Health Care


Ohio's 1st Zika virus cases are woman, man who visited Haiti
- February 11, 2016

The case study involved a fetus with an extremely abnormal brain - not only a fraction of the proper size but lacking the usual crinkly neural folds - whose mother suffered Zika symptoms at the end of the first trimester while she was living in Brazil. (more...)
CDC Addresses Zika Virus: Abstain from Sex During Pregnancy CDC Addresses Zika Virus: Abstain from Sex During Pregnancy
- February 11, 2016

In addition, pregnant women who have traveled to such areas should be tested within two to 12 weeks even if they don't show symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "We would help facilitate testing of the patient and try to work with the doctor if he had any questions or concerns we could help with", says Fulbright. (more...)
Safer Internet Day 2016 Comes With Promises Safer Internet Day 2016 Comes With Promises
- February 11, 2016

The company said previous year that it would beef up security measures and identify emails that arrive over an unencrypted connection and now it has implemented that plan for Gmail, which Google just announced has passed one billion active users. (more...)
Pregnant Australian woman tests positive for Zika virus
- February 11, 2016

Montgomery also says there are no vaccines or medications yet available to treat the Zika virus. "We have four of those in 2016 so we are seeing cases coming back". Men who have traveled to Zika-affected areas and have non-pregnant partners should consider abstaining from sexual activity or consistently and correctly use condoms. (more...)
More pregnant women should be tested for Zika — CDC
- February 11, 2016

Women who are not pregnant should consider doing the same if they are "concerned about sexual transmission", according to the guidelines . Puerto Rico has 22 confirmed Zika cases. In the USA, health officials said Friday that men who have been to a Zika outbreak region should use condoms if they have sex with a pregnant woman - for the entire duration of the pregnancy. (more...)
China reports first case of imported Zika virus
- February 11, 2016

Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of the Knox County Health Department, answers your questions about the Zika virus that has now appeared in East Tennessee. But the link to the Zika virus is not clear; other infections can spark the problem, including dengue fever. GlaxoSmithKline Plc is concluding feasibility studies evaluating whether its vaccine technology is suitable for the Zika virus, a spokeswoman has confirmed. (more...)