Sunday August 25-th, 2019

Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9 Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9

Eight confirmed cases of measles at two schools in Vancouver follows several outbreaks in the United States and overseas. The two-dose inoculation provides lifelong immunity. Global coverage has stalled at 85 per cent in recent years, well short of ...

Measles Cases Surge in the Philippines Measles Cases Surge in the Philippines

In a televised message on Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte urged parents to have their children inoculated, warning of deadly possible complications from the infection. The health officials further stated that most of the people who had lost their...

3rd child flu death reported in MA 3rd child flu death reported in MA

The girl, who had not received a flu vaccination and dealt with underlying medical issues, died February 12. The latest data from Colorado agency shows that just over 2,000 people have been hospitalized for the flu since the beginning of the 2018-1...

CDC Issues New Warning About Chronic Wasting Disease or 'Zombie Deer Disease'

These diseases are thought to stem from abnormal pathogenic prions that cause abnormal folding of healthy prion proteins in the brain, leading to brain damage and ultimately, death. But scientists have shown that monkeys who were given infected deer ...

Gene therapy first to halt most common cause of blindness Gene therapy first to halt most common cause of blindness

This is the first treatment that was focusing on the genetic cause of age-related macular degeneration . The virus contains a modified DNA sequence, which infects cells and corrects the genetic defect that causes AMD. This enables the eye to mak...

Fighting strains of flu virus Fighting strains of flu virus

The child's identity, age, and hometown were not immediately released. If they think their child may have the flu , they should call their doctor. The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. "It's a remi...

The hidden air pollution caused by your daily household activities The hidden air pollution caused by your daily household activities

But Dr Vance suggests that taking precautions like opening windows and using extractor hoods to ventilate the kitchen while cooking will help. Over the course of a month, Vance and her colleagues conducted a variety of daily household activities, inc...

Zombie Deer Disease could kill HUMANS next, experts warn Zombie Deer Disease could kill HUMANS next, experts warn

Symptoms include drooling, stumbling, lack of coordination, lack of fear of people, aggression and listlessness - which explains the "zombie" deer disease nickname. As of January 2019, the disease has been reported in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Io...

'Zombie deer disease' has impacted 24 states including Kansas 'Zombie deer disease' has impacted 24 states including Kansas

There's a potential risk it could spread to humans, the agency added. At a recent hearing in Minnesota , Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, told state lawmakers it's pr...

Eight Measles Infections Have Been Identified In Vancouver This Week Eight Measles Infections Have Been Identified In Vancouver This Week

Vaccination rates could be higher, Dix added, and said anyone who needs more information should contact their local health authority. Conflict zones and related migration flows pose a major challenge to vaccination efforts, as well as areas in poor...

Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests

Those able to do more than 40 push-ups had a 96 percent reduced risk of heart trouble compared to those who only did 10 or fewer. "With firefighters pictured on calendars as muscular and very fit, we tend to think of them as different from everyone e...

Facebook considering removal of anti-vaccination content to combat fake news Facebook considering removal of anti-vaccination content to combat fake news

He added that there was "strong evidence" to suggest that the source was Instagram and Facebook, where medically inaccurate information about vaccines can be found and where many people get their news and information from. "We have more to do, and wi...

Diet drinks ‘raise fizzical threat of an early death’ Diet drinks ‘raise fizzical threat of an early death’

In a study that tracked almost 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who consumed diet drinks less than once a week. The data collected d...

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

They also are seeing evidence that a more severe flu virus is spreading to more states. The number of deaths, hospitalizations and doctor visits for flu dropped this year across the country, according to the CDC report. Statewide, there have been m...

Trump to declare ‘national emergency’ to fund his border wall Trump to declare ‘national emergency’ to fund his border wall

The House is scheduled to vote later in the evening. But it's Congress - not the president - that controls the country's purse strings and must appropriate money he wants to spend. Legal experts have also questioned whether Trump could use the m...

Trump’s doctor says he is in good health, despite gaining weight Trump’s doctor says he is in good health, despite gaining weight

Now, the President weighs 243 pounds, an increase of 4 pounds, according to the physical examination results . Trump's new weight pushes his body mass index over 30, the threshold for obesity. President Trump, who has a common form of heart disea...

What is the HPV virus and how can I get tested? What is the HPV virus and how can I get tested?

Some 70% said they would be scared to hear they had HPV and two-thirds said they would worry it meant they had cancer. While cervical cancer itself is only detected in women, its impact extends to the woman's husband, children, family members, ...

Could diet soda raise a woman's stroke risk?

African-American women also had a higher risk of stroke . The study focused on over 80,000 post-menopausal women in the United States for an average of 11.9 years. The risks are higher for women with no history of heart disease. Although the res...

Chronic waste disease worse in Kansas deer Chronic waste disease worse in Kansas deer

He said: "It is probable that human cases of CWD associated with the consumption of contaminated meat will be documented in the years ahead. It is possible that a number of human cases will be substantial and will not be isolated events", Osterholm t...

CDC says flu season is at its highest levels CDC says flu season is at its highest levels

In California, a total of 181 deaths have been reported through February 2, according to the California Influenza Surveillance Program. The hospitalization rate last week for influenza was 20.1 per 100,000 population, compared with 15.3 in the prev...

J&J said to acquire robotic-surgery firm Auris for $3.4bn J&J said to acquire robotic-surgery firm Auris for $3.4bn

A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. The acquisition is expected to accelerate J&J's entry into robotics with potential for growth and expansion into other interventional applications. The Auris deal wi...

Vancouver Coastal Health confirms a second case of measles in the city Vancouver Coastal Health confirms a second case of measles in the city

She did not provide specifics, but said that the patient is school-aged. The first case, acquired overseas, was confirmed on Saturday but past the point of being infectious. Most insurance fully covers childhood vaccinations. There are to be dedica...

Eating ultraprocessed foods can lead to early death Eating ultraprocessed foods can lead to early death

The scientists said that this trend may up the risk of early death due to chronic illnesses, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. After adjusting for factors such as smoking, the researchers calculated an associated 14% higher risk of early d...

E-cigarette use skyrocketing among young Americans E-cigarette use skyrocketing among young Americans

The number of young Americans using e-cigarettes grew by 1.5 million in 2018, undermining years of progress in reducing youth smoking, health authorities said Monday. Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United Sta...

Study Finds Half American Youth With Mental Health Issues Go Untreated Study Finds Half American Youth With Mental Health Issues Go Untreated

The prevalence of childhood mental health problems ranged from a low of 7.6% in Hawaii to a high of 27.2% in Maine . "Kids and teens will have access to hospital beds if they need treatment for their mental health, they will also have access to...

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