February 26, 2020

Cayman: Premier addresses Speaker’s statement

“I want briefly to address the statement that was issued by the Speaker of the House yesterday. Before I do that, I wish to express my deep regret and that of the Government at this most unfortunate incident and to extend our support to the lady that has suffered injury and distress as a result. […]

Coronavirus: Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens

Iran’s deputy health minister and an MP have both tested positive for the new coronavirus, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15. The country is one of three hot-spots outside China causing concern that the virus could be becoming a pandemic. The deputy minister, Iraj Harirchi, had on Monday denied covering […]

Kids raised by grandparents more likely to be obese

From Newsmax Grandparents can be a bad influence on kids’ weight, researchers say. That’s the upshot of an analysis of 23 studies conducted in the United States and eight other countries by a team from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The study found that kids who were cared for by grandparents […]

Plastics chemicals linked to autism behaviors

From Newsmax Young boys whose mothers were exposed to chemicals known as phthalates while pregnant may face an increased risk for developing behaviors associated with autism, a new study warns. Phthalates are chemicals found in many household products, including cosmetics and plastics. The study didn’t identify a heightened risk for autism per se among boys, […]

Alcohol-linked deaths soaring

From Newsmax Americans are drinking themselves to death at ever-increasing rates, with women in particular hitting the bottle hard, a new study shows. The rate of alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year from 2000 to 2016, while deaths among men increased 1.4% to 1.8% each year, according to the findings. […]

Exercising on vacation?

Should you keep exercising while on vacation? You might think it is too early to start planning your summer vacation, but you’re wrong. The first-minute options are mostly sold out and the sooner you book your accommodation and transport, the better the chances that you might save a dime or two on your vacation. One […]

Italy battles ‘Explosion’ of coronavirus cases as third patient dies

From Newsmax Italy raced on Sunday to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, sealing off the worst affected towns and banning public events in much of the north as a third patient died of the illness. Authorities in the wealthy regions of Lombardy and Veneto, which are the focal point of the flare-up, […]

Can you benefit from CBD oil?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is derived from hemp. CBD oil is the liquid that comes when the hemp plant is pressed. Though hemp is related to marijuana, the two are very much different. Marijuana is rich in a compound called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This is the substance that can get you high and […]

Study: Measles complications can affect every organ

By Newsmax Hepatitis, appendicitis and viral meningitis are among the serious complications that can occur when you get the measles, doctors warn in a new report. The study — which outlines cases involving three adults who developed major complications — is also a reminder of the importance of vaccination against the illness. Measles is highly […]

Scientists: Snake venom may be key to curing cancer

By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Scientists at the University of Northern Colorado believe snake venom can be the key to finding the cure for cancer.  Dr. Stephen Mackessy, professor at UNC’s School of Biology, has been analyzing the compound and proteins from the venom in different snakes, and is finding it can attack human cancer cells, reported CBS4.  Mackessy […]