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Zika Virus News: Infection May Be Associated With Brain Diseases

Zika Virus News: Infection May Be Associated With Brain Diseases

According to Science Daily , the Zika virus is reportedly associated with brain diseases, especially with the autoimmune disorder. This focuses more on the brain’s myelin, similar to multiple sclerosis , a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system. It says that contracting the Zika virus may show different signs and effects on the brain. In the research, it was found out that six people have developed neurologic symptoms and manifested the autoimmune disorder in their blood test and other medical examinations. These patients have also had fever followed by rashes while some had severe itching, red eyes, as well as muscle and joint pains. However, the neurological symptoms vary from person to person because some people develop these symptoms right away while others take up to 15 days. Out of the six people in the study, two had developed acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) while the rest tested positive of the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). ADEM is characterized with swelling or inflammation of the brain and spinal cord that targets the myelin. This consists of a single attack which people recover from within six months. In the brain scan, it displayed a damage of the white matter of the brain.

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Watch What You Say: One in Five Americans Believes First Amendment ‘Goes Too Far,’ According To Survey

Watch What You Say: One in Five Americans Believes First Amendment ‘Goes Too Far

Does the First Amendment go too far? Can the amendment, which gives Americans the freedom to speak their mind, possibly go too far? According to a 2015 State of the First Amendment survey, one fifth of America thinks it can and does. The 2015 State of the First Amendment survey shows one in five Americans believes the First Amendment “goes too far” in the rights it guarantees. The study was conducted by the Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA Today “Fear can put at risk even our most cherished freedoms, which protect our right to say, write and believe what we want, and our ability to seek change in how our government operates,” Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute, said. “We would do well to consider the trends identified in this survey the next time enemies, foreign or domestic, threaten our way of life. Limiting laws enacted in a time of great fear have a permanence that our immediate reactions to threats do not.” The annual State of the First Amendment survey found that 19 percent of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees – the freedom of religion, speech, press,

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Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: United Airlines Provides Update on Severe Winter Weather

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: United Airlines Provides Update on Severe Winter Weather

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates:United Airlines updated information for customers disrupted by the winter storm currently impacting the East Coast. Intensifying storm, heavy snow accumulation increases operational delays and cancellations at Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty Airport and surrounding airports. Customers with mid-Atlantic and Northeast travel should expect delays and cancellations  Blizzard warnings remain in effect into Saturday night for more than 35 million people from northern Virginia to Cape Cod, including Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.   Due to severe weather and heavy snow accumulation at our hubs at Dulles International Airport near Washington, Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. and at other airports throughout the region, the company is planning for extended operational delays and cancellations.   Total snow accumulations of 16 to 30 inches are expected with some 30-36 inch totals well north and west of the District. 20-30 inches totals will be most common in the immediate metro region. Totals in the 12-20 inch range are most likely near the Bay into Southern Maryland. United will not operate Saturday and Sunday service at Dulles and other Washington metro area airports and expects to gradually resume service on Monday. The airline plans to start very

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Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Airport Closings Extended As Blizzard Warning Remain in Effect

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Airport Closings Extended As Blizzard Warning Remain in Effect

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Blizzard warnings remain in effect into Saturday night for more than 35 million people from northern Virginia to Cape Cod, including Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Snow totals have topped 30 inches in at least four states as Winter Storm Jonas continues to hammer parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Airlines all over the country to cancel more than 5,000 flights for Friday and Saturday. Extreme winds have been observed along the mid-Atlantic coast, with a peak gust of 85 mph at Assateague Island, Maryland, at 4:40 a.m. EST. Snow totals have reached 22-35 inches west, north, and northwest of the Beltway (locally 35″+), 17-24″ inches inside the Beltway, and 10-20 inches south and southeast of the Beltway. Total snow accumulations of 16 to 30 inches are expected with some 30-36 inch totals well north and west of the District. 20-30 inches totals will be most common in the immediate metro region. Totals in the 12-20 inch range are most likely near the Bay into Southern Maryland. Blizzard warnings stretch from Washington to NY with heavy snow likely to go even further north than that, stopping just short of Boston. The

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Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Are Winter Tire Alternatives Safe?

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Are Winter Tire Alternatives Safe?

Northeast Blizzard 2016 Storm Updates: Dangerous winter storms and bad weather are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than two thousand road deaths every winter, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Big snow storms can motivate buyers to invest in new snow tires or even four-wheel-drive vehicles. Winter tires are the most important part of your vehicle this time of year. Snow tires can cost anywhere from $90 a tire to several hundred dollars a tire depending on the size and quality that you get. About 46 percent of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions. Consumer Reports ranked the new Toyo Celsius and the Nokian WR G3 above some winter tires. Toyo Celsius is a variable-conditions tire ideal for snow but worn year-round. and the Nokian WR G3 is a similar all-season/winter tire hybrid. Both tires performed similarly and were found to offer good winter traction, good stopping grip on dry roads and confident handling. Both tires received an overall score of 64, the same score as some winter tires such as Continental’s Winter Contact

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Christmas 2015: Odd, Scary and Notable Traditions From All Over The World

Christmas 2015: Odd

Christmas traditions have been observed in many parts of the world for years. But while there are some customs that were still acceptable this 2015, there are also several that some people find odd. As reported by Mashable , some notable traditions were just simple ordinary things made special because it was the Yuletide season. In Venezuela, for example, people take on a different ride come Christmas morning to hear mass. While most countries commute or ride their cars, the people of Caracas uses skates to get to church. The said skaters also tug on strings tied by children on their bedroom windows that serve as manual alarm clocks. Meanwhile, in Guatemala, cleanliness seemed to have been synonymous to the holidays. According to the report, it was a tradition in the country to sweep and rid their homes of dirt and trash. The garbage is then piled around an effigy of the devil that gets burned. While there are simple, notable Christmas traditions that was still observed this 2015, there are also odd customs that are practiced. In a report by AOL , citing some LoveHomeSwap.com, it was mentioned that there are some odd traditions observed in Europe. As told

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Christmas Events 2015: Activities To Watch Out For This Yuletide Season!

Christmas Events 2015: Activities To Watch Out For This Yuletide Season!

Two weeks to go before Christmas and to feel the holiday spirit this early, here are some 2015 events to watch out for. According to USA Today , there were several must-experience Yuletide activities and places all over the US that once can visit and they were not limited to malls and city centers. “Most parks have a year-round presence, and Christmas events are really a part of their communities,” National Park Foundation president and CEO Will Shafroth revealed to the source above. As Shafroth shared, among the places and events to visit this holiday was the wreath laying event at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia to remember prisoners of war on Dec. 12. On Dec. 20, there was also the Polar Express ride at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Guests at this event get the chance to hear the story that inspired the making of a movie with the same name. Meanwhile, a “Raft With Santa” event at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona on Dec. 24 was another one of Christmas events 2015 to try. The trip will feature a raft ride on the Black Canyon and will be concluded with a

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Amber Heard Court Dog Case: Johnny Depp’s Wife Don’t Want Jail Time? Insists She’s Not Guilty?

Amber Heard Court Dog Case: Johnny Depp’s Wife Don’t Want Jail Time? Insists She’s Not Guilty?

Johnny Depp’s wife Amber Heard has yet to end her court dog case drama in Australia. As told by NBC News , the “Magic Mike XXL” star may reportedly be going back to Australia to defend herself against the accusations despite her previous words that she won’t set foot in the country again after what she and her dogs have gone through. In a statement, the “Magic Mike XXL” actress said she will fight back the case to prove the she’s not guilty of illegally bringing her dogs into Australia. “Whilst I am unable to comment on the specific matters before the Court I would like to say that I respect the importance of Australia’s laws,” she told the source above in a statement. “My decision to defend these charges, as will become apparent in the appropriate forum of the Court, is not intended in any way to diminish the importance of Australia’s laws,” her statement continued as quoted by People .  Amber Heard’s court dog case rooted from an incident in May where the actress and Johnny Depp’s dogs where apparently discovered to be in Australia without purportedly having the proper documentation and not passing through quarantine. As reported

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First Ever Beijing Red Alert For Smog Pollution Receives Worldwide Attention

First Ever Beijing Red Alert For Smog Pollution Receives Worldwide Attention

The severity of Beijing’s pollution level is nothing new, but recent smog levels have catapulted the issue to international attention. According to BBC, the “red alert” has never been used in city prior to this, and is expected to last for more than three consecutive days. This is coming off the heels of China attending the climate change discussions in Paris, France. “I just calmed my daughter down from crying because her preschool is canceled for the next three days,” wrote Erik Nilsson on Facebook.  “Within a minute I get an E-mail from European relatives cancelling their plans to visit because of the pollution. Founded flights, shut down highways, closed schools. We’ve endured this real-world post-apocalyptic existence long enough. This isn’t a way to live. It’s a way to live. It’s a way to die. This. Must. Stop.” Reportedly, as of Tuesday morning, half of Beijing’s private vehicles will be ordered off the road and 30% of government vehicles will be garaged. “People should to the best of their ability reduce outdoor activities,” said Beijing’s Environmental Protection Bureau on social media. “If you are engaging in outdoor activities you should wear a mask or take other protective measures.” During the

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On A Limited Budget? Try These Christmas Gift Ideas 2015 For Him And For Her!

On A Limited Budget? Try These Christmas Gift Ideas 2015 For Him And For Her!

As December has finally arrived, it is about time to check on Christmas gift ideas in 2015, not just for her but also for him. Review this list of several gift items that you may consider especially if you have a limited budget. The Mirror  suggested a number of “high street deals” that you can probably check out as you slowly become the ever-generous Santa Claus, but perhaps minus the beard and the famous line “Ho ho ho!” The site revealed that for your Christmas gift ideas in 2015 for her, “Boots has gone above and beyond its famous 3 for 2 gifts this year, with 13 Star Gifts in the run up to Christmas – mostly half price beauty kits, paper sets, lifestyle hampers and homeware.” For him, you may pick “Fall Out 4” for PC which is pegged at £27.99 at CD Keys or for PS4 at £29.86 at ShopTo. If the recipients of the gifts that you are buying are kids, you can buy toys for them at 50 percent off at Tesco. Another set of Christmas 2015 gift ideas for her and for him are perfumes at The Fragrance Shop which come with a 60 percent

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