Medicine

American Lung Association: Wisconsin falling behind in efforts to reduce tobacco use

American Lung Association: Wisconsin falling behind in efforts to reduce tobacco use The American Lung Association released its annual State of Tobacco report for all 50 states this morning. "Nationwide, smoking rates have continued to decline to historically low levels, yet tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease, killing more than 11,000 IN residents each year", said Monique French, director of tobacco control and advocacy for the Lung Associati... [Full Article...]

Libya qualifies to CHAN quarterfinals after beating Rwanda 1-0

Libya qualifies to CHAN quarterfinals after beating Rwanda 1-0 Libya and Rwanda were locked at 0-0 during the half-time break. Libya put their foot on the gas in the second half, but it seemed their luck was out as they missed a hatful of good chances. Libya will travel south to Agadir and prepare for a last-eight showdown Sunday against the Group D winners, now Congo Brazzaville while Nigeria will return to Tanger to face Group D runners-up, a position Ang... [Full Article...]

House Intel Committee Could Vote on Releasing FISA Memo Next Week

House Intel Committee Could Vote on Releasing FISA Memo Next Week Nadler's letter signaled a growing political fight on Capitol Hill over the memo spearheaded by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes , a California Republican. "We certainly support full transparency and we believe that that's at the House Intel Committee to make that decision at this point", she said during the press briefing. [Full Article...]

Probe 'love jihad' but not Hadiya's marriage, NIA told

Probe 'love jihad' but not Hadiya's marriage, NIA told Advocate Madhavi Divan tried to argue on the aspect of how the marriage was a sham to get around the Court's jurisdiction, and cited the antecedents of Hadiya's husband. During the hearing, Hadiya reaffirmed her statement that she has married Shefin Jahan on her own free will and nobody compelled her to convert to Islam. [Full Article...]

Severe winter weather & flu impacting blood donations

Severe winter weather & flu impacting blood donations The Red Cross Tuesday said winter weather doubled the number of canceled blood drives, resulting in a blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. "If you're a first time donor, bring a friend, if we can get you and a friend donate you guys can save six lives together so we would really appreciate any first time donors", Dixon says. [Full Article...]

Yen turns lower as BOJ hoses down stimulus end speculation

Yen turns lower as BOJ hoses down stimulus end speculation Further, the bank said inflation expectations have been more or less unchanged instead of previous view that they were weakening. Soft inflation expectations, or public perception of future price rises, have hampered the BOJ's efforts to use its huge money printing to eradicate Japan's sticky deflationary mindset and nudge households into boosting spending. [Full Article...]

Are e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes? We still don't know for sure

Are e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes? We still don't know for sure It was compiled at the request of the US Congress, amid a growing global debate over whether e-cigarettes are safe or harmful. "Under the assumption that e-cigarette use increases the rate at which adults quit conventional smoking, modeling projects that use of e-cigarettes will generate a net public health benefit, at least in the short run", the report states. [Full Article...]

Why flesh-eating bacteria can look like the flu

Why flesh-eating bacteria can look like the flu An Arizona mom is now fighting for her life after doctors mistook deadly flesh-eating bacteria for the flu . Christin has a flesh-eating bacterial infection that has already claimed almost 30 percent of her body. Some necrotizing fasciitis symptoms "may seem like another illness or injury,". Antibacterial medication and surgery to remove dead body tissue are the most effective ways to tre... [Full Article...]

AAA predicts expensive gas prices in 2018

AAA predicts expensive gas prices in 2018 Gas stations across the West Coast region are selling gasoline at some of the highest prices in the nation. That said, January trends don't dictate where prices are headed for the remainder of the year. Gas prices in the region or more or less stable and could move lower. The price of gasoline across the USA crept up by 1 cent to $2.54 per gallon last month, indicating that the price of gasoli... [Full Article...]

James Comey's former chief of staff quit the Federal Bureau of Investigation

James Comey's former chief of staff quit the Federal Bureau of Investigation Mr Wray refused. The newly appointed director made it clear that he and Mr McCabe were a package deal: If the deputy director was forced out, Mr Wray would leave as well. Trump's grousing put Wray-who said during his confirmation hearing that the F.B.I.'s work on his watch would be based on "facts, the law and the impartial pursuit of justice-period"-in an untenable position within his own age... [Full Article...]

Senate Fails To Avert Shutdown, Leaves CHIP Unfunded

Senate Fails To Avert Shutdown, Leaves CHIP Unfunded The current CR legislation introduced in the House also includes six years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ), funding for which was extended in the previous CR to March 31, and further delays several tax provisions authorized under the Affordable Care Act . [Full Article...]

USU student hospitalized after eating Tide Pods

USU student hospitalized after eating Tide Pods Estes said as long as this topic is getting attention, it's a good time for parents with young children to make sure they keep things like detergent out of reach. Procter & Gamble has launched a new safety campaign following reports on social media that some teenagers are eating Tide laundry pods as a challenge. [Full Article...]

White House Physician: Trump's Cognitive Exam Came Back "Normal"

White House Physician: Trump's Cognitive Exam Came Back Jackson said he will work with Trump to design an exercise routine and eating program that will help him get a better handle on his weight . President Trump does take medication in a bid to lower his higher-than-recommended cholesterol level of 233, however, as well as daily anti-baldness pills. [Full Article...]

Celebrity Big Brother 'to be axed' after 18 years as ratings fall

Celebrity Big Brother 'to be axed' after 18 years as ratings fall The star-studded spin-off, Celebrity Big Brother , also made its debut that year, but had a short break after the controversial fifth series in 2007, when realty star Jade Goody, glamour model Danielle Lloyd and S Club 7 singer Jo O'Meara made racist comments towards Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh says start of Rohingya return to Myanmar delayed

Bangladesh says start of Rohingya return to Myanmar delayed The arrangement envisions a possible UN involvement only on the Bangladesh side and the level of authority or oversight of the UN Refugee Agency - UNHCR - to ascertain the voluntariness of returns is still unclear. A Bangladesh Border Guard official said it could be months before the transfers begin. Bangladesh has grown tired of hosting Rohingya who've spilled across the border for decades. [Full Article...]

DRC: Authorities block Internet access as protests continue

DRC: Authorities block Internet access as protests continue The flare-up in violence has stoked fears that the vast, mineral-rich DRC could slide back into the wars that killed millions in the 1990s, mostly from hunger and disease. "If they decide to repress, there will be no peace", he said. "But if they let the march take place, they will respect the constitution and peace will prevail". [Full Article...]

Boy with 10-pound tumour on face dies

Boy with 10-pound tumour on face dies The surgery was successfully able to remove the giant tumor from the boy's face. But on Saturday, Dr. Marx said Zayas' condition had worsened with kidney and lung failure. "In the wake of going to Emanuel the previous evening and watching a beam of expectation from his pupillary reflexes and the muscle tone of his face, I was educated at the beginning of today that his condition had turned grave",... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers back bill to reopen U.S. government

Lawmakers back bill to reopen U.S. government All that was left was for the President to sign the measure. "It's morally reprehensible and political malpractice". It is unclear whether Senate Democrats will stay together on spinning this development. Kamala Harris (D-CA) told reporters after the vote. Those Democrats are notable because they represent two of the deepest red states in the country. [Full Article...]

Real ID Application Process Opens At California DMV Offices

Real ID Application Process Opens At California DMV Offices The new ID card was mandated as part of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and passed in response to 9/11 that created new security standards for states driver's licenses and IDs. Folks will also have to show that they live in California and have a social security number. Until then, your regular California driver's license will be sufficient. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to hear Justice Loya death case

Supreme Court to hear Justice Loya death case The counsel furnished to the court a sealed envelop, containing records relating to the matter. The bench also restrained all High Courts, including the Bombay High Court, from entertaining any similar plea until it decides on the matter one way or the other . [Full Article...]


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