Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …


Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… angry.” London GP Andrew Carr said housing was a major contributing factor to mental illness. “With evictions on the rise in my area, I’ve seen people with acute anxiety or severe stress because they’re facing the threat of losing their home.” Related Topics Children More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVPS Theme Pack Accelerator – Monthly VPS is the first of its kind micro payment/ cloud based content locker referral system.The Niche Marketing …


Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

April 18, 2017

The professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling told the BBC: “Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there’s a high concentration of these in London. “Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area”. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …


DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

… partisans accuse the DNC of skewing the presidential nomination process against Sanders and other outsiders. Super-delegates, or party insiders and elected officials free to support a primary candidate regardless of whom their states voters backed, are a particular sticking point. Hundreds of super-delegates endorsed Clinton before Sanders even entered the race. One area of compromise might be the role of caucuses, the in-person meetings that some states use to elect their nominees. The …


Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …


Sharp rise in A&Es turning away ambulances – BBC News

April 8, 2017

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What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

… Ghouta area of the Syrian capital Damascus in August 2013. The attack prompted Obama to ask Congress to authorize military action against Syria. Shortly after, Syria agreed to a Russian proposal to give up control of its chemical weapons, leading Obama to retreat from threats of military action. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Russia: Syrian gas deaths due to ‘terrorists’ But Dan Kaszeta, a chemical weapons specialist and managing director of …


Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… seemingly every top issue facing the administration. Kushner was visiting Iraq at Dunford’s invitation to receive briefings on the military campaign against ISIS, and planned to meet with US and Iraqi officials. Iraq is now the latest portfolio handed to Kushner, whose role as Trump’s senior adviser appears to be growing by the day, and whose influence over his father-in-law now extends into nearly every area of government. Source: Meeting was to ‘engage …


You’ll wait longer for ops, says NHS boss – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… year. This is the largest area of spending after staffing so NHS England’s report sets out ways this rising cost can be curbed. Firstly, a cap has been set on the bill for new drugs. The roll-out of any new treatments that are going to cost the NHS more than 20m a year will now be delayed to give health bosses time to open talks with the industry to drive down the price. Secondly, NHS England has announced it will review “low value” medicines. These include things such as …


Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

… 2015. The journey begins The circular round-the-country route typically takes between 10 to 12 days to complete — and is not recommended for beginners. A “O kilometer” mark can be found at Taipei’s Songshan Station, marking the beginning of the route. It weaves through a mix of dedicated cycleways, uncrowded country roads and segregated lanes on busier roads. Most cyclists tackling Route No. 1 start in the flatter area of western Taiwan to build up stamina for the …


Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… inadequate to the seriousness and urgency of this major public health challenge.” ‘Major challenge’ But responding to the report, public health minister Nicola Blackwood said: “We welcome the committee’s recognition of the progress we have made in this area, delivering the most ambitious plan on childhood obesity in the world. “It is backed by the soft drinks industry levy as well as the most comprehensive reformulation programme of its kind, anywhere.” …


Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …


‘Bed-blocking’ statistics reveal areas worst affected. – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… population size or even by the size of the population aged 65 and over. Instead, it is based on “relative need”. That means areas such as Tower Hamlets getting the equivalent of 751 per adult aged 65 and over, while other areas such as Wokingham would get as little as 12 per person in the same age range. ‘Managers ask how long patient will live’ What will it take to unblock ‘bed blocking’? See how your area compares on this interactive map . For more stories …


Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… “non-tariff barriers” – different rules on packaging, safety and standards. Many others are abolished and the same rules and regulations apply across the area. There are EU-wide regulations covering a whole host of industries and products on everything from food standards and the use of chemicals to working hours and health and safety. For goods, the single market was largely completed in 1992, but the market for services remains a work in progress a quarter of a century …


Two new prisons planned in south Wales and Yorkshire – BBC News

March 22, 2017

… prison with another prison doesn’t deal with the overcrowding crisis,” he added. Media captionA look inside HMP Berwyn, the UK’s new super-prison Last month the UK’s newest prison, HMP Berwyrn in north Wales, opened its doors to more than 2,000 inmates. The 250m jail, which is Britain’s biggest, contains a health and wellbeing centre, an education block, a sports hall and a multi-faith area. Plans are already under way to redevelop two prisons in Leicestershire and …


Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. While the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration deals with a national problem of synthetic fentanyl overdoses, these machines are playing a …


Sperm donated in Florida may contain Zika, CDC says

March 14, 2017

… potential exposure [to the virus] especially if in a local area,” said Dr. Matthew Kuehnert, who is part of the CDC Zika emergency response team and director of the CDC office of blood, organ and other tissue safety. Unlike blood donations, which are routinely screened for the virus in the United States, there is no available test to screen semen for Zika. The existing test is still in the research phase and accuracy is being assessed, which is why men in these counties should not donate …


Lesbians ‘told they did not need cervical screening’ – BBC News

March 13, 2017

… fluids on hands and fingers, or sharing sex toys can all be ways of being exposed to HPV. Jo’s Trust, the cervical cancer charity, says all women, regardless of their sexual orientation, should have regular cervical screening. “As HPV can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact in the genital area, gay women are equally at risk of contracting HPV and experiencing abnormal cervical changes and, thus, should always attend when invited for cervical screening.” In a study of …


Dramatic footage from western Mosul shows families caught in crossfire

March 10, 2017

… One family in the Tayaran neighborhood couldn’t leave. The grandmother is wheelchair bound; her new-born granddaughter equally vulnerable. Federal policemen came to their home to find them huddled in a back room for safety. They wheeled the old woman out into the street while another one carried the baby girl. Iraqi forces have continued their push into Mosul’s old city, an area of narrow streets and narrower allies, which forces are seeking to recapture. Officers believe Islamic …


Maybe It’s Time To Stop Calling The GOP Obamacare Plan A ‘Replacement’

March 5, 2017

… affects the financial assistance available to those people who currently buy coverage on their own. The idea of the Affordable Care Act to make sure all Americans can get a decent policy, so the value of the tax credit varies from person to person, based on both income and insurance prices. Under the current system, if you make less money, or if insurance in your area costs more, then you will get a bigger tax credit. Republican schemes would get rid of those subsidies and offer a more …