(WASHINGTON) — The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never discussed the issue with President Donald Trump. Acting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Adm. Timothy Gallaudet said in a press conference at a scientific meeting this week, "I personally have not briefed the president on climate change." By contrast, Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco, who served as NOAA chief in the first four years of the...
Mark Green, an emergency physician who has just been elected to Congress from Tennessee, said at a town hall on Tuesday that he wants to use his new position to question the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about vaccine safety. There is no evidence at all that vaccines or the preservatives in them night cause autism, despite many studies, both national and international, that have been done to try and find any possible link. Vaccine makers have also removed...
The video shows Green, a Republican from Tennessee, saying he'll confront the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about autism and vaccines. But, in separate comments Wednesday to The Tennessean, Green appeared to reiterate his previous comments, but adding that vaccines are "essential to good population health." "There appears to be some evidence that as vaccine numbers increase, rates of autism increase," Green told The Tennessean. The alleged correlation between vaccines and autism has been widely debunked, and has been...
(CNN) Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic. One UK study analyzed the calories in 13,500 main meals served in 27 UK restaurant chains, of which 21 were full-service restaurants and the remainder serving fast food. A US study measured calories in the most frequently ordered meals in 116 restaurants across five countries --...
Prominent Florida heart surgeon Dr J Lancelot Lester was left in a coma by the potent painkiller given to him after a back surgery, his family's lawsuit claims. Despite being opioid naive, Dr Lester was given Dilaudid, a more powerful painkiller than oxycodone, intravenously. Withing minutes, it was clear his system couldn't handle the drug and Dr Lester went into respiratory failure. Now, his daughters are suing the medical center where their father made his career for at least $15...
Yes, women are typically older than men when they develop heart issues, but ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in both women and men. Adopting practices like regular exercise and eating a plant-based diet can greatly reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack in the first place. There is no excuse, and women who smoke are at great risk for heart attacks."
Tennessee’s newly elected Rep. Mark Green (R) has walked back comments he made to constituents on Tuesday at a town hall, where he said that he believes vaccines may lead to autism. Green, a state senator and physician, made the dangerous and medically-unfounded claim in response to a question from a woman who said she was the mother of a young adult with autism, according to The Tennessean. The woman’s question pertained to possible cuts to Medicaid funding, but Green...
The House of Representatives passed the final version of a massive farm bill Wednesday, clearing a major, must-pass item from the legislative agenda before the end of the year and the start of the next congressional session. The final version closely mirrors the Senate version and excludes contentious language in the House bill that was supported by Trump and would have added stricter work requirements for eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- commonly referred to as food stamps....
Washington (CNN) China and the US are set to take action against each other as tensions escalate over trade, cyber hacking and espionage as US senior law enforcement officials identified Beijing as the most serious threat to US national security on Wednesday. China's methods of non-traditional espionage -- including their use of ordinary Chinese expatriates instead of spies at universities and businesses, and intellectual property theft -- were explained by officials from the FBI and departments of Justice and Homeland...
An Erie County resident infected with measles visited eight places between Dec. 4 and Tuesday, posing a risk to anyone at the places at the time of the visits who had not been vaccinated, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said Wednesday. The resident, an Eastern European immigrant who came to the United States on Nov. 27,  visited Catholic Charities on Herkimer Street, the Department of Health clinic on William Street, Sweet Home High School, Erie County Social Services...
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