Health


White House expects vote on healthcare bill this week
- May 02, 2017

The House and Senate each overwhelmingly passed a short-term spending bill , known as a continuing resolution, by noon on Friday, 12 hours before the government was set to shut down. They want nothing to do with giving a win to this president". "And now the hot potato has moved to those of us that are typically the ones that cast the tough votes all the time - whether it's [voting to raise the] debt ceiling or its keeping the government open". (more...)
British election: Labour offers Brexit pledge on European Union nationals
- May 02, 2017

On the surface, this appears to be a statement of the bleeding obvious, given the Tory party national poll lead isn't exactly within the margin of error. Likewise, Mr Corbyn prefers the campaign rally rather than debating within TV studios. It may be that Mrs May is riding so high in the polls she sees no point in letting that go to risk on an unpredictable joust on TV where expectations for Mr Corbyn would be low. (more...)
Science May Not Be Political, But The March For Science Sure Was
- May 02, 2017

Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and NY on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. (more...)
United injuries add to Mourinho's woes in Premier League United injuries add to Mourinho's woes in Premier League
- May 02, 2017

As Jose Mourinho found to his cost at Chelsea last season, humiliating your own players in public is a unsafe game and yet it is clear that he has not learned his lesson from that chastening experience as he edges towards the end of his first season as Manchester United manager. (more...)
May declared Mental Health Awareness Month May declared Mental Health Awareness Month
- May 02, 2017

Genetics, environment and lifestyle combine to influence whether one develops a mental health condition. Being honest about our mental health online, seeing others who are having the same experience, and connecting with people who understand what we're going through. (more...)
Scattered showers and storms possible through tonight Scattered showers and storms possible through tonight
- May 02, 2017

Chance of precipitation is 90%. Friday night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Friday , it will be sunny with a high near 68, the weather service said. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Thursday night , showers and thunderstorms likely before 9 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9 p.m. (more...)
Jamaal Charles To Meet With Broncos, Who Are 'Enthused' About Running Back Jamaal Charles To Meet With Broncos, Who Are 'Enthused' About Running Back
- May 01, 2017

The two-time All-Pro previously visited the Seahawks, but left Seattle without a deal. Charles could provide extra insurance should the Broncos running game falter again. In many ways, the right anterior cruciate ligament that Charles tore against the Chicago Bears in October 2015 was the beginning of the end of his run in Kansas City. (more...)
Antibiotics 'can raise risk of miscarriage' Antibiotics 'can raise risk of miscarriage'
- May 01, 2017

But the study confirms that certain classes of antibiotics should be avoided in pregnancy. Anick Berard from the study's investigation research team said that the consumption of these antibiotics increases the risk of abortion in pregnant women. (more...)
Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes
- May 01, 2017

In the interview broadcast on CBS" Face the Nation , the president would not discuss the possibility of military action against the rogue nation, saying: "It is a chess game . Instead North Korea held live-fire drills. Moon Jae-in, the front-runner in South Korea's special presidential election, has also called for North Korea to stop its military tests. (more...)
Markets likely to respond to Trump Tax reform
- May 01, 2017

Two tax cuts in particular could be especially sweet for Trump himself and his children. Today , "the basic 1040 form has 70 lines, and 211 pages of instructions". But it would eliminate many other deductions, including for property, state and local tax payments, a change that could badly hurt residents in states with higher tax rates - like NY. (more...)
Penguins chase Holtby, beat Capitals to take 2-0 series lead
- May 01, 2017

After withstanding Washington's siege, the Penguins scored on two odd-man rushes and one moment of Sidney Crosby brilliance. "I think I closed my eyes when I shot and thankfully it went in", Pageau said of the victor. "I give our players a whole lot of credit because I think they're committed to winning". "They've responded all year and they will respond again". Instead, Kevin Shattenkirk took an terrible delay-of-game penalty, and Tom Wilson lost his composure, and pucks clanged ... (more...)
IPL 2017: Rohit Sharma scores 4000 runs in Indian Premier League IPL 2017: Rohit Sharma scores 4000 runs in Indian Premier League
- May 01, 2017

GL are coming into the match at the back of a morale-boosting win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Faulkner had turned around the game for the Lions on his 27th birthday when he had the wickets of top-scorer Parthiv Patel (70) and captain Rohit Sharma (5) in the 14th over. (more...)
Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition
- May 01, 2017

Since taking office 100 days ago, Trump has consistently exaggerated the threat from undocumented "criminals" and insisted that immigration sweeps across the country were targeting bad people who are a threat to society. "This is the Trump era". "We all understand that, particularly for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, we have to have the ability for them to come forward and not fear that they are going to somehow suffer some kind of a consequences due to their immigration ... (more...)
Killed, Dozens Injured In US Flood
- May 01, 2017

The weather agency said damage surveys on Sunday would reveal whether there were additional tornadoes. Get free real-time news alerts from the Dallas Patch. Alexa Haik went to bed Saturday night expecting just rain, but heard the tornado sirens Sunday morning and turned on the television to see the tornado warning. (more...)
How government is dealing with 'desperate' Maoists in Sukma, Chhattisgarh How government is dealing with 'desperate' Maoists in Sukma, Chhattisgarh
- May 01, 2017

Sources said that at the meeting, where Intelligence Bureau director Rajiv Jain and home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi were also present, Rajnath and Doval deliberated on what went wrong in Sukma as Maoists usually conduct such ambushes on security personnel in the beginning of summer. (more...)
Moderate Republicans could derail the revived Obamacare repeal bill Moderate Republicans could derail the revived Obamacare repeal bill
- May 01, 2017

The new proposal, known as the MacArthur Amendment in honor of its lead author, New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur, would allow states to apply for a waiver with the federal government to get out of some of Obamacare's requirements, like insurance companies not being able to charge people more if they have a preexisting condition. (more...)
Narconon Suncoast Supports Local Prescription Take Back Event
- May 01, 2017

Many different sheriff's offices and police departments, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), are holding events for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds-over a thousand tons-of pills. The majority of prescription-drug abusers report that they obtain their drugs from friends and family - and the home medicine cabinet. (more...)
Bigger Revenues, Losses at Alphabet's 'Other Bets' in Q1
- April 30, 2017

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat during her earnings call said that revenues at YouTube continue growing at a substantial clip, which dispelled concerns over the possible impact from a boycott by advertisers of its video service. "(Google) is doing a good job, a much better job in diversifying revenue than Facebook is", said analyst James Wang of ARK Investment Management. Alphabet shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has ... (more...)
Scientists create artificial womb that could help save premature babies
- April 30, 2017

The invention could be a great stride in the effort to increase the survival of babies born prematurely . NPR reports that experts are raising ethical concerns about an artificial womb , including whether it would ever be fair to test the technology on humans . (more...)
Texas officer faked his own death, fled into Mexico Texas officer faked his own death, fled into Mexico
- April 30, 2017

An affidavit acquired by the network shows that the search began on Tuesday when his wife, Jaclyn Williams, called cops that Martin was in "emotional distress". "Scrawled on the side of the raft was Martin's name, his date of birth and supposed 'date of death, ' April 25, 2017". An inflatable raft was also found on the shore, with scrape marks along the side, which police believe indicated that a concrete block was pushed overboard. (more...)

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