Health


U.S. declares health emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika
- August 14, 2016

In Central Florida, there have been 48 Zika cases in Orange County, 16 in Seminole County, two in Lake County and 18 in Osceola County, all of which have been travel-related. The Republican legislation also would siphon off unused money under Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law to combat Zika. It believes the actual number of infections is likely higher because most people with Zika have no symptoms and might not seek testing. (more...)
Arkansas K-9 found wounded, 2 days after shootout, TV station reports Arkansas K-9 found wounded, 2 days after shootout, TV station reports
- August 14, 2016

X-rays showed some bullet fragments still lodged inside the dog and a veterinarian told police had she been shot two inches lower on one of the shots, she would not have survived. Billy Monroe Jones barricaded himself inside his home for several hours after opening fire on the police, with police saying he wanted to create a "ruckus" before his court hearing scheduled that day. (more...)
UK construction output drops in July UK construction output drops in July
- August 13, 2016

The ONS also revised down construction output figures for the second quarter, but said this won't have an impact on UK GDP growth. He added: 'Brexit negotiations will be protracted, so businesses will hold off committing to major capital expenditure for a long time to come. (more...)
US declares state of emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika
- August 13, 2016

The United States reported its first locally transmitted cases of Zika in Florida in July. It also can also be spread by sex, prompting public health officials to advise that people who have been infected refrain from unprotected sex for several months. (more...)
Zika case in Williams County from returning traveler
- August 13, 2016

The new findings, published Thursday in the journal Eurosurveillance , may compel groups like the CDC to revise their recommendations, researchers said. In Washington, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Thursday said she has authorized shifting some $81 million in her agency to keep research moving forward on a Zika vaccine. (more...)
Puerto Rico reports 10690 Zika cases amid ongoing epidemic
- August 13, 2016

Scientists say the semen of an Italian man who contracted Zika tested positive for the virus six months after he exhibited symptoms- about twice as long as previously reported cases. Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and USA health officials continue to warn pregnant women to avoid the infection zone despite the governor's assurances that the area of concern is shrinking. (more...)
DEA decides to keep marijuana in 'most dangerous' class DEA decides to keep marijuana in 'most dangerous' class
- August 13, 2016

The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most unsafe drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses. Legal marijuana businesses have difficulty finding banks that will work with them, also due to concerns about breaking federal law. The position of the US government on marijuana has impacts for states that have legalized its recreational or medical use. (more...)
DEA to make it easier for researchers to obtain marijuana DEA to make it easier for researchers to obtain marijuana
- August 13, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration did not respond immediately to requests for comment. Cannabis advocates have long argued that this arrangement, and the labeling of marijuana as among "the most risky drugs" under the Controlled Substances Act, has sharply limited the supply available for research. (more...)
European tour players excel on rainy Rio day
- August 13, 2016

Served so well by a scintillating short game, Fraser missed at least six putts by a matter of centimetres that could have strengthened his position at the top of the leaderboard from a chasing pack that includes golfing royalty Sweden's Henrik Stenson (-8) and Britain's Justin Rose (-6).¬¬. (more...)
Northwest Politicians Feel Burned By DEA's Marijuana Ruling
- August 13, 2016

Sanjay Gupta. However earlier on Wednesday, the agency had sent emails, a copy of which was reviewed by Reuters, to parties that had expressed an interest in the matter, saying it would be making "important announcements regarding marijuana related topics" on Thursday. (more...)
Philly air pollution above standard kills 126 people every year Philly air pollution above standard kills 126 people every year
- August 13, 2016

Researchers also took into account the location conditions of each community, including population and health issues such as mortality risk. "We call it "citizen science"—where people without a background in research can use scientific tools to address problems in their environment", said Michaela Burns, of Oak Ridge Associated Universities in his EPA blog . (more...)
6 hospitalized after emergency landing at Orlando airport 6 hospitalized after emergency landing at Orlando airport
- August 13, 2016

Airline officials say all of the passengers aboard the plane were checked out at the airport. A spokesperson said the crew members chose to go to the hospital because protocol requires that they're given that option. Spirit Airlines is working to put the passengers on another flight tonight, otherwise they will be put up in a hotel. The plane returned to Orlando shortly after 5 p.m. (more...)
The greatest meteor shower of the year peaks tonight
- August 13, 2016

The Perseid meteor shower happens every August when Earth passes through a trail of tiny debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The idea is to see as much of the sky as possible - from as dark of a spot as possible - since meteors shoot through the sky from different spots. (more...)
If Clinton wins Pennsylvania, she cheated
- August 13, 2016

Trump, who said recently he didn't "know that we need to get out the vote". "Without voter ID there's no way you're going to be able to check in properly", he said. He added, "That's the way we could lose the state. He is grossly incompetent". Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls by a significant margin in Pennsylvania. (more...)
Death for the "Grim Sleeper"
- August 13, 2016

Franklin was convicted of murdering nine women and one teenage girl over more than two decades. In May, Lonnie David Franklin, Jr ., was convicted of killing the females during his reigns of terror in South Los Angeles between 1985 and 1988, and once again between 2002 and 2007. (more...)
A second Olympic pool has turned green
- August 13, 2016

FINA, the body that oversees competition swimming, said they ran out of vital chemicals needed to keep up the pure blue color. "FINA's Sports Medical Committee has conducted some tests and concluded that the waters will not be harmful to athletes and there shouldn't be an excuse to postpone the competition", said FINA. (more...)
Zika in Puerto Rico now a health emergency
- August 13, 2016

Zika is a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which also carry dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. USA officials said they don't expect to see a Zika epidemic in the United States similar to those in Latin America. (more...)
Indians spoil Max Scherzer's no-hit bid in win
- August 13, 2016

Nationals coach admitted that the game was a well-played and well-pitched game. First pitch was 4:07 p.m. and the temperature was 91 degrees. The Indians' first visit to Nationals Park didn't start well as Cleveland was hitless against Max Scherzer (12-7) until Francisco Lindor grounded a single up the middle with one out in the seventh. (more...)
Jude patient thrown to ground by TSA agent Jude patient thrown to ground by TSA agent
- August 13, 2016

Her suit also says that the teen was "confused" because of radiation therapy, and that officers did not accommodate the fact that the treatment left her partly deaf, partly blind, partly paralyzed and limited in her ability to speak. After being cuffed, Cohen can be seen lying on the floor motionless and crying before officers put her on her feet and quickly walk her off camera. (more...)
Here's Why Rio Athletes Have Weird Red Marks All Over Their Bodies
- August 13, 2016

While it's one of the things that's taking a spotlight in the Olympic pool, this isn't the first time that cupping has trended. Very quickly, the flaming cotton ball is removed and the cup is immediately placed over the skin before any air can rush back into the cup, and this creates the suction on the skin. (more...)