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Shorter people run higher risk of diabetes, study finds – Bangkok Post

September 9th, 2019
Each additional 10 centimetres in height translates into a 41% smaller chance of contracting type 2 diabetes in men and a 33% smaller chance in women, according to researchers.
Each additional 10 centimetres in height translates into a 41% smaller chance of contracting type 2 diabetes in men and a 33% smaller chance in women, according to researchers.

PARIS: Shorter people are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published Tuesday.

Each additional 10 centimetres in height translates into a 41% smaller chance of contracting the disease in men and a 33% smaller chance in women, according to the research in medical journal Diabetologia.

The greater health risk in shorter individuals is likely linked to higher liver fat content, and a larger number of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, the authors speculated.

It has also been reported that insulin sensitivity and the functioning of special cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormone are better in taller people.

The study draws from a detailed medical survey of more than 16,600 women and nearly 11,000 men — aged 40 to 65 — in Potsdam, Germany from 1994 to 1998.

“These observations corroborate that height is a useful predictive marker for diabetes risk,” the authors concluded.

People with diabetes have excessively high blood glucose, or blood sugar, which comes from food.

Some 420 million people around the world today suffer from diabetes, with the number expected to rise to 629 million by 2045, according to the International Diabetes Federation.

Currently, the disease is divided into two sub-types.

With type-1 — generally diagnosed in childhood and accounting for about 10% of cases — the body simply doesn’t make insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels.

For type-2, the body makes some insulin but not enough, which means glucose stays in the blood.

This form of the disease correlates highly with obesity and can, over time, lead to blindness, kidney damage, heart disease or stroke. Acute cases may also require limb amputations.

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Pennsylvania Man Attacked By Rabid Bat – CBS Pittsburgh

September 9th, 2019

Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot Several Times In Kensington: PoliceNo arrests have been made.

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Parents Demand Action Against Teacher Who Allegedly Muttered Racial Slur In ClassroomKimberly Davis reports.

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Wake Up Weather: Sept. 10, 2019Kate Bilo has your Tuesday Wake Up Weather.

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Weather Update: Sept. 9, 2019Kate Bilo has your Monday weather update.

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Digital Brief: Sept. 9, 2019 (PM)Jessica Kartalija has your Monday night digital brief.

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Philadelphia Weather: Summer Isn’t Over Just YetKate Bilo has the latest forecast.

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Eagles’ Rodney McLeod Provides Much-Needed Health Services For Students At South Jersey SchoolCleve Bryan reports.

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Temple University Reacts To Field Hockey Game Being Cut ShortThe Owls’ overtime game at Kent State was cut short when coaches were informed they needed to stop play for a fireworks show.

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Eagles Fans Still Flying High From Sunday’s Win Over WashingtonChantee Lans reports.

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Sixers Respond To Video Showing Scuffle Between Mike Scott, Eagles FansMatt Petrillo reports.

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Sources: Bon Air Fire Company Expected To Reopen ShortlyThe township closed the department after finding out about a firefighter’s alleged ties to an extremist group.

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Bensalem Police Department Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Initiative To Combat Opioid EpidemicNatasha Brown reports.

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Philadelphia Weather: Summer Isn’t Over Just YetKate Bilo has the Eyewitness Weather forecast.

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Eagles Fans Sky-High After Comeback WinChantee Lans reports.

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Sixers Respond To Viral Video Showing Mike Scott In Altercation With Eagles FansMatt Petrillo reports.

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Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of 5-Month-Old BoyPolice found the infant unresponsive at a home on West Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia on Saturday.

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Philadelphia Police Searching For Killer Who Shot Woman While She Was DrivingJoe Holden reports.

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Pennsylvania Couple Facing Theft Charges After Bank Accidentally Deposits $120,000 Into Their AccountRobert and Tiffany Williams now face theft charges.

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Princeton Keeps Crown As Country’s Top College For Ninth Straight YearUniversity of Penn was ranked No. 6.

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Google’s Nest Hub Max smart screen is bigger, better, and always watching (if you want it to) – Popular Science

September 9th, 2019

Woman receives $12K bill for rabies vaccines after finding bat in her home – KETV Omaha

September 9th, 2019

State health officials are warning about a rash of animals testing positive for rabies.Fifteen animals tested positive so far in 2019, compared to 22 cases in all of 2018.Experts in Omaha said they’re seeing more bats than usual.Of the 15 animals that tested positive, 12 were bats. The Nebraska Humane Society said five of them were in the metro.With those positive cases, experts are urging caution if you encounter a bat and be ready to get the shot if you’re exposed. One woman said that shot comes with a high price tag.“I thought it was sprinkling,” Julie Kenney said.Kenney had gone to bed and thought she heard rain. “I woke up in the middle of the night. I don’t know if I felt the wind, but I looked up and it is, a bat, is flying over me just that way, this way,” Kenney said.She and her husband couldn’t catch the bat, so they called the Nebraska Humane Society.NHS staff didn’t find it. Doctors encouraged Kenney to get the rabies vaccine.“If you’re asleep in the room with a bat, you don’t feel a bat bite necessarily, and their saliva carries the rabies,” Kenney said.Three days later, the bat was back. This time, NHS caught it and the Kenneys sent it in to be tested for rabies. While she waited, Julie Kenney got the shots.“So, to be safe, and since bats in the state of Nebraska, had tested positive he said I need for you to go get the shots,” Kenney said.Kenney said the test came back negative for rabies in the bat, but only after she’d had all but two of the required doses of the rabies vaccine. Then, the shock came.“We got a bill this weekend from our insurance company and just my very first set of shots was $12,000,” Kenney said.Kenney said she still has a bill coming for her four remaining doses and said insurance doesn’t cover rabies vaccines.“My alarm was (in) the number of people who have had this, and their insurance doesn’t cover it, and they have to take a loan out to get shots for something that’s fatal if you don’t get treatment,” Kenney said.She said she may try to negotiate with her insurance company, to get it to cover part of the cost.Kenney is sealing up her house with the help of The Batmen, a company that specializes in preventing bats from getting into homes.The Batmen said they’re more bats right now because of all the rain dating back to March.“The bat population is thriving because there is no shortage in food, they eat their weight in bugs every night, mostly mosquitoes,” Jason Roewert, with The Batmen said.Kenney said the rabies shots are not painful and could mean the difference between life and death.Roewert said that bats can get into holes the size of a dime, so it’s a good idea to get your house checked before winter. He said that’s when the bats are looking for a warm place to spend the colder months. To contact The Batmen, call Joe at 402-213-9853.

State health officials are warning about a rash of animals testing positive for rabies.

Fifteen animals tested positive so far in 2019, compared to 22 cases in all of 2018.

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Experts in Omaha said they’re seeing more bats than usual.

Of the 15 animals that tested positive, 12 were bats. The Nebraska Humane Society said five of them were in the metro.

With those positive cases, experts are urging caution if you encounter a bat and be ready to get the shot if you’re exposed. One woman said that shot comes with a high price tag.

“I thought it was sprinkling,” Julie Kenney said.

Kenney had gone to bed and thought she heard rain.

“I woke up in the middle of the night. I don’t know if I felt the wind, but I looked up and it is, a bat, is flying over me just that way, this way,” Kenney said.

She and her husband couldn’t catch the bat, so they called the Nebraska Humane Society.

NHS staff didn’t find it. Doctors encouraged Kenney to get the rabies vaccine.

“If you’re asleep in the room with a bat, you don’t feel a bat bite necessarily, and their saliva carries the rabies,” Kenney said.

Three days later, the bat was back. This time, NHS caught it and the Kenneys sent it in to be tested for rabies. While she waited, Julie Kenney got the shots.

“So, to be safe, and since bats in the state of Nebraska, had tested positive he said I need for you to go get the shots,” Kenney said.

Kenney said the test came back negative for rabies in the bat, but only after she’d had all but two of the required doses of the rabies vaccine. Then, the shock came.

“We got a bill this weekend from our insurance company and just my very first set of shots was $12,000,” Kenney said.

Kenney said she still has a bill coming for her four remaining doses and said insurance doesn’t cover rabies vaccines.

“My alarm was (in) the number of people who have had this, and their insurance doesn’t cover it, and they have to take a loan out to get shots for something that’s fatal if you don’t get treatment,” Kenney said.

She said she may try to negotiate with her insurance company, to get it to cover part of the cost.

Kenney is sealing up her house with the help of The Batmen, a company that specializes in preventing bats from getting into homes.

The Batmen said they’re more bats right now because of all the rain dating back to March.

“The bat population is thriving because there is no shortage in food, they eat their weight in bugs every night, mostly mosquitoes,” Jason Roewert, with The Batmen said.

Kenney said the rabies shots are not painful and could mean the difference between life and death.

Roewert said that bats can get into holes the size of a dime, so it’s a good idea to get your house checked before winter. He said that’s when the bats are looking for a warm place to spend the colder months. To contact The Batmen, call Joe at 402-213-9853.

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EA Launches Surprise Cloud Gaming Trial With Four Games – IGN – IGN

September 9th, 2019

Boris Johnson to suspend U.K. Parliament following latest Brexit defeat – Global News

September 9th, 2019

The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of the legislature.

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In a session that ran past midnight, Parliament enacted a law to block a no-deal Brexit next month, ordered the government to release private communications about its Brexit plans and rejected Johnson’s call for a snap election to break the political deadlock.

READ MORE: Boris Johnson vows to stick to Brexit plan despite minister’s resignation

Parliament was then set to be suspended at the government’s request until Oct. 14, a drastic move that gives Johnson a respite from rebellious lawmakers as he plots his next move.

Johnson said he would cut short the parliamentary term so he can outline his domestic agenda at a new session of Parliament in October. But opponents called the move anti-democratic and illegal.

“It is blindingly obvious why we are being shut down — to prevent scrutiny,” Labour Party Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said.

WATCH: Bill to block no-deal Brexit gets royal assent in the UK

In the first of the day’s blows to Johnson, an opposition-backed measure designed to stop Britain from crashing out of the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal became law after receiving the formal assent of Queen Elizabeth II. The law compels the government to ask the EU for a three-month delay if no deal has been agreed by Oct. 19.

Legislators also demanded the government release, by Wednesday, emails and text messages among aides and officials relating to suspending Parliament and planning for Brexit amid allegations that the suspension is being used to circumvent democracy.

WATCH: UK MPs stage protest ahead of prorogation of Parliament

Under parliamentary rules, the government is obliged to release the documents.

In a statement, the government said it would “consider the implications of this vote and respond in due course.”

Britain is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31, and Johnson says the country’s delayed exit must happen then, with or without a divorce agreement to smooth the way. But many lawmakers fear a no-deal Brexit would be economically devastating, and are determined to stop him.

“I will not ask for another delay,” Johnson said. But he has few easy ways out of it. His options — all of them extreme — include disobeying the law, which could land him in court or even prison, and resigning so that someone else would have to ask for a delay.

The prime minister has had a turbulent week since Parliament returned from its summer break on Sept. 3. He kicked 21 lawmakers out of the Conservative group in Parliament after they sided with the opposition, and saw two ministers quit his government — one of them his own brother.

WATCH: Ireland police investigating explosive device attacked with petrol bombs

Early Tuesday, lawmakers rebuffed, for a second time, Johnson’s request for an early election, which he said was “the only way to break the deadlock in the House.”

Opposition parties voted against the measure or abstained, denying Johnson the two-thirds majority he needed. They want to make sure a no-deal departure is blocked before agreeing to an election.

“We’re eager for an election, but as keen as we are we, we are not prepared to inflict the disaster of a no deal on our communities, our jobs, our services, or indeed our rights,” Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said.

Johnson acknowledged Monday that a no-deal Brexit “would be a failure of statecraft” for which he would be partially to blame.

READ MORE: Confused? A guide to understanding Brexit

On a visit to Dublin, Johnson said he would “overwhelmingly prefer to find an agreement” and believed a deal could be struck by Oct. 18, when leaders of all 28 EU countries hold a summit in Brussels.

The comments marked a change of tone, if not substance, for Johnson, who is accused by opponents of driving Britain at full-tilt toward a cliff-edge Brexit.

WATCH: Brexit protesters clash with police in London

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar warned Johnson that “there’s no such thing as a clean break,” and if Britain crashed out, it would “cause severe disruption for British and Irish people alike.”

Johnson and Varadkar said they had “a positive and constructive meeting,” but there was no breakthrough on the issue of the Irish border, the main stumbling block to a Brexit deal.

The EU says Britain has not produced any concrete proposals for replacing the contentious “backstop,” a provision in the withdrawal agreement reached by Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May that is designed to ensure an open border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland.

WATCH: Is blood thicker than Brexit?

An open border is crucial to the regional economy and underpins the peace process that ended decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

Opposition to the backstop was a key reason Britain’s Parliament rejected May’s Brexit deal with the EU three times earlier this year. British Brexit supporters oppose the backstop because it locks Britain into EU trade rules to avoid customs checks, something they say will stop the U.K. from striking new trade deals with countries such as the United States.

Varadkar said he was open to any alternatives that were “legally workable,” but none had been received so far.

“In the absence of agreed alternative arrangements, no backstop is no deal for us,” he said.

READ MORE: U.K. lawmakers prepare legal action to enforce Brexit delay

Meanwhile, Speaker John Bercow, whose control of business in Britain’s House of Commons has made him a central player in the Brexit drama, announced he would step down after a decade in the job.

The colorful speaker, famous for his loud ties and even louder cries of “Order!” during raucous debates, told lawmakers he will quit the same day Britain is due to leave the EU, Oct. 31.

WATCH: U.K. Parliament votes to demand government hand over Brexit documents

Throughout the three years since Britain voted to leave the EU, Bercow has angered the Conservative government by repeatedly allowing lawmakers to seize control of Parliament’s agenda to steer the course of Brexit.

He said he was simply fulfilling his role of being the “backbenchers’ backstop” and letting Parliament have its say.

“Throughout my time as speaker, I have sought to increase the relative authority of this legislature, for which I will make absolutely no apology,” he said.

WATCH: Corbyn accuses Johnson of not following law to block no-deal Brexit

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The Rock gives update on friend Kevin Hart’s condition post-accident – KITV Honolulu

September 9th, 2019

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Another death connected to EEE reported in New England – WTNH.com

September 9th, 2019

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the need to start new lives after Hurricane Dorian but with little ideas on how or where to begin.

Some sat in hotel lobbies as they debated their next steps. Others were bused to shelters jammed to capacity. Some got rides from friends or family who offered a temporary place to stay on New Providence, an island of some 13,000 residents that has never seen so many people arrive on its shores in recent history.

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