How diet is changing – the good and the bad

Fruit and vegetable consumption remains largely unchanged and is still under the recommended five-a-day level. The warnings appear to have had an impact. Nine years ago, two-thirds of children were drinking them. But despite this progress, sugar consumption is still too high. Official health advice recommends that no more than 5% of calories should come from sugar, but children are getting more than twice this amount. What about fruit and vegetables? The five-a-day message has been around for a long-time – the government campaign was launched in 2003. But it seems to be having little impact. Over the nine years there has been hardly any change in the amount people consume. Adults under 65 are eating around four portions a …

Toxic substances found in diapers in France: government agency

MOM’S CLAIM GLASS INSIDE DIAPER LEFT TODDLER BLEEDING INVESTIGATED BY COMPANY The French government said manufacturers and retailers should ensure that the substances are removed from diapers. The agency said health risks could not be excluded, although French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said the current situation regarding how diapers were made did not pose dangers to the health of babies. BOY BORN WITH KIDNEY IN THIGH DIAGNOSED WITH EXTREMELY RARE DISORDER Buzyn, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire issued a joint statement calling on manufacturers and retailers to take measures within the next 15 days to eliminate those substances from babies’ diapers. “Along with Bruno Le Maire and Francois de Rugy, we are calling on …

Missing North Carolina boy, 3, found alive, authorities say

FLASHBACK: FBI, MARINES JOIN SEARCH FOR MISSING 3-YEAR-OLD NORTH CAROLINA BOY: REPORT The Craven County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the news on Facebook, saying the boy was “talking,” “in good health” and being looked at by doctors at Carolina East Medical Center. The boy was last spotted playing in the backyard of his grandmother’s home in Ernul, however he never came inside. His grandmother said she searched for 45 minutes before calling police, officials previously said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP A search for the boy via volunteers and multiple law enforcement agencies then began. Earlier Thursday, the FBI’s Charlotte office tweeted that the agency was “supporting our partners with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office” to find Hathaway. Trending …

What LA teachers won with their strike — and why some parents aren’t thrilled

(CNN)Thousands of Los Angeles teachers returned to classrooms Wednesday after their six-day strike reaped an array of wins. Still, most of the 34,000 members of the United Teachers Los Angeles union were satisfied with a deal struck between UTLA leaders and the Los Angeles Unified School District. “We also have commitments from the state and county, such as the $10 million approved by the (Los Angeles County) Board of Supervisors for mental health.” The district could help fund the deal with: — A state tax referendum on the 2020 ballot, which could generate $1.4 billion for Los Angeles-area schools — A parcel tax at the county level, which would need approval from a majority of the district’s voters — City …

‘High’ survival for stage 1-3 cancers

“This research shows a mixed picture but does stress the need for awareness and early diagnosis,” she said. Late-stage drop Among women diagnosed with breast cancer, the most common cancer in women, 90% will survive for a year unless they are diagnosed at stage 4, when the figure drops to 66%. In men with prostate cancer, survival rates a year after diagnosis are very nearly 100% for stages 1-3, dropping to 87.6% for stage-4 diagnosis. For stage 1-4 diagnoses, skin cancer (melanoma) has the highest one-year survival rate, of 97.4% for men and 98.6% for women, pancreatic cancer has the lowest, at 23.7% and 25.3%. And 10-year survival rates are highest for skin cancer and lowest for lung cancer – …

Medicare For All Looks Good In New Poll, But There’s A Big Asterisk

Americans are pretty keen on the idea of creating a new , or at least expanding an existing one, in order to make sure everybody can finally get affordable health care. But Americans are more enthusiastic about to make enrollment in government-run insurance voluntary rather than mandatory. And once Americans hear some of the common attacks that conservatives deploy against government-run insurance schemes, they get more skittish about the idea. Those are some of the key findings in a from the nonpartisan . The results say a lot about why so many Democrats are talking about ideas like Republicans are the ones dreaming and talking about passing . That’s because Democrats for most of the last 10 years had their hands …

Ex-Teacher Tad Cummins Sentenced In Kidnapping Of His Student

Tad Cummins, 52, received the jail term on Wednesday, nine months after Prior to sentencing, the victim, Elizabeth Thomas, was given an opportunity to face Cummins in the federal courtroom in Nashville. But when it came time to speak, the now 17-year-old was overcome with emotion, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Beth Meyers read a victim impact statement Thomas wrote. It read, in part: HuffPost does not typically identify juveniles in cases involving sexual allegations. But in this case, Thomas and her family abducting Thomas from Columbia, Tennessee, on March 13, 2017. The following month, a tip led authorities to a remote area of Siskiyou County, California, where they Speaking on his own behalf Wednesday, Cummins apologized to Thomas’ family. Prosecutors …

Where not to live if you need a GP

Millions miss out on seven-day GP access Have waits for GP appointments got longer? However, RCGP chairwoman Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard said none of that addressed the urgent problems the profession was facing. She said the differences in the number of GPs was “shocking” and “surprising”. “It suggests there are areas of the country that are really struggling to get the GPs they need. “Over the past decade, general practice has not received the investment it needs.” She believes the health service in England is 6,000 doctors short of what it needs – it currently has just over 34,000 – and the problems meant care was “not safe” in some places. Patients Association chief executive Rachel Power said the findings were …

‘Spider-verse’ gets the science right — and wrong

(CNN)(Warning: Contains mild spoilers) Using the data it generated, which is basically billions of photographs of particle collisions, we discovered the Higgs boson, the last missing piece of the standard model. The standard model is our best understanding of the subatomic world, which consists of particles far smaller than atoms. The scientific data we’ve recorded has resulted in over 2,000 scientific papers, with no signs of slowing down. Visually, the part of the equipment seen on the screen in the Spider-Verse isn’t actually the LHC itself, but rather a particular piece of scientific apparatus called the Compact Muon Solenoid, or CMS. In the real world, the LHC accelerates protons and collides them together. In contrast, the CMS is essentially a …

Hawaii toddler with eczema suffers severe lobster red, oozing skin reaction to steroid cream

The Hawaii couple eventually determined their son was suffering from topical steroid addiction. (Caters News Agency) The couple — distressed and hoping to find relief for their son who would scream in pain —  consulted various doctors in an attempt to discover what was causing the boy’s skin to have such a horrific reaction. “It was the worst kind of torture. Most parents can relate to seeing their child in pain but this was 24/7, with no relief,” Kristi Chun said, adding Colby had trouble eating and sleeping due to the condition. It was eventually determined the culprit was the steroid-based cream itself. 2 DOCTORS AT ARIZONA CARE FACILITY WHERE WOMAN IN VEGETATIVE STATE GAVE BIRTH LEAVE The Chuns told …

Michigan woman confronts ex in court: ‘There’s a monster inside him’ that God released

TAD CUMMINS, TENNESSEE TEACHER CONVICTED IN TEEN STUDENT’S KIDNAPPING, SENTENCED TO DECADES IN PRISON “There’s a monster inside him that only God can release and this monster was released upon me,” she reportedly said. “I still think any normal person would want to know why their husband would try to kill them.”

Marine vet with PTSD held by ICE for 3 days before agency realized he was citizen

“Why did they think he was a noncitizen? Did they get him confused with someone else? Who knows,” American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorney Miriam Aukerman said. “This is an individual who’s incredibly vulnerable with a mental illness.” TRUMP INSISTS THAT A ‘BORDER CRISIS’ IS RAVAGING AMEICA – HERE’S WHAT THE NUMBERS TELL US  Ramos-Gomez was apprehended by police after being accused of trespassing and damaging a fire alarm at a Grand Rapids hospital on Nov. 21. He was placed in Kent County jail, and was set to be released on Dec. 14 after reportedly pleading guilty to the charges against him. At that point, he was turned over to ICE and taken to a detention center 70 miles away, though he reportedly had …

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask leaves NHL game with concussion after hard collision

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) is attended to by medical personnel as his teammates look on after taking a hit on a goal by New York Rangers center Filip Chytil during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Boston. (Associated Press) Rask had started the game tied with Cecil “Tiny” Thompson for most wins by a Boston goaltender, with 252. Jaroslav Halak entered the game for Boston after Rask left. NHL PLAYERS, FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO HUMBOLDT CRASH VICTIMS

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

The system said it has fired the doctor, reported findings of an internal investigation to authorities, and has removed 20 employees from patient care pending further investigation, including nurses who administered the medication as well as pharmacists. FDA RESUMING SOME FOOD INSPECTIONS HALTED BY SHUTDOWN Mount Carmel said the situation came to light because an employee reported a safety concern. The health system shared no information about what might have prompted employees to approve and administer the excessive dosages. “Regardless of the reason the actions were taken, we take responsibility for the fact that the processes in place were not sufficient to prevent these actions from happening,” President and CEO Ed Lamb said in a video statement . “We’re doing …

Rand Paul Heading To Canada, Land Of Universal Health Care, For Surgery

socialized medicine Sen. Canada, where medical care is publicly funded and universally provided. Politico. The surgery is set to take place at  Information about the surgery, scheduled for Jan. 21, was revealed in court papers in Paul’s civil lawsuit against neighbor Rene Boucher, the Louisville According to Paul, the surgery — which will cost as much as $8,000 — is linked to injuries he suffered in 2017 when Boucher attacked him as he sentenced to 30 days in jail. almost all of its work” is done under contract with the Ontario’s Hospital Insurance Plan, which is part of the nation’s public health care system, the Courier-Journal reported. “This is more fake news on a story that has been terribly reported from day …

Women’s frozen eggs ‘should be stored longer’

They say the limit means a growing number of women face losing their chance of having a baby, or rushing to find a sperm donor so they can re-freeze an embryo. Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Educational Trust, which helps people with infertility issues, is one of the three experts due to meet junior health minister Jackie Doyle-Price on Monday. “There’s absolutely no biological reason for this law,” she said. “It’s discriminatory against women and removing an option for them to take charge of their reproductive system. “If you want to freeze your eggs in your late 20s, you might not then have decided you want to use them by your late 30s.” ‘It was terrible and unnecessary’ Follow …