• Cyber security: It’s not just about Yahoo
  • 5 Bizarre Accidents That People Survived Against All Odds
  • Southern Health NHS Trust: Talent Works Ltd to pull out of contract – BBC News
  • Norman Lear Fast Facts
  • Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood Defunding

Cyber security: It’s not just about Yahoo

(CNN)It’s not surprising that some Yahoo users have decided to sue the company for negligence over a 2014 breach that was only recently discovered and announced. But before we blame Yahoo for this, we need to understand how hackers accomplish such breaches — and what all of us should be doing better to prevent such breaches. Finally, policy makers must focus on improving the breach remediation processes. While most states…


5 Bizarre Accidents That People Survived Against All Odds

 (iStock) Sometimes against all odds and in defiance of science, people manage to withstand experiences that really should have killed them. Take these five stories, for example, of people getting impaled, crushed, and literally blown up and surviving to tell the tale. A stick through the brain Getting impaled through the brain is usually deadly because the brain controls all sorts of things we dont think about breathing, heartbeat, and blood…


Southern Health NHS Trust: Talent Works Ltd to pull out of contract – BBC News

‘Specialist services’ In July, BBC News revealed it was paid nearly 5.4 million over a four year period despite winning a contract valued at less than 300,000 – an overspend approaching 2,000%. It had been awarded a new 3.5m three-year contract in March 2015. The trust’s interim chief executive announced that Talent Works had served notice that it wanted to terminate its contract in a letter on Friday. The trust…


Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood Defunding

In this Jan. 22, 2009, file photo, the shadow of an anti-abortion activist holding a cross can be seen near a Planned Parenthood in Dubuque, Iowa.  (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  A federal judge on Thursday temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her order requiring the state to continue paying for services for three patients who had sued over the move. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued…


New Hampshire Hotel Is Home To Supersized Cat

Logan, a 31-pound cat, struggles to get up at the Silver Fox Inn at the Waterville Valley resort Thursday Sept. 29, 2016 in Waterville Valley, N.H. The cat has been winning over guests and recently internet viewers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. –  Guests at a hotel in New Hampshire can be forgiven for thinking a raccoon is lounging out front. But the huge ball of fur on the…


Weight bias is bigger problem than you may think, experts say

(CNN)Fatness was an unexpected topic at the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday — and many obesity experts now say that they are concerned about what was said. The topic arose when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton claimed that Republican nominee Donald Trump publicly body-shamed former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, who gained weight after winning the title in 1996. Machado said Trump called her “Miss Piggy.” See the…


‘Artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes wins FDA approval

(CNN)The Food and Drug Administration approved a so-called artificial pancreas Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind device, the size of a cell phone, monitors and treats patients with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. In those with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. The Medtronic MiniMed 670G system continuously monitors glucose (blood sugar) levels and delivers needed insulin…


Trump’s America: No fat chicks

(CNN)Donald Trump has a message for the American people: No fat chicks. And America has a message for him: That kind of crass sexism may have sold tabloids in the ’90s, but it loses you elections in a more feminist, body-positive 2016. Stay up to date on the latest opinion, analysis and conversations through social media. Join us at Facebook/CNNOpinion and follow us @CNNOpinion on Twitter. We welcome your ideas…


Little kidney stone? Ride a roller coaster, says study

(CNN)When you’re trying to pass a kidney stone, you’re probably not thinking, in your cloud of agony, “Darn it! I should have ridden a roller coaster.” And yet a new study suggests doing just that. According to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, the bump and jolt of a roller coaster may actually help bump and jolt small kidney stones right through your system. See the…


Pesticide chemical detected in dolphins, birds and fish

(CNN)A chemical formerly used in pesticides and most recently in carpet-cleaning products has been ingested by wildlife throughout North America, according to a study appearing today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The blood of dolphins, fish and birds all tested positive for perfluoroalkyl phosphonic acids, one class of a common industrial chemical group used for a variety of purposes, including stain-resistant carpet sprays and nonstick cooking surfaces since…


Doctor Saves Plane Passenger’s Life With Spoon And Toothpick

When crew on an Air China flight asked for a doctor, a medic responded and got creative in his effort to save a passenger who started seizing at 30,000 feet. When the patient had fallen unconscious and began foaming at the mouth, Tian Yu, a medic who works for Longhua Hospital in Shanghai, realized these were symptoms of an epileptic seizure, Asia Wire Report (AWR) reported. The flight, which was…


First-Ever Baby Born With Dna From Three People

In this undated image, Dr. John Zhang holds a baby believed to be the first-ever born using DNA from three people  (New Hope Fertility Center) NEW YORK –  Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people. The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother. The birth, of a boy, is revealed in…


Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn to urge end to ‘trench warfare’ – BBC News

It follows Mr Corbyn’s overwhelming re-election as leader on Saturday and with the prospect of a deal in the coming weeks to bring back elections to the shadow cabinet. That has been a key demand for many of the MPs who walked out in the summer, which led to the leadership election. Senior figures have implored Labour to pull together after the bitter contest and focus its energies on opposing…


Kids review the presidential debate: Candidates didn’t ‘play nice’

(CNN)A group of middle-schoolers in New Jersey, all members of their school’s student council, were dismayed by the performances of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the first showdown of this most unusual presidential campaign. Asked whether the presidential candidates “played nice” with each other in their highly anticipated first debate, none of the 16 students who gathered to talk with CNN on Tuesday raised their hands.


FBI investigating possible hack of Democratic Party staffer cell phones

Washington (CNN)The FBI has asked to examine the cell phones of a small number Democratic Party staffers as it investigates a possible hack, law enforcement and Democratic sources told CNN Tuesday. The development comes on the same day Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that 18 states have asked for help in warding off cyberattacks on their electronic voting systems.


Frontline soberly profiles Clinton, Trump in ‘The Choice’

(CNN)Frontline is once again demonstrating how indispensable it is with “The Choice 2016,” a two-hour documentary that methodically chronicles the lives of presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. So many words have been devoted to the candidates that one could easily conclude there’s nothing much left to say. But “The Choice” adopted a parallel structure — oscillating between the two biographies — that proves illuminating as it cuts back…


Clinton and Trump: Who’s on the debate guest list

(CNN)Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will each arrive at Monday night’s debate in Hempstead, New York with an ample contingent of campaign aides and surrogates. But the two candidates will also bring a handful of individuals carefully chosen to emphasize a campaign message. The guests include a 9/11 survivor, a pair of military generals and a billionaire who enjoys trash talk nearly as much as Trump.


433k People Die Every Year Because They Sat For Too Long

Approximately 433,000 people die every year because they sit for more than three hours per day, according to a new study.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) You might want to sit down for this. On second thought, keep standing. A study published last month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for 3.8%or approximately 433,000of all deaths worldwide every year….