Health


Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
- August 20, 2016

Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success". He was promoted to campaign chairman in May. Manafort, in a statement earlier this week, has denied any wrongdoing. "The money was transferred in cash and it is impossible to trace the transactions, but I have no doubt as to the authenticity of these documents", he said . (more...)
Facebook community sends 78 shirts to woman to help her autistic child Facebook community sends 78 shirts to woman to help her autistic child
- August 20, 2016

She offered to pay for the shirt and for all shipping costs to any kind soul willing to send her that shirt. The BBC reported that not only has the family been offered 161 T-shirts, the spokesperson for the store Target confirmed they had reached out to the family and would recreate the shirt in multiple sizes so that she would be able to wear the "pink flowery shirt" for many years. (more...)
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk
- August 20, 2016

In women who had stroke, the risk for dementia was almost seven times higher if they took calcium supplement than if they did not. Washington D.C., August 19: For older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease, taking calcium supplements may increase risk of dementia , according to a new study Cerebrovascular disease is a group of disorders that affect blood flow in the brain. (more...)
Contact lenses users should be aware of eye infections
- August 20, 2016

But, in case when proper care is not taken then contact lens can lead to serious eye infections that may result in long-term eye damage, reported CBSNews . A report published in the Web MD News said, "There is a serious health crisis with contact lens-related eye injuries", said Dr. Mark Fromer, an ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. (more...)
Catholic high school's 'problem-solving' sign goes viral Catholic high school's 'problem-solving' sign goes viral
- August 20, 2016

According to Straessle, parents of students at Catholic High "have had no complaints" since they have previously been aware of this policy. "The important thing to note is that every tool for fixing this - any of the things listed on the sign - is located on our campus". (more...)
Two more travel-related Zika cases in Polk
- August 19, 2016

DOH has also coordinated mosquito control experts from around the state to provide guidance to Miami-Dade County on best practices for mosquito control. Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of a mosquito. Doctors now know that the virus can cause microcephaly, a birth defect in which a baby's head and brain are smaller and under-developed. (more...)
Experts slam childhood obesity strategy
- August 19, 2016

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, spokesperson for the Royal College of Global Positioning System, also said "it's disappointing that some of the more radical initiatives expected, such as a ban on pre-watershed junk food advertising, that could potentially help to curb rising levels of childhood obesity, don't feature in today's report", but she also argued that the measures that do "are positive steps forward". (more...)
Mary Katharine Ham Is Glad Breitbart And Trump Finally Made It Official
- August 19, 2016

The 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, USA, August 10, 2016. The appointments amounted to a demotion for Paul Manafort, who was brought on as campaign manager earlier this year to professionalise Mr Trump's campaign, but has struggled to get the NY businessman to rein in his freewheeling ways. (more...)
Yorkshire campaigners warn new childhood obesity plan will 'fail a generation' Yorkshire campaigners warn new childhood obesity plan will 'fail a generation'
- August 19, 2016

Major manufacturers including Nestlé, Kellogg and Premier Foods are reviewing the details of "Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action" - a strategy published by the government today (August 18) to "significantly reduce England's rate of childhood obesity within the next ten years". (more...)
Blessed George Napier celebrate A Level success Blessed George Napier celebrate A Level success
- August 19, 2016

Congratulating pupils on the great set of results, principal Hedley Webb said: "We are delighted with the pupils and these results show that their hard work paid off". Challenging subjects continue to be taken by our students and they achieve highly in these areas, allowing them to access courses at some of the country's top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge University". (more...)
72% of Previously Uninsured Californians Now Have Health Insurance
- August 19, 2016

David Blumenthal said. It added, "Immigration reform would help increase the numbers of people who are eligible for coverage, as would a loosening of the law's restrictions on the eligibility of undocumented immigrants". "California is looking at the federal government to allow immigrants to buy in the [Obamacare] marketplace". When now uninsured people were asked why they still don't have coverage, nearly half said insurance is too expensive for them. (more...)
Tom Brady Misses A Preseason Game After Slicing His Thumb With Scissors Tom Brady Misses A Preseason Game After Slicing His Thumb With Scissors
- August 19, 2016

But when he didn't take the field for warmups and was seen leaving the stadium in regular clothes, it was clear something was amiss. Curran reported that Brady had left because he cut his thumb with scissors trying to pry something loose from his cleats. (more...)
Campaigners fear England obesity strategy shortcomings
- August 19, 2016

Instead, the government has set a voluntary target for food manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar in products such as cereals, yoghurts, candies and deserts by a fifth by 2020, although it warned that failure to reach the targets may result in mandatory measures. (more...)
Senior Republicans say RNC must stick with Trump
- August 19, 2016

Over the course of seven days, the full sample size for the poll , Clinton added 1.3 percentage points to her total, while Trump remained almost flat, adding 0.4 percent. Trump attended his first classified briefing, meeting with national security officials for more than two hours with career staffers from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, who were expected to cover major threats and emerging concerns around the world. (more...)
Hawaii sushi chain tied to hepatitis A outbreak tosses food
- August 19, 2016

The scallops are Sea Pork Bay Scallops (Wild Harvest, Raw Frozen) that were distributed by Koha Oriental Foods and True World Foods. The Star-Advertiser reports that in a statement issued Monday evening, The Hawaii Health Department said: "The Department of Health has determined the Hepatitis A outbreak on Oahu is likely due to imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi Restaurants on Oahu and Kauai". (more...)
Here's a New Warning That Sitting Too Much Can Be Deadly Here's a New Warning That Sitting Too Much Can Be Deadly
- August 19, 2016

Death to scythe you like a sitting duck . This is a healthier practice than cramming the recommended exercise time in one or two days. Scientists admit that they didn't find a direct link between the lack of exercising and the damaging of the human organism, but they intend to find more on the matter. (more...)
Jamaican relay team keep Bolt on triple-triple path
- August 19, 2016

It was 2014 and De Grasse was just 19. He did so with enough time to chat with Bolt before the finish line. De Grasse said previous year he wanted to get rid of the Andre Arm . That wasn't the case after the 100 meter race earlier in the week, and it showed big time as Gatlin finished third in the semi-final. Gatlin, who served two anti-doping violation suspensions during his career plans, complained about an ankle injury, but still plans to complete in the 4x100 relay event. (more...)
Study Links Two Genes To Breast Cancer Survival Study Links Two Genes To Breast Cancer Survival
- August 19, 2016

Specific patterns of gene activity may play an important role in enabling breast cancer cells to spread throughout the body, the researchers concluded. "We have seen major strides in the treatment of breast cancer, but once it begins to spread round the body it is still often fatal". Local 24 Cares is a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. (more...)
Another Zika case confirmed in county
- August 19, 2016

Local mosquito populations could pick up the virus from a person returning from another area where Zika is active. The CDC advises pregnant women not to travel to an area where active Zika transmission is ongoing, and to use insect repellent and wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts if they are in those areas. (more...)
Thousands of football helmets recalled after reports of cracking Thousands of football helmets recalled after reports of cracking
- August 19, 2016

Online retailers Eastbay.com, Footlocker.com, SafetyFirstSports.com, SportsUnlimitedInc.com and Xenith.com sold the helmets from May 2015 through March 2016. While Xenith says there haven't been any injuries reported, the crack could pose a serious risk of a head injury. They were sold through team dealers and direct school sales along with several other retail outlets. (more...)