A bird was tested positive of the West Nile virus in Santa Cruz County, California. Public health officials said that this is the first confirmed case of the West Nile virus in the county this year. The dead bird was found in the Upper Westside of Santa Cruz, near Nobel Drive, which means that virus-infected mosquitoes are most likely living around the area. The Santa Cruz' Mosquito and Vector Control District has sent their technicians to the area to look for any infected mosquitoes or breeding ground.
So far, there have been no reported human cases of the West Nile virus in the state this year. Health officials advised the public to report dead birds or squirrels that may have possibly acquired the virus in the area by contacting (877)968-2473 or visiting westnile.ca.gov.
The WNV (West Nile Virus) is a virus that humans can get through mosquitoes. Transmission of the virus will lead to an infection in which humans can either have few or even no symptoms at all. Some symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting and rashes. The infection usually surfaces between 2 to 15 days. The virus can also cause neurological symptoms. more >>
Tim Tebow is spending part of his summer in the Philippines visiting with children who live at the orphanage his father founded 25 years ago.
Tebow, the 28-year-old football player-turned-television personality, was born in Makati City, Philippines, and has made it his mission to help children who live in his country of birth. While there, the athlete and motivational speaker visited Uncle Dick's Orphanage which houses 45 children who had nowhere to go.
Tebow's father, Bob, founded the orphanage nearly 25 years ago through his Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. Now that he has his own charitable foundation, Tebow documented his visit on social media, calling the children and the orphanage in Mindanao island "family." more >>
We are constantly bombarded with new innovation and technology to ease up our lives. For example, in tanning, technology found us a way to get a tan indoors. It promises a safer, faster and convenient way of getting a healthy sunkissed look. But many people have different opinions on this issue. Is tanning indoors really safe? What are the experts' thoughts on this?
Let us break the issue down based on multiple studies.
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Babies infected with the Zika virus could still appear with normal-sized heads, a recent study revealed.
Though the presence of Zika among babies is determined through microcephaly or babies with very small heads, a study published on The Lancet noted that this is not the case all the time since newborns with normal-sized heads could still be infected.
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A violent rumble erupted at a local church Sunday morning after the congregational care team voted to stop serving coffee and donuts in all Sunday school and life classes.
Members of the Holy Gospel Church started the fight in the lobby between the early morning and 11 a.m. services. Dozens of visitors entering the seeker friendly church were injured after being struck in the head by copies of The Daniel Plan book that were being thrown at church staff in protest after congregants saw that the Starbucks coffee airpots had been removed and replaced by a smoothie bar.
According to multiple accounts, the violent brawl stemmed from a controversial decision made last week by the church to ban unhealthy foods, like donuts and coffee, for all Sunday morning church services and classes. more >>
Pro-life feminist television actress Patricia Heaton has spoken out against the United States Supreme Court's decision to strike down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to operate under similar medical safety standards required of other surgical medical facilities.
As previously reported, America's highest court ruled Monday in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt that two key components of Texas House Bill 2, which required abortionists to have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and abortion clinics to uphold surgical center medical safety standards, violated the U.S. Constitution because it hindered women's access to abortion.
The decision is seen by many pro-life activists as an indication that the Supreme Court won't allow states to "pass reasonable safety standards to regulate abortion facilities" and that the Supreme Court is giving the abortion industry a "free pass" when it comes to ensuring a standard level of care that women can expect when having an abortion. more >>