Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Dogs are turning to weed to cope with fireworks

The Fourth of July is good fun for fireworks-loving humans. But for Stella, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, it feels like the end of the world.  More…

John Daly and USGA are going to war over a golf cart

John Daly announced Monday he is withdrawing from the US Senior Open — as a result of a deteriorating right knee and what he believes to be a bad ruling. The USGA denied the 52-year-old’s request for a golf cart during the tournament after he filed a request that said it was necessary due to difficulties with his knee.  More…

Woman who said she found razor blade in food made it up

A Louisiana woman who claimed she found a razor blade in her food was later arrested for fabricating the incident, authorities said.  More…

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware. A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started.  More…

Trump doc says president’s men raided his office after he revealed use of hair growth drug

Three men, including President Trump’s former bodyguard and one of his company’s lawyers, showed up at his Manhattan doctor’s office last year and confiscated the president’s medical records. Dr. Harold Bornstein said the “raid” happened two days after he told a reporter that he had prescribed a hair loss drug for the intricately coiffed commander-in-chief.  More…

Woman embalmed alive in deadly hospital mistake

A Russian woman was embalmed alive when doctors unwittingly put her on a formaldehyde-based drip instead of saline during a surgery, according to a report Sunday.  More…

Downtown San Francisco filled with diseased streets, needles, and feces

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.  More…

Scientists now say that pollution is COOLING the environment

Pollution in the atmosphere is having an unexpected consequence, scientists say — it’s helping to cool the climate. That means efforts worldwide to clean up the air may cause an increase in warming, as well as other climate effects, as this pollution disappears.  More…

Teen trying to kill bed bug causes $300K fire

Officials in Ohio say a 13-year-old boy trying to kill a bed bug sparked an apartment building fire that displaced eight people and caused $300,000 in damage in Cincinnati.  More…

‘Low-Fat’ Foods Can Actually Make You Fatter

Consumers may want to consider their livers before grabbing those “healthy” low-fat diet foods off shelves. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that foods low in fat but high in sugar — like the ones marketed for low-fat diets — actually cause the body to produce more fat and result in liver damage, similar to what happens with heavy alcohol use.  More…

Scott Pruitt gets more security than any EPA head ever

The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding security for administrator Scott Pruitt, bringing the number of people guarding him to 30, according to a report on Monday. The agency’s inspector general said Pruitt has gotten more death threats than any of his predecessors.  More…

Indiana ‘Night Nurse’ whose tweet about white women sparked investigation ‘no longer’ with hospital

Taiyesha Baker, a nurse at Indiana University Health, allegedly posted a tweet Friday saying that white women are raising sons who are "rapists," "racists" and "killers." “Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves b___,” the tweet read.  More…

Nurse forcibly arrested for doing her job gets $500K settlement

A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient settled Tuesday with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000.  More…

‘Sopranos’ star Frank Vincent dead at 78

Mob movie actor Frank Vincent has died. The “Sopranos” tough guy suffered a heart attack last week and died during open heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to TMZ. He was 78 years old.  More…

Cop who forcibly arrested nurse fired from medic job

A Utah police officer seen on video roughly arresting a nurse who refused to draw blood from a patient was fired Tuesday. Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne’s termination came after he said on the video that he’d bring transient patients to the hospital and take the “good patients” elsewhere to retaliate against nurse Alex Wubbels.  More…