Saturday, November 18th, 2017


JAMA Neurology study delivers verdict on novel MS treatment

A new study published by JAMA Neurology delivers a verdict on a long-debated theory that MS can be treated by opening blocked veins: it’s safe but “largely ineffective,” and so cannot be recommended. The treatment didn’t reduce the patients’ disability and only restored brain blood flow in about half of patients, according to lead author Dr. Paolo Zamboni and a committee of neurologists based in Italy. Dr. Zamboni was the originator of the theory. He first proposed in 2009 that blocked veins might lead to some of the symptoms ofRead More

Dan Graziano sees Steelers’ win against Titans as sign of things to come | The Fantasy Show | ESPN – USANEWS.CA

Dan Graziano offers fantasy outlooks for key Steelers and Titans going forward after Pittsburgh’s big win over Tennessee. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ✔ Watch Latest Episodes on WatchESPN: ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: Get more ESPN on YouTube: ► First Take: ► SC6 with Michael & Jemele: ► SportsCenter with SVP: http://es/pn/SVPonYouTube ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook: ► Follow on Instagram: Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores,Read More

RPT-Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

(Repeats with no changes) By David Lawder MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits. As a fifth round of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement kicked off in Mexico on Friday, several Republicans interviewed by Reuters expressed concerns that tough U.S. demands, including a five-year sunset clause and a U.S.-specific content rule, will sinkRead More

Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, record-fast Roadster – Technology & Science

Reuters Tesla Inc. upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and chief executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The showmanship wowed the crowd although some analysts’ heads started throbbing at the variety of new projects launched as the company is struggling to produce the more affordable sedan upon which its future depends. As the presentation appeared to end, the Tesla Semi opened its trailer, andRead More

Exclusive: Life aboard a U.S. Navy missile cruiser – USANEWS.CA

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin gets an exclusive tour of the USS Anzio, and catches up with a longtime friend serving in the Persian Gulf. source #usa #news #worldnews #headlinenews watch and share USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

(Reuters) – U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. In a statement issued by the Chicago-based Rainbow Push Coalition which he founded, the 76-year-old minister said he reluctantly sought medical attention after his ability to move and perform routine tasks became increasingly difficult over a three-year period. “Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity ofRead More

Strangest Weather on Earth: Not Your Usual Skipping Rocks! – sharing the #Weather Channel #Videos

It’s skipping rocks, but not as we know it! Check out more of the Strangest Weather on Earth, Sundays at 9/8c, only on The Weather Channel! source #Weather #Weathernews #WeatherForecast #weathervideos USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Latoya Cantrell becomes New Orleans’ 1st woman mayor – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year. “Almost 300 years, my friends. And New Orleans, we’re still making history,” Cantrell told a cheering crowd in her victory speech. The leader in most polls before the runoff election, she never trailedRead More

Thousands expected at memorial for fallen police officer in Abbotsford, B.C. – British Columbia

Gemma Karstens-Smith The streets of Abbotsford, B.C., will be lined with blue on Sunday as thousands of police officers from across the country and around the world march in remembrance of their slain colleague. Police estimate about 12,000 people — including 8,000 first responders — will attend a memorial for Const. John Davidson. “It’s pretty important for us to come together as a family,” said Sgt. Judy Bird, spokeswoman for the Abbotsford Police Department. “Our family member was murdered. He deserves to be remembered.” Davidson, 53, had served as aRead More

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) – Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it center-stage in the Middle East’s overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and its allies and a bloc led by Shi‘ite Iran. “With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, I will go to Beirut in the coming days, I will participate in the independence celebrations,Read More