Health


The 6 foods you should NEVER eat, according to food poisoning expert The 6 foods you should NEVER eat, according to food poisoning expert
- January 30, 2016

Food poisoning expert Bob Marler - who is part of litigation against Chipotle Mexican Grill after the restaurant's long list of connections to food poisoning cases - has won $600 million for clients since 1993, and he recently posted an article in the Food Poisoning Journal about six foods he won't eat ever again due to concerns about being poisoned himself. (more...)
Second case of Zika virus confirmed in Houston
- January 30, 2016

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is poised to start very early clinical trials on a Zika vaccine this year, but it won't be ready anytime soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant: when traveling to locations where Zika has been detected. (more...)
CDC issues travel warning to pregnant women over mosquito spread illness
- January 30, 2016

David C. Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department, agreed: "If you are not traveling, at this point, you are not at risk of getting Zika virus". There is no vaccine to prevent and no medicine to treat the Zika virus infection. President Dilma Rousseff and her United States counterpart Barack Obama discussed their "shared concerns" about the virus' progress, the White House said. (more...)
Malaysia at 'high risk' for spread of Zika virus: Health Ministry Malaysia at 'high risk' for spread of Zika virus: Health Ministry
- January 30, 2016

India on Friday geared up to meet the Zika virus challenge by deciding to constitute a technical group to monitor the situation and strengthen surveillance system even as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) advised pregnant women against travelling to the affected countries. (more...)
Brazil calls for war on Zika-carrying mosquito
- January 30, 2016

As for those people who are not traveling in one of the 23 countries infected with Zika , medical professionals are adamant that there is no reason to worry about contracting the disease within the U.S. The mosquito-borne Zika virus "does not present a significant public health risk to Canada ", the country's chief public health officer said Friday. (more...)
Closing Walmart stores slash prices by 50-percent Closing Walmart stores slash prices by 50-percent
- January 30, 2016

Walmart has announced it is closing 269 stores, including 154 stores in the United States, and all 102 of its small-format Walmart Express stores nationwide. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Wal-Mart Stores from $66.00 to $55.00 and set an "underperform" rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 16th. (more...)
Time To Worry About Zika Virus?
- January 30, 2016

Sen. Blumenthal said it's impractical to expect all pregnant women to avoid Latin America. Health officials in the United States have documented more than 30 Zika cases across 11 states and the District of Columbia - all in people who traveled to the outbreak-affected areas outside the country. (more...)
5 things about Zika virus 5 things about Zika virus
- January 30, 2016

The World Health Organization says the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas and could reach 4 million cases in the next year. State officials have confirmed the first Massachusetts Zika virus case. According to the US Centers for Disease Control, the Zika virus has spread to more than 20 countries, mostly in Central and South America . This marks the second lab-confirmed case of the virus in an Alberta native. (more...)
Health official: Zika virus poses 'very low' threat to Canada
- January 30, 2016

The World Health Organization anticipates the virus will spread to all but two countries in South, Central and North America. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Between six and eight Pennsylvania residents are now awaiting test results on the suspicion they were infected with the Zika virus. One is to strengthen not just the WHO but public health operations in developing countries: They need the competence and ... (more...)
What you need to know about the Zika virus
- January 30, 2016

It is not yet known if people with Zika who do not have symptoms can transmit the virus to Texas mosquitoes. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, and the Pacific Islands, and it is likely that outbreaks will spread to new countries. (more...)
IOC to advise national Olympic bodies on Zika virus
- January 30, 2016

Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere will be returning to their home countries in the summer months, when mosquito populations are largest. Brazil is the country worst affected by the Zika outbreak with 270 confirmed cases of microcephaly, which can lead to babies being born with small heads and under-developed brains, and 3,448 being investigated by the country's Ministry of Health. (more...)
WHO says Zika virus spreads explosively, four million cases forecast
- January 30, 2016

Loren Robinson of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Men who had suffered an unexplained fever while travelling, or who had been diagnosed with the virus, should avoid unprotected sex, or trying for a child for six months. There is no treatment and no vaccine , says Dr. Saul. People traveling from one country may get bit and return home with the virus. The ministry will keep a close tab at all medical facilities for any cases showing Zika symptoms especially by those who had ... (more...)
Kanye West Responds to Amber Rose Kanye West Responds to Amber Rose
- January 29, 2016

The exes exchanged insults on Twitter following Yeezy and Wiz Khalifa's recent Twitter feud, during which West called out Rose for being a stripper who "trapped" Khalifa. They are innocent babies. By now you probably heard about Kanye West' meltdown on Twitter after he misinterpreted what Wiz Khalifa said on Wednesday. (more...)
Government says three Canadians infected with Zika virus after travel
- January 29, 2016

The sense of urgency was palpable as WHO Director Margaret Chan addressed a special session on the Zika virus in Geneva . Epidemiologist Jussi Sane at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) told ABC News that a Finnish tourist was infected by the Zika virus after visiting the Maldives last summer. (more...)
Zika virus spreading explosively, could hit 4 million cases
- January 29, 2016

The World Health Organization has warned that the virus is "spreading explosively" and may cause up to 4 million cases in the Americas. More than a dozen countries across South and Central America and the Caribbean have been impacted by the virus, including Brazil , Colombia , El Salvador , Paraguay, Barbados, plus Samoa in the South Pacific. (more...)
Apple shares seen staying muted until iPhone 7 rings in growth
- January 28, 2016

And why was that, says Apple? Second quarter revenues were seen at between $50bn to $53bn (consensus: $55.47bn), about 11% less than a year before for the first decline since 2003. The slowdown in mobile sales is not confined to Apple . But others warn that even new phones may not be enough to spark the kind of sales frenzy Apple experienced after it launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens in 2014. (more...)
Danish tourist infected with Zika virus after visiting southern and central America Danish tourist infected with Zika virus after visiting southern and central America
- January 28, 2016

Lucey, a prominent infectious disease expert who treated Ebola patients in Africa, said both Brazil and the Pan American Health Organization, the WHO's Regional Office for the Americas, had done a "great job" responding to the Zika outbreak. (more...)
Australian Open: Serena beats Sharapova, cruises into semifinals Australian Open: Serena beats Sharapova, cruises into semifinals
- January 28, 2016

Federer is the oldest man since 1979 to reach the Australian Open semifinals. "I still have to win two matches". Each of the six previous times she has done it at Melbourne Park, she has won the title. "I still have to win two matches against potentially two extremely tough opponents", she said. "She makes you go back to the drawing board, not just for me, but for many other players", Sharapova said. (more...)
Apple Forecasts First Sales Dip In 13 Years
- January 27, 2016

However like we said, other companies like Google have crossed the 1 billion mark much earlier than Apple did, but considering that Apple makes its own hardware and software, it's quite an accomplishment by the Cupertino company all the same. (more...)
Apple says more than one billion active devices worldwide
- January 27, 2016

The company announced that it sold 74.8 million iPhones worldwide during the period, a 0.4 percent rise from shipments a year ago but the slowest growth rate since the first iPhone was released in 2007. Not only iPhone , Apple's other product lines are also registered declining growth. iPad purchases fell to 16.1 million tablets during the holiday quarter, compared with a projection of 17.3 million while Mac sales fell to 5.31 million, compared with the 5.8 million estimated. (more...)

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