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Weather Forecast: Rain and snow to end the week

Weather Forecast: Rain and snow to end the week Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, with gusty winds the biggest issue. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 35 miles per hour. Luckily, it won't be enough to slow you down much on the busiest travel day of the year; highs will be in the 30s. Today: Rain will persist throughout the day today. [Full Article...]

The Great American Smokeout Nov. 16

The Great American Smokeout Nov. 16 Despite an overall decrease in the number of smokers today, one out of five adults still smokes. They found that compared to an average day, during the " Great American Smokeout " from 2009-2014, people were 61% more likely to tweet about kicking the habit. [Full Article...]

Mutation Found in Amish Said to Make Some Live 10 Years Longer

Mutation Found in Amish Said to Make Some Live 10 Years Longer The girl, who lived in an Indiana Amish community, almost bled to death during what should have been routine scalp surgery. The secluded group allowed some 40 doctors and other medical staff to take samples and run tests including echocardiograms, blood pressure readings, pulse wave velocity, pulmonary function evaluations, and urine samples. [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan faces drugs charge

Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan faces drugs charge McGowan said she had left her bag containing her wallet unattended during the January flight and filed a lost-luggage claim after noticing it was missing while waiting at baggage claim, and also tweeted to United Airlines. She realized after the flight, as she headed to the Women's March, that her wallet was gone and said she does not use cocaine. On Thursday she will be charged with specific char... [Full Article...]

As Delhi chokes, Kejriwal sits on Rs 787 crore green fund

As Delhi chokes, Kejriwal sits on Rs 787 crore green fund Sikri, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, and Justice Ashok Bhushan. The Arvind Kejriwal government said it has spent Rs 93 lakh of the environment cess in 2016, but there was "no mention of any expenditure" in 2017. "The answer is no". Every executive function and power can not be provided in law, he said, adding that the elected chief minister has executive powers. [Full Article...]

CPSC Recalls 7 Brands of Hoverboards Over Fire Risk

CPSC Recalls 7 Brands of Hoverboards Over Fire Risk First the warning: Investigators say a LayZ Board self-balancing scooter started a fire last month that destroyed or damaged four townhomes in Pennsylvania. The CPSC is urging customers to stop using these hoverboards, especially the LayZ Board brand ones. "It is not too late for consumers to receive a refund or replacement battery, depending upon the hoverboard company". [Full Article...]

Blood pressure guidelines address public health issues

Blood pressure guidelines address public health issues This new ceiling for normal blood pressure also means that the category of "prehypertension" is eliminated. The biggest category of people that'll be considered at-risk under these new guidelines will be men and women under the age of 45. [Full Article...]

'Digital Pill' Tells Doctor When Patient Takes It

'Digital Pill' Tells Doctor When Patient Takes It The drug itself, Abilify, manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co. The FDA approved the first generic versions of Abilify two years ago, and Gellad predicts that "the daily generic is going to be much less expensive than this one with the sensor". [Full Article...]


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