Health


Zika concerns raise after new cases found in Florida
- August 08, 2016

Its travel advice was updated after the USA state confirmed four people in Miami with the Zika virus appear to have been infected by mosquitoes locally. These infections are thought to have occurred because the patients' partners had traveled to countries where Zika is circulating, the CDC said. FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016, file photo, Evaristo Miqueli, a natural resources officer with Broward County Mosquito Control, takes water samples decanted from a watering jug, checking for ... (more...)
Next-Gen Mosquitoes Could Kill Zika and Save Millions of Lives
- August 08, 2016

Pregnant women are advised to postpone or cancel travel to areas with ongoing active Zika virus transmission. The Oxitec Florida trial would run for between six and 22 months, with a goal of determining whether wild Aedes aegypti females, the gender that bites, will mate with the company's "OX513A" males, which are created to produce offspring which do not fully mature, thus undercutting the mosquito population. (more...)
Is Calvin Harris Trolling Taylor Swift in His New 'Ole' Music Video? Is Calvin Harris Trolling Taylor Swift in His New 'Ole' Music Video?
- August 08, 2016

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris on a dinner date in August of 2015. One scene sees the musical gents walking along a beach with five lovely women in little dresses, but it's not gaudy or sexual, and certainly not what some might have wished for as what people are considering Calvin's retaliation to Taylor moving on so quickly from their split with actor Tom Hiddleston. (more...)
Rio 2016: Who will be the stars of the Games? Rio 2016: Who will be the stars of the Games?
- August 07, 2016

In yet another sport that India has a vast potential in succeeding is table tennis . "A small number of bags - 9 from a total of almost 3,000 pieces of luggage - are now unaccounted for following their transfer from Belo Horizonte to the Olympic Village in Rio." the spokesperson said. (more...)
United States of America flagbearer Michael Phelps leads team into Olympics opening ceremony
- August 07, 2016

The honour of officially declaring the games open fell to Michel Temer, Brazil's unpopular interim president, who was loudly jeered. Shoals of samba dancers flowed in a rainbow of colors, but many showed less flesh than normal for Brazil, seemingly mindful of their global TV audience. (more...)
Majority rule: Women lead the way for Team USA
- August 07, 2016

Du finished with 1 point behind Ms. Thrasher, while Yi ended the event with 185.4 points. U.S. teenager Virginia Thrasher got hooked on shooting when deer hunting with her grandfather and yesterday that passion saw her past China's champion sharpshooters to claim the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Games. (more...)
Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to less than 3 points - Reuters/Ipsos
- August 07, 2016

When asked whether her opponent Donald Trump is appealing to racists, Clinton said that "we have to acknowledge" that there is a racist and xenophobic appeal in his message. "Crooked Hillary said loudly, and for the world to see, that she "SHORT CIRCUITED" when answering a question on her e-mails". "Unstable Hillary Clinton, lacks the judgment, temperament and moral character to lead this country - and I believe that so strongly", Trump told supporters as he accused Clinton of supporting ... (more...)
New York Post sparks outrage by publishing naked photos of Melania Trump New York Post sparks outrage by publishing naked photos of Melania Trump
- August 07, 2016

Donald Trump's lovely wife has been primed to perfection in anticipation of becoming the next First Lady of America. Donald Trump is the lead star of his own reality show 'The Donald Trump presidential campaign' and his wife Melania Trump makes an appearance to boost this show whenever needed and not always for the right reasons. (more...)
Zika Virus: A second vaccine tested on humans - U.S. health officials
- August 07, 2016

The first step in clinical trials, Barouch said , will be a small safety test on 30-50 people. The trial will take place in three locations in the USA, including the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda in Maryland, with at least 80 volunteers. (more...)
Three Mercer County residents have contracted the Zika virus Three Mercer County residents have contracted the Zika virus
- August 07, 2016

Thirty-three US military members have infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, including a pregnant woman, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The fight against the Zika virus on US soil is now at a new level. He said it may be because mosquitoes were resistant to the insecticides being used. Health authorities have identified 15 Zika cases spread by local mosquitoes and expect there may be more. (more...)
Rio delivers a simple, but spirited, Olympic welcome
- August 07, 2016

The opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics was a demonstration of Brazil's heritage, highlighted by the country's proud musical history. Once the Brazilian delegation entered Maracana Stadium to end the parade of nations at the opening, rings carrying seeds and soil were moved into the Olympic five-ring shape - and displayed in green in a reference to transplanting depleted forests, not the traditional colors of the games. (more...)
One Greek athlete expelled from Olympics for doping One Greek athlete expelled from Olympics for doping
- August 07, 2016

In the lead up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, much had been made about the Zika virus scare and the poor conditions athletes might be subjected to in the Olympic Village. Meanwhile, the push for Indian food is part of the Modi government's Rs 135-crore Olympic Games push that started in January 2015 with the programme Target Olympic Podium (TOP) that included 24-hour control room monitoring, mental trainers, Australian coaches, Dutch scientific trainers and a month-long stay in Rio to ... (more...)
UK supermarket recalls peanuts over missing 'peanuts' label UK supermarket recalls peanuts over missing 'peanuts' label
- August 07, 2016

Lidl is recalling one of its products - and the reason why is mindblowingly nuts. The shopping giant, which has a store near Three Bridges, has put out the recall warning for Alesto Honey Peanuts with a best before end date of February 2017. (more...)
FULL LIST: Supermarkets recall yoghurts over fears they contain pieces of rubber FULL LIST: Supermarkets recall yoghurts over fears they contain pieces of rubber
- August 07, 2016

Customers who have bought any of the yoghurts are advised not to eat them. Yeo Valley is best known for its Yeo Valley Organic yoghurts in large pots and has become a household name since launching in 1992. "We are working with the FSA and the supplier in question". It comes after Lidl vowed to recall some of its yoghurts for not warning buyers on the label that the products contained milk. (more...)
Bank of England cuts interest rates to 0.25% and expands QE Bank of England cuts interest rates to 0.25% and expands QE
- August 07, 2016

In the event, it announced a series of steps, including new bond-buying, purchases of corporate debt and a targeted lending programme, or Term Funding Scheme (TFS), reminiscent of that run by the European Central Bank. It was down 1.4 percent at $1.3136 by early afternoon in London , while stock markets rose, as the weaker currency will help numerous country's multinationals and exporters earn more money overseas. (more...)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte Clobbered in Latest N.H. Senatorial Poll Sen. Kelly Ayotte Clobbered in Latest N.H. Senatorial Poll
- August 07, 2016

Senate races in the country. Trump responded by bashing her as a weak and disloyal leader, comments that have not dissuaded Ayotte from backing him, according to aides. In testimony past year, in response to Ayotte, now-Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley said, "Patriot plays a key role in not only acquiring and then destroying incoming fixed-wing aircraft, but also in intercepting and destroying incoming missiles". (more...)
Clinton is queen of corruption: Donald
- August 07, 2016

Following the Democratic National Convention, Clinton has had a good week overall. Regardless of the root source of the leak, Democrats are growing concerned that WikiLeaks might release even more of these emails in a proverbial "October surprise" - in an effort to hurt Clinton and help Donald Trump. (more...)
Free skin cancer screening offered to 1st responders Free skin cancer screening offered to 1st responders
- August 07, 2016

If a mole is asymmetrical, this could be a sign of melanoma. "Patients with skin of color may believe they aren't at risk, but that is not the case - and when they do get skin cancer , it may be especially deadly". Most of the time, during the years, moles change in appearance or size and rarely become a melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer. Exactly how often you should do that is unclear, and depends in part on your chance of developing the disease. (more...)
Christopher Biggins removed from CBB house for 'offensive language'
- August 07, 2016

He said: "If something was said in jest which caused offence then I am certain that was not his intention. I apologise", Biggins told The Sun on Sunday newspaper in an interview today. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. In Saturday's episode, Big Brother gathered the housemates at the sofas to inform them that Biggins has been removed from the house and will not be returning. (more...)
Gunmen Kill 13 In Market In Northeast India Gunmen Kill 13 In Market In Northeast India
- August 07, 2016

Six rebels arrived in a motorised rickshaw and fired automatic weapons and lobbed grenades in the crowded market in Balajan, an area just outside the town of Kokrajhar in western Assam, said top local police official L.R. Others showed corrugated iron roofs strewn around the bloodied marketplace as charred scooters and cycles lay in mangled heaps while security forces storm through the site. (more...)