Health


A look at Texas' first homegrown case of Zika
- November 30, 2016

Health departments, especially in areas along the Texas-Mexico border, are preparing for the expected arrival of the Zika Virus, carried by the aegypti mosquito, which is endemic to the region. For confirmed and probable cases, the Department of Health contacts mosquito control to conduct a secondary assessment and more aggressive mosquito elimination techniques. (more...)
"Hamilton" Cast Addresses Mike Pence from NYC Stage
- November 30, 2016

Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon appeared on CBS This Morning to speak about Mike Pence's visit to the November 18th performance of the hit Broadway show. And, you know, what I can tell you is, I wasn't offended by what was said. We might also mention that the " Hamilton " cast was actually quite polite towards Pence, making Trump's little tantrum that much more peculiar. (more...)
Rep. Tom Price is Trump's pick for Health and Human Services Dept. Rep. Tom Price is Trump's pick for Health and Human Services Dept.
- November 30, 2016

Trump is set to name Georgia congressman Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary and IN consultant Seema Verma to lead the powerful Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards. (more...)
'Thunderstorm asthma' deaths in Melbourne rise to eight
- November 30, 2016

The storm caused rain-sodden ryegrass pollen to explode and disperse over the city, with ruptured particles penetrating deep into lungs. A thunderstorm in the Victoria region of Australia triggered an outbreak of severe asthma attacks on Monday, killing four people and sending hundreds to emergency rooms. (more...)
Melbourne asthma outbreak claims sixth life
- November 30, 2016

More than 8 500 people visited emergency wards of hospitals across Victoria while the storm was raging as emergency services were inundated by seven times as many calls as they would have usually received. Ambulance Victoria's Mick Stephenson speaks to the media in Melbourne on Tuesday after the asthma thunderstorm event. The four other people who died from complications of thunderstorm asthma were Omar Moujalled , Hope Carnevali, Apollo Papadopoulos, and Clarence Leo. (more...)
Medical Marijuana Inhaler Coming to Israel Medical Marijuana Inhaler Coming to Israel
- November 30, 2016

As of this year, Israel boasted about 26,000 medical cannabis consumption licenses-a figure that's expected to double by 2018, Israeli newspaper Globes reports . Under the partnership, Teva, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel, will be the inhaler's exclusive marketer and distributor in the country. (more...)
Texas Will Now Require Aborted Fetuses To Be Cremated Or Buried
- November 30, 2016

The new rule pertaining to fetal and embryonic tissue as a result of miscarriage or abortion had hard opposition from the moment the regulation was proposed by health officials in July this year, according to the Texas Tribune . There are less than 20 abortion clinics in the state, and the process can be lengthy. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also commented that there is no evidence that current disposal methods pose any public health risk, commenting that " ... (more...)
Zika still a TT emergency
- November 30, 2016

Salama said based on now available information it appears that most women infected during pregnancy will not give birth to a baby with Zika-induced microcephaly - a condition in which a baby's head is smaller than normal. "This is certainly the first detailed description of these kinds of cases", said Dr. Ganeshwaran Mochida, a pediatric neurologist at Boston Children's Hospital. (more...)
Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states
- November 30, 2016

Currently, the only facility performing elective abortions in Missouri is a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. There used to be 29 clinics in 1982, as reported by St Louis Post Dispatch . Most states don't cover insurance in their public medicaid programme". Planned Parenthood has made it clear that if the hospital admitting privileges requirement is struck down it will resume abortion services in Columbia. (more...)
Fog disrupts air & rail services in National Capital due to poor visibility Fog disrupts air & rail services in National Capital due to poor visibility
- November 30, 2016

Flight operations at Delhi and Lucknow airport were also affected with many flights getting delayed. The traffic movement too slowed down due to low visibility, especially on the Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Gurgaon expressways. The projection by the Indian Meteorological Department suggests a carpet of fog will loom over northern India for the rest of the week as well . The maximum temperature in the day is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius. (more...)
Swizz Beatz proud of son as he writes first-ever song Swizz Beatz proud of son as he writes first-ever song
- November 30, 2016

Egypt is the first child of the "Girl On Fire" singer and the fourth of recording artist and producer Beatz. In the live performance, Egypt sings, "I am the super-boy" and gets insane on the keys just like his mama (who, by the way, has a hit song titled "Superwoman"). (more...)
Pipeline protesters sue after clash with police Pipeline protesters sue after clash with police
- November 30, 2016

The order stated, in part, "the United States Army Corps of Engineers has ordered the aforementioned area of Morton County which they manage to be vacated due to public safety concerns related to the inability to effectively provide emergency, medical, fire response services, and law enforcement services". (more...)
Buffalo Bills tackle Henderson suspended 10 games by NFL Buffalo Bills tackle Henderson suspended 10 games by NFL
- November 30, 2016

Henderson will sit out the final five games of the season - Buffalo (6-5) plays at Oakland (9-2) on Sunday - and the suspension will carry on either into the playoffs or next season. "I feel like the National Football League has a responsibility to look into it, to delegate time and money to research this for its players", Morgan said earlier this year. (more...)
Matt Lauer reportedly signs $20 million per year 'Today' contract Matt Lauer reportedly signs $20 million per year 'Today' contract
- November 30, 2016

Citing unnamed sources, the New York Post said late Tuesday that Lauer agreed to extend his commitment to the morning program through 2018. News reps could not be reached for comment. Lauer first joined " Today " in 1994 as news anchor, and became co-anchor in 1997. But that same month - April 2012 - rival Good Morning America on ABC beat Today as the No. (more...)
Breast cancer screening a must for older women Breast cancer screening a must for older women
- November 30, 2016

Lee and her colleagues analyzed the data, taking a close look at patients' ages, their screening results, how many were called back for additional evaluation and their biopsy results. Guidelines on what age to stop breast cancer screening have been a source of controversy and confusion in recent years. Those who were recalled for more testing. (more...)
Trump Selects Obamacare Critic As US Health Secretary
- November 30, 2016

Price has received $596,825 in federal campaign campaign donations from pharmaceutical and health products companies, as well as $3.56 million from doctors , pharmacists and other health professionals, according to the Center for Responsive Politics , which tracks campaign donations. (more...)
National Football League players can wear custom cleats this week without fines National Football League players can wear custom cleats this week without fines
- November 30, 2016

The shoes are part of the "My Cleats, My Cause" campaign that the National Football League is running this week. Players are sharing the stories behind their cleats on The Players' Tribune and on social media using the hashtag #MyCauseMyCleats . (more...)
Racquet sports better for longer life Racquet sports better for longer life
- November 30, 2016

Cycling was second, with 9.9% of volunteers saying they rode a bike either outside or in an indoor exercise class. Aerobics-type classes were third (6.4% of people took them), followed by running or jogging (5%), racket sports (3.6%) and football or rubgy (3.1%). (more...)
Romney, potential US secretary of state, praises Trump Romney, potential US secretary of state, praises Trump
- November 30, 2016

During the campaign, Romney called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud", and Trump said Romney was a "choker" who walked "like a penguin". "These discussions I've had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging", the 2012 GOP nominee told reporters outside the Jean Georges restaurant Nougatine, a restaurant in the Trump hotel at Central Park West. (more...)
Scorsese Scores Papal Audience After Screening of 'Silence' Scorsese Scores Papal Audience After Screening of 'Silence'
- November 30, 2016

Pope Francis had a "very cordial" 15-minute meeting on Wednesday morning with American director Martin Scorsese, who was accompanied by his wife and two children and Vatican Prefect for Communication Monsignor Dario Edoardo ViganĂ², said the Vatican press office . (more...)