Potent ‘Spice’ Drug Fuels Massive Rise in Hospitalizations

Potent ‘Spice’ Drug Fuels Massive Rise in Hospitalizations

Health officials have noticed sharp rise in visits to emergency rooms and calls to poison control centers nationwide. They are afraid that more potent and dangerous variations of a popular drug called spice have reached the nation’s streets, resulting in many deaths.

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner wants Deep Fryers in Schools

Texas Agriculture Commissioner wants Deep Fryers in Schools

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is looking forward to kick a decade-old statewide ban on deep fat fryers in public schools. He put back the decision-making into the hands of Texas school districts, saying that it was not about french fries, it’s about freedom.

The Texas Department of Agriculture, within the next couple of months, could be suspended to repeal a state policy that banned deep fat fryers and soda machines on school campuses and placed limits on the time, and placed that junk food can be sold there.

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This Year’s Rally for Autism to Be Held On April 25

This Year’s Rally for Autism to Be Held On April 25

Ritter Park on Saturday April 25 will be filled with supporters who would encourage the 2015 rally For Autism.

As per officials, it is a good deed because the percentage of people with autism continues to rise and therefore they would need that more work is spread to the word about promising therapies that can help fighting the disease.

It will be the 14th rally in Huntington, which will includes a 25-mile bike ride that will start at 8:50 am. Also a 5K run/walk organized for the rally will start at 9 am.

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18% Americans engage in Binge Drinking: Study

18% Americans engage in Binge Drinking: Study

An American Journal of Public Health published study unveiled that 18% of Americans are considered binge drinking. But for La Crosse County, the average is 24% adults saying they were binge drinkers.

As per the Centers for Disease Control, binge drinking is having five more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women in a single outing. The study has found in the La Crosse County, more than $75.5 million dollars in productivity has been lost owing to excessive alcohol use in 2013.

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Doberman eats almost every part of 3 Watches

Doberman eats almost every part of 3 Watches

This Boston area Doberman ate three watches. Last Thursday, Jeff Courcelle came home and found that Mocha, 5, was revolving around a pile of screws, metal pieces, three watch heads and some chewed leather straps.

Courcelle called his wife, Michele Parkinson, and told her that he is concerned what Mocha has done. It was then found that the 80-pound Doberman has pulled down a basket of wrist watches from the couple’s bedroom and ate almost everything of the watches.

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Ford cutting around 700 jobs at its small-car factory in Southeast Michigan

Ford cutting around 700 jobs at its small-car factory in Southeast Michigan

Ford Motor Co. has decided to cut around 700 jobs at its small-car factory in southeast Michigan. This factory was the auto maker's first major US manufacturing layoff since 2009 as Americans shunned smaller vehicles amid low gasoline prices.

The workers were notified on Thursday, regarding the workforce cuts at the plant, which builds Ford's compact Focus, as well as electric and hybrid models. By the end of the June, the layoffs will begin and the Dearborn, Mich., company said that it could reassign many of the employees.

US DoJ Sues Quicken Loans for filing false claims on government-insured mortgages

US DoJ Sues Quicken Loans for filing false claims on government-insured mortgages

It is alleged that Quicken Loans, one of the largest US mortgage lenders, is facing a lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice for filing false claims on government-insured mortgages and other violations.

On Thursday, the US District Court for the District of Columbia filed the complaint and said the company lied to the government when making loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

The court claimed that mortgages insured by the company were improperly originated and underwrote by the company.

Dramatic Rise in Binge Drinking among Women

Dramatic Rise in Binge Drinking among Women

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has released a study raising concerns about a significant rise in heavy drinking and binge drinking habit in women in many parts of the country.

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Researchers put efforts to give people illusion of entirely invisible body

Researchers put efforts to give people illusion of entirely invisible body

According to a new research, there is possibility that with illusion, people can be made to believe that they're invisible. With the help of clever camera angles, virtual goggles and physical caresses, researchers made people feel as if they had an invisible body.

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Switzerland tops third annual World Happiness index produced by SDSN

Switzerland tops third annual World Happiness index produced by SDSN

According to an annual World Happiness Report released Thursday, Switzerland has the world's happiest people.

The report was produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which measured happiness and well-being levels in 158 countries. After Switzerland Denmark, Norway and Canada followed in the rankings that measured. Most unhappy people lived in Togo, Burundi, Syria, Benin and Rwanda.

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