Health


Texas reports case of sexually transmitted Zika virus
- February 03, 2016

The virus, which is spread by mosquitos, has been linked to microcephaly , a birth defect which leaves infants with smaller heads, BBC reported. "While nearly all cases of Zika virus are acquired via mosquito bites, one case of sexual transmission of Zika virus has been reported internationally, however the risk of sexual transmission of Zika virus is thought to be extremely low". (more...)
Baby warning for couples over spread of zika virus
- February 03, 2016

This is a key fact you should be repeating to all of your friends who are freaking out over this right now: The virus has yet to be transmitted within the U.S. Staying and sleeping in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms. According to an official statement issued by the ministry on Friday, pregnant women have the same risk of getting infected as the rest of the population. (more...)
'I've cured countries' Charlie Sheen doc claims GOAT'S MILK can beat HIV 'I've cured countries' Charlie Sheen doc claims GOAT'S MILK can beat HIV
- February 03, 2016

During an interview Friday night with Bill Maher , Dr Chachoua claims that Sheen was "dying" (mainly as a result of his meds) when he met him and that not only has he "cured" Sheen but also the whole country of Comoros (an island off the East coast of Africa) of HIV in 2006 by using the goat's milk vaccines he has developed. (more...)
FBI part of team investigating Flint water contamination
- February 03, 2016

The FBI is joining with other federal agencies in investigating the circumstances behind how lead got into Flint, Mich .'s drinking water. An EPA spokeswoman said that the agency recently advised water authorities in Flint and also MI at large to "remove instructions for pre-stagnation flushing from their instructions to samplers". (more...)
Israeli military: Palestinian killed after stabbing attempt
- February 03, 2016

This requires significant shifts in policies toward the West Bank and Gaza, while safeguarding Israel's legitimate security concerns. A statistic carried by Al-Quds center by the end of previous year showed that at least 32% of the killings could be avoided by the Israeli soldiers. (more...)
Zika virus: 2100 pregnant women infected
- February 01, 2016

The department of public health said Tuesday that the girl, the county's first known case of Zika, has since recovered. Since then, the virus has been been found in more than 20 countries in Latin America alone. Dr. Khurshid said the Zika virus has been around since 1948, but it's the challenges we face with a changing environment causes more issues. The WHO came under intense scrutiny over the speed of its response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa . (more...)
College of William and Mary student contracts Zika virus
- February 01, 2016

World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier says the teleconference meeting of experts will consider whether global efforts to fight the outbreak should be immediately ramped up. Health authorities there are investigating the possible linkage between Zika and more than 3,400 suspected cases of microcephaly - abnormally small skulls and brains - in babies born to infected mothers. (more...)
Asian countries urge sick travellers to report Zika symptoms Asian countries urge sick travellers to report Zika symptoms
- February 01, 2016

Brazil saw the number of infants born with microcephaly increase by a factor of 20 in 2015. The WHO's Americas division now forecasts as many as 4 million cases of the disease could spread throughout the hemisphere, and governments across the region are scrambling to respond. (more...)
Four Canadians infected with Zika virus after travel
- February 01, 2016

The warning comes after an estimated 4000 babies in Brazil have been born with a serious birth defect called microcephaly, small heads, often with brain damage that seems connected to the virus. In the United States , there have been 31 infections - all from travelers to areas affected by the virus - causing U.S. Centers of Disease Control officials to offer precautions about travel while urging those within the country to remain calm. (more...)
Asian countries urge sick travelers to report Zika symptoms
- February 01, 2016

No current Zika cases have been reported in the country but in 2012 , a 15-year-old boy reportedly was infected in central Cebu city but recovered fully, according to health department spokesman Dr. According to the study, about half of those women had to be hospitalized afterwards, which has made the issue a public health concern in the country. (more...)
Colombian women infected with Zika
- February 01, 2016

Health Minister Shri J.P. Naddahas has stressed the control of the spread of Aedes mosquitoes that transmit dengue and the Zika virus and breed in clean water. The symptoms normally last from two to seven days. It is recommended that pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant discuss their travel plans with their health care provider to assess their risk and consider postponing travel to areas where the Zika virus is circulating in the Americas. (more...)
At least 20000 infected by Zika virus in Colombia
- February 01, 2016

Health Ministry on Friday also chose to form a technical group to monitor the situation arising out of spread of Zika virus and strengthen its surveillance system. The Zika virus has made its way to Georgia and now the Coastal Health District is issuing a warning to keep everyone safe. Worldwide cooperation with other countries has become smoother and more effective, the deputy head said . (more...)
Gov't says four Canadians infected with Zika virus after travel Gov't says four Canadians infected with Zika virus after travel
- February 01, 2016

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito that also carries the dengue , yellow fever and chikungunya viruses transmits Zika Virus. That country has seen a surge in babies with microcephaly , or abnormally small brains, born from mothers infected with zika , although there is no definitive proof zika was the cause. (more...)
Zika threat is one about which we should be concerned
- February 01, 2016

Zika cases have been confirmed in 23 countries and territories in the Americas and scientists are racing to develop a vaccine for the virus. Researchers are also looking into a potential tie between Zika infections and cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis. (more...)
Pa. investigating 6-8 potential Zika virus cases Pa. investigating 6-8 potential Zika virus cases
- January 31, 2016

The virus spreads through mosquito bites, with the most common symptoms being fever, rash and joint pain. That country has seen a surge in babies with microcephaly , or abnormally small brains , born from mothers infected with zika, although there is no definitive proof zika was the cause. (more...)
Colombia, Venezuela look for Zika links to Guillain-Barre
- January 31, 2016

Anil Mangla said indicates the virus is not spreading locally. Earlier this month, department officials reported that two pregnant IL residents who recently traveled to countries where the Zika virus was found had tested positive for the virus. (more...)
SC samples tested for Zika virus SC samples tested for Zika virus
- January 31, 2016

Gregory Taylor, told reporters Friday that they are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak affecting 20 countries in South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. Having eliminated the insect in the 1950s, Brazil is battling its resurgence with redoubled efforts as 4,000 birth defects have been reported this season there as against a normal of about 200 a year. (more...)
Brazil leader vows to 'win war' against Zika-carrying mosquito
- January 31, 2016

Although the mosquito-borne virus's symptoms are relatively mild, it is believed to be linked to a surge in cases of microcephaly, a devastating condition in which a baby is born with an abnormally small head and brain. When the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) convenes an emergency meeting, it must be assumed it is not to discuss trivialities. (more...)
No threat of Zika virus in Pakistan No threat of Zika virus in Pakistan
- January 31, 2016

And for those who do get symptoms , it probably feels like a bad flu", Hacker said . The mosquito-borne disease has raged in South America and other regions for several months. About 25 percent of people develop symptoms such as a rash, fever, joint pain, red eyes, and or a headache within two to ten days of being bitten. (more...)
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...)