Health


Cardinals hit 3 HRs off deGrom, break loose to beat Mets
- August 26, 2016

Louis Cardinals. DeGrom was chased in the fifth inning, he allowed five earned runs on 12 hits, walked two and struck out three. The Mets had been aware of Niese dealing with knee discomfort but felt it would not hinder him in the showdown with the Cardinals, who occupy the second wild-card spot that the Mets are chasing. (more...)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott: DOH Identifies Local Zika Transmission In Pinellas County
- August 26, 2016

Zika is known to cause serious birth defects and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies whose mothers are infected during pregnancy. "This person did not travel to an infected area with Zika; we are looking at a number of locations". Officials were investigating the origins of the mosquito. Scott also confirmed four new non-travel related cases of Zika in the impacted area in Wynwood , where the first locally transmitted US cases were reported . (more...)
Rescue bid continues despite fading hopes for Italy quake victims
- August 26, 2016

The 6.2 magnitude quake and its aftershocks demolished several small towns in a remote, mountainous region of Italy near Rome and Perugia. Dozens of emergency workers with sniffer dogs clambered over piles of debris trying to find anyone still trapped, while cranes removed huge slabs of fallen masonry and trucks full of rubble left the area every few minutes. (more...)
Usain Bolt completes historic 'triple triple'
- August 26, 2016

The USA disqualification also meant China which finished the race in 37.90 now occupies the fifth spot with the sixth spot going to Great Britain who finished the race in 37.98 seconds. Canada defeated the hosts Brazil to win the bronze medal. It initially appeared that Ayana would go for a second world record, after already setting a new mark in the 10,000 on the opening morning of the track program last week. (more...)
Strollers made by Safety 1st recalled due to fall hazard Strollers made by Safety 1st recalled due to fall hazard
- August 26, 2016

Dorel Juvenile says the tray can come apart when the auto seat is attached to the stroller, posing a fall hazard . Dorel Juvenile Group has recalled the "Step and Go Travel System" stroller by Safety 1st, due to a fall hazard . About 20,000 of the strollers were sold in the US, in addition to 5,800 in Canada. The recall also covers some 20,000 units which were sold in the United States. (more...)
Olympic medal sold to cover cost of child's cancer treatment Olympic medal sold to cover cost of child's cancer treatment
- August 26, 2016

A billionaire brother and sister bought the medal at the auction's goal of $84,000 so that a 3-year-old could have retinoblastoma surgery. 'If you help me, my silver can be more precious than gold'. "There is no chance of saving Olek's eyes in Poland". So Malachowski put his Silver medal up for auction to raise the money. It is our great shared success. (more...)
Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Nats host Orioles Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Nats host Orioles
- August 26, 2016

If Ledecky pitched like she swims, she would throw the pitch and the catcher would return the ball to her before the batter finally swings. 'They are pretty heavy. Ledecky got a warm reception on the field 20 minutes before the start of the game but a rousing standing ovation when she was shown on the video board before the fifth inning. (more...)
Kassie DePaiva of 'Days of Our Lives' diagnosed with leukemia Kassie DePaiva of 'Days of Our Lives' diagnosed with leukemia
- August 26, 2016

In addition to her role of Eve Donavon on " Days of Our Lives ", DePaiva has starred as Blair Cramer on " One Life to Live " singer 1993. DePaiva said this diagnosis would have remained private, were it not known that her character of Eve was due back on Days of Our Lives . (more...)
Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer
- August 26, 2016

A team of researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC ), under the World Health Organization, reviewed over 1,000 studies. The higher the BMI, the greater the likelihood a person had of developing cancer. Researchers have linked being overweight or obese to eight more different types of cancer. Numerous newly identified cancers linked to excess weight aren't cancers that people would have thought as having a weight component. (more...)
Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
- August 26, 2016

The UNSC's former push to adopt a press statement on Pyongyang's defiant ballistic missile launch on August 3 was thwarted by veto-wielding China's demand to include its opposition to Seoul and Washington's plan to deploy a high-tech missile defense system in South Korea. (more...)
Zika virus may linger in babies for months
- August 26, 2016

For its adult victims, 4 out of 5 are asymptomatic. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting up to a week, and many people do not have symptoms or will have only mild symptoms. As a fetus grows, its skull gets larger to accommodate the growth of the brain. While findings of mice studies often do not directly translate to humans, Professor Iwasaki said the findings shed some new light. (more...)
Scientists Discovered How to 'Jumpstart' the Brain of a Coma Patient Scientists Discovered How to 'Jumpstart' the Brain of a Coma Patient
- August 26, 2016

Within three days, he was fully conscious, nodding his head in response to questions in conversation and surprised doctors with a fist-bump to say goodbye. Before the procedure began, the man showed only minimal signs of being conscious and of understanding speech. The patient has made remarkable progress following a treatment, researchers said. (more...)
National Park Service turns 100 today; sites celebrate with free admission
- August 26, 2016

Randle Highlands Elementary School fourth graders, center, from left, Zaria Russell, Zani La McElwain, and Kelsi Williams raise their umbrella while assembling into a living version of the National Park Service's ic. Today, the National Park Service manages more than 400 areas and more than 84 million acres of land around the country, according to the NPS website . (more...)
Possible tornado causes destruction near Windsor, Ont. Possible tornado causes destruction near Windsor, Ont.
- August 26, 2016

But Mayor Drew Dilkens says that to anyone who saw the destruction, it certainly seems that a tornado touched down in the city on Wednesday night. " Environment Canada said a second "probably tornado" touched down in Windsor at the same time or shortly after". (more...)
Syria's Kurds: An embattled US ally in a complex civil war Syria's Kurds: An embattled US ally in a complex civil war
- August 26, 2016

Adding to the volatile mix Tuesday, Turkish forces allied with Syrian Arab rebels and backed by USA air power pushed into Syria to retake Jarablus, a border town held by the Islamic State. Francois Hollande referred to a report by a team from the United Nations and the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog agency that has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks during 2014 and 2015. (more...)
Public Health issues new Zika information for pregnant women
- August 26, 2016

Florida Governor Rick Scott said Wednesday it is safe to travel to the state despite Florida health officials reporting 15 new travel-related Zika cases statewide. The statistics tell the story of this new health challenge. Investments in research, including a vaccine that will take at least two years to develop, must be prioritized along with widespread public-education campaigns aimed at preventing the spread of Zika . (more...)
PM appeals to all parties to work together to resolve problems PM appeals to all parties to work together to resolve problems
- August 25, 2016

Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officials, flew in by a special plane into the technical area of the Srinagar worldwide airport around 11.35 a.m. The visit of Singh, who before leaving for Srinagar , said he will hold talks with all stakeholders and that those who believe in " Kashmiriyat , Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat " are welcome, came on a day when fresh clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in Pulwama district in which one ... (more...)
Tension in Tripura after sporadic clashes Tension in Tripura after sporadic clashes
- August 25, 2016

Later, sections of those in the rally went on the rampage, attacking pedestrians and shopkeepers and torching vehicles. Thirty people were injured, dozens of vehicles put on fire and properties damaged during clashes between supporters of the IPFT and non-tribal city dwellers. (more...)
Sydney mother shows the heartbreaking signs of whooping cough Sydney mother shows the heartbreaking signs of whooping cough
- August 25, 2016

Tanrikulu says that many people are unaware that babies suffering from whooping cough don't necessarily exhibit the same symptoms as older children. Ms Tee is begging others not to ignore the warning signs. "The head pediatrician wanted us to film it to show people how the cough isn't always the worst/major symptom in babies". Sandra Tee, from Sydney, posted the video to Facebook of her weeks old baby girl gasping as she is treated in hospital. (more...)
United Nations promises 'material' aid to cholera victims in Haiti United Nations promises 'material' aid to cholera victims in Haiti
- August 25, 2016

For years Haitians have been blaming the United Nations for this outbreak, even spraying painting "UN=Kolera" on the walls of the peacekeeping base. The admission comes after the Times obtained a confidential report authored by New York University professor of law Philip Alston, an adviser the UN. (more...)