Health

OH rap festival marred by drug-laced candy incidents

The third edition of the EST Fest was not all music and party. Those who ended up at the hospital were treated with naloxone, which has become a household name as the heroin overdose crisis spreads farther and wider across the country. " They just felt different ", Major Joe Masi of the Richland County Sheriff's Department told the Mansfield News Journal. A magistrate set a $50,000 cash bo... [Full Article...]

What Could Go Wrong? FDA OKs Zika-Killing Mutant Mosquitoes in Florida

But the virus can be transmitted during sex and pregnant women can transmit the disease to their fetuses. The Zika outbreak was first detected past year in Brazil, where it has been linked to more than 1,700 cases of microcephaly , a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to severe developmental problems in babies. [Full Article...]

Calvin Harris Is Trolling Taylor Swift HARD in His New Video

Calvin Harris Is Trolling Taylor Swift HARD in His New Video In the colorful video, Harris, 32, and Newman , 26, enjoy a summer vacation in Cabo, surrounding by the beach, palm trees and a group of handsome, bikini-clad women. Fans are sure that this relates to Taylor's new romance with actor Tom Hiddleston , who stars in the Avenger's film as character Loki. HollywoodLifers , do you think Calvin's video and song are a dig at Taylor? "But no, cos' th... [Full Article...]

As Zika fears escalate, lawmakers point fingers from afar

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , which is helping Florida contain its infected mosquitoes, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is trying to better understand Zika and help develop vaccines and treatments, have borrowed money from other parts of their budgets to keep working at full speed. [Full Article...]

Florida cleared to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Zika fight

Florida cleared to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Zika fight Parry declined to say how much Oxitec mosquitoes would cost local municipalities, if the FDA approved wide release. Now that the FDA has signed off, it's up to Oxitech to deal with state regulators and set up a trial location in the Florida Keys. [Full Article...]

Pregnant Women Among 46 Zika Cases in IL

Pregnant Women Among 46 Zika Cases in IL According to Divya Little with the IDPH, those five cases tested positive for a flavivirus, but Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials could not determine whether the women had Zika virus or Dengue fever. -Women and men who traveled to this area wait at least eight weeks before trying for a pregnancy; men with symptoms of Zika wait at least six months before trying for a pregnanc... [Full Article...]

Locally transmitted Zika is here

A total of eight San Francisco residents have tested positive for Zika virus , the city's Department of Public Health announced Friday. Moderate risk is defined as "Countries/territories/areas outside of the main outbreak regions reporting active but sporadic Zika virus transmission in the past 3 months". [Full Article...]

Dentists advocate flossing despite new report

According to the Associated Press , a team has been studying flossing since sometime past year when the agency asked the USA departments of Health & Human Services and Agriculture to provide evidence supporting the hygiene act. Scientific advisor to the British Dental Association , Professor Damien Walmsey, has stated the health benefits associated with flossing had not been proven. [Full Article...]

Sonia shifted to Ganga Ram Hospital

Sonia shifted to Ganga Ram Hospital Sounding the poll bugle with the campaign "Dard-e-Banaras" (the pain of Varanasi), Ms Sonia Gandhi launched her party's campaign for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections through a mega road show in the city. PM Modi wished her a quick recovery in a tweet. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag visited the Congress President at the R&R Hospital during her sta... [Full Article...]

Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami

The first locally transmitted case in Florida dates back to mid-June, so the CDC said women who traveled here after that should get tested. Florida officials have announced 10 new infections of the Zika virus, bringing the total in that state to 14. [Full Article...]

CDC: Mosquito eradication difficult in Miami neighborhood

CDC: Mosquito eradication difficult in Miami neighborhood Schultz said Florida will be redoubling its vector control efforts in the outbreak area, which involves a 1-square-mile (2.6 square km) area in the mixed-use area north of downtown Miami . This is the first time the CDC has issued a travel advisory for the virus in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 14 cases of locally transmitted Zika in Miami , Florida. [Full Article...]

Australia hit again: computer, shirts stolen at Rio Olympics

The survey by polling group Ibope showed 60% of Brazilians believe the games, expected to cost around 40 billion reais (about US$ 12 billion) will bring more harm than good to Brazil. "Obviously that is completely unacceptable that (a) the fire alarm was disabled and (b) that if it had to be, that we weren't warned about that", she said . [Full Article...]

A guide to day one of the Democratic convention

Sanders' supporters have been vocal on the convention floor throughout the week's events, often interrupting the speakers on stage with their chants. Behind the scenes, Sanders and his campaign pleaded with his delegates not to disrupt the proceedings. [Full Article...]

Obama at DNC: 'Nobody more qualified' than Hillary Clinton to be president

How can I not be? Clinton will say that "we are not afraid". Obama said the choice between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes particularly clear when considering national security matters. [Full Article...]

New York's Sanders delegates angered by Wikileaks controversy

On Sunday, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks . "We reject backing Hillary without some explanation", Miers said. "We're not going to get steamrolled". Debbie Wasserman Shultz, got fired as DNC chair. [Full Article...]

Alzheimer's May Affect More Men than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

This shed light in inconsistencies of around 22% between the pathological diagnosis and the clinical diagnosis of the disease. In the first study, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., led by Melissa Murray, Ph.D., found that men may be misdiagnosed more often than women. [Full Article...]

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's study: Men misdiagnosed more than women

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's study: Men misdiagnosed more than women Now there are 5.2 million Americans 65 or older diagnosed who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and almost two-thirds - 3.3 million are women. In order to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, doctors now rely on either a combination of late-stage symptoms and expensive positron emission tomography (PET) brain scans or tests on the brain after death. [Full Article...]

CDC Updates Guidelines on Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

While mosquitoes are by far the most common form of transmission, cases of sexual transmission can occur, either male-to-female, female-to-male or female-to-female. Zika also has been implicated in miscarriages and diseases like Guillain-Barre, the health district said. "If a woman is pregnant in an endemic area, she should either abstain from sex or having protected sex with condoms and barrier... [Full Article...]

More Marijuana-Related Hospital Visits For Colorado Kids After Legalization

More Marijuana-Related Hospital Visits For Colorado Kids After Legalization It is true that, for Colorado children younger than 10, hospital visits related to marijuana almost doubled, when the rate two years before the 2014 legalization was compared with the two years after legalization. The most common symptoms kids experienced were drowsiness and lethargy, according to the researchers. These increases may be partly due to parents' increased willingness to report mar... [Full Article...]

Ice Bucket Challenge leads to ALS breakthrough

Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. More than 80 researchers from 11 countries contributing to the discovery, which may help scientists develop targeted therapy for ALS, according to a news release. Maybe this genetic discovery is truly the first step in a new path to effective ALS treatments and a cure. "The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge enabled The ALS Association to invest in Project Mi... [Full Article...]


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