Health


Obesity rate declines in Minnesota Obesity rate declines in Minnesota
- September 03, 2016

That's down from 35.9 percent in 2014. Obesity rates increased in Kansas and Kentucky and stayed about the same everywhere else. Rates climbed in Kansas and Kentucky between 2014 and 2015 while declining in Minnesota, Montana, New York and OH, the first time in the past decade that any states have reported decreases with the exception of Washington, D.C.in 2010. (more...)
India, Vietnam call for United Nations reform, UNSC expansion
- September 03, 2016

Modi recalled Quang's visit to India in 2013 as Minister for Public Security and lauded the strong foundation that had been laid for security and defence ties between the two countries, the sources said. "The range of agreements signed just a while ago point to the diversity and depth of our cooperation, " he said. Modi, who was en-route to a G20 Summit in China, made no mention of the patrol vessels, nor BrahMos missiles, and did not elaborate on what Vietnam would use the $500 million ... (more...)
38 new cases of Zika, four not in existing clusters 38 new cases of Zika, four not in existing clusters
- September 03, 2016

Florida is the first US state to report locally transmitted Zika cases. A woman in Klang, Selangor, tested positive for the disease a week after her return from Singapore on Aug 21, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Zika virus, a vector-borne disease which is caused by a flavivirus, is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti; the same mosquito that causes dengue fever. (more...)
Trump Given Questions Before Interview At Church
- September 03, 2016

Recently, at an appearance in MI the GOP nominee, in trying to convince African Americans to vote for him asked: " What the hell do you have to lose? ". But the most revealing part of the script lies in one of Jackson's questions, not Trump's answers. That's why it's imperative that we - as a community - stand united against Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric and phony promises, and mobilize our people to register to vote by October 11 and vote for Hillary Clinton on Election Day. (more...)
First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US
- September 03, 2016

Harrison said she hopes that come next year's mosquito season, the outbreak of Zika will have waned a bit, but that at this point it is to hard to tell. Salama said that while Zika samples from the country appear to be from the African strain, it hasn't been determined whether the African strain of the virus might also be responsible for the neurological problems. (more...)
Trumbo hits 41st HR as Orioles breeze past Yankees 8-0
- September 03, 2016

Tigers 3, White Sox 2: JaCoby Jones doubled twice in his second major league game, then dashed home for the winning run on Tyler Collins' sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to lift Detroit. He struck out the first batter he faced, Adam Jones, and catcher Gary Sanchez threw the game ball into the NY dugout for safe keeping in one of the few Yankee highlights. (more...)
Malaysia detects first case of locally transmitted Zika
- September 03, 2016

According to the statement, the man first showed symptoms of a fever on August 27 and sought treatment at local clinic. The ministry added that the patient has existing conditions such as high blood pressure, which it attributed to the patient's serious condition when admitted to the hospital and not primarily due to the Zika infection. (more...)
Kansas to use almost $1.2M in federal funds to fight Zika
- September 03, 2016

Scientists have discovered that three existing drugs could be useful in counteracting the effects of the virus. "In this way, we hope to create a therapy much more quickly". Zika has been found in Central and South America, and on some Caribbean islands. The virus, among other diseases, can cause microcephaly in fetuses, leading them to be born with severe birth defects. (more...)
United Nations admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak United Nations admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak
- September 03, 2016

The strain of cholera in Haiti was the same as the one in Nepal. A USA appeals court on Thursday upheld the world body's immunity from a damage claim filed by rights lawyers on behalf of those killed or sickened by cholera . Researchers said cholera was first detected in the central Artibonite Valley and cited evidence that it was introduced to Haiti's biggest river from a United Nations base where Nepalese troops were deployed as part of a peacekeeping operation which has been in the ... (more...)
Health chiefs in South Tyneside gearing up for doctors' strike
- September 03, 2016

Fears over patient safety have been raised after junior doctors announced five days of strike action. "There a real risk that we're going to see an exodus of junior doctors from England if these contracts are pushed through". Urging the two sides to resume talks, Ms Murphy said: "Many patients may be very unwell or vulnerable and so we can not predict the distress or pain this will cause...the Government and the BMA must appreciate they are in a privileged position: words seem to come easy ... (more...)
Junior doctors to hold three more five-day strikes in contract dispute
- September 03, 2016

Junior doctors in Salford and UK-wide will stage a total of 20 days of strikes between now and Christmas. This is down from 74% support for the strikes in February, when 26% opposed the strikes. BMA junior doctor leader Dr Ellen McCourt said the government could stop the strikes by calling off the imposition of the contract, which is due to be rolled out from October. (more...)
Millions of Samsung phones recalled over exploding batteries Millions of Samsung phones recalled over exploding batteries
- September 03, 2016

News of a recall could be especially damaging as it comes just a week before major rival Apple is expected to launch its next flagship device. Samsung had the biggest share (22%) of the global smartphone market in the three-month period ending June 30, according to research firm IDC . (more...)
FDA expands Zika screening to all USA blood centers FDA expands Zika screening to all USA blood centers
- September 03, 2016

The other stops the virus from killing fetal brain cells. While that might take a little longer, Lee says this is the first big step in finding ways to stop the virus' spread. Researchers at Florida State University say they may of have found several solutions for helping stop the spread of Zika. Transmitted mainly by mosquitos but also through sexual transmission, Zika can cause crippling birth defects in the foetuses of infected women. (more...)
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
- September 03, 2016

In an emotional exchange, Shalga Hightower said her daughters' killers "should have never been here" and praised Trump for giving her daughter recognition. That's why it's imperative that we - as a community - stand united against Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric and phony promises, and mobilize our people to register to vote by October 11 and vote for Hillary Clinton on Election Day. (more...)
UK Police Arrest Almost 300 People During 2-Day Notting Hill Carnival
- September 03, 2016

A man also approached officers at Kensal Rise tube station, telling them that he had been stabbed, before leaving the scene. This year colleagues were assaulted, abused and spat at. A 14-year-old boy was among those facing charges for a string of knife attacks starting Sunday. His injuries were critical but are now non-life threatening. (more...)
More strike action looms for Cambridgeshire junior doctors in contract dispute
- September 03, 2016

Dr Porter said he was not surprised at Mrs May's support for Mr Hunt, and criticised them for what he said was a determination to implement the contract because it "was in their party manifesto". She said that the strike will be called off if the Government cancels the imposition of the new contract. Ellen McCourt, the new chair of the BMA's junior doctors committee, recently wrote to the organisation's council seeking to "authorise a rolling programme of escalated industrial action ... (more...)
Antibacterial Soap Is No Longer FDA-Approved
- September 03, 2016

The rule does not apply to hand sanitizers or wipes, or to antibacterial products used in hospitals or nursing homes, though the FDA is also looking at ingredients in those products. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. (more...)
Mother Teresa: A saint with a private struggle Mother Teresa: A saint with a private struggle
- September 03, 2016

MOTHER TERESA'S DARKNESS - When Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa , he'll be honoring a nun who won admirers around the world and a Nobel Peace Prize for her joy-filled dedication to the "poorest of the poor". After the financial crisis of 2008, Gonzalez took a break from his real estate business in Miami and headed to India, where he spent two months volunteering at Nirmal Hriday, a home for the dying run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta's (now Kolkata ) ... (more...)
Singapore on battle mode against Zika after infections rise
- September 03, 2016

Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, an infectious disease specialist and assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong, supported the MOH's efforts to reduce Zika's spread in Singapore. The disease has also been linked to a potentially fatal disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can lead to nervous system problems such as weakness and paralysis. (more...)
United Nations admits culpability in Haitian cholera outbreak
- September 03, 2016

United Nations officials have always been dogged by a sweeping lawsuit representing about 5,000 US and Haitian citizens that charged the United Nations was liable to compensate victims of the cholera outbreak . Once cholera got a foothold in Haiti, it ran rampant in the country's open sewers and untreated water supplies. Cholera , which is transmitted through contaminated drinking water and causes acute diarrhoea, is a major challenge in a country with poor sanitary conditions. (more...)

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