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Trump relents under pressure, lowers White House flag again to honour McCain Trump relents under pressure, lowers White House flag again to honour McCain
- August 28, 2018

John McCain will cast a long shadow. Flake, who, as McCain was, is often critical of the president, also paid tribute to his mentor and colleague. Like most people, I have regrets but I would not trade a day of my life in good or bad times for the best day of anybody else's. (more...)
Greater Boston Communities Now 'High' Risk For West Nile Virus Greater Boston Communities Now 'High' Risk For West Nile Virus
- August 28, 2018

Three other cases were reported on Friday . Because of verified samples around MA, the state Department of Health has elevated the statewide risk level for acquiring the virus to moderate. You should apply insect repellant containing DEET and avoid being outside during the dawn and dusk hours when mosquito activity is highest. The health unit is advising people wear light-coloured long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and closed-toe shoes in order to prevent bites. (more...)
Media use John McCain's death to denigrate Donald Trump Media use John McCain's death to denigrate Donald Trump
- August 28, 2018

So, the White House didn't break the rules, as Mr McCain died on Saturday and the flag was raised to its full height on Monday. The statement also said Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence to offer an address at a ceremony honoring McCain on Friday, and that three cabinet members represent the Trump administration at services for McCain later this week. (more...)
John McCain's farewell letter: 'Do not despair of our present difficulties' John McCain's farewell letter: 'Do not despair of our present difficulties'
- August 28, 2018

Speaking from the Senate floor, McConnell says that while McCain served the state of Arizona in Congress, "he was America's hero all along". Trump also delayed issuing the customary proclamation for flags to remain at half-staff for longer than the two-day minimum. (more...)
OGUTU: Lessons from the life of Senator McCain
- August 27, 2018

Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Trump offered Senator McCain's family his blessing on Twitter writing: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain ". " John McCain's life is proof that some truths are timeless". Despite his famous stubborn streak and occasional orneriness, McCain was widely admired on both sides of the aisle, and tributes poured in Friday after the family announced the treatment decision. (more...)
Two dead, 68 ill from West Nile virus outbreak Two dead, 68 ill from West Nile virus outbreak
- August 27, 2018

One is a woman in her 70s from Worcester County who was hospitalized but has since been discharged. West Nile, carried by mosquitoes, can be transmitted to birds, horses and people. They typically feed during the night time and their bites are hard to notice. To reduce risk of exposure to the virus, Utahns should use repellent, wear long sleeves and trousers after dusk, remove standing water outside their homes, clean their gutters and keep grass and weeds trimmed short, health officials ... (more...)
103 cases reported in DRC 103 cases reported in DRC
- August 27, 2018

More than 100 armed groups operate in all of volatile eastern Congo , including dozens in North Kivu. The North Kivu doctor's initial test for Ebola - which causes vomiting, fever and diarrhoea - came back negative. "This is the problem we were anticipating and dreading", Salama said. The aid from the ROK government will be used for the WHO's activities to respond to the Ebola virus in accordance with the "National Plan for the Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in North Kivu ... (more...)
New global study pours cold water on idea that booze benefits health New global study pours cold water on idea that booze benefits health
- August 26, 2018

Drinking alcohol was the seventh leading risk factor globally for premature death and disease in 2016, accounting for 2.2 percent of deaths in women and 6.8 percent of deaths in men. Even moderate drinking can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, according to the research released yesterday, which points to abstinence as the only safe course of action. (more...)
John McCain: A life in pictures
- August 26, 2018

John McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam who served as a U.S. senator from Arizona for more than three decades. The son and grandson of Navy admirals, Mr McCain was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. "In the year since (his diagnosis), John has surpassed expectations for his survival", the family said Friday . McCain had been a frequent critic of Trump , whose "America First" ideology McCain believed parted from the country's values. (more...)
A Salute to John McCain A Salute to John McCain
- August 26, 2018

But I always respected McCain - both for his life-long crusade against the corrupting influence of money in politics and for his refusal to abandon the principles of his life for a sound bite of the moment. As a result, McCain was cleared of any wrong doing, but rebuffed for showing poor judgement. "Just as I released the bombs and started to pull back on the stick, a surface-to-air missile took the right wing off my airplane". (more...)
Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day
- August 25, 2018

She was not involved in the study . "I can't see negatives associated with no drinking". These include that they're often self-reported, which relies on people recalling their drinking habits , which is subject to human error; or based on alcohol sales data , which doesn't always provide an accurate picture of people's individual consumption levels. (more...)
Man urinated on black girl, called her racial slur Man urinated on black girl, called her racial slur
- August 25, 2018

Parker says within the last two years, Dean offered cash to his daughter and her friend if they would go inside his apartment. Parents of the young girl, who was not identified by name, called the police about 20 minutes after the incident. (more...)
Ancient fossil's mom was a Neanderthal, but dad was Denisovan Ancient fossil's mom was a Neanderthal, but dad was Denisovan
- August 25, 2018

A fragment of a bone of their offspring, a female and the first-known hybrid child of the distinctly different ancient humans, was recently found in a cave in Siberia. The study shows that Neanderthals migrated between western and eastern Europe and Asia tens of thousands of years before they died out. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology only had a single bone of Denny from Denisova Cave in Russian Federation, but it's enough for a genetic analysis ... (more...)
Here's why coconut oil is 'pure poison', according to a Harvard professor Here's why coconut oil is 'pure poison', according to a Harvard professor
- August 24, 2018

In the other, researchers like University of Freiburg professor Karin Michels , who called the stuff "pure poison " in a German-language YouTube video posted in July. In 2017, the American Heart Association published a presidential advisory in which they revealed that coconut oil has long-term health benefits. (more...)
UK Woman Contracts Rare 'Flesh-Eating' STD UK Woman Contracts Rare 'Flesh-Eating' STD
- August 24, 2018

Unfortunately, as chemist-4-u's Shamir Patel noted , the rarity of the disease in most countries means long odds that a doctor could identify and begin treatment of the condition before your todger starts acting like it just saw the Ark of the Covenant. (more...)
Former CDC head Tom Frieden charged with forcibly touching woman Former CDC head Tom Frieden charged with forcibly touching woman
- August 24, 2018

Tom Frieden, former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was arrested Friday in NY amid allegations he groped a woman in his apartment. As CDC commissioner, he spearheaded efforts to curb the obesity and flu epidemics in the US and oversaw the country's emergency response to the Ebola crisis. (more...)
Serbia Among Europe's Worst Hit by Measles, WHO Serbia Among Europe's Worst Hit by Measles, WHO
- August 24, 2018

Monthly country reports also indicate that at least 37 people have died due to measles so far this year. Ukraine has been the hardest hit, with over 23 000 people affected; this accounts for over half of the regional total. Serbia had the highest number of recorded deaths, at 14. Italy's upper house of parliament recently voted through legislation to abolish the law that makes vaccination mandatory for children before they start school. (more...)
Congo approves four experimental Ebola treatments to battle outbreak Congo approves four experimental Ebola treatments to battle outbreak
- August 24, 2018

The green-lit experimental treatments are in addition to the use of a drug called mAb114, developed by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Congolese health authorities began administering to Ebola patients last week. (more...)
Alcohol is a leading cause of death, disease worldwide, study says
- August 24, 2018

The world's most comprehensive study on alcohol consumption suggests there is no safe level of drinking, with any known health benefits outweighed by the adverse effects alcohol has on the body. "There is always a lag between the publication of new evidence and the modification and adoption of revised guidelines", said Gakidou, who admitted to being an "occasional drinker" herself. (more...)
Coconut oil is pure poison, says professor Coconut oil is pure poison, says professor
- August 24, 2018

Central to her remarks is that there is no evidence of the long-term health benefits of coconut oil as well as the findings that the ingredient features a high saturated fat content that can elevate the levels of LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and ultimately fuel cardiovascular disease . (more...)
Task Force Again Recommends Cervical Cancer Screening Task Force Again Recommends Cervical Cancer Screening
- August 24, 2018

HARRIS: Maybe eventually women who have been vaccinated will no longer need to get cervical cancer screening, but scientists want to have more evidence in hand before making that call. However, cotesting every 5 years for women 30 to 65 is identified as an "alternative" to the "preferred" strategies of cervical cytology or hrHPV testing alone. (more...)
Mosquitos that carry fatal virus spotted in Southend Mosquitos that carry fatal virus spotted in Southend
- August 23, 2018

Lincoln County has its first confirmed human case of West Nile virus. Mosquitos which carry a deadly virus that has killed 22 people have been found in Southend. Interior Health says people over 50 and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk, and the risk of contracting the disease is highest in July and August. (more...)
Scientists create universal blood type using enzymes from gut bacteria Scientists create universal blood type using enzymes from gut bacteria
- August 23, 2018

Blood group B has the opposite antigen and antidote situation to group A. Those with AB blood have both A and B antigens, but no antibodies in the plasma. "So we just simply add them to the red blood cells, they attach themselves to the surface of the red blood cell and then they cut the sugar off", he said Wednesday in an interview from Boston, where the research was presented at this week's American Chemical Society annual meeting. (more...)
Meaty Keto and Paleo Diets Could Shorten Your Life, Says Study Meaty Keto and Paleo Diets Could Shorten Your Life, Says Study
- August 22, 2018

The second part of the study reinforced these findings and found that replacing carbs with animal proteins in a low-carb diet correlated with a higher risk of mortality than consuming carbs in moderation. In addition, the findings might be less generalizable to Asian populations where diets are high in carbohydrates, over 60 percent carbohydrates on average, but people also often consume fish rather than meat, according to the authors. (more...)
OH reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year OH reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year
- August 22, 2018

Last week, Fort Bend County Road and Bridge was notified of one sample of trapped mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Light-coloured long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and hats are also good protection when outdoors. The most affected countries include Serbia (126 cases), Italy (123), Greece (75), Hungary (39) and Romania (31). "Move indoors if you are getting bitten", she added. (more...)
Facebook wants to use AI to speed up MRI scans
- August 22, 2018

Daniel Sodickson, vice chair for research in radiology at NYU School of Medicine, told CNNMoney . Facebook intends to use its software to study the images, so that the A.I. The NYU radiology department is providing Facebook's artificial intelligence group with 3 million MRI images of the knee, brain, and liver, from about 10,000 clinical cases (which are anonymous), the blog post says. (more...)
Cigarettes and Vaping may alter DNA and ups Cancer Risk
- August 22, 2018

Researchers say that although the long-term effects of using electronic cigarettes are still unknown, there is evidence to suggest vaping increases the level of DNA-damaging compounds in the mouth. "E-cigarettes are a popular trend, but the long-term health effects are unknown". Also, in comparisons of vapers and non-vapers, the scientists showed that the vapers had higher levels of DNA damage related to acrolein exposure. (more...)
Body Suspected To Be Missing Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Found Body Suspected To Be Missing Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Found
- August 22, 2018

A conviction on first-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in Iowa , which doesn't have the death penalty. According to Rahn, the suspect is an undocumented immigrant who authorities believe has been in the area for four to seven years. (more...)
Ariana Grande reveals details about fiance Pete Davidson's 'really sweet' proposal Ariana Grande reveals details about fiance Pete Davidson's 'really sweet' proposal
- August 22, 2018

The young singer explained mental health was something important that many people took for granted because they were so busy living their lives. Grande reveals that her grandpa said "Grand-ee". She also didn't like the idea of requiring her fans to only bring small bags and walk through metal detectors to enter her concerts. It was to set an example for my fans who were fearless enough to show up to the fucking shows.You want to set the same example. (more...)
Europe measles cases up to 10 yr high (3) - English Europe measles cases up to 10 yr high (3) - English
- August 22, 2018

Seven countries in the Region have seen over 1000 infections in children and adults this year (France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine). The numbers for 2018 so far greatly exceeds the yearly totals reported for every other year this decade. According to the CDC, most people who got the infection hadn't been vaccinated. (more...)