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Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 10:44 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 1:08 PM
LONDON — Police said that an incident in which pedestrians were struck by a car near London’s Natural History Museum Saturday afternoon is not terror-related. Police called the matter a “road traffic collision.”
A man was detained at the scene, police said. Earlier, authorities had said a man was arrested, CNN reported.
London Ambulance Service said 11 people were treated for injuries.
We attended an incident at Cromwell Road, South Kensington this afternoon. Our statement is below. pic.twitter.com/yBdANOXuZH— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) October 7, 2017
Several people injured after car hits pedestrians outside Natural History Museum https://t.co/LT4owYWNvf— Claire Phipps (@Claire_Phipps) October 7, 2017
Police described the incident in the South Kensington area of London as a collision and said the motive for the incident was under investigation, Reuters reported.
A spokesman said: “It is not being treated as a terrorist incident at this stage while we establish what has happened.”
Pictures and footage shared on social media showed street damage and a large police presence in the capital’s museum district, The Guardian reported. The district is home to the NHM, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The museum is in the busy South Kensington section of London, popular with both Londoners and tourists. The area was cordoned off by heavily armed police, according to video posted on social media. Helicopters buzzed overhead as ambulances rushed to the scene.
A witness said a nearby Tube station was closed.
Nevertheless, the collision raised concerns after several attacks this year in the London area involving vehicles ramming pedestrians.
In June, three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage at bars at nearby Borough Market. The attack killed eight people and injured more than 40 others, CNN reported. The attackers were fatally shot by police.
In late June, a van hit pedestrians near a north London mosque, killing one man and injuring 11 people. The driver, Darren Osborne, 47, a resident of Cardiff, Wales, was arrested at the scene, CNN reported.
In March, a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people, CNN reported.The suspect, identified as a 52-year-old British man named Khalid Masood, also stabbed an unarmed police officer.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:04 PM
— What’s your go-to snack? If it’s yogurt, you may be in luck because it may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.
Researchers from Boston University and Harvard University, recently conducted a trial, published in American Journal of Hypertension, to determine how high intake of the food could be associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive people.
"We hypothesized that long-term yogurt intake might reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems since some previous small studies had shown beneficial effects of fermented dairy products," the authors wrote in a statement.
For the assessment, they pulled from a study that examined 55,000 women, aged 30-55, with high blood pressure, and they looked at another that analyzed 18,000 men, aged 40-75. The participants, which were followed for up to 30 years, completed a questionnaire that asked about their diets and any physician-diagnosed events, like strokes or heart attacks, that might have occurred.
After analyzing the results, they found that higher intakes of yogurt were associated with a 30 percent reduction in risk of cardiac arrest for women and a 19 percent decrease for men.
Furthermore, men and women, who ate more than two servings of yogurt a week had about a 20 percent lower risk of major coronary heart disease or stroke.
“Our results provide important new evidence that yogurt may benefit heart health alone or as a consistent part of a diet rich in fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains," they said.
While they didn’t note whether one type of yogurt was better than the other or why it could be beneficial, they said the treat may help prevent clogging of the heart’s blood vessels.
“In fact, higher dairy consumption has been previously linked to positive effects on “cardiovascular disease-related comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance,” they wrote.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:46 PM
— As of Friday, 84 children in the U.S. have died from in the flu since October, according to the CDC.
In a news conference Thursday, the CDC said that of those who died, three-fourths of them did not receive the flu vaccine.
"We continue to recommend parents get their children vaccinated even though it's late in the season," Dr. Anne Schuchat told CNN.
Health officials on Friday said about one in every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu.
The flu is currently widespread across 47 states except for Oregon, which is reporting local flu activity.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:23 PM
— Jennifer Lawrence plans to take the next year off from acting in order to devote time working with a group trying to limit the influence of money in politics.
Lawrence, 27, is a member of the board of Represent.Us, a group working to pass anti-corruption laws which limit the amount of money that can be used to influence politicians.
"I'm going to take the next year off. I'm going to be working with this organization as a part of Represent.Us ... Trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level,” Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight while promoting the release of her latest movie Red Sparrow. “It doesn't have anything to do with partisan (politics). It's just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can help prevent corruption, fix our democracy."
Lawrence, one of the highest-paid actress in the world, has used her position to help causes in the past.
She participated in the Women’s March in January, posting a photo holding protest signs with Cameron Diaz and Adele.
"I stand in solidarity for Women's rights, Equal pay, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)," she wrote.
Lawrence was also honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast in December.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:23 AM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. — The last thing Robert Crain remembered was visiting the emergency room to have his nagging cough checked out.
That was on Oct. 3, 2017. Sixty-one days later, the 47-year-old woke from a medically induced coma. And on Feb. 14, 2018, he was discharged from Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York.
"For me, it just seemed like I woke up from a nap,'' Crain told Syracuse.com. "Then I realized I missed Thanksgiving and Christmas and all that time with my family."
Crain’s lungs and kidneys had shut down in October. He lost 50 pounds during his time in the hospital and now must use a cane to walk, Syracuse.com reported.
“It was awful,” said Crain’s wife of 10 years, Marcela Crain. “My brain heard them say he wasn't doing well and wasn't improving, but my heart wouldn't accept it. I went to the chapel every day at the hospital and prayed, and my daughter and I prayed every night.”
Robert Crain was kept alive by a heart/lung bypass machine, spending more time on it than any other patient in the hospital’s history, Syracuse.com reported.
Crain said he remembered nothing from Oct. 3 until Jan. 8. His doctors pulled him out of his coma gradually. When he came to, Crain said he was “stunned” when a nurse told him what day it was, Syracuse.com reported.
Robert Crain’s recovery and discharge from the hospital was a banner day for his wife and their 8-year-old daughter, Isabella.
"This is the most amazing, special day,'' Marcela Crain said. “Never give up hope. I always believed he would come back to me."
Marcela Crain said the family put Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas on hold, refusing to celebrate it without Robert. She told Syracuse.com the family would celebrate all three holidays into a single day when he is stronger.