016 on Meager New Listings
- January 05, 2017

Vancouver's real estate market had a roller-coaster year in 2016, peaking with record sales in the spring but wrapping with a 5.6 per cent drop from 2015, the area's real estate board said Wednesday. The MLS Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ended the year at $897,600. "The long-term effects of these actions won't be fully understood for some time", said Dan Morrison, the board's president. (more...)