Health


Court filing: Marsh seeks OK to sell 26 grocery stores Court filing: Marsh seeks OK to sell 26 grocery stores
- June 14, 2017

According to documents filed with the court Tuesday, 25 of 44 stores were sold for a total of $24 million. Kroger subsidiary Topvalco made a $16 million offer on 11 Marsh stores, including two each in Indianapolis , Zionsville, Muncie and Bloomington. (more...)
Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe
- June 14, 2017

Eden Wells will be charged with obstruction of justice. "We have a lot of people to interview, a lot of evidence to get", former Wayne County prosecutor Todd Flood, who is helping lead the investigation, said when the first charges were filed past year. (more...)
Rep. DeSantis Had 'Odd' Encounter With Man Before Virginia Shooting Rep. DeSantis Had 'Odd' Encounter With Man Before Virginia Shooting
- June 14, 2017

The congressman added, "It was just a little odd and then he kind of walked toward the area where all this happened". DeSantis said by phone that as he was getting into the auto with his colleague Republican Rep. "I felt I was back in Iraq but without my weapon", he told Fox News . CNN reported that Rep. Scalise was in "good spirits" before going into surgery on Wednesday. (more...)
Competition Commission to probe prices of big pharma cancer drugs Competition Commission to probe prices of big pharma cancer drugs
- June 14, 2017

Roche sells trastuzumab as Herceptin and Herclon in South Africa. It says it's aware that breast cancer treatment is unaffordable in South Africa, and many medical schemes refuse to pay for the medication based on cost. It suspects Aspen of "abuse of dominance by charging excessive prices in the provision of lifesaving cancer medicines in South Africa". "The commission is in possession of information that gives rose to a reasonable suspicion that Pfizer has, and continues to engage in ... (more...)
A tanning drug for the pale-skinned A tanning drug for the pale-skinned
- June 14, 2017

It should be noted in this context that UV ray carries the most hygienic contents, which can easily generate the symptoms of skin cancer. U.S. researchers have developed a way to increase pigmentation in human skin just like ultraviolet (UV) radiation does - without having to actually expose the skin to that harmful UV radiation. (more...)
Hungary approves crackdown on foreign NGOs Hungary approves crackdown on foreign NGOs
- June 14, 2017

The bill passed Tuesday requires groups that receive more than 7.2 million forints ($26,200) a year from overseas to register and publicize the fact. Critics see the bill as part of Orban's efforts to stifle dissent and increase control over public discourse. (more...)
Cosby won't testify, defense rests in sex assault trial
- June 14, 2017

It was then that a new prosecutor made a decision to charge him. The panel will reconvene to continue deliberations tomorrow. But they didn't come up with a verdict, leaving them exhausted and spent after a long day in the jury room. Cosby's lawyers haven't denied that the interaction in question occurred, but they say it was consensual. Cosby's lawyers argued in pre-trial hearings before Judge O'Neill against allowing some of the 60 other women who have accused Cosby of drugging ... (more...)
South Korea's president suggests 2030 World Cup bid with North Korea South Korea's president suggests 2030 World Cup bid with North Korea
- June 14, 2017

Ten of the photos were of US missile launchers and a radar system installed in the southeastern town of Seongju earlier this year, while the rest show mostly residential areas, farming fields and other less-sensitive areas in the South , the official said. (more...)
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in central Ohio Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in central Ohio
- June 14, 2017

You can thank all of the recent flooding we had for providing plenty of prime breeding ground for the blood-suckers. Adding the mosquito abatement district to the emergency declaration will open up the district's budget for emergency actions such as aerial spraying, officials said. (more...)
Eating Fried Potatoes Too Often Increases the Risk of Premature Death Eating Fried Potatoes Too Often Increases the Risk of Premature Death
- June 14, 2017

The study , however, doesn't prove that eating fried potatoes kills people - it just shows that people who died during the study were more likely to eat fried potatoes more regularly. While that link cannot be disregarded, diehard potato fans can rightfully claim that ingested atmospheric pollution is way more harmful than a packet of chips or fries can be. (more...)
No reason to fire special counsel: US Justice Dept
- June 14, 2017

They have done it before: Think about how it floated the idea of Mueller's potential conflicts of interest and remember those charges of Democratic ties to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe? "And the next day he's now maybe using some of that information in his investigation". (more...)
South Korea pitches World Cup with North Korea, Japan and China South Korea pitches World Cup with North Korea, Japan and China
- June 14, 2017

It is believed to be similar in size and shape to a North Korean drone found in 2014 on a nearby island. The South Korean president told Mr Infantino: "If neighbouring Northeast Asian countries, including South and North Korea, can host the World Cup , I think that would contribute to peace between South and North Korea and in the Northeast Asian region". (more...)
Forget wholesome, people more likely to choose vegetables that sound unhealthy Forget wholesome, people more likely to choose vegetables that sound unhealthy
- June 14, 2017

Researchers at Stanford University conducted the study in a campus cafeteria that served roughly 600 students during a typical lunch. Diners are "motivated by taste", but labels affect "how tasty and filling we think food will be", study author Bradley Turnwald tells the BBC . (more...)
Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child
- June 14, 2017

It's more than worth the trouble for the 30-year-old Mexico native who now lives in SC and plays most of his golf on the Web.com Tour. "Really? We have 60 yards from left line to right line on the fairway", McIlroy told reporters. Barring a weather event that no one expects, the U.S. Open will have a look that no one has seen in almost a quarter-century. I wasn't crying when I saw that rain, it's a long golf course and it's only going to play longer. (more...)
FDA delays rule requiring new nutrition facts panel on food FDA delays rule requiring new nutrition facts panel on food
- June 14, 2017

The changes include new serving sizes that more closely reflect the amount of food people actually eat, require the amount of "added sugars" to be listed in grams as a percent daily value and updates the nutrients manufacturers must list. (more...)
Colorado officials disciplined for handling of allegations
- June 14, 2017

The punishment includes a 10-day suspension for DiStefano and a pair $100,000 donations to domestic violence awareness programs by MacIntyre and George. A major mistake in the university's response, according to the report, was that DiStefano, George and MacIntyre did not inform the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance of the allegations immediately after learning of them. (more...)
Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies
- June 14, 2017

Researchers found that these drones arrived in less time than emergency medical services, with a reduction in response time of about 16 minutes. Drones aren't just good for getting your shopping in an instant - by carrying defibrillators they could prove to be life-saving if your heart stops beating. (more...)
4 people hurt in fire that destroyed or damaged 8 buildings 4 people hurt in fire that destroyed or damaged 8 buildings
- June 14, 2017

Three homes were engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. Hundreds of people flooded the smoke-choked streets to watch scores of firefighters beat back the blaze. Ostroskey said in a statement. A six-alarm fire that devastated several homes in Lawrence on Sunday afternoon has been ruled not suspicious, although the exact cause is still unknown, said Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty . (more...)
More than 2 billion are overweight or obese globally, new study says More than 2 billion are overweight or obese globally, new study says
- June 14, 2017

Body mass index is the ratio between a person's weight and height; a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, while anything over 30 is obese. That's according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. (more...)
Surgeons Remove 30 Pounds of Man's Intestines After Being Constipated For Years Surgeons Remove 30 Pounds of Man's Intestines After Being Constipated For Years
- June 13, 2017

Everyone has experienced some constipation before, but something tells me that not a lot of folks have been through what this poor dude in China had to experience. Hirschsprung's disease can be treated via two types of surgery: ileostomy (removal of the entire colon and connecting the small intestine to the stoma) and colostomy (leaving a part of a colon and connecting it to the stoma). (more...)

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