Health


University of Michigan Report: Biofuel Is Worse for Environment than Gasoline University of Michigan Report: Biofuel Is Worse for Environment than Gasoline
- August 26, 2016

Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco analyzed all the greenhouse gas emissions created in the supply chains of various fuel types. "As the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has demonstrated, ethanol is an earth-friendly biofuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 34 percent over their its lifecycle, while advanced biofuels can reduce emissions by 100 percent or more over conventional gasoline". (more...)
Customers sue smoothie restaurant after hepatitis A exposure Customers sue smoothie restaurant after hepatitis A exposure
- August 26, 2016

The lawsuits come as the Virginia Department of Health has upped the number of confirmed Hepatitis A cases to 28, statewide. Five new confirmed cases were reported Thursday. The health department would not specify exactly which of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Virginia served contaminated strawberries. Hepatitis A: Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation's leading law firm representing victims of Hepatitis A outbreaks. (more...)
Hong Kong confirms first imported case of Zika virus
- August 26, 2016

The Arkansas Department of Health reports the number of travel-related Zika cases in Arkansas is now at 12. The 38-year-old patient is now isolated but in stable condition at a local hospital, the South China Morning Post reports. The World Health Organization announced the findings Thursday in its weekly situation report on Zika. This was followed by a blood test on Wednesday. (more...)
Judge Blocks Bathroom Rules for Transgender Students Judge Blocks Bathroom Rules for Transgender Students
- August 26, 2016

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said the state supports O'Connor's decision and understands it is temporary while the case is heard fully. The guidelines also say healthcare providers are required to provide treatment to transgender patients, and allow them to use facilities that match their gender identity. (more...)
Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)
- August 26, 2016

Analysts' mean recommendation for Express Scripts Holding Company's ( ESRX ) stands at 2.70. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. ESRX's value Change from Open was at -0.65% with a Gap of -0.40%. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 0.30% of Sumitomo Life Insurance Co's portfolio. (more...)
65 pounds of heroin bound for LI seized 65 pounds of heroin bound for LI seized
- August 26, 2016

The heroin was found hidden in the axle of the trailer. Thirty-three-year-old Jorge Ayala of Greenwich, Connecticut, and 47-year-old Fernando Quiles of Fort Worth, Texas, were arrested Tuesday near a home they rented in Croton-on-Hudson, in Westchester County 35 miles north of New York City. (more...)
Texas jury deliberating on whether GM switch caused crash Texas jury deliberating on whether GM switch caused crash
- August 26, 2016

A lawyer for Stevens, Josh Davis, called it "a very tough loss". Stevens was charged with manslaughter but the charges were eventually dropped after GM recalled the Saturn Sky to replace the ignition switch. Separately, GM paid $900 million in 2015 to settle a federal criminal investigation of the defective ignition switch crisis, and settled about 1,380 pending civil lawsuits stemming from a record number of vehicle recalls in 2014. (more...)
Dolphins beat Falcons in NFL preseason
- August 26, 2016

We had some opportunties to score more points there. Moving the game from Miami allows the Dolphins another week to prepare their stadium, which is in the final phase of a $500 million renovation that includes a canopy. Not sure how he does it, to be honest, except that the opportunity to team with Gase is to Cameron a much surer bet than any small sample of preseason stats. (more...)
Baby stimulator dolls increases the number of babies born to young women Baby stimulator dolls increases the number of babies born to young women
- August 26, 2016

She says it was one thing to get findings that say the program does not work, but it's another to get results that show the opposite of the intended effect. "Similar programmes are increasingly being offered in schools around the world, and evidence now suggests they do not have the desired long-term effect of reducing teenage pregnancy". (more...)
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in 22 states Cancer is now the leading cause of death in 22 states
- August 26, 2016

In general, the state-specific trends have followed national patterns. " Cancer is a disease that is fundamentally associated with aging". A report from the National Center for Health Statistics found cancer surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states in 2014. (more...)
Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton for first time in weeks — UPI/CVoter poll
- August 26, 2016

Rubio has offered lukewarm support for Trump as he seeks reelection to his Senate seat from Florida. "He's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America's two major political parties". They've demanded that a special prosecutor consider corruption charges over her family's charitable foundation. The reason Kerry was so damaged in 2004 was because the hits came from his fellow veterans and not Mr Bush. (more...)
Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration
- August 26, 2016

So: No new laws, maybe. We don't want people killed at the border We don't want people coming into our country that shouldn't be here. "They shouldn't be here, they're still great people". What it definitely is, unambiguously, is a reversal of Trump's previous position. Trump's apparent suggestion to offer some undocumented immigrants a form of legal status resembles positions offered by other Republicans during the primary fight - stances Trump cited to vanquish his opponents. (more...)
Brazil didn't mess up Games, nor did it make most of them
- August 26, 2016

In a final symbolic act, the Olympic flame, which has been burning since August 5 was then extinguished with an artificial rain and the curtains came down on the 17-day sporting extravaganza, the Greatest Show on Earth. Japan, Olympic hosts in four years, were sixth with 12 golds, while their 41 medals were a record and cause for optimism ahead of the 2020 edition. "The Maracanazinho atmosphere is electrifying", he said. (more...)
Behind the trial to remove Brazil's president Behind the trial to remove Brazil's president
- August 26, 2016

If confirmed as president, Temer would need to curb Brazil's deficit and put the economy back on track to emerge from the worst recession in decades. Street parties erupted when their beloved soccer team beat Germany to win gold, a measure of redemption after being humiliated 7-1 by the Germans in the World Cup semifinal two years ago. (more...)
Zika case confirmed in southeast Georgia Zika case confirmed in southeast Georgia
- August 26, 2016

The World Health Organization announced the findings Thursday in its weekly situation report on Zika. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case of local transmission within the continental U.S.in Wynwood, a neighborhood in North Miami. (more...)
Texas launches lawsuit against Obamacare discrimination protections for LGBT people Texas launches lawsuit against Obamacare discrimination protections for LGBT people
- August 26, 2016

While health care facilities and state-run insurance agencies indeed can not deny transgender people appropriate care, medical professionals regularly differ on the best course of treatment for a particular patient, and obtaining a "second opinion" is common when seeking major surgery or other treatment. (more...)
Gene test can reduce chemo use among breast-cancer patients Gene test can reduce chemo use among breast-cancer patients
- August 26, 2016

The study was done in Europe, where "early stage" includes somewhat larger tumors than would be included in the United States. RICHARD HARRIS, BYLINE: As is true for many cancers, breast cancer responds best to treatment when it is caught early before it has spread throughout the body. (more...)
Map: Zika cases in Florida counties
- August 26, 2016

We have also been in communication with our local health department regarding guidance on other mosquito control efforts. Governor Rick Scott said, "Today, we learned that the Florida Department of Health is investigating one new individual with non-travel related Zika in Pinellas County". (more...)
This photo of a couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts
- August 26, 2016

She described it as the " saddest photo " she's ever taken. Ashley says her family hasn't received a single phone call from Fraser Health in the eight months her grandparents have been separated, and she says time is running out for the couple. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo opens NY State Fair, touts upgraded fairgrounds Gov. Cuomo opens NY State Fair, touts upgraded fairgrounds
- August 26, 2016

Beak and Skiff 1911 has paired with The Empire Room this year and offers a bloody mary bar at the New York State Fair . "I want you to know this is all part of the plan, but it is a special day and a little rain is not going to dampen our spirits". (more...)

« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 next »