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Another case of measles reported in the Mount

Another case of measles reported in the Mount

The United Nations body said provisional data has indicated a "clear trend", with all regions of the world experiencing sustained rises in cases. It estimates less than one in 10 cases are actually reported . Numerous cases in the U.S.in 2014 were associated with cases brought in from the Philippines , which experienced a large measles outbreak . Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread through the air from person to person, so people in small spaces with poor ventilation, ... Read More

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NYC's New Policy on Measles Vaccine Prompts Renewed Focus in NJ

NYC's New Policy on Measles Vaccine Prompts Renewed Focus in NJ

There have been almost 300 cases of measles in the city, particularly concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Buzzfeed News reports . Tuesday's order follows another decree by the city's Health Department, issued a day earlier, that any yeshivas in Williamsburg that continue to defy the mandatory exclusion of all unvaccinated children will immediately be issued a violation and face fines and possible school closures. Read More

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Sanders, O'Rourke face off in Iowa; other hopefuls in NH, SC

Sanders, O'Rourke face off in Iowa; other hopefuls in NH, SC

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), another 2020 contender, was asked her position on the issue at a candidate forum-which Sanders did not attend-hosted by HuffPost and the Open Markets Institute last weekend. "I believe in that, yes, I do". Conviction of a felony results in the indefinite loss of voting rights in 12 states. "I know who they are and I know the role that they are playing". Read More

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Barr's Letter Hints That Mueller Did Find Conspiracy Evidence

Barr's Letter Hints That Mueller Did Find Conspiracy Evidence

There are the ones who are eager to move on and forget Russiagate ever happened (no need to reflect on the role journalists played in hyping the conspiracy) - and there are those who are doubling down. OH will particularly be hit hard. That went against the administration's earlier position that while some parts of the ACA should be struck down, not all of it should be thrown out. Read More

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US Food and Drug Administration Approves Antidepressant for New Mothers

US Food and Drug Administration Approves Antidepressant for New Mothers

The FDA's approval of Zulresso is based on two Phase 3 trials in which patients aged 18 to 45 received the 60-hour IV infusion of the drug or a placebo. Some woman can be so affected by the issue they can have thoughts of harming themselves or their child, Farchione said. They also had to be experiencing moderate to severe postpartum depression, which was assessed by the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D). Read More

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Kale added to annual list of fruits and vegetables with most pesticides

Kale added to annual list of fruits and vegetables with most pesticides

That's bad news for kale-lovers, as the watchdog found more than 92 per cent of the leafy green has traces of at least two pesticides, even after being properly washed and prepared. Numerous pesticides detected by EWG have always been banned in the European Union and have been the subject of concern at the EPA-but the US has failed to take the chemicals off the market. Read More

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Second man cured of HIV

Second man cured of HIV

Since the Berlin patient was cured, stem cell therapy and BMT have failed for many HIV-infected people with blood cancer, with the virus rebounding in some cases, and patients succumbing to their leukaemia or lymphoma in others. Now doctors have said that, together, the cases provide proof of concept that a cure may be possible for everyone, although the invasive treatment would have to be adapted radically. Read More

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Blood Pressure Recall 2019: Another 87 Lots Recalled For Cancer-Causing Impurity

Blood Pressure Recall 2019: Another 87 Lots Recalled For Cancer-Causing Impurity

The agency's latest alert includes drugs that contain a potentially carcinogenic "impurity", though no adverse effects related to the recall have been reported . U.S. health regulators said on Friday a third cancer-causing toxin was found in some blood pressure pills recalled by India's Hetero Labs Ltd a day earlier, adding to a global recall of commonly used drugs to treat hypertension. Read More

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HHS Final Rule Blocks Funding to Clinics With Abortion Services

HHS Final Rule Blocks Funding to Clinics With Abortion Services

Under the rule, clinics that receive federal family planning funding are prohibited from operating in facilities that also provide abortions, imposing what it described as "financial and physical" separation. Wen and other reproductive rights advocates say the new regulations would force groups like Planned Parenthood to refuse Title X funds, which could reduce the number of locations where low-income women and other recipients can receive reproductive health care. Read More

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Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Portland area

Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Portland area

Clark County, Washington - where the outbreak began on December 31 - reported Wednesday that is has identified 13 additional suspected cases, including four in unvaccinated people who had contact with contagious individuals. The announcements come as a measles outbreak hits the Pacific Northwest, where more than 50 cases have been confirmed. "Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus, which spreads to others through coughing and sneezing", said Umair A. Read More

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Two Highly Contagious Cases of Measles Reported in CT

Two Highly Contagious Cases of Measles Reported in CT

But in this age of distrust and fear - of "fake news" and almost universal access to the internet, which can back up any "alternative facts" - this population appears to be growing and becoming more unsafe to public health. A limited understanding of probability likely plays a role as well. A child who received only one dose of the measles vaccine is the newest person diagnosed with the disease, according to a Friday update from Clark County Public Health . Read More

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The 'World Record Egg' Has Cracked And Has An Important Message

The 'World Record Egg' Has Cracked And Has An Important Message

Hulu's deal with the World Record Egg creators was brokered by Nick Tran, a former Samsung executive who joined Hulu a year ago as VP of brand and culture marketing, according to the NYT report. And it's a 29-year-old advertising exec from London named Chris Godfrey , the New York Times reports. Eugene was first posted on Instagram on January 4 as part of an experiment to set a new world record for its number of likes. Read More

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Study links excessive screen time to developmental delays in children

Study links excessive screen time to developmental delays in children

Sheri Madigan, an assistant professor of psychology at University of Calgary in Canada, and her colleagues studied 2,441 mothers and children enrolled in the All Our Families study , which followed young children from ages two to five. According to Kalady, the early years are critical for children to spend quality face-to-face time with parents and caregivers, as this time together enables children to learn how to interact both verbally and nonverbally. Read More

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Peak Flu Season Is Coming Up, And Kids Are Especially At Risk

Peak Flu Season Is Coming Up, And Kids Are Especially At Risk

For reasons of medical privacy, the department will not be releasing additional information. "Everyone older than six months of age, and able to be vaccinated, should get a flu shot", says Health Commissioner, Eric Zgodzinski. Monto: Antiviral medications are generally underutilized but are very effective in treating flu symptoms. Children less than two years old and adults older than 65. Read More

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NYC launches $100M universal health insurance program

NYC launches $100M universal health insurance program

But the city already does that. "We're going to guarantee health care for New Yorkers who need it", de Blasio said . NBC New York reported that the city will pay for the direct coverage of around 600,000 people in total. "There's a smoothing that occurs when you take a group of people who are getting very expensive care much later than they should, and that is a huge burden on the healthcare system", he explained. Read More

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Federal judge in Texas rules Obama’s health care overhaul unconstitutional

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama’s health care overhaul unconstitutional

They claimed that when Congress repealed the tax penalty a year ago, it eliminated the US Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012. She said the House "will move swiftly to formally intervene in the appeals process to uphold the life-saving protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reject Republicans' effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act". Read More

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Man Suffering from Heart Failure Coughs Out Part of His Lung

Man Suffering from Heart Failure Coughs Out Part of His Lung

The University of California at San Francisco transplant and pulmonary surgeon Georg Wieselthaler said he and his team were "astonished" when they saw the bronchial tree-shaped blood clot . Wieselthaler told the publication that it was the man's blood medication that made the clot rubbery and able to survive the trip out his airway instead of breaking up, since blood clots are typically hard plugs of blood. Read More

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Ebola Outbreak Claim 19 Lives Within Five Days in DR Congo

Ebola Outbreak Claim 19 Lives Within Five Days in DR Congo

According to the Health Ministry, among the 426 cases of reported hemorrhagic fever, 379 of them were confirmed to be Ebola cases. Last month, the WHO heeded the recommendation of an expert advisory committee to not declare the Democratic Republic of the Congo's latest Ebola epidemic a public health emergency of worldwide concern - a proclamation that would have mobilized more resources and garnered global attention. Read More

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Romaine remains on U.S. menus despite nationwide E.coli warning

Romaine remains on U.S. menus despite nationwide E.coli warning

In every case, proper infection control measures are key: Officials are advising people to wash any refrigerator that has stored romaine lettuce and to thoroughly wash hands with soap and water before and after handling any holiday meat. The CDC is continuing to investigate where and how the contamination started. It's a good idea to know the symptoms of an E. coli infection as well. Read More

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German F3 driver Sophia Floersch injures spine in crash

German F3 driver Sophia Floersch injures spine in crash

Dramatic footage of the accident was captured on the race broadcast, and has since gone viral around the globe. After sitting in 16th place, Floersch reportedly hit the back of Jehan Daruvala on the straight before losing control. Sophia Floersch suffered a spine fracture after the crash at the Macau Grand Prix. The teenager later tweeted to say she was OK and and confirmed she will have surgery on Monday. Read More

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Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

Eleven other children remain sick. One staff member was also diagnosed but has since made a full recovery, officials said. The facility has been barred from admitting new patients for the duration of the outbreak. Specifically, it was determined that the facility failed to provide a clean and home-like environment for their residents. "The strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living arrangements and can be more severe". Read More

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