• Worldwide measles cases have almost tripled so far in 2019, says WHO
Worldwide measles cases have almost tripled so far in 2019, says WHO

Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000 thanks to the MMR (measles, mumps , rubella) vaccine. "Our recommendation in public health is to get vaccinated, vaccines are safe and they are effective", said Christ. There were almost 82,500 cases in European countries in 2018 and 72 deaths of children and adults, according to the Worl...

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  • Measles outbreak in U.S. raises concerns over unvaccinated population
Measles outbreak in U.S. raises concerns over unvaccinated population

Sussman also represented a group of parents in suburban Rockland County who challenged the county executive's order barring unvaccinated children from indoor public spaces. Measles is highly contagious, infecting up to 90 percent of unvaccinated people who are exposed to it, the CDC said. "Most people do vaccinate their kids, it has nothing to do...

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  • Dallas County reports confirmed case of measles, its first in 2 years
Dallas County reports confirmed case of measles, its first in 2 years

March 26, 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.: 40 Hines Rd., in the lobby, elevator or ground floor. The infected person was also at the Real Canadian Superstore at 760 Eagleson Rd. After about five days, the rash fades in the same order in which it appeared. The CDC reported on Monday 387 measles cases between January 1 and March 28 , 2019.

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  • Trump says he never expected health care vote before 2020 election
Trump says he never expected health care vote before 2020 election

He elaborately imitated a confused Republican congressman who did not have an answer to the high cost of health care. Trump said it was essential for Republicans to campaign on health care. At least three Republicans - Maryland governor Larry Hogan, former MA governor Bill Weld and former OH governor John Kasich - are considering primary challen...

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  • Trump Justice Dept. Asks Court of Appeals to Erase Obamacare
Trump Justice Dept. Asks Court of Appeals to Erase Obamacare

He did not enjoin the law, however, while his decision was appealed. Barr was never going to find Trump guilty of obstruction, and he seemed eager to stop Congress from doing so. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who served for eight years as President Clinton's Health and Human Services Secretary. The issue is likely to end up again before the Supreme Cour...

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  • Police investigating alleged leaks in Jussie Smollett case
Police investigating alleged leaks in Jussie Smollett case

The Chicago Police have opened an internal investigation into the Jussie Smollett case . Smollett came under scrutiny over the past several weeks after he told police two men attacked him while yelling racial slurs and saying this is "MAGA country" - a reference to President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again campaign slogan.

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  • Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks
Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks

Also, THC and CBD content of the cannabis was not directly measured while the results might, at least in part, be down to those at greater risk of psychosis being more likely to use cannabis . However, the registrar at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Adrian James, said the findings were to be "taken seriously", and that his institution "is...

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  • Going to work on an egg linked to increased heart risk
Going to work on an egg linked to increased heart risk

The researchers pooled data of 29,615 US racially and ethnically diverse people to understand if eating dietary cholesterol or eggs were linked to cardiovascular disease and death which has been a point of debate for decades. But overall, there has not been strong evidence that limiting consumption of cholesterol-rich foods lowers the amount of art...

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  • Ariana Grande Sips Her Own Brand-New Starbucks Drink
Ariana Grande Sips Her Own Brand-New Starbucks Drink

It's called the "Cloud Macchiato" and it will be made available in two choices - hot or cold. Presumably you can order whatever size you like, but "grande" is probably recommended. For the cloud macchiato, Starbucks drew inspiration from a Spanish drink known as leche merengada , or "merengue milk". Either way, we are excited for whatever Starbuck...

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  • GE sells biopharma business to Danaher for $21.4 billion
GE sells biopharma business to Danaher for $21.4 billion

GE said the pharmaceutical diagnostics business, also a part of GE Life Sciences , will remain within the GE Healthcare portfolio. Instead, the company will prioritize completing the Danaher deal while retaining the rest of its healthcare unit.

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  • Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos
Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos

According to Hull Live , a school has now taken to Twitter to warn parents that the challenge was infiltrating programmes such a Peppa Pig and Kids YouTube . "I believe this cartoon was up for about six months prior to it coming down", she told the station. The sinister content is fused into cartoon videos in such a way that parents won't suspe...

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  • Quebec's measles vaccination rates improving, but not ideal
Quebec's measles vaccination rates improving, but not ideal

It is recommended that babies get vaccinated against the disease when they are 12 months old. The measles , mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is publicly-funded and available from pharmacists in almost every community, the association said in a news release Friday.

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  • 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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