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Officials identify Miami's South Beach as second site of Zika virus transmission Officials identify Miami's South Beach as second site of Zika virus transmission
- August 20, 2016

In addition to the two clusters in Wynwood and Miami Beach, there have also been isolated cases identified in the Miami-Dade County area. This Q & A will tell you what you need to know about Zika . He also called on the state department of health to offer mosquito spraying to hotels, restaurants and attractions in Miami-Dade County at no cost. (more...)
Where did the letters A, B, and O go? #MissingType Where did the letters A, B, and O go? #MissingType
- August 17, 2016

Trending Twitter hashtag #MissingType was created in hopes of replacing lost donors after the amount of blood being given dropped a huge 30 per cent in the last decade. Blood donor breakdownGroup O - 59%Group A - 29%Group B - 9%Group AB - 3%. "Every tweet, Facebook post, and mention brings awareness to the need for blood donors." said Wendy Capetz, marketing director at Memorial Blood Centers. (more...)
Flint Mayor Cautions Against Progress Reports Claiming Water Crisis Is Almost Over Flint Mayor Cautions Against Progress Reports Claiming Water Crisis Is Almost Over
- August 13, 2016

Flint now gets water from a Detroit regional system. The researchers do say that residents of Flint should still drink only filtered water or bottled water, but that there has been progress. in how to handle lead large-scale lead contaminations. Edwards said in the next six months, Flint should see dramatic improvements. US federal health officials found that young children in Flint had significantly higher levels of risky lead in their blood after the city switched its water supply ... (more...)
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Durango Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Durango
- August 11, 2016

Zika fears a spreading across the US but here at home, there are concerns about another virus transmitted by mosquitoes - West Nile . WNV is usually contracted from the bite of an infected mosquito; it is not spread from person-to-person through casual contact. (more...)
E-cigarette makers rush new products to market ahead of US rules E-cigarette makers rush new products to market ahead of US rules
- August 09, 2016

Before this new rule, there was no federal law prohibiting sales of e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, or cigars to minors. Attorney Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, says it's been a long time coming. Some studies have showed that using e-cigarettes would be a good way to help a person quit smoking. American Vaping Association president Greg Conley has referred to the new regulation as "the beginning of a two-year countdown to FDA prohibition of 99.9%+ of vapor ... (more...)
Two babies in California born with microcephaly from Zika, officials say Two babies in California born with microcephaly from Zika, officials say
- August 06, 2016

President Barack Obama also spoke about the fight over Zika funding on Thursday. The mosquitoes that can carry Zika, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus , have been found in 12 California counties , including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, but there is no evidence these mosquitoes are transmitting Zika locally at this time. (more...)
1st human case of West Nile virus this year in New Mexico 1st human case of West Nile virus this year in New Mexico
- August 05, 2016

But if Coloradans need a reason to keep mosquitoes away, it is the West Nile virus . Mosquito control officials said dead birds are an indication that West Nile virus is in the area. The NPS is encouraging visitors to contact Julie Graham (360-236-4078) at the Washington Department of Health concerning specific questions about test results. (more...)
Fans target US keeper Solo with teasing Zika chant Fans target US keeper Solo with teasing Zika chant
- August 05, 2016

Solo said after the game she was not bothered by the fans' heckling. The photos have attracted nearly 13,000 comments - many of them abusive posts from unhappy Brazilians. "We are used to getting booed in other countries, so that part of it is not foreign", said USA coach Jill Evans, who expressed her hope that Brazilians were aware that Solo had apologized. (more...)
Mayor Carvalho signs emergency proclamation ahead as Darby creeps closer to Kauai
- July 26, 2016

A Tropical Storm WARNING is in effect for the following islands. The muggy conditions and potential for heavy rain in the wake of Darby could still create heavy showers, so Oahu and Kauai are under a flash flood watch until noon today. Might be a good idea to stock up on non-perishables, water, food, flashlight, portable radio and batteries, diapers and sanitary wipes for the kiddles and food and drink for the furry ones in the family. (more...)
Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You
- July 15, 2016

Days after its release, Pokemon Go has become a fast-moving phenomenon, drawing flash mob-type crowds searching neighborhoods, parks and urban streets for imaginary characters on their smartphones. Players can join for free and set off on a quest to collect the 250 cartoon "pocket monsters" first conceived for the primitive Game Boy handheld in the late 1990s. (more...)
Legendary Pakistani social worker Edhi has died in Karachi Legendary Pakistani social worker Edhi has died in Karachi
- July 09, 2016

While addressing a press conference Bilqees Edhi and Faisal Edhi said that his kidneys has failed. "It's the age factor combined with ill-health that's creating a bit of a problem for him". The announcement triggered a wave of accolades on TV and social media - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid tribute to "a great servant of humanity", and said he would receive a posthumous presidential medal and a state funeral. (more...)
Coffee at 'normal' temperature won't give you cancer
- June 16, 2016

The same goes for caffeine, which is " only one element" in coffee, just as neither can ensure that those who do not drink coffee are less likely to develop cancer than those who consume. Men eating mostly a Western diet were found to have 2.5 times the risk of dying from prostate cancer. The same kind of dynamic is at play with the risk of hot beverages. (more...)
Spieth looking forward to Rio Games despite Zika fears Spieth looking forward to Rio Games despite Zika fears
- June 15, 2016

After numerous outsiders raised concerns about whether or not the Rio games should be moved or postponed because of the Zika threat, World Health Organization said the issue would be considered at its Tuesday meeting. They noted that Brazil was entering winter months when transmission is lower. Dr Heymann said: "It became clear that mass gatherings bring together substantial numbers of people who could be susceptible to infections, they therefore pose a risk to these individuals themselves. (more...)
Hospital: No more info on mother with Zika or her newborn
- June 06, 2016

Researchers estimate that the chances that a fetus will develop a severe brain defect known as microcephaly are as high as 13 percent for those who contracted the pathogen during the first trimester. The Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedesaegypti mosquito and can also be sexually transmitted. They had previously recommended a four-week abstinence before trying to conceive. (more...)
Clinton, Trump win presidential primaries in Washington
- May 26, 2016

There were no delegates at stake in the Democratic primary. Thank you for reading and relying on TulsaWorld.com for your news and information. And, while Republicans are, there's little question that billionaire Donald Trump will end up the GOP presidential nominee, since his rivals have all dropped out of the race. (more...)
Bomb threat reported at Sequim elementary school
- May 24, 2016

Due to a bomb threat, NMS is immediately being evacuated at 12:30 pm on Monday, May 23. Shepherd said about a dozen police officers, along with K-9s, responded to the school to do a sweep. The school was evacuated and it was confirmed the alert was a hoax. "We are assuming it's a hoax, but we want to take it serious", said Brett Handy, an Altoona police detective. (more...)
Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit
- May 11, 2016

Dr. Blaudeau and his legal staff at Southern Med Law are an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions, especially those surrounding talcum powder and ovarian cancer . A woman with two or more close relatives, including mother, sister or daughter, who develop ovarian cancer or breast cancer, have an increased risk of developing the disease. (more...)
Girl without hands wins penmanship award Girl without hands wins penmanship award
- May 07, 2016

Anaya uses her forearms to write, opting to forgo prostheses. This category rewards students with an intellectual, physical, or developmental disability. "Life is tough and we are going to be faced with challenges but when you really apply yourself and have that determination she shows wonderful things can happen". (more...)
Olympic flame arrives at UN Office in Geneva
- May 02, 2016

Although the design team considered using a fox, they chose to stay with the oh-so British lion, which is also a symbol of strength and athleticism. In Brazil the flame will be carried by about 12,000 torchbearers over a span of 95 days and will visit over 300 towns. (more...)
Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene
- April 29, 2016

Fans will have to wait for the toxicology report to find out how the seemingly healthy 57-year-old died so suddenly. The search warrant is for Paisley Park, the musician's home and recording studio complex in suburban Minneapolis . Investigators believe a health scare about a week before Prince's death, which caused an unscheduled landing of his plane in IL, was likely the result of a reaction to the pain medication, the official said. (more...)