Health


New Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Case Found in Palm Beach County, Florida New Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Case Found in Palm Beach County, Florida
- August 09, 2016

The Health Department suspects those with the non-travel Zika virus contracted it in area that is less than one-square mile in Miami-Dade County. On Monday, officials identified a Zika case in Palm Beach and believe it's related to the recent outbreak in northern Miami, which has led to growing concern, as it was most likely transmitted locally, rather than sexually or while traveling overseas. (more...)
American Idol finalist says she's battling thyroid cancer American Idol finalist says she's battling thyroid cancer
- August 09, 2016

After months of silence, the " American Idol " finalist Jax has let fans know that she has been battling thyroid cancer. "I was going through a lot, traveling a lot, living out of a suitcase". She was eventually diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, a condition in which one's immune system attacks the thyroid, according to the Mayo Clinic . (more...)
Measles warning as young people told to get MMR vaccine Measles warning as young people told to get MMR vaccine
- August 09, 2016

Numerous cases have been linked to music festivals, with experts saying low hygiene and high density of people is providing a hot dead for the viral illness to spread between festival goers. There were nearly forty cases reported in June and July and it is assumed more people will come forward as more people attend festivals until the end of September, when the season comes to an end. (more...)
Massachusetts Ranked Eighth Best State for Having a Baby Massachusetts Ranked Eighth Best State for Having a Baby
- August 09, 2016

Americans pay the highest birthing costs in the world- with the average delivery costing $10,002, plus another $5,238 for a Cesarean section delivery. Good news for expecting parents in CT, turns out it's one of the best states to have a baby. When looking at delivery costs, NY ranks 50th, followed only by Alaska. (more...)
Low costs a big plus for ecigarettes Low costs a big plus for ecigarettes
- August 09, 2016

Researchers found that 80 percent of teens who said they tried e-cigarettes to quite smoking real cigarettes continued to smoke tobacco. She is a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. In wave 2, youth were asked how often they used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. Harold J. Farber, MD , of Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, told MedPage Today via email that this study was impressive not for what was found, but for what was not found, ... (more...)
Dallas County Plans Aggressive Attack on Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Dallas County Plans Aggressive Attack on Locally Transmitted Zika Virus
- August 09, 2016

South Florida is still is carrying the label as the nation's Zika hot spot with at least 17 cases of locally acquired Zika infection, according to the Miami Herald . Resources will be virtually exhausted by the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Clinton will call on Congress to return to Washington and pass emergency funding for the Zika response during the visit. (more...)
Man faces drug charge after 24 stricken at OH music fest Man faces drug charge after 24 stricken at OH music fest
- August 09, 2016

Even so, some victims were treated with naloxone, a medication that blocks the effects of opioid overdoses. The victims were at Ohio Dreams, an action sports camp about 70 miles northeast of Columbus, for a weekend concert. However, the sweets went undetected; Richland County Sheriff Capt. Donald Zehner mentions that it's likely the festival staff didn't know what they were and that they also were more preoccupied looking for things such as guns and knives; not candy. (more...)
Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly
- August 09, 2016

There's one way it could help, however: the placebo effect. Phelps, who won the 19th Olympic gold medal of his career on Sunday and helped the USA men's team to victory in the 4×100 meters freestyle relay, is one of a number of Olympic athletes practicing " cupping ", an ancient Chinese healing practice. (more...)
Crawford first in 41 years with 7 hits, Giants win in 14
- August 09, 2016

It just so happened that, after managing the San Francisco Giants in more than 1,500 games, his rare game away came on the same night that shortstop Brandon Crawford achieved one of the rarest single-game feats in Major League Baseball history. (more...)
Phelps ready to reclaim that lost butterfly gold
- August 09, 2016

With his team mates in tears, Phelps smiled and laughed and hugged them as they took a victory lap around the pool deck, until he saw his fiancée and baby son in the stands. Olympic team. Mitchell typically uses acupuncture along with cupping , and won't do the technique on people with weak immune systems or those prescribed blood thinners. (more...)
Pakistani Taliban Group Claims Hospital Bombing That Killed 70 Pakistani Taliban Group Claims Hospital Bombing That Killed 70
- August 09, 2016

A Pakistani man who survived the bombing of a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta has described a horrifying scene, saying there were "bodies everywhere" after the blast. Quetta Civil Hospital director Abdul Rehman put the initial death toll from the blast at 64 - 18 of these being lawyers - and said staff were treating 92 injured people. (more...)
Another gold medal for Michael Phelps and U.S., records for others Another gold medal for Michael Phelps and U.S., records for others
- August 09, 2016

They owe their success in the preliminary heat to Ervin, the 35-year-old veteran who rallied the team as anchor, setting a world record split in his portion of the relay. But she made a decision to come back and try for the Rio Olympics at 28. Medals in rugby will be awarded for the first time in 92 years as the top four women's sevens teams in the world - Australia, Canada, Britain and New Zealand - compete. (more...)
Sources confirm baby born in Berkeley with Zika-related microcephaly Sources confirm baby born in Berkeley with Zika-related microcephaly
- August 09, 2016

As of August 5, CDPH has confirmed 134 travel-associated Zika virus infections in 22 counties. Two babies have been born with Zika virus-related defects in California, but neither of them were born in the Inland region, health officials said Thursday . (more...)
Ticket prices for A-Rod's final game spike 500%
- August 09, 2016

He loves to talk about the game", the first baseman said. Today, I say goodbye to both. He announced that he will play his final game Friday and then assume a position with the Yankees as a special adviser and instructor. Hall of Fame voters, though, have ignored players such as Bonds, Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire; as long as those voting trends continue, Rodriguez nearly certainly will come up short of induction. (more...)
7 square miles burn in Southern California mountains
- August 09, 2016

The fire died down a bit overnight, officials said, but picked back up after dawn due to hot temperatures and wind gusts in the San Bernardino Mountain region. Highway 138 is now open between I-15 and Crestline. San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies investigated reports that someone was shooting at air tankers dropping retardant on the fire. (more...)
Warren takes on Trump's economic plan
- August 09, 2016

Reiterating his criticism of the NAFTA and TPP trade deals, Trump said that with him in the White House, "we'll put our coal miners and our steel workers back to work". Bernstein gives Trump credit for stressing that he's not an isolationist on trade . Surrogates for Clinton, in a conference call with Wisconsin reporters, also blasted Trump for making some of his products, such as clothes and furniture, overseas. (more...)
Michael Phelps to swim in fifth 200m butterfly Olympic final
- August 09, 2016

You can see a snippet of Phelps receiving the treatment in his Under Armour ad that came out earlier this year. "Cupping" is poised to become the latest fad. "I've done it before meets at pretty much every meet I go to", he said. "Those are all groups that could always use some more love, acceptance and respect from this country", Bell wrote. (more...)
Hot Vegan Company Sold a Lot of Mayo-to Itself Hot Vegan Company Sold a Lot of Mayo-to Itself
- August 09, 2016

The ex-contractors say in most cases they were told to simply buy up jars at nearby stores and were free to consume or discard them, not look for quality issues, according to the Bloomberg story . The primary goal was to identify and fix initial issues with product packaging such as poorly affixed labels and lids. "Right from the beginning we fought to stay there", he said. (more...)
Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 9
- August 09, 2016

The Cayman Islands is reporting its first local transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been spreading across the Americas since a year ago. - Providing a Department of Health " teacher toolkit " that will allow teachers to include Zika messages and activities in lessons. Florida has 408 cases of people infected with the Zika virus in 30 counties. (more...)
Marco Rubio is Against Abortions Even in the Case of Zika
- August 09, 2016

Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation. Amy Hopkins, one of the community health nurses for the health department, said due to the influx of global students and students who travelled overseas they aim to raise more awareness about the virus once the two colleges begin their academic year. (more...)