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(NZH.com) – Processed, sugary and fried foods all contribute to childhood obesity – study

November 7, 2015 wpanews 0

  Around the world, child obesity rates are rising. In the Americas, 31 per cent of children are overweight or obese. In Europe, that number is closer to 40 per cent. Even in regions where obesity is less of an epidemic, it’s becoming increasingly problematic. And the trend, no doubt, has a lot to do with whatever it is that overweight kids and teenagers are eating. Is it sugary drinks […] READ MORE

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(KDKA) – Mold Suspected In Third UPMC Patient Death

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — UPMC announced Friday night that a third transplant patient has died and mold is suspected to have contributed to the patient’s death. The latest patient died Thursday night at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, which is next door to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland. That’s where two heart transplant patients with mold infections had previously died. Dr. Steven Shapiro, UPMC’s chief medical officer, said the Montefiore patient’s death “was […] READ MORE

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(MSNBC) – House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, shutdown looms

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

By Irin Carmon The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed on Friday the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, 248-177. The bill strips the women’s health provider of its funding for contraception, pap smears, and testing for sexually-transmitted infections, unless it stops performing abortions. President Barack Obama has vowed to veto the bill, setting the stage for a possible government shutdown. Some congressional Republicans have vowed not to vote for any budget that includes funding for […] READ MORE

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(CBS Pittsburgh) – Children’s Hospital Receives Bomb Threat

September 19, 2015 wpanews 0

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police were investigating after a bomb threat was made to Children’s Hospital Friday afternoon. However, the hospital was never evacuated and officials say the threat was “unsubstantiated.” “This afternoon, we received an unsubstantiated bomb threat. We immediately contacted Pittsburgh Police and are following our protocols as we work with them to investigate this threat,” said a statement from the hospital. Multiple police agencies were called to the […] READ MORE

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(ny times) – 17,000 Migrants Stranded in Croatia by Border Crackdown

September 19, 2015 wpanews 0

LONDON — As key nations tighten their borders, thousands of migrants and asylum seekers hoping to enter Western Europe are now bottled up in the Balkans, placing precarious new burdens on a region of lingering sectarian divisions that is exceptionally ill prepared to handle the crisis that has been shunted to it. More than 17,000 migrants have entered Croatia since Wednesday, and were essentially trapped there, having been blocked fromHungary, […] READ MORE

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(abc news) – CDC Predicts Flu Vaccine Will Be More Effective Than Last Year

September 19, 2015 wpanews 0

Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo After an intense flu season last year, health officials said they are hopeful that this year’s flu vaccine will be far more effective at curbing outbreaks. This year’s vaccine will target the same strain of the virus, the H3N2 strain, that mutated last year, leaving the vaccine less effective, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases announced […] READ MORE

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(USA Today) – Study: Fossil fuel burn-off will submerge U.S. cities

September 13, 2015 wpanews 0

If the currently attainable coal, natural gas and oil deposits are burned, the entire ice sheet covering Antarctica will melt into warming oceans, authors of the Sciences Advances study claimed. The new projections say the first 100 feet of sea level rise would happen over the next 1,000 years, more than an inch a year, said Ken Caldeira, one of the study’s authors and a professor at the Carnegie Institution […] READ MORE

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(daily caller) – Special Needs Student Dies After Being Left On School Bus

September 12, 2015 wpanews 0

Chuck Ross Reporting A special needs student died Friday afternoon in Whittier, Cal. after he was left behind on a hot school bus. According to the Whittier Daily News, the 19-year-old student was found in a state of “full arrest” on the bus at around 4:30 p.m. local time. That was more than 30 minutes after the bus finished making its rounds and had been parked in the Whittier Union High School […] READ MORE

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(CBC) – Receptionist with no medical training glues boy’s eye shut during procedure

September 8, 2015 wpanews 0

Private medical clinic says doctor was performing ‘crucial medical task’ of holding boy By Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News ​The mother of a three-year-old Quebec boy is going public after a receptionist with no medical training at a private clinic accidentally glued her son’s eye shut while trying to seal a small cut on his eyelid. CBC News Investigates “I thought I was going to faint. I got emotional, I got […] READ MORE

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(LA Times) – Obama adds another worker benefit: paid sick leave

September 7, 2015 wpanews 0

President Obama, seen returning to the White House after his trip to Alaska, plans to travel to Boston on Monday for a Labor Day event with union officials. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) By LISA MASCAROcontact the reporter Compensation and Benefits Barack Obama U.S. Congress Jobs and Workplace White House Republican Party U.S. House of Representatives President Obama plans to use Labor Day to announce a new step toward increased […] READ MORE

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(USA Today) – Shark bites kayaker off Malibu coast

September 6, 2015 wpanews 0

A kayaker fishing off a beach near Malibu, Calif., was bit Saturday by a shark and needed to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. The kayaker, identified as Dylan Marks, 29, was fishing with a friend Saturday afternoon and dangling his feet in the water when a hammerhead shark bit his right foot about two miles off shore, according to KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Kyle Hudgins, who was fishing with […] READ MORE