Tuesday March 19-th, 2019

Ministry of Health advises public to get vaccinated for measles Ministry of Health advises public to get vaccinated for measles

An unvaccinated boy from France has just been suspected of reintroducing measles to Costa Rica, after it had been free of the disease for five years. According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the third case was in quarantine...

Girl dies of flu-related complications amid peak season | Society Girl dies of flu-related complications amid peak season | Society

When a swine flu virus infects humans, it is referred to as a variant, the CDC notes. Snyder added that even though H3N2 infections are less common this season, people should still get vaccinated since the virus continues to circulate and flu seas...

New Captain Marvel TV Spot Reveals a Funny Goose Scene New Captain Marvel TV Spot Reveals a Funny Goose Scene

Another new TV spot for Captain Marvel has arrived online (via Comic Book ), featuring new footage from the film including a amusing scene of the cat Goose inside a jet. Illy even stood front and center for a group shot with Larson, Lashana Lynch...

French boy accused of reintroducing measles to Costa Rica French boy accused of reintroducing measles to Costa Rica

He was taken to hospital after displaying measles-like symptoms and is now being kept under "strict isolation measures" at Monseñor Sanabria Hospital in Puntarenas. Seventy-two children and adults died from the disease. Make sure your child is protec...

Pharma CEOs push back on quick fixes for prices Pharma CEOs push back on quick fixes for prices

Previous congressional hearings have focused on bad actors who briefly captured national attention, such as former pharma executive Martin Shkreli , who hiked the price of a decades-old infection treatment by more than 5,000 percent. U.S. President ...

Working 9 hours a day can raise depression risk in women Working 9 hours a day can raise depression risk in women

These non-traditional occupational settings have been linked to poorer physical health . But the link with mental health is less well known. This tool has been tracking the health and well-being of a representative sample of 40,000 households ac...

Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Improved Colon Cancer Rates in Appalachian Kentucky Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Improved Colon Cancer Rates in Appalachian Kentucky

Mounting evidence shows that an annual at-home stool test may be just as effective as a colonoscopy for people at average risk for colon cancer. These findings suggest that a FIT test done every year is a very acceptable alternative to a colonoscop...

GE inks $21 billion biopharma sale to Danaher in U-turn under Culp GE inks $21 billion biopharma sale to Danaher in U-turn under Culp

Last year, General Electric (GE) made a decision to separate GE Healthcare from the core part of its business, to concentrate on its focus areas of aviation, power and renewable energy. Last year, it bought Integrated DNA Technologies, a gene-seq...

Ontario unveils overhaul to 'disconnected' health care system Ontario unveils overhaul to 'disconnected' health care system

Home and community care: contact your care coordinator for any questions about your care. Premier Doug Ford's avowed shake-up of Ontario's health care system will involve merging 20 provincial agencies and creating up to 50 local health teams to ...

Donald Trump Berates Democrats for Refusing to Protect Born-Alive Babies Donald Trump Berates Democrats for Refusing to Protect Born-Alive Babies

Republicans in the Democratic-run House plan to try forcing a vote on a similar measure this spring. It's just about recognizing that a newborn baby is a newborn baby. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York , Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris o...

YouTube videos aimed at kids discovered to include self-harm tips YouTube videos aimed at kids discovered to include self-harm tips

Several spliced-in videos with problematic content have been flagged and removed, but the numerous others have been found by Free Hess, a pediatrician and mother. Nadine Kaslow, a past president of the American Psychological Association and profess...

Roche to buy gene therapy specialist Spark in $4.3 billion deal Roche to buy gene therapy specialist Spark in $4.3 billion deal

Roche will acquire USA -based Spark for $114.50 per share, a premium of about 122 percent to Spark's closing price on February 22, the Swiss company said in a statement. The U.S. -company's stock tumbled a year ago after announcing two out of 12 pat...

Person with confirmed case of measles flew in, out of Alberta Person with confirmed case of measles flew in, out of Alberta

Drop off locations: Paradise Inn and Suites, 7118 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Crystal Star Inn, 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc; Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport, 8016 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Wingate by Wyndham, 7120 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Exposure time period: 2:30 p....

China's CRISPR twins might be the first enhanced humans when it comes China's CRISPR twins might be the first enhanced humans when it comes

Twins Lulu and Nana were thought to have had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the CRISPR editing tool. Could the babies who were genetically modified to be immune to HIV receive an enhanced brain function because...

Fewer US Doctors Are Facing Burnout Fewer US Doctors Are Facing Burnout

Results were published Friday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings . Sign up today to get healthcare news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. But Shanafelt is hopeful that growing national efforts by government agencies, prof...

Connecticut Child Dies From Flu Connecticut Child Dies From Flu

In Connecticut, there have been reported 12 flu-associated pediatric deaths from the 2005-06 flu season through the 2017-18 season. "Only two of these cases (17%) had evidence of current flu vaccination". More than 100 cases have been reported in the...

Google Maps can now guide you to drug disposal locations Google Maps can now guide you to drug disposal locations

More than 47,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses in 2017, according to the CDC. It will keep expanding this list and adding more drop off locations in Maps in the coming months. "By bringing opioid disposal site informati...

Hormel Foods Sees Unusually High Options Volume (HRL) Hormel Foods Sees Unusually High Options Volume (HRL)

For more Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL ) news brought out recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Benzinga.com , Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com or Globenewswire.com. On Monday, September 17 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Market...

B.C. government considers requiring students to register measles immunizations B.C. government considers requiring students to register measles immunizations

Most of the fatalities had no immunization for measles. "At this time there are no confirmed cases of measles in the Interior Health region", said a spokesperson with Interior Health. Measles is nothing to sneeze at: complications include blindness...

Federally funded clinics barred from offering abortion help under new rule Federally funded clinics barred from offering abortion help under new rule

Under the rule, clinics that receive federal family planning funding are prohibited from operating in facilities that also provide abortions, imposing what it described as "financial and physical" separation. To continue receiving taxpayer subsidies ...

Killer Immune Cells Could Fight Off 3 Influenza Strains Permanently Killer Immune Cells Could Fight Off 3 Influenza Strains Permanently

In addition to the experiments of the human immune system to prove the killer T cell commonality across all flu strains, something that has never been done before, the research team conducted vaccination tests to demonstrate the protective capacity...

OH 4th grader dies after diagnosis of strep throat and flu OH 4th grader dies after diagnosis of strep throat and flu

Sable Gibson was diagnosed Tuesday morning, but went into cardiac arrest later that afternoon, WXIX reports . A fourth-grader in OH died one day after she was diagnosed with strep throat and influenza, according to district officials and her heart...

CVS Health reports net loss of $421M in Q4, releases 2019 guidance CVS Health reports net loss of $421M in Q4, releases 2019 guidance

Parametric Port Associate Ltd Liability Co reported 0.3% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS ). The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $91.79. Denton David M sold 25,159 shares worth $2.0...

Clamour for vaccines as measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar Clamour for vaccines as measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar

Bonnie Henry expects there will be more. "Given the fact that in these days people travel a lot, we're very anxious that it might come to Alberta". Staver is concerned that some people who oppose vaccines on the basis of religion get lumped into th...

Zombie Deer Disease Detected in NY Zombie Deer Disease Detected in NY

Dubbed the "zombie" deer disease, experts have warned that the consumption of deer meat infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) may lead to the disease spreading to humans within the next few years . CNN contributed to portions of this report . ...

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