Health


Colombia reports almost 43000 Zika cases
- February 28, 2016

Transmission in a number of the cases was through condomless vaginal intercourse. He cautioned, however, that the volunteers have to be young people who are not going to get pregnant. Robert Sproul, deputy health commissioner in Belmont County, said the Belmont County and Wheeling-Ohio County health departments were notified Thursday by the U.S. (more...)
22 people in Bexar County being investigating for Zika virus
- February 28, 2016

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak an worldwide health emergency on February 1, citing a likely strong relationship between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly . The biggest fear generated from people contracting the Zika virus is the links to birth defects when pregnant women contract the virus. Already one baby has been born in the States with a severe case of Microcephaly, the Centers for Disease Control reported Friday. (more...)
First Uterus Transplant in US Gives Hope to Women With Rare Condition First Uterus Transplant in US Gives Hope to Women With Rare Condition
- February 27, 2016

Video and photos were provided by the Cleveland Clinic. The team of obstetricians and gynecologic surgeons involved in the operation will make themselves available to the media to answer questions in a news conference, which will be scheduled next week. (more...)
CDC reports cases of Zika among pregnant women
- February 27, 2016

Two pregnancies ended in miscarriage, but it's not clear if the Zika infection was the cause . In at least Texas and OR, cases of Zika have been reported in women who had not traveled, but who had had sex with male partners who had recently traveled to affected countries. (more...)
CDC: Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US
- February 26, 2016

The virus has also been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological illness that can cause paralysis. There are also many questions surrounding Brazil's baseline of microcephaly cases. Can Zika be transmitted through sexual contact? Its transmission to USA travelers in countries dealing with infections has been viewed inevitable. (more...)
Clinton and Trump Lead Polls in IL Clinton and Trump Lead Polls in IL
- February 26, 2016

The candidate is reportedly under pressure from donors to leave the race. Despite her support for Clinton, she acknowledged her opinion that Sanders "is embodying the ideals that a lot of people in this age range and this group care about". (more...)
US, Brazilian health teams brave slums to start Zika study US, Brazilian health teams brave slums to start Zika study
- February 26, 2016

Four cases had preliminary test results, but were awaiting confirmation. Several of those 14 women are pregnant. The outbreak prompted the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency and the CDC to issue travel alerts for pregnant women . (more...)
Zika virus spreading through sex Zika virus spreading through sex
- February 26, 2016

In four other cases, preliminary tests indicate women were infected but confirmatory tests are pending. - Pregnant women and their male partners should discuss the man's potential exposure to the Zika virus, as well as to Zika-like illnesses, with the pregnant woman's care provider. (more...)
Chain restaurants must warn New Yorkers about really salty foods: judge Chain restaurants must warn New Yorkers about really salty foods: judge
- February 25, 2016

Fines will begin March 1, said Christopher Miller, a spokesman for the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the defendant in the lawsuit. Under the rule, restaurant owners must now post distinct triangle icons with salt-shaker images inside on menus next to items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, about a teaspoon's worth. (more...)
Shoppers Drug Mart is interested in selling medical marijuana. Cue the jokes Shoppers Drug Mart is interested in selling medical marijuana. Cue the jokes
- February 25, 2016

Since drug stores already operate in a highly regulated environment, Tse said being able to dispense medical marijuana could also yield information about its use to help guide future regulatory changes. A small team of executives from Shoppers is said to have been touring the sites of medical-marijuana growers over the past several months, holding talks with several of the 29 federally licensed producers. (more...)
Zika may have been sexually transmitted in 14 cases: CDC Zika may have been sexually transmitted in 14 cases: CDC
- February 25, 2016

State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong urges Floridians to drain standing water weekly, no matter how seemingly small. Among the 14 new cases, two Zika diagnoses are in women who had sexual contact with men who had recently traveled to infected areas. (more...)
3 pregnant women test positive for Zika in Florida
- February 25, 2016

Speaking at a news conference, Dr. Margaret Chan praised the government's commitment to tackling the disease, its transparency and its willingness to collaborate at both national and worldwide levels. "Having such an impact on a crucial aspect of human reproduction is actually changing the whole paradigm". The Florida Department of Health recommend that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika-affected areas. (more...)
Uber says it got complaints about alleged shooter
- February 25, 2016

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Pali Matyas said officers are now looking into Dalton's past and personal life and working to put together a profile of the person he is. Uber said riders complained Saturday about Dalton's driving. Jonathan Southwick owns Southwick's gun store. In February 2015, Uber rolled out an SOS button as a pilot program in India after a driver brutally raped a female passenger. (more...)
Texas hospitals say they have developed rapid test for Zika
- February 24, 2016

The Zika direct tests can be performed on blood, amniotic fluid, urine or spinal fluid, can be customized for each hospital's diagnostic laboratory and will provide results within several hours, according to a news release. For four additional suspected sexual transmission events, preliminary laboratory evidence is available for the women, but confirmatory tests are pending, it said. (more...)
New Zika infections in Miami-Dade, Orange counties; state total 28 cases
- February 23, 2016

The research will be begin Tuesday after an initial training period with for the Brazilian specialists. The popular "understanding is that Zika virus (behind the microcephaly spike)". Last Friday, health officials from the Ministry of Health in Ontario have announced the positive test results of a resident who recently travelled to Colombia . (more...)
Cuba sending 9000 soldiers to fight Zika virus
- February 23, 2016

For more information on the Zika virus , click on the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's Zika Virus Facts Sheet , or the Zika virus page from the CDC's website. The ForwardKeys data shows the slowdown began to emerge following a travel warning from the U.S. government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) on 15 January, advising pregnant women to postpone travel to destinations where Zika transmission is active. (more...)
Rory shares about his sweet Valentine's Day date with Joey Rory shares about his sweet Valentine's Day date with Joey
- February 22, 2016

Rory did not reveal to followers what Joey was whipping up. "I wasn't mad at [God], I wasn't upset", she said. "Then her smile widened and she winked and said, 'and guess what..." I'll know the victor before you do, ' " added Feek in his blog . (more...)
South Africa Confirms First Zika Virus Case South Africa Confirms First Zika Virus Case
- February 22, 2016

The Zika virus, spread primarily through infected mosquitoes, has been deemed a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. After that, the virus - which is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes mosquito - became endemic in parts of Africa and South East Asia. People are encouraged to use condoms to prevent sexual transmission of the disease. (more...)
2 more Floridians infected with Zika virus while traveling to other countries 2 more Floridians infected with Zika virus while traveling to other countries
- February 20, 2016

An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed in a laboratory vectors in San Salvador, on January 27, 20 ... From the beginning of the outbreak in Central and South America, we have taken steps to ensure our health system and our partners are prepared should a returning traveller be suspected of having the virus. (more...)
Adults need more zzz's — CDC Adults need more zzz's — CDC
- February 19, 2016

Past studies have found that more than one-third of US adults get less. The CDC said that less than seven hours of sleep a night and other poor sleep habits are linked to health risks. Additionally, less educated people tended to get less sleep. About a quarter of the US population suffers from sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing pauses or grows shallow during sleep, said Dr. (more...)