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McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toy "Step-iT" Activity Wristbands


Activity Band would be a means of getting kids to be more active, Digital Trends reported . "Our restaurants are now offering our youngest guests an alternative Happy Meal toy". That all equates to greater sales for McDonald's , which has seen its global profit sag in recent years. The "Step It" fitness tracker came in six colors and strapped on like a watch. Read More »

Clinton blasts Trump attacks on foundation

Clinton is trying to brush off the controversy. Hillary Clinton is sidestepping new questions about almost 15,000 recently discovered emails or her family's charitable foundation - a stay-the-course strategy sure to be tested in the sprint to Election Day. Read More »

Amber Rose Joins 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 23: Details


There are also reports that " Bachelorette " JoJo Fletcher and former "Wizards of Waverly Place" and " The Fosters " star Jake T. Austin were in talks for the new season. The recently concluded Rio Olympics ended with a bang and Simone Biles and pro swimmer Michael Phelps have both taken home not only medals but a big dose of pride after representing United States of America and making their countrymen proud. Read More »

NKorea claims success in submarine-launched missile test

Kim apparently gave field guidance for the test from a observatory post. The United Nations Security Council will reportedly hold a closed-door meeting later on Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Joshua Pollack, editor of the USA -based Nonproliferation Review, said claiming to have mastered SLBM technology is as much about prestige as a military breakthrough, a status enjoyed only by six countries including the United States, Russia and China. Read More »

Bagpipe Lung Death: Inhaling Mold, Fungi Kills English Piper


But he leaves behind a legacy: The researchers are now calling the disease, when it strikes musicians, "bagpipe lung" in his honor. While the cause of the man's lung condition was not definitely proved, doctors said there have been similar cases of hypersensitivity pneumonitis occurring in trombone and saxophone players. Read More »

Trump to black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'


By voting for Trump, African-Americans, and all Americans, would be gaining a President who is either lying about unemployment statistics, or just doesn't understand them. Were his remarks insulting to black voters? "Telling us we're dumb, broke suckers who have no jobs is the best he could do", Jamil Smith, a black reporter for MTV News, wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

If the latter, it would be the first case of local transmission reported outside of Miami-Dade County, which has recorded 41 cases without links to travel. Anthony Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told ABC News Sunday, citing the flooding in Louisiana as something Zika-watchers will be keeping an eye on. Read More »

South Korea War Games Begin Despite Threats From North Korea

The slightest violation of North Korea's territorial sovereignty would result in the source of the provocation being turned "into a heap of ashes through Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike", said the spokesman. The North views these annual military exercises as preparations for an invasion. The exercise always triggers a spike in tensions on the divided Korean peninsula, and this year it coincides with particularly volatile cross-border relations following a series of high-profile ... Read More »

The controversial reason Conor McGregor's win over Nate Diaz was not unanimous

McGregor arrived to the press conference on crutches, explaining that he injured his shin through the multiple leg kicks he landed on Diaz. Warning: there is explicit language in these videos . Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz took home $3m and $2m disclosed fight purses respectively last night but they earned every single dollar. McGregor agreed that he was keen to give the mixed martial arts world what it wants with a third instalment but didn't commit to it as an immediate option. Read More »

Singapore PM taken ill while addressing the nation


Lee, who had been on his feet for more than two hours, stunned the audience when he slouched over the lectern before cameras cut away. "I think what happened makes it even more important that I talk about it now", he said. He also survived a bout of lymphoma in 1992. He said his successor must be ready to take over from him soon after the next general election. Mr Heng has been recuperating from a stroke that he had suffered in May. Read More »

Zika won't hurt South Florida tourism in long run

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention says pregnant women should stay away from the impacted area. Governor Rick Scott said at a press conference that they had identified a new area in Miami Beach where local transmissions were occurring and that they are stepping up pesticide spraying efforts in that area. Read More »

Studio Bell gets in on Hip hype

Sounds pretty family friendly. He fell in love with the band the moment they played "Highway Girl". While the band hasn't said it will be the last time it performs, the CBC will be broadcasting the whole show as a kind of national send off for one the country's most influential bands of the last 30 years. Read More »

Taliban capture strategic district in N. Afghanistan


Baghlan province, located just south of Kunduz province, serves as a vital corridor; the main highway that runs through Baghlan's capital of Pol-e-Khomri operated as the main logistical road to resupply and reinforce Afghan forces as they attempted to recapture Kunduz city during its fall in 2015. Read More »

Wanyama strikes late to secure Tottenham win vs Palace


It has been a summer of change in the Premier League. Their weaknesses only highlighted the importance of getting Benteke match-fit and involved as quickly as possible, although the visitors could at least draw satisfaction from the way they prevented Tottenham turning territorial dominance into goals in the first half. Read More »

Big Pharma Hikes Price of Life-Saving Device's by 400%

Shares of Mylan (MYL) were down in mid-afternoon trading on Friday as criticism has continued surrounding the price of the Canonsburg, PA-based pharmaceutical company's EpiPen product. "You know you got to have a life preserver out there", he said. Depending on their medical insurance plans, Mylan is offering clients coupons worth up to $100 that will allow a number of users to pay less than the asking price. Read More »

Critics: UK plan to cut child obesity lacks muscle

The plan also urges an hour a day of PE in schools, partly funded by the drinks levy. Food Standards Scotland (FSS ) said it was disappointed there had been no discussion to develop a "UK-wide approach" to tackling the issue. government is challenging the food and beverage industry to reduce overall sugar by one fifth across a range of products as part of a drive to tackle childhood obesity . Read More »

McDonald's drops McFitness Tracker from Happy Meals after rash reports

Just a couple of days after McDonald's announced it would be swapping out its Happy Meal toys for fitness trackers , the company has had to recall them following complaints of skin irritation. McDonald's learned of the injury and, according to Colorado's 9 News removed the devices from Happy Meals across North America. "Physical activity is important to everyone of all ages". Read More »

United States declares health emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika

The Aedes mosquito, which inhabits tropical areas, bites an infected person and then carries the virus to another person it bites. The spread of the virus sexually is still largely contested and the ability for the spread to continue via mosquito all has to do with climate and geography. Read More »

Clemson starting DE Austin Bryant out for opener


Coach Dabo Swinney says Bryant was hurt during practice Monday night and had surgery yesterday. Bryant apparently suffered the same injury to his left foot in high school . He showed promise as a true freshman previous year, especially when he had to replace an injured Lawson in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma. Read More »

Irish Blood Transfusion Service seeks 8000 new donors


The Welsh Blood Service says between 2005 and 2015 there was a 34% drop in blood donors and a 41% decline in new donors coming forward. "I contacted the charity and said I'd like to help in any way that I could". The campaign, which kicked off past year, is asking brands and individuals to remove the As, Bs and Os from their names to highlight the lack of people signing up to donate blood. Read More »

OSU experts monitor mosquito populations with growing Zika virus concerns


One of the individuals was exposed in the Zika-stricken Wynwood neighborhood. "The second new non-travel related infection is located outside of the one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County". Advocates for protecting the lives of the unborn are strongly opposing moves to allow abortion in areas in the United States, such as Miami in Florida, which have already been affected by the Zika virus. Read More »

Phelps, Ledecky Recreate Famous Photo From 10 Years Ago

Now, 10 years later, the roles have been reversed. At one point during the interview, Phelps and Ledecky snapped a photo. There was plenty to smile about as Ledecky walked away from Rio with five total medals, four of them gold, along with two world records. Read More »

Puerto Rico reports 10690 Zika cases amid ongoing epidemic


The declaration is a tool that provides support to the government of Puerto Rico to address the outbreak on the island and underscores the public health risk of Zika, particularly to pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Fauci, M.D. said in a statement. The newest statistics were released a day after the USA surgeon general visited Puerto Rico and said he expected 25 percent of people on the island will be infected by Zika by year's end. Read More »

American Heart Association reports Children Score Low on Cardiovascular Health Measures


Numerous children involved in the survey between the ages of 2 and 19 years, had a high consumption of sugar in their daily diets mainly from simple carbohydrates, sugar drinks and sugary desserts. The authors argued that promotion of the Cardiovascular Health Integrated Lifestyle Diet (CHILD 1) is beneficial, partially because dietary recommendations begin at birth and last through 18 years of age. Read More »

Zika spread in Puerto Rico prompts health emergency declaration by feds

In February, state health officials confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in MI. Earlier this month, the first cases of locally acquired Zika infection in Florida were confirmed in the Miami-area Wynwood neighborhood. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell responded last week by saying that while funds are being used for testing and prevention efforts, they will be exhausted by the end of September along with money going toward the search for a vaccine, making additional ... Read More »

Scott says Florida's Zika caseload rises to 25


The most serious risk is to pregnant women . On Thursday, county officials with the mosquito control division and mayor's office again failed to respond to a Miami Herald request for daily reports on mosquito control. Another $5.2 million in contractual services have been approved, including $4.9 million for local mosquito control. That is whey we are glad that the State Department of Health is taking steps to monitor for the disease and educate the public about how to reduce mosquito ... Read More »

Researchers say lead levels in Flint water improving


The Flint Water Study Team at Virginia Tech says new tests continue to show lower levels of lead and iron. Edwards says Flint residents should continue to keep filters on their kitchen taps or use bottled water until officials say unfiltered water is OK to drink. Read More »

Marijuana to Remain in Most Dangerous Drug Category

However, researchers could only find "little evidence" to support theories that marijuana is "gateway drug". Others in the medical sector are dismayed by the recent decision. "Removing barriers to research is a step forward, but the decision does not go almost far enough". Marijuana shouldn't be listed as Schedule I; it shouldn't be listed at all. Read More »