FDA advises Zika screening for blood banks

27 Aug, 2016

Previously, only blood donated in areas with active Zika transmission, like Puerto Rico and some counties in Florida, were being screened. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said the advisory was put out because "there is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika virus transmission".

Amber Rose Will Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 23

26 Aug, 2016

They include reigning Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and former Wizards of Waverly Place and The Fosters star Jake T. Austin . ABC will announce the full Season 23 lineup during Good Morning America Aug. "I'm just excited. Everything - the way it came together and the way I ended up back on " DWTS " as a pro - this season is very different than any other season I've ever done and I'm looking forward to that".

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

24 Aug, 2016

Report says that only 37 people have caught the virus in Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County so far. Still, its containment is more complicated because Zika can be sexually transmitted, Fauci said. "Doctors wouldn't say a lot because they were doing a bunch of tests", Maria said. "It's only when we start seeing more carriers coming in to this area, and then we start to see the virus in the mosquito population that it really becomes a concern".

Tourist-friendly South Beach area of Florida linked to Zika cases

20 Aug, 2016

The area encompasses 1.5 square miles, between 8th and 28th streets of Miami Beach. Especially for the hip visitors, because the other Zika hotspot is the cool Wynwood neighborhood. Florida "will do everything we can to help pregnant women all across our state". Scott told the media five Zika infections have been linked to South Beach and the surrounding area.

Campaign launched to attract more blood donors

18 Aug, 2016

The Red Cross has recorded a 30 per cent drop in the number of donors over the last seven years. You can start donating blood across the USA from age sixteen, with a parent's written consent. In England, major supporters include Microsoft, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, Boots, Manchester City, Lloyds Bank and Royal Mail. The number of people donating blood is at one of the lowest levels it has ever been, made worse by a lack of awareness of the need for diverse blood donors, a rise in the ...

Scott says Florida's Zika caseload rises to 25

13 Aug, 2016

Because the virus can cause devastating birth defects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends men infected with Zika wait six months after their symptoms appear before trying to father a child. CBC had earlier reported a newborn in Canada, whose mother contracted the infection overseas when she was pregnant. "One concern is that if it has an affinity or an attraction to the nervous system of the fetus of a pregnant woman , it can develop an affinity for the nervous ...

Jose Mourinho hails Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United

12 Aug, 2016

Having finally announced the signature of Paul Pogba to complement fellow high profile arrivals Eric Bailly , Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic , the Red Devils are strongly-equipped to overcome a home team that lost four and won none of their final five matches last campaign.

The e-cigarette market is suddenly getting more crowded

09 Aug, 2016

The regulations also require photo IDs to buy e-cigarettes and ban retailers from handing out free samples or selling them in all-ages vending machines. Yale postdoctoral fellow Krysten Bold and psychiatry professor Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin analyzed data from representative samples from CT and found that youths who were trying to quit smoking were 14 times more likely to continue using e-cigarettes than those who weren't.

Katie Ledecky sets world record to win Olympic gold medal

09 Aug, 2016

Sjostrom led right from the start and touched in 55.48 seconds, breaking the mark of 55.64 she set at last year's world championships. Katie Ledecky experienced just that en route to clinching her second medal, and first gold, at the Rio 2016 Summer Games on Sunday night.

United States service members, 1 pregnant woman, have contracted Zika overseas

06 Aug, 2016

The pentagon did not specify the countries where the virus was contracted by military members, but the virus has spread through much of Latin America and the Caribbean since its discovery in Brazil in May 2015. On Thursday, mosquito control sprayed a ten square mile area in Miami with the insecticide Naled meant to kill mosquitoes and hinder the spread of the virus.

Tropical storm Darby is downgraded; more rain for Hawaii

26 Jul, 2016

As of 7 p.m. The current forecast has a possible landfall near Hilo on the Big Island. Sandbags were piled in front of Cronies Bar & Grill in Hilo as Tropical Storm Darby approached. On the big island, South Point and Pahoa have received gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour as did Kaupo in East Maui but those winds have since subsided tremendously.

Based Kenn Borek Air may rescue second patient from South Pole

22 Jun, 2016

A second patient may also need to be evacuated. Two twin otter aircraft arrived at Rothera, a station on the Antarctic Peninsula, on Monday but extreme weather conditions stopped them from flying the 2414 kilometres to the South Pole. The round-trip flight is likely to take about 20 hours, West told Mashable . Police are interviewing several of the 12 girls found living with a suburban Philadelphia man charged with sexually assaulting a teenager who authorities say had been given to him ...

Spieth keen on Rio Games despite Zika fear

15 Jun, 2016

Microcephaly is a birth defect marked by small head size that can cause severe developmental problems in babies. There is "a very low risk" that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will accelerate the spread of the Zika virus around the globe, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Watch as Today host Savannah Guthrie announces she's pregnant live on air

10 Jun, 2016

The anchor and Feldman are already parents to 21-month-old daughter , Vale, who had a hilarious reaction to the baby news. Two years ago this Augus, Guthrie welcomed her first child, daughter Vale Guthrie Feldman, with husband Michael Feldman .

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli pleads not guilty to security fraud charges

07 Jun, 2016

The 33-year-old founder of Retrophin and Turing Pharmaceuticals AG entered his plea on Monday in Brooklyn federal court to the new charge in a securities fraud case. Standing beside his lawyer Ben Brafman in a dark blazer, stone-colored trousers and no tie, Shkreli loudly answered "yes, your honor", when U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto asked if he had reviewed the allegations.

Baby born in US to Honduran mom with Zika has birth defect

06 Jun, 2016

The news comes as doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center delivered a baby girl with a Zika-related condition on Tuesday. Babies born with the deficiencies caused by Zika usually function as normal individuals until they start growing up.

Utah forecast: More cloudy skies and chance of rain

26 May, 2016

Thousands of residents were without power around 5:15 a.m., and by 8:55 a.m., the number without power was about 912, according to the Board of Public Utilities' outage map. The National Weather Service indicated that it was 50 degrees as of 6:54 a.m.at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with fair skies reported.

Bomb threat at Excelsior Middle School

24 May, 2016

Police are on scene of a suspected hoax bomb threat at a Cambridge primary school. Oulder Hill School and Redwood School in Rochdale were evacuated after calls warning of a "suspicious package". The head teacher made a decision to clear the buildings immediately as police were called in. "Following a bomb threat, the police were contacted immediately and the necessary procedures followed by the school".

Investigations continue into missing EgyptAir flight

24 May, 2016

Besides a fire, though, the signal could also be caused "by rapid decompression of the aircraft, which can produce condensation that the plane's sensors could mistake for smoke", industry analyst Robert W. That would place the black box locator beacons, which last for 30 days, on the edge of their detectable range from the surface based on the type of acoustic equipment typically used during the first stages of a search, according to a report into the 2009 crash of an Air France jet in the ...

Real Madrid v Valencia: Champions League finalists resume Liga title bid

09 May, 2016

Atletico Madrid had its six-game winning streak in the league halted by a disappointing 2-1 loss at Levante, which had been relegated in the last round. Barca would add a third of their own not long after, with Suarez scoring his 56 goal of the season for the Blaugrana (his 37 in the league) to put this game beyond any doubt.

Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

29 Apr, 2016

The search warrant is for Paisley Park, the musician's home and recording studio complex in suburban Minneapolis . The Star Tribune , also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince .

Junior doctors on second day of all-out strike

28 Apr, 2016

The warning came on a day of strikes with hundreds supporting the junior doctors outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and a small band of train guards picketing outside Brighton Station. "Consider how desperate these doctors are: so desperate that they want to talk to Jeremy Hunt". Doctors in the North East manned picket lines throughout the morning, but in the afternoon, some of them spent their days in a some slightly unusual ways.

US' richest men live 15 years longer than poor men

12 Apr, 2016

According to the Tampa Bay Times , people with the top 1 percent of incomes could expect to live 14.6 years longer than those in the bottom 1 percent. The study found that between 2001 and 2014, individuals in the top 5% of income distribution saw their life expectancy increase by around three years , whereas individuals in the bottom 5% experienced no gains.

Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial to gays

06 Apr, 2016

In session, State Representative Andy Gipson, who co-authored HB 1523 , said the bill protects the rights of those with sincerely held convictions. The bill met with widespread opposition in MS from the ACLU and local activists, but supporters maintain that the bill's only intention is to safeguard religious liberty.

The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights - Hillary Clinton

06 Apr, 2016

Wyoming hasn't received this much attention from presidential candidates since Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned here in 2008. A victory in that state, which Clinton represented for two terms in the Senate, would deal a significant psychological blow to her campaign, rattling Democrats already anxious about her high national disapproval ratings.

Elliott Tower lights up blue for World Autism Awareness Day

06 Apr, 2016

Ralph Hemus, who works as a Postroom Assistant in the Council and is also a Young Ambassador for the National Autistic Society , composed a honest insight which he asked the Council to share in order to increase people's understanding and appreciation of autism.

New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia

02 Apr, 2016

The missed diagnosis has led to anger in some quarters. She was later moved to a hospital in the city and died on Thursday. That's the reality Friday in the fight against Ebola , with the World Health Organization announcing first that hundreds would get experimental vaccines in Guinea , then a short time later that the deadly disease has reemerged in Liberia .

New abortion drug label could undo several state laws

02 Apr, 2016

The decision is already stirring controversy. The much-needed changes update guidelines that were based on research from the 1990s , before the drug came to market in 2000. This process is an alternative to suction or surgical abortions which, in addition to emergency contraception like the morning-after pill, prevents pregnancy.

Whoopi Goldberg's Marijuana Products For PMS

01 Apr, 2016

She said if medicinal marijuana helped alleviate the pain she experienced, it's also possible that it would work in menstrual cramps . Goldberg has said that the company was inspired by her own menstrual pain and that cannabis was the only relief from the pain.

Improved California spring snowpack won't end drought

01 Apr, 2016

The California Department of Water Resources held a snow survey at nearby Phillips Station and found the snowpack at about 95 percent of normal at that location for this time of year. As of Wednesday, 91.55 percent of California remained in some form of drought, from moderate to severe, extreme or exceptional, according to scientists with the U.S.

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