Health


NCAA berth gives North Dakota chance to promote new brand NCAA berth gives North Dakota chance to promote new brand
- March 17, 2017

At the beginning of the season, the Arizona Wildcats were the favorites to earn the Pac-12 regular season title and a possible 1-seed. The Arizona Wildcats are playing the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. (more...)
Americans divided over GOP health care bill, poll finds
- March 17, 2017

Trump spent a significant portion of the conversation concerning healthcare reform criticizing Democratic lawmakers for refusing to work with Republicans on the legislation. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) said: "This CBO report offers further evidence that Trumpcare is the wrong prescription for America's health care system and would result in millions more Americans being uninsured". (more...)
Scotland leader ready for independence vote
- March 17, 2017

May said she was opposed to a second independence referendum while Brexit talks with Brussels were continuing. Article 50 lays out a two-year process for leaving the European Union, due to be triggered by the end of this month, and May claims that the United Kingdom should be "working together, not pulling apart". (more...)
Israeli air strikes in Syria. Reprisal threatened
- March 17, 2017

The Syrian army says four Israeli jets breached the Arab country's airspace on Friday morning, adding its air defense shot down one of the aircraft and hit another. Israel and Syria are technically at war due to Tel Aviv's continued occupation of the latter's Golan Heights since 1967. Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission. (more...)
Slashed Arts Groups Denounce Trump's Budget Cuts
- March 17, 2017

The CPB receives about $455 million year year, according to the L.A. Times . Losing a significant percentage of their annual budget would obviously be hard for the local public media station, especially with their current plans to expand their programming thanks to a recent deal with the FCC. (more...)
Airlines expect to cancel thousands of flights because of storm Airlines expect to cancel thousands of flights because of storm
- March 17, 2017

Dozens of cancellations are being reported at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Greater Rochester International and and Albany International Airport. Other global airlines will also be affected (whether by strike or by the weather). The powerful nor'easter grounded more than 5,000 flights in the region. (more...)
Trump's EPA cuts would endanger Pennsylvanians, says environmental chief
- March 16, 2017

One of the other significant cuts is to the HHS, which would see a decrease of $15.1 billion, or 17.9%, under Trump's plan . "The full-year 2018 budget will not balance", Mulvaney said. The Education Department would see a 14 percent trim in its budget, but it will receive $1.4 billion for public charter schools and private schools investment. (more...)
National Health Policy Aims at Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All National Health Policy Aims at Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All
- March 16, 2017

The policy advocates a progressively incremental assurance-based approach to health care provision. "The policy seeks to move away from sick-care to wellness, with a thrust on prevention and health promotion". As a crucial component, the policy also seeks to reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by 2025 and to decline the neo-natal mortality to 16. "States also wanted not to over-commit", Mr Nadda told reporters after releasing the document, which pledges to eradicate leprosy by 2017, ... (more...)
Americans not sold on cost and coverage claims in GOP's health bill Americans not sold on cost and coverage claims in GOP's health bill
- March 16, 2017

The House Republican health plan would also effectively bring to an end Alaska's Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, coverage now held by thousands of Alaskans. "More than 20 million Americans now have health care coverage due to the Affordable Care Act and among the AMA's highest priorities for on-going health system reform efforts is to ensure that these individuals maintain that coverage", said James Madara, the CEO of the American Medical Association , who criticized the ... (more...)
Newcastle Doctors Get License To Create Three Parent Babies Newcastle Doctors Get License To Create Three Parent Babies
- March 16, 2017

The resulting embryo ends up with nucleus DNA from its parents but mitochondrial DNA from a donor. Critics of the treatment say it is a risky step that will lead to the creation of genetically modified " designer babies ". The team at the Newcastle Fertility Centre said it was "good news" and a " momentous day " for patients. The approval of the license has been welcomed by members of the British science community. (more...)
Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared To Return To Action After Heart Issue Threat Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared To Return To Action After Heart Issue Threat
- March 16, 2017

But there some good news for the Spurs as they own the tiebreaker against the Warriors due to their two wins against them this season. The 6-foot-11, 260-pound Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome - which can cause a rapid heartbeat - at the end of his rookie season with the Trail Blazers in April 2007. (more...)
Spokane Catholics given the ok to eat meat on St. Patty's Day Spokane Catholics given the ok to eat meat on St. Patty's Day
- March 16, 2017

Corned beef and cabbage are clearly what's for dinner March 17. In Milwaukee, the answer is yes, go ahead and eat meat with a clear conscience. But for Roman Catholics who dutifully try to abide the proscription against eating meat on Fridays during Lent, meat this Friday may matter. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' postponed in Malaysia 'Beauty and the Beast' postponed in Malaysia
- March 16, 2017

The logistics of the curse in Beauty and the Beast have always been something I've wondered about, even as a kid. We are not aware of postponement. Earlier, director Bill Condon said that Disney would be introducing its first gay character through LeFou. (more...)
Is Fish Oil Snake Oil? Is Fish Oil Snake Oil?
- March 16, 2017

Thirteen were performed after 2002, which was the last time the group rolled out recommendations on fish oil. He added that patients with heart failure could also benefit from omega-3 fish oil supplements, which was a new finding from the previous statement. (more...)
Police Say Kidnapping Victim Jumped From Car Trunk To Escape Captor
- March 16, 2017

She was forced into the trunk of her vehicle when she said she had no money and was driven to a gas station on Bessemer Road. Video shows the suspected kidnappers pull up to a gas station. Police are still searching for the suspect, and circulated an image of the man based on the gas station's surveillance footage. The victim then ran inside and called 911. (more...)
Spice Girls Explained to Children by Victoria Beckham Spice Girls Explained to Children by Victoria Beckham
- March 16, 2017

The designer made a decision to partner with Target because she "loved the idea of opening the brand up to a wider audience and being able to share my vision with a broader customer base". Aside from the nostalgic "90s song (which is hard to put aside but let's try for a second), the video shows off both women's and children's pieces from the collection-and you'll want to wear them all". (more...)
Ibuprofen linked to risk of cardiac arrest Ibuprofen linked to risk of cardiac arrest
- March 16, 2017

Use of NSAIDs during the 30 days before cardiac arrest (case period) was compared to used of NSAIDs during a preceding 30 day period without cardiac arrest (control period). The researchers speculated that results could be explained by the effect of drugs on the cardiovascular system, as the drugs influence platelet aggregation and the formation of blood clots. (more...)
National University of Singapore is Asia's best, twice in a row National University of Singapore is Asia's best, twice in a row
- March 16, 2017

The second highest ranked institute from India is Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay), placed at rank 42. It ranked joint second with China's Peking University in 2016, but fell to fourth in the latest list. "For example, the University of Calcutta has dropped from the 141-150 band to the 191-200 cohort while Amrita University has fallen from 181-190 to 251-plus", he said. (more...)
Congress' analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill Congress' analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill
- March 16, 2017

In what the administration called a "listening session", Trump referred to the Affordable Care Act as the "very, very failed and failing Obamacare law" as he heard from citizens in the Roosevelt Room who have had negative experiences with the health care law, according to the White House press pool. (more...)
Sainsbury's supermarket sales dip Sainsbury's supermarket sales dip
- March 16, 2017

The supermarket's performance was worse than the 0.1% rise in like-for-like sales seen in the 15 weeks to 7 January. As of 08:26 GMT, Sainsbury's share price had lost 0.70 percent to 269.50p, having traded more than one percent lower earlier in the session. (more...)

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