Health Care

Red Cross Faces Blood Shortage

Red Cross Faces Blood Shortage The Red Cross tries to prioritize locally, but can distribute blood to hospitals all over the country. "Any one pint can save up to three lives, since we can separate red blood cells from the platelets and the plasma, but there are times when people need many, many units just to have hope of survival". [Full Article...]

Politics and Puerto Rico

Politics and Puerto Rico The FDA Commissioner recently sent out an update to the problem. But intermittent power outages are still slowing Baxter's efforts to get back to full production. Puerto Ricans are United States citizens, uncontrolled by immigration law and permitted to move wherever they want within the country. Several noted a cascade effect, with new shortages created as hospitals all try the same workaro... [Full Article...]

Furious Chicago Professors Demand Obama Move His Presidential Center Elsewhere

Furious Chicago Professors Demand Obama Move His Presidential Center Elsewhere The Obamas hope that the center will be a new landmark and an economic engine for Chicago , drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors, creating thousands of new jobs on the city's south side where they lived and worked for years. That decision also made the Center ineligible for millions in federal aid, and while the $500 million project will be covered by the private donations, local taxpayers w... [Full Article...]

What is happening at your hospital — NHS winter crisis

What is happening at your hospital — NHS winter crisis The hospital claimed the figures are "incomplete" and that 81pc of patients were seen within four hours across all relevant emergency areas. Esme Thomas, aged 87, was taken to the hospital on New Year's Day with breathing problems, but was not given a bed until the next day. [Full Article...]

Minn. facing potentially severe flu season as hospitalizations climb

Minn. facing potentially severe flu season as hospitalizations climb Parkland Hospital in Dallas has seen nearly 1,000 people coming to their emergency department seeking treatment. Testing by the Texas Department of Health has revealed that the most prevalent strain of flu being transmitted is an Influenza Type A (H3N2), which a related strain is contained in this year's flu vaccine formulation. [Full Article...]

Detained Reuters Journalists Appear in Myanmar Court

Detained Reuters Journalists Appear in Myanmar Court Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on December 12 for allegedly "illegally obtaining and possessing...important and secret government documents", Myanmar's Ministry of Information quoted police as saying. The two are due to appear in court on Wednesday. "We believe time is of the essence and we continue to call for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's prompt release". [Full Article...]

Reuters chief expresses dismay at decision to prosecute two Reuters reporters

Reuters chief expresses dismay at decision to prosecute two Reuters reporters Human right groups around the world have accused the Myanmar government of carrying out a genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority for years. "These charges are a travesty of justice and should be dropped", said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch. [Full Article...]

Flu death of 21-year-old man shocks family

Flu death of 21-year-old man shocks family He came down with the flu a couple days before Christmas, his mother, Beverly Baughman, told WPXI earlier this week. Baughman's fiancée told WPXI he was coughing and complaining of mild chest pain. He developed complications as his flu caused a septic shock , which in turn, led to organ failure. "It doesn't seem real". The flu is now widespread in 46 states in the USA, affecting more than 8... [Full Article...]

Coli Outbreak From Salad Grows As CDC Reports 24 People Infected

Coli Outbreak From Salad Grows As CDC Reports 24 People Infected Canada pointed to romaine lettuce as the source of its outbreak. "Even though we can't say with 100 percent certainty that romaine lettuce is the cause of the E. "To avoid any confusion and in an abundance of caution, we have temporarily removed romaine lettuce from our restaurants in the USA and Canada", said Heidi Schauer, Wendy's spokeswoman. [Full Article...]

Wolf turns to disaster emergency to deal with opioid crisis

Wolf turns to disaster emergency to deal with opioid crisis U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's office put out a statement stressing efforts taken by Congress and the president to tackle the problem. The proliferation of illicit fentanyl , a synthetic opioid designed for use in medical settings that can cause an overdose in minuscule amounts, has been a principal cause in large jumps in overdoses and deaths. [Full Article...]

Winter weather causes blood shortages in the East

Winter weather causes blood shortages in the East The situation arises when the American Red Cross had cancelled 150 blood drives in the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services region due to extreme cold weather. The next Red Cross blood drive in Monroe will be February 2 from 7:45 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.at Masuk High School. In 2016, there were 67,692 Bonfils blood donors, which added up to 142,214 blood donations made in Colorado that year... [Full Article...]

Sleeping for longer may lead to better food choices

Sleeping for longer may lead to better food choices The study participants followed the sleep consultation, aiming to extend their time in bed by 1.5 hours per day. Senior study author Wendy Hall, a senior lecturer in the Department of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences at King's College London stated that the fact that extending sleep led to a reduction in intake of added sugars, that means the sugars that are added to foods by manufactur... [Full Article...]

The Flu Nearly Reached Epidemic Levels This Season

The Flu Nearly Reached Epidemic Levels This Season The Montgomery County Coroner's Office said Wednesday that Jonah Rieben, of Clayton, died January 6 at a hospital. Up until December 30, 2017, there were 11,275 laboratory-confirmed cases across the country, 74 per cent of which are attributed to influenza A. [Full Article...]

Weak and wobbly PM unable to reshuffle her own cabinet

Weak and wobbly PM unable to reshuffle her own cabinet Labour frontbenchers shouted "apologise" at Mrs May, who said she had already made clear her apology during PMQs. She added: "We will make sure those operations are reinstated as soon as possible". Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth said of the PM: "She hasn't got a plan to get those people off the trolleys and corridors". "Isn't that an admission that, under his captaincy, the ship is indeed ... [Full Article...]

Katy Perry 'walking a tightrope'

Katy Perry 'walking a tightrope' Executive producer Trish Kinane said "we weren't looking for another Simon Cowell , another Randy (Jackson)", but says Perry has been blunt, if not mean, in her assessments. "And he was 15 years ago, and he's doing a slightly different version of Simon Cowell on ['America's Got Talent"] at the moment, but we weren't looking, "Hey, let's get a Simon Cowell'". [Full Article...]

Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers

Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers But, he added, "I think even if you assume there is a recall issue and other things, you are talking about more than a 50% [conversion rate from trying a cigarette to daily smoking]". Deborah Arnott, chief executive of the charity Action on Smoking and Health, said that this means there should be tighter government regulations on tobacco sales. [Full Article...]

INEC Releases Timetable For 2019 General Elections

INEC Releases Timetable For 2019 General Elections Again, the Commission fixed Saturday February 16, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly elections, while Saturday March 2, 2019 for Governorship, State Assembly and FCT Area Council elections. The INEC official said that a total of 7,670 ad-hoc workers would conduct the election in 1,548 polling units. "The commission is determined to build on this legacy by ensuring that our elections kee... [Full Article...]

Millie Bobby Brown all set to play Elona Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown all set to play Elona Holmes Enola is a much-younger sibling to her elder brothers, and chafes against her upper-crust English surroundings. Springer's series began with The Case of the Missing Marquess in 2006. She will also be seen in Michael Dougherty's Godzilla sequel over at Legendary , who are also behind the Enola Holmes project. Given her young age, I can't help but wonder how someone that young produces, but... [Full Article...]

100% FDI in retail will harm retailers, shopkeepers: CPI-M

100% FDI in retail will harm retailers, shopkeepers: CPI-M In turn, it will lead to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, income and employment, the government said in a statement. "Now being in the government, it has hypocritically reversed its position". "100 per cent FDI in single-brand retail through the automatic route will facilitate easy entry of MNCs in the retail trade and also violate the poll promise of the BJP". [Full Article...]

PLO says no negotiation with Israel unless United States annuls Jerusalem decision

PLO says no negotiation with Israel unless United States annuls Jerusalem decision Netanyahu said on Sunday that UNRWA's existence "perpetuates the problem of the Palestinian refugees", claiming that the Palestinian right of return aims at eliminating Israel . The United States, which provides hundreds of millions of dollars a year for the Palestinians, could inflict great pain on the Palestinians by cutting off aid. [Full Article...]


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