• 'They have to get the shots'
'They have to get the shots'

The High Council for Health has issued a new advice on vaccination against measles, advising that children should be vaccinated earlier than has been the case until now. have been quarantined because of the viral infection. "They have to get their shots". The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone receive two doses of the Measles, Mum...

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  • Elderly man diagnosed with measles in Pinellas County
Elderly man diagnosed with measles in Pinellas County

The first three months of 2019 saw an increase in measles cases by nearly 300%. Next among the high-income countries came France and Britain, with more than 600,000 and 500,000 unvaccinated children, respectively, during the 2010-2017 period.

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  • Measles epidemic on track to be the worst in almost 20 years
Measles epidemic on track to be the worst in almost 20 years

Unvaccinated USA residents exposed to measles while they are traveling overseas often bring the disease back home, which then spread to others, says the FDA. That's alarming, as the disease can be more severe as the patients age. Pregnant women who get measles are at risk of premature delivery and having a low-birth-weight baby.

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  • NY judge dismisses parents' lawsuit against measles vaccine order
NY judge dismisses parents' lawsuit against measles vaccine order

Although Los Angeles County has no cases for 2019, Public Health has responded to three nonresident cases that traveled through Los Angeles County this year (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena as cases identified in those cities are reported by their local health departments).

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  • Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns
Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns

The exchange threatens to shred an already frayed public détente between the wider circles surrounding both Sanders and Clinton, who fought a bitter 2016 presidential primary that still looms large in the minds of many Democrats - if only because they fear a divisive replay in 2020.

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  • Eight measles cases reported in New York's Westchester County
Eight measles cases reported in New York's Westchester County

The city's health department is doubling down on its earlier order that yeshivas and daycare programs in Williamsburg be sanctioned if they failed to exclude unvaccinated students. They should not go to a health care facility unannounced to avoid spreading measles to others. "They have experience gaining people's trust". "We have to protect our kid...

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  • 1 case of so called ‘Superbug’ reported in CT
1 case of so called ‘Superbug’ reported in CT

The CDC also reported that the median age for the clinical case-patients was 72, but that the ages of those infected ranged from 21 to 96 years. What makes the fungus so unsafe is that it is resistant to major antifungal drugs that are typically used to treat infections.

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  • New York Mandates Vaccine To Contain Brooklyn Measles Outbreak
New York Mandates Vaccine To Contain Brooklyn Measles Outbreak

His order noted that the outbreak has persisted despite earlier orders "excluding unvaccinated children from attending preschools and daycare programs, because a high rate of people living within Williamsburg have not been vaccinated against measles " and this his department is "responsible for controlling communicable diseases".

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  • Health department confirms IN first measles case IN 2019
Health department confirms IN first measles case IN 2019

Tehama County Health Services Agency Public Health has been looking into a case that was first confirmed in Shasta County, but had ties to Tehama County as well. Children are routinely vaccinated for measles at 12-15 months and again at 4-6 years of age before going to kindergarten, but children as young as 6 months old can receive the measles vacc...

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  • Trump Administration Escalates Legal Battle Against Obamacare
Trump Administration Escalates Legal Battle Against Obamacare

An effort by the Department of Justice to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act in the courts is "unconscionable and immoral", said Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity, who is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.

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  • Collins Says She’s ‘Appalled’ By Trump’s New Health Care Plan
Collins Says She’s ‘Appalled’ By Trump’s New Health Care Plan

On Monday, the Trump administration said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, in a dramatic reversal . In his December decision, U.S. A group of 17 mostly Democratic-led states including California and NY on Monday argued that the law was constitutional. The Justice Department now says that President Barack Obama's signatu...

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  • Ebola persists in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ebola persists in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Though he noted that more than 91,000 people have been vaccinated against the virus, and patients in Ebola treatment centers (ETCs) have a 60% survival rate, healthcare workers will not be the key to ending this outbreak. The violence led French medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to suspend its activities at the epicenter of the outbrea...

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  • Trump’s DOJ moves to strike down ObamaCare in its entirety
Trump’s DOJ moves to strike down ObamaCare in its entirety

The change was announced in a two-sentence letter from the Department of Justice to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, that the ruling made in December by Judge Reed C. Trump had said he would not cut that aspect when campaigning for the White House, although his 2020 budget proposal slashed the program's funding. It is a selective approach ...

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  • First Drug for Postpartum Depression Gets FDA Nod
First Drug for Postpartum Depression Gets FDA Nod

Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, director of the University of North Carolina's perinatal psychiatry program. Sage is continuing to run trials, and if approved , the pill would likely be much more accessible and affordable to people with PPD.

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  • Study links drinking hot tea with elevated esophageal cancer risk
Study links drinking hot tea with elevated esophageal cancer risk

However, the next time you brew your daily cuppa or any other drink for that matter, you might want to give it some time to cool down, or it might increase your risk of cancer! The study tracked the tea drinking habits of 50,045 adults (age 40 to 75) for a decade, including recording how much tea they drank, how hot it was, and how long t...

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  • Advances in stem cell treatment give hope to millions with 'incurable' diseases
Advances in stem cell treatment give hope to millions with 'incurable' diseases

He's being the only one thought to have been cured of HIV. The male patient in Britain was diagnosed with HIV infection in 2003 and on antiretroviral therapy since 2012, according to the report. More than 38,000 Americans were diagnosed with HIV past year, and 6,160 deaths in the United States in 2016 were directly attributed to HIV. The UK res...

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  • Measles Cases Are Increasing Worldwide Amid 'Mistrust and Complacency,' U.N. Warns
Measles Cases Are Increasing Worldwide Amid 'Mistrust and Complacency,' U.N. Warns

One case was acquired from the United Kingdom and one from Ukraine. A common argument from anti-vaxx groups is that the vaccine can cause brain swelling in children. For example, an outbreak in Washington state is linked to a community where only about 80 percent of children were properly vaccinated. "This is a clear issue of pikuach nefesh".

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  • What is a national emergency? Can Trump declare one for the wall?
What is a national emergency? Can Trump declare one for the wall?

Conceding defeat in his earlier demand that Congress provide him with $5.7 billion in wall money, Trump agreed to sign a government-funding bill that lacks money for his wall, but prevents another damaging government shutdown . Democrats flatly reject the president's description of the situation at the border, arguing that more humanitarian ai...

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  • Anti-vaxxers partly responsible for Europe's highest measles cases in a decade
Anti-vaxxers partly responsible for Europe's highest measles cases in a decade

Measles cases in the Philippine capital region also surged 10 times at the start of the year, as the government failed to hit its immunization target in 2018. Measles is one of the most infectious diseases and can cause complications such as brain damage and blindness. The rush to receive the MMR vaccine - which inoculates the recipient from meas...

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  • Now Even Houston Is Getting Infected by Measles
Now Even Houston Is Getting Infected by Measles

In Harris County , two boys and a woman are being treated for measles . Measles was considered eradicated in the U.S.in 2000, as a result of immunization, but over the last few years more and more cases have been reported in Texas and other states.

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  • Washington State Reports More Measles Cases
Washington State Reports More Measles Cases

The National Vaccine Information Center, which opposes mandatory vaccination laws, said it opposed that bill and the current one. There were 11 suspected cases identified, according to a Public Health news release. He said measles will start with a fever, coughing and sneezing. The airborne disease is very infectious and can cause serious illness...

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  • Kamala Harris begins presidential campaign
Kamala Harris begins presidential campaign

According to a recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 56 percent of survey respondents said they favored a Medicare-for-all plan. "Medicare-for-all" has emerged as a key issue for the Democratic primary, with many early candidates already backing the health care plan, including Sens.

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  • EC once again rejects claim of EVMs tampering
EC once again rejects claim of EVMs tampering

The particular modulator, as Shuja claimed, allowed the team to hack into the kernel of the device and manipulate results - a technique that was then allegedly taken by the BJP to manipulate the results of the 2014 and future elections. " EVMs have been in use for the last 20 years ". He further alleged that his team members met "a BJP leader i...

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

For there really isn't any magic wand to be waved over what health care does cost. The NYC Care program launches in the summer of 2019. Health care is a human right. But, aides said, it was something the city could do immediately and on its own, and not require approval from the State Legislature, which is weighing some form of universal heal...

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  • Maine CDC confirms 3 deaths from flu in state this season
Maine CDC confirms 3 deaths from flu in state this season

To shorten wait times, you can also schedule a flu shot at a time convenient for you by calling 419-774-4700. Price said flu season normally starts around October or November and can last until March or April. "That's just your body reacting to it and building that immunity against the flu, but that's not the full blown out flu". "We're so us...

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  • Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility
Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility

Phoenix attorney John Micheaels said in a statement Tuesday that the woman's family is outraged by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at the Hacienda HealthCare facility, AZ Family reported . No one knew she was pregnant and healthcare staff were initially unsure why she was moaning, the reports said. " It is my hope that justice will be...

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  • Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted
Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted

The negative news however may have led the chairman of the Federal Reserve to say that the central bank would be "patient" when it comes to raising interest rates. President Donald Trump . Powell's willingness to be flexible on interest rates was welcome news to investors , many of whom anxious that Fed chair risked cutting off the current ec...

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  • First Iowa flu death of the season reported by IDPH
First Iowa flu death of the season reported by IDPH

Antibodies cross the placenta and provide immunity to infants up to 6 months of age, when the infant is eligible to receive their dose of flu vaccine. Doctor Kathlyn Ignacio, is advocating for the use of the flu vaccine. "It's not too late to get the flu vaccine, and if you are coming down with flu like symptoms like fever, body aches - isolate y...

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  • Major decline in Aust flu deaths in 2018
Major decline in Aust flu deaths in 2018

The flu vaccine is available to adults of all ages, including pregnant women , and children 6 months and older. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that pregnant women with continued concerns or questions about the influenza vaccination should discuss these with their healthcare provider in order to make an informed decision regardi...

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  • Research reveals stigma remains as Australia marks World AIDS Day
Research reveals stigma remains as Australia marks World AIDS Day

Professor Steffani Strathdee at the University of California San Diego says one of the biggest challenges is that HIV often affects people on the fringes of some societies around the world. He is the second MP to disclose that he is living... He stood down from the Commons at that year's general election. He's the only current Member of Parli...

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  • Insulin shortage to affect 40 million people by 2030
Insulin shortage to affect 40 million people by 2030

In type 2 diabetes, insulin helps control the disease and avoid or push back complications like blindness, amputation and stroke. While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the USA will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say res...

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  • Annual amnesty to tackle antibiotic resistance
Annual amnesty to tackle antibiotic resistance

WAAW is celebrated every year in November to increase global awareness of antibiotics resistance and to encourage best practices among the public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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  • Choice of Health Insurance Plans Offers Customers Financial Relief, Flexibility
Choice of Health Insurance Plans Offers Customers Financial Relief, Flexibility

Kori Hattemer , head of the Insure Central Texas program at local nonprofit Foundation Communities , says the four insurers on the exchange previous year are all back - Blue Cross Blue Shield , Ambetter, Oscar, and Sendero Health Plans, which decided not to exit the market in September after public outcry (" Sendero's Path Forward ", Sept.

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  • Dubai Customs Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer
Dubai Customs Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer

Mr. Wahab posited that aside the breast screening and awareness, the company has frequently organized medical screening for the treatment of malaria, Hepatitis-B, blood pressure, diabetic, breast cancer, distribution of mosquito nets as well as donations of food items in 42 communities benefiting 7,401 people at the cost of US$35,000 (GHC157,025).

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  • New Jersey viral outbreak leaves six children dead, 12 ill
New Jersey viral outbreak leaves six children dead, 12 ill

According to a release on the department of health website , there are 18 cases of adenovirus among pediatric residents at the facility; six pediatric residents have died. A team from the health department were on hand at the center Tuesday to investigate. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued a statement , saying he was "heartbroken" over the d...

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