NewsKF » Health http://newskf.com Daily World News, Sports, Finance, Cellebrities Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:31:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 2010 was the hottest summer in the history of New York City http://newskf.com/2010-was-the-hottest-summer-in-the-history-of-new-york-city/11259/ http://newskf.com/2010-was-the-hottest-summer-in-the-history-of-new-york-city/11259/#comments Fri, 03 Sep 2010 06:44:24 +0000 N.Desiree http://newskf.com/?p=1259 New York City faced in 2010 with the hottest summer in history, blast of 96-degree heat on Tuesday, the summer of 2010 went down in the National Weather Service’s record books as the hottest ever in New York City.  the local meteorological service said Wednesday, quoted by National Weather Service.

This was the hottest summer in New York from 1869 until now, according to daily measurements made by the Central Park station, said Wednesday a spokesman for the national meteorological services.

Summer of 2010, according to weather services, June, July and August, they beat the record of 77.3 degrees recorded during the 1966 heat wave, during which over 1,100 people died, mostly elderly.  And even hotter than 2006, when a heat wave in Queens left 100,000 residents without power for days.

In the city have recorded temperatures above 89.6 degrees Celsius for over two weeks, just in July.

John Natuzzi used during his first day of the United States Open tennis tournament 80,000 pounds of ice cubes.

Lifeguards also stated that they got a record on the beach too, with over 17 million visitors to the city’s beaches.

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Obama Visits US Injured Soldires Before Addressing the Nation http://newskf.com/obama-visits-us-injured-soldires-before-addressing-the-nation/11099/ http://newskf.com/obama-visits-us-injured-soldires-before-addressing-the-nation/11099/#comments Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:35:19 +0000 M. Cosmin http://newskf.com/?p=1099 President Barack Obama has made a visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Monday. It was his second visit since taking office. He met there in private with more than 20 injured soldiers from the U.S. Military who had served in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Some of them, got rewarded by the President, with the Purple Heart, a military decoration for those who are either injured or killed during their service. Obama’s visit to wounded soldiers comes on the eve of the formal end to the U.S. combat operations in Iraq.

Obama, will also travel to Fort Bliss, Texas on Tuesday to talk and thank soldiers for their service and efforts that they made for the U.S In Iraq, and he is then expected to return to Washington to address the Nation with the news that the Iraqis are now the ones in charge of the war.

This does not mean that is the end of the war. And it is expected that all troops will be home in US at the end of 2011 at least. Many troops will remain in Iraq for support and to counter the terrorism. And unfortunately more Americans may die.

“We have not seen the end of American sacrifice in Iraq.” Said President Obama

As the fight continues more deaths will occur in Afghanistan too.

It is expected that President Obama’s address to the nation will concentrate on thanking the US troops for their efforts and explaining why the fight continues in Afghanistan and beyond.

It is expected that Obama will concentrate on thanking the US troops for their efforts and brave and will explain why the fight will continue in Afghanistan and beyond.

More than 4,400 US military personnel have died in the Iraqi War since 2003.

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Illinois Laws Do Not Protect Overdose Victims Who Need Medical Help http://newskf.com/illinois-laws-do-not-protect-overdose-victims-who-need-medical-help/11103/ http://newskf.com/illinois-laws-do-not-protect-overdose-victims-who-need-medical-help/11103/#comments Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:49:26 +0000 S.Keslar http://newskf.com/?p=1103 According to authorities the area have a 50 % more higher rate of  people with heroin problems than New York, which ranked second. Many of those in that situation are refusing to use the emergency medical services because of fear to be arrested.

In 2006, a man in St. Charles died when his friends, unable to revive him from a heroin overdose, left him in a public park. Experts say the man would have lived if he had been taken to a hospital. In seeking to avoid prosecution for drugs themselves, his friends were later charged with drug-induced homicide, and both are now in prison.

The Illinois Legislature has considered bills similar to those in Washington and New Mexico during the last two legislative sessions, but neither bill has passed. One bill that did pass last year makes the administration of opiate antidotes (such as would be used to prevent heroin overdose) open to more people, not just medical professionals.

Laws should be designed to protect public safety and welfare – not to provide barriers to care for those in need of medical attention. A Good Samaritan law preventing criminal prosecution would help to ensure the welfare of people in Illinois, and the state legislature should take a careful look at this issue.

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Should Cannabis be Used in Medicine? http://newskf.com/should-cannabis-be-used-in-medicine/11070/ http://newskf.com/should-cannabis-be-used-in-medicine/11070/#comments Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:12:36 +0000 N.Desiree http://newskf.com/?p=1070 In this moment the cannabis is used in medical purposes  in 14 states across United States but this fact is a stirs controversy.Many family law judges are being forced to factor in medically supervised marijuana use and its possible effects on the children when making child custody and visitation decisions.

Many parents and medicinal marijuana activists argue that no parent should be punished for using a legal, doctor-recommended treatment for a medical ailment. They equate the use of medical marijuana with the use of prescription medications to treat other conditions, and they even argue that it is much less “intoxicating” than many medicines, particularly opiates and muscle relaxants.

The effect of medical marijuana on custody proceedings has become common enough that a precedent-setting verdict in the state of Colorado now means that legally using the drug does not, by itself, mandate restricting a parent’s access to his or her child.

Only time will tell what ultimate effects medical marijuana use will have upon divorce, child custody and child support proceedings.

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The Industry of Water Recycling & Reuse Technologies to Reach $57 Billion in 2015 http://newskf.com/the-industry-of-water-recycling-reuse-technologies-to-reach-57-billion-in-2015/11044/ http://newskf.com/the-industry-of-water-recycling-reuse-technologies-to-reach-57-billion-in-2015/11044/#comments Wed, 25 Aug 2010 10:57:36 +0000 M. Cosmin http://newskf.com/?p=1044 There is no doubt that the increasing number of population is increasing proportionally the demand for fresh water, unfortunately, there is not an increase in water supply to match this growing demand.

Besides these, fresh water supplies are decreasing and the solution lies within the $29 billion water recycling and reuse (WRR) technologies market.

Driven by the depletion of our water resources, the public’s awareness of water conservation products, government incentives and decreased implementation costs, this market is projected to experience a 16% growth rate to reach $57 billion in 2015.

According to the study, the value of the membrane filtration systems sector of the water recycling and reuse market increased by $4 billion in the three-year period from 2006 to 2009. The sector is expected to continue exceptional growth and is projected to grow to $38 billion by 2015. “From 2006 to 2015 this sector of the WRR market will more than double in value,” says SBI Energy.

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Obama’s Stem Cell Policy Forbiden by U.S. Rules http://newskf.com/obama%e2%80%99s-stem-cell-policy-forbiden-by-u-s-rules/11028/ http://newskf.com/obama%e2%80%99s-stem-cell-policy-forbiden-by-u-s-rules/11028/#comments Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:19:58 +0000 N.Desiree http://newskf.com/?p=1028 In 2009 was the first time when the Obama’ s order to expand the embryonic stem cell research was denied by a federal  judge.

The news shocked the scientists community at the  National Institutes of Health.

Dr. George Q. Daley, director of the stem cell transplantation program at Children’s Hospital Boston said :“I have had to tell everyone in my lab that when they feed their cells tomorrow morning, they better use media that has not been funded by the federal government.This ruling means an immediate disruption of dozens of labs doing this work since the Obama administration made its order.”

The judge found this research illegal because in the process of forming  steam cells are destroyed  embryos , that are unborn human being. Mr. Stoddart said: “Embryos are preborn human life that should be protected and not destroyed. If there was a way of extracting the stem cells without destroying them, I would not be opposed to it.”

President  Bush  admitted to finance with federal money 21 cell lines, but under Obama’s administrations  this fact seems to end because of jurisdiction.

Now the scientist hopes the ruling would lead to increased financing of adult stem cell research, witch in their opinion is more promising that embryonic stem cell research.

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94,000 people to evacuate after flooding in China http://newskf.com/94000-people-to-evacuate-after-flooding-in-china/1988/ http://newskf.com/94000-people-to-evacuate-after-flooding-in-china/1988/#comments Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:00:43 +0000 N.Desiree http://newskf.com/?p=988 The flooding in North China  has forced 94,000 people from port city of Dandong to evacuate, after heavy rains caused the Yalu river to breach its banks.

Also the official Xinhua News Agency reported that more rain was expected in the region, which borders North Korea, and threatened to trigger more flooding Sunday.

Three people were  missing, this is what an official from the Flood Control Headquarters in Dandong said.

Many neighborhoods were inundated in Saturday after floodwaters punctured a dike between the river and an economic development zone in Dandong. River’s water level had fallen since then but remained dangerously high.

Houses were swamped, public building and farmland in more than five villages near Sinuiju, because of the torrential rain and water from the overflowing Yalu(Amnok as it’s known in Korean), said Korean Central News Agency.

The report is describing Sinuiju and the area near the city, that is been “severely affected” by the flooding, also the rescue work was made by the military and ordinary civilians. At least 5,150 people were evacuated and residents were taking shelter on hilltops.

The North Korea’s trade with world is passing through the city, which is a vital lifeline for the isolated and economically struggling country. The flooding has destroyed the crops in previous years, and pushed north Korea deeper into poverty, and made it depend on the international food aid.

The Dandong flooding is for China the latest disaster in the country’s worst flood season in more then a decade.

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Britain to approve cannabis-based medicine http://newskf.com/948/1948/ http://newskf.com/948/1948/#comments Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:05:46 +0000 R.Magnusson http://newskf.com/?p=948 NEW DEVELOPMENTS in the production of legal drugs from marijuana in Britain has put the spotlight on the potential of ganja as a source of legitimate earnings here.

In a recent article in The Economist, it was disclosed that victims of multiple sclerosis (MS) since June 21 this year can legally purchase a marijuana-based medicine known as Sativex in Britain to alleviate the excruciating pain and spasms associated with their condition.

Jamaica, which has an enduring cultural and law-enforcement association with the herb, had set the pace globally in terms of research and development of legal drugs from ganja since the 1970s through the groundbreaking efforts of Professor Manley West and Dr Albert Lockhart at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Back then, Professor West and Dr Lockhart isolated a compound in cannabis which they discovered could be used in the treatment of glaucoma, a broad term which encompasses disorders of the eye in which pressure within the eye is elevated, resulting in damage to the organ causing pain, visual disturbances, and even blindness.

The upshot of their collaboration was the development of canasol, which contains an alpha agonist, which helps to relieve the pressure in the eye without the side effects of other therapies.

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Bull Jumps into arena crowd in Spain; 40 people injured http://newskf.com/bull-jumps-into-arena-crowd-in-spain-40-people-injured/1919/ http://newskf.com/bull-jumps-into-arena-crowd-in-spain-40-people-injured/1919/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:13:48 +0000 M. Cosmin http://newskf.com/?p=919 Madrid – A bull jumped into the packed grandstands of a Spanish bullring and ran amok, charging and trampling spectators and leaving 40 people injured, regional officials said Thursday.

Video showed the bull jumping several yards high out of the ring, clearing two barriers before landing in the stands and raising a panic as he lurched through the screaming crowd, charging and tossing everything he could.

The 1,100-pound animal was brought under control by experienced bull handlers after several minutes and later killed.

The incident occurred Wednesday at the Tafalla arena in the northern region of Navarra during an event attended by about 3,500 spectators, in which mostly young people try to get a bull to charge at them so they can dodge it.

Unlike standard bullfights, the bulls are not killed in these events.

The bull had already attempted to jump into the stands twice. After damaging a horn, he was about to be returned to the corral and replaced with another bull when he tried a third time and succeeded.

The regional government said in a statement Thursday that three people remained in hospitals in the regional capital of Pamplona.

The injured included a 10-year-old boy who was in intensive care after the bull reportedly fell on him. Another man was gored in the back and was said to be in stable condition.

Also lightly injured was 16-year-old Eneko Goyena Sesma.

“I was with my friends when the bull jumped over and everyone began to run. Somebody must have pushed me and I fell to the ground. I got a pretty big fright,” he said.

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Can a Missed Diagnosis Lead to Jail Time? http://newskf.com/can-a-missed-diagnosis-lead-to-jail-time/11013/ http://newskf.com/can-a-missed-diagnosis-lead-to-jail-time/11013/#comments Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:08:59 +0000 P.Jeanelle http://newskf.com/?p=1013 A very large number of crimes are committed every day, some of them are done by mistakes, others by wish and others by people with mental illness.

In some cases, relatively minor offenses arise as the result of mental illness. An individual may be arrested for trespassing or for being a public nuisance, when the criminal activity is a merely a symptom of a larger problem.Many of this people know that the only way to receive the medication and a proper treatment  is to be incarcerated, and those are going to commit more crimes after they are released, only to seek help their illness.
One thing that these people could have done before incarceration would have been to seek Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for the underlying illness.Though the ultimate decision on whether or not to award benefits will be made by the Social Security Administration (SSA), awards are based upon analysis of four factors:
- Daily living
- Social function
- Concentration
-”Decompensation” (withdrawing from situations where you feel stressed or exhibiting extreme reactions – like rage – to everyday stressors).

Those benefits can be lifesavers for those that use them, but for demands patience and dedication.

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