Health


Pistorius in court for re-sentencing
- June 14, 2016

There was some debate about the victim's mother, June Steenkamp, and her statement that she had forgiven Pistorius. Reeva Steenkamp's father, Barry, who has been absent throughout the case due to poor health, is in court and may testify later this week. (more...)
Kids' sleep guidelines spell out shut-eye guidance by age Kids' sleep guidelines spell out shut-eye guidance by age
- June 14, 2016

The study says that infants aged 4-12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours a day. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine released new guidelines Monday on how much sleep children of various ages should get every 24 hours. The benefits of healthy sleep require not only adequate sleep duration, but also appropriate timing, daily regularity, good sleep quality and the absence of sleep disorders. (more...)
Walgreens Terminates Partnership With Theranos, Closes Stores Walgreens Terminates Partnership With Theranos, Closes Stores
- June 14, 2016

Walgreens has dropped the curtain on its alliance with Theranos , a Silicon Valley start-up company that once promised to be a major disruptor in the medical lab business. When Theranos failed to provide sufficient details and paperwork, the other company was very displeased. Being one of the startup's early supporters, Walgreens helped Theranos catapult into the consciousness of investors and the general public. (more...)
Slovenia confirms first case of Zika virus
- June 13, 2016

The Zika outbreak is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, with Brazil the hardest hit so far. In response to the WHO's new guidelines, the CDC said health care providers should discuss Zika's risks and how to prevent infection, and provide information about contraception. (more...)
Senators: Bill will give states, cities tools to fight Zika
- June 13, 2016

Here is what you can do, look around your yard. He examines the sample and grins: inside, tiny critters wiggle around nervously. Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and the part of Russian Federation around Krasnodar are the areas where the virus is most likely to thrive and spread. (more...)
Funding delay hurts fight against Zika — CDC director
- June 12, 2016

Karen Hacker, the health department's director, said in a statement. The WHO stopped short of recommending that couples put pregnancy on hold. "Delaying pregnancy is among them, obviously, but it's not the only one". No details of the accident was revealed by the officials. Specialists at the conference included Jason S. James and Michael H. Jacobs, two reproductive doctors, and infection control expert Barbara Russell. (more...)
3 charged with murder in death of 13-year-old Detroit boy 3 charged with murder in death of 13-year-old Detroit boy
- June 12, 2016

A 13-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting Frederick Austin, 14, on Tuesday night, is being charged as a juvenile with one count of: involuntary manslaughter, careless discharge causing death and felony firearm, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announces. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Just Brought the Fight to Donald Trump
- June 12, 2016

Attendees said specific fundraising goals or which pro-Trump Super PAC to support , were not discussed. "Donald Trump's comments on the ethnic heritage and religion of judges are absolutely unacceptable", the senator said in a statement Monday. (more...)
Infectious Disease Expert: Don't Worry Too Much About Zika Virus
- June 12, 2016

The mosquito that carries Zika virus is not native to the United States but has been found in San Bernardino County and at least 11 other California counties. territories Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have local cases of the virus, which is expected to start spreading via mosquito in the U.S. (more...)
Senator Bill Nelson pushes for Zika funding
- June 11, 2016

Pitt officials said the lab accident occurred last month and the researcher has recovered and returned to work. The Zika virus is known to spread through mosquito bite , unprotected sex, from mother to child, and through blood transfusion, according to the CDC , which has not recorded any cases of Zika transmission through blood transfusion or mosquito bites in the U.S. (more...)
Official map finds Zika-transmitting mosquitoes in much of US
- June 11, 2016

The virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, is expected to begin hitting southern USA states later this month. The woman developed symptoms of Zika June 1, including a fever. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there is strong scientific consensus that the Zika virus can also cause a rare and unsafe neurological disorder called the Guillain-Barre which causes temporary paralysis in adults. (more...)
Valeant posts US$373.7 million net loss, 37% decline in adjusted earnings
- June 09, 2016

Several large investors recently bought and sold shares of VRX . The company has been under the spotlight since Aug 2015 for all the wrong reasons including price hike of specialty drugs, erroneous financial reporting, and termination of contracts with Philidor Rx Services. (more...)
James Corden Does Broadway Carpool Karaoke, Raps With Lin-Manuel Miranda
- June 09, 2016

This was probably a dream come true for Miranda as Les Mis was the play that got him so interested in musical theater. "I'm at your service, sir". More recently, The Book of Mormon was a huge hit in 2011, but Tony viewership actually fell slightly that year, from 7.0 million in 2010 to 6.9 million. (more...)
Peanut flour prompts Rold Gold pretzel, Hostess cake recall Peanut flour prompts Rold Gold pretzel, Hostess cake recall
- June 09, 2016

They have "guaranteed fresh" dates ranging from June 28, 2016 to August 23, 2016 on the front of the package. In addition, the 9-digit manufacturing code, that is located directly below the guaranteed fresh date, includes the number 32 in the second and third position of the code, for example, x32xxxxx. (more...)
Minnesota governor declares 'Prince Day' to mark birthday Minnesota governor declares 'Prince Day' to mark birthday
- June 08, 2016

Minnesota's political leaders say they have a problem trusting each other, but on Tuesday they pledged to continue trying to pass failed tax and public works legislation. "If they open it up, there's going to be a free-for-all". The governor wants extra money for preserving and replacing deteriorating state college and university buildings, constructing a new health science building at the University of Minnesota, upgrading the state security hospital in St. (more...)
Stanford student who stopped attack speaks out
- June 08, 2016

Several Change.org petitions seeking to remove Persky from his judgeship had cumulatively gathered more than 316,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning, and Stanford law professor Michele Landis Dauber said she was starting a recall campaign in Santa Clara County. (more...)
Does The Olympics In Rio Put The World In Danger Of Zika?
- June 07, 2016

He and a 24-year-old partner had sex seven times between February 11 and February 20, each involving vaginal sex without ejaculation and oral sex with ejaculation. In the US, there have been 11 cases of sexually-transmitted Zika virus since the current epidemic started. Just as well, considering the Games are still slated to kick off in August. (more...)
Will we see plain cigarette packs under a Duterte presidency?
- June 07, 2016

In December 2012, Australia became the first country to fully implement plain packaging. In the United States the free-speech laws could make impossible to bring plain-packaging legislation. New Zealand first announced plans for plain packaging rules in 2013 but the legislation stalled. Dr Jawad al Lawati, senior consultant and rapporteur of the National Tobacco Control Committee (NTCC), said that Oman and GCC countries have a long way to go before plain packaging is adopted. (more...)
Comunali, alle 19 ha votato il 46,01% Comunali, alle 19 ha votato il 46,01%
- June 07, 2016

Tra questi, i quattro più grandi comuni del paese: Roma , Milano , Napoli e Torino . Salvini e' contento del 2,7%, auguri! Nelle precedenti omologhe alle ore 19 la percentuale dei votanti si era attestata al 37,53% ma si votava in due giorni. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen Breastfeeds Baby at the NBA Finals Chrissy Teigen Breastfeeds Baby at the NBA Finals
- June 05, 2016

In fact, she sort of hilariously plays into it sometimes. While the Cravings cookbook author and her husband John Legend treated their daughter, Luna Simone, to her first basketball game Thursday, Teigen made sure their little one was happy and full after watching Legend sing the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors Finals game. (more...)