Health Care

Toys for Tots ramps up as the holidays arrive Toys for Tots ramps up as the holidays arrive
- December 02, 2016

Ninth St., before December 16. During the past half-dozen Toys for Tots drives, the Locals, along with Matteo's staff and patrons, have helped fill the back end of JFD rescue parked in Bar 101's lot at 1478 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. The campaign will only accept new unwrapped toys , which can be dropped off at any Fairfax County Fire and Rescue station. You can donate a toy at participating locations or even send in a monetary donation. (more...)
House of horrors for Eagles in loss to Packers House of horrors for Eagles in loss to Packers
- December 01, 2016

The Eagles started off the year with three straight wins and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz was leading the ship. It started with Adams catching two touchdown passes in the first 15 minutes, 7 seconds of the game, giving Green Bay a lead it wouldn't look back from. (more...)
Zika-caused birth defect may become clear only after birth
- December 01, 2016

Twenty-eight countries have reported microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations and 19 have reported Guillain-Barré syndrome potentially associated with Zika virus infection. The Zika virus outbreak is no longer an global emergency, according to the World Health Organization. The authors were a team of researchers from Brazil and the United States. (more...)
FDA Approves Large Studies of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD FDA Approves Large Studies of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
- December 01, 2016

Clinical trials of PTSD treatment with MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, began in 2012 and are promising for long-term treatment of the illness. By the end of the study, two-thirds no longer met the criteria for having PTSD. "Unless you are getting it from a psychiatrist in a legitimate clinical trial, at the present time , you can't guarantee what's in it, how much there is, or its safety, so I would say, as we have said in the past: Don't take it", Dr. (more...)
Sabra recalls hummus amid listeria contamination fears
- November 26, 2016

Healthy people are likely to only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
The Big Quiz - test your Abu Dhabi Grand Prix knowledge
- November 25, 2016

Hamilton trails Rosberg by 12 points meaning a P3 or higher will guarantee the German a first World Championship title while Hamilton has to finish on the podium to even stand a chance at retaining the title. If Hamilton wins, Rosberg must finish second or third to secure the title. The Formula One season has boiled down to a decider between Hamilton and Rosberg once before, although the circumstances were slightly different in 2014. (more...)
Will Wisconsin keep Minnesota in check when they meet on Saturday? Will Wisconsin keep Minnesota in check when they meet on Saturday?
- November 25, 2016

A MI victory could send Ohio State below the Badgers in the rankings, and UW would then have an opportunity to defeat MI next week in the Big Ten Championship Game in order to rise into the top four. "I've been lucky to go the Minnesota/Wisconsin game with my dad, just me and him in the stands, and then when he was coaching". Wisconsin hasn't thrived on offense, but it has been consistent for the most part. (more...)
Federal court rules Wisconsin legislative maps unconstitutional Federal court rules Wisconsin legislative maps unconstitutional
- November 23, 2016

District Judge Barbara Crabb disagreed, arguing the way the map was gerrymandered in Republicans favor. According to American Prospect , the redistricting plan was "conceived in tight secrecy behind a private law firm's closed doors as part of a large-scale national Republican strategy to block Democrats from power through the careful manipulation of state legislative district lines". (more...)
Longer study needed on Zika's impact on men's fertility, World Health Organization says
- November 22, 2016

Since the last emergency committee meeting on September 1, two countries in southeast Asia and six other countries have reported microcephaly potentially linked to Zika virus, World Health Organization said . Zika virus ravages the testes of male mice, sharply reducing sperm counts and fertility, said a study that raises a new specter about its threat to people. (more...)
Minnesota Mom Sues Trans Teen Over Sex Change Minnesota Mom Sues Trans Teen Over Sex Change
- November 19, 2016

Louis County School District, Principal of the Cherry School, and her minor son . Here's part of the mom's statement during the press conference :"Last year without my knowledge or consent, without any court hearings or legal process, without any involvement on my part whatsoever, a legal aid group that gives free services to low-income people created a notice of emancipation for my 15-year-old son ". (more...)
Schumer, McConnell elected top leaders in U.S. Senate
- November 18, 2016

Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., was officially voted by the caucus to be Minority Leader. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., to serve as the ranking party member on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, the key body for passing surface transportation and water infrastructure authorization legislation that is critical for the freight industry. (more...)
Gray jay: Canada's friendly avian mascot? Gray jay: Canada's friendly avian mascot?
- November 18, 2016

The robin-sized gray jay, which is found in every province and territory but only in Canada, is being lauded by the society as a reflection of Canadians' best qualities - smart, tough and friendly. But the grey jay wasn't the people's choice. We're sorry, but this decision seems so ... bird-brained. The gray jay muscled out higher profile contenders, including the common loon, snowy owl, black-capped chickadee and Canada goose, in a contest that garnered national attention and attracted ... (more...)
Veteran Washington Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies At 61 Veteran Washington Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies At 61
- November 18, 2016

To add to the sorrow, awarding-winning journalist Gwen Ifill died Monday from cancer, at the age of 61. Ifill moderated several vice presidential candidate debates, including between Republican Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic candidate John Edwards in 2004, and Democratic Senator Joe Biden and Republican Governor Sarah Palin in 2008. (more...)
Zacks Earnings Estimates: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) Zacks Earnings Estimates: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)
- November 18, 2016

The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), a Services sector firm, traded 917146 shares on last trading day with closing price of $18.67 per share. Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Occidental Petroleum Corporation , where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 6 analysts have given a Buy signal, 12 said it's a HOLD, 3 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the ... (more...)
Cheese products recalled for possible Salmonella contamination Cheese products recalled for possible Salmonella contamination
- November 18, 2016

No illnesses have yet resulted, CNN reported, but a batch of company cheese dated November 12 tested positive for salmonella , prompting 4C to order the recall, deemed precautionary. The company urged customers to either discard the product or return it to their place of purchase for a full refund. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, the FDA says. (more...)
Past depression tied to worse breast cancer survival odds
- November 17, 2016

Heather Nelson, from BME Cancer Voice , said one reason why women of colour are less likely to attend screenings is that they don't see themselves represented in information leaflets about breast cancer. Nice said it was also uncertain that the drug treatment would help prevent the cancer coming back. The charity says the key to getting better results for patients is to cut late-stage diagnosis. (more...)
Trump says 'certain areas' of border wall with Mexico could be fence Trump says 'certain areas' of border wall with Mexico could be fence
- November 14, 2016

Trump added that the barrier to be erected on the USA border with Mexico may not consist entirely of brick and mortar, but that fencing could be used in some areas. Trump's campaign was also rife with anti-Muslim rhetoric and proposals that included banning all Muslims from entering the country as well as heightened surveillance of mosques across the nation. (more...)
What you need to know about the Electoral College What you need to know about the Electoral College
- November 10, 2016

The biggest state -California - has 55 electoral votes while the smallest states - like Wyoming- get three. And on Election Day, we Americans are electing the electors who elect the president. With just one hour to go before the first several poll closings, many Americans find themselves wondering what they should be looking for to determine who has the edge on this race. (more...)
US Election 2016: Donald Trump caught spying on Melania as she voted
- November 09, 2016

The list of Trump's misogynystic actions and remarks goes on and on and on, and news of them continues to take a toll on American women. Topless Trump Protesters Escorted Out of Polling StationRaw Video: Two women, naked from the chest up, burst into a Manhattan polling station early Tuesday, shouting: "Out of our polls Trump, out of our polls Trump!" Trump, who had not yet arrived to cast his ballot, missed the protest. (more...)
Turkey, U.S. agree on long-term plan to capture, govern Raqqa, Syria
- November 09, 2016

In Syria, the rush of vehicle bombs that met the alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, offered an early taste of just how ferocious the battle for Raqqa may become. The fighting in northern Syria is taking place under the cover of air strikes by the US-led coalition that played an instrumental role in the past in battles between SDF and the extremists. (more...)
'Doctor Strange' brings in a magical box office for Disney and Marvel 'Doctor Strange' brings in a magical box office for Disney and Marvel
- November 07, 2016

You're going to watch this movie because it's got Benedict Cumberbatch in it, and because the special effects are awesome. Mel Gibson marks his directorial return with Cross Creek Pictures' World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge", being distributed by Lionsgate and playing in 2,886 locations. (more...)
Devastating scenes as flaming 'Jungle' is cleared Devastating scenes as flaming 'Jungle' is cleared
- November 05, 2016

French authorities claimed on Wednesday that they had cleared the. Buccio said "at least 6,600" would have left the camp by the end of Wednesday, most boarding buses to head to shelters around France . The prefecture said 539 unaccompanied minors were being housed in heated containers at the camp pending evaluation. Stoltenberg told reporters Thursday that ships and aircraft will be deployed to help for two weeks. (more...)
George P. Bush says his relatives could 'potentially' vote for Clinton George P. Bush says his relatives could 'potentially' vote for Clinton
- November 04, 2016

But hard to speculate", he said, according to USA Today . In September, Politico reported that according to the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, George H.W. "This is my the first time in my adult life I'm confronted with this dilemma". The following day, The Post's David Von Drehle described Gore and Bush's freakish conversation in the hours after the election was initially called for Bush, and Gore conceded. (more...)
California Chrome is even-money favourite for Breeders' Cup
- November 02, 2016

The signature race of the 33rd Breeders' Cup, the $6 million Classic , drew a field of 10, including even-money favorite California Chrome (No. 4 post) and 5-2 second choice Arrogate (No. It is the richest race in North America and, arguably, the most important race in the United States. The only exception to that was American Pharoah, who won The Triple Crown in 2015 for the first time since 1978. (more...)
US aghast as Philippine president announces his 'separation' in favour of China
- October 30, 2016

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked in Beijing about Duterte's comments, said countries should not resort to win-lose mentalities. In a reference to recent territorial tensions in the South China Sea, Xi said that "although we have weathered storms, the basis of our friendship and our desire for cooperation has not changed". (more...)
Notre Dame game won't be Catholics vs. Convicts Notre Dame game won't be Catholics vs. Convicts
- October 30, 2016

While the Miami-Notre Dame rivalry is heated for many fans, the players weren't born when the titanic clashes took place. It's a big deal. "It's a big thing in this university, in this town". Kelly cited the health of his three running backs, especially senior Tarean Folston, who missed three weeks with a bad ankle, but said they're all 100 percent now. (more...)
This Guy Surprised His Dog By Dressing Up As Her Favorite Toy This Guy Surprised His Dog By Dressing Up As Her Favorite Toy
- October 30, 2016

You can see what appears to be pure shock and joy as she sees the living, breathing, giant version of her favorite toy. In the video Jolene is shown on the floor, chewing on her Gumby toy. After the video ends, of course, Mesches revealed himself as the person beneath the Gumby costume - but Jolene was hardly disappointed. So imagine her surprise when she suddenly sees that very same toy she loves walking before her eyes and standing right in front of her in life-size form. (more...)
Kirk derides Duckworth's military heritage in US Senate debate in IL
- October 28, 2016

Duckworth, a former Army National Guard pilot and Iraq War veteran, was born in Bangkok to a Thai mom and American father who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After making a number of racially charged comments, such as saying that "we drive faster" through African American neighborhoods, Kirk said in April 2015 that he would stop discussing race. (more...)
Kickers miss short field goals, Seahawks, Cards tie 6 Kickers miss short field goals, Seahawks, Cards tie 6
- October 25, 2016

In the dying minutes of overtime both players had the chance to win the game with a less than 30-yard kick. Both of the team's points came off of field goals from Catanzaro and Hauschka. Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro was 2-for-4 on field goals on Sunday. The Seahawks took over and Russell Wilson completed passes of 31 yards to Jermaine Kearse and 27 yards to Doug Baldwin to give Houschka his failed attempt. (more...)
Trump's 'nasty woman' comment boosts 1986 Janet Jackson hit
- October 23, 2016

And she surely couldn't have foreshadowed how much poetic justice the entire ordeal would bring. T-shirts emblazoned " Nasty Woman" went up for sale on e-commerce website Etsy. " I believe ", Trump said, " she got these people to step forward ", accusing Clinton of running a " very sleazy campaign " and adding of the claims aired by several women dating back decades: "It was all fiction". (more...)
Three sexually-transmitted diseases hit record high Three sexually-transmitted diseases hit record high
- October 23, 2016

The data , which was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , noted that in 2015, over 1.5 million cases of Chlamydia has been reported, as well as 400,000 cases of gonorrhea , and 24,000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis . (more...)
Facebook Bans Cancer Awareness Video Over Cartoon Breasts
- October 22, 2016

The Swedish Cancer Society is baffled by Facebook's decision to remove an educational video that can saves lives. The organization posted the video earlier this week, but it was removed because, as Facebook said , the "ad cannot market sex products or services nor adults products or services". (more...)
13.8M goal set for Obama's final health care sign-up season 13.8M goal set for Obama's final health care sign-up season
- October 22, 2016

While the health law hasn't been a predominant issue in the current election season, it has been at the center of a bitter battle between political parties since it was passed in 2010. The finding has significant implications for understanding the effects of Medicaid coverage on the previously uninsured, during a time period when states have had the option of using federal funds to expand their Medicaid programs. (more...)
Michigan GOP Official Ousted Over Refusal To Back Donald Trump
- October 20, 2016

So he has gone underground, avoiding questions at all costs about Trump and trying to focus instead on preserving congressional majorities. "We have Paul Ryan , always fighting the Republican nominee!" If he attacks Trump , he's only bound to provoke even more conservative furor, something that could come back to haunt him if he finds himself searching for votes in the new Congress to preserve his speakership. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's lead grows in post-lewd video poll
- October 19, 2016

After one such incident, Ms Clinton said "Go ahead, Donald", to which Mr Trump replied, "No, I'm a gentleman Hilary, go ahead", prompting loud laughter from the audience at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri". Among whites with a college degree Trump is still in the lead, but only by a 4-point margin. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton's career to the Oval Office today faces a massive new filtration WikiLeaks more e-mails from John Podesta, chief of staff of the White House ... (more...)