Senate Democrats accused the GOP majority Tuesday of paying lip service to lead-poisoned families in Michigan and waffling in its response to the Zika virus that’s threatening U.S. shores, signaling they will use both crises as a prism for each party’s philosophy on federal intervention.
It has been postulated that diets high in sodium contribute to an annual 2.3 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide and is responsible for 1-in-10 U.S. deaths. And researchers also found that 40 percent of these deaths affect adults 69 years of age or younger.
The World Health Organization said Monday it wants to fast-track a better test for the Zika virus as dozens of countries cope with yet another scary pandemic, saying doctors on the front lines should at least be able to single out the disease from similar infections in hard-hit Latin America.
Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New Orleans, and preparing to hunt down and destroy mosquito breeding sites in neighborhoods of infected people in coastal Georgia.
A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.