Health


Docs: Florida face-biting suspect claimed to have superpowers
- August 19, 2016

The seemingly random and unprovoked attack has captured the attention of the nation, said Snyder on Wednesday. "We are very proud of Jeff and the courage he has shown while attempting to help his friends and neighbors", the statement said, and asked for privacy. (more...)
Xbox VR titles will be exclusive to Project Scorpio Xbox VR titles will be exclusive to Project Scorpio
- August 19, 2016

It's pretty clear that Microsoft believes in Xbox Scorpio, Xbox One's new more powerful Xbox console, announced at the end of company's E3 conference last June. Isn't the future of gaming so bright and cheery? As those refreshes happen, it's likely we'll see a similar situation to smartphone games, where each game will have different levels of playability on older devices depending on how much they make use of a new console's features. (more...)
This makeup artist with face tumour is redefining beauty standards This makeup artist with face tumour is redefining beauty standards
- August 19, 2016

But when I saw this 21-year-old beauty vlogger, Marimar Quiroa, I was naturally inspired. She used to talk to herself in the mirror and tell herself she was handsome, as well as listing the things she loved about herself. In addition to providing beauty info, her videos offer personal glimpses into her life, follow her on meet-and-greets with fans, and even sometimes get completely silly - like when she enlists her little brother to do her makeup for her ("This is for your skin, right?" he ... (more...)
Chipotle introduces 'happy hour,' half-off drinks Chipotle introduces 'happy hour,' half-off drinks
- August 19, 2016

If free burritos weren't enough, Chipotle is pulling out the ultimate stop in order to win back customers: buy-one-get-one booze. But once again, there's always a catch. Now, the fast-casual burrito joint has started a weekly Happy Hour in OH and a few other states, with 50-percent off alcoholic beverages available every Thursday from 4-8 p.m. (more...)
Price of EpiPens soar hundreds of dollars Price of EpiPens soar hundreds of dollars
- August 19, 2016

The drug adjusts blood pressure, improves breathing, reduces wheezing, boosts heart rate and minimizes hives or swelling caused by allergic reaction. In the last nine years, after Mylan bought the rights for EpiPen, the price for this life-saving device increased by over 450 percent, from $50 for one injector to $600 for a pack of two, leaving the dose out of reach for many families. (more...)
Flu nasal spray just as effective as flu shot Flu nasal spray just as effective as flu shot
- August 19, 2016

They're nearly identical in levels of protection", Dr. Mark Loeb, an infectious diseases physician and medical microbiologist at McMaster University, told Global News. The flu mist is relatively new in Canada but has been used widely in the USA and Europe. Instead, all vaccinations will be a standard shot. There is another vaccine named the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). (more...)
Yale study identifies how Zika virus infects the placenta Yale study identifies how Zika virus infects the placenta
- August 19, 2016

Yale New Haven Hospital resident Michael Simoni says the disease was able to multiply inside certain kinds of cells in the placenta. Illumination of the fluorescent biomarker in green revealed that the adult mouse brain could be infected by Zika. (more...)
Zika Could Also Affect Adult Brain Zika Could Also Affect Adult Brain
- August 19, 2016

The researchers are planning additional studies . Researchers describe them as the stem cells of the brain. "These placenta-specific cells could potentially serve as a reservoir for Zika virus production within the fetal compartment", said first author Kellie Ann Jurado, a postdoctoral fellow. (more...)
Zika kills vital nervous system cells in adult mice, study finds Zika kills vital nervous system cells in adult mice, study finds
- August 19, 2016

The researchers worked with six-week-old mice triply deficient in interferon regulatory factor, which were infected by a single strain of Zika virus, and examined only once post-infection. "Detailed neurological studies are needed in infected humans to describe the effects of Zika virus infection on the brains of adults", said Dr. Anna Checkley of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, part of University College London Hospitals. (more...)
Zika virus infection may harm adult brain Zika virus infection may harm adult brain
- August 19, 2016

The authors of the study cautioned that it is hard to know the extent to which the findings, in mice whose immune systems were weakened, apply to humans, and said they plan further research . "Any long term effect on infected adults would be highly speculative at this point", he said. Illumination of the fluorescent biomarker in green revealed that the adult mouse brain could be infected by Zika. (more...)
UK nurse treated for Ebola accused of concealing temperature UK nurse treated for Ebola accused of concealing temperature
- August 19, 2016

Pauline Cafferkey who has family roots in Rannyhual near Kincasslagh is alleged to have concealed her temperature when she was screened at Heathrow on her return to the United Kingdom in December 2014. If the charges are found proved, she could be struck off. The incidents are alleged to have happened when she returned to the United Kingdom in December 2014 before she headed back to her home in Cambuslang. (more...)
Aetna threatened to quit Obamacare if deal blocked, letter shows
- August 19, 2016

The announcement follows UnitedHealthcare's departure from the IL exchange. That loss represents almost half of the $430 million in losses Aetna has experienced in the ACA individual plan market since 2014. On the other hand, Mr. Bertolini wrote, if the deal closed without an antitrust challenge, Aetna would "explore how to devote a portion of the additional synergies.to supporting even more public exchange coverage over the next few years". (more...)
Fear the Walking Dead - new clips Fear the Walking Dead - new clips
- August 19, 2016

He hops off his bike to take a closer look, but it's what he's sporting in the video that really has fans buzzing. The clip features Dwight (Austin Amelio, introduced last season) sporting some very familiar duds - namely Daryl Dixon's (Norman Reedus) trademark angel-winged leather vest - and riding his bike. (more...)
UK TV presenter hospitalized in Rio with rare malaria strain
- August 19, 2016

As the infection got progressively worse, and she suffered serious complications, the 33-year-old woman was placed in a medically induced coma. The former Sky Sports presenter reportedly contacted a rare strain of malaria in the lead up to the Games. (more...)
What We're Reading: Public Health Emergency Declared in Puerto Rico Over Zika What We're Reading: Public Health Emergency Declared in Puerto Rico Over Zika
- August 19, 2016

While most people who contract Zika suffer no symptoms, the virus is considered to be particularly risky for pregnant women because it can cause birth defects including microcephaly - a condition in which infants are born with small heads. (more...)
'What Would Ryan Do?' Now We Know
- August 19, 2016

The swimmers were taken off the plane for questioning, the newspaper said . Police said earlier this week that they couldn't find evidence to substantiate the claim, and a judge ordered the swimmers' passports held as the investigation continued. (more...)
2 deaths from West Nile virus in Maricopa County this season 2 deaths from West Nile virus in Maricopa County this season
- August 19, 2016

The Cook County Department of Public Health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in suburban Cook County. "This case of West Nile Virus in a blood donor reminds us that the virus is present in our county". Eliminate all standing water near your home, and change pet drinking water containers frequently. Report locations where stagnant water has been sitting for more than a week, such as ditches, flooded yards or other similar places that may produce mosquitoes. (more...)
Mourinho says Fellaini is vital to United
- August 19, 2016

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become a meal time magnet for United's young players eager to learn from the veteran Swede . "It's the Premier League and one mistake is punished". The big Belgian said that both are " good and bring quality " to the team. It was Mourinho's first Premier League game in charge of United, having taken over from Louis Van Gaal at the end of May. (more...)
More head injuries reported in the United States for babies in stroller accidents More head injuries reported in the United States for babies in stroller accidents
- August 18, 2016

And most occurred when kids fell from strollers or carriers. The study stated that the head and face were the most commonly injured parts of the body. Avoid Hanging Items from Handles. Earlier in the month, another study was published highlighting the alarmingly large number of babies sleeping in unsafe environments. (more...)
No new local Zika cases in Florida, but travel-related infections rise No new local Zika cases in Florida, but travel-related infections rise
- August 18, 2016

The case is now considered the first instance of the Zika virus being transmitted from one state to another. Zika has been linked to increased risk of birth defects in pregnant women, as the virus can be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy or birth. (more...)