Health Care


Health official doubts Zika virus poses major threat to US
- January 30, 2016

According to sources in the Union health ministry talks are on with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) regarding the same. Men who had suffered an unexplained fever while travelling, or who had been diagnosed with the virus, should avoid unprotected sex, or trying for a child for six months. (more...)
Arkansas Health Officials Confirm Case of Zika in Traveler
- January 27, 2016

Despite those efforts, he reportedly said Tuesday, the battle is being lost. Zika virus is a relatively new disease for the Western hemisphere. "Although a causal link between Zika infection in pregnancy and microcephaly has not been established, the circumstantial evidence is suggestive and extremely worrisome", Dr. (more...)
Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika outbreak areas — CDC Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika outbreak areas — CDC
- January 27, 2016

Women planning to travel to areas where Zika is circulating should consult a health-care provider before traveling and upon return. In Brazil, the virus has been linked with an increase in reported cases of microcephaly, in which babies are born with unusually small heads. (more...)
What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America
- January 26, 2016

The U.N. health agency announced plans to hold a "special session" in Geneva on Thursday to brief member states about Zika on the sidelines of a WHO executive board meeting, reflecting a virus that has fanned increasing concern through the Americas and beyond. (more...)
High school seniors more likely to smoke pot than cigarettes High school seniors more likely to smoke pot than cigarettes
- December 17, 2015

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser defied threats from Congress by implementing a voter-approved initiative on Thursday, making the city the only place east of the Mississippi River where people can legally grow and share marijuana in private. In order to see the larger picture of how many students are using illegal substances, the annual survey talks with teens in eighth, 10th and 12th grade, asking them about how much they are using. (more...)
Harry Reid Criticizes Supreme Court Justice Over 'Racist' Remarks Harry Reid Criticizes Supreme Court Justice Over 'Racist' Remarks
- December 13, 2015

Harry Reid on Thursday accused Justice Antonin Scalia of embracing "racist" ideas, joining in criticism from the Rev. Al Sharpton and other affirmative action supporters who said the Supreme Court jurist went too far when he questioned the push to recruit black students to prestigious universities. (more...)