Health


Zika won't hurt South Florida tourism in long run
- August 21, 2016

The suspected Zika virus zone in Miami Beach involved about 1.5 square miles from 8th to 28th Streets in the main tourist area. In 2015, the greater Miami area received a record 15.5 million visitors who spent at least one night here and spent an estimated $24.4 billion. (more...)
Texas Sees 'Unusual' Spike In Pregnancy-Related Deaths, Study Finds Texas Sees 'Unusual' Spike In Pregnancy-Related Deaths, Study Finds
- August 21, 2016

In dramatic contrast to the rest of the developed world, the rate of women dying because of complications with pregnancy or childbirth rose in the United States by 27 percent between 2000 and 2014. Similarly, the rate in Texas jumped from 18 deaths per 100,000 births in 2006 to 36 deaths per 100,000 births in 2014. In 2012, 148 women died from such causes, up from 72 deaths two years before. (more...)
Mosquito capable of transmitting Dengue, Zika trapped in Hemet
- August 21, 2016

That is, people traveled to countries where the virus is already established and brought it back with them. A mosquito breed that's capable of carrying and transmitting yellow fever and the Zika virus was netted in Hemet, Riverside County health officials reported today. (more...)
The Tragically Hip's Last Concert Will Be Streamed Globally
- August 21, 2016

The Hip's tour comes after lead singer Gord Downie announced that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The Hip's tour, which launched in Victoria on July 22, has sold out everywhere - and drawn attention to the problem of online ticket bots used by scalpers. (more...)
South Korea's Park closes on gold South Korea's Park closes on gold
- August 21, 2016

Her back nine was less adventurous with one birdie and one bogey but her eventual 66 moved her 30 places up the leaderboard and into genuine medal contention. The American dropped a shot at the 18th but managed to sign for a three-under-par 68 and total of 204 while China's Shanshan Feng matched that 68 to close in on the leading pack on 205. (more...)
New Zika transmission area in Miami Beach, Gov. Scott says New Zika transmission area in Miami Beach, Gov. Scott says
- August 20, 2016

The new area of infection in South Beach is roughly 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets, according to Florida's Department of Health. The first is the Wynwood arts district in Miami , where Zika transmission was identified three weeks ago. (more...)
Arsenal's forward Iwobi off with hip injury Arsenal's forward Iwobi off with hip injury
- August 20, 2016

According to reports from England, Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of action for three weeks to a month due to a hamstring injury. The 20-year-old Nigeria worldwide will miss Arsenal's Premier League fixtures against Leicester and Watford as well as the two-week global break. (more...)
New York Mets Scratch Steven Matz From Today's Start New York Mets Scratch Steven Matz From Today's Start
- August 20, 2016

Rookie right-hander Seth Lugo will start against the Giants in Matz's place. I was just kind of taking it day by day. As for Matz, the Daily News reports that he has been receiving shots of painkillers before his starts to combat the discomfort. (more...)
Moral responsibility to help Haiti cholera victims — United Nations chief
- August 20, 2016

A U.N. acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced the worst outbreak of the disease in recent history. For decades, the UN has stood by the Haitian people, supporting them in their quest for democracy and the strengthening of their institutions and helping to rebuild the nation after the tragic natural disaster of 2010, the statement said and added: "The secretary-general and ... (more...)
8 people ill after exposure to sick pigs at Michigan fairs 8 people ill after exposure to sick pigs at Michigan fairs
- August 20, 2016

Eden Wells said. All of the cases involved the victims being exposed to pigs at county fairs in Muskegon, Cass, and Ingham counties this summer. These are the first documented cases of this variant of the swine flu in MI since two were spotted in 2013, with six such victims the year previous. (more...)
South Sudan Rebel Leader Flees Country
- August 20, 2016

Fierce fighting broke out in the capital Juba last month, killing hundreds of people, and raising fears of more violence in the world's youngest country. South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar talks on the phone in his field office in a rebel-controlled territory in Jonglei State, South Sudan, February 1, 2014. (more...)
Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren weigh in on Aetna's ACA move
- August 20, 2016

At the time, Bertolini said that Aetna was "committed to working constructively with the administration and lawmakers to find solutions that can improve this program, stabilize the risk pool, and expand product flexibility, all with the goal of creating a sustainable program that makes health care more affordable and accessible for all consumers". (more...)
DOJ will end use of private prisons, six of them in Texas DOJ will end use of private prisons, six of them in Texas
- August 20, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department announced it will phase out the use of private prisons after concluding the facilities are less safe and provide few economic advantages over federally run institutions. However, winnings federal contracts in the U.S.is a massive portion of both companies' business, and those days are officially numbered. Corrections Corporation of America lost 40% of its value Thursday. (more...)
U.S. election: Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort quits
- August 20, 2016

Later Friday, Trump fired up a rally in Dimondale, Michigan - but for the fourth time this week spoke with the aid of the telepromoters he used to revile. Manafort and Gates have said that they did not disclose their activities to the Justice Department because they did not oversee lobbying efforts and merely introduced the Washington firms to the European Centre, which they said ran the project. (more...)
Obama to travel to Louisiana Tuesday to view flood damage
- August 20, 2016

Chicago: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited Louisiana on Friday, as rescue crews and residents of the U.S. state worked to recover from historic floods that left 13 people dead. Trump said this week he's overhauling his campaign operation, bringing in a new chief executive and appointing a new campaign manager. "I've had a great history with Louisiana ". (more...)
US Swimmer Ryan Lochte Apologizes for Fabricated Robbery Story US Swimmer Ryan Lochte Apologizes for Fabricated Robbery Story
- August 20, 2016

What a shame they have such character faults. Bentz, who arrived back in the USA on Friday, said that he did not lie to police about what happened, and insisted that no one vandalized a restroom at the gas station where the incident took place. (more...)
Missing 2-year-old girl from Bradley County found safe Missing 2-year-old girl from Bradley County found safe
- August 20, 2016

Investigators initially believed the pair may be heading to Florida or SC, or possibly as far south as Mexico. Law enforcement officers intercepted the pair Wednesday evening on Interstate 70 in Mesa County, arresting Wilson on an outstanding warrant of custodial interference. (more...)
What Clinton and Trump would do about Obamacare
- August 20, 2016

But some Democrats are crying foul, saying the timing of Aetna's pullback seems fishy, after the company appeared bullish about their Obamacare investment earlier this year. The Aetna case is scheduled to go to trial on December 5. The letter drew questions from some Democratic supporters of the health law. Aetna, which is in the process of a pending merger with Humana, has said it will pull out of ACA exchanges in 11 states next year, citing $430 million in losses incurred on ... (more...)
CDC Warns Against Miami Beach Travel After More Zika Hits Florida
- August 20, 2016

Friday afternoon, the Florida Department of Health reported a total 488 travel-related cases of Zika and 36 locally acquired cases. In Miami Beach, the state believes Zika transmission is confined to a 1.5-square-mile area located between 8th and 28th streets in the popular South Beach neighbourhood. (more...)
UN to provide 'material assistance' to Haiti cholera victims UN to provide 'material assistance' to Haiti cholera victims
- August 20, 2016

A USA appeals court on Thursday upheld the world body's immunity from a damage claim filed by rights lawyers on behalf of those killed or sickened by cholera. Cholera, transmitted through contaminated drinking water and causes acute diarrhea, is a major challenge in a country with poor sanitary conditions. (more...)

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