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Dentists Still Encourage Flossing Despite Changes to Guidelines Dentists Still Encourage Flossing Despite Changes to Guidelines
- August 12, 2016

The guidelines must be based on scientific evidence, under the law. Georgiou says it would take a study at least 25 years to prove the long-term benefits of flossing, and that would be hard and expensive. "You just believe in yourself that it's good for you and your family", Katie Washeleski said. Even though the latest research says there's little proof that flossing works, Dr. (more...)
School district eligible for bus funding School district eligible for bus funding
- August 12, 2016

In 2014, the district cut buses for private high school students and offered them bus and train passes instead, which saved the district around $100,000. Some students, such global students or those who travel outside their catchment areas, may still have to pay bus fees, depending on the district. "They could also use these funds to maybe help students with disabilities get to school a little easier". (more...)
With Some Restrictions Lifted on Marijuana Research, More HIV Data Could Emerge
- August 12, 2016

The amount of marijuana available for research has also increased, he said. "While I haven't read it, the outcome is totally out of touch with the Justice Department, research, the medical profession, patients and the public". "It's illegal and could be removed from us at any time". But others say the evidence of marijuana's effectiveness has been anecdotal, and more rigorous studies are needed. (more...)
Syrian rescue worker says 3 die in suspected chlorine attack
- August 12, 2016

At the United Nations, U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that 48 hours and a two-lane road were the minimum requirement for getting sufficient humanitarian aid into Aleppo . In a letter addressed to Obama, 15 of the 35 doctors in eastern neighbourhoods of Syria's second city warned the situation would be desperate for civilians if government forces re-impose a siege. (more...)
Pence defends Trump on Islamic State remark Pence defends Trump on Islamic State remark
- August 12, 2016

I know what you meant. "You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace". "I don't care. He was the founder". When asked directly by the Post if there was any line Trump could cross that would cause Corker to walk back his endorsement of him, the senator responded, "I've learned it's not good for your health to respond to conjecture", and then patronizingly patted this reporter on the back. (more...)
Trump will address anti-LGBT group on anniversary of Pulse shooting
- August 12, 2016

Rubio has openly disagreed with Trump even after offering the candidate his endorsement, which came after Trump's tense run for the GOP nomination. JoDee Winterhof of the Human Rights Campaign said: "Just when you think Donald Trump and Marco Rubio couldn't go any lower, they announce plans to court anti-LGBTQ activists in Orlando". (more...)
How Nigeria Lost Top Position In GDP To South Africa How Nigeria Lost Top Position In GDP To South Africa
- August 12, 2016

Dangote insists Nigeria remains the number one economy in Africa . Reuters reported that the economy shrank 1.2% in the first three months of 2016 as major sectors of the economy contracted due to rising inflation, a battered currency, and a crippling drought. (more...)
Christie denies lying in bridge news conference
- August 12, 2016

Mr. Sheridan: "I'm listening". Mr. Sheridan: "Gov is doing fine. Holding his own up there". In a subsequent text, Renna said "it could be bad" if emails were later uncovered through a subpoena or court discovery. Another former Christie appointee at the Port Authority, David Wildstein, struck a plea deal. As the trial approaches, legal teams for the government and the defendants are battling over what evidence will be admissible at trial. (more...)
Zika cases climb as Scott reassures lawmakers
- August 12, 2016

The mothers of the two babies were among 21 pregnant women in the state who contracted the virus while overseas in a country where the virus is spreading. Obama requested $1.9 billion three months ago for several purposes, including creating a vaccine for the disease, taking steps to control the mosquitoes that spread Zika and helping other countries battle the virus. (more...)
Gotham Producers Say We May Have Already Met Harley Quinn
- August 12, 2016

After all, how can you build such a rich mythos if you don't have access to the vast wealth of the characters that comprise it? We'll see a proto Killer Croc version. We don't want to give too much away but it will definitely be someone connected to the Joker cult world that we have set up. A statement such as that will only fuel fan speculation that Barbara Kean will go on to become the Clown Princess of Crime. (more...)
Coffiest is Soylent's answer to morning coffee and instant breakfast Coffiest is Soylent's answer to morning coffee and instant breakfast
- August 12, 2016

Made with real coffee, each bottle of Coffiest offers a comprehensive nutritional profile with the added benefits of a caffeinated beverage and rich coffee flavor. Soylent , the famed meal replacement that went on to find a devoted fanbase online and in Silicon Valley, isn't done innovating on its formula. Soylent founder, Rob Rhinehart mentioned that many people have a habit of skipping breakfast and, with their drinks, they want to supply a healthy, convenient and very tasty option. (more...)
EPA Awards $750K Grant to Fund Air Quality Project in Pittsburgh EPA Awards $750K Grant to Fund Air Quality Project in Pittsburgh
- August 12, 2016

Some people in Fresno County already breathe ozone levels of less than 60 ppb, he said. Both pollutants can come from many different sources, including vehicle exhaust and industrial facilities. Researchers plan to investigate whether people will become more engaged in and with their environment if they are provided with relevant scientific and technical tools, including low-priced portable sensors and appropriate technical assistance. (more...)
'Trump Is Cratering': New Polls Signal Deep Trouble for Republican Nominee 'Trump Is Cratering': New Polls Signal Deep Trouble for Republican Nominee
- August 12, 2016

MI voters haven't backed a Republican for president since 1988, but the state is getting plenty of attention in the early days of this year's general election. 4 online poll of 1,154 likely voters. The telephone poll measures the voting preferences of 1,022 registered voters (RVs), and not the more accurate likely voters (LVs). (more...)
West Nile Virus found in RI Co. mosquito
- August 12, 2016

The Washoe County Health District didn't report that any humans were infected. That means you need to take precautions to protect yourself from mosquitoes that could be carrying the virus. Finally, wear protective clothing and apply insect repellant when outdoors. The four-year-old Quarter Horse is the first horse in Wisconsin to become infected and die from the virus this year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. (more...)
CMS adds new quality measures to nursing home star ratings CMS adds new quality measures to nursing home star ratings
- August 12, 2016

The researchers said that around 2 million Medicare beneficiaries are homebound in comparison to less than 2 million beneficiaries getting care in nursing homes. The memo also calls on state officials to quickly investigate such complaints and report offending workers to state licensing agencies for investigation and possible discipline. (more...)
Turkish Diplomats Go Missing After Failed Coup Turkish Diplomats Go Missing After Failed Coup
- August 12, 2016

But, despite tensions over Syria, Iran and Russian Federation were among the first countries to give their unequivocal support to Erdogan on the night of the coup. "The rhetoric, really the language, has changed", she said. "They could use this really as a pressure card", Khodr said. Turkey is part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - whose forces operate out of its Incirlik base, use of which has also been authorized for US-led anti-ISIS operations - and is one of the staunchest backers of ... (more...)
These Mind-Controlled Robots Are Changing Paralyzed Patients' Lives
- August 12, 2016

The aim was not to restore spinal cord function but to test whether paralysed people could learn to walk again with the aid of a brain-controlled exoskeleton. That doesn't mean the patients can hold themselves up or walk without help. This feedback was delivered through mechano-vibrating elements in a long-sleeved " tactile shirt ". (more...)
Nigeria Reports First 2 Cases of Polio in Years, WHO Says Nigeria Reports First 2 Cases of Polio in Years, WHO Says
- August 12, 2016

The health minister, professor Isaac Adewole, called the development a setback, but said, "I can assure the nation that we will do everything possible to be on top of the situation", according the Leadership newspaper. NAN recalled that in 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide, but the country has made significant strides in recent years, going two years without recording a single case. (more...)
Bauer outduels Scherzer as Indians beat Nationals 3-1
- August 12, 2016

And he didn't give up a hit until Francisco Lindor singled with one out in the seventh. Wilson Ramos singled Werth home to make it 1-0 in the first. Houston had gone seven games without a home run before he connected early off Hector Santiago (10-6). Goodwin singled in the eighth for his first major league hit. (more...)
DEA Doesn't Budget on Marijuana Classification but Relents (A little) on Research
- August 12, 2016

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (2ndL) speaks about medical Marijuana and how it could possibly help four-year-old Morgan Hintz (R) who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, as U.S. In March 2015, one Republican and two Democratic senators introduced a bill that would stop the federal government from prosecuting medicinal marijuana users in states where it is legal. (more...)

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