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Hub Chipotle linked to Norovirus Outbreak cleared to reopen for Business Today, City Officials say

Hub Chipotle linked to Norovirus Outbreak cleared to reopen for Business Today, City Officials say

City officials said that a Hub Chipotle linked to a norovirus outbreak that made 136 people sick previously this month has been given clearance to reopen for business today. Previous night, Inspectional Services Department Commissioner William “Buddy” Christopher Jr. told the Herald that they will release the hold on their license effective from Wednesday morning, which means they can reopen if they want to.

William ‘Buddy’ Christopher Jr. said their office has received the necessary paperwork from Chipotle and so they have been given permission to reopen at their choice.

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Texas Health Officials Cut Funding To Planned Parenthood

Texas Health Officials Cut Funding To Planned Parenthood

Texas health officials recently released a statement saying that the department has cut federal funding to a Houston affiliate of Planned Parenthood for a nearly three-decade-old HIV prevention program.

Republican leaders have been making several efforts to cut funding for Planned Parenthood after an anti-abortion group released videos showing officials of the reproductive health agency negotiating prices for fetal tissues from abortions it performs.

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Zika Virus Affecting Infant’s Brain

Zika Virus Affecting Infant’s Brain

Women in Brazil have been recommended by the health authorities to currently avoid pregnancy. The recommendation has been given subsequent to detection of damaged brain in several newborns due to a virus called Zika. The virus is found in African forest monkeys in new West Nile and has resulted in alarming danger. The pathogen has same effect as the West Nile virus and was found more than 70 years ago.

Pet Rat bite leads to life-threatening infection

Pet Rat bite leads to life-threatening infection

Have you ever thought that being bitten by a rat or rodent could prove life-threatening? Yes, about 13% of rat-bite fever caused by a bacterium found in rat saliva could prove life-threatening. Fever, joint pain and rash are some of the symptoms associated with rat-bite fever. Rat-bite fever, dating back to 2,300 years ago, is rare disease known with only 200 cases have been reported in past 150 years. Dr. Carina Brown, a resident physician at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, said that teens are more likely to suffer with rat-bite fever. The study published today (Dec.

Brazilian Health Officials: Don’t Get Pregnant Spreading Zika Virus

Brazilian Health Officials: Don’t Get Pregnant Spreading Zika Virus

Though, it seems really weird message when heard from health officials in Brazil: Don’t Get Pregnant, but, the message seems beneficial for the would-be parents living in Northeast region in Brazil. The area has been linked with an outbreak of mosquito-borne virus called Zika that is increasingly causing microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can result in incomplete brain, in newborn babies. Angela Rocha, the pediatric infectologist at Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Brazil's hardest-hit state, said that being pregnant is a personal decision.

Electronic toys may slow language development in toddlers

Electronic toys may slow language development in toddlers

If you have been looking for perfect gift for your children this Christmas then do not even think for electronic toys that light up, talk or play music as a new research has found them to slow language development in toddlers.

These toys attract one’s attention, but as per researchers, they should not have any place in your house. These pricy toys are considered by many to be an idea present for developing minds, said researchers at Northern Arizona University, but in their research, they have found completely opposite to it.

Hillary Clinton announces $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025

Hillary Clinton announces $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025

Hillary Clinton has declared a $2 billion annual effort on Tuesday to cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Clinton has asked for making the federal spending to battle the illness, double. The Democratic frontrunner has planned to come up with her proposal in Iowa at her last presidential campaign swing ahead of the holidays.

The funding has joined proposals to help the 15 million Americans worried for the ones afflicted by the illness.

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Bariatric surgery safe, produces unrivaled health benefits, says Study

Bariatric surgery safe, produces unrivaled health benefits, says Study

According to a latest study, weight-loss surgery can cut the vulnerability to heart attack, type 2 diabetes and other health problems related to obesity. Study co-author and head of the Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery at University College London Hospital, Rachel Batterham said that bariatric surgery is risk free and gives unparalleled health advantages that are cost-saving and can alter the life of patients.

Batterham is also a professor at the Centre for Obesity Research at University College London in England.

Planned Parenthood faces further cuts in Texas and Utah

Planned Parenthood faces further cuts in Texas and Utah

Texas health department has planned to cut funding to Planned Parenthood Houston and the services will be provided by local health departments in the region. The contract has not been extended for a Houston Planned Parenthood affiliate, according to Texas Department of State Health Services.

The $600,000 annual grant is set to expire on December 31 and the department has decided to not extend the contract with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. The contract is managed by the state but is federally funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Bacteria with Colistin-Resistance Detected In UK

Bacteria with Colistin-Resistance Detected In UK

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been discovered in the UK. The doctors have already treated 12 patients, whose illness was related to strong strains of salmonella and E.coli containing resistant gene. The lethal superbug is being said to be resistant to the strongest antibiotic, colistin.

Furthermore, the superbugs containing the same gene have been detected in the chicken meat bought from Europe. It was also found by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate that pigs from three different farms in the UK were infected with E.coli bug carrying the resistant gene.

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