Parties clash over Brexit in TV debate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionITV debate: Parties tackle question of no-deal Brexit Leading figures from the UK’s political parties have clashed on Brexit, the NHS and terror legislation in the latest televised general election debate. Labour’s Richard Burgon declined to say during the ITV programme which way he would vote in the EU referendum his party is promising, if it wins power. Tory Rishi Sunak was pushed to rule out a no-deal Brexit if the Conservatives won, but did not give a direct answer. The UK goes to the polls on 12 December. Labour’s shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon defended Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to remain neutral in the event of a second referendum, saying the Labour …

Whistleblower in New Orleans hotel collapse is deported to Honduras, lawyers say

Workers begin the process of preparing the two unstable cranes for implosion at the collapse site of the Hard Rock Hotel, which underwent a partial, major collapse while under construction last Sat., Oct., 12, in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Plans have been pushed back a day to bring down two giant, unstable construction cranes in a series of controlled explosions before they can topple onto historic New Orleans buildings, the city’s fire chief said Friday, noting the risky work involved in placing explosive on the towers. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) He was hospitalized with serious injuries, including head trauma, an acute eye injury and internal inflammation, according to his wife and lawyers. Following the incident, Ramirez Pena was interviewed …

Climate crisis pushing Earth to a ‘global tipping point,’ researchers say

(CNN)The Earth is heading toward a “global tipping point” if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid “an existential threat to civilization.” “We argue that the intervention time left to prevent tipping could already have shrunk towards zero, whereas the reaction time to achieve net zero emissions is 30 years at best,” the authors said. Active problem areas Led by Timothy Lenton, professor of climate change and Earth system science at the University of Exeter, in southwest England, the team identified nine areas where they say tipping points are already underway. Those include widespread destruction of the Amazon, reduction of Arctic sea ice, large-scale coral reef die-offs, melting …

Meet the activists bringing urban farms to one of America’s most deprived cities

One in three people in Cleveland and surrounds live in a food desert. But the desperation for healthy food has kicked off one of the biggest urban farming movements in the US Autumn foliage signals the end of the growing season across the rust belt states as farmers wind down for the winter chill. Yet in Clevelands bleak forgotten triangle, bountiful crops of rainbow chard, collard greens and plump purple aubergines are blooming at one of the citys urban farms. In a heavily segregated city where race and inequality can define ones life outcome, not to mention the obstacles of food deserts and urban decay, now there is an arable green oasis. The farm, created by the not-for-profit Rid-All partnership, …

FDA Throws Doubt On CBD’s Safety In Controversial New Warning

CBD is everywhere, from face creams and dog food to chocolate bars and CBD-infused pillowcases. But now, health authorities in the US now warning that many products being sold in this fledgling market could potentially be dangerous.  On the other hand, some medical professionals and marijuana companies have pushed back against the announcement, accusing the health officials of being “inappropriately alarmist.” The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing CBD. They have also warned that they can’t guarantee many unregulated CBD products are safe due to the lack of scientific information regarding its safety, suggesting there’s some evidence that CBD supplements can cause liver damage, diarrhea, and mood changes. …

Trump’s week: from ‘ordained by God’ to dethroned by a judge

(CNN)The sweetest sound Donald Trump could hear last week was that of his outgoing Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, proclaiming him the chosen one “ordained by God” to be President of the United States. But this was soon followed by the ringing declaration of Ketanji Brown Jackson, a US District Court judge: Trump is no king, she said, decisively rejecting Trump’s effort to shield his former White House counsel Donald McGahn from testifying before Congress. Perry is one of the onetime Trump critics and opponents who surrendered to him as he gained mastery of the GOP, wrote Michael D’Antonio. Along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, Perry and others are “too weak to resist” and “see survival in joining the cult that degrades …

Brain Networks Have Been Identified That Appear Related To Suicide Risk

Brain imaging studies can reveal connections between brain regions that are associated with increased risk of suicide, a review of 131 papers has concluded. Whether the networks identified are the cause of higher suicide rates or the product of other factors that also make people more likely to take their own lives is less clear. Either way, the work could prove life-saving if it leads to improved identification of those most at risk. Suicide is one of the largest causes of death worldwide, and one with a particularly large effect on life expectancy since it so often affects otherwise healthy people. Yet neuroscience has not treated it as a public health emergency. “Imagine having a disease that we knew killed almost …

Building a better flu vaccine — one you don’t have to get every year

(CNN)On June 24 at 11:34 AM, Michael Sonn became a part of medical history. “Even on a good year, the effectiveness of the vaccine is about 60%. On a bad year, it’s as low as 10%,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). “And there’s a reason for that.” Seasonal flu: What you need to know The reason is that the flu virus is constantly changing. Strains that wreak havoc one flu season are gone the next, replaced by strains that maybe haven’t been around for years. “Flu is really scary and tricky,” said Dr. Julie Ledgerwood, chief of the clinical trials program for the Vaccine Research Center at NIAID, which is …

Lewis Hamilton is not only a peerless champion, he is the face of F1 | Giles Richards

In his 13-year F1 career, the 34-year-old has been in a class alone, a driver at the top of his game who says the best is yet to come With a sixth world championship this season, Lewis Hamiltons place in motor racings pantheon is assured. Debate will rage over who may be the greatest of all but Hamilton, the black kid from a Stevenage council estate, surely occupies a position no other has managed. He has transcended the role of driver to perhaps a unique place in the sports history. To a broad global audience, Formula One is Lewis Hamilton. With five titles from the past six seasons, this is the Hamilton era. He is the pre-eminent driver of his …

People Have To Explain Guys Can Have Anorexia Too After A Before-And-After Pic Leaves Some In Disbelief

Andrew G. posted his before and after comparison pics of himself when he was anorexic versus how he looked after he conquered the condition and started looking like an athletic superhero. The internet’s reaction was incredibly supportive and Andrew was an inspiration for many people who were dealing with anorexia. However, when the story hit Tumblr, some internet users felt the need to make fun of Andrew, anorexia-sufferers, and men. andrewg06 Image credits: Image credits: However, some people couldn’t believe that men can have anorexia… libertarirynn Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: libertarirynn For example, a study headed by researchers at King’s College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has Anorexia nervosa leads to a dangerously low …

People Have To Explain Guys Can Have Anorexia Too After A Before-And-After Pic Leaves Some In Disbelief

Andrew G. posted his before and after comparison pics of himself when he was anorexic versus how he looked after he conquered the condition and started looking like an athletic superhero. The internet’s reaction was incredibly supportive and Andrew was an inspiration for many people who were dealing with anorexia. However, when the story hit Tumblr, some internet users felt the need to make fun of Andrew, anorexia-sufferers, and men. andrewg06 Image credits: Image credits: However, some people couldn’t believe that men can have anorexia… libertarirynn Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: libertarirynn For example, a study headed by researchers at King’s College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has Anorexia nervosa leads to a dangerously low …

It’s not only humans who are right-handed. Dolphins also have a dominant side

(CNN)It’s not just humans that are left or right-handed. Animals also show a clear preference for what scientists call “lateralized behavior.” “I didn’t notice at first but after observing them for a while I saw it too. I thought it would be a great topic to research,” said Kaplan, who works with the Dolphin Communication Project. “What surprised me most was that it was such a strong bias — more than 99%.” Rare dolphin birth caught on camera Around 90% of humans are right-handed, while in animals the ratio is usually around 80/20, Kaplan said. The researchers captured more than 10 hours of video footage between 2012 and 2018 as the dolphins swam near the seabed and scanned for eels …

It’s not only humans who are right-handed. Dolphins also have a dominant side

(CNN)It’s not just humans that are left or right-handed. Animals also show a clear preference for what scientists call “lateralized behavior.” “I didn’t notice at first but after observing them for a while I saw it too. I thought it would be a great topic to research,” said Kaplan, who works with the Dolphin Communication Project. “What surprised me most was that it was such a strong bias — more than 99%.” Rare dolphin birth caught on camera Around 90% of humans are right-handed, while in animals the ratio is usually around 80/20, Kaplan said. The researchers captured more than 10 hours of video footage between 2012 and 2018 as the dolphins swam near the seabed and scanned for eels …

Row over Labour’s ‘NHS for sale’ claim

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “This election is now a fight for survival of NHS” A row has broken out after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claimed he had “proof” the NHS was at risk under a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. Mr Corbyn said he had a 451-page dossier showing initial talks had taken place, proving the NHS was “for sale”. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the claims were “nonsense” and the NHS would not be part of trade talks. The Tory manifesto explicitly states neither the price paid for drugs nor NHS services will be “on the table”. Meanwhile the SNP has published its manifesto which includes a pledge to “stop the …

‘We can stop our children being poisoned’: the fight for a lead-free Cleveland

Campaigner Kim Foreman helped drive the creation of historic anti-lead poisoning legislation in the Ohio city earlier this year and she is not done yet The city of Flint, Michigan, made headlines around the world in 2014 when improperly treated water from the Flint River many other cities across the US have faced and continue to face serious health risks because of new contaminations of lead, or the legacy of failures to get it out of the environment, with children most affected by exposure. In Cleveland, Ohio, the risk has been to children who have ingested lead from old paint either peeling or flaking or turning to dust, and those living in older homes in the most deprived neighborhoods are …

Why being thankful is so good for your health

(CNN)As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious illnesses and injuries. Research shows that grateful people tend to be healthy and happy. They exhibit lower levels of stress and depression, cope better with adversity and sleep better. They tend to be happier and more satisfied with life. Even their partners tend to be more content with their relationships. Perhaps when we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for and tend to take better care of ourselves and each other. When researchers asked people to reflect on the past week and write about things that either irritated …