Health


Lagos records first case of Lassa fever
- January 18, 2016

He said the number of people under surveillance might increase before the end of the day as the contact tracing is still on. The staff are believed to be apprehensive because of likely contact with patients may have all contacted the contagious viral disease. (more...)
Chipotle To Close Its Doors Nationwide Next Month For Your Own Safety
- January 17, 2016

After a month and half of outbreak-free news, Chipotle believes that the Centers of Disease Control will soon call an end to the outbreak . The CDC has not identified a cause for the health problems, but a lawyer told the Chicago Tribune that he represents 75 people who are suing the company over the safety of their food. (more...)
Health Ministry increases vector control activities as Zika virus nears
- January 17, 2016

In December, Brazil was the epicenter of a surge in newborn microcephaly , resulting in more than 2,400 cases and the unprecedented recommendation from health officials there that women don't get pregnant. In Washington, D.C., administration officials said the decision to issue a travel alert developed quickly at the end of the week and triggered a flurry of diplomatic contacts with the countries named in the alert, given the potential economic and tourism impact the decision could have. (more...)
Brazil Zika outbreak: New test kits for mosquito-borne viruses
- January 17, 2016

So why did the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issue a rare travel advisory about it on a Friday night? The CDC on Friday recommended that pregnant women consider postponing travel to any countries or regions with active Zika virus transmission. (more...)
Hawaii reports first U.S. case of Zika-linked brain damage
- January 17, 2016

Two other public laboratories, Evandro Chagas Institute, located in Para, and the Institute of Technology in Immunobiology (Bio-Manguinhos), in Rio de Janeiro, both linked to the Ministry of Health, are also looking to partner with scientific institutions to future production of a vaccine against the disease in this country. (more...)
Every Chipotle Will Close on February 8 for Food Safety Meeting
- January 17, 2016

Chipotle will close all of its restaurants for a few hours on February 8 to talk about food safety. "I'm hopeful that the CDC will call this over soon", Chipotle CEO Steve Ells said Wednesday. Investors applauded Chipotle's remarks, sending its shares up 5.9% on Wednesday in the midst of a more extensive market droop. Arnold told CNN Money said there hasn't been an E. (more...)
Brazil to fund development of vaccine for Zika virus
- January 17, 2016

The CDC in particular cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as Zika has been linked to serious birth defects. There is no vaccine to block the Zika virus and no medicine to treat it. For example the CDC explained that 12 people in the USA were seen to have the Zika virus in 2015 and 2016, but they were only travellers who got it from other countries. (more...)
Coli outbreak, Chipotle plans to close all stores for food-safety meeting
- January 16, 2016

Chipotle subsequently closed 43 restaurants in the two states after health officials discovered most of the people sickened by the E. coli outbreak had eaten at the chain's restaurants. The company's sales slid 30 percent and its stock price plummeted almost 40 percent. A Seattle-based lawyer told the Chicago Tribune , he expect dozens of more lawsuits against Chipotle over food safety. (more...)
Cruz comes under fire for comments on 'New York values'
- January 16, 2016

The Republican presidential candidates returned to the campaign trail today after squaring off last night on a debate stage in SC. "2016, like 1980, is going to turn this country around, and the liberal politicians that have done so much damage to the good men and women of NY, their values are being resoundingly rejected by Americans". (more...)
Chipotle is temporarily closing all of its restaurants on February 8
- January 16, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to close all its restaurants for a day to curb the E. coli bacterial outbreak that has been annoying the chain since last October . That sense of freshly prepared ingredients has been one of Chipotle's attractions as it has sought to distinguish itself from traditional fast-food chains. (more...)
Chipotle stores to open at 3 pm local time on Feb. 8
- January 16, 2016

The delayed openings next month are so employees can take part in a team meeting to discuss changes the company is making to tighten its food-safety measures. 8 will be a burrito-less day across America... well only if you exclusively dine at Chipotle for your south of the border cravings. Chipotle now faces lawsuits from customers and investors, not to mention a criminal investigation regarding the norovirus outbreak in California. (more...)
Pregnant women told to avoid countries with Zika outbreaks
- January 16, 2016

The health organization also advised that women of childbearing age take measures to avoid mosquito bites, which in addition to Zika, can also transmit diseases such as dengue and chikungunya . In theory, the Zika virus could be spread through blood transfusion, but as yet there are no documented cases, the CDC said. Symptoms, which usually are relatively mild, can include fever, rash, conjunctivitis and headache. (more...)
Lassa fever kills doctor in Rivers State Lassa fever kills doctor in Rivers State
- January 16, 2016

One case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Lagos . Medical practitioners at the Lassa Fever Research Centre at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, have said that Lassa fever has been spreading in the country because authorities have not given the disease the attention it requires. (more...)
Former Obama Advisor: Hillary Camp Launching Dishonest Attack On Sanders
- January 15, 2016

Clinton also said she would close what she calls the "Romney loophole", which allows wealthy individuals to shield large sums of money in individual retirement accounts from taxation. They note that Chelsea Clinton has mostly been used to highlight Hillary Clinton's softer side as a mother and grandmother and say she seemed uncomfortable shedding her first daughter persona for the role of attack dog. (more...)
Average Age of New US Moms at All-Time High Average Age of New US Moms at All-Time High
- January 15, 2016

Pushing a stroller on a frigid Wednesday morning, Meisha Welch said she didn't have the first of her two children until just after her 38th birthday. First births to mothers in their 30s are also rising, as women increasingly pursue careers before having children. (more...)
Junior doctors strike: Everything you need to know
- January 12, 2016

More than 4,000 routine operations and procedures were cancelled as a result of the strike, Politico reported on Tuesday. If you do not hear from us and you are due to come into hospital on January 12 for an appointment or planned admission, please assume this is still going ahead. (more...)
PM Pleads With Doctors Over 'Damaging' Strike
- January 12, 2016

Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust is urging patients to visit A&E only in an emergency during the junior doctors' strike tomorrow. The RUH Bath NHS Foundation Trust has said they have robust plans in place to ensure patients are safely cared for during the industrial action but added that some delays may occur. (more...)
Illumina focuses on 'holy grail market opportunity' with liquid biopsy spinoff Illumina focuses on 'holy grail market opportunity' with liquid biopsy spinoff
- January 12, 2016

This particular blood test for cancer will work to detect many types of cancers and will facilitate the early detection of cancer tumors which can be cured with radiation or minimal surgery. Additionally, at such an early stage, it is hard to determine whether a cancer will eventually cause enough harm to warrant treatment. He said the company has not yet decided whether the test will be offered directly to consumers, but it is possible. (more...)
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $900 Million
- January 10, 2016

The jackpot for the twice-weekly game started at $40 million on November 4 and has been growing ever since. The one in almost 300 million odds of winning Saturday night's Powerball drawing aren't discouraging droves of locals from trying to nab the winning ticket to the lottery's $800 million jackpot. (more...)
A $20 Piece Of Cardboard Saved This Baby's Life A $20 Piece Of Cardboard Saved This Baby's Life
- January 09, 2016

Regardless, Dr. Redmond Burke, director of cardiovascular surgery for the Heart Program at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, utilized a program designed for Cardboard in order to visualize the surgery that he would undertake to save young Teegan Lexcen who was born in August with serious heart defects and just a single lung. (more...)

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