Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health care company, has already lost its No. 2 executive

New York (CNN Business)The No. 2 executive at Haven, the health care company backed by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway, has left nine months after joining the fledgling firm. “Jack played an important role in the early stages of Haven, but we understand his decision to leave the company for family reasons,” a spokesperson told CNN Business. “We want to thank him for all of his contributions.”

1 in 7 babies is born underweight, with dire consequences for their health, global study says

(CNN)Over 20 million babies around the world — about 1 out of every 7 — were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study. In the United States, 8% of babies born in 2015 had low birth weight, compared with 7.5% in 2000. High-income countries as a whole showed some of the slowest progress, with a combined low birth weight rate of 7% that persisted between 2000 and 2015, according to the study. “Weight is the single most important factor about you at your birth that predicts your future health,” said Professor Joy Lawn, director of the London School of Hygiene …

Virginia VA hospital evacuated for ‘unknown chemical odor’ that turns out to be urine sample

The Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton, Va., was evacuated on Wednesday after an “unknown chemical odor” was smelled in the facility. The facility’s air quality was being tested, and two members of hospital staff who “came into contact with the substance” were placed under medical observation, according to a Facebook post from the facility. It turns out the “unknown chemical odor” was urine. A spokesperson for the hospital told WTKR that the “pungent, overwhelming” stench was from a sample. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “We are looking into this matter, and we are concerned for our employees’ and veterans’ safety,” spokesperson John Rogers said. The building was given an all-clear around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, and the …

William reveals mental health pressures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Duke of Cambridge says he felt “pain like no other pain” after the loss of Princess Diana The Duke of Cambridge has said he felt “pain like no other pain” after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Prince William made the disclosure in a BBC TV documentary about mental health. He said the “British stiff upper lip thing” had its place when times were hard, but people also needed “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”. William also spoke of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was “just around the door”. He said dealing …

The 2020 Democrats as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

(CNN)(THE NIGHT IS DARK AND FULL OF SPOILERS — proceed with caution) Even with the slew of recent deaths on the show — RIP, Jorah Mormont — there are still a massive cast of characters to wrestle with as we move toward the end game. What else, you ask, has lots of characters and drama with an uncertain ending? (Amazing segue, right???) Why, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, of course! With 21 official candidates all seeking the Iron Thro — er, Democratic nomination — it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s who. (Sidebar: 60% of the time my wife and I are watching “GOT” is filled with me saying, “Wait, who is that again?”) Maybe this will help …

Maisie Williams says her ‘Game of Thrones’ fame affected her mental health

(CNN)Maisie Williams says fame has had a negative affect on her mental health and self-esteem. While she has tried to move past what people have said online, Williams, 22, said she still thinks about comments that hurt her. “I still lie in bed at, like, 11 o’clock at night telling myself all the things I hate about myself,” Williams said. “It’s just really terrifying that you’re ever going to slip back into it. That’s still something that I’m really working on, because I think that’s really hard. It’s really hard to feel sad and not feel completely defeated by it.” Last month, her co-star and friend Sophie Turner, who plays her show sister Sansa Stark, said she dealt with depression …

Human trafficking victims recount tales of being forced into modern-day slavery: ‘It was a living hell’

“C” who asked that her identity be withheld, recalled in a recent interview how she was forced into sex work when she was just a young teenager from a broken home. The dark trade of human trafficking – in which people are traded or sold for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation– has been a persistent problem across major cities and idyllic rural communities in the United States for decades. Recent years have shown awareness building around the issue, but many are still unaware of the true victims of trafficking. While many perceive most trafficking victims as foreign nationals smuggled into the country, an overwhelming majority of victims are born in the U.S. “[The] average person seems to …

Report: Whitey Bulger sent letters from prison describing his failing health

(CNN)In letters to the daughter of a former prison guard, James “Whitey” Bulger lamented his failing health but said he wanted to be alive when his girlfriend got out of prison, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Bureau of Prison records obtained by CNN last year state that Bulger suffered from high-blood pressure, aortic stenosis and prostate and bladder problems. But prison authorities determined he had improved enough to be sent to a prison with fewer medical services, the Globe reported. Former prison officials and experts have sharply questioned the decision to move a well-known figure like Bulger into a prison with lower security, particularly given his health issues. “Don’t worry about me,” Bulger wrote in February 2018, according to the …

Joe Biden Shrugs Off Controversy In Debut Trip To New Hampshire

As he has in other states, Biden cast himself as the experienced statesman best equipped to defeat President Donald Trump, restore the country’s “basic bargain” of economic fairness and heal the country’s divisions. I feel like the country is broken right now. And we need somebody who can win and then heal it. Mindy Musumeci Friday story in Reuters in which his advisers discussed his plans to seek a “middle ground” on climate change. Biden argued, with ample evidence, that he was an early “leader” on climate change but did not specifically refute the claim that his policy plans would be tempered to win over skeptical voters in industrial states with large fossil fuel industries. “I got made fun of because …

Cleaner trapped in lift for two days

‘Stressful ordeal’ A spokesman said: “KCC and Kier have launched an immediate investigation into the events, which is currently progressing. “We are unable to comment further until the investigation is complete. “We are assured that Kier is providing support to the individual for what must have been a stressful ordeal.” The council said it would be working with Kier to ensure “any lessons are learnt from the incident”. The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware. You may also be interested in: Crane topples on to house roof Benali reaches £1m fundraising goal ‘My university doesn’t have enough money’

What’s behind the absurd gamble on women’s rights and health

(CNN)Last week, Georgia joined the ranks of states in a sudden rush to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks after conception — before a woman may even know that she is pregnant. Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio passed similar laws this year. Alabama is taking its fight against choice even further, with a bill that not only bans abortions but makes it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion. The Supreme Court, first in Roe v. Wade in 1973, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, and yet again in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016, has made it clear that placing an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose …

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 …

Study Finds Roughly 19 Million Exposed To Toxic Compounds In Drinking Water

water, a new study has revealed. study released Monday by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute. According to the Heightened cholesterol levels are one of the most prevalent findings in people exposed to PFAS, the Aside from the prevalence of PFAS in everyday products, a major challenge of eradicating the substances is that they are not biodegradable, earning them the nickname “ A map of contaminated sites across the U.S. provided by the study and created using data from the EPA, the Defense Department and Northeastern University, shows that drinking water systems throughout Michigan were hit hardest. Most of those cases were not close to Flint, the city that is still recovering …

Anti-vaxxers ‘have blood on their hands,’ says UK health secretary

London (CNN)The UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock said anti-vaccination campaigners were “morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible” and had “blood on their hands,” in an interview with The Times published Saturday. “If you don’t vaccinate your child, it’s not only your child that is at risk. It’s also other children, including other children who, for medical reasons, can’t be vaccinated,” he continued. “Vaccination is good for you, good for your child, and good for your neighbor and your community.” Hancock said that anti-vaccination activists were “campaigning against science,” adding, “the science is settled.” More than 500,000 children in the UK did not receive the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, according to the UNICEF report. Only two other …

Chicago woman accused in Iowa sister’s stabbing death not guilty due to insanity, judge rules

A medical examiner also found seven stab wounds to the upper right back and two wounds to the upper right arm, determining “Lakeisha died from multiple sharp force trauma,” WOI-DT reported, citing court documents. FORMER IOWA SOFTBALL STANDOUT, 25, KILLED BY APPARENT STRAY BULLET; POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ILLEGAL HUNTER Last week, Polk County Judge Jeffrey Farrell found McDuffy not guilty of first-degree murder by reason of insanity after mental health experts reported that she showed symptoms of severe schizophrenia disorder. Both sides in the case hired psychiatrists to evaluate the defendant. In 2018, District Judge Heather Lauber originally found McDuffy incompetent to stand trial and “a danger to public health and safety.” McDuffy was committed to the custody of the Iowa Department …

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal Baby Sussex’s name

“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.” WHERE PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S ROYAL BABY FALLS IN THE LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE After Archie Harrison was born on Monday morning, a beaming Prince Harry, 34, told reporters, “The baby is a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it. That’s the next bit.” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son made his debut on May 8. The child’s name has yet to be revealed. (Getty) WHO WILL BE THE ROYAL BABY’S GODPARENTS? Duchess Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, first debuted their son …