Health


First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly
- October 03, 2016

Thai health authorities on Friday confirmed two cases of Zika-related microcephaly in babies. The World Health Organization this week said any confirmed cases in Thailand would be the first identified in Southeast Asia. Zika was first detected in Southeast Asia back in the 1960's and according to scientists the virus had been circulating throughout the region since then. (more...)
Wells Fargo CEO hammered at congressional hearing
- October 03, 2016

Conneccticut is reviewing its relationship with Wells Fargo after the bank admitted opening potentially millions of bogus accounts to collect fees from unwitting customers. Stumpf said he sold the stock with the proper ethics approvals and "with no view" of any misconduct at the bank. Stumpf, who earned $19.3 million past year, will forfeit $41 million in stock awards. (more...)
Wells Fargo Fined $24M For Illegally Seizing Military Members' Cars Wells Fargo Fined $24M For Illegally Seizing Military Members' Cars
- October 03, 2016

Theft is theft", committee head Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, told Stumpf. In some cases, customers were charged fees for accounts they didn't know they had or employees moved money from authorized accounts in order to create a fake one. Regulators said they issued and activated debit cards, and signed people up for online banking without permission. Many lawmakers were not pleased with Stumpf's responses to their questions and with his defense that the bank had self-reported and ... (more...)
Health officials encourage influenza vaccinations as flu season begins Health officials encourage influenza vaccinations as flu season begins
- October 03, 2016

But an expert panel on vaccines said in June that the nasal spray, FluMist, used by millions, failed to protect children last year for the third year in a row and should not be used this coming flu season . Patients at Essentia Health can also request a flu shot at any regularly scheduled clinic appointment, where family members who are with the patients at the time of the appointment can also request to receive their flu shot. (more...)
Alabama has no problems with Kentucky in 34-6 win Alabama has no problems with Kentucky in 34-6 win
- October 03, 2016

Today's Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide college football game has a start time schedule of 7:00 PM ET and will be airing on ESPN. "I challenged them a little bit at halftime", Saban said. Rashaan Evans reached around Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson and ripped the ball from his grasp. "That's what we work on - trying to strip the ball out - every day in practice, and that will be something that we can show the other players", Saban said. (more...)
Majority of Americans regard Clinton as victor of first presidential debate
- October 03, 2016

But on Twitter and in interviews, the former reality television star this week fueled a self-inflicted political firestorm after an underwhelming debate performance by attacking a former Miss Universe, first seizing on her weight and then calling on the world to view her "sex tape". (more...)
Experts recommend flu shots, not FluMist
- October 03, 2016

The vaccine stimulates our immune system to provide protection against the flu virus-the CDC predicts which strains are most likely to appear this year based on study of disease patterns, etc. "I never get the flu shot, and I don't know why", said Chris Wilson. "Overall, flu shots do minimize the spread of flu and the resulting hospitalizations and deaths from flu", Mohiddin said. (more...)
Mystery at island resort: Why did 2 sisters die? Mystery at island resort: Why did 2 sisters die?
- October 03, 2016

Local authorities said they found medication in the sisters' rooms, according to Today in Seychelles , but could not confirm whether it had anything to do with their deaths. The newspaper said resort staff had seen the women drinking over the course of the previous day and that they were provided assistance to their villa that evening. (more...)
Couples with Zika risk told to wait much longer to become pregnant
- October 03, 2016

USA health authorities on Friday extended to six months a warning to men about the risky time period for sexually spreading Zika virus , which often carries no symptoms but can cause devastating birth defects. Recently, the public health ministry of Thailand said it was investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 37-week-old unborn baby. (more...)
United States warns vs travel to Manila
- October 03, 2016

Couples who aren't trying to conceive should minimize the risk of sexual spread by using a condom or abstaining from sex for the same periods described for men and women trying to get pregnant. At least 19 are Bangladeshis among some 400 people infected with Zika recently in Singapore. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement the cases were the first of Zika-linked microcephaly in South-east Asia. (more...)
Scientists searching for HIV cure are close to breakthrough
- October 03, 2016

The man, aged 44 and a social worker in London , told the Times: 'It would be great if a cure has happened. HIV targets T-cells in the immune system. Professor Sarah Fidler, consultant physician at Imperial College London , said there was "good evidence" the treatment worked in the laboratory. More than 100,000 people in Britain are living with HIV, around 17 per cent of whom do not know they have the disease, and 37 million are infected worldwide. (more...)
Zika-related travel recommendations extended to Southeast Asia
- October 03, 2016

CDC has updated its recommendations for to prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus in people traveling to Zika infected areas and/or who may have be exposed to the Zika virus. Microcephaly is a birth defect in which babies have abnormally small heads that may signal that the brain is not properly developing. "Some travelers to areas with Zika will become infected while traveling but will not become sick until they return home and they might not have any symptoms", the CDC says . (more...)
What Is Gary Johnson?
- October 03, 2016

According to Joseph's post and article, Bush joked about a "President Johnson" several times during the luncheon, and even silently whispered his name to an attendee who said that he "couldn't bring myself to vote for Hillary [Clinton] or [Donald] Trump". (more...)
Stamina no problem for Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson, his doctor says
- October 03, 2016

Matthews said. Johnson finally settled on "the former president of Mexico" as his favorite foreign leader. "Anywhere, any continent. Canada, Mexico, Europe over there, Asia, South America, Africa - name a foreign leader that you respect". (more...)
What is a Gary Johnson?
- October 03, 2016

About 16 percent of voters who attend church at least once a month support Johnson , according to the poll. MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked the Libertarian nominee to name a foreign leader he respected. Gary Johnson doesn't seem to be taking this serious and he should. Weld, a former USA ambassador to Mexico, threw Johnson a lifeline by tossing out the names of a few former Mexican presidents. (more...)
What is a Gary Johnson?
- October 03, 2016

About 16 percent of voters who attend church at least once a month support Johnson , according to the poll. MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked the Libertarian nominee to name a foreign leader he respected. Gary Johnson doesn't seem to be taking this serious and he should. Weld, a former USA ambassador to Mexico, threw Johnson a lifeline by tossing out the names of a few former Mexican presidents. (more...)
Emmerdale viewers shocked as character Holly Barton suddenly dies from drug overdose Emmerdale viewers shocked as character Holly Barton suddenly dies from drug overdose
- October 03, 2016

Of course, there are many positive stories out there where people are doing really well and have recovered from drug addiction and therefore this "Emmerdale" storyline of course doesn't represent everyone. Her death from a heroin drug overdose was discovered by mother Moira (Natalie J Robb). "Moira holding Holly. Really well acted episode & a total tear-fest". (more...)
Businesses Fear Claims Related to Zika Virus
- October 03, 2016

A first look at US teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness. Thailand said Friday that two babies had been born with Zika-related microcephaly - the first time the condition has been reported in Asia. (more...)
Phillies Win 5-2 In Ryan Howard's Farewell Phillies Win 5-2 In Ryan Howard's Farewell
- October 03, 2016

Hernandez ripped a single to right to make it 3-2 and Jimmy Paredes followed with a sacrifice fly for a 4-2 lead. - In the eighth, Altherr collected an infield single, scoring Franco. He pinch ran for Curtis Granderson after a walk with Juan Lagares, who was promptly caught stealing. Matt Reynolds hit a double with two outs in the sixth and scored on Alejandro De Aza's single to tie it at 1-1. (more...)
Vandals Spray Paint 'Black Lives Matter' On DC Trump Hotel Wall Vandals Spray Paint 'Black Lives Matter' On DC Trump Hotel Wall
- October 03, 2016

Several chefs who had planned to open restaurants in the newly renovated space pulled out of the project, citing Trump's comments about undocumented Mexican immigrants. Signage stands outside the Trump International Hotel, formerly the Old Post Office Pavilion, in Washington , D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (more...)

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