Health Care


Israel summons Irish ambassador over Dublin mayor's visit Israel summons Irish ambassador over Dublin mayor's visit
- April 13, 2018

Cllr Mac Donncha was able enter Israel and carry on with his planned visit to the West Bank after officials at the Tel Aviv airport let him slip by after they were given a misspelling of his name. Israel's interior ministry and strategic affairs ministry blamed each other for the mix-up, it said. Deri says upon his departure Mac Donncha will be notified that he won't be allowed back. (more...)
Alcohol guidelines in many countries may not be safe, suggests study Alcohol guidelines in many countries may not be safe, suggests study
- April 13, 2018

New Zealand's Ministry of Health guidelines recommend that men drink no more than three standard units a day and no more than 15 standard units a week. The team found no evidence supporting a lower alcohol limit for women than for men. The study's authors note it has several limitations, primarily that it relies on self-reported data about alcohol consumption. (more...)
Mayor Kenney visits Meek Mill in prison Mayor Kenney visits Meek Mill in prison
- April 13, 2018

This past week, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin visited Meek Mill who is locked up at correctional facility in Chester, Pa., for violating his parole. This kind of case, to be in a situation like this, it's really bad. "[In] the end there barely is a silver lining in such an unjust situation but the conversation we've been having have inspired me on levels I deemed unattainable at one point". (more...)
Arsenal boss Wenger upbeat on Mkhitaryan return Arsenal boss Wenger upbeat on Mkhitaryan return
- April 13, 2018

The Gunners did a pull goal back with 15 minutes remaining as Danny Welbeck combined with Elneny before calmly slotting past the on-rushing Akinfeev. But how did the Arsenal players perform in Russian Federation? "Once we scored the 2-1, it was a big blow for them, and they didn't recover from that". (more...)
Bruins teach Leafs a playoff lesson in Game 1 Bruins teach Leafs a playoff lesson in Game 1
- April 13, 2018

They probably had enough opportunities for Boston to win by two or three more goals than the four by which the Bruins won. "We're talking all the time about what we're doing and how we're doing it". Power-play opportunities_Toronto 0 of 3; Boston 3 of 6. Forcing the Leafs into low-percentage clearing attempts, it was a keep-in from the Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk that kept the puck in the attacking zone, where Krejci dished to a net-front David Backes and through Andersen for a 2-for-2 mark on ... (more...)
CDC Investigates E. Coli Outbreak In Connecticut And Other States CDC Investigates E. Coli Outbreak In Connecticut And Other States
- April 13, 2018

Restaurants and retailers are not now advised to avoid serving or selling any particular food. Idaho is right behind with four infections. A total of six cases were reported in New Jersey along with four in Idaho, two each in CT and Pennsylvania and one each in Missouri, Ohio and Washington. (more...)
Warm, dry weather sparks extreme fire danger for most of Colorado Warm, dry weather sparks extreme fire danger for most of Colorado
- April 13, 2018

Take caution to still avoid outdoor burning. With potentially record high temperatures on the way and windy conditions across the state, the fire danger will be a major concern the next few days across Colorado and could last well into the summer. (more...)
OEA to hold news conference on teacher walkout status OEA to hold news conference on teacher walkout status
- April 13, 2018

Alicia Priest told reporters that teachers in the state should instead focus on campaigning for pro-education candidates for the state legislature. While the Oklahoma Education Association said the walkout was over for it's members, it's not known if all the teachers will follow the union's lead. (more...)
Scientists have warned about the dangers of hand dryers Scientists have warned about the dangers of hand dryers
- April 13, 2018

Bacterial feces can become "aerosolized" from the flushing of toilets, one of the researchers told Newsweek . Letting your hands air dry is also a more sanitary option. Paper towels or the electric hand dryer? Although that's a lot, it certainly isn't flawless. Convection created by a hand dryer's air streams, for example, might pull in unfiltered bathroom air. (more...)
Avengers: Infinity War ticket presales outpacing last 7 MCU movies combined Avengers: Infinity War ticket presales outpacing last 7 MCU movies combined
- April 13, 2018

His absence from the third act, as seen in trailers too have added fuel to these theories. Thanos , played by Josh Brolin , has been teased in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2012's Avengers . He was in London the other day, and I took him out for a drink. The character started as a very narcissistic, self-centred character. Also no signs of Hawkeye and Ant-Man in there. (more...)
Night owls likely to die earlier than morning larks, study reveals Night owls likely to die earlier than morning larks, study reveals
- April 12, 2018

Society should wake up to the real difficulties faced by night owls , said the researchers. The researchers also called for more studies on whether night owls can adjust their circadian rhythms so that they become morning people , and whether such an adjustment would lower those individuals' risk of health problems . (more...)
Commonwealth Games: Shreyasi lands 'milestone' gold Commonwealth Games: Shreyasi lands 'milestone' gold
- April 12, 2018

In the men's 50m pistol, both Jitu, who won gold two days earlier in the 10m air pistol and Om Prakash Mitharval, bronze victor in the same event, qualified for the eight-man final. He had won Gold in the Freestyle 66kg in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games. While there is a lot of expectations riding on our athletes in the Commonwealth Games which is being held at Australia, one must say their performances are beginning to show. (more...)
Chicago mom of murdered teen wins fight against online sex trafficking Chicago mom of murdered teen wins fight against online sex trafficking
- April 12, 2018

President Donald Trump signed into law today legislation that criminalizes the use of the internet to advertise prostitution and child sex trafficking. Wagner first became involved in anti-trafficking advocacy efforts when she was a USA ambassador to Luxembourg. Sheriff Mehr said there will always be online sex trafficking from third parties from other countries but this law will help stop those in the United States. (more...)
The 10 best tweets inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's testimony The 10 best tweets inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's testimony
- April 12, 2018

On Tuesday, Zuckerberg sparred with a joint hearing of the Senate's Judiciary and Commerce committees . "It was a big mistake". An example would be if someone were discussing lawn mowers near their phone, then suddenly started seeing lawn mower ads in their Facebook news feed. (more...)
US Fed officials discuss possibility of faster future rate hikes US Fed officials discuss possibility of faster future rate hikes
- April 12, 2018

As the economy has strengthened, the Fed has upped the pace of hikes. The Fed maintained its forecast for two more rate hikes this year, after speculation about whether budding inflation would push it towards raising its outlook to three increases. (more...)
California Gov. agrees to deploy National Guard troops, but with a twist California Gov. agrees to deploy National Guard troops, but with a twist
- April 12, 2018

Although New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has - as the Santa Fe New Mexican reports - "been critical in the past of the president's approach to border security and immigration", her office said this week the state is deploying 80 National Guard troops this week and expects to eventually deploy 250. (more...)
Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years for massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years for massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims
- April 12, 2018

Almost 700,000 Rohingyas have fled across the border from Myanmar's Rakhine state during a military crackdown that began in late August a year ago in response to deadly insurgent attacks on police outposts in the region. A court in Yangon has been holding preliminary hearings since January to decide whether the two Reuters reporters will be charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. (more...)
Strawberries top 'Dirty Dozen' list for pesticides - again Strawberries top 'Dirty Dozen' list for pesticides - again
- April 12, 2018

Nearly all spinach samples (97 percent) contained pesticide residues, while 94 percent of nectarine samples contained at least two pesticides. You can find the full Shoppers Guide to Pesticides and Produce and read the full report on EWG's website. (more...)
Trump lawyer raid could be bad news for U.S. president Trump lawyer raid could be bad news for U.S. president
- April 12, 2018

As ThinkProgress previously reported , however, McDougal's legal team, citing a February New York Times report, claims her lawyer at the time , Keith Davidson, kept Cohen in the loop throughout the process. Daniels' team has had extensive communications with federal investigators, said the third person familiar with the investigation. It is possible that in the course of their probe into Mr. (more...)
Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russian Federation Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russian Federation
- April 12, 2018

In his opening statement to senators, he also apologized for fake news , hate speech, a lack of data privacy and Russian social media interference in the 2016 elections. This information can be drawn into Facebook's vast data aggregation machine through friends or friends of friends via all kinds of channels, including the "find friends" feature that allows the app to scan mobile contacts. (more...)
Australian woman jailed for scamming money by pretending to have cancer Australian woman jailed for scamming money by pretending to have cancer
- April 12, 2018

Describing her offence as " despicable ", a court in the state of Victoria sentenced Dickenson, now a real estate agent, to three months in jail , 150 hours of community work and treatment for mental health issues and substance abuse. It smacks of a Walter Mitty lifestyle. Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that Hanna Dickenson was partying hard and needed money to live a party lifestyle, involving drugs, alcohol, and worldwide holidays. (more...)
Burmese soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre Burmese soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre
- April 11, 2018

Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27 were arrested in December and accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act for possessing material relating to security operations in conflict-hit Rakhine state. Win Myat Aye was "meeting officials at the camps", local police chief Abul Khaer told Agence France-Presse, adding that International Organization for Migration representatives were involved in the talks. (more...)
Study confirms link between traumatic brain injury and dementia Study confirms link between traumatic brain injury and dementia
- April 11, 2018

Whereas two-three traumatic brain injuries is associated with a 33 percent increase in dementia, four traumatic brain injuries is associated with about a 60 percent increase of risk. Fann said it's important to recognize that most people who sustain a single concussion do not develop dementia. "Our findings do not suggest that everyone who suffers a traumatic brain injury will go on to develop dementia in later life". (more...)
Danbury man arrested for selling marijuana Danbury man arrested for selling marijuana
- April 11, 2018

No suspects were named, and no arrests had been made at the time of the report . Police identified one of the suspects as 21-year old Erika Dyer, who was found hiding in the bathroom and was also arrested. The report indicated the burglary occurred between Friday and Sunday afternoon. The complainant also said the employee told her that the money had been refunded to her account, and the refund may take several days to clear. (more...)
Sunrisers Hyderabad Convincingly Beat Rajasthan Royals Sunrisers Hyderabad Convincingly Beat Rajasthan Royals
- April 11, 2018

Meanwhile, Williamson played a flawless second fiddle to the Indian batsman, rotating strike and maintaining a healthy run rate to help the side chase down the target easily. The Sunrisers produced a disciplined bowling display to restrict Royals to a paltry 125/9. The team was completely outplayed by Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday and, barring Sanju Samson's 49 which came in for special mention from Warne, there were little positives for the team. (more...)