Health


Germany Accuses Fiat (NYSE:FCAU) of Emissions Cheating
- September 02, 2016

Germany sent letters to the European Commission and the Italian Transport Ministry saying that it found unusual increase in emission levels of four FCA vehicles. Affected vehicles deactivated their storage catalytic converters and exhaust recuperation systems after six test cycles or a 22-minute delay - two minutes longer than the standard length of an emissions test - resulting in NOx emissions "9 to 15 times higher than the legal limit", it said. (more...)
Obamacare Is Creating Monopolies For Insurance Companies Obamacare Is Creating Monopolies For Insurance Companies
- September 02, 2016

SOME CONSUMERS in the region and across the country could face steep increases for individual health insurance plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act marketplace in 2017 if proposed price hikes are approved. Obamacare supporters stress that federal subsidies will hold down those increases for most consumers and that the Affordable Care Act has helped almost 20 million more Americans buy health insurance. (more...)
Zika infected mosquitoes trapped in Miami area
- September 02, 2016

Testing procedure calls for grinding mosquitoes in each sample and testing them as a group, said spokesperson Jennifer Meale. Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in most of Florida's 67 counties ahead of the first hurricane to strike the state in more than a decade. (more...)
5 things to know about the Dakota Access Pipeline 5 things to know about the Dakota Access Pipeline
- September 02, 2016

Environmental groups say the pipeline, which would travel under the Missouri River, would pose a threat to the environment, public health and to the tribe's way of life. The pipeline will begin near Stanley, North Dakota, in the Bakken oil fields and end in Patoka, Illinois. Meanwhile, the encampment is a bustling and cheerful scene of new tribes coming to support Standing Rock, daily prayer, meal preparation and now a new school for the camp children. (more...)
Tests Confirm Zika in Florida Mosquitoes Tests Confirm Zika in Florida Mosquitoes
- September 02, 2016

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a statement that three mosquito samples from a small area in the county's Miami Beach tested positive for Zika. "This detection enables us to continue to effectively target our resources". More than 570 cases in Florida have been linked to travel to other countries where the virus is spreading. (more...)
Bangladesh issues Zika advisory for its nationals in Singapore
- September 02, 2016

The Montgomery County Public Health District reported Thursday that a pregnant woman from Porter contracted the virus while traveling outside the United States in an area known to be a Zika-infected region. Myanmar is planning to increase Zika surveillance after the virus was detected in several neighbouring countries this week, a health official said. (more...)
Anti-Burkini Law Would be 'Unconstitutional': French Minister Anti-Burkini Law Would be 'Unconstitutional': French Minister
- September 02, 2016

In an interview with The New York Times this week, the women credited with inventing the burkini said those who banned the swimwear had "misunderstood" its goal. A lower court had ruled on Monday that the Villeneuve-Loubet ban was necessary to prevent public disorder. After human rights groups challenged a local burkini ban, the Council of State is scheduled to issue a ruling Friday afternoon. (more...)
Crews hunt for 2 Michigan teenagers missing in Lake Michigan Crews hunt for 2 Michigan teenagers missing in Lake Michigan
- September 02, 2016

The Coast Guard says at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a group of four boys were swimming near the north breakwall at Holland State Park when a strong rip current swept two of the boys underwater. The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its boat and flight search, but Ottawa and Allegan County crews and divers were still searching as of 4:00pm. The late afternoon Beach Hazards Statement from the National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids was to be in effect through Thursday evening, ... (more...)
Americans Aren't Buying Donald Trump's Immigration Rhetoric, Polls Show
- September 02, 2016

Trump initially won praise from some after his trip to Mexico City portrayed him in a more presidential manner, speaking alongside Mexico's president about building a cooperative relationship. "This is not someone I want to be associated with", Monty said. "And so, you know, he came back across the border and then it was all about Mexico is going to build a wall". (more...)
Stop playing politics: May goes on the attack over junior doctor strikes
- September 02, 2016

Junior doctors want Mr Hunt to put plans to impose a new contract on hold while talks are held on the detail. Jeremy Hunt compared himself to NHS founder Aneurin Bevan today as he refused a live radio call to resign amid fresh doctors' strikes. (more...)
Florida finds Zika in local mosquitoes, bromeliads blamed Florida finds Zika in local mosquitoes, bromeliads blamed
- September 02, 2016

Mosquito-control measures and mosquito trapping are already in place in the area. Most Zika cases contacted directly through mosquito bites in Florida are in the Miami area, not the tourist mecca of Orlando which is home to the Walt Disney World, Universal and SeaWorld theme parks. (more...)
Patriots QB Tom Brady expected to play vs. Giants in preseason finale
- September 02, 2016

Brady didn't get much help from tight end Martellus Bennett, who had a drop and a fumble, or Dobson, who pulled up on a route when Brady was intercepted by Trevin Wade on their first drive of the game. This will mark just the third time since 2004 that Brady will take snaps in a preseason finale, with the most recent time coming in 2011. Still, Brady's third-down strike to Hogan kicked off a stretch in which Brady completed 14 of 19 passes for 169 yards and an easy touchdown to Martin. (more...)
Zika found in mosquitoes in Miami Beach Zika found in mosquitoes in Miami Beach
- September 02, 2016

Putnam said. "There's the possibility that you could have a surge in mosquitoes, and if we then have introductions of Zika into those populations, we could potentially have spread to people", Schaffner explained. Zika has mild effects for most people but doctors believe infection during pregnancy can result in babies with small heads, which is known as microcephaly, and other serious developmental disorders. (more...)
British Virgin Islands reports locally transmitted Zika virus, CDC issues travel notice British Virgin Islands reports locally transmitted Zika virus, CDC issues travel notice
- September 02, 2016

The study is published in " Nature Medicine ", but Lee says work still needs to be done. "I think there is scientific rationale for why that is important", she said after a meeting of government officials in Miami Beach, the latest area hit by locally transmitted Zika cases. (more...)
Charles Barkley Disobeys His Doctor's Orders To Visit Craig Sager Charles Barkley Disobeys His Doctor's Orders To Visit Craig Sager
- September 02, 2016

Sager will undergo his third bone marrow transplant, according to his son. Sager's wife, Stacy, has been alongside Sager throughout his cancer treatments. "We go to see Sager to cheer him up and by the time you leave you're like, 'Is anything wrong with him?' He has the most positive attitude". The 65-year-old Sager has battled acute myeloid leukemia since 2014, and announced in March that he was no longer in remission. (more...)
Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico
- September 02, 2016

As of mid-August, the US territory and Caribbean island had recorded 10,690 Zika cases, leading HHS officials to declare a public health emergency there. Other government teams have attracted big-name partners in Sanofi ($SNY) and GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) to test different approaches. Only Inovio's vaccine and one being developed by a US government research group have started clinical trials with human subjects, the company told the Inquirer. (more...)
SpaceX rocket explodes in Florida ahead of launch SpaceX rocket explodes in Florida ahead of launch
- September 02, 2016

In partnership with the satellite firm Eutelsat , the new satellite (called AMOS-6) was set to deliver wireless connectivity to large portions of sub-Saharan Africa, a key element of Mark Zuckerberg's plan to provide basic connectivity to the entire world. (more...)
MOFA issues travel alert for Singapore amid Zika scare
- September 02, 2016

MOH has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the city state earlier on Monday. Australia, Taiwan and South Korea issued travel warnings for tourists, and Singapore advised pregnant women to take a free Zika test if they showed any symptoms or if their partners tested positive. (more...)
US FDA issues emergency use authorization for Zika test - Roche US FDA issues emergency use authorization for Zika test - Roche
- September 02, 2016

Expanded testing will continue to reduce the risk for transmission of Zika virus through the USA blood supply and will be in effect until the risk of transfusion transmission of Zika virus is reduced. She subsequently developed joint pain and red eyes but has been without fever, the city's Centre for Health Protection said. Although more tests are needed to tailor the drug to the Zika virus infection, Nicolsamide could, in theory, be prescribed by a doctor today. (more...)
'No amnesty' for those in the U.S. illegally 'No amnesty' for those in the U.S. illegally
- September 02, 2016

He's been among those pushing Trump to moderate his stance. Monty added, "And when I saw that, I had to resign because I'm not going to be a prop for his image like the president of Mexico was yesterday". The Clinton campaign is already running commercials in the traditional battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. (more...)