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French woman who received world's first partial face transplant dies

French woman who received world's first partial face transplant dies

Le Figaro newspaper, which first reported Dinoire's death Tuesday, said she had suffered two cancers linked to the transplant and lost partial use of her transplanted lips previous year. On Tuesday, doctors announced she had died in April after a "long illness". Dinoire had to take powerful immunosuppressant drugs after the surgery to stop her body rejecting the face, which the side effects included weakening the immune system. Read More

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Two earthquakes rattle South Korea; #PrayforKorea trends

Two earthquakes rattle South Korea; #PrayforKorea trends

The country's social media was also flooded with images of shattered storefront windows and people rushing out of buildings and apartments in panic, some with children in arms. said in a statement posted on its website. Chi also mentioned that the newest natural disaster felt was caused by the strike-slip fault and that a release of energy from a side of the fault led to the quake in the country. Read More

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Rex, Tyrod ready to face former team who praise them

Rex, Tyrod ready to face former team who praise them

No one expected the quiet, soft-spoken Taylor to say much of anything Wednesday because he rarely does on any day, regardless of the opponent, or the subject at hand. In Baltimore it's pretty obvious who the starting quarterback is. "That's why he came here and he earned it". If Smith is to truly be the shutdown corner the Ravens want him to be, he has to take advantage of this opportunity against Watkins, who averaged 17.5-yards per-catch a year ago. Read More

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Roche says US FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for Zika test

Roche says US FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for Zika test

According to the new guidance, individual units of blood should be tested using blood screening tests authorized by the FDA under an investigational new drug application, or when it becomes available, a licensed blood screening test. There have been almost 2,500 cases of Zika in the USA linked to travel to outbreak areas and about 40 cases caused by mosquito bites in Florida. Health officials, however, don't expect widespread outbreaks to occur in the U.S. Read More

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Customers sue smoothie restaurant after hepatitis A exposure

Customers sue smoothie restaurant after hepatitis A exposure

Ten of the confirmed 35 cases are in the Eastern region of Virginia that includes Hampton Roads, 14 are in the Northern region, five Northwest and six Central. Anyone who had frozen strawberries at Tropical Smoothie Cafe after August 9 is not believed to be at any risk, though even those who had the strawberries as far back as July could still experience symptoms. Read More

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FDA Recommends US Blood Supply Should Be Screened for Zika

Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, in a statement . The Zika virus stays in the blood for about one week, but is thought to remain in other bodily fluids longer. Procleix, the zika screening test from Hologics and a partner company, has been used by the American Red Cross to screen blood for HIV and hepatitis B and C for many years, Hologic spokeswoman Suzanne Clancy said. Read More

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Connecticut Readying Plan to Combat Zika Virus

WPBF was able to confirm that this is the case that Gov. Scott confirmed in Palm Beach County on Wednesday. Both Wynwood and Miami Beach are located in Florida's Miami-Dade County, which is hundreds of miles away from Pinellas County. Yee said while it is good news, MS is not in the clear. "We are also interested in investigating how congenital Zika virus infection can interfere with not only prenatal, but also postnatal gray and white brain maturation", she added. Read More

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United States sends jets to protect coalition forces after Syrian regime strikes

U.S. forces then contacted Russia, which has been bombing parts of Syria for almost a year in support of Assad, but Russian military officials said the planes were Syrian. The U.S. -backed group is a coalition of fighters that includes the YPG, and other Kurdish groups, as well as Arab and Turkmen militias. The regime and Kurdish forces share a common enemy in the Islamic State jihadist group, which controls most of the Euphrates valley to the south, but there have been tensions between them ... Read More

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Afghan district falls to Taliban

Afghan district falls to Taliban

Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of Kunduz provincial council, told AP: "If the central government does not pay attention to Kunduz , the Taliban will overrun Kunduz city as they did previous year". In a separate incident, in Takhar, a roadside mine blast killed five people and wounded three others early Saturday morning, according to Sonatullah Temor, Takhar provincial spokesman. Read More

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2 new Zika cases reported in area are tied to travel

2 new Zika cases reported in area are tied to travel

Also on Friday, three more cases of people infected with Zika by local mosquitoes were reported in Florida, bringing the total to 28. The state continues to aggressively fight the spread of the virus through mosquito control efforts. Although Zika is normally a mild illness, causing no symptoms in 80% of patients, 90 people have been hospitalized due to the virus and 30 have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, which develops when the immune system attacks the body's nerves, causing paralysis. Read More

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Two new cases of Zika virus reported in Miami-Dade County

Officials believe active transmission is only occurring in that area, though it is looking into suspected transmission in three other spots in Miami-Dade County and one in Palm Beach County to see whether it is spreading on its own there. Scott's statement noted that the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has tested more than 25,000 mosquitoes for Zika virus statewide and none have come back positive. Read More

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Weather: High temperatures today with heat index around 105

Weather: High temperatures today with heat index around 105

The heat and humidity will linger through the weekend with chances for showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday . The warning went into effect Friday and was expected to end Saturday at 8 a.m. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While the shower peaked the other night, you'll still see some "shooting stars" tonight . Read More

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No more West Nile virus found in RI mosquito traps

No more West Nile virus found in RI mosquito traps

This is the third positive test result for Bartlett Street and the second positive test result for Main Drive. Deet is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. The Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek region ranked 15th on Orkin's list of Top Mosquito Cities this year. It has been recommended in the past that to avoid mosquito bites you should avoid being outdoors during Dusk and Dawn (the 4 Ds ). Read More

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