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Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants

The dengue virus, which is carried by the same mosquito as Zika, has been detected in the Rio Grande Valley in past years. With her are from left, Raymundo Hernandez, 50, Esmeralda Hernandez, 45 and their son, Franco, 14. " We are closely following all babies born to mothers who test positive for Zika infection and will connect parents to available services to improve their child's quality of life... [Full Article...]

Maine Pearl Harbor Survivor Returns for 75th Anniversary

Maine Pearl Harbor Survivor Returns for 75th Anniversary Abe's visit to Pearl Harbour will come seven months after Obama became the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima, where the United States dropped an atomic bomb in the closing days of the war in 1945. "We traditionally invite as many people as we can, and look at how sparse the crowd was today", Harper said . "Almost 75 years after a day that would help define their e... [Full Article...]

USF names Weist interim coach after losing Taggart to Oregon

USF names Weist interim coach after losing Taggart to Oregon Willie Taggart is headed to OR, creating a new head coach opening at South Florida , and according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy , there is already a short list of top candidates consisting of Charlie Strong, Greg Schiano and Lane Kiffin. "I can't wait to get started". Taggart was 16-20 at Western Kentucky, taking over when it was first transitioning to FBS. The Bradenton, Florida, native then rep... [Full Article...]

Juveniles Charged in Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14

The two youths were charged with aggravated arson and were held at a juvenile detention center in Sevier County, the bureau said in a statement. Their ages and gender were not released. Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller called the devastation "unfathomable". The Sevier County Electric System is still working on clearing downed power lines or power losses in the area. [Full Article...]

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill If signed by Gov. John Kasich, the so-called " heartbeat bill " would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks' gestation. Wade - and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals struck the law down . The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide more than four decades ago, but states were allowed to permit restrictions once a fetus was viable. [Full Article...]

Canucks' Larsen leaves on stretcher after huge hit by Hall

Canucks' Larsen leaves on stretcher after huge hit by Hall The hit was vicious, but clean . I'd like to see an National Hockey League where any and all head contact is an automatic suspension, so maybe players will think twice before following through on a hit like this. The Devils, particularly after Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss at Chicago when the Blackhawks were consistently making contact with Cory Schneider, did a much better job of protecting their... [Full Article...]

Pollster: Christie approval worst we've seen in 20 years

Since being booted from heading up president-elect Donald Trump's transition team, Chris Christie has returned to the Governor's mansion in New Jersey amidst historically low approval ratings to veto legislation that would have allowed striking workers to collect unemployment benefits and banned solitary confinement for the most vulnerable, like people with mental illnesses, pregnant people, p... [Full Article...]

How Travelers Can Help Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Recover from Wildfires

How Travelers Can Help Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Recover from Wildfires Local and state officials confirm that 13 bodies have been recovered in the aftermath of firestorms in Gatlinburg earlier this week and six of those victims have been identified. Among those waiting to return was Tracy Mayberry. "We had the appropriate amount of resources to fight that fire in an aggressive, but still safe manner", he said. [Full Article...]

Project aims to remove HIV and AIDS stigma from church

It is modeled on the Getting to Zero new HIV infections plan created by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS which has been adopted by the state of NY & city of San Francisco. Many locations across IN will offer free HIV testing on World AIDS Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) for the first time has recommended HIVself-testing in the privacy of one's home using HIV kit, a move ... [Full Article...]

Gilmore Girls Netflix release date: How to watch the new seasonal episodes

Gilmore Girls Netflix release date: How to watch the new seasonal episodes By the end of " Fall ", Rory has written the first three chapters of her book, to be titled Gilmore Girls and is on her new path. Lorelai finally marries Luke, and as mother and daughter sit is the gazebo post wedding, Rory reveals she is pregnant. [Full Article...]

Shelby County students spread AIDS awareness message

The Canadian federal government says it will attempt to reverse one of the world's toughest legal systems for people with HIV/AIDS , a move advocates say would be a major change in how Canada deals with the virus. He had been fighting for over 30 years, but then Wotten's world came crashing down. It was only a year ago that Congress grudgingly allowed federal funds to be used for syringe access ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom eager for notes animal fat alternative

He said: "If it had been revealed by the Bank of England that the new British five-pound note contained slices of cat or dog, the country would be in an uproar". "It's absolutely stupid. There's trivial amounts of it in there". He then went on to highlight the advantages of the note, including the fact that it picks up less drugs, it doesn't rely on chopping down trees and that it's much harder to... [Full Article...]

Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire

Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire Fire officials said the blaze, the largest Cambridge has seen since the 1980s, had been contained for a few hours, but crews were still working on putting out hot spots in the rubble. One building collapsed and several were severely damaged. One building is reported to have collapsed. He called 911, and before he knew it, the whole block was on fire. [Full Article...]

Heart of Asia conference: India for ensuring terror groups don't find sanctuaries

Afghanistan says Pakistan has failed to rein in the militant groups operating from its soil. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it has been India's endeavour to promote political consultations and regional cooperation through this platform for a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan, adding that India's co-hosting the Heart of Asia Process this year is a reflection of ... [Full Article...]

Obama: Health Care Act Is Law, US Can't Go Backward

Obama: Health Care Act Is Law, US Can't Go Backward Trump has chosen as his Health and Human Services secretary Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., an outspoken critic of Obamacare who has written his own legislation to replace it. Trump has been saying he'd like to keep parts of the law. A second lobbyist said Republican staff is discussing the effects of actually getting into law a repeal bill similar to the one passed a year ago through the fast-track pr... [Full Article...]

Trump opts for Obamacare critic to revamp health system

A transition official said the president-elect and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will travel to IN on Thursday for an event with Carrier, the air conditioning company. He could undo the mandate requiring people to have health insurance: In 2012, the Supreme Court decided that the most controversial part of Obamacare was constitutional: The requirement that people must get insured by leveraging t... [Full Article...]

Another Zika zone cleared as Art Basel opens in Miami

The Little River zone was declared an area where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were actively spreading the Zika virus on October 13. Scott also said that the Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) now believes active transmissions of Zika is only occurring in the southern part of Miami Beach, and he encouraged local officials to use "every available resource to lift this final Zika zon... [Full Article...]

United Nations apologizes for Cholera outbreak in Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, pictured addressing the U.N. General Assembly in September, on Thursday proposed a two-track plan to rid Haiti of its six-year-long cholera outbreak and establish preventive practices there, as well as help people most affected by cholera - to whom Ban offered an apology for the lack of action thus far from the global agency. [Full Article...]

Sleep Deprivation Costs US $411 Billion Annually, Japan 138 Billion

Sleep Deprivation Costs US $411 Billion Annually, Japan 138 Billion And scientists at Surrey University found more than 700 of the body's genes, including those that govern the immune system, are altered if someone sleeps less than six hours a night . Researches at global policy think tank Rand analysed recent survey data from 62,000 people in five countries: the US, Japan, the UK, Germany and Canada. [Full Article...]

New Federal Rule Prohibits Smoking in Public Housing

New Federal Rule Prohibits Smoking in Public Housing Castro said public housing will be required to provide a smoke-free environment for residents. "You're taking advantage of [the tenants'] position because they can't afford a private house so they can't smoke", New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (NYC CLASH) founder Audrey Silk told the Post last fall . [Full Article...]


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