Health


Singapore Steps Up Zika Fight After Confirming 41 Local Cases Singapore Steps Up Zika Fight After Confirming 41 Local Cases
- August 30, 2016

Inspectors from the National Environment Agency visited homes in the suburban district where all the cases - mostly foreign construction workers - were reported, to check for potential breeding sites. Singapore said that as of August 28, the National Environment Agency had inspected about 3,600 out of an estimated 6,000 premises in the Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive cluster to check for mosquito breeding, and conducted ground checks in the vicinity. (more...)
'Normal' for Clinton Foundation donors to 'want access:' Brazile
- August 30, 2016

Meanwhile, Trump sent the pundits into a tizzy by his "flip flop" on immigration by first "softening" and then "hardening" his stand on deportation of 11 million illegal immigrants, including an estimated 450,000 from India. When Bill Clinton rented out the Lincoln Bedroom in the White Houseto big donors, the donors didn't get to keep the furniture, but they did get to begin sentences, "The last time I stayed at the White House". (more...)
This is what your kids' daily sugar limit should be This is what your kids' daily sugar limit should be
- August 30, 2016

The AHA says that children between the ages of 2 and 18 should eat no more than 24 grams of sugar each day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages per week. Now, these new guidelines make it much simpler to figure out-no more than six teaspoons or 25 grams or 100 calories a day. "A healthy breakfast of a low added-sugar, whole-grain cereal with a piece of fruit and a glass of low-fat milk would have about 1 gram of added sugar, [but] varies by the cereal". (more...)
Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases
- August 30, 2016

He urged those returning from countries with reported cases of Zika infection to have themselves tested voluntarily at major hospitals. Of the 41 people confirmed on Sunday to have been infected, 34 have fully recovered. Malaysia and Indonesia have stepped up protective measures following the Singapore outbreak, intensifying checks on people arriving from Singapore and introducing thermal scanners at airports and border checkpoints. (more...)
Clinton still leads Trump nationally, but gap is narrowing
- August 30, 2016

Clinton questioned in East Hampton today whether Trump will "try to convey a gravity that he hasn't done before or will he come in and try to insult" - admitting that she has to be prepared for anything. In it, she is also wearing a shirt that says "No hot sauce no peace!" "And who knows what that might be". According to the poll , many voters question Trump's reasoning with 52% speculating the returns show something the candidate may not want voters to know. (more...)
Hundreds of Women Just Freed Their Nipples in Cities Across the World
- August 30, 2016

Nadine Gary, president of GoTopless, said she hopes the events will take away the shock and awe around seeing female breasts. "We're working toward freeing women's nipples and obtaining equal gender topless rights that are enforced worldwide", said Beatrice Charles of the local branch of GoTopless, the sponsor of the event. (more...)
A lightning strike killed 323 reindeer, and this is the ghastly aftermath
- August 30, 2016

Thousands of reindeer migrate over this area and move around in larger and smaller herds depending on the weather. "We don't know if it was one or more lighting strikes", a spokesman for the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate told Norwegian news agency NTB . (more...)
US tries to stop feuding allies from unraveling Syria strategy
- August 30, 2016

There was more heavy fighting Monday along the Turkey-Syriaborder, but two US allies seem more intent on fighting each other than ISIS. Both Turkey and the United States have ordered the main Kurdish fighting force, the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw to the east bank of the Euphrates. (more...)
FSU study: Drugs can stop Zika from replicating, damaging fetal brains FSU study: Drugs can stop Zika from replicating, damaging fetal brains
- August 30, 2016

NCATS is part of the National Institutes of Health. He said, for instance, that it's unknown whether niclosamide, which is used to treat patients with parasites in the gut, can even penetrate the central nervous system to get to an unborn baby's brain. (more...)
Egypt's parliament is to vote on tougher penalties for FGM
- August 30, 2016

People from the Muslim and Christian communities reportedly follow the practice in Egypt in order to suppress women's sexuality. The procedure has been banned in Egypt since 2007. The widespread practice in Egypt was again highlighted in May this year when another teenager was reported to have died during the female circumcision procedure. (more...)
NY team wins Little League World Series
- August 30, 2016

South Korean arms and flags waved furiously to his right. But the typically-dominant Koreans were ultimately no match for the New York Boy's great defensive ball and pitching. Harlost , the next batter, singled, and Rush followed, driving in the go-ahead run with a single behind the shortstop. In the home half of the fourth, New York's lumber yard went to work, hammering out two runs on three hits to go up 2-0. (more...)
UK, Australia and Taiwan issue travel advisories for Singapore on Zika cases
- August 30, 2016

Since no approved vaccine is available, prevention of mosquito bites is the best way to avoid acquiring Zika. Most people infected with Zika do not exhibit symptoms or may display only mild symptoms. However, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out, this argument is unfounded: "Planned Parenthood simply isn't on the specific list of public health clinics and community health centers that will receive additional and immediate social-services block-grant funding in Zika-hit locales". (more...)
Tropical depression churns off North Carolina coast
- August 30, 2016

As for Tropical Depression Nine , it presently sits about 195 miles west / southwest of Key West, Florida. It was moving west at 15 miles per hour. Tropical depression nine will likely have more of an impact on the US, making landfall in northern Florida late on Thursday as a tropical storm. (more...)
Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff Court sides with Trader Joe's in suit over alleged knockoff
- August 30, 2016

Trader Joes, which has a fervid following in the USA, is owned by a German company, but has no outlets in Canada. Vancouver retailer Pirate Joe's were sued by Trader Joe's several years ago on the grounds that the Canadian store infringed upon the American store's trademark, but the case was dismissed in October 2013, according to the Guardian . (more...)
Christie: Over 500000 New Jerseyans insured thanks to Medicaid expansion Christie: Over 500000 New Jerseyans insured thanks to Medicaid expansion
- August 30, 2016

Beyond that, she said, states that haven't expanded have almost double the percentage of rural hospitals at risk of closure; hospital uncompensated care costs have dropped by large amounts - more than $1 billion in Arkansas alone - and state budgets have seen net positive impacts. (more...)
Mass. McDonald's worker with Down syndrome retiring after 32 years Mass. McDonald's worker with Down syndrome retiring after 32 years
- August 30, 2016

She's been a staple for so many years in our community. 'Freia is a great employee. "We learned a lot more from her than she could ever learn from us". "I make a lot of french fries", David says, and that's an understatement-she's ruled the fryolator since 1984. David's passion to work led to many customers becoming friends, some of whom say are sad to see her go. (more...)
I will 'stop the slaughter' in black communities
- August 30, 2016

Burns added that Trump will also outline policies, which will impact disenfranchised minorities. The interview will be broadcast live on the Impact Network as a special presentation titled "Voice of the People", Jackson announced on the network's website . (more...)
Donald Trump Says Immigration Speech Coming Wednesday in Arizona
- August 30, 2016

That stance drew fire from conservatives who wanted him to stand fast after he won the Republican presidential nomination in large part by a hardline stance that would include building a wall along the US border with Mexico. The UPI/CVoter online tracking poll surveys about 200 people each day, leading to a sample size of roughly 1,400 people during any seven-day span. (more...)
India to seek armed drones technology from USA during Parrikar's visit India to seek armed drones technology from USA during Parrikar's visit
- August 30, 2016

Being the sixth meeting of two parties, they are expected to sign an extensive defense deal, according to which both the parties agree to support one another for its military needs. The meeting also comes ahead of key annual exercises in India between US and Indian forces. The two also noted the signing of an information exchange annex under the framework of the Aircraft Carrier Joint Working Group. (more...)
More parents believe vaccines are unnecessary More parents believe vaccines are unnecessary
- August 30, 2016

The overwhelming success of vaccines to fight off highly contagious ailments has led parents to question if vaccines are necessary, said Dr. Kathryn Edwards, lead author of the report and a professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. (more...)

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