Health


When Will Oculus Rift Pre Orders Ship? Palmer Luckey Breaks it Down
- April 01, 2016

The Oculus Rift is finally making its way to consumer hands today along with 30 new releases, most of which have been built specifically for the headset itself. The Oculus Rift release date came as the first of its rivals. - Reuters picFacebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said that he saw virtual reality as the next major computing platform. (more...)
Zika Virus getting closer to West Texas
- March 30, 2016

Virginia Pressler said the department expects more imported cases of Zika as the virus continues to spread. Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito, primarily Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus . (more...)
Breastfeeding, vaccinations cut ear infections in babies Breastfeeding, vaccinations cut ear infections in babies
- March 29, 2016

Tasnee Chonmaitree of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The study was published online on March 28 in the journal Pediatrics . Surgery is typically recommended for children who suffer multiple ear infections and involves placing a small tube through the eardrum to ventilate the middle ear and reduce the risk of future infections. (more...)
Hijacker diverts Egyptian airliner to Cyprus, triggers hostage crisis
- March 29, 2016

Amid confusing scenes the hostage-taker was initially named by Egyptian authorities as university professor Dr Ibrahim Samaha, but a man by that name denied having anything to do with the hijacking , saying he was a passenger who was among those released. (more...)
Rumors of Axl Rose joining AC/DC Rumors of Axl Rose joining AC/DC "might be true"
- March 29, 2016

Johnson was forced to pull out of the remaining dates on AC DC's tour after doctors told him he would be risking permanent hearing loss if he continued with the live dates. Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs in Las Vegas. Not to be outdone by their rival rockers, Gun "N" Roses soon announced their very own reunion tour, with the band set to play 22 North American dates later this year, tying into their Coachella headline gig. (more...)
CDC updates Zika recommendations
- March 28, 2016

People who have been infected with Zika virus should wait at least several months before they attempt to conceive a child, according to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Men living in an area with Zika but have not developed symptoms might consider using condoms or not having sex while there is active Zika transmission in the area. (more...)
Final chance for bills on taxes, abortion, medical marijuana
- March 27, 2016

Senate budget chairman Republican Chris McDaniel said they did not have time to write amendments. "It just needs to be done and we move on", he said. The proposal covers projects totaling less than $100 million in cost and without any federal funding. ATLANTA | The House and Senate each passed separate bills unanimously Monday created to benefit members of the military. (more...)
FDA fights opioid epidemic with new warning labels
- March 26, 2016

The FDA said that there is at least 90 percent of opioid prescriptions are for immediate-release painkillers. Extended release is the kind of painkiller that has more pain-killing opioid per dosage while the immediate release which has less opioid in it but requires to be taken more frequently. (more...)
Zika Lurked In South America Months Before Cases Reported
- March 26, 2016

She also stated that she didn't know if a man has received warning about the potential for Zika to spread through sex but she was unaware if his partner was informed about the same. Martin Hibberd, a professor of emerging infectious diseases at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine who was not involved in the new study , noted that "the introduction of one Zika virus leading to a widespread outbreak may seem surprising". (more...)
El Paso County Update On Zika Virus
- March 25, 2016

Health Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson assured the public the state is coordinating its response with the Centers for Disease Control of Prevention. These two recently-confirmed patients were reported in the counties of Jefferson and Shelby. (more...)
Zika Does Raise Microcephaly Risk, New Study Suggests
- March 25, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says pregnant women can safely travel to Zika-affected countries if they stay at elevations higher than 6,562 feet, where they'll find few mosquitoes that could spread the virus. "In French Polynesia, 66 per cent were infected". One study from Brazil estimated the chance of birth defects for mothers carrying the virus during pregnancy at more than 20 percent, but carried a very large margin of error. (more...)
Liberia closes Guinea border over Ebola Liberia closes Guinea border over Ebola
- March 25, 2016

The victim visited Korokpara village recently and had contact with the other patients. This follows the re-emergence of Ebola in Guinea . Authorities have closed a portion of Liberia's northern border with Guinea and plan to expand the cordon amid a resurgence of Ebola. (more...)
Study strengthens Zika-microcephaly link, women and babies at risk
- March 24, 2016

Zika virus is spread primarily through bites from infected mosquitos, and is not considered contagious through casual contact. More than a dozen cases of sexual transmission in the United States and France, and one case of suspected transmission through a blood transfusion in Brazil, raise questions about other ways that Zika may spread. (more...)
IPhone 6s vs iPhone SE: How Does Apple's Flagship Compare?
- March 23, 2016

We have rounded up some of the best cases for the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 that we have found so far but we will be updating this feature as more become available. The smartphone's design aesthetics are infact very identical to the iPhone 5S. There's also handwriting and drawing capability via the optional Apple Pencil ($165) that debuted on the larger model several months ago. (more...)
U.S. warns of Zika risk in Cuba ahead of Obama's trip
- March 20, 2016

They reportedly experienced an onset of illness, described as skin rash, conjunctivitis, fatigue, chills, headache, and muscle aches, upon their return to CT. News of the first case in CT is cause for concern, but not a reason to panic. "The question is what kind of transmission those cases are going to have for us". (more...)
Researchers create algorithm to detect drunk tweeting Researchers create algorithm to detect drunk tweeting
- March 19, 2016

Researchers from the University of Rochester have developed a machine-learning algorithm that allows computers to tell when you're drunk-tweeting, and coupled with some often publicly-available information, they can even determine how many drinks you've had and where. (more...)
Trump warns of 'riots' if nomination blocked Trump warns of 'riots' if nomination blocked
- March 18, 2016

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he's all in for Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, even if he's not so happy about it. Of course, this whole situation would blow over if Trump receives the 1,237 delegate to clinch the nomination. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, according to a source familiar with the conversation. ERICKSON: Well, I may be the other people to the Trump voters . (more...)
Dominica reports first case of mosquito-borne Zika virus
- March 17, 2016

Microcephaly causes babies to have smaller than normal heads, and often causes smaller brains that improperly develop, according to the CDC . As of March 9, no locally acquired cases have been reported in the U.S. Two more Alabamians have been confirmed to have contracted the Zika virus, which brings the total number of cases in Alabama to three. Since mid-January, the health agency has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to areas with Zika outbreaks because the virus may be ... (more...)
Limit opioid painkiller prescriptions, USA regulators say Limit opioid painkiller prescriptions, USA regulators say
- March 17, 2016

The new guidance from the CDC is aimed specifically at primary care physicians, who write numerous opioids prescriptions in order to address their patients' acute or chronic pain. In the guidelines, the CDC outlined voluntary recommendations for primary care providers to help combat the opioid crisis. New guidelines issued by the CDC seek to limit the prescribing of painkillers amid the ongoing opioid epidemic. (more...)
CDC Has Advice For Primary Care Doctors About Opioids
- March 17, 2016

Non-opioid treatments are preferred for chronic pain not in the context of active cancer, palliative or end-of-life care. Dr. Robert Roose, chief medical officer and vice president of addiction and recovery services for the Sisters of Providence Health System in Holyoke, said while the CDC guidelines are voluntary, any time the CDC issues guidelines , they are likely to become the standard of care for treating patients. (more...)