Health


Family holidays lead to divorce, says U.S. research Family holidays lead to divorce, says U.S. research
- August 24, 2016

Brines and Serafini will present their research at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) this week in Seattle. "People tend to face the holidays with rising expectations, despite what disappointments they might have had in years past", Brines said in a release. (more...)
Zika outbreak: Florida announces case in Tampa Bay area Zika outbreak: Florida announces case in Tampa Bay area
- August 24, 2016

The Associated Press reports that the Pinellas County resident with the virus has not traveled internationally, however, officials have not declared any active transmissions in that area. Florida health officials are offering free Zika testing and prevention kits to pregnant women in Pinellas County. There are 42 Floridians now whose Zika virus is believed linked to local mosquitoes. (more...)
Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika
- August 24, 2016

It is unacceptable that Congress has the ability to provide additional funding to combat and prevent the spread of this deadly virus, yet Senate Democrats left Washington last month without providing any funding, knowing full well this problem would worsen throughout the summer months. (more...)
Zoo deletes its Twitter account after barrage of Harambe memes
- August 24, 2016

Since Harambe was shot and killed by Cincinnati Zoo employees after a three-year-old child fell into the gorilla enclosure, the ape has been the subject of many jokes online, with the zoo having now directly acknowledged them. On Monday night, the zoo deleted its social media accounts to prove once and for all that it does not find the continual Harambe jokes amusing in the slightest. (more...)
Kim Kardashian gets MASSIVE takeaway - after losing 70 lbs Kim Kardashian gets MASSIVE takeaway - after losing 70 lbs
- August 24, 2016

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are now in negotiations to rent a $30 million apartment in NY for free. Um, yeah. Insane. And leave it Kim to post something like this on social media for someone else's birthday. It only seems right that North West would be the one person to get up and dance - she was, after all, spotted by photographers leaving dance class multiple times throughout 2015 . (more...)
Bolt praised by rivals after his Olympic finale
- August 24, 2016

Japan's quartet took a surprise silver in 37.60 seconds while the United States claimed bronze in 37.62 but was later disqualified for what appeared to be a handover violation, with Canada moving up to bronze medal position. The Jamaicans had been favourites to win the race but Bolt said it was not a foregone conclusion. Jamaica won in a time of 37.27 seconds. Bolt may lose one of his nine gold medals - the relay gold from London owing to the drug indiscretion of another on his team - ... (more...)
Sudha Singh Does Not Have Zika, But Tested Positive For Swine Flu Sudha Singh Does Not Have Zika, But Tested Positive For Swine Flu
- August 24, 2016

Sudha developed fever on her return journey to India and consumed some medicines on her own and did not report her illness at the health office at the airport set-up to screen passengers with symptoms of Ebola and Zika. "The blood sample was tested on a priority basis and has retuned negative for Zika and other mosquito-borne infections such as dengue and chikungunya". (more...)
Chinese FM arrives in Tokyo for trilateral meeting
- August 24, 2016

Washington has been trying to placate Beijing over the deployment. Aside from their close geographic proximity, the Philippines and Japan are both US treaty partners who are locked in maritime territorial claims with Beijing. While Japan does not make any territorial claims in the South China Sea , Beijing has still blamed its neighbor for an worldwide legal ruling released earlier this summer striking down all of China's claims in the region. (more...)
Aretha Franklin canceling performances to rest up Aretha Franklin canceling performances to rest up
- August 24, 2016

Aretha Franklin is canceling several of her upcoming concerts. She will also miss "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90" on September 15 and a solo show on September 23. In October, she axed two gigs in Oklahoma, amid fears she would not be able to cope with the gruelling travel schedule. "I am so sorry to have to disappoint my fans there, but I will reschedule". (more...)
Texas leading suit over federal transgender health policy
- August 24, 2016

But with pending lawsuits , undetermined laws, and states butting heads with the federal government over the meaning of gender itself and the cultural and political consequences of redefining it, it's an issue the nation will not see resolved for some time. (more...)
Trump could favor 'softening' immigration stance Trump could favor 'softening' immigration stance
- August 24, 2016

At an Austin rally on Tuesday night attended by thousands who packed a rodeo arena, some were shouting: "Build the wall" long before Trump even showed up, a reference to the NY businessman's oft-stated promise to build a wall along the USA with Mexico and make Mexico pay for it. (more...)
Florida's Zika outbreak is spreading, with new case in St. Petersburg area
- August 24, 2016

He said the fifth was diagnosed in a Pinellas County resident who hasn't traveled internationally. Dr. Charles Lockwood, the dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and the senior vice president of USF Health, said that "out of an abundance of caution", all pregnant women in the Tampa Bay area should use condoms with their partners until health officials determine if certain neighborhoods are affected by Zika. (more...)
Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people
- August 24, 2016

Later, they learned doctors there were uniquely knowledgeable about this amoeba - they'd attended special seminars on the topic earlier this year. "It is so rare that a lot of times we don't think of it and that's where a delay occurs in starting a treatment", said Dr. (more...)
Seller of cancer drug developed at UCLA to be bought over Seller of cancer drug developed at UCLA to be bought over
- August 24, 2016

Medivation , though, was able to use the funds gained in the Dimebon deal to help finance development of Xtandi, which won approval later the same year that the Dimebon pact went away. Pfizer's biggest growth driver is a new breast cancer drug called Ibrance. "We believe the combination with Pfizer is the right next step in our growth trajectory and is a testament to the passion and dedication by which the Medivation team has delivered on our mission to profoundly transform patients' ... (more...)
Florida reports non-travel Zika case near Tampa
- August 24, 2016

County health departments are offering free Zika tests to pregnant women. Some business leaders in Wynwood told Local 10 News reporter Derek Shore that they are happy that officials have shrunk the Zika zone, but think that there shouldn't be a Zika zone at all and that officials should be focusing on all of Miami-Dade County. (more...)
Doherty settles suit against ex-managers Doherty settles suit against ex-managers
- August 24, 2016

As reported in the American press, the two sides signed an agreement Friday, August 19, 2016, in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. Mainstain was supposed to be paying her health insurance premium through the Screen Actors Guild, she alleged. (more...)
Zika Cases Confirmed in Pennsylvania Zika Cases Confirmed in Pennsylvania
- August 24, 2016

Any Pinellas County resident who would like to request mosquito control services for their home or business should contact Pinellas County Mosquito Control . Scott has said he is anxious about the effect of Zika on local businesses and especially on tourism. "As legislators, we must do everything in our power to protect Americans from the Zika virus, which is why funding the Zika response effort should be Congress' top priority", Curbelo said. (more...)
Tamar and Vince Involved In Violent Domestic Dispute Tamar and Vince Involved In Violent Domestic Dispute
- August 24, 2016

However, the website is reporting that Herbert bit Braxton's finger during the altercation, which is why Braxton reportedly called police. Tamar and Vince got into an extremely heated argument that turned physical. A source told LoveBScott.com , "After being dropped from Epic Records, and fired from the Real , Tamar hired new management, which has left Vince feeling some type of way". (more...)
Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows
- August 23, 2016

And those who had been using combined HRT for more than 15 years had a 3.27 times increase risk, the study found. While radiologists have long warned that dense breast tissue made cancerous masses harder to spot, mounting evidence has found that cancer is also more likely to gain a foothold in dense breast tissue. (more...)
Pfizer to buy Medivation
- August 23, 2016

Medivation, a San Francisco biopharmaceutical company, has been highly sought after in recent months. It's the most recent in a push by large pharmaceutical companies to acquire smaller innovative companies. The US Treasury issued new rules that caused the two companies to end their combination. Talazoparib is a type of drug called a PARP inhibitor, which interferes with the fix of defective DNA. (more...)

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