Medicine


Living to 90 will be the new norm Living to 90 will be the new norm
- February 23, 2017

While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 - with women in South Korea projected to reach almost 91 - Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts. (more...)
OSDH reports an increase in flu cases; vaccinations encouraged
- February 21, 2017

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network. Although the numbers sound bleak, experts say this is in fact progress. Parents and family members of babies younger than 6 months of age and people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for complications from the flu, including health care workers, should also get the vaccine. (more...)
A big insurer just quit Obamacare. Here's what that means
- February 16, 2017

Trump interpreted the news as evidence of the ACA's failure in a tweet, pledging again to develop a replacement plan that will "save healthcare for ALL Americans". Tavenner said the proposal is commendable as Congress considers other critical actions necessary to help stabilize and improve the individual market for 2018. (more...)
Gorsuch correct to defend independent judiciary
- February 14, 2017

If this is the best the Sun , or other Trump defenders, can do, they'd best go back to denying that Gorsuch is saying what he's saying, while behind the scenes reminding him he is complicating his own confirmation hearings. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing the appeal of his executive order on immigration, including a temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. (more...)
This Major Cheese Recall Is Here to Ruin Your Monday
- February 14, 2017

While no one has gotten sick from the products, they are recalling several items as a precaution. Approximately 1,600 cases are reported in the United States every year, with 260 resulting in death, according to the CDC . The affected Longhorn Colby cheese was used in Sargento's Ultra Thin Slicked Longhorn Colby cheese and in its Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese products. (more...)
Corticosteroid Emflaza Receives FDA Approval As Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment
- February 14, 2017

DMD is the most common type of muscular dystrophy. A recently FDA-approved drug used in steroid treatments, which has been on the global market for years, will be introduced in the United States at the inflated price of $89,000 a year. Prednisone, another steroid, is frequently prescribed for the disease though it does not have official FDA approval. However, the price hike underscores a problem with American pharmaceutical companies exploiting the orphan drug label to reap massive ... (more...)
Sargento Issues Recall Of Cheese Products Over Listeria Concerns
- February 12, 2017

They are also recalling lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04. Sargento has also recalled a few other products packaged alongside the possibly affected cheese. Sargento, a privately-held company, on the other hand, immediately posted a recall of its cheeses on its website as soon as Deutsch Kase Haus notified the company of the problem. (more...)
Orange alligator dubbed 'Trump-a-gator' by SC neighbors Orange alligator dubbed 'Trump-a-gator' by SC neighbors
- February 11, 2017

SC has plenty of alligators, but one has the town talking. "I've seen similar pictures before", he said. But one thing is for certain- it doesn't have an alligator's typical color. In 2011, news of an orange alligator photographed in Venice, Florida, prompted speculation about whether the beast's appearance represented a dramatic dye job or "evolution in action", biologist David Steen wrote in a blog post that year. (more...)
GOP would rather fight than make ACA right
- February 08, 2017

President Trump is optimistic that the "rudiments" of the proposed plan should be in place by end 2017 and is confident that his administration would have something concrete "within the year and the following year". "Very complicated ― Obamacare is a disaster ", Trump said on Fox News . "And I think that before the end of the year I would like to say yes". "The political uncertainty surrounding repeal is growing", Dan Holler, Heritage Action for America spokesman, told the NYT . (more...)
Nicki Minaj throlls her fans with pregnancy photos
- February 07, 2017

In a picture shared with her 73.2 million followers, the 34-year-old showed off a massive bump in a sheer black vest. Most nonbelievers were quick to point out that she has no baby bump on another photo she posted on the same day while others interpreted her post as an attempt to steal attention from Beyonce's twin pregnancy announcement earlier this week. (more...)
Freezing Rain Tuesday Morning With Possible Snow Wednesday Night Freezing Rain Tuesday Morning With Possible Snow Wednesday Night
- February 07, 2017

Projections for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties are included in the map below. At the very least, it's shaping up to be "a shovable snow". Calm wind. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A winter storm advisory has been issued from 3 p.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Wednesday for parts of Southwest Colorado above 7,500 feet in elevation, including the San Juan Mountains. (more...)
TN Governor not likely to administer oath to Sasikala
- February 07, 2017

On whether it would be correct on part of the governor to swear in Sasikala as Chief Minister when cases are pending against her, Chidambaram said the governor has a discretion. Many party members are apprehensive about the roles Sasikala's family members may assume after she becomes the chief minister. India's Supreme Court yesterday said it would be delivering its verdict on the appeal likely next week on the 1996 graft case involving 660.5 million rupees (S$13.9 million) in which both ... (more...)
In 'sanctuary' fight, Abbott cuts off funding to Travis County In 'sanctuary' fight, Abbott cuts off funding to Travis County
- February 03, 2017

This year, though, Gov. Greg Abbott has made enacting the ban a legislative emergency . Hernandez stood by her policy in an interview with reporters Wednesday and said she is following state and federal laws. "That's the message I share with my students", she said. Earle said that money goes directly toward treatment. He also said additional funding is needed for high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, faulting lawmakers for "turning a blind eye" to the issue. (more...)
Forgive us our sins: Catholic bishop punched in face during mass Forgive us our sins: Catholic bishop punched in face during mass
- February 01, 2017

Charles Miller, 42, was caught on camera during a mass honoring baseball legend Roberto Clemente at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of Sacred Heart on Saturday, police said. They say he got some stitches and even spoke to the community at Sunday morning Mass, telling them he believes this was an isolated incident. Cruz is resting and doesn't have any other events scheduled for the day, Goodness said. (more...)
Trump inauguration: an Edinburgh student's experience
- January 27, 2017

Spicer later was challenged on his false claim that Trump was well-received when he visited the Central Intelligence Agency on Saturday, telling reporters he received loud applause. After regaining his composure, the longtime political journalist said, "Look, alternative facts are not facts ". In the future, Spicer might at least do reporters and the public a favor and let them know in advance whether press briefings will be dealing with real facts or alternative ones. (more...)
Full Donald Trump Inauguration Ceremony Full Donald Trump Inauguration Ceremony
- January 25, 2017

Spicer's rebuke followed a larger-than-expected turnout for women's marches protesting Trump across the United States on Saturday, including at the flagship event in Washington , where a crowd of hundreds of thousands clogged the streets and appeared to be larger than those who came for Trump's inauguration. (more...)
Teacher Impregnated by 13-Year-Old Gets 10 Years in Prison
- January 18, 2017

Evidence presented in court Monday showed Vera had explicit photos herself and a 13-year-old student on her phone that showed the two engaging in sexual acts. Vera met the boy's parents at the school's open house in October, after which she told investigators she went to the student's home and was introduced as his girlfriend. (more...)
Could GOP defectors threaten ACA repeal?
- January 12, 2017

The president told Stephanopolous he was "skeptical" that the GOP could come up with a plan better than Obamacare. A Ryan spokeswoman said the committees will take as long as they need but the goal is to get the legislation finished as soon as possible. (more...)
New guidelines issued for allergies New guidelines issued for allergies
- January 08, 2017

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases . The reason for the about-face: Early exposure dramatically lowers high-risk babies' odds of developing the allergy, according to the research. However, parents whose children fall into this group should first check with their doctors before starting their infants on peanut-containing foods. Whether the dietary change really will cut USA peanut allergies depends on how many parents heed the new advice, ... (more...)
Nevada website leaks medical marijuna dispensary applications Nevada website leaks medical marijuna dispensary applications
- December 30, 2016

Nevada's path to legalizing cannabis is off to a rocky start after a glitch in the state's Medical Marijuana Program portal revealed the personal information of almost 12,000 dispensary applicants. Pollock said the agency did "not have any evidence at this time that indicates the data in the Portal has been compromised". Letting the world know you sell marijuana - even exclusively for medical purposes - is something not every medical marijuana employee is comfortable with. (more...)