• What is Zika virus and is it contagious?
What is Zika virus and is it contagious?

In addition, authorities in the country have asked women to delay conceiving by six to seven months to avoid potential infection. No locally transmitted Zika cases from mosquitoes have been reported in the continental USA, but cases have been reported in travelers returning from areas where Zika is present.

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  • Facebook Celebrates 12th Birthday With Friendship Collages
Facebook Celebrates 12th Birthday With Friendship Collages

It's not the first time Facebook has been used to calculate our collective "degrees of separation". Twelve years on, Facebook has become the largest social media company ever. The video depicts a slideshow of Facebook photos unique to each user's account that shows him or her with friends and loved ones, all while set to a playful tune.

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  • Prosecutor upgrades charges for Virginia Tech student in girl's death
Prosecutor upgrades charges for Virginia Tech student in girl's death

Virginia Tech sophomore Natalie M. Keepers, 19, was initially charged with being an accessory after the fact of Nicole's murder and with improper disposal of a dead body. Keepers helped Eisenhauer dispose of Nicole's body", a police statement said. Nicole told the girls she would be sneaking out to meet her 18-year-old "boyfriend", Snider told T...

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  • Zika virus transmitted sexually from human to human in Texas
Zika virus transmitted sexually from human to human in Texas

The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) says the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" and looks set to declare the outbreak a " public health emergency of worldwide concern" (PHEIC). Though no case of the Zika virus has been reported in Hudson County so far, hospitals in the area are preparing for what they would do if a resident in Bayonne, Jersey...

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  • National Football League linebacker's fiancee dies 8 weeks after cancer diagnosis
National Football League linebacker's fiancee dies 8 weeks after cancer diagnosis

According to the post, Tony Steward and Brittany Burns had already spent over three years enjoying "amazing moments and creating handsome memories" together as a couple. "We all honor everything you stand for in life. I've got to beat the only news that brought 2015 down, cancer". The couple got engaged in December, which they documented on...

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  • Big Ang's family fundraising $25K to fight her brain and lung cancer
Big Ang's family fundraising $25K to fight her brain and lung cancer

It was only a few weeks ago, during the Mob Wives Season Six premiere, that the Big Ang cancer treatment appeared to be working: Ang was in good spirits at the premiere party, and seemed to be looking forward to Mob Wives' final season.

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  • Bernie Sanders Supporters: Hillary Can't Be Trusted
Bernie Sanders Supporters: Hillary Can't Be Trusted

For results among the sample of likely Republican primary voters, the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.8 percentage points, it is 5.3 for results among likely Democratic voters. While Clinton also campaigns for these causes, her connection to Wall Street through donations weakens her credibility and suggests her calls for economic refo...

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  • Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely; 389 Death Row Inmates In Limbo
Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely; 389 Death Row Inmates In Limbo

The high court ruling threw into limbo the nation's second-largest death row, and invalidated a system that has allowed judges, rather than juries, to specify the aggravating factors that determine a defendant's eligibility for execution. "It would be an vast burden on judicial resources", Browne told the court. "To unsettle the expectations of vic...

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  • Key & Peele Have No Rights, But Plenty of (Square) Space
Key & Peele Have No Rights, But Plenty of (Square) Space

The pair will also be doing live commentary of the game broadcast online - with one rather major hitch: Neither Squarespace nor the fictional characters have the rights to any of the trademarks related to the Big Game. The company announced Squarespace Real Talk show. If Super Bowl fans will tune in the #RealTalk show remains to be seen. "We'...

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  • Seattle woman who raised $400K for Komen accused of faking cancer
Seattle woman who raised $400K for Komen accused of faking cancer

Dart, which has never been paid by the Breast Cancer Foundation, raised more than $ 28,500 personally for Komen and team members Tracy in Seattle and California has more than $ 414,000 for the charity. A Seattle Police Department rep tells the New York Daily News that they're in the loop, but it's unclear whether an investigation has been opene...

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  • Number of Zika Virus Cases in US Jumps to 36
Number of Zika Virus Cases in US Jumps to 36

The World Health Organisaton is holding an emergency meeting to advise on the global response to the Zika virus as the number of incited people continues to rise. The virus is spread by a mosquito primarily found in warmer climates. Earlier figures from the health ministry showed 560 pregnant women had the disease, out of more than 13,500 infec...

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  • LG's First Ever Super Bowl Commercial Stars Liam Neeson
LG's First Ever Super Bowl Commercial Stars Liam Neeson

The commercial - father-son collaboration with Ridley Scott , executive producer, and Jake Scott , director - showcases LG's commitment to bringing the future of television to consumers today. 65-inch class 65EF9500 OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - $4,999 (17% off). This TV offers everything you need to make your Super Bowl party a hit. - Beginning 2/7 ab...

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  • Facts about Zika virus: Three confirmed cases in IL
Facts about Zika virus: Three confirmed cases in IL

Several Latin American countries have advised women to delay pregnancy, and Public Health England has advised British men to use condoms for 28 days after returning from an affected country. PAHO said it has been working closely with affected member countries since then, mobilizing staff and members of the Global Outbreak and Response Network (GOAR...

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  • Weight Watchers stock gains as Oprah loses
Weight Watchers stock gains as Oprah loses

Some women on Twitter took offense from the line, stating that they do not have to lose weight in order to become the woman they want to be. "Are you ready? Let's do this together". "I have lost 26 pounds". In a new promotional video for the popular weight loss program , she revealed that she has lost 26 pounds so far while still getting to in...

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  • Norwich researchers say eating fruit could prevent weight gain
Norwich researchers say eating fruit could prevent weight gain

The anthocyanins class of flavonoids, found in blueberries and strawberries, was linked with greatest weight loss. The participants were various ages when they enrolled in the studies . "Just a single portion of some of these fruits per day would have an important impact on health at a population level". Half a cup of blueberries provides 121 mi...

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  • Canada-US group targets Zika vaccine by year-end
Canada-US group targets Zika vaccine by year-end

The consortium working on the vaccine includes the University of Pennsylvania, led by scientist David Weiner, University of Laval, led by Gary Kobinger, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc and South Korea's GeneOne Life Science , Kobinger told Reuters in an interview.

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  • Jackson County Addresses Zika Virus Concerns
Jackson County Addresses Zika Virus Concerns

He said the move was "generally an encouraging sign that this and related genetics-based technologies for the control or local elimination of mosquitoes is moving towards the mainstream". How do I treat Zika virus? The WHO has set up an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee to examine Zika and will meet on Monday to decide whether...

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  • Payers see price leverage with entry of Merck hepatitis C drug
Payers see price leverage with entry of Merck hepatitis C drug

Clinical trials involving more than 1,300 participants with chronic HCV genotype 1 or 4 infections with and without cirrhosis demonstrated high rates of sustained virologic response for elbasvir and grazoprevir. The most common side effects of Zepatier without ribavirin were found to be fatigue, headache and nausea, while the most common linked wit...

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  • Dogs Likely Can Sense When We're Angry, And Also Respond Accordingly
Dogs Likely Can Sense When We're Angry, And Also Respond Accordingly

The dogs were shown pictures of males and females and other dogs as well, each picture showing a different emotion. Researchers from University of Helsinki have found that dogs can read facial expressions pretty much like humans do. On the other hand, when they were shown pictures with angry dogs, the dogs spent a long time looking at the eyes an...

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  • Walgreens Suspends Theranos Blood-Testing at Palo Alto Store
Walgreens Suspends Theranos Blood-Testing at Palo Alto Store

Walgreen Co.is suspending some ties to the blood-testing company Theranos in the wake of a critical regulatory inspection report. According to the letter , dated January 25, "it was determined that the deficient practices of the laboratory pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety".

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