No ‘gay gene’ can predict sexual orientation, study says

(CNN)Sexual orientation cannot be predicted by a single “gay gene,” new research indicates. Same-sex attraction appears to run in families, and identical twins are more likely to be aligned in their sexuality than either fraternal twins or other siblings, noted the researchers. Both these factors suggest genetic influences are at play. Researchers conducted analyses of data for 477,522 participants in surveys from the UK and US, and then performed comparison testing among some 15,142 people in the US and Sweden. Different base studies provided different survey results. Some surveys recorded whether participants ever had a same-sex partner, and others recorded how people identified their orientation. Several hundred genes appeared to have an influence on sexuality. Five variants showed significant effects, …

Rise in patients on hospital waiting lists

In June, 138,647 patients were waiting for such a service, with more than half of them waiting longer than nine weeks. On Thursday, Stormont’s Department of Health said it “shared the widespread frustration and concern” about hospital waiting times. It said the the backlog was due to financial pressures over several years, with the health budget continuing to face significant pressures. ‘Utterly appalling’ “We have been clear that substantial and sustained investment will be required to address the waiting time backlog,” added the department. “There are many competing demands for additional spending across different parts of the health and social care system.” The department added that it “cannot spend money it does not have”. Alliance Party MLA Paula Bradshaw MLA …

MP Jared O’Mara arrested in fraud probe

South Yorkshire Police would not confirm details of either man’s arrest. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said it was a “matter for the police”. Mr O’Mara said he was “taking time out for mental health treatment” in July and promised to resign at the end of summer recess after allegations of sexual misconduct towards staff. Constituents have complained that case work has not been dealt with in the MP’s absence, allegations Mr Arnold denies. Responding to the latest news, Sinead Parkinson, a member of the Hallam Constituents Facebook group, told the BBC: “We are pleased that an investigation is under way but we are still a constituency unrepresented and action needs to be taken to correct that.” During its investigation, …

Judge Blocks Missouri’s 8-Week Abortion Ban From Going Into Effect

abortion laws from going into effect in Tuesday’s decision from U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs comes amid an ongoing lawsuit American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed over the state’s ban on nearly all abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, which Gov. Mike Parson (R) SAUL LOEB via Getty Images Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions. – A US Court on May 31, 2019 blocked Missouri from closing the clinic. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) “However formulated, the legislation on its face conflicts with the Supreme …

This Day in History: Aug. 24

Also on this day: 1814: The British set fire to the White House and the Capitol when they invade Washington, DC during the War of 1812. 1968: France becomes the world’s fifth nuclear power as it explodes a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ;

Potty-training toddler rushed to emergency room when toilet seat gets stuck on head: ‘Shes a crazy kid’

Two-year-old Josie was rushed to the emergency room to remove the toilet seat from her head. (SWNS) MEASLES CASES IN TEXAS COULD SKYROCKET DUE TO UNVACCINATED CHILDREN, STUDY FINDS At first, he thought Josie was joking around and told her to take the seat off. But it was stuck. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw what she’d done,” he told SWNS. “I thought it would just come off but her ears kept getting in the way and she was getting so mad at me.” “I thought it would just come off but her ears kept getting in the way and she was getting so mad at me,” her father said. (SWNS) Medical professionals successfully removed the seat by taping …

Radioactive equipment stolen from Colorado construction site, officials say

A portable moisture-density gauge and case similar to one reported stolen on Monday in Colorado. (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) The stolen gauge contains small amounts of cesium-137 and americium-241, and is used to make measurements by projecting the radiation from the two radioactive sources into the ground and then providing a measurement on the top face of the instrument. “As long as the radioactive sources are in the shielded position, the gauge would not present a hazard to the public,” the agency states. “However, any attempt to tamper with the radioactive sources or handle unshielded sources outside their container could subject the person handling to radiation exposure.” NASA ASTRONAUT SPOUSE’S FAMILY CLAIMS THEY WERE ‘FRIGHTENED’ BY DEMANDS …

Beachgoers left ‘struggling to breathe’

‘Not what you expect’ She said they all began to breathe more easily when they moved further away from the beach, but took the 10-year-old girls to a walk-in clinic to be checked over by medical staff. Ms Lansdell said her father had been told by someone in a speedboat, whom he assumed to be associated with the coastguard, that there might have been a fuel spill. Related Topics Frinton-on-Sea Original Article : HERE ;

Taylor Swift shades Kanye West at VMAs 10 years after infamous interruption

Taylor Swift, at left, performs at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. She took a dig at Kanye West for infamously interrupting her during her Best Female Video acceptance speech in 2009. (Getty) TAYLOR SWIFT SAYS KIM KARDASHIAN FEUD WAS THE ‘LOWEST’ SHE’S EVER FELT In 2016, Kim Kardashian posted a video of her seemingly approving lyrics about her in West’s song “Famous,” which Swift denied. later saying the clip was edited and pointing out that it didn’t include her approving the phrase “that b—h.” KIM KARDASHIAN RILES TAYLOR SWIFT FANS BY POSTING ‘FAMOUS’ VIDEO ARTWORK Swift told Vogue of the backlash she faced after the incident, “A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience. …

The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors

(CNN)About this time every year, there are news reports about student athletes who collapse during practice while getting ready for a big game. Heat illness can lead to death and injury among athletes, and a new report examines why the risk could be rising. The past four years have been the warmest in the United States since record keeping began in 1895. Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. Since 1995, 64 football players alone have died from heat stroke and 90% of them died during practice, an earlier study showed. The rate of football heat stroke deaths fell in recent years, a decline researchers said supported …

In pictures: Patients share views of hospital food

Image copyright Martin Wilks Image caption A lamb and vegetable stew at a Liverpool hospital Martin Wilks, 58, from Crosby, says the quality of food at a hospital in Liverpool, where he has received treatment for four years, has “definitely deteriorated”. Image copyright Jane Harvey Image caption A pineapple cake served in Wales Jane Harvey, 44, from Newport, says food during her stay in her local hospital reminded her of “1980s school dinners”. “Looks like a nice chocolate number doesn’t it? Wrong! It’s a pineapple cake – so hard you could have bounced it off the walls!” she says. Image copyright Terri Donnelly Image caption Southern fried chicken with chips and green beans Terri Donnelly, 28, from Chesterfield, says that …

Singer Eddie Money Says He Has Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer

Money’s comments appear in a video released Saturday from his AXS TV reality series “Real Money.” The full episode airs Sept. 12. In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup. The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He’s had numerous health problems recently including heart valve surgery earlier this year and pneumonia after the procedure, leading to his cancellation of a planned summer tour. REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Recalling deaths of MLK and Robert Kennedy, Biden poses hypothetical question about an Obama assassination

Hanover, New Hampshire (CNN)During a town hall Friday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden asked a New Hampshire audience to imagine what it would have been like if Barack Obama had been assassinated when he became the Democratic nominee for president in 2008 and how it would’ve affected the country. The former vice president often references King’s and Kennedy’s assassinations as pivotal moments in his life. A Biden campaign official tells CNN that Biden has made a similar comment about Obama before as he’s tried to stress and explain the significance of Kennedy’s and King’s assassinations to people who may not have been alive at the time. Original Article : HERE ;

David Koch, Billionaire Conservative Financier And Industrialist, Dies

CBS confirmed his death. He was 79 years old.  left the board of Americans for Prosperity last year, citing health reasons. opposition to President Barack Obama. Carlo Allegri/Reuters David Koch in New York City on May 5, 2014. David Koch was one of four sons born to Mary Koch and oil industry tycoon Fred Koch in Wichita, Kansas. The four brothers ― Frederick, Charles, and twins David and Bill ― inherited control of Wood River Oil and Refining Company, their father’s oil business, after his death in 1967 and promptly renamed it Koch Industries. Charles initially took charge of the firm, but David joined him in 1970. The two brothers built the company into one of the most profitable and successful …

Michael Moore panics after Ginsburg’s latest health scare: ‘HOLYMOTHEROFRBG!!’

Michael Moore is seen at the Cannes film festival in France, May 25, 2019. (Associated Press) Ginsburg has become a bit of a celebrity in the liberal community and Democrats watch the health of “Notorious RBG” very closely. During a recent performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in New York City, Ginsburg received a standing ovation. 2020 Presidential Election