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Former Ski Champion, 36, Dies from Mosquito-Borne Illness While Traveling in Mexico
New Zealand ski champion Philippa “Pip” Greig has died after contracting dengue fever from a mosquito bite while traveling in Mexico. She was 36.
Greig’s father, Rob Greig, confirmed the news of his daughter’s death to the New Zealand Herald.
He said Pip was house sitting for a friend in a small village in Mexico when she contracted the mosquito-borne viral infection and fell ill. Rob suspected she was sick for four or five days until neighbors insisted she go to the base hospital in Puerto Vallarta, a 40-minute boat ride away, to seek help.
Skin infections from the gym can range from annoying to dangerous
The gym is the ideal place to pick up toned abs, a healthy workout glow, and a ringworm infection. On the upside, you’ve got access to thousands of dollars-worth of high-tech gym equipment that just won’t fit in your hipster-container of a home. On the downside, you’re essentially exercising inside a petri dish of bacteria, fungi, and viruses looking for a sweaty-but-fabulous host to infect. That being said, there’s no need to let the microscopic bastards get you down. Armed with a little knowledge, some flip flops, and plenty of clean towels, there’s a lot you can do to prevent picking up the most common gym skin infections
Paraplegic man drags himself through airport
The image is shocking: Justin Levene, a paraplegic man, dragging himself along the floor through Luton Airport after his self-propelling wheelchair was left behind on a flight.
As he hauls himself through the arrivals hall on his backside, other passengers seem oblivious.
A dad and son are accused of illegally killing a family of bears and covering it up. They didn't know a camera was running.
A father and son are accused of slaughtering a female black bear and her two cubs as they rested in their den in April.
Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, of Palmer, Alaska, face several felony and misdemeanor charges related to illegal hunting. It is against the law to shoot a black bear with cubs in Alaska.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers, which announced the charges on Monday, said the act was caught on a motion-activated camera set up inside the den to monitor the bears as part of a study being conducted by the US Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The camera produced both video and audio of the encounter.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease cases flare up in several states
A contagious childhood illnesses with a memorable name appears to be spreading across several states. Doctors are reportedly seeing more and more cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease — and children aren't the only ones being affected.
According to multiple reports, doctors are seeing outbreaks in Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. And two Major League Baseball players in New York City have also been diagnosed with the disease.
How do you get hookworms? Teen's infection raises questions
How LeBron James’ new public school really is the first of its kind
Akron’s public schools have a major problem; its at-risk students are falling well behind the rest of the K-12 population in the classroom. The question the district faces now is whether LeBron James can fix that.
James’ I Promise School opened Monday to serve low-income and at-risk students in his hometown, and the public school could be an agent of change in the eastern Ohio city. The institution is the intersection of James’ philanthropic Family Foundation and the I Promise Network he helped kickstart. I Promise began as an Akron-based non-profit aimed at boosting achievement for younger students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Now the movement has the means to educate these students year-round.
How tax breaks help the rich
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to give the US tax code its biggest overhaul in 30 years. Trump says their goal is “to make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans.”
But their plan would keep three tax breaks that benefit the wealthiest Americans: the mortgage interest deduction, the charitable deduction, and the preferred rate for capital gains.
These tax breaks are incredibly expensive. Each year, the mortgage interest and charitable deductions cost the US Treasury $100 billion and $70 billion, respectively. That’s more than we spend on Head Start, the federally funded preschool program, and on Pell Grants for low-income students to go to college.
Senate tax bill strips NFL, other sports leagues from tax-exempt status
Stephen Curry Responds to Being Only Person Mentioned in GOP Tax Plan
The newly proposed Republican tax plan mentioned only one individual by name in its proposal: Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry.
That particular section of the tax plan reads:
"The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system. Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop."
On Thursday, Curry responded...
Despite His Junk Popping Out for All to See, This Marathon Runner Finishes the Race (NSFW)
The Košice Peace Marathon in Slovakia is the oldest marathon in Europe. Roughly 10,000 participants from all over the world attend to get a peek at the competition, the local medieval architecture and — this year only — a marathon runner’s penis. The penis belonged to Jozef Urban, a runner who ended up placing tenth.
Running shorts are typically lightweight and contain a pair of internal briefs to keep a runner’s penis and testicles comfortably in place. However, all the sweat and nonstop movement of a runner’s muscular thighs can cause the underwear’s fabric to stretch, possibly allowing some slippage.
Could Video Games Be Headed To The Olympics?
Paris' 2024 Olympics could have a high-tech edge. According to the Associated Press, pro gamers are looking to get in on the action at the Olympic Games and pleaded their case over the weekend.
The AP reports that the Olympic Council of Asia hosted an official esports — the official name for competitive gaming — event at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Ten different countries were present to show that games such as Starcraft II and Hearthstone should join the ranks of swimming, gymnastics, and equestrian events at the games. Supporters point to the fact that gamers rely on strategy and super-quick reaction times to be successful at their respective games, much like athletes do when they're competing. Supporters also believe that esports would give younger viewers a reason to tune into the Olympics.
CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.
The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. The disease is pathologically marked by an buildup of abnormal tau protein in the brain that can disable neuropathways and lead to a variety of clinical symptoms. These include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, aggression, depression, anxiety, impulse control issues and sometimes suicidal behavior.
It can only be formally diagnosed with an autopsy, and most cases, although not all, have been seen in either veterans or people who played contact sports, particularly American football.
"There's no question that there's a problem in football. That people who play football are at risk for this disease," said Dr. Ann McKee, director of Boston University's CTE Center and coauthor of the new study. "And we urgently need to find answers for not just football players, but veterans and other individuals exposed to head trauma."
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Send Your Child to Football Camp
Sending Your Kid to Football Camp? We urge you to reconsider. While the benefits of fresh air, exercise, and teamwork are well known by the football community, the inherent danger of brain disease is NOT. It cost us our son’s brain and ultimately his life.
By now you have probably heard of CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a progressive, degenerative disease that destroys the brain. Most people associate it with military veterans, pro-football players and repeated traumatic, concussive blows to the head. But that’s far from the complete picture.
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What's the best time of day to exercise?
Some fitness gurus recommend working out first thing in the morning because that's when you're least likely to have scheduling conflicts and therefore more likely to exercise regularly. Plus, early exercisers often say that a morning routine leaves them feeling more energized and productive during the day.
But if you are not a morning person and shudder at the thought of getting out of bed for a 6 a.m. workout, I have good news: We perform best at exercise (especially high-intensity exercise) later in the day.
Research shows that strength and flexibility are greatest in the late afternoon and that perceived exertion -- meaning how hard you feel that your body is working -- is lowest. Scientists attribute these effects to our circadian rhythm, the body's 24-hour clock, which causes body temperature to rise slightly throughout the day and peak in late afternoon.
California elementary school bans TAG because it is 'too rough': Students now face punishment if they are caught playing the game
In elementary one school, no one will be 'it' because the age old game of tag has been banned.
Gold Ridge Elementary in Folsom, California sent a note home to some parents banning the game of tag in the school's playground during recess.
'I don’t personally agree with it,' parent Sam Hammer, who has two children at Gold Ridge told CBS 13. 'It’s something we all did as kids and I never seen any harm come from it.'
'In this case, kids were getting too rough…so the school told them to stop playing those games…It's not uncommon for a school to enact specific recess rules to address specific behavior problems,' Folsom Cordova Unified School District and Spokesperson Daniel Thigpen told the outlet.
College football star ‘suspended indefinitely’ over animal abuse investigation
A Missouri State football star was suspended indefinitely after allegedly punching a dog three times and breaking its jaw, according to reports Sunday.
Bears quarterback Breck Ruddick, 20, hit the 42-pound Australian shepherd so hard, the pooch, Luca, lost teeth and was rushed to a vet with a shattered jaw, the Daily Mail reported.
The player was suspended Friday for “conduct detrimental to the team” just hours after a Facebook post detailing the attack emerged, the paper reported.