Sunday , 15 July 2018

Health

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won’t serve pork, poultry or red meat, and it won’t allow employees to expense meals that include those meats to the company. Fish will stay on …

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2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000

A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison. The Journal News reports Vedoutie Hoobraj apologized to the community and to cancer patients on Friday at her sentencing for wire fraud in federal court in White Plains. She told her two sons words …

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Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

Nurses at Vermont’s largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Saturday after 48 hours. Hospital administrators brought in outside nurses during the strike and say most hospital operations were unaffected by it. The union is seeking about a 22 percent …

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Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life’s work. It’s called the GeneXpert and it’s about the size of a household microwave oven. As chief of North Korea‘s National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Dr. O saw it as a godsend. Tuberculosis is North …

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FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

U.S. regulators have approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since then haven’t been vaccinated, and small samples were saved for …

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The Latest: 2 women protesting attorney general are arrested

The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ visit to Maine (all times local): Police say two people were arrested while demonstrating during a visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Portland, Maine. All told, about 200 people gathered outside offices that house the U.S. attorney’s office on Friday. Most of those had dispersed by the time a smaller group blocked …

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Jefferson University offers medical marijuana grad programs

Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be offering graduate-level certificate programs in medical marijuana. Courses start this fall for two graduate certificate programs in cannabis medicine and cannabinoid pharmacology at the school’s Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. A third program on cannabinoid chemistry and toxicology will get underway in 2019. Charles Pollack, head of the …

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions discusses opioid crisis

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing Maine and New England. Sessions said Brett Kavanaugh is the son of a prosecutor who understands the role of judges and respects the role of law enforcement. …

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