Health Care

WHO backs trials of bacteria, genetic modification to fight Zika mosquitoes
- March 21, 2016

The mosquitoes responsible for the virus are spreading the disease at a feverish pitch throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The CDC issued a travel advisory warning people to restrict their visit to Cuba due to the spread of the Zika virus. (more...)
Zika scare: Study warns USA of a possible outbreak in summer
- March 20, 2016

Zika increases the risk of microcephaly - an otherwise rare condition that results in an abnormally small head - by fifty-fold, the researchers calculated. To date, Florida tops all the states in the country with the most number of Zika virus. Research has revealed that the Zika Virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus and has been linked to a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly in babies. (more...)
Trump kicks out protesters at Arizona rally
- March 20, 2016

Three people were arrested for blocking the roadway. In Fountain Hills, thousands gathered for the outdoor rally in the suburb where Arpaio lives. A fight broke out during Donald Trump's campaign rally inside at the Tucson Convention Center Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Kangana is imagining things: Hrithik Roshan Kangana is imagining things: Hrithik Roshan
- March 19, 2016

To this notice, Kangana went on to revert with her notice by saying that, Hrithik's efforts on hiding their relationship is "clumsy". Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui said Hrithik was sent a counter 14 days ago, asking him to take back his notice within seven days as "at no point did my client say that the "silly ex" was actually Hrithik Roshan ". (more...)
Addiction risk outweighs use of opioid painkillers — CDC
- March 19, 2016

On Tuesday, the federal government published its first-ever national guidelines for doctors prescribing opioid painkillers. The CDC also said the patients prescribed with opioids should also be closely monitored. "Changing medical practice isn't quick and it isn't easy", Frieden said. This country's growing heroin epidemic is not, as one might assume, the effect of an illegal "gateway drug" such as marijuana, but rather, an offshoot of addiction to legally prescribed pills. (more...)
Volunteering for infection in hunt for dengue, Zika vaccines Volunteering for infection in hunt for dengue, Zika vaccines
- March 17, 2016

With increased travel and larger ranges for transmitting mosquitoes, the viruses are becoming a greater risk to a growing number of people, and effective vaccines are becoming all the more imperative. For this reason, the researchers, led by Anna P. Durbin, MD , an associate professor in International Health at the Bloomberg School, were concerned that measuring antibodies alone may not truly indicate the ability of the vaccine to protect against dengue. (more...)