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NJ Governor Christie hospitalized with breathing trouble

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was taken to the hospital on Thursday after having “difficulty breathing,” his spokesman said. “Governor Christie was having difficulty breathing this morning and out of an abundance of caution he went to Somerset Medical Center to be checked out,” spokesman Michael…

Cobra escapes Bronx Zoo exhibit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Bronx Zoo closed its reptile house exhibit over the weekend after workers discovered a highly poisonous Egyptian cobra was missing from its enclosure. The snake’s disappearance prompted zoo officials to immediately shut down the reptile house late Friday until further notice “out of an abundance…

US to offer potassium iodide to US govt workers in Japan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US State Department said Monday it is making potassium iodide (KI) available to US government workers and their dependents located in the vicinity of a troubled Japanese nuclear plant. “The US government is making available potassium iodide as a precautionary measure for United States government personnel…

Electrode therapy aids compulsive disorder: scientists

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The use of brain surgery to treat psychiatric disorders has long been controversial, but new technologies are emerging that can help people with severe illnesses, scientists said on Friday. However, experts urged caution because they still do not understand exactly how these therapies work, and so they…

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