Health


Rio Olympics could lead to global Zika outbreak warns official
- May 17, 2016

In a joint communique, the two affiliated organizations on Thursday acknowledged that athletes and the personnel working at the Games need more information about the risks posed by Zika - which has been linked to microcephaly in newborns - and the ways to prevent infection, reports Efe. (more...)
Caufield: Sanders's Endorsement of Clinton 'Necessary but Tough' Caufield: Sanders's Endorsement of Clinton 'Necessary but Tough'
- May 17, 2016

Bernie Sanders' campaign is still planning for a contested Democratic convention in July, arguing that nominating Hillary Clinton could spell disaster for the party. Sanders has won 19 states to Clinton's 23, but she is 94 percent of the way to winning the nomination - just 145 delegates short of the 2,383 required. (more...)
Game of Thrones Episode 3 spoiler-free review: Oathbreaker Game of Thrones Episode 3 spoiler-free review: Oathbreaker
- May 17, 2016

After having beaten them, Ned walks up the tower but Third eyed Raven soon brings him out of his vision. In the end, only Ned and Howland Reed (father of Meera and Jojen) survived. this screams L+R=J! Jon killed the three men, and a young boy, who stabbed him to death and then turned in his cloak, stating that his watch had ended, which because of his death, technically had. (more...)
9 details you might have missed on Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' episode
- May 17, 2016

Back to the rest of episode three though, which by all accounts was pretty much just a catch up with some of our central characters. Now that the show is moving beyond the story in the books, giving fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series serious anxiety , things are happening that don't happen in the books. (more...)
SCOTUS sends 'contraceptive mandate' cases back to lower courts
- May 16, 2016

The decision provides relief from serious fines on religious non-profits that objected to providing contraceptive coverage in their health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. The justices asked those courts to review whether recent movement in the parties' positions could resolve the question. NPR's Nina Totenberg tells our Newscast unit that it's likely to be a tough negotiation that will be hashed out in lower courts once again. (more...)
Administration: Insurers must provide services regardless of gender identity Administration: Insurers must provide services regardless of gender identity
- May 16, 2016

Most recently, the Obama administration has challenged a North Carolina law mandating individuals use public bathrooms that correspond with the gender they were assigned at birth, and notified public schools they risk losing federal funds if they impose similar requirements on students. (more...)
John Legend Adorably Defends Chrissy Teigen Against Haters: 'Shame Both of Us' John Legend Adorably Defends Chrissy Teigen Against Haters: 'Shame Both of Us'
- May 16, 2016

Chrissy was criticised for leaving baby Luna at home to go out to dinner with John. The 30-year-old model stepped out alongside her 37-year-old husband in a revealing sheer skirt that highlighted her unbelievable post-pregnancy figure. But Desi Lydic is here to stand up for them: In a Daily Show segment earlier this week, Lydic explained how to deal with mom-shaming, using Teigen and Legend's experience as an example. (more...)
First Zika-Related Birth Defect In Spain First Zika-Related Birth Defect In Spain
- May 16, 2016

The State Laboratory was approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in March for the testing after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed DPH to develop and begin testing for Zika. And because the RNA sensors are programmable, meaning they can be designed using algorithms to target specific sequences, the technology can be quickly adjusted to test for many other types of viruses. (more...)
US April retail sales post largest gain in a year US April retail sales post largest gain in a year
- May 15, 2016

Internet and mail-order sales leaped 2.1%, the largest gain in nearly two years. The annual decline for consumer prices will maintain pressure for an expansionary European Central Bank policy. The index posted a 0.9 percent weekly gain after touching 1,150.22 on May 3, the lowest level since May previous year. When shoppers do visit malls, they are increasingly spending money on entertainment such as movies and bowling and services such as hair salons and fitness centers, according to Liz ... (more...)
Sugar-free gum can be deadly for dogs Sugar-free gum can be deadly for dogs
- May 14, 2016

If insulin is released rapidly, this may lead to a powerful drop in the amount of blood sugar, which may occur in just a span of 10 to 60 minutes. If the condition remains uncontrolled then it leads to hypoglycemia that may cause death. "If you're concerned about your dog eating a food or product with xylitol in it, check the label of ingredients", says Hartogensis. The FDA explains that the sweetener affects humans and canines differently. (more...)
Puerto Rico reports first Zika-related case of microcephaly Puerto Rico reports first Zika-related case of microcephaly
- May 14, 2016

Ms Rius declined to say whether the woman had an abortion or miscarried, or provide any other details. As WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported, the documented cases of Zika so far in NY are the result of people getting bitten by mosquitoes in other countries. (more...)
Brazil's President Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial
- May 13, 2016

Ms Rousseff's enraged backers called the move a coup d'etat and threatened widescale protests and strikes. Several hundred Brazilians protested on Thursday against Interim President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and home turf for the former vice president to Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended from office after the Senate chose to impeach her. (more...)
Clinton Releases a Brutal Anti-Trump Ad
- May 13, 2016

And now, even as many who labeled the now-presumptive all manner of things - from "unstable" to "dangerous" - say they would somehow still prefer a man with those deficits to Hillary Clinton, Sasse isn't backing off. Blocking from wining the nomiRousseffnation outright, Kasich and Cruz had hoped to force a contested convention, in which party officials, not voters , choose for the nominee. (more...)
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard smacks pair of homers
- May 12, 2016

The outfielder connected for a pinch-hit, solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. "He was working behind hitters". But he kept the Mets' lead intact and ended the game with a strikeout. Bartolo Colon hits a home run and now every pitcher thinks he can do it. (more...)
Tennessee Department of Health opens lab for Zika virus testing in Nashville
- May 11, 2016

In March, a 43-year-old man who was bitten by a mosquito during a trip to South America was confirmed to be the first to have the virus in the country. The phenomenon was first detected in Brazil, where experts say there are almost 1,200 confirmed cases of microcephaly. Brazil is also investigating more than 4,200 additional suspected cases of microcephaly. (more...)
Zika virus likely to hit United States, bringing threat of microcephaly
- May 11, 2016

In March, a 43-year-old man who was bitten by a mosquito during a trip to South America was confirmed to be the first to have the virus in the country. Though rare, scientists have found Zika can be transmitted sexually. "They have to come together and start working together", he said. Zika has also been linked to other severe birth defects and with stillbirth. (more...)
CDC data shows Zika virus stays longer in urine than blood
- May 11, 2016

Regional corporations throughout the country have been on campaigns to rid potential breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus, and the programmes are expected to be boosted in the coming weeks as the rainy season has already begun. (more...)
Global Sleep Study Reveals Five Interesting Facts About Snoozing Global Sleep Study Reveals Five Interesting Facts About Snoozing
- May 10, 2016

It was launched in 2014 to help users efficiently overcome jet lag with the help of a complex algorithm based on Forger's previous research. Users could also opt in to a research programme that sent their sleep data to the team. Australia and New Zealand, on the other hand, were lucky enough to hit an average of eight hours each night. Women slept for roughly 30 minutes more per night than men did, particularly between the ages of 30 and 60. (more...)
Junior doctors walk out on emergency care as United Kingdom strike intensifies Junior doctors walk out on emergency care as United Kingdom strike intensifies
- May 10, 2016

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has insisted the Government will not be "blackmailed" into dropping its manifesto pledge of improving seven-day services as the dispute with the British Medical Association (BMA ) over a new contract continues. (more...)
Alberta fire grew less than expected
- May 10, 2016

On Sunday, Alberta wildfire manager Chad Morrison said cooler weather, which is expected to last the next few days, helped keep the fire from growing to 200,000 hectares. The town of Fort McMurray is at the centre of Canada's oil sands industry, containing vast oil reserves. Officials said on Sunday the fire had done minor damage at CNOOC unit Nexen's Long Lake facility, in the site's yard. (more...)

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