Saturday July 11-th, 2020

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 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 ...

Tourists trapped in Mongolia after couple die eating infected marmot Tourists trapped in Mongolia after couple die eating infected marmot

In an even more recent example: Last week a couple in Mongolia died of bubonic plague after eating raw marmot. The pair had eaten raw marmot meat and kidney and a six-day quarantine was imposed on May 1 following their deaths in Mongolia's we...

Burger King's jab at Happy Meal goes south, netizens call it distasteful Burger King's jab at Happy Meal goes south, netizens call it distasteful

MHA's Before Stage 4 campaign works to address mental health issues before they reach that point. Some netizens said the idea was "crass and does nothing to help the mental health crisis". With all the talk about Burger King's " Real Meals ", some Tw...

HIV treatment eliminates risk of passing on virus, landmark study says HIV treatment eliminates risk of passing on virus, landmark study says

Although 15 of the men among the 972 gay couples did become infected with HIV during the follow-up, genetic tests showed their HIV strains had been acquired from another sexual partner. "We've got a way to go to get people easier access to testing an...

Germany mulls $2,790 fines to boost measles vaccination rates Germany mulls $2,790 fines to boost measles vaccination rates

Spahns draft will be voted according to the report, now in the government. The bill - if made into law - is expected to go into effect July 2020, which meant that parents of children who went to kindergarten and schools would have a year to gather ...

CDC: 764 cases of measles reported in 23 states CDC: 764 cases of measles reported in 23 states

Arthur Fougner, president of the Medical Society of the State of NY, in a statement. New York has been contending with two large outbreaks, one in Rockland County and one in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. "All 40 were old enough to ge...

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