Health


NCAA Creates New Rules for Championship Sites NCAA Creates New Rules for Championship Sites
- April 30, 2016

The NCAA board voted to adopt a new rule requiring cities hosting or bidding on NCAA events to prove how they will protect participants and spectators from discrimination. It also puts in limbo places such as Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Boise, Idaho; and Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina, which are scheduled to host men's basketball playoff games in 2017 or 2018. (more...)
Puerto Rico reports 1st Zika-related US death
- April 30, 2016

The man recovered from initial symptoms of Zika virus infection. Between November 1 and April 15, there were 683 confirmed Zika cases in Puerto Rico . The infection was confirmed in a resident who'd recently traveled to a country with active transmission of the virus , according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. (more...)
Charlotte beats Miami Heat
- April 30, 2016

As a 5.5-point favorite at home, the Heat lost the lead on a late Courtney Lee three-pointer and failed to get it back in the 90-88 loss. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3 foreground) and Charlotte Hornets guard Courtney Lee (1) fight for the ball at American Airlines Arena .MIAMI (AP) - Only a week ago the Miami Heat could not score. (more...)
Valeant set to name new board members
- April 29, 2016

The testimony, under sharp questioning , highlighted Valeant's stark fall from Wall Street darling to Washington punching bag, and showed how much it has at stake. Susan Collins, R- Maine, said she had called hospitals and found none where that was the case. Valeant is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators. (more...)
Get Fit In 60 Seconds - Try This Science-backed Exercise Tip Get Fit In 60 Seconds - Try This Science-backed Exercise Tip
- April 28, 2016

The group of men who did the sprint interval training rode exercise bikes and did three "all-out" sprints on them, of 20 seconds each. So the study doesn't exactly show that one-minute workouts are miraculously better than longer workouts, but it does show that the key to maximizing health benefits may lie in exercising smarter - not longer. (more...)
Tech mogul Sean Parker donates $250M for cancer research
- April 27, 2016

Researchers will focus on the rising field of cancer immunotherapy , a treatment which harnesses the body's immune system to fight cancer cells. USA Today highlighted that this is much needed in the country since, in the past 20 years, the survival rate for lung cancer patients has improved a little, from 13 percent to 17 percent. (more...)
Hrithik Roshan's Lawyers Claim They Have Proof Kangana Ranaut is Lying Hrithik Roshan's Lawyers Claim They Have Proof Kangana Ranaut is Lying
- April 27, 2016

Hrithik , who was the first to send the legal notice to Kangana , has demanded that she apologise in a press conference publicly and clear the air about their alleged affair which he firmly refutes. Recent reports surrounding the Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut controversy had been suggesting a possible truce, but with the recent statement issued by Kangana's lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, you can be rest assured, a truce is nowhere in the vision. (more...)
Infants who ate rice, rice products had higher urinary concentrations of arsenic Infants who ate rice, rice products had higher urinary concentrations of arsenic
- April 27, 2016

At 12 months, dietary patterns during the past week were assessed, including whether the infant had eaten rice cereal, white or brown rice , or foods either made with rice , such as rice-based snacks, or sweetened with brown rice syrup, such as some brands of cereal bars . (more...)
Zika Virus Updates: WHO Warns of 'Marked Increase' of Outbreak in Europe
- April 27, 2016

Doctors say pregnant women or women who want to become pregnant are advised to avoid traveling to Zika affected countries . He said the main carrier of the outbreak, mosquitoes as per said , are too different from those in South America where the disease has spread rapidly. (more...)
Canada confirms its first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus, in Ontario Canada confirms its first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus, in Ontario
- April 27, 2016

County Health Director Karen Hacker has encouraged pregnant women to avoid visiting outbreak-stricken regions of the world, including Caribbean nations, Central America and large a percentage of South American nations, among other places worldwide. (more...)
Medics at picket lines as first all-out NHS strike under way
- April 27, 2016

At the heart of the conflict is a new contract which the government plans to impose on junior doctors from this summer after months of talks to agree on changes in pay and working hours broke down in January. Mr Babu said it was important the public knew emergency services were being maintained because senior doctors were covering. Southend Hospital has warned patients to expect "some disruption" to services during the strike. (more...)
Check Out The Game Of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2 Promo
- April 26, 2016

For van Houten, this big reveal about Melisandre was incredibly exciting for her to play. In order to maintain her youthful appearance, Melisandre has been using a glamor spell, in which magic is used (often with the aid of an object) to cloak a person's appearance. (more...)
Zika virus may cause birth defects
- April 25, 2016

But on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there's enough evidence now to declare Zika the cause of a birth defect called microcephaly (my-kroh-SEF'-uh-lee) and other brain abnormalities. "Addressing these questions will improve our ability to reduce the burden of the effects of Zika virus infection during pregnancy", the report wrote . (more...)
Zika Virus US: Mosquito-Borne Infection Likely Coming North, Say Experts
- April 23, 2016

In confirming there is no doubt that the mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause severe birth defects such as microcephaly, a small brain, Dr. Sonja Rasmussen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said pregnant women and others should wear long trousers and long sleeves, or use repellent, and get rid of pools of standing water. (more...)
City dedicating $21M to fight Zika virus over the next 3 years
- April 23, 2016

Still, Santa Clarita residents and all Californians should always take steps to avoid mosquito bites, including removing standing water and wearing insect repellant when necessary, and be very careful when traveling to countries where the virus is now spreading, said Dr. (more...)
Flint Water Crisis: Criminal Charges Against Three State And City Workers
- April 22, 2016

Flint Utilities Administrator Michael Glasgow is charged with tampering with evidence and willful neglect of duty as a public servant. Glasgow is being charged with a felony count of tampering with evidence, which carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison and a $5000 fine if convicted. (more...)
VW, gov't ink deal to pay owners of cheating diesels
- April 21, 2016

After months of deliberations, it's said that Volkswagen and the US government have finally come to an agreement over how VW will compensate American customers affected by the ongoing diesel emissions scandal. Some elements of the settlement are still being worked out and details are not expected to be announced on Thursday at a court hearing, the people briefed on the matter said. (more...)
Details about the 3 officials charged in Flint water crisis
- April 21, 2016

Busch and Prysby are charged with conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence, misconduct in office and violations of water treatment and monitoring laws. There's also an ongoing federal investigation; Schuette says there's more to come. The mayor said there remain "bigger fish to fry" in the criminal investigation but did not specify any individual she believes should be charged. (more...)
CDC reports first Zika virus transmission from gay sex
- April 21, 2016

The C.D.C. officials said they hoped that the announcement increased awareness and concern about the potential threat to Americans who travel to affected areas in Latin America and those living in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and Southern states where the virus is expected to arrive this summer. (more...)
ACOG Urges Congress to Pass Emergency Funding to Tackle Zika Virus
- April 21, 2016

Norman noted that an outbreak of the virus in Kansas City is unlikely, and that neither species of mosquito that carries Zika is dominant in Missouri or Kansas ecosystems. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization announced the Zika virus causes microcephaly , a condition in which a baby's head develops smaller than expected, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks nerves. (more...)