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Residents, tourists urged to get vaccinated after measles case reported in Florida Residents, tourists urged to get vaccinated after measles case reported in Florida
- April 20, 2019

These children are highly contagious. While the MMR vaccine is the safest and most effective method of preventing measles , it is only 97 percent effective, so population-wide immunity is a key component to protecting our most at risk New Yorkers from measles. (more...)
Measles cases up 300% Measles cases up 300%
- April 19, 2019

Citing provisional data about the preventable but highly contagious disease, the United Nations agency said on April 15 that higher rates of measles had been recorded in "all regions of the world". Health officials say there are two main reasons for the virus's surge: more global travel and lower vaccination rates. But he says it's not time for local residents to let down their guard. (more...)
Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller's report looms Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller's report looms
- April 14, 2019

WILLIAM BARR: Within a week, I will be in a position to release the report to the public. Democratic leadership has been loathe to even discuss impeachment , and with Mueller's conclusions in his final report now public, as characterized by Barr, the chances of successfully removing Trump from office seem even more remote than they were before. (more...)
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak
- April 12, 2019

After almost 300 people were infected in Brooklyn, Bill de Blasio, New York's mayor, ordered unvaccinated individuals in certain postcodes to get their jabs or face a fine. By far most of the city's cases are kids under 18 years age. "This outbreak is being fueled by a small group of anti-vaxxers in these neighborhoods. (more...)
NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says
- April 10, 2019

The outbreak has largely centred around ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where immunisation rates are low. "People in violation of our order to get vaccinated against measles will get a violation and could be fined $1,000 per instance", NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Oxiris Barbot tweeted. (more...)
Deadly Fungal 'Superbug' Spreads Worldwide, Alarming Scientists Deadly Fungal 'Superbug' Spreads Worldwide, Alarming Scientists
- April 10, 2019

The report mentions one case from last May when an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn offshoot of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery in New York City. auris increases its resistance to medications. In May a year ago, researchers from Imperial College London warned of a potential "global collapse" in ability to control and fight fungal infections as drug-resistant strains grow and spread. (more...)
Provincial initiative to catch-up measles vaccine set to begin Provincial initiative to catch-up measles vaccine set to begin
- April 07, 2019

Tehama Health officials said that if the county does not receive any additional cases between now and April 11, the county will consider itself cleared of the threat of additional measles cases. Measles, according to the letter, is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact and through the air. (more...)
Trump's Battle With 'Obamacare' Moves To The Courts Trump's Battle With 'Obamacare' Moves To The Courts
- April 04, 2019

Another Republican senator interviewed anonymously for the Bolton/Sullivan piece admitted that Trump's anti-ACA strategy is "not a good one for us". So this President's decision blind-sided some within the Republican Party. Graham said that the Republican plan should "reaffirm and ensure that preexisting conditions are covered so that no American can be denied health care coverage", "reallocate the funds now spent on Obamacare fairly among the states", and "empower the states to chart their ... (more...)
Trump says no healthcare vote until after 2020 election Trump says no healthcare vote until after 2020 election
- April 04, 2019

But his motivations were always as political as they were legislative, with the president not wanting to cede a 2020 campaign issue to Democrats. Yost told an Axios conversation on the future of the Affordable Care Act that he agrees the part of the law that mandates coverage is unconstitutional, but said that insurance guarantees for roughly 1.9 million non-elderly Ohioans with pre-existing medical conditions could end if the law is eliminated. (more...)
Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas, Kentucky Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas, Kentucky
- March 31, 2019

On Wednesday, a federal judge dealt a massive blow to one of the Trump administration's pet projects. Top Trump administration officials have promoted work requirements , saying they incentivize beneficiaries to lead healthier lives. Since then, 18,000 people have lost their Medicaid benefits . Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income adults was a key pillar of former President Barack Obama's health care reforms. (more...)
Trump administration says entire Affordable Care Act should be repealed Trump administration says entire Affordable Care Act should be repealed
- March 28, 2019

Preferring the "let's all move on" option, two CNN reporters penned an unintentionally amusing article suggesting that the finding of no collusion was an opportunity to quickly " move past a dark period ", but anxious that the president " isn't prepared to let go ". (more...)
Trump Administration Now Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed Trump Administration Now Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed
- March 27, 2019

Previously, the Trump administration had not gone as far, arguing in a June brief that the penalty for not buying insurance could be distinguished from other provisions of the law, which could still stand. The change comes as newly empowered Democrats in the House have vowed to protect the ACA from Republican attacks. Trump swept into office promising to "repeal and replace" the Obama health law but was unable to do so, even with a Congress fully under Republican control. (more...)
Eight more measles cases confirmed in Oakland County outbreak Eight more measles cases confirmed in Oakland County outbreak
- March 25, 2019

MI health officials say three more cases of measles have been confirmed in the Detroit area, raising the number in Oakland County to eight since March 13. March 17 Yeshivas Darchei Torah School: 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Beth Tefilo: 24225 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, 8:00-11:00 a.m. (more...)
Kennedy: Bernie Sanders will ‘eat’ Beto O’Rourke for breakfast Kennedy: Bernie Sanders will ‘eat’ Beto O’Rourke for breakfast
- March 16, 2019

He posted an image of a happier-looking Artemis on Twitter during the 2017 dog show, saying, "Kids and I agree that Artemis is best in show". As with much else about O'Rourke, it's hard to say if his manner of speaking is born out of honest enthusiasm or if he's been made aware of studies like that and is attempting to work it into the packaging of himself as a candidate. (more...)
Second Patient Cleared of HIV After Stem-Cell Therapy Second Patient Cleared of HIV After Stem-Cell Therapy
- March 09, 2019

However the virus did not return in the London patient's case and there is still no trace of the virus after 18 months off the drugs . In people who have the CCR5 mutation, the virus is unable to enter cells and thus can not cause infection. (more...)
Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case
- March 09, 2019

Smollett has since been charged with staging the whole incident. During the investigation, numerous pieces of information made their way into the media, and it's these leaks that have prompted the Chicago P.D.'s new investigation. Smollett had gotten into hot water back on January 29, when he'd been rushed to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of wounds. No explanation was asked from her either. (more...)
Danaher pharma deal is a win-win remedy Danaher pharma deal is a win-win remedy
- February 28, 2019

GE was up 26% this year through Friday. GE, which rejected an approach by Danaher for the business a year ago , said its stance changed after Culp was appointed CEO and GE board became more open to a deal, reports citing close to the negotiations said. (more...)
B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister
- February 23, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from January 1 to the present, a total of 127 individual cases of measles have been confirmed across 10 states. Through herd immunity, even people who can not get vaccinated will have some protection from getting sick. Most people born before 1978 have had measles infection and will not get measles again. (more...)
Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers
- February 15, 2019

Legislation has only been passed in the House against a government's will in 1929, 1941, 1962 and 2013. Crossbench Senator Derryn Hinch this morning gave his support to the laws, which have just passed through the Senate 36 votes to 34. (more...)
Call for early detection of cancer Call for early detection of cancer
- February 05, 2019

Prior to 2016, the campaign themes included "Not Beyond Us" and "Debunk the Myths". We appreciate the Minister's honesty in acknowledging the shortcomings of the country's primary health care system - the acknowledgement is the first step towards finding a long-term solution, working in partnership with important stakeholders such as the Samoa Cancer Society (SCS) and donor partners. (more...)
Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles
- February 03, 2019

The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon's Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. Vaccinations are free for children and low cost for adults at area hospitals through a partnership with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, as well, which partners with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital's free vaccination clinics for children. (more...)
Breakfast may not help with weight loss after all Breakfast may not help with weight loss after all
- February 02, 2019

Monash University in Melbourne reviewed 13 studies from the last 28 years in high income countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, examining weight and energy intake from breakfast consumption. (more...)
Measles outbreak travels from Pacific Northwest to Hawaii
- February 02, 2019

During an October debate against Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler, Brown said "we probably give parents a little too much leeway". The highest number of infections there in over two decades and more cases are popping up in states across the U.S. (more...)
Washington State Issues State of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak Washington State Issues State of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak
- January 31, 2019

In 2018, six cases of measles were reported among BC residents: two cases acquired infection during travel out of Canada (India and Philippines, respectively), and four acquired infection from imported cases. All states require immunizations for children to attend school. Indeed, recent measles outbreaks like the one in Disneyland in 2015 are thought to be fueled by vaccine refusal as vaccination rates drop below the levels needed to provide herd immunity. (more...)
Measles Outbreak Worsens In Washington As Governor Declares Public Health Emergency Measles Outbreak Worsens In Washington As Governor Declares Public Health Emergency
- January 30, 2019

Those who may have been exposed should watch for early symptoms of high fever, malaise and red eyes, followed by a rash that starts on the head and moves down the body. If someone who is not immune to the virus breathes the air or touches an infected surface, they can become infected, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth
- January 12, 2019

Tribal chairman Terry Rambler said he was "deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members". Hacienda HealthCare said it was fully co-operating with the authorities. Govenor Doug Ducey's office has called the situation "deeply troubling". A Phoenix police spokesman said that "the matter is now under investigation" but declined to give any further details of the case. (more...)
6 deaths from influenza including 3 young children 6 deaths from influenza including 3 young children
- January 11, 2019

The child - from Central Jersey - died in late December. There were two main reasons for last year's epidemic: the predominant strain of flu virus circulating among the population was especially aggressive; and the 2018 vaccine did not match the strains of flu that most people were coming down with. (more...)
Bill de Blasio unveils plan for universal health care Bill de Blasio unveils plan for universal health care
- January 09, 2019

During his presser on Tuesday, de Blasio said he will continue to support statewide and national efforts to move toward single-payer, and characterized NYC Care as an immediate solution for hundreds of thousands of uninsured New York City residents. (more...)
"Weak UK market conditions" see sales at Boots decrease
- December 23, 2018

Productivity proportions: Investigating the productivity proportions of FirstEnergy Corp ., ( NYSE: FE ) stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 32.7%, 5.2% and -2.9%, individually. Some investors will choose to rely on the expertise of professionals, while others will try to have a go at it on their own. The Perf Year indicator is often used to evaluate the annual performance of the trading organizations working in the stock markets . (more...)
Teen Vaping Soared In 2018 Teen Vaping Soared In 2018
- December 20, 2018

The Monitoring the Future Survey, conducted by the University of MI, finds that one in five high school seniors said they'd vaped within the past month. The increase was so worrying that the Food and Drug Administration announced a series of actions aimed at cutting underage access to vape products. (more...)
Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling
- December 18, 2018

What is Plan B if the entire law is struck down? "I believe that's the likeliest outcome, because ObamaCare has always been unconstitutional ", he asserted. Although the effective elimination of the individual mandate penalty starts January 1-before the filing deadline-HHS and the White House say the law will remain in place since O'Connor did not grant an injunction. (more...)
Doctors say amoebas in tap water turned woman's brain into 'bloody mush'
- December 09, 2018

But after performing brain surgery and taking a tissue sample, they realized she actually had a rare amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris . Some tap water contains low levels of organisms - such as bacteria and protozoa, including amoebas - that may be safe to swallow because stomach acid kills them. (more...)
Sully the service dog bids farewell to President George HW Bush Sully the service dog bids farewell to President George HW Bush
- December 05, 2018

Bush at the Capitol in Washington , Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Trump's relationship with the Bush family has been tense. Despite Dole, a longtime USA senator from Kansas, challenging Bush for the Republican nomination in the 1988 presidential race, the two men remained friendly. (more...)
Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume
- November 02, 2018

The 45-year-old also had her own Shrek as her ideal date to the party. The pair arrived in a fairy-tale style chariot and even pushed a pram with little ogre babies in it. Also invited to the party were stars like Dylan Sprouce, Padma Lakshmi, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Lupita Nyongo. The Halloween tradition dates back thousands of years originally to a Celtic Festival where people wore costumes to keep ghosts away, and later All Hallows' Eve, the night before the Catholic ... (more...)
Nine children reported dead at New Jersey facility after contracting virus Nine children reported dead at New Jersey facility after contracting virus
- October 31, 2018

The "medically fragile" child, whose identity was not made public, died late Saturday at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, N.J., just one day after the facility's eighth death. Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people . The U.S. Centers for Disease Control was assisting state health officials with testing and "expertise", according to the New Jersey Department. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday
- October 28, 2018

The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons . Cavaliers guards clearly made an effort to be more aggressive in attacking the basket early, something that Lue emphasized prior to the game. (more...)
First case of paralyzing, polio-like disease confirmed in Florida First case of paralyzing, polio-like disease confirmed in Florida
- October 20, 2018

The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. While AFM is incredibly rare, the current rate is less than one case for every 1 million Americans, Messonnier urged parents and health care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms . (more...)
Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas
- October 18, 2018

The disease is being called acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, and although researchers suspect that it's caused by a virus, no virus has yet been discovered that's associated with the condition. The spinal cord condition is caused by a polio-like enterovirus and manifests with similar symptoms, particularly muscle weakness and partial paralysis. (more...)
10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in Illinois 10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in Illinois
- October 16, 2018

In addition to the pair of cases at CHOP, three cases are also being treated in Pittsburgh, 6ABC reported . This year, there have been 38 confirmed cases in 16 states across the U.S. Preventing AFM can start by protecting yourself and children from poliovirus by getting vaccinated, according to the CDC. In summer and fall 2014, NY and other states witnessed an outbreak of EV-D68 associated with severe respiratory illness. (more...)
The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch
- October 16, 2018

So she was shocked when, just six weeks later, her doctor found a ridge under her right breast. People still lack information yet they need this if they are to beat the deadly ailment. Diane Kabarungi a midwife at Oshen King Faisal says since it's evident that breast cancer cases are rising and that it is upon the public to be aware of this. (more...)
Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder
- October 14, 2018

But its ultimate impact remains uncertain. The Kavanaugh case now takes its place as one of the issues against President Trump and his Republican Party in the United States mid-term elections this November. "One key facet of the independence of the judiciary is not to make commitments on particular cases", including on recusal, Kavanaugh told Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. (more...)
McConnell: If Democrats investigate Trump, it could help him win re-election McConnell: If Democrats investigate Trump, it could help him win re-election
- October 12, 2018

In a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Roberts said he selected the court in Colorado to "accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaints and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter". (more...)
GOP Voters Madder, More Likely to Vote Because of Kavanaugh GOP Voters Madder, More Likely to Vote Because of Kavanaugh
- October 11, 2018

Slotkin said . Trump also heaped praise on Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an immigration hard-liner who has often been criticized for statements about whites and minority groups. His friend, Mark Judge, she alleged, watched and at times egged Kavanaugh on. "One has to assume that no matter what was said during the confirmation process that he will approach each case, including this case, with an open mind", Bondurant said. (more...)
American Jim Allison Will Be Award 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine American Jim Allison Will Be Award 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine
- October 05, 2018

James Allison , from the University of Texas, and Tasuku Honjo , from Japan's Kyoto University, worked in parallel as they tried to stimulate the immune system's ability to attack tumours. The drugs that have been developed from their discoveries are known as checkpoint inhibitors . The Nobel committee cited Allison's study of a protein that functions as a brake on the immune system , CTLA-4. (more...)
Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine
- October 01, 2018

Research by Allison at the University of Texas in the U.S. and Honjo at Japan's Kyoto University explored how the body's immune system can be harnessed to attack cancer cells by releasing the brakes on immune cells. "A comment like that makes me happier than any prize", he said . In 1995, Allison was one of two scientists to identify the ligand CTLA-4 as an inhibitory receptor on T-cells. (more...)
Flu shots made available as the cold season creeps in Flu shots made available as the cold season creeps in
- September 30, 2018

Pneumonia is a serious flu complication that can result from either influenza virus infection alone or from co-infection of flu virus and bacteria. "We've got to try to do something about the messaging", said William Schaffner , medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and an infectious diseases professor at Vanderbilt University. (more...)
County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine
- September 22, 2018

The time to get your annual flu shot is now, according to area doctors. The CDC encourages everyone to get a flu vaccination, especially young children, older adults, pregnant women, children and adults with chronic diseases. Health officials say it is never too early to be vaccinated so hopefully the HealthMap Vaccine Finder will help you and your family stay well ahead of flu season. (more...)
Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
- September 21, 2018

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident . Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden said a sheriff's office van was carrying two "detainees" and two deputies to Darlington on Tuesday night when it was overtaken by floodwaters. (more...)
Blood-testing company Theranos is set to dissolve Blood-testing company Theranos is set to dissolve
- September 08, 2018

Theranos claimed that it could run a range of physiological tests from a few drops of blood, collected via its portable blood analyser, including testing for conditions including cancer and diabetes. The company is also in default of its loans under Fortress, which has the right to foreclose and take ownership of all of Theranos' assets under the terms of their agreement. (more...)
Florida candidate makes 'monkey' comment about black opponent Florida candidate makes 'monkey' comment about black opponent
- August 30, 2018

That is not going to work. "I actually believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor who's going to bring us together, not divide us". That makes ... more sense, I suppose, than the idea that DeSantis thought it'd be smart to try to pander to reactionaries by racializing the gubernatorial race on day one, but it seems too clever by half and too risky for the benefits it might produce. (more...)

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