Wednesday, December 27, 2017

DEC 27, 2017 - 9:42 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"Footstrike Hemolysis: How Running Changed One Man's Blood Cells."

By Cari Nierenberg. 

Credit Fergon.

"Low iron levels are among the most common nutrient deficiencies in athletes 

and can lead to excessive fatigue and poor performance. In fact, studies have 

shown that approximately 56 percent of runners and joggers suffer from iron 

deficiencies that impact their performance and prevent them from reaching their 

goals." This 

web site sells Fergon, a high potency iron supplement. 

*"The 100 Most Amazing Space Photos of 2017."

By Hanneke Weitering. Go to the below URL to see the rest.


Milky Way Arcs Above Death Valley.

Credit: Miguel Claro

*"Fmr. Congressman Demands Sex-Related Payouts Disclosure, 20 

Congressmen Could Fall Soon." By Todd Beamon and David A. Patten.

Former Rep. John LeBoutillier, R-N.Y.(YouTube). 

*On Google's search page today. Celebrating "Marlene Dietrich's 116th 

birthday." "Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German actress and singer 

who held both German and American citizenship." Wikipedia.


*"Good news for FedEx and UPS: People just opened $90 billion in unwanted 

gifts. Some 15 percent of purchases are returned, FedEx estimates.

Consumers prefer to return packages at stores, according to the shipping giant.

Consumers will return $90 billion worth of goods this holiday season, according 

to Optoro."

Leslie Josephs | @lesliejosephs. Optoro works with retailers to resell returned 


*"The Verge 2017 tech report card: Samsung. If you’re looking for the best 

overall Android phone, the (Samsung) S8 is the one."

 By Dan Seifert@dcseifert.

*"Funny Local News Headlines That Seem Too Good Be True." Ryan Barrell. 

*"Christmas blizzard blankets Northeast, breaking records in Pennsylvania. But 

no one got more than the Pennsylvania city of Erie: a total of 53 inches in 30 

hours, starting Christmas Eve night. The huge precipitation dump smashed state 

records. The Washington Post reported that in two days, Erie got more snow over 

a two-week period than ever before recorded. Fifty-three inches is close to half 

the average accumulation that snowbelt Erie gets in an entire winter (again, in 

just two days)." We are about 2 hours driving 

distance slighty south and west from Erie, Pennsylvania. I don't mean to be 

selfish, but I'm glad that they got 53 inches of snow and we didn't. I've seen 

enough snow to last me the rest of my life.

*"China to Overtake US Economy by 2032 as Asian Might Builds." That would be about 14 years from now and I'd have to

be 89 years old to see it.

*"Are surgery weight restrictions on the rise? Most overweight patients in 

England face being denied surgery, even when this goes against national 

guidelines on clinical best practice." By Reality Check team. 

26 December 2017.

Credit gettyimages.

Like Canada, the UK has a national healthcare system paid for by the taxpayers.

In the US, citizens pay for health insurance plans and Medicare Part A & B.

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