Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, dead at 54 | CNN

Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, has died, her mother confirms in a statement. She was 54.

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” Priscilla Presley said in the statement, provided to CNN by a representative. “They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Source: Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, dead at 54 | CNN

Why did Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapse on the field Monday? And what do we know now?

Damar Hamlin joined the Bills in 2021.
Damar Hamlin joined the Bills in 2021.GREG M. COOPER/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle during Monday night’s game, causing the NFL to suspend a pivotal matchup against the Bengals that quickly lost significance in the aftermath of a scary scene that unfolded in front of a national television audience.

Here’s what we know:

What happened to Damar Hamlin?

The Bills said Hamlin, 24, suffered cardiac arrest.

“His heartbeat was restored on the field,” the team said in a statement early Tuesday. He was transferred to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for “further testing and treatment.”

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The Bills said Hamlin is sedated and in critical condition.

What kind of play did it happen on?

Hamlin was hurt while tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins on a seemingly routine play that didn’t appear unusually violent.

Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/01/03/sports/what-happened-damar-hamlin/

State liquor store in Greensburg to reopen Monday

The state liquor store in Greensburg will reopen, but not in time for partygoers to buy their favorite libations for a New Year’s Eve bash. The Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at 105 Harrison Ave. will reopen Monday after being closed since August because of potential safety concerns for employees. The Liquor Control Board said those issues have been addressed.

A “temporarily closed” sign remained in the window and door of the business Thursday. Store shelves are stocked.

The LCB is in the process of restaffing the store, said Shawn Kelly, an LCB spokesman in Harrisburg. The employees who worked there were reassigned to other liquor stores, Kelly said.

The building’s owner, John Rause, could not be reached for comment.

After the liquor store was closed, Rause said he had contractors assess moisture issues in the basement. The business uses the basement for storing some stock.

The upper part of the building houses the Slavonic American Home of Greensburg, known as the Ash Club.

Source: State liquor store in Greensburg to reopen Monday

Baby product company recalls 10,500 of its stainless steel sippy cups over lead poisoning risk | CNN Business

A baby product company has recalled around 10,500 sippy cups and bottles over lead poisoning risks.

Green Sprouts, a North Carolina-based company focused on “natural parenting,” has recalled three products: a stainless steel sippy cup, a stainless steal sippy cup with a straw, and a stainless steel straw bottle. The base of the cups and bottles can break off, exposing a solder dot which contains lead, according to the recall notice.

The bottles and cups were sold at Buy Buy Baby and Whole Foods stores and online at Amazon and Bed, Bath and Beyond, according to the notice.

Name of Product:

Green Sprouts Stainless Steel Straw Bottles, Sippy Cups and Sip & Straw Cups

Hazard:

The recalled stainless-steel bottles and cups bottom base can break off, exposing a solder dot that contains lead, posing a lead poisoning hazard to the child.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children, and can cause adverse health effects.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:

November 23, 2022

Units:

About 10,500

Source: Baby product company recalls 10,500 of its stainless steel sippy cups over lead poisoning risk | CNN Business

Dr. Jha: A ‘tripledemic’ could hit the U.S., but ‘we’re not powerless against it’

Dr. Ashish Jha said a “tripledemic” of Covid, flu and RSV cases could unfold this winter. He pointed to tools we can use to fight it, including new vaccines.

Covid has been a prominent winter threat during the last two years and is expected to wreak havoc again this year, especially with the emergence of so-called “Scrabble” variants that appear adept at evading immunity from vaccines and prior infection.

The U.S. is also seeing an early uptick in flu cases, which don’t typically rise until late December. The country’s South Central and Southeastern regions already have positivity rates as high as 10%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases, especially among children, are also rising. Nearly 75% of the country’s estimated 40,000 pediatric beds are currently full, according to the latest Department of Health and Human Services data.

Source: Dr. Jha: A ‘tripledemic’ could hit the U.S., but ‘we’re not powerless against it’

New Infectious Threats Are Coming. The U.S. Probably Won’t Contain Them.

The coronavirus revealed flaws in the nation’s pandemic plans. The spread of monkeypox shows that the problems remain deeply entrenched.

No single agency or administration is to blame, more than a dozen experts said in interviews, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged that it bungled the response to the coronavirus.

Source: New Infectious Threats Are Coming. The U.S. Probably Won’t Contain Them.

Pittsburgh Public Schools updates sex education policy

Instead of an emphasis on “sexual abstinence as the expected norm,” the revised policy “stresses that abstinence from sexual activity is the only completely reliable means of preventing sexually transmitted infections and HIV when transmitted sexually.”

The revised policy also says that sex education provided by the district “is evidence-based, culturally relevant and inclusive of all students regardless of race, gender, disability, etc.”

Source: Pittsburgh Public Schools updates sex education policy

Why It’s Important to Know if You Have Dense Breasts Like Katie Couric

On Wednesday, Katie Couric revealed that she had breast cancer.

In an essay on her website, she wrote about the “heart-stopping, suspended animation feeling” she had upon receiving her diagnosis in June; she also noted that she had dense breasts — a common classification that can increase the risk of developing the disease.

About half of women who are 40 years old or older have dense breast tissue, said Dr. Laura Esserman, director of the Breast Care Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Here’s what to know about what breast density means and how dense breasts can influence cancer risk.

Density isn’t related to breast size or firmness, said Dr. Sarah Friedewald, chief of breast imaging at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. It is a measure of how much fibrous and glandular tissue is in your breasts compared with the amount of fatty tissue, as viewed on a mammogram. These tissues include the glands that create milk, the tubes that ferry milk to the nipples and the fibrous tissue that binds them together.

Every mammogram report includes an assessment of a woman’s breast density, which falls into one of four categories: almost entirely fatty; some areas of scattered density; evenly dense; or extremely dense. Dense breasts is an umbrella term that refers to the latter two categories.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/28/well/live/dense-breasts.html

Voluntary Recall of Certain Colgate Products Sold at Family Dollar Stores Because They Were Stored Outside of Temperature Requirements – US Recall News

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 15, 2022 FDA Publish Date: September 16, 2022 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Product was stored outside of labeled temperature requirements Company Name: Family Dollar Brand

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

Family Dollar is initiating a voluntary retail level product recall of certain products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that were stored and shipped to a limited number of stores in AZ, CA, GA, ID, IN, MT, NM, NV, OR, TX, and UT on or around May 1, 2022 through June 21, 2022 due to product being stored outside of labeled temperature requirements.

To date, Family Dollar is not aware of any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall.

Source: Voluntary Recall of Certain Colgate Products Sold at Family Dollar Stores Because They Were Stored Outside of Temperature Requirements – US Recall News

Pittsburgh eyes homelessness solutions, including tiny houses

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday introduced legislation in an attempt to find immediate solutions to Pittsburgh’s homelessness issues, including a proposal to build tiny houses on city-owned land.

The measure, sponsored by Council President Theresa Kail-Smith and Councilwoman Deb Gross, classified homelessness in the city as a “public health emergency” as homeless individuals are left to contend with extreme weather without adequate shelter.

The measure also directs the Departments of Innovation and Performance and Finance to find 10 parcels of city-owned land with water and sewer connections in place that could be used for tiny home development; 10 parcels of city-owned land with water and sewer connections that can be developed into affordable housing for rent or ownership; 10 parcels of city-owned that could be used as heating or cooling shelters and 10 parcels of land under the Department of Finance’s control that have structures that could be used for affordable housing or temporary shelter.

Source: Pittsburgh eyes homelessness solutions, including tiny houses

32 Drinks Added to Recall of Milk & Plant-Based Milk Products – Thrillist

Almost 100 products have been recalled now.

Lyons Magnus, maker of “nutritional and beverage products,” has made a significant expansion of a recall it issued on July 28. At that time, it recalled 53 different drinks due to the potential for microbial contamination from cronobacter sakazakii.

The expanded recall shared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 10 includes 32 more drinks and more than 300 new code dates of previously recalled drinks from brands like Organic Valley, Premier Protein, Oatly, Intelligentsia, and Stumptown. The products include milk, oat milk, protein shakes, smoothies, chocolate milk, packaged coffees, and other beverages produced by Lyons Magnus.

The new notice says the potential contamination comes from both cronobacter sakazakii and clostridium botulinum. Though, clostridium botulinum has not been found in any of its products at this time.

READ MORE: King’s Hawaiian Announces Recall of Some of its Buns in Connection with Lyons Magnus Recall

The complete list of brands with products in the recall includes Aloha, Cafe Grumpy, Ensure Harvest, Glucerna, Imperial, Intelligentsia, Kate Farms, Lyons Barista Style, Lyons Ready Care, MRE, Oatly, Optimum Nutrition, Organic Valley, PediaSure Harvest, Pirq, Premier Protein, Rejuvenate, Sated, Stumptown, Sweetie Pie Organics, Tone It Up, and Uproot.

The products were distributed nationwide starting in April 2021. Since there are so many brands, varieties, and lots involved, it’s best to look at the table included in the notice on the FDA website.

Source: 32 Drinks Added to Recall of Milk & Plant-Based Milk Products – Thrillist

Passenger fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins found in luggage | CNN Travel

(CNN) — A passenger traveling from Bali, Indonesia to Australia has found themselves paying a hefty price for a McDonald’s breakfast.
The unnamed traveler was handed a fine of 2,664 Australian dollars ($1,874) after two undeclared egg and beef sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant were found in their luggage on arriving at Darwin Airport in the country’s Northern Territory last week.
The incident came about days after Australian authorities brought in tough new biosecurity rules after a Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia spread to Bali, a popular destination for Australian tourists.

Source: Passenger fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins found in luggage | CNN Travel

Parts of 3 North Side neighborhoods under boil water advisory after main break | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Parts of three neighborhoods on Pittsburgh’s North Side were under a boil water advisory Sunday after a water main break Saturday evening.

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, which issued the advisory Saturday night, said portions of the Central Northside, Fineview and Perry South neighborhoods were covered by the warning. About 460 households are within the advisory area, the PWSA said.

An interactive map is available if residents are unsure if they’re affected.

Anyone in those households is advised to boil any tap water that’s being used for consumption, including for cooking, drinking by humans or pets, brushing teeth, washing dishes and making ice cubes. The PWSA recommends boiling any water “vigorously” for at least a minute, then allowing it to cool.

The advisory was made “in an abundance of caution” after part of an 8-inch water main broke along Perrysville Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, the PWSA said. The break was isolated and pressure was restored about an hour later, the authority added.

Two water buffaloes are available for those affected by the advisory. They are located on Perrysville Avenue (near its intersections with Eshelman Street and Federal Street Extension) and at Pittsburgh EMS Medic 4 (213 Lafayette Ave.).

The PWSA says the boil advisory will continue until it can confirm the water is safe by testing it.

Customers with questions can visit the PWSA’s website or call 412-255-2423.

‘Leave It to Beaver’ actor Tony Dow still alive, in hospice care, despite statement announcing death

TMZ reported that Dow’s wife, Lauren, believed her husband was dead and told his manager, which led to the statement being posted to his official Facebook page. The post has since been deleted.

Dow, though, is under hospice care, and his son, Christopher, told Fox News that his father does not have much time left.

“This is a difficult time,” Christopher Dow said. “Yes he is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”

Source: ‘Leave It to Beaver’ actor Tony Dow still alive, in hospice care, despite statement announcing death

Family Dollar issues recall for products stored at wrong temperature | WHEC.com

Family Dollar is recalling more than 430 products. Items like toothpaste, and over-the-counter drugs, were stored at the wrong temperature before being shipped to stores across the country.

See the full list of recalled items here. 

Family Dollar stores that received the recalled products have been notified and told to stop selling them, the company said. People can return any of the recalled products to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased without a receipt. Customers with questions can contact Family Dollar at (844) 636-7687.

Source: Family Dollar issues recall for products stored at wrong temperature | WHEC.com

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