Health


Clinton slams Trump as a unsafe isolationist in American Legion speech Clinton slams Trump as a unsafe isolationist in American Legion speech
- September 02, 2016

The Clinton campaign announced on Thursday that it will pay six-figures to air an ad in the state which has voted for a Republican every cycle - besides 1996 when it went for President Clinton in his re-election bid - since 1948. She blamed Russian Federation for hacking into the Democratic National Committee and perhaps "even some state election systems". Clinton received a similar invitation but has not accepted. (more...)
Murray, Serena ride strong serves into US Open second round Murray, Serena ride strong serves into US Open second round
- September 02, 2016

Kerber, who also lost to Williams in the Wimbledon final, has a chance to overtake her for the No.1 ranking if Serena fails to win the US Open final at Flushing Meadows. If Williams wins her 23rd title in September, the game will receive another level for players to try. Ivanovic is out of the US Open in the first round for the second straight year after a 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 loss to Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic. (more...)
Half of Americans wary of travel to US Zika zones Half of Americans wary of travel to US Zika zones
- September 02, 2016

Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam have reported cases that were either transmitted locally or brought into the country, according to the Singapore ministry. As the patient had traveling history to Singapore and her daughter was confirmed to have Zika virus infection on 30th August 2016, the Private General Practitioner had diagnosed her as "suspected case of Zika". (more...)
Florida finds Zika in trapped mosquitoes, 1st in US mainland
- September 02, 2016

The state health department said in a statement it found no evidence of active transmission in Palm Beach County. Singapore has stepped up efforts to fight the Zika virus since reporting the first locally-transmitted case on August 27. (more...)
County's aerial spraying for mosquitoes kills millions of bees County's aerial spraying for mosquitoes kills millions of bees
- September 02, 2016

Dorchester County had sprayed Naled , an insecticide used to control adult mosquitoes that does not pose a threat to people but is highly toxic to bees. The Dorchester County authorities have stated that no additional spraying had been scheduled after the incident. The pesticide the county used is called Naled. (more...)
Three new cases of local Zika transmission in Florida
- September 02, 2016

The Ministry of Health has said there is evidence that Zika can cause microcephaly, a condition where a baby is born with a much smaller head than usual. Pregnant women, he said, should seek prenatal care if they developed any suspicious symptom and consult the nearest doctor. Florida health officials on Tuesday said they were investigating three new Zika virus cases likely stemming from local mosquito bites in Miami-Dade County, including two cases outside of the known areas of active ... (more...)
Malaysia reports first Zika virus case
- September 02, 2016

In related news, the Malaysia Ministry of Health has reported 75,061 dengue fever cases through the first eight months of 2016, with almost 40,000 cases in Selangor state. One of the traps that tested positive was at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, where bromeliads bloom. Indonesia has also issued a travel warning. (more...)
Alabama ranks second in adult obesity
- September 02, 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Obesity remains one of the biggest and costliest health threats to the country, increasing risks for a range of health problems like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis and some forms of cancer", said Richard Hamburg, interim president and CEO of the Trust for America's Health . (more...)
West Nile virus death confirmed in Hinds County West Nile virus death confirmed in Hinds County
- September 02, 2016

The death is of a Hinds County resident. Ben Prather, vector control director for Cass County checks sorts through a pile of collected mosquitos from the Fargo Country Club looking for Culex tarsalis, a type of mosquito known to be a carrier of West Nile, June 29, 2012 in West Fargo, ND. (more...)
Modi wishes Indian contingent for Rio Paralympics Modi wishes Indian contingent for Rio Paralympics
- September 02, 2016

The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) stated that 200 athletes filed individual appeals to the IPC to ask for permission to compete in Rio. "The people of India will be enthusiastically cheering for our athletes representing India at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, starting September 7", Modi said. (more...)
'Morgan' a cool, if predictable, exploration of AI 'Morgan' a cool, if predictable, exploration of AI
- September 01, 2016

She's not a replicant built out of diodes and synthetic skin; she was bred-and born-in a lab out of synthetic DNA. And it wouldn't be very interesting if she was just your run-of-the-mill obedient sort, so of course this character is risky in that she possesses brilliance and strength-but she is technically only five years old. (more...)
Grand jury to mull case of Marine vet charged with murder Grand jury to mull case of Marine vet charged with murder
- September 01, 2016

Pearl, 53, at the intersection of Richmond and Solon roads, exited his overturned vehicle and shot Pearl several times following the two-vehicle crash. "It is just beyond our comprehension". The commander of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in North Ridgeville speculated on Tuesday that Desha might have had a flashback from his combat experience in Iraq. (more...)
Newborn Twins Among Thousands Rescued in the Mediterranean Newborn Twins Among Thousands Rescued in the Mediterranean
- September 01, 2016

Italian officials approach migrants on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea during a rescue operation on Monday. The report mentioned that a total of 40 different organisations were responsible for bringing in the 6,500 migrants and refugees, including EU's Marine mission "Sophia", which fights smugglers; and Frontex, the European Agency tasked with border security. (more...)
Travelers Rest principal reverses flag decision Travelers Rest principal reverses flag decision
- September 01, 2016

There is not much more American than high school football and to me the American Flag should not be banned from such events. In a statement Lavely said "any decision to not allow the American flag to be used in an improper "taunting", unsportsmanlike manner is first and foremost in the interests of promoting the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events". (more...)
Google hopes AI can improve head and neck cancer treatment Google hopes AI can improve head and neck cancer treatment
- September 01, 2016

As part of the partnership - which aims to develop an algorithm that can differentiate cancerous cells from their healthy counterparts - DeepMind will analyze scans from up to 700 former patients. The DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, who has led the company's health efforts, added: "This real-world application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is exactly why we set up DeepMind". (more...)
Scientists Prove Dogs Understand Human Words
- September 01, 2016

Also like humans, they also processed intonation with the right hemispheres of their brains. This finding means that dogs may understand both the words and the intonation that humans use when they talk to dogs, the researchers said. Put simply: Even if you use a very excited tone of voice to tell the dog he's going to the vet, he'll probably see through you and be bummed about going. (more...)
New clown reported near South Carolina playground, 4th clown sighting New clown reported near South Carolina playground, 4th clown sighting
- September 01, 2016

Young kids. A creepy clown. If you see a clown, or anybody else suspicious, call police, says the letter from Fleetwood Manor . The Greenville County Sheriff's Office received the first report of a clown sighting on August 21 in the woods near Fleetwood Manor . (more...)
Zika hits Malaysia: 1st case confirmed
- September 01, 2016

According to reports, around six Bangladeshi nationals have also been affected by the mosquito-borne disease in Singapore. "Over time, we expect Zika cases to emerge from more areas". The majority of reported cases are among foreign construction workers based in the residential Aljunied Crescent neighbourhood in Singapore. Singapore'sNational Environment Agency has deployed more than 300 people to the affected area, where they sprayed insecticide and cleaned drains. (more...)
Macadamia Nuts Recalled Due to Salmonella Concern Macadamia Nuts Recalled Due to Salmonella Concern
- September 01, 2016

Giant has not been informed of any illnesses up till this date. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Their lot numbers are: 16137D331S and 16159D331S. They have "Best Before Dates" of November 16 and 17, as well as December 6 and 7. Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN'S for a full refund. (more...)
Dogs can understand both your vocabulary and voice tone
- September 01, 2016

Just as humans do, they process these two aspects of speech separately, then integrate them to determine the full meaning of what was said. Traditional wisdom holds that it's not so much what you say to your dog as how you say it that counts - that tone, in other words, is everything. (more...)

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