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  • Kali's law requires boaters to wear a kill switch lanyard

    09/02/2019 11:17:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 131 replies
    abc7 ^ | Sept. 1, 2019 | Maria Serrano
    A new law requires boat operators to wear an emergency engine cutoff switch or a kill switch lanyard starting Sept. 1, 2019. So what should you know and how can this affect you? State Game Warden Shane Lewis told ABC 7, kill switches are just as important as wearing a life jacket, and he's glad now they’re legally required. “I’m actually surprised the law hadn’t been into effect prior to this, it’s a very important law and its going to really improve the safety of boating on the water,” said Lewis. “Let’s say that you were ejected from a boat...
  • Recommendation for setting home thermostats at 78 degrees goes viral

    08/20/2019 3:59:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/20/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    Energy recommendations from a government-backed program have gone viral after suggesting that people should keep their home thermostats at least at 78 degrees for cooling. Energy Star, which works with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department to set efficiency benchmarks for appliances, electronics, building materials, lighting and other products, recommends that Americans program their thermostats to at least 78 degrees from 6 a.m. The program then recommends temperatures be raised to at least 85 degrees from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at which point it recommends again setting temperatures to at least 78 degrees. Thermostats should be then...
  • Screen all adult patients for drug abuse, national panel urges

    08/13/2019 8:58:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/13/2019 | Jan Hoffman
    A national panel of health experts recommended Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the US Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups. The panel, appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services but operated independently, said that its proposed guidelines are intended to combat alarmingly high rates of substance abuse in the United States. It cited a 2017 federal survey that found 1 in 10 Americans ages 18...
  • A new Senate bill would fundamentally change the internet as we know it

    06/29/2019 7:31:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 20, 2019 | Allison Matyus
    A new bill in the U.S. Senate could cause the internet as we know it to cease to exist by holding major tech companies like Facebook or YouTube liable for anything posted on their platforms. On Wednesday, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced controversial legislation that would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Known as the Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, it has caused bipartisan backlash on how it would affect tech companies, content creators, and everyday users. Tech companies like Twitter or YouTube currently have protection under Section 230 against being held liable for what users...
  • Three public health interventions could prevent 94 million premature deaths

    06/16/2019 5:26:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 26 replies
    Medical XPress ^ | June 10, 2019 | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    A worldwide effort to lower people's blood pressure, cut their sodium intake, and eliminate trans fat from their diet could dramatically reduce the incidence of premature death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) over a quarter century, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers used global data from multiple studies and the World Health Organization in making their calculations. They estimated that scaling up treatment of high blood pressure to 70% of the world's population could extend the lives of 39.4 million people. Cutting sodium intake by 30% could stave off another 40 million...
  • Utah Sen. Mitt Romney takes aim at e-cigarettes

    06/14/2019 12:46:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Wendy Leonard
    Sen. Mitt Romney with a New Mexico senator on Thursday presented a bill to keep electronic cigarettes and other vaping systems away from educational and child care facilities across the country, saying youth use has reached epidemic levels. "In my home state of Utah, the use of electronic cigarettes has nearly doubled in the last five years, with young Utahns most likely to be introduced to vaping while they are in school," Romney, R-Utah, said. "By banning the use of electronic cigarettes in schools, we are taking an important step to protect the health of young people in Utah and...
  • McConnell, Kaine to introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21

    05/20/2019 12:40:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Cnbc ^ | May 21, 2019
    Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine plan to introduce a bill Monday that would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an “epidemic” of teen vaping.
  • New York lawmakers propose bill making it illegal to text while walking

    05/19/2019 4:59:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 5/18/19
    ELMIRA, N.Y. — Lawmakers in New York are pushing legislation that could make it a crime to text and walk at the same time. A new bill proposed by the state senate would make it illegal for people to cross the street while staring at their cell phones, according to WABC. The news outlet reports there’s no clear evidence indicating that the use of personal electronics while walking causes accidents, but New York lawmakers are still considering fines for using them. Fines can range between $50 to $150 depending on the number of offenses.

    05/07/2019 9:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Boston Broadside ^ | April 11, 2019 | Lonnie Brennan
    “They killed him,” Marvin Siegel’s daughter Lisa Siegel Belanger wrote in a text. She followed up to explain that six years of round-the-clock captivity in his own home and in various medical facilities, together with forced drugging and morphine, lack of proper care and the ability for his family to interact with him and help with decisions, accelerated her father’s death. As we previously reported in this paper through a multi-part series of articles, including a personal account by Lisa, six years ago her father was taken from his Boxford, Mass. home via ambulance at the direction of a visiting...
  • Congress to Consider Raising Tobacco-Buying Age to 21

    04/19/2019 4:58:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2019 | Jennifer Maloney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to introduce legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 from 18, a move that public-health advocates and tobacco companies hope would curb the use of e-cigarettes among youths. More than a dozen states have passed or enacted laws raising the minimum age to 21 and others are considering doing so. Sen. McConnell’s announcement Thursday follows the introduction earlier this month of similar bills in the House. Altria Group Inc. and British American Tobacco PLC, the two biggest U.S. cigarette manufacturers, both support an increase of the minimum age to 21,...
  • What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds

    04/05/2019 3:21:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2019 | Sandee LaMotte
    Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It's a poor diet. "In many countries, poor diet now causes more deaths than tobacco smoking and high blood pressure," said Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks And it's not just that people are choosing...
  • New York State Budget: Congestion Pricing Coming To Manhattan, Sources Tell CBS2

    03/31/2019 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/31/2019
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Legislature say they’ve reached a $175.5 billion state budget agreement. The deal includes congestion pricing, a controversial plan to charge drivers below 60th Street in Manhattan. A panel of experts will set the surcharges by the end of 2020, but sources tell CBS2 drivers in cars will pay around $11.50 and truck drivers will pay about $25. Possible discounts for some are still being worked out. Lawmakers say the money will be spent to fix the MTA. A statewide ban on most single-use plastic bags is...
  • California Parents Outraged After Children in Middle School Attend LGBT Fair

    03/18/2019 1:23:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 18, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    “You did what?!” Parents across Santa Ana couldn’t believe it. In one house after another, the answer to “How was school today?” was nothing like they expected. Moms and dads listened in disbelief as their middle schoolers talked about going to an “LGBT Fair” that no one bothered to ask their permission for. There were even people in drag, their 11-year-olds said, giving makeup lessons—right there in school. Townhall’s Kira Davis listened as one mom fumed about not knowing about the fair until after it happened. There wasn’t even an opportunity to opt out, she complained at last Tuesday’s school...
  • De Blasio tells New Yorkers what they can flush down the toilet

    03/13/2019 11:05:20 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 12, 2019 | Julia Marsh
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken the concept of a Nanny State to a whole new level — instructing New Yorkers about what they can and cannot flush down their toilets. “New York City: There are only FOUR things that should go in your toilet,” the mayor’s office tweeted from its official account Tuesday. NYC Mayor's Office ‏ Verified account @NYCMayorsOffice Follow Follow @NYCMayorsOffice More New York City: There are only FOUR things that should go in your toilet 🚽 💩 poop 💦 pee 🤢 puke 👋 toilet paper Everything else causes FATBERGS! What are Fatbergs? Well, you gotta click...
  • Unvaccinated 6-year-old boy spent 57 days in hospital after tetanus diagnosis: CDC

    03/09/2019 6:20:13 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 122 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 8th 2019 | Brendan Rand
    An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon spent 57 days in a hospital, including 47 days in the intensive care unit, and racked up almost $1 million in medical costs after being diagnosed with tetanus, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. The boy was Oregon's first case of tetanus in almost 30 years, according to the CDC, citing the Oregon Health Authority. Tetanus is caused by bacteria found in dirt that can enter the body through breaks in the skin, and vaccines are the best way to prevent it, per the CDC. The child was cut...
  • Court: Parents can't stop girl, 14, from taking trans hormones(canaDUH)

    03/03/2019 8:16:28 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 3/1/2019 | Jeremiah Keenan
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada ordered that a 14-year-old girl receive testosterone injections without parental consent. The court also declared that if either of her parents referred to her using female pronouns or addressed her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of family violence. As previously reported, Maxine* was encouraged by her school counselor in BC’s Delta School District to identify as a boy while in seventh grade. When Maxine was 13 years old, Dr. Brenden Hursh and his colleagues at BC Children’s Hospital decided that Maxine should begin taking testosterone injections in...
  • Dem lawmaker announces plans to propose bill requiring breathalyzers in new vehicles

    01/14/2019 11:08:57 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/2019 | by Owen Daugherty
    Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) is planning to introduce a bill next week that would require all new vehicles sold in the U.S. to come equipped with an interlocking breathalyzer device. The breathalyzer device would force drivers to test their blood-alcohol content (BAC) levels before being able to start the car. The devices are typically attached to a car's ignition. If a driver's BAC is above the legal limit, the car will not start. The legislation was prompted by the deaths of Northville, Mich., residents, Issam Abbas and Rima Abbas and their three children, who were killed by a drunken driver...
  • Bloomberg ready to spend at least $100M if he runs for White House in 2020

    12/27/2018 4:29:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/18 01:31 PM EST | MAX GREENWOOD
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepared to spent upwards of $100 million should he mount a 2020 bid for the White House, according to CNBC. Howard Wolfson, the billionaire business magnate's top political advisor, told the news outlet that Bloomberg spent more than $100 million in his last campaign for New York City mayor in 2009. "Last time I looked, NYC is a fraction of the size of the country as a whole," Wolfson said in an email to the outlet. ADVERTISEMENT Wolfson added that Bloomberg would spend "whatever is required" on his own campaign if he...
  • Cafes, bars, police say Utah’s toughest-in-nation DUI law taking effect Dec. 30

    12/15/2018 12:17:50 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 44 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/12/18 | Lee Davidson
    Restaurants, bars and tourism officials say Utahns should not shy away from partying or eating out because of the state’s new toughest-in-the-nation drunken driving law when it takes effect in just over two weeks on Dec. 30. They stress two reasons: The Utah Highway Patrol and police say the new law won’t change how they enforce DUI laws, with their focus on impairment rather than blood-alcohol levels; and Utah has plenty of ride-sharing and public transportation options to get people home safely if they drink too much.
  • Historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat can cruise the Mississippi again

    12/05/2018 6:21:48 PM PST · by logician2u · 32 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | December 05, 2018 | saff
    <p>After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again.</p> <p>President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long riverboat immortalized in poems and songs to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other rivers.</p>