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1. Video update from the Health Ranger Ranch: A new baby donkey is born22:26[−]
(Natural News) Here’s a video update from the Health Ranger Ranch, featuring video footage of our new baby donkey who is only about 10 days old at this point. We haven’t named her yet, but she’s healthy and vibrant, and just learning how to kick in self-defense (a crucial skill to dissuade coyotes from attacking).... ......

2. Business owner, Idaho town clash over pot extract's legality22:17[−]
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small-business owner hoping to sell oil extracted from cannabis plants in Idaho is facing roadblocks from local officials...

3. The Latest: Just 3 players protest during early NFL games22:17[−]
The Latest on the NFL's 15th Sunday of the regular season (all times Eastern): 1:42 p.m. Just three NFL players protested visibly during the national anthem at early games. Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon was the only player to kneel during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before New York hosted Philadelphia, and Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny...

4. A tool for curing obesity22:09[−]
Is weight loss surgery the answer to the increasing incidence of obesity? While losing weight can be a challenge due to the modern lifestyle and its resultant stress, is going under the knife a safe option? There’s no black and white. However, there are many ifs and buts. In India, the incidence of morbid obesity is five to 10 per cent, which is a big number taking into account the population. What is even more alarming is that childhood and adolescent obesity stands at 10 to 15 per cent, which is not good news for a developing nation like ours. Clinical evaluations show that one to two per cent people have problems like respiratory infections, blood clots and leakage at...

5. Urine empire, lax oversight expose flaws in California rehab laws21:59[−]
Part of our ongoing investigation into the Southern California rehab industry. Philip Ganong, his wife and their 34-year-old son built a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar empire on urine. They collected it from drug addicts at their chain of Southern California sober living homes. They created labs to test it. And they charged insurance companies to analyze it. But the success story was a scam, according to prosecutors, who have accused the Ganongs of fraud. They say the family used a network of doctors and others to bilk insurers out of as much as $22 million for tests that were unnecessary or never performed. The Ganongs have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial. But the allegations...

6. Are drug rehab centers fueling homelessness in Southern California?21:59[−]
Part of our ongoing investigation into the Southern California rehab industry. Thirteen-hundred miles from his rural Arkansas home, Tyler McCollough paces across a motel parking lot, veins bulging at his temple, anxiously gripping himself as the pangs of heroin withdrawal intensify. Newly homeless and dope sick on the streets of Costa Mesa, the 25-year-old says he’s thinking about stealing from a nearby store – anything to scrounge up the cash he needs to get drugs. Hours later, relaxing in an In-N-Out booth, he’s calmer. He says a friend gave him a hit of heroin. He also wonders aloud how he came to be living on the streets, so far from the place he used to call home....

7. Detox can end in death at some ‘non-medical’ Southern California rehabs21:58[−]
Part of our ongoing investigation into the Southern California rehab industry. “This is the beginning of your beautiful new life!” So began a contract for Above It All Treatment Center, a drug rehabilitation facility in Lake Arrowhead where, in February, Matthew Maniace signed himself in for detox. Matthew Maniace on his 19th birthday in 2015, the last birthday his family got to spend with him. (Photo courtesy of the Maniace family) He was a red-headed, freckle-faced sweetheart-turned-tough guy. His Facebook page showed both sides; photos of puppies licking his face and of his new neck tattoo (part moth, part skull). Maniace was also an inveterate drug user, with a preference for...

8. Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook21:50[−]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a propensity for violence, but some key reforms enacted in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting depend on funding that has yet to be delivered by Congress. ......

9. UN Urges Afghan Warring Sides to Facilitate Crucial Anti-Polio Drive21:46[−]
The United Nations is calling on all parties in the Afghan conflict to facilitate health workers in conducting Monday’s urgent polio vaccination campaign in a volatile southern district with the highest number of polio virus cases of any district in the world. U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer warned Sunday the situation in...

10. Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted21:40[−]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems. Experts say buyers...

11. Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption prince buys $300 million French chateau21:38[−]
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been revealed as the owner of a French chateau described as the world's most expensive home, according to a report in the New York Times. ......

12. What is neuroblastoma? Symptoms and signs of the cancer Bradley Lowery battled that affects babies ...21:28[−]
NEUROBLASTOMA is a rare form of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children. Football mascot Bradley Lowery, who captured the hearts of the nation, lost his battle against the disease earlier this year. Here's all you need to know about the condition... SWNS What is...

13. Science-based suggestions for self-confidence21:26[−]
A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering since even small changes to your self-care routine can significantly boost your self-confidence. The study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business found those who believe in their own attractiveness view themselves as having higher social status. “The finding that your assessment...

14. Condom Market in the US - Trends, Drivers, Challenges, and Vendor Analysis Through 2021 | Technavio21:25[−]
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Health?src=hash" target="_blank">#Health</a>--The condom market in the US is expected to grow at a CAGR close to 6% during 2017-2021, according to the market research study by Technavio. ......

15. Political Tumult Erupts Around Koidu City Mayoral Post.21:25[−]
By Pormasu Tamba Gbanasie…. The All People’s Congress party’s internal wrangling for the Mayor’s symbol in Koidu City is diabolically erupting into a political insanity, as four of the intending aspirants have fused together in a strong alliance to challenge Mr Sahr Musa Yamba, the new “spirit in the political graveyard of Konoland”. The four-combined […] ......

16. Key Findings of the Global Healthcare Equipment Leasing Market | Technavio21:25[−]
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MedicalDevices?src=hash" target="_blank">#MedicalDevices</a>--The latest market research report by Technavio on the global healthcare equipment leasing market predicts a CAGR close to 7% during 2017-2021. ......

17. Man dies of suspected CO poisoning in NE Minnesota cabin21:22[−]
SAGINAW, Minn. (AP) - A northeastern Minnesota man has died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a cabin. St. Louis County sheriff's authorities say their office responded Saturday afternoon to a report of an unresponsive male in the Saginaw area. Authorities arrived and found the body of 46-year-old Stanley Skare ... ......

18. Missouri schools speak up amid spike in teen suicides21:22[−]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City-area educators are opening up the topic of teen suicide for discussion after seeing deaths rise to record numbers in Missouri and elsewhere. Parents and lawmakers are pushing school districts to confront the many issues related to youth suicide. Such issues include mental health, ... ......

19. Fear of losing heritage drives Cherokee Nation opioid case21:13[−]
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee Nation officials say fear of losing the tribe's heritage is driving a lawsuit alleging distributors and retailers of prescribed medications have contributed to opioid abuse within the tribe. Opioid use is so prevalent among members of the Oklahoma-based tribe that 70 percent of Cherokee foster children in Oklahoma have been placed in the homes of...

20. 5 tips for setting bold fitness goals in 201821:08[−]
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — This year when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, many people in Steamboat Springs will kick off the new year by setting bold goals. "I'm a firm believer that short-term resolutions are a tough form of motivation," said local fitness expert Graham Muir, who owns Manic Training in Steamboat Springs. "The typical scenario is that people take on too much saying, 'I'm going to work out five days a week in the new year. I'm going to eat better. I’m not going to drink for a month." But when those folks can't meet those expectations, Muir said they often get discouraged and never reach the goals they had set. "A couple of key goals are enough to put you on the right...

21. Sudan:Sorghum, Sudan's Staple Food of All Times21:07[−]
[SudaNow] Sorghum has always been closely associated with the culture of the Sudan. Sorghum, as a basic element in the nutrition of Sudanese, has a lofty record in the daily life, traditions and beliefs of the people of this country. ......

22. Maine to consider fixes to health care system21:07[−]
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine task force is set to meet for the first time to come up with state-level fixes to the health care system. The...

23. California Forced to Issue Cell Phone Radio-Frequency Energy Risk Guidance21:07[−]
The California Department of Public Health (DPH) was forced to issue proposed guidance it concealed for three years regarding the risks of exposure to the radio frequency energy released by cell phones. ......

24. Facts Regarding the Proposed Veterans Family Health Care Center21:04[−]
Proposed Veteran's Health Care Facility Facts Stafford, VA - Stafford County is considering a proposal to build a family healthcare clinic to provide medical care to active duty military members, veterans and their families on the campus of Stafford Hospital. Stafford County is the proud home of many current and former members of the military due to our proximity to and partnership with the Marine Corps Base Quantico and the many military installations located in our region. Currently, those active duty military members, veterans and their families must go out of the county for services, traveling as far as Richmond and Washington, D.C. Due to lack of services, Stafford County has been a...

25. MARLAY -- Is your job making you gain weight?20:51[−]
Some jobs appear to contribute more to employee weight gain than others. The top four industries for employee weight gain were financial services, health care, transportation and sales. ......

26. Drug Company Under Fire After Revealing Dengue Vaccine May Harm Some20:46[−]
A promising vaccine for dengue fever is in limbo after the Philippines suspended its use amid widespread public anger and fears about its safety. ......

27. Today I Love The Magic20:44[−]
Today I love the magic of this season. I love how everything seems to happen in the next couple of weeks. I love that Winter begins in four days, on […] ......

28. What’s Happening to Men Today?20:44[−]
Recently I wrote about my experiences growing up with guys who groped, leered, flashed me and more. Since then I’ve received many letters from women who thanked me for writing about “their” experiences. And one letter from a man, expressing regrets that I had to […] ......

29. These are the 6 sleep habits you should adopt if you want to wake up rested20:37[−]
Here an expert reveals how to make sleep work for you… ......

30. Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule for the Week of December 18, 201720:34[−]
Monday, December 18, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am Work session with Lori Hodges regarding Emergency Management – Year in Review 11:00am – 12:00am Work session regarding Behavioral Health Land Use 1:30pm – 2:30pm Community Development work session with Terry Gilbert, Community Development Director regarding:1. Director Updates2. Regional Wasteshed/Solid Waste Planning – Todd Blomstrom†3:00pm – 6:00pm Land Use Items with Development Review Team, Hearing Room, 1st Floor CALL TO ORDERPLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEITEM TABLED TO MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018: * ESTES PARK REGULATION FOR OUTDOOR FOOD VENDORS ITEMS TABLED FROM DECEMBER 18, 2017:*1. ESTES PARK BAPTIST CHURCH SPECIAL...

31. Whooping cough cases double in 1 week in N. Carolina county20:22[−]
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Whooping cough is spreading in one western North Carolina county where the number of cases more than doubled in a week. Health officials in Henderson County tell multiple media outlets that the number of reported cases was 45 on Friday, up from 21 on Dec. 8. ... ......

32. Idaho deputies avoid serious injury when patrol vehicle hit20:22[−]
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Two southwest Idaho sheriff's deputies needed treatment after a 21-year-old man lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 84 and slammed into their patrol vehicle parked on the side of the road. The two Ada County sheriff's deputies had responded to a previous crash Saturday morning ... ......

33. Vancouver housing crisis pushing seniors to brink of homelessness, say advocates20:13[−]
Skyrocketing rents and dwindling affordable-housing units in Vancouver are driving seniors to the brink of homelessness, forcing some to couch surf, seek roommates or even live in cars, advocates say. While the debate over the city’s housing crisis often focuses on millennials, people who work with seniors say elderly adults have lower incomes and fewer […] ......

34. Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients20:13[−]
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and...

35. Dozens killed in Philippine landslides after tropical storm Kai-tak19:49[−]
At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday. ......

36. Team Mueller acted unlawfully19:47[−]
An organisation established for U.S. President Donald Trump’s transition to the White House said on Saturday that the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully. Kory Langhofer, counsel to the transition team known as Trump for America, Inc. (TFA), wrote a letter to congressional...

37. Stopping rabies in its tracks19:44[−]
A co-ordinated approach to vaccination is stopping the disease spreading in Nepal ......

38. Reinforcements Heading To The International Space Station19:41[−]
Three more astronauts are heading to the International Space Station to restore its crew to six. A Soyuz spacecraft launched from Kazakhstan on...

39. Critics Accuse New Foundation of Acting as Smoke-Screen for Big Tobacco19:40[−]
Controversy is swirling around the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.  This new non-profit organization has come under intense criticism from health agencies and anti-tobacco campaigners who accuse it of acting as a smoke-screen for Big Tobacco, a charge vigorously denied by the foundation’s president.   Derek Yach, who created and heads the foundation, was one of the architects of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which came into force February 27, 2005.    He said he believes the provisions of the Convention were still valid and have been largely successful in preventing people from smoking and “in slowing the increase in kids...

40. 'Men are useless' - NZ Skin Institute warns complacent men of high UV exposure danger19:34[−]
While earlier than usual sunshine in regions like Wellington and Canterbury this year has been welcomed, many are forgetting about the lasting impact of our high UV levels. A new survey has found only 11 per cent of men regularly use sunblock, compared to 47...

41. Holiday Hazards and Winter Safety: Mayo Clinic Radio19:22[−]
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Luke Wood discusses common holiday hazards and winter safety tips. This interview originally aired Dec. 16, 2017. ......

42. New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Mayo Clinic Radio19:22[−]
Nephrologist Dr. Sandra Taler discusses the new blood pressure guidelines which affect millions of Americans. This interview originally aired Dec. 16, 2017. ......

43. Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Mayo Clinic Radio19:22[−]
Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Clinic Office of Women's Health, explains signs, symptoms and treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause. ......

44. Why experts are alarmed about the CDC ban on words likes 'fetus' and 'transgender'19:19[−]
"The words that we use ultimately describe what we care about and what we think are priorities." ......

45. Brexit won’t be derailed, says May19:13[−]
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that the U.K. would not be derailed from leaving...

46. On the rising cost of health care in Michigan19:01[−]
Terri Kline, CEO of Health Alliance Plan in Detroit, sees 2018 as a year of big uncertainty for the health insurance industry as Congress debates proposed changes in federal tax law that could do away with the individual...

47. Uighurs in Xinjiang live in constant fear18:58[−]
Chinese authorities are using detentions and data-driven surveillance to impose a police state over the region of Xinjiang and its 10 million Uighurs. Unprecedented levels of police blanket Xinjiang’s streets in many cities. Cutting-edge surveillance systems track where Uighurs go, what they read, who they talk to and what they say. Through rare interviews with Uighurs who...

48. ‘I know we are breaking the law but I just desperately want to see my ...18:58[−]
Register for our free newsletter A mum fighting a brain tumour has revealed how she has been forced to break the law to import the cannabis that she believes has kept her alive. Caroline Burns was diagnosed with brain cancer but started sending for cannabis oil as a last resort when other treatments failed. Doctors suggested she might have only three months to live but her tumour has shrunk since she started taking the drug. She said: “I probably wouldn’t be here to see this Christmas without cannabis. I know we are breaking the law but I desperately want to see my son Jack grow up and I will do whatever it takes to make that happen. “He is 14 and I have so much to live for. It means so much...

49. Reckitt Benckiser deepens distribution of health products with N900m warehouse18:52[−]
Reckitt Benckiser, manufacturer of world leading health and hygiene products has invested N900 million in warehouse and logistical infrastructure as part of effort to boost distribution chain and adequate penetration of its products in Nigeria and West African markets. The newly inaugurated warehouse which serves as the main distribution centre and logistical infrastructure located in Agbara in Ado-Ota Local Government Area of Ogun, a gateway to West African market and Nigerian economic nerve...

50. These 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer18:43[−]
By Karin Brulliard | Washington Post Most dogs get poked and prodded at the veterinarian’s office. Piper, a 4-year-old golden retriever in Chicago, gets far more scrutiny than that. Her annual checkup this month took three hours. Her flaxen hair was trimmed and bagged, her toenails clipped and kept, her bodily fluids collected. Everything was destined for a biorepository in the Washington suburbs that holds similar samples from more than 3,000 other purebred golden retrievers from...


 
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