Chris Thomas Detroit Free Press Published 11:15 p.m. UTC Jul 23, 2018 Detroit Tigers fans, we need your help. Alan Trammell and Jack Morris will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, marking the first time two players have entered the Hall as Tigers in the same year. That's an incredible feat, and we're asking you to help us commemorate it. Here's what we need: In the comments section of this story, tell us your favorite memories of Trammell and Morris. Think back to what you were doing in 1984, when the Tigers won Detroit's last World Series. ... Or in 1996, when Trammell retired after his 20th season with the franchise by delivering a heartfelt message to the fans at Tiger Stadium. ... It can also be more personal, like an autograph or a chance encounter ... You get the idea. More: Which Detroit Tigers are next for the Baseball Hall of Fame? Here are 5 candidates More: How Alan Trammell became the Detroit … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers fans: Tell us your Alan Trammell, Jack Morris memories!
PUBLISHED: 11:23 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 19 July 2018 Megan Aldous Blaze in grassland off Ravenswood Avenue in Ipswich Picture: MIKE EAGLE While you dive into your packed lunch-box, crunch away at your crisps, and prepare yourself for the rest of your shift catch up on these stories. Everything you need to know about the Lunar eclipse Picture: DAVID MURTON/ DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETYSomething to excite youA spectacular scene will fill the Suffolk skies for the first time in several years at the end of this month. Our story tells you everything you need to know about how you can see a lunar eclipse, the planet Mars and an international space station all in one evening. Fire crews battling a blaze in grassland off Ravenswood Avenue in Ipswich. Picture: DANIEL MITROVICSomething to shock youFirefighters tackled a massive blaze near Ravenswood in Ipswich last night and residents of the area took to Twitter to share their videos of the fire. We have … [Read more...] about Five stories you need to read on your lunch break
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Family Supported by Ties BySimone Gorrindo March 30, 2018 At story hour in Tacoma, we sit — strangers in a circle — and sing nursery rhymes to our babies. Since my family and I left Georgia, where my husband, Andrew, was stationed for five years with the Army, I have been eagerly anticipating moments like this: communion with like-minded parents, the kind of NPR-listening liberals I’d spent my 20s around in Brooklyn before the Army uprooted me, transforming me into the proverbial stranger in a strange land. But now that I’m here, desperately trying to follow along — Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin? — I feel utterly out of place. I came to the Wheelock library on a blind mom-date with a clinical psychologist and recent L.A. transplant I met in a Facebook group for Tacoma mothers. I look to her to share a … [Read more...] about Story Hour, Off the Army Base
On the surface, this headline from Healthline.com looks like a good thing: It’s news about an experimental drug that shows promise in treating a severe form of MS. And the information has been fact-checked to boot. Both good things, right? But the story didn’t include key details like side effects, and it used a quote lifted directly from the drug company news release, among other problems. These red flags raise an important question: Who is controlling the “facts” on this story? Healthline’s fact-checkers or the drug company that funded the study? Poor reporting of the statistics Specifically, readers may come away from this story thinking that in just three months, the drug–called siponimod–reduced MS symptoms by 21 percent. Here’s how the story describes the benefits: After three months of use, siponimod was able to slow down the disease’s effects by 21 percent and reduced the risk of six-month disease progression by 26 … [Read more...] about When ‘fact-checked’ health news doesn’t tell the whole story
Australia is currently weathering what Senator Derryn Hinch has told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is "one of the biggest medical scandals Australian women have ever been subjected to" after a government report found that 10,000 to 15,000 people incurred serious side effects after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant inserted into the body to prevent pelvic organ prolapse (POP), or to put it another way, to keep the uterus, bladder, and rectum from sliding out of place or into the vagina. According to the American Urogynecological Society, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs in about half of women ages 50 to 79, whether because of age, injury to the pelvic floor (like from a vaginal birth, surgery, or fractures to the back and pelvic bones), chronic straining, smoking, nerve and muscle diseases, menopause, or other reasonably common factors. The report comes a year after hundreds of Australian … [Read more...] about 11 Horror Stories From The Australian Pelvic-Mesh Implant Report