26
May

Warriors 118, Cavaliers 113 | Golden State leads series, 3-0: Late Surge Puts Warriors One Step From Postseason Perfection

Kevin Durant?s go-ahead 3-pointer gave Golden State the victory over the Cavaliers. If the Warriors win Friday, they will finish the playoffs with a 16-0 record.

24
May

Election 2017: What CAN’T you do in a polling station?

Millions of people will cast their vote on Thursday. But what can and can’t you do?

22
May

Baby Born Weighing 13.5 Pounds Takes Adorably Squishy Newborn Photos

Carleigh Corbitt was born before her due date, but looking at her newborn photos, you might find that hard to believe.

When Carleigh?s mom, Chrissy, gave birth to her on May 15, she weighed in at 13.5 pounds. The baby was born via C-section, almost a week before her May 20-21 due date. Chrissy and her husband, Larry, have three older children, who weighed about 9 to 10 pounds at birth. 

?When the pediatrician showed her to me across the curtain, I was like, ?Oh, my gosh, she?s huge,?? Chrissy told Inside Edition. ?I couldn?t believe it. It was like I delivered a toddler.? 

News of Carleigh?s birth weight reached local and national media outlets.

To celebrate Carleigh?s arrival, the Corbitts organized a newborn photo shoot with Debbye Benson of Sweet Smiles Photography

?I?m so happy I was able to meet and hold this mini celebrity ? she was such a perfect model during our session ? so gorgeous and squishy!? the photographer posted on her Facebook page. ?Her parents are so proud of her ? we will be bringing the whole family in for portraits this week.?

The Corbitts live in Keystone Heights, Florida. Larry told ABC News this pregnancy was difficult for Chrissy, as she is anemic and had to receive blood transfusions due to her low iron levels. 

?But they?re both doing great now,? he added. ?My wife is a trooper for everything she?s gone through.?

As for now, they?re just working on getting clothes and diapers that fit Carleigh, as they had to donate most of the newborn-size items they bought before her birth. Larry told Inside Edition that at just 3 weeks old, she is already wearing baby clothes meant for 9-month-olds. 

Larry and Chrissy are taking their daughter?s viral fame in stride and loving every minute with Carleigh.

?She?s just filled with rolls. She?s just a big squishy baby. She?s so adorable,? Chrissy told ABC News. ?I had no idea she was going to be so popular. It?s been a great experience and I can?t wait to look back on this and share it with her to show her she became a celebrity overnight.?

Keep scrolling to see more adorable photos of baby Carleigh. 

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19
May

WHO Ranks Antibiotics In A Bid To Counter Drug Resistance

The World Health Organization published a new classification of antibiotics on Tuesday that aims to fight drug resistance, with penicillin-type drugs recommended as the first line of defense and others only for use when absolutely necessary.

The new ?essential medicines list? includes 39 antibiotics for 21 common syndromes, categorized into three groups: ?Access?, ?Watch? and ?Reserve?.

Drugs on the ?Access? list have lower resistance potential and include the widely-used amoxicillin.

The ?Watch? list includes ciprofloxacin, which is commonly prescribed for cystitis and strep throat but ?not that effective?, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation Marie-Paule Kieny told reporters.

Its use should be ?dramatically reduced?, the WHO said.

?We think that the political will is there but this needs to be followed by strong policies,? Kieny said.

In the ?Reserve? category antibiotics such as colistin should be seen as a last resort. That prompts questions about how producers of such antibiotics could make money, said Suzanne Hill, WHO?s Director of Essential Medicines and Health Products.

?What we need to do is stop paying for antibiotics based on how many times they are prescribed, to discourage use. We don?t want colistin used very frequently. In fact we don?t want it used at all,? Hill said.

?What we need to do as a global community is work out how we pay the company not to market colistin and not to promote it and to keep it in reserve.?

The WHO classification takes into account the use of antibiotics for animal health use, and was developed together with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Other changes to the list included the addition of two oral cancer treatments, a new pill for hepatitis C that combines two medicines, a more effective treatment for HIV, and new paediatric formulations of medicines for tuberculosis.

But the WHO also said Roche?s well-known flu drug oseltamivir, marketed as Tamiflu, may be removed from the list unless new information supports its use in seasonal and pandemic influenza outbreaks.

?There is an updated data set compared to when the committee evaluated this product last, and what that suggests is that the size of the effect of oseltamivir in the context of pandemic influenza is less than previously thought,? Hill said.

But oseltamivir was the only listed antiviral, and was still useful for pregnant women and patients with complications, so the drug should be restricted to the most critical patients, she added.

 

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

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17
May

Musician hits single piano key world-record 824 times in one minute

A Portuguese-American displayed his athletic prowess by pressing a single piano key more then 800 times in a minute.

16
May

Antidepressants safe for baby during pregnancy, researchers say

Expectant mothers, if you’re taking an antidepressant it won’t make your newborn cranky or at higher risk for other problems, researchers report.

13
May

Live Briefing: Top U.S. Security Officials Testifying Amid Furor Over Russian Meddling

Four officials, including the acting director of the F.B.I. and the director of national intelligence, were expected to be asked about their interactions with President Trump.

11
May

Cincinnati Reds Player Scooter Gennett Makes Home Run History

Scooter Gennett?s past performance certainly didn?t portend his power outburst on Tuesday. The Reds? utility player had hit just 38 home runs in five seasons, including three this year.

But Gennett?s bat turned mighty on a magical night against the St. Louis Cardinals in Cincinnati. He tied a major league record with four home runs in the Reds? 13-1 victory.

He became the 17th player ? and first Red ? to accomplish the feat.

?That?s something I never thought I would do,? he told news outlets in the video above. ?Even three home runs would be too crazy for me.?

The 27-year-old Gennett hit a mere single in his first at-bat, then muscled up. He homered four straight times, including a grand slam, to tie a club record with 10 runs batted in, the Associated Press reported.

According to CBS Sports, Gennett had just broken a 0-for-19 slump the night before.

Here?s the record-matcher. ?Can you believe it?? the announcer asked.

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10
May

Even North Korea Thinks Donald Trump’s Decision To Quit Paris Deal Is ‘Short-Sighted’

North Korea has blasted ?selfish? President Donald Trump for pulling America out of the Paris climate agreement.

On Tuesday, a spokesman for the isolated state?s Foreign Ministry described Trump?s decision as ?the height of egoism? ? and said it showed the U.S. was ?seeking only their own well-being even at the cost of the entire planet.?

?Global warming is one of the gravest challenges that humankind is facing today and the Paris Agreement that called for nationally determined contribution to the reduction of GHG emission is the outcome of decades long efforts to mitigate it,? the spokesman said via the state-run KCNA news agency.

?The selfish act of the U.S. does not only have grave consequences for the international efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well,? the spokesman added. 

America will join Nicaragua and war-torn Syria as being the only three countries that are refusing to take part in the climate deal, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions around the world. Nicaragua, however, is reluctant to sign up because its government believes the commitments do not go far enough.

Despite its dismal human rights record, North Korea has emerged as an unlikely advocate in the battle against global warming and has signed the Paris Accord.

The ministry spokesman blamed Trump?s ?America First? policy for the withdrawal, and said it was ?high time? the world ?stopped pondering over the dangerous ideological trend which is surfacing in the U.S. with the emergence of the Trump administration.?

?Whoever chooses to blindly follow the Trump administration overpowered by its bravado should be fully aware that the judgment of history shall take them all as one,? the spokesman added.

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7
May

Election 2017: Is healthcare spending at record levels?

The BBC’s Rachael Thorn gets behind the statistics.