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Teen Tells US Senate Why He Defied Anti-Vaccine Mother

Teen Tells US Senate Why He Defied Anti-Vaccine Mother Ethan Lindenberger (R), student at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, Ohio, who confided in a now-viral Reddit post that he had not been fully vaccinated due to his mother's belief that vaccines are risky, speaks before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 5, 2019. [Full Article...]

London patient may be second person to be cured of HIV

London patient may be second person to be cured of HIV Timothy Ray Brown is an America who nearly died, as he suffered intense complications for months after he underwent a bone marrow transplant from a donor with the rare genetic mutation called " CCR5 delta 32" that's resistant to HIV, in an attempt to treat his cancer. [Full Article...]

Several Hospital Workers Reportedly Fired For Accessing Jussie Smollett’s Medical Chart

Several Hospital Workers Reportedly Fired For Accessing Jussie Smollett’s Medical Chart The Chicago PD says there's been a ton of "inaccurate" information surfacing in the media surrounding Smollett's case and now, they're trying to crack down on who the culprit is. The actor said the men yelled racial slurs at him and threatened his life while pouring an unknown substance on him. Following police accusations that Smollett had lied, he was charged with filing a false police re... [Full Article...]

After Losartan, more blood pressure drugs face recall over cancer fears

After Losartan, more blood pressure drugs face recall over cancer fears Problems with potential cancer-causing agents in blood-pressure medications first cropped up in July, when an ARB called valsartan was recalled by Chinese drugmaker Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Recent FDA analyses of NDMA and NDEA in the recalled drugs have found that "overall, the risk to individual patients is very low", but the agency added that those findings don't diminish the significa... [Full Article...]

HHS unveils policy blocking Title X funds to abortion providers, referrers

HHS unveils policy blocking Title X funds to abortion providers, referrers Hill also says the Trump administration seems determined to completely dissociate pregnancy termination from all other reproductive care, and Maine Family Planning views the rule as an attempt to sabotage the Title X program. "Abortion is neither health care nor family planning which is why the Title X program has no business funding it", March for Life president Jeanne Mancini echoed in a stat... [Full Article...]

B.C. pharmacists push immunization after Vancouver measles outbreak

B.C. pharmacists push immunization after Vancouver measles outbreak The Vancouver cases are linked to an unvaccinated child who contracted the disease during a family trip to Vietnam, and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry expects there will be more. Dr. Eric Cadesky, a family physician and president of Doctors of BC, said he's seen a number of young patients recently who made appointments to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine over concerns a... [Full Article...]

Five Children, One Adult Diagnosed With Measles In Central Texas

Five Children, One Adult Diagnosed With Measles In Central Texas As of February 1, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had confirmed 79 individual cases of measles from 10 states, during 2019. Residents born prior to 1957 are considered immune to measles but those born in 1957 or after should verify vaccination history. Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treat... [Full Article...]

Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases

Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases If the objective of government is to protect the life and liberty of its citizens, why can't our lawmakers guarantee that our children survive childhood to have the opportunity to experience that freedom? She said there have been two cases of measles in 29 years in Auburn and both were not vaccinated. [Full Article...]

Instagram Egg Reveals Its Purpose

Instagram Egg Reveals Its Purpose Want to share your experience? The World Record Egg had cracks all over it in the photo, which was teased two days ahead of the Super Bowl . In a big reveal on Super Bowl Sunday, the world-famous Instagram egg answered all those that had questioned its objective. [Full Article...]

HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency

HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency As part of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan for 2018-2020, the ISDH is looking reduce cervical cancer deaths among Hoosier women. Early detection, screening, and diagnosis have been proven to significantly improve patient survival rates and quality of life as well as significantly reduce the cost and complexity of cancer treatment. [Full Article...]

Measles - Get vaccinated now

Measles - Get vaccinated now According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , if you are not sure about your immunization status, and you can not locate your vaccination records, it is safe to get the MMR vaccine. Measles is extremely contagious, and can be risky, especially for young children. Clark County, Washington, has a vaccination rate of 78 percent, well below the level necessary to protect those with c... [Full Article...]

What's going on with the latest measles outbreak?

Health officials traced the outbreak in Washington to an unvaccinated worldwide traveler. Outside of the family noted above, there are no reports of secondary cases of measles . The more people start opting out, the broader the risk becomes. The department also has a calendar of clinic dates and times . In short, a harsh measles outbreak hit the United States this year, and the main reason w... [Full Article...]

Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds

Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds Excessive screen time is a key contributing factor in learning delays in young children, according to a new study from the University of Calgary . Nonetheless, he said, parents should balance screen time with other activities. "Excessive screen time can impinge on children's ability to develop optimally", they write. [Full Article...]

Washington governor declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Washington governor declares state of emergency over measles outbreak But measles is still a big problem in other parts of the world. The department is encouraging the public and medical professionals to watch for symptoms and take steps to reduce the virus's spread. Low vaccination rate is widely believed as the reason behind recent outbreaks. "Vaccination is critical to protect yourself from getting measles and spreading your infection to others", added Dr. [Full Article...]

CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S.

CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S. The development of a universal influenza vaccine has become a worldwide public health priority in both industrialized and low-and-middle-income countries, said this January 10, 2019 press release . The CDC warns individuals that flu symptoms come on suddenly. Most of the deaths occurred in patients who were over the age of 65. To shorten wait times, you can also schedule a flu shot at a time co... [Full Article...]

De Blasio: Healthcare Plan Covers All New Yorkers, Even Undocumented

De Blasio: Healthcare Plan Covers All New Yorkers, Even Undocumented But the reality is barely more than a con job, albeit one likely to mean trouble for taxpayers down the line. Some 600,000 residents of New York City now without health insurance will be assigned a primary care physician and be given access to specialists under a plan announced on Tuesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio . [Full Article...]

Sussex County Reacts to 3 Flu Deaths

Sussex County Reacts to 3 Flu Deaths It was the highest flu-related death toll in at least 40 years. Most confirmed flu cases and hospitalizations have been of people under the age of 65. During the 2017-18 flu season, some experts estimate that the American economy suffered a loss of $21.39 billion due to the high number of patients. It's not too late. [Full Article...]

USA federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

USA federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional A spokesperson for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said defendant states will appeal the decision . California and Democratic officials in 14 states, along with the District of Columbia, won permission to defend ACA in the Fort Worth case when the Trump administration sided with the states seeking to dismantle it. [Full Article...]

Man coughs up 'perfect' blood clot

Man coughs up 'perfect' blood clot Per the Atlantic , Wieselthaler said that the use of the pump requires anticoagulants to "make the blood thinner and prevent clots from forming", though that comes with the risk of uncontrolled internal bleeding. "It's a curiosity you can't imagine". Wieselthaler told the publication that it was the man's blood medication that made the clot rubbery and able to survive the trip out his airway in... [Full Article...]

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history It is now the second largest Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization said . The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) said children who went to health centres for malaria are believed to have contracted ebola there too, and about half of the people screened in ebola centres only had malaria. [Full Article...]


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