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Last week hospitals were overwhelmed when after a cool change and storm caused respiratory problems for thousands of people, with more than 8500 attending emergency departments. When the tiny particles are carried by the wind into populated areas, they become ensnared in the nose and lungs as people inhale. The world's first recorded thunderstorm asthma event can be traced back to the year in 1987 in Melbourne.
  • Schumer criticizes Trump's health secretary pick

    Schumer criticizes Trump's health secretary pick

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    She was the first Asian-American woman to serve in a president's Cabinet, as labor secretary under George W. Bush. "Early evaluations show that a lot of people don't understand this plan and don't understand the incentives in it", he said, adding that proposals like Verma's in coverage program, which is also favored by Republican-dominated states like Iowa, Kentucky and OH, could result in harsher provisions throughout the country.
  • Trump touts deal to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana

    Trump touts deal to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana

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    Trump campaigned on keeping manufacturing jobs in the US and promised he would persuade Carrier to stay in the city - or punish the company if it refused. Carrier, which produces furnace, air conditioning and refrigeration products, announced late Tuesday it planned to keep an IN plant running. They fired 1,400 people.
  • Dr. Manny: Why the Medical Community Should Celebrate Trump's Trust in Price

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    Senate Democrats in a letter called for a "fair and thorough" hearing and said the attorney general must be "the people's lawyer, not the president's lawyer". He tweeted that "nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag". The Supreme Court has ruled that flag burning is protected by the First Amendment, and Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday he doesn't support Trump's approach.
  • ND governor orders evacuation at pipeline protest camp

    ND governor orders evacuation at pipeline protest camp

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    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Chairman Dave Archambault called the order "a menacing action meant to cause fear" - never mind that the state has no authority over tribal lands - and suggested if the governor is anxious about safety he should clear the blockade, let water protectors stay warm in their abodes, cease blasting them weaponry and stop putting them in dog pens.
  • Somali-born student behind auto, knife attack at Ohio State

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    Somali students and the Somali Students' Association at the Ohio State University condemned Artan's actions while expressing worry about their own safety on campus. "America! Stop interfering with other countries - especially the Muslim Ummah (religious community)". "I think this is some type of terrorist attack", one person told the 911 operator.
  • 3 victims of Thanksgiving meal ranged in age from 43 to 69

    3 victims of Thanksgiving meal ranged in age from 43 to 69

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    The East Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/2gJPKtD) that all three people were residents at two separate assisted living facilities in Antioch, California. "And if it wasn't from us, then we still want to help the people who hurt". It's rarely fatal, but it can be. "They may have been the only ones that ate the tainted portion or perhaps had underlying health issues that made them more vulnerable".
  • More Than One Person Is Having a Baby on 'Gilmore Girls'

    More Than One Person Is Having a Baby on 'Gilmore Girls'

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    I got the call in Toronto on a film set that summer that the show was cancelled". "I wasn't terribly surprised". "I did cry", he added. "I think being married to that girl is going to be a really good thing", Patterson told Entertainment Tonight .
  • Texas high school football player injured in game

    Texas high school football player injured in game

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    Family and friends are teaming up in support of The Woodlands High School senior football player Grant Milton. According to Conroe Independent School District, Milton remains in a hospital in Waco in the intensive care unit. A Facebook page has been set up on Milton's behalf. Friends of the family and members of The Woodlands High School Football Quarterback Club hosted a prayer gathering at StoneBridge Church in The Woodlands on Sunday.
  • Africa searches for new ways of preventing world AIDS

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    Such discrimination by healthcare staff, though uncommon, continues to happen here and around the world, and it is this sort of ignorance and discrimination that experts hope to address with the first Asia Pacific HIV Practice Course for healthcare workers.
  • Demi Lovato Wants To Get Rid of the Mental Illness Stigma

    Demi Lovato Wants To Get Rid of the Mental Illness Stigma

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    Demi Lovato has her own advice for those suffering from a mental illness. "I'm living proof of that", she told People . The "Confident" songstress describes her day-to-day as a "work in progress" with the support of her family and friends, including her treatment team.