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December 14, 2018 6:21 PM French President Macron Calls For Calm Ahead of 5th Weekend of Violent 'Yellow Vest' Protests

(PARIS) — Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, France’s president on Friday called for calm and the Paris police chief warned that armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital. Police chief Michel Delpuech told RTL radio that security services intend to deploy Saturday in the same numbers 94

December 14, 2018 6:18 PM Man left paralyzed for 2 days after taking weight loss supplements, report says

It turned out the man, originally from Brazil, had been taking Killer Bee’s fat burner for two months, which triggered his TPP. (iStock) A man was left "paralyzed" for two days after common weight loss supplements triggered toxicity in his blood. The 33-year-old was admitted to hospital suffering weak arms and legs but had no history of spinal trauma 112

December 13, 2018 6:02 PM Whataburger fan paints pastoral landscapes featuring iconic burger chain

If Thomas Kinkade only painted fast-food chains, the result would be this Texas-based artist Michael Esparza’s Etsy store. Esparza, of San Antonio, had just moved back to his hometown in 2012 after studying art in Italy, he told Texas Monthly. The first thing Esparza did once he was back in the Lone Star State? Go to Whataburger. “Then right after that, I went to Bill Miller’s 141

December 12, 2018 8:44 PM Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S

(Reuters Health) - - A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a reversal after years of progress against diabetes. When people with diabetes have poorly controlled blood sugar, over time this can restrict blood flow to the lower legs and lead to nerve 118

December 12, 2018 5:52 PM MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for using homophobic slur to describe Mike Pompeo

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski apologized on Wednesday for using a homophobic slur when describing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “butt-boy.” Brzezinski took issue with Pompeo’s recent comments to Fox News regarding Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Why doesn’t Mike Pompeo 121

December 10, 2018 10:15 PM U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives

(Reuters Health) - - U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at 121 regional health care markets with at least one VA hospital and one non-VA facility. Altogether they assessed 135 VA hospitals and 2,988 non-VA hospitals using 127

December 8, 2018 7:14 PM Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds. The move comes amid investigations by U.S. law enforcement into some so-called body brokers - companies 133

December 6, 2018 6:13 PM Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith suffering from complications after surgery on broken leg, reports say

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith’s right ankle bent in an awkward direction during a play against the Houston Texans. Smith was carted off the field. Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly battling post-operation complications after surgery on his broken fibula and tibia, which he suffered in a game more than two weeks ago. Smith 116

December 5, 2018 7:27 PM Florida firefighter donates kidney to help save stranger

Heidi Hughes, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is thankful and says she intends to take good care of Blair's gift. (iStock) The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports doctors at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, removed a kidney from 41-year-old Edgewater firefighter David Blair on Nov. 15 and prepped 33-year-old Heidi Hughes to receive it. The surgery 139

December 5, 2018 2:34 PM Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Doctors in Sierra Leone’s public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses said they may follow suit. Sierra Leone is one of Africa’s poorest countries and its public hospitals lack equipment. The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic killed nearly 4000 people, including more than 250 medical 135