Health Care


Today is the biggest day for Super Bowl ads Today is the biggest day for Super Bowl ads
- February 10, 2016

In 2008 and 2009, when the economy was going in the toilet, commercials were more somber. But this year, viewers watching for the ads sat through an uneven collection of spots - of which numerous best moments had already been revealed days earlier. (more...)
1st Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Rockland County
- February 10, 2016

Pregnant women suspected of carrying the Zika virus must get ultrasound scans to detect congenital microcephaly in babies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that men with potential exposure to the Zika virus should consider abstaining from sex if their partner is pregnant. (more...)
Zika found in saliva, urine Zika found in saliva, urine
- February 10, 2016

The CDC previously recommended pregnant women who have traveled to affected areas and displayed symptoms of Zika virus be tested within two weeks. As for men with partners who are not pregnant, they should "consider" abstinence or condom use if they visit or live in a Zika-affected country. (more...)
New Zika Guidelines Advise Pregnant Women To Avoid Sex
- February 10, 2016

Transfusions in the two cases were traced to separate donors who had Zika, both of whom reported having suffered symptoms days after they gave blood. They also add men and non-pregnant women to the list of those who should consider their sexual risk from the virus, calling it a "complex and personal decision". (more...)
New CDC Precautions to Avoid Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus
- February 09, 2016

As for men and their nonpregnant sex partners, the CDC says they "might consider abstaining from sexual activity or using condoms consistently and correctly during sex ". The primary concern of public health officials is that the virus may be linked with a serious birth defect called microcephaly if the mother is infected during pregnancy. (more...)
Zika virus: Health department confirms 3 cases in D.C.
- February 09, 2016

If the man lives in or has traveled to an active Zika area the couple may consider using condoms or abstaining from sex . Earlier this week, USA health officials confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika, involving a person who had traveled to Venezuela and infected a sexual partner in Texas upon return. (more...)