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Facebook, Google, CDC under pressure to stop anti-vax garbage from spreading

Facebook, Google, CDC under pressure to stop anti-vax garbage from spreading As a disturbing number of measles outbreaks crop up around the United States, Facebook is facing challenges combating widespread misinformation about vaccinations on its platform, which has become a haven for the anti-vaccination movement. [Full Article...]

Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women

Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women Post-menopausal women who drink two or more diet beverages containing artificial sweetners a day appear to be at higher risk of strokes and heart disease compared with women who have less than one drink a week, scientists said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

How effective is this year's flu shot?

How effective is this year's flu shot? Last winter was dominated by a nasty kind of flu , and the vaccine's weakness against it was one reason it was the deadliest flu season in at least four decades. But even during a less-severe flu season, the illness still claims many lives. Richard Webby , Ph.D., a member of the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. [Full Article...]

8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens Hayden also said the cases aren't linked: "We have a bit of a mystery". In New York, the largest measles outbreak in the state's recent history has reached almost 200 cases after it began in October in Rockland and Orange counties, as well as four neighborhoods in Brooklyn. [Full Article...]

Scott Morrison's Response To The Medivac Bill Is Reopening Christmas Island

Scott Morrison's Response To The Medivac Bill Is Reopening Christmas Island Labor, the Greens and four independents backed the bill in the Senate after the same legislation was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday. The changes included a provision that only the 1,000 asylum seekers now held on Nauru and Papua New Guinea and not any future arrivals would be considered for medical evacuation under the new regime. [Full Article...]

Ohio Teen Ethan Lindenberger Defies His Mom, Gets Vaccinated

Ohio Teen Ethan Lindenberger Defies His Mom, Gets Vaccinated About a month later, the post was updated to announce that he got his vaccines. The teenager made a decision to get vaccinated on his own after turning 18 when he was unable to convince his parents that vaccinations do not cause autism. [Full Article...]

Funeral, memorial planned for longtime US Rep. John Dingell

Funeral, memorial planned for longtime US Rep. John Dingell One can know it is coming, but nothing prepares you for the hole in your heart. "Sleep is hard.I want to share his last few days", she wrote . John Dingell was 55 and Debbie Dingell was 27 when they met. "We saw some rather great things", Dingell said in a 2012 oral history interview with the office of the House historian. "I look forward to catching up with him soon". [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak declared across Philippines

Measles outbreak declared across Philippines The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (February 6) declared an outbreak of measles in the National Capital Region (NCR). The three new cases include a woman in her 20s, who came in contact with a measles patient living in northern Taiwan, confirmed as an imported case from Vietnam on January 16, and another two imported cases - one man in his 30s from Haiphong City, Vietnam and a 7-year-o... [Full Article...]

'We are Going to Have More:' Measles Threat Grows

'We are Going to Have More:' Measles Threat Grows Part of the challenge facing public health officials is that Canada doesn't have a national vaccination registry and provinces track vaccine rates differently, meaning it can be hard to get an accurate, real-time sense of how many people are up-to-date on their shots - and where pockets of low immunization are. [Full Article...]

Ireland: Measles outbreak declared in Donegal

Ireland: Measles outbreak declared in Donegal The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday that measles was confirmed in the three people Wednesday but that they pose no risk to the public. Three cases were reported in Harris County and one case was reported in Bell, Galveston and Montgomery counties. [Full Article...]

Women's Brains May Have a Unique Edge Over Men's

Women's Brains May Have a Unique Edge Over Men's This in turn may help explain why women tend to experience less of a decline in thinking abilities as they age, the researchers wrote in the study , published today (Feb. This can cause problems later in life and scientists hope to one day slow it down with state-of-the-art drugs or brain therapy. Sex differences during brain development , then, might set the stage for the overall trajectory... [Full Article...]

New Study Notes Rise In Obesity-Related Cancer Cases In Younger Americans

New Study Notes Rise In Obesity-Related Cancer Cases In Younger Americans Now, according to a latest study, obesity increases the risk of developing cancer in young adults. "Obesity is now one of the most preventable causes of cancer in the United States and UK - around 1 in 12 cases in the U.S. While the incidences of these cancers also rose in older adults-with the exception of colorectal-the data showed steeper increases in successively younger ages. [Full Article...]

CT reports 2nd measles case in New Haven County

CT reports 2nd measles case in New Haven County The new measles cases in Houston bring the total number of cases in Texas to six so far in 2019. "It's my personal belief that I don't believe that we shouldn't be forcing everyone to be vaccinated or refuse them to come to school", said Sean, who opposes vaccinations. [Full Article...]

US kids use excess toothpaste

US kids use excess toothpaste As per the agency's recommendations, kids below 3 should only use a rice grain-size, while for 3 and above, pea-sized. "You don't want them eating it like food", Dr Hayes added. The CDC wants parents to take charge of the amount of toothpaste their child has on their toothbrush, as "supervision is emphasized as a critical role for the parent or caregiver as the child first begins using a tooth... [Full Article...]

Monday marks World Cancer Day

Monday marks World Cancer Day This is followed by breast cancer at 1,131 cases, colorectum cancer (cancers of the rectum and the colon) at 838 cases, stomach cancer at 803, and liver cancer with 737 new cases. Ithighlights the need for urgent action to increase early stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients' chances of survival. [Full Article...]

E-cigarettes found to be more effective than nicotine replacement treatments

E-cigarettes found to be more effective than nicotine replacement treatments The finding that e-cigarettes are nearly twice as effective as NRTs is similar to the results of a survey that health psychologist Robert West and his colleagues conducted several years ago. Peter Hajek of Queen Mary University of London describes a randomized trial comparing smokers attempting to quit using a vaping product with others using NRT. [Full Article...]

Three More Flu Deaths in Delaware

More than 200 people have been hospitalized for the flu. Hong says the flu is in "widespread" status across the state. It comes as Australia is on track to record its worst summer flu season in years, prompting a warning from doctors not to be complacent about vaccinations and hygiene. [Full Article...]

E-cigarettes 'much better for quitting smoking'

E-cigarettes 'much better for quitting smoking' There are an estimated 480,000 lives lost nationwide each year, and the American Lung Association states that close to 95 percent of smokers tried their first cigarette before the age of 21. The main outcome of interest was sustained non-smoking after 1 year after quit date, based on self-report of having smoked no more than 5 cigarettes from 2 weeks after the quit date, backed up by carbon mono... [Full Article...]

US Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

US Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws Public Health is not providing any additional information about the one case with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patient's privacy, according to the news release. In short, a harsh measles outbreak hit the United States this year, and the main reason why the virus spread so fast across the young populations is the anti-vaxxer movement which considers vaccines as harmful for children. [Full Article...]

Scope of the Measles Outbreak and Why It's Worsening

Scope of the Measles Outbreak and Why It's Worsening Most patients were under 10 and at least thirty-four were not immunized. In Oregon, which has a similar law, 7.5 per cent of kindergarteners in 2018 were missing shots for non-medical reasons. In recent years, however, the viral illness has popped up again from NY to California and sickened hundreds. And the worst part of the measles outbreak would be that this virus is deadly for the majority of ... [Full Article...]


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