Friday December 13-th, 2019

Bacterial disease transmitted from dogs to humans confirmed at commercial breeding facility Bacterial disease transmitted from dogs to humans confirmed at commercial breeding facility

The department is notifying those who have custody of the exposed dogs. The zoonotic bacterial disease can be spread through contaminated reproductive fluids. But the good news is, most people are not at high risk for infection. Protective clothi...

Trump Administration Win For Fighting HIV: Huge Donation Of Prevention Drugs Trump Administration Win For Fighting HIV: Huge Donation Of Prevention Drugs

The cost of a year's worth of Truvada is about $20,000 in the US. Gilead's patent on Truvada expires in 2021 - but it had reached a deal to allow Teva Pharmaceuticals to release a generic version of the HIV prevention drug September 30, 2020....

African swine fever outbreak spreads to Free State Province African swine fever outbreak spreads to Free State Province

In a statement spokesperson, Khaye Nkwanyana, said: "This follows outbreaks in April 2019 in the North West , Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces". Hong Kong will cull 6,000 pigs after African swine fever was detected in an animal at a slaughterhou...

Instagram Expands Blocking Anti-Vaccination Hashtags Instagram Expands Blocking Anti-Vaccination Hashtags

Erased messages are analyzed on Instagram to see which hashtags they are provided with. False claims such as #vaccinescauseaids and #vaccinesarepoison are already banned and return no search results on Instagram. Serious adverse reactions are v...

Gilead to release HIV-prevention drug patent a year early to Teva Gilead to release HIV-prevention drug patent a year early to Teva

It also comes almost two years after the FDA approved a generic version of Truvada . "The government has agreed to cover costs associated with distributing the drugs". on September 30, 2020. Teva can launch its generic in September 2020. They hailed...

Cook County at high risk for measles outbreak in 2019, report says Cook County at high risk for measles outbreak in 2019, report says

Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. Measles cases have surged in 2019, reaching 764 cases in 23 states as of May 3. In serious cases, swelling and inflammation in the brain can result i...

Norwegian woman, 24, dies from rabies after bite from puppy she rescued Norwegian woman, 24, dies from rabies after bite from puppy she rescued

Doctors in Norway did not connect Kallestad's symptoms to rabies, and so, she spent several days in and out of Førde hospital, where she worked. "The patient was admitted to our intensive care unit, and died peacefully with the closest family aroun...

Prince William Cheated: Prince Harry Clue Prince William Cheated: Prince Harry Clue

Nancy Lublin, the Founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line , wrote a blog post on the Crisis Text Line website sharing her excitement that Shout is launching in the UK. The prince was proud to reveal that, in the a year ago, 1000 volunteers have sign...

Unvaccinated KY teen who sued health department gets chickenpox Unvaccinated KY teen who sued health department gets chickenpox

Nearly all students at both schools, which are part of a conservative branch of the Roman Catholic church, have claimed religious exemptions to regulations requiring vaccinations against chicken pox for students. "When introduced in an unvaccinated p...

Mental Health Awareness month is a chance to address barriers to help Mental Health Awareness month is a chance to address barriers to help

Jones also shared, when it comes to mental health, communication is important. There has been some confusion that mental health and mental illness mean the same thing when they do not. - 1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health...

Woman dies from rabies after trying to rescue puppy

The young woman, a hospital employee, started feeling ill after her return to Norway and was put into intensive care at Forde hospital, where she worked and where she passed away on Monday evening. Globally rabies is most commonly found in dogs and c...

Mongolian Couple Died of Plague After Eating Raw Marmot Mongolian Couple Died of Plague After Eating Raw Marmot

The deaths prompted authorities to impose a quarantine in the area where the couple lived, a town in the Bayan-Olgii province bordering China and Russian Federation. According to the Centers for Disease Control , the plague spreads to humans through...

Cutting Maternal Deaths Requires Broad Health System Fix — CDC Cutting Maternal Deaths Requires Broad Health System Fix — CDC

Ensuring quality care for mothers throughout pregnancy and postpartum "should be among our Nation's highest priorities", CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said in a statement. Obstetric emergencies such as severe bleeding and amniotic fluid embolism,...

State Makes Progress On Health Preparedness Index, Still Lower Than National Average State Makes Progress On Health Preparedness Index, Still Lower Than National Average

University of Kentucky Professor of Public Health Glen Mays leads the study's research team. To see the results, visit the National Health Security Preparedness Index's website . But Iowa lags behind the country when it came to developing and supp...

No sex, please: Brits bedding down less in 21st Century No sex, please: Brits bedding down less in 21st Century

Both opposite-sex and same-sex intercourse were included. It was the title of a critically derided 1971 play loved by audiences, but now, "No Sex Please, We're British", looks more like fact than fiction. Those odds also "decreased markedly" among ...

AI can now predict if a woman will get breast cancer AI can now predict if a woman will get breast cancer

The most common process for diagnosing and screening breast cancer is the mammogram test. When comparing the hybrid deep learning model against breast density, the researchers found that patients with non-dense breasts and model-assessed high ris...

Urged To Better Support 21000 Kildare People With Asthma Urged To Better Support 21000 Kildare People With Asthma

A medical report has pointed to serious health threats from air pollution in smog-prone areas, and the northern region was found to be a hotspot for asthma and other major respiratory diseases. This week is Asthma Awareness Week and as part of this...

State Rep. Moylan on recreational marijuana: Not so fast State Rep. Moylan on recreational marijuana: Not so fast

Pritzker, a Democrat who campaigned on a legalization platform, is banking on the passage of the measure and the revenue it will generate - $170 million in marijuana licensing fee revenue is included in Pritzer's proposed budget for the fiscal ye...

Phage therapy: 'Viral cocktail saved my daughter's life' Phage therapy: 'Viral cocktail saved my daughter's life'

After a nine-month stay at Great Ormond Street hospital , she returned to her home in Kent for palliative care, but recovered after her consultant teamed up with a United States laboratory to develop the experimental therapy. Each experiment took a ...

Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness

The stigma associated with mental illness has been decreasing but there's still a long way to go, according to a mental health and addictions expert. "We know that psychological treatment - especially evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy - ha...

Large amounts of sunscreen get into bloodstream Large amounts of sunscreen get into bloodstream

The researchers took 30 blood samples from each volunteer during the seven total days of testing - all of which were spent indoors, out of the sun - and looked for four of the main chemicals in sunscreen: avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and eca...

Denver could make history with vote on ‘magic mushrooms’ Denver could make history with vote on ‘magic mushrooms’

Campaign organizers say their only goal is to prevent people from going to jail. Some researchers warn that without proper medical supervision, psilocybin can cause paranoia and anxiety. Tyler Williams, a financial planner, enlisted a friend ...

Social media has limited effects on teenage life satisfaction Social media has limited effects on teenage life satisfaction

It is researchers from the University of Oxford who came up with the findings, saying that there is little evidence to suggest that more use leads to less contentment in life. The effects of social media use on teenage lifestyles pleasure are runt ...

Which adults should consider a measles vaccination booster? Which adults should consider a measles vaccination booster?

Two doses of the MMR vaccine can provide individuals protection against measles by up to 97 percent, according to the healthcare provider. The highly contagious viral disease has made a comeback across the globe fueled in part by fear of and lack...

Unvaccinated Kentucky teen who sued over chickenpox policy now has the illness Unvaccinated Kentucky teen who sued over chickenpox policy now has the illness

An 18-year-old student who was banned by his school for refusing to take the chickenpox vaccine has now contracted the disease. "He's fine. He's a little itchy", Wiest told The Cincinnati Enquirer . Kunkel's father, Bill, told CNN affiliate WLWT ...

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