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Protesters gather at Sen. McConnell's office, demand fair impeachment trial for Pres
- December 25, 2019

Last week, the House voted along party lines to impeach Trump on two charges over his pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and Biden's son. "We've said let's handle this case just like we did with President Clinton". "Some of them are concerned but others are stuck in the middle with Nancy Pelosi", he said. (more...)
Health officials warn of measles exposure at 5 U.S. airports Health officials warn of measles exposure at 5 U.S. airports
- December 24, 2019

The infected person is believed to have traveled on a December 17 United Airlines flight between Austin International Airport and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Measles is a highly contagious illness that is spread through coughing, sneezing, and contact with droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of an infected individual. (more...)
Pediatric flu death reported in King County | Public Health Insider Pediatric flu death reported in King County | Public Health Insider
- December 24, 2019

A (H1N1) virus, After the particular strain of the disease, is the next most common and is increasing in proportion relative to other influenza viruses in some areas. Flu activity continues to increase in Douglas County. This is the second flu-related death in Pierce County this season. In the week of December 8 to 14, the week the child died, the number of emergency department visits for influenza-like illnesses was up 1% and the number of positive influenza tests in the state was up about ... (more...)
'Vast majority' of vaping illnesses blamed on vitamin E 'Vast majority' of vaping illnesses blamed on vitamin E
- December 23, 2019

Vitamin E acetate, also found in product samples tested by the FDA and state laboratories, was identified in BAL fluid from 48 of 51 EVALI patients and was not found in any of the BAL fluids of healthy people. "The very large increase in cases is attributable to what was happening in this past year in the supply, with vitamin E acetate diluting or tainting THC products". (more...)
Elizabeth Warren brought up Pete Buttigieg's 'wine cave' fundraiser. Things got nasty Elizabeth Warren brought up Pete Buttigieg's 'wine cave' fundraiser. Things got nasty
- December 23, 2019

But Buttigieg decried Warren for "issuing purity tests you can not yourself pass", pointing out that even though she had sworn off closed-door fundraisers for 2020, she used to conduct them when running for Senate, and had transferred some of those funds to her presidential campaign fund. (more...)
Thirty-five people injured in 63-vehicle pileup on Virginia highway Thirty-five people injured in 63-vehicle pileup on Virginia highway
- December 23, 2019

The Virginia Department of Transportation described the incident as two separate multi-vehicle crashes near Camp Peary in York County. A pileup involving more than 60 cars on a major interstate in Virginia on Sunday morning injured dozens of people, some critically, according to state police. (more...)
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg rallies in Nashville Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg rallies in Nashville
- December 22, 2019

You can download every poll here, down to the individual respondent data , and see the sample size and margin of error for all four of the polls we cite here. In the past year alone, Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded the city $3.5 million to combat climate change and other urban challenges. The Trump campaign's decision to revoke Bloomberg News' press credential highlights the potential challenges faced by the outlet as its owner runs for president. (more...)
Eating chilies cuts risk of death from heart attack, stroke Eating chilies cuts risk of death from heart attack, stroke
- December 22, 2019

Others did not. The researchers reviewed eating habits for eight years. In following almost 23,000 Italian adults for more than eight years - some, but not all, heat lovers - researchers found that people who ate chili peppers at least four times each week had a 23 per cent lower risk of death overall, the Inverse reports. (more...)
There Was an Alarming Rise in Marijuana Vaping Among Teens in 2019 There Was an Alarming Rise in Marijuana Vaping Among Teens in 2019
- December 21, 2019

Nora Volkow , director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse , which funded the report. A new survey finds about 20% of high school students have tried vaping marijuana over the past year. The study also showed a further increase in nicotine vapor, which rose by 5.6 percentage points from 2018 to 35 percent of the 12th graders. This year, 12.6% said they did. (more...)
Half of America will be obese within 10 years, study says Half of America will be obese within 10 years, study says
- December 21, 2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey between 1993 and 2016. In 25 states, more than one-quarter of the adult population will be severely obese , the researchers project. For people with obesity , Dr. Aviva Must, chair of Tufts University's Public Health and Community Medicine, said that considering how hard it is to treat obesity , the financial outcome from healthcare expenditure will have a huge impact on society. (more...)
Woman found dead, child found safe in search for missing Texas mother Woman found dead, child found safe in search for missing Texas mother
- December 21, 2019

Broussard, 33, and her infant daughter, Margot, were last seen dropping off a child at Austin's Cowan Elementary School on the morning of December 12, according to Austin police. Investigators believe Broussard returned home with her baby before they both disappeared. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? He told Fox 7 News at the time that he called police after making several disturbing observations - Broussard's ID and Margot's diaper bag were still in the apartment, and her ... (more...)
Men are smoking less tobacco for first time ever, says WHO Men are smoking less tobacco for first time ever, says WHO
- December 20, 2019

Over the same period, the number of male tobacco users rose by around 40 million, from 1.05 billion to 1.093 billion. According to the FDA, in 2018, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students across the USA used e-cigarettes. "Fewer males using tobacco products means fewer people will suffer the avoidable pain and death that they cause", he said. This decline had previously largely been driven by fewer women and girls smoking, the World Health Organization said - with the number ... (more...)
Breathing foul air ‘makes us depressed and suicidal’ Breathing foul air ‘makes us depressed and suicidal’
- December 20, 2019

But now, a study conducted by researchers at UCL has confirmed its role as a causal factor in depression and even suicide . A number of research carried out by the World Well being Group (WHO), Centre for Science and Setting and different journals reminiscent of The Lancet have linked air pollution with untimely deaths in India. (more...)
Pet store puppies linked to antibiotic-resistant outbreak in 13 states — CDC
- December 20, 2019

The CDC says as of January 2018; the drug-resistant bacteria had infected more than 100 people across 17 states. The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of multi-drug resistant human Campylobacter jejuni infections that have been linked to pet store puppies in several states. (more...)
FDA Approves Ebola Vaccine Ervebo FDA Approves Ebola Vaccine Ervebo
- December 20, 2019

The vaccine was used by the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo as an investigational vaccine to help reduce Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks in few West African countries from 2014 to 2016. "The FDA is committed to continuing our work across the USA government and with our global partners to prevent future Ebola outbreaks and mitigate the current outbreak in the DRC, reflecting our nation's commitment to preparing for and responding to biological threats, like ... (more...)
Biden slams Sarah Sanders over her mocking stutter comment Biden slams Sarah Sanders over her mocking stutter comment
- December 20, 2019

Joe Biden seemed to have trouble with his speech during the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season, co-organized by PBS NewsHour & Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The final prime-time debate of 2019 featured just seven of the 15 Democrats still in the contest six weeks before the first nomination ballots are cast in the state of Iowa in February. (more...)
Early Flu Season Leads to Deaths of Texas Children Early Flu Season Leads to Deaths of Texas Children
- December 19, 2019

Most of the testing being done in the Tri-Cities area does not show the type of flu a person has. Three of the people who died with lab-confirmed cases of the flu were reported in the Edmonton zone, while the Calgary, South and North zones each reported one. (more...)
Flu season starts early Flu season starts early
- December 19, 2019

The predominant strain now circulating is an influenza B virus, which is particularly risky for young children. The increase in flu cases comes after New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Since public school immunization programs won't start until the first weeks of January, the doctors encourage that parents let their kids get vaccines before the holiday season, especially the kids who missed their vaccine this year. (more...)
USA appeals court sidesteps major Obamacare ruling USA appeals court sidesteps major Obamacare ruling
- December 19, 2019

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that an essential feature of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), better known as "Obamacare", violates the US Constitution. The current legal challenge was brought by 18 Republican-led states and backed by Trump's administration, which declined to defend the law in court. (more...)
Obamacare enrollment period extended until December 18 Obamacare enrollment period extended until December 18
- December 18, 2019

The announcement, which was made Monday morning, comes after some individuals using the federal call center on the final day of open enrollment were asked to leave their names instead of being allowed to enroll. This extension is due to the volume of people still waiting for assistance on the night of the original deadline. The extension follows weeks of weak enrollment reports for 2020 Obamacare plans. (more...)

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