Health


United Nations admits role in deadly Haiti cholera outbreak
- August 21, 2016

Details are sketchy on what kind of aid will be offered. That court relied on a provision of the UN Charter that states "the UN "shall enjoy immunity from every form of legal process except insofar as in any particular case it has expressly waived its immunity". (more...)
Travel warning for pregnant women visiting Florida
- August 21, 2016

A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Health said several active investigations are continuing, and that if the department determines there is continuing active transmission it will inform the public immediately. A Miami Beach official says there's been no confirmation that mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus in the tourism-dependent city. Among them was a circus brought in by a brewery, he said. (more...)
Tropical Storm Kay forms in Pacific off Mexico's coast Tropical Storm Kay forms in Pacific off Mexico's coast
- August 21, 2016

Some additional strengthening is possible over the next couple of days, followed by slow weakening by the weekend. Tropical Depression Six was upgraded to Tropical Storm Fiona on Wednesday. It is situated roughly 1,500 miles east of Puerto Rico, moving west-northwest around 16 mph. A second tropical wave is forecast to move off of the coast of Africa on Saturday. (more...)
Councils 'disappointed' with childhood obesity strategy
- August 21, 2016

According to the UK Chief Medical Officers' recommendations, all children and young people should "engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day". "Watered-down strategy is at odds with the pledge to tackle the "burning injustice" of health inequality", she added. Restrictions on advertising and promotional deals on junk food have also been removed from the plan which was published by the Department of Health today. (more...)
Notre Dame football players arrested on drug, gun charges Notre Dame football players arrested on drug, gun charges
- August 21, 2016

ET for allegedly going 73 miles per hour in a posted 60 miles per hour zone. After a search of the auto, officers found marijuana and a loaded handgun. Five were arrested in Fulton County, Ind., Friday night. Williams appeared in six games last season at running back, with 21 carries for 81 yards and one touchdown. (more...)
Olympic women's basketball: U.S. v Japan
- August 21, 2016

The American men, by contrast, squeaked by their past two opponents by three points. Finding a way to make height a minor factor by using speed has kept them in games and with more experience they'll start holding onto those games. It speaks to the depth of talent and skill the USA has, talent such Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi, who led the US with 19 points apiece. Bird remained on the end of the bench watching the action along with nine of the US men's basketball team who were in the ... (more...)
Zika hits South Beach
- August 21, 2016

The advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was prompted by the discovery of a second zone of local Zika transmission in an area between Eighth and 28th streets in Miami Beach that includes the heart of South Beach . (more...)
Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz resumes throwing after fracturing ribs Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz resumes throwing after fracturing ribs
- August 21, 2016

I'm not going to crown (Seumalo) the starter at this point, but at the same time, he hasn't done anything to not be the starter. The team is hoping to get Matthews back on the practice field this week. Smallwood missed more than a week of practice with a quadriceps injury and though he returned to workouts last week, the Eagles held him out of Thursday's game. (more...)
1st Zika case found in Ventura County
- August 21, 2016

Dr. Tom Frieden says planes can't fly low enough among Miami Beach's high-rises to spray pesticides that kill mosquitoes and their larvae. "If investigations reveal additional areas of likely active transmission, the department will announce a defined area of concern", she said in a statement . (more...)
FDA tests confirm hepatitis A in scallops from Philippines FDA tests confirm hepatitis A in scallops from Philippines
- August 21, 2016

Koha Oriental Foods had supplied the product to Genki Sushi Restaurants on Oahu and Kauai. The scallops in question haven't been connected to any other restaurants, Hilts said . Oshiro praised Genki Sushi for being a "good partner" in its investigation into the source of the outbreak. Genki Sushi USA Chief Administrative Officer Mary Hansen says the company immediately complied with the department's order. (more...)
US election: Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort quits
- August 21, 2016

Later Friday, Trump fired up a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, with similarly blistering criticism and bluster. He attacked Clinton for her position on trade agreements, telling the MI crowd that the Democrat would send auto jobs to Mexico. (more...)
Hillary Clinton refutes claims that she is unhealthy Hillary Clinton refutes claims that she is unhealthy
- August 21, 2016

The Jewish personality told KABC Radio's Doug McIntyre that he and another physician were left anxious after reviewing Clinton's medical records together, which he said reflected outdated treatments from the middle of the last century. (more...)
McGregor: Diaz's fairytale will come to an end at UFC 202 McGregor: Diaz's fairytale will come to an end at UFC 202
- August 21, 2016

UFC 202 officially starts at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday night, but McGregor and Diaz nearly certainly won't do battle until early Sunday morning. Diaz taunted his rival and landed several big shots before submitting him. After McGregor (19-3) arrived at the news conference approximately 30 minutes late, Diaz (19-10) chose to walk out. "There are many reasons why a lot of the Irish couldn't make it this time", McGregor said . (more...)
Tragically Hip kick off tour's final show with fan favourites
- August 21, 2016

Trudeau said all week he was wishing he was in Rio for the Olympics , "but tonight I'm glad I'm in Kingston instead". Bryan and Kari Woo of Richmond attend a screening of CBC's special broadcast, The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, at the Woodwards Atrium in Vancouver. (more...)
Gay-Friendly New Orleans Scores NBA All-Stars Game Gay-Friendly New Orleans Scores NBA All-Stars Game
- August 21, 2016

In addition to the game, the Smoothie King Center will host the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. New Orleans has been a frequent host for the activities - most recently in 2014 and before that in 2008. Davis played nine minutes and scored 10 points. (more...)
Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk
- August 21, 2016

Moreover, the increased risk was similar between women and men. "It would be prudent to get your other heart disease risk factors under control", - he said. The results were then pooled with the findings from other studies with nearly 900,000 participants. Dr. Qi suggests that changes in the gut's microbiome could be a contributing factor for heart disease after gallstones . (more...)
Delhi govt announces Rs 2 cr for Sindhu, Delhi govt announces Rs 2 cr for Sindhu,
- August 21, 2016

International Fitness Festival will also present her Rs 5 lakh. The Delhi government today announced Rs 2 crore cash reward to Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu and Rs 1 crore to bronze medallist Sakshi Malik. The entire nation is rejoicing", Mr. Modi tweeted. Besides these, Bollywood actor Salman Khan, a goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent at the Rio Games, had promised a cheque of Rs 1,01,000 for all the athletes who took part in the Olympics. (more...)
CDC adds South Beach to Zika travel warning list
- August 21, 2016

The agency further advised those who have traveled to this area since July 14 to be aware that active transmission of the virus is occurring. In a statement Friday, the U.S. However, the warnings also tend to heighten concern generally about the spread of the Zika virus in the continental United States. And though Ehrlich said and he and his wife Caroline did not have any immediate plans to have more children, any thought of doing so has been indefinitely shelved. (more...)
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...)