Health Care

Views How to prepare your workforce for flu season

Views How to prepare your workforce for flu season If there is one thing we know about flu season, it's that it's always unpredictable. One of the most convenient options employers have in preventing the flu is on-site clinics. This year, the cell-grown prevention methods are a fairly good match for the common strains of the flu that are circulating. The government is to provide hepatitis A vaccines to infants starting next year, with abo... [Full Article...]

Marijuana use increases among pregnant women in California, study says

Marijuana use increases among pregnant women in California, study says More than 20 percent of pregnant teenagers tested positive, and 19 percent of expectant mothers between 18 and 24 had used marijuana while they were pregnant. Pregnant women are turning more to cannabis for relief of nausea or anxiety, a new study finds. California became the first US state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. [Full Article...]

Indian ODI squad for South Africa series announced

Indian ODI squad for South Africa series announced After the Test series, starting on January 5, India will play six ODIs from February 1 and three Twenty20 Internationals. There was also no place for uncapped paceman Siddharth Kaul and teenage all-rounder Washington Sundar. India's pace department has been bolstered with the inclusion of Mohammed Shami with young Mumbai seamer Shardul Thakur also back in the squad . [Full Article...]

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board Some of the other bills listed for Winter Session are Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2017, Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017, Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes and Protection of Interest of Depositors Interest Bill 2017. [Full Article...]

Jadhav's family to meet him shortly

Jadhav's family to meet him shortly The mother and wife of Jadhav were being provided with a meeting with him in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds", Faisal had said. Earlier, Pakistan released a video of Jadhav in which he thanked the Pak govt for "grand gesture". Police and paramilitary security forces including sharpshooters have been deployed at the MOFA to deal with any untoward security... [Full Article...]

Major Companies to Invest in Workers, Charity After Tax Reform Passage

The Dallas-based carrier will also pay a $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 US -based employees who are union-represented, non-management, and front-line managers. Here is a round up, so far, of companies that are celebrating the tax cuts by enriching their employees. I reached out to a few of Central Indiana's largest public companies to ask how they meant to use their tax-cut savings. [Full Article...]

Key ally of British prime minister resigns amid porn scandal

Key ally of British prime minister resigns amid porn scandal The probe was prompted by Ms Maltby's allegations - denied by My Green - but it was later widened to include claims legal pornography had been found on his computer after a police raid on his Commons office in 2008. Mr Green's departure from the frontbench has left a major hole at the heart of Mrs May's Government with speculation now growing over who she could appoint as her replacement First S... [Full Article...]

Eric Schmidt steps down as Alphabet executive chairman: what next for Google?

Eric Schmidt steps down as Alphabet executive chairman: what next for Google? Schmidt "has played a key role in the development of Google from a small California start-up to the global business it is today", says BBC News . " In recent years, I've been spending a lot of my time on science and technology issues, and philanthropy, and I plan to expand that work ", said Schmidt. [Full Article...]

Pak grants visas to Jadhav's mother, wife

Pak grants visas to Jadhav's mother, wife Reports in the Pakistani media said India's Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh would fly to India to bring Jadhav's mother and wife to Pakistan for the meeting. High-ranking military and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials met on Tuesday afternoon to decide details of the Jadhav family's visit. India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran, where he had business interests aft... [Full Article...]

Democrats push to renew Children's Health Insurance Program

Democrats push to renew Children's Health Insurance Program CHIP helps provide insurance to families to stop them from falling through the cracks, putting coverage within reach for kids and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in medical assistance, yet can't afford commercial insurance. Udow-Phillips says MI could withstand this lapse in funding longer than some other states. There are no rules, federal or state requiring notice, but states do ha... [Full Article...]

Health officials say more needs to be done to protect from flu

Health officials say more needs to be done to protect from flu Last week , a Yukon elementary school was forced to close its doors after 115 students and 10 teachers called in sick. "Even if our vaccine is not a good match to the circulating viruses, there's still research that indicates people who've had a flu shot, if you do still happen to get the flu, the severity of those symptoms are lessened", said Sue Grant, community health services supervisor a... [Full Article...]

Ohio Health Department Raises Flu Activity Level To 'Widespread'

Ohio Health Department Raises Flu Activity Level To 'Widespread' Almost 100 people have been hospitalized for flu and the highest number of cases was in Hartford County. However, not everyone in that range has been able to get the vaccine to date. The authors note that previous studies have shown that patients with egg allergy (including life-threatening allergies) have received a flu shot without experiencing allergic reactions. [Full Article...]

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops Bramhall transplanted the liver following the fiery crash-landing of the plane that was transporting the donor liver to Birmingham. According to AP , Simon Bramhall admitted to the crime Wednesday in a case a prosecutor described as "without legal precedent in criminal law". [Full Article...]

IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?

IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you? The first full week of the holiday shopping season saw a spike in the number people coming down with influenza in the St. Louis area. The county reminds its residents there is no live virus in flu shots and the vaccine can not cause the flu . [Full Article...]

JESSICA JONES Announces Debut Date for Season 2 in New Trailer

JESSICA JONES Announces Debut Date for Season 2 in New Trailer Jessica Jones returns to Netflix on March 8th, 2018. Netflix (unsurprisingly) had quite a hit with Jessica Jones , Marvel's most reluctant superhero who drowns her guilt and PTSD in endless shots of whiskey and casual sex. "If Season 1 was in her head and in her mind, then Season 2 will be more in her heart", she said. This kinda caught me by surprise, because I wasn't expecting such a... [Full Article...]

Expect a Bad Flu Season

Expect a Bad Flu Season Like it or not, flu season is here. The CDC says a study done this year showed that flu vaccination reduced the risk of flu-associated death by half (51 percent) among children with underlying high-risk medical conditions and by almost two-thirds (65 percent) among healthy children. [Full Article...]

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque explained that "active support" means the PNP can "participate" in the campaign and that it will have to "consult" the PDEA on anti-drug operations. Because of the order announced Tuesday, the police can now join anti-drug raids but have to coordinate their actions with the PDEA. She added: "We are hopeful that [the PNP] will follow the lead of the [Philippine ... [Full Article...]

Florida State hires Willie Taggart as coach

Florida State hires Willie Taggart as coach Less than a year after Willie Taggart inspired the Ducks with his tagline "Do Something", Oregon is searching for a new head coach. At Oregon, Taggart's team was averaging 49.6 points per game as it got off to a 4-1 start. It didn't take long for Florida State to replace Jimbo Fisher . The Florida State football program has its new leader. The Ducks play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bow... [Full Article...]

Yemen rebel leader to Saudis: Let's 'turn the page'

Yemen rebel leader to Saudis: Let's 'turn the page' In response, Houthi chief Abdul-Malek al-Houthi made a surprise speech this morning, calling on Saleh and tribal leaders to intervene to stop the internal bloodshed and reunite the internal ranks to face the "aggression", in reference to the Saudi-led military coalition. [Full Article...]

Florida gas prices poised to rise as OPEC considers production cuts

Florida gas prices poised to rise as OPEC considers production cuts The state's current average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about $2.53 per gallon, the Dearborn-based auto club said in a news release early Monday. High refinery maintenance this fall has led to higher gas prices and tightened supply, leaving a typically volatile area even more susceptible to sudden price shocks. [Full Article...]


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