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Trump unveils new health plan; Democrats call it 'junk insurance'

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who need comprehensive coverage. ... Full story

What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk

- Cancer risk rises with each drink, but the link between mortality and alcohol is more J-shaped, a new study finds. - "The reduced risk in light drinkers was surprising," a researcher says. - For cancer risk, "the more you drink, the higher the risk". (CNN) The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking? A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday provides some ... Full story

More Than 88,000 People Could Die if EPA Rolls Back Regulations, Scientists Say

Potential changes to Environmental Protection Agency policies will kill more than 80,000 Americans every decade, two Harvard scientists predict in an impassioned essay. The opinion piece , published in JAMA (formerly the Journal of the American Medical Association) criticized President Donald Trump and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt for proposing to reverse more than 60 regulations that could damage water and air quality and lift regulations on ... Full story

The 24 dishes that took D.C. from culinary backwater to food destination

sk anyone today about Washington’s food scene, and they’ll probably describe a landscape filled with bowls of ramen, Georgian flatbreads and cool restaurants with lines out the door. Such newfound obsessions reflect economic boom times in formerly boarded-up neighborhoods and exploding diversity across the region. How did we get here? The meals we’ve listed below, suggested by historians, food writers and chefs, were essential to the city’s ... Full story

The Brain Implant That Can Partially Reverse Paralysis

Ian Burkhart was just 19 when he had an accident that left most of his body paralyzed. “I kept asking the doctors, ‘Is there anything that you guys have heard of that will be able to help?’” he said. Turns out there is. NeuroLife is an experimental device that can best be described as an artificial link between brain and body. It’s one of a number of paralysis-reversing endeavors underway in which brain waves are decoded and used to move a ... Full story

Eldest siblings are more intelligent, study claims Independent

In news that may tear apart families across the globe, eldest siblings are more likely to be cleverer than their younger brothers and sisters. Researchers at the Universities of Houston, New South Wales and Sheffield found there was “a strong negative relation between birth order and cognitive outcomes of children.”. So the more older siblings you have, the less intelligent you’re likely to be: “The magnitudes of these birth order effects are ... Full story

Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Discussion 793

Mesoscale Discussion 793. Mesoscale Discussion 0793 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0254 PM CDT Tue Jun 19 2018 Areas affected...Eastern Colorado Concerning...Tornado Watch 191... Valid 191954Z - 192200Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 191 continues. SUMMARY...Severe weather threat continues across Tornado Watch 191. DISCUSSION...Severe and tornado warned storms continue across the northern half of the watch. The storms have ... Full story

9 things you should avoid putting on your skin

Finding the right products isn't always easy, but it can be easier when you know what to avoid. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty. Finding the right skin-care products can be pretty tricky, as there are so many brands available which utilize ingredients in their product lines which promise improved radiance, reduced appearance of fine lines, and fewer dark circles. And while there are many skin-boosting ingredients you should definitely invest it (think ... Full story

We need to consider not only whether, but also how, to legalise cannabis

The law on cannabis in the United Kingdom is changing, so the debate needs to move on from the simplicities of “decriminalisation now” to a more rounded assessment of harms and benefits. Sajid Javid , the new home secretary, has announced a review of the medicinal properties of cannabis that seems certain to lead to greater use of the drug for treatment, especially of epilepsy. The case of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell , and the determined ... Full story

Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Discussion 792

Severe weather, tornado, thunderstorm, fire weather, storm report, tornado watch, severe thunderstorm watch, mesoscale discussion, convective outlook products from the Storm Prediction Center. Full story