It’s official. Watching soccer can be good for your health

(CNN)With every painstaking second that ticks by you get that bit closer to the edge of your seat. This could be it, this could be the week your beloved soccer team wins that all-important three points. The recent study, due to be released soon, suggests watching your beloved soccer team romp home to victory has a positive impact on your health, with spectators experiencing physical stresses equivalent to going for a brisk 90-minute walk. Results also found that a win lifts a spectators mood for a whole 24 hours after the game has finished. “Ultimately supporting your team at a football match gives you a moderate cardiovascular workout and depending on the result of the match, a psychological boost or …

Twitter locks out McConnell’s campaign for posting video of calls for violence at his home

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., over the weekend. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) In a livestream video of the protest, Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm, standing with other demonstrators outside McConnell’s home, said that he “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck” rather than fracturing his shoulder. “Just stab the m—– f—– in the heart,” Helm said, after a fellow demonstrator referenced a McConnell voodoo doll. Helm told the Lousville Courier-Journal in an interview on Wednesday that she had no regrets. ACTRESS UNDER FIRE FOR ‘SICK’ TWEET DIRECTED AT MCCONNELL “McConnell doesn’t care about people who actually do break their necks, who need insulin, who need …

Trump to visit El Paso mass shooting site, in spite of Dems’ warning to stay away

Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Monday in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher) “He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated,” Escobar continued. “From my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning.” And Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, urged Margo in a televised interview to “quietly” tell Trump that he is not “welcome” in the city, because of his rhetoric on immigration. Ryan has escalated his language in the last 24 hours, as he struggles to raise his political profile. He tweeted “Fck me” after Trump mistakenly, at one …

‘I am DNA proof my father is a rapist’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Vicky” says she is proof of the crime A woman conceived by rape wants her father brought to justice in a so-called “victimless prosecution”, in one of the first cases of its kind, the BBC has learned. “Vicky” says her mother was under the age of consent when a family friend she claims was in his 30s raped her. She says her birth is proof of the crime and wants DNA testing to convict her dad of unlawful sexual intercourse. West Midlands Police says the law does not recognise her as a victim. Vicky – not her real name – from Birmingham, was adopted in the 1970s at seven months old. Image …

I’ve lived the difference between US and UK health care. Here’s what I learned

(CNN)Earlier this year, I shattered my elbow in a freak fall, requiring surgery, plates and screws. While I am a US citizen, several years ago I married an Englishman and became a UK resident, entitled to coverage on the British National Health Service. My NHS surgeon was able to schedule me in for the three-hour surgery less than two weeks after my fall, and my physical therapist saw me weekly after the bone was healed to work on my flexion and extension. Both surgery and rehab were free at the point of use, and the only paperwork I completed was my pre-operative release forms. With debate raging in the US among Democrats about whether to push for a government health …

Apology to family of couple killed by patient

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharles Little said it was a “great pity” it had taken so long to achieve an apology The family of a couple killed by a man with severe mental health issues have received an apology from the top civil servant at the Department of Health. Michael and Marjorie Cawdery, both 83, died in a “frenzied” knife attack in Portadown, County Armagh in April 2017. They were stabbed to death by Thomas Scott McEntee, shortly after he walked out of a hospital emergency department. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly apologised for the health service’s “failings and handling” of his care. Trust ‘responsible’ in Cawdery killings Court told of ‘frenzied attack’ on couple Man admits …

Fresh food traders brace for Brexit

‘We’re well prepared now’ Image caption Peter Marshall says the short shelf life of products like mushrooms is a problem Peter Marshall also sells fruit and vegetables, and imports 95% of the produce he sells – mainly from Holland and Spain. “We ordered it this morning at 8 o’clock. By 2 o’clock tomorrow morning it will be on our stand and by the evening it will be on somebody’s dinner plate,” he says. He is worried about the extra costs that he might have to pay to bring goods in quickly. “I dread to think,” he says. “We’re going to have to pass the cost on. Your profit margin is suddenly going. “I don’t think we can afford to come …

Philadelphia declares a public health emergency after surge of Hepatitis A

(CNN)The Philadelphia Department of Health has declared a public health emergency due to a surge in Hepatitis A, Dr. Thomas A. Farley, Health Commissioner of the City, said Thursday. Garrow said the bulk of cases have occurred among at-risk populations in the northern neighborhood of Kensington. “We’ve seen, in other cities, similar outbreaks tied to homelessness and illicit drug use so believe this outbreak is the same,” he added. “There hasn’t been a specific change, just a bad situation that has been going for a while.” Viral symptoms Caused by a virus, Hepatitis A is an infection that people pick up either by coming into contact with human waste or by consuming contaminated food or water. Unwashed hands and unsanitary …

The Detroit Debate Quickly Turned Into A Big Scrum Over Health Care

DETROIT ― If you want to know what an argument about “Medicare for All” would look like in a general election, the Democratic primary debate on Tuesday gave you a pretty good preview. For roughly 30 minutes, the candidates argued with each other and, sometimes, with CNN moderator Jake Tapper over the merits of creating a new, government-run insurance program that would enroll every American. Defenders of the idea had passion ― and truth ― on their side. They faced some attacks and had accurate, powerful responses to them. But they never got around to addressing some of the more legitimate qualms Medicare for All skeptics have raised ― and at some point, presumably, they’ll need to do so. Ady …

Hasan Minhaj And Lilly Singh Hope South Asians Can Be More Open About Mental Health

soon-to-be NBC late night host Lilly Singh, who this fall will become the first South Asian woman to host a late night show, has long been “It’s a culture full of secrets. It’s a culture full of ‘What will people think?’” she told fellow comedian Hasan Minhaj, host of Netflix’s “Patriot Act,” in a clip from the show posted Monday.  He praised Singh for talking openly about “sexuality, mental health and dogs” on her popular YouTube channel, “three things that aren’t not discussed in the South Asian community.” In September, Singh will become gender-equal writing staff — three women and three men — a rarity on late night TV shows, where many writing teams still consist primarily of men. But …

Sanders says Kamala Harris’ health care plan is ‘not Medicare for All’

Washington (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday stressed the differences between his single-payer health care plan and a new proposal from Sen. Kamala Harris, labeling her approach “not Medicare for All.” Speaking to Harris’ goal to achieve Medicare for All in 10 years, Sanders said, “We think that four years is as long as it should be, not 10 years.” “And that’s one of the reasons I disagree with Sen. Harris,” he added. Harris’ proposal seeks to occupy a middle ground between Medicare for All champions like Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and more moderate voices on health care like former Vice President Joe Biden, who has advocated for reforms to the current system. Harris wrote in …

The ‘dual stigma’ of alcohol-related brain damage

“You’re talking about a condition that’s the result of long-term heavy drinking, which a lot of people are going to say, ‘Well someone’s done that themselves, it’s his own fault,’” Andrew Misell, from Alcohol Change UK, said. “And then you’re talking about a condition which makes someone’s behaviour difficult to manage – people can be aggressive, inappropriate, confused and confusing to others” Last year, the alcohol care team at the Royal Liverpool Hospital treated 79 patients with alcohol-related brain disease. Patients are asked to sit a test used to diagnose dementia, which has been adapted for this condition. A low score can lead to scans to see if the patient’s alcohol intake has shrunk their brain. Related Topics Alcoholism Alcohol …

No-deal Brexit plans to get 2.1bn boost

“We want to get a good deal that abolishes the anti-democratic backstop. But if we can’t get a good deal, we’ll have to leave without one. “This additional £2.1bn will ensure we are ready to leave on 31 October – deal or no-deal.” Brexit: What is the Irish border backstop? No-deal Brexit: Are we ready? No-deal Brexit: 10 ways it could affect you But shadow chancellor John McDonnell described the plans as “an appalling waste of taxpayers’ cash, all for the sake of Boris Johnson’s drive towards a totally avoidable no-deal”. He added: “This government could have ruled out no-deal and spent these billions on our schools, hospitals, and people. “Labour is a party for the whole of the UK, …

DCCC sees staff shakeup amid diversity concerns, chairwoman calls it sobering day

HARRIS PRESENTS ‘KAMALACARE’ “Today has been a sobering day filled with tough conversations that too often we avoid, but I can say confidently that we are taking the first steps toward putting the DCCC back on path to protect and expand our majority, with a staff that truly reflects the diversity of our Democratic caucus and our party,” Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., the chairwoman, said in a statement. Bustos announced that Jacqueline Newman will replace Allison Jaslow, a combat veteran, who resigned earlier in the day. Jaslow and Bustos were close. Roll Call reported that Jaslow had worked on Bustos’ campaign and was once chief-of-staff in her House office. GET THE FOX NEWS APP Republicans seized on the turmoil. The Washington …

Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus Detected In Florida, Health Officials Warn

mosquitoes after a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus was detected. “The risk of transmission to humans has increased,” Orange County Joao Paulo Burini via Getty Images Health officials in Central Florida are urging caution after a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus that can cause brain swelling was detected among chickens. so far this year and just six last year. This is primarily because the virus is usually transmitted in and around swampy areas that are sparsely populated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its symptoms include fever, headache, irritability, restlessness, drowsiness, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, cyanosis, convulsions and coma. Out of precaution, sentinel chickens are placed in areas where disease outbreaks can begin and are regularly tested for the …

Parents ‘missing out on new baby health visits’

Health officials in England said they would continue to encourage uptake of the five child health and development reviews “so that parents and children benefit from this vital support”. ‘There’s not much focus on mums’ Kirsty Harvey, from York, gave birth to her daughter Molly 10 weeks ago. She asked for support during her pregnancy when she began to have panic attacks – but she didn’t see a health visitor until after the birth. “I saw six different midwives before and after the birth and it’s difficult explaining your worries again and again to six different people,” she says. “There’s not much focus on you as a mum. “If they asked, my immediate response was just to say, ‘Yeah, yeah, …