Health


California Murder Convict Undergoes Taxpayer-Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery
- January 09, 2017

Quine has no possibility of parole . Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center , who represents Quine, said her surgery marks a step forward in raising medical awareness for the transgender community. "It's kind of like a slap in the face". "My dad begged for his life ", Farida Baig told the Los Angeles Times. Quine told a prison psychologist who recommended her for the operation that it would bring a "drastic, internal completeness", the New York Times ... (more...)
Coloradans encouraged to test homes for radon Coloradans encouraged to test homes for radon
- January 09, 2017

Yet, each year more than 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by radon exposure, with the mid-Atlantic region making up about 14 percent of those radon-related deaths. EPA also recommends testing in schools. "Testing is very easy to do, and residents can pick up a free test kit from our office during business hours". (more...)
Pictures of Kia Stinger GT sports saloon leaked ahead of official reveal Pictures of Kia Stinger GT sports saloon leaked ahead of official reveal
- January 09, 2017

The Kia Stinger is coming down under. "Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream vehicle for us, and here today in Detroit , that dream is now a reality after years of commitment and hard work from a passionate group of designers, engineers and executives around the world", Orth Hedrick , vice president for product planning at Kia Motors America, said in a statement. (more...)
Breakthrough Method can Heal Wounds without Leaving Scars Breakthrough Method can Heal Wounds without Leaving Scars
- January 09, 2017

When they placed those cells in a culture meant to promote the conversion of the myofibroblasts into fat cells - a necessary part of a complete skin fix - they found it worked, but only when the cells were linked with hair follicles. The resulting wound heals with a natural appearance rather than a scar, as demonstrated in both mice and human keloid cells grown in culture. Adipocyte loss is a natural part of ageing, but can also be a complication of certain medical conditions, such as HIV ... (more...)
USA unseals charges against Haitian legislator USA unseals charges against Haitian legislator
- January 09, 2017

Philippe faces several drug trafficking charges including conspiracy to import cocaine into the U.S. He has long maintained his innocence and blamed the accusations on political enemies. Before the 2004 uprising, Philippe had been a police chief in the city of Cap-Haitien. US federal authorities will transport Philippe from Haiti to Miami. (more...)
The Newest Wearable Tech Is For Women's Breasts The Newest Wearable Tech Is For Women's Breasts
- January 08, 2017

Where does all of the expressed milk go then? While this new breast pump is dishwasher-safe and easy to clean, its only downside is that you have to charge it, which could be annoying if you're on-the-go and forget your charger. In fact, successful trials of the Willow smart breast pump saw mothers wear them during a train commute, or when they are attending to conference calls without experiencing any kind of performance issues. (more...)
Does living near a freeway increase your risk of dementia? Does living near a freeway increase your risk of dementia?
- January 08, 2017

An expert from Public Health Ontario, Dr. Hong Chen, expressed his own views about this dilemma. The study followed almost two million people in Ontario between 2001 and 2012. The researchers warn, however, that for now, they have seen only a link and can not state that living near a major road causes an increased risk of dementia. (more...)
A week later, search for plane in Lake Erie narrows A week later, search for plane in Lake Erie narrows
- January 08, 2017

Officials looking for a plane that disappeared a week ago in OH with six people aboard aboard say divers guided by an underwater locator beacon detector are searching the bottom of Lake Erie for the aircraft. It is expected to take several hours to search the small area, the city said. Officials say they've found some debris consistent with the missing plane. (more...)
As flu cases surge, vaccinations stall
- January 07, 2017

It makes sense after the holiday season, said Dr. Danuta Skowronski, physician epidemiologist at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. "But now, or very soon, it may no longer be a flight of fancy", Schaffner says. Martin says it's not too late to get a flu shot because multiple strains of the virus can be circulating as late as May. According to the Minnesota Department of Health's report released on Thursday flu season is in full swing, and can indeed continue to increase in activity. (more...)
Savannah homeless shelters prepare for busy weekend
- January 07, 2017

The Salvation Army pulled out extra cots, sheets and toiletry items for the larger than normal crowd through the weekend. There were so many people to accommodate Thursday night, the Salvation Army had to make a shower schedule. "And they can come to the Salvation Army and get some warm meals and have a warm place and a safe place to come", Swindle said. Each of these shelters wants it to be clear-you have a place to stay. (more...)
Allergy Experts Now Recommend Introducing Peanut Products To Babies Allergy Experts Now Recommend Introducing Peanut Products To Babies
- January 07, 2017

The new guidelines mark a major shift in dietary advice for kids in a country where peanut-related allergy is one of the most risky food allergies. -Moderate-risk babies have milder eczema, typically treated with over-the-counter creams. For this category, the parents can start to feed the children with food that contains peanuts around the age of four to six months old. (more...)
Shannen Doherty dances after cancer treatment: 'I'm still moving!' Shannen Doherty dances after cancer treatment: 'I'm still moving!'
- January 06, 2017

She is having her last treatment of radiation this week. With that, Doherty, 45, also introduced the world to "Maggie", her radiation machine which she'll be seeing less of in the coming weeks. See ya tomorrow. But still, the star has remained positive and open about her battle. The actress - who is battling breast cancer - got her dance on as she worked out with her mother Rosa and her trainer Neda Soderqvist. (more...)
The latest Cars 3 teaser plays like an actual vehicle commercial
- January 06, 2017

Supersports auto Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) is part of a new breed of racers that threaten to usurp franchise hero Lightning McQueen, who is getting on a bit in age. We also learn of a yellow sports vehicle character by the name of Cruz Ramirez , voiced by Cristela Alonzo , plus we get another look at protagonist Lightning McQueen , voiced by Owen Wilson. (more...)
Bird flu prevention zone extended after initial outbreak on farm near Louth Bird flu prevention zone extended after initial outbreak on farm near Louth
- January 06, 2017

BIRD flu has been confirmed in five wild animals found dead in Merseyside and chickens and ducks in a backyard in South West Wales. A 3 km (1.86 mile) protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone have been put in place around the infected premises in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire. (more...)
Adult brains grow to be better at recognising faces Adult brains grow to be better at recognising faces
- January 06, 2017

The results suggest that brain development is more varied than researchers once thought. Grill-Spector speculates evolution might have bestowed this special developmental adaptation because precise facial recognition is critical to growing up in large, social communities. (more...)
Cancer deaths have dropped 25 percent since 1991 Cancer deaths have dropped 25 percent since 1991
- January 06, 2017

The decrease in cancer rates for men is attributed primarily to adjustments in prostate cancer screenings. Nearly 160 people a day are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland, that's one person every ten minutes, or more than 57,000 people a year. (more...)
Bollywood actor Om Puri dies of heart attack Bollywood actor Om Puri dies of heart attack
- January 06, 2017

The versatile actor has acted in three Malayalam films, of which only two were released. After that he was a student at Delhi's National School of Drama. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences and recalled his long career in theatre and films. Puri appeared in a number of British films, notably Richard Attenborough's 1982 epic on the life of India's independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi . (more...)
Police investigate shooting of 10 year old Florida boy Police investigate shooting of 10 year old Florida boy
- January 06, 2017

But we have to be alert and understand that although suicide among 10-year-old children is very rare, it does occur, and we need to be aware of the warning signs'. Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said detectives were interviewing distressed family members to find out how the firearm was stored. Police received the call around 8:30, paramedics arrived and were unable to revive Setostjanov. (more...)
Nicole Kidman Reveals Code Word for Alone Time with Her Husband Nicole Kidman Reveals Code Word for Alone Time with Her Husband
- January 06, 2017

According to Page Six , at the NYC event, Nicole also revealed what she says to let their youngest daughters know that she and Keith are about to have an, ahem, romantic moment. "One of them wants one, the other one doesn't", she said coyly. They said she'd been the oldest woman to give birth in the hospital. As an adoptive mother to Isabella, 24 and Conor, 21, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, the story hit close to home for Nicole , . (more...)
Eleven members of a family found dead in Amethi Eleven members of a family found dead in Amethi
- January 06, 2017

They were his daughters as well as his nieces. 10 of those attacked died while two were under observation at a government hospital in Sultanpur. Besides, Samsudeen's 35-year-old wife Hussain Bano, their daughters Rubina and Tahseen, and Raees's daughters Mahek and Nijar Fatima were also murdered. (more...)

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