Never underestimate a wasp — new study shows they’re smarter than we thought

(CNN)Summer is approaching in the northern hemisphere, heralding the return of that great scourge of al fresco diners everywhere: the wasp. In recent decades, however, scientists have shown that vertebrate animals such as birds, monkeys and fish also have this ability, known as transitive inference (TI). And Elizabeth Tibbetts, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Michigan, has found the first evidence of TI in an invertebrate animal — namely the paper wasp. The insects, which are found around the world, are known for making distinctive nests out of chewed wood mixed with saliva that look like paper. While the paper wasp’s sting is toxic to humans, it is less painful than those of other wasp species. A previous study …

States Are Repealing Laws That Cap Financial Aid To Low-Income Families

Teresa Wiltz But in recent years, so-called family cap laws have fallen out of favor. Last month, Massachusetts became the latest state to Massachusetts joins New Jersey, which effectively repealed its cap last year as part of its budget — after two previous attempts were vetoed by former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. California repealed its maximum family grant rule in 2016. Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia still have family caps in place, according to the Urban Institute. According to the The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law came to a similar conclusion in a 2016 In Massachusetts, the repeal means that a family will receive …

Be careful when cracking your neck. A 28-year-old man had a stroke popping his neck

(CNN)Josh Hader had a sore neck, so he tried to stretch it out, accidentally popping it. The next thing he knew, the left side of his body started to go numb. “When he popped his neck, he tore arteries that go to the bone of the neck, where the neck joins the skull at the base of the brain,” he said. “The way he twisted the neck caused a bisection.” Hader’s father-in-law took him to the ER, where health care workers administered him TPA, which breaks up clots, Hader said. After that, he was transported to the larger Mercy Hospital and was in the intensive-care unit for four days before being sent to inpatient therapy. “When he arrived, Hader had …

Ocasio-Cortez posts about garbage disposal in posh new apartment

IN NETFLIX DOC, AOC REFLECTS ON 2018 RUN: ‘NOBODY ELSE WOULD, SO LITERALLY ANYBODY COULD’ “OK everyone I need your help because I just moved into this apartment a few months ago and I just flipped a switch and it made that noise and it scared the daylights out of me,” Ocasio-Cortez can be heard saying in footage. “I am told this is a garbage disposal. I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I never had one in any place I’ve ever lived,” she later said. The “Green New Deal”-touting Bronx Democrat wondered whether the device was “environmentally sound.” “This DC apartment is bougie and has things I’ve never seen before…” Ocasio-Cortez captioned the video, later noting: “Is this what social …

The economy is great, so why are so many Democrats running for White House?

(CNN)With an economy as strong as the one that the nation currently enjoys — 3.2% growth in this year’s first quarter — President Donald Trump should be feeling pretty good about his prospects for re-election. In post-WWII history, the only presidents who have failed to win re-election struggled with a tough economy (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush), or decided not to run (Harry Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson). Added to his struggle with national approval, the fallout from Robert Mueller’s report seems to be further eroding his reputation. While only 37% of Americans say that they support moving forward with impeachment, nearly six out of ten believe that the President lied in matters under investigation by the …

‘Medicare-for-all’ will raise taxes, force hospital layoffs: Chris Jacobs

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, accompanied by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., center right, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, to unveil their Medicare for All legislation to reform health care. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Some Democratic 2020 hopefuls point to their support of Medicare-for-all to prove their progressive bona fides. But other Democrats have stated the plan is not politically or economically feasible because of the large tax increases required, preferring instead to stabilize the Affordable Care Act. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Jacobs said that as it is, 80 percent of hospitals lose money on their Medicare patients, a loss that is likely to intensify under a Medicare-for-all plan. “If …

Woman Infected With Measles May Have Exposed ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Audience

measles. Los Angeles Times. The twenty-something patient lives in Placentia and had just returned from a trip to Vietnam, where there has been widespread measles activity, according to Orange County Register that the  As you might expect, theater employees are not thrilled that they and others may have been exposed to measles. “The last place I would ever expect it was at my job. I wasn’t even expecting Orange County,” AMC Fullerton employee Carlee Greer-McNeill told Officials are asking people who were at the following locations to review their vaccination history and also monitor themselves for measles symptoms: Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Nurse record title reviewed after dress row

No scrubs Jess is a senior sister at the Royal London Hospital. Her work in an acute medical admissions ward is fast-paced and she wears scrubs to work every day. So when she decided to challenge the title for the fastest woman to run a marathon in a nurse uniform, she sent Guinness World Records a photo. She was told that her actual uniform did not meet its criteria for a nurse’s uniform. She went ahead and ran anyway, completing the course in three hours, eight minutes and 54 seconds. That was fast enough to beat the record. Jess believes the rules about wearing a dress apply to anyone wanting to challenge the record title – including men. “Some of …

Egypt death couple ‘exposed to chemicals’

A preliminary report from Dr Nick Gent suggested neither radiation, natural causes, carbon monoxide poisoning nor food poisoning caused the couple’s deaths. While the cause of death is still unknown, Dr Gent told the court it was most likely exposure to an “infectious biological agent or toxic chemicals”. Image caption Susan Cooper worked for Thomas Cook in Burnley Hotel records showed housekeeping had been called to the Coopers’ room at least three times on the day before the couple died and the room next door had been fumigated. Coroner Dr James Adeley asked lawyers representing the hotel and Thomas Cook for a raft of documents ahead of a full inquest. He also requested the hotel’s air conditioning maintenance logs, as …

Single-Payer Advocate Ady Barkan Shines At Historic ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing

WASHINGTON ― The first congressional hearing ever on “Ady Barkan The activist’s testimony was the highlight of a hearing on Medicare for All legislation introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.). The hearing was surprisingly substantive and mostly free of partisan rancor, despite the unanimous Republican antipathy to single-payer health care and the split among Democrats about whether to embark on such an ambitious and contentious fight. Barkan’s remarks combined a strong emotional appeal with a command of the facts and an unflinching passion for the issue. There was little grandstanding by committee members. This enabled the hearing to stay focused on the core Democratic arguments in favor of Medicare for All ― universal coverage, fair and equitable access to medical care …

An Illinois silicone plant explosion left 2 dead, 3 injured and 2 still missing

(CNN)A massive blast rocked parts of an Illinois town Friday night, killing two people and leaving three others injured, authorities said. Two people were still missing. The search for the two people who remain missing has been suspended and will resume at 9 a.m. local time tomorrow, Lenzi said. He said everyone affected was an employee working at the time. Four were taken to area hospitals with moderate to serious injuries, officials said. Two others were seen but requested no treatment. Lenzi said later Saturday one of the victims transported to a hospital from the scene succumbed to their injures and died. The fire has been extinguished, and hazardous materials technicians and other teams were on the scene Saturday, Lenzi …

Guatemalan Teen Becomes Third Minor In 5 Months To Die In U.S. Custody

A 16-year-old migrant boy died Tuesday in U.S. government custody, becoming the third child since December to die in BuzzFeed first reported his death on Wednesday. U.S. Border Patrol arrested the teenager on April 19 after he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border into El Paso, Texas, according to a statement from  A day later, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers took the boy to a government-contracted migrant youth detention center in Brownsville, Texas. The shelter is called “a severe infection in the frontal lobe that showed no improvement even after surgery to stabilize the pressure inside the head,” Guatemala’s foreign ministry said, and he died on April 30. Stauffer said HHS is currently reviewing the teen’s cause of death and that hospital staff …

Hinds asks heads for special-needs help

“That support needs investment and, while we have already hugely increased spending in this area, I recognise that providing for additional complexities can put additional pressures on schools.” The ‘untold misery’ of special needs shortfalls Missing special needs support ‘national scandal’ Mr Hinds is expected to announce a call for evidence from schools, colleges and local authorities on how special-needs funding in England could become more effective as the needs of children change and the support schools provide becomes more tailored and complex. “Teachers change lives, we all know this, and nowhere more so than in the incredible work they do to support children with special educational needs and disabilities. “They have my huge admiration and thanks for that work,” …

Dan Patrick gets emotional about health on radio show

“It’s like having the flu and you’re not nauseous,” he told listeners of “The Dan Patrick Show.” He said the pain got so bad that one Saturday morning he couldn’t walk or tie his shoes. “I hated getting out of bed,” he said. ‘JEOPARDY!’ HOST ALEX TREBEK STRUGGLING WITH ‘DEEP SADNESS’ AFTER PANCREATIC CANCER DIAGNOSIS His prescription for the steroid Prednisone helped the pain and inflammation, he said, but it also caused depression and suicidal thoughts. He admitted that he started self-medicating with alcohol and even Vicodin once to play golf.

Compulsory vaccination ‘not being ruled out’

And in England, the proportion of children receiving both doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) jab by their fifth birthday has fallen over the last four years to 87.2%. This is below the 95% said by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be the level necessary to protect a population from a disease. The UK was declared free of the highly contagious measles disease for the first time by the WHO in 2017. But in 2018, it experienced small outbreaks, and in March this year there was a sharp increase of cases across Greater Manchester. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC investigated in 2018 why there’s been a measles outbreak in Europe ‘The science …

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas suffers heart attack

(CNN)Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas is in hospital after suffering a heart attack at the club’s training center. Casillas won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and spent 16 seasons with La Liga giant Real Madrid, winning three Champions League titles and five La Liga crowns. The 37-year-old moved to Porto in 2015 where he won the Portuguese title last season. Widely considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Casillas made his professional debut as a teenager for Real Madrid and went on to make 725 appearances for the club. He was an integral part of the Spanish national team as it dominated international football for four years, captaining his country to victory at Euro 2008, the …