Chargers’ Slauson (biceps) done for season
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Does New York have pieces to pull off Eric Bledsoe deal?
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A surprising connection has been discovered between breast cancer and bacterium. Even more surprising is that the bacteria may come from our gut. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, a new study is uncovered the unexpected link. Felicia Harden-Bradford never thought she would get breast cancer, because she didn’t have a family history. “No-one could explain to me why I was getting cancer if I, you know, wasn’t genetically set up,” she said. The same goes for Lisa Moeller; no family history and no so-called breast cancer genes, known as BRCA 1 or 2. “I had genetic testing and I was negative for all the genetic testing,” Moeller said. Now, a new study in the journal “Oncotarget” may give a hint as to why some seemingly healthy, normal women get breast cancer. “This is a pilot study,” Dr. Charis Eng from the Cleveland Clinic said, “that looked at breast cancers and non-cancerous breast tissues. And lo and behold, there was some bacteria that were over-represented in breast cancers compared to non-cancerous breast tissues, and visa versa.” When gut bacteria, called the microbiome, get out of balance it becomes easier for disease to grow. For the study, researchers compared the tissue of 78 breast cancer patients against breast tissue from healthy women. Healthy, non-cancerous breast tissue had more of a certain type of bacteria, but the cancerous tissues had other types of bacteria that were elevated. The dream would be to develop a treatment like a probiotic, which would be less toxic than chemotherapy. “Imagine if we could just give something that targets the cancer, wherever it may be, breast or otherwise,” Dr. Eng said. Since testing for breast bacteria is not at a point where that can be translated into a diagnostic test or treatment, it’s important for all women to get regular mammograms — even if you don’t have a family history of breast cancer or any of the breast cancer genes. The vast majority of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of the disease.
MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It was a dream come true for a Long Island veteran who sacrificed his body serving this country. The Tunnel 2 Towers foundation broke ground on a new home for the Suffolk County vet, who lost several limbs while serving in Iraq. Cheers rang out for Marine Corporal Chris Levi at the groundbreaking ceremony for what will be his new home thanks to donations to numerous veterans, business groups, and the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation. The 34-year-old Holbrook native rode as a guest of honor in a motorcade to the flag-draped ceremony. Levi still recalls how he lost both legs in 2009 while serving in Iraq. He now stands with prosthetic knees, yet says he regrets nothing. “It would be a bargain if I gave only half my body to my country,” Levi said. Such bravery made it easy for veterans and first responder groups to rally behind Levi, who currently lives with his parents. “Freedom is not free,” Vietnam veteran Frank Dotxler said. “And he paid the price.” A bulldozer made a big entrance on the quiet residential street in Melville, where construction will soon start. Artist renderings show just how nice the single vet’s new digs will be. Neighbors are already forming a welcome wagon. “We love having Chris come to the block,” two local ladies said in unison. “We love him!” The battle-tested veteran, who also served in Afghanistan, says he still can’t comprehend the huge outpouring of community support — including construction businesses and workers donating both materials and labor to build the new home. “I lived through shock the first time I was blown up or wounded and now, it’s just a delayed reaction sort of shock again,” Levi said. “There’s just no way to process it.” The hope is to have the home built by spring. Levi says he can’t wait and that he already has some big plans for all his new friends. “It’s going to be a year of barbecues,” he said. Levi says there will be plenty of time to continue rebuilding the life nearly taken from him on the battlefield. Chris is also celebrating a new career venture as a financial analyst.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Protesters marked the anniversary of the largest methane leak in U.S. history at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch in a demonstration that ended in several arrests, police said. Dozens of residents and members of the Save Porter Ranch community group were seen chanting slogans outside the facility, the site of the 2015-16 leak which several families claim is responsible for ongoing health issues. COMPLETE COVERAGE: Aliso Canyon The rally marked the second anniversary of the massive methane leak, which was discovered in Oct. 2015 and continued until Feb. 11, 2016, when Southern California Gas Company officials announced the leak was capped. An estimated 109,000 tons of methane was released in the leak and forced thousands of Porter Ranch residents to temporarily relocate. Demonstrators at Monday’s rally were almost hit by a passing big rig as they protested. This big rig nearly hit protesters as they sat in driveway blocking entry to #AlisoCanyon @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/N7VDhQApvP — Margaret Carrero (@KNXmargaret) October 23, 2017 Police later declared an unlawful assembly and about a dozen people were led away in handcuffs. Arrests underway at #AlisoCanyon protest on 2nd Anniversary of largest natural gas leak in US history. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/XYKUy4W8Nm — Margaret Carrero (@KNXmargaret) October 23, 2017 Officials resumed limited operations the Aliso Canyon in late July with approval from state regulators even as Los Angeles County officials have failed in efforts to block resumed operations. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
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By Lori Melton Remodeling and revamping your home can be rewarding in many ways. Putting in your dream kitchen, for instance, can add beauty to your décor, bring hours of enjoyment in the new space and potentially boost your home’s value. Whether you’d like to bring a home improvement vision to life, or your deck, windows, or AC unit needs to be replaced, financing the job is critical to your project’s completion. Check out this list of home improvement financing options below. Pay Cash Paying cash for home improvements might seem like common sense. However, for many people, paying cash for home updates may require saving for a while to do so. If your deck needs replacing, for example, it’s a good idea to get several estimates on materials and labor so you can start budgeting for the job as far in advance as is necessary to accumulate the required funds. Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit If you have equity in your home, taking out a home equity loan or opening a home equity line of credit are two good financing options. In a home equity loan, you’ll borrow a fixed amount of money and pay it back in fixed monthly payments, typically with a fixed interest rate. Home equity loans are secured by your home’s value. Therefore, the interest rate is typically much lower than an unsecured personal loan. Plus, loan terms range from five years all the way to 30 years, which means you can take longer, if needed, to repay the loan. Keep in mind the longer the loan term, the more total interest you’ll pay by the end of the loan. Therefore, shorter term home equity loans will always save money on finance charges. Home value also secures a home equity line of credit. With this option, you draw funds against your available credit as you need them and only repay and pay interest on the amount you borrow. Home equity credit lines are frequently stretched for a 10-year duration. Online loan sites such as Lending Tree help borrowers compare interest rates for home equity loans and lines of credit from multiple lenders, so you can compare and choose the best interest rates and financing terms to meet your needs. Unsecured Personal Loan An unsecured personal loan, which is sometimes called a signature loan, doesn’t require any type of collateral. Many banks, credit unions, and online lending sources such as Avant and Lending Club offer these loans to credit-qualified customers. Most personal loans have a five or six-year term and offer fixed installments with interest rates that vary according to your credit score and other criteria. In general, these types of loans have much higher interest rates than a home equity loan or line of credit. Therefore, it’s important to read all loan terms carefully, if a loan is offered, so you can see what your total cost to borrow the money is. Loan contracts typically show the amount you are borrowing and the total amount you will repay by the end of the loan, aka the total cost of credit. 401(k) Loan If you’re contributing to a 401(k) investment plan from your employer, you can usually borrow against your account balance and repay the money to yourself (and the plan) via payroll deducted loan installments. You’ll want to contact your HR or payroll department at work to find out exactly how much you can borrow, how much payments will be, as well as the term of the loan. Most loans are repayable within five years or less. You’ll also want to clarify what happens to the loan if you terminate employment before you have paid the loan in full. Many employers ask for immediate repayment of the loan balance upon termination.