Tuesday, Oct 30 2018 UPDATED 9:41 AM full issue The health sector has given more than $46 million to candidates on the November ballot and drug makers are anxious about how they might fare if the Democrats retake the House. Meanwhile, the campaign trail messaging is not 100 percent accurate when it comes to Democrats' talk about the number of people who have preexisting conditions, according to a Washington Post fact check, and Republicans are trying to control the debate over health issues by focusing attention on Medicare-for-all. Bloomberg: Health-Care Companies Pour $46.7 Million Into Midterm Vote The Washington Post: Fact Checker: Democrats Hype Estimates Of People With Preexisting Conditions Kaiser Health News: GOP’s Latest Campaign Punch On Health Care Relies On Classic Hook: Medicare Stat: Pharma Braces For A Pelosi Speakership And Democrats' Drug Pricing Agenda This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, … [Read more...] about Health Industry Invests Big In Campaign While Pharma Braces For Possible Change In House Leadership
Thousands of people enter Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia every October, waiting in lengthy lines in hope — or fear — that whatever happens inside the old prison will leave them quivering in fright. Other people outright avoid the prison's spooky Terror Behind the Walls experience and similar haunted houses that pop at Halloween each year. Why does the same experience thrill some people, but freak out others out? A person's response to fear depends on a combination of genetics and life experience, according to John Dani, a neurological sciences professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. "You're going to have a distribution of how people will respond to fear," Dani said. "Some are going to be extremely untroubled by it. Some are going to be more vulnerable to it genetically. In addition to that, it's what their experiences have been." When a person perceives a potentially fearful situation, portions of the brain that govern … [Read more...] about Why do haunted houses thrill some people but scare others?
Senior House Republicans have tentatively scheduled leadership elections for the week after the midterms, a quick turnaround that favors the current leadership structure. House Republicans are eyeing Nov. 14 for leadership elections, according to three senior Republican sources familiar with the schedule. GOP lawmakers don’t yet know whether they’ll be in the majority or the minority, though the latter seems likely.Story Continued Below House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been laying the groundwork to succeed retiring Rep. Paul Ryan in either scenario. His path to become speaker would be difficult, given that Republicans are likely to have a smaller, more conservative conference next year. But most Republicans think McCarthy would easily win the votes to be minority leader, should the party lose power. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has also been raising his national profile in case McCarthy stumbles. But he’s expected to easily secure the votes … [Read more...] about House Republicans ready quick leadership elections
Rare glimpse into family life in a Belfast's 'Big Houses' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The writer whose best-selling books revisit all our yesterdays in east Belfast has now captured the very essence of how the other half lived in a very different city over a hundred years ago. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/archive/rare-glimpse-into-family-life-in-a-belfasts-big-houses-37472176.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37472175.ece/d37ee/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-30_lif_45322697_I11.JPG Email The writer whose best-selling books revisit all our yesterdays in east Belfast has now captured the very essence of how the other half lived in a very different city over a hundred years ago. Aidan Campbell's latest publication, East Belfast Big Houses, does what it says on the cover and gives readers an intriguing glimpse into substantial dwellings in the area, and also features the families who lived in them. And the characters in the book are almost as big and colourful as … [Read more...] about Rare glimpse into family life in a Belfast’s ‘Big Houses’
Video A person attempted to break into houses on Duke Street. Photo: Submitted by Nicholas Pover Archant A man from Norwich and his neighbour were unsettled to discover that someone had tried to break into their homes. Nicholas Pover, 33, who lives on Duke Street in Norwich, shared footage captured on his neighbour’s CCTV system of a person clad in dark clothes trying to gain entry to his house, with the advice “lock your doors guys.”Mr Pover, who’s house was successfully burgled in April last year, said that he has reinforced the security of his door since and had hoped that his neighbour’s new CCTV system would deter any future burglars.However, his neighbour was alerted to suspicious behaviour via his security system on October 27 and, after reviewing the footage, realised that someone had attempted to break in to both his and Mr Pover’s house at around 3am.“I didn’t take the burglary in April personally,” said Mr … [Read more...] about WATCH: Norwich man captures moment would-be burglar attempts to break into his house