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Separate strains cause twist in fight against flu Separate strains cause twist in fight against flu

Not only do the findings reveal that the flu vaccine reduced hospitalizations associated with the flu by 54%, but they show that giving two vaccine doses to children up to age 8 who have never been vaccinated or only received one dose previously is m...

Marijuana use may be linked to increased risk of heart disease Marijuana use may be linked to increased risk of heart disease

The researchers say some observational studies have suggested a connection between marijuana use and a range of cardiovascular problems, including coronary heart disease , smoking-related cardiotoxicity, arrhythmia and cardiovascular events su...

NHS calls out video game loot boxes and links to gambling NHS calls out video game loot boxes and links to gambling

Rock Paper Shotgun highlighted the report yesterday, in which Murdoch calls on publishers to stop selling games that use loot boxes that "encourage children to gamble", to make the changes explicitly clear when using loot boxes, to introduce spendin...

CDC details first USA case of novel virus spreading in China

Transparency from China regarding the virus and its spread will continue to be vital for the response and support from worldwide and regional bodies, including the World Health Organization , while experts fear the number of cases could be much high...

Officials confirm first U.S. case of the coronavirus Officials confirm first U.S. case of the coronavirus

CDC officials said at a telebriefing that the man hospitalized at a hospital outside Seattle was "in good condition", posing little risk of infecting others. Several Canadian airports are reminding passengers who have flu-like symptoms to report them...

Coronavirus : China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus Coronavirus : China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

The new virus belongs to the same family of coronaviruses that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed almost 800 people globally during a 2002/03 outbreak that also started in China. A World Health Organization (WHO) doctor has...

Supreme Court won't fast-track Obamacare case Supreme Court won't fast-track Obamacare case

They argued that the court's expeditious consideration is necessary because of the uncertainty the lower court's decision has on health insurance and the health care marketplace, as well as for millions of Americans who have purchased coverage under ...

Cells may lead to general cancer therapy Cells may lead to general cancer therapy

A new type of killer T-cell could serve as "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy. However, it only targets a limited number of cancers and has not been successful for solid tumours, which make up the majority of cancers . A study outlining the brea...

Here's Everything You Need to Know About The Coronavirus Spreading From China Here's Everything You Need to Know About The Coronavirus Spreading From China

Chinese authorities reported there have been more than 200 cases of coronavirus and at least three deaths. Australia's chief medical officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, said: "You can not absolutely prevent entry into the country of a disease like...

"B" flu strain most common in Iowa | 1040 WHO

Lacie would never regain consciousness, the publication noted. The death toll as a result of the influenza virus has risen to 39. Her parents are now large proponents of the flu shot and are urging others to take it in her honor. 'It doesn't me...

Cervical cancer 'could be eliminated' thanks to vaccine and better screening Cervical cancer 'could be eliminated' thanks to vaccine and better screening

The most effective method of preventing cervical cancer is through regular cervical screening, which allows detection of any early changes to the cells of the cervix. Cervical cancer has the potential to be eliminated thanks to improved testing an...

China confirms 139 new cases of deadly coronavirus China confirms 139 new cases of deadly coronavirus

Besides China , two cases of the virus have been reported in Thailand and one in Japan. "People's lives and health should be given top priority and the spread of the outbreak should be resolutely curbed", the state television quoted Mr Xi as say...

Korea confirms 1st case of China coronavirus Korea confirms 1st case of China coronavirus

China on Thursday confirmed a second death from the virus in Wuhan province. The new cases include two in the capital Beijing and one in Shenzhen , authorities said. Some experts have suggested that there are probably far more cases of the ...

Bloomberg reveals plan to increase black homeowners, businesses Bloomberg reveals plan to increase black homeowners, businesses

The former New York City mayor, whose wealth is estimated at north of $50 billion, is spending lavishly on his self-funded White House campaign - hiring 1,000 staffers and dropping an estimated $ 200 million on television and digital ads since tossi...

Rebel flaunts jaw-dropping weight loss Rebel flaunts jaw-dropping weight loss

Insurgent additionally took to Instagram final November to share a video of herself in a black costume. Now, though, she's far from that woman - and she plans to stay that way. The star who is no stranger to "fat-shaming" online and has spoken out ag...

Czech fire: Eight killed at disabled people's home Czech fire: Eight killed at disabled people's home

He said the fire was no longer spreading, but not entirely under control. "The fire broke out in the boys' section of a home for the mentally handicapped", said Jitka Gavdunova, the mayor of Vejprty, a small town on the German border some 100 kilom...

Airline passengers travelling from China screened for new coronavirus Airline passengers travelling from China screened for new coronavirus

Though experts say the new virus does not appear to be as lethal as SARS , there is little known about its origins and how easily it can spread. In an update on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Wuhan City, China, the Wuhan Mun...

Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Guidelines Take Another Hit From Trump Admin Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Guidelines Take Another Hit From Trump Admin

The proposals would allow schools to offer potatoes as a vegetable every day, according to the Post . When the Obama-era lunches hit cafeterias in 2014, children shared photos of their lunch trays on Twitter, complaining about the " gross " meal...

Sepsis causes more deaths worldwide than previously thought Sepsis causes more deaths worldwide than previously thought

The study reveals 48.9 million global cases of sepsis in 2017 and 11 million deaths, or 1 in 5 deaths worldwide. "Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when your body's response to an infection damages your own organs and tissues",...

UC San Diego Biologists Help Engineer Fever-Resistant Mosquitoes UC San Diego Biologists Help Engineer Fever-Resistant Mosquitoes

Using genetic modification, they altered the DNA of female Aedes aegypti mosquitos. A team led by Omar Akbari's lab at UC San Diego has engineered the first mosquitoes that repel the four known times of dengue virus. Such an antibody is able to b...

Sepsis leading cause of death worldwide Sepsis leading cause of death worldwide

Despite declining incidence, the investigators discovered that sepsis remains a substantial cause of mortality worldwide. Researchers have said that this estimate was based on data from hospitals in seven relatively wealthy countries including the ...

Sepsis kills twice as many people as previously thought Sepsis kills twice as many people as previously thought

Blood vessels throughout the body become leaky, triggering multiple-organ failure. "Eleven million deaths worldwide is a tragedy, especially as most cases of sepsis are either preventable or treatable if caught in time", said Dr. "It's a massive nu...

Trump administration to roll back school lunch rules and allow more pizza

USDA Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps explained that the changes hope to address issues that resulted from regulations that Michelle Obama directed. The school nutrition standards advocated by Michelle Obama and signed into law by her husband ...

Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans

The state's HIV prevention campaign intended on giving away 100,000 condoms, according to KTSU . But Herbert deemed the packaging inappropriate, which prevented further distribution. Although the condoms' slogans may have been meant to make phroph...

Wakulla County officials warn parents of recent increase of flu cases Wakulla County officials warn parents of recent increase of flu cases

Of the five deaths, two were adults, while the rest were senior citizens, meaning no children died from influenza that the SHA knows about. One of the big issues facing health care workers is the fact that both strains of the flu and respiratory ...

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