Health


Post-Harvey aerial mosquito spraying set for Thursday night Post-Harvey aerial mosquito spraying set for Thursday night
- September 15, 2017

According to Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health (HCPH), "The goal is to reduce the effects mosquitoes are having on recovery efforts and the possibility of a future increase in mosquito-borne disease". If Harris County residents are concerned about exposure during the aerial spray operation, HCPH recommends individuals to stay indoors as a precaution. (more...)
Nursing Home Patients Die After AC Shuts Off In Florida Amid Irma Nursing Home Patients Die After AC Shuts Off In Florida Amid Irma
- September 15, 2017

Eight people are dead and dozens have been sent to the emergency room after a nursing home in Florida failed to fix its air conditioning system during a prolonged power outage in the wake of Hurricane Irma . "In compliance with state regulations, the Center did have a generator on standby in the event it would be needed to power life safety systems". 3 a.m. (more...)
Can Doug Pederson Do What Few Andy Reid Assistants Have Accomplished?
- September 15, 2017

Chiefs fans will certainly be vocal and energized on Sunday , when their head coach faces his former team. Philadelphia's fanbase is not a fair-weather one. Some of the playbook Pederson used in Kansas City and took to Philadelphia was crafted by Reid there. Pederson talked all offseason about the need for more run-pass balance this season. (more...)
Minnesota August Unemployment Rate Up Slightly Minnesota August Unemployment Rate Up Slightly
- September 15, 2017

In addition, the state also revised its July job growth downward to show an increase of 600 new jobs rather than the previously reported 2,100. The Mankato MSA saw a 2 percent growth in employment over the past year, gaining over 1100 jobs. (more...)
'We are sorry' - Nigerian army begs NUJ 'We are sorry' - Nigerian army begs NUJ
- September 14, 2017

Suleiman urged the federal government and all security agencies to be mindful with IPOB members, noting that the agitations and disturbances going on ceaselessly in the country since 2015 were aimed at rendering the country ungovernable. "The precedents established at the International Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda for instance, regarding the propagation of hate speech and incitement to violence, shall be adduced and presented". (more...)
Father Tom Uzhunnalil Rescued after A Year of ISIS Captivity Father Tom Uzhunnalil Rescued after A Year of ISIS Captivity
- September 14, 2017

These words, the newspaper reports, moved the Pope to tears. Before blessing Father Uzhunnalil, the Pope embraced him and said he would continue to pray for him as he had done during his imprisonment. Fr. Uzhunnalil was born and brought up in a devout Catholic family. "After this awful experience, the essential message that Fr. Tom gives is that Jesus is great and loves us ", the cardinal told L'Osservatore Romano. (more...)
Artificial sweeteners may increase risk of diabetes in two weeks, study claims Artificial sweeteners may increase risk of diabetes in two weeks, study claims
- September 14, 2017

When average blood sugar rises to harmful levels (usually described as 6.5% or 48mmol/moll HbA1c, a measure of long-term blood sugar control), people are diagnosed with diabetes. However, losing less than one gram of fat from the pancreas can re-start insulin production, reversing type 2 diabetes, Taylor said. "There's always been interest in the type of behaviors that can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes", Young stated during a press conference, citing prior studies which ... (more...)
Women More Likely To Lose Interest In Sex Women More Likely To Lose Interest In Sex
- September 14, 2017

Women are more likely than men to lose interest in sex with their longtime partners, according to a new study. Everyone knows it can be hard to keep the spark alive in a long-term relationship - but research suggests that it's women who go off the boil first. (more...)
Dressers sold at Target due to tipping over or collapsing Dressers sold at Target due to tipping over or collapsing
- September 14, 2017

No injuries have been reported. Target is recalling a four-drawer dresser because it is unstable and may result in injuries if not properly anchored. Customers can return the dresser to any Target store and receive a full refund. The dresser has three colors, black, maple and espresso. Central Time daily or online at www.target.com and click on the recalls tab at the bottom of the page. (more...)
World's Oldest Captive Panda Basi Dies in China World's Oldest Captive Panda Basi Dies in China
- September 14, 2017

Basi became the world's oldest panda after her predecessor title holder, a fellow female giant panda Jia Jia, died in October 2016 at the age of 38 . Giant pandas have a notoriously low reproductive rate, a key contributor - along with habitat loss - to their status as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of threatened species. (more...)
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc
- September 14, 2017

About 2,500 shares traded. Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 896,584 shares of the company's stock valued at $28,493,000 after buying an additional 25,866 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Fond of tattoo? Its toxic particles may harm your immunity Fond of tattoo? Its toxic particles may harm your immunity
- September 14, 2017

Lymph nodes help our body to fight with viruses and bacteria. Schreiver is right: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any tattoo dye pigments for cosmetic purposes, adding on their website that " published research has reported that some inks contain pigments used in printer toner or in auto paint". (more...)
Global and China Blood Glucose Meter Market Growth Rate Analysis 2017 Global and China Blood Glucose Meter Market Growth Rate Analysis 2017
- September 14, 2017

Market N Reports gives current and future Aspect of the Automated Truck Loading System Market . On the basis of product type, the report categorizes the global paper packaging materials market into corrugated cases, liquid packaging cartons, cartons and folding boxes, and others. (more...)
Brevard County public schools to remain closed Thursday Brevard County public schools to remain closed Thursday
- September 14, 2017

The public school system made the announcement at 10:30 a.m., calling off class for the remainder of the week. This follows damage assessments at Flagler County schools and within the community after Hurricane Irma. At this time, only essential staff is to report as directed by their supervisors. Hurricane Irma's threat - and now damage - to Southwest Florida has amounted to seven days out of school in Lee County. (more...)
Possible Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage Possible Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage
- September 14, 2017

Flu and its complications kill thousands of Americans every year. By comparison, of the women who had normal deliveries, four who had received the flu vaccine in the preceding 28 days had also been vaccinated during the previous flu season. (more...)
Mayor announces three tent shelters around San Diego for homeless Mayor announces three tent shelters around San Diego for homeless
- September 14, 2017

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Dr. Wilma Wooten , a San Diego public health official, about the outbreak. The situation has become so dire that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors declared a local health emergency on September 1, 2017 in order to "raise awareness of the outbreak and allow the County to potentially ask for mutual aid if necessary". (more...)
Obama Announces Two-Day 'Inaugural Summit' for His Foundation Obama Announces Two-Day 'Inaugural Summit' for His Foundation
- September 14, 2017

The "immersive" summit, which lands in Chicago for two days this fall, will bring together civic leaders "from around Chicago, the USA, and the world", according to the Foundation. The former president said he expects the summit, which will be October 31 and November 1, to bring hundreds of leaders from around the world. Former president Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama will both attend, according to the Foundation. (more...)
Petland urges safety when handling dogs amid outbreak of infections Petland urges safety when handling dogs amid outbreak of infections
- September 14, 2017

So far, there are 39 laboratory-confirmed cases of the infections in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The illnesses started from September 15, 2016 to August 12, 2017, with the most recent illness reported on September 1, 2017. (more...)
The Land of the Dead beckons in Pixar's new movie! The Land of the Dead beckons in Pixar's new movie!
- September 14, 2017

Coco is bringing the living even further into the land of the dead. Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt). After talking to a photo of his late family member, Miguel and Dante are transported to the Land of the Dead. A mystical event takes Miguel to the Land of the Dead, and he teams up with a charming ne'er-do-well skeleton named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) to ... (more...)
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan: Government won't intervene to cut petrol, diesel prices Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan: Government won't intervene to cut petrol, diesel prices
- September 13, 2017

Terming the spike as temporary, Pradhan said the drop in prices for over a fortnight after the daily price revision was introduced has been ignored and only "temporary" phenomenon of rising trend is being highlighted. Allocations on all these heads has gone up significantly. Petrol price in Delhi on Tuesday was at Rs 70.38 per litre, whereas in Mumbai a litre of petrol costs Rs 79.48. (more...)

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