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Doctors in Nepal appealing for more help

Health - 2 hours 18 min ago
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports that hospitals in Nepal are overwhelmed with patients while shorts on doctors and supplies.
Categories: Health

Hawaii set to become first state to raise smoking age to 21

Health - 2 hours 21 min ago
Hawaii is poised to become the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anybody under age 21.
Categories: Health

How to prevent Roseanne Barr's blindness

Health - 2 hours 21 min ago
Categories: Health

Dr. Sanjay Gupta helps treat Nepal quake victims

Health - 2 hours 23 min ago
Dr. Sanjay Gupta visits a Nepali hospital overwhelmed with earthquake survivors and helps treat the injured.
Categories: Health

50% increase in breast cancer cases by 2030

Health - 2 hours 24 min ago
Categories: Health

The Sony World Photography Awards 2015

CNN World - 2 hours 26 min ago
Feast your eyes on the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2015. The winners -- who take home prizes up to $30,000 -- were chosen from a record-breaking 183,737 images submitted from 171 countries. The awards bills itself as the "world's biggest photography competition" and 200 images by prizewinners and entrants will be on show at Somerset House, London, until 10 May.
Categories: International News

Surreal photos of classic fairy tales

CNN World - 2 hours 26 min ago
You don't have to be well-versed in Russian folklore to appreciate this dream-like take on classic stories.
Categories: International News

What to watch at Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

CNN - 2 hours 26 min ago
It's on.
Categories: National News

White House faces new race crisis

CNN - 2 hours 31 min ago
Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday night the Justice Department will continue its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and send two top officials to Baltimore in an effort to quell the riots unfolding there.
Categories: National News

Mayor struggles in response

CNN - 2 hours 31 min ago
If any big city official seemed prepared for a riot, it was Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Categories: National News

Booming iPhone 6 sales fuel Apple's second-best quarter ever

Business News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Read full story for latest details.

Veteran stands up to rioters

CNN - 2 hours 42 min ago
CNN's Joe Johns speaks to veteran Robert Valentine who told rioters they need to go home. The city is under a state of emergency.
Categories: National News

Peacemakers tried to intervene

CNN - 2 hours 49 min ago
Categories: National News

Hawaii to raise smoking age to 21

CNN - 2 hours 53 min ago
Hawaii is poised to become the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anybody under age 21.
Categories: National News

Police seek UFC fighter after hit-and-run

CNN - 2 hours 54 min ago
One of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts is wanted for questioning after a hit-and-run crash in New Mexico.
Categories: National News

3 found guilty in Florida A&M hazing death

CNN - 2 hours 54 min ago
The last three defendants prosecuted in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major were convicted Friday, reported CNN affiliate WFTV.
Categories: National News

Sisters survive two weeks stranded in the woods

CNN - 2 hours 54 min ago
Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved two sisters who were stranded for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Categories: National News

Bee Safe While Gardening to Protect Pollinators

Lifestyles - 3 hours 21 sec ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Stinging insects such as bees and wasps play a vital role as pollinators that maintain the national food supply. However, a multitude of factors, including the lack of available natural habitats for foraging pollinators, diseases, harmful mites and improper pesticide usage, have threatened pollinator health in recent years.

As a result, many people have realized the importance of protecting pollinators and even developed gardens geared toward providing safe sources of nectar and pollen. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) wants to remind homeowners that while creating pollinator-friendly habitats is largely beneficial for both people and pollinators, it is important to keep in mind that some stinging insects can pose significant health and safety risks. In fact, stinging insects send an estimated 500,000 people to the hospital every year.

People with known allergies to insect stings or with asthma should be especially careful around pollinators, as stings could trigger a potentially life-threatening reaction. There is also a common myth that bees and wasps can only sting once before they die. This only holds true for some species of stinging insects, and people should always be cautious around hives and nests. If a person comes in close contact with a stinging insect, swatting at it will often provoke it to become more aggressive. The best course of action is to remain calm and slowly walk in one direction until the insect loses interest.

Maintaining a garden that serves as a welcome oasis for wild bees or community bees that are being raised by local professionals is a great way to protect pollinators. Without proper beekeeping training, however, homeowners should never allow stinging insects to take up residence on their property.

If a hive is spotted in or around the yard, a pest management professional or professional beekeeper should be contacted to safely remove it and, if possible, move it to a safe location where the bees can be allowed to thrive without posing any dangers to the public. If the hive is located in a building, utilizing a professional is also critically important to ensure every part of it is removed; any leftover combs could contain honey that can ferment and cause serious damage, as well as attract pests to the property.

For more information on stinging insects and the best ways to protect pollinators while keeping your family safe, visit www.pestworld.org.

Military Seeks Better Alternatives for Treating Pain Among Vets and Troops

Lifestyles - 3 hours 5 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - For years, the military has worried that an over-reliance on prescription painkillers was putting both veterans and active-duty troops at risk of addiction, serious adverse reactions to the drugs, and accidental death. The problem was found to be greatest among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan -- particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder -- who, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, may have been given "inappropriate prescriptions" for opioids in a misguided attempt to quickly relieve their suffering.

Finally, change appears to be coming as the military expands its use of alternative treatments like chiropractic care.

In fact, Dr. Robert D. Kerns, the national program director for pain management at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told the New York Times that the study "encourages" his department as well as the Pentagon's health system, "to build on our existing initiatives."

That would be welcome news to Congressional committees following up on last year's Veterans Health Administration scandal.

"We have said for a long time that sending a veteran out of the door with a bagful of pills is not a solution," Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said in investigating allegations that a Tomah, Wisconsin, Veterans Affairs hospital was prescribing "excessive dosages of opiates."

As more research pours in, chiropractic care continues to gain supporters. A 2013 study published in the journal "Spine," for example, found that 73 percent of participating active-duty military patients with acute low back pain receiving a combination of chiropractic manipulative treatment and standard medical care rated their global improvement as "pain completely gone," "much better" or "moderately better."

Just 17 percent in the same study who received only standard care said likewise.

To learn more about chiropractic care or to find a chiropractor in your area, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

The Kane softball team hosted DuBois Central Catholic for a doubleheader on Monday afternoon at...
The Kane girls’ track and field team turned in some good performances in Tuesday’s dual meet with...
The Kane girls’ track and field team turned in some good performances in Tuesday’s dual meet with...

 

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