Health Care

Brexit yet to take a bite out of UK GDP

Brexit yet to take a bite out of UK GDP If this were a correct assumption, then it would suggest that the United Kingdom economy actually performed better in the 6-months after the Brexit vote, than in the two quarters before it. "The deceleration of real GDP in the fourth quarter reflected a downturn in exports, acceleration in imports. and a downturn in federal government spending", Commerce Department said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Ben Roethlisberger Not Sure About Playing In 2017

There's a key phrase in there: every year. Ben Roethlisberger has been known to be a drama king both on and off the field during his 13-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's been a long season and Roethlisberger spent one week on the sideline with a torn meniscus that required surgical fix, and suffered a late-game ankle injury in Wild Card play against the Dolphins. [Full Article...]

Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife'

Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife' Ripple faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. In footage taken from the Bank of Labor , Ripple can be seen walking up to the desk and handing a cashier a note, which read " I have a gun, give me money ". The bank in question is just a block away from the nearby police station, reported Kansas City.com . Ripple was charged in September and was released on bond. [Full Article...]

South African Golfer 'Dies From Gunshot Wound After Taking Wife Hostage'

South African Golfer 'Dies From Gunshot Wound After Taking Wife Hostage' The wife and children had apparently locked themselves in the bathroom. He said Westner was armed with a handgun and allegedly shot himself through the head in front of his wife. He won a number of amateur events before turning professional in 1983. However, he did taste European Tour glory, with his best individual triumph the 1993 Dubai Desert Classic, where he finished two strokes clear of Re... [Full Article...]

Increase of Flu Cases at Greenwich Hospital

Joseph Medical Center said they were seeing more flu patients, but they were able to handle the volume of cases. The good news is, flu vaccines this season show promising results. "It's a pretty vigorous flu season happening here". That's why getting a flu vaccine is really important for this age group. "This year's flu shot is definitely matching the strains that have been identified so far",... [Full Article...]

BP winning bidder for Woolworths' fuel business

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Foreign Investment Review Board need to approve of the deal. Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci said customers could get cheaper petrol and food. The potential partnership would be designed such that it enhances the value for its customers and reward them for their loyalty and support. At the start of December, BP announced tha... [Full Article...]

6 inmates in a Tennessee prison escaped through a broken toilet

6 inmates in a Tennessee prison escaped through a broken toilet Fraizer and five others escaped Christmas Day through a loose toilet that lead to a hole in the wall, according to a Sunday news release from the Cocke County Sheriff's Department. The repairs to the building such as, concrete, sewage and plumbing will not be cheap. "It's a never ending task to keep this facility and this place operational", said Sheriff Armando Fontes. [Full Article...]

Ebola vaccine shows 100 percent protection, study shows

Ames-based NewLink Genetics helped test and refine an Ebola vaccine that was invented by Canadian scientists. Ring vaccination basically involves the immunization of people close to an individual who is confirmed to have contracted the disease . [Full Article...]

Thursday forecast: Mostly sunny, high near 51

Thursday forecast: Mostly sunny, high near 51 New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Saturday Night: A chance of rain, mainly before 7pm. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 40s, with sustained winds as high as 16 miles per hour and wind gusts as high as 23 miles per hour. States farther north have a chance of getting winter precipitation so if y... [Full Article...]

Officials Investigating Cause of Fire That Ripped Through UWS High-Rise, Injuring 17

Officials Investigating Cause of Fire That Ripped Through UWS High-Rise, Injuring 17 The fire rapidly spread to the fourth floor of the Manhattan apartment building. Several of the apartments were occupied by medical residents and doctors affiliated with Mount Sinai St. Santoro said that he and the other people in his apartment were advised to stay where they were. The four-alarm fire was ruled accidental and caused by "careless use of an open flame/candle", the FDNY said in a... [Full Article...]

Swiss regulators hit interest rate cartels with $97M fine

Swiss regulators hit interest rate cartels with $97M fine JP Morgan Chase received the largest penalty, CHF33.9m ($32.9m), for colluding with Royal Bank of Scotland over the Swiss franc Libor benchmark. A representative for Societe Generale said "the matters basically included a solitary worker, who left the bank in September 2009, and neither the Swiss COMCO nor the European Commission found that this present worker's administration knew about his act... [Full Article...]

Back from hospital, Sushma Swaraj works from home

Back from hospital, Sushma Swaraj works from home According to sources at Aiims, Swaraj underwent a almost six-hour-long surgery which was conducted at the cardio-thoracic centre by a team of 50 personnel including transplant surgeons, transplant anaesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and other supporting staff. [Full Article...]

'Faithless' electors buck party line, show preference to Sanders instead of Clinton

'Faithless' electors buck party line, show preference to Sanders instead of Clinton Bright is required by ME state law to cast his vote for Clinton. Instead, he wrote that he planned on casting his vote for Sanders "not out of spite, or malice, or anger, or as an act of civil disobedience", but rather "to represent thousands of Democratic Maine voters - many less than a third my age - who came into Maine politics for the first time this year because of Bernie Sanders". [Full Article...]

Woman gives birth to baby after using ovary frozen pre-puberty

Moaza Al Matroos was only nine-years-old when one of her ovaries was frozen. Al Matrooshi then underwent her bone marrow transplant and recovered, moving back to Dubai, where she now lives with her husband, Ahmed. Matrooshi has more ovarian tissue left and plans to have another baby in the future. Helen Picton, the doctor in charge of the freezing, declared that the woman's case is the first s... [Full Article...]

J&J abandons talks with Actelion as another suitor circles

The latest twist in Actelion's deal negotiations illustrate how its chief executive Jean-Paul Clozel is driving a hard bargain as bidders circle his company, which he founded in 1997 and turned into Europe's largest biotechnology drug marker. [Full Article...]

Brazilian football pays tribute to Chapecoense air crash victims

Chapecoense, the club that lost most of its players in a devastating plane crash, faces a fine for failing to compete in the final round of Brazil's Serie A. The final round of the Brasileirao was postponed from last Sunday after a LaMia airplane carrying most of Chapecoense's players, as well as journalists covering the game and others, crashed near Medellin, killing nearly everyone onboard. [Full Article...]

Pakistan conspiring to divide India on religious lines: Rajnath Singh

Pakistan conspiring to divide India on religious lines: Rajnath Singh Singh, who was addressing a rally during the " Shahidi Diwas " programme in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, said Pakistan needs to mend its ways. "When the entire world is anxious about IS, I can say it as the Home Minister IS has not been able to spread its roots in India and the credit for this goes to the Muslims of the country, the followers of Islam", he said. [Full Article...]

Florida Gov. Scott lifts Zika infection zone in Miami Beach

The elimination of the zone of active transmission removes the warning to pregnant women to avoid travel from the area. Zika testing is recommended for all pregnant women and their partners if they've traveled to Miami-Dade County since August 1. [Full Article...]

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

Public health officials are most concerned about the effect that nicotine inhaled from the devices can have on the developing brains of teenagers, Murthy said. Mirroring regulation of the products announced by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year, the report calls for regulation of "marketing that is likely to attract youth and young adults, to the extent feasible under the law". [Full Article...]

Fox reaches $14.2-bn preliminary deal to buy rest of Sky

Including all debt, the deal values Sky at £25.3 billion. The plan is conditionally backed by Sky's independent directors and would strengthen the position of James Murdoch - who is both chief executive of Fox and chairman of Sky - in his 85-year-old father's media empire. [Full Article...]


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