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Month: December 2019

Are rideshare services safe for passengers?

In just the past decade, rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have catapulted from small startups to dominant forces in the U.S. business landscape. Capitalizing on the growing gig economy and advancing smartphone tech, it’s now hard to run into someone who hasn’t hitched a ride with one of the services.Despite their overwhelming presence, …

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Disturbing charges allege youth coach sexually abused multiple teenagers

A youth soccer coach is accused of sexually abusing teenage boys and girls over the course of 14 months, in a criminal case described by one official as “every parents’ nightmare.” The District Attorney Queens County announced the charges against Harrison Torres on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Authorities allege the 23-year-old engaged in a disturbing pattern …

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Are teachers exposed to asbestos more than other careers?

There is no disputing the safety concerns commonly associated with some careers. If you are an over-the-road truck driver, steelworker or farmer, you likely understand the risks associated with your line of work. Educators, on the other hand, do not expect to deal with hazardous conditions in the workplace. However, one woman who dedicated herself …

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Is there a link between heartburn and cancer?

If you enjoy spicy foods or alcoholic beverages, you might experience heartburn on occasion. Although you know that burning acid reflux is a temporary nuisance, you likely reach for medications such as Zantac as quickly as possible to ease your symptoms. While those instances are irritating enough, consider having continual heartburn due to ulcers or …

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