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Selena Gomez's 'life-or-death' situation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:31:45 GMT

The 25-year-old singer received an organ from her friend Francia Raisa in a life-saving operation over the summer, which was needed as a result of her battle with Lupus, a condition in which the body's immune system mistakingly attacks healthy tissue. And the 'Fetish' hitmaker has now revealed that because she wasn't sure of the warning signs, her health got to a point where her life was at risk.

Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:14:42 GMT

A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics. A concussion is one type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to either the head or the body.

Leading lawmakers leery of boosting Indiana smoking age

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:42:04 GMT

Legislative leaders are leery of a proposal backed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to raise the state's legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. The statewide business group announced a lobbying agenda Monday for the legislative session that starts in early January, saying Indiana needs to reduce its smoking rate that causes an estimated $3 billion in annual heath care costs in the state. The chamber also is calling on the Republican-dominated Legislature to repeal a state law that prohibits businesses from refusing to hire tobacco users.

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:28:08 GMT

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it's an impediment to passing the tax bill. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said: "We're going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas - hopefully that will be a great big, beautiful Christmas present."

American Music Awards 2017: The winners list

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:10:47 GMT

From powerhouse singers Pink and Kelly Clarkson kicking off the show with a duet of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," to Pink later performing on the side of the building, Selena Gomez's first awards show performance since undergoing a kidney transplant, Diana Ross being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute it was an evening packed full of buzzworthy moments.

Selena Gomez returns to stage for first time since kidney transplant

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:17:55 GMT

The 25-year-old singer wowed the star-studded audience with an emotional performance of 'Wolves' - with collaborator Marshmello joining her on stage - after being introduced by Julia Michaels as "one of the most incredible women" she knows at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night . Sharing a picture of her newly-died hair on Instagram, she captioned the post: "so i am blonde now " And after reportedly rekindling her romance with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber - following her split from The Weeknd - the 'Sorry' hitmaker appears to approve of her new do as he hit the like button on the photo.

Griffin to host Live Well workshop

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:43:48 GMT

Griffin Hospital will host a free six-week workshop starting Dec. 6 to help individuals suffering from health conditions take back control of their lives. The Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop provides health information and strategies to help those with health conditions like pain, anxiety, diabetes, depression, heart disease, and arthritis increase their energy and take control of their health.

Napping at work could recharge sleep-deprived nation

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:16:08 GMT

President Donald Trump prides himself on getting by with just four or five hours of sleep at night, which leaves him plenty of time early in the morning to scan cable TV news and tweet before going to work. During last year's rough-and-tumble campaign, he scoffed at "low-energy" rivals Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton for carving out nap time.

Mulvaney: WH would drop individual mandate repeal if 'impediment' to tax reform

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:05:41 GMT

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the Trump administration wants a repeal of the individual health care mandate included in the GOP's tax reform plan, but is willing to take it out if it gets in the way of passage. "If we can repeal part of Obamacare as part of the tax bill, and have a tax bill that is still a good tax bill that can pass, that's great," Mulvaney said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Chipotle is facing a reckoning - and I saw why it may never...

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:02:10 GMT

The chain's reputation has never truly recovered from the 2015 E. coli outbreak that left 50 people sick in 14 states. Chipotle's tarnished image has led to slumping sales growth, and third-quarter earnings missed targets .

The sooner smoking is given the boot, the sooner the body can begin to repair itself

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:51:08 GMT

With 2018 fast approaching, now is the time when you may start thinking about new year, new you. But if one of the things you're thinking about is stopping smoking, the unknown of what will happen may be putting you off.

Klamath Falls dogs, animal hospital join stem cell research

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:42:04 GMT

In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 photo, Tank, a Newfoundland, sits with his owner Jill Lienert at West Ridge Animal Hospital in Klamath Falls, Ore. Tank is part of a canine stem cell trial study for arthritis at West Ridge Animal Hospital, one of only two veterinaries on the west coast that are part of the study.

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease says new research

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:24:25 GMT

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition. The discovery could lead to a screening programme for the disorder - with sufferers given oxygen masks, or mouthguards that keep their airways open in bed.

Suicide survivors gather for International Suicide Loss Day

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:11:26 GMT

Holeman was the keynote speaker as people who have lost a loved one gathered together for the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. People gathered at 350 locations in 18 different countries, including the one at The University of Central Oklahoma hosted by the Central Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:25:02 GMT

His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is "now conscious" and "surrounded by family." The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday.

Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:55:16 GMT

Acute mountain sickness affects more than one in four people who travel above 3,500 meters, or 11,600 feet, and more than half of those who travel above 6,000 meters, or 20,000 feet. Many popular ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains and the Alps, for example, are well above those elevations.

Medicare officials seeking input on ways to cut drug costs for seniors

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:07:17 GMT

Noting that the true price of a drug is often hidden from consumers, Medicare officials requested comments late Thursday on how to use discounts and rebates to help decrease what enrollees pay for prescriptions. The proposal request, buried in hundreds of pages released Thursday, asked for public comment on how to share the rebates and discounts that are negotiated by manufacturers, pharmacists and insurers.