Health


'First Lady of the Conservative Movement' Phyllis Schlafly Dead at 92
- September 08, 2016

In that I was not alone. She was the author of a number of books as well as a column carried by 75 newspapers. "It's not ever an easy thing to have happen, but, like her, I have learned to read it and move on". It is credited for helping conservative Arizona Sen. Four years later, Lyndon B. Johnson's Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be enacted - with the crucial help of moderate Republican votes against Southern Democratic segregationist opponents. (more...)
The Zika Virus Can Live In Your Eyes, Says New Study
- September 08, 2016

Since the beginning of August, the inspection and quarantine bureau of the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport has carried out checks on 74 passengers with symptoms from Zika-hit countries or regions. Malaysia is bracing for more Zika cases, officials said on Sunday, after detecting the first locally infected patient, which could further stretch a health system struggling with dengue, another mosquito-borne virus that can be fatal. (more...)
Jude's lawsuit against short-seller faces steep climb: lawyers Jude's lawsuit against short-seller faces steep climb: lawyers
- September 08, 2016

The lawsuit filed today alleges that Muddy Waters, MedSec and the other defendants intentionally disseminated false and misleading information in order to lower the value of St. Muddy Waters and MedSec did not immediately respond to ISMG's request for comment on the lawsuit. Shares of the cardiac device maker retreated by more than 10% during their August 25 trading session, tumbling as low as $73.40 a piece after Muddy Waters' launched its initial attack against the company. (more...)
WHO updates view on Zika as cause of brain abnormalities
- September 08, 2016

To determine the effects of Zika infection on the eye, Washington University scientists infected adult mice and found live virus in the eyes seven days later. Consequently, infections sometimes persist in the eye after they have been cleared from the rest of the body, the study said. Other blood-borne viruses such as herpes simplex virus have been transmitted accidentally through corneal transplants. (more...)
Vermont resident, children's author, illustrator of Llama Llama stories dies Vermont resident, children's author, illustrator of Llama Llama stories dies
- September 08, 2016

Like her mother before her, Berol Dewdney is an early childhood educator who now teaches in Baltimore, Maryland. Altogether, she created seventeen Llama Llama books. "It was just so fun to say out loud". News of Dewdney's death created a flood of posts on social media in her honor. A Netflix series based on the books is due for release next year. (more...)
Clinton stumps in Nevada; noon rally at TMCC in Reno Clinton stumps in Nevada; noon rally at TMCC in Reno
- September 08, 2016

On TV bashing Trump. "But how is she bigoted?" With Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein factored in the Reuters' poll, Clinton's support drops to 39 percent as compared to 36 percent for Trump; 7 percent for Johnson and 3 percent for Stein. (more...)
Apple Claims it Took quot;Couragequot; to Remove Headphone Jack
- September 08, 2016

As many had expected, the new phones will use Apple's Lightning connector for audio, but they can also be used with adaptors for standard 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks for users with older headphones or earbuds. Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now support optical image stabilization (only the Plus had it before), which should cut down on blurry photos, particularly in low light (like at a bar, say). (more...)
Everything You Need to Know About the New Apple Watch Series 2
- September 08, 2016

Both iPhones will have 12MP sensors but the iPhone 7 Plus will have a dual-lens camera which includes a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. Apple placed two 12 MP cameras on the 7 Plus for some nice bokeh effects and shallow depth-of-field focusing that is not new to the smartphone scenes, but if executed right in the hands of true photogs can add an extra layer of artistry to your images. (more...)
Why an irregular heartbeat could be even more serious Why an irregular heartbeat could be even more serious
- September 08, 2016

People with an irregular heartbeat have a higher risk of heart attacks, heart failure, kidney problems and sudden cardiac death, a new study has found. They reviewed 104 studies involving over 9 million people of which 587,867 had an irregular heartbeat. It affects about seven in 100 people aged over 65, and more men than women have it. (more...)
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills
- September 08, 2016

They reviewed 104 studies involving over 9 million people of which 587,867 had an irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation was associated with an increased risk of a range of different outcomes, including all cause mortality, ischaemic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. (more...)
Zika Virus Could Spread Through Patient's Tears, Study Finds Zika Virus Could Spread Through Patient's Tears, Study Finds
- September 08, 2016

In adults, Zika can cause conjunctivitis - redness and itchiness of the eyes. There are, however, about 70 cases of Zika in Georgia that are related to travel in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The researchers now are planning complementary studies in human patients infected with the virus. The immune system is less active in the eye in order to avoid accidental damage to sensitive tissues responsible for vision when the body is fighting an infection. (more...)
Clinton, Trump war of words escalates as race narrows
- September 08, 2016

And without mentioning Trump's rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, the paper made clear it would not be getting behind Trump's movement. Clinton's numbers are better among general voters, with 46 percent saying they were either very or somewhat confident in Clinton's ability as Commander-in-Chief compared to 13 percent who were not too confident and 39 percent who weren't confident at all. (more...)
Gene Wilder dies aged 83 Gene Wilder dies aged 83
- September 08, 2016

They co-starred in four films: "Silver Streak ", "Stir Crazy ", "See No Evil, Hear No Evil " and "Another You ". Jordan ended the announcement with a line from Gene's most famous film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams". (more...)
Experimental drug slows memory loss in early Alzheimer's Experimental drug slows memory loss in early Alzheimer's
- September 08, 2016

Aducanumab is a human recombinant monoclonal antibody (mAb) derived from a de-identified library of B cells collected from healthy elderly subjects with no signs of cognitive impairment or cognitively impaired elderly subjects with unusually slow cognitive decline using Neurimmune's technology platform called Reverse Translational Medicine (RTM). (more...)
PM Modi condoles demise of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov PM Modi condoles demise of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov
- September 08, 2016

In Samarkand , Karimov was laid to rest following an Islamic funeral ceremony - attended by thousands of people, including foreign heads of states - on the historic Registan Square. The uncertainty over Karimov's health has raised concerns that Uzbekistan could face prolonged infighting among clans over leadership claims, something Islamic radicals could exploit. (more...)
St Helens Tesco Extra to cease 24-hour trading St Helens Tesco Extra to cease 24-hour trading
- September 08, 2016

Feel awful for my colleagues that are affected. A Tesco spokesman said: "Across the United Kingdom we're making some changes in a number of our stores, including some large stores in Greater Manchester, to help us run them more simply and deliver the best possible service for customers". (more...)
Zika virus found in tears
- September 08, 2016

The advice comes a few weeks after doctors discovered the virus in the sperm of an Italian man, six months after he first had Zika symptoms. With mounting evidence that sexual transmission of Zika virus is more common than previously assumed, the World Health Organization extended the recommended period from eight weeks to six months. (more...)
Ad wars begin in Florida Senate race between Murphy, Rubio Ad wars begin in Florida Senate race between Murphy, Rubio
- September 08, 2016

Murphy up with first general election ad. Still, abortion advocates have been using the virus as an excuse to push for more abortions on babies with disabilities. Public Policy Polling found Rubio with 40 percent support, compared to 37 percent for Murphy. One proposal stalled last month over language excluding funds for Planned Parenthood in Puerto Rico, causing Democrats and Republicans to point fingers at each other - including Murphy and Rubio. (more...)
Congress returns to battle over Zika, keep government open
- September 08, 2016

The CDC has warned lawmakers that it needs federal funds to combat the disease's spread. Late Tuesday, the Senate used its first vote since returning to recess to highlight that partisan battling over financing the battle against Zika remains as bitter as ever. (more...)
Newborn Seen Hugging Twin In Viral Photo Dies Of Rare Condition Newborn Seen Hugging Twin In Viral Photo Dies Of Rare Condition
- September 08, 2016

The family continued to share updates on Hawk's health through Facebook for friends and family. Wednesday morning, a post on the Mason & Hawk Facebook page said Hawk died from the defect. On Tuesday, the family spoke with WPEC, saying they wanted to raise awareness of Hawk's condition and to ask for prayers. His mother, a nurse from Fort Pierce, says it was actually Mason who needed calming down the night the photo was taken. (more...)

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