Health Care

Germ-frosted cake? Researchers say blowing out birthday candles boosts bacteria

Germ-frosted cake? Researchers say blowing out birthday candles boosts bacteria Each session also included a control sample in which candles were not blown out. They then stuck candles in the "cakes", lit them, and blew on some of the cakes but not others. Bacteria counts increased 14 times more than icing that hadn't been blown on, on average. "Some people blow on the cake and they don't transfer any bacteria". [Full Article...]

Scientists Successfully Remove Disease From Human Embryos

Scientists Successfully Remove Disease From Human Embryos If developed further, similar procedures could be used to potentially cure thousands of other inherited conditions and diseases. CRISPR is a revolutionary gene-editing technique which allows scientists to insert, remove and correct DNA within a cell with pinpoint precision. [Full Article...]

White House mum on transgender troop ban

White House mum on transgender troop ban Retired generals and admirals have slammed the president's decision to stop all transgender people from serving in any capacity . TIME reports that the letter was sent to the Palm Center . "The financial cost of providing health care to transgender troops would be, at most, $8.4 million per year ". "President Trump's and Vice President Pence's attack on bravely serving transgender troops is u... [Full Article...]

Passengers were 'just losing their minds' after 6 hours stuck on tarmac

Passengers were 'just losing their minds' after 6 hours stuck on tarmac Air Transat flight 157 from Brussels was scheduled to arrive in Montreal at 3:15 p.m. ET Monday, but was diverted to Ottawa due to thunderstorms , according to CBC News. The cause of the holdup remains unclear, as the airline and the airport have issued conflicting statements about the event. Krista Kealey, spokesperson for Ottawa International Airport Authority said: "We had a gate available... [Full Article...]

Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns

Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns There's a massive recall for all liquid-and-glitter-filled cases designed for some iPhones. One person reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn, and another had swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, and upper body and hands. They contain liquid and glitter that is floating in the plastic case. MixBin Electronics can be reached toll-free at 855-215-4935 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. [Full Article...]

No request for assistance from 1MDB over payment to IPIC: Johari

No request for assistance from 1MDB over payment to IPIC: Johari The payment was to be the first of two tranches of US$1.2 billion (S$1.6 billion) owed by the Malaysian state investor to IPIC. Kuala Terengganu MP Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad said 1MDB's claim that it had transferred money into an account owned by a company with a similar name to was an embarassment to Malaysia. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams: Women's Pay Gap Hits Blacks Hardest

Serena Williams: Women's Pay Gap Hits Blacks Hardest The disparity means the average woman of color has to work eight months longer to earn the same amount their male counterpart does in a year. Williams, who is now expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian , also shared a post promoting her upcoming interview with Fortune Magazine , in which she elaborates on her efforts to combat the wage gap. [Full Article...]

Usain Bolt confident of victory ahead of final race in glittering career

Usain Bolt confident of victory ahead of final race in glittering career In the simple matter of who will take his place at the top of the 100m podium either at or after London , Canada's rising star Andre de Grasse appears to be just ahead of the pack as the leading candidate. "In the world of slightly processed sporting characters, it's nice to have somebody that fills a room and fills a stadium". Bolt explained that after discussions with Lord Coe he has decided ... [Full Article...]

Lumber Liquidators (LL) Stock: Skyrocketing On Strong Earnings

Lumber Liquidators (LL) Stock: Skyrocketing On Strong Earnings For the quarter ending Dec-17, 9 analysts have a mean sales target of 260.92 million whilst for the year ending Dec-17, 10 analysts have a mean target of 1,026.00 million. If you are reading this piece on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright laws. More notable recent Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) news were... [Full Article...]

First sexually transmitted case of Zika in Florida reported for 2017

First sexually transmitted case of Zika in Florida reported for 2017 Mosquito control is responding to the neighborhood. Both then tested positive for the virus. The person's partner, who had not traveled, also tested positive. The Zika virus can cause mild symptoms in those it infects, but it's especially unsafe to unborn fetuses by causing microcephaly, a birth defect in babies associated with neurological disorders and an underdeveloped head. [Full Article...]

Funeral arrangements set for Southport lieutenant killed in the line of duty

Funeral arrangements set for Southport lieutenant killed in the line of duty The 28-year-old Brown has been arrested on a preliminary murder charge. Both Brown and an unidentified person were hospitalized with crash related injuries, only one of the individuals was admitted with a gunshot wound. FOX reports that Southport Police Department Lt. Aaron Allan walked his son to the first day of Kindergarten, while his wife stood behind him and snapped a photo of the dad a... [Full Article...]

Portrush Support Group celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Portrush Support Group celebrate World Breastfeeding Week The article states that United Kingdom's breastfeeding rates are one of the world's lowest. So, in an effort to reverse that trend, is educating Irish schoolchildren regarding breastfeeding the answer? Adewole said not only breastfeeding lowered the risk of cancers, it also helped in developing the child and becoming healthy. [Full Article...]

Olympic victory for Los Angeles in 2028 as Paris wins 2024

Olympic victory for Los Angeles in 2028 as Paris wins 2024 This will be the third time that Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics; the city previously played host to the Games in 1932 and 1984. Mayor Eric Garcetti will hold a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the agreement later Monday. [Full Article...]

Poor sleep may lead to weight gain

Poor sleep may lead to weight gain The researchers also analysed the participants' overall metabolic health , taking into account things such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol , blood sugar and thyroid function . This study highlights all the dangers of getting poor sleep , especially those we usually overlook. And shorter sleepers were heavier too. "A few (not all) previous experiments have found that if you reduce how lo... [Full Article...]

Bakersfield sees another decrease in gas prices

Bakersfield sees another decrease in gas prices The national average has risen 3.5 cents per gallon to $2.31 a gallon. AAA says the lowest average price was about $2.39 per gallon in the Marquette area. Pensacola has the cheapest gas in Florida at $2.24 per gallon followed by Tallahassee at $2.25 and the Fort Myers-Cape Coral market at $2.27. Alaska- $2.79/g, down 5.2 cents per gallon from last week's $2.84/g. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers split: Is Scaramucci's departure sign of new order or more chaos?

ABC News reported that Scaramucci submitted his resignation to Kelly and requested to be made chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Because it's what's supposed to happen in a White House: Senior officials, speaking with gravamen and serious intent, informed the country and the world of an action being taken by the most powerful country on earth to protest an immor... [Full Article...]

Brexit squabbles? What PM May's ministers say on immigration

Brexit squabbles? What PM May's ministers say on immigration UK Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC that the government is "very clear" that "free movement of labor ends when we leave the European Union in the spring of 2019". 'In this case, we could be forced to change our economic model and we will have to change our model to regain competitiveness '. The bill for duplication of services as they build up new European entities in areas su... [Full Article...]

Sessions and Trump talk need to fight transnational gang

Sessions and Trump talk need to fight transnational gang But, as bad as the decision to fire Comey was, and as lamentable as Trump's attempted defenestration of Sessions is, the President may be heading toward even more dramatic departures from American norms in the near future. Sessions did the right thing; according to prosecutorial ethics, he can not supervise a review of a campaign in which he played a prominent role. [Full Article...]

US Proposed Cuts in Cigarette Nicotine Levels

US Proposed Cuts in Cigarette Nicotine Levels It is delaying for several years a major regulation that affects cigars and e-cigarettes, including flavoured vaping products that studies have shown are especially enticing to the American youth. But what causes maximum damage is the presence of nicotine , as it is the one responsible for causing addiction. Each cigarette can contain between 8 mg and 20 mg of nicotine , which is as addictive ... [Full Article...]

Rick Scott declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Emily approaches

Rick Scott declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Emily approaches At 11 a.m. EDT Monday, Emily was centered about 35 miles (55 kilometers) southwest of Tampa and moving east at 9 mph (15 kph). A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for West and Central Florida, from Anclote River to Bonita Beach. "Some drier air aloft settling into central Florida could lead to isolated strong storms with frequent lightning strikes and gusty winds to around 50 miles per ho... [Full Article...]


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