Health


Pacquiao backs Duterte after Obama bust-up
- September 11, 2016

Ernesto Abella, presidential spokesperson, said that the president was received with "empathy", adding that Duterte's handling of the meeting during the ASEAN-China summit was "admirable". The Philippine National Police (PNP) said that more than 2,000 have been killed. Despite earning flak for the slur, Duterte met Obama for a "cordial" chat during a gala dinner at the Asean summit. (more...)
More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread
- September 11, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been monitoring the superbug since it first appeared in China. The United States may be facing a severe health crisis, as government officials have spotted a fourth case of a unsafe superbug in a patient. (more...)
Aerial spraying for Zika virus begins in Miami Beach
- September 11, 2016

The Ministry of Health reported today the fourth case of Zika infection in Malaysia, a man who travels to and from Singapore daily for work. Also, the insecticide has been in use since the 1950s and is safe. A few days later, in an unprecedented move, the CDC announced a travel warning, advising pregnant women not to visit that area. For mosquito control, naled is applied as an ultra-low volume (ULV) spray. (more...)
Woman in iconic WWII Times Square kiss photograph dies at 92
- September 11, 2016

Greta Friedman, who was photographed kissing a sailor in New York's Times Square in an iconic picture that symbolized the end of World War II, died Thursday (Sept. CBS News reunited Mendonsa and Friedman in 2012 at the spot of their kiss for just the second time since that day in 1945. In an August 1980 issue of Life , 11 men and three women said they were the subjects. (more...)
Chelsea Clinton Defends 'Complicated' Clinton Foundation Decisions Chelsea Clinton Defends 'Complicated' Clinton Foundation Decisions
- September 11, 2016

Chelsea Clinton also took jabs at Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. "There's this impression that every young person is engaged in election season", Chelsea said. The Clinton campaign is hoping something will work after Trump is making this race a lot closer than she would like. "It is clear that major Clinton Foundation donors enjoyed great access to Secretary Clinton while she was serving as our nation's premier diplomat". (more...)
Stunning final play gives Central Michigan win over Okla
- September 11, 2016

Rules state that the game can not end on an accepted live-ball penalty, referee Tim O'Dey of the Mid-American Conference, CMU's league, said. But Central Michigan bucked the odds, combining the two successfully to beat Oklahoma State. Rush's throw was about nine yards short of the end zone so Kroll had the presence of mind to lateral the ball back to Corey Willis who ran the ball into the end zone. (more...)
Airstrikes in northern Syria after US-Russia agreement
- September 11, 2016

The cease-fire begins at sundown September 12, Kerry said, coinciding with the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. The United States and Russian Federation hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria's peace process back on track, including a nationwide ceasefire effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups. (more...)
Vikings at Tennessee, Sunday, noon
- September 11, 2016

As Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday, like a man calling the bluff of a card player across the table, "They wouldn't give up a [No.] 1 and a [No.] 4 [draft pick] to have him sit very long". Sam Bradford is an unusual choice but still has a decent ceiling if the right offensive scheme is around him. Speaking after practice Wednesday, Bradford is happy with the progress he's making picking up the offense. (more...)
Junior doctors plan week of all-out strikes Junior doctors plan week of all-out strikes
- September 10, 2016

Two in ten (20%) support his reappointment, while 16% said they neither support nor oppose the move and 14% answered don't know. The definition of a junior doctor is anyone below consultant level, ranging from a newly qualified doctor to an experienced senior registrar with a decade or more of experience. (more...)
Black Lives Matters Shuts Down London Runway
- September 10, 2016

The activists also plan to protest outside the Jamaican High commission this evening against the deportation of black people from the United Kingdom to the Jamaica due to their immigration status. London City Airport is surrounded by water, leading some to suggest that the demonstrators used a rubber dinghy or swam across the River Thames. Im not sure if they are chained together but they are huddled together. (more...)
Arunachal BJP leader's son abducted by ULFA released Arunachal BJP leader's son abducted by ULFA released
- September 10, 2016

The kidnap caught media attention when the ULFA-I sent a video to TV news channels here showing Kuldeep Moran surrounded by a group of its armed masked militants and he was heard appealing Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to secure his early release and his family to pay the ransom. (more...)
FDA Washes the Dirt from Antibacterial Soaps FDA Washes the Dirt from Antibacterial Soaps
- September 10, 2016

Manufacturers will have one year to remove the ingredients from their products or to take them off the market. Do you believe triclosan and triclocarban have negative effects on humans' physiology? The rule doesn't affect products used in health-care or food-service settings, or hand sanitisers or wipes. (more...)
Mexico's finance secretary resigns after Trump visit
- September 10, 2016

President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday named Jose Antonio Meade as the country's new finance minister, replacing Luis Videgaray . The spokeswoman could not confirm that Meade would become the new finance minister. Videgaray managed the campaign that led Peña Nieto to the presidency in 2012 and he is also credited with being the architect of the neoliberal economic reform plans that have characterized the administration's policies. (more...)
Biden: Congress must vote on Zika funding to fight 'national emergency'
- September 10, 2016

Robert Menendez got personal when he decried congressional inaction in the face of the Zika virus. Senate Democrats blocked a Republican measure to battle the virus. "Can't make that stuff up - that's really the truth - than protecting women and babies from this very bad virus", said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev. (more...)
Malaysia confirms first case of Zika in pregnant woman
- September 10, 2016

On Tuesday the World Health Organization warned people to abstain or have protected sex for at least six months after visiting affected areas. It also called on visitors to avoid having unprotected sex for eight weeks after returning home. (more...)
Little girl loses her mind over cotton candy at Seattle Mariners game Little girl loses her mind over cotton candy at Seattle Mariners game
- September 10, 2016

Beatrix just likes making faces - a lot of them. Hart's parents said, Beatrix went to sleep immediately once the game was over and inside the auto. After the game, meanwhile, the team asked fans to name the "Player of the Game", but cautioned that Cotton Candy Girl was not eligible for this distinction. (more...)
Who has it right about effectiveness of Who has it right about effectiveness of "flu mist" vaccine?
- September 10, 2016

This year the American Committee on Immunizations practices actually ruled the flu mist of nasal flu vaccine to be ineffective. "We're hoping for a 39 to 50 percent good response from that". Wells says while the update may come as an inconvenience to some, she says it's a flawless reminder for families to get their flu shots soon. "It could be the area where they live". (more...)
Argentina ready for All Blacks challenge, says Agustin Creevy Argentina ready for All Blacks challenge, says Agustin Creevy
- September 10, 2016

The South Americans have never beaten New Zealand , with their best result being a solitary draw back in 1985. Last time the two sides played in New Zealand the Pumas hooker and captain Augustine Creevy scored two tries off Argentina's rolling maul. (more...)
Wozniacki slams the door on Keys Wozniacki slams the door on Keys
- September 10, 2016

Kerber navigated a patchy first set, in which she came from a break down on three occasions, to claim what became a comfortable victory over Vinci. "I think right now Madison is probably leading the pack with the new young Americans doing well", Serena Williams said of 21-year old tennis player Madison Keys, joining a group of tennis pundits who believe in Keys' potential. (more...)
Hundreds of Peeps Makers at Pennsylvania Plant Go on Strike Hundreds of Peeps Makers at Pennsylvania Plant Go on Strike
- September 10, 2016

Peeps manufacturer Just Born didn't disclose the percentage of production now offline due to the strike. The employees have been without a contract since June. The company says it does not expect Peeps to disappear from the shelves. Anyone who sees a tiny silver lining here - maybe pumpkin-spice Peeps have to get axed this year! - will be disappointed to hear Just Born's fall candy supplies are still "in good shape". (more...)