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Abbott asks Obama for federal funds to combat Zika in Texas

The money for this effort was taken from other parts of the state Department of Health budget. Yet lawmakers left Washington in mid-July for a seven-week recess without approving any of the $1.9 billion President Barack Obama requested in February to develop a vaccine and control the mosquitoes that carry the virus.

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Mallinckrodt (MNK) Stock Spikes on Q3 Beat, Forecast

Also, CEO Mark Trudeau bought 1,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, May 6th. On the company's financial health, Mallinckrodt PLC reported $2.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.19 according to the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016.

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Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical completes acquisition of Actavis Generics

However, Anda will continue to function as a separate entity. The business had revenue of $5 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.86 billion. Teva projects that revenue for 2016 should be between $22 billion and $22.5 billion. "The acquisition of Actavis Generics comes at a time when Teva is stronger than ever - in both our generics and specialty businesses", said Vigodman.

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NC toxicologist: Water near Duke's dumps not safe to drink

Duke argues the deposition is incomplete and full of "hearsay" and says releasing it could sway jurors. In March, State Public Health Director Dr. Randall Williams reversed earlier warnings that had told hundreds of affected residents not to drink their water.

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Tullett Prebon to build new tech hub in Belfast

Last month software engineers Crossvale announced plans to create a dozen jobs in Belfast as it too opened up a new office in Northern Ireland. The organisation plans to establish a major technology centre in Northern Ireland, to support its worldwide growth strategy.

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Boston-made Zika vaccine set to start human trials

The vaccine includes a small, circular piece of DNA-called a plasmid-that scientists engineered to contain genes that code for proteins of the Zika virus. "Although it will take some time before a vaccine against Zika is commercially available, the launch of this study is an important step forward". The study is part of the US government response to the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus in the Americas.

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Rare drug rushed to brain-eating amoeba patient

The last reported death in the United States occurred in July 2015 when a 21-year-old California woman died from an infection. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has carried out lab tests, which have confirmed that the infection that resulted from exposure to the organism Naegleria fowleri .

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Sonia Gandhi stable and recovering at hospital

In addition to the treatment for fatigue and dehydration, she also suffered injuries to her arm and shoulder after she collapsed on more than one occasion on the way from Varanasi to the capital. "Heard about Sonia ji's ill health during her Varanasi visit today". No medical bulletin on her health has been issued yet by the hospital but according to Congress workers, she is recovering under medical supervision.

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Sprinter Dharambir Singh Misses Flight to Rio After Failing Dope Test

The 28-year-old Inderjeet's "A" sample had returned positive for banned steroids androsterone and etiocholanolone, June 25 and now his B sample has also tested positive for the same substances, sources stated here Tuesday. the Rohtak born-athlete began his sporting career as a kabaddi player. However, neither NADA nor the Athletics Federation of India have confirmed whether the athlete has failed the dope test.

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Dentist Allegedly Lost Sharp Tool Down Patient's Throat During Surgery

Two years ago, Chicago-area resident Janus Pawlowicz went to his long-time dentist for routine dental surgery. "The dentist, on the day of the procedure, knew that she dropped a tool but didn't know what happened to it. Pawlowicz claims the dentist began searching the office for his dental file, but could not find it. Surgeons removed the tool, but Pawlowicz said he still has lingering problems because of the tool.

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New Zika vaccine to be tested on humans: NIAID

The Obama Administration said on Wednesday that funds allocated toward combating the Zika virus will run out soon due to congressional inaction. Proving whether a vaccine works in humans, however, could be challenging, some modelers say. The company has also developed a DNA-based vaccine and started trials in Miami in July after receiving the FDA approval. But, Adalja said, "DNA vaccines are considered to be the vaccines of the future".

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Dentists Still Encourage Flossing Despite Changes to Guidelines

Despite recent claims that there is little evidence to prove that flossing prevents cavities or stops gum disease, British dental experts have advised the public to continue doing it as part of their dental routine. The Australian Dental Association recommends brushing, flossing and regular visits to a dentist or hygienist for a professional clean to remove tartar from hard-to-reach areas.

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2nd audit says ex-Arkansas State University chancellor may have broke law

The audit released Thursday said the law prohibits a public servant from using his official position to gain special privileges for himself, family members or anyone with whom the official has a "substantial financial relationship". She became vice chancellor and provost in 2012. Deidra Hudson applied for the full-time post, but ASU Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration Len Frey told Tim Hudson on February 16 that university policy prohibited Hudson from hiring his wife as a full-time ...

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Red Sox beat Dodgers 9-0

After winning last night in extra innings, will the Red Sox carry that momentum over tonight to L.A. and beat the Dodgers at 10:10PM ET? Tossing all nine innings, Wright gave up just three hits and a walk, striking out nine in a shutout performance.

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Italian law promotes doggy bags to cut down on food waste

Why is food waste such a big issue? . The law aims to cut food waste by 1 million tons each year. The problem is particularly stark in Europe, where estimates suggest as much as 50 percent of all food brought into households ends up in the bin.

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24 treated for overdoses at Ohio rap concert

The festival is located at the action sports complex Ohio Dreams Camp in Butler, Ohio. Masi said each piece had "a very, very high dose of THC", the chemical that gives marijuana its mind-altering effects. "(Crime lab director) Tony Tambasco said he has not seen such a high concentration of THC in his lab", Masi said. Paramedics initially believed the overdoses were caused by opiates but when victims did not respond to the Narcan they had the sweets tested and they came back positive for a ...

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Srirastu Subhamastu Movie Review Rating Public Talk - Family Entertainer

What is it about? Sirish falls for a girl, Lavanya Tripathi . Sirish father believes that all the middle class girls trap rich guys to settle down in life. He particularly struggled in the emotional scene towards the end of the film which is the heart of the film. Thaman's music is good and compliments the film.

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Cases of Zika Virus Reported in Illinois, Health Officials Say

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that all pregnant women in the United States be tested for the Zika virus as cases continue to climb across the country, including19 cases confirmed in MI. Zika typically causes mild or no symptoms. These infections are thought to have occurred because the patients' partners had traveled to countries where Zika is circulating, the CDC said.

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Raids on Syria displaced kill two children: monitor

THE United Nations has said it is "extremely concerned" about the safety of helpless children in the bombed-out Syrian warzone of Aleppo . None of the claims could be independently verified. At least 40 Syrian civilians have been reported killed since Wednesday in the besieged city, local activists told Al Jazeera. Several Syrian opposition groups are embedded with Nusra, and Kerry said Washington had a responsibility to control them, while Russian Federation has to control Assad.

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Former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette dies at age 62

While he was pro-life, LaTourette broke with Republicans opposing the bank rescue program and extending unemployment benefits during the recession. Congressman LaTourette was a voice of reason and an exemplary example of what it means to be a selfless public servant.

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Watch the best bits from the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony

Fernando Meirelles, one of the directors of the ceremonies, said in an interview with Bloomberg , "I guess I'd be ashamed to waste what London spent in a country where we need sanitation, where education needs money..." The heavy bill for the games, at least £9.1 billion, made them unpopular with many.

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Opening for Rio Olympics a spectacular display of unity

With a limited budget, the outcome of a biting recession that roiled preparations for South America's first Olympics, Brazil laced its high-energy opening party for the games of the 31st Olympiad with a sobering message of the dangers of global warming.

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Public urged to stay away from Temple St

It is also "off-call" for ambulances. Temple Street Children's University Hospital has experienced a "significant issue" with its power supply and is working off the hospital generator. The hospital has had to transfer their "five most critical patients to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin purely as a precautionary measure until the additional backup generator is installed".

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Eight Pregnant Women In Illinois Have Zika Virus

The babies born with birth defects, including microcephaly, due to maternal Zika infection do not pose a public health risk to their communities, health officials said . CDC officials issued a travel warning to Miami , Florida Tuesday after more than a dozen people were infected. A county resident who recently traveled to Central America tested positive for the virus.

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Hillary Clinton queen of corruption: Donald Trump

She has embraced Obama's economic record and often says he doesn't get the credit he deserves for the economic recovery. But disenchantment with what seemed like an obviously rigged nomination process in Clinton's favor, he says, is what's pushing him to the Green Party.

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Hambletonian: Jimmy Takter eyes record

He ties Jan Johnson for the most Oaks wins ever as a trainer. One more win would also give the 55-year-old Hall of Famer a record-tying fifth triumph. Burke says he plans to train horses for at least another decade. "I think this year is very open. I was just hoping not to be first-up around the last turn, but I figured John would come, and when he did it made my job really easy".

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Three effective Zika vaccines block the disease in monkeys

The virus is most risky for expectant women as it can result in severe birth defects in the little ones if they contract the infection in the womb. Zika infections in adults may result rarely in Guillain-Barré syndrome. "The explosion of the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil and in the Americas led the WHO [World Health Organization] to declare this to be a public health emergency of global concern on Feb 1 of this year", Dan H.

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CDC issues zika travel alert for Antigua-Barbuda and Turks and Caicos

He adds those who are travelling to the area are not in the family planning stage of their lives and therefore less at risk when it comes to the Zika virus . So far, 15 people have been infected with Zika after being bitten by mosquitoes in Florida. "It is important we recommend strong public health measures and not wait until we have definitive proof", she said.

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Rio Olympics 2016 Kicks Off With Jazzy Opening Ceremony

So, I watched the ceremony on TV like many of you. But by that point the Maracana was in full-on party mode as a succession of dancers, musicians and volunteers raced through routines meant to showcase Brazil's diversity and history, even finding time for a lecture on environmental issues.

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New drug could be 'game changer' in battle against asthma

In trials, participants using the pill saw their asthma become five times less severe within just three months. Fevipiprant, a prostaglandin D2 receptor 2 antagonist, works by preventing inflammatory cells from reaching a patient's airways reduces the frequency of severe attacks by half, BBC News and The Telegraph reported Friday.

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David Bowie Was Apparently An Inspiration For Jared Leto's Joker

The story is haphazardly told. There's the excellent marksman, Deadshot (Will Smith); the insane and acrobatic Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie); the pyrokinetic El Diablo (Jay Hernandez); the Aussie thief Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney); the ancient mystic Enchantress ( Cara Delevingne ), and the man-reptile Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).

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New Local Zika Infection Reported in Miami

Zika, which has quickly spread throughout Latin America since first being detected in Brazil past year, can cause a rare but devastating birth defect. And my sister will be three months pregnant at the time". "I haven't experienced anything like this", Schwartzbard said. And if mosquitoes may come indoors, sleep under a bed net.

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Golden State Warriors salary cap nightmare

However, while Warriors fans are surely ecstatic about this, and some National Basketball Association fans are curious to see how it all plays out, they are also getting a lot of flak from some fans and National Basketball Association talking heads.

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North Korea: US sanctions a 'declaration of war'

The U.S. rejected the demand, saying it will continue to work with the global community to sustain worldwide attention on the North's "deplorable" human rights situation and to press for Pyongyang to cease such violations. There are precedents for the USA putting heads of state on the Treasury blacklist. These sanctions come after a years long look into human rights issues in North Korea.

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Jolie trying to save marriage with Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie is reportedly "furious" with husband Brad Pitt after he disclosed that he had "reached out" to ex-wife Jennifer Aniston to offer his condolence following the death of her mother Nancy Dow, who passed away in May at the age of 79.