ZIKA VIRUS CAUSING PANIC FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

It seems as though it was just yesterday when the first cases of Zika were reported in a country far-enough away as to not cause any real concern for Americans. But the spread of the disease inched its way across the map, and finally made it here. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of February 26, 2016:

“There have been 107 cases of Zika virus among U.S.

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IS YOUR COMPANY USING BIG DATA TO TRACK PREGNANCIES
OR YOUR POTENTIAL TO BECOME PREGNANT?!

How would you feel if you found out that your company had hired a third party company to mine data about your prescriptions, shopping habits, voting records and search queries to predict which medical conditions you might develop? I know how I would feel – pissed right off. According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal on February 17,

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CONDESCENDING IS THE NEW COOL
CONTROVERSIAL NEW CDC PRESS RELEASE ON FASD

 

There have been a lot of stories in the media lately about a controversial press release from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 2, 2016 titled, “More than 3 million US women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy”. It seems as though the press release was meant as a reminder to women of child-bearing age that drinking any alcohol while pregnant,

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