Health


WHO focuses on dramatic rise in diabetes WHO focuses on dramatic rise in diabetes
- April 13, 2016

He noted that World Health Organization member countries have pledged to curb the increase in both diabetes and obesity by 2025. You get diabetes from eating too much sugar. "But change greatly depends on governments doing more, including by implementing global commitments to address diabetes and other [noncommunicable diseases]". (more...)
Trump rips 'rigged' US election system after Colorado loss Trump rips 'rigged' US election system after Colorado loss
- April 12, 2016

Both Ivanka and Eric Trump failed to register with the Republican Party in time to cast their ballots in the 19 April contest, according to New York City voter registration records. The Texas Senator's 20-minute talk was the first time a Republican presidential candidate had addressed the GOP assembly in Colorado since Ronald Reagan in 1976. (more...)
Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder
- April 11, 2016

These symptoms included fever followed by a rash , and in some cases, severe itching, muscle and joint pain and red eyes. The risky zika virus is already linked to autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome that cause temporary paralysis. (more...)
Prosecutor Who Charged Trump Is On A Hillary Clinton Leadership Team
- April 11, 2016

You know, before I saw the video yesterday, I thought he had hit her with a baseball bat or something. He then rubbed his arm, saying, "Anderson, my arm is just killing me, it's never been the same". "He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump's 41-year-old campaign manager", Terris confirmed. Lewandowski was charged with battery by police on March 29. Between Trump and Ted Cruz, King said in the interview that he prefers Trump , adding that he likes Trump's political style. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn Calls on British PM to Tackle Tax Avoidance Jeremy Corbyn Calls on British PM to Tackle Tax Avoidance
- April 10, 2016

The leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca showed how the world's rich and powerful are able to stash their wealth and avoid taxes. It would be hard to move that much data at once from the servers for the law firm without causing suspicion, so it was likely siphoned off over a long period of time . (more...)
Health officials announce Shelby County's first confirmed case of Zika virus
- April 09, 2016

The Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly - a condition in which a developing fetus' brain fails to fully grow and babies are born with unusually small heads - as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes the body to attack its own nerves. (more...)
White House expected to transfer Ebola funds to Zika fight
- April 08, 2016

In most cases, people contracted the virus while traveling. "And particularly given the uncertainty and the risks, we should not play with fire here", Director Donovan said. This remains true. As such, the redirected funds are not enough to support a comprehensive Zika response and can only temporarily address what is needed until Congress acts on the Administration's emergency supplemental request. (more...)
Infection Coming to Halo 5 Next Month Infection Coming to Halo 5 Next Month
- April 07, 2016

During a recent Halo livestream for the Ghosts of Meridian update, due out later this month, 343 offered a glimpse at Halo 5's take on Infection, which looks suitably awesome. 343 revealed that Infection mode will be returning to Halo when it makes its return in Halo 5 Guardians later this year. There's the single player campaign, there's the arena mode, there's the new Warzone stuff, there's Forge, there's Firefright. (more...)
White House: $589M to go to fight Zika virus
- April 07, 2016

None of the cases on the US mainland have been locally acquired, the organization said. The mosquito species responsible for spreading the virus by biting people lives in and around homes, making traditional evening insecticide fogging campaigns from sprayers mounted on trucks an ineffective option, U.S. (more...)
Korean military vows to prevent spread of Zika virus
- April 03, 2016

A molecular map of Zika has revealed important structural differences on a key protein of the virus that may explain why the pathogen attacks nerve cells while other viruses in the same family do not, United States researchers said on Thursday. (more...)
Clinton, Sanders Compete For Votes In Eau Claire On Saturday Clinton, Sanders Compete For Votes In Eau Claire On Saturday
- April 03, 2016

Debates between Clinton and Sanders have become a hot-button issue since the Clinton campaign said she would refuse to participate in any further debates unless Sanders "changed his tone". But I would like to see a debate in NY state'. Before 1,500 Wisconsin Democratic activists, officials and donors in a Milwaukee ballroom Saturday, the former secretary of state crowed, "I am a proud Democrat and I support Democrats up and down the ticket, always have and always will". (more...)
FDA grants use of experimental blood test for Zika screening
- April 02, 2016

For more on Zika virus, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted single stranded flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. Edward McCabe of the March of Dimes, who spoke at the summit. As far as cruises, if a woman who is not pregnant is exposed to the virus, CDC recommends she not try to conceive for at least eight weeks, Alvarez said. (more...)
FDA Allows Zika Test for Blood Donations
- April 02, 2016

Hoxworth Blood Center put 75 units of 0 positive blood on a plane to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to answer a call for help from the island commonwealth, which shut down its blood-collection centers due to the outbreak of Zika virus. The introduction of an investigational test to screen for Zika virus is the result of a collaborative effort between the FDA and Roche. The investigational test granted conditional FDA approval is manufactured by Roche Molecular Systems and should be ready "within the ... (more...)
New abortion drug label could undo Texas state law
- April 01, 2016

The decision is already stirring controversy. While doctors are usually permitted to prescribe medication as they see fit in what is known as "off-label use", several states had passed laws that required providers to follow FDA guidelines on this drug, called Mifepristone, in particular. (more...)
Zika Is Linked To Microcephaly, Health Agencies Confirm
- April 01, 2016

Women who are pregnant are advised not to travel to areas where the Zika virus is being transmitted, because of the link to the birth defect microcephaly. The symptoms normally last between two and seven days. In recent studies, researchers have seen evidence of the virus in brain cells of stillborn and aborted fetuses. (more...)
Cities Combating Zika Virus Different Ways
- April 01, 2016

To avoid spreading the infection, men with confirmed Zika infection or symptoms consistent with the illness should abstain or use "condoms correctly and consistently" for six months. The nine-week ordeal of a Finnish woman who was bitten by mosquitoes during a trip to Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize is described in the New England Journal of Medicine . (more...)
CDC expands range of Zika mosquito into parts of Northeast
- April 01, 2016

Severe illness and hospitalization due to Zika virus is rare. Dr Adams Waldoff says there may be some lag time between Zika test results and the CDC's recommendations, so she believes she has an obligation to tell her patients to reconsider travel to certain southern cities. (more...)
World Health Organization director-general releases statement about Zika virus World Health Organization director-general releases statement about Zika virus
- April 01, 2016

According to the CDC, Zika virus has the potential to be spread through a mosquito bite, through unprotected sexual contact, through blood transfusion, or from an infected pregnant woman to her fetus during pregnancy. Out of these adults, 105 were from households that included a pregnant woman or a woman who was planning on getting pregnant. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working to leverage existing programs that now provide resources for or access to contraception in ... (more...)
New campaign to help prevent Zika in Georgia
- April 01, 2016

According to the CDC , the symptoms of Zika includes a rash, fever and joint pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control , as of March 23, 2016 there have been 273 travel-associated Zika virus cases in the country. Anna-Kathryn Rye Burch. Couples with men who have confirmed Zika infection or symptoms of Zika should consider using condoms or not having sex for at least six months after symptoms begin. (more...)
Joshua Daniel Bishop Set To Die By Lethal Injection — Georgia Execution
- April 01, 2016

The parole board is the only entity in Georgia that can commute a death sentence. If Bishop is executed, he will be the third person Georgia has put to death by lethal injection this year. In Bishop's clemency petition, attorneys say it should be granted because Bishop has shown remorse from the time he was arrested and has become religious in prison. (more...)

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