Medicine

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell nearing contract extension

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell nearing contract extension Goodell made $ 44 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year and $ 34 million the next year. "Deal likely to get done, but still issues to work out". The deal is expected to be five years in length, which would keep Goodell at the league's helm through at least the 2024 season, per Monday's report . [Full Article...]

Obamacare Premiums and Budget Deficits Will Soar If Trump Ends Insurer Subsidies

Obamacare Premiums and Budget Deficits Will Soar If Trump Ends Insurer Subsidies The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that ending the payments next year would cause rates to soar 20% in 2018. This, of course, would increase the out-of-pocket costs borne by consumers and potentially send the healthcare exchanges (i.e., the online marketplace) into the death spiral that all of us keep hearing about. [Full Article...]

Deaths Reported After Balloon Obesity Treatments

Deaths Reported After Balloon Obesity Treatments The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday reported five patient deaths associated with fluid-filled intragastric balloons used to treat obesity . Apollo Endosurgery uses one balloon, while ReShape Medical uses two. The agency recommends that doctors closely monitor patients who are using these devices. [Full Article...]

Godzilla star Haruo Nakajima dies aged 88

Godzilla star Haruo Nakajima dies aged 88 He started as a stuntman, appearing in classic Japanese films like " Seven Samurai ", before a producer noticed him on the set of a World War II movie and liked his energy, according to the clip above. " Godzilla's breath is nuclear radiation". The actor agreed with that assertion, saying in 2014: "I am the original, the real thing, . He showed our audiences that atomic bombs are frightening"... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi visits flood-hit people, distributes relief

Rahul Gandhi visits flood-hit people, distributes relief However, Rahul Gandhi escaped unhurt as he was reportedly sitting in the front seat of the vehicle. Rahul was travelling with SPG commandos some of whom were reportedly injured in the attack as they were sitting in the back. The Congress leader was accompanied by other Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot and party workers. However, the BJP called it an unfortunate incident and denied any... [Full Article...]

Florida Now Has 1st Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case Of 2017

Florida Now Has 1st Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case Of 2017 Officials said the couple tested positive for Zika . The health department has been in touch with mosquito control, and says mosquito reduction activities are taking place. The mosquito-borne Zika virus may not be as big a threat now as it was this time a year ago, but the Ministry of Health in Jamaica is still on guard. [Full Article...]

14 juvenile lifers resentenced in DE cases

14 juvenile lifers resentenced in DE cases Life without parole also remains an option for juveniles who commit murder in DE, but they are entitled to petition for a sentence review after serving 30 years. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is pending. Both were initially sentenced to mandatory life without parole. Bryant has filed a petition challenging his life-without-parole sentence. [Full Article...]

Human embryo edited for first time in US, pushes limits ars_ab.settitle(1138745)

Human embryo edited for first time in US, pushes limits ars_ab.settitle(1138745) None of the embryos were allowed to develop for more than a few days , and researchers claim they never had intention of implanting them into a womb. Some critics say germline experiments could open the floodgates to a fearless new world of " designer babies " engineered with genetic enhancements-a prospect bitterly opposed by a range of religious organizations, civil society groups, and biotech... [Full Article...]

United Nations says world needs to know about Yemen, journalists need access

United Nations says world needs to know about Yemen, journalists need access The attack was part of an ongoing offensive by a Saudi-led coalition. Injuries were also reported, according to UNHCR, with a number of people taken to nearby hospitals. Yemen's internationally recognised government confirmed that around 20 people were killed in the al-Atera village. The attack on Tuesday afternoon hit a group of civilians in the Mawza district of the southwestern province of ... [Full Article...]

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Many Health Issues

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Many Health Issues Observational studies can not prove a cause-and-effect relationship, however. "It should make people think and question whether they really need to be eating these artificial sweeteners". Further research is needed to fully characterize the long-term risks and benefits of artificial sweeteners. Therefore, researchers warn everybody that artificial sweeteners are not what they seem, and they mi... [Full Article...]

Action deferred on USA healthcare bill after McCain surgery

Action deferred on USA healthcare bill after McCain surgery With both in opposition to the legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford only one more "no" vote to get the 50 "yes" votes he needs to pass the bill. At least two Republicans - Sens. McConnell is under increasing pressure to ditch the amendments offered by Senator Ted Cruz that throw out numerous "mandated" coverages that insurance companies are forced to offer with ev... [Full Article...]

Despite JIT charge sheet, voters undeterred in PM's constituency

Despite JIT charge sheet, voters undeterred in PM's constituency This week, the JIT probing the Panama case submitted its report to the Supreme Court, highlighting "glaring disparities" between the Sharif family's known sources of income and their actual wealth. The bench had also ordered the attorney general that the federation may itself decide about constitution of commission to initiate inquiry and proceed against the person in accordance with law. [Full Article...]

Court overturns Sheldon Silver conviction

Court overturns Sheldon Silver conviction But the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan also said prosecutors had "sufficient" evidence to prove the honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering counts on which Silver was convicted in November 2015, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. [Full Article...]

Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather 'can't read' in latest press conference blowout

Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather 'can't read' in latest press conference blowout In front of a gathered crowd of some 16,000 (and an terrible lot of them seemed to be Irish) - and after plenty of bad-mouthing from both the McGregor and Mayweather camps - Crumlin-lad Conor began to criticise his rival's apparent fondness for strippers. [Full Article...]

Trump Meets Chinese President Xi, White House Miscalls Him President of Taiwan

Trump Meets Chinese President Xi, White House Miscalls Him President of Taiwan The official name of Xi's presidency is the People's Republic of China , something which the White House failed to take note. Chinese scholars believe the mistaken identity of addressing Xi as Taiwan's president shows a lack of competence in the White House, the Associated Press reported. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom court hearing begins for terminally ill baby

United Kingdom court hearing begins for terminally ill baby A new hearing is set to begin on Thursday (local time), with parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard given 48 hours to prepare what "new evidence" supporting USA treatment. local time (9 a.m. EDT). "There is not a person alive who would not want to save Charlie", Judge Francis said, according to reports . Charlie's father Chris yelled across the court room at a barrister, demanding: When are ... [Full Article...]

Graft probe of Pakistan PM finds wealth disparity

Graft probe of Pakistan PM finds wealth disparity Sources said there were differences over the issue of jurisdiction; the JIT wanted him to testify him inside the territorial jurisdiction of Pakistan and offered to host him in Pakistan or record his statement at the Pakistani embassy at Doha. [Full Article...]

Smooth Sailing on the First Morning of Penn Station Track Repairs

Smooth Sailing on the First Morning of Penn Station Track Repairs Amtrak's plan for the accelerated work came after two trains derailed at Penn Station in less than two weeks this spring. It also reflects changes to the Crescent service running to and from New Orleans: That service will end in D.C. He says some commuters also could be on vacation. "We have to survive, '" Codey said. "And most importantly, our customers seemed to have done their homework and made... [Full Article...]

Pacers sign-and-trade CJ Miles for Cory Joseph

Pacers sign-and-trade CJ Miles for Cory Joseph The Toronto Raptors are still busy during this offseason, trading point guard Cory Joseph to the Indiana Pacers for veteran forward CJ Miles, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Vertical . Miles was 15th in the National Basketball Association in catch-and-shoot points per game last season despite playing fewer minutes than anyone ahead of him. [Full Article...]

Pepe Joins Turkish Club Besiktas From Real Madrid

Pepe Joins Turkish Club Besiktas From Real Madrid After years in the shadow of Istanbul rivals Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray , Beşiktaş have won the two consecutive Turkish Super Lig titles in last two seasons. Besiktas have confirmed the signing of former Real Madrid defender Pepe. Pepe's time at Madrid will be considered a success, despite a controversial incident in April 2009 where he savagely kicked Getafe player Javi Casquero and was sent... [Full Article...]


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