Health


China reports first case of Zika virus
- February 11, 2016

Zika has relatively unremarkable symptoms including a headache, joint pain, rash and mild fever. The greatest threat is to pregnant women , who risk giving birth to babies with microcephaly , a condition that results in abnormally small heads and possibly even brain damage in the newborn infant. (more...)
Facebook's Free Basics blocked by India regulators
- February 10, 2016

India telecom regulatory authority TRAI has banned limited free internet access programs and essentially blocked Facebook's Free Basics in the country. The company is now calling more developers to build apps for the platform. "TSPs are prohibited from offering different tariffs based on the content, service, application or other data that a user is accessing or transmitting on the Internet". (more...)
CDC: Link between Zika, microcephaly looks "stronger and stronger"
- February 10, 2016

After confirming a sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Dallas County, Texas, the CDC released guidelines calling for men who have traveled to affected areas to use condoms during sex with a pregnant partner or abstain from sex for the duration of the pregnancy. (more...)
Junior doctors take protest to PM
- February 10, 2016

Wednesday's walkout follows the recent breakdown of talks between the BMA, NHS Employers and the Department of Health over the shape of the new contract that all juniors in England will operate under from next August. More than £4bn has been set aside by the NHS to invest in technology as it boosts its drive towards a paperless service. He said: "In all cases priority will be given to those patients with the most pressing health needs". (more...)
The CDC Recommends Men Stop Having Sex With Their Pregnant Partners
- February 10, 2016

To address the possibility of sexually transmitted Zika - which health officials say is likely rare - the CDC updated its recommendations on Friday. The agency had earlier suggested tests only for those with symptoms of the illness, which causes a fever, rash and red eyes. (more...)
USOC: Athletes concerned about Zika virus should skip Rio
- February 10, 2016

The White House move followed a World Health Organization (WHO) emergency declaration last week that the Zika virus was now a global health threat, based on the suspicion that the virus may be to blame for thousands of birth defects in Brazil in the past year. (more...)
Zika May Not Spread In Saliva Or Urine, Health Officials Say
- February 10, 2016

The virus causes a greater impact on expectant mothers and women who want to get pregnant. Brazil is in the midst of a Zika epidemic that the government blames for potentially thousands of cases of microcephaly , a rare congenital disorder that causes babies to be born with small heads and possible brain damage. (more...)
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says QB's attack caused temporary hearing loss
- February 10, 2016

According to Scott Gordon of NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Crowley's attorney, Kathy Kinser, said Manziel hit "Crowley so severely on January 29 that she suffered a ruptured eardrum and still can't hear in her left ear". He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the auto. Manziel also was arrested before his freshman season and eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to properly identify himself to police. (more...)
Why Chipotle Is Closed for Lunch Today Why Chipotle Is Closed for Lunch Today
- February 09, 2016

The E. coli outbreak left about 500 people sick last year - including the entire Boston College basketball team - and severely impacted the company's fourth quarter profits, which were down 44 percent compared to the previous year. Moe's ran a full-page advertisement in USA Today on Monday that jabs at the embattled industry leader. You'll get a message back with a link that takes you to a form to leave your name and zip code. (more...)
Carolina Panthers hit the dab in Super Bowl team photo Carolina Panthers hit the dab in Super Bowl team photo
- February 09, 2016

Everybody knows the Panthers scored more than anybody in 2015. The line rose to the key number of -6 last week, but then we saw some buyback on the Broncos. Even if it's rough sledding early on, the Panthers will have to stay with the ground game. Newton could become the first Heisman trophy victor to win a Super Bowl . (more...)
Nebraska's first confirmed Zika virus cases: Douglas & Sarpy counties
- February 09, 2016

State Surgeon General John Armstrong says both tests are extremely important for mothers who traveled overseas and may have had symptoms . We advise people travelling to affected areas to reduce the risk of themselves being bitten by wearing mosquito repellent, long sleeves and pants. (more...)
Zayn Malik's 'Pillowtalk' Debuts at No. 1! Zayn Malik's 'Pillowtalk' Debuts at No. 1!
- February 09, 2016

It was speculated that he was going to pursue a career as a solo artist, and Malik himself confirmed this when he took to his Twitter account last June to tell his fans that he has signed up with RCA. Malik also managed to hit 267,000 downloads with his debut song, which has become the fastest song made by a debut artist to reach number one on Spotify. (more...)
HomeNewsChipotle Stores to Open Later on Monday for Worker Meeting
- February 09, 2016

Monty Moran, co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., urged employees to ensure restaurants and bathrooms are spotless, since people associate cleanliness with food safety. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appeared to be over. During today's meeting that will be broadcasted live to every Chipotle location, CEO Steve Ells will answer questions from employees and they will discuss their improved "farm to fork" policy they implemented back in January. (more...)
Cancel your Chipotle lunch plans. They're closed for staff meeting
- February 09, 2016

Investigators were unable to determine what food caused it. Meanwhile, Chipotle is still under a criminal investigation for a norovirus incident at a California store in August. Chipotle's doors will be closed for a few hours to tackle the company's recent problems with public health scares. It will encompass outdoor, print and radio advertising. (more...)
Chipotle closed until 3 pm today for food safety training
- February 09, 2016

Every Chipotle restaurant in the USA will be closed for lunch on Monday. The silver lining: there's still time to get a free burrito out of this, should you trust Chipotle to make it for you. Chipotle on Monday kicked off a push to rally workers and win back customers after being hit by a series of food scares. The Denver company says sales sank 36 percent at established locations in January. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt Says The BMA Jeremy Hunt Says The BMA "Distorts" His Words To Mislead Junior Doctors
- February 08, 2016

Mr Hunt told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show: "What we will end up with is a contract that is better for patients but also better for doctors". "I support anyone who is feeling oppression on their working conditions at this moment, I was speaking to a police officer today and they are up against it just like we are". (more...)
U.S. urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus U.S. urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus
- February 08, 2016

The High Commissioner's Office (OHCHR) underlined that amid the continuing spread of the Zika virus, authorities must ensure that their public health response is pursued in conformity with their human rights obligations, in particular relating to health and health-related rights. (more...)
UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Rocket Launch
- February 08, 2016

The U.N. Security Council held a closed-door emergency meeting at the request of the us and Japan. The developments come after Pyongyang said it successfully launched a long-range rocket reportedly aimed at placing an earth observation satellite into orbit. (more...)
Health official: Zika blood tests pending for several patients in Pennsylvania
- February 08, 2016

And he warned pregnant women to protect themselves from the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the Trinidad Express reported. Symptoms are usually mild, and most people exposed to Zika virus won't develop any symptoms at all. Two French regions in the Caribbean face an epidemic of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which was just declared a global public health emergency, and France's government is sending extra hospital equipment and preparing... (more...)
Zika found in saliva, urine Zika found in saliva, urine
- February 07, 2016

The case seemed to confirm two earlier scientific reports suggesting sexual transmission of Zika is possible although considered rare. In Britain, the National Health Service Blood and Transplant agency has said that from Thursday, anyone returning from Zika-affected countries would be made to wait 28 days before being allowed to donate blood. (more...)