Safety & Security

“Worst-Ever Market Crash” If Democrats Win In 2020?

It’s going to be decision time. President-elect Donald Trump had barely declared victory in the early-morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, when liberals started predicting doom for the economy. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman was one of the first, and worst, with his now-notorious essay in The Times projecting “global recession, with no end in sight.” Now, after an ...

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FDA Goes After Vaping Companies That Allegedly Paid Social Media ‘Influencers’

The Food and Drug Administration went after four e-cigarette companies Friday for violating FDA requirements with their advertisements on social media, including through partnerships with “influencers.” “The FDA has determined that the e-liquid products labeled and/or advertised on behalf of the companies in these social media posts, or in two cases, on the companies’ own social media accounts are misbranded ...

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Facebook Posts Predict Diabetes and Mental Health Better Than Demographics

Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine and Stony Brook University researchers. It’s believed that language in posts could be indicators of disease and, with patient consent, could be monitored just like physical symptoms. This study was published in PLOS ONE. “This work ...

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To Go or Not To Go to Church?

I grew up a preacher’s kid and was involved in church until my mid-20s. However, as I grew older and, in my mind, wiser, I started to see behind the curtain a bit. And what I saw, I didn’t like. Over time, I stopped attending church. I didn’t like the hypocrisy of seeing people say one thing, yet do another. ...

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Weight Loss Options Are Growing: Balloons, Pills, Sleeves

Lisa Rivera, a 35-year-old staff assistant at a Manhattan hospital, can now keep up with her 8-year-old daughter when they go to the park. And when they make the trip to Disney World, a family tradition, “I have longevity,” she says proudly. “I can last all day.”Two years ago, that wasn’t possible. Rivera is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, and ...

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Navy Calls Out ‘Irresponsible’ Russian Action

The U.S. Navy lashed out at the Russian military after it said a Russian pilot put a U.S. reconnaissance plane at risk in a confrontation over the Mediterranean Sea that took place Tuesday. A terse release from the Sixth Fleet outlined the incident. “On June 4, 2019, a U.S. P-8A Poseidon aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted ...

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Biden Wrote, Sponsored Laws That Made Opioid Epidemic Even More Deadly, Health Experts Say

Presidential contender Joe Biden’s many years of lawmaking may hamstring him with Democrat voters who resent his harsh drug legislation from the 1980s and 1990s and connect it to today’s devastating opioid crisis. Biden downplayed his role in that era’s drug legislation, saying he got “stuck with” it as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, but his record paints a ...

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Advanced alcohol-related liver disease on rise in US

The most deadly forms of alcohol-related liver disease appear to be on the rise in the U.S., a new study finds. The new research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at more than 34,000 people and found the prevalence of alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) with at least Stage 2 fibrosis increased from 0.6% in ...

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Reinventing the Tomato for Survival in a Changing World

In a borrowed van, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farmssped south on Interstate 680 with hundreds of fuzzy tomato seedlings bumping around in the back, their trembling leaves, warmed by the sun, filling the cab with the smell of summer. It was one of a half-dozen deliveries on his to-do list. Born and raised in Northern California, Mr. Gates has been ...

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