Monthly Archives: February 2016

New Study Makes The Case For A Zika Virus Link To Guillain-Barre – NPR

NPR New Study Makes The Case For A Zika Virus Link To Guillain-BarreNPRResearchers are working furiously to determine if the Zika virus now spreading in Latin America is responsible for a spike in cases in Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition that

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She’s 96, but celebrating her 24th birthday! – USA TODAY

USA TODAY She's 96, but celebrating her 24th birthday!USA TODAY(Photo: Brian Johnston/Asbury Park Press). 319 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE. <img 4th="" alternate="Leap Day baby Bridget Porter's " assetid="81101970" assettype="image" class="imgAsset middle" credit="Asbury Park Press" …and more » via Health – Google News http://ift.tt/1ndsntP

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Vermont’s Middlebury College stops selling energy drinks – CNN

CNN Vermont's Middlebury College stops selling energy drinksCNN(CNN) It's time for college students to find another way to gain energy — at least the students at Middlebury College. The Vermont college has stopped selling energy drinks on campus after a

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100-Year-Old Woman Celebrates 25th Leap Day Birthday – CBS Local

CBS Local 100-Year-Old Woman Celebrates 25th Leap Day BirthdayCBS LocalSIKESTON, Mo. (AP) – Luella Duncan celebrated her 25th birthday Monday, but in reality, the Sikeston woman is 100 years old. That's because Duncan was born on a leap day, which

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100-Year-Old Woman Celebrates 25th Leap Day Birthday – CBS Local

CBS Local 100-Year-Old Woman Celebrates 25th Leap Day BirthdayCBS LocalSIKESTON, Mo. (AP) – Luella Duncan celebrated her 25th birthday Monday, but in reality, the Sikeston woman is 100 years old. That's because Duncan was born on a leap day, which

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Drug instigates strong immune response in certain breast cancers – UPI.com

UPI.com Drug instigates strong immune response in certain breast cancersUPI.comThe drug trastuzumab was shown to significantly reduced the size of tumors, an effect seen after the first dose. By Stephen Feller | Feb. 29, 2016 at 5:08 PM. Follow @upi.

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Leap Year – People Magazine

People Magazine 9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leap YearPeople MagazineHappy Leap Day – and Leap Year, too, of course. And if you're one of the few who happen to be born on this day, happy birthday – finally!

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Could daylight saving time increase your risk of stroke? – CBS News

CBS News Could daylight saving time increase your risk of stroke?CBS NewsTurning the clock ahead or back one hour may do more than mess with our sleep cycle. According to new preliminary research, daylight saving time transitions may be tied

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Chicago’s First Zika Case Confirmed – CBS Local

CBS Local Chicago's First Zika Case ConfirmedCBS LocalCHICAGO (CBS) — Health officials in Chicago have confirmed the city's first case of Zika virus. A woman in her 30s, who recently returned from Colombia, visited Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Lakeview

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Disorganized Mosquito Control Will Make US Vulnerable to Zika – National Geographic

National Geographic Disorganized Mosquito Control Will Make US Vulnerable to ZikaNational GeographicAs Zika virus infection advances in Central and South America, and more US residents (almost 150 so far) return from the area with infections, public health officials are braced

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‘Doggie Dentist’ Gives a Pooch Braces – ABC News

TIME 'Doggie Dentist' Gives a Pooch BracesABC NewsA six-month-old Golden Retriever puppy is getting relief in his mouth thanks to a set of braces. The Harborfront Hospital for Animals in Spring Lake, Michigan, posted photos Saturday on Facebook of the

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New drug outperforms standard diabetic vision loss treatments – UPI.com

UPI.com New drug outperforms standard diabetic vision loss treatmentsUPI.comThe drug, Eylea, outperformed Avastin at returning vision to diabetic macular edema patients with worse vision, and about as well as other drugs for those with mild vision loss. By Stephen Feller

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Meet your Matchmaker: New crowdsourced sites for rare diseases – CNN

CNN Meet your Matchmaker: New crowdsourced sites for rare diseasesCNN(CNN) Angela's son Jacob was born with a number of concerning traits. He had an extra finger, and a foot and hip that were abnormally shaped. The doctors called in geneticists

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How a Small Team of Doctors Convinced the World to Stop Ignoring Zika – Newsweek

Newsweek How a Small Team of Doctors Convinced the World to Stop Ignoring ZikaNewsweekSaturday, February 13, 2016, was D-Day in Brazil, the launch of the most important battle yet in the war against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits the

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Appeals court holds off enforcement of NYC salt warning rule – Reuters

Reuters Appeals court holds off enforcement of NYC salt warning ruleReutersNEW YORK A New York appeals court on Monday temporarily stopped the city from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium,

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