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11 min ago | Cybercast News Service
Four people were burned Sunday in a grain-dust explosion at a NestlA© Purina plant in the city, authorities said. The four contractors were welding about 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of the complex's seven-story grain elevator when flames from their torches sparked grain dust and set off the explosion, Flagstaff Fire Department Capt.
1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including greater involvement of the U.S. military, people familiar with the proposal said. Mr. Obama is expected to detail the plan during a visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, these people said.
5 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth
Police responded to the intersection of Reservoir Avenue and Goff Street around 4:15 a.m. after receiving reports of gunshots in the area. While officers were responding to the call three men with gunshot wounds showed up at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in a personal vehicle.
9 hrs ago | Detroit News
As the Ebola virus draws the world's attention to the danger of disease spread, a Michigan State University researcher is working to provide better tools to measure the human health risk from microbes and to train researchers in their use. Biosystems engineering professor Jade Mitchell is doing the work with help from a $1 million National Institutes of Health grant The process is called quantitative microbial risk assessment, and Michigan State says it involves four steps to characterizing the human health risk from exposure to various microorganisms.
12 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
When senior director Renee Poppe was scouting new locations for Medline Industries about five years ago, wellness was one of her top priorities. "I wanted to have a beautiful building, but I also wanted to give our employees an opportunity to get out, get fresh air and exercise during the day," Poppe told the Telegraph Herald .
15 hrs ago | Boston.com
By peering deep into what he called "inner space," scientists discovered that we were never alone: Our bodies have 10 trillion cells, but we are host to 100 trillion microbes. "In other words," Relman said, "we are ten parts microbe, and one part human.
The City of Salem is considering banning smoking on some public sidewalks, including the walkways next to Salem Hospital and Willamette University. Mayor Anna Peterson proposed the ban at the request of officials from the hospital and university.
People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers at the NIH Clinical Center found that, when examining 43 men and women with varying amounts of body fat, obese participants tended to have greater dopamine activity in the habit-forming region of the brain than lean counterparts, and less activity in the region controlling reward.
Suffolk County Police arrested a Babylon man who fatally stabbed his mother and seriously injured his sister at their residence in Babylon yesterday, September 13, 2014. According to the report, First Precinct patrol officers responded to 358 Livingston Ave. at approximately 7:20 a.m. after Kathleen Kearns called 911 to report that she and her mother, Mina Kearns, had been stabbed.
Blood drive organizers say the donor base in North Dakota is declining even as the population grows. Donor recruitment manager Stephanie Radenz of United Blood Services tells KXMB-TV organizers are struggling on a daily basis to bring in enough donors.
The next generation version of Gilead Sciences Inc's $84,000 hepatitis C drug, already under fire for its record-breaking costs, is going to be even more expensive. Gregg Alton, Gilead's executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs, declined to give an exact price for the new medicine, the first all-oral treatment for the virus which is expected to launch next month.
About enterovirus D68 Here are some fast facts about the respiratory illness sweeping the country, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus was first identified in California in 1962, but has not been commonly reported in the United States.
U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey, ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, stems from a 2008 settlement of a patent lawsuit filed by Pfizer against Ranbaxy over Ranbaxy's plan to make generic Lipitor.
Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was arrested Sept. 11 after a month-long manhunt that started with the fatal shooting of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.
President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday. During his visit on Tuesday, Obama will be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s each week could help prevent or delay hearing loss. "Acquired hearing loss is a highly prevalent, and often disabling, chronic health condition," the study's corresponding author, Dr. Sharon Curhan, of the hospital's Division of Network Medicine, said in a hospital news release.
Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday its potential colorectal cancer drug Cyramza helped patients on chemotherapy with advanced cases of the disease survive longer than patients on chemotherapy alone.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 09:46 pm
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