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Roberts refers complaints about Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado Roberts refers complaints about Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado
- October 11, 2018

Chief justice refers ethics complaints against... The Washington Post spoke with University of Pittsburgh law professor Arthur Hellman about the likely next step. They only "seek investigations. of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court", Henderson said in a statement . He did not immediately move to refer the filings to another appeals court. (more...)
Polio-Like Disease AFM Is Affecting Kids Around the Country
- October 11, 2018

Marcelo Malakooti. As limbs become weak, a patient might lose the ability to use their arms or legs. She was later diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and has been undergoing treatment for the last month at Lurie Children's Hospital. There were two other suspected cases of AFM in the state earlier this year, according to Schultz. This year alone - from January through September - there have been 38 confirmed cases in 16 different states, according to the agency. (more...)
Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day
- October 11, 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018 banner by the Ministry of Health. Three and a half years on, however, report after report has revealed what any young person waiting desperately for therapy or support could confirm instantly: not much has changed. (more...)
Democrats to force health care vote Wednesday in the Senate Democrats to force health care vote Wednesday in the Senate
- October 11, 2018

So why don't we follow what Curtis Johnson seemed to do in applying those general statements to the specific statute at issue here and why wouldn't that then encompass the Florida statute, which requires more than, say, a tap on the shoulder? The party that holds the White House typically loses seats in midterm congressional elections. (more...)
Acute flaccid myelitis cases investigated across state Acute flaccid myelitis cases investigated across state
- October 11, 2018

And at the end of 2104, total numbers of people affected from AFM were 120 in 34 states. The cause of any individual case of AFM can be hard to determine, and often, no cause is found. Its symptoms are likened to those caused by polio, which was eradicated in the USA thanks to the polio vaccine. It's always important to practice disease prevention steps, such as staying up-to-date on vaccines, washing your hands , and protecting yourself from mosquito bites . (more...)
'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice 'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice
- October 10, 2018

As he was sworn in Monday night at the White House, after an ugly, contentious Senate confirmation process in which he battled allegations of sexually assaulting women, Kavanaugh, 53, vowed to serve the country - not one political party or another. (more...)
Student Health Service strives to make flu shots more accessible Student Health Service strives to make flu shots more accessible
- October 10, 2018

It is recommended that people receive their vaccination as soon as possible because the human immune system takes two weeks to produce antibodies in response to the flu vaccine. Despite being produced via raw eggs, you can not get salmonella poisoning from the flu shot. A special high-dose seasonal flu vaccine is once again available for senior residents of long-term care facilities. (more...)
10 things to know about Aussies and mental health 10 things to know about Aussies and mental health
- October 10, 2018

The expert said that the day is observed every year with the general objective of raising awareness about the mental health issues the world over and mobilizing endeavours for the mental health . Dr Emmanuel Alhassan said some people enroll their children in schools which they cannot afford the school fees and it becomes a burden for them; some stay on in abusive relationships instead of staying away for some time until it is resolved, or borrow money they can't pay thus putting themselves ... (more...)
Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions
- October 10, 2018

Whatever we do and whatever decisions we take, it is our mind which is constantly at work. "Mental health is now costing the United Kingdom economy billions, and the cost of non-intervention is far greater than the cost of intervention", he added. (more...)
UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigns, says she will not run in 2020 UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigns, says she will not run in 2020
- October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley on Tuesday abruptly resigned as USA ambassador to the United Nations, a move she said she had talked about with President Donald Trump for months. She cited US action on Syrian chemical weapons, trade deals, the arms embargo in South Sudan, U.N. sanctions against North Korea, pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and moving the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. (more...)
Vitamin D supplements don't improve bone health Vitamin D supplements don't improve bone health
- October 08, 2018

There was reliable evidence that vitamin D does not reduce total fractures , hip fractures, or falls by 15 percent, a clinically meaningful threshold. The pros and cons of vitamin D supplements have always been debated, with some worrying about the consequences if people with deficiencies stopped taking them. (more...)
Dietary Number of the Day: 36.6 Percent Dietary Number of the Day: 36.6 Percent
- October 05, 2018

The survey assesses the health of adults and children in the U.S. and tracks changes over time, looking at who eats it (age, income, gender) and how they eat it (where and when). People were asked to recall what they'd eaten in the past 24 hours. Perhaps surprisingly, the CDC found that fast food consumption grew with increasing family income. (more...)
'Drunk birds' flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota 'Drunk birds' flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota
- October 05, 2018

Also, the youngsters can't quite hold their boozy berries like their elders. "Generally young birds' livers can not handle the toxins as efficiently as more mature birds". In recent days, they have been flying perilously close to windows and cars, and generally seem to be discombobulated. The answer was bizarrely familiar: the birds were flying under the influence . (more...)
AM Nick wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now AM Nick wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now
- October 05, 2018

These women have a four to five-time greater risk of developing breast cancer than women with less dense breasts because breast cancer can be more hard to diagnose in these patients. It makes sense that the issue of breast cancer would be a big cause for fundraising for women's programs: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. (more...)
Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort
- October 02, 2018

He tested positive for Naegleria fowleri , a brain-eating amoeba that usually occurs in warm fresh water. Stabile returned to New Jersey and began suffering from a headache on September 16, according to the family's GoFundMe page . Officials at the CDC , meanwhile, are investigating the water at the BSR Cable Park, reported KBTX . The Waco McLennan County Public Health District said that the CDC tested water at BSR and that results from the test would come out later this week. (more...)
Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba' Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'
- October 01, 2018

An obituary for Stabile in The Press of Atlantic City describes him as an avid outdoorsman who loved surfing, snowboarding and fishing. In rare cases, the amoeba has been found in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools and even tap water. (more...)
Immune System Cancer Researchers Win Nobel Prize in Medicine Immune System Cancer Researchers Win Nobel Prize in Medicine
- October 01, 2018

Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy targets proteins made by some immune system cells, as well as some cancer cells. He developed this concept into a new approach for treating patients. "While most researchers investigating cancer immunology were advocating vaccines to turn "on" T cells to drive antitumor immune responses, Dr. Allison was proposing the opposite-to block the "off" signal, according to the ASCO Post, a newspaper that covers cancer research". (more...)
Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids: U.S Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids: U.S
- October 01, 2018

For kids aged 8 to 11 years, the guidelines recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity , no more than two hours of recreational screen time, and nine to 11 hours of nighttime sleep per day. Also, because the questionnaires were used only at the onset of the study, they don't show the effects of these behaviors - or cognitive development - over time. (more...)
Hong Kong home prices fall for first time in 29 months Hong Kong home prices fall for first time in 29 months
- October 01, 2018

A 56-year-old, from Kowloon, living in the Choi Wan housing estate fell ill after catching a type of hepatitis B from a rat following a liver transplant . Humans tend to be infected by ingesting infected faecal matter, such as drinking contaminated water or through contact with poor sanitation. Recent tests have fixed of disorders in the liver, and the following tests found hepatitis. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, "I Like Beer": Twitter Reactions and Memes
- September 30, 2018

The federal judge's drinking habits were under the microscope: Ford alleges Kavanaugh was visibly intoxicated during the assault, and a wealth of evidence indicates he traveled in hard-drinking social circles in high school and college. People have drinking problems in lots of families, Klobuchar said. In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state's drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17. (more...)

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