Health


Tropical Storm Karl passes near Bermuda, turns north Tropical Storm Karl passes near Bermuda, turns north
- September 25, 2016

As of 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, Karl was centered about 125 miles (205 kilometers) east-northeast of Bermuda and moving northeast at 18 mph (30 kph). East swells from distant Tropical Cyclone Karl will bring a high risk for strong and risky rip currents today, mostly late this afternoon and evening due to tidal effects, the National Weather Service says. (more...)
Miami's Wynwood district is no longer a Zika Virus transmission zone Miami's Wynwood district is no longer a Zika Virus transmission zone
- September 25, 2016

People who live or visit in Miami-Dade ounty should still take precautions like wearing insect repellent , wearing long sleeves and trousers and using condoms during sex to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika virus. Furst, chairman of the Wynwood Business Improvement District and a managing partner in a company that manages more than 100 properties in the neighborhood, said his businesses and tenants have seen 50% drops in business during the seven weeks of travel warnings. (more...)
Two experimental Zika vaccines show promise in monkey studies
- September 25, 2016

Zika virus, which has been linked to various health complications like microcephaly among infants born to Zika virus-positive mothers, emerged in an outbreak in Brazil past year. As of 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, there were no additional confirmed cases of the virus. "In the balance between protecting pregnant women and the next generation from devastating birth defects, we're encouraged to have this new tool that appears to have had such dramatic results in Wynwood", Frieden said. (more...)
Gigi Hadid hits back at serial prankster
- September 25, 2016

The story was first picked up by United Kingdom tabloid The Sun , but with a grossly sexist headline: "NOT MODEL BEHAVIOR: Gigi Hadid aggressively lashes out and ELBOWS fan in the FACE after he tries to pick her up". As he hoisted her up, with one of his hands gripping her inner thigh, she whipped an elbow back into his face and freed herself. Nor does anyone have the right to shame a woman for simply defending herself against what could be, for all she knows a violent attack. (more...)
Matt Murray out 3-6 weeks with broken hand
- September 25, 2016

Murray was injured on September 19, while playing for Team North America in a 4-3 loss to Team Russia during the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Sullivan said Murray would be given a few days to rest before joining Pittsburgh's camp. His return date means he'll return sometime shortly after the regular season begins. The 22-year-old Murray began last season in the AHL but was recalled to the National Hockey League in March. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn re-elected leader of divided UK Labour Party
- September 25, 2016

But most Labour lawmakers and a chunk of party members despair of ever regaining power while Corbyn is in charge. Speaking at Labour's women's conference in Liverpool, Mr Corbyn made clear he wanted Ms Champion to remain in her post following the revelation. (more...)
Lt. Christopher Leach & Firefighter Jerry Fickes killed in Wilmington, DE house fire Lt. Christopher Leach & Firefighter Jerry Fickes killed in Wilmington, DE house fire
- September 25, 2016

Four firefighters fell down into the collapse of the floor. Two other firefighters were in critical condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Two firefighters were rescued, but one died at the hospital, and one never made it out of the rubble . (more...)
Brazil ousts lawmaker who pushed for Rousseff impeachment
- September 25, 2016

Brazilian lawmakers are deciding whether Cunha, a. "This is all because I opened the impeachment proceedings". But authorities in Switzerland later gave information to a corruption inquiry in Brazil stating that Cunha and his wife, Claudia Cruz, were beneficiaries of secret accounts worth about $5 million. (more...)
Gennifer Flowers Agrees To Join Trump At Presidential Debate
- September 25, 2016

In an email to BuzzFeed News , Judy Stell, her personal assistant then confirmed she would be attending. An assistant to Flowers told BuzzFeed News in the past she had declined such invitations, not wanting to be a "sideshow", but said she would forward the invite to Flowers. (more...)
President and First Lady officially open Black History Museum
- September 25, 2016

Charlotte police chief Kerr Putney said on Friday that at least one video from a body camera and another video from a dashboard camera captured the shooting, but continued to refuse to release the footage. Construction of the building took nearly four years. Obama was joined at the museum by his wife, Michelle, and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren slams bank CEO: 'You should resign'
- September 25, 2016

But the candidate isn't of one mind with Warren on how the Feds should respond to Wells Fargo--at least, not according to public statements on the matter. Tolstedt was told that the company was "going in a different direction", in part because of the misconduct discovered in her unit, Stumpf said. "The only way that Wall Street will change is if executives face jail time when they preside over massive frauds", Warren said. (more...)
Pakistan nominates former Health Minister for WHO top post Pakistan nominates former Health Minister for WHO top post
- September 24, 2016

WHO's 194 member states had until the end of the day Thursday to propose candidates to replace Director General Margaret Chan, who will step down next June after 11 years in the role. Italy's Dr. Flavia Bustreo, now an assistant director general at the WHO. The Director-General is "WHO's chief technical and administrative officer and oversees WHO's global health work", the Geneva-based organization said in a release. (more...)
Cowboys to Face Bears' Backup QB After Cutler Injured
- September 24, 2016

They're probably not going to make the playoffs next season, either. ONCE AGAIN, just as in Carson Wentz's debut, the throws were strong and solid, but they weren't the gist of the story. If Cutler is not available, Brian Hoyer figures to start at Dallas next week. The Bears have multiple other issues, and some other notable injuries coming out of Monday night's game, but Hoyer can at least hold down the fort for however long Cutler is out. (more...)
50 nations to take in 360000 refugees this year: Obama
- September 24, 2016

Countless human beings will suffer". We see Russian Federation attempting to recover lost glory through force... At the same time, Obama has been a crucial player in ensuring the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreements, making him the first American president to take climate change as a serious priority. (more...)
Eight firefighters die in fire in Russia's capital Eight firefighters die in fire in Russia's capital
- September 24, 2016

The fire covered an area of 4,000 square meters and caused a 1,500 square meter section of the building's roof to collapse. "We have been hoping until the very last minute that they were alive". Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that the warehouse had been checked by fire safety administrators who fined its owners for a lack of a fire sprinkler system and other infractions. (more...)
Wisconsin teenager dies after ending care for incurable disease Wisconsin teenager dies after ending care for incurable disease
- September 24, 2016

Bolen suffered from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, which destroys nerve cells that control voluntary muscle activity. Jerika never second guessed her decision, but she was determined to have an unforgettable summer. She has let me know now that she needs to be free of her broken body. Her family and friends recently granted her final wish, holding a special prom. (more...)
Family of Keith Scott Releases Video of Charlotte Shooting
- September 24, 2016

She urges her husband to get out of the vehicle and suddenly, shots are fired. You hear what you hear, you see that at some point there are objects on the ground. Police have said Scott was armed, but witnesses say he held only a book. "His hands are down by his side". Watch the horriffying video below, via NBC News . (more...)
Ted Cruz announces he'll vote for Trump Ted Cruz announces he'll vote for Trump
- September 24, 2016

Iowa talk show host Steve Deace, a Cruz supporter, said on Twitter that he fears that Cruz support of the GOP nominee, and he called it a major mistake. On his last day of the GOP campaign - the IN primary IN early May - Cruz let loose against Trump, calling the businessman a "serial philanderer", "utterly amoral", and "a narcissist at a level I don't think this country's ever seen". (more...)
Southern California child tests positive for leprosy Southern California child tests positive for leprosy
- September 24, 2016

In the United States, Hansen's disease is rare, with only about 150 diagnosed cases each year. It does not spread through short-term physical contact like shaking hands or even sexual intercourse. Those with leprosy were quarantined and placed in "leper colonies", a practice that has since been shut down in all but a few countries, as leprosy was found not to be as contagious as people thought. (more...)
Clinton 'fit to serve,' doctor says ahead of campaign
- September 24, 2016

She vowed to close her campaign against Donald Trump by giving Americans "something to vote for, not just against". Trump's letter said the Republican is 6-foot-3 and 236 pounds - giving him a body mass index falling into the "overweight" range. (more...)