Health


Toxin Again Delays Start Of Oregon Dungeness Crab Season Toxin Again Delays Start Of Oregon Dungeness Crab Season
- November 26, 2016

The traditional December 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season along the entire OR coast will be delayed due to concerns about domoic acid levels in some areas. It is the second year in a row that the toxin from algae blooms has hit the Golden State's West Coast crabbing industry. OR shut all crabbing for a stretch of coast north of the California border earlier this week because of the toxin. (more...)
California mom abducted while out for a jog found three weeks later California mom abducted while out for a jog found three weeks later
- November 26, 2016

Koester says she does not know what happened to her sister during the three weeks she was gone or the details of the police investigation. "We are very ecstatic to report that Sherri Papini has been located and has been reunited with husband and family on this day of Thanksgiving", Sheriff Tom Bosenko said at a news conference Thursday. (more...)
Zika Can Cause Microcephaly in Seemingly Healthy Babies Months After Birth
- November 26, 2016

Although steps have been taken towards the development of a Zika vaccine, it is not now available so people must take prevention into their own hands. Investigators are working to determine what proportion of Zika-infected women have babies with birth defects, and how the risk varies based on when during the pregnancy the infection occurred. (more...)
Researchers detect Zika-related microcephaly in infants months after birth Researchers detect Zika-related microcephaly in infants months after birth
- November 26, 2016

In this September 29, 2016 photo, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika , sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz Institute in Recife, Brazil. Brazilian doctors are seeing unusual new health problems among infants born to mothers who contracted the Zika virus. "We have also noticed a difference between these syndromes, even though the trigger was the same", said Casagrande, who is in the radiology department at Antonio Pedro University Hospital of Federal Fluminense ... (more...)
Lady Gaga Wants People to Stop Making Fun of Kanye West
- November 26, 2016

We noted the unusual lyrics on Kanye West's song "FML" when he dropped it last February, but now that he's been hospitalized after a "psychiatric emergency", the words have taken on a whole new meaning! I then understood why I get her on so many levels'. (more...)
Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla barrier wasn't in compliance Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla barrier wasn't in compliance
- November 26, 2016

The curious 17-year-old male gorilla dragged the child around the habitat for several minutes, worrying zookeepers that the boy could be severely harmed or killed. Animal rights activists and other gorilla fans expressed anger at Harambe's death, and it became the subject of countless memes and popular culture references. (more...)
Bitter British rivals David Haye and Tony Bellew to fight at heavyweight Bitter British rivals David Haye and Tony Bellew to fight at heavyweight
- November 25, 2016

Heavyweights earn the serious money, and this will be a lucrative night for both men with the victor probably eyeing another all-British bout with Anthony Joshua or even a fit Tyson Fury further down the line. He cops me with his best punch, more than likely I am going to sleep too'. What say you, fight fans? With Haye at ringside commentating and having written Bellew off before the fight, the Liverpudlian jumped out of the ring after stopping Flores and only the intervention of security ... (more...)
Trump speaks with five more foreign leaders Trump speaks with five more foreign leaders
- November 25, 2016

The opening of the Ukrainian-Hungarian business forum is one of the biggest meetings of business circles of both countries. As part of the dispute between the US and Orban's administration, the former president of Hungary's tax authority quit a year ago after American authorities put her and five other Hungarians on a visa blacklist of officials suspected of corruption. (more...)
World Health Organization says Zika emergency is over
- November 25, 2016

It is a severe birth defect, and has been seen in significant numbers in Brazil, where the initial Zika outbreak was located. Babies born with congenital Zika virus infection may develop microcephaly , or abnormal smallness of the head, months after birth, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) said Tuesday. (more...)
Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents
- November 25, 2016

According to police, a weapon was found at the scene. Raye's cousin, Ahkeya White, says she's certain he didn't have a gun. "The sergeant then told investigators that the offender turned and pointed a weapon in the direction of the sergeant on two separate occasions during the pursuit", Johnson said. (more...)
Analysts Concerns on: CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS)
- November 25, 2016

A EVP and Chief Medical Officer in the company, Brennan Troyen A, on Thursday May 05, 2016 collected $789,290 from the sale of 7,517 shares at a per-share price of $105. The Company serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, managed care organizations and other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS/pharmacy, RxAmerica, Accordant, SilverScript, and Novologix names. (more...)
Black Friday has begun at Currys PC World's Black Tag event Black Friday has begun at Currys PC World's Black Tag event
- November 25, 2016

Some of the top retailers like Tesco , Argos , Currys PC World and Amazon have raised the stake by offering more discounts, spread over more days, and, in Tesco's case, opening its largest stores at 5am. And now with £60, they're even more tempting. MarketWatch noted that Black Friday freebies range from free goodies for pet lovers (aarf! meow!) to classics for cooks. (more...)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lays out plan to combat fake news Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lays out plan to combat fake news
- November 25, 2016

When you click on a news story, Facebook will suggest related articles you might also want to read . "While the percentage of misinformation is relatively small, we have much more work ahead on our roadmap." wrote Zuckerberg. "There's a profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason why someone could have voted the way that they did is because they saw some fake news ", Zuckerberg said last week. (more...)
Islamic State gave orders to suspects planning attacks in France
- November 25, 2016

According to The Local, the jihadists had planned to attack December 1, targeting Disneyland and a Paris Christmas market. The targets sites has been selected after the group carried out research of several sites including Disneyland and Christmas markets. (more...)
Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's disease drug fails in final-stage trial Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's disease drug fails in final-stage trial
- November 25, 2016

Eli Lilly's failure adds doubt to the validity of targeting beta amyloid plaques, and a phase 3 trial of another 5-HT6 receptor antagonist, idalopirdine, that was conducted by Lundbeck A/S failed to pan out earlier this year. The drugs available today only help relieve symptoms of Alzheimer's. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks, which has risen for the previous 13 trading days, fell 0.5 percent. (more...)
North Miami Beach area no longer a Zika zone: CDC
- November 25, 2016

Zika is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by the Aedes mosquitoes. However, it also coincides with an ominous new report that found microcephaly could emerge in children months after birth. Despite the WHO declaration, health agencies need to continue research and efforts to control the virus. World Health Organization has asked for $112 million to put toward Zika research but has received just over $50 million, Salama said, noting that some of the complex research questions ... (more...)
Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017
- November 25, 2016

Headshot of Oscar De Los Santos, 23, who is one of this year's Rhodes Scholars. Doyle, originally from Los Altos, California, is a biological sciences major with minor in worldwide peace studies and is a participant in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service, the Glynn Family Honors Program and the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program. (more...)
Iraq forces in fierce Mosul fighting with jihadists Iraq forces in fierce Mosul fighting with jihadists
- November 25, 2016

Iraq's US -trained Counter Terrorism Service breached Islamic State defenses in east Mosul at the end of October and is battling to expand its foothold in the city. "It is extraordinarily tough fighting, just brutal, but there is an inevitability to it". The Iraqi brigadier's statement is likely non-controversial among the militias themselves, as they own leadership had already said as much. (more...)
Islamic State uses drones to attack Iraqi army in Mosul
- November 25, 2016

Elite forces battled IS jihadists in eastern Mosul Thursday, looking for fresh momentum in their five-week-old offensive to retake Iraq s second city. The offensive to take Mosul started on October 17 with air and ground support from a USA -led coalition. The latest developments are parts of the large-scale offensive which the Iraqi army, the voluntary forces and Kurdish fighters launched on October 17 to retake Mosul. (more...)
32 bodies found in clandestine graves in southern Mexico 32 bodies found in clandestine graves in southern Mexico
- November 25, 2016

Roberto Alvarez, a spokesman for a security coordination group that includes members of Mexico's federal police, army and navy, said authorities would continue to search the area for more graves. Residents of the nearby community of Tixtla found nine decapitated bodies on Monday beside a road, and prosecutors are investigating whether the nine heads found in Zitlala correspond to that gruesome discovery. (more...)