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Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro


Four positive results in Russian triathlon were also covered up, according to McLaren. World champions competed against regional-level athletes in front of around 150 spectators in an event hastily organized after the track team's ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last week. Read More »

Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika at each visit

Exposure also encompasses all sexual activities that might expose an individual to genital secretions. "Additionally, they should abstain from sex or use condoms if their partner has travelled to one of these areas", warned Dr. Zika on its own causes mild fever, rash and red eyes but has been found to be linked to microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size, and Guillain-Barré syndrome, which causes temporary paralysis in adults. Read More »

British woman allegedly 'honour' killed in Pakistan


However, Shahid's husband said he feared she had been killed by her family, who he says refused to accept their relationship, partly as he was an "outsider". "I believe she was killed because her parents were not happy with our marriage". The woman's death comes after Qandeel Baloch, who is known as Pakistan's Kim Kardashian, was killed by her brother in a suspected honour killing. Read More »

Europe's first Zika-caused microcephaly baby born in Spain

Nancy Trinidad, who is 32 weeks pregnant, listens to the explanation of a doctor about how to prevent Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses at a public hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 3, 2016. Colombian officials said they have confirmed 21 cases so far of Zika-related microcephaly, in which the virus attacks developing fetal brain cells to cause congenital birth defects . Read More »

Rio Games: Australians Scared Out Of Olympic Village

Blocked toilets, unsafe wiring and other problems in Rio's Olympic Village will be resolved by the end of the week, Brazilian organisers said on Monday (Jul 25) as new reports emerged of embarrassing glitches. The sister of the last suspect arrested, Zeina El Kadre de Melo, told The Associated Press that to her knowledge, her brother didn't use the popular apps because his cellphone was an old model with no internet connection. Read More »

Rio's Mayor Just Threw Shade At Australia's Olympic Team

Team Australia has the honorable distinction of being the first nation to publicly criticize Olympic host Rio for what they're calling "uninhabitable" conditions in the athletes' village. "What Rio has done to be able to create this facility is wonderful". Italy has contracted its own team of workers to finish off the building work, Brazil has complained of leaks on the ground floor, while Mexico's team has encountered ceiling leaks and blocked drains, Globo news site reported. Read More »

Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

The Department of Justice is suing four major health insurance companies in an attempt to block two proposed mergers. Humana is the second-largest Medicare Advantage insurer, providing coverage to 3.1 million individuals across the country, while Aetna is the fourth-largest. Read More »

Zika investigations eating up funds, Florida officials say

Florida said it is investigating two possible cases of Zika not related to travel to an area where Zika is active, raising the possibility of the first incidence of local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus. The Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the primary culprit in the current outbreak, also spreads disease like dengue fever and chikungunya. OneBlood representatives said they've been informed about the suspected non-travel case of Zika. Read More »

Colorado town awaits test results of pot ingredient in water

Michael Yowell of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said they were trying to determine that it "isn't because of the field test kit - that it isn't a false positive". Contaminated water is still safe for bathing, showering, brushing teeth, washing hands, and doing laundry, officials say. "We are going to investigate this till the end", Yowell said , adding that officials are taking it "very serious". Read More »

Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot


The arrests were made in Brazil's southern city of Parana. "It's a first for modern Brazil - Brazilians plotting a terrorist attack on their own country", Lulu says. Moraes said authorities seized computers, cellphones and other equipment, but no weapons. Players, including the world's top four, are turning up their noses at the Olympics, citing concerns over the mosquito-borne Zika virus even though scientists have said there is little risk visitors will be infected during the Games, ... Read More »

Omega-3s 'answer' for bowel cancer


Compared with patients who consumed less than 0.1g of omega 3 fatty acids daily, those who consumed at least 0.3g daily after their diagnosis had a 41% lower risk of dying from their disease. According to the study findings, patients appeared to cut their chance of death by up to 70 per cent just be upping their intake of marine omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish like sardines and mackerel, The Telegraph reported. Read More »

New Medical Ring Confirmed To Protect Women Against HIV/AIDS


The ring is meant to be used for a month at a time, and women can insert and remove it themselves. Women who used the ring "the most" saw a reduced risk of 75 percent, the researchers report. Drs. Baeten and Palanee-Phillips will also be leading the HOPE study, together with Nyaradzo Mgodi, MBChB, MMed, from the University of Zimbabwe-University of California San Francisco in Harare. Read More »

'Wolf of Wall Street' Sued as U.S. Seeks 1MDB-Tied Assets


Senior officials in Kuala Lumpur responsible for managing the fund allegedly diverted about $3.5 billion meant for 1MDB and filtered it through accounts at banks in several countries, including the United States. Using the pseudonym "Malaysian Official 1", Wednesday's complaint identifies a "high-ranking official" in the Malaysian government with control over the fund as being involved in the misappropriation of funds. Read More »

Bryan Cranston goes deep in 'The Infiltrator'


Furman has really put the "testostoronics" to it in a classy manner, but not forgotten what might go on in the human heart of good guys and bad guys. Alcaino is not like the lower-level thugs. He shows off his art collection. Ah, yes. That. Kind of hard to overlook. The supporting cast also includes Amy Ryan and Olympia Dukakis, the former as Mazur's boss and the latter as his aunt. Read More »

BCCI conducts language and communication skills workshop for umpires


With the Supreme Court accepting the Lodha panel's report and its recommendations on reforming the Board of Control for Cricket in India , the curtains have been drawn on the first phase of the clean-up process that was initiated after the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal broke in 2013. Read More »

Stenson, Mickelson forever linked after epic Open duel

On Sunday in the British Open at Royal Troon, Mickelson shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 65 and lost to the round of a lifetime by someone else. They can use the Claret Jug. Although the weather could not match the heatwave for the epic contest between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at nearby Turnberry in 1977, the golf certainly revived memories of the "Duel in the Sun" as the final pair combined for 13 birdies and an eagle. Read More »

Global AIDS Conference Exposes South Africa's Dramatic Turn

AIDS 2016 is convened by five permanent partners: the International AIDS Society (IAS), Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), The International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW), the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and UNAIDS in collaboration with international and South African scientific and civil society partners. Read More »

Congress headed out of town this week with no action on guns


Democratic nominee-to-be Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Senate Democrats amid new polls showing a tightening race against Donald Trump. The partisan battle over Zika funding has gone on since February, when the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne virus a public health emergency and Obama began calling on Congress to approve $1.9 billion for mosquito control efforts and vaccine development. Read More »

President Obama to Hold Town Hall on Disney Networks With David Muir


They lied to both me and @ osope to get us there. In an interview with BuzzFeed , Garner also said that she was uncomfortable with the network's decision to seat her next to the widows of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos , two NYPD officers killed in an ambush that occurred days after the grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo in Eric Garner's death. Read More »

Caution urged after camp worker gets bacterial meningitis


Faryn Prosser told the Detroit Free Press: "Kristy was without a doubt one of the most selfless and genuine people I've ever known". Health officials declined to confirm her passing, having only confirmed that the victim with meningitis was an Macomb County resident who worked at a Life Time Fitness in Rochester Hills. Read More »

Trump to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as vice president

Roll Call writes that "In addition to testing the men's chemistry together, Trump was reportedly impressed with Pence's calm demeanor, his experience on Capitol Hill and as a governor". Pence adds some political backbone to Trump's presidential bid, which hasn't exactly been the most disciplined campaign. Is this a sign that the IN governor will be giving the vice presidential speech? He also met with a fourth potential No. Read More »

Health care spending expected to climb as America ages

The annual increase of 4.8 percent for 2016 is lower than the forecast for the rest of the decade. Medical price inflation was only 0.8 percent previous year, down from 1.4 percent in 2014, with hospital price inflation up just 0.9 percent. Read More »

Owen Smith enters Labour leadership race in bid to oust Jeremy Corbyn

The ruling will come as a major blow to Labour MPs desperate to overthrow their leader and will fuel warnings that the party is heading for a split. British main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn hit out Tuesday at the violence and intimidation surrounding the Labour Party leadership contest after a brick was hurled through his rival's office window. Read More »

Obama renews call for U.S. public health insurance option


Across income groups, the uninsured rate declined the most among those living in households making less than 36,000 USA dollars annually. But he noted that major opportunities to improve the health care system remain. "Core parts of the ACA need to be reassessed and revised", wrote Butler. One of the chief problems with the law, he said, is that premiums and out-of-pocket costs for insurance plans sold in government-run insurance exchanges are too costly, which has discouraged enrollment by ... Read More »

Philando Castile's family hires TV's former 'Judge Hatchett'

Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, says she was ecstatic to get the president's call. The two St. Anthony police officers involved, Jeronimo Yanez and Joseph Kauser, were placed on administrative leave after Castile's shooting. In a recent interview with ABC News , Tom Kelly, Yanez's attorney said he had reason to pull Castile over and reason to use deadly force. The Department of Justice "will continue to monitor the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation into the death ... Read More »

Froome wearing yellow during 9th stage of Tour de France

The answer is that in cycling, where Britain is enjoying its best ever opening week of the Tour de France, it already has. "He's very good", Cavendish said of his 24-year-old friend and rival. Richie was obviously a lot better than me, but we just look forward. Let's see, tomorrow is going to be a really hard day. Speaking to the Irish Times after Sunday's stage to Andorre Arcalis , Martin is hopeful he can continue his excellent form for the next fortnight. Read More »

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes banned from running labs for two years


Theranos started as an innovative answer to blood testing. Theranos , Inc.is a consumer health technology company founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes . The company later issued statements that an internal analysis determined no patients were harmed by the bogus testing. They also revoked the certification of the blood-testing start-up's California laboratory. Read More »

Authorities: Highway gunman motivated by police shootings


A suburban police officer who killed a black motorist likely wouldn't have fired if the driver had been white, Minnesota's governor declared, jumping into a suddenly reignited national debate over how law. The front desk clerk, Deborah Watts , was struck and injured. A newspaper carrier was killed and four other people were wounded when a man opened fire, first at the Days Inn and then on cars traveling along a parkway in East Tennessee early Thursday morning. Read More »

Why is Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) Stock Plunging 31% Today?


The first death happened back in May. Juno Therapeutics, which is based in Seattle, reported it to the Food and Drug Administration. Moreover, on June 30, 2016-prior to the disclosure of these deaths-Juno's CEO Bishop Hans Edgar sold over $4.4 million worth of the Company's stock. Read More »

Angela Wrightson: Two teenage girls convicted of murder


The court heard that despite her demons, Wrightson was well liked in her community and would often give chocolates to young children and fed the local dogs. The jury took just over three hours to decide, the Daily Mail reports. They were immediately led away from the dock. The two girls will be sentenced on Thursday. Read More »