Health


Medic to test donated blood for Zika virus
- August 27, 2016

Louis Katz, in an email. Because the Zika virus has forced the deferral of hundreds of thousands of donors across the nation, Prijatel said, blood centers have asked people who have never given blood before to consider making a donation. FDA officials said they do not anticipate any problems supplying the tests throughout the U.S. Zika virus infection during pregnancy has caused serious birth defects in a few cases in the US and hundreds of cases in Central and South America where infants ... (more...)
FDA Expands Zika Screening To All US Blood Centers
- August 27, 2016

Now, those guidelines are expanding to all blood banks. An increase in mosquitoes doesn't necessarily lead to a spike in disease, said Jerome Goddard, an extension professor of medical entomology at Mississippi State University. The World Health Organization posted on its website Thursday the total amount of confirmed Zika infections resulting from the Olympic games, and the number is startling. (more...)
Texas man charged with beheading wife after police visit Texas man charged with beheading wife after police visit
- August 27, 2016

Bellmead police had been at the couple's home shortly after 8:20 a.m. Thursday, just a few hours before they were called back with a report Natasha Tagliarino Dauzat was dead. Davie Dauzat was reportedly inside the home with blood on him but would not immediately come out after officers arrived. Texas law enforcement went to the Texas father's trailer and spoke to bot Davie Dauzat and his wife Natasha Dauzat . (more...)
Ben & Jerry ice cream tubs recalled in metal pieces scare Ben & Jerry ice cream tubs recalled in metal pieces scare
- August 27, 2016

Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough 500ml ice cream 500ml with batch codes: L62110L011, L62111L011, L62112L011 and L62113L011 and best before date 01/2018 are affected. According to the Mirror, company said: "Everyone with a 500ml tub of Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough in their freezers at home should check the batch number on the bottom of the tub to make sure it's not affected". (more...)
South Beach 2nd area of Zika transmission
- August 27, 2016

In other Zika news, two more countries, Haiti and Guatemala, now have confirmed cases of microcephaly linked to Zika virus . "I have been informed that two Zika cases have been linked to Miami Beach, one a tourist who visited the Beach approximately two weeks ago, and another a resident who also works on the Beach", Morales wrote. (more...)
West Nile virus found in Oakland County blood donation West Nile virus found in Oakland County blood donation
- August 27, 2016

The adult lives in western Maryland, the department stated. Repel mosquitoes by wearing long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, shoes and socks and by applying insect repellent containing DEET , picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535 according to product instructions. (more...)
Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
- August 27, 2016

A new report from the Ohio Department of Health says accidental drug-overdose deaths totaled more than 3,000 a year ago. Over one-third of those were linked to the powerful painkiller Fentanyl. Fentanyl-related deaths were mostly in the single digits during the previous half a dozen years. "We have no idea, really, what's causing this at this point, if it's carfentanil or something else in this particular batch of heroin", Synan said. (more...)
Tropical Storm Gaston is moving northwest in the Atlantic Tropical Storm Gaston is moving northwest in the Atlantic
- August 27, 2016

That storm - now known as Invest 99L because its being investigated for potential strengthening into a tropical depression or tropical storm - is expected to bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico on Thursday and strong winds and heavy rain over parts of Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos, and the southeastern and central Bahamas during the next couple of days, the hurricane center said. (more...)
Libertarian Gary Johnson cleared to appear on Ohio's ballot Libertarian Gary Johnson cleared to appear on Ohio's ballot
- August 27, 2016

In Ohio, like many states, Libertarians have not received enough support for formal ballot recognition. The Libertarian is now in a race to break 15 percent nationally, a long-shot goal that would land him on the debate stage with the two major-party candidates. (more...)
First Zika virus pregnancy confirmed in Washoe County
- August 27, 2016

The true extent of Zika infection within the USA population is hard to estimate because 4 out of 5 people who contract the virus don't even know they have it. Expanded testing will be in effect until the risk of transfusion transmission of Zika virus is reduced. The virus is particularly unsafe to pregnant women and future mothers as it may cause microcephaly , a neurological birth defect that can cause a newborn's head and brain to turn out smaller than normal, among other developmental ... (more...)
Mosquito Samples in Smithtown Test Positive For West Nile Virus Mosquito Samples in Smithtown Test Positive For West Nile Virus
- August 27, 2016

Also, Asian Tiger mosquitoes, officially known as Aedes albopictus , are presently active in Suffolk, health officials said. Mosquitoes have also tested positive in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente this year, and three people in Orange County have tested positive for the virus. (more...)
Palestinians Detained in Jerusalem and West Bank Palestinians Detained in Jerusalem and West Bank
- August 27, 2016

Twenty-six percent of Israelis said they would support the proposed deal if it included peace with all Arab nations as part of the Arab Peace Initiative. Tamar Hermann, an Israeli political scientist who conducted the survey with Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, said that under the current circumstances, the results were "not amazingly encouraging", but also "not discouraging". (more...)
Women's Equality Day 2016 Women's Equality Day 2016
- August 27, 2016

Suffragists had worked for decades to secure American women the right to vote - and won. That is, until August 26, 1920. Jane G. Eskind, the first woman to win statewide office in 1980, which was 60 years after ratification of the 19th Amendment; and Rep. (more...)
Baking with George is chaos, says Kate Baking with George is chaos, says Kate
- August 26, 2016

She said: "I always thought of a hospice as a place where people go to die, but when I needed help coming to terms with my condition I was surprised at how wonderful it is here". The royal couple had been continuing their drive toraise awareness about mental health with a visit to the newly revamped centre for young people . (more...)
Latest Target In The Drug Price Wars? The Ubiquitous EpiPen Latest Target In The Drug Price Wars? The Ubiquitous EpiPen
- August 26, 2016

Clinton on Wednesday called on Mylan to voluntarily cut EpiPen's price. "We have reached out to every member of Congress who has sent us a letter , and we look forward to meeting with them and responding to their questions as soon as possible", Devlin said. (more...)
FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers
- August 26, 2016

Expansion of the blood donation testing comes after the mosquito-borne virus has established a foothold in the continental U.S., with two areas of active infections in Miami identified, as well as Puerto Rico experiencing an epidemic of cases. (more...)
Mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika found in 7th county Mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika found in 7th county
- August 26, 2016

A recent epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus, which first erupted in Brazil, has been linked to brain-related birth defects in newborns and other nervous system troubles in some adults. Two years later, health officials declared an outbreak in the Brazilian state of Bahia. And on August 9, researchers in Brazil also reported on Zika's possible links to serious deformities of joints in the arms and legs of newborns, a condition called arthrogryposis. (more...)
Donald Trump signals 'softening' of immigration position
- August 26, 2016

And that's a little unfair to people but we're going to let people come in anyway. "But we've got some really really bad gang members", Trump continued, "and some awful people". He then posed his dilemma to the audience, comprised of many of his supporters: "So you have somebody who's been in the country for 20 years, has done a great job, and everything else". (more...)
GCSE results day across the West Country GCSE results day across the West Country
- August 26, 2016

When these two core subjects are combined, 76 per cent were awarded a grade C or better in both English and maths. Gable Hall staff and students were celebrating today with a rise in their GCSE grades from a year ago. He said: "It is clear that our students have surpassed expectations and they succeeded because we care". He said: "I'm reasonably happy!" A spokeswoman said: "The school is particularly pleased that no pupil left the school without achieving a qualification and a 100% of ... (more...)
University of Michigan Report: Biofuel Is Worse for Environment than Gasoline University of Michigan Report: Biofuel Is Worse for Environment than Gasoline
- August 26, 2016

Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco analyzed all the greenhouse gas emissions created in the supply chains of various fuel types. "As the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has demonstrated, ethanol is an earth-friendly biofuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 34 percent over their its lifecycle, while advanced biofuels can reduce emissions by 100 percent or more over conventional gasoline". (more...)