To the uninitiated, the neti pot may seem like yet another wellness trend. After all, the teapot-like vessel was popularized in the United States by the celebrity surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, who called it a “ nose bidet ” on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and has been criticized for promoting unproven supplements and health products . Rinsing warm saltwater through your nose — in one nostril and out the other — as an antidote for a variety of woes like sinus inflammation, congestion and allergies may seem strange and possibly scary; especially if you’ve heard about its links to rare but deadly brain-eating amoeba infections . But according to ear, nose and throat doctors, nasal rinsing, which traces back thousands of years to the Ayurvedic medical traditions of India, is an unusual example of a practice that is at once ancient, trendy and evidence-based. And, it’s safe and inexpensive to boot. It has a “very, very high level of evidence, randomized controlled trial evidence, that … [Read more...] about Do Neti Pots Really Work?
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for January 26 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. ST. LOUIS — One person died and another was injured in a shooting early Wednesday outside a St. Louis bar, police there said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday outside Royal Palace just blocks west of Fairground Park in the north part of the city, television station KMÖV reported. Officers called to the scene found a person dead with a gunshot wound to the head. Another person had been shot in the leg. Police did not immediately release the names of the victims. It was the second shooting at the bar in as many months, according to KMOV. In November, police were called after a fight inside the bar spilled out into the parking lot and culminated in two people being shot . … [Read more...] about Shooting in Missouri bar leaves 1 dead, another injured
5 Health care workers in about half the states face a Thursday deadline to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under a Biden administration mandate that will be rolled out across the rest of the country in the coming weeks. While the requirement is welcomed by some, others fear it will worsen already serious staff shortages if employees quit rather than comply. “We would like to see staff vaccinated. We think that it’s the safest option for residents, which is our biggest concern,” said Marjorie Moore, executive director of VOYCE, a St. Louis County, Missouri, nonprofit that works on behalf of nursing home residents. “But not having staff is also a really big concern, because the neglect that happens as a result of that is severe and very scary.” The mandate affects a wide swath of the health care industry, covering doctors, nurses, technicians, aides and even volunteers at hospitals, nursing homes, home-health agencies and … [Read more...] about Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — Day three of testimony is underway in the federal trial of the three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death. Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng are accused by federal prosecutors of ignoring Floyd’s pleas for help and failing to stop ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s use of excessive force on May 25, 2020. READ MORE: Body Cam Footage Examined On Day 2 In Federal Trial Of Ex-Officers In George Floyd's Death First up on the witness stand Wednesday was Derek Smith, a Hennepin Healthcare paramedic who responded to the scene outside of Cup Foods. He also testified in Chauvin’s state trial . Smith checked George Floyd’s pulse and found none. Smith observed Floyd’s pupils and saw they were “large,” indicating the “patient was probably deceased,” he said. Floyd’s chest was also not rising or falling. MORE: Follow a thread of live updates on WCCO’s Twitter page. After making those observations, Smith believed Floyd … [Read more...] about Hennepin Healthcare Paramedic First To Testify In Day 3 Of Federal Trial In George Floyd’s Death
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Sports Four commit to four-year institutions, nine others receive offers Matt Schwab , Community Contributor Posted | Updated Reply Oliver Saunders III Chris Mcalpin Nyles Pokipala Frank Galios Four Chabot College football players have committed to new institutions and nine others have at least one offer. The four sophomores who have committed are Chris Mcalpin, with Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri; Nyles Pokipala and Frank Galios, both Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri; and Oliver Saunders III, Pikeville University in Pikeville, Kentucky. Thank Reply Share The views expressed in this post are the author's own. Want to post on Patch? Register for a user account. … [Read more...] about Chabot Football Players Moving Up
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 866,540; Tuesday, 868,512; Wednesday, 872,126. Russia is conducting military drills and has 127,000 troops swarmed along the Ukraine border including in Belarus, and the United States and NATO are prepared to use troops and weapons shipments to defend Ukraine and its neighbors and punish Russia if it invades. President Biden Joe Biden Deputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden: Russia attack ‘would change the world’