Health


Phelps golden swansong brings swimming at Rio 2016 to an emotional end
- August 16, 2016

Dana Vollmer, who swam the third butterfly leg for the US, was the only one in the race line-up to have also been in the 2012 winning quartet. The 31-year-old Baltimore shark ended up his professional career with the commitment and competitive instinct that has always distinguished his performances at pools. (more...)
Pain reliever eliminates Alzheimer's symptoms - in mice Pain reliever eliminates Alzheimer's symptoms - in mice
- August 16, 2016

The study involved transgenic mice that had developed symptoms of Alzheimer's. The mice had mini-pumps placed under their skin for one month while the pumps delivered mefenamic acid to half while the other half received a placebo. Of course, developing a new drug from the ground up takes time; according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), it can take at least a decade for a new medication to reach the market, with clinical trials alone taking an average of ... (more...)
Dentists set the record straight on the importance of flossing
- August 16, 2016

It's a recommendation that started in 1979 by the federal government. The guidelines must be based on scientific evidence, under the law. At Smiles 4 Keeps in Scranton, Dr. "The majority of available studies fail to demonstrate that flossing is generally effective in plaque removal", said one review conducted past year. (more...)
Suspected New York imam killer in custody Suspected New York imam killer in custody
- August 16, 2016

According to the New York Daily News , the 36-year-old East New York resident allegedly hit a cyclist with his auto while fleeing the scene. Police had not yet ruled out the possibility the brazen daylight executions were a hate crime. Police have said there was no evidence the men were targeted due to their faith but nothing was being ruled out. After the ceremony, part of the crowd marched to the spot a few blocks away where the shootings took place. (more...)
Saudi-Led Coalition's Airstrike Kills Ten Children in Yemen
- August 16, 2016

The coalition denied targeting a school, instead saying it bombed a camp at which Iran-backed rebels train underage soldiers. Paris-based Doctors Without Borders (MSF) tweeted that the Abs hospital in the rebel-held northwestern province of Hajja "was targeted by air strikes today at 15:45 Yemen time". (more...)
DEA Will Not Reclassify Marijuana
- August 16, 2016

Until now, the University of MS had a monopoly on growing and studying the drug. The government has repeatedly rejected appeals for reclassification. Loosening that definition could encourage scientific study of a drug that is being used to treat diseases in several US states despite little proof of its effectiveness. (more...)
West Ham can compete with Premier League┬┤s elite for players - Bilic
- August 16, 2016

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and West Ham at Stamford Bridge stadium in London , Monday, Aug. "It's a new season, a fresh start, a new manager and a couple of new players", he told the club's official website. A bit of a nervy start from Chelsea had West Ham in the ascendancy, but after those first few minutes, Chelsea have had the better of the play. (more...)
Brixmor Property Group (BRX) Shares are Up 0.18% Brixmor Property Group (BRX) Shares are Up 0.18%
- August 16, 2016

Also, EVP Steven F. Siegel sold 6,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 30th. Its last's traded volume was 2.07 million shares in comparison to its average trading volume of 4.35 million shares. The company Insiders own 0.22% of Brixmor Property Group shares according to the proxy statements. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.245 per share. (more...)
No West Nile found in latest mosquito tests in Rhode Island No West Nile found in latest mosquito tests in Rhode Island
- August 16, 2016

Last year, the state had 38 West Nile virus cases and one death. Ben Prather, director of the Cass County Vector Control, said he was surprised to learn that six cases were confirmed last week all at once. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that has been seen in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Caribbean, Central and South America. He advised residents to apply bug repellent and wear long sleeves and long trousers to limit their exposure. (more...)
Thierry Henry slams Gunners for not bringing quality players this transfer season Thierry Henry slams Gunners for not bringing quality players this transfer season
- August 16, 2016

Thierry Henry, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness were in the studio for the first Super Sunday of the season. The Gunners looked far from convincing in their opening day 4-3 loss to Liverpool and many fans will be expecting additions to the squad before the end of the transfer window. (more...)
DoJ preps criminal charges for VW over dieselgate
- August 16, 2016

Cars were configured to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide emissions during official pollution tests, while allowing emissions of up to 40 times the legal limit during actual driving. USA investigators are reviewing some 1.5 million documents as part of the Volkswagen criminal probe, Ms. Yates has said. Volkswagen in April said a "detailed statement of facts" on the emissions-cheating scandal is expected to be made public in the USA, a common practice in criminal settlements, should the ... (more...)
Can't miss this: Usain Bolt seeks gold in Rio
- August 16, 2016

He couldn't believe his swimming idol was in front of him. Phelps is not giving up the pool, however. Phelps soaked up aspects of the Olympic experience he previously ignored - serving as a captain on the USA team for the first time, carrying the U.S. (more...)
Losing at the Olympics Calls for an Olympic-Sized Fast Food Binge Losing at the Olympics Calls for an Olympic-Sized Fast Food Binge
- August 16, 2016

Athletes are literally queuing out of the door and down the street to get in there and fill their boots with as much McDonald's as they can carry. Then, he finished the post with, "Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean!" Australian badminton player, Sawan Serasinghe , who recently ended his Olympics journey after he and partner Matthew Chau lost to Chinese Taipei's Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin on Saturday, found comfort in ordering a feast from McDonald's. (more...)
Appeal for black and Asian blood donors under new drive Appeal for black and Asian blood donors under new drive
- August 16, 2016

The number of people becoming donors for the first time in England actually fell by 24.4per cent in 2015. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHS BT) is working with donor organisations across 21 countries to highlight the importance of new donors coming forward. (more...)
Study says we are still putting babies in unsafe bedding, sleep positions Study says we are still putting babies in unsafe bedding, sleep positions
- August 16, 2016

Researchers recorded infants ages 1, 3 and 6 months for one night in their homes... On camera, the vast majority of infants were sleeping in an unsafe position or surrounded by items that increase the risk of SIDS like pillows, loose bedding, stuffed animals and crib bumpers , the study found. (more...)
Biden: Trump Is 'Thoroughly Unqualified' for Presidency
- August 16, 2016

Trump delivered remarks Monday in Youngstown, Ohio, on his approach to battling terrorism. It followed days of new controversy over his claim that President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded Islamic State. Trump's proud touting of his ignorance is a danger to the country, but Joe Biden, the blue collar guy for Scranton , destroyed the myth of Donald Trump blue collar billionaire by pointing out that Trump's blood runs blue, and his values aren't middle class. (more...)
Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte face off in 200m IM in Rio
- August 16, 2016

There is plenty of documentary evidence to attest to the dominance of Phelps , victor of a record 21 golds and 25 medals in an astonishing career spanning five Games that is far from finished. Phelps hustled off after his victory, knowing he had to come back about 40 minutes later for the semifinals of the 100 butterfly , another event he'll be trying to win for the fourth straight time. (more...)
Adele: I won't sing at Super Bowl; show 'not about music' Adele: I won't sing at Super Bowl; show 'not about music'
- August 16, 2016

In an age where the Super Bowl Halftime show has been one cultural watercooler moment after the other, everything from Janet Jackson's nipple to Katy Perry's "left shark" and even Prince's oversexed performance, Adele didn't seem to really fit into that whole mold. (more...)
1 person shot in Milwaukee protest but no repeat of riots 1 person shot in Milwaukee protest but no repeat of riots
- August 16, 2016

As night fell, a crowd of about 150 people gathered outside a police station to protest. Violence continued for a second night in Milwaukee , as protestors fired shots and attacked police with rocks and bricks. The sheriff of Milwaukee County railed against "the progressive left" for putting his city's "citizens in harm's way" in an op-ed Monday . Randolph McLaughlin, a Pace University law professor and a civil rights attorney, questioned how Milwaukee leaders could have expected ... (more...)
Victor Cruz still bothered by groin injury, will be re-evaluated Victor Cruz still bothered by groin injury, will be re-evaluated
- August 16, 2016

The Giants started backup Ryan Nassib in Manning's place, and in addition to their two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback, Cruz (groin), linebacker Keenan Robinson (groin) and defensive end Kerry Wynn (groin) were inactive. The 7 p.m. kickoff was delayed nearly an hour, and fans were cleared from their seats at MetLife Stadium, due to the threat of inclement weather. "But we have guys with four or less years who are going to stay in the hotel and continue to operate under camp rules (until ... (more...)

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