Health


Is acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in offspring? Is acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in offspring?
- August 16, 2016

Just over half of the mums - 53 per cent or 4,415 - said they had taken paracetamol at 18 weeks. Data from almost 8,000 mothers, along with their children and partners, suggests prenatal use of paracetamol at 18 and 32 weeks of pregnancy increases the risk of conduct problems and hyperactivity symptoms in children. (more...)
130000 new members excluded from Labour vote after court challenge dropped 130000 new members excluded from Labour vote after court challenge dropped
- August 16, 2016

But Foster lauded a Court of Appeal ruling later in the week that effectively reintroduced a voting ban on almost 130,000 Labour members in the leadership election in what is seen as a disadvantage to Corbyn. The Observer said to Corbyn that MPs opposing him "get their mandate from their constituents" and it was "perfectly reasonable for MPs, who are taking soundings from voters, to say they are unwilling to support you as leader because they don't see you as being electable as a prime ... (more...)
Phelps and Ledecky Recreate Autograph Picture From First Time They Met
- August 16, 2016

Ten years ago, a 9-year-old Katie Ledecky - then an aspiring swimmer - posed for a photo with superstar athlete Michael Phelps as he signed an autograph for her. Phelps meanwhile, holds an Olympic-record 23 gold medals and 28 overall, including five gold medals won in Rio. You've probably seen the photo of Katie Ledecky getting an autograph from Michael Phelps back in 2006. (more...)
Corbyn Turns On Deputy Tom Watson Over 'Entryist' Claims Corbyn Turns On Deputy Tom Watson Over 'Entryist' Claims
- August 16, 2016

The campaign to mobilize support for Corbyn, which includes the leaders of Britain's top unions, is being organized through the organization Momentum and other forums. Corbyn refuses to move for the removal of McNicol, as demanded by many Labour members. Most of Corbyn's shadow cabinet has resigned, adds the Economist, adding: "If he wins the leadership contest he has no chance of reconstituting a full shadow ministerial line up. (more...)
Wevers upstages Biles to win beam gold
- August 16, 2016

Simone Biles won't be the first female gymnast to win five gold medals at one Olympics. Many have predicted that Biles will continue her winning streak and tie with teammate Michael Phelps for most gold medals of the Games. Hometown favorite Flávia Saraiva hopped on the beam with the Brazilian crowd chanting her name. The 16-year-old is making her Olympic debut in Rio and recently turned professional. (more...)
Officials Investigate Four Areas in South Florida Amid New Zika Cases Officials Investigate Four Areas in South Florida Amid New Zika Cases
- August 16, 2016

Both are in Miami-Dade County, and Scott said the state still believes local transmissions are occurring in one-square mile in Wynwood, a trendy arts neighborhood near Miami . Florida health officials emphasize that one case does not mean active transmission is occurring in an area. Among the resources the health department will send to Miami-Dade are more commercial pest control companies to help with mosquito spraying, according to Scott's announcement. (more...)
Why Usain Bolt is 'insane' Bolt on tracks
- August 16, 2016

Although well short of his world record, Bolt expressed satisfaction with his performance. "I didn't go so fast but I'm so happy I won". "I have submitted a medical exemption to be excused from the 100m final and the remainder of the National Championships". (more...)
Father bought gun day after domestic dispute call Father bought gun day after domestic dispute call
- August 16, 2016

Authorities collected forensic evidence and autopsied Mark Short Sr.as part of the investigation, but said they would not discuss the case until Monday. He said only hotel security had been involved in that case. Mark Short left a note admitting to buying a gun and killing his family, Adams said at a news conference. (more...)
Urging President To Combat Zika Virus Urging President To Combat Zika Virus
- August 16, 2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, still advises pregnant women to avoid the entire neighborhood. The mosquito-borne virus has infected 1,035 pregnant women, which is a concern to authorities because Zika has been tied to a severe birth defect known as microcephaly. (more...)
Inmate fatally stabbed inside Maryland prison
- August 16, 2016

Police spokesman Greg Shipley says investigators have multiple suspects. Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit have interviewed inmates and served search warrants at the prison, according to a press release from the agency. (more...)
Michael Phelps' Swimming Cap Ripped Seconds Before He Won Olympic Gold Michael Phelps' Swimming Cap Ripped Seconds Before He Won Olympic Gold
- August 15, 2016

He added: "I was just thinking, going back over the last 16 years". Besides the relay, Lochte's only other event in Rio is the 200 individual medley which begins with heats early Wednesday afternoon with the finals Thursday night. (more...)
USA declares state of emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika
- August 15, 2016

The declaration allows Puerto Rico to apply for funding to hire unemployed workers to help with mosquito control, outreach and education through the Department of Labor's National Dislocated Worker Grant program. Zika is spread by mosquitos. The man reportedly contracted the virus during a recent trip to Mexico. It is meant to promote an immune response that would protect against the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects, according to a statement from the U.S. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's 2015 tax return shows $10.6 million in income, 34% rate Hillary Clinton's 2015 tax return shows $10.6 million in income, 34% rate
- August 15, 2016

Did anything in particular stand out? "Your move", Clinton campaign aide Ian Sams said on Twitter, linking to the Democratic nominee's returns. The Hezbollah comments expanded the roster of rogue foreign leaders or groups making comments complimentary or supportive of Trump. (more...)
First confirmed travel-related Zika case in Sarasota
- August 15, 2016

The declaration is a tool that provides support to the government of Puerto Rico to address the outbreak on the island and underscores the public health risk of Zika, particularly to pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Dr Knight said the first individual confirmed with an imported case of the disease was pregnant, but was advanced in her pregnancy and therefore the potential for a birth with microcephaly was not expected. (more...)
Broncos list QBs Sanchez, Siemian as co-starters
- August 15, 2016

The Bears addressed that by overhauling their front seven, adding 336-pound free agent defensive end Akiem Hicks and backing him with inside linebackers Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman. "I just embraced it and went out and played as hard as I could". "We didn't practice very well offensively", Kubiak said . He also struggled when his line couldn't give him enough time to make reads, leading to a few embarrassing sacks, and one failed 2-point conversion where he just kind of. (more...)
Police Find No One Wounded in NC Mall Shooting Police Find No One Wounded in NC Mall Shooting
- August 15, 2016

Police sat three people were arrested, and one officer was hurt by a brick thrown into a squad auto. The Latest on the situation after shots were fired in a Raleigh mall (all times local): --- 4:30 p.m. Raleigh's police chief says investigators are still trying to determine whether there was a shooting at a Raleigh mall where witnesses reported hearing gunfire. (more...)
Americans want to see Hillary's deleted e-mails: Trump campaign Americans want to see Hillary's deleted e-mails: Trump campaign
- August 15, 2016

Clinton's campaign website, dating back to 2007, when Mrs. Clinton was still in the Senate. The latest return, 40 pages long, showed the Clintons donated more than $US1 million, or almost 10% of their gross income, to charity. That gave them an effective tax rate of 20.3 percent. Mrs Clinton and her husband a year ago paid an effective federal tax rate of 34.2%, a combined federal, state and local effective rate of 43.2% and donated 9.8% of their income to charity, according to the campaign. (more...)
USA declares health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Zika
- August 15, 2016

After widespread reports and more cases popping up, we're now one step closer to stopping the Zika virus. University Health Network infectious diseases specialist Isaac Bogoch said the full range of health issues related to Zika still isn't clear, and doctors will be closely watching babies who have been infected to see if cognitive problems emerge as they grow. (more...)
Labour leader attends rally in Sunderland
- August 15, 2016

The judges had been urged to overturn a test case ruling on Monday in favour of five members who said they were unlawfully "frozen out" of the contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. Since then, the five members and their legal teams have been working "round-the-clock" to gauge support for a further battle in the Supreme Court - Britain's highest legal authority. (more...)
Swimming - Schooling wins first gold for Singapore Swimming - Schooling wins first gold for Singapore
- August 15, 2016

In 2001, the NCAA's Division I schools adopted a rule that allowed athletes to accept money under the U.S. Olympic Committee's Operation Gold program, which provides a limited amount of cash based on athletes' performances at the Olympics or, in non-Olympic years, a world championships or similar competition. (more...)