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Plumbing Manufacturers International Applauds Science R&D Investments and STEM Education Provisions in New CHIPS and Science Act

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applauds congressional approval of the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. The legislation, expected to be signed by President Joe Biden, was developed to strengthen our nation’s competitiveness with China through increased investments in scientific research and development, federal STEM education programs, cybersecurity, innovation programs, and semiconductor manufacturing. The bill provides a comprehensive reauthorization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which plays a pivotal role in America’s science and technology advancement by determining industry standards critical to fair competition and supporting U.S. manufacturing. The bill makes crucial investments in research, including...

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Two New Actions to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Our nation’s young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic exacerbated those issues, disrupting learning, relationships, and routines and increasing isolation – especially among our nation’s young people. More than 40 percent of teenagers state that they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and more than half of parents and caregivers express concern over their children’s mental well-being. To address this crisis, President Biden put forward in his first State of the Union a comprehensive national strategy to...

Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers Saturday

Detroit Tigers (41-60, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (55-45, second in the AL East) Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.84 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 29 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (5-3, 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -278, Tigers +226; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays square off against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.Toronto is 32-21 in home games and 55-45 overall. The Blue Jays have gone 27-13 in games when they hit two or more home runs. Related Videos 4:18 Jays Care Foundation...

Daughter despairs as COVID-19 threatens mother in Kitchener nursing home

Daughter despairs as COVID-19 threatens mother in Kitchener nursing home | TheRecord.com \n","heading":"","fullWindow":false,"fullBleed":false,"showFullBleedOnMobile":false,"headColor":"","type":"html5mobile","textColor":"","mobileImageUrl":"","bgColor":"","imageUrl":"","registeredOnly":false,"linkUrl":"","aodaTitle":"Hospitalizations still on the rise","internalScroll":false,"displayStyle":"small-up"},{"type":"textBreakPoint","insertAt":"contentMiddleBreakPoint"},{"type":"articleRelatedInlinePrimary"},{"text":"Since late June this region has suffered between eight and 14 COVID-related deaths in nursing homes, the biggest spike since January according to provincial data sets. Regional data shows eight nursing homes and 10 retirement residences currently coping with active outbreaks that have sickened 359 people. ","type":"text","isParagraph":true,"isHeading":false},{"text":"“The ministry is taking all necessary measures to protect the health, safety, and well-being of long-term care residents, staff, and all others who attend homes,” Mark Nesbitt, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Long-Term Care, said by email.","type":"text","isParagraph":true,"isHeading":false},{"text":"He...

Preventing obesity starts in the grocery aisle with food packaging

In 2018, Statistics Canada reported that nearly one in three Canadians were obese. Similar figures have been reported in Australia, but more concerning is the US, where over forty percent of the population is obese. ​​Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Obesity is not the only diet-related illness to be concerned about — diabetes is just as prevalent. When it comes to such diseases, diet and physical activity help reduce the chance of being diagnosed. In fact, when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, diet and physical activity can prevent 50 per cent of...

Denver plumber discusses working in the trades

"Right now, we are an industry that is high in demand but limited on the number of plumbers available to work," said Levi Torres, co-owner of High 5 Plumbing. "Far too often, there is a negative stigma associated with working in the trades that isn't true. Working in the trades is fulfilling because you are helping people day in and day out. You get to make a good living without going into debt. There are countless benefits to choosing a life in the trades." When compared to the average salary of an upstart graduate fresh out of a four-year university,...

Department of Family Medicine set to offer comprehensive Indigenous health education – Dal News

On July 8, 2022, the Wije'winen Health Centre opened its doors to the urban Indigenous community in Halifax, providing future opportunities for medical learners interested in Indigenous health. An initiative of the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the new health centre will boast a full-time academic physician position, becoming the first of its kind in Nova Scotia to host learners formally. Medical students and residents will be offered a comprehensive experience in Indigenous health — something that has not previously existed in the central zone.   Serving patients who have not had options for self-directed care in the past, the centre...

Are thousands of uninsured Ontarians about to lose health coverage? Why some are worried

Even with her teenage brother in extreme pain, his knee swollen from a bad fall and looking like a melon, Luna Garcia’s family hesitated to take him to hospital.Instead, they waited a day to see a doctor, acting only when the suffering became excruciating for the 15-year-old — all because the undocumented Toronto family feared hospital staff would ask for their immigration status and demand fees upfront that the family couldn’t afford.But thanks to the Ontario government’s temporary measure to extend health care to uninsured residents during the pandemic, there was none of that. Garcia’s brother got the medical attention...

Opinion: COVID-19 almost certainly did not come from a lab leak. Here’s how we know

Staff of the Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team conduct searches on the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, in the Hubei Province, on Jan. 11, 2020.NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty ImagesDr. Angela Rasmussen is a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, an adjunct professor of biochemistry, microbiology, and immunology at the University of Saskatchewan, and the lead of the host-pathogen interactions pillar for the Canadian Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net). Dr. Michael Worobey is a Canadian evolutionary biologist, and professor and head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. They...

Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing Gives Texans Tips On Conserving Energy While Staying Cool After ERCOT Warnings

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- With the extreme heat expected this summer in Texas, Stan's Heating, Air & Plumbing would like to inform Texans about some ways to conserve energy in the home while remaining comfortable. ERCOT has issued warnings of energy shortages due to the extreme heat, leaving many Texans in a state of anxiety, and bringing back familiar tones of the “Freeze of 2021”, which resulted in major power loss in Central Texas. Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing recommends the following tips so you can do your part in conserving energy this summer while...