West Nile virus found in Kenosha County bird; preventive measures urged08/12/2018 17:38State public health officials have confirmed the first two human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in CT this season.Cases of the West Nile virus have also been reported this year in Hungary, Romania and Serbia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.As the West Nile virus originates in infected birds that mosquitoes have fed on, it is recommended by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health to avoid handling it with your bare hands as it could be a carrier...
West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says08/09/2018 03:00Three types of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus at a Wethersfield testing site on Goff Road, officials said.The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District confirmed today the first case of West Nile here.Lambton Public Health is encouraging residents to continue taking usual precautions to avoid mosquitoes and bites, as well as reducing mosquito breeding grounds around properties by eliminating standing water...
Pentagon clamps down on fitness trackers, apps using Global Positioning System08/08/2018 15:57The Pentagon announced Monday that USA military personnel are no longer allowed to use "geolocation capabilities" on personal or government devices, such as iPhones and fitness-tracking devices, during operational deployments and at the discretion of commanders any other time.The move to increase troop security comes in part as a response to exercise-logging company Strava publishing a map compiling its users' activity...
Chloe Learey: Celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month08/07/2018 08:09This year, the US took issue with the language of the World Health Assembly resolution proposed in May calling for member nations to "promote, support and protect" breastfeeding.A child is being breastfed by the mother. Breast milk is essential in the first six months as it provides all of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals crucial for growth...
Four Cities' Lawsuit Calls Trump Efforts To Undermine 'Obamacare' Unconstitutional08/06/2018 07:25The new plan will not require insurers to cover prescription drugs, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, maternity care or people with pre-existing conditions.Short-term, limited-duration insurance in the past has been aimed mainly at people who are between jobs or have other short-term needs, but the Trump administration said it wants to give consumers more choices in the individual market risk pools...