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All those questions about Zika's threat even touch baseball
6 May 2016 at 2:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Scientists know the Zika virus causes devastating birth defects but they can't yet tell how big a threat it is or what to do about it. It's not just pregnant women who are worried ? now it's touched baseball.
MLB moves Puerto Rico baseball games over Zika fears
6 May 2016 at 2:55pm
Two Major League Baseball Games scheduled in Puerto Rico this month have been moved to Miami over fears about the Zika virus. Major League Baseball and the MLB players' union jointly announced the move on Friday. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins had been scheduled to play in San Juan on May 30 and 31.
Baby box program in Philadelphia encourages safe sleeping
6 May 2016 at 2:39pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Doctors and nurses hope to lower the city's high infant mortality rate by distributing baby boxes that encourage safe sleeping habits for newborns and their caregivers.
A pregnant woman walks into a bar: You must serve her in NYC
6 May 2016 at 2:33pm
A pregnant woman shows up at a New York City bar and wants to go in and order a drink despite health warnings against consuming alcohol while expecting. Should the tavern serve her? It's against the law ...
Independent group finds multiple myeloma drugs too costly in U.S
6 May 2016 at 2:28pm
U.S. prices for newer multiple myeloma cancer treatments should be cut by as much as 94 percent to justify their value in terms of prolonging life, while there is not enough evidence to assess the benefit of some, according to an independent nonprofit organization that evaluates the effectiveness of medicines. The report has been criticized by some medical and patient groups for oversimplifying the complex decisions needed to best use new treatment options. The American Society of Hematology, for example, said in posted public comments that the "analysis has only limited value in determining the just price and utility of novel drugs." The draft report evaluates regimens including Amgen Inc's Kyprolis, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Ninlaro, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and AbbVie Inc's Empliciti, Novartis AG's Farydak, Celgene Corp's Pomalyst and Johnson & Johnson's Darzalex.
MLB relocates Puerto Rico series over Zika concerns
6 May 2016 at 2:27pm
A pair of Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico later this month will be relocated to Miami due to growing concerns among players over the Zika virus in the area. The games between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins originally scheduled to be held in San Juan on May 30-31 have been relocated to Marlins Park, MLB and the Players Association said in a joint statement on Friday. MLB and the Players Association said they "did everything possible" to address the concerns and keep the games in Puerto Rico, but despite extensive efforts were unable to develop a workable solution.
Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor over Prince drug accusations
6 May 2016 at 2:25pm
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Arsenio Hall has filed a defamation lawsuit against the singer Sinead O'Connor, who accused him of supplying drugs to music legend Prince, whose death on April 21 has prompted speculation about an overdose. The $5 million lawsuit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, refers to O'Connor as a "desperate attention-seeker" and claims Hall and O'Connor have not spoken in 25 years. Prince died on April 21 at Paisley Park, his home-studio complex in a Minneapolis suburb.
Baseball-MLB relocates Puerto Rico series over Zika concerns
6 May 2016 at 2:16pm
* Players got briefings from the Centers for Disease Control * MLB plans to play games in Puerto Rico in near future (Adds details, background and quotes) By Larry Fine May 6 (Reuters) - A pair of Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico later this month will be relocated to Miami due to growing concerns among players over the Zika virus in the area. The games between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins originally scheduled to be held in San Juan on May 30-31 have been relocated to Marlins Park, MLB and the Players Association said in a joint statement on Friday.
Sumner Redstone's defiance gets judge's attention at trial
6 May 2016 at 2:14pm
Sumner Redstone appeared to take the upper hand in defending a lawsuit challenging his mental competency on Friday, as a judge called Redstone's deposition "strong evidence" that the media mogul knew what he was doing when he ejected an ex-girlfriend from his life. The woman, Manuela Herzer, is suing Redstone over her removal in October as the billionaire's designated health care agent, arguing that Redstone was not mentally competent at the time he made the decision. Redstone's lawyers say he has difficulty speaking but is mentally fit.
Feds propose limits on special sign-ups for Obama health law
6 May 2016 at 1:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Obama administration says it's moving to limit special sign-up periods under the president's health care law after insurers complained of abuses.
How Fibromyalgia Can Be Eased With Mindfulness
6 May 2016 at 1:29pm
Fibromyalgia Online Summit - 12th to 14th MayWhen I first began my journey with mindfulness for health, my personal knowledge was limited to spinal and leg pain. I wasn't really aware that there are pain conditions that can affect the whole body -- such as fibromyalgia.Over the years I've had the privilege to meet many people living with...
Problem drinking starts before military deployment
6 May 2016 at 1:18pm
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Binge drinking and alcoholism is a big issue in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and the problem may begin even before sailors and marines deploy, a recent study suggests. More than a quarter of sailors and marines who were anonymously surveyed within two weeks before their deployment admitted to binge drinking regularly, and nearly 40 percent reported dangerous drinking. Previous research has focused on the drinking habits of military personnel while deployed or after returning home.
Turkish journalists jailed for five years, hours after courthouse attack
6 May 2016 at 1:15pm
By Ayla Jean Yackley and Melih Aslan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two prominent journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the Istanbul courthouse. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who was unscathed in the shooting, was given five years and 10 months. Erdem Gul, the newspaper's Ankara bureau chief, was sentenced to five years.
CDC defends reporting of E. coli outbreaks linked to Chipotle
6 May 2016 at 1:13pm
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pushed back against complaints from Chipotle Mexican Grill that the health agency misinformed the public with its reporting of certain E. coli cases linked to the burrito chain. The federal regulators' defense of its actions comes as the burrito chain has revamped its food safety strategy to recover from a string of 2015 food safety lapses that have scared away customers and battered the company's formerly high-flying shares. The CDC, in a letter to a lawyer representing Chipotle, said it believes its website updates on the outbreaks served to protect and inform the public.
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6 May 2016 at 1:11pm