Health Care

Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers

Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers The two companies did not receive grower permits in any other regions in the state. Permits were issued to Pure Penn LLC in McKeesport, Allegheny County, and AGRiMED Industries of PA LLC in Carmichaels, Greene County. "The evaluation team was made up of inter-agency experts", Collins said. "Letters of support from lawmakers were not considered" when evaluating the applications, said Collins. [Full Article...]

PGA Tour to start blood testing next season

PGA Tour to start blood testing next season Blood testing has been introduced to boost chances of discovering the presence of certain substances - particularly human growth hormone - in an athlete's system, though urine testing will remain "the predominant method". The International Olympic Committee urged the PGA Tour to adopt fully Wada's code before the sport's return to the Olympics in 2016, where players were subject to blood testi... [Full Article...]

Pentagon chides Russia over 'unsafe' intercept of US spy plane

Hernandez says the incident was on Monday when the U.S. RC-135 was on a routine mission in global airspace. "We were flying in worldwide airspace and did nothing to provoke this behavior", said Capt. According to the Russian news agency Interfax the Russian Defense Ministry accused the RC-135 of performing provocative maneuvers toward the Russian fighter. [Full Article...]

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Visits Cuba To Build Agricultural Relationship

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Visits Cuba To Build Agricultural Relationship She maintains Cubans do not have true liberty despite the recent reforms. Trump's new policy, embodied in a Presidential Memorandum , partially closes two holes that Obama punched in the embargo. Among the reasons for his decision, Trump had stated that the Obama administration's policy only allowed the Cuban regime to benefit from increased tourism. [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in New York City

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in New York City Tarrant County officials spotted 2016's first case of West Nile on July 13. TCPH is reminding residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against West Nile Virus . Drain water that collects in pool covers. Not everyone infected with West Nile virus will become ill, but the virus can cause serious complications, including neurological diseases, and can al... [Full Article...]

John Oliver takes on Trump and the coal industry

John Oliver takes on Trump and the coal industry He also calls out what he sees as Trump's disingenuous rhetoric: "Trump needs to stop lying to coal miners", Oliver said. "When coal jobs go away, communities feel it", said Oliver, particularly because coal jobs are high paying jobs. However, Oliver pointed out Trump may actually have no idea what it is that miners do after showing a video of the president pretending to mine coal at a rally. [Full Article...]

London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

Khan called it "a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan". In the hours immediately following the attack, the Metropolitan Police in public statements described it as a "vehicle in collision with pedestrians". [Full Article...]

Verify: Is coconut oil worse for you heart than other oils?

Verify: Is coconut oil worse for you heart than other oils? A chart in the document shows that coconut oil has more saturated fat than lard, canola oil or even butter. The dream that coconut oil is a healthier oil has been shattered and a new study advises against using the oil altogether. In an unpleasant surprise for many health food devotees, research showed that coconut oil increased LDL ("bad") cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials. [Full Article...]

19 children killed, injured every day in USA by firearms

19 children killed, injured every day in USA by firearms For nonfatal firearm injuries, the researchers examined data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database. The highest rates for homicides were concentrated in the South; across the Midwestern states of Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and OH; and in California, Nevada, Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

Severe thunderstorm warning for much of metro Richmond until 6:15 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning for much of metro Richmond until 6:15 pm Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the potential for storms as we head into the overnight hours from Sunday into Monday. Sever weather could start to develop around 1:30 p.m. There's also a chance for "scattered, ping-pong size" hail and even a couple of tornadoes. "Isolated in nature, but we have to throw that out there". [Full Article...]

Driver plows into crowd outside London mosque, injuring 10

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said police are investigating whether the death of the man who was being given first aid was a direct result of the attack, but it was too early to say for sure. Eyewitnesses interviewed by ABC News said people had gathered outside the mosque after prayers when the van drove into them. Finsbury Park Mosque chairman, Mohammed Kozbar de... [Full Article...]

The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson , who was born Monday. Discussing his woes at the long 14th, Casey added: "It was all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did". [Full Article...]

Draymond Green trolls LeBron James at parade: 'You started the superteams, bro'

Draymond Green trolls LeBron James at parade: 'You started the superteams, bro' This was best exemplified by the Rockets joining Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon on the same group. Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James and Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green have been sparring publicly since the Warriors' defeated the Cavaliers in Monday's NBA Finals . [Full Article...]

Coconut oil as 'unhealthy as beef dripping'

Coconut oil as 'unhealthy as beef dripping' The Australian and U.S. heart foundations continue to recommend replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated vegetable oil to prevent heart disease . The traditional Mediterranean diet has benefits for a range of risk factors for heart disease, not just cholesterol levels. The mixture of fats in coconut oil has led many to believe that it still provides a healthier ... [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day celebrations kickstart in parts of the world

International Yoga Day celebrations kickstart in parts of the world This is the third year that the Embassy of India has been celebrating the International Day of Yoga at the school. He asked the youth to remember the freedom fighters who laid their lves fo the freedo struggle and told them to make a trip to the cellular jails, especially the Cellular Jail, also known as ' Kaala Paani' jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. [Full Article...]

Iran Launches Missiles Into Eastern Syria

Iran Launches Missiles Into Eastern Syria Activists in Syria said they had no immediate information on damage or casualties from the strikes, launched from Iran's Kurdistan and Kermanshah provinces. Several Iranian news agencies reported on Sunday evening that Iran has fired several missiles at the bases of militant groups in eastern Syria. The assailants attacked the parliament buildings in the morning. [Full Article...]

Escaped Georgia inmates captured after crash, foot chase

The men are accused of murdering two prison guards while being transferred Tuesday in Georgia and managed to escape on foot. He said one of the men had tattoos on his face. Law enforcement officials said Dubose and Rowe performed a home invasion of an elderly couple in Bedford County around 2 p.m. The FBI is rolling out "a significant media effort" including "a nationwide billboard campaig... [Full Article...]

Four tied for lead in US Open

The 2014 runner-up is just one-shot behind alongside Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes. "I'm definitely disappointed I'm not playing the weekend, but there is a lot I can take out of it". Harris English, who is 4 under after a second-round 69, said the greens on his last few holes "were firming up". Big names staring down an early exit are former US Open winners Jordan Spieth (one-over, 2.20pm te... [Full Article...]

Relay for Life kicks off with balloon release | Web

Relay for Life kicks off with balloon release | Web Zabala noted that while everyone is affected in some way by cancer, she and Rigsby also pointed out competition from many other non-profits and organizations who are also raising funds. Numerous teams participating were formed by Middlebrook students who were members of the Relay Club started by teacher John Priest. New this year are the Kids' Zone, which will include carnival games and prizes, ... [Full Article...]

House GOP on track to undoing post-2008 financial rules

Critics argue that Dodd-Frank cramped lending - despite data to the contrary - and imposed undue costs and restrictions on smaller community banks , which were not involved in the risky behavior that fueled the mortgage crisis. Certain banks may exempt themselves from specified regulatory standards if they maintain a certain ratio of capital to total assets and meet other specified requirements... [Full Article...]


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