Health


China, US set to announce ratification of climate pact China, US set to announce ratification of climate pact
- September 04, 2016

In meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, Obama was expected to finalize a much-heralded plan to reduce carbon emissions, part of a larger global agreement sealed in Paris a year ago. "Administrations in the last six months historically are loathe to impose costs", said Michael Green, a senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and a former Asia aide to President George W. (more...)
Hermine is nearing hurricane strength again
- September 04, 2016

Morton). Heavy rain and wind is in the forecast as Tropical Storm Hermine makes her way to Delaware. A tropical storm watch was in effect from north of Sandy Hook to west of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Scott said at least one person had died, killed when a tree fell on him, The Associated Press reported. Hermine was expected to lose forward speed and then "meander" offshore of the mid-Atlantic coast into Sunday , the center said. (more...)
Directed from Raqqa, Islamic State cell 'wages war' in Turkey
- September 04, 2016

Clashes between Turkish forces and units affiliated with a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance in Syria are "unacceptable", the Pentagon said Monday, calling on all sides to "stand down". State media said troops were providing support to Syrian opposition fighters in al Rai, after ridding northern villages of extremists in its intervention. (more...)
FDA bans 19 chemicals from antibacterial soaps
- September 04, 2016

The most unsafe of these additives are triclosan and triclocarban that when absorbed through the skin are said to be capable of disrupting hormone cycles and cause muscle weakness. The American Cleaning Institute defended the safety and efficacy of antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers will keep working to provide more data on antibacterial ingredients. (more...)
South Alabama stuns Mississippi State 21-20 after missed FG South Alabama stuns Mississippi State 21-20 after missed FG
- September 04, 2016

Against South Alabama, the Bulldogs were not able to find that dynamic play-making option and struggled on third downs (2-of-9). Mississippi State's offense did its part, moving the ball into the red zone to set up a 28-yard field goal attempt from the left hash. (more...)
Northern Syria cleared of IS, Kurdish militia: Erdogan
- September 04, 2016

Turkey is erecting a wall along the Turkish-Syrian border as its troops are backing airstrikes of the USA -backed forces against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey considers the Kurdish YPG as a terrorist group. Turkey sees the YPG as a terror offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) waging a bloody three-decade insurgency on its soil. (more...)
Year after iconic photo of dead son, dad says little changed Year after iconic photo of dead son, dad says little changed
- September 04, 2016

He and his family were Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe and he drowned near Bodrum in Turkey. In July, negotiations ahead of a September United Nations refugee and migrant summit put plans for a "Global Compact on Refugee Responsibility-Sharing", proposed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on hold until 2018. (more...)
Carnival is now a battleground, say police Carnival is now a battleground, say police
- September 04, 2016

United Kingdom police have arrested a total of 297 people during the two-day Notting Hill Carnival in west London , the Metropolitan Police Service (Met) said on Monday. The carnival, founded in 1966 by West Indian immigrants following the Notting Hill race riots of 1958, frequently has involved clashes with police. (more...)
Ahead of Bharat Bandh, radiologists go on nationwide strike from Sept 1 Ahead of Bharat Bandh, radiologists go on nationwide strike from Sept 1
- September 04, 2016

The gazette notification restricting radiologists from visiting more than two ultrasound centres in a district and intimation of change of radiologist and equipment one month in advance should be denotified or suitably amended, the release said. (more...)
USA government orders antibacterial chemicals be removed from soaps USA government orders antibacterial chemicals be removed from soaps
- September 03, 2016

The FDA said consumers might believe that they are using the antibacterial products to prevent the spread of germs, but there has been no scientific proof or study that it is any better than ordinary soap. The FDA issued a proposed rule in 2013 that required the manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to prove that their products were more effective than plain soap and were safe for long-term use. (more...)
FDA bans antibacterial soap: Doesn't work, could be harmful
- September 03, 2016

Some manufacturers already have removed these ingredients from their products, the FDA notes, but thousands of products sold in stores still have one or more of the 19 chemicals in them. Well, the FDA made their final ruling public on Friday, "establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed". (more...)
Malaysia reports first locally transmitted Zika case Malaysia reports first locally transmitted Zika case
- September 03, 2016

Recognizing the impact that Zika virus disease and its consequences will have on weak health systems, the Committee also recommended that WHO provide appropriate guidance on effective surveillance and management of Zika virus disease in countries with high vulnerability, low capacity. (more...)
Game is PS4 Neo Exclusive; Release Date and More Rumors Game is PS4 Neo Exclusive; Release Date and More Rumors
- September 03, 2016

We don't think that the GTA 6 will come this year, but there are high chances that it will be announced in 2017. If GTA 6 does make an appearance at the event, then it is possible that the game will be released to the market sometime in the next year. (more...)
Deputy who tossed SC high school student won't be charged Deputy who tossed SC high school student won't be charged
- September 03, 2016

After looking at those materials, Johnson said there was not probable cause to charge Fields, and that his actions did not rise to the level of criminal conduct, although he did agree with his firing. Both were charged with disturbing schools, a misdemeanor which is punishable with a $1,000 fine or 90 days imprisonment in the county jail. Kenny also acknowledged that she made false statements to reporters that Fields was known around the school as "Officer Slam". (more...)
Cover up, stay in: Singaporeans wary as Zika spreads
- September 03, 2016

Putnam said in a statement. Nurses set up a mosquito tent over a hospital bed, as part of a precautionary protocol for patients who are infected by Zika , to show the media at Farrer Park Hospital in Singapore September 2, 2016. Prof Azad said the incoming travellers would be provided with a form, which they would have to fill up detailing information on the countries they come from and if they were infected by Zika virus. (more...)
Woman killed after husband hits her with van Woman killed after husband hits her with van
- September 03, 2016

Zhen Li, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 54-year-old husband, whose name was not released last night, told cops he accidently struck his wife as he was backing up his auto. Quincy police were at the scene throughout the afternoon taking photographs of the driveway where the crash occurred and looking inside the husband's Toyota van. (more...)
Hurricane watch area reduced in Hawaii
- September 03, 2016

Visitors look at the Kilauea volcano summit crater at Hawaii National Park, Hawaii on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. The most significant impact from Lester is expected to be very large and damaging surf along east facing shores. Similar to Madeline, Lester is also forecast to weaken to a minimal hurricane or strong tropical storm by the time it makes its closest approach close to the islands. (more...)
Clinton Offers Plan To Prevent 'Excessive' Drug Price Hikes
- September 03, 2016

At the same time, customers having allergic reactions to bee stings or peanuts walk into Mylan's offices. Enter the generic version. Because of epinephrine's short shelf-life, EpiPen packs must be replaced annually. Clinton also suggests a potential fine for drug companies who are found to have unjustly risen costs. She said she will work on possible legislative solutions. (more...)
India , West Indies 2nd T20 I called off due to rain
- September 03, 2016

India needed 2 runs to win the game. India bundled out West Indies for 143 in 19.4 overs after electing to bowl. While the delayed start cost fans 40-minute of cricketing action, it was even worse for the Indian cricket team as it cost them not only the match, but the series. (more...)
Obesity rate declines in Minnesota Obesity rate declines in Minnesota
- September 03, 2016

That's down from 35.9 percent in 2014. Obesity rates increased in Kansas and Kentucky and stayed about the same everywhere else. Rates climbed in Kansas and Kentucky between 2014 and 2015 while declining in Minnesota, Montana, New York and OH, the first time in the past decade that any states have reported decreases with the exception of Washington, D.C.in 2010. (more...)

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