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7,500 boots are on display at Fort Bragg to honor US service members killed since 9/11

More than 7,500 boots on display at Fort Bragg this month served as a temporary memorial to service members from all branches who have died since 9/11. The boots — which had the service members’ photos and dates of death — were on display for Fort Bragg’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s annual Run, Honor and Remember 5k on May 18 and for the 82nd Airborne Division’s run that kicked off All…

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Opinion | The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses – The New York Times

The E.M.R. is now “conveniently available” to log into from home. Many of my colleagues devote their weekends and evenings to the spillover work. They feel they can’t sign off until they’ve documented all the critical details of their patients’ complex medical histories, followed up on all the test results, sorted out all the medication inconsistencies, and responded to all the calls and messages from patients. This does not even include the hours of compliance…

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T.I.’s Sister Died from Cocaine and High Blood Pressure Says Medical Examiner | TMZ.com

T.I.‘s sister, Precious Harris, had enough cocaine in her system to trigger heart arrhythmia when she crashed her car and later died … according to the Medical Examiner’s report. The Fulton County M.E.’s report says Precious died from “cocaine toxicity which aggravated hypertensive cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure).” The report goes on to say the high blood pressure caused an abnormal heart rhythm … which went on long enough that disrupted the blood flow to her…

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Remains ID’d as those of missing pregnant 19-year-old, medical examiner says

[UPDATE] The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity of remains found at 4100 W. 77th Place in Chicago as 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui. The Office determined her cause of death as ligature strangulation. The manner of death is homicide. [PREVIOUS] CHICAGO — The family of a missing 19-year-old woman from the Pilsen neighborhood said a baby that was hospitalized in critical condition belongs to the 19-year-old. Police on Tuesday were questioning four people in…

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Japan ends longstanding trade restrictions on American beef: USDA

Japan has agreed to lift longstanding restrictions on American beef exports, clearing the way for U.S. products to enter the market regardless of age, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday. The news comes on the heels of other important trade developments on Friday, including the Trump administration’s plans to delay auto tariffs on the EU and Japan and lift steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico. In 2005, Japan imposed restrictions on cattle over 30…

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Fast walkers could live 15 years longer than dawdlers, study claims | Daily Mail Online

Fast walkers may live longer than dawdlers – regardless of their weight, a new study suggests. Researchers at Leicester University analyzed data on 474,919 people with an average age of 52 in the UK Biobank between 2006 and 2016.  They found women who walked briskly had a life expectancy of 86.7 to 87.8 years old, and men who kept up the pace had a life expectancy of 85.2 to 86.8. Slow walkers had much bleaker…

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‘Botanical Sexism’ Could Be Behind Your Seasonal Allergies

One day this past April, the residents of Durham, North Carolina, saw the sky turn a peculiar but familiar shade of chartreuse. Enormous clouds of a fine, yellow-green powder engulfed the city. It looked, and felt, like the end of the world. “Your car was suddenly yellow, the sidewalk was yellow, the roof of your house was yellow,” says Kevin Lilley, assistant director of the city’s landscape services. Residents, quite fittingly, called it a “pollenpocalypse.”…

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Bid to save doctor who was ‘forced out’ over Muslim veil row | Daily Mail Online

More than 11,000 people have rallied behind a doctor under investigation for asking a Muslim woman to remove her veil during an appointment.  Supporters have signed an online petition in huge numbers demanding Dr Keith Wolverson, 52, keep his job to ‘protect his reputation’. The petition also called on the General Medical Council (GMC) to ‘treat this man fairly and look at all the evidence’ after it was revealed a complaint had been made to…

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Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard

By Maurits Martijn , from De Correspondent * _Translated from Dutch by Jona Meijers_ * Illustrations by Kristina Collantes In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random cafe in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied. Some people talk, others are working…

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Doctor who faces inquiry for asking a Muslim to lift her veil says he will quit after 23 years as GP | Daily Mail Online

A GP has revealed he is planning to quit medicine over an investigation by the doctors watchdog into claims he ‘discriminated’ against a Muslim woman for asking her to remove her veil. Dr Keith Wolverson said he ‘politely’ asked the woman to take off the garment for patient safety reasons during a consultation last year because he was unable to hear her explain her sick daughter’s symptoms. He was then ‘deeply upset’ when last week…

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