• AHS urges parents to vaccinate children against measles
AHS urges parents to vaccinate children against measles

Most cases occur in unimmunized people, including visitors to Canada, who have travelled overseas. There have been a total of nine reported cases of measles in Vancouver this month, eight of which are connected to the two schools. There are now 17 states, including Washington where a measles outbreak began last month , that allow parents to op...

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  • Australia's Lower House Passes Asylum Bill in Historic Defeat for Government
Australia's Lower House Passes Asylum Bill in Historic Defeat for Government

Morrisson said he expected the new medical evacuation laws could restart the people smuggling trade and Australia needed to be ramp up its national security efforts. Kelly Nicholls from the Refugee Council of Australia said doctors' advice on medical transfers should be paramount. A wooden boat carrying 90 asylum seekers from Iran and Iraq ran on...

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  • Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon
Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority reported that the number of measles vaccines in the last week of January tripled in the tri-county area (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties). Officials declined to say how old the person is or give any other identifying information, but they are contacting people who may have been exposed.

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  • Measles Outbreak Got Traction Due To Anti-Vaxxer Movement
Measles Outbreak Got Traction Due To Anti-Vaxxer Movement

The King County measles case involved a middle-aged man who visited Clark County where he likely contracted the virus and has since recovered. Public Health is not providing any additional information about the one case with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patient's privacy, according to the news release.

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  • Despite measles outbreak, some parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids
Despite measles outbreak, some parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids

Wigan parents are being urged to check that they and their children have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of four measles cases in neighbouring Salford. NY state is facing its worst outbreak in decades, with more than 200 cases. Why do some parents decide not to vaccinate? . "It is safer to give the vaccine on schedule", H...

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  • Growing measles outbreak in Washington spreading fear among parents
Growing measles outbreak in Washington spreading fear among parents

The local public health emergency in the affected counties began on January 18, according to the statement , which also reminds Washington residents that "the measles vaccine is effective at preventing the disease when given prior to exposure".

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  • Records of 14 200 Singapore HIV patients leaked online
Records of 14 200 Singapore HIV patients leaked online

The information included each person's name, identification number, phone number and address, HIV test results, and related medical information. An American convicted of numerous crimes is believed to have leaked the information after obtaining it from his partner, a Singaporean doctor with access to the HIV registry, the ministry of health said....

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  • Memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s can be restored
Memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s can be restored

The discovery also offers hope for a treatment that could slow neurodegeneration. "We now have strong evidence connecting P. gingivalis and Alzheimer's pathogenesis, but more research needs to be done before P. In mice, they found that the oral infection led to brain colonization of the bacteria as well as increased production of amyloid b...

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  • Gov. DeSantis makes announcement about smokable medical marijuana
Gov. DeSantis makes announcement about smokable medical marijuana

Galvano said in a news release that implementing the constitutional amendment "has been an ongoing problem mired in complex and protracted legal challenges". Mimi Jankovits executive director of Teach Florida, a movement of Jewish schools, parents and community advocating for safe, strong and affordable nonpublic schools, said, "Teach Florida champ...

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  • NYC Mayor: City Will Guarantee Healthcare for All New Yorkers
NYC Mayor: City Will Guarantee Healthcare for All New Yorkers

The mayor added that participants will also be told how to get care from a specialist, such as an obstetrician/gynaecologist or mental health provider. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces NYC Care at the Lincoln Hospital in New York, on January 8, 2019 . "We applaud Governor Newsom for building on the strong foundation of the Affordable ...

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  • Walgreens makes a deal with Alphabet's Verily
Walgreens makes a deal with Alphabet's Verily

Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.06885, the 24 month is 0.91459, and the 36 month is 0.94452. A number of brokerages have issued reports on WBA . With $91 highest and $60 lowest price target , Walgreens Boots Alliance has $77.58 average price target or 5.85% above the current ($73.29) price .

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  • Teen Vaping Soared In 2018
Teen Vaping Soared In 2018

The annual Monitoring the Future survey, by a team of researchers at the University of MI, showed that the increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 have been the highest ever in the past 43 years for any substance use in the US. "When we see rates of around 6 percent of high school seniors smoking marijuana on a daily or near-daily basis,...

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  • Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body
Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body

But even though the woman used tap water, the odds were in her favor that she would have been fine. However, instead of using sterile water, she used tap water that had been run through a store-bought filter. In cases involving N. fowleri , for example, people have contracted the amoeba by jumping into a lake and having water shoot up their noses....

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  • Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor
Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor

OneBlood , a Florida-based nonprofit, is seeking potential donors for Zainab, who is battling neuroblastoma and whose blood is missing a common antigen, called Indian B. And even within these ethnic groups, fewer than 4% have the genetic variation. The girl needs to be completely supported by blood donations so she can survive the treatment that...

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  • A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral
A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been lauded as a man of decency and civility, has a complicated legacy when it comes to race. After the official ceremony, the public was allowed to pay its respects. "He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings", the for...

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  • Citizens urged to get tested for HIV
Citizens urged to get tested for HIV

In commemoration of 2018 World AIDS day , Lagos State Government has urged residents to know their HIV status and desist from all forms of discrimination against patients. Sani Aliyu, noted that over 1,600 HIV treatment centres have been established across to country to support and cater to the treatment needs of about 1.1m Nigerians who are posit...

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  • Chinese scientist's claim of gene-edited babies 'extremely concerning'
Chinese scientist's claim of gene-edited babies 'extremely concerning'

He, who is due to speak at a summit on human genome editing at the University of Hong Kong on Wednesday, did not respond to a request for comment . When the twin girls, called Lulu and Nana to protect their privacy, were born, the researchers sequenced the girls' whole genomes again.

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  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

During Antibiotic Awareness Week Southern DHB patients, visitors and staff are being educated about antibiotic resistance through displays in the hospital foyer of Dunedin Hospital and slides on the TV screens. "Laboratories and researchers have a critical role to play in identifying resistant bacteria and contributing to the global picture so the ...

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  • Nearly 300 screened for breast cancer
Nearly 300 screened for breast cancer

To help empower others living with metastatic breast cancer , Eileen is sharing her personal journey from diagnosis and beyond. Let this serve as a reminder for you to get screened and tested for breast cancer and encourage the women in your life to do the same.

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  • Why all women should be breast aware
Why all women should be breast aware

But that's not the end of the story. "We're making strong progress in decreasing death from breast cancer", he said. Shriver said the study showed the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer during this 15-year period didn't change much.

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  • U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

What can be done to prevent AFM? Federal health officials this week sounded an alarm over an increasing incidence of AFM. Most patients have a respiratory illness like a cold before the neurological symptoms set in. Diagnosing AFM can be tricky, in part because there's no known cause for the illness. Besides viruses, officials are also cons...

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

Cases have been confirmed in 22 states. There is no specific treatment for AFM, but neurologists who specialize in treating brain and spinal cord illnesses may recommend certain interventions, such as physical or occupational therapy, on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Breast cancer awareness starts with your own breast health
Breast cancer awareness starts with your own breast health

After this part of her cancer journey, Sharon volunteered to be a peer mentor with the Women Guiding Women: Cancer Support & Education™ Program at Long Beach Medical Center. When breast cancer grows back, it is called recurrent breast cancer. "I'm all for women having information, but there's not evidence to support what to do", says Karla Kerl...

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  • Cancer survivors celebrate, raise money for research at Race for the Cure
Cancer survivors celebrate, raise money for research at Race for the Cure

A walkathon was held in Chennai on Saturday. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, said that the Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Program is part of the Itmenan campaign, which involves the "Universal Periodic Examination" and "Early Detection of Cancer" initiatives adopted by the Council of...

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  • Sisterhood hosting breast cancer awareness event
Sisterhood hosting breast cancer awareness event

The WCP reimburses participating healthcare providers for screening services using state and federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Usually, breast cancer has no symptoms, but sometimes there might be discomfort, an inverted nipple, lumps or even a nipple discharge. For these patients, knowing the tumor status may help d...

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  • Study examines how climate change puts Americans' mental health at risk
Study examines how climate change puts Americans' mental health at risk

More specifically, the study determined that there was a 0.5 increase in mental health difficulties for people in a month that averaged over 86 degrees Fahrenheit when compared to a month with an average between 77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: 'Confirmation Process Tested Me...Did Not Change Me'
Brett Kavanaugh: 'Confirmation Process Tested Me...Did Not Change Me'

The other eight justices were all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in by retired justice Anthony Kennedy at an entirely ceremonial event. Republican Rep. Gorsuch responded with a faux grimace of pain. The law clerks include one former clerk of Kavanaugh's from the D.C. Circuit Court, Kim Jackson, and Shannon Grammel and Megan Lacy, who pre...

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  • Polio-like disease that's paralyzing kids now in Chicago, Pittsburgh
Polio-like disease that's paralyzing kids now in Chicago, Pittsburgh

Angela Sinner, of Gillette Children's Hospital. Three other cases were reported in Pierce, Lewis, and Snohomish counties. In September, IDPH issued an alert to health care providers about AFM, including information about reporting this clinical syndrome and submitting specimens.

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  • Sullivan County Health Department encourages getting flu shot early
Sullivan County Health Department encourages getting flu shot early

I mean, last year we had a bad influenza year - killed 80,000 people, and accounted for 900,000 hospitalizations. Essentia Health is going with the regular vaccine for the 50-64 set, said Dr. US health officials are trying to increase the rate of flu vaccinations this year after a severe outbreak last season killed a record number of children and...

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  • Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas with 'epic' rain, flooding
Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas with 'epic' rain, flooding

Dozens of electric fix trucks massed to respond to damage expected to hit central North Carolina as rainwater collected into rivers headed to the coast. "Unfortunately we've still got several days to go", Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told Fox News. There is transportation provided for anyone who needs it, th...

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  • Embattled blood-testing company Theranos will dissolve
Embattled blood-testing company Theranos will dissolve

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former president Ramesh Balwani are facing criminal charges of wire fraud . Starting in a basement located a few blocks away from campus, Holmes transformed her company to be worth over $1 billion in seven years time .

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  • Final farewells for Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol
Final farewells for Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

McCain will be remembered at the Arizona State Capitol and then at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda before being buried at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Sunday. He also opted to skip the annual Kennedy Center Honors previous year amid a political backlash from some of the honorees, and has faced repeated public rebuffs from athletes invited to the W...

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  • STDs Set New Record in US
STDs Set New Record in US

Nearly half of chlamydia cases were in girls and women ages 15 to 24. " We are sliding backward ", said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H, director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. The U.S.'s rate of new STD cases has been trending upward for some time now, with each of the past four years resulting in ...

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  • Rep. Martha McSally locks down GOP nomination for Arizona Senate seat
Rep. Martha McSally locks down GOP nomination for Arizona Senate seat

Sinema meanwhile soured past progressive activists Deedra Abboud. At this point it is unclear whether Trump will travel to Arizona is the fall to campaign for McSally, who is up against Congresswoman Kysten Sinema for U.S. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally wrapped up their nominations early Tuesday night. But Trump turned the Republican prim...

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  • Harvard professor: Coconut oil is pure poison
Harvard professor: Coconut oil is pure poison

Karin Michels attacked the promotion of the oil as a healthy alternative in a lecture in Germany that has been watched almost a million times on YouTube . In comparison, beef drippings contain more than 60% of saturated fat. So, what are the facts surrounding coconut oil? The danger of high cholesterol have been proven.

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  • OH reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year
OH reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

There have been no reported human cases in the area. Residents of the district should remain vigilant in protecting themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases that they can carry, such as West Nile Virus . Less than one per cent of infected individuals will develop meningitis or encephalitis. Mosquitoes are most active at duck and dawn, so ta...

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  • Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' Harvard professor says in talk on nutrition
Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' Harvard professor says in talk on nutrition

Michels went on to add that coconut oil was one of the worst foods you could eat . "There has been speculation that some of the saturated fat present in coconut oil may be better for us than other saturated fats , but so far there is not enough good-quality research to provide us with a definitive answer".

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  • Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak
Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak

In 2014, the record for measles diagnoses was set with 667 reports made from 27 states, and 2011 is now in second place with 220 reported cases. In all of 2017, for example, 118 people from 15 states and DC had measles. There were 4,643 reported cases in 2016, according to that agency. Unvaccinated infants are especially vulnerable to complicat...

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  • NYU Medical School Students Will Get Free Tuition
NYU Medical School Students Will Get Free Tuition

New York University has a plan to encourage more medical students to pursue careers in lower-paying specialties: alleviate the six-figure debt that comes with pursuing a medical degree. -Ph.D program have already had their tuition costs covered by the National Institutes of Health. Those range from around $27,000 to $29,000 per year, according to t...

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  • West Nile virus found in Stirling area
West Nile virus found in Stirling area

Health officials note that even a container as small as a bottle cap can become a mosquito breeding ground, so residents should take to eliminate standing water. About 20 percent of infected people will have symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, skin rash on chest, stomach and back.

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