Health Care

Governor: Opioid crisis a statewide disaster emergency

Governor: Opioid crisis a statewide disaster emergency Wolf says the declaration will increase the state's response to the epidemic and allow agencies to work more closely together. "For example, the Pennsylvania State Police and potentially the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, all state agencies that may have some role and capability to address this", said Rick Flinn, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. [Full Article...]

Carillion Puts Administrators On Standby Should Talks Fail

Carillion Puts Administrators On Standby Should Talks Fail The debt-ridden builder has come up with a plan that would allow it to borrow new funding from existing lenders if the government agrees to guarantee payments at certain stages of public-sector contracts, with emergency talks with officials scheduled for Sunday, Sky said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia to allow unaccompanied women tourists

Saudi Arabia to allow unaccompanied women tourists The only place women are now allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia is around go-kart racing tracks. "I am very excited". Grine says the corruption crackdown will ease foreign investors' concerns about doing business in Saudi Arabia. The agreement will see the company form a joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. On Friday evening, women will be able to attend a match of the... [Full Article...]

Trump to let states force work for health care

Trump to let states force work for health care The move was quickly criticized by Democrats. Medicaid enrollees will probably have to go through a new process of demonstrating that they are meeting the work or "community engagement" standards. Any work requirements would only apply to "able-bodied" adults with exemptions for children , the elderly and people with disabilities. The new policy would be attempting to solve a problem that d... [Full Article...]

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The area's best source for news, weather and sports! Flu season is raging across the country, and clinics are filling up with people suffering from fevers, chills, and other symptoms. Health Minister John Haggie says a potentially less-than-perfect flu vaccine doesn't mean people should skip their flu vaccine this year. [Full Article...]

Red Cross facing blood shortage due to extreme weather

Red Cross facing blood shortage due to extreme weather Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood donations to go uncollected. So, if you meet the requirements, please donate! "It's the blood on the shelves that helps save lives in an emergency, and that's why we're asking eligible individuals to make an appointment to give blood or ... [Full Article...]

NHS crisis in Cumbria: Wards full, beds blocked and ambulance handovers delayed

NHS crisis in Cumbria: Wards full, beds blocked and ambulance handovers delayed Pharmacists can offer over-the-counter medicines for a range of winter illnesses, and NHS 111 can provide medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are simply not coping, we were at full capacity before the sorts of pressures that we should be able to manage - like a rise in flu - is pushing us over the edge. [Full Article...]

Sayings By 16th President Of Latter-Day Saints Church

Sayings By 16th President Of Latter-Day Saints Church Monson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , died Tuesday at the age of 90. The youngest person ever to be given such a high rank, Monson served for more than 50 years among the elite of LDS church officials, making him a well-known face and personality to numerous generations of practicing Mormons. [Full Article...]

Weather warning details heavy snow and ice threat

Weather warning details heavy snow and ice threat A MET Office weather warning for fog is still in place this morning with thick fog still expected in many parts of the county. It will be cold tonight, with dense fog and some frost for a time especially in midland, northern and eastern areas with overnight lows of -1° to +3°. [Full Article...]

BRCA mutations don't hurt breast cancer survival

BRCA mutations don't hurt breast cancer survival Previous studies or meta-analyses comparing outcomes in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and those with sporadic breast cancer have reported inconsistent effects of these mutations on patient outcomes. "The study found that there was no difference in overall survival two, five or ten years after diagnosis for women with and without a BRCA mutation", a press statement said. [Full Article...]

Sam Bradford expected to suit up for Minnesota Vikings playoff game

Sam Bradford expected to suit up for Minnesota Vikings playoff game As previously mentioned, the public still loves the Saints to cover as an underdog. If the Vikings can play straight up with no turnovers from the offense, they will win this game. He's been that good. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - When Minnesota's offense huddled for the first time that mid-September afternoon in Pittsburgh, Case Keenum's energy and confidence quickly filled the circle. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile A provincial health official says an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has struck a market in northern Yemen , killing 11 people, including an 11-year-old boy. The Shiite Huthi rebels control the main port of Hodeida among a string of Red Sea ports on Yemen's western coast that are vital entry points for food imports and aid. [Full Article...]

Murkowski calls Trump's comment on Haiti, El Salvador, African countries 'offensive'

Murkowski calls Trump's comment on Haiti, El Salvador, African countries 'offensive' While not supporting it outright, Murphy and Blumenthal had positive things to say about the Durbin-Graham compromise. Mr Trump's reported comments have also forced his own diplomats to go on the defensive. As you can see near the end of the video, one of the attendees who stood by Trump as he signed the proclamation, answered her. They don't blink. They stand tall and they have dignity. [Full Article...]

California Lawmakers Prepared To Struggle In opposition to Federal Offshore Drilling Plan

California Lawmakers Prepared To Struggle In opposition to Federal Offshore Drilling Plan On Tuesday , Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bowed to pressure from the Republican Governor and said drilling would be "off the table" in waters in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. After the news broke about Republican-governed Florida, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., asked whether there are different rules for blue states like California. [Full Article...]

Vermont Is Really Close To Legalizing Marijuana

Vermont Is Really Close To Legalizing Marijuana Scott has said he would sign the bill, following his veto last session of a measure that also would have legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana and permitted the cultivation of a few plants. The Trump administration, led by Sessions, has made a number of moves against recreational marijuana in recent months. Simon also believes there weren't really any concessions from last year'... [Full Article...]

Pastor Gets Standing Ovation For Confessing To 'Sexual Incident' With Teenager

Pastor Gets Standing Ovation For Confessing To 'Sexual Incident' With Teenager Woodson, who was 17 years old at the time , claimed Savage pulled her aside and began molesting her, then begged her not to tell anyone. Speaking about Woodson while reading a statement from his mobile phone, the pastor said: " Until now, I did not know there was unfinished business with Jules ". [Full Article...]

Iowa flu cases shooting up faster than other states

Iowa flu cases shooting up faster than other states From Dec. 31 to January 6, the Arizona Department of Health Services received 2,455 reports of flu. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists and family practioners are keeping busy this year, as more and more influenza cases pop up across Plano. [Full Article...]

Bill Clinton Joins Calls for Release of Reuters Journalists in Myanmar

Bill Clinton Joins Calls for Release of Reuters Journalists in Myanmar The journalists' lawyer, Than Zaw Aung, said the prosecutor formally indicted the pair and they now face up to 14 years in prison if convicted. The Official Secrets Act dates back to 1923, when Myanmar, then known as Burma, was a province of British India. [Full Article...]

E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected

E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected However, the type of E. coli making people ill resembles that linked to a similar outbreak in Canada, where the Public Health Agency identified romaine lettuce as the source. This is about the same timing of an outbreak of E. coli in Canada, which health officials declared over on Wednesday. If you've somehow missed the huge warnings so far , we beg of you: Do not eat romaine lettuce. [Full Article...]

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC directs re-probe into 186 cases

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC directs re-probe into 186 cases Dhingra has earlier headed a one-man inquiry commission appointed by Haryana government to probe land deals involving Robert Vadra, son-in-law of former Congress president Sonia Gandhi. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud had on Wednesday said it would name the panel on Thursday. [Full Article...]


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