Health


Grassley reacts to Zika funding vote
- September 09, 2016

Although continuing resolutions by definition maintain current funding levels, lawmakers could add emergency funds for natural disasters like the floods in Louisiana or wildfires in the West, as well as for Zika. Senate Democrats on Tuesday filibustered a $1.1 billion Zika-related spending bill, resuming a hard-line stance aimed at forcing GOP leaders to drop a provision they say targets Planned Parenthood. (more...)
Update on Zika Funding
- September 09, 2016

Last week, Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced that his agency had used nearly all of the $222 million it was allotted to fight the Zika virus . And time could be running out. "It doesn't make sense except as a political stunt". "With adversaries like North Korea and Iran that continue to pose a threat to our interests at home and overseas, it's more important now than ever that we equip our military with the resources it needs to keep us ... (more...)
US clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill
- September 09, 2016

Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. The site of the disastrous Gold King Mine spill and surrounding mining areas in southwest Colorado will be cleaned up under the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program, officials announced Wednesday. (more...)
For Bill Clinton, hitting Trump's foundation is 'personal'
- September 09, 2016

What is the difference in what I told you and what they said?. That was vastly overshadowed by continual coverage of the Clinton Foundation, even though it was not the foundation linked to any illegal activity. oh let's see: build the sanctions regime again Iran; negotiate a new arms control treaty with Russian Federation; broker a cease-fire in Gaza; bring China and India to the table on climate change; open Burma to the world and initiate talks with Cuba; and advance women's and children's ... (more...)
$1.1 billion Zika funding bill fails in Senate
- September 09, 2016

An army soldier and a health agent from Sao Paulo's Public health secretary check a water container at a residence during an operation against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. (more...)
Clinton: Trump's praise of Putin is "unpatriotic" and "scary"
- September 09, 2016

Clinton and her campaign have suggested Russian Federation is using cyber-attacks to meddle in the U.S. election, after a hack of the Democratic National Committee led to the resignation of the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, just before the party's convention in Philadelphia in July. (more...)
N. Dakota pipeline fight gives spark to Native American activism
- September 09, 2016

Construction has begun on the 1,172-mile oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota, through South Dakota and Iowa into oil storage facilities in Patoka, Illinois. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein earlier this week stood with the protesters, then spray-painted on construction equipment "I approved this message". (more...)
Clinton Offers Plan To Combat Surging Drug Prices Clinton Offers Plan To Combat Surging Drug Prices
- September 09, 2016

The board could also allow emergency imports of similar drugs made overseas and could levy fines against companies for " unjustified price increases ". Mylan at first sought to quiet the protest by offering generous discounts and coupons, but by Monday the company announced it would offer an alternative generic version at $300 per two-pack beginning in several weeks. (more...)
Paralympic Games open: 'Heart knows no limits' Paralympic Games open: 'Heart knows no limits'
- September 09, 2016

The event's name denotes the fact this event for disabled athletes runs parallel to the Olympic Games, both summer and winter versions. New Zealand Paralympian Holly Robinson (Ngāi Tahu) is putting small town Hokitika on the map as she competes in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. (more...)
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: To-Do Checklist for Week 1
- September 09, 2016

Louis Murphy was the team's third wide receiver until he suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 last season . "You always face former coaches and former teammates, week in and week out". Some contend that Ryan, who is entering his ninth year, may be fading after a meteoric rise earlier in his career. "We have to create some explosive plays", Ryan said. (more...)
Capitol Hill Buzz: Mosquitoes on the House floor Capitol Hill Buzz: Mosquitoes on the House floor
- September 09, 2016

Jolly, who represents the 13th District in Pinellas County, said the mosquitoes came from researchers at the University of South Florida and aren't active carriers. "The politics of Zika have gone on far too long". The bill is stalled in the Senate, where Democrats are blocking it in a dispute over restrictions on Planned Parenthood . (more...)
Indian man sentenced to death for killing woman with acid Indian man sentenced to death for killing woman with acid
- September 09, 2016

The courtroom witnessed a rare sight: a police constable offering water to a convict after a death sentence was pronounced. Both Rathi and Panwar resided in the same colony in Narela in New Delhi . Moments later a masked man threw acid at her, inflicting severe burn injuries. Rathi was immediately rushed to Masina hospital in Byculla, from where she was moved to Gurunanak Hospital. (more...)
IPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus: Why Apple got many people disappointed
- September 09, 2016

There's an ultra-glossy "jet black" and a very stylish-looking matte version simply called "black". "iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made", Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller said in his presentation. (more...)
Free Apple iPhone 7 from T-Mobile starting Friday
- September 09, 2016

Read ahead for the details. While the new iPhones maintain the same basic shape and styling of the 6/6s generations, a number of improvements have been made to the physical design. The iPhones feature industry standard new camera systems , the " best battery life ever" on an iPhone, and water/dust resistance. Two speakers on the front, one on the top and other at the bottom, making it 2x louder than the iPhone 6s. (more...)
Obama, Indian prime minister meet during summit Obama, Indian prime minister meet during summit
- September 09, 2016

The White House canceled a meeting Tuesday with the Philippine president after he called President Barack Obama a "son of a whore". A White House statement said: The exchange consisted of pleasantries between the two. Ahead of the meeting, Obama had said he would urge his Philippine counterpart to use due process in fighting drug rings. About 2,500 people have been killed in the so-called " war on drugs " since Mr. (more...)
A guide to the history of 'Star Trek'
- September 09, 2016

Patrick Treuthardt, assistant head of the astronomy and astrophysics research lab at the Museum of Natural Sciences, said " Star Trek " over the decades has taken real ideas from science and ran with them. A cadre of devoted fans organized a letter-writing campaign which pushed the network to bring the show back. The tablet device is now pretty much common place but it first appeared as a "Personal Access Display Device" in Star Trek , Captain Kirk would regularly be seen using a tablet ... (more...)
Singapore says unclear if local Zika strain causes birth defects Singapore says unclear if local Zika strain causes birth defects
- September 09, 2016

Zika can cause anything from mild disease to debilitating conditions in adults, and it can cause brain damage and death in fetuses. Researchers studied the eyes of a mouse model of Zika , and discovered that infection of the eye is widespread, according to Michael Diamond, a professor of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (more...)
Zika virus can live in tears, study finds Zika virus can live in tears, study finds
- September 09, 2016

There is now no vaccine for Zika , and Singapore has said the virus is likely to be in the country to stay, given the prevalence of the Aedes mosquitoes that carry it in this small, tropical island. But the researchers are yet to find out what specific route the virus takes within the eye. People who travel to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders have said. (more...)
World Health Organization calls Zika virus 'most likely explanation' for brain abnormalities
- September 09, 2016

Chinese authorities on Wednesday issued an alert for outbound travellers to guard against the Zika virus, which has spread in some Southeast Asian countries. Also, the eyes of mice could be used to test anti-Zika drugs, the authors suggested. As of August 26, a total of 17 studies have been published on the sexual transmission of the Zika virus. (more...)
US generals 'reduced to rubble,' he'd replace some
- September 09, 2016

Trump , who has long talked about the importance of "taking the oil" in the Middle East, said: "We would leave a certain group behind and they would take the various sections where they have the oil". "I have made no excuses for it. It is like he is living in his own celebrity reality TV program", Clinton said at a campaign rally in Charlotte Thursday afternoon. (more...)

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