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Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  17 June '16

Zika Virus Doesn’t Give Microcephaly To Babies In The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.

Launch of Medals and Victory Ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Travel  15 June '16

Zika Virus Outbreak in Brazil Will not Affect Upcoming Olympics Says WHO, Risk of Spread Among Attendees Very Low

The World Health Organization said in a statement that the planned Olympics in Brazil should still push through despite Zika outbreak.

Beijing Issues Red Alert On Air Pollution For The First Time

Health/Nutrition  14 June '16

Air Pollution Exposure Intensifies Children’s Mental Illness Risk

Being exposed to highly polluted air can increase mental illness risk among children and adolescents. Young people are more vulnerable to the negative effects of air pollution because their organs are still developing.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  13 June '16

Zika Virus News & Updates: What Is The Effect Of Zika Virus On Toddlers?

The public has been already warned about the effects of Zika virus on pregnant women and their unborn babies. But its effects on toddlers has not been comprehensively detailed.

World AIDS Day Preparations

Health  13 June '16

Thailand Successfully Eradicates Mother to Child HIV Transmission

Thailand is the first country in Asia to successfully eradicate mother to child HIV transmission.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Spearhead A New Campaign Called Heads Together To End Stigma Around Mental Health.

Mind  11 June '16

Higher Education Latest News & Updates: Why Higher Ed Is Facing A Mental Health Crisis

A new report recently revealed an alarming news about higher education being plagued with mental health issues. In fact, several campuses have burgeoning demands for mental health services.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health  9 June '16

Zika Virus Update: WHO Urges Women In Affected Regions Should Consider Not Getting Pregnant Any Time Soon

The World Health Organization is asking women who are in Zika-affected regions to consider delaying their pregnancy.

6th Biennial UNICEF Ball - Arrivals

Dads  9 June '16

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham Says Fatherhood Made Him More Emphatic With HIV/AIDS Infected Children In Swaziland

David Beckham has urged the international community to help him offer support and resources to impoverished children in Africa. HIV/AIDS, as well as drought, continue to affect the region.

Views Of Sochi Ahead Olympic Games

Health/Nutrition  8 June '16

Brazil’s Zika Virus Outbreak Will Not Put Athletes And Visitors At Risk, Says Committee For Rio Olympics 2016

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August is making both athletes and visitors anxious due to Brazil's status as ground zero for the Zika virus outbreak. Around 500,000 athletes and visitors are expected to attend the event.

Olympics Construction Encroaches On Rio Favela

Body  6 June '16

Olympic Games 2016 Boycott: New York Official Warns Olympics Will Spur Worldwide Zika Virus Epidemic

Public health officials believe that it's only a matter before the virus will spread in the United States and all over the world. That is if the Olympic Games will push through in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.

City Of Miami Sprays To Prevent Mosquito-Bourne Illnesses

Health/Nutrition  5 June '16

Zika Virus 2016 Latest News & Updates: Zero Public Health Emergency Fund For Zika Response Blamed To Congress?

Public health experts were quite disappointed over the non-existent standing fund for health threats such as the Zika virus at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health/Nutrition  1 June '16

Zika Outbreak Latest News & Updates: Japan Develops New Tool That Predicts How Virus Will Spread Further

A new tool from Japan may help predict the Zika outbreak's spread. Zika virus has already reached more than 40 countries.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health/Nutrition  31 May '16

Zika News & Update: Inflammation Makes It Easy For The Virus To Travel From Mother To Baby

Aside from microcephaly, Zika virus also causes eye problems among infected babies. Experts think Zika has a unique ability that enables it to cross placental barries from mother to baby.

FINA Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification Tournament - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics

Body  28 May '16

Zika Virus Epidemic: Is WHO Risking Global Health After It Rejected Health Experts’ Appeal To Postpone Or Move Rio 2016 Olympics?

WHO has turned down the call to consider suspending Rio 2016 Olympics or staging it elsewhere.

Winter Blues Beckon As Daylight Hours Foreshorten

Mind  24 May '16

People With Depression Reveal Shocking Truths About Their Condition Through Twitter Hashtag #MyDepressionLooksLike

People on Twitter are shedding light on depression through the hashtag #MyDepressionLooksLike. Depression is more than just sadness, and these people are trying to lift the social stigma surrounding the condition.

Lifestyle During Pregnancy

Pregnancy  24 May '16

Halving Of England's Teenage Pregnancy Rate Attributed To Aggressive Government Strategy

Teenage pregnancy rates in England is halving thanks to a government program called TPS. Teens under 18 years old are now preventing unplanned pregnancies with the help of high-quality sex and relationships education.

Supermarket Pork Contains Antiobiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Media Find Credit: Sean Gallup

Medicine  21 May '16

There’s More Deadlier Than Cancer: Superbugs Can Kill More People Than Cancer Each Year

If not controlled, a person may die of antimicrobial-resistant illnesses every three seconds accroding to a new report.

Berlin Hit By Measles Outbreak

Health  21 May '16

1-Year-Old Boy Died Three Days After Being Vaccinated

One-year-old boy died three days after his vaccination. Do vaccines have a negative effect on a child's body?

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles Hatchlings Are Released Into Atlantic Ocean

Health/Nutrition  20 May '16

Salmonella Outbreak In 26 States Blamed On Touching Turtles; More Than 130 People Affected

Even small turtles can be carriers of salmonella through their skin and shell. The recent salmonella outbreak in 26 U.S. states has already infected 133 individuals.

Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

SPED Kids  19 May '16

Parents Of A 'Profoundly Neurologically Disabled' Boy Devastated After A Judge Ruled To Discontinue The Patient's Treatment Options

Parents said the judge's ruling essentially ends their child's life. The judge, however, said the parents continue to have false hopes and are rejecting the truth about their son's incurable condition.

RIO 2016: Mayor Eduardo Paes Presents The Adaptation Works At The Olympic Stadium

Body  13 May '16

Zika Virus Scare Prompts Calls To Cancel Rio Olympics; WHO Tells Athletes, Visitors To Practice Safe Sex In Brazil

The sports event is expected to draw over 500,000 delegates and guests in August.

Air Pollution Reaches High Levels Across London

Dads  13 May '16

Rising Air Pollution In Major Cities Across The World Is Killing Millions

Outdoor pollution has risen 8 percent in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world being the worst affected, according to WHO.

HPV Vaccinations Back In Spotlight After Perry Joins Presidential Race

Body  11 May '16

Yellow Fever Kills Nearly 300 In Africa: Disease In Danger Of Becoming A Global Epidemic Due To Vaccine Shortage

The death toll in Angola due to yellow fever has spiked to nearly 300. The WHO worries that the situation will worsen due to the dwindling supply of the vaccine for the disease.

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