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Medicine Trump promises huge boost in military spending
Author: 0 Trump promises huge boost in military spending

Trump has closed the polling gap with Clinton a bit in recent days, with a new CNN/ORC poll showing the real-estate mogul with a 2-point lead. The start of full-fledged campaigning opens a pivotal month, culminating in the first presidential debate on September 26 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York .

Medicine Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones
Author: 0 Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

The Zika virus, which is usually mosquito-borne but may also be sexually transmitted, doesn't pose a significant health threat to most people. The CDC also is advising pregnant women not to travel to an area where active Zika transmission is ongoing, and to use insect repellent and wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts if they are in those areas.

Medicine Vitamin D halves the risk of a severe asthma attack
Author: 0 Vitamin D halves the risk of a severe asthma attack

During the spring and summer, the skin makes vitamin D when it is exposed to the sun. Many people in the United Kingdom have low levels of vitamin D, especially during the winter when sunlight is weak. "We found that taking a vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma treatment significantly reduced the risk of severe asthma attacks, without causing side effects", the review's lead author Adrian Martineau from the Queen Mary University of London, said in a statement .

Medicine MS bumps up to 19 West Nile virus cases this year
Author: 0 MS bumps up to 19 West Nile virus cases this year

In 2015, MS had 38 WNV cases and one death. "Our public works department has been working to put out educational materials on this", said Maria Galvez, the city's emergency management coordinator. "We know that it's in every county every year", he said. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children.

Medicine Obesity risks scale to 13 cancers, research finds
Author: 0 Obesity risks scale to 13 cancers, research finds

If everyone in the United States were a healthy weight, AICR estimates that 130,600 cases of US cancer cases could be prevented each year. Being overweight or obese leads to an overproduction of estrogen, testosterone and insulin, which can further fuel the progression of cancer.

Author: 0 FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps

The FDA has been questioning the legitimacy of antibacterial soap since 1978, but it wasn't until 2013 that they finally cracked down, asking soap companies to submit data that showed that the products were safe and effective . A number of manufacturers had already begun to remove the ingredients noted by the FDA from their products. "Following simple hand-washing practices is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness at home, at school ...

Medicine Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim's parents to blame
Author: 0 Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim's parents to blame

But in a rather disturbing move, Jared Fogle has filed a motion that essentially says that the girl was disturbed before he violated her because she was already distressed by her parents divorce that was in progress. Last March, the parents of one of the underage girls filed a lawsuit against Fogle, asking for $150,000 in damages for emotional distress. Fogle is now serving a more than 15-year prison sentence.

Author: 0 New Obesity Maps Show US Adults Still Struggle with Obesity

Since that time, Minnesota's obesity rate held steady until it ticked up from 2013 to 2014 (from 25.5 percent to 27.6 percent). Iowa now has the 12th highest adult obesity rate in the nation at 32.1 percent. Ed Ehlinger said in a statement. Overall, West Virginia was one of the many states seeing little change in obesity rates which are above 20 percent in all states.

Author: 0 SC blood donations to be tested for Zika

It is now being utilized in blood centres in the United States. In mid-February, the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) first issued blood collection recommendations for states and territories with active Zika virus transmission, urging blood establishments to test Whole Blood and blood components for the virus using pathogen-reduction devices, or cease collection in those regions altogether and acquire these components from uninfected areas.

Medicine Customers sue smoothie restaurant after hepatitis A exposure
Author: 0 Customers sue smoothie restaurant after hepatitis A exposure

The Virginia Department of Health says those who ate the strawberries in July or early August may be at risk. Genetic testing shows the illnesses were caused by a strain of hepatitis A that has been associated with past outbreaks due to frozen strawberries from Egypt.

Author: 0 Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

The mainland arrival of the Zika virus was publicly reported at the of July. "At this time , the recommendation for testing the entire blood supply will help ensure that safe blood is available for all individuals who might need transfusion".

Author: 0 U.S. investigating non-travel Zika case in new area in Florida

The Health Services Authority (HSA) has issued updated guidelines to all local physicians with regard to the testing and treatment of pregnant women with symptoms of the Zika virus. If the ingredients are not clearly listed on the bottle or product description your health could be at risk. "When Congress fails to step up, communities are left without the resources they need, vaccines languish in development, and more people get sick", Clinton said.

Medicine Florida teen defies odds, survives brain-eating amoeba
Author: 0 Florida teen defies odds, survives brain-eating amoeba

Rajan Wadhawan , the hospital's chief medical officer. Their son Sebastian has survived a brain-eating amoe. "We were fortunate to be so close", said Sebastian's mother Brunilda Gonzalez. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , there have been 138 cases between 1962 and 2015 in the United States. The teenager was still weak, but he was walking and talking, said the Sentinel.

Medicine Taliban militants seize control of Afghanistan's Khan Abad district
Author: 0 Taliban militants seize control of Afghanistan's Khan Abad district

Taliban militants who have intensified activities over the past couple of months and are presently fighting the government forces in several provinces including Kunduz , Takhar and Baghlan provinces haven't commented. The desperate fight to hold off the Taliban by Afghan forces has lasted for over a year. Taliban fighters freed more than 600 prisoners in their attack on Kunduz city last September, among them almost 150 insurgent fighters.

Author: 0 Florida Enlists Commercial Pest Control Firms in Zika Fight

Officials said both Zika virus cases were locally transmitted through mosquito bites. Of the two new local cases reported on Monday, one person was exposed in the Wynwood area and a second was infected outside of that zone. Florida health officials emphasize that one case does not mean active transmission is occurring in an area. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has tested more than 25,000 mosquitos for Zika in Florida to pin down the virus, but the virus has ...

Medicine Cool it: unsafe heat to bake Queens through Sunday
Author: 0 Cool it: unsafe heat to bake Queens through Sunday

The heat index could near 100 degrees Thursday and climb to 105 on Friday and Saturday . The heat is expected to continue into next week, according to the NWS and forecasters said heat advisories may be necessary. The service said people should drink plenty of liquids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine and check on relatives and neighbors.

Author: 0 DEA will not reclassify marijuana; Pot remains a schedule I controlled substance

Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said Wednesday the drug would not be reclassified, a decision heavily influenced by the Food and Drug Administration's findings regarding marijuana's use as a medical treatment. According to the DEA, the regulatory process will remain the same, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse will regulate growers. That would have been good for patients and scientists, and it would have represented a major step toward resolving the hypocritical mess that ...

Medicine At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family
Author: 0 At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family

The study, published in the peer-review journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters , comes amidst growing new attention for the potential threats from C8 and similar chemicals in the months following their discovery in water systems in NY and Vermont - a development that has driven political and media focus on the issue as residents near a DuPont Co.

Medicine First Human West Nile Virus Death of 2016 in California
Author: 0 First Human West Nile Virus Death of 2016 in California

Applying a Health Canada-approved mosquito repellent containing DEET or Icaridin to exposed skin and clothing. She advises residents to wear long sleeves and dump any long-standing water. Though certain types of mosquitos can spread West Nile Virus to humans there have been no human cases identified so far this year. People who do feel the effects of West Nile virus have symptoms ranging from fever, headaches and rashes to, in very rare cases, paralysis and loss of consciousness , ...

Medicine New Regulations Created To Prevent Selling E-Cigarettes, Tobacco Products To Minors
Author: 0 New Regulations Created To Prevent Selling E-Cigarettes, Tobacco Products To Minors

It is illegal to sell tobacco products from a vending machine or give away free samples unless the establishment is for adults only and children have no access whatsoever. It's a phenomenon CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden characterized as "deeply troubling". "Is that going to be the start of nicotine addiction?". However, e-cigarettes didn't seem to help the kids quit.

Author: 0 Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold, Ledecky breaks record

Ledecky wasn't the only American swimmer who bested a world record on Sunday, as Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal after a first place finish in the 4x100m freestyle relay. That would be the 800-meter freestyle, which is coming up on Thursday. "It's the heaviest medal I ever won", she said after completing a collection of European, world and Olympic titles.

Medicine Mosquitoes may be bringing Zika to Florida
Author: 0 Mosquitoes may be bringing Zika to Florida

People in Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward counties are being tested to learn whether there are more cases, the governor said. The CDC has reported 14 cases of sexually transmitted infections. "If you're coming to Florida as a tourist, if you're coming to the theme parks, then you're coming to some of the safest places in the world because they have mosquito control down like no place else", said Jacobs.

Author: 0 Android N is Android Nougat

There were many contenders earlier in the line to get the crown of Android N. The list included Nutella, Nachos, Noodles and two Indian candies Nankhatai and Neyyampam also. Android Nougat , now in its second beta, adds new features like a redesigned notification shade, split screen and picture-in-picture, While also improving the Doze feature introduced in Android Marshmallow .

Medicine National HIV Testing Day: Where to Get Tested in NY
Author: 0 National HIV Testing Day: Where to Get Tested in NY

The percentage of HIV-positive people in eastern and southern Africa - the world's most affected regions - who have access to antiretroviral therapy. "I volunteered to be tested for HIV because I didn't know my status and I was curious". The number of people living with HIV across the globe. However, certain risk factors like being sexually active, or injecting drugs increase a person's risk for contracting HIV, and those who fall under risk factors should be tested often.

Author: 0 234 Pregnant Women in America Carrying Zika Virus — CDC

Harris said he could not reveal whether any of those patients were pregnant due to privacy concerns. No Zika transmission through blood transfusions have been confirmed in the United States, but the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in the Houston area also began testing for the virus this spring.

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