Health


County Officials Take Preventive Steps to Protect Residents from Zika Virus County Officials Take Preventive Steps to Protect Residents from Zika Virus
- August 23, 2016

The CDC also said the virus rarely results in death. Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are aggressive daytime biters, but they can also bite at night. So at least for now, the ability to control the spread of Zika in NY lies as much with the individual as the city. "We have been doing this for many years". (more...)
Fentanyl Found At Prince's Estate Fentanyl Found At Prince's Estate
- August 23, 2016

The medical examiner found that Prince had died on April 21 from an accidental overdose of fentanyl. CNN's Dr. Drew Pinsky said the combination of fentanyl, (which is an opioid based drug), and alprazolam (which is a benzodiazepine) could be the key to why Prince died. (more...)
Is 12-year-old running a county Trump campaign in Colorado? Is 12-year-old running a county Trump campaign in Colorado?
- August 23, 2016

So, it feels kind of appropriate a 12-year-old boy named Weston Imer is managing Trump's campaign office in Jefferson County, Colorado. Laurel Imer hopes her son's example inspires other parents to let their own children have similar duties, however. (more...)
3 new West Nile cases bring Mississippi to 14 this year 3 new West Nile cases bring Mississippi to 14 this year
- August 23, 2016

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following the confirmation of a positive West Nile virus mosquito pool in the City of Barrie. Wear long, loose and light-colored shirts and trousers and wear socks. But many people who contract the virus report no symptoms at all. Even small amounts of water in a discarded can or container will support dozens of mosquitoes. (more...)
Pirates sign David Freese to 2-year, $11 million extension
- August 23, 2016

Their recent trade of Francisco Liriano suggested pretty strongly that a veteran contract gone wrong is a big deal for them, and they already have Francisco Cervelli, who's still productive but who's shown signs of wear this year, under contract through 2019. (more...)
KFC offers 'extra crispy' fried chicken-scented sunscreen to United States consumers KFC offers 'extra crispy' fried chicken-scented sunscreen to United States consumers
- August 23, 2016

The Louisville, Ky . -based chain even tapped infamously bronzed actor George Hamilton to play the Colonel for the promotion. That short supply is already gone, snapped up quickly by Looney Tunes characters bound for desert islands and fans of KFC's increasingly meme-friendly, lol-so-randomness. (more...)
Senators Scrutinize Mylan Over EpiPen's U.S. Price Increases Senators Scrutinize Mylan Over EpiPen's U.S. Price Increases
- August 23, 2016

The rising cost of the life-saving allergy medicine EpiPen is forcing many families to make tough choices. Experts say several factors have contributed to the increase: There is no generic equivalent for EpiPens - the only competitor was taken off the market previous year - and changes to high deductible insurance plans mean much higher out-of-pocket costs for many. (more...)
McDonald's Removes Happy Meal Fitness Trackers From Menu After Reports of Rashes McDonald's Removes Happy Meal Fitness Trackers From Menu After Reports of Rashes
- August 22, 2016

Her post went viral and was shared more than 100,000 times. It was planned to be out in the US and Canada markets for four weeks. It is a plastic wrist-worn pedometer that calculates steps and quickly or slowly blinks relying on the speed of the individual wearing it. (more...)
Zika cases in Miami Beach bring new warning for pregnant women
- August 22, 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the Zika virus is actively being transmitted in 56 countries, including the United States. The CDC is telling pregnant women and even their spouses to avoid traveling to Miami-Dade. Reid renewed calls for lawmakers in the House and Senate to return to Washington to authorize funding to help public health officials fight the spread of Zika. (more...)
Jamie Oliver: 'PM failing United Kingdom children on obesity strategy'
- August 22, 2016

Key elements of the plan include cutting sugar in foods eaten by children by 20% and a tax on sugary drinks to raise money for school sports. Drinks companies were also angered by the plan which urges industry to cut sugar in products aimed at children, saying almost a third of those aged 2 to 15 are already overweight or obese. (more...)
Trump's Latest Attacks on Hillary Clinton Question Her Health
- August 22, 2016

Thursday morning, the show followed a play from Sean Hannity's book on conspiracy theories and made a decision to address Hillary Clinton's health . What do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's doctors have to say about their health? He said that his colleague, Robert Huizenga, expressed similar worries. (more...)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan Calls On Labour To Ditch Jeremy Corbyn
- August 22, 2016

Dugdale last month described Corbyn as "not competent" to lead Labour because 80 per cent of his MPs had no confidence in him, putting her support behind his challenger. Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington, was cut off halfway through his interview with ITV by screaming Labour supporters welcoming his party's leader to a hustings event in Solihull. (more...)
Donald Trump lures black voters, urges them to abandon Hillary Clinton
- August 22, 2016

Campaign spokesman Jason Miller said Gates would remain part of the campaign with a new role as liaison to the Republican National Committee, which has had a turbulent relationship with its nominee this year. "It gives you more real estate in a more uncluttered way to break through". Mr Trump has continued to increase the size of his operation, putting 5 million dollars (£3.8 million) this week into his first batch of TV ads. (more...)
Hillary Clinton and Allies Outpacing Trump Team in Fundraising
- August 22, 2016

Hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer , who contributed $2m to a pro-Trump super political action committee in July, is an investor in Cambridge. But that is $16 million less than Clinton for the month. His campaign continued to pay money to Trump's companies for expenses, such as rent and travel. More than $782,000 went to various Trump enterprises, including his airline, Tag Air. (more...)
BJD holds 'Kalasa Jatra' in Jharsuguda BJD holds 'Kalasa Jatra' in Jharsuguda
- August 22, 2016

Minister Snehagini Chhuria, BJD MLA Pramila Mallick, BJD MLA and senior party spokesperson Surya Narayan Patro, Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Chairperson Kishore Mohanty, former MLA Anup Sai among others took part in the rally. Bhubaneswar, Aug. 20: The state government today claimed that the demand it raised during a meeting in New Delhi on July 29 to resolve Mahanadi river dispute with the Chhattisgarh government did not find place in the minutes of the meeting prepared by the ... (more...)
Sharp palate: Surgeons save man with taste for metal knives Sharp palate: Surgeons save man with taste for metal knives
- August 22, 2016

One of the Surgeons revealed Singh suffered from a psychological disorder where he had an urge to swallow knives . An unidentified man sort of took to swallowing knives , and just couldn't shake off the habit. Dr Jitinder Malhotra , managing director of the hospital, described it as the most shocking case he had seen in his 20-year career. Apparently, Singh had been eating knives for a little over two months. (more...)
Zika found in South Beach; spraying not possible
- August 22, 2016

Florida officials and the CDC said Friday they were investigating reports of locally transmitted Zika virus cases in Miami Beach . "It is possible that other neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County have active Zika transmission that is not yet apparent", CDC director Thomas Frieden told reporters yesterday. (more...)
Trump meets National Hispanic Advisory Council in New York
- August 22, 2016

As of the end of July, the Clinton campaign reported to the Federal Election Committee that it had raised nearly $275 million and spent over $230 million. "The very best way this team can help is to make sure Louisianans have the resources they need". The tycoon used his reality television profile as well as both traditional and new media to dominate coverage and clinch the nomination, Mr Moran said at a USA politics event at the Festival of Politics, held at the Scottish Parliament in ... (more...)
Hill, Teller play arms dealers in 'War Dogs'
- August 22, 2016

Lawson's editors at Rolling Stone had told the writer to, "Find stories about young people doing f--ed up things", so he tracked down David Packouz and went from there. What begins as late twenty something guys scamming turns into serious arms dealing not only illegal but also extremely risky. War Dogs is wild but a gleeful adventure about arms dealers. (more...)
Obamacare plans meant more filled prescriptions, lower costs, study finds Obamacare plans meant more filled prescriptions, lower costs, study finds
- August 22, 2016

Listen: The Affordable Care Act achieves some goals, raises questions about others. Part of the reason, according to Tanner, is that many Medicaid recipients simply can not find doctors who accept Medicaid patients. Blase said he believes that is unlikely; indeed, many experts predicted the costs would be lower for new enrollees because they are relatively wealthier than people who previously were eligible. (more...)