State Finds 10 New Local Zika Cases; 1 in Collier

28 Sep, 2016

The brown Culex mosquito doesn't appear to be able to transmit the Zika virus to people, researchers report . Some health experts have accused Thailand, which has a thriving tourist industry, of playing down the risk from Zika. Health officials confirmed the first two cases in August. "It enables people to target their control strategies so that they aren't wasting time and effort on a mosquito that isn't transmitting Zika virus", she added.


Health of Israel's Peres Deteriorates After Major Stroke

28 Sep, 2016

However, a source close to Peres told AFP that the Israeli icon was now "fighting for his life", adding: "His health position is very, very hard. His doctors are anxious about his health". Well wishes have been pouring in from around the world since his hospitalization. Long a divisive personality in politics, Peres finally became one of Israel's most popular public figures in his later years.


Days After Husband's Death, Wife of "Fault In Our Stars" Couple Dies

23 Sep, 2016

Dalton seemed to do well at first after his transplant, but then developed lymphoma. Katie and Dalton Prager met on Facebook in 2009 when they were 18 years old, after she noticed Dalton's mother had posted a picture of him in the hospital.


Say No to Codeine -- Period — AAP

21 Sep, 2016

Children under the age of 12 should not be given prescriptions containing codeine . according to the American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP"). Codeine has been linked to unsafe side effects and rare deadly breathing reactions, but some doctors still prescribe it to treat pain or cough in kids.


Leicester right at home on Champions League bow

19 Sep, 2016

SPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino conceded that he did some straight-talking in the wake of his side's disappointing loss to AS Monaco at Wembley on Tuesday night - and stressed the importance of bouncing back with a win against Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Sunday.


Titans rally to beat Lions 16-15 on Mariota's 2nd TD pass

19 Sep, 2016

LIONS defense has had better days than they had in Week 1, allowing 450 yards and 9-of-16 third-down conversions by Colts while failing to register a turnover. Titans coach Mike Mularkey said the Titans have talked at length about getting the football in Walkers hands more than they did in the opener.


Roethlisberger's 3 TDs lead Steelers over Bengals

19 Sep, 2016

The rematch of the Steelers' ugly 18-16 win in the wild-card round in January was downright tame. Unfortunately, they haven't recorded the back to back SU wins as of Week 13 of the last season and still considered as winless over their spread with the past three outings.


Frenchwoman who received world's 1st face transplant dies

19 Sep, 2016

The drugs that she had to take to prevent her body from rejecting the transplant had left her susceptible to cancer, the report said . Having taken an overdose of sleeping pills, Dinoire awoke lying beside a pool of blood, with her pet Labrador at her side.


Prince William Helped an Essex Dignitary After He Fell

18 Sep, 2016

Shortly before they arrived William published an online blog about how he wants to make sure Prince George and Princess Charlotte not only fulfil their academic potential but are emotionally supported. They will also learn about the children's support from peers and parents that can help them get through these changes. "We all need someone to turn to at some point in our lives, even if it's an anonymous phone line or web chat service, or a friend, teacher or family member".


Doctor: Clinton had 'mild' case of pneumonia, fit to lead as president

15 Sep, 2016

The statement said the Democratic presidential nominee "continues to improve" after a pneumonia diagnosis. The Clinton campaign also released Tim Kaine's medical history , reporting that, aside from some "inactive plantar fasciitis", he is in tip top condition.


Sugar industry paid scientists to blame fat

14 Sep, 2016

Instead of drawing attention to sugar consumption, they concluded that more studies should be done examining cholesterol levels and the relationship with coronary heart disease. In 1954, SRF then-president Henry Hass gave a speech to the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists that highlighted opportunities for the sugar industry to expand by encouraging people to adopt a low-fat diet.


FDA issues Roche for Zika Virus As Concerns Loom Over Donated Blood

30 Aug, 2016

Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an "emergency use authorization" for the its Zika test in another step to tackle the virus that is spreading across the U.S. In addition, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects and is associated with other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Although 4 out of 5 people infected with Zika virus never develop symptoms, when symptoms do occur they may include fever, arthralgia ...


Restaurant worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A

29 Aug, 2016

The fallout over a growing Hepatitis A outbreak linked to a popular restaurant chain has now spread from the public health system to the court system, with two lawsuits filed in Virginia courts Thursday against Tropical Smoothie Café. It is very important for people who have symptoms of hepatitis A to stay home from work, especially if they work in food service, the health department said in a statement.


Fentanyl, heroin driving increasing number of unintentional overdoses

28 Aug, 2016

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic narcotic that users are mixing with heroin, was a big driver of the increase, accounting for 1,155 unintentional overdose deaths a year ago, up from 503 in 2014 and 84 in '13. Last fall, OH requested assistance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help better understand the increase in fentanyl-related deaths.


FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

27 Aug, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration wants all US blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion meant to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. The timeline for rolling out the blood testing nationwide is aggressive and the effort promises to be a logistically challenging one. Prijatel said Medic has been "proactively planning to implement changes to allow for Zika testing", which the FDA said Tennessee and Kentucky blood centers must do within ...


Zika virus shows up in North Idaho

26 Aug, 2016

New research suggests adults may also suffer permanent brain damage after being bitten by a mosquito carrying Zika . "I think it would be a really good, natural way to eliminate the problem or at least reduce the problem", Bailey said. The FDA also recommends that anyone who has traveled recently to an area where the Zika virus is active refrain from donating blood. A resident of that state who visited Miami recently tested positive for the virus.


Taliban seize district in Kunduz province

21 Aug, 2016

The Kunduz province and neighbouring Baghlan and Takhar provinces have been the scene of heavy clashes over the past couple of months as Taliban tried to challenge government forces in the once relatively peaceful region. Afghan troops deploy near Chardarah District in Kunduz Province on Sunday as they prepare for battle. They have besieged the southern capital city of Helmand for the last several days.


Texas officials report travel-related Zika case -- from Miami

16 Aug, 2016

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has tested more than 25,000 mosquitoes for the Zika virus in Florida. An area slightly smaller than a one-square mile in a neighborhood north of downtown Miami remains the ground zero for local transmissions.


Excessive heat warning in effect until Saturday morning

15 Aug, 2016

The National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning when there is potential for the heat index to reach or exceed 110 degrees in the next 12 to 24 hours. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illness can occur after spending a significant amount of time outdoors. "We're above normal but not well above normal", Platt said, stating that the normal temperature for San Antonio is around 97 degrees.


Feds relax rules for marijuana research

12 Aug, 2016

He does note that marijuana is considered less risky than other drugs on the Schedule I list, but states that the "criteria for inclusion in Schedule I is not relative danger". Several others have been speaking out against the law and using the trending Twitter hashtag #IfItWasntforWeed to shed light on the positive ways marijuana use has helped them from reducing seizures in children with epilepsy to easing pain and nausea experienced by cancer patients.


Six Million Americans Drink Toxic Water

10 Aug, 2016

She discovered industrial sites were responsible for contaminating ground water supplies with the chemicals normally used to make food wrappers, pots, pans, cleaners, leather, paper, paint and clothing, according to the Harvard Gazette .


When It Comes to West Nile, Robins Do It, Cardinals Don't

10 Aug, 2016

Wear a mosquito repellant that contains 10 percent to 35 percent DEET . Remove all sources of standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquito breeding. Smith. None reported human cases. Three new West Nile virus cases have been confirmed in MS residents. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has detected the first sign of West Nile Virus in the region this year.


It's about to get a lot harder for minors to vape

09 Aug, 2016

Make no mistake: The provisions in the House appropriations bill benefit tobacco manufacturers at the expense of our nation's children. Local store owners say the new regulations will eventually kill all small manufacturers and store owners because almost every e-cigarette product must go through an application process to deem whether it can continue to be sold.


Racing only the clock, Ledecky cruises to world record

09 Aug, 2016

Carmelo Anthony finished with nine points and made by history becoming the first USA male to play basketball in four Olympics. Britain Peaty shattered his own world record to win the men's 100m breaststroke final. Swedish sprinter Sarah Sjöström might give her a fight in the 200, but Ledecky beat her by more than a full second when the two met in that race at a grand-prix event last January.


Florida Zika cases prompt United Kingdom advice for pregnant travellers

08 Aug, 2016

While a small percentage of the cases were transmitted sexually, the majority of people became contracted the virus while traveling overseas, warranting the alarm for the recent cases in Florida. The virus causes birth defects like infant microcephaly and other severe brain anomalies. State officials have responded rapidly with mosquito control measures and a community-wide search for additional Zika cases.


Month's worth of rain fell in 2 hours in this historic town

06 Aug, 2016

When buildings are wiped out, so are pieces of history... parts of the town were built before the Declaration of Independence was written. Some people created a human chain to rescue a woman from a flooded vehicle. He said Christina told him the women climbed out of the vehicle and grabbed a utility pole but Christina couldn't hold on. In another call, a person calls from a restaurant along Main Street reporting that people are stuck on an upper floor.


Two Babies Born In California With Microcephaly Related To Zika Virus

06 Aug, 2016

Once a travel-related case is identified, public health officials and local mosquito control agencies are notified to take action to minimize the potential for local spread. The Zika virus outbreak was first reported in Brazil when an unusually high number of babies there were born with microcephaly. Mosquitoes that spread Zika are active day and night and are skilled at finding breeding sites inside and outside homes.


You Don't Need to Floss & Your Entire Childhood Was a Lie

04 Aug, 2016

The AP's conclusion: research shows flossing does little to plow through plaque and isn't a reliable tool in the reduction of gum disease. In a letter to the AP , the government later acknowledged the fact an inadequate amount of research had gone into the effectiveness of flossing .


Odell Beckham Leaves Giants Practice With Ankle Injury

01 Aug, 2016

Beckham eventually got to his feet and took his place with the other punt returners during a special teams drill. "He's talking about me but I'm not talking about him". "Pretty understanding", said Cruz, describing Beckham. "So I think that is the biggest thing come Tuesday - to see who wants to come and play". "Being one of the worst defenses in history and last in the league, so I know everybody right now is just building and working towards [the goal] to be a lot better than we were a ...


Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart

30 Jul, 2016

Six months after the radiation exposure (six months is around 20 human years in mice), their rodent tickers were struggling in the same way the astronauts' were. "I think it's exactly these sort of studies that we need to be doing as we are considering deep space exploration and long duration missions to the moon and to Mars", he says.



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