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  • Sony gets in on the retro console craze with PlayStation Classic

    It’s game on again for the original PlayStation. Sony plans to release a revamped model of the iconic gaming console, called PlayStation Classic on December 3, Sony announced Wednesday. The company said the game system will retail for $99.99. The new version is 45% smaller than the original and ditches CDs in favor of 20 pre-loaded games, including “Final Fantasy VII,” “Tekken 3” and “Wild Arms.” A complete roster of games will be announced soon, including more “fan favorites,” according to the […]

  • Man who lost hands, feet, and part of nose to dog-related infection: ‘I’ll always love dogs’

    By the time Greg , 48, reached the hospital in late June, “my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body,” he said. “My arms, my chest, everything was changing colors,” said Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisconsin. Manteufel initially thought he had a bad case of the flu, but in his blood, doctors discovered a type of bacteria normally found in the mouths of dogs and cats. These bacteria rarely make humans […]

  • Low testosterone, or ‘male menopause,’ no longer just for older men

    In my practice, I’ve noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men. Some clinicians believe that factors like obesity, stress and inadequate sleep probably play a role in such issues. This isn’t purely a lifestyle issue; these factors are also possible causes of low levels of the hormone testosterone, which can influence sexual function. “Low T” is still most common in older […]

  • Yo, ho, ho! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us!

    Aye maties, ’tis the day we’ve all been waiting for: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. But avast! Before you grab your grog and parrot, let’s get ye educated! The idea for the day was born in 1995 on a YMCA racquetball court in Albany, Oregon. John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur and his friend Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers began throwing around insults, just like pirates. They selected September 19, simply because Summers had recently divorced, it was his ex-wife’s birthday, and […]

  • Four people get cancer from donated organ in ‘extraordinary rare’ case

    Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains. The patients developed breast cancer years after their transplants, with three of them dying of the disease. Dr. Frederike Bemelman, professor of nephrology at the University of Amsterdam and author of the report, stressed that this is an “extremely rare” case, the first she has encountered in 20 years in the field of transplantation immunology. “There is always a small risk” of something going wrong […]

  • North and South Korea commit to ‘era of no war’

    North Korea said it would close a key missile test facility in the presence of “international experts” and potentially destroy its primary nuclear complex if the United States agrees to corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong Un Wednesday. The two leaders made the announcement on the second day of a three-day summit, their third this year, as part of efforts with the United States to contain the threat of war on […]

  • President Trump heads to North Carolina to see damage from Hurricane Florence

    President Trump travels to flood-ravaged North Carolina on Wednesday to assess the federal response to Hurricane Florence, which drenched the state last week. Precise details of the President’s trip were being closely held ahead of his morning departure from the White House, but he is expected to receive briefings and view damage during his stay. He is due to arrive mid-morning at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, situated along the bloated Neuse River. At least 36 people have […]

  • Walmart wants to bring its ‘everyday low prices’ to health care

    When most people think about health care, rarely do “discounts” and “low prices” come to mind. But Walmart is looking to change that. The retail behemoth, which markets itself as the leader in “Everyday Low Prices,” is beefing up its presence in the health care sector. It inked a deal last month with Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers, to entice more Medicare enrollees to buy over-the-counter medications and health supplies at its stores. It recently tapped former Humana […]

  • Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid

    Michael Jordan, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, close to where Florence came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, has donated $2 million to relief and recovery agencies. “It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas,” Jordan, who is the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, said last week in a statement posted on the team’s website announcing […]

  • Yogurt is deceptively high in sugar, study finds

    Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned. Researchers analyzed more than 900 yogurt brands found in UK supermarkets and found that only 9% can be classed as low in sugar — containing less than five grams of sugar per 100 grams — while just 2% of children’s yogurts are low in sugar. The study also warned of the “health halo” effect that leads consumers to automatically assume that organic products […]

  • Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying

    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and obtained by CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys argue that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is […]

  • Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid

    Michael Jordan, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, close to where Florence came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, has donated $2 million to relief and recovery agencies. “It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas,” Jordan, who is the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, said last week in a statement posted on the team’s website announcing […]