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  • Prep football conference previews 21 Jul 2018 09:53 Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana See something wrong; let us know at PrepsPlus@tribune.com Big Northern EastHarvard is aiming to reach the quarterfinals of the state playoffs for the third consecutive year-despite losing 15 starters, including two 1,000 yard rushers-from its 10-win team …
  • Zika alert based on 1940s data – WHO 21 Jul 2018 06:36 Monitor KAMPALA. The World Health organisation (WHO) has admitted that its current warning to pregnant travellers of circulation of Zika virus in Uganda are based on research findings dating as far back as 1947 when the virus was first isolated and confirmed in …
  • New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus 20 Jul 2018 20:26 News-Medical.net July 20, 2018 Until recently, the Zika virus was not a priority since it affected relatively few people and the cost of creating a vaccine was estimated at EUR 149-468 million. But the spread of Zika in the Americas and discovery of a link with reduced …
  • Chance can alter one's life 20 Jul 2018 20:01 The New Zeland Herald So much of life is chance ... Near the end of my medical school training, I had the good luck to be accepted to work for a term in the neuro-anatomy laboratory of the Warren Anatomic Museum of Harvard Medical School, under the guidance of Professor Paul …
  • Researchers find that yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes can carry new virus 20 Jul 2018 19:19 News-Medical.net July 18, 2018 A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida scientist who is closely monitoring the Mayaro virus. Most recently, the virus was found in a child in Haiti …
  • 10 dangerous bugs you need to watch out for this summer 20 Jul 2018 17:47 KSBW 1 of 10 Ticks You've already heard about Lyme disease, but ticks also spread other severe or even life-threatening illnesses like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Heartland virus and Possawan virus. If you find a tick on you and start experiencing …
  • Exploji! A Timeline of Emoji’s Sudden, Drastic Rise 20 Jul 2018 14:12 News Emoji are used so often and in such volume that it feels as though they’ve been with us forever. In fact, it wasn’t until Apple released an emoji keyboard in 2011 that the Cambrian exploji ensued, a flowering to rival the birth of any language. Linguists …
  • Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil's 'invisible children' 20 Jul 2018 12:22 Guardian Weekly Brazil’s “invisible children”, the thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders, have been brought out of the shadows by the Zika virus epidemic and their families may get help for the first time. Almost 4,000 babies were born in Brazil with …
  • West Nile Virus found again in Worcester mosquitoes 20 Jul 2018 02:01 Worcester Magazine  For the second time since Worcester joined the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project earlier this year, mosquitoes in the city have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The risk level is being raised to moderate and the area where the mosquitoes …
  • UTRGV faculty and students at forefront of Zika research 19 Jul 2018 22:43 Edinburg Review In the aftermath of recent flooding in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is facing major public health concerns with a growing mosquito population, which can lead to a potential outbreak of certain vector-borne diseases like the West Nile and Zika …
  • How Russia And NGOs Collude To Damage American Exceptionalism 19 Jul 2018 22:31 Daily Caller 10:19 PM 07/19/2018Henry I. Miller and Jon Entine | Professor, Director of the Genetic Literacy Project share on facebook tweet this share show comments Share Print Reddit Share Email WhatsApp Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to …
  • Be prepared for mosquitos this summer 19 Jul 2018 22:10 Community Voice Long summer days mean picnics, pool time, barbeques and…. mosquitos. Besides being a nuisance and causing those itchy red bumps, mosquitos can also carry diseases such as West Nile and Zika Virus. While local cities, in conjunction with the Marin / …
  • Dealing with more bug bites than usual? Mosquitos are at 3 times their normal number in Maryland this summer. 19 Jul 2018 20:00 CapitalGazette.com First came the rains. Now come the mosquitoes. Populations of the itch-inducing insects have multiplied across Maryland — in many areas up to three times their normal early summer numbers — because of recent storms and flooding that have given them an …
  • First indication of West Nile virus activity reported in Shasta County 19 Jul 2018 19:16 East Valley Times The first indication of West Nile virus (WNv) for 2018 has been reported in Shasta County in two positive mosquito samples collected in the Northern Anderson and Central Redding area. “Despite knowing that West Nile virus will be in Shasta County at some …
  • Don’t gamble with planet’s future 19 Jul 2018 16:10 Jacksonville Progress A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into "negative emission technologies," which take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and store them underground. But these technologies …
  • Mayaro Virus: Florida’s Next Mosquito-Borne Illness? 19 Jul 2018 02:38 WMFE Florida has the perfect breed of mosquitoes and climate for the disease. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons There have been no cases of Mayaro viruses in Florida yet, but University of Florida’s Barry Alto there could be if it continues to spread from South …
  • More Dangerous Outbreaks Are Happening. Why Aren't We Worried About The Next Epidemic? 18 Jul 2018 22:48 Politics Daily As the catastrophic Ebola outbreak killed 11,300 people and cost billions, the World Health Organization worked to lay the groundwork to make sure an outbreak never again reached that level of global health security threat. As part of its overhaul in 2015 …
  • Trump’s migrant fiasco diverts millions from health programs 18 Jul 2018 21:25 Politico The health department has quietly dipped into tens of millions of dollars to pay for the consequences of President Donald Trump’s border policy, angering advocates who want the money spent on medical research, rural health programs and other priorities. …
  • Community Action on Zika Project launches new tool to build baselines 18 Jul 2018 21:01 Relief Web The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Office announces the launch of a new tool for technicians, coordinators and volunteers that implement health projects within communities. The …
  • Protect Yourself From Disease-Carrying Ticks, Mosquitoes With EWG's 2018 Guide to Bug Repellents 18 Jul 2018 20:34 Ecowatch A number of factors should come into play when you're choosing a bug repellent: what part of the country you live in, where you plan to travel, whether you're pregnant and whether you are planning to use the product on children. EWG's 2018 …