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Texas resident's Zika case linked to Miami travel


She was initially classified as an imported case. Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes are not dependent on standing water to breed, unlike the mosquito that transmits West Nile virus, Jared Dever, spokesman for Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District, has said. Read More »

US DEA denies petition to reclassify marijuana

The petitioners had wanted the agency to remove marijuana from its current listing on "Schedule I", a category for drugs considered to have a significant abuse potential without any offsetting medical use. In 2011, Gregoire and former Rhode Island Republican Gov. Lincoln Chafee filed a petition asking the DEA to reclassify marijuana, a move that would have allowed pharmacies to fill pot prescriptions. Read More »

Miami mosquitoes succumbing to aerial sprays — CDC director

This comes as the virus continues to spread. Marco Rubio has blamed Obama for failing to release funding that he said is at the president's disposal. The Aedes aegypti mosquito an aggressive daytime biter thought to be the primary spreader of Zika, can breed in very small amounts of water, as tiny as a bottle cap . Read More »

Kent County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus


Reducing standing water sites around their home (bird baths, toys, flower pot saucers, swimming pool covers, etc.). Moreover, we should pay attention to the way we are dressing as we should have trousers and long-sleeved shirts. West Nile virus (WNV) is an infection spread by mosquitoes that, in a small number of cases, can cause serious illness. So far this year, the virus has been detected in 138 mosquito samples inside the county. Read More »

George P. Bush, Jeb's son, urges Republicans to back Trump


Bush said at a meeting of Texas GOP activists over the weekend, the Texas Tribune reported . Support for Trump from the Bush camp had previously been non-existent. George, 40, the Texas Land Commissioner, addressed members of the State Republican Executive Committee Saturday, August 6. Jeb Bush has already said he will not vote for Trump or Clinton in November, and some of his closest comrades have joined him. Read More »

State health workers confirm additional Zika virus cases


Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a news conference, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., where he announced that the state likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the USA mainland. "We will continue to support Florida's efforts to investigate and respond to Zika and will reassess the situation and our recommendations on a daily basis", Frieden said. Read More »

Beckham OK after being cleated at Giants practice


I'm alright, but [when I next practice] is not my call. "It's just gonna take more and more reps, more and more time day in and day out to understand what's good and what's bad, but right now, between these lines, he understands". "I got stepped on", Beckham said, per the Giants' Twitter account . "Being one of the worst defenses in history and last in the league, so I know everybody right now is just building and working towards [the goal] to be a lot better than we were past year". Read More »

Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score High In Medicare Rankings


Medicare maintained that consumers need an easy-to-understand way to judge the quality of hospitals. Fourteen of 20 Cincinnati area hospitals rated got four stars; five got three stars or average scores. They say the numbers, which measure things like death and infection rates, along with patient reviews, fail to take into account specialized hospitals and regional health care markets in poorer areas. Read More »

New brain map more than doubles charted regions of the human noggin


An global team led by Matthew Glasser and David Van Essen at Washington University in St. Louis scanned the brains of 1,200 young adults using four techniques: magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, which reveals the structure of the brain; functional MRI, or fMRI, which registers brain activity, when the subjects were resting; task-based fMRI, which registers activity while the subjects were engaged in mental exercises; and diffusion imaging, which reveals the paths of neurons and shows ... Read More »

GOP CONVENTION | Enough to make them puke?

The Republican National Convention kicked off on Monday night and it couldn't have gone any worse. Those traits also fit well with the description of a convention, where shared dining areas are common, people come and go, and visitors live alongside each other in hotel rooms. Read More »

FDA halts cancer immunotherapy trial after 3 patient deaths


Moreover, on June 30, 2016-prior to the disclosure of these deaths-Juno's CEO Bishop Hans Edgar sold over $4.4 million worth of the Company's stock. Regulators have said they'll review that information quickly, but it's anyone's guess when such a review could result in a lifting of the clinical hold that's been placed on this trial . Read More »

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel injures knee, out 3


Kimbrel did not play Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays due to discomfort in his left knee during pregame warm-ups. He was sent for an MRI. Boston manager John Farrell told reporters that both Ziegler and Koji Uehara will get save opportunities while Kimbrel is on the shelf. Read More »

NIH funds study of Zika infections in US Olympic athletes


I asked her whether or not her family thought about the possibility of Zika affecting them. As agencies gather more information, Barnes said it's crucial that communities take initiative to combat the virus in any way they can. "Chuck Schumer (D) of NY accusing the GOP of "[taking] Zika hostage" by inserting "poison pills" into the bills on Thursday, according to NBC News. Read More »

Plainville teen will go on trial for encouraging her boyfriend t


The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Friday that a Plainville teen can stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after prosecutors say she convinced her boyfriend to follow through with his suicide attempt. "Prior to his death, the defendant sought (apparently unsuccessfully) to have the victim delete the text messages between the two". At the time of his death, it had been more than a year since Carter and Roy had seen one another in person, even though they lived only 50 ... Read More »

General Mills expands flour recall over E. coli outbreak


Raw dough also should not be used for homemade play clay for children or to make ornaments, according to the Food and Drug Administration . Anyone handling raw dough or flour should wash their hands and anything the ingredients touched, the FDA advised. Read More »

Korea reports 6th confirmed case of Zika virus


Infants with the condition typically have small heads and underdeveloped brains. Brazil has confirmed more than 1,400 cases of microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected with Zika during pregnancy in the current outbreak. The figures for states, territories, and the District of Columbia reflect reporting to the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry ; data for Puerto Rico are reported to the U.S. Read More »

Nampa, Payette mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus


The hit areas have go mosquito abatement efforts in process now. Dr. Denise Werker, deputy chief medical health officer, said, "We know that for every one case of West Nile neuroinvasive disease, there are probably about 150 cases of viruses in humans that we may not detect". Read More »

In VP search, Trump and Clinton eye different priorities

And NBC reported Friday morning that Pence is traveling today to meet with Trump. "Trump is meeting with a number of Republican leaders in the run-up to the convention in Cleveland, and he has a good relationship with Gov. Mike Pence launched his campaign for re-election during an event in Indianapolis, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Pence would bring to the Republican ticket strong support from social conservatives, who have been skeptical of Trump's positions on issues such as abortion and gay ... Read More »

Dogs can sniff out diabetes


People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have systems that are unable to produce the right amount of insulin, causing their blood sugar levels to fluctuate. Claire Pesterfield , a pediatric diabetes specialist nurse at Addenbrooke's Hospital and type 1 diabetes patient. The researchers concluded that the dogs may be reacting to the isoprene and that there may be an opportunity to develop isoprene detectors for patients with the condition. Read More »

More Florida beaches closed due to fecal pollution


The Florida Department of Health does issue water quality advisories, but they are common and have not included any mention of "flesh-eating bacteria". The no-swim advisors are because of enterococci, an enteric bacteria, which normally is found in the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The advisory is due to concerns over the presence of enterococci bacteria, which can indicate fecal pollution, in recent water samples. Read More »

Ab Fab: Patsy and Edina talk Brexit


When previously probed on whether she was planning to write another star-studded title about the champagne swigging fashionistas, the writer and creator of the comedy film said: "I'm not planning a sequel at all, no. The film sees stars like Mad Men's Jon Hamm, Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson and Spice Girl Emma Bunton all making cameos. Kylie Minogue - who lent her voice to the show's famous theme, This Wheel's On Fire - arrived hand-in-hand with boyfriend Joshua Sasse. Read More »

Man decapitated acquaintance he suspected of rape


Thoresen, of rural Deer River, was arraigned Wednesday morning in State District Court in Grand Rapids on an intentional second-degree murder charge. Thoresen then dragged Haiman's torso and threw his head into the woods, the complaint says. Read More »

Backed Syrian rebels move toward IS-held town near Iraq

The US is focusing on identifying " vetted " groups inside Syria and training them to call in airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Brett McGurk, the US official in charge of the coalition against IS, told lawmakers on Tuesday. Read More »

Nevada to receive $5.3M under Volkswagen settlement


Volkswagen's settlement with the states is in addition to a historic $14.7-billion settlement between the automaker and the USA government that was announced earlier Tuesday. "In our model, we factor in €20bn of diesel-related costs, which include €2.0bn headroom for further charges, for example for ongoing investor claims that VW has not provisioned for." . Read More »

World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

The laboratory may appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days of receiving the notice. The lab, which had been set to test samples from Olympic athletes in August, has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Read More »