Health


US to expand marijuana research; rejects re-classification
- August 11, 2016

It will create a supply of research-grade marijuana that is diverse, but more importantly, it will be competitive and you will have growers motivated to meet the demand of researchers. Other Schedule 1 drugs include heroin and some hallucinogens. "This decision isn't based on danger", DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg told NPR . For decades, marijuana has been classified as a "Schedule I" drug with "no now accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse", on par with heroin. (more...)
Zika Virus Can Cause Joint Deformities In Babies, Says Study
- August 11, 2016

Though earlier case reports hinted at an association between arthrogryposis and microcephaly in newborns affected by Zika virus, yesterday's report is the first case series. Four of the children also showed spinal cord thinning, while some of the children also showed eye or ear abnormalities. But the scientists, based in Recife - the Brazilian city at the centre of the Zika epidemic - said the condition might be related to the way Zika affects the brain and the way motor neurons carry ... (more...)
Olympics-Move over Leonidas, here comes Michael Phelps
- August 11, 2016

Competing in his fifth and final Olympics, victory was twice as sweet for Phelps after clashing with le Clos in the media since losing to the South African in their epic tussle in London. The 19-year-old told reporters, "It's the closest I've come to throwing up at the end of a race". "I just did a time that he hasn't done in four years, so he can keep quiet now". (more...)
Record-breaking Michael Phelps adds to Olympic gold medals tally
- August 11, 2016

Phelps is three-for-three in Rio events . The 200m butterfly was his first world record in 2001 and he was determined to win back the Olympic title he lost to South Africa's Le Clos in 2012. Michael Fhelps of theUnited Statesprepares prior to the men's 200m butterfly swimming heat at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 8, 2016. (more...)
What Are the Red Dots on Olympians? Learn About Cupping!
- August 11, 2016

A lot of people say they feel tender the first day. It typically involves lighting a flammable substance inside a glass cup until it extinguishes whereupon the cup is then placed onto the affected area until the cooling air creates a vacuum that pulls the skin upwards, helping to increase blood-flow and remove toxins. (more...)
House Speaker Ryan survives primary challenge
- August 11, 2016

Ryan's time for retirement is coming soon". All the huge primary win means, Ryan insisted, is that he's really well-liked in the congressional district where he was born and raised and has won election to represent since 1998. "The outcome is exactly what we were hoping for". He went into the primary with massive advantages in name recognition and money. "Janna (his wife) and I are grateful to have the support of so many in southern Wisconsin, and we are truly thankful for all of their ... (more...)
Rio 2016: Germany win 10-0, champions Mexico eliminated
- August 11, 2016

This is the ruthless nature of tournament football and it was clear when the draw was made that one country would be going home with their proverbial "medal aspiration" tail between their legs. Germany thumped Fiji 10-0 in the men's football at the Rio Olympics, booking their spot in the quarter-finals as defending champions Mexico bowed out. (more...)
Sen. Bob Menendez has personal stake in push for Zika funding Sen. Bob Menendez has personal stake in push for Zika funding
- August 11, 2016

Clinton's spokesman tweeted back that Trump was making it up. Ruis said the health district is in the process of sending out Zika updates and guidelines to educational institutions, health care providers and other organizations in the area. (more...)
Officials urge owners to protect pets, livestock from rabies Officials urge owners to protect pets, livestock from rabies
- August 11, 2016

Updated information is available on the state's website. State officials say bats are the most common carrier of rabies in MI, but skunks have also tested positive for the disease this year. "It is never a good idea to handle wild animals", said Dr. Dan O'Brien, acting DNR state wildlife veterinarian. People often know when they've been bitten by a bat but its small teeth can make a bite mark hard to find. (more...)
Hikes In Employees' Health Premiums To Outpace Raises Again Hikes In Employees' Health Premiums To Outpace Raises Again
- August 11, 2016

Cost is "still the number one priority for what employers are focused on and it really threatens the long-term affordability of health care", he said. But many employers expect to hold increases to 5% by making modifying plan designs. According to the study, 30% of large employers will have restrictions on prescription opioids, including more aggressive utilization management protocols and preferences for abuse-deterrent medications on their formularies. (more...)
Sturgeon woos Berlin in bid to stay in EU Sturgeon woos Berlin in bid to stay in EU
- August 11, 2016

Doing so would increase business confidence and job creation, he said. Fraser's comments came as the Scottish Government announced a 100-million-pound ($130 million) stimulus plan meant to boost the Scottish economy following the Brexit vote. (more...)
Italy May Jail People Who Try to Raise Their Kids Vegan Italy May Jail People Who Try to Raise Their Kids Vegan
- August 11, 2016

If one foreign politician had her way, any parent who feeds their child a vegan diet would be thrown in jail. She said as long as a person is an informed adult, then there's nothing wrong with making the choice to follow this diet . Savino's bill has been prompted by recent cases of children turning up at hospitals extremely poorly, only for the cause to be fingered as parents with a risky for quinoa and flax seeds instead of Carne Pizzaiola and a delicious hunk of Gorgonzola. (more...)
More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Miami Area
- August 11, 2016

One of the babies was born in Alameda County. However, throughout the rest of the country, fear about the Zika virus is far less than what it was about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014 or the swine flu epidemic in 2009, according to a Washington Post analysis. (more...)
Zika virus now linked to severe joint deformities in babies! Zika virus now linked to severe joint deformities in babies!
- August 11, 2016

This led researchers to say that the arthrogryposis "did not result from abnormalities of the joints themselves, but was likely to be of neurogenic origin" - a process involving motor neurones - cells that control the contraction or relaxation of muscles - leading to fixed postures in the womb and consequently deformities. (more...)
Michael Phelps Wins His 21st Olympic Gold Medal!
- August 11, 2016

Earlier in the evening, Phelps made up for one of the few losses in his Olympic career, earning his 20th gold meadal. One of the most highly anticipated races of the games was easily the 200m butterfly as it served as a rematch between Phelps and Chad le Clos , who the American lost two by.05 seconds in the same event at the 2012 games in London. (more...)
Michael Phelps Gives Finger-Wag Celebration After 200m Butterfly Win Michael Phelps Gives Finger-Wag Celebration After 200m Butterfly Win
- August 11, 2016

If Phelps were a country he would have the 39th most medals of all time. That is just insane. Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in history and built on his legend in Rio with a dramatic victory over Sakai and Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi. (more...)
No jail for mum who starved her baby on 'water only' diet No jail for mum who starved her baby on 'water only' diet
- August 11, 2016

But the prosecutor Alex Brown argued the woman, who should have known better as a nurse, deprived her child who was only days away from dying. Bodnar advised the breastfeeding mother to switch to a raw food diet, telling her that it was the only way the boy would heal. (more...)
Global Cloth Diapers Market 2016- NuAngel, Sassy, Gerber, Trend Lab. Global Cloth Diapers Market 2016- NuAngel, Sassy, Gerber, Trend Lab.
- August 11, 2016

Another research titled Mirabegron Global Market and Forecast Research provide independent and unbiased information on manufacturers, prices, production news and consumers for the global and regional (North America, Asia and Europe) market of Mirabegron. (more...)
There Are 2 New Girl Scout Cookies Coming, and They're Awesome There Are 2 New Girl Scout Cookies Coming, and They're Awesome
- August 11, 2016

One of the new options is a graham cookie dipped in icing and then coated in chocolate. Tagalongs and Thin Mints are getting some new competition. There are a myriad of excellent ways to combine graham, marshmallow and chocolate, but most roads lead to s'mores . You can see what Girl Scouts are doing in OR and southwest Washington on Facebook . (more...)
US Men Win 4x200 Freestyle Gold Medal For Fourth Straight Time
- August 11, 2016

The team consisted of veterans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte and was rounded out by Townley Haas and 2016 200-meter freestyle bronze medalist Conor Dwyer . It was then up to Lochte to maintain USA's lead and he did just that. This was the fourth straight victory in this event for Phelps and Lochte. The United States has won 12 gold medals in this relay over the past 14 Olympics (that excludes Moscow in 1980). (more...)