Health


Williams beats Sharapova; Djokovic, Federer to meet in semis
- January 27, 2016

Fourth seed Radwanska earlier blasted into her fifth career Grand Slam semi-final with a 6-1 6-3 mauling of Carla Suarez. Top-ranked Williams beat Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals Monday, her 18th consecutive victory over the Russian and 19th in their 21 career meetings dating to 2004. (more...)
US steps up efforts to fight Zika virus
- January 27, 2016

Since the government announced the suspected link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, mosquito repellents have disappeared from many Brazilian pharmacies, and prices for the products have tripled or even quadrupled where it's still available. (more...)
Apple iPhone 6c is fake, but 4-inch iPhone 5se is coming Apple iPhone 6c is fake, but 4-inch iPhone 5se is coming
- January 26, 2016

The site is also corroborating previous reports that the iPhone 5se would be offered in 16GB and 64GB capacities. All in all, it appears as if the new 4-inch iPhone (whatever it ends up being called) will be a hodgepodge of Apple's last three flagship releases. (more...)
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom? Sure! Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom? Sure!
- January 26, 2016

There were rumors coming out that Katy Perry dumped John Mayer for Orlando Bloom . Both Bloom, 39 and Perry, 31 were snapped in a selfie photo with the main star James Lecesne . She looked gorgeous and perfectly made up but she was not dressed up she was wearing boots and jeans. Certainly looks like they're cosy. "They were not holding hands but they were walking very close together, they appeared comfy", a source tells. (more...)
Zika virus to spread across America
- January 26, 2016

The Health Ministry in Brazil said in November that the virus was linked to a fetal deformation known as microcephaly; which is a condition where babies are born with smaller-than-normal brains. The real danger may occur when pregnant women contract the virus, exposing their babies in utero. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline told Reuters Monday that it is studying whether its vaccine technology can help curb the spread of Zika , and researchers at the Butantan Institute in São Paulo say they are ... (more...)
The Zika Virus: 4 Things To Know If You're Pregnant
- January 26, 2016

Zika has suspected but unproven links to microcephaly - in which babies born to women infected during pregnancy have abnormally small heads. The infection is native to Africa but spread to the Western Hemisphere, where populations lack natural immunity to the virus, in 2015. (more...)
Zika to Spread Across Americas Zika to Spread Across Americas
- January 26, 2016

Zika has suspected but unproven links to microcephaly - in which babies born to women infected during pregnancy have abnormally small heads. The PAHO, which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), said the illness, which has been linked to a fatal birth defect , has now spread to 21 countries and territories throughout the Americas as of January 23. (more...)
WHO says Zika likely in all but 2 countries in Americas WHO says Zika likely in all but 2 countries in Americas
- January 26, 2016

The Aedes aegypti can spread the Zika virus, which is spreading in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues . "That's why pregnant women and women who are considering pregnancy should delay planned travel to areas where Zika virus outbreaks are ongoing". The CDC has also said that cases of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome have been reported in patients ... (more...)
El Salvador bans pregnancy till 2018 over mosquito-spread virus El Salvador bans pregnancy till 2018 over mosquito-spread virus
- January 25, 2016

Brazil is battling to contain an outbreak of the Zika virus which has been linked with birth defects and paralysis-causing Guillain-Barre syndrome. "We are urging residents, especially pregnant women, to check all health advisories before traveling and take preventive measures when traveling to affected countries", said New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker. (more...)
New Yorkers test positive for Zika virus, according to officials
- January 24, 2016

The healthcare workers in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador have advised women in those countries to avoid the risk by postponing pregnancies. A list of tropical destinations with Zika virus infections expanded to eight more places, the U.S. (more...)
Kansas ban on abortion method remains on hold Kansas ban on abortion method remains on hold
- January 23, 2016

The court's failure to protect the basic human rights and dignity of the unborn is counter to Kansans' sense of justice. Once staunchly pro-choice, she's now an outspoken anti-abortion advocate with a spotted past. Wade . He also said the ban imposes an unconstitutional burden on women seeking abortions. The lower court temporarily put the law on hold during the legal fight, which is being closely watched for its potential to affect the state's other restrictive abortion laws. (more...)
El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as Zika virus spreads El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as Zika virus spreads
- January 23, 2016

It also expanded its related travel warning to eight more regions as officials continue to explore possible links between Zika in pregnant women and microcephaly in their babies. There is no vaccine or antiviral medicine available for Zika virus. El Salvador has advised women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018. Brazil's health ministry says there have been 3,893 suspected cases of microcephaly since October, when the authorities first noticed a surge, up from 3,500 in last week's report. (more...)
Kourtney Kardashian reveals what's REALLY going on with ex Scott Disick Kourtney Kardashian reveals what's REALLY going on with ex Scott Disick
- January 23, 2016

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have had a rocky relationship these past few months, after photos of Disick emerged with another woman. "I feel like every day is different, but we're totally getting along". News he is not pursing a relationship with her, adding, "He's just focused on the kids and getting himself together". "I didn't know that I would be going through a break up and just an overall insane year". (more...)
Abortion rights backers hail Kansas court ruling
- January 23, 2016

On March 2, the Supreme Court will review Texas' HB 2. In the law, the procedure is described as a doctor using "clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments" to remove the "unborn child one piece at a time". Supreme Court. "As we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, it's critical that we redouble our efforts to ensure that women and families can make their own choices and stand up against attacks on women's health care." . (more...)
US Virgin Islands reports its first Zika virus case US Virgin Islands reports its first Zika virus case
- January 23, 2016

Three UK travellers have been diagnosed with the Zika virus , the mosquito-borne disease linked to severe birth defects. The level two travel alert applies to Brazil, Colombia , El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. (more...)
CDC expands tropical virus alert due to spreading zika virus
- January 23, 2016

The CDC says people who do develop symptoms should tell their doctors where and when they travelled. Vice-minister of public health Eduardo Espinoza urged women to put off pregnancy until 2018 to avoid the risk of passing on the Zika virus to their children. (more...)
Centenarians proliferate and live longer Centenarians proliferate and live longer
- January 22, 2016

People who lived beyond 110 years old were considered as supercentenarians, experts said . The report also stated that the mortality rate among Hispanic centenarians increased from the year 2000 through 2006, for non-Hispanic, whites and blacks, the mortality rate increased between the year 2000 to 2008. (more...)
El Salvador advises women to delay pregnancies due to virus
- January 22, 2016

The first two cases were found in Miami-Dade County, in people who visited Colombia in December. It's also estimated that over 500 pregnant women are infected with the virus, raising further concerns about microcephaly . The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus casts a long and frightening shadow across the Caribbean and Latin American countries. The Public Health Agency of Canada said there have been no reported cases of locally acquired Zika virus in Canada, and say the risk of ... (more...)
WWE Royal Rumble 2016: Roman Reigns entering at No. 1 WWE Royal Rumble 2016: Roman Reigns entering at No. 1
- January 22, 2016

This makes me wonder if WWE is planning to have Bray face Brock at WrestleMania? Royal Rumbles nearly always flesh out their numbers with a few nostalgia acts, something to pop the crowd in the middle of match. Aside from that, it's refreshing to see a women's program receive solid storyline support for the first time since the so-called Divas Revolution began. (more...)
Birth defects linked to Zika virus still rising in Brazil
- January 22, 2016

Zika, a tropical virus spread by mosquitoes, is suspected of causing severe birth defects in Brazil and has since been found in Hawaii. "We'd like to suggest to all the women of fertile age that they take steps to plan their pregnancies, and avoid getting pregnant between this year and next", said Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza. (more...)