• Labor wins historic refugee transfer vote
Labor wins historic refugee transfer vote

The bill must be approved by the upper house to become law, but is likely to pass, as the Senate supported an earlier version previous year. Labor and the crossbenchers combined on Tuesday to win a series of 75-74 votes over the coalition government on a bill to give easier medical transfers to asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru .

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  • New study suggests smoking cannabis can make men more fertile
New study suggests smoking cannabis can make men more fertile

About half of the men in the sample had also gotten a blood test, allowing the researchers to look at their levels of hormones such as testosterone. They noted that the average age of the men at the time of sample collection was 36 years and of these participants, 55 percent had used marijuana at some point in their lives.

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  • Washington Governor declares state of emergency over measles outbreak
Washington Governor declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

The King County measles case involved a middle-aged man who visited Clark County where he likely contracted the virus and has since recovered. "I would hope that this ends soon, but this could go on for weeks, if not months", Alan Melnick, public health director for Clark County told The Associated Press .

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  • State of Emergency Declared Over Washington Measles Outbreak
State of Emergency Declared Over Washington Measles Outbreak

Low vaccination rate is widely believed as the reason behind recent outbreaks. Misinformation is circulating on social media, said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County public health director. They announced Monday that others could have been infected at the popular Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland and a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the be...

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  • DPH: Case of measles found in New Haven County adult
DPH: Case of measles found in New Haven County adult

The measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in OR and Washington since January 1, with 11 more cases suspected, as of Monday. Inslee said the number of cases "creates an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties".

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  • US citizen leaks data on 14200 people in Singapore with HIV
US citizen leaks data on 14200 people in Singapore with HIV

The ministry said Brochez worked in Singapore as a lecturer for a period before he was jailed for several drug and fraud-related offences and deported past year. After he served his term Brochez was deported and was now outside the country. "This reminds us of the insufferable stigma, fear and discrimination that continues to surround people li...

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  • Bacteria that cause gum disease may be behind Alzheimer's
Bacteria that cause gum disease may be behind Alzheimer's

Incubation of the pure protein with the proteases confirmed this, with numerous cleavage sites, and some of the fragments generated have previously been detected in Alzheimer's CSF and proposed as possible disease markers. "This remains an area of active investigation", he said . Potempa, J. (2019). Porphyromonas gingivalis in Alzheimer's ...

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  • Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask
Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask

Hopes for progress in the U.S. A much-anticipated talk from US Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell , revealed indications of a softened American Dollar, as he had been quoted saying that, the central bank was sensitive to the risks highlighted by the investors .

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  • Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom
Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

Thailand joins a wave of country's around the world reconsidering laws regarding cannabis use. A few months after it was announced that Thailand would be amending its current laws to legalise medical marijuana , the country's interim parliament just voted on the issue this week.

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  • USA surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes
USA surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

Researchers at the University of MI in Ann Arbor, who conducted the annual survey, asked 44,482 students from 392 private and public schools across the country about their use of tobacco, opioids, marijuana and alcohol. Unfortunately, glorifying the use of their products contributes to an increase use of vaping among youth. "When we see rates o...

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  • CT health care law protected despite Texas judge ruling
CT health care law protected despite Texas judge ruling

Experts said the problem with O'Connor's ruling is that Congress past year eliminated the penalty without repealing the entire law. He explained that his ruling was concerned with the intentions of the 2010 and 2017 Congresses. United States, a lawsuit filed by 20 states seeking to undo the ACA. It's thought the case could go all the way ...

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  • Woman dies from rare brain-eating amoeba after using tap water
Woman dies from rare brain-eating amoeba after using tap water

Charles Cobbs, Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Cobbs said it's theoretically possible for other people to be infected with the same deadly amoeba, but that it's a very, very rare occurrence. It is the first fatality from this kind of infection in the state. First, she developed a raised, red sore on the bridge of her nose. They hope her case wi...

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  • Scientist who claimed to create gene-edited CRISPR babies under investigation
Scientist who claimed to create gene-edited CRISPR babies under investigation

He announced on Monday that healthy twin sisters, named Lulu and Nana, had been born this month from embryos modified by his team to switch off an HIV-related gene, sparking a chorus of condemnation from around the world. "I think this is justifiable ", Church said. The Chinese researcher said he practiced editing mice, monkey and human embryos ...

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  • CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak
CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak

So far, one person who ate contaminated food developed kidney failure; no one has died. The advice applies to all types of romaine lettuce products including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

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  • Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns
Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns

The advice includes all types of romaine lettuce including salad mixes that contain romaine. According to the CDC alert, there have already been 32 reported cases of E. The source of that outbreak was never precisely identified. Lettuce can also be contaminated by bacteria during and after harvest from handling, storing and transporting th...

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  • Health department alert over romaine lettuce
Health department alert over romaine lettuce

Read the full public health notice at this link. The Public Health Agency of Canada says there have been 18 confirmed cases of E. Coli illness investigated in Ontario and Quebec, as of November 20. The Sobeys and Loblaws grocery chains are pulling romaine lettuce off the shelves at all their stores across Canada in response to a E. Coli outbr...

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  • Democrats seize US House
Democrats seize US House

What occurred was more of a steady, light blue rain. The Trump administration will no longer get a free ride from Congressional Republicans who had no interest in shining a light on its abuses of power. The GOP also got major wins in toss-up governors races in states like Florida and OH, though Democrats did manage to pick up wins in a numb...

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  • Seniors in long-term care urged to take high-dose flu vaccine
Seniors in long-term care urged to take high-dose flu vaccine

Flu season typically runs from October through May. For decades, researchers have been trying to find a universal vaccine for the flu - which is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in the United States alone. Past year at this time there were 10 people hospitalized with the flu. No medications do not cure and are not recommended instead...

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  • Lifestyle programme for women with family history of breast cancer
Lifestyle programme for women with family history of breast cancer

Although, there is a reduction in death from breast cancer in women who are regularly screened with mammograms every 1-2 years.However, there are many controversies associated with mammogram due to the risks involved. According to the Journal of Cancer Prevention & Current Research published by MedCrave in June 2018, breast cancer is the mo...

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  • New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer: Aussie researchers
New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer: Aussie researchers

Dr. Kulkarni is a radiologist with the University Health Network in Toronto. "I looked at that doctor and I said, 'No way I have breast cancer". Painted Pink is an organization that raises awareness about breast health including cancer, the importance of taking preventive measures and funds for local cancer patients at Emory Winship Cancer Inst...

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  • Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia
Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia

Messonnier said one child's death in 2017 was the result of AFM . It tends to develop in children more than adults. But Messonnier cautioned that it would be "premature" to conclude that this year will be the same as the earlier years. He stresses that the condition is still extremely rare with only one in a million children now diagnosed. "We...

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  • NY man reportedly dies after eating squirrel brains
NY man reportedly dies after eating squirrel brains

The patient was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, which is a degenerative disease of the brain, which triggers the destruction of cells. According to reports , only a few hundred cases of vCJD have ever been reported . A variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) captured the public attention in the 1990s when people in the United Kingdom developed the ...

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  • October is optimal time to get a flu shot, experts say
October is optimal time to get a flu shot, experts say

Doctors are encouraging children to get their flu shots by Halloween. Eighty percent of the children who died were not vaccinated. The health unit this week announced six community clinics, 33 Sarnia-Lambton pharmacies , and various primary care practitioners will be offering influenza inoculations soon.

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  • CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states
CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

The long-term effects of the disease are also unknown. MA has seen a total of 16 confirmed cases in children since 2014, plus one probable case in an adult. 20, the CDC had confirmed 38 cases in 16 states, which aren't required to report AFM cases to the CDC. That's up from 22 people who were said to have it in 2015.

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  • CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States
CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States

It primarily occurs in children. Dr. Leslie Benson, assistant director of Children's pediatric neuroimmunology program, said AFM patients show a wide spectrum of symptoms. What can be done to prevent AFM? There is no specific treatment for AFM, according to the CDC, although neurologists might recommend things like physical therapy to help tre...

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  • For some with cancer, ‘pink October’ can’t end soon enough
For some with cancer, ‘pink October’ can’t end soon enough

Max and his wife, Shirley, have been involved with the support group there the entire period, even in years he was cancer-free. "A routine mammogram has always been the most effective screening option for women, but the 3D screening option has greatly improved our ability to find very small cancers, even in very dense tissue."Understanding personal...

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  • Trump mocks the #MeToo movement at a rally, again
Trump mocks the #MeToo movement at a rally, again

The contract, which was signed days before the 2016 presidential poll, also led to the violation of Trump campaign's finance laws, which Cohen had agreed later. "Did you hear what he said?'" he said imitating reporters. He again said his replacement will be "the person that got away". At the rally, the president took aim at Democrats over the...

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  • Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area
Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area

What can cause the illness? AFM is diagnosed by examining a patient's nervous system in combination with reviewing pictures of the spinal cord. The condition is still very rare, occurring in fewer than one in a million people in the US each year, the CDC says .

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  • Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse
Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse

To highlight this concern, the WHO kept " Young people and mental health in a changing world" as this year's theme of the World Mental Health Day marked on 10 October annually. Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans.

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  • Trump claims Kavanaugh 'proven innocent' of sexual assault allegations
Trump claims Kavanaugh 'proven innocent' of sexual assault allegations

They're accusing Democrats of condoning "mob rule" - a phrase that's popped up in GOP rhetoric since raucous demonstrators opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination harangued Republicans at the Capitol last week. As a result, Democratic lawmakers seemed confident that a heightened focus on this issue can cement any advantages they alrea...

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