Archive | January 2016

Athletes in Rio stay inside, lather on repellent for Zika

In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Cuba’s gold medalist Lisette Hechevarria, left, competes with Brazil’s Aline Ferreira da Silva, also known as Aline Silva, during the women’s wrestling Greco-Roman 72 kg at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Silva has had the dengue fever tw…
Source:Athletes in Rio stay inside, lather on repellent for Zika

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Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

By Anthony Boadle
RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) – For scores of women in the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the joy of pregnancy has given way to fear.
In the sprawling coastal city of Recife, panic has struck maternity wards since Zika – a mos…
Source:Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

By Anthony Boadle
RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) – For scores of women in the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the joy of pregnancy has given way to fear.
In the sprawling coastal city of Recife, panic has struck maternity wards s…
Source: Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

Athletes in Rio stay inside, lather on repellent for Zika

In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Cuba’s gold medalist Lisette Hechevarria, left, competes with Brazil’s Aline Ferreira da Silva, also known as Aline Silva, during the women’s wrestling Greco-Roman 72 kg at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Silva has had the dengue fever twi…
Source: Athletes in Rio stay inside, lather on repellent for Zika

Ohio EPA chief: Action on lead-tainted water took too long

Ohio regulators should have clamped down right away on a village water system after its operators didn’t meet federal deadlines requiring them to alert residents about their lead-tainted tap water, the state’s environmental agency director said Friday.
Urgent warnings should have been se…
Source:Ohio EPA chief: Action on lead-tainted water took too long

Waste dumping probed in New York town with tainted water

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state of New York is investigating possible illegal dumping of commercial waste in a town that’s already the focus of a water contamination probe.
Police from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, armed with a search warrant, searched woods Friday ne…
Source:Waste dumping probed in New York town with tainted water

Syrian opposition delegates could quit peace talks -senior official

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva for peace talks could walk out of the process if President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and allies continue to escalate a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas and hamper delivery of humanitarian aid, a senior negotiator said on Sun…
Source:Syrian opposition delegates could quit peace talks -senior official