Health


Zika spreads to Miami Beach, US expands travel warning
- August 20, 2016

Rick Scott confirmed Friday that the Zika virus is being spread locally by mosquitoes in Miami Beach, a development that marks an expansion of the outbreak in South Florida and immediately prompted a new travel advisory by federal officials. (more...)
Nurses Reject New Allina Health Contract, Another Strike Possible Nurses Reject New Allina Health Contract, Another Strike Possible
- August 20, 2016

Nurses would need to give Allina at least 10 days notice before a strike. Allina and its nurses have been in contract talks since February. It has higher deductibles, but Allina says it would save $10 million a year. Paul, Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis. The union says it expects a mediator will call both sides back to the bargaining table "one last time" but their negotiating committee is beginning to plan for a strike. (more...)
US appeals court upholds UN immunity from Haiti cholera suit US appeals court upholds UN immunity from Haiti cholera suit
- August 20, 2016

In a decision issued late Thursday, the USA 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in NY upheld the United Nations' immunity from a high-profile claim filed on behalf of 5,000 cholera victims who blame the U.N. Victims' advocates hailed as vindication August 18, 2016, the United Nations' acknowledgment it played a role in a devastating cholera epidemic believed to have been imported by UN peacekeepers.The epidemic has killed 10,000 people since it broke out in 2010 in the vicinity of a base ... (more...)
Trump in Louisiana to survey floods as Manafort resigns
- August 20, 2016

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio after Trump delivered his presidential nomination acceptance speech on July 21, 2016. "We knew you would be here for us!" another shouted. Now, Edwards says, it's time to "go back and do a comprehensive search, house by house, whether or not there was a call for assistance, to make sure there isn't someone in that house who was unable to call for assistance". (more...)
Zika spreads to Miami Beach, U.S. expands travel warning
- August 20, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday confirmed a second cluster in a 1.5-square mile area in Miami Beach that includes South Beach, which draws sun and fun seekers from around the world. Zika advisories in Miami and Fort Lauderdale are flashed on the electronic information monitors in global flight arrival areas, baggage claim and terminals. (more...)
Instagram reveals mental health of users, study finds Instagram reveals mental health of users, study finds
- August 20, 2016

They made use of algorithmic face detection, metadata components and color analysis to identify the signs of depression, reports Engadget. For each healthy individual, researchers selected their 100 most recent photographs to study . Conversely, non-depressed users preferred "Valencia" and posted images with warmer tones. "Using only photographic details, such as color and brightness", the study says, "our statistical model was able to predict which study participants suffered from ... (more...)
Iran payment used as 'leverage' for prisoner release, says US
- August 20, 2016

But at a State Department briefing Thursday, spokesman John Kirby acknowledged that the $400 million sent to Iran and the release of the American prisoners "came together near simultaneously". law. The remarks are the first from the USA government to establish a clear connection between the payment and the detainees' release. Iran had lived up to its commitment by repaying $2.5 billion awarded for claims by US citizens and companies. (more...)
Pregnant women should keep off Miami Beach due to Zika virus spread
- August 20, 2016

The Miami Beach zone is approximately a 1.5 mile area. Nationally, there are more than 2,200 confirmed Zika cases in the states and more than 8,000 in USA territories, the vast majority of those in Puerto Rico. "All three of these people travelled to Miami", Scott said. Aerial spraying isn't practical over South Beach because of the height of its buildings and strong winds over the narrow island city, Frieden said. (more...)
Haiti welcomes UN admission, plans to assist cholera victims Haiti welcomes UN admission, plans to assist cholera victims
- August 20, 2016

Researchers say cholera was first detected in Haiti's central Artibonite Valley and cite evidence that it was introduced to the country's biggest river from a United Nations base where Nepalese troops were deployed as part of a peacekeeping operation which has been in the country since 2004. (more...)
Cassie's Mom Calls The Cops On Diddy During Domestic Incident Cassie's Mom Calls The Cops On Diddy During Domestic Incident
- August 20, 2016

Back in May, Cassie explained why she publicly called Diddy her friend. Cassie's mother ultimately called the police after Cassie told her about the incident. The Family Reunion Tour will feature Combs performing with Lil' Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, French Montana, the Lox, 112, Mario Winans, Total and Carl Thomas. (more...)
Sarah Harding's Appearance On This Morning Caused *Quite* A Stir Sarah Harding's Appearance On This Morning Caused *Quite* A Stir
- August 20, 2016

This Morning viewers were gobsmacked when Sarah Harding appeared as a guest, saying that she was "unrecognisable". Pointing to her forehead as a way of rebuking claims that she gets Botox, the former Girls Aloud member said: "I haven't had plastic surgery". (more...)
Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in South Beach, Florida officials confirm Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in South Beach, Florida officials confirm
- August 20, 2016

Pregnant women should now avoid travel to the area of Miami Beach, similar to the guidance already issued for the Wynwood area north of Miami (both in Miami-Dade County). Scott, who has requested additional help from the CDC to deal with the outbreak, said officials are taking aggressive mosquito-control measures. "We recognise the desire for information quickly, but it is important that we conduct our interviews and investigations pursuant to epidemiological standards", he said. (more...)
CDC warns pregnant women to avoid South Beach CDC warns pregnant women to avoid South Beach
- August 20, 2016

Scott told reporters Friday that five Zika infections have been linked to an area that encompasses most of tourist-friendly South Beach. The type of mosquito that normally transmits the Zika virus is not indigenous to the local area, county health officials relayed. (more...)
Clinton Foundation to end foreign, corporate donations if Hillar Clinton Foundation to end foreign, corporate donations if Hillar
- August 20, 2016

Also, the staff was also informed by the former president Bill Clinton that the organization (Clinton Global Initiative) would still hold its final meeting in NY coming September regardless of the outcome of the election. If the American people elect Hillary Clinton president, she will stop taking bribes from foreigners. Money accepted from countries such as Saudi Arabia drew scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats early in Clinton's presidential bid. (more...)
United Nations takes blame for helping import cholera epidemic to Haiti United Nations takes blame for helping import cholera epidemic to Haiti
- August 20, 2016

While the United Nations didn't come out and clearly state they were to blame for their role in the cholera outbreak in Haiti in the fall of 2010, human rights groups and others who worked with the thousands of victims of the outbreak were jubilant over the announcement. (more...)
Florida governor: Zika spread by mosquitoes in South Beach Florida governor: Zika spread by mosquitoes in South Beach
- August 20, 2016

Two of the infected people are Miami-Dade County residents, and three are tourists, including one man and two women, Scott said. The virus had been exclusively spread in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, which is known as an arts community, but is now spreading further. (more...)
Russian Federation supports weekly humanitarian pauses in Aleppo
- August 20, 2016

Medical workers feared internal injuries, but an X-ray and an ultrasound revealed his wounds were superficial. Omran's three siblings, ages 1, 6, and 11, and his mother and father also were rescued from the building. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are to meet next week, starting August 26 and possibly lasting for two days. (more...)
ADHD In Children Linked To Mothers' Unhealthy Pregnancy Diet ADHD In Children Linked To Mothers' Unhealthy Pregnancy Diet
- August 20, 2016

Researchers based in Britain have identified unhealthy pregnancy nutrition - namely high-fat and high-sugar diets heavy on processed food - as a risk factor that could be linked to the early onset of ADHD symptoms in children. According to the team, conduct problems went hand to hand with ADHD problem. During pregnancy, the children's mothers filled out a questionnaire regarding their diet. (more...)
Florida officials: Zika spread by mosquitoes in South Beach Florida officials: Zika spread by mosquitoes in South Beach
- August 20, 2016

Two of the infected people are Miami-Dade County residents, and three are tourists, including one man and two women, Scott said. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says officials have identified a second area of Zika transmission on the US mainland. (more...)
Miami Beach official: No confirmation of Zika spreading
- August 20, 2016

Five cases of Zika have been connected to mosquitoes in Miami Beach, bringing the state's caseload to 36 infections not related to travel outside the U.S., Florida's governor and health department announced Friday. As of Monday, Puerto Rico has an estimated 1,690 people infected by Zika virus . Florida state health officials were not immediately available to comment on the report. (more...)