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  • Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown 18 Jan 2018 21:11 Myrtle Beach Sun News The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the …
  • Florida could declare porn a health threat 18 Jan 2018 20:57 Orlando Sentinel TALLAHASSEE — The state could declare pornography a public health risk that needs education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, according to a resolution overwhelmingly approved by a House committee Thursday. The resolution is being …
  • Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here 18 Jan 2018 20:29 Los Angeles Times From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have not gone unnoticed. On Thursday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2017 was at …
  • HIV-1 genetic diversity is higher in vaginal tract than in blood during early infection 18 Jan 2018 20:09 Medical Xpress HIV-infected H9 T cell. Credit: NIAID A first-of-its-kind study has found that the genetic diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is higher in the vaginal tract than in the blood stream during early infection. This finding, published in …
  • Zika virus damages placenta, which may explain malformed babies 18 Jan 2018 19:16 Medical Xpress This artist's image of a placenta shows how the Zika virus can affect a mother's womb. The maternal blood vessels that feed into the placenta (A) become narrower and limit blood flow to the fetus. The leaf-like villi (C) that enable a fetus to …
  • State Highlights: Single-Payer Debate Again Heating Up In Calif.; Baltimore Woman Was Having Psychotic Episode, Lawyer Claims 18 Jan 2018 19:07 kaiserhealthnews.org Media outlets report on news from California, Connecticut, Maryland, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Los Angeles Times: Single-Payer Debate Resurges In California Capitol, As Opposition From Health Providers Ramps Up The political battle …
  • How has Donald Trump's first year affected women? 18 Jan 2018 14:52 The Guardian A year since women marched across the world in protest of Trump, many view his presidency as ‘the worst we’ve ever seen for women’ A protester wears a patriotic bandana over her mouth during the Women’s March on 8 March 2017 in Washington DC. Photograph: …
  • Yellow Fever Death Toll at 15 in Hardest-Hit Brazilian State 18 Jan 2018 04:19 Latin American Herald Tribune RIO DE JANEIRO – The death toll from yellow fever in Brazil’s second-largest state, Minas Gerais, and the one most affected by the disease, now stands at 15 among 22 confirmed cases, according to a report released Wednesday by the regional health …
  • Letter: Here's how to prevent birth defects 18 Jan 2018 03:47 Osakis Review Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every four and a half minutes, leading to 120,000 babies affected each year. Birth defects are the most common cause of death in the first year of …
  • Anambra rerun: Umeh is people’s choice – Ezeonwuka 18 Jan 2018 03:04 Nigerian Bulletin By Zika Bobby Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, yesterday said the victory of Victor Umeh in last Saturday’s Anambra Central rerun is for Ndigbo. In a statement, the …
  • Babies Born in US to Women With Zika Largely OK, Doctor Says 18 Jan 2018 01:26 NBC Washington
  • IDSA Issues Statement on PAHPA Reauthorization 17 Jan 2018 20:12 Infection Control Today The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued the following statement: "The January 17 Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in preparation for reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act …
  • Katie Couric to Co-Host NBC Olympics Opening Ceremony 17 Jan 2018 18:49 Hollywood Reporter 9:46 AM PST 1/17/2018 by Marisa Guthrie NBC is pressing erstwhile Today show anchor Katie Couric into service to co-host the Opening Ceremonies with NBC Sports anchor Mike Tirico. The announcement was made Wednesday, at the network's …
  • 11 science stories we’re looking forward to in 2018 17 Jan 2018 18:14 Los Angeles Times Scientists make New Year’s resolutions like the rest of us, but their lists are just a little more ambitious. In 2018, they plan to fly machines into the sun’s atmosphere, onto the surface of Mars and alongside an object 4 billion miles away in the Kuiper …
  • 5 things to consider before planning a destination wedding 17 Jan 2018 17:21 CICT If you and your partner are considering a destination wedding there are a few questions you might want to consider before sending out your invites. Travels with Baggage writer Jody Robbins joined Global Calgary on Wednesday with details. Will the ceremony …
  • Puerto Rico Fast Facts 17 Jan 2018 16:36 CNN Capital: San Juan Religion: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15% GDP (purchasing power parity): $128.7 billion (2016 est.) GDP per capita: $37,700 (2016 est.) Unemployment: 11.8% (2016 est.) Other Facts: The people of Puerto Rico are US citizens. …
  • Federal budgeting is so broken only earmarks might fix it 17 Jan 2018 11:37 Politico Congress’ spending cycle has reached peak dysfunction, so much so that a return to the era of earmarks looks good. Lawmakers' failure to accomplish the most basic function of funding the government is now spurring talk of “fixing” the budget process …
  • Donald ‘Trump’ forces Chinese Automaker to change ‘Trumpchi’ model name 17 Jan 2018 09:38 FinancialExpress.com Chinese auto maker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year, because "Trumpchi" sounds too much like its linked to President Donald Trump. "The name will change for the US market to avoid the wrong …
  • Chinese automaker to dump name ‘Trumpchi’ for US car market 17 Jan 2018 07:03 Pakistan Today 17 seconds ago BY Agencies DETROIT: Chinese automaker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year because “Trumpchi” sounds too much like its linked to President Donald Trump. “The name will change for the US market …
  • Chinese automaker GAC to drop its brand name 'Trumpchi' for US market as it's too Trumpish 17 Jan 2018 06:54 MeriNews Chinese carmaker GAC has decided to rename the models it plans to introduce in the US market next year. The company will drop its brand 'Trumpchi' as it sounds connected with US President Donald Trump. According to the company spokesman, Trumpchi …