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Laurence Silberman, titan of conservative jurisprudence, dies at 86

Laurence Silberman, titan of conservative jurisprudence, dies at 86

Laurence H. Silberman, one of the most influential conservative judges on the federal appellate bench, whose opinions on Second Amendment rights, the separation of powers, and the limits of press freedom resonated in the decisions of the US Supreme Court and across American jurisprudence, died Oct. 2 at his home in Washington. He was 86. …

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What are the best business hotels in Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt

What are the best business hotels in Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt

International travel may still have its challenges. But finding a solid hotel for a business trip isn’t one of them. CNBC Travel and the market data firm Statista today release a ranking of the “Best Hotels for Business Travelers” in Europe. This is the first ranking of its kind between CNBC and Statista, who are …

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AAHPM Seeks Implementation of Palliative Care Quality Measures

MA Palliative Care Benefits See Little 2023 Growth, But Payer Interest Remains High

Only 10 new Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will offer home-based palliative care as a primarily health-related benefit for 2023, but payers may be offering those services through other programs. Among Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits, in-home support services and caregiver support saw the most year-over-year growth for 2023. The number of plans offering home-based palliative care …

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LGBTQ groups denounce Florida plan to limit transgender care

How Iran Protests Over Dress Codes Stoked Broader Public Anger

The death in September of a young woman in police custody after she was detained for violating Iran’s strict dress code has sparked violent protests across the country. Popular anger was focused initially on the so-called Guidance Patrol — officers who target women they deem to be improperly dressed in public — but soon broadened …

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US calls North Korea launch 'dangerous';  pledges to defend allies

US calls North Korea launch ‘dangerous’; pledges to defend allies

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as “dangerous and reckless” and pledged to defend South Korea and Japan with all America’s power, but said it remained open to dialogue with Pyongyang. “This action is destabilizing and shows the DPRK’s blatant disregard for United …

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Asian shares rise after 'relief rally' on Wall Street

Asian shares rise after ‘relief rally’ on Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, encouraged by a rally in US shares after some weak economic data raised hopes that the Federal Reserve might ease away from aggressive interest rate hikes. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.3% in morning trading to 26,811.08. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 surged 2.4% to 6,610.50. South Korea’s Kospi jumped …

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APIC urges healthcare workers to continue masking despite CDC pullback

APIC urges healthcare workers to continue masking despite CDC pullback

A major association for infection prevention professionals is strongly urging its members to continue masking in patient care areas even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Sept. loosened its masking recommendations for healthcare workers a little over a week ago. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology on Monday cited indicators …

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N. Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

N. Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the weapon that is capable of reaching the US territory of Guam. The launch was the most provocative weapons …

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Average gas price in Los Angeles County rises to record high at $6.46

Average gas price in Los Angeles County rises to record high at $6.46

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose seven-tenths of a hundred to a record $6,466 Monday, topping the previous high of $6,462 set June 14. The average price has risen 31 consecutive days, increasing $1.22, including 1 cent Sunday and 15.3 cents Thursday, …

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A physician's take on wearables – what role do they play in healthcare?

A physician’s take on wearables – what role do they play in healthcare?

Wearables have become increasingly popular among consumers, with about one in five Australians sporting one on their wrists. The skyrocketing success of these gadgets suggests more people are taking an interest in managing their health and wellbeing, monitoring activity levels and other health metrics. These days, wearables can collect a multitude of measurements, from the …

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