Health Care

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

The unprecedented aerial spraying of products that kill both adult mosquitoes as well as their larvae delivered a "1-2 punch" that has stopped direct transmission of the Zika virus in the Wynwood section of Miami, U.S. Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito and it can also be spread sexually. Sounding like a candidate for higher office, Florida Gov. Read More

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Meet the world's first 'three-parent' baby

Meet the world's first 'three-parent' baby

Since none of these aforementioned methods has been approved in the United States, the New Hope Fertility Center team had to carry out the whole procedure in Mexico, according to the New Scientist . An embryo was then implanted in Shaban - and, nine months later, Abrahim was born. Zhang's findings are detailed in the journal Fertility & Sterility. Read More

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Two more Zika cases confirmed in Laredo

Other areas that have recorded locally-transmitted cases of Zika virus also experienced a decrease in booking intent at nearby airports, including Tampa (-32.79%) and Palm Beach (-15.51%). In addition, the state said there was one non-resident of Florida who contracted the homegrown virus in that county. It causes the child to have an unusually small head and suffer from low brain development. Read More

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Donald Trump releases one-page summary of medical records

Harold Bornstein . He has also been criticized for questionable assertions over the course of his television career, and sometimes speaks in the same type of hyperbole that Trump employs and that the medical profession generally rejects. Next week, she plans to meet with foreign leaders next week at the U.N. General Assembly in NY, her campaign said Wednesday. Last month, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and light-heartedly addressed the health concerns with a successful attempt at ... Read More

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Let's Talk About the Ending of Bridget Jones's Baby

The bit through the window was done by stunt actors, though, who they laugh were "two enormous stout middle-aged men wearing the most hilariously bad Hugh Grant and Colin Firth wigs". She said of the project: "We filmed it". Bridget Jones's Baby , returning Renee Zellweger as the unlucky in love British singleton, has won over critics ahead of its opening weekend. Read More

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Florida's governor authorizes $10M more for Zika response

While there have been no reported locally transmitted cases of microcephaly in the continental United States, thousands of cases have been documented in Latin America and the Caribbean, with Brazil the epicenter of the outbreak. Of Florida's 56 non-travel-related Zika cases, 11 are associated with Miami Beach. Officials say the low concentration of the insecticide does not pose a threat to people. Read More

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Senate Dems Kill Rider-Strewn Zika Funds Bill

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising that pregnant women avoid traveling to those areas of Miami where infections are occurring to reduce their risk of contracting Zika. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, said Republicans had sabotaged efforts to address Zika by including the restrictions on Planned Parenthood . Read More

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Cuban offers Trump $10 million for 4 hour interview

Cuban offers Trump $10 million for 4 hour interview

The Dallas Mavericks owner told host Neil Cavuto that a Trump victory in November would send stocks crashing. Cuban has always been critical of Trump and his proposals, blasting his economic proposals on Twitter. "Explain to Mark, we have $20 trillion in debt, we have high taxes in this country, very high taxes". Cuban, star of ABC's Shark Tank and a frequent Trump critic, tweeted that he'd give the money to the charity of Trump's choice "if you let me interview you for 4 hrs on your ... Read More

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Arm against the flu at a drive-by flu shot clinic

Flu strikes suddenly and can last several days. Flu vaccinations are available to uninsured children age 18 and younger, and children with state-sponsored insurance plans such as Medicaid, Amerigroup, United Healthcare, or Sunflower. Neither does the argument that getting the flu naturally is somehow better. Anyone can get sick from the flu and it can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death, even in normal healthy people. Read More

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State to hold info sessions for former ITT students

State to hold info sessions for former ITT students

ITT Technical Institute has shut down all its schools, and the move has left thousands of students unable to move forward in their pursuit of a diploma. A student transferring his or her credits would retain the loan. One of the biggest for-profit chains in the nation, ITT has been under increasing scrutiny from the education department following allegations of misconduct. Read More

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Clinton campaign tries to refocus on Trump University

And the money the Trump Foundation donated this year was almost double what it raised during the three year period between 2012 and 2014, according to Florida's Sun Sentinel. Trump's foundation made donations to that group in the same period that were equal to the sum it received from the Charles Evans Foundation, adding no money of its own. Read More

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The Internet thinks Hillary Clinton has a body double

The Internet thinks Hillary Clinton has a body double

Everyone was asking, 'Who is the other Hillary?' Many people her to be a certain Teresa Barnwell , who has been impersonating Hillary for more than two decades. "I thought the story would be over and done with", she said , adding, "Help me". According to USA Today , it's fairly easy for some people to tell the difference between Clinton and her double (if not Barnwell, then someone else, perhaps). Read More

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Miami business owners anxious for Zika warnings to end

Miami business owners anxious for Zika warnings to end

Now, negotiations are underway to break the impasse over Zika and add it to the only piece of legislation that has to pass Congress before the election: A stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown October 1. WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the government's fight against the Zika virus says that "we are now essentially out of money" and warns that the country is "about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly " in the coming months. Read More

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Newton did not need to leave game after hit by Broncos

Newton was tested four times for a concussion - after the game in the locker room, on the bus, on the flight home and Friday morning at the stadium - and all proved to be negative. When a player initiates a hit with the top of the helmet, leaves his feet to deliver a blow or levels a defenceless player, he is ejected from the game and has to sit out the first half of the next game as well. Read More

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Family remembers boy killed by alligator at Disney World

Family remembers boy killed by alligator at Disney World

On June 12, Lane was playing on the beach at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa when he was grabbed by an alligator , according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. "Blue is just the color that we chose to signify a little boy", Brandi Miller told the Omaha World-Herald . "These are obviously all people that have your back and are supporting you and are thinking of you and praying for you all the time", family friend Talia Hogan said. Read More

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1st death caused by West Nile Virus in Montana in 2016

1st death caused by West Nile Virus in Montana in 2016

West Nile Virus , which is established in MS, is often mild but can develop into a life-threatening infection of the brain and central nervous system. West Nile is particularly hard to stop because of the role that birds play in its spread. "I am not sure there would have been any way that we could have prevented West Nile from taking hold in the state", said Desiree LaBeaud, an associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Stanford University who specializes in viruses that are ... Read More

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Second case of non-travel-related Zika virus in Palm Beach County

A new case of locally transmitted Zika infection was also reported in Tampa , health officials said on Tuesday, although no travel advisory has yet been issued for that locale. CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said in a statement the agency had been responding to Florida's requests. CDC experts in epidemiology, surveillance and vector control have been on the ground for weeks supporting the state of Florida's response. Read More

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UK, Australia issue travel warnings for Singapore as Zika cases rise

Singapore's first reported case of Zika in May involved a man who had visited Sao Paulo in Brazil earlier in the year. A worker, who wanted to be known only as Mr Rasal, said he had a fever and felt pain in his body on Aug 15. A Stop Work Order (SWO) was issued to the construction site on 27 August, as the housekeeping of the construction site was found to be "unsatisfactory with potential mosquito breeding habitats". Read More

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Novartis wins US OK for biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel

Novartis wins US OK for biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel

USA regulators have approved the first near-copy of Enbrel , drugmaker Amgen's pricey biologic medicine for treating rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders. Included are the same boxed warnings about risks of serious infections and certain hematologic malignancies also carried on etanercept's label. The FDA is also weighing approval of Amgen's biosimilar version of AbbVie's arthritis drug Humira, a TNF inhibitor that previous year generated US sales of more than $8 ... Read More

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English FA to sanction Aguero for alleged violent conduct

A suspension would see Aguero miss the Manchester derby with Jose Mourinho's United at Old Trafford on September 10, another Premier League game against Bournemouth before a trip to Swansea. "I didn't see [the incident] so I can not comment", City manager Pep Guardiola said. I didn't see so I can not comment. Both forwards have started the new season quite brilliantly, with bookmarkers already tipping them for a close race to the 2016/17 Premier League Golden Boot. Read More

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Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

WHSV's previous coverage of the EpiPen controversy can be found in the " Related Stories" section of this article, or by clicking the images in this story. Mylan has claimed that pharmacies are to blame for the higher costs of branded drugs. A cheaper, generic EpiPen is coming to market after its maker, Mylan , was criticized by the public and chastised by members of Congress for gradually raising the price of a twin-pack to $608. Read More

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