• County Issues Public Health Warning as Measles Outbreaks Continue
County Issues Public Health Warning as Measles Outbreaks Continue

Spikes in measles cases have been noted in countries that have high collective vaccination numbers, including the US, Thailand, and Israel, due largely to 'clusters of unvaccinated people.' In addition, a large number of countries are experiencing measles outbreaks, including Ethiopia, Sudan, Myanmar, Madagascar , the Philippines , Ukraine , T...

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  • NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer
NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer

Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman called the order threatening to fine residents of four ZIP codes in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn if they refuse to have their children vaccinated "an overreach of authority". Six of the infected children are siblings. It seems the only way to get the most stubborn parents to vaccinate their children is ...

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  • 5 more cases in SE Michigan, Vaccine clinic today in Southfield
5 more cases in SE Michigan, Vaccine clinic today in Southfield

A special measles vaccination clinic is scheduled Saturday in Oakland County after cases continue to climb there, state health leaders said Friday, April 5. Ottawa Public Health also strongly encouraged people to ensure they are vaccinated. "The best protection against measles is the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine", said Marcia Mansaray, sen...

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  • Trump Postpones Move to Dismantle Obamacare
Trump Postpones Move to Dismantle Obamacare

After discussing the issue with McConnell, Trump tweeted a temporary concession on the matter but pledged that a health care vote would be taken after the next election cycle when "Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House". Republicans were cool after Trump surprised them last week with an unexpected pivot to the issue and his claims th...

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  • Grand Jury Continues Work On Mueller Probe
Grand Jury Continues Work On Mueller Probe

Goodhand made the revelation during a court hearing over whether court filings in the Mueller probe should be unsealed related to a foreign-owned company that has been held in contempt for avoiding a grand jury subpoena issued by Mueller.

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

For the new study, researchers collected data on about 900 patients diagnosed with their first episode of psychosis at 11 hospitals in Europe between May 2010 and April 2015. For high potency pot, the corresponding figures were 37 and 19 per cent. But they note that the cut-off of 10% THC for potency is conservative. "This fact undermines the t...

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  • Study shows eating more eggs tied to heart disease
Study shows eating more eggs tied to heart disease

The findings stand in contrast to past studies that suggested cholesterol had little to no association with heart disease , and that saturated fat carried the greatest risk, Lauri Wright, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who did not work on the study , told Newsweek .

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  • Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case
Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case

CBS Chicago reports that one of the nurses says it was a misunderstanding, as she never reviewed Smollett's chart; however she was sacked last week. In a statement to Fox News on Thursday, a spokesperson for the force confirmed that "an internal investigation has been opened".

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  • Starbucks adds a cloud-topped coffee drink
Starbucks adds a cloud-topped coffee drink

The new drink is available in both iced and hot iterations, and is reported to be the coffee chain's solution to the public's declining interest in the once ubiquitous Frappuccino. Fans online joked that they would purchase a grande in the drink as a playful pun on Ariana's last name. One pic shows one of her dogs, Toulouse, licking her lips as...

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  • Debt-saddled GE sells off BioPharma business to Danaher for $21.4B
Debt-saddled GE sells off BioPharma business to Danaher for $21.4B

At the time, GE Chief Financial Officer Jamie Miller said GE had been attracting interest on some of its business units but was "looking to do deals that are smart for the company ". And on Monday GE announced the completion of the spinoff of GE Transportation, the century-old railroad division. "It's unlikely we would do something here in the...

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  • West MI mother warns of ‘Momo Challenge,’ risky viral game
West MI mother warns of ‘Momo Challenge,’ risky viral game

The mother also goes to compile videos of Minecraft videos with multiple shooting scenes including one within a school. There is a similar video on his channel filmed in front of a green screen, but the origins and context of the clip in question are not clear.

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  • 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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