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Tense exchange between Klobuchar, Kavanaugh over drinking questions

Tense exchange between Klobuchar, Kavanaugh over drinking questions During the hearing, Klobuchar had said she understands alcohol abuse, as her father is an alcoholic, and asked Kavanaugh if he'd ever blacked out while drinking. Ford". "When it happens, you don't just put it under the rug", she said. "Yeah, and I'm curious if you have", Kavanaugh answered. During the interview period, when Kavanaugh was asked about his drinking habits, he said, "I drank beer ... [Full Article...]

Reducing screen time boosts children's brains

Reducing screen time boosts children's brains The researchers examined how meeting recommendations for 9-11 hours of sleep, less than two hours of recreational screen time, and at least an hour of physical activity every day affected children's cognition. "Only 5 percent of our sample met all three guidelines", Walsh said. "They stand to benefit the most because they are not receiving any of the benefits from meeting these guidelines", sa... [Full Article...]

Two more Dougherty County residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Two more Dougherty County residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. At the beginning of September, the municipality of Bourgas at the Black Sea issued a warning after a woman showed symptoms of West Nile fever. Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside. Wear protective clothing such as long sleeved shirts and trousers. Eliminate all sources of standing water on... [Full Article...]

US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations

He angrily denied her allegation, alternating a loud, defiant tone with near tears of his own, particularly when discussing his family. Democrats repeated this demand at a dramatic hearing on Thursday, during which both Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the committee. [Full Article...]

New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges

New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges The vote to recommend whether Kavanaugh should be the nominee, which would send the nomination to the full Senate, was set for 1:30. "Moments ago I walked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Kavanaugh", Harris tweeted after. [Full Article...]

Why Weight Watchers Is Changing Its Name

Why Weight Watchers Is Changing Its Name However, not all are convinced that "WW" is a victor. "Everyone is talking about wellness and to a degree people don't want to use the word "diet" because they think it's a more short-term, punitive kind of issue, and that's not what we are", said Mindy Grossman , WW's president and chief executive. [Full Article...]

American Bar Association seeks delay in nomination of Trump's Supreme Court pick

American Bar Association seeks delay in nomination of Trump's Supreme Court pick Earlier, during four hours of emotionally-charged testimony, Blasey Ford , 51, said she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh was her assailant and it was "absolutely not" a case of mistaken identify. "To blow me up and take me down?" "He had a hard time because he was so drunk, and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes". Durbin later brought up Ford's testimony, durin... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Tweets Victorious After Brett Kavanaugh’s Pugnacious Testimony: "Senate Must Vote!"

Donald Trump Tweets Victorious After Brett Kavanaugh’s Pugnacious Testimony: In the sworn affidavit, Swetnick claimed she met Kavanaugh in "approximately 1980-1981" and attended several house parties for which Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were also present. The GOP special counsel Rachel Mitchell, a Phoenix sex crimes prosecutor, who Republicans had hired to avoid the optics of their all-male line up questioning Ford, left Republicans disappointed. [Full Article...]

Vikings DE Everson Griffen reportedly involved in incident at Minneapolis hotel

Vikings DE Everson Griffen reportedly involved in incident at Minneapolis hotel During the Saturday incident, hotel staff moved to the back of the office while Griffen paced around the lobby and threatened to assault staff members. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network , Griffen has been dealing with a "serious personal health-related issue" as of late. On behalf of all the Vikings faithful we certainly echo Spielman's statement and wish the best for Griffen. [Full Article...]

WHO Extremely Concerned about Ebola Storm in Congo

WHO Extremely Concerned about Ebola Storm in Congo At the time, the WHO's Peter Salama described it as a "dreaded" scenario. At least 18 people, including 14 civilians, have been killed in a rebel attack in Beni in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east. The confusion may make it hard to extinguish the outbreak, he said. "We also see a very concerning trend that resistance, driven by quite natural fear of this terrifying disease, is... [Full Article...]

Everson Griffen's Wife Called the Cops on Him Due to Erratic Behavior

Everson Griffen's Wife Called the Cops on Him Due to Erratic Behavior The police report also references another incident in Griffen's home neighborhood. The reporting officer placed a health and welfare hold on Griffen "based upon his actions and information I had acquired about him". As he was being transported by ambulance, however, paramedics reported that Griffen jumped out of the vehicle "because he was in fear that someone was going to shoot him". [Full Article...]

CDC: People With Alzheimer's, Related Dementias in U.S. to Double by 2060

CDC: People With Alzheimer's, Related Dementias in U.S. to Double by 2060 To put that into simpler words, the United States burden will double in time from 1.6% of the population (5 million people) in 2014 to almost 3.3% (13.9 million people) in 2060. Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia, says a World Health Organisation report. Although there is no cure, here we round up some of the recent research which has found that making certain lifestyle ch... [Full Article...]

Shy octopus on ecstasy behaves the same as human

Shy octopus on ecstasy behaves the same as human Enter other species. There is a long, and sometimes dubious, history of scientists dosing animals with psychoactive drugs . Tests in the 1950s demonstrated that spiders create chaotic webs when drugged with caffeine or mescaline. The authors observed even stranger behavior that they did not report in the study, Edsinger said. DOLEN: Whereas after MDMA, they were essentially hugging the flower p... [Full Article...]

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina The van was traveling west on Highway 76 into neighboring Marion County when floodwaters overcame the vehicle. Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday night when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising SC floodwaters, according to authorities. [Full Article...]

Food Safety Authority Warns of West Nile Virus Affecting Horses

Food Safety Authority Warns of West Nile Virus Affecting Horses Some mosquitoes tested in Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Stafford have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks. Watch Dr. Sullivan's full interview with News 3's Rusty Surette in the video player above. 20 between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. A complete schedule of mosquito sprayings is available at knoxcounty.org/health. It has added two additional spray days through October 31. [Full Article...]

Free flu shots set to begin at Solano County libraries

Free flu shots set to begin at Solano County libraries Health care facilities are getting stocked with the flu vaccine, which is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. The vaccine takes about two weeks to go into effect. At least five children died from flu-related illnesses during the 2017-18 season in Florida, including West Palm Beach seventh-grader Dylan Winnik, 12, who died on January 23. [Full Article...]

Supermarket yogurts contain more sugar than Coke, study warns

Supermarket yogurts contain more sugar than Coke, study warns A typical yoghurt contained more than half an adults daily recommended sugar allowance. YoCrunch low-fat yogurt sported 12 grams of sugar in a 113 gram serving, but that number spikes up to 19 grams of sugar if you add the accompanying "mix-ins", like Oreo cookies or M&M sweets. [Full Article...]

DOJ has cleared the Cigna-Express Scripts deal

DOJ has cleared the Cigna-Express Scripts deal Cigna and Express Scripts said they have already obtained clearances for the deal from departments of insurance in 16 states and are working with regulators in remaining jurisdictions to obtain clearance for the merger . "Quality health care and competitive pricing for health care services and pharmaceutical drugs is critical to US consumers", Makan Delrahim, an assistant attorney general, said ... [Full Article...]

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly For people trying to prevent a second heart attack or stroke, evidence in support of baby aspirin therapy remains strong. Scientists at Monash University in Australia enrolled 19,114 people aged 65 and older in Australia and the United States, randomly giving them a daily low-dose aspirin or a placebo . [Full Article...]

Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified

Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified High-water rescue teams rescued the deputies from on top of the van. The inmates have not been recovered. They were going down Highway 76 when the floodwaters began to rise near the Little Pee Dee River, which is a branch of the Lumber River . [Full Article...]


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