Ikea to settle for $50 million after toppled dressers kill 3 young boys

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Ikea to settle for $50 million after toppled dressers kill 3 young boys

Chicago Tribune
Elliot Kaye, chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and CPSC employees demonstrate how Ikea chests could hurt children. Ikea said June 28, 2016, that it would recall its hugely popular Malm model of chest of drawers in the U.S.

Anticipating assault on federal funding, Planned Parenthood rallies support

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The Northern New England chapter holds forums amid fears that it could be targeted by Republican foes in Congress and the Trump administration.

Pregnancy changes a mother’s brain for years, study shows

Women expect the physical changes of pregnancy, yet having a baby also produces some changes in the brain. Pregnancy alters the size and structure of brain regions involved in understanding the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions of others, …

Abandoned cat found with fur so matted it looked like dreadlocks

ITV News
The cat had dreadlocks from years of neglect. Credit: Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center. A cat left to fend for itself when its owner went into a nursing home was so neglected its fur looked like dreadlocks.

Don’t cut the cord too fast; a pause benefits most newborns

Fox News
Don’t cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood.

More Than 60 Russians Die From Drinking Bath Lotion; Putin Moves To Cut Booze Tax

Officials blame a bath lotion used as a liquor substitute in Russia for an outbreak of alcohol poisoning that has now killed 61 people, according to state-run media.

School nurse saves boy’s life

Carrie Stephenson, a nurse who works at West Bernis Middle School, helped take care of Isaiah Griffin when he became ill Friday at school.

Antibiotics for AOM: 10 Days More Effective Than 5

A 10-day course of antibiotics worked better than a 5-day course for young children with ear infections in a randomized controlled trial of 520 children at two centers.

Surgeon’s recommendation often affects women’s breast cancer choices

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A radiologist compares an image from an earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas.

A 23-year-old bodybuilder is being ravaged by ovarian cancer — and Instagramming it all

Washington Post
Three weeks before her wedding day, Cheyann Shaw uploaded a video to YouTube, a space the fitness fanatic regularly filled with workout clips and health tips.

70 N.M. Health Dept. employees get sick after holiday party

New York Daily News
Dozens of Health Department employees in New Mexico became ill following its holiday party last week. Investigators have not identified a contaminated food that wreaked havoc at the Harold Runnels Building in Santa Fe, but believe the outbreak was …

Arkansas to allow as many as 5 medical marijuana facilities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has voted to allow as many as five cultivation facilities in the state once rules governing growing, processing and distribution are finalized.

A novel approach: Fighting painkiller addiction at home

Fox News
People hooked on prescription painkillers were able to use a drug at home to curb cravings and prevent abuse while waiting to get in a treatment program, finds a small study that gives hope for a new way to fight the opioid problem.

FEMA: Ohio emergency responders were exposed to deadly toxin

Vallejo Times Herald
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that hundreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama.

GOP Congressman Urges Self-Rationing Of Health Care After Obamacare Repeal

Huffington Post
It’s expensive to go to the E.R., so maybe wait a day to bring your kid with a broken arm to the doctor, says Rep. Bill Huizenga.

Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60

The Boston Globe
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor, but doctors say she’s doing well.

AZ Memo: Another rainy day ahead; minimum-wage ruling; Christmas with quintuplets; Walmart shooting suspect and …

Sprinkles fall in the early morning at North Mountain Park in Phoenix on Dec. 16, 2016. (Photo: Cheryl Evans/The Republic). Good morning, Arizona.

Processed meat ‘could be bad for asthma’

BBC News
Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers. Consuming more than four portions a week is a risk, suggests the study of nearly 1,000 French people, published in the journal Thorax.

Maine just became the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana

Business Insider
FILE PHOTO: Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the California Heritage Market in Los Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles.

Cleveland Clinic chief is Trump’s favorite for VA secretary

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove has emerged as the top contender to be Donald Trump’s secretary of Veterans Affairs, a selection that would bring more private-sector experience to a Cabinet already stocked with it.

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