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Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis win primaries for Florida gubernatorial race Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis win primaries for Florida gubernatorial race
- August 29, 2018

Surging in the final weeks leading into the primary, Gillum's clinching the nomination suggests that the "blue wave" is trending even bluer in 2018. "Andrew is a progressive young leader who brings voice and vision for Florida , and I support him 100 percent". Blaise Ingoglia, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida , told The Herald that he welcomes the challenge, saying, "progressive-slash-socialist candidates just don't perform well in general elections ". (more...)
Sen. James Inhofe: McCain Is 'Partially to Blame' for Flag-Raising Controversy
- August 29, 2018

For a member of Congress like Mr McCain, who was a senator for Arizona from 1987, the flag need only be flown at half mast on the day of their death and the next day. The flag was returned to half-staff later in the day. In 2008, McCain "was prepared to be president, but it was not his to have". "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake". (more...)
Trump Orders Flags Lowered: 'I Repsect Senator John McCain's Service'
- August 28, 2018

Among the names floated as possible replacements include McCain's wife, Cindy, a philanthropist and businesswoman; Kirk Adams, Ducey's chief of staff; Barbara Barrett, the first Republican woman to run for Arizona governor; Jon Kyl, former U.S. (more...)
Myth busted: No safe limits for alcohol intake Myth busted: No safe limits for alcohol intake
- August 26, 2018

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter , chairman of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge, made it clear however in his own appraisal of the paper. "The evidence is adding up that no amount of drinking is safe", says study co-author Emmanuela Gakidou , a professor of global health and health metrics sciences at the University of Washington. (more...)
Senator John McCain Remembered for Courage, Service, Patriotism Senator John McCain Remembered for Courage, Service, Patriotism
- August 26, 2018

He said that "the nation mourns the loss of a great American patriot" and that the Senate is "keeping Cindy , the McCain family, all John's friends and staff, and the people of Arizona in our prayers at this tremendously hard time". "Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs". "America will miss John McCain ". "No ma'am", McCain said, taking the microphone from her. (more...)
Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption
- August 25, 2018

According to Prof K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, there is a need for more health literacy campaigns as drunken driving is the major cause of road accidents. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Washington women here come seventh in the world for the amount they drink every day. Studies about drinking alcohol typically have one thing in common: The result is usually that everything's OK in moderation. (more...)
VERIFY: Is coconut oil bad for you? VERIFY: Is coconut oil bad for you?
- August 25, 2018

Michels says that, due to saturated fat content, coconut oil amounts to " pure poison " and should be anathema to the public health campaigns it now drives. So what about coconut water to rehydrate rather than a sugary sports drink? The evidence supports replacing the saturated fats in your diet with unsaturated fats and completely avoiding trans fats. (more...)
Woman Contracts First Case Of Flesh-Eating STD In UK Woman Contracts First Case Of Flesh-Eating STD In UK
- August 25, 2018

You can contract the disease by simply coming in contact with a bleeding ulcer (but also by having intercourse with an infected person). This is the first incident in which the STD was reported in England, according to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. (more...)
Her mother was Neanderthal, her father something else entirely Her mother was Neanderthal, her father something else entirely
- August 25, 2018

This handout picture taken on June 14, 2015 and obtained from the University of Oxford/Max Planck Institute on August 22, 2018 shows a bone fragment of "Denisova 11", evidence of interbreeding of a Neanderthal and a Denisovan , found in 2012 by Russian archaeologists at Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. (more...)
Former CDC director Frieden arrested in on sex abuse charge Former CDC director Frieden arrested in on sex abuse charge
- August 25, 2018

Frieden, who is married with two children, is accused of grabbing the woman's backside on October 20, 2017 after she and another couple got together at his Montague Street apartment in Brooklyn Heights, sources told The Post. -This breaking news story will be updated. It was not immediately clear whether Frieden had an attorney. "In all of my experiences with him, there have never been any concerns or reports of inappropriate conduct", he said. (more...)
Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day
- August 24, 2018

How much alcohol is safe to drink? Alcohol contributes to 2.8 million deaths a year worldwide, and there is no safe level of alcohol consumption , researchers say. According to The Guardian , the study is the "largest and most detailed research carried out on the effects of alcohol". Rather, the findings apply more to people who have one drink a day , most days of the week, Humphreys said. (more...)
Cases of West Nile virus continue to rise in Saginaw County Cases of West Nile virus continue to rise in Saginaw County
- August 23, 2018

Centre for Disease Control, the vast majority of people who contract West Nile will never show symptoms, but the disease is still serious for one in every 150 people infected. Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn . Install screens on windows . Use insect repellent containing DEET. Wear loose fitting, light-coloured clothing, full-length trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt. (more...)
Mosquitoes in 2 Knox Co. areas test positive for West Nile virus Mosquitoes in 2 Knox Co. areas test positive for West Nile virus
- August 22, 2018

Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms . Symptoms of an infection develop within two weeks and include headache, fever, neck discomfort, muscle and joint aches, swollen lymph nodes and a rash. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Fix or replace screens that have tears or other openings. (more...)
Here's Why a Harvard Professor Says Coconut Oil Is Here's Why a Harvard Professor Says Coconut Oil Is "Pure Poison"
- August 22, 2018

A year following an American Heart Association report showing the health hazards of coconut oil, a professor is has called the oil "poison". Speaking about it, she said, among other things that 'coconut oil is pure poison, ' and it is one of the worst foods one can eat. (more...)
Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane
- August 22, 2018

Due to the poor weather, residents could experience symptoms like increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children and the elderly are advised to avoid all outdoor physical exertion. While it was hazy Monday, Montana's air quality is nowhere near as bad as it was last summer as fires burned around the Seeley Lake area, a valley between the Rocky Mountains and the Mission Mountains. (more...)
Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch
- August 22, 2018

There's also a new journal view in the app that will give an overview of one's activities throughout the day. The two stats combined look a bit like the Apple Watch's activity rings-swapping out a step-count goal for something that functions like a game. (more...)
Contact Lenses Add to Microplastic Pollution in Waterways
- August 21, 2018

In the second and third stage, the researchers found out that contact lenses weaken when mixed together with microbes present in wastewater. Americans flush 2.6 to 2.9 billion contact lenses down the drain every year, according to new research from Arizona State University . (more...)
Sixteen nurse colleagues all discover they're pregnant Sixteen nurse colleagues all discover they're pregnant
- August 20, 2018

Speaking about their new found fortune, the nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix on Friday, August 17, said that they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies. "One after another after another", said nurse Jolene Garrow. The nurses said everyone loves to go to the cafeteria together to satisfy the cravings of pregnancy. (more...)
72K Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates 72K Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates
- August 20, 2018

In New Jersey, opioid overdose deaths increased 27 percent. Although the use of prescription painkillers has declined nationwide, analysts say the presence of the deadly opioid fentanyl in the illicit drug supply is the primary cause for the continued surge in deaths. (more...)
Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes
- August 19, 2018

In their report , they suggest e-cigarettes could be allowed on buses and trains and should be available on prescription to help people give up smoking. Martin Dockrell, of Public Health England, added: "There is good evidence that positive messages on pack inserts can help people quit". The committee said the restrictions were "extraordinary" given those suffering from mental health issues smoke "significantly more" than the rest of the population and are nearly 2.5 times more likely to ... (more...)