San Francisco proposes restricting vape sales. One official would like Juul’s headquarters ‘gone yesterday’

(CNN)San Francisco officials are proposing changes that could ban vape sales in the city and jeopardize the headquarters of leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs. The city criticized the FDA in a letter — alongside officials from New York and Chicago — and said it allowed these products to temporarily remain on shelves without undergoing premarket review for their impact on public health. The San Francisco ban would not apply to e-cigarette products that have undergone this review — but so far, none have. Walton is introducing legislation that “would prohibit the sale, manufacture and distribution of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on City property,” according to the statement. In tandem, Herrera is requesting information on why Juul’s headquarters at San …

US Navy vet fighting cancer gets 10-year prison sentence in Iran

White, 46, of Imperial City, Calif., was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the country’s top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and 10 years for posting a private photo, Zaid said. It appeared the sentences were to run concurrently, the lawyer said, according to the New York Times. RELATIVES OF AMERICANS HELD IN IRAN TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE White served in the Navy for 13 years and is believed to be the first American detained in Iran since President Trump took office. White’s family told the paper he had traveled to Iran to visit a woman he had met online. White’s mother, Joanne White, told the paper she fears that her son is in failing health. He suffers from an unspecified …

8 easy tricks to boost your iPhones battery life

Find apps to delete Your iPhone has a built-in tool that lets you uncover exactly which apps are draining your battery life. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE Head into Settings > Battery, and then wait for the page to load. Next, tap on the ‘Last 10 Days’ option, which reveals battery usage for different apps from the past week-and-a-half. If you scroll down, you can see the apps that have used the majority of your battery life, in percentage form. So if an app has 20 percent next to it, that means it hoovered up a fifth of all battery life used in the past 10 days. You can also toggle it to show the listed items by activity …

1 million pounds of pork seized at U.S. border amid deadly Chinese outbreak

“Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection Field Operations, told NJ.com. RUSSIAN WOMAN FOUND DEAD, EATEN IN PIG PEN: REPORT Miller said it would cause nearly $10 billion worth of damage to the U.S. pork industry within one year. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the outbreak in China has already spread to Vietnam, where 79 outbreaks have been confirmed. “Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection …

This Endometriosis App Can Change The Way We View Women’s Health

The first time I remember knowing something was kind of different than my friends, was when I went to the ER when I was 14. I thought maybe I had appendicitis. I was doubled over, I could barely walk. Lizzie O’Leary She’s not alone. According to the , at least 200 million women worldwide have endometriosis, an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory disease that affects women starting at reproductive age. Tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, causing painful lesions. According to Dr. Tamer Seckin, a prominent gynecological surgeon who operated on Lena Dunham’s endometriosis, the symptoms can vary widely, but among the most common are severe pelvic pain, loss of quality of life, and sub-fertility. On average, women …

GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

Since the Democratic-controlled House approved the measure last month, the Senate vote would force Trump to use a veto to protect his presidential campaign’s “Build the Wall” mantra over objections from his own party. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Senate passage of the resolution was all but ordained Wednesday after the collapse of efforts by the White House and GOP senators to reach compromise on separate legislation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, limiting presidents’ powers to declare emergencies in the future. Republican lawmakers had hoped a deal on that …

Woman Almost Dies From Stroke Triggered By Oral Sex

According to a new report from the ransient loss of consciousness (TLOC)” while receiving oral sex from her partner. as a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale, according to the further inspection, the doctors came to believe she had suffered a reflex-mediated syncope (a blackout caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain) that was related to the sexual activity she had enjoyed before the incident, according to A CT scan and a  The researchers said it’s not unheard of for orgasms to cause stroke. “Activities that involve sudden increases in blood pressure and sexual activity is well described as a precipitant,” they write in the case report. “Studies with intra-arterial monitoring during coitus demonstrate …

Bernie Sanders Tests An Updated Pitch In Once-Hostile Territory

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. ― When Sen. (I-Vt.) traveled to South Carolina for the first time as a 2020 presidential candidate on Thursday,  in the state’s Democratic presidential primary three years earlier seemed like a distant memory. Mounting the stage in the gymnasium of a Baptist church to the Doobie Brothers’ “Taking It To The Streets,” Sanders received the kind of fawning reception to which he has become accustomed in larger and more liberal American cities. The crowd, 1,600 strong, according to Sanders’ campaign, welcomed him with chants of “Ber-nie” and roars of support that initially made it hard for him to complete his sentences. “Thank you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the …

Teen convicted in metal-pipe beating death of 10-year-old girl gets life sentence

“In 27 years as a prosecutor, I have never seen a 15-year-old commit such a violent act,” 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young said at the sentencing, according to Fox 31 Denver. “In 27 years as a prosecutor, I have never seen a 15-year-old commit such a violent act.” — 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young After slugging the child in the head five times with the pipe, Zellmer then dragged her into a ditch, where he left her to die, an affidavit showed. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The tyranny of clock changing for daylight saving needs to end

(CNN)Last year marked 100 years since the United States established daylight saving time. Researchers have also found an increase in heart attacks, workplace injuries and traffic accidents, especially in the days after the “spring forward” clock change, all due to the disruptions in sleep. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Many states are starting to address the issue. But for those who are hoping we can #LockTheClock after this weekend’s change, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. My best guess after working with legislators around the country for five years is that if California and New York vote to make the shift permanent in 2020, effective after we spring forward in …

Britney Spears musical about feminist princesses to premiere in Chicago

“Once Upon a One More Time” will run from Oct. 29 through Dec. 1 and will attempt to transfer to Broadway after its Chicago closing, according to The New York Times. BRITNEY SPEARS’ FATHER TO BECOME HER SOLE CONSERVATOR FOLLOWING MAJOR HEALTH SCARE The show is a feminist re-telling of fairy tale princesses including Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. In the theater’s synopsis of the show, the famous princesses meet for a fortnightly book club to read from Grimm’s Fairy Tales but are eventually given “The Feminine Mystique” by a rogue fairy godmother, which leads the princesses on a path towards feminism. COURTENEY COX SHARES VIDEO OF DAUGHTER, 14, SINGING DUET WITH SNOW PATROL’S GARY LIGHTBODY The outlet …

Trump Administration Aims To Use Facebook To Spy On People Collecting Disability

spy on people collecting federal disability payments, The New York Times reported. The aim is to use a form of federal surveillance to monitor social media posts of Social Security disability payment recipients to see whether they’re really disabled. Critics say social media photos and posts may be a poor representation of someone’s disability. Judging a mental health issue from a photo, for example, would be nearly impossible.  More than 10 million people receive Social Security disability benefits worth more than $11 billion a month. Recipients have paid into the system through payroll taxes. The new focus on fraud comes as applications for disability payments plunged 29 percent last year from a peak of 2.9 million in 2010, according to …

Minister rejects ‘May should quit’ reports

Brexit could be lost if deal is rejected, Hunt warns Tories Big Brexit vote: What do I need to know? On Tuesday, MPs will vote for a second time on the withdrawal deal Mrs May has negotiated with the European Union – ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 29 March. They rejected it by a historic margin in January – with many Tory Brexiteers opposing it because of concerns about the “backstop” proposal in the agreement, aimed at avoiding a return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Many believe the deal is heading for another defeat, with little sign of progress in continuing talks with the EU about getting legally …

Sanders pushes progressive agenda, targets Trump, as he thanks NH for making him a star

Bernie Sanders campaigning in Concord, N.H., on Sunday. (Fox News) Sanders repeatedly targeted President Trump in his nearly hour-long speech, saying he “consistently lies.” And, Sanders charged that “under President Trump, the very concept of democracy is under attack by a president who seems intent on emulating the authoritarian leaders in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and elsewhere that he seems to have so much affection for.” OCASIO-CORTEZ OUTDRAWS WARREN, KLOBUCHAR, AT SXSW The candidate pushed his progressive proposals, such as criminal justice reform, the “Medicare-for-all” single-payer health care plan and universal affordable childcare, and once again vowed “to make public colleges and universities tuition free.” He also said “that climate change is not a hoax but is an …