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Sudden Temperature Changes Can Cause Health Problems

Posted On July 17, 2014

(Cleveland, OH) -- The polar vortex is back in the eastern half of the country, and that may cause a lot of health problems. Dr. David Frid is a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic.   Dr. Frid says constricted blood vessels can also cause a rise in blood pressure and increase risk of blood clots. Migraine…

Experimental Injection Stabilizes Blood Sugar

Posted On July 17, 2014

(La Jolla, CA) -- A new injection may help Type-2 diabetics control blood sugar. Uncontrolled blood sugar in diabetics can lead to problems like loss of eyesight and increased stroke risk. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies found a single injection of the protein FGF-1 reduced blood sugar levels to a healthy range. The effect…

White House Announces Climate Change Initiatives

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Undated) -- President Obama is announcing a series of climate change initiatives. One of the projects involves protecting the nation's power supply during climate catastrophes. Other actions call for improving local planning for flooding and coastal erosion, and better predicting of landslide risks. The initiatives unveiled today are all part of a broader push by…

Judge: CA’s Death Penalty System Is Unconstitutional

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- California's death penalty system is unconstitutional. That's the ruling today from a federal judge, who said the state's system of carrying out the death penalty is so long and drawn out that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. The judge ruled in the case of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was condemned…

Senate Republicans Block Contraception Bill

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Senate Democrats are vowing to fight on after Republicans blocked a birth control bill after a controversial Supreme Court Ruling. Senator Patty Murry of Washington had introduced the bill that would reinstate free birth control products for women affected by the ruling.   The high court ruled that some companies with religious…