Friday, September 30, 2016

Zika pesticide controversy: Is ‘naled’ dangerous to human health?

To fight mosquitoes that may be carrying the Zika virus, officials in Miami-Dade County are now using aerial spraying, and this is stirring local controversy about the safetyof the chemicals that are used in those sprays. The debate is over a pesticide called naled, which has been registered for use by the Environmental Protection Agency since 1959. The insecticide has been banned in Europe ... Read More »

Congress’ inaction on Zika funding is sending the wrong message to Americans

In 1999, when West Nile virus cases began surfacing in the United States, horror overcame Americans, causing them to shut their doors for fear of becoming infected with the mysterious mosquito-borne illness. The virus, which has claimed nearly 2,000 lives as of 2015, remains a problem today, and some studies have linked these infections with lasting nervous system damage. Scientists ... Read More »

The Many Advantages of Mail Forwarding Services

Using a mail forwarding service can be a simple, convenient way to receive your letters and packages. If offers privacy, security, and a number of other advantages. Whether you’re a small business owner in need of a mailing address or a person in between permanent residences, you’ll find that NYC mail forwarding has many applications. Convenient Service Mail forwarding services ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks during ASEAN East Asia Summits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold several bilateral parleys on Thursday including a meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the 14th ASEAN-India and the 11th East Asia Summit. Regional and multilateral issues are likely to be discussed by the two leaders. Modi will also meet host-nation premier Thongloun Sisoulith, South Korean president Park Geun-hye and Myanmar’s ... Read More »

President Pranab Mukherjee signs GST bill into law

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday signed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, paving way for it to become law. GST’s signing into law comes after 16 of the 29 states ratified the bill over the past few days. In August, the bill was unanimously passed both in the Rajya Sahba and Lok Sabha. The bill had to be ratified ... Read More »

Pediatricians issue new flu shot recommendations for kids

Children ages 6 months and older should receive the flu vaccine by an injection this flu season, and should not get the nasal flu spray because it doesn’t provide enough protection against the virus, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the nasal spray version of ... Read More »

Indian telecom carriers face price target cut on Jio threat

India’s established telecom players saw their share prices dip further on Friday, after analysts slashed price targets on some of them, and warned that the launch of new rival Reliance Industries’ (RELI.NS) Jio venture is set to be much more disruptive than earlier imagined. “Free voice is key to making Reliance Jio’s integrated plans much more compelling cost-wise than those ... Read More »

40 Virginia cases of Hepatitis A now linked to smoothies

Virginia health officials say there are now 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A that are connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across the state, up from 28 cases less than a week ago. The Virginia Department of Health said in a news release Monday that about 55 percent of the infected residents have been hospitalized. There are more than 500 ... Read More »

Banks express concern over RBI’s credit rules for large borrowers

Banks have raised concerns on Reserve Bank of India’s new norms for bank exposure to large corporate entities, particularly in large infrastructure projects. “The new norms will have definite impact on large infrastructure projects,”SBI managing director (compliance & risks) P.K. Gupta said at the banking summit organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce here. “We as an industry have raised concerns ... Read More »