Health


William de Ferrers School celebrating over 500 A*/A grades in GCSE results
- August 27, 2016

The A* and A pass rate at the school remains at around 30 per cent and continues the positive trend of recent years. As well as improved GCSE results, the school also saw a rise in the proportion of students achieving the English Baccalaureate at 26 per cent, which was above the 2015 national average. (more...)
Man who killed Canton K-9 Jethro sentenced to 45 total years Man who killed Canton K-9 Jethro sentenced to 45 total years
- August 27, 2016

She said Barefield violated "the safety and security of this county and the people sworn to protect it". CANTON, Ohio- The man who shot and killed Canton police K-9 Jethro after robbing a grocery store has been sentenced. Absolutely, because I wouldn't have to sit here and suffer over the loss of him. One letter from a young girl sending her allowance money for bulletproof vests went viral: "God bless you and the dogs", she wrote. (more...)
Judge blocks transgender bathroom law for 3 plaintiffs
- August 27, 2016

HB2 requires that transgender individuals use public restrooms and similar facilities based on their anatomy and not their gender identity. The Department of Justice has also filed a lawsuit. In his ruling Friday, Schroeder wrote that the three plaintiffs in the lawsuit "are likely to succeed" in their arguments that HB2 violates Title IX, a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender in educational institutions. (more...)
FDA advises Zika screening for all United States blood centers FDA advises Zika screening for all United States blood centers
- August 27, 2016

It's a major expansion from a February 16 advisory that limited such screening to areas with active Zika virus transmission. Aedes mosquitoes carry the virus, and it can also be transmitted sexually. More than 40 cases of mosquito-transmitted infection have been reported in South Florida. It can cause a mild illness, with fever, rash and joint pain. (more...)
FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in US
- August 27, 2016

To date, three U.S. territories - Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands - have seen local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus. She also pointed out that health officials have documented a growing number of asymptomatic men who've transmitted the virus to their partners, including pregnant women. (more...)
France's Highest Court Overturns Contentious Burkini Ban
- August 27, 2016

The contentious ban prevented women from enjoying the beach, and caused global uproar earlier this week after images surfaced of a woman being forced to undress in public by police officers, or risk getting cited for not wearing an "outfit respecting good morals and secularism". (more...)
Bryn Hafren pupils celebrate top GCSE performances Bryn Hafren pupils celebrate top GCSE performances
- August 27, 2016

The school also recorded an outstanding score of+0.68 on the government's new Progress 8 performance scale. Jasmine Hewitt achieved 11 A* and A grades and Joshua Ball, Sally Sweeney and Lana Robinson all got 10 A*s and As. "We wish them all the best for the next steps they choose take into employment or education". Principal, Therese Quincey said the results showed hard work and determination and that "anything was possible". (more...)
The one place where Hillary Clinton struggles with numbers
- August 27, 2016

In an interview with Cooper on Wednesday, Clinton responded to Trump's initial slam by saying he was "taking a hate movement mainstream. If then-Secretary Clinton potentially prioritized her time based on dollar signs instead of foreign policy goals that should be thoroughly examined". (more...)
Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown Sings Beyonce's 'Listen'! Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown Sings Beyonce's 'Listen'!
- August 27, 2016

Millie Bobby Brown , best known as Eleven on the Netflix hit series Stranger Things , has arrived in Manila! The camera eventually pulls back to show the young singer is wearing a multicolored floral dress with a pink belt and matching plastic buckle. (more...)
EpiPen patient-assistance program expanded to address soaring cost of product
- August 27, 2016

The cheaper generic was rejected by the FDA less than six months ago, which kept the EpiPen one of very few options for severe allergy sufferers, incentivizing Mylan to keep prices high. I can afford my annual EpiPen refill, and my allergy attacks are rare. Mylan NV has promised to reduce the costs that some patients pay for the treatment by "doubling eligibility" for its EpiPen patient assistance programme, which subsidises the cost of the drugs for low-income patients. (more...)
Italy quake death toll hits 284 on day of mass funeral Italy quake death toll hits 284 on day of mass funeral
- August 27, 2016

The national mourning includes a state funeral for some of the victims in Ascoli Piceno to be attended by Premier Matteo Renzi and President Sergio Mattarella. The first funeral for one of the earthquake's victims was held on Friday, for the son of a state official who died in Amatrice. Data from the civil protection department in Rome showed that around 388 injured people were being treated in hospitals, of which 40 were in a critical condition. (more...)
Cowboys Rookie Ezekiel Elliot Visits Pot Shop Before Preseason Game
- August 27, 2016

The Cowboys chose to rest Romo as they do not want to aggravate his injury. Seconds after his third snap, in his first action of the preseason, Romo dropped to pass, rolled left, started to run and, as he went to slide, got hit hard in the back by fast-closing Seattle pass rusher Cliff Avril. (more...)
Britney Spears Actually Sings In "Carpool Karaoke", Says She's Done with Men
- August 27, 2016

At times you can barely hear her sing. Twitter helped fans sing her praises right back by offering a Brit-emoji icon for the hashtag #BritneyCarpool. And while the album has missteps - "Clumsy" sounds, well, clumsy, and "Hard to Forget Ya" is easy to forget - it is a sign that Spears could finally make some real movement after years of basicness. (more...)
Miami Beach mayor: We need a Zika bill Miami Beach mayor: We need a Zika bill
- August 27, 2016

The unidentified woman is the first in the county to contract the virus, which occurs primarily through infected Aedes mosquitoes, specifically the yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes, both of which now aren't found in the county, according to Public Health officials. (more...)
FDA Recommends Testing All Blood Donations for Zika
- August 27, 2016

In July 2016, the first cases of local or non-travel related transmission of Zika virus in the continental US were reported in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Alternatively, an FDA-approved pathogen-reduction device may be used for plasma and certain platelet products. Since February, blood banks have turned away people who had recently visited those regions, under a previous FDA directive. (more...)
Nice Weather Ahead and Tropical Storm Gaston Heading in Northwest Direction
- August 27, 2016

Forecasters now expect a 70-percent chance of having up to 17 named storms, of which as many as eight are expected to become hurricanes, including up to four major hurricanes. In a blog written by James Franklin, chief of the National Hurricane Center's hurricane specialists unit, following criticism of the center's forecasting of Bill, he described the delicate balance the center has to create between science, safety and credibility. (more...)
Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine
- August 27, 2016

Two out of three teens who reported vaping at least once said their last vaping session involved "just flavoring" vaping liquids without nicotine, while one in five reported using vaping liquids with nicotine. It was the first time the respected annual survey asked what was in the vapor - specifically, they were asked what they inhaled the last time they vaped. (more...)
FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika
- August 27, 2016

Suspected ones under investigation had declined to 3,257. Recent studies have shown evidence of Zika in amniotic fluid, placenta and fetal brain tissue. Given frequency of travel of individuals within the United States, he said there was a risk that people without symptoms of Zika could donate blood and transmit the virus. (more...)
Congressmen: FBI, VA must probe vet's death outside hospital Congressmen: FBI, VA must probe vet's death outside hospital
- August 27, 2016

His wife, Joan Kaisen, told Newsday her husband suffered from severe back pain caused by a vehicle crash in the 1960s when he was a police officer. On Thursday, Democratic Rep. "Then he went to his auto and shot himself". The shooting death has led to the FBI launching an investigation into Kaisen's death because it had taken place on federal property. (more...)
Jerry Jones Comments on Video of Ezekiel Elliott Allegedly in Pot Dispensary
- August 27, 2016

In 2006, he became really popular after he fumbled the snap when the Cowboys attempted to tie the game against the Seahawks in the NFC Wildcard game. He is now under investigation for an alleged domestic violence incident with a former girlfriend. (more...)

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