Health


Harvey Leading To Higher Gasoline Prices Across NE Oklahoma Harvey Leading To Higher Gasoline Prices Across NE Oklahoma
- August 31, 2017

Even without any damage, it could take a week or two weeks for these refineries to start back up. Experts don't think consumers are going to see anything that dramatic, but there still could be an increase. Magellan also said its crude oil pipelines in the Houston area are suspended, but that the company's storage facility is receiving oil from its Longhorn Pipeline system point of origin in Crane, Texas. (more...)
Chicago's Field Museum to become home to new dinosaur Chicago's Field Museum to become home to new dinosaur
- August 31, 2017

Sue's new room in the Evolving Planet exhibition will feature fossils that were found alongside the T. rex , giving visitors a glimpse into the world where Sue roamed. "Often when you do something as expensive as mounting a vertebrate fossil skeleton for display, you only get one shot at it". In case you are wondering about SUE the T. (more...)
Two area residents test positive for West Nile virus Two area residents test positive for West Nile virus
- August 31, 2017

To protect yourself from West Nile virus, officials recommend wearing light-coloured trousers and a long-sleeved shirt when outside. "The West Nile virus seems to be here to stay, so the best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes". (more...)
Abbott Updates Pacemaker, Defibrillator Software to Protect Against Hacking Abbott Updates Pacemaker, Defibrillator Software to Protect Against Hacking
- August 30, 2017

It appeared possible, for example, that unauthorized persons could use radio signals to reprogram the devices to deliver inappropriate pacing or rapidly drain the battery. Based on the failure rate of previous firmware updates, Abbott thinks there is a less than 0.03% chance of the device losing its settings or functionality. (more...)
Angela Merkel backs calls for a Eurozone finance minister Angela Merkel backs calls for a Eurozone finance minister
- August 30, 2017

Earlier, Schulz stated that Angela Merkel and her ruling CDU party are "out of touch" with reality. The noise and interjections did not stop during her 30-minute speech either, especially when she touched on the subject of refugees. Russia's Channel on Monday quoted Merkel as saying she had no intention of making any decision on the issue of reunification for refugees this year, and that the priority now was for the holders of "full protection" status. (more...)
Mumbai rains throw normal life out of gear causing damage, destruction Mumbai rains throw normal life out of gear causing damage, destruction
- August 30, 2017

Thane and Navi Mumbai too experienced extreme flooding. The spell of heavy rains is likely to continue today as well, he added. Since the start of the season devastating floods across South Asia have killed more than 950 people and affected close to 40 million across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh. (more...)
Pet turtles cause multistate outbreak of Salmonella Pet turtles cause multistate outbreak of Salmonella
- August 30, 2017

Results of laboratory tests from the 37 patients showed that all of them tested positive for Salmonella Agbeni, a rare strain of salmonella that does not often infect humans. The CDC estimates that reptiles are behind more than 70,000 cases of salmonellosis in the United States per year. Salmonella infections cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours in most affected patients, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, although severe cases may require ... (more...)
Sri Lanka selectors resign en masse after India debacle Sri Lanka selectors resign en masse after India debacle
- August 30, 2017

Along with the former Sri Lanka skipper, the rest of the selection committee also stepped down ahead of the team's fourth One-Day International (ODI) against India on Thursday, according to an espncricinfo report. The announcement came a couple of days after the hosts lost the third ODI in Pallekele, and conceded the five-match series 3-0. The Sri Lankan cricket team has been under the spotlight since the beginning of the India tour in July, drawing severe criticism from fans and ... (more...)
WWE Smackdown Live Results 8/29/17 WWE Smackdown Live Results 8/29/17
- August 30, 2017

But before the bell could go off, Dillinger took Corbin out and entered the match itself. After a brief scuffle, Dillinger was still able to face Styles as he punched out Corbin and had the referee immediately start the match. - The dark match before tonight's SmackDown saw Naomi defeat Carmella by submission. Also, next week, Natalya will face Ms. Money in the Bank herself. (more...)
Remnants of Harvey to visit Labor Day weekend Remnants of Harvey to visit Labor Day weekend
- August 30, 2017

Forecasters say another 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) of rain could fall in western Louisiana. Bailey also discussed Harvey's potential impacts on Kentucky in his weather blog . Friday . Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms possible. Models are suggesting Harvey's remnants will linger through Saturday evening with scattered showers and storms likely. (more...)
Swine Flu death toll reaches 30 Swine Flu death toll reaches 30
- August 30, 2017

Two more persons fell to swine flu in the State on Monday, taking the toll to 29. Of them, 2 swine flu patients whose samples tested positive are local, while 1 is from Vidisha. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through droplets created while coughing or sneezing by a person infected with the influenza-A (H1N1). (more...)
Kenya ushers in world's strictest plastic bag ban Kenya ushers in world's strictest plastic bag ban
- August 30, 2017

Under Kenya's new law, police can target any person carrying a plastic bag, although environment minister Judy Wakhungu told Reuters enforcement would initially prioritize suppliers and manufacturers, and that the common man "will not be harmed". (more...)
Woman loses baby as doctors spat inside delivery room Woman loses baby as doctors spat inside delivery room
- August 30, 2017

In a shocking incident that took place on 29 August, doctors got involved in an ugly spat in the operation theatre while a pregnant lady was lying at the operation table at Umaid hospital in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Sources reveal that the newborn died in the operation theatre to which Umaid Hospital Superintendent Ranjana Desai said that the child died due to low heartbeat, while the woman was "safe", adding that they are waiting for the reports. (more...)
Aadhaar PAN linking: 31 August deadline may not be extended Aadhaar PAN linking: 31 August deadline may not be extended
- August 30, 2017

In a notice issued by the Central Government of India, the linking of the existing Aadhaar numbers with permanent account number ( PAN ) of taxpayers has been made mandatory . It may be noted that earlier the deadline for filing income tax return as well as linking Aadhaar with PAN was July 31st. Once your validation is successful, your Aadhaar will be successfully linked to your PAN . (more...)
Beware of charity scams after Hurricane Harvey Beware of charity scams after Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Take a very careful look at the name of the charity . "It happens all the time". "Giving is good, but it's important to donate to a legitimate charity that has experience helping victims quickly". To protect yourself, start with online research like Charity Navigator , Charity Watch , and Give.org from the Better Business Bureau . Marsh says cash is the most helpful at this time because it can be delivered at a moments notice. (more...)
Geauga Humane Society to help shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey Geauga Humane Society to help shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

The Austin Pets Alive Shelter says 169 dogs and 122 cats are now are on their way to Austin, along with 40 other animals from Houston . While at St. "We'll do a lot of triaging of animals rescued", Nugent said. "We're taking 25 animals from Hilton Head", said Pittman. The Seattle Humane team will transport pets to our shelter in Bellevue where they will be placed for adoption. (more...)
Scotiabank Grabs Maple Leafs, Raptors Arena-Naming Rights Scotiabank Grabs Maple Leafs, Raptors Arena-Naming Rights
- August 30, 2017

On Tuesday, it was reported that the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors will undergo a name change next July 1 , with the Scotiabank Arena being its new name. "We have always sought new and innovative partnerships with the goal of building strong and enduring communities", Scotiabank President and CEO Brian Porter said in a press release. (more...)
US FDA steps up enforcement against unscrupulous stem cell firms US FDA steps up enforcement against unscrupulous stem cell firms
- August 30, 2017

The prospect of clinical tissue fix strategies is a tangible reality. In a letter released on Monday , FDA commissioner Gottlieb said the agency is stepping up enforcement of stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine. A statement on its website reads: "We believe that we have helped thousands of patients harness their own healing potential". To support this, the FDA is developing a framework that aims to accelerate the development of genuine approaches, to be launched this fall. (more...)
Holy Moly! Nuns with Guns Attempt Bank Robbery Holy Moly! Nuns with Guns Attempt Bank Robbery
- August 30, 2017

It happened Monday shortly after noon at the Citizens Bank branch located at 2748 Route 611 in Tannersville, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. One demanded money from counter staff but fled empty handed when an automatic alarm was triggered, according to the Ponoco Record newspaper. (more...)
Stetson DB Nicholas Adam Blakely Dies at 19 After Collapsing During Practice Stetson DB Nicholas Adam Blakely Dies at 19 After Collapsing During Practice
- August 29, 2017

Blakely was on the sidelines shortly after practice began and said he wasn't feeling well. The sophomore linebacker was a graduate of Archer High School in Georgia , according to a Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesperson. The school released a statement that Blakely's parents have been notified, and that Stetson head coach Roger Hughes has informed the football team. (more...)

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