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Elk Grove could have aerial spraying for West Nile virus

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Although there have only been two reported cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in horses across our region - one in Colorado and one in Washington - infected mosquitoes have been found in all four states. To date, officials said, 10 human cases have been confirmed statewide, including two in Yolo County. But the health unit stressed that people should still be careful because that mosquito pool means the virus is still here. Read More »

Reading may lead to longer life, study says

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As for individuals who went above and beyond the three and a half hours, they were 23 percent less likely to pass. People who read the most tended to be women with college educations and high incomes. Like this report published in The Economic Journal back in the spring. But even when they adjusted the study to account for employment, age, race, health, depression and whether the person was married, there was still a link between reading and living longer. Read More »

Sonny Bill Williams out of Olympics as All Blacks falter

And to add injury to insult for highly-fancied New Zealand , their 2015 World Cup victor Sonny Bill Williams went off nursing what appeared to be an ankle injury. The All Blacks, who will look to avenge that massive upset against Kenya later on Tuesday evening (9 August) at the Deodoro Stadium, also lost centre Joe Webber to a shoulder injury. Read More »

Olympic viewing: NBC's ratings drop, chaotic bike race

Part of the problem is big defections among millennial audiences, i.e. the audience segment most likely to be turned off by NBC's non-stop commercial breaks. The network noted that it has total audience reports coming later this week that will measure digital and other consumption as well, which should give a better idea if people are just watching the Olympics elsewhere or if they're just not interested. Read More »

Jeb's son George P. Bush says it's time to get behind Trump

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The younger Bush is in a tight spot. Bush, the commissioner of the Texas General Land office, has not officially endorsed Trump, according to a report by the Texas Tribune . "From Team Bush, it's a bitter pill to swallow", George P. Bush said at a meeting of Texas GOP activists over the weekend, the Texas Tribune reported. Read More »

Punjab: Gau Raksha Dal chief booked, lashes out at PM

Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar, who is yet to be arrested, has been booked on the basis of a video that purportedly showed members of his organisation beating people suspected to be cow smugglers. There are many "Gau Rakshaks" (cow protectors). On Sunday, Modi asked people to beware of "fake" cow protectors as they were trying to create "tension and conflict" in the society. Read More »

Rio Olympics: Katie Ledecky advances to 200 freestyle semis

Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion stalked by injuries ever since, won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) in the first round Sunday at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Time to make room for gold No. The start was flawless for Ledecky who was already ahead of World Record pace at the first 50. Her powerful stroke quickly made that a moot point, too. Read More »

2018 is 'the earliest we'll have a Zika vaccine': NIH doc

In particular, it advised women who are pregnant to avoid travel to the area, a popular arts and restaurant district known as Wynwood, or consult their doctor if they live there. The US "cannot be complacent because we do expect to see more Zika cases", he warned. "Well, Zika is a serious threat to Americans, especially babies, right now". Read More »

FDA Vaping Regulations 2016: How New Law Will Effect Vapers

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Four years later and still smoking as a sophomore at Ohio State University in 2015, Zwarycz's habit has made her a good candidate for one of two studies examining the health effects of electronic cigarettes and tobacco products. The regulations are outlined in the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, which governs the sale of tobacco products to minors. Prohibit the introduction of new or changed products without prior FDA review and scientific evidence demonstrating that allowing a product is ... Read More »

Kashmiri youth arrested in Chhattisgarh for 'anti-national' Facebook post

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The arrest was prompted by activists from a right-wing Hindu group, the Bajrang Dal. "He has been abusive of the thing" that matters most, Yadav said, "Bharat Mata, or Mother India". Sedition charges have previously been used for political gain, including in the case of a cartoonist in 2012 and a number of Kashmiri students who cheered the Pakistani cricket team in 2014. Read More »

Smooth sailing? US men's basketball seeks…

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The first game for USA Basketball went as expected when Team USA routed China 119-62 to open up their group play on Saturday. United States teams are 130-5 in the Olympics, failing to win the gold medal on only three occasions in 17 attempts. Read More »

2 babies born in Calif. with Zika-related birth defects

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The same precautions apply at home, and people should also make sure their house is mosquito-proof by ensuring their windows and doors have intact screens. Devlin said the grant would allow the county's Penn State Extension to trap, test and treat mosquitos that may carry the Zika virus. The other woman and infant are still in California and "are doing well", Dr. Read More »

Zika Virus Vaccine Found? Human Trials Underway

The study is part of the USA government response to the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus in the Americas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1,650 cases of Zika have been diagnosed in the United States, including 433 pregnant women, and 4,750 cases have been reported in USA territories. Read More »

Knox County to start trapping mosquitoes in search of Zika Virus

Shah. Hoosiers traveling to Florida may want to consult their doctor before taking off, according to a travel advisory noting the spread of mosquito-borne virus Zika in Miami. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. Mosquito control is now spraying the area to reduce the mosquito population further and the investigation into the outbreak is ongoing. Read More »

West Nile virus detected in Rhode Island

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She was not hospitalized. The West Nile virus is carried by the Culex tarsalis, which is common throughout much of Colorado below 8,000 feet. While some people may think wooded areas are the prime place to contract the West Nile virus , Rich said house mosquitoes are more prevalent in urban areas. Read More »

Soccer Fans Cheer For Zika At Olympics And Against Hope Solo

In one tweet , Solo wore a mosquito head net while holding a giant bottle of insect repellent. "Zika!" as the USA women's football team played in its Olympic debut in Brazil on Wednesday. The locals find the worldwide media outcry over the Zika virus sensationalistic, and blame Solo for helping to fuel the hype. Her coach Jill Ellis also defended Solo, referencing her apology to Brazilians a few days before the team's opener. Read More »

Officials encourage travelers not to shun Florida for Zika

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PHE has said while in many nations in South America, like the Olympics sponsor Brazil, it truly is high, the danger in the southern U.S. state is moderate. Florida is taking an aggressive approach. "We have been working with state and local governments to prepare for the likelihood of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in the continental United States and Hawaii", said Lyle Petersen, M.D., M.P.H., incident manager for CDC's Zika virus response. Read More »

Retiring GOP Congressman Becomes First to Back Clinton

Clinton went from 45 percent to 52 percent. "And I hope the Republicans are watching closely or it's going to be taken away from us". Both Cruz and Kasich have refused to endorse Trump . " Trump's bombast is already alarming our allies and fueling the enmity of our enemies", says Romney. He must answer the concern that his hair-trigger temperament makes him an unsuitable commander in chief. Read More »

Pope urges Rio Olympians to demonstrate international unity at Games

Canadian women's soccer coach John Herdman has high hopes for the team, which won the bronze in the 2012 Games in London. "I don't think so", Bell replied. Ellis said the coaching staff already knew ahead of the games that Rapinoe's playing time would be limited, especially in the first few games. "But once the Games were being held, the network that owned the rights to televise those Games was going to televise those Games ... Read More »

Prince Harry says world must revive urgency in AIDS fight

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The report also shows that the number of people dying from HIV/AIDS has steadily declined, from a peak of 1.8 million deaths (95% UI 1.7-1.9 million) in 2005, to 1.2 million deaths (95% UI 1.1-1.3 million) in 2015. By the shores of Lake Victoria, which has the highest prevalence rates in Kenya, tests were offered on the beach at night so that fishermen, who sleep during the day, could attend. Read More »

Eradicating Zika-spreading mosquito is proving difficult

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Gregory Taylor said Tuesday that because four million Canadians visit Florida annually, an unknown number could be affected by the latest US discovery. The U.S. government might have underestimated how hard it would be to control Zika's spread, said University of Florida public health researcher Ira Longini. Read More »

CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak

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The infections were concentrated in the same square-mile neighborhood of Wynwood in Miami-Dade County, The Mayor's office announced Monday that the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has updated its current travel warning for Latin America and the Caribbean to include that Miami neighborhood. Read More »

The Top 100: An all-time first for venerable AP Top 25

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Although coming as no surprise, the Buckeyes received 1,112 points en route to taking home the top spot on the all-time list. OU has appeared in 784 of the 1,103 polls since the AP began ranking teams in 1936. In today's release from the Associated Press , they awarded more points for a national title (10) but on the consistency side of the argument, they only awarded one point for just being in the top 25. Read More »

Thousand of pounds donated after cyclist dies during fundraiser

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He was a beloved son, husband, father, brother and friend to so many and will be sorely missed. Writing on his JustGiving fundraising page before the race Mr Chard said: "You can see it's a bit of a personal crusade, but I'm not riding a white charger, just a bike 100 miles in and around London". Read More »

Travel advisory issued for pregnant women in Florida

Rick Scott said today. The Mississippi State Department of Health reports one new human case of West Nile virus. There is still now no vaccine or specific treatment for the Zika Virus according to the C.D.C., and the best way to prevent the disease is to avoid initial contraction by keeping areas clean and free of mosquitos, not engaging in unprotected sex, and planning future travels to insure safety. Read More »

World's oldest evidence of cancer discovered

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Scientists think the toe belonged to early hominins, either a Homo ergaster or Paranthropus robustus . The cancer in a metatarsal - the foot bone made famous by David Beckham when the then England captain broke it shortly before the world cup in 2002 - was identified as an osteosarcoma , an aggressive form of cancer which usually affects younger individuals in modern humans, and, if untreated typically results in early death. Read More »

Over 80% of tickets sold for Rio Olympics

I have two brothers, I don't know what they will look like now as we were separated when we were small. Rubbing tears from his eyes, the 24-year-old athlete delivered a message for his family: "If you can see me on television now, you can see that your brother is here in Brazil and alive and well". Read More »

Hospitals in region given star ratings

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In an emailed statement , Lancaster General Hospital spokeswoman Rosanne Placey said the star rating "is just one tool that helps patients choose where to receive care", noting other health care quality assessments and honors in which the hospital has performed well. Read More »

Cascade native Colin Rea traded to the Miami Marlins

Acquiring Naylor isn't a bad coup for the Padres. Like Naylor, Castillo offers power in his tool set, though his is displayed in his right arm. Miami was looking for a veteran starter with a good track record and Cashner represents that. The 29 year old Cashner was the longest tenured Padre, having been a member of the team since 2012. The Padres have made it abundantly clear that they are rebuilding. Read More »

Study finds cosmic rays increased heart risks among Apollo astronauts

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Lead scientist Professor Michael Delp , from Florida State University , US, said: "We know very little about the effects of deep space radiation on human health, particularly on the cardiovascular system". All the non-Apollo astronauts have succumbed to fatal heart disease at roughly the same rate; with about 10 percent of deaths attributed to heart disease. Read More »