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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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Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume

Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume

In previous years, Klum has stunned crowds with prosthetic transformations that have left her completely unrecognisable. Heidi Klum is known for pushing the boat out when it comes to her Halloween costume and this year she turned heads after being transformed into Princess Fiona from Shrek . 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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Roche takes on Loxo, Bayer in gene-defined cancer class

Roche takes on Loxo, Bayer in gene-defined cancer class

From Becca's iconic Opal highlighter to Elemis's cult-classic cleansing balm, there's a BCA beauty item that will check a box off your shopping list. "Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer". While tobacco does not lead directly to breast cancer, it can lead to certain benign breast diseases. "I have shoelaces that are pink and have words on them, ribbons, I have pins, shirts", the Benjamin Cardozo High School sophomore said. Read More

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NJ surfer dies from 'brain eating amoeba' after visiting Texas water park

NJ surfer dies from 'brain eating amoeba' after visiting Texas water park

Once he returned home to New Jersey, Stabile complained of a severe headache on September 16, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to spread awareness about N. The CDC notes that, on average, death occurs within one to 18 days of initial symptoms. Those infected usually die within about five days. Parsons added that his park follows all CDC "guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri ". Read More

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CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Over 20 States, Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Over 20 States, Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Previous year there was a total of 118 cases in just 15 states. The CDC reports that measles often spreads after people who have been traveling return to the US. "One dose of MMR vaccine is 93% effective against measles, 78% effective against mumps, and 97% effective against rubella". Unvaccinated infants are especially vulnerable to complications of measles, so they are best protected by herd immunity, the CDC advises. Read More

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United States tries to bully World Health Organization into dropping breast-feeding resolution

United States tries to bully World Health Organization into dropping breast-feeding resolution

The U.S. then continued around the table, targeting at least a dozen, mostly underdeveloped countries in Latin America and Africa, who backed off fearing retaliation, according to delegates from Mexico, Uruguay and the U.S. "A major risk of formula feeding in low-income settings is that the formula is available without the other safety precautions", Palmquist said. Though high quality, safely prepared substitutes can provide adequate nutrition for infants, emphasis on breastfeeding ... Read More

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Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

The CDC says the fruit was also distributed to stores in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. So far only pre-cut melons have been linked, but it's important to remember food safety measures if you buy whole melons. If you have eaten a contaminated pre-cut melon and experience diarrhea, fever and cramps go see a doctor immediately. It's not just Walmart pre-cut melon. Read More

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Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy

The team at the U.S. National Cancer Institute say that an immunotherapy treatment used on a woman suffering from advanced stage breast cancer with barely months to live, has helped her keep cancer away for two years. Usually, after the removal of the tumor , many women undergo chemotherapy combined with hormonal treatment to prevent any return of the cancer. Read More

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UAE Consulate in Kerala issues advisory over Nipah outbreak

UAE Consulate in Kerala issues advisory over Nipah outbreak

The Ministry had yesterday asked people not to "panic" saying the outbreak was "unlikely" to spread further as early and efficient containment measures were being taken. Today the death toll of the virus - which has no vaccine - rose to 11, with nearly 100 people being treated as potential cases. "Sorry", Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam , the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala . Read More

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