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New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed The outbreak is now spreading at its fastest rate since being declared last August, due largely to a spate of attacks by militiamen and others distrustful of the worldwide response. "According to witnesses at the scene, these militiamen wanted all the expatriates to go home because according to them, Ebola does not exist in Butembo", Tsiko said. [Full Article...]

Ask Dr. Nandi: Listeria outbreak linked to deli products

Ask Dr. Nandi: Listeria outbreak linked to deli products Those interviewed by the CDC said they ate different types and brands of products from various deli counters. If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state's health department. And, opened packages of deli sliced meats should only be stored 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. This result provides more evidence that people in this outbreak got sick from eating deli-... [Full Article...]

The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds

The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds Cancer Research UK , which partly funded the research, said that current NHS guidance states that people who eat more than 90 grams (cooked weight) of red and processed meat a day should reduce this to 70 grams - the average amount consumed per day in the UK. [Full Article...]

3D printed heart using human tissue developed

3D printed heart using human tissue developed Israeli scientists made history Monday by unveiling the world's first 3D-printed human heart made with real human tissue. Professor and leader of the team, Dr. The developmental hearts are theoretically compatible with the immunological, cellular, biochemical, and anatomical properties of the patient. Camila Hochman Mendez, the assistant director of organ, fix and regeneration research labs ... [Full Article...]

Measles confirmed in Tennessee

Measles confirmed in Tennessee Health officials said people recently infected with measles may not have any symptoms, but can transmit the virus for about five days before the typical measles rash appears. The recent outbreak there has largely affected the country's ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, within which there has been more reluctance to vaccinate children, according to the Times of Israel . [Full Article...]

Circulation and Cell Function Revived in Dead Pigs’ Brains

Circulation and Cell Function Revived in Dead Pigs’ Brains Thirty-two pig brains were collected from a meat-plant and four hours later the organs were connected to a system made by the team at Yale University. The brains of ordinary pigs, taken from a slaughterhouse, were cleansed and cooled, then pumped full of a chemical cocktail created to slow their deterioration, and the results - published Wednesday in the journal Nature - are striking. [Full Article...]

Measles cases up 300% in first few months of 2019: global report

Measles cases up 300% in first few months of 2019: global report The agency said that measles was "almost entirely preventable through two doses of a safe and effective vaccine". There have been 186 confirmed cases here since October 2018, and health officials say the outbreak has centered around the Orthodox Jewish community. [Full Article...]

Flight attendant in coma with measles

Flight attendant in coma with measles Israeli health officials issued an alert earlier this month about a measles patient who had traveled on El Al Flight 2 on March 26 and 27 from NY to Tel Aviv. The ministry confirmed that there have been 18 cases of measles in Luxembourg in this year. Those who choose not to will risk a $1,000 fine. But in recent years, amid worldwide measles outbreaks and an anti-vaccine movement - sustained... [Full Article...]

Boston Scientific sees $25 mln hit to 2019 revenue from mesh withdrawal

Boston Scientific sees $25 mln hit to 2019 revenue from mesh withdrawal In 2016, the FDA reclassified surgical mesh products intended for transvaginal fix to indicate they were the most high risk of devices the agency evaluated, according to an agency statement . The agency reviewed data provided by manufacturers, and it did not find evidence that transvaginal mesh for POP works better than surgery without mesh to fix weakened pelvic muscles. [Full Article...]

Democrats Furious At Attorney General's 'Spying' Claim About Russia Probe

Democrats Furious At Attorney General's 'Spying' Claim About Russia Probe Congressional Republicans have for the past year called for a thorough accounting of the origins of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, which many of them believe began as a result of anti-Trump bias on the part of senior DOJ and FBI officials. [Full Article...]

Measles cases rose almost four-fold in first quarter 2019

Measles cases rose almost four-fold in first quarter 2019 In 2014, the United States reported a record 667 cases, including one large outbreak primarily among unvaccinated Amish communities in OH that accounted for more than half of the cases that year. On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) also released a report stating that the number of reported global cases of measles has increased by 300 percent in the first few months of 2019, in compa... [Full Article...]

3D Heart Printed Using Patient's Own Tissue

3D Heart Printed Using Patient's Own Tissue To create the bioinks used to build the heart, scientists took fatty cells from a patient and reprogrammed them to become pluripotent stem cells before differentiating them into cardiac and endothelial cells, which form the vascular interior. [Full Article...]

U.S. Treasury postpones decision on handing over Donald Trump's tax returns

U.S. Treasury postpones decision on handing over Donald Trump's tax returns Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal sent the IRS a request for Trump tax information on April 3, citing a portion of the IRS Code giving certain committees authority to access "any return or return information". Neal gave the government until 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) on April 23 to hand over the tax records. The fight over access to Trump's tax returns is expected to be a long legal battle. [Full Article...]

NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer

NYC Mandates Measles Vaccinations; Merck (NYSE:MRK) Is The Exclusive Manufacturer Numerous parents hosting these parties have received misinformation about the safety of vaccinations, others claim that extreme religious beliefs drive their decision to not vaccinate their children. "When in doubt, my advice to the public is: Get a vaccine", Amler said. "And it's better to be safe than sorry". Without knowing they are sick, an infected person can spread measles to others up to ... [Full Article...]

Barr Has A 'Team' Looking Into The Mueller Investigation

Barr Has A 'Team' Looking Into The Mueller Investigation In excerpts from her opening statement released Monday night, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said that Barr's summary letter "raises more questions than it answers". Republicans have asked for this investigation now that Mueller has completed his investigation. The official said Barr's review is separate from the ongoing work being conducted by the Justice Departme... [Full Article...]

Lawyer: Problem to NYC’s vaccination order within the works

He also said schools in certain areas that permitted attendance by unvaccinated students could be fined or temporarily closed. The order focuses on neighborhoods inhabited by large numbers of very conservative Orthodox Jews, many of whom believe vaccinations run counter to Jewish or Talmudic law, leading to low vaccination rates in some communities. [Full Article...]

Vitamin supplements don't help people live longer, study finds

Vitamin supplements don't help people live longer, study finds Calcium intake from supplement totals of at least 1,000 mg/day was associated with increased risk of death from cancer but there was no association for calcium intake from foods. The study used a nationally representative sample comprised of data from more than 27,000 USA adults ages 20 and older to evaluate the association between dietary supplement use and death from all causes, cardiovasc... [Full Article...]

Barr to release redacted Mueller report within a week

Barr to release redacted Mueller report within a week When answering questions about the Mueller report , Barr took on a quiet, droning tone, playing the role of an unremarkable bureaucrat whose only interest is in following the law and who has no particular investment in the outcome. She also suggested Barr had made up his mind on the obstruction question long ago, pointing to a memo he wrote in June 2018 on his view that a president can not legall... [Full Article...]

NYC mayor orders mandatory measles vaccinations amid 'health emergency'

NYC mayor orders mandatory measles vaccinations amid 'health emergency' Health inspectors traced 40 measles cases back to Williamburg's Yeshiva Kehilath Yakov, which allowed unvaccinated kids to attend class. The CDC says measles is highly contagious, infecting up to 90 per cent of unvaccinated people who are exposed to it. [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak: NYC threatens fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents

Measles outbreak: NYC threatens fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents The order is signed to remain in effect until the next meeting of the New York City Board of Health on April 17 at which time "it may be continued or rescinded by the board". The city's health commissioner, Dr Oxiris Barbot, said that the majority of religious leaders in Brooklyn's large Orthodox communities supported vaccination efforts, but that rates have remained low in some areas beca... [Full Article...]


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